Turn up the volume, music lovers, because the IHeartRadio Music Prize 2021 just happening One day!
Honoring this year’s most successful artists across all genres of music, the eighth annual awards show will be hosted by Usher and feature performances by The weekend starring Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, Doja Cat, Dan + Shay and Usher, as well as a special presentation of the iHeartRadio Icon Awards to Elton John by Chris Martin and Lil Nas X with a tribute performance by Demi Lovato , Brandi Carlile and ELLE
Entering the night with the most nominations in country music is the one and only Luke combs, Maren Morris, Luke bryan, Blake Shelton, Gabby Barrett, and of course the country has become a pop legend, Taylor Swift.
“Along with all the incredible music released over the past year, the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards will once again celebrate fans, giving iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to choose winners in several new and established categories,” said iHeartRadio in a report. Music lovers will have the opportunity to use their voices in “Best Fan Army”, “Best Lyrics”, “Best Cover Song”, “Best Music Video”, “The Social Star Award”, “Choreography Award”. Favorite Music Video ”, and the very first“ TikTok Bop of the Year Award ”.
That being said, we wish everyone could receive the Iconic Silver Heart, but there is only one winner in each category. Therefore, the Celeb Secrets Country team studied their favorite stars, listened to every single, album on repeat – and now the official 2021 prediction list is only ready for your eyes to see. We’re weighing in on this year’s nominees by sharing our thoughts on who we think will win an award in tomorrow’s live broadcast.
Hosted by Usher, the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards air LIVE from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET / PT on FOX, the IHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country and on the IHeartRadio app.
Best duo / group of the year: BTS; Dan + Shay; Jonas Brothers; Maroon 5; Twenty-one pilots
Who we think will win: This category has fierce competition and while country music fans in Us are applauding Dan + Shay, we don’t believe this is their year. Therefore, we expect to see the Jonas Brothers or BTS wins the “Best Group of the Year” award. With the resounding success of their first track in English only, “Dynamite», And their last album, BTS is an absolute must for this price. The guys even played their second track in English only, “Butter, ”for the first time in the recent Billboard Award Sunday May 23. JoBros came back stronger than ever with his uplifting and successful album Happiness begins.
Best collaboration: “Go Crazy” – Chris Brown and Young Thug; “Holy” – Justin Bieber with Chance the Rapper; “I Hope” – Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth; “Mood” – 24kGoldn with Iann Dior; “Savage” (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion with Beyoncé
Who we think will win: That does not like Megan Thee stallion and Beyonce “wild? This track was a success from the start and we believe it will definitely win the award for “Best Collaboration”. If the girl power duo don’t score, we wait Justin bieber and Chance the rapper to be won for their success “Holy. ”
Country Song of the Year: “Even if I leave” – Luke Combs; “I hope” – Gabby Barrett; “No one other than you” – Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani; “A Margarita” – Luke Bryan; “The Bones” – Maren Morris
Who we think will win: This is a difficult question – whether it be “Bones” through Maren Morris or “I hope” through Gabby Barrett, we will be satisfied with the results. As mentioned, the two songs were a game-changer when it comes to country music, as they draw fan listeners of all genres.
Country Artist of the Year: Blake Shelton; Luke Bryan; Luke Combs; Maren Morris; Thomas rhett
Who we think will win: In a typical year, iHeart and fans could point out who would win that category, by checking tour profits. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the concerts suddenly stopped. We are leaving country fans to make assumptions based on “industry impact”.
In 2021, the idea behind “Entertainer” changed dramatically and musicians had to think outside the box to capture the attention of their fans. It’s no surprise that this category is star studded with talented singers and songwriters, as they have all adapted to tough times. Even if, Luke combs stands out among the rest.
The power of country music is known to be transparent and open with its loyal community. He constantly connects on social media sharing new music and working in the studio to produce premium content. The artist had an exceptional year with his record What you see is what you get, because he consistently has multiple titles on the top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and 200 charts. If Combs doesn’t come away with the honor, we wait. Maren Morris to overcome and achieve victory. Morris recently won the title of “Female Artist of the Year” at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards.
Best New Country Artist: Ashley McBryde; Gabby Barrett; ROBUST; Ingrid Andress; Jameson rodgers
Who we think will win: This year is Gabby Barrett’s year! The old one American Idol The contestant caused a sensation in Nashville and on the country music scene with her hit “I hope. In fact, Barrett was one of the most nominated artists at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards and won the title of “Best Female Country Artist,” beating country stalwarts such as Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood. She also wrote “Top Country Song” and “Top Collab” for her remix with Charlie puth.
Songwriter of the Year: Ali Tamposi; Amy Allen; Ashley Gorley; Dan Nigro; Finneas
Who we think will win: This category is a smarter step, because Finneas o’connell will celebrate Thursday evening! You may be wondering, “who is Finneas?” Well he’s the creative mind behind the pop-rock sensation and his sister Billie Eilish. Already the songwriter has won six Grammy Awards, won “Album of the Year”, “Producer of the Year” for his work with Eilish’s debut album When we all fall asleep, and even released several singles as a solo artist.
Best lyrics (socially voted category): “I adore you” – Harry Styles; “Before You Go” – Lewis Capaldi; “Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd; “Cardigan” – Taylor Swift; “Don’t start now” – Dua Lipa; “Anything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish; “I hope” – Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth; “If the World Ends” – JP Saxe with Julia Michaels; “Intentions” – Justin Bieber with Quavo; “Life Is Good” – Feature film starring Drake
Who we think will win: This category is not even under discussion … the country icon turned pop, Taylor Swift will walk away with this iHeart Music Award. Yes, “Blinding lights” through The weekend or Billie Eilish “All i wanted“Could win this category but NOTHING compares to Taylor’s Folklore album. Never underestimate the power of a Swiftie!