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Taylor Swift and Harry Styles Win Big at iHeartRadio Music Awards 2023

The winners of the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards have been announced! The nominees for the annual awards show consisted of big names like Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Justin Bieber, and more.

The American singer-songwriter and actor Lenny Kravitz served as the host of the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2023. Read on to learn the names of the celebs who took the heart-shaped trophy home.

Here’s all you need to know about iHeartRadio Music Awards 2023

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, this year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, 2023, Monday, and the awards were broadcast live on Fox.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards honored the most-played artists as well as songs across various iHeartRadio stations and the app in 2022. The voting for the awards opened in May.

Which artist was the big winner at the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2023?

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles were among the top winners of the night. Swift took home the award for song of the year for her hit track Anti-Hero which has more than 100 million views on YouTube. On the other hand, Styles won the trophy for artist of the year.

In addition to this, Taylor also received the Innovator Award for her impact globally to pop culture. As per iHeartRadio, the Emmy-winning singer has not only had a successful music career but has also been an “advocate for women’s rights and the LGBTQ+ community, using her music and platform to inspire young people to use their voting power.”

Phoebe Bridgers presented the award to Swift. In her award-winning speech, Swift mentioned that she was “flattered” to receive the award. She also shed some light on her career and said, she always tried to “make the right decision” for herself at the time “whether or not it had ever been successfully done before.”

The Snow on the Beach crooner stated that “coolest ideas or moves or choices are the new ones, ones that set a new precedent.” She also offered a token of thanks to her fans for supporting her in her career decisions whether it be “switching genres or rerecording all of my old music.”

The Grammy winner further added, “But I do want to say the thing with these exciting nights and moments and specifically this award that i’m so lucky to have gotten is they’re shining a light on the choices I made that worked out.”

Swift went on to say, “The hundreds or thousands of dumb ideas that I’ve had are what led me to my good ideas.” She also encouraged everyone to “give yourself permission to fail.” She continued, “I try as hard as I can not to fail because it’s embarrassing but I do give myself permission to and you should too. So go easy on yourself. ”

The Pennsylvania native concluded by saying, “Make the right choices that make sense for you and someone one day might think you’re innovative.”

Pink was honored with the Icon Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2023

During the award show, Pink picked up the Icon Award for “her impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force with a loyal fan base worldwide.”

In her beautiful acceptance speech, the Just Give Me a Reason singer spoke about all the good things in her life and career including her rocky relationship with her husband Carey Hart. She started by saying, “Thank you iHeart[Radio] for this moment.”

The Grammy winner said, “It has been said that miracles are often associated with icons. Kelly Clarkson singing with me, and Pat Benatar singing one of my songs, two of the greatest voices alive, being on stage, doing what I love with people that I love with all of my heart — and my babies in the audience — this feels like a Christmas miracle.”

The What About Us hitmaker also talked about her two kids, whom she shares with her husband Carey. She continued, “I’m grateful to be alive. I’m grateful I get to do this with my one precious life. Most of all, Willow and Jameson, I’m grateful to be your mama.”

Pink also thanked her manager Roger Davies and gave a shoutout to her muse husband Carey Hart and wrapped up her speech by saying, “If he loved me perfectly I would have nothing to say.”

The complete list of 2023 iHeartRadio Music Award winners is here

Song of the Year
“About Damn Time”- Lizzo
“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift (WINNER)
“As It Was”- Harry Styles
“Big Energy”- Latto
“Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons
“First Class”- Jack Harlow
“Ghost”- Justin Bieber
“Heat Waves” – Glass Animals
“INDUSTRY BABY” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
“Woman” – Doja Cat

Artist of the Year
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles (WINNER)
Jack Harlow
Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year
Black Eyed Peas
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Glass Animals
Imagine Dragons (WINNER)
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Collaboration
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”- Elle King & Miranda Lambert
“Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
“half of my hometown”- Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
“I Like You (A Happier Song)” – Post Malone ft. Doja Cat
“INDUSTRY BABY” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
“One Right Now”- Post Malone & The Weeknd
“Sweetest Pie” – Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa
“Unholy” – Sam Smith & Kim Petras (WINNER)
“WAIT FOR U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems
“You Right” – Doja Cat ft. The Weeknd

