Written by Emilee Lindner • March 6, 2017
If you're a big pop culture fanatic, there's a decent chance you were watching the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night (March 5), when celebs like Thomas Rhett, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars took the stage. It was quite the party, with The Chainsmokers shouting out EDM, little kids pretending they were Coldplay and Katy Perry getting quinoa in her teeth (trust us, that was a whole thing). And there's no party without the biggest hits, which were served with superstar flair. Here are five iHeart performances that you need to watch again:
Bruno Mars has played "Treasure" time and again, but on Sunday night, he busted the ol' favorite out as a mash-up with his newer jam, "That's What I Like." With a crazy-good falsetto and his crew of dancing back-up singers, Bruno blew everyone away with his 24K magic—to use the man's own terminology. Mars was presented with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award for blending his old-school sound with something completely modern.
Lucky for you, Bruno Mars is taking his live show on the road this spring, so grab your tickets now.
After Andrew Taggart seranaded everyone with "Paris," The Chainsmokers and Coldplay got to perform their new hit, "Something Just Like This," together — and Chris Martin amped up the enthusiasm by not only running around the stage, but by wedging himself into the crowded pit of fans living their best life. "I want something just like this," Martin sang anthemically as Alex Pall pounded out the song's chords on a keyboard. The Chainsmokers ended up with five awards: Best New Artist, Best New Pop Artist, Dance Song of the Year, Dance Artist of the Year and Dance Album of the Year. Coldplay won Best Tour for their Head Full of Dreams Tour. You can still catch Coldplay on tour here.
The Chainsmokers are getting ready to embark on their Memories: Do Not Open Tour in April. Here's how you can get tickets.
"I took a lot of losses to be on this stage tonight," Big Sean prefaced his medley of "Voices in My Head," "Bounce Back" and "Moves." He performed a bunch of his I Decided hits with a slew of agile dancers and a giant, ominous screen looming above him. As you rewatch the spectacle, you can almost feel the vibrations that shook The Forum on Sunday.
Big Sean launches his I Decided Tour in mere days, so snatch those tickets before it's too late.
Katy Perry has been touting her new single, "Chained to the Rhythm," all over the awards-show circuit, and her latest stop was at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Sticking to her so-comfortable-we're-living-in-a-bubble theme, Perry took the stage in a hamster wheel, pacing a treadmill going nowhere. A giant, bulbous hamster bobbed around while a crew of kids with Communist-shaped hammers tinkered away obliviously. How's that for a statement?
Ed Sheeran worked some his loop pedal magic to captivate the California crowd with one of his new singles, "Shape of You." Layering his own vocals and getting everyone to clap for an entire song (a true feat), Sheeran rocked through the accoustic jam with a bit of edge in his voice, a glimpse into the duality of grit and charm in his upcoming album.