|iHeartRadio Music Awards|
|Awarded for||Performance in music platforms and radio airplay, recognizing artists and listeners|
The iHeartRadio Music Awards is a music awards show that celebrates music heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital music platform.Founded by iHeartRadio in 2014, the event recognizes the most popular artists and music over the past year. Winners are chosen per cumulative performance data, while the public is able to vote in several categories. The inaugural event was held on May 1, 2014 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Its first two years were broadcast live on NBC, from 2016 to 2018 it was simulcast on TBS, TNT and truTV. The sixth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will be held on March 14, 2019 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles and broadcast live on Fox. The trophy is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards.
The nominations are based on results from the iHeartRadio Chart. It includes listener feedback and performance data, according to airplay; digital streaming data from the iHeartRadio platform, including sales, social, online video data and tags from BigChampagne and Shazam. The iHeartRadio Countdown, the two-hour weekly program, highlights the top 20 contemporary hit radio songs in the iHeartRadio Chart. The latter is supplied and compiled by Mediabase.In addition, every public-voting category (nine in 2018), includes social hashtags as the primary voting mechanism.
|Year||Date||Venue||Host city||Host||Song of the Year winner||Broadcaster||Ref.|
|2014||May 1||Shrine Auditorium||Los Angeles||N/A||"Stay" – Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko||NBC|
|2015||March 29||Jamie Foxx||"Shake It Off" – Taylor Swift|
|2016||April 3||The Forum||Inglewood||Jason Derulo||"Hello" – Adele|| TBS |
|2017||March 5||Ryan Seacrest||"Can't Stop the Feeling!" – Justin Timberlake|
|2018||March 11||DJ Khaled & Hailey Baldwin||"Shape of You" – Ed Sheeran|
|2019||March 14||Microsoft Theater||Los Angeles||TBA||TBA||Fox|
The categories cover an array of genres, including alternative rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and regional Mexican music.
The honor is presented to artists for their contribution to popular culture.
Most wins (as of 2018)
|Artist||Drake|| Taylor Swift |
|Twenty One Pilots|
Most nominations (as of 2019)