iHeartMedia Announces World Premiere of Billy Joel’s New Single “Turn The Lights Back On” to be Broadcasted Across 450 iHeartRadio Stations on February 1

Exclusive Interviews with Billy Joel and Producer Freddy Wexler Hosted by iHeartRadio Personalities Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest, Jim Kerr, Ellen K, Martha Quinn and Cubby and Cristine Will Also Broadcast on February 1 at 7 a.m. Local Time

WHAT:            iHeartMedia today announced the World Premiere of Billy Joel’s first new single in decades “Turn The Lights Back On” via Columbia Records to be broadcasted across 450 iHeartRadio stations nationwide on February 1, 2024 beginning at 7 a.m. local time. Leading into the premiere of the single on February 1, iHeartRadio will air exclusive interviews hosted by iHeartRadio personalities Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest, Jim Kerr, Ellen K, Martha Quinn and Cubby and Cristine with Billy Joel and his producer and co-writer, Freddy Wexler, sharing the extraordinary story behind how the song came together. 

WHO:              Billy Joel remains one of the most influential artists of all time and a generational storyteller without comparison. Beyond selling over 160 million albums around the world and emerging as “the fourth-best-selling solo artist in the United states,” he has garnered six GRAMMY® Awards out of 23 nominations. Among dozens of accolades, he earned induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame® in 1992, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 1999, and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame® in 2006. Moreover, he became the MusiCares “Person of the Year” in 2002 and received the Kennedy Center® Honors in 2013. Making history, his double-diamond Greatest Hits – Volume I & Volume II stands out as “the sixth most-certified album of all time.” Hits such as “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl,” and “We Didn’t Start The Fire” have resounded through eras, even enshrining him among the Top Artists on Spotify. Upon his 100th sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, the state of New York (his home) declared July 18“Billy Joel Day.” In 2024, he shares his first new song in decades “Turn The Lights Back On.”

Freddy Wexler is a GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He has contributed to 10 Billboard #1s for artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Blackpink, Jonas Brothers, Pink, Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, and Laufey.

For more information visit www.billyjoel.com and www.freddywexler.com or on Instagram: @billyjoel @freddywexler.

WHEN:           Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 7 a.m. local time

WHERE:         Fans can tune-in to iHeartRadio CHR, AC, Hot AC, Classic Rock, Classic Hits and News / Talk stations on February 1 at 7 a.m. local time to hear the special interviews with Billy Joel and the World Premiere of his new single “Turn The Lights Back On.” Hot AC and Classic Rock stations will continue to highlight the track throughout the day, and AC, Classic Hits and Oldies stations will be broadcasting it every hour.

MORE:            “Turn The Lights Back On” is released through Columbia Records and was produced by GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Freddy Wexler and written by Wexler, Arthur Bacon, Wayne Hector, and Joel.



About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 500 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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