In only two days, Taylor Swift is set to be respected at the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards.
Now in it’s sixth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards taking place on Thursday will celebrate the most popular artists and biggest hits over the past year as determined by listeners tuning into iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music platform.
Here’s everything you need to know before the big show:
T-Pain (real name: Faheem Rasheed Najm) is set to emcee the award show following a busy couple of months. On Feb. 27, he released his sixth studio album, 1UPthis link opens in a new tab, after winning Fox’s hit reality competition The Masked Singer.
The rapper follows in the footsteps of last year’s hosts — Hailey Baldwin(before she was known as Mrs. Bieber) and DJ Khaled.
“It’s no secret why this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees are a Who’s Who of music,” said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises. “These are the artists and the songs iHeartRadio listeners couldn’t get enough of this past year. It’s going to be an unforgettable show.”
Artists receiving multiple nominations include Cardi B, Drake, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons. All nominees are listed below. For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.
“Millions of music’s biggest fans have once again made their voices heard and, of course, we listened,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “What makes our iHeartRadio Music Awards categories so special is that they truly reflect the artists, songs and moments that have defined this past year in entertainment. We can’t wait to see who wins.”
In addition to being a compelling celebration of music and artists, the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards will again celebrate the fans, giving iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to decide winners in several new and established categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Best Solo Breakout, Cutest Musician’s Pet and the first-ever Song That Left Us Shook and Favorite Tour Photographer awards.
Social voting begins today, January 9, and will close on March 7. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.
Ranking as one of the most talked-about television events in social media this past year, the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awardsgarnered over 216 billion social media impressions in the U.S. alone. It also proved its strength on individual platforms, such as Twitter, where the official hashtag of the evening, #iHeartAwards2018, trended #1 on Twitter worldwide and in the U.S. in more than 30 cities
Among the many winners of the 2018 Awards were Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” for Song of the Year, Taylor Swift for Female Artist of the Year, Ed Sheeran for Male Artist of the Year, Cardi B for Best New Artist, Maroon 5 for Best Duo/Group of the Year and U2 for Best Tour. Chance the Rapper received the most prestigious award of the evening – the 2018 iHeartRadio Innovator Award – for his groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry and his unsurpassable contributions to social causes. In addition, L’Oréal Paris and iHeartRadio presented Camila Cabello with the first-ever Fangirls Award, which recognizes a female artist who has pushed boundaries with her music and message, while inspiring fans around the globe. And Bon Jovi received the first-ever iHeartRadio Icon Award for their global impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force with a loyal fan base worldwide.
This year’s awards will feature a broad array of categories, including Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Duo/Group of the Year and individual winners for Album of the Year in music’s biggest genres, including Pop, Country, Alternative Rock, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin and Regional Mexican formats. For the third year, the 2019 Best New Artist awards will be grouped by music format and format winners will then become finalists for the top title of Best New Artist. Category finalists (by alphabetical order) are:
I HEART RADIO Music awards March
- Date: Mar 14, 2019 • 8 pm
Location: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Following the enormous accomplishment of her record breaking Reputation World Tour, the 29-year-old hotshot vocalist will get the desired Tour of the Year Award at the service on Thursday evening. T.Swift is additionally selected for Best Music Video at the honor appear for her darling “Sensitive” visual, while her Swifties are likewise up for Best Fan Army!
Throughout the years, Swift has had numerous fantastic minutes at the service. From performing with Madonna, to winning different honors, the artist dependably seems to have a ton of fun. Along these lines, in festivity of the current week’s honor appear, we should bring a trek down T.Swift path with her most vital iHeartRadio Music Awards minutes!
1. Performing With Madonna: At the 2015 function, Swift collaborated with Madonna to perform “Ghosttown.” During that equivalent honor appear, Madonna additionally introduced her “most loved guitar player” Swift with the Song of the Year Award for “Shake It Off.”
