NEW YORK, N.Y. – June 3 – iHeartMedia celebrated new music and artists, including ‘On The Verge’ success stories, an iHeartRadio Album Release Party and multiple World Premieres across iHeartRadio stations nationwide.
In April, iHeartMedia named Muni Long as its ‘On The Verge’ Hip-Hop artist and Giovanni And The Hired Gun as its ‘On The Verge’ Rock artist. Both artists charted in the top 15 of their respective genres. iHeartMedia’s ‘On The Verge’ program helps build awareness for up-and-coming artists through its radio airplay reach and historically, all ‘On The Verge’ artists have charted in the top 30, with more than half landing in the top 10, and over a third claiming the No. 1 chart slot. Success stories of ‘On The Verge’ artists who have reached the top 20 include Jelly Roll for Rock, and Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK, Shenseea, Kendra Jae and Coi Leray for Hip-Hop.
Recently, the iconic iHeartRadio’s Album Release Party series featured special guest Harry Styles as he discussed his highly-anticipated new album “Harry’s House.” Both the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Harry Styles and his new album premiered on May 20. His interview with iHeartMedia KIIS 102.7 FM’s Ryan Seacrest, Tanya and Sisanie aired on iHeartRadio stations across the country at 7 p.m. local time. Styles delved into his groovy new album and how it feels to share new music with his devoted fans. Leading up to the release, iHeartMedia’s Z100 and KIIS FM hosted exclusive “Harry’s House” listening parties the week leading up to the album release for fans in New York and Los Angeles.
Several big names debuted new music with World Premieres across iHeartRadio stations, including Kanye West’s collaboration with late rapper XXXTentacion “True Love” on May 26 on all Hip-Hop and Rhythmic CHR stations and Moneybagg Yo’s “See What I’m Saying” on May 27 on all Hip-Hop stations. Jordan Davis’ “What My World Spins Around” had a new music spotlight on May 27 across all iHeartRadio Country stations and Panic! At The Disco’s “Viva Las Vengeance” debuted on June 1 with a World Premiere across iHeartRadio’s Alternative stations.
Additionally, iHeartRadio’s Emily Curl had country singer Matt Stell on her “15 Firsts” series where he opened up about meeting his heroes, his big “I made it” moment and so much more. Later in the week, Curl also chatted with Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, who went deep on making their sixth studio album “We,” which he started working on before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that it’s finally out, he talked about the fan reaction after such a long wait for the album.