Mars Receives Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Bruno Mars is a transformer…

The 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter picked up the Innovator Award at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Bruno Mars

But for Mars, who continues to make waves with his musical endeavors, including his latest album 24K Magic, the best is yet to come.

“Innovator is a very heavy word,” said Mars in his acceptance speech. “It’s a little ironic because I genuinely feel like I’m just getting started.”

But Mars wasn’t the only Latino artist to take home a trophy (or two)…

Ally Brooke Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui and their fellow Fifth Harmony members, including recently departed member Camila Cabello, claimed three awards.

For the second straight year, the all-girl group took home the Best Cover Song award. Last year, they won the award for their cover of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk;” this year they won for their performance of Elle King’s
Ex’s and Oh’s.”

Additionally, Fifth Harmony won for Best Music Video for their “Work From Home” clip featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and Best Fan Army for their Harmonizers.

Other winners include J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Joss Favela, Robert Trujillo and his fellow Metallica bandmates, CNCO, Calibre 50, Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga.

Here’s a look at this year’s winners:

Innovator Award:
Bruno Mars

Song of the Year: 
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake

Female Artist of the Year: 
Adele

Male Artist of the Year: 
Justin Bieber

Best New Artist:
The Chainsmokers

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 
twenty one pilots

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)
The Chainsmokers

Pop Album of the Year:
25 – Adele

Producer of the Year: (New Category)
Benny Blanco

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Heathens” – twenty one pilots

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
twenty one pilots

Alternative Rock Album of the Year:
Blurryface – twenty one pilots

Rock Song of the Year:
“Bang Bang” – Green Day

Rock Artist of the Year:
Disturbed

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)
The Strumbellas

Rock Album of the Year:
Hardwired… to Self-Destruct – Metallica

Country Song of the Year:
“Somewhere On A Beach” – Dierks Bentley

Country Artist of the Year:
Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)
Kelsea Ballerini

Country Album of the Year:
Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Dance Song of the Year:
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey

Dance Artist of the Year: 
The Chainsmokers

Dance Album of the Year:
Collage – The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 
“One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Drake

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)
Chance The Rapper

R&B Song of the Year:
“Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year: 
The Weeknd

R&B Album of the Year:
Anti – Rihanna

Latin Song of the Year: 
“Duele El Corazon” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin

Latin Artist of the Year: 
Nicky Jam

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)
CNCO

Latin Album of the Year:
Energía – J Balvin

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: 
“Solo Con Verte” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 
Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Album of the Year:
Recuerden Mi Estilo – Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)  
Bryson Tiller

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)
Joss Favela

Best Tour:
A Head Full of Dreams Tour Coldplay 

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category
“Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
“Ex’s and Oh’s” – Fifth Harmony

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category
“Girls Talk Boys” – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)

Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 
Pierce the Veil

Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category  
Jack and Jack from Snapchat

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers

Best Solo Breakout
Zayn

Fifth Harmony Named to Billboard’s 21 Under 21 List

Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui and Ally Brooke Hernandez are the Latinas on top…

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members have been named to Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list, the music magazine’s annual look at the hottest artists in all genres who can’t yet legally purchase.

Fifth Harmony

The ladies of Fifth Harmony come in at No. 2, up three spots from last year’s ranking.

After heavy touring in 2014, Fifth Harmony finally released the all-girl group’s debut album, Reflection, in 2015. The wait was totally “Worth It,” to quote the title of the smash third single off the album, featuring rapper Kid Ink. The tune climbed to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the album cracked the top five of the Billboard 200, proving once again that these former The X Factor contestants are a real-deal girl group.

In September, the quintet quickened the pulses of Harmonizers — the name given to its legions of superfans — by announcing that work had begun on album No. 2.

“You’ll have music to soothe your soul soon, everything will be fine, we love you to death and we’re not going anywhere. I promise,” Jauregui told Billboard, looking ahead to another big year.

But the girls of Fifth Harmony aren’t the only ones returning to the 21 Under 21 list.

Becky G comes in at No. 12, dropping three spots from last year’s list.

The 18-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper and soon-to-be Power RangersYellow Ranger was one of the first artists to sing out against Donald Trump.

When Trump made his now-infamous anti-immigrant remarks in June 2015 campaign speech, he was challenged by the singer, rapper, and actress born Rebecca Marie Gomez. Becky G released “We Are Mexico” in the wake of Trump’s comments to show she’s proud of her Latin heritage.

Born in Inglewood, Calif., to parents of Mexican descent, Becky G has incorporated Latin sounds throughout her career, and in 2014, she rose to fame with the singles “Can’t Get Enough” (a Latin Rhythm Airplay chart-topper featuring Pitbull) and “Shower.”

