Well, it’s over. Possibly the greatest collection of music industry personalities since … the last Grammys, the iHeart Music Awards show, has come and gone, on Thursday night, May 1.
Aired on NBC TV and Clear Channel radio stations, the show occupied several venues in Los Angeles providing beau coup opportunities for selfies, pictures, tweets and texts.
A release noted: “The iHeartRadio Music Awards was a dominant social media topic throughout the week of the show, with #iHeartAwards trending No. 1 on Twitter throughout the night and continuing to trend with tweets and retweets from fans as well as artists.”
Here is a list of the winners of the awards, determined by over 65 million hashtag votes on Facebook and Twitter. I guess that’s better than Johnny Carson’s mayonnaise jar (that’s a joke).
Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year
“Pour It Up,” Rihanna
“Timber,” Pitbull featuring Ke$ha
Best New Artist
“Wrecking Ball,” Miley Cyrus
Best Fan Army
iHeartRadio Young Influencer Award
iHeartRadio Instagram Award
Austin Mahone’s Mahomies
Alt Rock Song of the Year
“Demons” Imagine Dragons
Song of the Year
“Stay,” Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
Country Song of the Year
“Boys ’Round Here,” Blake Shelton
EDM Song of the Year
“Wake Me Up,” Avicii
iHeartRadio Innovator Award
Artist of the Year
Here’s a list of performers: Blake Shelton, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Pitbull, Shakira, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Arcade Fire, Ed Sheeran, Bastille and Usher.
Here’s a list of some of the beautiful attending: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, Imagine Dragons, Chris Martin, Lorde, Mel B, Ashley Greene, Lil Jon, Jason Ritter, Hilary Duff, Joe Manganiello, Chester Bennington, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Juanes, Bobby Bones, Juicy J, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez, Lionel Richie.
If one thing’s for certain, next year’s version will be bigger.