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Bruno Mars to Receive the 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, March 5, Live on TBS, TNT, and truTV


The iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor Bruno Mars with its most
prestigious award of the evening, the 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award.
The fan-fueled fourth annual televised music event will feature the
biggest names in entertainment, bringing the music of the iHeartRadio
app to life on Sunday, March 5 live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5
p.m. PT from the historic, "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles. The
iHeartRadio Music Awards will broadcast simultaneously on iHeartMedia
stations nationwide and across the iHeartRadio digital music platform.

iHeartRadio will honor 21-time Grammy Award nominee and multiple Grammy
winner Bruno Mars for his unparalleled contribution to popular culture
and the music industry. In addition to a highly anticipated
performance, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and
director who recently released his second single "That's What I Like"
from his third studio album, is also nominated in the 2017 iHeartRadio
Music Awards' Best Cover Song category.

Mars has sold over 170 million singles, making him one of the
best-selling artists of all time. This past November, he released his
brand new hit single "24K Magic," which marked his highest single debut
on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, the album 24K Magic and
its lead single simultaneously hit No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums
and Overall Songs charts week of release, garnering Mars his highest
first week album sales debut. The single has since climbed to No. 4 on
the Billboard Hot 100 and has officially been certified PLATINUM by the
RIAA. To celebrate the new album, Mars unveiled plans for his massive
upcoming "24K Magic World Tour", which sold over 1 million tickets in a
single day.

As a singer, songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars has an impressive
catalog of 35 Hot 100 hits. In 2015, Bruno Mars dominated charts with
hit single "Uptown Funk." The worldwide smash is the longest-leading
Billboard Hot 100 single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in
the Hot 100's 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1.
"Uptown Funk" took home 3 GRAMMY Awards this past year, including the
coveted Record of the Year award. In February 2016, Mars returned to the
Super Bowl Halftime stage to perform alongside Beyoncé and Coldplay at
the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. In 2014, Mars made NFL history with the
second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show, which saw a
record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being
the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime
headliner. According to Billboard, Bruno Mars scored his first five Hot
100 No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley.

"We are proud to have Bruno join Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake,
and U2 in the elite group of iHeartRadio Innovators," said John Sykes,
President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. "From the start
of his career Bruno has been fearless in his approach to all things
creative. This award was made for him."

"Bruno Mars has raised the bar for both performers and musicians
worldwide," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Group
for iHeartMedia. "Not only does he have incredible passion for his
craft, but he has the talent to back it up. Bruno has reinvented music
pop culture and we are honored to present him with one of the most
prominent awards of the evening."

"I'm incredibly honored to be presented with this year's iHeartRadio
Innovator Award," said Bruno Mars. "I'm excited to take the stage for
the first time at the annual iHeartRadio Music Awards."

For the fourth straight year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will
celebrate the amazing music that was heard throughout the year across
iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio. The evening
will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will include performances by Bruno
Mars, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas
Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean with more to be announced. The telecast
will also feature surprise first-time duets and collaborations,
celebrity guest appearances, live award presentations, and exclusive
can't-miss special performances. This is the second year for the Turner
networks to simulcast the event.

Nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on January 4
and the full list of category finalists can be found at
Fan voting will determine this year's Best Fan Army presented by Taco
Bell, Best Lyrics, Best Collaboration, Best Cover Song, Best Song from a
Movie and the first-ever Best Music Video, Social Star Award and Best
Underground Alternative Band awards. Social voting for the Social Star
Award and Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award began through
iHeartRadio's social sites and in the iHeartRadio App on January 3 and
social voting for all other categories began on January 4. Voting will
close on February 24 with voting for the Social Star Award and the Best
Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award continuing through the evening of
the awards on March 5. Fans can vote by visiting

Proud partners of the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards include Bioré®
Skincare, Chase, Coors Light®, eBay, ICE BREAKERS, Taco Bell, Saban's
Power Rangers, The All-New 2017 Subaru Impreza® and T-Mobile.

The awards are produced by iHeartMedia and Den of Thieves. Executive
Producers for iHeartMedia are John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Lee Rolontz.

For breaking news and exclusive iHeartRadio Music Awards content visit or
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About Turner

TBS, TNT and truTV are part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner
creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and
young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world.
Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International
and, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult
Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, FilmStruck, Super Deluxe,
iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

About iHeartMedia

With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over
85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach
of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in
multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through
858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content
can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the
Internet at and
on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app,
in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on
gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the fastest
growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of
live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just
one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With
over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 95 million registered
users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even
faster than Facebook.

iHeartMedia's platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile,
digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live
concerts and events, syndication, music research services and
independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of
iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTC:IHRT). Visit for
more company information.

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