DAILY NEWS Mar 18, 2024 10:06 AM - 0 comments

Bell Media Brings iHeartRadio Music Awards to Canada

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    Following the new Bell Media and iHeartRadio partnership announced in January, CTV announced today it will bolster its leading awards programming with the addition of the annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. For the first time ever on a Canadian network, viewers will see the blowout celebration of fan-favourite artists and hit songs when the two-hour awards show airs Saturday, April 9  on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV GO app. The iHeartRadio Music Awards will air later on Much and M3, as well as much.com and m3tv.ca. The announcement follows the news earlier this month that Bell Media will present the first-ever iHeartRadio Fest in May in Toronto.

    “The addition of Awards is an extension of our partnership with iHeartRadio, delivering some of the biggest artists in the world to Canadians,” said Randy Lennox, President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.

    Hosted this year by platinum recording artist Jason Derulo, the Awards celebrates the most popular music heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia Radio stations in the U.S. and on iHeartRadio worldwide. This year’s IHeartRadio Music Awards features today’s biggest artists, including multi award-winning performers Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor, Demi Lovato, Fetty Wap, Zayn, Chris Brown, and DNCE performing direct from the Forum in Los Angeles. The award show also features first-time duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances, and exclusive can’t-miss performances by Maroon 5 and Pitbull from the Capital One JamFest stage in Houston, Texas. Additional performers will be announced closer to the broadcast.

    As previously announced by iHeartMedia, the Awards features 31 categories, including new awards for “Best Tour,” “Best Duo/Group of the Year”, and “Latin Song of the Year,” as well as individual awards for “Artist of the Year” in music’s biggest genres. Taylor Swift leads all nominees with eight nominations and will vie for the first “Female Artist of the Year” award, while The Weeknd received seven nominations, including in the inaugural “Male Artist of the Year” category. Swift and The Weeknd will go head-to-head in the coveted “Song of the Year” and first-ever “Album of the Year” categories.

    Other artists who have received multiple nominations include Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Luke Bryan, and Sam Smith. This year marks the third edition of the Awards. The inaugural awards show was held in 2024 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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