Shaun's Music Minute

The iHeartRadio Music Awards Are Sunday              

The iHeartRadio Music Awards are set for Sunday, with some of your favorite artists expected to turn out for the festivities.

This year’s performers include Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, N.E.R.D., Eminem, Charlie Puth and Backstreet Boys. In addition, Taylor Swift will be making her presence known, premiering the video for her latest single, “Delicate,” during the broadcast.

Bon Jovi is set to receive the first-ever iHeartRadio Icon Award, and will also perform, while Chance the Rapper will be honored with the 2018 iHeartRadio Innovator Award and Camila will receive the first-ever Fangirls Award, sponsored by L'Oréal Paris.

Luis Fonsi and his inescapable hit “Despacito” lead the pack of nominees this year with seven, including Song of the Year, Latin Artist of the Year and more. Other multiple nominees include Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled and The Chainsmokers, who all nabbed five nods.

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled, and air  on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8pm ET. The show will also air on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide, and the iHeartRadio app. 

Demi Lovato Says The Met Gala Almost Drove Her To Drink              

It sounds like we won’t see Demi Lovato getting all dressed up for another Met Gala. In a new interview with “Billboard” magazine, Demi says a run-in with one celebrity at the 2016 bash was so traumatic, it almost pushed Demi, a former addict, into a relapse. 

“This one celebrity was a complete b*tch and was miserable to be around. It was very cliquey,” she says. “I remember being so uncomfortable that I wanted to drink.”

Instead of drinking Lovato texted her manager, who arranged for her to go to a local Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. “I changed my clothes, but I still had my diamonds on —millions of dollars of diamonds on in an AA meeting,” she said. “And I related more to the homeless people in that meeting who struggled with the same struggles that I deal with than the people at the Met Gala — fake and sucking the fashion industry’s d*ck.”

Now, Demi never names the “b*tch” in question, but many are speculating that she’s talking about Nicki Minaj, since right after the event Demi posted a picture of Nicki rolling her eyes at her. At the time Demi wrote, “This picture pretty much summed up my first and probably last met…#notforme #sweatpants,” adding, “p.s. some of y'all need to learn how to take a joke.”

Maroon 5 & Imagine Dragons Set For March Madness              

Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons are getting into the spirit of March Madness. The two groups are set to perform at the NCAA March Madness Festival, which will take place March 30th to April 1st, at Hemisfair in San Antonio, Texas.

Both bands have played the March Madness Fest in the past, Imagine Dragons in 2015 and Maroon 5 in 2016. 

For those who can’t make it to San Antonio, where the Final Four matches will be played, the concerts will be live-streamed on the NCAA website

Paramore and Foster The People Plan Summer Jaunt              

By now your summer concert list should be packed, but try to leave some room for Paramore and Foster The People. The two are teaming up for a U.S. summer tour that kicks off in St. Augustine, Florida on June 12th.

You never know who could show up to a Paramore show this summer. Hayley Williams recently invited Elton John to a show after he professed his love for the band’s latest album, “After Laughter.”

You can check out the first few dates of “The After Laughter Summer Tour”  Tickets go on sale March 15th.

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