Get ready for the best and brightest singers in the music industry to vie, as well as perform, at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards. With Jason Derulo as the host, those performing include Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Zayn Malik, and Iggy Azalea, reported E News.
In terms of iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are the leaders of the pack. The excitement begins at 8 p.m. EST tonight on TNT, TBS, and TruTV.
One of the most popular awards is called the Best Fan Army. Whether you’re a Belieber or a Directioner, it’s your chance to see if the artist that you love takes home the award.
Jason will both take the role as host of the iHeartRadio Music Awards host and perform “If It Ain’t Love” live at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. Derulo expressed his enthusiasm.
“iHeartRadio has been such an important supporter of mine, and I’m thrilled and honored to be hosting this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards,” declared the singer. “It’s going to be a great night of celebration and performance for music fans all across the country, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”
As for what’s already known, Taylor will get the first Best Tour award in iHeartRadio Music Awards history for her 1989 World Tour. And that’s not all the excitement centering on the 26-year-old pop star.
The seating chart for the iHeartRadio Music Awards showed some intriguing arrangements, pointed out People.
Swift will get cozy adjacent to her boyfriend, 32-year-old Calvin Harris. And while she enjoys the continuation of her public romance with Calvin, Taylor also can cherish her relationship with her best friend Selena Gomez. The 23-year-old even previously served as her pal’s award show companion in the past. There’s no bad feelings or feud there, an insider told People, because everyone is a fan of Harris.
“[Calvin] gets along with her friends. They all like him and there’s no drama,” reassured the insider.
The odds are high that there will be multiple reasons for congratulations among the trio. Both Swift and Selena are competing for Female Artist of the Year and Best Fan Army.
Adding to the intrigue, Justin Bieber will be seated with Demi Lovato and Chris Brown, while Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest, and Meghan Trainor are sitting together.
Plenty of options exist for live streaming the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 3. Broadcast on TBS, TNT, and truTV, the iHeartRadio Music Awards also will be simulcast on iHeartMedia stations throughout the United States and the iHeartRadio digital music platform.
And there might be some drama that doesn’t get captured on film, because an insider told Hollywood Life that Selena is hoping to have some “quality time” with Bieber at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The two visited when Gomez attended his Purpose Tour concert in Los Angeles.
“Of course, Selena hopes to see Justin at the iHeartRadio Music Awards,” revealed the insider. “She always gets excited when she knows she’s going to see him. The sparks are always there despite time and distance.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Jelena fans (Justin+Selena) have been hoping that the off-again-on-again lovebirds will rekindle their romance, but his hookup with Kourtney Kardashian left them wondering. Will the award ceremony reveal that Jelena has returned?
Seeking more reasons to watch? Here’s the rundown on nominations from iHeartRadio Music Awards headquarters.
Taylor has a total of eight nominations, including Song of the Year for “Blank Space,” Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for 1989, Best Tour for her 1989 World Tour, Best Collaboration for “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Best Meme-able Moment for her famous “Blank Space” music video, and Best Fan Army.
The Weeknd totals six iHeartRadio Music Awards himself, ranging from Male Artist of the Year to R&B Artist of the Year. Close behind are Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran, each of whom has five nominations.
Several new categories are adding to the excitement. For example, the new Female Artist Of The Year category has Adele, Carrie Underwood, Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift competing. Just as hot is the new category of Male Artist Of The Year, with Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd up for the award.
For one category, however, there’s no suspense. Adele got a fabulous surprise by receiving the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards for Song of the Year for “Hello” amid her Birmingham Adele Live 2016 Tour Show, noted iHeart.
The decision to give Adele the trophy amid her show stemmed from her inability to appear at the ceremony. But the suspense isn’t over for Adele, because she also is competing for a variety of awards such as Album of the Year. You can find out what happens Sunday, April 3, live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
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