Los Angeles - Taylor Swift was crowned Artist of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.The I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker beat off competition from Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Luke Bryan and Ariana Grande to take home the night's biggest prize at LA's Shrine Auditorium on Sunday.The 25-year-old singer also picked up the Best Lyrics Award for her hit single Blank Space and the Best Song gong for Shake It Off.The blonde beauty looked emotional as she received the accolades and thanked her fans for their support.
She said: "More than anything in the world, I just hope that any of the fans watching know how much I adore you ... we've gotten closer and closer with each year, not further apart. Like, you make me so happy."As well as bagging herself the prizes, Taylor took to the stage for a surprise performance and accompanied Madonna on guitar as she sang her new track Ghost Town.
Justin Timberlake was also honoured at the ceremony with the innovator award - which was presented to him by fashion designer Tom Ford - while Sam Smith was crowned Best New Artist.iHeart Radio Music Awards 2015 winners list:Artist of the YearTaylor SwiftSong of the YearTaylor Swift - Shake it OffBest New ArtistSam SmithBest LyricsTaylor Swift - Blank SpaceHip Hop/R&B Song of the YearJeremih featuring YG - Don't tell 'emCountry Song of the YearJason Aldean - Burnin' It DownBest Fan Army5SOSFAM - 5 Seconds of SummerBest CollaborationJessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj - Bang BangRenegadeBrantley GilbertAlternative Rock Song of the YearHozier - Take Me to Church
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