All-digital CES 2021 is pulling out the starpower with a special performance by Grammy winner Billie Eilish, along with a fireside chat with both Eilish and songwriter and singer Dua Lipa moderated by TV and radio host Ryan Seacrest, for registered attendees only.
The discussion and performance will take place at 7 p.m. EST on January 12. The iHeartMedia conference session will tackle how technology has enabled some of today’s hottest artists to continue to create and introduce new music and immersive experiences for their fans during the pandemic. Moderated by nationally-syndicated on air host and TV personality and producer Ryan Seacrest, the session will feature a discussion with both Lipa and Eilish, followed by a special performance by Eilish available only to registered CES attendees.
The discussion will review how since live music venues and studios have been forced to close their doors given the limitations during the pandemic, iHeartMedia and leading innovative artists are using technology to redefine the experience and deliver music to their fans in new and exciting ways.
“As we have reimagined CES 2021 we are thrilled to welcome Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Ryan Seacrest to the stage,” says Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA. “iHeartMedia has been a driving force with using technology to create immersive music experiences for consumers. Our session with these artists will explore the art of the possible and the transformation that is happening in the entertainment industry.”
“iHeartMedia has always taken pride in our ability to bring artists and fans together, but when the pandemic hit we had to get even more creative,” says Tom Poleman chief programming officer for iHeartMedia. “At a time when all of us are searching for ways to feel connected with the music and artists we love while remaining safe, we’re proud to have pushed the limits of technology to innovate and create intimate experiences for music fans nationwide, whether it’s taking our entire roster of iHeartRadio nationally-recognized events virtual or creating one-of-kind shows meant to inspire and support millions of Americans.”
Eilish is an American singer-songwriter. Eilish’s debut studio album, “When we All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” debuted atop the Billboard 200 and became one of the best-selling albums of 2019. Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, four iHeartRadio Music Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She is the youngest person and second person in history to win the four main Grammy categories—Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year—in the same year. Eilish also the youngest person in history to write and record an official James Bond song, with her Grammy nominated ‘No Time To Die.’
Global pop superstar Dua Lipa released “Future Nostalgia,” her #1 UK sophomore album, this year to worldwide acclaim. It is one of the best reviewed albums of 2020 and debuted in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album’s certified platinum lead single “Don’t Start Now” is a worldwide hit with one billion streams on Spotify alone, and a #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, a career high for the pop star. The track also broke her personal best record of weeks at #1 at US Top 40 radio. Most recently, Dua was nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year. “Future Nostalgia” is the follow up to Dua’s eponymous 2017 debut, which is certified platinum and spawned 6 platinum tracks. She made BRIT Award history in 2018 by becoming the first female artist to pick up five nominations, with two wins for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist, and received two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording in early 2019.
Seacrest is an Emmy-winning television host, radio personality, mega producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. As one of the most recognizable voices across television and radio, Seacrest is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping #1 nationally-syndicated LA morning drive-time show for iHeart Media’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show. Seacrest also co-hosts and co-executive produces ABC’s Emmy award-winning show Live With Kelly And Ryan, for which he earned an Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. For 18 seasons, he hosted American Idol.
CES 2021 is produced by the Consumer Technology Association and will take place January 11-14.
- Jan. 11: Exclusive media-only access to Media Day press conferences and Verizon keynote.
- Jan. 12-13: Exhibitor showcase and conference programming.
- Jan. 14: CES Partner Programming.
- Access the digital venue and on demand content through Feb. 15, 2021