PICS: Everything that happened at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

2017-03-06 08:05
 

Los Angeles - The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards started with Justin Timberlake speaking about inclusion and dedicating his award to children who feel different, and ended with a rousing performance by Bruno Mars that included crowd participation from Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Ty Dolla $ign, Heidi Klum and more.

Timberlake won the night's first award, song of the year, for Can't Stop This Feeling! — his massive No.1 hit that was nominated for an Academy Award last month.

"I wrote this song because I wanted it to be about inclusion, about being together. And so I guess I want to take this opportunity and speak to young people right now 'cause there's a lot of you looking at me, if you are black or you are brown or you are gay or you're a lesbian or you are trans, or maybe you're just a sissy singing boy from Tennessee, anyone that is treating you unkindly, it's only because they are afraid or have been taught to be afraid of how important you are," Timberlake, who is from Memphis, said to the crowd at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

"Because being different means you make the difference," added Timberlake, who ended his speech with an expletive that was bleeped.

Can't Stop This Feeling! appeared on the Trolls soundtrack.

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Mars, who earned the Innovator Award and closed the show, started his performance with his past hit, Treasure, and later sang his newest hit, the groovy That's What I Like. It featured his signature, slick dance moves and all-star band.

"Innovator is a very heavy word. ...It's a little ironic for me because I genuinely feel like I'm just getting started," Mars, 31, said onstage, sporting a black suit and sunglasses. "So buckle up. I don't know where we're going yet but we're going. Keep up y'all."

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Other A-list stars were part of the awards show, too: Ed Sheeran started solo and strummed his guitar during Shape of You — currently No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — and later walked to another stage to perform Castle on the Hill with a full band. Sheeran won best lyrics for co-writing Justin Bieber's Love Yourself.

"We started this song on the back of a tour bus," Sheeran said onstage next to co-writer Benny Blanco (Bieber, who didn't attend, also co-wrote the song).

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Drake, who didn't attend the show, was the night's big winner with seven awards (he was also the top contender with 12 nominations). The Chainsmokers had 11 nominations and won five awards, including best new artist. The Grammy-winning EDM duo performed Paris and Something Just Like This with Chris Martin, who ran into the crowd during the performance.

"It's been a really, really tough year, but I hope that somehow this song made the summer a little bit better for you guys despite everything that's been going on," Halsey said onstage after she and the Chainsmokers won dance song of the year for their ubiquitous hit, Closer.

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Martin and his band Coldplay won best tour. He accepted the award onstage with three people — not his band mates — but child background dancers who performed with Katy Perry at the top of the show.

"Hello, we are Coldplay. Thank you so much for this award. We love our job and we love our fans," the young girl read from a paper. "You wouldn't believe it, but we are in our late 30s."

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Perry, in a bright red blazer, hot pink pants and a short blond haircut, kicked off the show with kid dancers dressed as labourers when she sang Chained to the Rhythm.

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Miley Cyrus was ecstatic as she introduced her younger sister, Noah Cyrus, to the stage for a performance. Miley and her parents sang along as Noah performed Make Me (Cry) alongside English singer-producer Labrinth.

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Pop singer Shawn Mendes, rapper Big Sean and Thomas Rhett — who won country artist of the year — also performed at the show, attended by John Legend, Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled, Ansel Elgort, Macklemore, Jhene Aiko, Joe Jonas and more.

Some of the winners were announced on Snapchat, including Rihanna (R&B album of the year), Green Day (rock song of the year) and twenty one pilots (alternative rock artist of the year). Fifth Harmony, whose band member Camila Cabello recently left the group, won best fan army and thanked their feverish fans onstage.

Ryan Seacrest hosted the two-hour show, which aired live on TBS, TNT and truTV.

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Here is the complete list of winners:

Song of the Year:
"Can't Stop The Feeling!" - Justin Timberlake

Female Artist of the Year: 
Adele

Male Artist of the Year:  
Justin Bieber

Best New Artist presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza®: 
The Chainsmokers

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 
twenty one pilots 

Best New Pop Artist: 
The Chainsmokers 

Pop Album of the Year: 
25 - Adele

Producer of the Year:
Benny Blanco

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
"Heathens" - twenty one pilot

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
twenty one pilot

Rock Song of the Year:
"Bang Bang" - Green Day 

Rock Artist of the Year:
Disturbed 

Rock Album of the Year: 
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: 
The Strumbellas 

Alternative Rock Album of the Year: 
Blurryface - twenty one pilots

Country Song of the Year:
"Somewhere On A Beach" - Dierks Bentley 

Country Artist of the Year:
Thomas Rhett 

Best New Country Artist: 
Kelsea Ballerini 

Country Album of the Year: 
Traveller - Chris Stapleton

Dance Song of the Year:
"Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 

Dance Artist of the Year
The Chainsmokers 

Dance Album of the Year: 
Collage - The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 
"One Dance" - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla 

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Drake 

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: 
Chance The Rapper 

Hip Hop Album of the Year:
Views - Drake

R&B Song of the Year:
"Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake 

R&B Artist of the Year: 
The Weeknd 

R&B Album of the Year:
Anti - Rihanna 

Best New R&B Artist: 
Bryson Tiller 

Latin Song of the Year: 
"Duele El Corazon" - Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin 

Latin Artist of the Year: 
Nicky Jam 

Best New Latin Artist:
CNCO 

Latin Album of the Year: 
Energía - J Balvin

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
"Solo Con Verte" - Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga 

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 
Calibre 50 

Regional Mexican Album of the Year: 
Recuerden Mi Estilo - Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: 
Joss Favela 

Best Tour: 
"A Head Full of Dreams Tour" - Coldplay

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
"Love Yourself" - Justin Bieber 

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category
"Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake 

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
"Ex's and Oh's" - Fifth Harmony 

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category
"Girls Talk Boys" - 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters) 

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
Winner not announced

Best Underground Alternative Band: 
Pierce the Veil 

Social Star Award:
Jack and Jack from Snapchat 

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: 
Fifth Harmony - Harmonizers 

Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year:
Drake

Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year:
“One Dance” - Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla

Label of the Year:
Republic

(Photos: AP)

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