Wed. Apr 17th, 2024
alert-–-2024-iheartradio-music-awards:-cher-accepts-the-icon-award-from-pal-meryl-streep-in-40-year-old-pants…-as-fans-marvel-at-how-similar-they-look-to-decades-old-photoAlert – 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Cher accepts the Icon Award from pal Meryl Streep in 40-year-old pants… as fans marvel at how similar they look to decades-old photo

Cher was dressed to impress as she was bestowed the Icon Award by Meryl Streep at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Monday evening, leading fans to look back at a photo of the two from more than 40 years ago.

After Streep, 74, warmly introduced her to the stage at the Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, the Grammy winner, 77, began her acceptance with a hilarious message to her haters.

‘There are people who say, ‘Doesn’t that b**ch have more than one pair of pants?’ Cher began. ‘I’ve had these pants for 40 years. I thought we should come here and accept this award together.’

Meryl and Cher posed together for a photo at the show, but fans on social media were shocked to see how similar the leading ladies looked to a similar picture of the two snapped decades earlier.

The photo, which was taken more than 40 years ago at the premiere of their 1983 biographical drama Silkwood, featured Meryl in a white sportcoat with lacy white blouse and a black skirt, which complemented her all-white ensemble from Monday’s awards show.

Cher was dressed to impress as she was bestowed the Icon Award from Meryl Streep at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Monday evening

Cher was dressed to impress as she was bestowed the Icon Award from Meryl Streep at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Monday evening

At the awards show, Meryl and Cher posed together for a photo, but fans on social media were shocked to see how similar the leading ladies looked to a similar picture of the two at the 1983 premiere of their film Silkwood

At the awards show, Meryl and Cher posed together for a photo, but fans on social media were shocked to see how similar the leading ladies looked to a similar picture of the two at the 1983 premiere of their film Silkwood

After Streep, 74, warmly introduced her to the stage at the Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, the Grammy winner, 77, began her acceptance with a hilarious message to her haters

After Streep, 74, warmly introduced her to the stage at the Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, the Grammy winner, 77, began her acceptance with a hilarious message to her haters

Cher had a similarly thick head of raven tresses and wore a half-gray, half-black jacket that was reminiscent of her jeweled all-black look at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Mery led Silkwood as the title character, Karen Silkwood, a chemical technician and labor union activist who had worked at a plant that manufactured nuclear fuel.

After Silkwood testified to the Atomic Energy Commission about lax safety standards at the plant, she found during a routine self-check that she had been exposed to hundreds of times the legal limit of radioactive matter.

Silkwood died in 1974 after apparently driving off road and crashing her car. However, her family and supporters have claimed that she was the victim of foul play, as she allegedly had sensitive documents about the plant in the car that were missing when her body was discovered.

Cher played a supporting role in the film — which was directed by the late Mike Nichols — as Silkwood’s lesbian housemate, which Kurt Russell also costarred as Silkwood’s boyfriend.

‘Hotties then, hotties now!’ commented one user on X (formerly Twitter) after a fan reposted the 1983 picture.

‘And both are still in black and white [heart emojis],’ enthused another person. 

‘Beautiful. They should do another movie together,’ begged one fan. 

While reflecting on her six-decade long career in the music industry in her acceptance speech, Cher said she felt ‘lucky to have people that have stayed with’ her ‘all these years.’ 

As she spoke to the crowd, the superstar mused that ‘most’ of the audience wasn’t even born when she rose to fame as one half of the singing act with husband Sonny Bono in 1965.

‘I don’t usually talk about it, but I have been down and out so many times you could not believe it,’ Cher recalled. ‘Dropped by record companies, couldn’t get a job… they said, ‘Oh, she’s so over.’ But I never gave up my dream.’ 

She encouraged others to ‘have a dream’ and not to give up ‘no matter what happens.’ 

‘If you have a dream and stick with it, you will have a wonderful life and it will probably come true,’ she urged viewers to remember. 

