Annual music award show will broadcast live across Turner networks on April 3
Jason Derulo will host the third annual iHeartRadio Music Awards, iHeartMedia announced Thursday.
“iHeartRadio has been such an important supporter of mine, and I’m thrilled and honored to be hosting this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards,” Derulo said. “2015 was an incredible year for so many talented artists. It’s going to be a great night of celebration and performance for music fans all across the country, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”
Derulo is a world-renowned musician, having sold more than 50 million singles. He has recorded 11 platinum singles, including “Talk Dirty to Me” and “Wiggle.”
“Over the past four years we have seen Jason evolve into a global superstar,” said John Sykes, president of entertainment enterprises for iHeartMedia. “When we were choosing a host, there was no doubt in our minds that Jason was the man for the job.”
The 2016 telecast will feature some of today’s biggest artists and songs with live performances by Zayn, Chris Brown, DNCE, Fetty Wap and Demi Lovato who were added to the list of already announced performers including Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor, with more to come.
The telecast will also feature first-time duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances, live award presentations, and performances by Pitbull and Maroon 5 that will be simulcast from the Capital One JamFest, which is part of the March Madness Music Festival taking place in Houston, TX.
The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live April 3. The event will air live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will be simulcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide, as well as on the iHeartRadio digital music platform