Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, John Legend to Take Part in iHeartRadio Holiday Special Hosted by Mario Lopez

The iHeartRadio Occasion Unique is back, as is Mario Lopez! Last year’s host is returning for the 2022 emphasis of the extraordinary, which will highlight interviews with specialists like Alicia Keys, Backstreet Young men, Dan + Shay, John Legend and Meghan Trainor as they consider some undisputed top choice occasion recollections, Individuals can only uncover.

The exceptional will air on iHeartMedia’s AC and Exemplary Hits stations cross country on Nov. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. neighborhood time.

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“You generally realize it’s the Christmas season when iHeartRadio stations across America begin playing Christmas music,” Tom Poleman, Head Programming Official for iHeartMedia, partook in a delivery. “To get everybody in the temperament we’re carrying back the iHeartRadio Occasion Exceptional with Alicia Keys, Backstreet Young men, Dan + Shay, John Legend and Meghan Trainor, who will be offering occasion recollections to our host Mario Lopez to assist us with all getting in the soul.”

The festival shows up as iHeartMedia flips its stations to play Christmas music on November 11 at 5 p.m., which marks a nonstop change that will influence 80 stations the nation over.

Every year, this typically simply occurs on Christmas Day in key markets, yet iHeartRadio is prepared to truly bring the seasonal joy for 2022.

iHeartRadio will likewise be proceeding to offer Christmas music on stations like “iHeartChristmas,” “North Pole Radio,” “iHeartChristmas Works of art,” and a few specific stations like iHeartChristmas R&B, iHeartChristmas Nation and iHeartChristmas Rock.

The unique shows up only a month after the Backstreet Young men — Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson — delivered their most memorable Christmas collection since the gathering was shaped in 1993, A Very Backstreet Christmas.


The collection incorporates 13 melodies, three of which are firsts and the others fronts of exemplary Christmas works of art.

While making the collection, musicians McLean and Carter let Assortment know that they tracked down motivation in a potentially amazing spot — another previous boyband part.

As a matter of fact, one track on the new LP was roused by Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Inclination.”

“Justin composed a truly extraordinary melody and we needed to compose a cheerful, elevating tune that had a similar vibe,” Carter said.

“Particularly with how the world is at this moment. It was like, ‘We should put some sure stuff out there,’ so we composed ‘Blissful Days.'”

McLean told Individuals in October that he trusts the record “endures over the extreme long haul,” and unquestionably sees the gathering making “new contemporary music for quite a long time into the future,” to some extent after they wrap their European leg of their DNA World Visit, which is planned through Walk 2023.

“The sky’s the breaking point. We approximately discussed making another collection,” McLean said.

“We’ve discussed returning to Vegas for a lot lengthier stay, residency-wise. Also, assuming that is the way things happen, we have the opportunity to make another record, while we’re in Vegas or on personal time. Or on the other hand we may very well put out singles, it’s sort of a singles market too. We don’t be guaranteed to must have an all out LP, yet who’s to say?”