2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards

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2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards
  • March 29, 2020 (originally planned telecast)
  • September 4–7, 2020 (virtual press conference)
CountryUnited States
Hosted by
  • Usher (originally planned telecast)
  • None (virtual press conference)
Most awardsBillie Eilish (4)
Most nominations
Television/radio coverage
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The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards were originally scheduled to take place on March 29, 2020. The ceremony was to be hosted by Usher and air on Fox.[1][2] Online listener voting on all categories continued as previously scheduled until March 23, with the Best Fan Army category remaining open for voting until March 27.[3] The event was subsequently cancelled on August 24, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and winners were revealed on September 4 to 7, 2020. Following the cancellation, Usher would subsequently host the 2021 ceremony on May 27, 2021, instead.[4]

The most awarded artist was Billie Eilish with four.[5] The most nominated artists were Eilish and Shawn Mendes with seven each, followed by Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello who tied with six.[6][7]

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

The ceremony was originally to take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, which was scheduled on March 29, 2020. On March 12, due to the state of California restricting gatherings to 250 people in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which it had already declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and has cancelled scores of television events through March into July, along with postponing the ACM Awards and Billboard Music Awards.[8] On the morning of March 16, iHeartMedia announced the ceremony's official postponement.

Half of the ceremony's original March 29 timeslot was retained by iHeartMedia, with both them and Fox then promoting a series of musical performances from several popular artists and bands performing from home via video and teleconferencing platforms compiled together as the iHeart Living Room Concert for America hosted by Elton John, along with charitable appeals for Feeding America and the First Responders Children's Foundation. The program also aired over a number of iHeartRadio stations nationwide, and was simulcast on Fox Sports 1/2, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, the Big Ten Network, and Fox Deportes.[9] On August 24, 2020, it was announced that the ceremony had been cancelled and that the winners would be announced through the iHeartRadio stations over Labor Day weekend.[10]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Song of the Year Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year Best Duo/Group of the Year
Album of the Year (per genre) Best Collaboration
Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year
Best New Pop Artist Alternative Rock Song of the Year
Alternative Rock Artist of the Year Best New Rock/Alternative Artist
Rock Song of the Year Rock Artist of the Year
Country Song of the Year Country Artist of the Year
Best New Country Artist Dance Song of the Year
Dance Artist of the Year Hip-Hop Song of the Year
Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Best New Hip-Hop Artist
R&B Song of the Year R&B Artist of the Year
Best New R&B Artist Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year
Latin Pop/Urban Artist of the Year Best New Latin Pop/Urban Artist
Regional Mexican Song of the Year Regional Mexican Artist of the Year
  • "A Través Del Vaso" – Banda Los Sebastianes
    • "¿Por Qué Cambiaste De Opinión" – Calibre 50
    • "Con Todo Incluido" – La Addictiva Banda San José De Mesillas
    • "Encantadora" – El Fantasma
    • "Nada Nuevo" – Christian Nodal
Producer of the Year Songwriter of the Year
Best Fan Army (support by Taco Bell) Best Lyrics
Best Cover Song Best Music Video
Social Star Award Best Remix
Favorite Tour Photographer Favorite Music Video Choreography
Tour of the Year

Farewell Yellow Brick RoadElton John


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  4. ^ "Usher to Host and Perform During the 2021 "iHeartRadio Music Awards" on Thursday, May 27 Live on FOX" (Press release). Fox. May 11, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
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  6. ^ "2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees Revealed: See the Full List". iHeartRadio. January 8, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  7. ^ Aftos, Rania (January 8, 2020). "Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Jonas Brothers & More Nominated for iHeartRadio Music Awards: See Full List". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  8. ^ Black, Lauren Jo (14 March 2020). "2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards No Longer Taking Place At Shrine Auditorium". Country Now. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  9. ^ Lee, Alicia (29 March 2020). "Everything you need to know about tonight's iHeart 'Living Room Concert for America'". CNN.com. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  10. ^ Grein, Paul (August 24, 2020). "iHeartRadio Music Awards Canceled For 2020 -- But Winners Will Still Be Announced". Billboard. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  11. ^ "iHeartRadio on Instagram: "You voted so many times you almost broke our voting platform 🤣 and after tallying all of the votes, we are excited to announce that @5SOS…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2020-09-05.