2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Host, Performers, Presenters & Everything To Need to Know

The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, April 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET live / PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards are upon us! The two-hour awards show broadcast is set to air live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on April 1 at 8/7c on FOX.

Everything You Need To Know About The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 12th annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2023, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2024. The show will feature award presentations in multiple categories, live performances from the biggest artists in music, surprise guests and collaborations in addition to showcasing the stories of the winning artists’ road to No. 1. 

“Our iHeartRadio Music Awards are special because they’re truly reflective of what listeners love,” Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia, previously shared. “We’re excited to share the journey on how they became the biggest songs and celebrate these amazing artists with music fans across the nation together LIVE from Los Angeles.”

“The iHeartRadio Music Awards is a night where we celebrate the biggest artists and songs fans loved listening to on the radio all year long,” John Sykes, president of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia, added. “We’ll also share stories from the artists themselves about their hard-fought journeys to the top of the charts.”

Music Mayhem compiled a full list of everything you need to know about the iHeartRadio Music Awards below.

How To Watch

The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, April 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET live / PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The awards show can also be heard on iHeartRadio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.

Host

Ludacris is set to host the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards, where he will also take a break from his duties to perform.

“I’m looking forward to hosting the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards and sharing the stage with some of the best in music,” Ludacris shared via a press release. “It will be an amazing night celebrating fan-favorite artists with special performances that fans won’t want to miss.”

Performers

The star-studded performance lineup includes Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, Green Day, TLC, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Tate McRae as well as a musical tribute to Cher.

Presenters

Avril Lavigne, GloRilla, Jared Leto, Jennifer Hudson, JoJo Siwa, Katy Perry, Latto, Meghan Trainor, Meryl Streep, Niecy Nash-Betts, Peso Pluma, Ravi Patel, Stevie Wonder, T-Pain, Vella Lovell and more are set to take the stage as presenters.

Nominees And Honorees

Taylor Swift leads the pack with a whopping total of nine nominations. Jelly Roll, 21 Savage and SZA follow behind with eight nods each, while Olivia Rodrigo earned seven nominations.

Other nominees include Billie Eilish, Blink-182, Carin León, David Kushner, Doechii, Doja Cat, Drake, Dua Lipa, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Grupo Frontera, Ice Spice, Jung Kook, Karol G, Lil Durk, Luke Combs, Megan Moroney, Metro Boomin, Miley Cyrus, Morgan Wallen, Noah Kahan, Paramore, Peso Pluma, Rema, Selena Gomez, Shakira, The Weeknd, Tyla, Usher, Yng Lvcas and more.

For the full list of nominees, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards

Innovator Award Recipient: Beyoncé

Beyoncé will be honored with the Innovator Award. Queen Bey stands out in music history for her daring creativity, which has profoundly influenced pop culture. She consistently delivers chart-topping music across various genres and stages groundbreaking tours, like the record-breaking RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR. Her recent single, “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM,” from the recently released COWBOY CARTER album, made history by simultaneously dominating multiple radio formats. “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” is officially the first song in music history to simultaneously chart across US Pop, Hot AC, AC, Country, Rhythmic, Hip Hop, R&B and Triple A radio formats.

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It is the first song this year to reach No. 1 in the US and globally on all major sales/streaming platforms, also making her the first Black female artist to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 with a Country song.

Beyond her musical accomplishments, Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD Foundation showcases her commitment to philanthropy, aiding communities worldwide in areas such as disaster relief and youth empowerment. Beyoncé is the true definition of the modern-day artist innovator.

Icon Award Recipient: Cher

Global music icon Cher is set to receive the Icon Award, an honor given to an artist “who has made unparalleled contributions to the music industry over the course of their career,” according to iHeartRadio’s latest press release. The music legend will be on hand to accept the award.

Cher is one of the best-selling music artists in history, selling over 100 million records during the course of her extraordinary career. She is the only artist to date who has had a number-one single on a Billboard chart for seven consecutive decades. Among her many accomplishments, Cher is a celebrated Oscar, Emmy, GRAMMY® Award-winning, Kennedy Center Honoree. In 2023, Cher celebrated the 25th Anniversary of her classic album, Believe, as well as her first-ever Christmas album, Christmas, which hit number one on the Billboard charts.

CHER; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
CHER; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Previous recipients of the Icon Award include Bon Jovi, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez and Pink.

iHeartRadio Landmark Award Recipients: TLC, Green Day

TLC and Green Day are set to receive the first-ever iHeartRadio Landmark Award, an “accolade recognizing artists’ album released that have inspired and shaped culture over multiple decades,” according to a press release.

Red Carpet Pre-Show

Ahead of the event, fans can tune in to the iHeartRadio Music Awards– On The Carpet Live Presented by Otezla on iHeartRadio YouTube, Facebook or Twitch at 2:30 p.m. PT.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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