Bon Jovi to Perform and Receive Honor at iHeartRadio Music Awards; Camila Cabello and Chance The Rapper Also to Be Honored
iHeartMedia announced today that global rock icons Bon Jovi have been added as performers at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which will be hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled. It was also announced that Bon Jovi will receive the iHeartRadio Icon Award; Chance The Rapper will receive the 2018 iHeartRadio Innovator Award; and Camila Cabello will be honored with the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award presented by L'Oréal Paris at the fifth annual fan-fueled television music event live from the historic, "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
Previously announced performers include Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello and Charlie Puth.
iHeartRadio will honor three-time Grammy winner and seven-time Grammy nominee Chance The Rapper with the 2018 iHeartRadio Innovator Award for his groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry and his unsurpassable contributions to social causes. As an independent artist, he has risen to the top of hip-hop superstardom and uses his voice to fight for youth empowerment through the arts, education and civic engagement with his non-profit organization, SocialWorks. The multi-faceted artist, activist, actor and entrepreneur is also nominated in the Best Remix category. Past honorees of the iHeartRadio Innovator Award include Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, U2 and Bruno Mars.
At this year's awards, L'Oréal Paris and iHeartRadio will present Camila Cabello with the first-ever Fangirls Award, which recognizes a female artist who has pushed boundaries with her music and message while inspiring her fans around the globe.
Camila embodies the L'Oréal Paris philosophy, "Because You're Worth It" demonstrating ambition, passion and a strong sense of self-worth by breaking out on her own with her first solo album, "Camila." Her No. 1 hit single, "Havana," topped Billboard's Pop Songs chart for seven weeks, marking the longest reign of a song by a solo female artist in nearly five years.
In addition, Bon Jovi will receive 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. Bon Jovi has sold over 130 million albums and has performed to more than 34 million fans across 50 countries. The Grammy winning band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2018.
Nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on January 10. Artists receiving multiple nominations include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato and The Chainsmokers. For a full list of categories click here.
For the first time ever, this year iHeartRadio will present seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the Sunday, March 11 telecast. Each night at 8 p.m. ET, an artist will be presented their award and give an acceptance speech.
The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled and will simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT; on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide; and on the iHeartRadio app, the free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. TV subscribers can also watch the iHeartRadio Music Awards on the TBS, TNT and truTV Apps.
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 visitiHeartRadio.com/awards or follow #iHeartAwards on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Tickets are currently on sale to the general public at ticketmaster.com.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 129 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over 1.7 billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 110 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service. iHeartMedia's platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
TBS, a division of Turner, is home to seven of the most popular and critically-acclaimed new comedy series on cable - Angie Tribeca, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour, People of Earth, Search Party, Wrecked and The Guest Book - as well as the animated hit American Dad! Upcoming comedies include The Last O.G., Close Enough, Tarantula and Final Space. TBS also presents late-night comedy in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and will soon launch a late-night block from Super Deluxe. TBS' slate of unscripted series includes the top-rated competition series Drop the Mic and The Joker's Wild. Additionally, TBS' programming lineup includes popular comedy hits such as Family Guy, and The Big Bang Theory, blockbuster movies, live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's professional, eSports gaming competition.
TNT, a division of Turner, is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including: Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, The Librarians, the upcoming The Alienist, One Day She'll Darken and more. TNT's premium non-fiction series including Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse. TNT also presents popular shows such as Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.
truTV is the home for original, creator-driven comedy series with a distinct point of view. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as Adam Ruins Everything, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters, Hack My Life, I'm Sorry, Impractical Jokers, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, Talk Show the Game Show, The Carbonaro Effect, The Chris Gethard Show, Those Who Can't and more. As a division of Turner, truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship each year. Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.
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