The Weeknd, BTS sweep 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The iHeartRadio Music Awards hosted by Usher held on Thursday and broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles returned with a new category – for the first time, there were six contenders up for TikTok Bop of the Year, which was awarded based on fan votes.

Last year’s broadcast was cancelled due to the pandemic; however, the music awards show returned with eight nominations for The Weeknd, who led the iHeartRadio nominees and took home three awards, including Song of the Year and Male Artist of the Year, tying BTS for the most awards of the night.

He was closely followed by Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Rich, who each received seven nominations.

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande debuted their “Save Your Tears” remix in front of a real-life, indoor, masked audience! Silk Sonic, Dan + Shay, and Doja Cat were among the performers on the show.

Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlie, and H.E.R. also performed a musical tribute to Elton John, who was honoured with the iHeartRadio Icon Award this year.

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