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BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, Bella Poarch among winners at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards

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    K-pop boy band BTS and Filipino American artists Olivia Rodrigo, Bella Poarch,  Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak received several awards at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards Tuesday night. 

    The event awards the artists most played on iHeartRadio radio stations and app during the year.

    Filipino American singer Olivia Rodrigo took home awards for categories Female Artist of the Year and the Best New Pop Artist at the ninth annual ceremony, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. She was up against fellow Female Artist of the Year nominees Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift. The 19-year-old singer, who attended the event in a purple Versace minidress, also snagged the fanvoted TikTok Bop of the Year award for her hit song “Good 4 U.” 

    Fans were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists in several different categories, including  Best Fan Army and the Best Music Video, both of which were won by world-renowned K-pop boy band BTS. While it is no surprise that the ARMY racked up the votes in the first category for the fifth consecutive year, BTS’ music video for their 2021 hit song “Butter” won against artists like Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, The Weekend and Ed Sheeran.

    Another fan favorite was Filipino American artist Bella Poarch, who won the Social Star Award. The social media personality has the third most-followed TikTok account globally with 88.4 million followers.

    R&B duo Silk Sonic, which is composed of Filipino American singer Bruno Mars and Korean American rapper Anderson .Paak, won categories Best Duo/Group of the Year, R&B Album of the Year and R&B Song of the Year for their hit “Leave The Door Open.”

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