THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS on CTV to Feature The Weeknd Performing from Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome

THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS airs Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,
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TORONTO, March 31, 2016 /CNW/ - A live performance by The Weeknd to be taped Sunday in Calgary will appear in THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS airing Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV GO app. The alternative R&B sensation will perform from the Scotiabank Saddledome on April 3.

The announcement comes following the new Bell Media and iHeartRadio partnership announced in January, and the news earlier this month that Bell Media will present the first-ever iHeartRadio Fest in May in Toronto. Hosted this year by platinum recording artist Jason Derulo, THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS celebrates the most popular music heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio. THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS airs in the U.S. Sunday, April 3, live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the Forum in Los Angeles.

A native of Toronto, The Weeknd was one of the most influential artists of 2015 as a result of the release of Beauty Behind the Madness, which went on to break several Billboard records including spending 45 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the longest streak for any male artist. "The Hills" clinched #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks, and he became the first male to top Hot 100, Billboard 100, and Artist 100 simultaneously, and the first artist to ever simultaneously hold the Top 3 slots on Billboard's R&B Chart. Meanwhile, Beauty Behind The Madness is the first album to surpass over 100 million global audio streams debut week. The Weeknd is nominated for six 2016 JUNO Awards, the most of any artist, including Album of the Year, and seven IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS, including Male Artist of the Year.

Viewers can visit CTV.ca/iheartradiomusicawards, the online destination for show information, performer updates, video highlights from the show, as well as the complete nominees and winners list. In addition, viewers can visit Etalk.ca for wall-to-wall coverage of the awards including highlights from the red carpet. For even more IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS coverage, viewers can tune in to E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2016 iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS, Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. ET on E!, as well as a special episode of FASHION POLICE: THE 2016 iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS on Monday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET on E!.

THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS is part of CTV's extensive roster of the most-watched awards broadcast in Canada, delivering the biggest names in film, television, and music. In addition to THE 67th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, THE 73rd GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®, THE 88th ACADEMY AWARDS®, and the 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®, CTV is set to broadcast THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS and THE 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.

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For further information: Matthew Almeida, CTV Networks, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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