Why The iHeartRadio Music Awards Categories Are So Fun

The Peculiar iHeartRadio Music Awards Categories Match The Peculiar Way I Enjoy Music

And that really matters to me.

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In my daily life, I'm a sporadic and indecisive person, but that reflects the most when I'm listening to music.

Throughout a day, there is absolutely no telling what I'll listen to and engage in. I can spend hours reading about artists and keeping up with their lives, so I get really caught up in almost every aspect of their careers. I've always seen that as my biggest weakness, but the iHeartRadio Music Awards make me feel better about it.

They do an incredible job at showcasing musicians and everything that goes into what they do. They shine lights on all the things I spend so much time focusing on, in addition to categories like the "song of the year" or "best male artist." Those categories do matter, but with 6,000 award shows a year, it's not definitive enough.

But iHearRadio categorizes music in the same way I take it all in, then they allow the public to decide the outcomes.

With new categories like "Favorite Tour Photographer," and "Song That Left Us Shook," I'm able to think back to these moments that are more memorable than the categories on all the other award shows. It's nice to see the photographers get noticed for capturing all the beauty and wonder that fills a stage and audience. They were the ones that photographed every bit of sparkle in Harry Styles' Gucci suits and Shawn Mendes captivating festival crowds that didn't even come just for him.

I watched Andy Deluca hide in the wings at a 5 Seconds Of Summer show so he could get the best shots. I scrolled through thousands of photos of Beyonce, Niall Horan and Camila Cabello blowing the minds of every single person watching them.

Over the past year, songs and little moments that accompanied them really did leave me "shook" because of what some of the nominees for "Song That Left Us Shook" did with their platforms socially and politically.

When Maroon 5 released "Girls Like You," the timing could not have been more perfect. With the Me Too and Times Up movements taking off, it was refreshing to see a band of men standing up for women, then highlight a group of powerful women in the music video and have one featured on the remix.

Logic, who is no stranger to major political statements, and Ryan Tedder teamed up to perform "One Day" at the VMAs. It was already a powerful song with a strong message and a nod toward future generations. Then they took the stage with immigrant families to protest the Trump Administration's policy on immigration and family separation. It was something everyone was talking about the next day.

Similarly, Shawn Mendes and Khalid wrote "Youth" following the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK. Then they performed it live at the Billboard Music Awards with the show choir from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Later on, they also made a music video that debuted right before Election Day that featured prodigal, notable youth and included a message reminding young people to vote for change.

That left people "shook" because the video was so unexpected and Shawn Mendes is Canadian, so he doesn't even have to care about America's politics.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards are going to be such a big deal because 2018 was a massive year in music and statements, which means there is a lot to highlight. The new categories credit artists who have been making a difference and these awards will showcase the meaning and work behind what they work so hard to accomplish.

They award songs for their lyrics, the fans, the photographers, and even musicians' pets. It's different from the way a lot of other award shows do things, but I think it's necessary.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    The Truth About Coachella: My Experience

    Because all those Instagram posts you've been seeing don't exactly capture the whole picture.

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    Whether I was ready or not, Weekend 1 of Coachella came around like an overwhelming tornado ready to snatch up bodies and throw them into the desert dust. It was my first time going to Coachella, or even Palm Springs. I was in for quite the ride.

    Let me start by saying I was not prepared for this weekend at all. I knew who I was going with, I had my ticket, we had a place to stay, but I had very little understanding of what the heck was going on or how to survive this event.

    Day 1 started out exciting. My friends and I got ready fairly quickly, and boy did we look good (no shame).

    It was when I walked outside in the sun I understood this experience would be a struggle.

    IT WAS SO HOT. So, so hot. I made sure to consistently sip on a water. I wasn't going to let dehydration ruin this weekend for me. Dehydration has no room in an event where the tickets are $500.

    We walked down our street to order a Lyft.

    The Lyft driver was kind enough to drop us off as close as possible to the nearest security check. We got in line, separated by boys and girls, so that no one felt uncomfortable being patted down.

    Waiting in line is never very fun, but our excitement to get into the festival carried us over. Unfortunately, the line was just the beginning. We had to walk so much further (in the heat) to get to yet ANOTHER security checkpoint. I was not feeling this whole festival thing by the third line I had to wait in, in order to get in.

    Finally, we got in right as one of our favorite artists was playing at the stage closest to the entrance. Upon entering the campgrounds, it took about 0.2 seconds for me to realize every human at this damn festival looks the exact same.

    Girls wore the same black hat with the same sunglasses and wavy pants. Boys wore jerseys, bandanas, Hawaiian shirts, and camel backs. Everyone seriously looked the same. It was pretty funny.

    In the festival, we saw a bunch of amazing artists. I was impressed with every set I saw. It was in the moments I was watching the performances that I understood the whole appeal of these festivals.

    It was after the party was over, though (catch that Billie reference, cool people), that this appeal completely disappeared for me.

    My squad regrouped at the last set of the night to head on out together. We followed the mass crowds out of the festival onto a pathway we believed would take us to an Uber.

    My feet were so blistered I had to keep taking my shoes off, but eventually a gravel road forced me to put them back on. My feet started bleeding. So did my soul.

    We walked all the way to a parking lot when we were informed by staff that the Uber pickup was all the way on the other side. Of the whole festival. I am not kidding.

    Our group of five girls was not doing well. We managed to walk all the way back, but we were so sober and so in pain. We were then told to follow a different crowd down a different path.

    Once we did so, we were formed that we had gone the wrong way YET AGAIN. At this point, I was soooo over this Coachella shit.

    Let me out of the damn festival!!

    We ended up catching a free ride on a bike carrier to a place where we could order a Lyft.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention at this point in the night it was freezing. The heat became an intense cold, and I got to say, the wind really made me realize I would rather be dehydrated in the heat then be lost at this festival in the cold.

    That night, I was pretty disappointed with the organization of the music festival. Seriously, what the hell? Why didn't any workers know the correct way out?

    I went to bed thinking I would never return to another Coachella.

    Saturday, made up for that. The artists we saw, once again, were absolutely amazing. We understood the distance and time it would take to get in… and get out. We ended up staying to the very end of the festival and took shuttles to a hotel, where we easily obtained an Uber. Thank God!!

    If it hadn't been for Bazzi, Juice Wrld, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, and Kid Cudi, I would definitely not go back to Coachella next year. But the music of Coachella is some powerful shit, and you never realize how beautiful it is to see your favorite artists in person until you actually do with thousands of other drunk humans.

    Like Billie told the audience, "We only have this moment right here, right now. Let's enjoy it."

    Here's the truth about Coachella: It's a pain in the ass. But it's so worth it. You should definitely plan ahead as much as you can, but remember the best part of the experience will always be the performances that keep you in the moment.

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