"Thank you @IIFA, @wizsabbas, @virafsarkari, @WizAndreTimmins for making today a memorable one to cherish", Rahman tweeted post his win.
Sonam Kapoor's film Neerja won the Best Film award.
Moreover, congratulations are due for Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury after winning the Best Direction Award at the 2017 IIFA.
The 18th edition of the awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements of Bollywood in different cities across the world is a three-day extravaganza that started from July 13 and is being held at the iconic MetLife Stadium in NY. Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were named Best Actors for their brilliant performance in 2016 movie Udta Punjab.
In the Best Lyrics category, the contenders were Amitabh Bhattacharya for "Channa mereya" from "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, ' Gulzar for "Aave re Hitchki" from "Mirzya" and Tanveer Ghazi for 'Tu chal" from Pink.
Amit Mishra bagged Best Playback Singer (Male) award for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil while Kanika Kapoor Tulsi Kumar jointly won the Best Playback Singer (Female) award for Udta Punjab and Airlift respectively.
The best story award went to Ayesha Devitre Dhillon and Shakun Batra for Kapoor & Sons.
As hosts, Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan attempted to keep the humour alive, but beyond a point, the crowd wasn't very engaged and booed them in between. Other than Bollywood VIPs, a few Hollywood stars, including Angelina Jolie, activity star Jackie Chan, Australian pop-star Kylie Minogue, British on-screen character Colin Firth, Hollywood stars Hillary Swank, Kevin Spacey and John Travolta, have likewise been there as a piece of IIFA award ceremony.
The event witnessed several high-octane performances.
Actress Katrina Kaif took the stage and grooved on songs like "Afghan jalebi", "Galti se mistake", "Dhoom machale" and "Kaala chashma". He and his alleged girlfriend Kriti Sanon gave an fantastic dance performance together in NY on July 15.