Cher to Receive Icon Award, Justin Timberlake & More to Perform at 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The inimitable Cher is set to receive the 2024 iHeartRadio Icon Award at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Monday April 1. Cher was not announced as a performer on the show, but will be the subject of a musical tribute. The show will feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Green Day, TLC, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Tate McRae and more.

Bon Jovi, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez and Pink are previous recipients of the Icon Award.

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Cher is among this year’s nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nominations were announced on Feb. 10. This year’s choices will be revealed in late April. Those looking to read the tea leaves concerning her chances of being inducted might find this of interest: John Sykes, president of entertainment enterprises for iHeartMedia and one of the executive producers of the iHearts, is also the chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. That doesn’t mean Cher is a sure thing to be inducted, but it seems like a good sign. Cher fans have reason to feel encouraged.

Cher is an Oscar, Grammy and Primetime Emmy winner, which means she just needs a Tony to become an EGOT. (C’mon Broadway scribes, get cracking!) In 2023, Cher released her first holiday album, Christmas, which topped Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart in November. She received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2018.

Timberlake has won big at past iHeartRadio Music Awards. In 2015, he received the iHeartRadio Innovator Award. Two years later, he won song of the year for “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” his Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated smash which entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1.

The 12th annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2023. The event will air live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles – home of the Oscars – on Monday, April 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET live / PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The show also will be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.

iHeartRadio listeners will have the opportunity to decide winners in several categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s best lyrics, best music video, best fan army, social star award, favorite tour photographer, TikTok bop of the year, favorite on screen, favorite tour style and favorite debut album. Social voting will close on March 25 at 11:59 p.m. PT for all categories. Fans can vote by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Additional categories include label of the year and individual winners for album of the year in various genres, including pop, country, alternative, rock, dance, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and regional Mexican.

Executive producers for the iHeartRadio Music Awards are Joel Gallen, for Tenth Planet; and Sykes, Tom Poleman and Bart Peters, for iHeartMedia.

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