The rapper joins a star-studded lineup, which includes performers Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Garth Brooks, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves

By Jeff Nelson
March 07, 2019 01:00 PM
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T-Pain will take the stage to host the iHeartRadio Music Awards next week.

The rapper (real name: Faheem Rasheed Najm) is set to emcee the award show March 14. The iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Fox, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

He joins a star-studded lineup. Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Garth Brooks, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves are slated to perform during the show, where Taylor Swift will receive the iHeartRadio Tour of the Year award for her smash Reputation Stadium Tour. The “Delicate” singer’s record-breaking 2018 tour became the highest-grossing tour by a woman, with two million tickets sold in the states and $266 million in sales.

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T-Pain’s hosting gig follows a busy couple of months for the Grammy winner. Last week, he released his sixth studio album, 1UP, after winning Fox’s hit reality competition The Masked Singer.