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Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the iHeart Radio Music Awards took place last night at the Forum in California and aired live on TBS.
Justin Timberlake won the first award of the night for his smash hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling” off of the animated film Trolls soundtrack. Incidentally, Dreamworks just announced there will be a Trolls 2, here’s hoping JT can strike gold again with another massive #1! With his acceptance speech Justin took time to speak to anyone who felt different, “being different means you make the difference”.
The big winner of the night wasn’t even there, Drake who entered the night with 12 nominations, the most of any other artist, won seven awards. The other big winners of the night were The Chainsmokers who took home five of their 11 nominations including Best New Artist. The Chainsmokers also performed their new songs “Paris” and “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Other performances included Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, who closed the show and Katy Perry. Perry debuted a new, Miley Cyrus inspired, platinum blonde pixie cut as she was flanked by child dancers dressed as laborers for her song “Chained to the Rhythm”.
Those dancers clearly won the heart of Chris Martin who brought them back on stage to accept Coldplay’s award for Best Tour. Reading from a piece of paper the young dancer said “The three of us are still looking good and feeling great. You wouldn’t believe it but we are in our late 30s. So thank you to our makeup team and stylist. If it wasn’t for this weird looking guy, we would give One Direction some good competition”.
Speaking of Miley Cyrus, she was on hand, with longer hair, to introduce her sister, Noah Cyrus who performed “Make Me (Cry)” with Labrinth. As part of her introduction Miley said “She’s who I want to be when I grow up, and that’s saying a lot because she’s a lot younger than me”.
Mars performed “Treasure” and “That’s What I like” and received the Innovator Award.
Country Artist of the Year went to performer, Thomas Rhett, Adele won Best Female Artist, Justin Bieber won Best Male Artist and Twenty One Pilots won for Best Duo/Group of the Year.
For the full list of winners, Click Here.
Written by Kristen
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