As she continues to prep her debut album — a hotly tipped set she’s prefaced with the 2015 singles “Lovin’ So Hard” and “Break a Sweat” — she’s also found success on TV, playing Valentina Galindo on the Fox series Empire.

Meanwhile, Luis Coronel makes his debut on the list…

The 19-year-old Mexican American singer who is already famous throughout the Latin music world is getting ready to go global.

Born in Tucson, Coronel is prepping album No. 3, the follow-up to last year’s mega-selling Quiero ser tu dueño. That album reached No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart, making Coronel the youngest solo artist in 13 years to rule that particular tally.

With his next LP, the former YouTube star is looking to continue expanding his sound and giving his millions of “Coronelas,” or diehard fans, genre-defying music that incorporates different rhythms.

“We’re adding more instruments and more up-tempo sounds so that people can feel good and dance,” Coronel told Billboard in August, when he debuted the single “Nada Más Por Eso.” “I know that the fans are going to love it, they’re really going to enjoy it.”

Click here to see the complete 21 Under 21 list.

Fifth Harmony Heading into the Studio to Record New Album

Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui and Ally Brooke Hernandez are apparently making new music…

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members are heading back to the studio.

Fifth Harmony

“We’re about to start recording our new album the day after tomorrow,” Cabello revealed to Billboard backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2015 over the weekend.

“We’ve heard some of the demos and we’re really, really excited about some of them,” Cabello said about their sophomore album, which will follow up their debut, Reflection.

“They’re really, really cool. I heard one the other day that I was like, that was probably my favorite song that we’re gonna record.”

The group will begin recording in Los Angeles.

Fifth Harmony is still making strides with Reflection’s third single, “Worth It,” featuring Kid Ink, which has peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Though the song’s bouncy appeal is clear, Cabello credits their Harmonizers with making it a success.

“I think it was really the fans that propelled that song,” said Cabello. “They requested it on the radio stations and they were so driven for us to have a successful song on the radio. We have a really, really passionate core group fanbase and I think they just worked that. They were just on it.”

Lovato Earns Three Radio Disney Music Awards Nominations

Demi Lovato is a Radio Disney darling…

Nominations for this year’s Radio Disney Music Awards have been revealed, with the 22-year-old part-Mexican American singer-actress earning three nominations.

Demi Lovato

Lovato, a two-time RDMA award winner, is nominated in the Best Breakup Song category for her hit single “Really Don’t Care” (featuring Cher Lloyd).

Additionally, Lovato will compete against herself for Best Collaboration, after earning two nominations in the category. Her first came for her multi-nominated track “Really Don’t Care,” while the second came for her collab with The Vamps on “Somebody to You.”

Fifth Harmony, meantime, tied Lovato with three nods.

The all-girl group created on Fox’s second season of The X Factor, featuring Latina singers Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, will face off against One Direction and 5 Seconds to Summer in the Best Music Group category.

Additionally, Fifth Harmony’s track “Bo$$” is nominated for Catchiest New Song, while the group’s devoted Harmonizers have landed them a nod in the Fiercest Fans category.

But Fifth Harmony and Demi Lovato aren’t the only Latina nominees…

Becky G, last year’s Best New Artist winner, has earned two nods this year.

The 18-year-old Mexican American singer-rapper will compete in the Artist with the Best Style category, as well as in the Catchiest New Song section for her dancetastic single “Shower.”

Last but certainly not least, Selena Gomez, a four-time RDMA winner, has earned a nod in the Best Breakup Song category for her Justin Bieber-inspired single “The Heart Wants What It Wants.”

The 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards will take place on Saturday, April 25 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. They’ll air the next day, Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the Disney Channel.

Voting is open now through Sunday, April 5 at Disney.com, via the Radio Disney app, on Radio Disney’s Facebook and Twitter profiles, or by texting RDMA to Disney (347639).

Tickets for the award show have been made available for purchase now also at the official website.

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards:

They’re The One – Best Music Group

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Fifth Harmony
  • One Direction

He’s The One – Best Male Artist

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Nick Jonas
  • Pharrell Williams

She’s The One – Best Female Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Taylor Swift

The Bestest – Song Of The Year

  • “Problem” (feat. Iggy Azalea) – Ariana Grande
  • “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
  • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

XOXO – Best Crush Song

  • “Jealous” – Nick Jonas
  • “Steal My Girl” – One Direction
  • “Can’t Blame a Girl For Trying” – Sabrina Carpenter

So FANtastic – Fiercest Fans

  • Directioners – One Direction
  • Harmonizers – Fifth Harmony
  • R5Family – R5

The Freshest – Best New Artist

  • Charli XCX
  • Echosmith
  • Shawn Mendes

So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile

  • “Happy” – Pharrell Williams
  • “Smile” – R5
  • “Sugar” – Maroon 5

#Cool – Radio Disney’s Most Talked About Artist

  • @arianagrande
  • @taylorswift13
  • @5sos

Stuck In Our Heads – Catchiest New Song (Presented By BAND-AID Brand)

