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iHeartRadio recently held their annual awards show, which aired live from Los Angeles. The show was hosted by none other than Ryan Seacrest and some of today’s biggest stars were in attendance to celebrate the big night in music. Celebs like Karrueche Tran, Christina Milian, and Jason Derulo helped to present awards and even conducted some interviews on the red carpet. The cutest presentation of the night went to Dj Khaled and his adorable son, as they brought Ed Sheeran to the stage, (who had an amazing performance full with a one man band of instruments and vocals.)

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Bruno Mars accepted the Innovator Award, which was by far the biggest award of the night, just after he lit up the stage with his hit “That’s What I Like,” to close out the show.

Justin Timberlake took home a big award as well, winning Song of the Year for “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and decided to use the opportunity to speak to the youth:

“If you are black, or you are brown, or you are gay, or you are lesbian, or you are trans…or maybe you’re just a sissy singing boy from Tennessee, anyone that is treating you unkindly, it is only because they are afraid, or have been taught to be afraid of how important you are because being different means you make the difference. So F**k Em!”

The crowd of course went wild and it was, without a doubt, one of the more important moments of the night.

Our favorite bad gyal, Rihanna, also accepted two awards for her album, Anti.

Big Sean had quite the night, performing two of songs off of his latest album I Decided, “Bounce Back” and “Moves.”

It was also a huge night for the Cyrus family, as Miley came out to introduce her little sister, Noah Cyrus, for her very first televised performance.

Being that the award show was only two hours long, there wasn’t enough time to hand out the more than 50 awards given; so iHeartRadio paired with Snapchat as an outlet for acceptance speeches that could not be televised.

All in all, it was a beautiful night of diversity and respect for all genres of music, which honored country, pop, rock and hip-hop. It is rare to see people of all demographics in the same room, just enjoying good music. If you missed the show, no need to worry!

iHeartRadio.com has the highlights, winners and performances that you may have missed!

Written By: Rahkiya Brown

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