Fox and iHeartMedia announced Alicia Keys, Halsey, and Garth Brooks have been selected to receive special honors during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys has been selected as the recepient of the iHeartRadio Innovator Award. Halsey will receive the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award, and Garth Brooks will be recognized with the first iHeartRadio Artist of the Decade Award.
According to the official announcement, Alicia Keys was chosen based on “her unparalleled contributions to pop culture and social causes as an artist, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and activist.” She’ll be joining a list of artists that includes Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, U2, Bruno Mars, and Chance The Rapper who’ve earned the special award.
The special Fangirls Award is given to a female artist in “recognition of the power of women coming together in support of other women. The award, inspired by L’Oréal Paris’ deep-rooted belief in the inherent worth of every woman, encourages fans to show their support and appreciation for women – and artists – who inspire and empower them. female artist who has pushed boundaries with her music and message while inspiring her fans around the globe.” Halsey was selected as this year’s Fangirls honoree because she “embodies the L’Oréal Paris philosophy, ‘Because You’re Worth It,’ demonstrating ambition, passion and a strong sense of self-worth by using her voice both in her chart-topping music – which has garnered more than 10 billion streams globally, nearly 8 million adjusted albums sold and 6 consecutive top 5 airplay singles, including 3 of which reached the #1 spot, and a 4th on its way – and championing causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community.”
Garth Brooks will make his way into the iHeartRadio Music Awards record book as the inaugural iHeartRadio Artist of the Decade Award winner. Brooks will receive the award for “his impact on the music industry as one of the world’s most successful and beloved artists.”
This year’s awards ceremony will be held on March 14th and will air live on the East Coast at 8pm on Fox (tape delayed on the West Coast). It will also be broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations. Joel Gallen, John Sykes, Tom Poleman, and Lee Rolontz are the executive producers.
Tickets to the awards show are available now via axs.com.