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FOX Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert for America airs on Sunday, March 29th

iHeartMedia and FOX have announced FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America, a music event to provide entertainment relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength the nation during this pandemic. Hosted by Elton John, the event will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and more, from their own homes, filmed with their personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment, to ensure the health and safety all involved. The concert will air in the iHeartRadio Music Awards’ original broadcast timeslot — Sunday, March 29th from 9-10 pm ET/6-7 pm PT on FOX — and on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide, as well as the iHeartRadio app. The benefit special will be broadcast commercial-free.

In addition to featuring music, the hour-long concert will pay tribute to the front line health pressionals, first responders and local heroes who are putting their lives in harm’s way to help their neighbors and fight the spread the virus. It also will encourage viewers to support two the many charitable organizations helping victims and first responders during the pandemic: Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.

To extend the reach the commercial-free special’s charitable component, FOX will fer the event across all its linear and digital platforms.

Additional details and performers to be announced soon.

Executive producers are John Sykes and Tom Poleman, for iHeartMedia and Joel Gallen, For Tenth Planet Productions — who produced the multi-network telethons immediately following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti Earthquake.

The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will be held at a later date.