2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Last night was the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Forum in Los Angeles! The show recognizes the most popular artists and music from the iHeartRadio app and radio stations. This was the third annual show and probably the best yet. My top favorite performances was Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”, The Chainsmokers “Paris” and “Something Just Like This” with special guest Coldplay, Shawn Mendes “Mercy” AND……. of course I can’t forget.. Bruno Mars’ performance of “Treasure” and “That’s What I Like”. (Total throwback with the Treasure mashup.. am I right?!)

The reason why the iHeartRadio Music Awards was extra special this year was not only Bruno performing.. he was also awarded with the Innovator Award. The Innovator Award is the biggest award of the night and honors the artist on their accomplishments in the industry. For him to receive that award is a huge deal. It was a little emotional because I’ve seen him grow, over the last 7 years, into the artist he is today and it was just overwhelming! No doubt I am proud of his achievements and all that he has done. Just like he said.. we’re just getting started! So that whole moment was obviously my favorite moment of the night.

For more on the iHeartRadio Music Awards such photos, behind the scenes, performances, interviews and more, visit iHeartRadio.com/Awards.

 

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2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

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The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be taking place on Sunday March 5th at the Forum in Inglewood, California at 8pm ET/5pm PT on TBS, TNT and Tru TV.

The awards are intended to celebrate the music heard across iHeartMedia radio stations over the past year. And as the media company’s audience has grown, John Sykes, president of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises, says the awards have expanded to reflect that this year, counting 22 more categories than ever before in the event’s past three years. New awards include producer of the year, label of the year and best music video, as well as individual genre-specific awards for artists, songs and albums of the year.

– Billboard

Bruno Mars was the first performer announced. He is also nominated for “Best Cover Song” of Adele’s “All I Ask”.

Fans have a chance to vote in the socially voted categories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and iHeartRadio.com/awards. All appropriate hashtags and rules for voting can be found on the iHeartRadio website. On to the nominees!

Song of the Year: 
– “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
– “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
– “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
– “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
– “Stressed Out” – twenty one pilots

Female Artist of the Year: 
– Adele
– Ariana Grande
– Rihanna
– Selena Gomez
– Sia

Male Artist of the Year: 
– Drake
– Justin Bieber
– Luke Bryan
– Shawn Mendes
– The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 
– Coldplay
– DNCE
– Florida Georgia Line
– The Chainsmokers
– twenty one pilots

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
– “Bored to Death” – blink-182
– “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
– “Heathens” – twenty one pilots
– “Ride” – twenty one pilots
– “Trouble” – Cage The Elephant

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
– blink-182
– Cage The Elephant
– Coldplay
– The Strumbellas
– twenty one pilots

Rock Song of the Year:
– “Bang Bang” – Green Day
– “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
– “Take Me Down” – The Pretty Reckless
– “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” – Volbeat
– “The Sound Of Silence” – Disturbed

Rock Artist of the Year:
– Disturbed
– Five Finger Death Punch
– Red Hot Chili Peppers
– Shinedown
– Volbeat

Country Song of the Year:
– “Church Bells” – Carrie Underwood
– “Snapback” – Old Dominion
– “Somewhere On A Beach” – Dierks Bentley
– “T-Shirt” – Thomas Rhett
– “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Country Artist of the Year:
– Carrie Underwood
– Jason Aldean
– Keith Urban
– Luke Bryan
– Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year:
– “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
– “Cold Water” – Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
– “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
– “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
– “Let Me Love You” – DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

Dance Artist of the Year: 
– Calvin Harris
– DJ Snake
– Flume
– Major Lazer
– The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 
– “All The Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared
– “Controlla” – Drake
– “For Free” – DJ Khaled featuring Drake
– “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
– “Panda” – Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
– Desiigner
– DJ Khaled
– Drake
– Future
– J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year:
– “Exchange” – Bryson Tiller
– “Needed Me” – Rihanna
– “No Limit” – Usher featuring Young Thug
– “Sorry” – Beyoncé
– “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year: 
– Beyoncé
– Bryson Tiller
– Rihanna
– The Weeknd
– Usher

Latin Song of the Year: 
– “Ay Mi Dios” – IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
– “De Pies A Cabeza” – Mana featuring Nicky Jam
– “Duele El Corazon” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
– “La Carretera” – Prince Royce
– “Ya Me Enteré” – Reik featuring Nicky Jam

Latin Artist of the Year: 
– Enrique Iglesias
– J Balvin
– Nicky Jam
– Prince Royce
– Yandel

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: 
– “Amor Del Bueno” – Calibre 50
– “Cicatrices” – Regulo Caro
– “Me Está Gustando” – Banda Los Recoditos
– “¿Por Qué Terminamos?” – Gerardo Ortiz
– “Solo Con Verte” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 
– Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
– Banda Los Recoditos
– Calibre 50
– Gerardo Ortiz
– Remmy Valenzuela

