Editorial: 2023 iHeart Radio Music Awards

March 27, 2023, the 2023 iHeart Radio Awards took place, hosted by Lenny Kravitz. He was a fantastic host.

Congratulations to all the winners of the iHeart Radio Awards. The event started with an incredible performance by Pink. After that, Lenny Kravitz gave a touching speech about music and paid tribute to the victims of the shooting in Nashville, TN.

The 2023 iHeart Radio Awards had lovely moments throughout the show.

Here are reviews and highlights of the event.


-Opening Act: Pink – Trustfall
It was a fantastic way to open the music event. 

-Keith Urban performed two of his best hits. He gave a remarkable performance. 
Brown Eyes Baby
*Somewhere In My Car

-Latto’s performances of her two songs were bold and edgy.
*Big Energy

Performances by Best New Artist nominees
*Jax – Victoria’s Secret
*Cody Johnson – ‘Til You Can’t
*Muni Long Hrs & Hrs 
*Giovannie and the Hired Gun Ramon Ayala
These four artists sang with heart and passion. It was a great variety of musical performances. 

-LL Cool J – The Origin Story of Hip-Hop
He describes his personal experience with the genre. His speech was heartfelt, honouring the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop.

-Lenny Kravitz performed two hits from the late 90s, American Woman & Fly Away. It was an incredible performance. 
*American Woman
*Fly Away
It was the last performance of the evening and ended the musical parts with a bold note. 

Each of these artists performed remarkably. They all sang with heart and soul.


-Most Played Artist of the Year: Doja Cat

-Latin Pop Song of the Year: Becky G & Karol G –Mamii

-iHeart radio Innovator Award: Taylor Swift

-Country Song of the Year: Cole Swindell – She Had Me At Heads Carolina

-Artist of the Year: Harry Styles

-Song of the Year: Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Awards & Performances

There were two touching moments where a performance preceded or followed a speech after receiving an award.

iHeart Radio Icon Award: Pink
*Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – Just Like A Pill

*Kelly Clarkson & Pink
– Give Me A Reason
-What About Us – 

Pink walks towards the stage to join Kelly Clarkson in performing a couple of songs together.

Pink gave a heartwarming speech, which included a lovely honourable mention to her family.

– Tour of the Year: Coldplay
Their effort to use environmentally friendly to their concerts is fantastic.
Coldplay gave an excellent performance of their single My Universe at a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Congratulations again to all the winners of the 2023 iHeart Radio Awards. The performances were fantastic. There were moving speeches throughout the event. Lenny Kravitz did a remarkable job hosting these awards. 

Flora Youssef

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