U2 To Receive 2016 iHeartRadio Innovator Award
March 25, 2016 at 6:25 AM (PT)
The iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS will honor U2 with its most prestigious award of the evening, the 2016 iHEARTRADIO Innovator Award. The third annual televised music event will air on SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd, live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8p (ET)/5p (PT) from the FORUM in LOS ANGELES and hosted by JASON DERULO. The iHEARTRADIO Music Awards will broadcast simultaneously on iHEARTMEDIA stations nationwide and across the iHEARTRADIO digital music platform.
iHEARTRADIO will honor the group, "for their undeniable impact on the world of popular culture and will pay tribute to their unparalleled contributions to the music industry and social causes."
"U2 is a band of activists, not only in music but in politics, popular culture and human rights," said iHEARTRADIO Pres./Entertainment Enterprises JOHN SYKES. "They began as a punk band and that attitude still runs strong throughout their songwriting, albums and live performances. They will never stop testing the limits, and that's why we are honored to recognize them with this Innovator Award."
"It is extremely rare to have a band that has spent four decades not only changing music, but helping change the world with their tireless dedication to important social causes focusing on AIDS, poverty, cancer, the environment, Hurricane Katrina and much more," said Pres./National Programming Group TOM POLEMAN. "We're thrilled to be able to honor U2 with the 2016 iHEARTRADIO Innovator Award."