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Review: Christmas comes early to Boston as the Jonas Brothers and more dazzle at KISS 108’s Jingle Ball

Fans packed Boston’s legendary TD Garden for a cheerful night of live music with performances from the Jonas Brothers, Black Eyed Peas, Sean Paul, Saweetie, Bazzi and more.

The Jonas Brothers bring their Happiness Begins Tour to the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI on September 17, 2019. (Photo by Dan Garcia)


Boston was burnin’ up on Sunday night with the Jonas Brothers and the return of the KISS 108 Jingle Ball, and although the night was without one of its co-headliners, the Jingle Ball managed to still deliver an incredible night of live music!

Days leading up to the Boston date of iHeartRadio’s annual Jingle Bell tour, a wrench was thrown into the plans when one of the lineup’s biggest acts, Doja Cat, had to cancel her appearance due to a COVID outbreak amongst her team. Organizers later replaced Doja’s performance with a late addition, as Jamaican recording artist Sean Paul stepped up to the plate to fill her shoes.

Even without Doja Cat, the show went on because of the Boston lineup’s immensely talented cast of musicians. Fans on Sunday night witnessed memorable performances from some of biggest names in Top 40 like Saweetie, the Black Eyed Peas, Tate McRae, Bazzi, Sean Paul, Tai Verdes, Dixie D’Amelio and of course the three stars of the night, Nick, Joe and Kevin, the Jonas Brothers.

Up first for the night was TikTok superstar turned emerging pop-star, Dixie D’Amelio. With only a few singles under her belt at this point, D’Amelio performed a mini-set to get the evening started, including her debut single “Be Happy” and of course her catchy holiday record, “Naughty List”, for the Jingle Ball crowd.

Following Dixie’s kick-off, a number of other emerging stars blessed the stage for the packed New England crowd, including Tai Verdes, Tate McRae and Bazzi. Tai Verdes performed tracks like “Drugs”, “Stuck in the Middle” and his viral hit “A-O-K”, showing off his endurance with his high energy performance. Next up, fans were losing their mind with Bazzi, the most established artist among the most emerging names who kicked off the Jingle Ball on Sunday night. From opening his 15-minute set with “Paradise” to tracks like “Mine” and his Camila Cabello-assisted single “Beautiful”, Bazzi had Boston singing along throughout the performance.

Although Bazzi was a tough act to follow, Tate McRae delivered, performing songs like “Bad Ones”, “stupid” and her breakout 2020 hit, “you broke me first”. Dancing throughout her performance in a shiny gray outfit, McRae sparkled on the big stage.

Despite being half-time, the night took no breaks. Moments after McRae waved goodbye to her fans, the Black Eyed Peas turned the energy up to a completely new level. If you forgot how big the Black Eyed Peas are, they quickly reminded you with their years of hits. With records like “Boom Boom Pow”, “Push It” and “I Gotta Feeling”, to name a few, BEP brought the party to the TD Garden last night.

With anticipation building to the Jingle Ball’s headlining performance, fans enjoyed 20-minute sets from Saweetie and Sean Paul. Saweetie twerked through the set while performing some of her recent singles like “Tap In” and “Best Friend”. Although her best friend, Doja Cat, was quarantining in a hotel room due to COVID protocols, Saweetie only needed a microphone to put on a great set. Following Saweetie, Doja Cat’s last-minute replacement, Sean Paul, stepped in as a bonus for the Boston crowd. Paul brought Jamaica to New England with his biggest tracks like “Get Busy” and “Temperature”.

Last and certainly not least, the Jonas Brothers, put an exclamation mark on an already memorable night. Performing hits, new and old, the JoBros had fans singing along to hits like “Sucker”, “Leave Before You Love Me” and “Burnin’ Up”. If Jonas Brothers’ decades of hits weren’t enough, the guys also treated Boston to a cover of Nick’s solo hit, “Jealous”, as well as their Christmas record “Like It’s Christmas”.

The headlining set alone was worth the price of admission and Nick, Joe and Kevin had Sunday night feelings like Christmas on the East Coast. Fans already can’t wait for both the Jonas Brothers and the Jingle Ball to return to Massachusetts.