Best New Pop Artist
Dove Cameron
Nicky Youre
Steve Lacy

Country Song of the Year
“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
“half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
“She Had Me At Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell (WINNER)
“The Kind of Love We Make” – Luke Combs
“Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen (WINNER)

Best New Country Artist
Bailey Zimmerman
Cody Johnson (WINNER)
Elle King
Elvie Shane
Priscilla Block

Afrobeats Artist of the Year
Burna Boy
Fireboy DML
Wizkid (WINNER)

Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”- Hitkidd & GloRilla
“First Class” – Jack Harlow
“Girls Want Girls” – Drake ft. Lil Baby
“Super Gremlin”- Kodak Black
“WAIT FOR U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems (WINNER)

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Drake (WINNER)
Kodak Black
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
GloRilla (WINNER)
Latto (WINNER)

Nardo Wick
SleazyWorld Go

R&B Song of the Year
“BREAK MY SOUL” – Beyoncé
“Free Mind” – Tems
“Hrs And Hrs” – Muni Long
“I Hate U”- SZA (WINNER)
“Smokin Out The Window” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

R&B Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

Best New R&B Artist
Brent Faiyaz
Muni Long (WINNER)                                                                                             Steve Lacy                                                                                                             Tems

Alternative Song of the Year
“Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
“EDGING”- Blink-182
“Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons (WINNER)
“Heat Waves”- Glass Animals
“Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”- Kate Bush

Alternative Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons
Red Hot Chili Peppers (WINNER)
twenty one pilots

Best New Artist (Alternative & Rock)
Beach Weather
Giovannie and the Hired Guns (WINNER)
Wet Leg

Rock Song of the Year
“Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers (WINNER)
“Patient Number 9”- Ozzy Osbourne ft. Jeff Beck
“Planet Zero”- Shinedown
“So Called Life”- Three Days Grace
“Taking Me Back”- Jack White

Rock Artist of the Year
Papa Roach (WINNER)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Three Days Grace

Dance Song of the Year
“Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
“Escape”- KX5, Kaskade, Deadmau5 ft. Hayla
“Heaven Takes You Home”- Swedish House Mafia & Connie Constance
“Hot In It”- Tiësto & Charli XCX
“I’m Good (Blue)”- David Guetta & Bebe Rexha (WINNER)

Dance Artist of the Year
Anabel Englund (WINNER)
Joel Corry
Swedish House Mafia

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song Of The Year
“El Incomprendido” – Farruko/ Víctor Cárdenas/ DJ Adoni
“MAMIII”- Becky G & Karol G (WINNER)
“Me Porto Bonito”- Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone
“Moscow Mule” – Bad Bunny

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny (WINNER)
Daddy Yankee
Karol G
Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
“Cada Quien”- Grupo Firme ft. Maluma
“Cómo Te Olvido” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho (WINNER)
“Si Te Pudiera Mentir”- Calibre 50
“Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex” – La Adictiva
“Ya Supérame”- Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal
El Fantasma
Grupo Firme (WINNER)
La Adictiva

Best New Latin Artist
Kali Uchis (WINNER)
Ryan Castro

Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category)
“About Damn Time” – Lizzo
“abcdefu” – GAYLE
“Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift (WINNER)
“Buy Dirt”- Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
“Glimpse Of Us”- Joji
“Lift Me Up”- Rihanna
“N95” – Kendrick Lamar
“pushin P” – Gunna ft. Future, Young Thug
“Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj
“Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”- Lin-Manuel Miranda performed by the Cast of Encanto

Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category)
“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift
“As It Was” – Harry Styles
“Calm Down”- Rema & Selena Gomez
“Don’t Be Shy”- Tiësto & Karol G
“DON’T YOU WORRY”- Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta
“Envovler” – Anitta
“Left and Right”- Charlie Puth ft. Jung Kook of BTS
“Pink Venom”- BLACKPINK
“Tití Me Preguntó” – Bad Bunny
“Yet To Come” – BTS (WINNER)

