Rihanna was the big winner of the evening at the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, which was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Thursday night on NBC. The sexy songstress walked away with four awards, including artist of the year and song of the year. Performers included Pitbull, Luke Bryan, Bastille, 30 Seconds to Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Ed Sheeran, Shakira and Arcade Fire.
Pharrell Williams received iHeart Radio’s innovator award with Beyonce, Oprah, Usher, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and Shakira speaking of Williams and his contributions to music in video messages.
“He was the person who made it cool to just be you,” said Beyonce.
“You gotta believe in something bigger than yourself,” he said. “I never dreamt in a million years as a producer that I would be standing here as an artist.”
Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars performed their hit song “City of Angels.” During the world premiere of the late Michael Jackson’s new song “Love Never Felt So Good” which was aired with Usher performing to it in tribute.
Kendrick Lamar took to the stage performing the West Coast classic “California Love,” by Tupac and Dr. Dre. Check out the video of K-Dot below and Usher's dance performance to the new Michael Jackson single "Love Never Felt So Good" as well.