The first iHeartRadio MMVAs performers have finally been announced, but if you were paying close enough attention to social media last night, you may have already guessed who these superstars were.
Much Creators Chelsi Madonna and Jaclyn Forbes took to Instagram last night to post their rendition of photos originally posted by Alessia Cara and Halsey, adding in the description that a big announcement was coming soon. No obvious spoilers were given away, but they did ask fans to comment with guesses about what the announcement could be. Were you able to put the puzzle together?
to address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto grammy.com and submit myself. that’s not how it works. I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for. I meant everything I said about everyone deserving the same shot. there is a big issue in the industry that perpetuates the idea that an artist’s talent and hard work should take a back seat to popularity and numbers. and I’m aware that my music wasn’t released yesterday, I’m aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the last year. but I’m trying very hard to use the platform I’ve been given to talk about these things and bring light to issues that aren’t fair, all while trying to make the most of the weird, amazing success I’ve been lucky enough to have. I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offence to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck. here’s something fun! I’ve been thinking I suck since I was old enough to know what sucking meant. I’ve beat u to it. And that’s why this means a lot to me. despite my 183625 insecurities, I’ve been shown that what I’ve created is worth something and that people actually give a shit. all of the years feeling like I wasn’t good at anything or that I was naive for dreaming about something improbable have paid off in a way that I have yet to process. I know it sounds cheesy and dumb but it’s the honest truth. thanks to everyone who’s shown me kindness and support along the way. I’ll stop talking now.
Chelsi Madonna channeled her inner songstress for her reenactment of Cara’s moody gram. Cara posted the snap with a hefty caption earlier this year after her Best New Artist Grammy win stating that she wasn’t going to apologize for winning something that she rightfully earned and has wanted ever since she was a little kid.
Looking cute and quirky, Jaclyn Forbes decided to reenact a sideways-selfie that selfie queen herself Halsey posted three months ago.
Both Halsey and Alessia Cara will be performing at this year’s iHeartRadio MMVAs. The list of performers also includes Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie, but this is only the beginning of the superstar lineup that we have yet to announce. Keep your eyes peeled on social media because you may be able to catch more clues about future announcements.
The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs go down Sunday, August 26 at 9E/6P.