Eminem & N.E.R.D Join iHeartRadio Music Awards Performance Lineup
By Nicole mastrogiannis
March 8, 2018
N.E.R.D and G-Eazy, and Eminem featuring Kehlani join the previously announced performing artists taking the stage on March 11th at The Forum in Los Angeles, which includes Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello and Charlie Puth. The 2018 festivities will be hosted by DJ Khaled and Hailey Baldwin.
This year awards will be handed out by stars including Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, his son Christian ‘King’ Combs, Shaun White, Adam Devine, Bebe Rexha, Dustin Lynch, G-Eazy, Halsey, Isla Fisher, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Laverne Cox, Marshmello, Method Man, Paris Hilton, Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers and more.
Other celebrity guest appearances will include 5 Seconds of Summer, Brad Goreski, Chris Harrison from The Bachelor, Olympian Medalist Chris Mazdzer, Cody Simpson, Drake Bell, Jackie Cruz from Orange Is the New Black, Jake Miller, James Maslow, Lisa Loeb, Mackenzie Ziegler from Dance Moms, Ne-Yo, Serayah McNeill from Empire, Tatyana Ali from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Teddi Mellencamp from The Real House Wives of Beverly Hills, Troye Sivan as well as Parker Bates, Eris Baker and Lonnie Chavis from This is Us, plus more.
Fans can tune in to watch the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards live on March 11th at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on TBS, TNT and truTV, on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide; and on the iHeartRadio app, the free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. TV subscribers can also watch the iHeartRadio Music Awards on the TBS, TNT and truTV Apps. You won't want to miss it!
During the show's TV broadcast, Taylor Swift will also exclusively premiere her music video for her newest reputation single "Delicate."
In addition to the star-studded performances and this year's winners being revealed, the show will also honor Bon Jovi with the first-ever iHeartRadio Icon Award; news that was revealed during the band's intimate genre-spanning iHeartRadio ICONS with Bon Jovi show. The legendary rock band, who is also being inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, is being honored for their 35 year career and impact on music.
Chance The Rapper will also receive the 2018 Innovator Award. The three-time Grammy winner (and seven-time nominee) is being recognized for his groundbreaking accomplishments in music and undeniable contributions to social causes. As an independent artist, he has risen to the top of hip-hop superstardom and uses his voice to fight for youth empowerment through the arts, and education through his non-profit organization, SocialWorks. Chance is also up for Best Remix for his collaboration with Francis & The Lights, "May I Have This Dance."
Additionally, Camila Cabello will receive the first ever Fangirls Award, an honor presented by L'Oréal Paris and iHeartRadio that recognizes a female artist who has pushed boundaries with her music and message while inspiring her fans around the globe -- so very Camila.
Voting for the socially voted categories has been so close! 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 and the first-ever Cutest Musician’s Pet, Best Boy Band and Best Remix awards. In addition, fans will get to vote on social media during the show for winners of the Best Performance and Best Dressed awards, which will be announced immediately after the event.
Social voting for the Social Star Award and Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award began through iHeartRadio’s social sites and in the iHeartRadio app on January 9 and will continue through the evening of the awards on March 11th. Voting for all other socially voted categories has officially closed. For more info head to iHeartRadio.com/awards.