As you read the iHeart Radio Music Awards are happening, with performances from chart-topping artists like Ed Sheeran, Eminem, Camila Cabello, and DJ Khaled, and the participation of big celebrities like Puff Daddy, Shaun White and Hailey Baldwin. This year’s iHeart Music Awards are on fire not just because of who is in it but mainly because The One Direction boys are going in their own separate directions, and all competing for the same award. Today we bring you the winners of the this year’s awards…
Song of the Year- Ed Sheeran
Although Despacito had all the numbers to win this year’s award, after being the most listened-to song of 2017, at the end of the day Ed Sheeran always steals the show. The English songwriter took the award for the best song of the year with the catchy Shape of You. The other runners-up were Something just like this by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, That’s what I like by Bruno Mars, and lastly Wild Thought, an original of Dj Khaled featuring Rihanna.
‘I’m in love with the shape of you. We push and pull like a magnet do. Although my heart is falling too. I’m in love with your body’ – Ed Sheeran (Shape of You)
Male and Female Artist of the Year – Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift
This year the competition was really tight and included great artists from the boy’s side of competition such as the incredible Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes and the Weeknd. Meanwhile from the ladies we had Pink and Rhianna as nominees. The winner yet again is Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift won the female catagory for her album, Reputation.
The Best Band of the Year – Maroon 5
Whilst bands as distinct as Imagine Dragons, Migos, Portugal. The Man, and the Chainsmokers where nominated, in the end Maroon 5 claimed the best band of the year. It was a stellar year for them with the release of Red Pill Blues, where they lost some of their old sound and Levine’s strong vocals in exchange for a more mellow and modernised version of themselves. Meanwhile, Portugal. The Man won the award for the best Alternative rock song of the year and was nominated for the best Alternative Rock artists of the year, which Imagine Dragons took home.
Best New Rock Artists of the Year – Judah & The Lion
In this category we were all surprised when Judah & The Lion won the prize; we thought the new Led Zeppelin out of Michigan, Greta Van Fleet would rock the whole show but instead the awards went to Judah & Lion with their most Mumford and Sons sounds. Other bands included in this award were The Revivalists, K.Flay and Rag’n’ Bone Man.
Best Hip-Hop Artists of the Year – Kendrick Lamar
Now, although Kendrick’s song ‘Humble’ lost to ‘Wild Thoughts’ for the hip hop song of the year, Kendrick walked out of The iHeart music awards as Hip Hop artist of the year, a category which had some huge names as nominees. Artists like Dj Khaled, Drake, Future or Migos were incapable of dethroning the king of the contemporary hip hop movement. Oh, and we forgot to mention Lil Pumps Gucci Gang was nowhere to be found.
Best Solo Breakout of the Year – Louis Tomlinson
The Drama is over! Louis Tomlinson took the award for the best breakout solo. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan are pulling their hairs. What the fans really want to see is all of them together again, but this award will make the reunion of the British band something of an impossible mission. The only chance for One Direction to have ended the conflict of who is better than who was if Camila Cabello took the award… but that did not happen.
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