iHeartRadio Music Awards 2016: Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Nicky Jam, Plus Full List Of Winners

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Recording artists Taylor Swift (L) and Selena Gomez hug during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Tonight, the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2016 took place in a somewhat different matter, as organizers of the event added brand new categories that recognize our Latin music and artists. The show, hosted by Jason Derulo aired live from coast to coast straight from The Forum in Los Angeles, and artists such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, U2 were there to enjoy the show.

Latinos were nominated in several different categories like Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez scoring a nod for being a Triple Threat (which Gomez took home). Check out which nominees won big and who was totally snubbed:

Song of the Year
"Blank Space" – Taylor Swift
"Can’t Feel My Face" – The Weeknd
"Hello" – Adele *WINNER 
"Shut Up and Dance" – WALK THE MOON
"Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Female Artist of the Year
Adele
Carrie Underwood
Meghan Trainor
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift *WINNER 

Male Artist of the Year
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber *WINNER 
Luke Bryan
Sam Smith
The Weeknd

Best New Artist
Fetty Wap *WINNER
 
Hozier
Sam Hunt
Shawn Mendes
Tove Lo

Best Tour
Foo Fighters
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Taylor Swift *WINNER
U2

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year
AWOLNATION
Foo Fighters
Muse
Twenty One Pilots *WINNER
X Ambassadors

Alternative Rock Song of the Year
"Cigarette Daydreams" – Cage The Elephant
"Ex’s & Oh’s" – Elle King
"Renegades" – X Ambassadors
"Shut Up and Dance" – WALK THE MOON
"Stressed Out" – Twenty One Pilots *WINNER

Rock Artist of the Year
Breaking Benjamin
Disturbed
Five Finger Death Punch
Foo Fighters *WINNER
Three Days Grace

Rock Song of the Year
"Cut The Cord" – Shinedown
"Failure" – Breaking Benjamin
"Footsteps" – Pop Evil
"Heavy Is The Head" – Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell *WINNER
"I Am Machine" – Three Days Grace

Country Song of the Year
"Buy Me A Boat" – Chris Janson *WINNER
"Homegrown" – Zac Brown Band
"I See You" – Luke Bryan
"Lose My Mind" – Brett Eldredge
"Take Your Time" – Sam Hunt

Country Artist of the Year
Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Luke Bryan *WINNER
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

Dance Artist of the Year
Calvin Harris *WINNER
 
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Skrillex & Diplo
Zedd

Dance Song of the Year
"Hey Mama" – David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
"Lean On" – Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ
"Waves" – Mr. Probz
"Where Are Ü Now" – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber *WINNER 
"You Know You Like It" – DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge

Hip Hop Song of the Year
"Blessings" – Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West
"Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)" – Rich Homie Quan
"Hotline Bling" – Drake *WINNER 
"Trap Queen" – Fetty Wap
"Truffle Butter" – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne

Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Big Sean
Drake *WINNER 
Fetty Wap
Future
J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year
"Bitch Better Have My Money" – Rihanna
"Earned It" – The Weeknd *WINNER 
"Planes" – Jeremih featuring J. Cole
"Post To Be" – Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko
"The Hills" – The Weeknd

R&B Artist of the Year
Beyoncé
Chris Brown *WINNER 
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher​

Best Collaboration
"Bad Blood" – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Like I’m Gonna Lose You" – Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend
"See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
"Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars *WINNER 
"Where Are Ü Now" – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

Latin Song of the Year
"Ay Vamos" – J Balvin
"El Perdón" – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias *WINNER 
"Hilito" – Romeo Santos
"La Gozadera" – Gente De Zona featuring Marc Anthony
"Mi Verdad" – Maná featuring Shakira

Latin Artist of the Year
Enrique Iglesias
J Balvin
Nicky Jam
Pitbull *WINNER 
Prince Royce

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
"Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él" – Calibre 50
"Eres Una Niña" – Gerardo Ortiz
"Levantando Polvadera" – Voz de Mando *WINNER 
"Mi Vicio Más Grande" – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
"Te Metiste" – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year
Banda Los Recoditos *WINNER 

Calibre 50
Gerardo Ortiz
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
Voz De Mando

Best Lyrics
"Die A Happy Man" – Thomas Rhett
"Fight Song" – Rachel Platten *WINNER 
"Hello" – Adele
"Photograph" – Ed Sheeran
"See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best Cover Song
1989 (Album in Full) – Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift
"Bad Blood" – Alessia Cara covering Taylor Swift
"Bitch Better Have My Money" – Kelly Clarkson covering Rihanna
"Cheerleader" – Pentatonix covering Omi
"Hands To Myself/Sorry" – Troye Sivan covering Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber
"Hello" – Demi Lovato covering Adele
"Hotline Bling" – Justin Bieber covering Drake
"Hotline Bling" – Sam Smith & Disclosure covering Drake
"Trap Queen" – Ed Sheeran covering Fetty Wap
"Uptown Funk" – Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox covering Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars *WINNER 

Best Song from a Movie
"Earned It" – The Weeknd (50 Shades of Grey)
"Love Me Like You Do" – Ellie Goulding (50 Shades of Grey)
"See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Furious 7)
"Til It Happens To You" – Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground) *WINNER 
"Writing’s On The Wall" – Sam Smith (Spectre)

Most Meme-able Moment
Adele and all of the "Hello" memes (Lionel Richie, Miss Piggy, Etc.)
Drake and "Hotline Bling"
Katy Perry and the Left Shark (from Super Bowl 49)
Kanye West and Kanye For President / Kanye 2020
Taylor Swift’s "Crazy Girl" with Running Mascara (from "Blank Space" video) *WINNER

Triple Threat
Lady Gaga – Singer/Actor/Activist
Hailee Steinfeld – Singer/Actor/Model
Jason Derulo – Singer/Host/Dancer
Jennifer Lopez – Singer/Actor/Dancer
Justin Timberlake – Singer/Actor/Dancer
Nick Jonas – Singer/Actor/Model
Selena Gomez – Singer/Actor/Dancer *WINNER 
Troye Sivan – Singer/Actor/YouTuber
Usher – Singer/Actor/Dancer
Zendaya – Singer/Actor/Dancer

Best Duo/Group of the Year
Fall Out Boy
Maroon 5 *WINNER
One Direction
WALK THE MOON
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
1989 – Taylor Swift *WINNER
25 – Adele
Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd
In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
X – Ed Sheeran

Best Fan Army

5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
Adam Lambert – Glamberts
Ariana Grande – Arianators
Demi Lovato – Lovatics
Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
Justin Bieber – Beliebers *WINNER
Little Mix – Mixers
Nicki Minaj – Barbz
One Direction – Directioners
Selena Gomez – Selenators
Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
Taylor Swift – Swifties

What do you think?
Natalie Roterman
Natalie Roterman

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