Snapchat First: 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Announce Winners Through Artists’ Snapchat Acceptance Speeches

Snapchat First: 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Announce Winners Through Artists’ Snapchat Acceptance Speeches

Winners’ Snaps Also Appeared During the Live Broadcast on TBS, TNT and truTV

NEW YORK, N.Y. and BURBANK, Calif. – March 6, 2017 – For the first time ever the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards announced winners of several award categories through artists’ Snapchat Stories over the weekend. Artists snapped their 10-second acceptance speeches, which appeared on iHeartRadio’s Discover channel, the “iHeartRadio Music Awards Acceptance Speeches” Live Story, and were televised during the live broadcast on Sunday, March 5 on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live from the historic Forum in Los Angeles.

The following artists snapped their acceptance speeches for the below awards: 
•    Rihanna – R&B Album of the Year and R&B Song of the Year for “Work” featuring Drake
•    The Chainsmokers – Best New Pop Artist
•    Chance The Rapper - Best New Hip-Hop Artist
•    Bryson Tiller – Best New R&B Artist 
•    twenty one pilots - Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, Alternative Rock Song of the Year for “Heathens” and Alternative Rock Album of the Year
•    Green Day – Rock Song of the Year for “Bang Bang”
•    5 Seconds of Summer – Best Song from a Movie for “Girls Talk Boys” (Ghostbusters) 
•    Disturbed – Rock Artist of the Year
•    Metallica – Rock Album of the Year 
•    Kelsea Ballerini – Best New Country Artist
•    The Strumbellas – Best New Rock / Alternative Rock Artist 

For a full list of performers, presenters and highlights from the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, visit

Fans can follow the latest news on the awards including winners and major highlights on iHeartRadio’s Snapchat Discover channel as well as

Proud partners of the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards include Bioré® Skincare, Chase, Coors Light®, eBay, ICE BREAKERS, Taco Bell, Saban’s Power Rangers, The All-New 2017 Subaru Impreza® and T-Mobile.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards were produced by iHeartMedia and Den of Thieves.  Executive Producers for iHeartMedia are John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Lee Rolontz.  

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