Five months after first announcing their intent to postpone due to the ongoing global health crisis (as we reported here), the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards – hosted by GRAMMY-winning superstar Usher – are foregoing this year’s ceremony all together.
Fans of the event’s leading nominees – Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, and Camila Cabello – needn’t worry, however, as it’s been revealed the show’s coveted trophies will still be awarded.
Originally scheduled to take place March 29 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the awards show was officially canceled on Monday (August 24).
While fans will be deprived of the ceremony’s usual host of high octane performances, they’ll still be able to cheer on their favorite acts as the show’s award winners will be announced over the Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-7) on over 800 iHeartRadio stations nationwide (as well as on iHeart’s social media platforms).
What’s more, the winners will still be able to deliver acceptance speeches.
GRAMMY winner Billie Eilish and GRAMMY nominee Shawn Mendes lead as the night’s most nominated acts, scoring seven nods respectively. Click here to see the full list of 2020 nominations.