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    Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:15:52

    First iHeartRadio Awards Set for May 1 - They will be fan-voted

    We heart new awards shows.

    NBC and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment confirmed that NBC will televise the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1 at 8P ET from the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

    The three-hour iHeartRadio Music Awards will showcase this year's biggest artists and songs and feature live performances, never-before-done duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances and live award presentations. So, yeah, it will be another rad awards show with lots of awesome gowns.

    The show, which will feature performances from other Los Angeles venues, will also broadcast and stream live the audio across all participating Clear Channel radio stations and their websites, and on iHeartRadio.

    How will the awards be determined?

    Here is the skinny: The iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will feature the most popular artists and songs of the year, will be based on results from the all-new iHeartRadio Chart. Those charts are supplied and compiled by Mediabase, the music industry's No. 1 source for monitored airplay.

    They include listener feedback and performance data, according to airplay; digital streaming data from the iHeartRadio platform, including "thumbs up" and custom station creations; and sales, social, video data and tags from BigChampagne and Shazam. In addition, for the first time ever in any music awards show, every voting category will include social #hashtags as the primary voting mechanism.

    You can tune into iHeart Music Awards radio right now
    The iHeartRadio Music Awards will recognize the most popular artists and music over the past 12 months as determined by iHeartRadio listeners.

    The show will feature 13 different award categories across all genres of music. Each voting category will initially feature 10 nominees — listeners will then narrow down to five finalists during a four-week period, with the finalists to be announced during a one-hour special live event on March 26 at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. Fans will then vote over the next several weeks to determine the winners in each category.

    It's all about the fans!

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    Who is excited about the iHeartRadio Awards?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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