Despite this year’s in-person cancellation of the iHeart Radio Music Awards, artists still won big in a variety of new and established categories.

As one would expect this years winners included Billie Eilish for Female Artist of the Year and two other awards, Lizzo for Song of the Year (“Truth Hurts”), Jonas Brothers for Best Duo/Group of the Year, Taylor Swift for Album of the Year (Lover) and Elton John with the Tour of the Year Award.

New iHeart Radio Music Awards categories included Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, Best Remix, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer and the first-ever Favorite Music Video Choreography Award.

Given the existing limitations on awards ceremonies during the pandemic, this year’s “live event” portion of the iHeartRadio Music Awards, originally scheduled to air from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 29, was cancelled, but winners were officially announced via social media and radio broadcasts during the Labor Day weekend. The show is set to return to the Fox network in 2021.

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