Usher is set to host and perform at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will air on Thursday, May 27, live on Fox. Other artists set to perform include The Weeknd with special guest Ariana Grande, Silk Sonic(Bruno Mars and Anderson.Paak), Dan + Shay and Doja Cat. The show will also include performances by Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, Twenty One Pilots, Megan Thee Stallion and more. This will be Usher’s first time hosting the show, which is in its eighth year. Previous hosts include Jamie Foxx, Jason Derulo, Ryan Seacrest, DJ Khalid & Hailey Baldwin and T-Pain. Chris Martin and Lil Nas X will present Elton John with the 2021 iHeartRadio Icon Award. The segment will include a special tribute performance. Bon Jovi received the Icon Award in 2018. John received the iHeartRadio Music Award for Tour Of The Year last year for his Farewell Yellowbrick Road Tour, which marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. The show will air on May 27 live from The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles from 8-10 p.m. ET live/PT taped delayed on Fox. The show will also be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app. This year’s show marks a comeback for the iHeartRadio Awards, which, because of the COVID 19 pandemic, were delayed last year until September, when they aired as a virtual show and only on iHeartRadio stations. This year’s show will be back on Fox, which first aired the show in 2019, back in a major venue and back in the late/winter/early spring time frame in which the first six shows took place. The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards will give 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, the Social Star Award, Favorite Music Video Choreography Award, and the first every Tik Tok Bop of the Year Award. Nominations are based on consumption data, including streaming, album sales, song sales, and radio airplay. For a full list of categories, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards. Social voting began on April 7 and will close on May 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.
Cordae Amari Dunston, known professionally as Cordae, is an American rapper/singer/songwriter. Cordae gained popularity by releasing remixes of such songs as “My Name Is” by Eminem, and “Old Niggas”, which was a response to the song “1985” by J. Cole. Videos to both remixes were uploaded to WorldStarHip Hop’s You Tube channel, which led to an immense and immediate positive response from both mainstream media and the online rap community. His debut album, “The Lost Boy”, was released on July 26, 2019 to widespread acclaim and received two nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for the single “Bad Idea” at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Cordae was a member of the YBN collective from 2018 until he left the group in 2020.
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Rebecca King-Crews, known professionally as Regina Madre, is an American singer/actress who just released the single “Never Be The Same.” In the song, Madre illustrates the misunderstandings that overtake a solid relationship. And the lyrics cut every which way despite a showing of strong faith in the end. Overall, Regina pulls out her artistic best for “Never Be The Same”, reflecting a crisp R&B/pop cinematic arrangement of piano, strings and choir, sealed with an already engrossing narrative. Check out “Never Be The Same.”
UK singer S.E.L. (Soulful Emma-Louise), takes center stage with her latest single “Melodic Harmony.” “Melodic Harmony” is a bright, blissful upbeat number featuring alternating staccato and smoothly soul vocals and a groove that goes on for days. “Melodic Harmony” is taken from S.E.L.’s latest album, “Loc’d In Confusion.” Listen to “Melodic Harmony” below.
It is no secret that DJ Khaled is the king of Hip Hop and R&B posse cuts. He single-handedly keeps the art alive with each album. His projects continue to be filled with the game’s biggest stars, including some legendary icons, and his latest effort is no different. For “Khaled” Khaled” the Grammy-winning producer didn’t leave anyone out from being apart of this special moment. “Khaled Khaled” features special guest appearances by Jay Z, Drake, Lil Baby, Cardi B, Da Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R., Bryson Tiller and more. Prior to the album’s release, he dropped the Nas and Jay Z collaborative single “Sorry Not Sorry.” DJ Khaled’s eleventh studio album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. He took to social media to share the moment with his fans. Congratulations DJ Khaled. You deserve it.
Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, known professionally as DaBaby, is an American rapper. After releasing several mixtapes between 2014 and 2018, Kirk rose to mainstream prominence in 2019. His debut album, “Baby On Baby”, peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, while his second studio album, “Kirk” (2019), debuted at No. 1. The former album featured the Billboard Hot 100 single “Suge”, while the latter featured “Into” and “Bop.” His third studio album, “Blame It On Baby” (2020), became his second consecutive number one album in the U.S. The album included his highest charting single, “Rockstar” featuring Roddy Ricch, which spent seven consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.