2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards Winners Include Gabby Barrett (Photos)

iHeartRadio Awards 2021
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The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards celebrated the biggest music hits across their radio stations on Thursday night (May 28). The event aired live on the FOX network and featured Usher as host. and best in music over the last year across genres. The big winners included  The WeekndLuke CombsTaylor Swift, and twenty one pilots.

American Idol season 18 alum Gabby Barrett received the Best New Country Artist of the year award. The singer was on hand to introduce “fellow labelmates” and Best Duo/Group of the Year recipient, Dan + Shay. This latest award is in addition to the three Billboard Music Awards she took home earlier in the week.

The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards also celebrated the fans, as iHeartRadio listeners got to decide winners in several new and established categories, including Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Favorite Music Video Choreography Award and the first-ever TikTok Bop of the Year Award.

Additionally, the show also featured performances from The Weeknd with Ariana GrandeBruno Mars and Anderson .Paak (AKA Silk Sonic), Doja CatUsher and a special tribute to this year’s iHeartRadio Icon Award recipient, Elton John, from Demi LovatoBrandi Carlile and H.E.R.

Check out the full list of iHeartRadio Music Awards winners below.

2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards Winners

Song of the Year:

“Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd – WINNER
“Circles” – Post Malone
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“ROCKSTAR” – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles

Female Artist of the Year: 

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

Male Artist of the Year:

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

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

Dan + Shay – WINNER
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
“Savage” (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé – WINNER

iHeartRadio Icon Award:

Elton John – WINNER

Best Pop Album:

Taylor Swift – folklore – WINNER

Best New Pop Artist: 

Doja Cat – WINNER
JP Saxe
Pop Smoke

Alternative Rock Album of the Year:

Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets To My Downfall – WINNER

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

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

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

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

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

Powfu – WINNER
Royal & The Serpent

Rock Album of the Year:

AD/DC – Power Up – WINNER

Rock Song of the Year:

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

Rock Artist of the Year:

Five Finger Death Punch
Ozzy Osbourne
The Pretty Reckless – WINNER

Country Album of the Year:

Luke Combs – What You See Ain’t Always What You Get – WINNER

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
“The Bones” – Maren Morris – WINNER

Country Artist of the Year:

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

Best New Country Artist:

Ashley McBryde
Gabby Barrett – WINNER
Ingrid Andress
Jameson Rodgers

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Dance Album of the Year:

Diplo – Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil – WINNER

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
“Roses” (Imanbek Remix) – SAINt JHN – WINNER

Dance Artist of the Year: 

Anabel Englund
Marshmello – WINNER
Surf Mesa

Hip-Hop Album of the Year:

Lil Baby – My Turn – WINNER

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
“The Box” – Roddy Ricch – WINNER

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch – WINNER

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

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

R&B Album of the Year:

Jhene Aiko – Chilombo – WINNER

R&B Song of the Year:

“B.S.” – Jhené Aiko featuring H.E.R.
“Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug – WINNER
“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
Snoh Aalegra – WINNER

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Album of the Year:


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
“Tusa” – KAROL G & Nicki Minaj – WINNER

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year: 

Bad Bunny
J Balvin – WINNER

Best New Latin Artist: 

Jay Wheeler
Natanael Cano
Neto Bernal
Rauw Alejandro – WINNER

Regional Mexican Album of the Year:

Christian Nodal – AYAYAY! – WINNER

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

“Palabra De Hombre” – El Fantasma
“Se Me Olvidó” – Christian Nodal – WINNER
“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
Christian Nodal – WINNER
Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
Gerardo Ortíz

Producer of the Year: 

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

Songwriter of the Year:

Ali Tamposi
Amy Allen
Ashley Gorley – WINNER
Dan Nigro

Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category):

“Adore You” – Harry Styles – WINNER
“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 – WINNER
“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
“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
“Dynamite” – BTS – WINNER
“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
Olivia Rodrigo – WINNER
Tate McRae

Favorite Music Video Choreography (Socially Voted Category):

BTS – Son Sung Deuk – WINNER
“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 (Socially Voted Category):

“Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd – WINNER
“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

Titanium Song of the Year:

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – WINNER

Titanium Artist of the Year

The Weeknd – WINNER

Label of the Year:

Republic Records – WINNER


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