Friends, here we are again with yet another awards show on the plate: it’s the inaugural broadcast of the iHeartRadio Music Awards! Yayyyyyyyy!
Presenters tonight include Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert and Hilary Duff. Hitting the stage to perform will be Drake, Shakira, Pharrell, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande, while nominees include, among many, many others, Justin Timberlake (whose collab with Michael Jackson, “Love Never Felt So Good,” will premiere during the show), Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Lorde.
Crack a bottle (unless you’re underage — in which case, crack a Snapple) and stick around here through the night. The big pop music event kicks off at 8 p.m. on NBC and promises to drag on for three thrilling hours , and we’ll be updating the list of winners in real time.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Rihanna
SONG OF THE YEAR: Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko,”Stay”
HIP HOP/R&B SONG OF THE YEAR: Rihanna, “Pour It Up”
BEST COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR: Blake Shelton, “Boys ‘Round Here”
EDM SONG OF THE YEAR: Avicii, “Wake Me Up”
ALTERNATIVE SONG OF THE YEAR: Imagine Dragons, “Demons”
INNOVATOR AWARD: Pharrell Williams
BEST COLLABORATION: Pitbull feat. Ke$ha, “Timber”
BEST LYRICS: Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
BEST NEW ARTIST: Lorde
BEST FAN ARMY: Rihanna (for her Navy)
INSTAGRAM AWARD: Austin Mahone
YOUNG INFLUENCE: Ariana Grande
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