iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021: Air time, how to livestream, host, performers, nominees and all about award show’s eighth edition

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor Elton John with the 2021 iHeartRadio Icon Award for his global impact on pop culture

                            iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021: Air time, how to livestream, host, performers, nominees and all about award show’s eighth edition
Usher will be the host of iHeartRadio Music Awards where Elton John will be honored and The Weeknd will perform (Getty Images)

The award season in Hollywood commenced a few weeks ago and with the 2021 Billboard Music Awards recently wrapped up, it is now time for the eighth edition of the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The coveted award ceremony will honor some of the top global artists and will also see renowned musicians taking over the stage with an intention to floor the audience.

Apart from the nominees, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will also honor Elton John with the 2021 iHeartRadio Icon Award for his global impact on pop culture. The Weeknd, who recently won 10 Billboard Music Awards, will be one of the main performers of the evening along with special guest Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak (AKA Silk Sonic), Dan + Shay and Doja Cat.
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Air time and venue

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will be aired live from The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 27,8/7 c. 

How to live stream

Fans can catch all the action of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on the Fox channel. The show will be aired Live at 8 pm, Thursday, May 27 on Fox. The event will also be broadcasted on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio streaming platform.


R&B icon Usher will be taking over the stage as the host for the evening. Interestingly, he will also perform a medley of his hit songs at the ceremony. The talented crooner took to his Instagram to share the big news and captioned the pic as, “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!”




Elton John will be getting honored with an Icon Award at the coveted award ceremony. The ‘Tiny Dancer’ hitmaker will be introduced by Chris Martin and Lil Nas X, while Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile and H.E.R. are scheduled to perform in his honor. Artists 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.


Some of the top global musicians have been nominated at the 2021 edition of the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Artists receiving multiple nominations include 24kGoldn, AC/DC, AJR, All Time Low, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, blackbear, BLACKPINK, Blake Shelton, BTS, Calibre 50, Cardi B, Charlie Puth, Chris Brown, Christian Nodal, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Drake, Pop Smoke, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch and others. Here’s how the full list of nominees looks like:

Song of the Year 

‘Blinding Lights’ - The Weeknd
‘Circles’ - Post Malone
‘Don't Start Now’ - Dua Lipa
‘ROCKSTAR’ - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
‘Watermelon Sugar’- Harry Styles

Female Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Dua Lipa
Megan Thee Stallion
Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year

Harry Styles
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year

Dan + Shay
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Twenty One Pilots



Best Collaboration

‘Go Crazy’- Chris Brown & Young Thug
‘Holy’- Justin Bieber featuring Chance the Rapper
‘I Hope’ - Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth
‘Mood’ - 24kGoldn featuring iann dior
‘Savage’ (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Best New Pop Artist

Doja Cat
JP Saxe
Pop Smoke

Alternative Rock Song of the Year

‘Bang!’ - AJR
‘Bloody Valentine’ - Machine Gun Kelly
‘everything i wanted’ - Billie Eilish
‘Level Of Concern’ - Twenty One pilots
‘Monsters’ - All Time Low featuring blackbear

 Alternative Rock Artist of the Year

All Time Low
Billie Eilish
Cage the Elephant
Twenty One Pilots 

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist

Royal & The Serpent



Rock Song of the Year

‘Death By Rock And Roll’ - The Pretty Reckless
‘Patience’ - Chris Cornell
‘Shame Shame’ - Foo Fighters
‘Shot In The Dark’ - AC/DC
‘Under The Graveyard’ - Ozzy Osbourne

 Rock Artist of the Year

Five Finger Death Punch
Ozzy Osbourne
The Pretty Reckless

 Country Song of the Year

‘Even Though I'm Leaving’- Luke Combs
‘I Hope’ - Gabby Barrett
‘Nobody But You’- Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani
‘One Margarita’ - Luke Bryan
‘The Bones’ - Maren Morris

Country Artist of the Year

Blake Shelton
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett



Best New Country Artist

Ashley McBryde
Gabby Barrett
Ingrid Andress
Jameson Rodgers

Dance Song of the Year

‘Head & Heart’ - Joel Corry x MNEK
‘ily (i love you baby)’ - Surf Mesa featuring Emilee
‘Lasting Lover’ – Sigala & James Arthur
‘Rain On Me’ - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
'Roses” (Imanbek Remix)’ - SAINt JHN

