Bruno Mars to Receive 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award
February 23, 2017
The iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor Bruno Mars with its most prestigious award of the evening, the 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award.
iHeartRadio will honor the 21-time Grammy Award nominee and multiple Grammy winner for his contributions to popular culture and the music industry. In addition to a highly anticipated performance, the critically acclaimed musician is also nominated in the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best Cover Song category.
"We are proud to have Bruno join Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, and U2 in the elite group of iHeartRadio Innovators," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. "From the start of his career Bruno has been fearless in his approach to all things creative. This award was made for him."
"Bruno Mars has raised the bar for both performers and musicians worldwide," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Group for iHeartMedia. "Not only does he have incredible passion for his craft, but he has the talent to back it up. Bruno has reinvented music pop culture and we are honored to present him with one of the most prominent awards of the evening."
"I’m incredibly honored to be presented with this year’s iHeartRadio Innovator Award," said Mars. "I’m excited to take the stage for the first time at the annual iHeartRadio Music Awards."
The fan-fueled fourth annual televised music event will take place on Sunday, March 5 and air live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the Forum in Los Angeles. The iHeartRadio Music Awards will broadcast simultaneously on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and across the iHeartRadio digital music platform.