iheartradio music awards 2019

Here’s What You Missed at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Cardi B accepts her award. Photo: Fox

Awards season lives on, and the iHeartRadio Music Awards in L.A. last night didn’t disappoint. Both Taylor Swift and Cardi B called out their haters, but only one of them licked her award (guess who). It was a big night for famous Chrises: both Martin and Pratt performed. Everyone reverse-aged 10 years when T-Pain performed “Blame It,” but regained the decade when they opened their eyes and realized he was performing in his costume from The Masked Singer and we’re still living in some Fox executive’s dystopian fantasy. At least there was some pure throwback with the Back Street Boys performing “I Want It That Way.” Check out more highlights and the list of winners below.

Cardi B Thanks Her Haters

Even though she couldn’t make it to the ceremony in person, Cardi still managed to make an impact. She thanked her haters in a taped acceptance speech, saying, “Thank you so much, iHeartRadio, thank you so much to all my fans, to all my supporters, and to all my haters. You know, I gotta thank my haters, you know what I’m saying, because y’all be saying mean things, y’all be thinking that those mean things is gonna discourage me. But that just means we go harder. Because if everybody gave me compliments, then, you know, I get comfortable.” Then she cackled and licked her trophy.

Taylor Swift Also Calls Out Her Haters (the Media)

“For the entire six months leading up to the first show of this tour, every headline that I read about the tour was, ‘This is going to be a massive failure, this is going to be a flop tour,’ and, you know, it really did wonders for my self-esteem. It was really great to hear people saying that I was going to be playing to nearly empty stadiums,” Swift said. She went on to thank her fans, telling them that “when there’s new music, you will be the first to know. I love you so much.”

Meanwhile, Katy Perry Is “Open” to Collaborating with Swift

One of the biggest moments of the night happened on the red carpet. Perry was pretending to be an A.I. version of herself (as she is in the video for her new single, “365,” with Zedd), and she did not rule out the possibility of a collaboration. “I mean, I’m making music with Zedd, I’m open. Open, open, open.” And when asked how she knew Orlando Bloom was “the one,” she said, “It’s just obvious.”

Kacey Musgraves and Chris Martin Perform “Rainbow”

Chris Martin’s beanie was into it.

The Backstreet Boys

It’s 1999 again and no one is upset about it, least of all Steven Tyler.

T-Pain Also Throws It Back …

… both to last month, when he won The Masked Singer, and to 2008, when he released “Blame It” with Jamie Foxx.

Alicia Keys’s Son Egypt

He performed with Keys, flossed on stage, and also shared a moment with Taylor Swift. What a night.

Ariana Grande Performs ‘Needy’

Halsey and Rumored New BF Yungblud Perform

Oh right, and Travis Barker was there too.

Chris Pratt Sang With Garth Brooks

He teared up backstage.

Check out the list of winners below.

All the Winners From the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Tour of the Year
Taylor Swift, Reputation Stadium Tour

Artist of the Decade
Garth Brooks

iHeartRadio Innovator Award
Alicia Keys

L’Oreal Paris Fangirls Award

Most Thumbed-Up Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons

Song of the Year
“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Female Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande

Male Artist of the Year

Best Duo/Group of the Year
5 Seconds of Summer

Best Collaboration
“Finesse (Remix),” Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B

Best New Pop Artist

Alternative Rock Song of the Year
“High Hopes,” Panic! At the Disco

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist

Rock Song of the Year
“Safari Song,” Greta Van Fleet

Rock Artist of the Year
Three Days Grace

Country Song of the Year
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line

Country Artist of the Year
Luke Combs

Best New Country Artist
Jordan Davis

Dance Song of the Year
“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Dance Artist of the Year

Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“God’s Plan,” Drake

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Cardi B

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
BlocBoy JB

R&B Song of the Year
“Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai

Best New R&B Artist
Ella Mai

Latin Song of the Year
“X,” Nicky Jam and J Balvin

Latin Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny

Best New Latin Artist
Manuel Turizo

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
“Mitad Y Mitad,” Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year
Calibre 50

Producer of the Year
Louis Bell

Songwriter of the Year
Frank Dukes

Alternative Rock Album of the Year
Panic! at the Disco, Pray for the Wicked

Rock Album of the Year
twentyonepilots, Trench

Country Album of the Year
Jason Aldean, Rearview Town

Dance Album of the Year
The Chainsmokers, Sick Boy

Best Fan Army, Presented by Taco Bell

Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category)
“Consequences,” Camila Cabello

Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category)
“You’re Still the One,” Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves

Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category)
“Delicate,” Taylor Swift

Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category)
Agnez Mo

Cutest Musician’s Pet (Socially Voted Category)
Gracie, Lauren Jauregui

Best Solo Breakout (Socially Voted Category)
Tiffany Young

Songs That Left Us Shook (Socially Voted Category)
“I’ll Never Love Again,” Lady Gaga

Favorite Tour Photographer *Socially Voted Category
Helene Pambrun (Harry Styles)

Here’s What You Missed at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards