If you’re still reeling from the shock that T-Pain was not only “the monster” on The Masked Singer, but that he actually won the competition and beat out the likes of Donny Osmond and Gladys Knight, this piece of new will probably only serve to boggle your mind further. iHeartRadio has just announced that T-Pain will host the annual iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 14.
Like the Masked Singer results, it’s not a bad thing, it’s just not at all what we expected.
Blessings keep coming...grateful & honored to host this year’s @iheartradio Music Awards 🙏 The past two weeks have been incredible and the run continues. Thanx everyone for all of the love and support & special thanks to the iHeart team for having— T-Pain (@TPAIN) March 7, 2019
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T-Pain has had a pretty good two weeks—not only did the world finally learn that he’s got some major pipes behind his signature autotune, he dropped a new video game-inspired album, 1Up.
It’s unclear if T-Pain will also be performing at the awards (either with or without the costume), but confirmed acts for the evening include Ariana Grande (which is extra special since she didn’t end up performing at the Grammys, ICYMI), John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Alicia Keys (recipient of the 2019 Innovator Award), Halsey (recipient of the 2019 Fangirls Award) and Garth Brooks. Taylor Swift will also make an appearance to accept the Tour of the Year Award for her Reputation stadium tour which broke records as the highest-selling U.S. tour ever.
Cardi B leads the nominations with a total of 14, including Song of the Year and Female Artist of the Year. Drake comes in second with eight noms, also with nods for Song of the Year and three separate entries for Hip-Hop Song of the Year (“God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings” and “Nice for What”). Grande, Post Malone and Maroon 5 aren’t far behind with five nods each.
The iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live Thursday, March 14 starting at 8 p.m. ET.awardsheadlinesiHeartRadio Music AwardsT-Pain