2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards

2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Date Thursday, May 1, 2014
Location Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Most awards Rihanna (4)
Most nominations Rihanna (8)
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC

The 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards, was the inaugural music award show presented by iHeartMedia's platform iHeartRadio and NBC. The awards were held on May 1, 2014, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The awards show was announced on February 26, 2014. The nominations were compiled by the results of Mediabase charts, listener feedback and digital straming data from the iHeartRadio platform and announced on March 26, 2014.[1][2] The awards recognized the biggest artists and songs of the year. The show was directed by Hamish Hamilton.[3] The voting took place on iHeartRadio's official webpage except for the "Instagram Award", where voting took place on social network Instagram.[4]

Rihanna led the nominations with eight and also became the biggest winner of the night with four wins including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.[5]

NBC's telecast of the iHeartRadio Music Awards drew 5.4 million viewers overall and a rating of 1.7 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic.[6]


Artist(s) Song(s)
"Wild Wild Love"
Luke Bryan "That's My Kind of Night"
Bastille "Pompeii"
Ed Sheeran "The A Team"
Ariana Grande "The Way"
Usher Dance to "Love Never Felt So Good"
Kendrick Lamar "California Love"
"M.A.A.D City"
Thirty Seconds to Mars "City of Angels"
Shakira "Empire"
Blake Shelton "Doin' What She Likes"
Arcade Fire "Normal Person"
Pharrell Williams "Come Get It Bae"
"Blurred Lines"
"Get Lucky"


Winners and nominees

Artist of the Year Song of the Year
Best Collaboration Best New Artist
Country Song of the Year Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year
EDM Song of the Year Best Fan Army
Best Lyric Instagram Award
iHeartRadio Young Influencer Award iHeartRadio Innovator Award


  1. "NBC to Televise Clear Channel's First Ever iHeartRadio Music Awards Live May 1". clearchannel.com. February 26, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  2. "Clear Channel and NBC Announce Finalists for First-Ever iHeartRadio Music Awards". clearchannel.com. March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  3. Goldberg, Lesley (May 6, 2014). "NBC Renews Deal for iHeartRadio Music Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  4. Van Grove, Jennifer (April 28, 2014). "iHeartRadio Music Awards to recognize top artist of Instagram". CNET. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  5. "Rihanna Wins Big At iHeartRadio Awards: See The Winners List". MTV. May 1, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  6. "TV ratings: iHeart Radio Music Awards solid, 'Grey's Anatomy' up". Los Angeles Times. May 2, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
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