iHeartRadio Statistics and Facts (2021) | By the Numbers

iheartradio statistics facts

I recently sat down to see what I could find for iHeartRadio statistics and what I found were some pretty impressive tallies. Below is what I was able to dig up.

iheartradio statistics facts

With its star-studded concerts, popular awards show and gigantic social media presence, iHeartRadio has quickly transformed itself from “just another radio app” to a “must-have” internet radio platform. Through creative and significant marketing, iHeartRadio has been very successful in positioning themselves as a leader in a very crowded market.

As always, I will be adding to and updating this post semi-regularly, so be sure to check back in a month or so for new numbers.

iHeartRadio Facts

  • Official website: iheart.com
  • Year launched: 2008
  • Headquarters:  New York, NY
  • Year that Clear Channel became iHeartRadio: 2014

What is iHeartRadio?

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over a billion downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 90 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.  (source)

iHeartRadio Competitors:

YouTube, Pandora, Tencent Music, Tidal, Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, Apple Music, Spotify

iHeartRadio Statistics

iHeartMedia annual revenue:

Number of iheartradio users:

128 million registered users

Last updated 4/5/19

Number of people that listen to iheartradio stations (on the radio) monthly:

250 million monthly active listeners

Last updated 5/17/18

Number of AM and FM radio stations that iheartradio owns:

850 radio stations

Last updated 1/1/21

Number of markets iheartradio owns radio stations in:

160 markets

Last updated 1/1/21

Average number of digital listeners per minute for iheartradio:

255,000 listeners

Last updated 8/5/15

Number of live radio stations on iheartradio:

more than 1,500 stations

Last updated 11/6/14

Number of songs in the iheartradio music catalog:

more than 30 million songs

Last updated 8/18/16

Number of artists with songs in the iheartradio music catalog:

1 million artists

Last updated 8/18/16

Percentage of iheartradio listeners that use the mobile app:


Last updated 6/5/15

Number of iheartradio social media followers:

145 million

Last updated 4/5/19

Number of times the iheartradio app has been downloaded:

1.7 billion downloads

Last updated 1/8/18

Number of different platforms the iHeartRadio app is available on:

250 platforms

Last updated 8/7/18

Number of events iHeartMedia hosts annually:


Last updated 4/5/19

Number of social impressions generated form the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards event:

14 billion impressions

Last updated 5/8/15

Top artist of 2015 on iHeartRadio:

Taylor Swift

Number one song on iHeartRadio in 2015:

Uptown Funk (by Bruno Mars)

Most “thumbed” track of 2015 on iHeartRadio:

Thinking Out Loud (by Ed Sheeran)

Number of registered iHeartRadio users in New Zealand:


Last updated 2/1/17

Percentage of iHeartRadio’s audience that do not subscribe to other music on-demand services:


Last updated 1/5/17

iHeartRadio’s share of all music streaming listening in 2016:


Last updated 1/27/17

Consumer awareness of the iHeartRadio brand:


Last updated 8/18/16

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  • Demographics
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