2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards Winners: BTS and The Weeknd take a lead this Year


2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

This year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards boasts some big performances and even greater winners. The most recognized personalities in music joined together for the star-studded concert on Thursday, and a lucky handful walked away with the precious awards.
Megan Thee Stallion led the pack with eight nominations across seven categories heading into Thursday’s show, while Roddy Ricch came in second with seven nominations, including three in the Hip-Hop Song of the Year category alone.
The Weeknd was nominated for six awards, including Song of the Year and Male Artist of the Year, following his massive win at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Harry Styles was also nominated for six awards, including the show’s two most prestigious honors, which he will compete for against The Weeknd.

iHeartRadio Music Awards show featured several performances

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande debuted their “Save Your Tears” remix (and the debut of her wedding ring! ), Silk Sonic, Dan + Shay, and Doja Cat all performed (in front of a real-life, indoor, masked audience!) (featuring aliens). Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile, and H.E.R. also performed a musical tribute to Elton John, who was honored with the iHeartRadio Icon Award this year.

2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards Complete Winners list

Song of the Year

“Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd–Winner
“Circles” – Post Malone
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“ROCKSTAR” – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles

Male Artist of the Year

Harry Styles
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
The Weeknd– Winner

Female Artist of the Year 

Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Dua Lipa–Winner
Megan Thee Stallion
Taylor Swift

Best Duo/Group of the Year 

Dan + Shay–Winner
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
twenty one pilots

Best Pop Album

Taylor Swift – folklore

Alternative Rock Album of the Year

Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets To My Downfall

Best New Pop Artist

Doja Cat–Winner
JP Saxe
Pop Smoke

Best Collaboration

“Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug
“Holy” – Justin Bieber featuring Chance the Rapper
“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth
“Mood” – 24kGoldn featuring iann dior
“Savage” (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé–Winner

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year

All Time Low
Billie Eilish
Cage the Elephant
twenty one pilots–Winner

Alternative Rock Song of the Year

“Bang!” – AJR
“Bloody Valentine” – Machine Gun Kelly
“everything i wanted”- Billie Eilish
“Level Of Concern” – twenty one pilots–Winner
“Monsters” – All Time Low featuring blackbear

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist

Royal & The Serpent

Rock Album of the Year

AD/DC – Power Up 

Rock Artist of the Year

Five Finger Death Punch
Ozzy Osbourne
The Pretty Reckless–Winner

Rock Song of the Year

“Death By Rock And Roll” – The Pretty Reckless
“Patience” – Chris Cornell
“Shame Shame” – Foo Fighters–Winner
“Shot In The Dark” – AC/DC
“Under The Graveyard” – Ozzy Osbourne

Country Album of the Year

Luke Combs – What You See Ain’t Always What You Get

Country Song of the Year

“Even Though I’m Leaving” – Luke Combs
“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett
“Nobody But You” – Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani
“One Margarita” – Luke Bryan
“The Bones” – Maren Morris–Winner

Country Artist of the Year

Blake Shelton
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs–Winner
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist

Ashley McBryde
Gabby Barrett–Winner
Ingrid Andress
Jameson Rodgers

Dance Album of the Year

Diplo – Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil

Dance Song of the Year

“Head & Heart” – Joel Corry x MNEK
“ily (i love you baby)” – Surf Mesa featuring Emilee
“Lasting Lover” – Sigala & James Arthur
“Rain On Me” – Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
“Roses” (Imanbek Remix) – SAINt JHN–Winner

Dance Artist of the Year

Anabel Englund
Surf Mesa

Hip-Hop Album of the Year

Lil Baby – My Turn

Hip-Hop Song of the Year

“High Fashion” – Roddy Ricch featuring Mustard
“Life Is Good” – Future featuring Drake
“ROCKSTAR” – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
“Savage” (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
“The Box” – Roddy Ricch–Winner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch–Winner

