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  • iHeartMedia Celebrates Music's Biggest Stars With Sixth Annual “iHeartRadio Music Awards” Live On FOX

    Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Backstreet Boys, Ella Mai, Garth Brooks, Halsey with Special Guests Yungblud and Travis Barker, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves with Special Guest Chris Martin, lovelytheband and Marshmello with Special Guest Lauv Among All-Star Performances

    With Special Appearances From Bebe Rexha, Chris Pratt, Elle Fanning, Jamie and Corinne Foxx, Katy Perry, Maren Morris, Nicole Scherzinger, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Shay Mitchell, Steven Tyler, Zedd and More

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – March 15, 2019 – The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards brought the biggest names in entertainment and fans together from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate all things music live on FOX; on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live-streaming radio service on Thursday, March 14. Hosted by T-Pain, the fan-fueled iHeartRadio Music Awards featured performances and incredible collaborations including Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Backstreet Boys, Ella Mai, Garth Brooks, Halsey with special guests Yungblud and Travis Barker, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves with special guest Chris Martin, lovelytheband and Marshmello with special guest Lauv

    The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards honored Alicia Keys with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award; Garth Brooks with the first-ever Artist of the Decade Award; Halsey with the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award presented by L'Oréal Paris; and Taylor Swift with the Tour of the Year Award.

    In addition, iHeartMedia partnered with leading short-form mobile video app TikTok to present seven awards in the seven days leading up to the Thursday, March 14 telecast. Beginning Thursday, March 7, winning artists were presented their awards and gave acceptance speeches that aired exclusively on the TikTok app each morning at 8:00 AM ET.  Winners included Panic! At The Disco for Alternative Rock Album of the Year, Jason Aldean for Country Album of the Year, twenty one pilots for Rock Album of the Year, Marshmello for Dance Artist of the Year, Imagine Dragons for Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year, the Chainsmokers for Dance Album of the Year and Lauren Jauregui’s dog, Gracie, for Cutest Musician’s Pet. 

    The official hashtag of the evening, #iHeartAwards2019 trended #1 on Twitter Worldwide and in the U.S. 

    Additional highlights included: 

    • For the first-time ever, the iHeartRadio Music Awards presented an AI (Artificial Intelligence) voice assistant with an award. The iHeartRadio Game Changer Tech Award, which honors the most innovative use of technology that brings fans closer to the music they love, was awarded to Amazon’s Alexa. Garth Brooks and Bobby Bones spoke to Alexa, who gave a tongue-in-cheek acceptance speech. Watch it HERE.
    • Halsey opened the show with a stirring performance of “Without Me.” She was later joined onstage by YungBlud and Travis Barker for the song, “11 Minutes.” 
    • Kacey Musgraves performed her hit, “Rainbow,” sitting on an actual rainbow, with surprise guest Chris Martin accompanying her on piano.
    • Jamie Foxx presented Alicia Keys with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award and later came back to introduce her performance. The iconic superstar performed for the first time ever with her son, Egypt, who accompanied his mother on piano for a special medley of her new song, “Raise A Man,” and one of her biggest hits, “You Don’t Know My Name.”
    • In a world television premiere, Ariana Grande gave an intimate performance of her new hit single, “Needy,” accompanied by violinists. 
    • For the first time in the iHeartRadio Music Awards show history, winners of three Best New Artist categories – Marshmello (Best New Pop Artist) with special guest Luav, lovelytheband (Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist) and Ella Mai (Best New R&B Artist) – came together to perform a medley of their hits including “Happier,” “broken” and “Trip”
    • John Legend performed his new song, “Preach,” backed by a choir. 
    • Backstreet Boys started their performance of “No Place” from the audience before seamlessly transitioning into their iconic hit, “I Want It That Way.”
    • Actor and Country music fan, Chris Pratt, surprised those at the show by presenting Garth Brooks with the first-ever Artist of the Decade Award. It was a rare award show appearance for Brooks, who performed a live medley of his number one hits -- with Pratt even joining in on stage to sing along -- before accepting his award.

    Award presenters of the March 14 telecast included Bebe Rexha, Chris Pratt, Elle Fanning, Jamie and Corinne Foxx, Katy Perry, Maren Morris, Nicole Scherzinger, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Shay Mitchell, Steven Tyler, Zedd and more. 

