iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015: Net Worths of Winners Taylor Swift, Sam Smith

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NBC aired the second annual iHeartRadio Music Awards Sunday, March 29. Nominees in various categories included Meghan Trainor, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Foo Fighters, the Arctic Monkeys, Pharrell Williams and Iggy Azalea.

Award categories included Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best New Artist, Best Lyrics, Best Fan Army, the first-ever Renegade Award, and Best Country, Hip Hop, Dance Song and Alternative Rock Song of the Year.

The big winner of the night was Taylor Swift, who claimed three awards, including Song of the Year for “Shake It Off,” Best Lyrics for “Blank Space” and Artist of the Year, beating out Iggy Azalea, Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande and Sam Smith. Smith was also a winner last night, earning the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Artist, a title he claimed at the 2015 Grammy Awards in February, as well.

Talent and awards go hand-in-hand, but what about wealth? Here are the net worths of the iHeartRadio Music Award winners.

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iHeartRadio Music Award Winners: Net Worths of Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift Net Worth: $200 Million

Boasting a long list of awards (and ex-lovers), including a slew of Grammy Awards, Teen Choice Awards, American Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards, she’s understandably bringing in a large paycheck; Taylor Swift’s net worth is $200 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

The 25-year-old starlet beat out music heavyweights John Legend and Pharrell Williams, among about a dozen other artists. Swift won every award she was nominated for at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, except for Best Fan Army.

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Sam Smith Net Worth: $15 Million

Nominated in five categories — Best Lyrics, Best New Artist, Dance Song of the Year, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year — Sam Smith walked away with just one award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards — Best New Artist. He’s already pulling in high earnings, however; Sam Smith’s net worth is $15 million.

Calvin Harris Net Worth: $70 Million

Calvin Harris, the Scottish DJ famous for a number of collaborations with artists like Ellie Golding, Florence Welch and Rihanna, took home the award for Best Dance Song. Winning for “Summer,” a song he sings himself, his numerous singles and three-year residence at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas have earned Calvin Harris a net worth of $70 million.

Jeremih Net Worth: $525,000

“Don’t Tell ‘Em” featuring YG earned Jeremih Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year. With a couple other large singles to his name, Jeremih’s net worth is $525,000, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Jason Aldean Net Worth: $40 Million

Country artist Jason Aldean brought home the award for Country Song of the Year. “Burnin’ It Down” beat nominees “Bartender” by Lady Antebellum, “Dirt” by Florida Georgia Line, “Give Me Back My Hometown” by Eric Church and “Play It Again” by Luke Bryan.

His wealth matches his notoriety in the music industry; Jason Aldean’s net worth is a high $40 million.

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J. Net Worths: $70 Million Total

Song “Bang Bang” earned Jessie J., Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj iHeartRadio trophies for Best Collaboration. Between them, these three artists boast a combined net worth of $70 million, with Jessie J.’s net worth at $8 million, Ariana Grande’s net worth at $12 million and Nicki Minaj’s net worth at $50 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Brantley Gilbert Net Worth: $10 Million

Meant to honor artists who overcame obstacles and stayed true to themselves, Jeep sponsored the first ever Renegade Award this year. Nominees included Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Hozier, Meghan Trainor and Brantley Gilbert. Ultimately, a country star took home the award. Brantley Gilbert’s net worth is a cool $10 million.

Hozier Net Worth: Unknown

Nominated for two awards — the Renegade award and Alternative Rock Song of the Year — Hozier’s hit “Take Me to Church” earned him a win for the latter category. His name in the business is growing, with invitations to perform live during the Grammy Awards in February and a set at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival. Hozier’s net worth isn’t known.

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  • Reese

    Holy crap. $200 million?!?!?

  • Lucas

    Not surprised by Taylor Swift’s net worth. I’m not much of a fan, but I have to give her props. She knows how to write catchy tunes.