Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo win big at 2022 iHeartRadio Awards. (Image: @dualipa,@lilnasx,@oliviarodrigo/Instagram)

Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo win big at 2022 iHeartRadio Awards

On Tuesday night, the biggest names in music came out to perform and accept their prizes at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards ceremony.

The ninth annual award show announced its list of nominees in January, and included hopeful stars like Ariana Grande, Megan Thee Stallion, The Weeknd, Doja Cat and Billie Eilish.

While all the nominees are undoubtedly talented musicians, the big winners in the top categories included Lil Nas X who took home "Male Artist of the Year." On the other hand, “good 4 u” singer Olivia Rodrigo earned "Female Artist of the Year."

Additionally, Dua Lipa snagged "Song of the Year" with her chart-topping pop song “Levitating.

Meanwhile global icon Jennifer Lopez was the recipient of this year's Icon Award.She was recognized for "her impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force," according to a press release.

 

 

 

"I appreciate this so much, so very, very much," the 52 year-old artist told the crowd. “ You made that dream come true. I'm shaking! And I will always be grateful to each and every one of you for that. And I will never forget it, and I will never, ever take it for granted. So I want to say thank you to every one of you for believing in me when other people didn't, even when I didn't. Thank you for teaching me who I really am."


She concluded her speech by reassuring fans that she is “just getting started.”


After accepting her prize, Lopez performed a version of "On My Way," from her movie Marry Me and “Get Right.” She sang alongside some very familiar drag queens serving in some of her most iconic looks from over the years.


This years show saw several new categories up for grabs. Fan voting was brought to listeners and even determined this year’s winners for Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer, TikTok Bop of the Year and the first-ever TikTok Songwriter of the Year and Best Comeback Album.


The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards kicked off live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Fox.

View the complete list of iHeartRadio winners here

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