The biggest names in music are taking over the city of Los Angeles on May 1 for an all new awards franchise, the “iHeartRadio Music Awards” presented by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. The inaugural music special airs live on WOWT NBC Omaha, from the Shrine Auditorium, at 7 p.m.
Artists who will be performing include Blake Shelton, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Pitbull, Shakira and Thirty Seconds to Mars.
Other performers from the telecast include Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Arcade Fire and Ed Sheeran.
Those set to make appearances include Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, Imagine Dragons, Chris Martin, Lorde, Demi Lovato and more.
The iHeartRadio Music Awards is taking a groundbreaking approach to the award show format, offering viewers live performances, storytelling and an intimate atmosphere. In addition to performances at the glamorous-tabled show at the Shrine, the event will also feature artists playing the stages of some of Los Angeles’ most iconic venues from The Roxy to the Hotel Café.
The event will highlight the music world’s top stars in taking over Los Angeles telling viewers their “L.A. story” -- what brought them to and through the City of Angels and how it helped make their careers.
Category finalists for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on March 26. Music fans have used hashtags to cast nearly 50 million votes across Facebook and Twitter to catapult their favorite artists and songs.
Artist of the Year:
Song of the Year:
Best Collaboration:(Most voted on category with more than 3.9 million votes cast)
Best New Artist:
Country Song of the Year:
Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year:
EDM Song of the Year:
Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
Best Fan Army: