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
Amber Bouchard Joins WRFF (Radio 104.5)/Philadelphia As APD
Songs of Hope XII To Honor Pharrell with Clive Davis "Legend In Songwriter Award"
Benztown Named to Inc. 5000 for 4th Consecutive Year
August 24, 2016
Matt Bosso Named APD/MD At WODS/Boston
Sterling Simms Named UMPG Director of Creative
MIW Radio Group Names Beth Neuhoff The 2016 MIW Trailblazer
In Brief - August 23, 2016
August 22, 2016
Nielsen Audio Finds Los Angeles Metro Irregularities
iHeartMedia Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Names Dave Hovel SVP/Programming
Images from the 2016 iHeartMedia Music Summit
'Wake Up Call' Radio Host Welcomes Baby Boy
August 22, 2016
Jeff Smulyan Proposes to Take Emmis Private
WRVW (107.5 The River)/Nashville To Host Rooftop Pool Party With Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas
iHeartMedia Names Ryan McKiddy APD/MD At WSIX/Nashville
August 18, 2016
iHeartMedia Elevates Michael Preacher & Dave Carwile In North East Division
Bill Kelly To Join Cumulus Media As VP/Market Manager For Youngstown
iHeartRadio Surpasses 90 Million Registered Users
Three Broadcasting Execs Appointed to the Conclave Board of Directors
August 17, 2016
MSG Company Acquires 12% Stake in Townsquare Media
Scott Shannon To Host National Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Mike O’Brian Re-Signs With Beasley’s KKLZ/Las Vegas
August 16, 2016
Republic Records Restructures Promotion Department, Adds Key Executives
iHeartRadio Music Awards Returning in 2017
In Brief - August 16, 2016
Music News
Pandora Partners With Questlove
Quick Hits: MTV VMAs / DJ Khaled / Lukas Graham, ASAP Ferg
Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake / Trolls soundtrack, Metallica, Jimmy Eat World, Big Boi & Killer Mike, Empire of the Sun
Second Frank Ocean Release Arrives Over the Weekend
Quick Hits: Billboard 200, Bridge School Benefit, Lou Pearlman, Future, 3 Doors Down, Kings of Leon
Frank Ocean Releases "Visual Album" Endless
Lars Ulrich Talks New Metallica Record
Strange Days Indeed: An Interview with Garbage’s Shirley Manson
Metallica Announce New Album Hardwired...To Self Destruct
Drake Leads Nominees For BET Hip Hop Awards
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Lil Wayne
Paul McCartney Signs Worldwide Deal With Capitol Records
Lady Gaga Announces New Single, Cast in A Star Is Born
Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Nick Jonas / MTV VMAs, Tove Lo, Guns 'N Roses, Dawes
FMQB Photo Pass: 2016 Triple A Conference
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!