- Film & TV
- 28 May 21
Several new categories were added this year's iHeart Radio Awards ceremony, including the fan-voted 'TikTok Bop of the Year' category.
Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion were among the winners at last night's iHeart Radio Music Awards last night.
The ceremony took place last night in Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, where fans were treated to performances from Doja Cat, Usher, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak) and more.
The Weeknd took home the biggest win of the evening for Song of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and their new category TikTok Bop of the Year for runaway hit 'Blinding Lights'.
The Canadian singer (real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) performed a remix of 'Save Your Tears' with Ariana Grande, which broke the record for the biggest debut for a remix in Spotify history earlier this year.
The performance marked the first appearance the 'Positions' singer has made since she tied the knot with Dalton Gomez this month.
Doja Cat also appeared at the ceremony, bringing a UFO landing straight into the Dolby Theatre as she performed 'Say So'. The breakout artist also took home an award for Best New Pop Artist on the night.
K-Pop group BTS were among the biggest winners of the evening, taking home the award for Best Fan Army for the fourth consecutive year. They also won awards for Best Music Video and Favourite Music Video Choreography for their hit song 'Dynamite'.
Taylor Swift took home the award for Pop Album of the Year with Folklore whilst Dua Lipa was honoured with the award for Female Artist of the Year.
Elton John was honoured with the iHeartRadio Icon Award and was introduced to the stage by Coldplay's Chris Martin and hip-hop star Lil Nas X.
Demi Lovato, H.E.R and Brandi Carlile performed a tribute to the British icon with a medley of his hits Bennie And The Jets, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me and I'm Still Standing.
Accepting the award, Sir Elton said "It's very touching and I'm very humbled because when I first came to Los Angeles in 1970, radio was so important, I'd never heard radio in America before because I'd never been here before. But it was just incredible to me".
He gave a special nod to Lil Nas X who has been praised for discussing his sexuality in his music such as his latest single 'MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name),' adding "A special thanks to Lil Nas X, because he is a wonderful artist and has balls of steel".
Here are the main winners from the ceremony:
Song of the year - The Weeknd (Blinding Lights)
Male artist of the year - The Weeknd
Female artist of the year - Dua Lipa
Pop album of the year - Taylor Swift (Folklore)
Alternative rock album of the year - Machine Gun Kelly (Tickets To My Downfall)
Best collaboration - Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce (Savage Remix)
Best new country artist - Gabby Barrett
Country artist of the year - Luke Combs
Hip hop artist of the year - Roddy Ricch
Best new pop artist - Doja Cat
R&B artist of the year - H.E.R.
Country song of the year - Maren Morris (The Bones)
Best music video - BTS (Dynamite)
Best fan army - BTS