Mery led Silkwood as the title character, Karen Silkwood, a chemical technician and labor union activist who had worked at a plant that manufactured nuclear fuel, while Cher played her lesbian housemate; still from Silkwood

Mery led Silkwood as the title character, Karen Silkwood, a chemical technician and labor union activist who had worked at a plant that manufactured nuclear fuel, while Cher played her lesbian housemate; still from Silkwood

Silkwood was a real life chemical technician and union activist who died in a mysterious car crash in 1974 after accusing the nuclear plant she worked at of having lax safety standards; still from Silkwood

Silkwood was a real life chemical technician and union activist who died in a mysterious car crash in 1974 after accusing the nuclear plant she worked at of having lax safety standards; still from Silkwood

The film was directed by Mike Nichols and costarred Kurt Russell as Meryl's love interest; publicity still from Silkwood (1983)

The film was directed by Mike Nichols and costarred Kurt Russell as Meryl’s love interest; publicity still from Silkwood (1983) 

'There are people who say, 'Doesn't that b**ch have more than one pair of pants?' the living legend began. 'I've had these pants for 40 years. I thought we should come here and accept this award together'

‘There are people who say, ‘Doesn’t that b**ch have more than one pair of pants?’ the living legend began. ‘I’ve had these pants for 40 years. I thought we should come here and accept this award together’

While reflecting on her six-decade long career in the music industry, the Strong Enough hitmaker said she felt 'lucky to have people that have stayed with' her 'all these years'

While reflecting on her six-decade long career in the music industry, the Strong Enough hitmaker said she felt ‘lucky to have people that have stayed with’ her ‘all these years’

As she spoke to the crowd, the superstar mused that 'most' of the audience wasn't even born when she rose to fame as one half of the singing act with husband Sonny Bono in 1965

As she spoke to the crowd, the superstar mused that ‘most’ of the audience wasn’t even born when she rose to fame as one half of the singing act with husband Sonny Bono in 1965

'I don't usually talk about it, but I have been down and out so many times you could not believe it,' Cher recalled. 'Dropped by record companies, couldn't get a job¿ they said, 'Oh, she's so over.' But I never gave up my dream'

‘I don’t usually talk about it, but I have been down and out so many times you could not believe it,’ Cher recalled. ‘Dropped by record companies, couldn’t get a job… they said, ‘Oh, she’s so over.’ But I never gave up my dream’

2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards Winners At a Glance

Song of the Year:

‘Kill Bill’ – SZA – WINNER 

Innovator Award: Beyonce – WINNER

 

Pop Album of the Year:  Olivia Rodrigo, GUTS – WINNER

 

(New for 2024) Pop Song of the Year:

‘Flowers’- Miley Cyrus – WINNER

 

Artist of the Year:

Taylor Swift- WINNER

Beyonce wins the Innovator Award at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Beyonce wins the Innovator Award at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards

(New for 2024) Pop Artist of the Year:

Taylor Swift – WINNER

 

Innovator Award: Beyonce – WINNER

 

Icon Award: Cher – WINNER

 

Landmark Award: Green Day – WINNER

Duo/Group of the Year:

 OneRepublic – WINNER

Before welcoming Cher on stage, Streep, who wore a plunging white Lanvin gown that has been in her closet since 2015, paid homage to her former costar’s legendary career. 

‘You know that Cher has had a number one record in each of the last seven decades?’ the three-time Oscar winner stated. ‘She’s the only woman in U.S. history to have done that.’

She continued: ‘What does it take to have those kinds of legs, right? We all want to know. It’s not 15 minutes of fame anymore. You’re lucky to get seven seconds of somebody’s fractured attention — never mind seven decades.’ 

Streep went on to say it ‘takes heart’ to be as successful as Cher, who she said has a ‘giant heart.’

‘When I think of Cher I think of her giant heart. how open it is, how battered it is and how strong it is and how she leads with her heart and everything she does interacting, singing, dancing or dressing,’ the Don’t Look Up actress said. ‘She just puts it all out there — and it’s brought her lots of prestigious awards.’

‘But it’s also pulled her to work on behalf of our veterans and for LGBTQ rights and many other causes when I first met her 40 years ago, when we made a film about an activist called [Karen] Silkwood. And in the movie really we held onto each other — we rocked on a porch swing in this little house in Sherman, Texas on an October night and I sang her a lullaby but all I could think of as we are going back and back [was] I Got You Babe,’ she concluded.

Earlier in the evening, Cheer performed her 1998 hit song Believe alongside Jennifer Hudson. 

