47 Facts You Didn't Know About The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival Lineup

The lineup for 2018’s iHeartRadio Music Festival has finally been unveiled, with huge artists like Justin Timberlake, Fleetwood Mac, Childish Gambino, Jack White, Panic! At The Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Logic, Shawn Mendes, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Jason Aldean, and many more gearing up to take the stage. The show – which will take place at the T Mobile Arena on September 21 and 22 – will feature artists from several genres, so we thought we’d round up facts about each of the performers to better familiarize ourselves with the lineup. Scroll on to find out more about the forthcoming 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup! 

The Muppet Show’s “Animal” character is said to be inspired by Fleetwood Mac drummer and co-founder, Mick Fleetwood.

Peter Green, a founding member, decided to leave the band for religious purposes.

The band has had a total of 15 members since it was first created.

The “Childish Gambino” persona will be retired after Donald Glover’s next album.

Cardi B didn’t know that Childish Gambino and Donald Glover were the same person.

Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” was the best-selling song in the United States in 2016.

He owns his own brand of Tequila called 901. 

JT originally wrote the *NSYNC song “Gone” for Michael Jackson. 

Beyoncé once told Jack White, “I want to be in a band with you,” when he worked on her Lemonade album. 

Jack White was raised in a Catholic family and when he was younger, he thought about becoming a priest.

Jack actually doesn’t like performing at open air venues.

Carrie Underwood’s debut album, Some Hearts, was the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history.

The American Idol champ once had a pet duck named Drake. He liked to eat dog food and bite her.

She met her husband (NHL player Mike Fisher) during a meet and greet.

Mariah Carey kept her singing/songwriting talents a secret from her mother when she was younger.

Before she made it big; Mimi was a hat/coat checker, waitress and more.

At one point, Mariah once asked for 20 white kittens and 100 white doves as part of her rider.

Imagine Dragons decided to name themselves after an anagram made from the letters of different words. Those words remain unknown.

Just last year, the band helped organize the LoveLoud Fest to benefit LGBTQ organizations.

Imagine Dragons guest-starred on an episode of truTV's "Impractical Jokers" in October 2013.

Jason Aldean's lucky numbers are 3 and 9.

His real name is Jason Aldine Williams.

After high school, he turned down a baseball scholarship because he knew that he wanted to pursue music.

Sam Smith is the third cousin of Lily Allen.

He scrubbed toilets at a bar before making it big.

He considers himself a feminist. 

Luke Bryan went to college at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Despite his role as a judge on the recently-rebooted American Idol, Luke appeared on The Voice in 2017 as an advisor to Blake Shelton's team. 

Luke has supported a number of charities and foundations, including the City of Hope and Red Cross.

Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.

Before deciding on the name Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band's previous monikers included the Noble Five, My Backyard and One Percent.

"Sweet Home Alabama" was written as a response to the two Neil Young songs "Southern Man" and "Alabama," but there was no real feud between the acts. In fact, Van Zant clarified after the release that "Sweet Home Alabama" was written as a joke.

Ryan Ross was supposed to be Panic! At The Disco's lead singer.

Brendon Urie was raised in a Mormon Church.

They were initially a Blink-182 cover band, before they started working on original material. 

Ever since she was a kid, Kelly Clarkson wanted to be the singing and talking voice for an animated film.

Kelly worked as an extra on an episode of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.”

Kelly cried for a solid hour on the phone with the creator of American Idol, pleading to be let out of the contract that said she had to film From Justin to Kelly. 

Before Shawn Mendes starting singing, he wanted to pursue acting.

In 2018, Shawn Mendes was included on TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

When Shawn Mendes was on tour with Taylor Swift, he would secretly watch her set from the crowd every night. 

Kygo's full name is Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll.

He started playing the piano at age 6.

Kygo made his U.S. TV debut on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in October 2015.

Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee -- AKA Rae Sremmurd -- love Taco Bell.

They were once homeless.

Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi were once in a group called Dem Outta St8 Boyz with a third member. They even performed once on “106 & Park.” 

Logic’s real name is Sir Robert Bryson Hall II.

Logic has a YouTube channel, where he uploads clips about his favorite video games.

He became interested in rap and hip-hop after watching Kill Bill: Volume 1.

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