iHeartRadio opens awards voting to Australian fans

Staff Writer

For the first time since its inception in 2014, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will give Australian fans the opportunity to vote for their favourite artists this year.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards – held at the Forum in Los Angeles on Sunday 5 March, will celebrate the amazing music that was heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia radio stations.

iHeart is promising that this year’s telecast will feature today’s biggest artists and songs with live performances including first released performer Bruno Mars, first-time duets and special collaborations.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will feature new awards this year; Producer of the Year, Label of the Year and Best Music Video, as well as individual awards in music’s biggest genres for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

iHeartRadio Australia, powered by Optus, will also send one lucky Australian fan and a friend to the awards ceremony.

“We are also proud to be giving Aussie music fans the chance to win a trip to LA for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, one of the biggest nights of the year,” said Brett “Nozz” Nossiter, Content Director of iHeartRadio Australia.

“With Bruno Mars performing and a plethora of A-list stars attending, once again iHeartRadio Australia are getting Aussie fans closer to the music and artists they love.”

Drake leads the 2017 nominees with 12 nominations, including Male Artist of the Year while The Chainsmokers received 11 nominations, including the inaugural Best New Pop Artist category.

Other artists who have received multiple nominations include Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Daya, Halsey, Nicky Jam and Sia.

“The iHeartRadio Awards are becoming one of the biggest media events in the US,” Geraint Davies, iHeartRadio Australia’s COO said.

“Last year the awards generated over 115 billion impressions and 3.2 million tweets. It is fantastic that, for the first time, all Australian music fans can take part in the voting and know they have played a part in seeing their favourite artists take home an award.”

Fans can stream all of their favourite artists data-free on iHeartRadio Australia with selected Optus mobile plans. For additional details, click here.

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