iHeartMedia World Premieres New Singles from Niall Horan and Melvin Crispell; Hosts J Balvin in Unique VR Concert Experience

NEW YORK, N.Y. – February 17, 2023– iHeartMedia celebrated new music and artists recently, including a World Premiere debut for singer Niall Horan’s new single “Heaven” on February 17 across al iHeartRadio CHR stations. Additionally, Melvin Crispell’s “Alright” had a World Premiere debut on February 16 across all iHeartRadio Gospel stations.

On Friday, February 17, iHeartMedia is partnering with Meta to bring J Balvin into Meta Horizon Worlds with "J Balvin Futurum: A VR Concert Experience." Created specifically for VR, the 180-degree concert experience will take viewers on a career retrospective of some of Balvin’s greatest hits. Produced by Media.Monks and iHeartRadio, "J Balvin Futurum" will also be available on Meta Quest TV, and those without a headset can catch the show via Messenger’s Watch Together and on iHeartRadio’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The event is the marquee show in the iHeartRadio Concert Series in VR. Previous iHeartRadio VR performances include John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Kim Petras and more.

Additionally, iHeartRadio’s YouTube Channels, including iHeartCountry, released various interviews with hit artists Tyler Hubbard, Mimi Webb, Cheat Codes and Hardy. On iHeartRadio’s channel, “Red Flags” singer Mimi Webb played a round of “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen” with iHeart’s digital host Emily Curl where she scrolled through her camera roll and shared pictures of her dog and more. Over on iHeartCountry, Curl talked to Tyler Hubbard about his self-titled debut album and touring with Keith Urban. Singer Hardy also appeared on the iHeartCountry channel to play a round of “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen,” while Cheat Codes members KEVI, Trevor Dahl and Matthew Russell talked to Curl about their new country album “One Night in Nashville” and what it was like to work with Dolly Parton, Little Big Town and more on it.

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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 250 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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