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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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TikTok Australia are joining the FM waves! The social media platform has today launched its new radio program, TikTokTrending on iHeartRadio, as songs that have taken the app by storm have made their way up the charts worldwide. Broadcasting 24/7 on-air for the next three months through iHeartRadio, TikTok Trending will showcase all of the platforms top tracks, ranging from Lil Nas X to Fleetwood Mac and everything in between.

The station will also host a variety of programs, hosted by Australian TikTok creators as well as some of the hottest local and international music stars. Hosted by G Flip, Isaiah Firebrace, Tannar and Avneesha, the programs are set to feature not only the trending tracks, but also exclusive interviews with artists and insight into the hosts own favourite TikTok creations. They'll also shine a spotlight on non-music related trends on TikTok - including new effects, new challenges and new creators and celebrities on the platform. The back to back programming schedule comes ad free, and serves as a curated feed of all things TikTok!

Speaking of the new station, G Flip shares: "TikTok Australia have been an awesome support for me - performing at Mardi Gras recently with TikTok was one of the highlights of my career, and I'm really excited to continue my relationship with the TikTok fam with the launch of TikTok Trending on iHeartRadio! Hosting is a brand new world for me, but I'm pumped... I've been behind the mic on the other end of radio interviews plenty of times, and have so much respect for how knowledgeable and quick-witted radio hosts are, as well as how they multitask and work the control panel at the same time as talking on air. I'm most looking forward to introducing my fellow music fans to some awesome new talents, and hope everyone can tune into my show - I can promise plenty of laughs, good tunes, and can hopefully get you dancing in your cars, desks and bedrooms!"

The station will also feature a line-up of guest hosts, including popular creators, local artists and international stars, with the first guest host being none other than international platinum selling artist, and The Voice Australia coach, Rita Ora! "Connecting with my Australian fans on TikTok has been incredible!" Ora shares. Their creativity is so inspiring and being able to engage with them on the platform has been amazing, which is why I am beyond excited to take on this guest hosting gig with iHeartRadio! I’ll be sharing the top TikTok tracks with you, talking about my favourite songs, and even sharing some insider info with you on the trending songs we all love. Make sure to tune in every week to catch me on your radio waves, I can’t wait to get started, Australia!"

Last year, close to ninety songs that went viral on the platform made their way into the Top 100 charts in the U.S., with fifteen of those reaching #1 on the Billboard chart.

Most recently, Australian musician Masked Wolf reached the Top 10 on Billboards Hot 100, #3 on Billboards Global 200 and #4 on the ARIA chart with a GOLD certification, amassing over 409 million Global streams to date, and reached #1 on the Global Shazam chart and #1 on US and Canadian iTunes. All of this was the result of his song Astronaut In The Ocean becoming a trending track on the platform. If all that wasn't enough, global superstar Jennifer Lopez featured the track in one of her own videos on the platform. We recently caught up with Masked Wolf to chat about the track, all things TikTok and so much more!

TikTokTrending on iHeartRadio is live now! Australians are able to stream the station exclusively via iHeartRadio in a variety of ways, including on your desktop, mobile or tablet via iHeartRadio's website, on your smart devices, such as your Apple TV or your smart speaker, or on DAB+ Digital radio in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.


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