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Jack Harlow
Moneybagg Yo
Pop Smoke
Rod Wave
Roddy Ricch–Winner

R&B Song of the Year

“B.S.” – Jhené Aiko featuring H.E.R.
“Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug–Winner
“Heat” Chris Brown featuring Gunna
“Playing Games” – Summer Walker
“Slide” – H.E.R. featuring YG

R&B Artist of the Year 

Chris Brown
Jhené Aiko
Snoh Aalegra
Summer Walker

Best New R&B Artist

Chloe x Halle
Skip Marley
Snoh Aalegra–Winner

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year  

“Caramelo” – Ozuna
“Dákiti” – Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez
“Hawái” (Remix) – Maluma & The Weeknd
“RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” – Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin
“Tusa” – KAROL G & Nicki Minaj–Winner

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny
J Balvin–Winner

Best New Latin Artist 

Jay Wheeler
Natanael Cano
Neto Bernal
Rauw Alejandro–Winner

Regional Mexican Song of the Year

“Palabra De Hombre” – El Fantasma
“Se Me Olvidó” – Christian Nodal–Winner
“Sólo Tú” – Calibre 50
“Te Volvería A Elegir” – Calibre 50
“Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo” – Lenin Ramírez featuring Grupo Firme

Producer of the Year

Andrew Watt
Dr Luke
Frank Dukes
Louis Bell
Max Martin–Winner

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year

Banda Los Sebastianes
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal–Winner
Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
Gerardo Ortíz

Songwriter of the Year

Ali Tamposi
Amy Allen
Ashley Gorley–Winner
Dan Nigro

Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category)

“Adore You” – Harry Styles–Winner
“Before You Go” – Lewis Capaldi
“Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd
“cardigan” – Taylor Swift
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“everything i wanted”- Billie Eilish
“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth
“If The World Was Ending” – JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels
“Intentions” – Justin Bieber featuring Quavo
“Life Is Good” – Future featuring Drake

Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category)

“Adore You” (Harry Styles) – Lizzo cover–Winner
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) – Shawn Mendes cover
“Fix You” (Coldplay) – Sam Smith cover
“Heart Of Glass” (Blondie) – Miley Cyrus cover
“Juice” (Lizzo) – Harry Styles cover

Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category)

“Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“Dynamite” – BTS–Winner
“Hawái” – Maluma
“How You Like That” – BLACKPINK
“Life Is Good” – Future featuring Drake
“Rain On Me” – Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
“WAP” – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles
“Yummy” – Justin Bieber

Best Fan Army (Socially Voted Category)

#Agnation – Agnez Mo
#Arianators – Ariana Grande
#Beliebers – Justin Bieber
#Harries – Harry Styles
#Limelights – Why Don’t We
#Louies – Louis Tomlinson
#MendesArmy – Shawn Mendes
#NCTzens – NCT 127
#Selenators – Selena Gomez
#Swifties – Taylor Swift

Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category)

Dixie D’Amelio
Jaden Hossler
Nessa Barrett
Olivia Rodrigo–Winner
Tate McRae

TikTok Bop of the Year (Socially Voted Category)

“Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd–Winner
“Lottery (Renegade)” – K CAMP
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion
“Savage Love” (Laxed-Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo
“Say So” – Doja Cat
“WAP” – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite Music Video Choreography (Socially Voted Category)

“Dynamite” (BTS) – Son Sung Deuk–Winner
“34+35” (Ariana Grande) – Scott & Brian Nicholson
“Do It” (Chloe x Halle) – Kendra Bracy & Ashanti Ledon
“Honey Boo” (CNCO & Natti Natasha) – Kyle Hanagami
“Physical” (Dua Lipa) – Charm La’Donna
“Rain On Me” (Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande) – Richy Jackson
“Say So” (Doja Cat) – Cortland Brown
“WAP” (Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion) – JaQuel Knight
“Bop” (DaBaby) – Coach Cherry & DaniLeigh

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