“All things considered, I need to express gratitude toward Madonna for being Madonna, above all else,” T.Swift started her acknowledgment discourse. “I need to express gratitude toward Max Martin and Shellback for composing this tune with me. It was the best time I’ve at any point had composing a melody.”
2. Justin Timberlake Presents Swift With Tour of the Year Award: During the 2016 service, Justin Timberlake made that big appearance to give Swift the Tour of the Year Award for her 1989 World Tour.
“I believe that one of my most loved things about this visit was the fellowship that I felt between the majority of the specialists that turned out,” Swift told the group, referencing the stars who joined her on the 1989 Tour organize. “I need to begin by expressing gratitude toward Justin Timberlake for the precedent that he has set for us all in this room.”
Quick proceeded to thank then-sweetheart Calvin Harris, who she alluded to as “the most astounding individual to get back home to” when the spotlight went out.
3. Selena Gomez Presents Swift With the Best Album Award: To display the honor for Best Album, Selena Gomez made that big appearance at the 2016 function.
“What’s more, the iHeartRadio Music Award goes to…my young lady T.Swizzy, Taylor Swift,” Gomez said as she read her BFF’s name.
In the wake of showing up on the stage together, the buddies later shared an embrace as they grinned for cameras.
4. Quick Gives a Shout-Out to Her Friends: After winning Female Artist of the Year at the 2016 function, move gave a yell out to the ladies throughout her life.
“This collection, 1989, and the most recent two years of my life have been the best time I’ve at any point had,” she said in her discourse. “What’s more, the choice to make a pop collection was not made in a meeting room at a record mark. Those choices were made in my kitchen, with my lady friends, and the ladies throughout my life. Thus, I need to thank my companions, you all were dependably there when I had questions, ‘Do you like this tune? Is this the correct bearing to go in?’ They were the ones who strengthened me and stated, ‘You’re making the best decision, dependably pursue that.’”
5. Winning Female Artist of the Year in 2018: While Swift couldn’t make it to the function in 2018 because of visit practices, she set aside a few minutes to send a sweet video message for her acknowledgment discourse.
“Hello folks! I simply needed to state thank you such a great amount for this honor,” Swift said. “What’s more, to the fans, for everything that you have done, and dependably do, and keep on doing, you’re really great.”
The iHeartRadio Music Awards, facilitated by T-Pain, will air March 14 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.
iHeartRadio Music and Fox Broadcasting Company have reported a few increments to the as of now ritzy lineup at the current year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards. The Backstreet Boys, Ella Mai, lovelytheband, Marshmello with extraordinary visitor Lauv just as Travis Barker and Yungblud (who will join Halsey) are set to make that big appearance at the honor appear.
The 6th yearly occasion will be facilitated by T-Pain, with beforehand reported exhibitions from Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Garth Brooks, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves. Taylor Swift is additionally set to show up.
Occurring in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, grant moderators incorporate Bebe Rexha, Elle Fanning, Jamie and Corinne Foxx, Katy Perry, Maren Morris, Nicole Scherzinger, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Shay Mitchell, Steven Tyler, Zedd and the sky is the limit from there.
The occasion will likewise respect a few specialists: Alicia Keys with the iHeartRadio trailblazer grant; Garth Brooks with the first-historically speaking craftsman of the decade Award; Halsey with the iHeartRadio fangirls grant exhibited by L’Oréal Paris; and Taylor Swift with the voyage through the year grant.
iHeartRadio officially reported a few victors. Some of them incorporate Panic! At The Disco for elective shake collection of the year, Jason Aldean for blue grass collection of the year, twenty one pilots for shake collection of the year, Marshmello for move craftsman of the year, Imagine Dragons for most thumbed up craftsman of the year and the Chainsmokers for move collection of the year.
The full rundown of chosen people was reported in Jan. 9, with Cardi B driving it with a great 13 gestures and Post Malone earning five, including male craftsman of the year.
The show will air live on FOX at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.