First Hudson sang Cher’s beloved track, If I Could Turn Back Time, before the mother-of-two began to croon Believe. 

Earlier in the evening, Cheer performed her 1998 hit song Believe alongside Jennifer Hudson

Earlier in the evening, Cheer performed her 1998 hit song Believe alongside Jennifer Hudson

First Hudson sang Cher's beloved track, If I Could Turn Back Time, before the mother-of-two began to croon Believe

First Hudson sang Cher’s beloved track, If I Could Turn Back Time, before the mother-of-two began to croon Believe

The Icon Award has previously been awarded to Bon Jovi, Elton John, Pink and Jennifer Lopez.

The awards show, held at the Dolby Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Monday evening, honors the artists and songs who were most played on iHeartRadio stations and the app.

Ludacris hosted the celeb-packed affair, which also honored Beyonce for her contributions to music. 

Queen Bey, who released her country album Cowboy Carter last week, received the iHeartRadio Innovator Award.

IHEART WINNERS 2024

Song of the Year:

‘Calm Down’ – Rema and Selena Gomez

‘Creepin” – Metro Boomin with The Weeknd and 21 Savage

‘Cruel Summer’ – Taylor Swift

‘Dance The Night’ – Dua Lipa

‘Fast Car’ – Luke Combs

‘Flowers’- Miley Cyrus

‘Kill Bill’ – SZA – WINNER 

‘Last Night’- Morgan Wallen

‘Paint The Town Red’ – Doja Cat

‘vampire’ – Olivia Rodrigo

 

Innovator Award: Beyonce – WINNER

 

Icon Award: Cher – WINNER

 

Landmark Award: Green Day – WINNER

 

Pop Album of the Year:  Olivia Rodrigo, GUTS – WINNER

 

(New for 2024) Pop Song of the Year:

‘Calm Down’ – Rema and Selena Gomez

‘Cruel Summer’ – Taylor Swift

‘Flowers’- Miley Cyrus – WINNER

‘Kill Bill’ – SZA

‘vampire’ – Olivia Rodrigo

 

(New for 2024) Pop Artist of the Year:

Doja Cat

Miley Cyrus

Olivia Rodrigo

SZA

Taylor Swift – WINNER

 

Artist of the Year:

Drake

Jelly Roll

Luke Combs

Miley Cyrus

Morgan Wallen

Olivia Rodrigo

Shakira

SZA

Taylor Swift- WINNER

Usher

 

Duo/Group of the Year:

(G)I-DLE

Blink-182

Dan + Shay

Fall Out Boy

Foo Fighters

Jonas Brothers

Måneskin

OneRepublic – WINNER

Paramore

Parmalee

 

Best Collaboration:

‘All My Life’ – Lil Durk ft. J. Cole

‘Barbie World (with Aqua)’ – Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice

‘Boy’s a liar Pt.2’ – PinkPantheress and Ice Spice

‘Calm Down’- Rema and Selena Gomez – WINNER

‘Creepin” – Metro Boomin with The Weeknd and 21 Savage

‘Good Good’ – Usher, Summer Walker and 21 Savage

‘Rich Flex’ – Drake and 21 Savage

‘Thank God’ – Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown

‘Tomorrow 2’ – GloRilla with Cardi B

‘TQG’ – Karol G and Shakira

 

Best New Artist (Pop):

David Kushner

Doechii

Jelly Roll – WINNER

Rema

Stephen Sanchez

 

Country Song of the Year:

‘Fast Car’ – Luke Combs

‘Heart Like A Truck’ – Lainey Wilson – WINNER

‘Last Night’ – Morgan Wallen

‘Rock and A Hard Place’ – Bailey Zimmerman

‘Thank God’ – Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown

 

Country Artist of the Year:

Jason Aldean

Jelly Roll

Lainey Wilson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen – WINNER

 

Best New Artist (Country):

Corey Kent

Jackson Dean

Jelly Roll – WINNER

Megan Moroney

Nate Smith

Hip-Hop Album of the Year

Metro Boomin – Heroes & Villians – WINNER

 

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:

‘All My Life’- Lil Durk ft. J. Cole – WINNER

‘fukumean’- Gunna

‘Just Wanna Rock’ – Lil Uzi Vert

‘Rich Flex’ – Drake and 21 Savage

‘Tomorrow 2’- GloRilla with Cardi B

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

21 Savage

Drake – WINNER

Future

Gunna

Lil Durk

 

