While Taylor Swift may have stolen the iHeartRadio Awards show with her numerous awards and stunning looks, the “New Romantics” singer also gained some unwanted publicity based off the event, Hollywood Life reported on Sunday.
As Justin Bieber finished singing “Love Yourself” and “Company” during the ceremony, Taylor Swift and her man Calvin Harris didn’t hide their disdain for the 22-year-old pop artist that dated Swift squad member Selena Gomez. Their actions tell the entire story without need for words.
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) April 4, 2016
Although Taylor Swift cast some shade at Justin Bieber Sunday night at the iHeartRadio Awards, the singer wowed fans on the red carpet and while on stage.
Taylor Swift showed up to the iHeartRadio Awards wearing a black sparkly jumpsuit. It was tight fitting and while it showed off her arms, the jumpsuit covered her legs. Taylor Swift paired the ensemble with black ankle boots. According to E! Online, the outfit earned comparisons to Catwoman’s gear.
Taylor Swift opted for minimal jewelry which allowed her dark nails to pop. Her short blond hair was wavy and natural.
— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) April 3, 2016
Going into the awards, Taylor Swift was nominated eight times, more than any other artist this year. In the end, Taylor Swift would go home with the most awards as well. The top awards that Taylor Swift won were Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for her 1989 record. Taylor Swift also won for Best Tour as well as the Best Meme-able moment. The moment was from her “Blank Space” music video in which Taylor Swift can be seen with mascara running all over her face.
On stage, as she accepted her awards, Taylor Swift eschewed her natural grace during her acceptance speeches. The theme of her thankfulness continued to come back to the friends she has made throughout her life. After winning for Female Artist of the Year, Taylor Swift explained her decision-making process.
“The decision to make a pop album was not made in a conference room [or] at a record label. Those decisions were made in a kitchen with my girlfriends and the women in my life.”
And while Taylor Swift beat out one of her closest friends – Selena Gomez – in the category, there was no “Bad Blood” between the two singers. Instead, Selena Gomez radiantly cheered her on as Taylor Swift addressed the camaraderie in her speech.
“You guys were always there when I had questions. They were the ones who reinforced me and said you’re doing the right thing.”
When Taylor Swift won the award for Best Tour, it was Justin Timberlake who had the opportunity to announce her win, as People reported. When Taylor Swift came on stage to accept the award, she took the opportunity to acknowledge her boyfriend Calvin Harris (whose actual name is Adam Richard Wiles).
“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.”
The Scottish DJ also had a successful night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards as he won for Dance Artist of the Year. In her seat, Taylor Swift had nothing but admiration for her boyfriend. She was beaming and proud and by the looks of it, happy to be able to share their success together.
— Mashable (@mashable) April 4, 2016
It will have been just over a year since Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris began dating and here’s hoping it’s a relationship that will survive despite rumors early on that the relationship was on the rocks.
Taylor Swift has enjoyed two award ceremonies this past weekend. Her first was an opportunity for her to present the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to her gal pal Ruby Rose at the GLAAD Awards Saturday, the Inquisitr reported.
Taylor Swift has been riding the success of her 1989 album since it debuted in October 2014 which means it might be time for a new album to come out.
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