New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
iHeartMedia and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today that Grammy Award® winning singer and songwriter T-Pain
will host the 2019 iHeartRadio Music
Awards. The live two-hour event airs Thursday, March 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The sixth annual iHeartRadio Music
Awards will also air live on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live-streaming radio service.
In addition to having 60 hit songs and two Grammy Awards®, T-Pain
released his new album "1UP" from Cinematic Music
Group the same day he was named winner of FOX's THE MASKED SINGER, the season's #1 new series. "1UP" has hit #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts and includes "Getcha Roll On" featuring Tory Lanez
alongside new collaborations with Lil Wayne, Boosie Badazz, O.T Genasis, Russ and Cinematic label mate Flipp Dinero. T-Pain
kicks off his tour for the new album March 16. Last year, T-Pain
launched the new Fuse TV series, "T-Pain's School of Business," and hosted several episodes of Red Bull's "Remix Lab" live stream show.
"The blessings keep rolling in. I am grateful and honored to host this year's iHeartRadio Music
Awards," said T-Pain. "The past two weeks have been incredible and the run continues. Thank you to everyone for all of the love and support. A special thanks to the iHeart team and FOX for having me."
For the 2019 iHeartRadio Music
Awards, iHeartMedia has partnered with leading short-form mobile video app TikTok to present seven awards in the seven days leading up to the Thursday, March 14 telecast. Awards will be presented in the categories of Alternative Rock Album of the Year, Country Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, Dance Artist of the Year, Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year, Dance Album of the Year and Cutest Musician's Pet. Winning artists will be presented their awards and give acceptance speeches that will air exclusively on the TikTok app each morning at 8:00 AM ET beginning today, Thursday, March 7.
In addition, TikTok will partner with iHeartRadio to capture exclusive red carpet content available to fans @iHeart on TikTok. The iHeartRadio Music
Awards red carpet live stream will be available on iHeartRadio's Facebook page and hosted by TikTok's Nick Tangorra and iHeartRadio's Elvis Duran, Danielle
Monaro, Medha Gandhi and Maxwell, as well as iHeartRadio's social correspondent Ellie Lee.
The 2019 iHeartRadio Music
Awards will honor Alicia Keys
with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award; Garth Brooks
with the first-ever Artist of the Decade Award; Halsey
with the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award presented by L'Oréal Paris; and Taylor Swift
with the Tour of the Year Award. The two-hour event will also feature performances by Keys, Ariana
Grande, Brooks, Halsey, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves
and more, with a special appearance by Swift.
Nominees for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music
Awards were announced on January 9. Artists receiving multiple nominations include Cardi B, Drake, Ariana
Grande, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Maroon 5
and Imagine Dragons. For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.
In addition to being a compelling celebration of music and artists, the 2019 iHeartRadio Music
Awards will again celebrate the fans, giving iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to decide winners in several new and established categories. Fan voting will determine this year's Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell®; Best Lyrics; Best Cover Song; Best Music
Video; the Social Star Award; Best Solo Breakout; Cutest Musician's Pet; and the first-ever Song That Left Us Shook and Favorite Tour Photographer awards.
Social voting began on January 9 and will close today, March 7. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.
Proud partners of the 2019 iHeartRadio Music
Awards include "Five Feet Apart" in theaters March 15, Norwegian Cruise Line, L'Oréal Paris, Taco Bell, TikTok and Total
Wireless with more to be announced.
Executive producers for the iHeartRadio Music
Awards are Joel Gallen for Tenth Planet and John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Lee Rolontz for iHeartMedia. For breaking news and exclusive iHeartRadio Music
Awards content visit iHeartRadio.com/awards or follow #iHeartAwards on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Tickets are currently on sale to the general public at axs.com.