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14 Stars Tell Us What Honor They Deserve at the IHeartRadio Awards

Rolling Stone grilled Shakira, Luke Bryan, Avicii and more artists backstage in L.A.

Ariana Grande, IHEART Radio Music Awards

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Backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last night, we caught Shakira in her trailer, Rihanna making a grand entrance and Andy Dick in the parking lot, trying to crash the party. Since the show was making up categories for its debut broadcast — "Best Fan Army," "Instagram Award" — we asked as many stars as possible to answer the following question: If you could give yourself an award this year, what would it be for?

Answers Ariana Grande: "Most Obsessive-Compulsive Hard Worker With the Biggest Heart."

Shakira, IHEART Radio Music Awards

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"The Multitasker of the Year. Being a mom, being with the boys, and writing songs, and making an album, and producing and releasing it, all at the same time. Stuff that only women can do: multitask."

Luke Bryan, IHEART Radio Music Awards

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Luke Bryan

"Most Internally Happy Artist. Life is so good, and I'm finally settling into this role. I'm not wide-eyed about it: I'm making decisions based on the fans and the family, and I don't feel like I have to take everything that comes my way. So many times this year, I've pinched myself — this is an awesome year."

Hilary Duff, IHEART Radio Music Awards

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Hilary Duff

"The Good Cook for a Two-Year-Old award. I make some wicked dinners. He loves roasted broccoli. I made a split-pea soup the other night. He likes chicken fingers that have cornflakes as the crust. We've also been doing lots of science experiments — corn starch and water mixed together and exploding cans. Even though he's two, he gets a kick out of it. I enjoy it too. The other day, I was doing pirouettes in the kitchen — he was sitting in his chair and listening to Frozen, and I started spinning. He was like, 'Wow, Mama, wow!'"

Adam Lambert, IHEART Radio Music Awards

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Adam Lambert

"Most Hair Changes in One Week. Or a Chill the Fuck Out award. I think I'm in an interesting place, comparatively to where I've been — I'm just trying to have fun with everything. I was taking things a hair more seriously than I needed to —at the end of the day, it's music and it's joy."