NBC & Clear Channel Renew iHeartRadio Music Awards For 2015
May 6, 2014

Coming off its highly successful inaugural telecast Thursday night, NBC has announced it will pick up the iHeartRadio Music Awards for 2015. Presented by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, it was also broadcast on Clear Channel radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio digital music platform. The event took place at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles and paid homage to the City of Angels.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards brought together the top names in music, and included performances by Shakira, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton, Kendrick Lamar, Pitbull and Thirty Seconds to Mars. It also marked the debut of a new Michael Jackson song, "Love Never Felt So Good."

The three-hour telecast on NBC improved by 55% on the network's Thursday night average since the Winter Olympics in the key demographic of adults 18-49 (with a 1.7 rating vs. an average 1.1).

Said USA Today of Thursday's telecast: "The three-hour event was chock-full of showstopping turns from Arcade Fire, Ariana Grande and Thirty Seconds to Mars, to name a few. But rapper Kendrick Lamar may have delivered the evening's most inspired performance with his cover of Tupac Shakur's 'California Love,' tipping his hat to his West Coast roots and bringing nearly the entire auditorium to its feet."

Among the many winners, as chosen by fans using hashtags to cast more than 65 million votes across Facebook and Twitter, were Rihanna for Artist of the Year, Lorde for Best New Artist, Rihanna's "Stay" for Song of the Year and "Demons," from the Imagine Dragons, for Alt Rock Song of the Year. The iHeartRadio Music Awards also generated an incredible social footprint: The award show was a dominant social media topic throughout the week of the show, with #iHeartAwards trending No. 1 on Twitter throughout the night. 

"We are incredibly proud of last week's show and our collaboration with Clear Channel. We brought together the most relevant musicians of our time for a special and very successful evening and can't wait to do it again," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. "Between The Voice, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and our other terrific late night and special programs, we have become the network that attracts music fans of all ages."

"The iHeartRadio Music Awards established some amazing benchmarks in its inaugural year," said John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises. "The feedback from artists, music labels, and most importantly, fans and viewers made it clear that the new approach we took in creating a show truly powered by the fans could deliver results."

The iHeartRadio Music Awards were executive produced by John Sykes and Tom Poleman of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton of Done and Dusted Inc., who produced the show for Universal Television. Hamilton served as director.




 
Breaking News
UMG Revenue Hits $5.57 Billion in 2016
BMI Withdraws Interim Fee Petition to RMLC
Talia Schlanger Named World Café Host
The Kane Show & Ocean Park Standoff Share "Good News"
Tim "Minnesota Fattz" Snell Named SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia-Augusta
February 23, 2017
iHeartMedia Revenue Up in Q4, Full-Year 2016
Study: Actual Ratings Panelists - We Want Personalities And Fun!
iHeartMedia Tampa Names Pete Norden SVP/Sales
The Syndicate Promotes from Within to Strengthen Marketing, Radio & Finance Departments
2017 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
February 22, 2017
Entercom Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
Study: “Local” Is Not Radio's Best Defense Against Pureplays
Ashley Z Takes On Nights At Q100/Atlanta Nights
Benztown Releases Third Annual Benztown 50 List of Top Voiceover Professionals in Radio
February 21, 2017
Study: Just Over Half Of At Work Listening Goes To Radio
iHeartMedia Names Blaine Jackson PD At WLUB/Augusta
CMG Atlanta Radio Names Jaleigh Long Director of Sales
In Brief - February 21, 2017
February 20, 2017
Study: Radio Dominates In Connected Cars
February 17, 2017
Study: Women to Radio: I Love You, But….
iHeartMedia Fort Myers Adds New Nighttime On-Air Hosts Lulu & Lala On Y100.1
Entercom Los Angeles Extends KSWD's "Uncle Joe'Benson
February 16, 2017
Study: Who Do Women Love Most – Radio or Pandora?
Prince Streaming Activity Explodes
Music News
Beyoncé Drops Out of Coachella Lineup
Quick Hits: John Mayer, Lorde, Eminem, Gucci Mane, Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey
Bruno Mars to Receive 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award
David Bowie Honored at Brit Awards
Katy Perry Talks New Album Rollout
Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Future, Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Chris Brown, Young The Giant
Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack Debuts Atop Billboard 200
James Brown's Drummer Clyde Stubblefield Dies
Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Ottawa Bluesfest Lineup
Quick Hits: The Roots Picnic, Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey
Republic Records, ZXL Music & The Grimmie Family To Release New Christine Grimmie Music
Linkin Park Announce New Album, Release Single "Heavy"
Migos Joins With Motown & Capitol Records
Quick Hits: Beyonce, Adele, Metallica, Michael Jackson, OneRepublic
Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Noah Cyrus, Bruno Mars Set To Perform At The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards
FMQB NOW

Question Of
The Week

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!