Ariana Grande, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves Among First Round of Performers Announced for 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Taylor Swift is also expected to receive the “Tour of the Year” Award at the telecast, airing March 14th on FOX.

The first round of performers have been announced for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards and we are SO excited to catch them next month.

The radio station broke the news this morning that Ariana Grande, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves — along with honorees Alicia Keys, Halsey, and Garth Brooks — will be performing at the show which takes place in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 14th.

Recording artist Taylor Swift accepts the award for ‘Album of the Year,’ for ‘1989,’ onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California.
(Source: Rich Polk/Getty Images North America via Zimbio)

Another major bomb that iHeartRadio dropped was that Taylor Swift will be in attendance to receive the “Tour of the Year” Award for the Reputation Stadium Tour which hit football stadiums across the world with record-breaking capacities. With over 2 million tickets sold in the U.S. and grossing $266 million, it is the highest selling U.S. tour in history by any artist. The tour, which kicked off in May 2018 in Glendale, AZ, also traveled to Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia and was made into a special concert film for Netflix.

As we previously reported, Alicia Keys will be receiving the iHeartRadio Innovator Award, Halsey will receive the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award, and Garth Brooks will receive the first-ever Artist of the Decade Award.

The nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on January 9, with artists like Cardi B, Drake, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons receiving top nominations. You can still vote for your favorite artist now by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards air LIVE from the Microsoft Theater on Thursday, March 14th @ 8PM ET/PT on FOX and on the iHeartRadio app.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.