Rihanna, Pharrell, More Win at iHeartRadio Music Awards


The first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards recognized some of music’s biggest talents at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The fan-voted awards show named Lorde as Best New Artist, and pop superstar Rihanna won the highest honor of Artist of the Year. Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up” featuring Aloe Blacc was also awarded EDM Song of the Year, while Pitbull and Kesha walked away with Best Collaboration for “Timber.”

The show also saw medleys from Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Pharrell, who was handed the iHeartRadio Innovator Award.

Check out the complete list of winners at the iHeartRadio Music Awards below:

Artist of the Year:
Imagine Dragons
Justin Timberlake
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Maroon 5
WINNER: Rihanna

Song of the Year:
“Hold on We’re Going Home” – Drake ft. Majid Jordan
“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Stay” – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
“The Monster” – Eminem ft. Rihanna

Best Collaboration:
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake
“Stay” – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z
“The Monster” – Eminem ft. Rihanna
WINNER: “Timber” – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha

Best New Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Country Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift
“It Goes Like This” – Thomas Rhett
“Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton
“That’s My Kind of Night” – Luke Bryan

Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year:
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell
“Hold on We’re Going Home” – Drake ft. Majid Jordan
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake
WINNER: “Pour It Up” – Rihanna
“Started From the Bottom” – Drake

EDM Song of the Year:
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
“Stay the Night” – Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
“Summertime Sadness” – Lana Del Rey ft. Cedric Gervais
“Sweet Nothing” – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
WINNER: “Wake Me Up” – Avicii

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Demons” – Imagine Dragons
“Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys
“Pompeii” – Bastille
“Royals” – Lorde
“Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities

Best Lyrics:
“Wake Me Up” – Avicii (Vocals by Aloe Blacc)
“I Love It (ft. Charli XCX)” – Icona Pop
“Say Something” – A Great Big World
“Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
WINNER: “Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus

Best Fan Army:
Arianators – Ariana Grande
Little Monsters – Lady Gaga
Lovatics – Demi Lovato
Mahomies – Austin Mahone
WINNER: Rihanna Navy – Rihanna
Swifties – Taylor Swift