iHeartMedia and Turner announced today that the iHeartRadio Music Awards will return to the Forum in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT). The event will once again be simulcast live on Turner’s TBS, TNT and truTV; on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide; and on iHeartRadio.
Now in its fifth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards is a star-studded event celebrating the most played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations throughout 2017 and a preview of the upcoming hits of 2018. The show will feature live performances from the biggest artists in music, surprise duets and collaborations, and personal artist stories of how the biggest songs of the year came to life. Since the awards’ inception, the lineup has included live performances and appearances by such superstar artists as Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Blake Shelton, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Pitbull, Shakira, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and many others.
“We created the iHeartRadio Music Awards to celebrate the artists and songs we play every day across America on our more than 850 radio stations and the iHeartRadio App,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “This is the first ever awards show that is truly driven by fans and we found the perfect partner in Turner, with their deep programming assets and diverse audience reach that reflects our 265 million monthly listeners.”
“As this year’s simulcast on TBS, TNT & truTV demonstrated, the iHeartRadio Music Awards has everything you could want in a music awards special and more,” said Michael Bloom, SVP of unscripted series and specials for TBS & TNT. “It not only has the ability to attract and engage a huge number of fans across television, digital, mobile and social media platforms, but also gives those fans the opportunity to vote for their winners in several categories, making the whole night all the more exciting. We’re confident the iHeartRadio Music Awards will continue to grow in 2018.”