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iHEART WINNERS: TAY, BIEBS, DRAKE AND MORE

Taylor Swift was the big winner at tonight’s iHeartRadio Awards, walking away with Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Tour, the Innovator Award and the socially voted category of Most Meme-able Moment, while boyfriend Calvin Harris took home the Dance Artist of the Year award. 

Justin Bieber snagged Male Artist of the Year and, of course, Best Fan Army for his Beliebers. Drake, Selena Gomez and Chris Brown also walked away with awards.

 The show was a nonstop assault of live action from the very first moment, when host Jason Derulo launched into an amazing dance routine to Drake’s “Jumpman,” followed by Bieber— rocking new dread extensions—performing “Love Yourself,” and his current single, “Company.”

Meghan Trainor performed “NO” with a huge contingent of dancers and major stage production looking spectacular in her black and red costume, but it was Demi Lovato and Brad Paisley who stole the show with their performance of “Stone Cold,” so much that even presenter Justin Timberlake had to comment saying, “Demi Lovato just sang her ass off...so there’s that.” Pitbull and Maroon 5 were beamed in live from Houston, where the March Madness championship is happening, and Zayn took the stage to perform his brand new song, “Like I Would.” The Weeknd was also a major highlight singing "Acquainted," and torching the stage with Belly for their collab "Might Not."

The show was simulcast on Turner Networks for the first time and aired live on TBS, TNT and truTV from L.A.'s Fabulous Forum, featuring 21 brand new categories. Also for the first time ever, tickets were be available to the general public. 

We reached out to CEO Bob Pittman for comment, but apparently the the cell reception is just darn awful from the viewing room on his private jet.

See a full list of categories and winners (in blue) below:

Song of the Year:
"Blank Space," Taylor Swift (Big Machine)
"Can't Feel My Face," The Weeknd (XO/Republic)
"Hello," Adele (XL/Columbia)
"Shut Up and Dance," Walk The Moon (RCA)
"Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson f/Bruno Mars (RCA)

*Female Artist of the Year:
Adele
Carrie Underwood
Meghan Trainor
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

*Male Artist of the Year:
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Sam Smith
The Weeknd

Best New Artist:
Fetty Wap
Hozier
Sam Hunt
Shawn Mendes
Tove Lo

*Best Duo/Group of the Year:
Fall Out Boy
Maroon 5
One Direction
Walk The Moon
Zac Brown Band

*Album of the Year:
1989, Taylor Swift (Big Machine)
25, Adele (XL/Columbia)
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd (XO/Columbia)
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith (Capitol)
X, Ed Sheeran (Asylum)

*Best Tour:
Foo Fighters
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Taylor Swift
U2

*Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
AWOLNATION
Foo Fighters
Muse
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
"Cigarette Daydreams," Cage The Elephant (RCA)
"Ex's & Oh's," Elle King (RCA)
"Renegades," X Ambassadors (KidinaKorner/Interscope)
"Shut Up and Dance," Walk The Moon (RCA)
"Stressed Out," Twenty One Pilots (Fueled by Ramen)

*Rock Artist of the Year:
Breaking Benjamin
Disturbed
Five Finger Death Punch
Foo Fighters
Three Days Grace

*Rock Song of the Year:
"Cut The Cord," Shinedown 
"Failure," Breaking Benjamin (Hollywood)
"Footsteps," Pop Evil (eOne)
"Heavy Is The Head," Zac Brown Band f/Chris Cornell (Varvatos/BMLG/Republic)
"I Am Machine," Three Days Grace (RCA)

Country Song of the Year:
"Buy Me A Boat," Chris Janson (Warner Bros.)
"Homegrown," Zac Brown Band (Varvatos/BMLG/Republic)
"I See You," Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)
"Lose My Mind," Brett Eldredge (Warner Nashville)
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville)

*Country Artist of the Year:
Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year:
"Hey Mama," David Guetta f/Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack (Parlophone)
"Lean On," Major Lazer & DJ Snake f/MØ (Mad Decent)
"Waves," Mr. Probz (Ultra)
"Where Are Ü Now?," Skrillex & Diplo w/Justin Bieber (OWSLA/Mad Decent)
"You Know You Like It," DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge (Interscope)

*Dance Artist of the Year:
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Skrillex & Diplo
Zedd

