iHeartRadio Music Awards
|iHeartRadio Music Awards|
|2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards|
Logo of the fourth ceremony
|Awarded for||Outstanding performances in the record industry, recognizing artists, songs and listeners|
iHeartRadio Music Awards is a music awards show founded by iHeartRadio in 2014 to recognize the most popular artists and music over the past year as determined by the network's listeners. It rewards the music that was heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio digital music platform. The inaugural edition was held on May 1, 2014 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and was broadcast live on NBC. The fourth edition was held on March 5, 2017 and aired on TBS, TNT and truTV. 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 (eight in 2017), includes social hashtags as the primary voting mechanism.
List of ceremonies
|Year||Date||Venue||Host city||Host||Song of the Year winner||Ref.|
|2014||May 1||Shrine Auditorium||Los Angeles||N/A||"Stay" – Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko|||
|2015||March 29||Jamie Foxx||"Shake It Off" – Taylor Swift|||
|2016||April 3||The Forum||Inglewood||Jason Derulo||"Hello" – Adele|||
|2017||March 5||Ryan Seacrest||"Can't Stop the Feeling!" – Justin Timberlake|||
The categories cover an array of genres, including alternative rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and regional Mexican music. The category Artist of the Year (won by Rihanna in 2014 and Taylor Swift in 2015) was replaced by the categories Female Artist of the Year and Male Artist of the Year in 2016. Public-voting categories through social media are indicated with a double dagger ().
Current award categories
iHeartRadio Innovator Award
The ceremony's biggest honor is presented to artists for their contribution to popular culture.
Past award categories
Multiple wins and nominations
Most Wins (as of 2017)
|Twenty One Pilots|
Most Nominations (as of 2017)
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