Usher Will Host iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021
Marc Gordon - May 4, 2021

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards are around the corner! IHeartRadio announced that Usher will be hosting and performing at the May 27 awards show with The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Silk Sonic’s Anderson.Paak and Bruno Mars, Dan + Shay, and Doja Cat set to perform. “I’m excited to be hosting and performing during the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards,” Usher, 42, said in a press release. “This year’s show includes an incredible lineup of exceptionally talented artists. It’s going to be a great time!”

 

Honored this year with the Icon Award will be Elton John with Lil Nas X and Coldplay’s Chris Martin presenting the legendary singer with the award. He’s only the second artist to earn the award after Bon Jovi did in 2018. Among those set to make appearances are Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, twenty one pilots and Roddy Ricch. Swift is the artist with the most wins in iHeartRadio Music Award history with 13, followed by Drake with 12 and Bruno Mars with nine.

 

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This year, The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Harry Styles and Justin Bieber lead in most nominations. Among the tracks up for song of the year are The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” Post Malone’s “Circles,” Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” DaBaby’s “ROCKSTAR” and Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar.” Other solo hitmakers in the 2021 group of nominees with more than two nominations include Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande and Blake Shelton. The Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5 and K-pop sensations BTS are among the nominees for the best duo/group of the year alongside Dan + Shay and Twenty One Pilots.

 

Last year, the awards show was held virtually in September with “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo earning the highly coveted song of the year award. The iHeartRadio Music Awards are set to air on FOX May 27 a 8 pm ET.