UNIVERSAL CITY , Calif., March 9 (UPI) -- Grammy award-winning musician and Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is to serve as host of the iHeartRadio Music Awards show March 29, NBC announced Monday.
The three-hour telecast will air live on NBC from the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast simultaneously on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and across the iHeartRadio digital music platform. Expected to appear on the program are Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Madonna, Jason Aldean, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Nate Ruess, Alesso and Florida Georgia Line.
"This is the night we celebrate the biggest songs and artists we played for fans on our iHeartRadio stations across America and on the iHeartRadio app over the past year, along with a look at what's coming in 2015," John Sykes, president of entertainment enterprises for iHeartMedia, Inc., said in a statement. "And who better to host than both Grammy-winning musician and Oscar-winning performer Jamie Foxx? This is going to be an amazing star-packed Sunday night of music on NBC."
"I'm so excited that Jamie Foxx is taking the reins at this year's iHeart awards. He is the perfect choice to lead this extraordinary night of music and celebrity artists," added Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming for NBC Entertainment.