Mario Lopez to Host iHeartRadio's Album Release Party With Ed Sheeran

Mario Lopez to Host iHeartRadio's Album Release Party With Ed Sheeran

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today the "Pepsi Presents iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Ed Sheeran" on Tuesday, June 17 at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles.

The iHeartRadio Album Release Party will bring Pepsi and Ed Sheeran fans a first listen of the global superstar's new album, "x," (pronounced 'multiply') set to be released June 23. Pepsi and Clear Channel will also share a sneak peek into the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup -- announcing Ed Sheeran as the first released performer. As part of Pepsi's culture of bringing music fans closer to their favorite artists, the event will feature a live performance and Q&A with the three-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, discussing his second studio album, hosted by on-air talent and TV personality Mario Lopez.

"Clear Channel has been a huge supporter of Ed Sheeran since the beginning, we helped him launch his career in the United States and have watched him become a world-phenomenon," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "We are thrilled to be a cornerstone in launching his new album 'x' with an iHeartRadio Album Release Party and can't wait for him to hit the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas this September."

The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Ed Sheeran will broadcast on-air as a 30-minute special across Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) and Hot-AC stations, with a 60-minute stream online across station websites and iHeartRadio on Monday, June 23. Video streaming details will be announced at a later date.

The fourth annual, star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival and Village will return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 19 and 20, 2014.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 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 iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 330 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.? ?

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