iHeartMedia’s 10th Annual “iHeartRadio Music Awards” Live on FOX (PICS)


The 2023 “iHeartRadio Music Awards” brought the biggest names in entertainment together to celebrate all things music from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, live on FOX, iHeartMedia radio stations broadcasted the event nationwide and on the iHeartRadio App, on Monday, March 27.

Hosted by Lenny Kravitz, the iHeartRadio Music Awards featured a special appearance from LL COOL J and performances and incredible collaborations from Lenny Kravitz, ICON Award Recipient P!NK, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Latto, Muni Long, Cody Johnson, Coldplay (with a special live performance from Brazil) and more. 

The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards honored Taylor Swift with the 2023 iHeartRadio Innovator Award, which has been presented only on occasion when an artist has proven themselves to have impacted global pop culture throughout their career.

In the past, the award has been presented to Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, U2 and Alicia Keys. 

P!NK was also presented with the 2023 iHeartRadio ICON Award, honoring her impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force with a loyal fan base worldwide. 

In addition, the show featured special appearances from Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, Donald Faison, H.E.R., Joel McHale, Jordan Davis, Nicole Scherzinger, Nikki Glaser, Phoebe Bridgers, TLC, Vella Lovell, Zach Braff and more.

The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards is available to Stream Now on Hulu through April 17.

Additional highlights included: 

P!NK opened the 2023 “iHeartRadio Music Awards” with a truly incredible acrobatic performance of “TRUSTFALL,” from her album of the same name. Keeping up with the theme of the upbeat song, she even performed a trust fall of her very own, wowing the crowd as she dropped backwards from a platform into the waiting arms of her backup dancers.

Keith Urban brought a piece of Las Vegas to Los Angeles when he delivered an electrifying performance on the 2023 “iHeartRadio Music Awards” stage.

The country hitmaker, in the midst of his high-energy Las Vegas residency, performed two of his most unforgettable anthems at the Dolby Theater. Urban performed a rendition of one of his most recent ballads, “Brown Eyes Baby,” a romantic anthem released last year followed by “Somewhere In My Car.”

Kelly ClarksonPat Benatar and Neil Giraldo all helped honor this year’s ICON Award Recipient, P!NK, with special covers of two of her biggest hits.

After Clarkson introduced the award, Benatar and Giraldo performed one of P!NK’s earliest hits, “Just Like A Pill,” from her 2001 album Missundaztood. Kelly Clarkson then took over the stage with a powerful cover of one of P!NK’s biggest smash-hits of her career, “Just Give Me a Reason.”

Just as Clarkson started belting the chorus, P!NK took it up a notch when she joined Clarkson for a stunning duet of the song. P!NK then surprised the crowd by performing one of her biggest hits, “What About Us.”

Jax, Cody Johnson, Muni Long and Giovannie and The Hired Guns came together in a historic multi-genre performance between all the Infinity Best New Artists.

Jax performed her hit “Victoria’s Secret” in a bomber jacket and got the crowd rocking before Cody Johnson took the stage to perform “Til You Can’t.” Muni Long then made sure she stood out among the rest as she delivered a symphonic rendition of her hit song “Hrs & Hrs.”

She was surrounded by a 9-man orchestra as she belted out the song while wearing a stunning black gown. Giovannie and the Hired Guns then rocked the whole crowd with their song “Ramon Ayala” to finish up the performance.

LL COOL J hit the stage at the awards show to deliver a powerful performance about Hip-Hop’s roots in honor of the genre’s 50th anniversary.

Lenny Kravitz treated fans to a medley of some of his biggest hits. Lenny’s live performances have been rare since he wrapped up his Raise Vibration Tour in 2019. The legendary singer-songwriter and actor performed his hits “American Woman” and “Fly Away” from his 1998 album “5” as well as “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” from his 1993 album of the same name.

Category winners were:

Song of the Year:                   

·       “Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift 

Artist of the Year:                  

·       Harry Styles 

Best Duo/Group of the Year:                        

·       Imagine Dragons  

Best Collaboration:                

·       “Unholy” – Sam Smith & Kim Petras 

Best New Pop Artist:  

·       Jax 

Country Song of the Year:                

·       “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell 

Country Artist of the Year:              

·       Morgan Wallen 

Best New Country Artist:                 

·       Cody Johnson 


Afrobeats Artist of the Year: 

·       Tems 

·       Wizkid 

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:               

·       “WAIT FOR U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems 

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:             

·       Drake 

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:                 

·       GloRilla 

·       Latto 

R&B Song of the Year:                     

·       “I Hate U”- SZA 

R&B Artist of the Year:                    

·       SZA 

Best New R&B Artist:                       

·       Muni Long 

Alternative Song of the Year:                       

·       “Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons 

Alternative Artist of the Year:                     

·       Red Hot Chili Peppers 

Best New Artist (Alternative & Rock):                    

·       Giovannie and the Hired Guns 

Rock Song of the Year:                     

·       “Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers 

Rock Artist of the Year:                    

·       Papa Roach 

Dance Song of the Year:                   

·       “I’m Good (Blue)”- David Guetta & Bebe Rexha 

Dance Artist of the Year:                  

·       Anabel Englund 

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song Of The Year:               

·       “MAMIII”- Becky G & Karol G 

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year:                

·       Bad Bunny 

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:                       

·       “Cómo Te Olvido” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho 

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:                      

·       Grupo Firme 

Best New Latin Artist:                       

·       Kali Uchis        

Most Played Artist of the Year:

  • Doja Cat

Pop Album of the Year:

  • “Midnights” – Taylor Swift 

Rock Album of the Year:

  • “Impera” – Ghost 

Alternative Album of the Year:

  • “Unlimited Love” – Red Hot Chili Peppers 

Country Album of the Year

  • “Growin’ Up”- Luke Combs 

Hip Hop Album of the Year:

  • “Her Loss” – Drake and 21 Savage 

R&B Album of the Year:

  • “Renaissance” – Beyoncé 

Latin Album of the Year:

  • “Un Verano Sin Ti” – Bad Bunny 

Tour of the Year:

  • Coldplay

Label of the Year:

  • Columbia Records

ICON Award

  • P!NK

Innovator Award

  • Taylor Swift

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category 

·       “Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift 

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category 

·       “Yet To Come” – BTS  


Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category 

·       “BTSArmy”- BTS  


Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category 

·       JVKE 


Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category 

·       Harry Styles – Lloyd Wakefield 


TikTok Bop of the Year: *Socially Voted Category 

·       “Bejeweled”- Taylor Swift  


Favorite Documentary: *Socially Voted Category 

·       “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” – Selena Gomez  


Favorite Tour Style: *Socially Voted Category 

·       Harry Styles 


Favorite Residency: *Socially Voted Category 

·       “Love On Tour” – Harry Styles  


Favorite Use of a Sample: *Socially Voted Category 

·       Taylor Swift’s “Question…?” – sampled Taylor Swift’s “Out Of The Woods” 

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