Jason Derulo Set to Host 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Jason_Derulo_iHeartRadioJason Derulo has officially been named host of the third annual iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The singer, known for hits like “Talk Dirty” and “Whatcha Say”, has sold over 50 million singles worldwide and is more than excited to add the title of host to his resume. “iHeartRadio has been such an important supporter of mine, and I’m thrilled and honored to be hosting this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards,” said Derulo in a press release. “2015 was an incredible year for so many talented artists. It’s going to be a great night of celebration and performance for music fans all across the country, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”

“Jason Derulo embodies all of the qualities of the perfect host for our show,” said Tom Poleman, President of iHeartMedia’s National Programming Group, on why the singer was chosen to emcee at this year’s prizegiving. “Anyone who has ever seen Jason perform knows that he has the rare ability to completely connect with his audience. Since the iHeartRadio Music Awards is about bringing fans and artists together, there is no better liaison than Jason. He is a creative and talented artist with the same passion and energy as our fans, making him the perfect bridge between the two groups.”

The show will feature performances from Chris Brown, Fetty Wap, Demi Lovato and more. Fans that tune in can also look forward to first-time duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances and exclusive can’t-miss special performances by Pitbull and Maroon 5 that will be simulcast from the Capital One JamFest.

Nominees were announced back in February and artists that are up for awards include: Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Selena Gomez, Future, J. Cole, Drake and more.

The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 3.

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