Katy Perry shocks in see-through dress at iHeartRadio Music Awards (2024)

Katy Perry stole the spotlight in a risky ensemble at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards, setting the tone for a star-studded evening.

Flaunting her toned abs and black lingerie beneath a fishnet dress with daring side slits tied with red ribbons, Perry, 39, paired the look with high black leather boots and a wavy hairstyle.

The Dark Horse singer presented SZA with the award for song of the year for Kill Bill and was later seen singing along to Cher and Jennifer Hudson’s performance of Believe.

She also delighted fans by excitedly filming up-and-coming singer Tate Mcrae’s performance at the ceremony, with many online jokingly calling Perry a stage mum.

Perry wasn’t the only one who embraced a rock-and-roll aesthetic; celebrities like Avril Lavigne and JoJo Siwa also sported edgy looks.

Siwa, 20, stood out in the crowd with dramatic black eye makeup and a rhinestone-studded bodysuit reminiscent of the band KISS.

Katy Perry singing along Cher at the 2024 @iHeartRadio Awards 🤍 #iHeartAwards2024 pic.twitter.com/gR4DIwlMNz

— Katy Perry Updates (@katyspics) April 2, 2024

Katy Perry filming Tate McRae from the audience at #iHeartAwards2024. pic.twitter.com/fkFMM1yJYn

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 2, 2024

Lavigne, 39, exuded punk rock vibes in a graphic tee, black cargo pants, and lace-up boots, complemented by straight platinum locks and her signature black winged eyeliner.

Rapper Ice Spice, 24, also went for a bold ensemble, sizzling in a sheer black bandeau top and figure-hugging maxi skirt accentuated by a textured black jacket and accessorized with a black cross. The star took home the best new hip-hop artist award.

Among other attendees were music icons Beyoncé and Cher, who both won special awards at the ceremony.

Beyoncécaused a stir when she thanked Sister Rosetta Tharpe before anyone else in her innovator award acceptance speech, leading fans to speculate that the third album in her three-act album cycle will be rock and roll. Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a singer and guitarist who was popular in the 1930s and 40s, is often called ‘the godmother of rock and roll.’

She accepted the award from Stevie Wonder, who she thanked for playing the harmonica on a track on her new Cowboy Carter album.

She continued: ‘Innovation starts with a dream, but then you have to execute that dream and that road can be very bumpy. Being an innovator is saying what everyone believes is impossible.

‘Being an innovator often means being criticised, which often will test your mental strength. Being an innovator is leaning on faith and trusting that God will catch you and guide you.

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‘So, to all the record labels, every radio station, every award show, my hope is that we’re more open to the joy and liberation that comes from enjoying art, with no preconceived notions.’

Honoured with the icon award, Cher, 77, epitomised star quality in a crystal-adorned bodysuit paired with black pants, while her boyfriend Alexander ‘AE’ Edwards, 38, donned a sleek black pinstripe suit to match.

When accepting the award, Cher hit back at haters who criticise her tendency to repeat outfits.

‘There are people who say, “Doesn’t that b***h have more than one pair of pants?”‘ she said, laughing.

‘I’ve had these pants for 40 years. I thought we should come here and accept this award together.’

Acknowledging her iconic legacy, Cher said she’s ‘lucky to have people that have stayed with me all these years.’

The star got vulnerable, saying: ‘I don’t usually talk about it, but I have been down and out so many times you could not believe it.’

She continued: ‘Dropped by record companies, couldn’t get a job… they said, “Oh, she’s so over.” But I never gave up my dream.’

Cher accepted the award from her longtime friend Meryl Streep, who she’s known since the pair starred in the 1983 dramaSilkwoodtogether.

ICONIC 🔥 Cher and Jennifer Hudson #iHeartAwards2024 pic.twitter.com/fEcbrz2hTq

— Mr. Ricione ▫️ (@MrRicione) April 2, 2024

Some fans felt that the range of stars on the red carpet was decidedly retro, with many old school stars taking the spotlight throughout the evening.

Cher, TLC, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake…? What in the early-2000’s award shows it’s happening omg😭 #iHeartRadioAwards pic.twitter.com/XkuSLBMoBJ

— georgend ✬ (@BRITLENAPOP) April 2, 2024

Justin Timberlake also took the stage, performing Selfish and No Angels for the rowdy crowd of A-listers.

📽 04.01 | Justin Timberlake performs “SELFISH” and “NO ANGELS” at the 2024 iHeartRadio Awards. #iHeartAwards2024 pic.twitter.com/bXLMuviyhp

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Taylor Swift was up for the most awards, with nine nominations, including Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. She won Artist of the Year and Pop Artist of the Year, among others. In her video acceptance speech, she told fans they could expect exciting new things soon.

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You can read the full list of winners below.

iHeartRadio Awards Winners 2024

All-Genre Categories

Song of the year

Kill Bill – SZA

Artist of the year

Taylor Swift

Duo/Group of the year


Best collaboration

Calm Down- Rema and Selena Gomez

Producer of the year

Jack Antonoff

Songwriter of the year

Ashley Gorley

Genre-Specific Categories

Pop song of the year (new category)

Flowers – Miley Cyrus

Pop artist of the year (new category)

Taylor Swift

Best new artist (Pop)

Jelly Roll

Pop album of the year

Olivia Rodrigo, Guts

Country song of the year

Heart Like a Truck – Lainey Wilson

Country artist of the year

Morgan Wallen

Best new artist (country)

Jelly Roll

Country album of the year

Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time

Hip-Hop song of the year

All My Life – Lil Durk ft. J. Cole

Hip-Hop artist of the year


Best new artist (hip-hop)

Ice Spice

Hip-hop album of the year

Metro Boomin, Heroes & Villains

R&B song of the year

Snooze – SZA

R&B artist of the year


Best new artist (R&B)

Victoria Monét

R&B album of the year


Alternative song of the year

One More Time – Blink-182

Alternative artist of the year

Fall Out Boy

Best new artist (alt and rock)

Noah Kahan

Alternative album of the year

boygenius, the record

Rock song of the year

Lost – Linkin Park

Rock artist of the year

Foo Fighters

Rock album of the year

Metallica, 72 Seasons

Dance song of the year

Strangers – Kenya Grace

Dance artist of the year


Latin pop / urban song of the year

Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53 – Shakira and Bizarrap

Latin pop / urban artist of the year

Karol G

Best new artist (Latin pop / urban)

Young Miko

Latin pop / urban album of the year


Regional Mexican song of the year

Ella Baila Sola – Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma

Regional Mexican artist of the year

Peso Pluma

Best new artist (regional Mexican)

Peso Pluma

Regional Mexican album of the year

Peso Pluma, Génesis

K-pop artist of the year (new category)

Jung Kook

K-pop song of the year (new category)

Cupid (Twin Version) – FIFTY FIFTY

K-pop album of the year

Stray Kids, 5-Star

Best new artist (K-pop) (new category)


Best African music artist

Burna Boy

Socially voted categories

Best lyrics

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

Best music video

Seven – Jung Kook ft. Latto

Best fan army

BTS Army

Social star award

Gracie Abrams

Favorite tour photographer

Joshua Halling – Louis Tomlinson

TikTok bop of the year

Cruel Summer – Taylor Swift

Favorite on screen (new category)

j-hope IN THE BOX

Favorite tour style

Taylor Swift

Favorite debut album (new category)

V, Layover

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