Country was represented well with Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton performing at the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards. Blake ended up beating out Luke for Best Country Song winning for ‘Boys ‘Round Here.’
Rihanna was the big winner last night at the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards. She picked up four trophies, including the coveted Song of the Year award for “Stay” featuring Mikky Ekko and the night's biggest honor, Artist of the Year.
The other two major highlights of the show were the introduction of the new Michael Jackson song “Love Never Felt So Good” and Thirty Seconds to Mars’s performance of “City of Angels.” During MJ’s recording, Usher took the stage to dance along but let the King of Pop’s vocals carry the night. Jared Leto’s poignant tribute to Los Angeles was interspersed with a video montage of stars and impersonators telling their stories about L.A.
2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards Winners:
•Best Country Song - Blake Shelton - “Boys ‘Round Here”
•Hip-Hop/R&B Song - Rihanna - “Pour It Up”
•Best Collaboration - Pitbull and Kesha - “Timber”
•Best Lyrics - Miley Cyrus - “Wrecking Ball”
•Best Fan Army - Rihanna Navy
•iHeartRadio Instagram Award - Austin Mahone
•iHeartRadio Young Influencer Award - Ariana Grande
•Alternative Rock Song - Imagine Dragons - “Demons”
•Song of the Year - Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko - “Stay”
•EDM Song of the Year - Avicii - “Wake Me Up”
•iHeartRadio Innovator Award – Pharrell
•Artist of the Year - Rihanna