2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards

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2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards
DateApril 3, 2016 (2016-04-03)
LocationThe Forum, Inglewood
Hosted byJason Derulo
Most awardsTaylor Swift (4)
Most nominationsTaylor Swift and The Weeknd (7)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkTBS, TNT and truTV

The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards was the third music award show presented by iHeartMedia's platform iHeartRadio and was televised live on TBS, TNT and truTV. The awards was held on April 3, 2016, at The Forum in Inglewood, California, and was hosted by American singer Jason Derulo.[1]

Taylor Swift and The Weeknd led the nominations with seven categories, followed by Adele with five nominations.[2]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Jason Derulo "If It Ain't Love"
Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"
Meghan Trainor "No"
Fetty Wap "Again"
Pitbull "Fireball"
(live from the 2016 NCAA March Madness Music Festival)[1]
Chris Brown "Liquor"
"Back to Sleep"
Demi Lovato
Brad Paisley (on guitar)
"Stone Cold"
Nile Rodgers (on guitar)
"Cake by the Ocean"
"Le Freak"
Bebe Rexha
"Me, Myself & I"
Maroon 5 "Animals"
(live from the 2016 NCAA March Madness Music Festival)[1]
ZAYN "Like I Would"
The Weeknd "Acquainted"
(live from the 2016 Juno Awards)[3]
Iggy Azalea "Team"



Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominees were announced on February 9, 2016.[2] Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[5]

Song of the Year Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year Best New Artist
Best Duo/Group of the Year Album of the Year
Best Tour Alternative Rock Artist of the Year
Alternative Rock Song of the Year Rock Artist of the Year
Rock Song of the Year Country Song of the Year
Country Artist of the Year Dance Song of the Year
Dance Artist of the Year Hip Hop Song of the Year
Hip Hop Artist of the Year R&B Song of the Year
R&B Artist of the Year Latin Song of the Year
Latin Artist of the Year Regional Mexican Song of the Year
  • "Levantando Polvadera" – Voz de Mando
    • "Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él" – Calibre 50
    • "Eres Una Niña" – Gerardo Ortiz
    • "Mi Vicio Más Grande" – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
    • "Te Mestiste" – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Regional Mexican Artist of the Year Best Lyrics
  • Banda Los Recoditos
    • Calibre 50
    • Gerardo Ortiz
    • Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
    • Voz De Mando
Best Collaboration Best Cover Song
Best Song from a Movie Biggest Triple Threat
Most Meme-able Moment Best Fan Army
  • Taylor Swift's "Crazy Girl" with Running Mascara (from "Blank Space" video)
    • Adele and "Hello" memes (Lionel Richie, Miss Piggy)
    • Drake and "Hotline Bling"
    • Katy Perry and the Left Shark (from Super Bowl 49)
    • Kanye West and Kanye For President / Kanye 2020
iHeartRadio Innovator Award[9]


Taylor Swift and The Weeknd were nominated for the inaugural Female and Male Artist of the Year categories (the previous two years featured simply Artist of the Year).[10] Swift was the big winner of the night with four awards, including Best Tour and Album of the Year.[5]

Out of the 29 categories, the awards also feature 7 fan-voted categories including Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics and Best Collaboration, as well as four new categories: Best Cover Song, Best Song from a Movie, Biggest Triple Threat and Most Meme-Able Moment. Voting took place via the iHeartRadio website from February 9 through March 25, except for Fan Army and Meme-Able Moment, which continued through the evening of the awards on April 3.


  1. ^ a b c Stutz, Colin (March 17, 2016). "Jason Derulo to Host iHeartRadio Music Awards". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Lynch, Joe (February 9, 2016). "iHeartRadio Music Awards Announce 2016 Nominees, Performers & New Categories". Billboard. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Weeknd's JUNO Awards Performing To Be Simulcast During 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards". iHeartMedia. March 31, 2016. Archived from the original on April 4, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Tune In To The iHeartRadio Music Awards On Sunday, April 3, Live On TBS, TNT, And truTV". iHeartMedia. March 30, 2016. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "iHeartRadio Music Awards 2016: See the Full Winners List". Billboard. April 3, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Surprise Announcement! Adele Accepts Song Of The Year iHeartRadio Music Award In The Middle Of Her Concert". iHeartMedia. March 31, 2016. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  7. ^ "iHeartRadio post". Twitter. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "iHeartRadio post". Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  9. ^ "U2 to Receive 2016 iHeartRadio Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards". People. March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  10. ^ Blistein, Jon (February 9, 2016). "Taylor Swift, the Weeknd Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards Noms". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 9, 2016.