Instead of hosting a virtual online event, iHeartMedia is using its broadcast radio platform to stage this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards. Winners will be announced on the company’s 840 radio stations across the country over Labor Day weekend. Originally scheduled for March 29 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the awards will take place as a weekend-long special with acceptance speeches broadcast on-air and via iHeartMedia’s social platforms.
Now in its seventh year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards celebrate the most played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2019. Blockbuster hits by Billie Eilish, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello have been nominated for Song of the Year. This year’s event, originally scheduled for March 29 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Fox, was put on pause due to the pandemic.
Beginning Friday, Sept. 4 at 5pm local time through Monday, Sept. 7 at 5pm the special event will unveil the winners in each category and feature acceptance speeches on-air and via iHeartMedia’s social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat.
Nominees for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, were announced in January, with Usher slotted at the time to host and perform. Artists receiving multiple nominations include Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, Dan + Shay, Drake, Ed Sheeran, El Fantasma, Halsey, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Kygo, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Selena Gomez, SHAED, Shawn Mendes, Snow, Summer Walker and Taylor Swift.
iHeartRadio listeners had the opportunity to decide winners in several new and established categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, Best Remix, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer and the first-ever Favorite Music Video Choreography Award.
A full list of nominees can be viewed HERE.