The iHeartRadio Music Awards celebrate music heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide in the United States, and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music platform. The awards recognize the most popular artists and music over the past year.
The inaugural awards ceremony took place at the Shrine Auditorium, just south of Downtown Los Angeles, in 2014. From 2016 to 2018 the awards ceremony moved to The Forum (Inglewood, California), and then to the Microsoft Theater (renamed the Peacock Theater as of Summer 2023) in Downtown Los Angeles for 2019.
In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the ceremony was hosted online.