Best New Artist (Hip-Hop):

Doechii

Ice Spice – WINNER

Lola Brooke

Sexyy Red

Young Nudy

 

R&B Album of the Year:

SZA, SOS – WINNER

R&B Song of the Year:

‘Creepin”- Metro Boomin with The Weeknd and 21 Savage

‘CUFF IT’- Beyoncé

‘Good Good’ – Usher, Summer Walker and 21 Savage

‘On My Mama’ – Victoria Monét

‘Snooze’- SZA – WINNER

 

R&B Artist of the Year:

Beyoncé

Brent Faiyaz

Chris Brown

SZA – WINNER

Usher

 

Best African Music Artist:

Burna Boy – WINNER

Rema

Tems

Tyla

Wizkid

 

Best New Artist (R&B):

Coco Jones

Fridayy

Kenya Vaun

October London

Victoria Monét – WINNER

 

Alternative Album of the Year

Boygenius – The Record — WINNER 

 

Alternative Song of the Year:

‘Lost’ – Linkin Park

‘Love From The Other Side’ – Fall Out Boy

‘One More Time’- Blink-182 – WINNER

‘Rescued’- Foo Fighters

‘This Is Why’- Paramore

 

Alternative Artist of the Year:

Blink-182

Fall Out Boy – WINNER

Foo Fighters

Green Day

Paramore

 

Best New Artist (Alt and Rock):

Bad Omens

HARDY

Jelly Roll

Lovejoy

Noah Kahan – WINNER

 

Rock Album of the Year

Metallica – 72 Seasons – WINNER 

 

Rock Song of the Year:

’72 Seasons’ – Metallica

‘Dead Don’t Die’- Shinedown

‘Lost’ – Linkin Park – WINNER

‘Need A Favor’ – Jelly Roll

‘Rescued’ – Foo Fighters

 

Rock Artist of the Year:

Disturbed

Foo Fighters – WINNER

Jelly Roll

Metallica

Shinedown

 

Dance Song of the Year:

’10:35′- Tiësto ft. Tate McRae

‘Baby Don’t Hurt Me’ – David Guetta, Anne-Marie and Coi Leray

‘Padam Padam’ – Kylie Minogue

‘Praising You’ – Rita Ora ft. Fatboy Slim

‘Strangers’ – Kenya Grace – WINNER

 

Dance Artist of the Year:

Anabel Englund

David Guetta

Illenium

Kylie Minogue

Tiësto – WINNER

 

Latin Pop / Urban Song of the Year:

‘La Bachata’ – Manuel Turizo

‘La Bebe (remix)’ – Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma

‘Lala’- Myke Towers

‘Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53’- Shakira and Bizarrap – WINNER

‘TQG’- Karol G and Shakira

 

Latin Pop / Urban Artist of the Year:

Bad Bunny

Feid

Karol G – WINNER

Manuel Turizo

Shakira

 

Best New Artist (Latin Pop / Urban):

Bad Gyal

GALE

Mora

Yng Lvcas

Young Miko – WINNER

 

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

‘Bebe Dame’- Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera

‘Ella Baila Sola’ – Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma – WINNER

‘Indispensable’ – Carin León

‘Qué Onda Perdida’ – Grupo Firme ft. Gerardo Coronel

‘Qué Vuelvas’- Carin León and Grupo Frontera

 

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:

Calibre 50

Carin León

El Fantasma

Grupo Frontera

Peso Pluma – WINNER

 

Best New Artist (Regional Mexican):

Gabito Ballesteros

Gerardo Coronel

Grupo Frontera

Junior H

Peso Pluma – WINNER

 

K-pop Album of the Year

Stray Kids – 5 Star – WINNER 

 

(New for 2024) K-pop Artist of the Year:

(G)I-DLE

Jung Kook – WINNER

NCT Dream

Seventeen

Stray Kids

 

(New for 2024) K-pop Song of the Year:

‘Bouncy (K-Hot Chilli Peppers)’ – ATEEZ

‘Cupid (Twin Version)’- FIFTY FIFTY – WINNER

‘S-Class’ – Stray Kids

‘Seven’ Jung Kook ft. Latto

‘Super Shy’ – NewJeans

 

