The sixth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards, hosted by T-Pain, went down in L.A. last night and the event brought together some of the industry’s biggest stars.
Read on for the six biggest moments from last night’s telecast.
1. Taylor Swift shakes off the haters
Not only did Swift win best music video for “Delicate,” but she also won tour of the year. And, during her acceptance speech for the latter, she told the audience that her fans helped her defy expectations that her tour would be a flop.
Joke’s on them, evidently. It also sounds like we’ll be getting new music from the pop star soon, too.
2. Alexa got an award
How many times have you asked Alexa to play your favourite bop this year? She got a much-deserved thank you for being a home DJ to millions of people via the first ever Game Changer Tech Award. Garth Brooks and Bobby Bones presented Alexa with her award, and her acceptance speech was a hoot.
3. Kacey Musgraves went over the rainbow
Country crossover star Kacey Musgraves, who recently won four GRAMMY awards you may recall, performed her hit, “Rainbow”, atop (you guessed it) an actual rainbow. And if that spectacle wasn’t enough, Coldplay’s Chris Martin joined her on piano.
4. BSB did a #tbt
In case you missed it, everyone’s favourite late ‘90s/early ‘00s boy band has a new single out called “No Place,” and they hit the iHeartRadio stage for a live performance of the song. But, much to our delight, they threw it back to 1999 and transitioned into one of their biggest songs of all time, “I Want It That Way.”
5. Alicia Keys made it a family affair
Not only did Alicia Keys get the Innovator Award, presented to her by Jamie Foxx, but she came back to the stage to perform a medley of her new song “Raise A Man” and her hit “You Don’t Know My Name.” She had a special guest with her, too—her cute- as-heck little son, Egypt, who accompanied her on the piano.
6. Ariana Grande debuted a new single
Last night, Ari gifted us with yet another single from her forthcoming album. After winning Best Pop Album of the Year, she gave “Needy” its world television premiere with a pared-back performance of the song.
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) March 15, 2019