2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Best New Pop Artist Nominees

It’s that time of year again – the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards are right around the corner (well, sort of), which means it’s time to get amped for the show and its accompanying awards. To ease you into things, we decided to compile a list of facts about the pop nominees for Best New Artist. Wanna know how Marshmello stays cool inside his giant bucket helmet? Curious to find out what NF’s favorite movie is? Desperate to know how LAUV decided on his stage name? Scroll on and find out some interesting facts about the pop nominees for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best New Artist!

Once again, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will also celebrate the fans and give listeners the opportunity to decide who the winners are in several new and established categories. Fans will be able to vote for Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell (nominees to be revealed at a later date), Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Best Solo Breakout, Cutest Musician’s Pet, and the first-ever Song That Left Us Shook and Favorite Tour Photographer awards. So get out there and VOTE!

Social voting begins on January 9th and will close on March 7th. Fans can vote via Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags, or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Marshmello

Marshmello posted "Wavez," his first original song, online in 2015.

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Marshmello

According to an interview with Elvis Duran, there are fans inside of Marshmello's helmet to keep him cool.

Photo: Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio

Marshmello

He's tweeted about why he doesn't take his helmet off.

 

NF

He was born Nathan John Feuerstein.

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NF

He realized he had to become a musician when he was 12 years old.

Photo: Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio

NF

Inception is his favorite movie. 

BAZZI

Bazzi’s first live performance was in sixth grade. He performed Bruno Mars’ “Talking to the Moon” and his encore was “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz.

Photo: Chris Tuite for iHeartRadio

BAZZI

The Foo Fighters’ In Your Honor album was the first album he ever bought.

BAZZI

He not only sings, but also plays guitar, drums, bass, and piano. He plays instruments on all of the tracks on his album, Cosmic.

Photo: Katherine Tyler for iHeartRadio

LAUV

He told us back in 2017, "Lauv is the Latvian word for lion. Ari means lion, I'm a Leo. My mom said the family's from Latvia and I used to go a lot growing up.”

Photo: Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio

LAUV

Lauv co-wrote Demi Lovato and Cheat Codes’ “No Promises.”

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LAUV

One time he heard his song, “I Like Me Better” in a cab and (jokingly) said he hated the song. The driver said “same” and changed the channel.

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MAX

He started a soul group, Wichita, in 2015.

Photo: Stefan Kohli for iHeartRadio

MAX

He wishes he was BFFs with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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MAX

He has a one-eyed dog named Wink.

 

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