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)
– Foals
– Kaleo
– Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
– Red Sun Rising
– The Strumbellas

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)
– Chris Lane
– Chris Stapleton
– Granger Smith
– Kelsea Ballerini
– Maren Morris

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)
– Chance The Rapper
– Desiigner
– D.R.A.M.
– Kent Jones
– Kevin Gates

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)
– Carlos Rivera
– Christian Daniel
– CNCO
– IAmChino
– Sofia Reyes

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)  
– Belly
– Bryson Tiller
– Dreezy
– Kayla Brianna
– Ro James

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)
– Adriel Favela
– Banda Los Sebastianes
– Cheyo Carrillo
– Joss Favela
– La Séptima Banda

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)
– Alessia Cara
– Daya
– Lukas Graham
– The Chainsmokers
– ZAYN

Producer of the Year: (New Category)
– Benny Blanco
– Greg Kurstin
– Max Martin
– Mike Elizondo
– The Chainsmokers

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
– “7 Years” – Lukas Graham
– “Came Here to Forget” – Blake Shelton
– “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
– “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
– “Heathens” – twenty one pilots
– “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber
– “Scars To Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
– “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” – Adele
– “Too Good” – Drake featuring Rihanna
– “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category
– “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
– “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
– “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
– “This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
– “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
– “All I Ask” – Bruno Mars
– “Ex’s and Oh’s” – Fifth Harmony
– “Fast Car” – Justin Bieber
– “Hands to Myself” – DNCE
– “Here” – Shawn Mendes
– “How Will I Know” – Ariana Grande
– “Love on the Brain” – Kelly Clarkson
– “Purple Rain” – Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
– “Sound of Silence” – Disturbed
– “Too Good” – Zara Larsson

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category
– “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
– “Falling for You” – Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
– “Girls Talk Boys” – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
– “Heathens” – twenty one pilots (Suicide Squad)
– “Just Like Fire” – P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
– “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
– “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
– “Formation” – Beyoncé
– “Hasta El Amanecer” – Nicky Jam
– “Heathens” – twenty one pilots
– “Hymn for the Weekend” – Coldplay
– “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
– “Pillowtalk” – ZAYN
– “Side to Side” – Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
– “This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
– “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake
– “Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 
– Hey Violet
– Pierce the Veil
– PVRIS
– Sleeping With Sirens
– Tonight Alive

Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category  
– Alex Aiono from YouTube
– Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
– Emma McGann from YouNow
– Hailey Knox from YouNow
– Jack and Jack from Snapchat
– Jacob Sartorius from Musical.ly
– Marcus Perez from Facebook
– Steph Clavin from Instagram
– Todrick Hall from YouTube
– xYego from Smule

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category
– 5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
– Ariana Grande – Arianators
– Beyoncé – Beyhive
– Britney Spears – Britney Army
– Demi Lovato – Lovatics
– Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
– Justin Bieber – Beliebers
– Katy Perry – KatyCats
– Lady Gaga – Little Monsters
– Rihanna – Rihanna Navy
– Selena Gomez – Selenators
– Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
– twenty one pilots – #twentyonepilots

For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball!

On December 1st, I got to go to iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball in San Jose, CA for Wild 94.9! This tour involves such a crazy lineup! For this stop it was, Daya, Tove Lo, Niall Horan, Alessia Cara, Diplo, Charlie Puth, Lukas The Chainsmokers & Hailee Steinfeld (filling in for Shawn Mendes).

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Diplo

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Niall Horan performed his single “This Town”

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Alessia Cara

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The Wild 94.9 crew!

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The following day, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball came to LA at the Staples Center. Bruno Mars opened up the show! Photo by Ryan Seacrest above. For more photos of Bruno at Jingle Ball, check out the BrunoMarsFans Instagram!

If you missed the livestream of Z100’s Jingle Ball last Friday, you can catch the show airing on Thursday, December 15th at  8pm ET/PT on The CW, with performances from Ariana Grande, Charlie Puth, DNCE, Justin Bieber and so much more! For everything on Jingle Ball, visit the Jingle Ball page on iHeartRadio.

iHeartRadio Music Festival 2016

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is back for another year! The show takes place September 23rd and 24th in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. Here’s the lineup:

U2, Drake, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, Twenty One Pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, One Republic, Sia, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull, Usher, and Sting! (Also, featuring Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Los 5)

Fans all over the world will be able to listen in live on iHeartMedia radio stations. Also, fans will be able to watch the livestream of this year’s show on CWTV.com and on the CW App. The show will be broadcasted on a two-night special on The CW on October 6th and 7th at 8 pm EST/PST.

For more info on tickets and the show click here!