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He’s more than a rap artist, he’s a motivation!
Tonight at the iHeartRadio awards at The Forum in Los Angeles, Chance the Rapper was bestowed the Innovator Award for his achievements in the music market and devotion to social advocacy.
Introducing the award, Pharrell stated, “To call Chance the Rapper an innovator sounds like an understatement.”
In addition to discussing his musical achievements and his charitable present of $1 million to Chicago public schools, Pharrell raised the 24- year-old’s achievements as a daddy to child Kensli Bennett.
“We also need to make some noise for him being an amazing dad. He completely breaks the stereotype of young dads,” applauded the “Happy” vocalist.
When accepting the award, the modest entertainer stated to the crowd at The Forum, “Well thank you first of all…I found out I was getting this Innovator Award and I still—with everything that comes my way, I still feel very young and undeserving and very overwhelmed by this stuff.”
The rap artist, who showed up using a Barack Obama hoodie, likewise provided his thankfulness and commemorated the ingenious artists that came prior to him.
” I wish to thank James Brown for his musical undertakings; I wish to thank Ray Charles for his musical insight in this company; I wish to thank the late excellent Prince,” stated the music male. “And the ladies! The modern ladies– Nicki Minaj, you have no idea exactly what she’s provided for streaming, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé“
At the award program, hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled, the greatest and brightest recording artists from every category came together under one roofing.
The night’s efficiency lineup consists of Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Charlie Puth and Eminem
As for the candidates, Justin Bieber‘s remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s blockbuster “Despacito” controlled with 7 nods, followed by Rihanna, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran and DJ Khaled with 5 each.
Meanwhile, Camila Cabello was bestowed the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award provided by L’Oréal Paris for showing aspiration, enthusiasm and a strong sense of self-respect,” inning accordance with a news release.
Bon Jovi will exist with the first-ever Icon Award at the award program.
Fans can enjoy the iHeartRadio Music Awards survive on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.