The 3rd annual iHeartRadio Music Awards has officially come to an end, but there’s no reason why we can’t relive it one last time, right?
From Zayn Malik’s solo debut to Taylor Swift’s sassiness, it’s safe to say that tonight’s ceremony was more than eventful.
So while the tunes are still echoing in our head and our blood is still boiling from the excitement, let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane as we revisit our top jaw-dropping moments that went down!
Jason Derulo is a Triple-Threat
As a nominee, host, and performer, Jason Derulo had his plate full tonight. But amazingly, the 26-year-old platinum recording artist was able to pull it off beautifully. Derulo opened up the award ceremony with an array of music’s top hits – including Rihanna’s “Work”, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”, Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”, and much more. He brought the jokes and the sexiness to his own performance of “If It Ain’t Love” tonight and for that, we tip our hats to you Mr. Derulo!
We’re “Team” Iggy Azalea
Despite her fiance’s on-going cheating scandal, the Aussie babe gave an outstanding performance of her latest single “Team” along with a help of her own denim-clad team. Iggy Azalea laid it all out on the stage and proved that she is not a woman you want to mess with, EVER. Keep your head high and your platform sneakers higher, girl!
Justin Bieber Keeps Getting Better
From his fiery performance at the Brits to his killer collab with Diplo and Skrillex at the Grammys, Justin Bieber constantly brings the house down and the iHeartRadio awards was no exception. The Biebs performed “Company” while in great company of a fan, but unfortunately for him, Selena Gomez decided to skip his performance as she was nowhere to be seen during his set. Her bff Taylor Swift however, saw it and let’s just say she couldn’t care less.
Taylor Swift Is Not Impressed
Taylor Swift slayed tonight, in more ways than one. After Bieber’s rather steamy performance, the camera quickly (or should I say swiftly) panned to the “Bad Blood” songstress where she sipped her drink and threw some intense eye-daggers. While she didn’t verbally shade the Biebs, her side-eye and unimpressed expression was more than enough confirmation. Memo to self: do NOT mess with the queen or her squad.
Zayn Malik First-EVER Solo Performance
Now SLAY-lor Swift might have racked a total of 4/8 wins, the artist who truly stole the night is 1D’s ex member, Zayn Malik. Usually when band members decides to go solo, their career is pretty much doomed from moment they leave, but that is clearly not the case here. Malik’s debut performance of “Like I Would” from his solo album Mind of Mine made everyone fall head over heels with his silky smooth vocals and intense stage presence. Things may be completely different now that Zayn is a one-man-band, but his incredible high-notes and refined looks haven’t changed one bit.
Demi Lovato and Brad Paisley’s “Stone Cold” Performance Gives Us Chills
The always lovely Demi Lovato took to the stage and left everyone speechless, from start to finish. Thanks to her pal Brad Paisley, the raw performance of her latest single “Stone Cold” was without a doubt one of best the night had to offer. The Forum lit up with orbs of light as everyone was completely mesmerized by this woman’s incredible talent. Well done, Lovato!
Joe Jonas Serenaded Demi Lovato
What’s that sound? Oh it’s just our nostalgic hearts breaking into a million pieces (but in the best way possible). During DNCE’s performance of “Cake By The Ocean”, Joe Jonas decided to casually stroll by Demi Lovato’s table and serenade her. It was literally Camp Rock all over again. We really dig how the two ex-lovers have no hard feelings (#Jelena should take some notes).