Artist of the Week: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Formed in Los Angeles in 1983 as a prominently funk-influenced band, Red Hot Chili Peppers have grown to become one of the biggest household names in rock, travelling around the world on massive, headlining concert tours, and selling out stadiums.

One of the best-selling bands of all time, Red Hot Chili Peppers have over 80 million records sold worldwide, and have been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards— in addition, they are the most successful band in alternative rock radio history, currently holding the records for most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. In 2012, Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Best known for classic albums such as Californication and Stadium Arcadium, their latest release, The Getaway, was met to critical and popular acclaim.

It was another momentous year for Red Hot Chili Peppers, and as a result, the band is in line for both Rock Song of the Year (“Dark Necessities”) and Rock Artist of the Year at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The awards are less than a month away, so don’t forget to grab your tickets to the awards show now, or tune into TBS, TNT, and truTV at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Sunday, March 5 to catch all of the action live. In the meantime, you can listen to all of your favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers tracks on demand, right here, on iHeartRadio! ​​​