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IHeartRadio Music Awards 2021 Winners: The Complete List

Usher hosted Thursday night's 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, featuring appearances from Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Demi Lovato and more

Megan Thee Stallion poses with the award for best collaboration for "Savage" (Remix) at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Los Angeles.
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Hear that? That's the sound of the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Usher hosted this year's star-studded event, which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Music lovers enjoyed performances from The Weeknd with Ariana Grande (her first since tying the knot earlier this month), Bruno Mars with Anderson .Paak, Dan + Shay and Doja Cat, plus an all-star tribute to iHeartRadio Icon Award recipient Elton JohnDemi Lovato, Brandi Carlile and H.E.R. took the stage to honor the legendary singer's greatest hits. 

As for which of your favorite artists went home with a trophy, The Weeknd, twenty one pilotsTaylor SwiftDua LipaMegan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch all came out on top. 

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Song of the Year

WINNER: "Blinding Lights" - The Weeknd
"Circles" - Post Malone
"Don't Start Now" - Dua Lipa
"ROCKSTAR" - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
"Watermelon Sugar" - Harry Styles


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Female Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
WINNER: Dua Lipa
Megan Thee Stallion
Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year

Harry Styles
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
WINNER: The Weeknd

Best Pop Album

WINNER: Taylor Swift - "folklore"

Alternative Rock Album of the Year

WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly - "Tickets to My Downfall"

Rock Album of the Year

WINNER: AC/DC - "Power Up"

Country Album of the Year

WINNER: Luke Combs - "What You See Ain't Always What You Get"

Dance Album of the Year

WINNER: Diplo - "Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil"

Hip-Hop Album of the Year

WINNER: Lil Baby - "My Turn"

R&B Album of the Year

WINNER: Jhene Aiko - "Chilombo"

Best Duo/Group of the Year

WINNER: Dan + Shay
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
twenty one pilots

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
WINNER: "Savage" (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Best New Pop Artist

WINNER: Doja Cat
JP Saxe
Pop Smoke

Alternative Rock Song of the Year

"Bang!" - AJR
"Bloody Valentine" - Machine Gun Kelly
"everything i wanted" - Billie Eilish
WINNER: "Level Of Concern" - twenty one pilots
"Monsters" - All Time Low featuring blackbear

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year

All Time Low
Billie Eilish
Cage the Elephant
WINNER: twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist

Royal & The Serpent

Rock Song of the Year

"Death By Rock And Roll" - The Pretty Reckless
"Patience" - Chris Cornell
WINNER: "Shame Shame" - Foo Fighters
"Shot In The Dark" - AC/DC
"Under The Graveyard" - Ozzy Osbourne

Rock Artist of the Year

Five Finger Death Punch
Ozzy Osbourne
WINNER: The Pretty Reckless

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
WINNER: "The Bones" - Maren Morris

Country Artist of the Year

Blake Shelton
Luke Bryan
WINNER: Luke Combs
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist

Ashley McBryde
WINNER: Gabby Barrett
Ingrid Andress
Jameson Rodgers

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
WINNER: "Roses" (Imanbek Remix) - SAINt JHN

Dance Artist of the Year

Anabel Englund
WINNER: Marshmello
Surf Mesa

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
WINNER: "The Box" - Roddy Ricch

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Pop Smoke
WINNER: Roddy Ricch

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Jack Harlow
Moneybagg Yo
Pop Smoke
Rod Wave
WINNER: Roddy Ricch

R&B Song of the Year

"B.S." - Jhené Aiko featuring H.E.R.
WINNER: "Go Crazy" - Chris Brown & Young Thug
"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
WINNER: Snoh Aalegra

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
WINNER: "Tusa" - KAROL G & Nicki Minaj

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny
WINNER: J Balvin

Best New Latin Artist

Jay Wheeler
Natanael Cano
Neto Bernal
WINNER: Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican Song of the Year

WINNER: "Palabra De Hombre" - El Fantasma
"Se Me Olvidó" - Christian Nodal
"Sólo Tú" - Calibre 50
"Te Volvería A Elegir" - Calibre 50
"Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo" - Lenin Ramírez featuring Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year

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

Producer of the Year

Andrew Watt
Dr Luke
Frank Dukes
Louis Bell
WINNER: Max Martin

Songwriter of the Year

Ali Tamposi
Amy Allen
WINNER: Ashley Gorley
Dan Nigro

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

WINNER: "Adore You" - Harry Styles
"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
"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
WINNER: "Juice" (Lizzo) - Harry Styles cover

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

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

"Blinding Lights" - The Weeknd
"Don't Start Now" - Dua Lipa
WINNER: "Dynamite" - BTS
"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

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

Dixie D'Amelio
Jaden Hossler
Nessa Barrett
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
Tate McRae

Favorite Music Video Choreography: *Socially Voted Category

WINNER: BTS – Son Sung Deuk
"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

TikTok Bop of the Year (New Category): *Socially Voted Category

WINNER: "Blinding Lights" - The Weeknd
"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

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