Taylor Swift paid a gushing tribute to boyfriend Calvin Harris at the iHeart Radio Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The 26-year-old singer singled out DJ Calvin - whose real name is Adam Wiles - as she was presented with the gong for Best Tour by Justin Timberlake at the Forum in Inglewood.

Taylor said: "For the first time I had the most amazing person to come home to when the spotlight went out and when the crowds were all gone. So I want to thank my boyfriend Adam for that and I love you guys so much."

Taylor Swift hugs Calvin Harris after she was announced as the winner of the female artist of the year award during the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo / AP
Taylor Swift hugs Calvin Harris after she was announced as the winner of the female artist of the year award during the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo / AP

The Bad Blood hitmaker also picked up the award for Best Album, which was presented by her close pal and Triple Threat winner Selena Gomez, who introduced her as "My Girl T-Swizzy Taylor Swift".


Accepting the award, Taylor paid tribute to her family, saying: "I know my mom, dad and brother are watching and my most vivid memory of growing up is my mom and dad telling me that I was different and unique and special and I could do whatever I wanted in my life.

"So parents tell your kids every day that they are special, they are unique, they could do whatever they want with their lives. Thank you for having me."

She picked up gongs for Female Artist of the Year and was chosen for the new prize of Most Meme-able Moment for the "Crazy Girl with Running Mascara" from her Blank Space music video.

Taylor was also overjoyed when Calvin was awarded the prize for Dance Artist of the Year and gave him a huge hug in front of the crowd.

Other winners included Justin Bieber with three awards and Drake and Twenty One Pilots, who each were awarded two prizes.

And Zayn Malik took to the stage to perform Like I Would, after his debut album Mind of Mine topped the Billboard charts.

iHeartRadio Awards Winners 2016

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 Yeat - 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
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 (Blank Space video)
Triple Threat - Selena Gomez
Best Fan Army - Justin Bieber's Beliebers

- Bang! Showbiz