NEW YORK, N.Y. (CelebrityAccess) – As iHeartMedia prepares to complete its reorganization following bankruptcy earlier this year, the radio conglomerate announced its iHeartRadio Music Awards will return in 2019.
For 2019, the event will take place on March 14th from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be carried live by the Fox Broadcasting Company.
As well, the event will once again broadcast live simultaneously on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service.
Now in its sixth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards are billed as a fan-driven awards show, with fans casting ballots for their favorite artists via social media.
“This is a show that is truly controlled by music fans, because it celebrates the artists and songs that they listened to all year long on our 850 broadcast radio stations and the iHeartRadio app,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “FOX has established itself as a premier television destination for music fans, which has made it a natural home for our Awards.”
Among the many winners of the 2018 Awards were Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” for Song of the Year, Taylor Swift for Female Artist of the Year, Ed Sheeran for Male Artist of the Year, Cardi B for Best New Artist, Maroon 5 for Best Duo/Group of the Year and U2 for Best Tour.
Chance the Rapper was presented with the 2018 iHeartRadio Innovator Award – for his accomplishments in the music industry and his contributions to social causes, while Bon Jovi received the first-ever iHeartRadio Icon Award for their global impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force with a loyal fan base worldwide.