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Recap: All the Best Moments at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

The iHeartRadio Music Awards took the stage at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, March 11th with many celebrity appearances and amazing performances. The show was hosted by DJ Khaled and Hailey Baldwin. Baldwin stepped out with a big fashion statement as she sported a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School t-shirt to support the survivors and victims of the shooting that occurred in February. Later on in the show a survivor of the shooting came out to speak about stopping gun violence and Marching For Our Lives and received an emotional standing ovation from the crowd.The show began with an amazing performance by Cardi B, featuring G-Eazy, as she sang a medley of some of her best songs. Cardi B stole the show as she won Best New Artist and gave a very memorable acceptance speech saying that the haters just make her stronger. Other performances included Maroon 5 singing “Wait”, Charlie Puth with “Too Long”, Camila Cabello stealing the stage with “Havana”, N.E.R.D., and Eminem with Kehlani. Bon Jovi received the first-ever icon award and gave a energetic performance of You Give Love A Bad Name and It’s My Life. The show continued with presenters such as Sarah Hyland, Pharrell, Paris Hilton, The Chainsmokers, Sean Combs and his son, Shaun White, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Marshmallow and more. Also, Chance the Rapper was given a standing ovation as he received this years Innovator Award as he represents individuality and is the first streaming-only artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album. During commercial breaks there was lots of behind the scenes action as Cardi B and Chance the Rapper chatted it up, Halsey and G-Eazy cuddled, and Khalid danced it out. Taylor Swift received the award for Best Female Artist. Since she couldn’t attend she gave the viewers the treat of premiering her new music video for Delicate. The music video displayed Taylor’s signature dance moves and a lot of her goofy side. The show closed with a dance-worthy performance of “Lemon” by N.E.R.D as glittered dancers made this closing performance a great one. 

Photos Courtesy of Getty Images for iHeartRadio

Alyssa is the Senior Editor of the UCLA Chapter of Her Campus. She is a 4th year Communication Studies major and Film, TV, and Media minor. In her free time, Alyssa loves working out, going to tons of concerts, and binging reality TV episodes. Contact Alyssa via email: alyssabonchick@me.com
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