Fourth Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees Announced
January 4, 2017
iHeartMedia and Turner announced today the nominees for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, set for Sunday, March 5, at the historic Forum in Los Angeles. The event will be televised live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and simulcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide, as well as on iHeartRadio.
Bruno Mars is the first announced performer, and iHeart promises "first-time duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances and live award presentations." This is the second year for the Turner networks to simulcast the event.
"The biggest artists in music show up every year because this is the awards show that fans truly control," said JohnSykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises. "With iHeartRadio now reaching such a diverse audience, this year we have expanded to giving awards in more than 30 categories."
This year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will feature new awards for Producer of the Year, Label of the Year and Best Music Video, as well as individual awards in music’s biggest genres for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Drake leads nominees with 12 nominations, including Male Artist of the Year while The Chainsmokers received 11 nominations, including the inaugural Best New Pop Artist category. Other artists who have received multiple nominations include Rihanna, twenty one pilots, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Daya, Halsey, Nicky Jam and Sia. For a full list of categories visit www.iHeartRadio.com/awards.
"When we created this awards show four years ago, we set out to celebrate the music that we play on iHeartRadio every day," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Groups for iHeartMedia. "The core of iHeartRadio is these artists, their songs and our listeners. This night recognizes all three."