FOX is partnering up with iHeartMedia for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The big event will air live on the network on March 14th from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. For fans on the west coast, the event will once again broadcast live simultaneously on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio.
Now in its sixth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards celebrates the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2018, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2019.
This year’s show will feature live performances from the biggest artists in music, as well as surprise duets and collaborations, and award presentations in various categories. Since the Awards’ inception in 2013, the show has included live performances and appearances by such superstar artists as Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Pitbull, Justin Bieber and many others.
“This is a show that is truly controlled by music fans because it celebrates the artists and songs that they listened to all year long on our 850 broadcast radio stations and the iHeartRadio app,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “FOX has established itself as a premier television destination for music fans, which has made it a natural home for our Awards.”
“There’s no more powerful brand in the business than iHeartRadio,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “iHeartRadio is fans’ first stop to listen to their favorite artists and find the next breakout star. We’re proud to be their partner as we honor this year’s biggest music artists.”
Among the many winners of the 2018 Awards were Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” for Song of the Year, Taylor Swift for Female Artist of the Year, Ed Sheeran for Male Artist of the Year, Cardi B for Best New Artist, Maroon 5 for Best Duo/Group of the Year and U2 for Best Tour. Chance the Rapper received the most prestigious award of the evening– the 2018 iHeartRadio Innovator Award – for his accomplishments in the music industry and his contributions to social causes.
In addition, L’Oréal Paris and iHeartRadio presented Camila Cabello with the first-ever Fangirls Award, which recognizes a female artist who has pushed boundaries with her music and message, while inspiring fans around the globe. Bon Jovi received the first-ever iHeartRadio Icon Award for their global impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force with a loyal fan base worldwide.