LOS ANGELES, CA (WUNF) — The iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor Bruno Mars with the 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award.
The fan-engaged and star studded fourth annual televised music event will feature the biggest names in entertainment, bringing the music of the iHeartRadio app to life on Sunday, March 5th live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the Forum in Los Angeles.
The iHeartRadio Music Awards will be broadcasted simultaneously on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and across the iHeartRadio digital music platform.
iHeartRadio will honor 21-time Grammy Award nominee and multiple Grammy winner Bruno Mars for his contribution to the music industry.
Bruno Mars is also nominated in the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best Cover Song category.
Mars has sold over 170 million singles, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. This past November, Mars released his brand new hit single “24K Magic,” which marked his highest single debut on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, the album 24K Magic and its lead single simultaneously hit Number 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs charts week of release, garnering Mars his highest first week album sales debut.
The single has since climbed to Number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has officially been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
To celebrate the new album, Mars unveiled plans for his massive upcoming “24K Magic World Tour”, which sold over 1 million tickets in a single day.
John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia said in a statement: “We are proud to have Bruno join Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, and U2 in the elite group of iHeartRadio Innovators” — “From the start of his career Bruno has been fearless in his approach to all things creative. This award was made for him.”
For the fourth straight year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the amazing music that was heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio.
The event will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will include performances from Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean with more to be announced.
The telecast will also feature surprise first-time duets, collaborations, celebrity guest appearances, live award presentations and exclusive can’t-miss special performances.
This is the second year for the Turner networks to simulcast the event.
Nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on January 4 and the full list of category finalists can be found at iHeartRadio.com/Awards. Fan voting will determine this year’s Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell, Best Lyrics, Best Collaboration, Best Cover Song, Best Song from a Movie and the first-ever Best Music Video, Social Star Award and Best Underground Alternative Band awards. Social voting for the Social Star Award and Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award began through iHeartRadio’s social sites and in the iHeartRadio App on January 3 and social voting for all other categories began on January 4. Voting will close on February 24 with voting for the Social Star Award and the Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award continuing through the evening of the awards on March 5. Fans can vote by visiting iHeartRadio.com/Awards.
Proud partners of the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards include Bioré® Skincare, Chase, Coors Light®, eBay, ICE BREAKERS, Taco Bell, Saban’s Power Rangers, The All-New 2017 Subaru Impreza® and T-Mobile.
The awards are produced by iHeartMedia and Den of Thieves. Executive Producers for iHeartMedia are John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Lee Rolontz.
For breaking news and exclusive iHeartRadio Music Awards content visit iHeartRadio.com/awards or follow the social buzz on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google
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PUBLISHED | 2/23/17 | 11:46 AM ET
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