NBC AND CLEAR CHANNEL CELEBRATE MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS WITH FIRST EVER ‘IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS’
Blake Shelton, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Pitbull, Shakira and Thirty Seconds to Mars Among All-Star Performers at Groundbreaking New Show
Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, Imagine Dragons, Chris Martin, Lorde and Gwen Stefani Make Special Appearances
New York, NY May 2, 2014 The first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards brought together the biggest names in entertainment to Los Angeles to celebrate all things music. The innovative all-new awards show presented by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment paid homage to the City of Angels at the historic Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, May 1.
Broadcast live on NBC, and on Clear Channel radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio digital music platform, Los Angeles lit up as the music of the iHeartRadio app came to life at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show featured performances by recording stars Blake Shelton, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Pitbull, Shakira, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Arcade Fire, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, Bastille and Usher in a world premiere performance of the new Michael Jackson song “Love Never Felt So Good.”
Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, Imagine Dragons, Chris Martin, Lorde, Mel B, Ashley Greene, Lil Jon, Jason Ritter, Hilary Duff, Joe Manganiello, Chester Bennington, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Juanes, Bobby Bones, Juicy J, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez, Lionel Richie and more made special guest appearances. An innovative highlight of the show featured the music world’s top stars telling their “L.A. stories” — what brought them to and through Los Angeles and how it helped make their careers. In addition to performances at the Shrine, the event also featured artists playing from some of Los Angeles’ most iconic venues, including The Roxy and the Hotel Café.
Music fans used hashtags to cast more than 65 million votes across Facebook and Twitter to catapult their favorite artists and songs, and the winners were:
Hip Hop/R&B Song Of The Year:
“Pour It Up” Rihanna
“Timber” Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
Best New Artist:
“Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus
Best Fan Army:
iHeartRadio Young Influencer Award:
iHeartRadio Instagram Award:
Austin Mahone’s Mahomies
Alt Rock Song Of The Year:
“Demons” Imagine Dragons
Song Of The Year:
“Stay” Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
Country Song Of The Year:
“Boys ‘Round Here” Blake Shelton
EDM Song of the Year:
“Wake Me Up” Avicii
iHeartRadio Innovator Award:
Artist of the Year:
The iHeartRadio Music Awards was a dominant social media topic throughout the week of the show, with #iHeartAwards trending No. 1 on Twitter throughout the night and continuing to trend with tweets and retweets from fans as well as artists.
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With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 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 iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 300 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.
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