Jenifer Lopez, LL Cool J Goes Big at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Here’s What to Expect [DETAILS]

Still taking place on March 22 in Los Angeles, the 2022 iHeart Radio Music Awards have already found their MC to host the highly anticipated annual radio music show.

iHeart Media announces that this year’s iHeart Radio Music Awards will be hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee LL Cool J at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards, widely regarded as one of music’s most important nights, will recognize the artists and songs that received the most exposure on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app in 2021.

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LL Cool J as host

With his debut album “Radio” in 1985, LL Cool J became one of the first hip-hop musicians to gain widespread recognition.

After releasing 13 studio albums and winning two Grammy Awards during his career, he became the first rapper to be honored with the Kennedy Center Honors, which he received in 2017.

Revealing that he will also be performing at the awards show, LL Cool J promised more surprises on the night.

“It’s an honor to return to the stage as host of the iHeartRadio Music Awards and bring live music back to fans around the world as we celebrate our favorite artists,” he said in a statement.

In addition to securing the show’s host, the iHeartRadio Music Awards also announced the recipient of the iHeartRadio Icon Award.

The award goes to JLo

Jennifer Lopez will receive the iHeartRadio Icon Award, which recognizes a musical artist who has had a significant impact on pop culture and has had a long and successful career.

Lopez, whose 25-year career in the entertainment industry has seen her achieve success in both film and music, is the first artist to have a No. 1 film and album in the US at the same time. , with “The Wedding Planner” and “J.Lo” in 2001, respectively.

A little more recently, she starred in the film “Marry Me”, for which she also released a soundtrack of the same title.

Often described as a triple threat in the industry for his singing, acting and producing, JLo has made a name for himself in pop culture, particularly with his iconic Super Bowl halftime performance with Shakira in 2020 which further cemented her iconic title.

The event, which will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 22, will air live on Fox at 8:00 p.m. ET. The ceremony will air on the West Coast at 8:00 p.m. PT after a delayed taping.

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