JAMIE FOXX TO HOST IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS LIVE ON NBC SUNDAY, MARCH 29 (8-11 P.M. ET/PT); Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Jason Aldean, Jamie Foxx, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Nate Ruess, Alesso and Florida Georgia Line

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Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift,  Madonna, Jason Aldean, Jamie Foxx, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Nate Ruess, Alesso and Florida Georgia Line

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NEW YORK, N.Y. and UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. ­ March 9, 2015 ­ The biggest names in entertainment will bring the music of the iHeartRadio app to life on Sunday, March 29 for the second edition of the iHeartRadio Music Awards hosted by Oscar and Grammy award winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx.  The event will air live on NBC from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT from the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and will be broadcast simultaneously on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and across the iHeartRadio digital music platform.


The three hour telecast will truly reflect America’s favorite music and will showcase the year’s most popular artists and songs determined by the iHeartRadio Chart and fan voting through iHeartRadio stations nationwide.  The evening will include performances by Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Madonna, Jason Aldean, Jamie Foxx, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Nate Ruess, Alesso and Florida Georgia Line along with appearances from Taylor Swift and more.  This year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards will also feature unexpected collaborations from some of the top names in music.


“This is the night we celebrate the biggest songs and artists we played for fans on our iHeartRadio stations across America and on the iHeartRadio app over the past year, along with a look at what’s coming in 2015,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia, Inc.  “And who better to host than both a Grammy winning musician and Oscar winning performer Jamie Foxx? This is going to be an amazing star packed Sunday night of music on NBC.”


“I’m so excited that Jamie Foxx is taking the reins at this year’s iHeart awards.  He is the perfect choice to lead this extraordinary night of music and celebrity artists!” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.


“2014 was such an incredible year for so many artists across different genres, so it’s great to see them get the recognition they deserve,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia. “Whether they’re new to the scene or industry veterans, each artist’s journey is exciting to follow, from their first radio spin to their first iHeartRadio Music Award nomination.”


“The iHeartRadio Music Awards is the night in music where the industry’s top artists get to shine, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, and celebrate their own achievements as well as those of their peers,” said Ian Stewart, President of Done + Dusted Inc.


Category finalists for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on February 4, with 2014 iHeartRadio Innovator Award winner Pharrell Williams making a special appearance on NBC’s TODAY show to reveal this year’s Artist of the Year nominees. Social voting through iHeartRadio stations nationwide for the Best Lyrics, Best Fan Army and Renegade categories will run through Friday, March 20. Category finalists (by alphabetical order) are:


Artist of the Year:

€       Ariana Grande

€       Iggy Azalea

€       Luke Bryan

€       Sam Smith

€       Taylor Swift


Song of the Year:

€       “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor

€       “All of Me” – John Legend

€       “Happy” – Pharrell Williams

€       “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

€       “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith


Best Collaboration:

€       “Bang Bang” – Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj

€       “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J

€       “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

€       “Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea

€       “Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz


Best New Artist:

€       Bastille

€       Cole Swindell

€       Iggy Azalea

€       Meghan Trainor

€       Sam Smith


Country Song of the Year:

€       “Bartender” – Lady Antebellum

€       “Burnin’ It Down” – Jason Aldean

€       “Dirt” – Florida Georgia Line

€       “Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church

€       “Play It Again” – Luke Bryan


Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year:

€       “Don’t Tell ‘Em” – Jeremih featuring YG

€       “Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z

€       “Flawless” – Beyoncé

€       “Loyal” – Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga

€       “New Flame” – Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross


Dance Song of the Year:

€       “Animals” – Martin Garrix

€       “Blame” – Calvin Harris featuring John Newman

€       “La La La” – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith

€       “Summer” – Calvin Harris

€       “Waves” – Mr. Probz


Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

€       “Come With Me Now” – KONGOS

€       “Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys

€       “Fever” – The Black Keys

€       “Something From Nothing” – Foo Fighters

€       “Take Me to Church” – Hozier


Best Lyrics:

€       “All of Me” – John Legend

€       “Blank Space” – Taylor Swift

€       “Counting Stars” – OneRepublic

€       “Habits (Stay High)” – Tove Lo

€       “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith

€       “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran


Best Fan Army:

€       5SOSFAM – 5 Seconds of Summer

€       Arianators – Ariana Grande

€       Bey Hive – Beyoncé

€       Team Breezy – Chris Brown

€       Sheerios – Ed Sheeran

€       Church Choir – Eric Church

€       Directioners – One Direction

€       Selenators – Selena Gomez

€       Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes

€       Swifties – Taylor Swift


Renegade Award presented by the All New 2015 Jeep Renegade:

€       Brantley Gilbert

€       Charli XCX

€       Hozier

€       Iggy Azalea

€       Meghan Trainor


This year the iHeartRadio Music Awards is partnering with the Jeep brand to present the first-ever “Renegade Award”. The “Renegade Award” celebrates emerging standout artists who have broken boundaries while staying true to themselves. These artists defy convention to create new musical lanes that are distinctly their own. They are authentic and passionate, with the talent to stretch the limits and do something extraordinary.


The iHeartRadio Music Awards will be executive produced by John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Liz Kelly of iHeartMedia, along with Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton of Done and Dusted Inc., who will also produce the show for NBC Studios. Hamilton will also direct.


Proud partners of this year’s events include the All New 2015 Jeep Renegade and Taco Bell®.


For breaking news and exclusive iHeartRadio Music Awards content visit iHeartRadio.com/awards or follow the social buzz on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and

Google +.


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About iHeartMedia

With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.    iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 430 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 60 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.


About NBC Entertainment

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. The network finished the 2013-14 season as No. 1 in the 18-49 demo for the first time in 10 years. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s roster of popular scripted comedies includes the critically acclaimed “Parks and Recreation,” as well as “About a Boy” and “Marry Me.” NBC’s drama slate is highlighted by “The Blacklist,” veteran series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” fan favorites “Parenthood,” “Grimm,” “The Night Shift,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.,” as well as its new series “Allegiance,” “A.D.,” “Odyssey” and “The Slap.”   Unscripted series for NBC include the Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice” as well as “The Biggest Loser,” “Hollywood Game Night” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.”   In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices.   NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation’s first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.


About Done+Dusted

Founded 15 years ago, Done + Dusted has made a name for itself as one of the biggest live events and television production companies in the World. The agency is a rarity in that it is capable of executing a live show or concert from concept to broadcast in every medium and every film format worldwide.  Company milestones include producing: the London Olympic and Para-Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies (the first time an outside production team has ever produced an Olympic Opener); the largest televised event in UAE history – -The 40th National Day Celebrations; The largest EDM event ever staged in Ibiza, Spain; the first intercontinental HD broadcast; Madonna at Brixton Academy in London, which set an Internet viewing world record and crashed the Web; and countless other firsts. Recent and upcoming projects include: the 2015 State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night, the Victoria’s Secret Swim Special, the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards, Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour, the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards, Symphony in Blue by Johnnie Walker Blue, and many others.

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