With Performances from Roddy Ricch, 21 Savage, Jhené Aiko and Kirk Franklin Airing Nationwide On February 20 on iHeartMedia Hip-Hop, Gospel and R&B Broadcast Stations; iHeartRadio’s YouTube and Facebook Pages; the iHeartRadio App; And Venues on Oculus Quest
Black History Month Celebration Will Also Feature Audio Tributes to Black Trailblazers from Today’s Biggest Artists and Listeners Across More Than 660 iHeartMedia Broadcast Stations
WHAT: iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in the United States, announced today that Donnell Rawlings will host the first-ever “iHeartRadio’s Living Black!” special event and nationwide on-air celebration featuring remote performances from Roddy Ricch, 21 Savage, Jhené Aiko and Kirk Franklin from local Black-owned business locations nationwide, plus special guests Andra Day, Killer Mike, Mary J. Blige, Tamika Mallory and more. “iHeartRadio’s Living Black!” will spotlight the power of Black culture yesterday, today and tomorrow throughout Black History Month in February and the special will air on Saturday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT on iHeartRadio’s YouTube and Facebook pages; iHeartMedia Hip-Hop, Gospel and R&B stations; and the iHeartRadio app. In addition, the month-long “iHeartRadio’s Living Black!” celebration will highlight hundreds of Black artists, influencers and thought leaders through audio vignettes and tributes on more than 660 iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations in every format.
WHO: Hosted by comedian and actor Donnell Rawlings, “iHeartRadio’s Living Black!” will feature previously announced performances from Roddy Ricch, 21 Savage, Jhené Aiko, Kirk Franklin as well as appearances from special guests including singer-songwriter and actress Andra Day; wellness leader and veteran Hip-Hop media personality Devi Brown; rapper, songwriter and activist Killer Mike; singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J Blige; Black Effect Podcast Network’s Karlous Miller, Matt Barnes (NBA Champion) and Tamika Mallory (activist); as well as iHeartRadio on-air personalities including The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God, as well as Big Boy, Angie Martinez, DJ Clue, DJ Drama, Diamond Kuts, DJ Hed, Mr. Rogers and more.
WHEN: Saturday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT
WHERE: The special event will stream on iHeartRadio’s YouTube and Facebook pages and broadcast across iHeartMedia Hip-Hop, Gospel and R&B stations; and the iHeartRadio app. The event will also be available via Venues on Oculus Quest to watch the show in VR.
MORE: Produced by Emmy and Grammy award-winning producer Rikki Hughes of Magic Lemonade, “iHeartRadio Living Black!” special event on February 20 will pay homage to the culture that sets the trends, creates the moments and moves the world. The show will weave once-in-a-lifetime performances into a powerful audio and visual celebration of the Black experience featuring artists, actors, creators and Black leaders who have shaped culture.
In addition to the first-ever special event, “iHeartRadio’s Living Black!” will feature conversations that educate, inspire and celebrate the Black experience through a mix of custom tributes from artists and listeners across the nation. Throughout February, today’s biggest artists from Country, Pop, Rock and more will honor the impact and influence that Black people and Black culture has had on their lives and community; iHeartMedia national and on-air personalities including The Breakfast Club – Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy and Big Boy will honor trailblazers, modern history makers and future change-makers of Black culture; and hundreds of iHeartMedia stations and shows will invite listeners to call in, post and share their experiences and inspirations each week.
Proud partners of this year's “iHeartRadio’s Living Black!” include Facebook Groups, Rémy Martin and Walmart, with more to be announced.