By Patrice Rivers @thatriverzgurlbrandllc
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This year's iHeart Music Awards was nothing but fun, fulfilling, and full of dancing, singing, and more dancing! Held at the Dolby Theatre in LA live on FOX Network, sultry R&B sensational music artist, Usher Raymond, was this year's host. Not only was he hosting, but you can also see him performing some of his top hits as well!
Opening the music awards was no other than The Weeknd who has been making some headlines this year with his music and of course his fans' favorite 'Blinding Lights.' However, he didn't perform that hit, but he performed 'Save Your Tears (Remix)' off his latest album with the talented Ariana Grande, who recently got married. She brought her melodic and harmony with every tune. Her purple halter top dress was absolutely stunning. What better way to open up an award show than these two singing side by side?!
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There were a lot of amazing categories with talented nominees and even though everyone couldn't win that category, these music artists, producers, lyricists are still talented! Bringing home the first award LIVE on air is the Hot Girl Hottie and Grammy Award Winner, Megan Thee Stallion! Since Megan has came on the music scene, she has been making moves, y'all! And it doesn't stop there, as she collected another award at the iheart Radio Music Awards winning 'Best Collaboration' on the 'Savage (Remix)' with the legendary Beyonce on the track! As you all know, Megan doesn't play about her style; she is always looking HOT! Stunting a glittery gold short mini dress and matching gold shoes, she gave her speech and a shoutout to all the fans who has been supporting her music from the beginning.
In honor of Elton John who received the iHeart Radio Icon award, there were three performers that sung some of his top hits, Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile, and H.E.R. H.E.R. has been on the music scene a while now and her musical talents are just incredible. She started off on the piano wearing a sparkly metallic-colored pantsuit with her dark shades and long ponytail. With her groovy tunes, H.E.R. performed one of John's hits 'Bennie And The Jets' before doing a solo on her guitar for John as he sang along. H.E.R. also took home the 'R&B Artist of the Year Award' as well as an Oscar for Best Soundtrack for 'Judas And The Messiah'.
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Other winners from the music awards show is as followed:
R&B Album of the Year:'Chilombo' Jhere Aiko
Best New Hip Hop Artist and Best New Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Roddy Rich
R &B Song of the Year: 'Go Crazy' Chris Brown and Young Thug
Best Male Artist of the Year: The Weekend
Best New R &B Artist: Snoh Aalegra
Hip Hop Song of the Year: 'The Box' Roddy Rich
Female Artist of the Year: Dua Lipa
Hip Hop Album of the Year: 'My Turn' Lil Baby
Song of the Year: 'Blinding Lights' The Weeknd
Congrats to all the winners!
Other performances throughout the music awards were from Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, and the group, Silk Sonic. They performed their hit 'Leave The Door Open' with Bruno on the piano. Ladies, if you were sitting in the front row, you can literally feel the love and the sensation of intimacy with these dynamic singers. It was classy, sexy and filled with romance! You may even get a hand touch from Bruno and the rest of the guys or even a wink! Doja Cat performed a variety of songs such as 'Streets' from her 2019 LP and 'Kiss Me More' and 'Hot Pink' from her upcoming album. Her theme filled with extraterrestrials was motivated by sci-thrillers such as 'Signs,' 'Poltergeist,' and 'X-Files'. Saving the best for last is U-S-H-E-R R-A-Y-M-O-N-D with his creative-style performance appearing as a dessert at first, singing some of his classic hits from various albums, such as, 'Confessions,' 'Love In This Club,' 'Don't Have To Call,' 'Dj Got Us Falling In Love,' 'Yeah' with Lil Jon. Who could forget all these wonderful hits from Usher?!
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Patrice Rivers is a freelance writer, journalist, author and media mogul; creating her own lane, one story, and interview at a time. You can connect with her on IG @thatriverzgurlbrandllc. Check out her media platform The Riverz Report at www.theriverzreport.com