*Hip Hop Song of the Year:
"Blessings," Big Sean f/Drake & Kanye West (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
"Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)," Rich Homie Quan (Think It's a Game)
"Hotline Bling," Drake (YMCMB/Republic)
"Trap Queen," Fetty Wap
"Truffle Butter," Nicki Minaj f/Drake & Lil Wayne (YMCMB/Republic)

*Hip Hop Artist of the Year:
Big Sean
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
J. Cole

*R&B Song of the Year:
"Bitch Better Have My Money," Rihanna (Westbury Road/Roc Nation)
"Earned It," The Weeknd (XO/Republic)
"Planes," Jeremih f/J. Cole (Def Jam)
"Post To Be," Omarion f/Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko (MMG)
"The Hills," The Weeknd (XO/Republic)

*R&B Artist of the Year: 
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

*Latin Song of the Year:
"Ay Vamos," J Balvin (Capitol Latin)
"El Perdón," Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias (Sony Music Latin)
"Hilito," Romeo Santos (Sony Music Latin)
"La Gozadera," Gente De Zona f/Marc Anthony (Magnus/Sony Music Latin)
"Mi Verdad," Maná f/Shakira (WM Mexico)

*Latin Artist of the Year:
Enrique Iglesias
J Balvin
Nicky Jam
Pitbull
Prince Royce

*Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
"Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él," Calibre 50 (Disa/UMLE)
"Eres Una Niña," Gerardo Ortiz (Sony Music Latin)
"Levantando Polvadera," Voz de Mando (AfinArte)
"Mi Vicio Más Grande," Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga (Fonovisa/UMLE)
"Te Mestiste," Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho (Del Records)

*Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
Banda Los Recoditos
Calibre 50
Gerardo Ortiz
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
Voz De Mando

^Best Lyrics:
"Die A Happy Man," Thomas Rhett (Valory/BMLG)
"Fight Song," Rachel Platten (Columbia)
"Hello," Adele (XL/Columbia)
"Photograph," Ed Sheeran (Asylum)
"See You Again," Wiz Khalifa f/Charlie Puth

^Best Collaboration:
"Bad Blood," Taylor Swift f/Kendrick Lamar (Big Machine)
"Like I'm Gonna Lose You," Meghan Trainor f/John Legend (Epic)
"See You Again," Wiz Khalifa f/Charlie Puth
"Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson f/Bruno Mars (RCA)
"Where Are Ü Now?," Skrillex & Diplo w/Justin Bieber (OWSLA/Mad Decent)

^*Best Cover Song:
1989 [album in full], Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift (Blue Note)
"Bad Blood," Alessia Cara covering Taylor Swift 
"Bitch Better Have My Money," Kelly Clarkson covering Rihanna
"Cheerleader," Pentatonix covering OMI
"Hands To Myself/Sorry," Troye Sivan covering Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
"Hello," Demi Lovato covering Adele
"Hotline Bling," Justin Bieber covering Drake
"Hotline Bling," Sam Smith & Disclosure covering Drake
"Trap Queen," Ed Sheeran covering Fetty Wap
"Uptown Funk," Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox covering Mark Ronson f/Bruno Mars

^*Best Song from a Movie:
"Earned It," The Weeknd (XO/Republic) [50 Shades of Grey]
"Love Me Like You Do," Ellie Goulding (Cherrytree/Interscope) [50 Shades of Grey]
"See You Again," Wiz Khalifa f/Charlie Puth [Furious 7]
"Til It Happens To You," Lady Gaga (Interscope) [The Hunting Ground]
"Writing's On The Wall," Sam Smith (Capitol) [Spectre]

^*Most Meme-able Moment:
Adele and all of the "Hello" memes (Lionel Richie, Miss Piggy, Etc.)
Drake and "Hotline Bling"
Katy Perry and the Left Shark (from Super Bowl 49)
Kanye West and Kanye For President/Kanye 2020
Taylor Swift's Crazy Girl with Running Mascara (from "Blank Space" video)

^Best Fan Army:
5 Seconds of Summer, ­5SOSFam
Adam Lambert, Glamberts
Ariana Grande, Arianators
Demi Lovato, Lovatics
Fifth Harmony, Harmonizers
Justin Bieber, Beliebers
Little Mix, Mixers
Nicki Minaj, Barbz
One Direction, Directioners
Selena Gomez, Selenators
Shawn Mendes, Mendes Army
Taylor Swift, Swifties

*New category
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