When the iHeartRadio Awards opened on Friday (Sept. 18), no one knew the evening would be rocked by the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away. A politically loaded occurrence beyond day-to-day music news, the response was overwhelming on social media. At the same time, music fans looking to enjoy an evening of music were ready and accounted for, helping to celebrate the sounds that bring us together in the toughest times.
The tireless champion of the underprivileged was a perfect opener for the 2020 iHeartRadio Festival. Bringing her Khalid collab "So Done," Keys performed a beguiling set that opened the doors for the performers that followed.
The digital festival featured a strong showing of the year's radio MVPs, including Quavo, Offset and Takeoff. Migos performed a medley of radio faves in the most 2020 fashion – rapping a medley of their hits to a screen showing a variety of fans. Sure, they wanted to be there IRL. But hey, it is what it is.