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Taylor Swift, Drake And Ariana Grande Lead 2019 iHeartRadio Awards

The ceremony which aired on Fox was hosted by rapper T-Pain and featured performances by Halsey, Garth Brooks and Kacey Musgraves, among others.

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Taylor Swift, Drake and Ariana Grande were all big winners at the 2019 iHeartRadio Awards on Thursday night, 14 March, at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

The ceremony, which aired on Fox, was hosted by rapper T-Pain and featured performances by Ariana Grande, Halsey, Garth Brooks and Kacey Musgraves, among others.

Taylor Swift gave an emotional speech after accepting the award for Tour of the Year award for her Reputation stadium tour, which pulled in a record-breaking $345.7 million, making it the highest-grossing US tour by any artist.

Swift responded to her critics who’d predicted she’d be playing to “nearly empty stadiums” saying, “I’ve learned a lot – life is really unpredictable. People can make forecasts and predictions, but they may not come true if there’s an unforeseeable factor involved. And in this case, that factor was my fans. I honestly owe everything in my life to you” she said.

Another highlight of the awards was Ariana Grande. After the Grammy Awards debacle, the pop sensation was able to perform her song ‘Needy’ for the first time, off her recent No.1 album Thank U, Next. Grande also took home the iHeartRadio Awards prize for Female Artist of the Year, while Drake was chosen as Male Artist of the Year.

Fresh off her Grammy win for Album Of The Year, country star Kacey Musgraves performed her single ‘Rainbow’ alongside Coldplay’s Chris Martin on piano and perched atop a giant rainbow. Musgraves won Best Cover Song for her rendition of Shania Twain’s ‘You’re Still The One’ with One Direction’s Harry Styles.

But Musgraves​ wasn’t the only country icon in attendance. Garth Brooks was awarded with the first-ever Artist of the Decade award for his lasting influence on the music industry and performed a medley of hits including ‘Asking Me How I Know’ and ‘Friends In Low Places’, when he was joined by actor Chris Pratt.

Other big Awards winners of the night included Imagine Dragons for Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, Greta Van Fleet’s ‘Safari Song’ for Rock Song of the Year and rising star Ella Mai for both R&B Artist of the Year and Best New R&B Artist.

View the complete list of iHeartRadio Awards winners below:

Song of the Year:
“Better Now” – Post Malone
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey – WINNER

Female Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande — WINNER
Camila Cabello .
Cardi B
Dua Lipa

Male Artist of the Year:
Drake — WINNER
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group of the Year:
5 Seconds Of Summer — WINNER
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco
twenty one pilots

iHeartRadi Awards Best Collaboration:
“Finesse (Remix)” Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B — WINNER
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“I Like It” – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Best New Pop Artist:
Marshmello — WINNER

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Africa” – Weezer
“Broken” – lovelytheband
“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille
“High Hopes” – Panic! At the Disco — WINNER
“Natural” – Imagine Dragons

Alternative Rock Album of the Year:
Pray for the Wicked — Panic! At the Disco – WINNER

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
Imagine Dragons — WINNER
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:
Billie Eilish
lovelytheband — WINNER
Two Feet

Rock Song of the Year:
“Are You Ready” – Disturbed
“Bulletproof” – Godsmack
“Devil” – Shinedown
“Safari Song” – Greta Van Fleet — WINNER
“Zombie” – Bad Wolves

Rock Artist of the Year:
Five Finger Death Punch
Greta Van Fleet
Three Days Grace – WINNER

Country Song of the Year:
“Heaven” – Kane Brown
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
“Most People Are Good” – Luke Bryan
“Rich” – Maren Morris
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Country Artist of the Year:
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs — WINNER
Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:
Carly Pearce
Dylan Scott
Jordan Davis — WINNER
Russell Dickerson

Dance Song of the Year:
“Friends” – Marshmello and Anne-Marie
“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
“Remind Me To Forget” – Kygo featuring Miguel
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey – WINNER

Dance Artist of the Year:
Calvin Harris
Marshmello — WINNER
The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
“God’s Plan” – Drake — WINNER
“I Like It” Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
“In My Feelings” – Drake
“Nice For What” – Drake
“Psycho” – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Cardi B — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Lil Pump

R&B Song of the Year:
“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai — WINNER
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
“Medicine” – Queen Naija
“Sky Walker” – Miguel featuring Travis Scott
“When We” – Tank

