Talk about a 40th anniversary gift — iHeartRadio has announced that rock band U2 has been tapped to receive the 2016 iHeartRadio Innovator Award. The band, which is comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr., will be feted during the third annual iHeartRadio Music Awards.
U2, which is best known for its hits “In the Name of Love,” “With or Without You,” and “Vertigo,” is celebrating 40 years together in 2016, during which time they have won 22 Grammy awards. The group is also known for its philanthropist efforts, supporting a number of charitable organizations.
“It is extremely rare to have a band that has spent four decades not only changing music, but helping change the world with their tireless dedication to important social causes focusing on AIDS, poverty, cancer, the environment, Hurricane Katrina and more,” said Tom Poleman, president of National Programming Group for iHeartMedia. “We’re thrilled to be able to honor U2 with the 2016 iHeartRadio Innovator Award.”
Past recipients of the iHeartRadio Innovator Award include Justin Timberlake (2015) and Pharrell Williams (2014).
The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place on April 3 from the Forum in Los Angeles. The show will air live on TBS, TNT and TruTV at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, as well as broadcast simultaneously on iHeartRadio stations and its digital music platform.
To see the full list of nominees for the show’s competitive awards, or vote, visit .iheartradio.com/awards.