The iHeartRadio MMVAs have a long history of featuring performances and red carpet appearances by the biggest artists and celebs in the world, as well as musicians and actors who are just about to break. With a guest list that includes A-list actors, musicians, celebs, social media stars and athletes, everyone wants an invite to the iHeartRadio MMVAs.
From pop princesses to the original social media stars, the iHeartRadio MMVAs have featured some pretty huge names that you may have forgotten seeing in past years. But don’t worry. That’s what we’re here for. It’s about to get real #TBT and a little #OMG.
Check out all the stars you forgot hit the red carpet at the iHeartRadio MMVAs.
All the celebs you forgot were at the iHeartRadio MMVAs
BRITNEY SPEARS – 1999In 1999, Britney Spears was one of the biggest pop stars in the world, making her only iHeartRadio MMVA appearance the same year as David Bowie, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace. The ‘90s, man.Getty Images
PAMELA ANDERSON AND KID ROCK – 2002A couple that was both shocking and made perfect sense together, Canadian Pamela Anderson walked the 2002 iHeartRadio MMVA red carpet with her fiancé Kid Rock. Equally shocking and also expected, the pair didn’t make it down the aisle. We would have loved to see that mini-skirt wedding dress and sleeveless tux.Getty Images
MANDY MOORE – 2002It’s difficult to picture now, but there was a time when Mandy Moore wasn’t making us cry every week on This Is Us. In 2002, she was making us cry in Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk To Remember. Maybe it’s not that difficult to picture.Getty Images
FRED SAVAGE AND RAY ROMANO – 2003In 2003, Fred Savage and Ray Romano were shooting the movie Welcome to Mooseport in Port Perry, Ontario. The pair took a break from filming to attend the iHeartRadio MMVAs, looking as uncomfortable as middle-aged men can look at a music show for teens. Bonus points to Savage for his Weezer tee.Getty Images
KALEY CUOCO – 2004Still three years away from being one of the most recognizable actors on TV thanks to her role in The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco kept it casual in jeans and a tank top at the 2004 iHeartRadio MMVAs. We’re sure she was still adored by nerds even then.Getty Images
KANYE WEST – 2004In 2004, Kanye West had just released his debut album The College Dropout and was not yet the superstar rapper, producer, fashion designer, and Trump supporter that we now know him as. But you know that Kanye West already had Kanye West confidence.Getty Images
BEASTIE BOYS – 2004Virtually unrecognizable in their pimp costumes, the Beastie Boys shot footage during their walk down the iHeartRadio MMVA red carpet for their “Triple Trouble” music video.Getty Images
BACKSTREET BOYS – 2005Before breaking in the US in the late 1990s, the Backstreet Boys were huge in Canada, appearing on Much On Demand and Electric Circus. The boy band returned to Canada in 2005 as presenters, with sadly no matching outfits or dance moves in sight. Backstreet’s back, but in their own clothes. Lame.Getty Images
THE KILLERS – 2005Rockers The Killers skyrocketed to the top of the rock charts in 2004 with their debut album that included the singles “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me.” The group performed in 2005 during a rock-heavy show that included Arcade Fire, Alexisonfire, and Billy Talent.Getty Images
PARIS HILTON – 2006From 2003 until 2007, Paris Hilton was the socialite thanks to her reality series The Simple Life, a show that made the heiress famous before social media could make celebs out of rich people who love to post pictures of their vacations. Think of spray tans as the first true Instagram filter. That’s hot.Getty Images
TORI SPELLING – 2006Someone who does remember Tori Spelling at the 2006 iHeartRadio MMVAs is fellow attendee Mary Jo Eustace. Spelling walked the red carpet with Eustace’s ex-husband Dean McDermott, who had an affair with Spelling that ended the couple’s marriage. While presenting during the live show, Spelling called Eustace a ‘nasty ex-wife,’ obviously confused that life isn’t actually an episode of Beverly Hills, 90201.Getty Images
RIHANNA – 2006After filming her debut music video “Pon De Replay” in Toronto with Canadian director Director X, Rihanna returned to the 6ix the next year for her first performance at the iHeartRadio MMVAs. Somewhere nearby, an aspiring rapper named Aubrey Graham was filming Degrassi and falling in love as he watched the iHeartRadio MMVAs.Getty Images
RAINN WILSON – 2008It was so jarring to see actor Rainn Wilson out of costume as Dwight Schrute on The Office (never underestimate the power of a short-sleeved dress shirt and middle part) that many fans didn’t recognize him at the 2008 iHeartRadio MMVAs. He looked so…cool. Bears? Beets? Babe?Getty Images
KIM KARDASHIAN – 2009In 2009, Kim Kardashian was known as Brody Jenner’s step-sister, Robert Kardashian’s daughter, and Paris Hilton’s friend. We’re pretty sure she can now use her own name to get onto any red carpet.Getty Images
KELLY CLARKSON – 2009Kelly Clarkson has carved out a new career as an award show host and coach on The Voice, but the American Idol winner was in full pop superstar mode when she performed barefoot in the rain at the 2009 iHeartRadio MMVAs.Getty Images
BRUNO MARS – 2011Bruno Mars was still a new voice in pop music when he performed at the 2011 iHeartRadio MMVAs. Fans who flooded the street to watch Mars rehearse the day before the show were privy to a mini concert, with perfectionist Mars and his band nailing their performance on the first take using the rest of their rehearsal time to perform additional songs for fans.Getty Images
COLIN FARRELL – 2011There are few people who can look so cool and so uncomfortable at once, but it’s a look that Colin Farrell nailed at the 2011 iHeartRadio MMVAs.Getty Images
KENDALL AND KYLIE JENNER – 2014Back in 2014, Kendall Jenner was just a model who didn’t yet have the super prefix and Kylie Jenner was just a self-made millionaire. Started from the bottom, amirite?Getty Images
Watch Awkwafina host the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs on Sunday, August 26 at 9/7MT on CTV and Much.