Ludacris to Host iHeartRadio Music Awards 2024; Beyoncé to Receive Innovator Award

Ludacris hosts iHeartRadio Music Awards 2024; Beyoncé honored for innovation. Cher receives Icon Award. Taylor Swift leads nominations.

Ludacris hosts 2024 iHeartRadio Awards; Beyoncé honored for innovation. Cher receives Icon Award. Taylor Swift leads nominations.
Ludacris and Beyoncé. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, RICH FURY/GETTY, KEVIN WINTER/GETTY)

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris is set to take the stage as both host and performer at the highly anticipated 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The 46-year-old artist expressed his excitement, promising an unforgettable night filled with special performances that fans won’t want to miss. 

In a celebration of innovation and influence, global icon Beyoncé will be honored with the prestigious Innovator Award.

The recognition comes in acknowledgment of her profound impact on pop culture, her fearless creative endeavors, and her remarkable ability to reinvent her music throughout her illustrious career.

Beyoncé’s honor coincides with the release of her ninth studio album, “Act II: Cowboy Carter,” slated to drop just two days prior to the awards ceremony.

Ludacris hosts 2024 iHeartRadio Awards; Beyoncé honored for innovation. Cher receives Icon Award. Taylor Swift leads nominations.
Ludacris (Photo: Via US Magazine, Derek White/Getty Images for Disney)

Following her Super Bowl commercial announcement, which sent waves of excitement through the music industry, Beyoncé unveiled two singles from the upcoming album: “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages.”

Notably, “Texas Hold ‘Em” soared to the top spot on the Hot Country Songs chart, marking Beyoncé as the first Black female artist to achieve such a feat.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will also pay tribute to another legendary figure, Cher, as she receives the Icon Award.

With a career spanning over seven decades, Cher’s unparalleled contributions to music and pop culture will be celebrated with a special musical tribute during the event.

Joining the star-studded lineup are renowned artists such as Justin Timberlake, Green Day, TLC, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, and Tate McRae, promising an electrifying evening of performances and accolades. 

Ludacris hosts 2024 iHeartRadio Awards; Beyoncé honored for innovation. Cher receives Icon Award. Taylor Swift leads nominations.
Beyoncé. (Photo: Via US Magazine, Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

This year’s nominations showcase a diverse array of talent, with Taylor Swift leading the pack with an impressive nine nods.

Following closely behind are Jelly Roll, SZA, and 21 Savage, each garnering eight nominations. The coveted Song of the Year category boasts an impressive lineup, featuring artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, and more.

Adding to the excitement, the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards introduce five new categories, including Pop Artist of the Year, Pop Song of the Year, K-pop Artist of the Year, K-pop Song of the Year, and Best New Artist (K-pop), reflecting the evolving landscape of music.

Fans have the opportunity to cast their votes for select categories until March 25 at 11:59 p.m. PT, ensuring their favorite artists receive the recognition they deserve.

Votes can be submitted via iHeartRadio’s official website.

The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be broadcast live from the iconic Dolby Theatre on April 1 at 8 p.m. ET, offering music enthusiasts around the world an unforgettable evening celebrating the power of music and the artists who shape its landscape. Tune in to Fox to witness the magic unfold.

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