“I want to take a moment to send some of that healing love to the families and the innocent people that lost their lives at the Covenant school today and to the entire Nashville community,” stated Kravitz. “Our hearts are heavy and we are with you. Nashville, we love you, and America, we must do better.”
In addition to his MC duties, the multi-Grammy Award winner sang a combination of his most successful singles including “American Woman” and “Fly Away” from his 1998 album 5, and “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” from his 1993 LP of the same title.
In a statement prior to the event Lenny Kravitz said “I’m thrilled to host and perform at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards to celebrate the best in music.” “As always the show will feature some great surprises and unforgettable performances that music fans across the country won’t want to miss.”
Celebrating its 10th anniversary the Fox broadcast from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles recognized Harry Styles, Lizzo, and Taylor Swift as the most nominated artists of the night; each with eight nods. And in addition to the competitive music categories, the ceremony featured a special performance from Pink, who received the 2023 Icon Award. Kravitz also joined the lineup of slated performers alongside Latto with a special appearance by LL Cool J, Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Muni Long, Cody Johnson, Pat Benatar, and Neil Giraldo.