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iHeartRadio Awards' Final Best New Artist Nominees Revealed -- Chance the Rapper, The Chainsmokers and More

by Alex Ungerman 5:45 AM PST, February 21, 2017
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Just seven remain!

The iHeartRadio Music Awards have pared down their Best New Artist presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza® nominees from the initial seven category list of genre-distinguished nominees to seven finalists -- one from each of the initial categories.

Chance the Rapper is the hip-hop nominee, while Kelsea Ballerini edged out Chris Stapleton for the country music nod, and The Chainsmokers took the pop nomination over Zayn Malik.

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See the list below for the Best New Artist finalists and their categories.

Rock/Alt Rock: The Strumbellas
Country: Kelsea Ballerini
Hip-Hop: Chance the Rapper
Latin: CNCO
Regional Mexican: Joss Favela
Pop: The Chainsmokers
R&B: Bryson Tiller

Guess we'll have to tune in to see who takes home top honors!

RELATED: iHeartRadio Music Awards Winners List 2016

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will be televised live on Sunday, March 5 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on TBS, TNT and tru TV.

Watch the video below for the text Drake sent Chance after his big GRAMMYs night.

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