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Did You Watch The iHeartRadio Music Awards This Year?

The iHeartRadio Music Awards aired last night, I was fortunate enough to watch a large chunk of it in my new pad. Dopeness. Also, the show was fairly decent, surprised because a lot of award shows I don’t like.

Rihanna doesn’t break the fourth wall. Last night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, the Unapologetic singer debuted her new single, “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and did it in true Rihanna fashion — with knee-high boots, a giant green fur coat and a full-scale replica helicopter looming behind her.

Many performances were punctuated by short video interviews where accomplished artists recounted their “journey.” The best anecdote came courtesy of the Foo Fighters, who told the story of a European gig attended by a tribute band called U.K. Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl, exhausted from tour, recognized his British counterpart in the crowd and invited him onstage to perform “White Limo.” Apparently, the guy killed. Quipped the band: “You couldn’t come up with a better fucking name?”

Was that Frank Ocean performing a new song? I hope it was, because Ocean is dope and I dug that performance.

Jeremih and YG took home the Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year award for their lean, kinetic “Don’t Tell ‘Em.”

Justin Timberlake won the Innovator award, which was cool and he had a great speech.

Best Lyrics
“All of Me” — John Legend
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift — WINNER
“Counting Stars” — OneRepublic
“Habits (Stay High)” — Tove Lo
“Stay With Me” — Sam Smith
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran

Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year
“Don’t Tell ‘Em” — Jeremih featuring YG — WINNER
“Drunk in Love” — Beyonce featuring Jay Z
“Flawless” — Beyonce
“Loyal” — Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga
“New Flame” — Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Sam Smith — WINNER
Cole Swindell
Meghan Trainor

Country Song of the Year
“Bartender” — Lady Antebellum
“Burnin’ It Down” — Jason Aldean — WINNER
“Dirt” — Florida Georgia Line
“Give Me Back My Hometown” — Eric Church
“Play It Again” — Luke Bryan

Best Fan Army
5SOSFAM — 5 Seconds of Summer — WINNER
Arianators — Ariana Grande
Bey Hive — Beyonce
Team Breezy — Chris Brown
Sheerios — Ed Sheeran
Church Choir — Eric Church
Directioners — One Direction
Selenators — Selena Gomez
Mendes Army — Shawn Mendes
Swifties — Taylor Swift

Best Collaboration
“Bang Bang” — Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj — WINNER
“Dark Horse” — Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
“Fancy” — Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“Problem” — Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
“Talk Dirty” — Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz

Renegade
Iggy Azalea
Charli XCX
Brantley Gilbert — WINNER
Hozier
Meghan Trainor

Dance Song of the Year
“Animals” — Martin Garrix
“Blame” — Calvin Harris featuring John Newman
“La La La” — Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith
“Summer” — Calvin Harris — WINNER
“Waves” — Mr. Probz

Alternative Rock Song of the Year
“Come With Me Now” — KONGOS
“Do I Wanna Know?” — Arctic Monkeys
“Fever” — The Black Keys
“Something From Nothing” — Foo Fighters
“Take Me to Church” — Hozier — WINNER

Song of the Year
“All About That Bass” — Meghan Trainor
“All of Me” — John Legend
“Happy” — Pharrell Williams
“Shake It Off” — Taylor Swift — WINNER
“Stay With Me” — Sam Smith

Artist of the Year
Iggy Azalea
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift — WINNER

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