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Zayn Malik performs solo at iHeartRadio Awards as U2 win Innovator Award

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Published 04/04/2016 | 10:17

Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Recording artist Zayn Malik performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Taylor Swift attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Recording artist Calvin Harris attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Singer Selena Gomez attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Actress Meagan Good attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Songwriter Diane Warren (L) and recording artist/actress Zendaya attend the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Recording artist Wiz Khalifa attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Recording artist Iggy Azalea attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Actress/singer Demi Lovato attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actress/singer Demi Lovato attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
TV personality Kelly Osbourne attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Musician Nile Rodgers attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
TV personality Derek Hough (L) and actress Kat Graham backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 20 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
TV personality Julianne Hough backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 20 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Actress/singer Serayah attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Model Karrueche Tran attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Actress Kat Graham poses in the broadcast room during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

Zayn Malik took to the stage solo on Sunday to perform his new track Like I Would live at the iHeartRadio Awards in LA.

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The former One Direction star's performance came just hours after it as announced that his album, Mind of Mine, had debuted at No1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US.

Singer Bono (L) and musician The Edge of U2, winners of the Innovator Award, pose in the press room during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Singer Bono (L) and musician The Edge of U2, winners of the Innovator Award, pose in the press room during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

It was the 23-year-old's first awards show performance since leaving the band in March of last year.

Meanwhile, U2 nabbed the Innovator Award and Bono and The Edge had some fun backstage posing for photos fighting over the gong in the press room.

Singer Bono (L) and musician The Edge of U2, winners of the Innovator Award, pose in the press room during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Singer Bono (L) and musician The Edge of U2, winners of the Innovator Award, pose in the press room during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift gave an adorable shout out to boyfriend Calvin Harris.

The pop star claimed the first award of the night when she was named Female Artist of the Year, and she went on to win Album of the Year for 1989, the Most Meme-able Moment for her "Crazy Girl with Running Mascara" from the Blank Space video and Best Tour.

Recording artist Taylor Swift accepts the award for 'Best Tour,' onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Recording artist Taylor Swift accepts the award for 'Best Tour,' onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

For the latter gong, Taylor couldn't help but gush over her beau, whose real name is Adam Richard Wiles, as she took to the stage after being introduced by Justin Timberlake.

“For the first time I had the most amazing person to come home to when the crowds were all gone and the spotlight went out so I’d like to thank my boyfriend Adam for that,” she said.

Singer Selena Gomez attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Singer Selena Gomez attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

It was also a successful evening for Calvin in every sense of the word, as he accepted the Dance Artist of the Year title.

Meanwhile, Taylor used her acceptance speech for the Female Artist of the Year gong to thank her famous "squad" of friends, which includes Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Lena Dunham,

Singer Justin Bieber, winner of the awards for Best New Artist and Best Dance Song, poses in the press room during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Singer Justin Bieber, winner of the awards for Best New Artist and Best Dance Song, poses in the press room during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

"I want to thank my friends," she said. "You guys were always there when I had questions, 'Do you like this song? Is this the right direction to go in?' They were the ones who reinforced me and said, 'You're doing the right thing.' "

She later shared several snaps from the evening on her Instagram page, writing: "The #iheartawards were magical and I'm so grateful for everything you've made happen in the last 10 years. I don't take one second of this for granted. I love you so much."

Hozier attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
Hozier attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

As well as cheering on Taylor, Selena had a big night herself, as she was named the ceremony's Triple Threat.

Talking of triple threats, Selena's ex Justin Bieber, who opened the show with a performance, picked up three awards, including Male Artist of the Year.

However, it seems rumours of a romance reunion between Selena and Justin are entirely untrue. According to Entertainment Tonight, Selena passed Justin as she was on her way to take photos and meet the press during the show, but the singer "totally ignored" his former girlfriend.

An eyewitness added to the outlet: "Justin didn't say a word. Selena then quickly abandoned her trip upstairs to meet the press."

But later in the evening, it seems Selena had put any animosity behind her, as she was seen applauding and even giving Justin a standing ovation as he collected his award for Male Artist of the Year. He also took home gongs for Dance Song of the Year for Where Are U Now with Skrillex & Diplo and Best Fan Army for his "Beliebers".

He also took to the stage at the event to perform his hit song Sorry. Other performances came from R&B Artist of the Year winner Chris Brown and Jason Derulo.

Irish star Hozier as also in attendance on the night.

Jason also hosted the prizegiving at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

 

The full list of winners is:

Song of the Year - Hello by Adele

Female Artist of the Year - Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber

Best New Artist - Fetty Wap

Best Duo/Group of the Year - Maroon 5

Album of the Year - 1989 by Taylor Swift

Best Tour - Taylor Swift

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year - Twenty One Pilots

Alternative Rock Song of the Year - Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots

Rock Artist of the Year - Foo Fighters

Rock Song of the Year - Heavy Is The Head by Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell

Country Song of the Year - Buy Me a Boat by Chris Janson

Country Artist of the Year - Luke Bryan

Dance Song of the Year - Where Are U Now by Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

Dance Artist of the Year - Calvin Harris

Hip Hop Song of the Year - Hotline Bling by Drake

Hip Hop Artist of the Year - Drake

R&B Song of the Year - Earned It by The Weeknd

R&B Artist of the Year - Chris Brown

Latin Song of the Year - El Perdon by Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

Latin Artist of the Year - Pitbull

Regional Mexican Song of the Year - Levantando Polvadera by Voz de Mando

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year - Banda Los Recoditos

Best Lyrics - Fight Song by Rachel Platten

Best Collaboration - Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best Cover Song - Uptown Funk by Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox

Best Song from a Movie - Til It Happens To You by Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground)

Most Meme-able Moment - Taylor Swift’s Crazy Girl with Running Mascara (from Blank Space video)

Triple Threat - Selena Gomez

Best Fan Army - Justin Bieber's Beliebers

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