iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021 Full Performers List: Bruno Mars, Doja Cat and The Weeknd among stars slated to perform at LA's Dolby Theater
The iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021 will be hosted by Usher and Elton John will be honoured with an Icon Award at the ceremony
The eighth edition of the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate some of the best global musicians and will also honour singer-songwriter and pianist Elton John with an Icon Award for his impact on pop culture. Speaking of nominations, a lot of well-deserved artists have earned multiple nods including 24kGoldn, AC/DC, AJR, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, blackbear, BLACKPINK, Blake Shelton and BTS.
The iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021 will be hosted by R&B icon Usher at LA's Dolby Theater. He also shared the big news on his official Instagram account saying, “Can’t wait to host AND perform at the 2021 @iheartradio Music Awards! Watch the show on @foxtv May 27th! #iHeartAwards.”
Speaking about the same, Usher also said in a statement, as reported by ET Online, “I’m excited to be hosting and performing during the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. This year’s show includes an incredible lineup of exceptionally talented artists. It’s going to be a great time!” The award show will also see a bunch of talented musicians taking over the stage. Let us take you through the full list of performers for the evening.
Full List of Performers
The Weeknd with special guest Ariana Grande
The Weeknd most recently bagged 10 Billboard Music Awards and has also scooped multiple nods at iHeart Radio Awards. Therefore, it is going to be a big evening for the R&B crooner as he will also be performing alongside his close singer pal Ariana Grande. The duo is expected to belt out their recent collaboration on the remix of ‘Save Your Tears'.
One of the top R&B icons of the early and mid-2000s, Usher will hit the stage to floor the audience with his songs like ‘Yeah!’, ‘DJ Got Us Fallin in Love’ and ‘U Got it Bad'. As mentioned earlier, the multiple award-winning artist will also be taking care of the show’s hosting responsibilities.
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic)
No prizes for guessing what the Silk Sonic duo is going to perform as we all know their recent single ‘Leave the Door Open’ has been topping the global charts. The song composed and performed by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak has also gone viral on social media since the day of its release in March 2021.
Dan + Shay
Country duo Dan + Shay performed at almost all the award shows held in 2020. The duo will be seen again at iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021 performing their chart-topping singles such as ‘Speechless’, ‘Tequila’ and ‘Glad You Exist’. Dan + Shay has also earned multiple nods at the renowned award ceremony.
Doja Cat has been unstoppable since 2019 and with many bangers to her credit, the female emcee will surely raise the heat with crowd favourites ‘Say So’, ‘Boss Bitch’ and ‘Kiss Me More’ among others.
Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile and H.E.R.
Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile and H.E.R. have been roped in to give a special tribute performance for Elton John. To reiterate, the award-winning legend will be honoured with an iHeartRadio Icon Award. The ‘Your Song’ hitmaker will be introduced by singer Chris Martin and rapper Lil Nas X, while Lovato, Carlile and H.E.R. will perform in his honour.
Artistes namely Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, Twenty One Pilots, Megan Thee Stallion and a few others will also be making an appearance at the award ceremony. Fans can catch all the action of iHeartRadio Music Awards on Fox Channel. The show will be aired Live at 8pm on Thursday, May 27. The event will also be broadcasted on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio streaming platform.