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Usher to host & perform during 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards


Wed, Jan 29th 2020 04:55 pm

Airing live from Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 29, on FOX

Halsey and Lizzo join previously announced Justin Bieber as performers

iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist Usher, who has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, will host and perform during the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The event will also feature live performances from Halsey and Lizzo, as well as previously announced performer Justin Bieber, with more to be announced.

The two-hour event will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 29 (8 p.m. ET live), on FOX. The seventh annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will also broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and iHeartRadio. 

“I’m so excited to host the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards and help celebrate the music that I and millions of other music lovers listened to this past year,” Usher said. “It’ll be like hanging out with old friends.”

Nominees for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on Jan. 8. Artists receiving multiple nominations include Arianna Grande, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, Dan + Shay, Drake, Ed Sheeran, El Fantasma, Halsey, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Bieber, Khalid, Kygo, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Selena Gomez, SHAED, Shawn Mendes, Snow, Summer Walker and Taylor Swift.

 For a full list of nominees and categories, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

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 pop/urban and regional Mexican formats.

In addition to paying tribute to music and artists, the 2020 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, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, Best Remix, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer and the first-ever Favorite Music Video Choreography Award.

Social voting began on Jan. 8 and will close at 8 p.m. Monday, March 23, for all categories, except for Best Fan Army, which will continue through 9 a.m. Friday, March 27. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

This year, iHeartRadio and Taco Bell’s “Feed The Beat” program are teaming up to reinforce a shared commitment to new artists. Leading up to and throughout the night of the awards, iHeartRadio and Taco Bell will showcase new artists across iHeartRadio platforms, so fans can see who’s next in music, alongside the biggest artists on the planet. 

Tickets for the show are currently on sale to the general public at AXS.com.

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