Dance Artist of the Year

Anabel Englund
Surf Mesa

Hip-Hop Song of the Year

‘High Fashion’ - Roddy Ricch featuring Mustard
‘Life Is Good’ - Future featuring Drake
‘ROCKSTAR’ - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
‘Savage” (Remix)’ - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
‘The Box’ - Roddy Ricch



Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Jack Harlow
Moneybagg Yo
Pop Smoke
Rod Wave
Roddy Ricch

R&B Song of the Year

‘B.S.’ - Jhené Aiko featuring H.E.R.
‘Go Crazy’ - Chris Brown & Young Thug
‘Heat’ Chris Brown featuring Gunna
‘Playing Games’ - Summer Walker
‘Slide’ - H.E.R. featuring YG 

R&B Artist of the Year

Chris Brown
Jhené Aiko
Snoh Aalegra
Summer Walker


Best New R&B Artist

Chloe x Halle
Skip Marley
Snoh Aalegra

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year

‘Caramelo’ - Ozuna
‘Dákiti’ - Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez
‘Hawái (Remix)’ - Maluma & The Weeknd
‘RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)’ - Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin
‘Tusa’ - KAROL G & Nicki Minaj

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny
J Balvin

Best New Latin Artist

Jay Wheeler
Natanael Cano
Neto Bernal
Rauw Alejandro



 Regional Mexican Song of the Year

‘Palabra De Hombre’- El Fantasma
‘Se Me Olvidó’ - Christian Nodal
‘Sólo Tú’ - Calibre 50
‘Te Volvería A Elegir’ - Calibre 50
'Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo’- Lenin Ramírez featuring Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year

Banda Los Sebastianes
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal
Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
Gerardo Ortíz

Producer of the Year

Andrew Watt
Dr Luke
Frank Dukes
Louis Bell
Max Martin

Songwriter of the Year

Ali Tamposi
Amy Allen
Ashley Gorley
Dan Nigro

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

‘Adore You’ - Harry Styles
‘Before You Go’ - Lewis Capaldi
‘Blinding Lights’ - The Weeknd
‘cardigan’ - Taylor Swift
‘Don’t Start Now’ - Dua Lipa
‘everything i wanted’ - Billie Eilish
‘I Hope’ - Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth
‘If The World Was Ending’ - JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels
‘Intentions’ - Justin Bieber featuring Quavo
‘Life Is Good’ - Future featuring Drake




Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

‘Adore You’ (Harry Styles) - Lizzo cover
‘Can't Take My Eyes Off You’ (Frankie Valli) - Shawn Mendes cover
‘Fix You’ (Coldplay) - Sam Smith cover
‘Heart Of Glass’ (Blondie) - Miley Cyrus cover
‘Juice’ (Lizzo) - Harry Styles cover

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category

#Agnation - Agnez Mo
#Arianators - Ariana Grande
#Beliebers - Justin Bieber
#Harries - Harry Styles
#Limelights - Why Don't We
#Louies - Louis Tomlinson
#MendesArmy - Shawn Mendes
#NCTzens - NCT 127
#Selenators - Selena Gomez
#Swifties - Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

‘Blinding Lights’ - The Weeknd
‘Don't Start Now’ - Dua Lipa
‘Dynamite’ - BTS
‘Hawái’ - Maluma
‘How You Like That’ - BLACKPINK
‘Life Is Good’ - Future featuring Drake
‘Rain On Me’ - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
‘WAP’ - Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
‘Watermelon Sugar’ - Harry Styles
‘Yummy’ - Justin Bieber



Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

Dixie D'Amelio
Jaden Hossler
Nessa Barrett
Olivia Rodrigo
Tate McRae

Favorite Music Video Choreography: *Socially Voted Category

‘BTS’ – Son Sung Deuk
‘34+35’ (Ariana Grande) - Scott & Brian Nicholson
‘Do It’ (Chloe x Halle) - Kendra Bracy & Ashanti Ledon
‘Honey Boo’ (CNCO & Natti Natasha) - Kyle Hanagami
‘Physical’ (Dua Lipa) - Charm La'Donna
‘Rain On Me’ (Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande) - Richy Jackson
‘Say So’ (Doja Cat) - Cortland Brown
‘WAP’ (Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion) - JaQuel Knight
‘Bop’ (DaBaby) - Coach Cherry & DaniLeigh

TikTok Bop of the Year (New Category): *Socially Voted Category

‘Blinding Lights’ - The Weeknd
‘Lottery (Renegade)’ - K CAMP
‘Savage’ - Megan Thee Stallion
‘Savage Love’ (Laxed-Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo
‘Say So’ - Doja Cat
‘WAP’ - Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion



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