Everything You Need to Know About Everyone Performing at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards

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On Sunday, March 11, the 2018 iHeartRadio Awards will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. Not only are there some really incredible artists nominated for some really questionable awards (and if you’re looking for predictions, we’ve got ‘em here) there are going to be some performances, too (gotta fill a couple hours somehow, you know?) Will anyone emerge from a helicopter a la Rihanna in 2015? Only time will tell. Until then, here are your 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards performers.


(Make sure you know how to watch the show, too, by checking out our guide.) Happy viewing!

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, who couldn’t be bothered to show up to the 2018 Grammy Awards despite winning Pop Song of the Year over a slew of insanely talented women for his inescapable “Shape of You” single, will perform at the iHeartRadio Awards. We can assume that’s the song he’ll perform, because why fix what ain’t broke? It’s massive.


Cardi B

Is it even possible to have a music award show in 2018 (or 2017, or any year in the future, for that matter) and not invite Cardi B? A “Bodak Yellow” performance is never disappointing and can stop this thing from being a total snooze fest (assuming it gets to that point, of course).


Maroon 5

Honestly, I find it weird that anyone listens to Maroon 5 in 2018, but here we are. Adam Levine and co. will do something, and you will watch it. That is all.


Camila Cabello

The best song on Camila Cabello’s self-titled solo debut LP is “Havana,” the song that launched her to No. 1. It’s been awhile since its release, so she’s promoting another single right now and it is...not as good, and will almost certainly be the song she performs—unless she does a medley, god willing. Check out “Never Be the Same” above, if you haven’t yet.


Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth, pop music’s favorite heartbroken boy (okay, that title probably goes to Sam Smith, but Puth has gotta be somewhere on the list) doesn’t really have a memorable hit to his name in 2018, but that is not stopping iHeartRadio from pushing the guy on us.



Eminem, who you will absolutely have to witness live if you’re planning on going to any music festival this summer, will also take the iHeartRadio stage. Since his latest single features Ed Sheeran, and Sheeran is also performing at the show...maybe there’s a collaboration in our future? Their song, “River” is super shitty sad bro music, but heck, someone out there will probably be pumped for this mediocrity.



My personal fave, Kehlani, is back, and will give some necessary edge to the pretty formulaic lineup this year. While the music industry continues to give pop/R&B women the short end of the stick, it’s nice to see her on the same stage as, well, less talented and more famous folk. Sorry, not sorry.



I have no idea what year it is, and Pharrell’s N.E.R.D. is back.


G-Eazy, the rapping haircut, will also perform, and this is only noteworthy because his girlfriend, edgy post-pop powerhouse Halsey is presenting an award—they might collaborate on their love ode, “Him & I.” That is...literally the only important detail about his set. Stay shady!


Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out now.

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