R&B Artist of the Year:
Daniel Caesar
Ella Mai — WINNER

Best New R&B Artist:
Brent Faiyaz
Ella Mai — WINNER
Queen Naija
TK Kravitz

Latin Song of the Year:
“Clandestino” – Shakira featuring Maluma
“Dura” – Daddy Yankee
“Échame La Culpa” – Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato
“Me Niego” – Reik featuring Ozuna and Wisin
“X” – Nicky Jam and J Balvin – WINNER

Latin Artist of the Year:
Bad Bunny — WINNER
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin

Latin Album of the Year
J Balvin – WINNER

Best New Latin Artist:
Lele Pons
Manuel Turizo — WINNER
Mau y Ricky
Nio Garcia

“Entre Beso y Beso” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón
“Me Dejé Llevar” – Christian Nodal
“Mejor Me Alejo” – Banda MS
“Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú” – Calibre 50 — WINNER
“Mitad Y Mitad” – Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
Banda Carnaval
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50 — WINNER
Christian Nodal
Gerardo Ortiz

Producer of the Year:
David Garcia
Frank Dukes
Louis Bell — WINNER
Noah “40” Shebib

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“Consequences” – Camila Cabello — WINNER
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“In My Blood” – Shawn Mendes
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
“Without Me” – Halsey

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
“A Million Dreams” – P!nk and Willow Sage Hart
“Africa” – Weezer
“Crying in the Club” – Niall Horan
“Fast Car” – Khalid
“In My Blood” – Charlie Puth
“Lucid Dreams” – Halsey
“Me, Myself & I” – Zayn
“Natural Woman” – Ariana Grande
“Rewrite the Stars” – Anne-Marie and James Arthur
“You’re Still The One” – Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves — WINNER
“Under Pressure” – Shawn Mendes and Teddy Geiger
“Your Song” – Lady Gaga

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category
5SOSFam – 5 Seconds of Summer
Arianators – Ariana Grande
Beliebers – Justin Bieber
BardiGang – Cardi B
MendesArmy – Shawn Mendes
Camilizers – Camila Cabello
Stylers – Harry Syles
Jaguars – Lauren Jauregui
Limelights – Why Don’t We
Zquad – ZAYN
Swifties – Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
“Delicate” – Taylor Swift — WINNER
“Dura” – Daddy Yankee
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
“Freaky Friday” – Lil Dicky and Chris Brown
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“I Like It” – Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa
“Psycho” – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
Agnez Mo — WINNER
Bhad Bhabie
Dylan Minnette
Lele Pons
Loren Gray
Mason Ramsey
Queen Naija
Tana Mongeau
Trixie Mattel

Cutest Musician’s Pet: *Socially Voted Category:
Asia – Lady Gaga
Edgar – Brett Eldredge
Goodwin – Sabrina Carpenter
Gracie – Lauren Jauregui — WINNER
Hatchi – Perrie Edwards
Mooshu – Alex Pall from The Chainsmokers
Piggy Smallz – Ariana Grande

Best Solo Breakout: *Socially Voted Category
Ally Brooke
Dinah Jane
Lauren Jauregui
Tiffany Young – WINNER

Song That Left Us Shook: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
“Here Comes The Change” – Kesha
“I’ll Never Love Again” – Lady Gaga — WINNER
“One Day” – Logic featuring Ryan Tedder
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino
“Youth” – Shawn Mendes and Khalid

Favorite Tour Photographer: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
Andy DeLuca (5SOS)
Christian Tierney (Niall Horan)
Helene Pambrun (Harry Styles) — WINNER
Josiah Van Dien (Shawn Mendes)
Pixie Levinson (Dua Lipa)
Rahul B (Camila Cabello)
Ravie B (Beyoncé)
Zack Caspary (Why Don’t We)

Pop Album of the Year:
Ariana Grande – WINNER

Innovator Award
Alicia Keys – WINNER

Tour of the Year
Taylor Swift – WINNER

L’Oreal Fangirls Award
Halsey – WINNER

Artist of the Year
Arian Grande – WINNER

Artist of the Decade
Garth Brooks — WINNER

Most Thumbed-Up Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons – WINNER

Country Album of the Year
Jason Aldean – WINNER

Rock Album of the Year
twentyonepilots – WINNER

Dance Album of the Year
The Chainsmokers — WINNER

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