NBC AND IHEARTMEDIA CELEBRATE MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS WITH SECOND YEAR OF THE ‘IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS’; 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, Nick Jonas, and Florida Georgia Line Among All-Star Performances and Appearances

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NBC AND IHEARTMEDIA CELEBRATE MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS WITH SECOND YEAR OF THE ‘IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS’

 

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, Nick Jonas, and Florida Georgia Line Among All-Star Performances and Appearances

 

Taylor Swift Was The Night’s Big Winner with Three Awards, Including Song of the Year and Artist of the Year

 

NEW YORK, N.Y. and UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. ­ March 30, 2015 ­ The second year of the iHeartRadio Music Awards brought the biggest names in entertainment to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to celebrate fans and all things music. The awards show presented by iHeartMedia aired live on NBC, on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and across the iHeartRadio digital music platform on Sunday, March 29.

 

The awards brought the music of the iHeartRadio app to life with featured performances and incredible collaborations, including Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Madonna with surprise special guest Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson, Nate Ruess, Florida Georgia Line and the world premiere performance of the new Rihanna song “Bitch Better Have My Money.”

 

Justin Timberlake received the most prestigious award of the evening, the 2015 iHeartRadio Innovator Award.

 

5 Seconds of Summer, Adam Devine, Billy Eichner, Tom Ford, Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Anna Camp, Reba McEntire, Jeremy Piven, Gina Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Liev Schreiber, Brittany Snow, Ryan Tedder, Mike Tyson, Steven Yuen, Zendaya, Ian Ziering and more made special guest appearances.

 

A highlight of the show featured the music world’s top music stars, including Steve Aoki, Bono, Luke Bryan, Charli XCX, Foo Fighters, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Keith Richards, Andy Samberg, Cole Swindell, and Steven Tyler sharing details of their personal journeys of how they got where they are today.

 

Category winners were:

 

Artist of the Year:
Taylor Swift

Song of the Year:
“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
Best Collaboration:
“Bang Bang” – Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj

Best New Artist:
Sam Smith

Country Song of the Year:
“Burnin’ It Down” – Jason Aldean

Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year:
“Don’t Tell ‘Em” – Jeremih featuring YG

Dance Song of the Year:
“Summer” – Calvin Harris

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Take Me to Church” – Hozier

Best Lyrics:
“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell®:
5SOSFAM – 5 Seconds of Summer

Renegade Award presented by the All New 2015 Jeep Renegade:
Brantley Gilbert

 

The iHeartRadio Music Awards was a dominant social media topic the night of the show, with #iHeartAwards trending No. 1 worldwide and in the U.S. on Twitter throughout the night.

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

 

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 20 13-14 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.

 

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 500 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.

 

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iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015 highlights:

  • Full Winners List LINK 
  • 5 Reasons You Better Give Rihanna Her Money LINK
  • 5 Ways Country Music Shined At Our iHeartRadio Music Awards LINK
  • Definitive Proof That Madonna And Taylor Swift Are The Perfect BFFs  LINK
  • Justin Timberlake Tears Up While Presented With The iHeartRadio Innovator Award  LINK
  • 4 Celeb Win Faces & What They Really Mean As Told By GIFs  LINK
  • 4 GIFs That Prove Taylor Swift Had A Ball During Snoop Dogg’s iHeartRadio Music Awards Performance LINK
  • 5 Reasons We’re High On Snoop Dogg’s iHeartRadio Music Awards Performance LINK
  • 7 Reasons We Want To Be Locked Up With Iggy Azalea & Jennifer Hudson LINK
  • Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown Perform “You Changed Me” For The First Time LINK
  • Left Shark Returns At Our iHeartRadio Music Awards LINK

 

PHOTO GALLERIES

  • Best Of Our 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards LINK
  • 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Red Carpet LINK
  • Backstage At Our 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards LINK
  • #iHeartAwards According To Instagram LINK
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