  • “Shower” – Becky G
  • “Bo$$” – Fifth Harmony
  • “Classic” – MKTO

That’s My Jam – Best Song To Rock Out To With Your BFF

  • “Young Blood” – Bea Miller
  • “Cool Kids” – Echosmith
  • “Geronimo” – Sheppard

Move! – Best Song To Dance To

  • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
  • “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
  • “Too Cool to Dance” – Eden XO

Hit The Road – Best Breakup Song

  • “Really Don’t Care” (feat. Cher Lloyd) – Demi Lovato
  • “Heartbreak Heard Around the World” – Jacob Latimore
  • “The Heart Wants What It Wants” – Selena Gomez

You’re So Fancy! – Artist With The Best Style

  • Ariana Grande
  • Becky G
  • Zendaya Coleman

Musical Mashup – Best Collaboration

  • “Really Don’t Care” (feat. Cher Lloyd) – Demi Lovato
  • “Wrapped Up” (feat. Travie McCoy) – Olly Murs
  • “Somebody to You” (feat. Demi Lovato) – The Vamps

Fifth Harmony Named to This Year’s Billboard 21 Under 21 List

Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui are hot young stars

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members have earned a spot on Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list, the annual ranking of music’s most powerful minors.

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony, the all-girl group created by Simon Cowell on the second season of The X Factor, has moved up from No. 21 last year to No. 5 on the 2014 list.

Since their formation, Hernandez, Cabello, Jauregui and the gang have earned love from a million Harmonizers, one of the most passionate online fanbases today, helping the ladies of Fifth Harmony continue to thrive a few years removed from their X Factor introduction.

Following their debut EP release last October, Fifth Harmony has spent much of 2014 on the road supporting artists like Demi Lovato and Austin Mahone on tour, winning over new fans while preparing for the release of their debut full-length album, Reflection.

The first single, “Bo$$,” flaunted a rhythmic new sound and became 5H’s biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit to date, ahead of Reflection’s November release.

Recently, Fifth Harmony has added some impressive honors to their list of accomplishments, earning the MTV Artist to Watch award at the MTV Video Music Awards, as well as the Favorite Band on Social Media award at the Shorties.

They recently released the second single from Reflection,Them Girls Be Like.”

But Fifth Harmony’s Latina singers aren’t the only Hispanic artists on the list…

Becky G makes her first-ever appearance on Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list.

The 17-year-old Mexican American singer, rapper, actress and CoverGirl model comes in at No. 9 on the list.

The L.A.-born Gomez has continued to build momentum since her Dr. Luke-produced debut single “Shower” reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2014. “Can’t Get Enough,” featuring Pitbull, spent a week at No. 1 on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart in June and recent TV performances on the Today show and the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, among others, have brought even more attention to the Latina teen queen. Her strong social media following (she’s quickly approaching 5 million Facebook likes) has continued to rise as she tours with Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo. With her debut full-length album set for release later this year, Becky G is on her way to becoming a bona fide power brand.

Meanwhile, the first Latino on this year’s list is Luis Coronel.

The 18-year-old regional Mexican singer, who comes in at No. 11, hadn’t even finished high school before he was trending on social media and showing up on the Billboard charts in 2013. One year later, he has a major teen following in the U.S. and beyond, as well as a thriving career under his belt.

The Del Records artist spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart with Con La Frente En Alto in October 2013 and his single “Tenerte” spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay charts earlier this year.

He’s also had two top 10 hits on the Hot Latin Songs chart, has won trophies for new artist of the year at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards and social media sensation on Telemundo‘s Premios Tu Mundo awards show, has served as a judge on the Mexican singing competition show La Academia Kids and has toured with major recording acts Julion Alvarez to Gerardo Ortiz. Next up for Coronel: a new album, Quiero Ser Tu Dueno, due on September 30.

Last, but certainly not least, Scotty McCreery comes in at No. 16 on this year’s list, down eight spots from his No. 8 position last year.

The 20-year-old part-Puerto Rican country singer has come a long way since winning season 10 of American Idol. The past year has seen the North Carolina native continue to grow his career. “See You Tonight” became his first top 10 hit on the Billboard charts, and became his third gold single. His sophomore album of the same name topped the Country Albums chart upon its release in October 2013, and also became his third straight song to hit the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

McCreery is also proving himself as a live commodity — his See You Tonight tour put him in front of thousands of fans each night, and continues to roll across the country through December. As he approaches 21 in just a few weeks, this will be Scotty’s last appearance on our 21 Under 21.