Rihanna took to the stage from a helicopter to debut her new single "B**ch Better Have My Money" while Jamie Foxx pulled double duty hosting the show AND performing his debut single "You Changed Me" for the first time, which also featured Chris Brown.
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Justin Timberlake graced us with his beautiful presence to accept the Innovator Award for his contributions to pop music. He sported a bright blue suit, and when he accepted his award said, "You can't have innovation without creation, so finally, I want to thank my best friend, my favorite collaborator, my wife, Jessica, at home, who's watching."
The singer continued, "Honey, I can't wait to see our greatest creation yet. Don't worry, Daddy's heading home right now to innovate by learning how to change a poopy diaper and get my swaddle on."
Artist of the Year Ariana Grande Iggy Azalea Luke Bryan Sam Smith Taylor Swift — WINNER
Song of the Year "All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor "All of Me" - John Legend "Happy" - Pharrell Williams "Shake It Off" — Taylor Swift — WINNER "Stay With Me" - Sam Smith
Best Collaboration "Bang Bang" — Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj — WINNER "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J "Fancy" - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX "Problem" - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea "Talk Dirty" - Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz
Best New Artist Bastille Cole Swindell Iggy Azalea Meghan Trainor Sam Smith — WINNER
Country Song of the Year "Bartender" - Lady Antebellum "Burnin' It Down" — Jason Aldean — WINNER "Dirt" - Florida Georgia Line "Give Me Back My Hometown" - Eric Church "Play It Again" - Luke Bryan
Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year "Don't Tell 'Em" - Jeremih featuring YG — WINNER "Drunk in Love" - Beyoncé featuring Jay Z "Flawless" - Beyoncé "Loyal" - Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga "New Flame" - Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross
Dance Song of the Year "Animals" - Martin Garrix "Blame" - Calvin Harris featuring John Newman "La La La" - Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith "Summer" — Calvin Harris — WINNER "Waves" - Mr. Probz
Alternative Rock Song of the Year "Come With Me Now" - KONGOS "Do I Wanna Know?" - Arctic Monkeys "Fever" - The Black Keys "Something From Nothing" - Foo Fighters "Take Me to Church" — Hozier — WINNER
Best Lyrics "All of Me" - John Legend "Blank Space" - Taylor Swift — WINNER "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic "Habits (Stay High)" - Tove Lo "Stay With Me" - Sam Smith "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran
Best Fan Army 5SOSFAM — 5 Seconds of Summer — WINNER Arianators - Ariana Grande Bey Hive - Beyoncé Team Breezy - Chris Brown Sheerios - Ed Sheeran Church Choir - Eric Church Directioners - One Direction Selenators - Selena Gomez Mendes Army - Shawn Mendes Swifties - Taylor Swift