Best Fan Army (Socially Voted Category)
“Barbz”- Nicki Minaj
“Beliebers”- Justin Bieber
“BeyHive” – Beyoncé
“Harries” – Harry Styles
“Hotties”- Megan Thee Stallion
“Louies”- Louis Tomlinson
“RihannaNavy”- Rihanna
“Rushers”- Big Time Rush
“Selenators” – Selena Gomez
“Swifties”- Taylor Swift

Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category)
Bailey Zimmerman
Charli D’Amelio
Em Beihold
Lauren Spencer-Smith
Yung Gravy

Favorite Tour Photographer (Socially Voted Category)
Demi Lovato – Angelo Kritikos
Dua Lipa – Elizabeth Miranda
Halsey – Yasi
Harry Styles – Lloyd Wakefield (WINNER)
Louis Tomlinson – Joshua Halling
Luke Combs – David Bergman
Machine Gun Kelly – Sam Cahill
Olivia Rodrigo – DONSLENS
Post Malone – Adam DeGross
twenty one pilots – Ashley Osborn
YUNGBLUD – Tom Pallant

TikTok Bop of the Year (Socially Voted Category)
“About Damn Time”- Lizzo
“As It Was” – Harry Styles
“Bad Habit” – Steve Lacy
“Bejeweled”- Taylor Swift (WINNER)
“Big Energy”- Latto
“CUFF IT”- Beyoncé
“Envolver”- Anitta
“Just Wanna Rock” – Lil Uzi Vert
“Made You Look”- Meghan Trainor
“Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj
“Unholy”- Sam Smith & Kim Petras
“World’s Smallest Violin”- AJR

Favorite Documentary (Socially Voted Category)
“Halftime” – Jennifer Lopez
“Life in Pink” – Machine Gun Kelly
“Love, Lizzo”- Lizzo
“Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi” – Niall Horan + Lewis Capaldi
“Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” – Selena Gomez (WINNER)
“Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl” – Shania Twain
“Sheryl” – Sheryl Crow
“Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby” – Lil Baby

Favorite Tour Style (Socially Voted Category)
Bad Bunny
Carrie Underwood
Dua Lipa
Elton John
Harry Styles (WINNER)
Lady Gaga
Lil Nas X
Machine Gun Kelly
Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Favorite Residency (Socially Voted Category)
“An Evening with Silk Sonic” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
“Enigma + Jazz & Piano” – Lady Gaga
“Let’s Go!” – Shania Twain
“Love In Las Vegas”- John Legend
“Love On Tour” – Harry Styles (WINNER)
“Play”- Katy Perry
“REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency” – Carrie Underwood
“Usher: My Way – The Las Vegas Residency” – Usher
“Weekends with Adele” – Adele

Favorite Use of a Sample (Socially Voted Category)
Beyoncé’s “SUMMER RENAISSANCE” – sampled Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”
BLACKPINK’s “Pink Venom” – sampled 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P,” Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay,” and Biggie’s “Kick In The Door”
Chlöe’s “Treat Me” – sampled Bubba Sparxxx & Ying Yang Twins’ “Ms. New Booty”
David Guetta & Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” – sampled Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
DJ Khaled & Drake’s “Staying Alive” – sampled The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive”
Doja Cat’s “Vegas” – sampled Shonka Dukureh’s “Hound Dog”
Jack Harlow’s “First Class” – sampled Fergie’s “Glamorous”
Latto’s “Big Energy” – sampled Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”
Lizzo’s “Break Up Twice” – sampled Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” – sampled Rick James’ “Super Freak”
Taylor Swift’s “Question…?” – sampled Taylor Swift’s “Out Of The Woods” (WINNER)
Yung Gravy’s “Betty (Get Money)” – sampled Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”

We send big congrats to all the winners. What was the best moment of the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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