    In addition, the show featured celebrity guest appearances from 5SOS, AJR, Alan Bersten, Baby Ariel, Badflower, Betty Who, Billie Eilish, Brent Faiyaz, Drake Bell, Draya Michele, Dylan Scott, Faithe Herman and Parker Bates from This is Us, Grey, Hannah G. from The Bachelor, Heidi Klum, Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin, Jessica Szohr, Jordan Davis, Kat Graham, Katie Stevens from The Bold Type, Lele Pons, Madison Beer, MAX, Miguel, Nia Sioux, Nio Garcia, Reza Farahan, Russell Dickerson, Stassi Schroeder, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix from Vanderpump Rules, Tank, Three Days Grace, Tiffany Young, TK Kravitz, Wayne Brady, Zara Larsson and more, plus iHeartRadio personalities including Angela Yee, Bobby Bones, Danielle Monaro, Elvis Duran, Enrique Santos, Gandhi, Sisanie, Tanya Rad, more.

    Category winners were:

    Song of the Year:

    • “The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey 

    Artist of the Year:  

    • Ariana Grande

    Female Artist of the Year:  

    • Ariana Grande

    Male Artist of the Year:  

    • Drake

    Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

    • 5 Seconds Of Summer

    Best Collaboration:

    • “Finesse (Remix)” - Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B

    Pop Album of the Year:

    • Sweetener - Ariana Grande

    Best New Pop Artist: 

    • Marshmello

    Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

    • “High Hopes” - Panic! At the Disco

    Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

    • Imagine Dragons

    Alternative Rock Album of the Year:

    • Pray for the Wicked – Panic! At The Disco

    Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

    • lovelytheband

    Rock Song of the Year:

    • “Safari Song” - Greta Van Fleet

    Rock Artist of the Year:

    • Three Days Grace

    Rock Album of the Year:

    • Trench – twenty one pilots

    Country Song of the Year:

    • “Meant To Be” - Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line

    Country Artist of the Year:

    • Luke Combs

    Country Album of the Year:

    • Rearview Town – Jason Aldean

    Best New Country Artist:

    • Jordan Davis

    Dance Song of the Year:

    • “The Middle” - Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

    Dance Artist of the Year: 

    • Marshmello

    Dance Album of the Year:

    • Sick Boy – The Chainsmokers

    Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

    • “God's Plan” - Drake

    Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: 

    • Cardi B

    Hip-Hop Album of the Year:

    • Scorpion - Drake

    Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

    • BlocBoy JB

    R&B Song of the Year: 

    • “Boo'd Up” - Ella Mai

    R&B Artist of the Year: 

    • Ella Mai

    R&B Album of the Year:

    • My Dear Melancholy - The Weeknd

    Best New R&B Artist

    • Ella Mai

    Latin Song of the Year:  

    • “X” - Nicky Jam and J Balvin

    Latin Artist of the Year: 

    • Bad Bunny

    Latin Album of the Year:

    • Vibras – J Balvin

    Best New Latin Artist: 

    • Manuel Turizo

    Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

    • “Mitad Y Mitad” - Calibre 50

    Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:  

    • Calibre 50

    Regional Mexican Album of the Year:

    • Con Todas Las Fuerzas - Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

    Label of the Year: 

    • Republic Records

    Producer of the Year: 

    • Louis Bell

    Songwriter of the Year: 

    • Frank Dukes

    Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year: 

    • Imagine Dragons

    Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year: 

    • “God’s Plan” - Drake

    Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

    • “Consequences” - Camila Cabello

    Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

    • “You’re Still The One” - Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves

    Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

    • BTSArmy - BTS

    Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

    • “Delicate” – Taylor Swift

    Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

    • Agnez Mo 

    Cutest Musician’s Pet: *Socially Voted Category

    • Gracie - Lauren Jauregui

    Best Solo Breakout: *Socially Voted Category            

    • Tiffany Young

    Song That Left Us Shook: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category            

    • “I'll Never Love Again” - Lady Gaga

    Favorite Tour Photographer: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category            

    • Helene Pambrun (Harry Styles)  

    For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

    Executive Producers for the iHeartRadio Music Awards are Joel Gallen for Tenth Planet and John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Lee Rolontz for iHeartMedia. 

    Proud partners of the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards include “Five Feet Apart” in theaters March 15, Norwegian Cruise Line, L'Oréal Paris, Taco Bell?, TikTok and Total Wireless.

    About iHeartMedia

    iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including more than 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.