Derulo Delights at iHeart Radio Music Awards

Mikaela Frigillana, Online Editor

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood took the iHeartRadio Music Awards stage on Sunday, April 3, to celebrate all the exciting achievements in music over the course of the past year.

The host of the evening, Jason Derulo, wowed the crowd with his high-energy choreography-based introduction featuring hits like Drake and Future’s “Jumpman,” David Guetta’s “Hey Mama,” Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” Rihanna’s “Work,” and Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s “Lean On.” Shortly after, Justin Bieber opened the show with a mix of his well-known hit, “Love Yourself,” and his new single “Company.” During the performance, Bieber entered the sea of fans before him and danced with one of the lucky Beliebers!

Several other artists shared some of their newer songs at the event, blowing everyone away, such as Derulo himself, with an exciting performance of “If It Ain’t Love,” and Zayn with his first-ever solo awards performance of “Like I Would,” from his new album, “Mind of Mine.” The powerhouse vocals of Demi Lovato gave the audience chills toward the middle of the show, with her utterly raw and emotional delivery of “Stone Cold,” accompanied by one of country music’s biggest stars, Brad Paisley, on the guitar.

Near the end, Chris Brown did everything but disappoint with his four-song medley from his latest album, Royalty, including tracks such as “Liquor,” “Back To Sleep,” “Wrist,” and “Anyway.” Other highlights of the night included Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber alike taking home the grand titles of “Female Artist of the Year” and “Male Artist of the Year.” Swift’s most recent album, “1989,” was named Album of the Year, and it was no surprise when Adele’s iconic “Hello” won Song of the Year. From unforgettable looks on the red carpet to heartfelt acceptance speeches, the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards was certainly a night to remember.