(New for 2024) Best New Artist (K-pop):

BOYNEXTDOOR

NewJeans – WINNER

RIIZE

xikers

ZEROBASEONE

 

Producer of the Year:

Carter Lang

Dan Nigro

Jack Antonoff – WINNER

Kid Harpoon

Rob Bisel

Metro Boomin

 

Songwriter of the Year:

Aldae

Ashley Gorley – WINNER

J Kash

Jack Antonoff

Michael Ross Pollack

 

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

‘Dial Drunk’- Noah Kahan

‘Flowers’- Miley Cyrus

‘Greedy’- Tate McRae

‘Houdini’- Dua Lipa

‘Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version)’- Taylor Swift – WINNER

‘Last Night’- Morgan Wallen

‘Lovin On Me’- Jack Harlow

‘Nonsense’- Sabrina Carpenter

‘Paint The Town Red’- Doja Cat

‘vampire’- Olivia Rodrigo

‘Water’- Tyla

‘What Was I Made For?’- Billie Eilish

 

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

‘3D’- Jung Kook ft. Jack Harlow

‘Dance The Night’- Dua Lipa

‘FLOWER’- JISOO

‘Flowers’- Miley Cyrus

‘I’m Good (Blue)’ – Bebe Rexha and David Guetta

‘Kill Bill’- SZA

‘La Bebe (Remix)’- Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma

‘Paint The Town Red’- Doja Cat

‘Seven’- Jung Kook ft. Latto – WINNER

‘TQG’- Karol G and Shakira

‘vampire’- Olivia Rodrigo

‘What Was I Made For?’- Billie Eilish

 

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category 

Agnation

ATINY

Barbz

Beyhive

BTS Army – WINNER

Harries

Livies

Louies

Niallers

Rushers

Selenators

Swifties

 

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category 

Alex Warren

David Kushner

Flyana Boss

Gracie Abrams – WINNER

Jessie Murph

Megan Moroney

Natalie Jane

Noah Kahan

 

Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category 

Alfredo Flores – Sabrina Carpenter

Anna Lee – Coldplay

Carianne Older – Charlie Puth

Catherine Powell – Kelsea Ballerini

Cynthia Parkhurst – Jonas Brothers

David Lehr – Morgan Wallen

Joshua Halling – Louis Tomlinson – WINNER

Mason Poole – Beyoncé

Matty Vogel – Misterwives

Ravie B – Adele

Ryan Fleming – 5 Seconds of Summer

Sanjay Parikh – Shinedown

 

Favorite On Screen (New for 2024): *Socially Voted Category

‘j-hope IN THE BOX’ – WINNER

‘Love To Love You, Donna Summer’

Louis Tomlinson ‘All of Those Voices’

‘Prince: The Final Secret’

‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’

‘Save Me’ Jelly Roll

‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’

‘TLC Forever’

 

TikTok Bop of the Year: *Socially Voted Category 

‘Boy’s a liar Pt. 2’- PinkPantheress and Ice Spice

‘Collide (Sped Up Remix)’- Justine Skye

‘Cruel Summer’- Taylor Swift – WINNER

‘Cupid (Twin Version)’- FIFTY FIFTY

‘Daylight’- David Kushner

‘Her Way (Sped Up)’- Party Next Door

‘If We Ever Broke Up’- Mae Stephens

‘Paint The Town Red’- Doja Cat

‘Water’- Tyla

‘What It Is (Solo Version)’- Doechii

‘What Was I Made For?’- Billie Eilish

 

Favorite Tour Style: *Socially Voted Category 

Beyoncé

Carrie Underwood

Doja Cat

Elton John

Harry Styles

Jonas Brothers

Madonna

Måneskin

Sabrina Carpenter

Shania Twain

SZA

Taylor Swift – WINNER

 

Favorite Debut Album (New for 2024): *Socially Voted Category

GOLDEN – Jung Kook

In Pieces- Chlöe

Layover – V – WINNER

Lucky- Megan Moroney

Mirror – Lauren Spencer Smith

My 21st Century Blues – Raye

Religiously – Bailey Zimmerman

Snow Angel – Reneé Rapp

Tyler Hubbard – Tyler Hubbard