Review: Doja Cat and Lil Nas X Steal the Show at 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball in Chicago

The Allstate Arena and 103.5 KISS FM also hosted performances from Saweetie, Black Eyed Peas, AJR, Bazzi and more on Tuesday night.

Lil Nas X performs at the 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL (Photo via Instagram)


As shown by the energetic sold-out crowd, Chicago music fans couldn’t wait for the return of iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM‘s annual Jingle Ball. Returning to Rosemont’s Allstate Arena, but with new COVID-19 protocol, the Jingle Ball brought an all-star cast of performers across several genres to make up for an unfortunate year off.

One immediate highlight from Tuesday night’s performances was the cast of musicians that blessed the Allstate Arena and Chicago’s Jingle Ball for the first time. Not only did the lineup’s two biggest performers (Doja Cat, Lil Nas X) perform at Chicago’s Jingle Ball for their first time, but the undercard also welcomed new additions like Dixie D’Amelio and Tate McRae. Of course fans were excited for Bazzi and AJR’s return, but the new blood was definitely a reason fans sold out this year’s show well in advance.

From the moment doors opened until the night’s headlining sets, energy was high throughout the packed arena. The night’s opening performers like Dixie D’Amelio, Tate McRae and Bazzi rewarded fans for arriving on time with short-but-sweet performances. Dixie D’Amelio understood the assignment by staying on theme with a performance of her Liam Payne assisted holiday single, “Naughty List”. D’Amelio, who turned her Tik-Tok empire into a music career, also performed her biggest song to date, “Be Happy” before saying goodbye to her Chicago fans.

Bazzi, who is no stranger to the Jingle Ball Tour, also got the mood going with his biggest singles to date, including “Paradise”, “Beautiful” and “Mine”, which fans sang along to from start to finish.

Perhaps the best performance of the night’s undercard was Tate McRae who showed off her impressive vocals and equally talented dancing skills throughout her 5-track set. Tuesday night marked McRae’s return to the Windy City after blowing fans away at Lollapalooza this past summer.

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Throughout the second act of the Jingle Ball’s return, fans were treated to energetic group performances from AJR and Saweetie. Although Saweetie had fans twerking and dancing throughout the venue with songs like “Best Friend” and “Tap In”, it was AJR that burned the house down. The indie pop trio of Adam, Jack and Ryan Met are no strangers to the Jingle Ball, and they go all out, even in an abbreviated performance. One has to wonder how they can have stamina to survive a full set and tour of their own (which will kick off next year with a Chicago date on the schedule).

Next up, Doja Cat did her best to fit in as many as her hits from the past three years as physically possible. With major records like “Say So”, “Juicy”, “Like That”, “Get Into It”, “Kiss Me More” and “You Right”, there was no shortage of hits for her Chicago fans. Doja has yet to announced a 2022 tour, but when she does be sure to get your tickets fast because she puts on a must-see performance, even when sharing the stage with so many other artists.

Although Doja Cat is a hard act to follow, the Black Eyed Peas brought the party to Chi-town with their enormous catalog of hits. From “Boom Boom Pow” to “I Got A Feeling”, the will.i.am led group only brought bangers to their co-headlining set.

Years of hits from the Black Eyed Peas could only be matched by one other artist on the lineup, that being Lil Nax X. The “Old Town Road” overnight star quickly proved he wasn’t a one-hit-wonder with hits like “Industry Baby”, “Holiday” and “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”, all of which were performed for the sold-out crowd on Tuesday night. Lil Nas X alone was worth the price of admission and combined with Doja Cat and the Black Eyed Pease, the three were perfect acts to close out an especially memorable night of live music.

The Jingle Ball Tour will resume this upcoming weekend with stops on the East Coast. Check out the tour’s official website for more info.

Photos: B96 Summer Bash Brings 5 Seconds of Summer, Bazzi, Why Don’t We, Bryce Vine & More to Chicago


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Chicago’s premiere Top 40 station, B96, brought their annual B96 Pepsi Summer Bash back to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL for another year of great music.

With a collection of your favorite boy bands (Why Don’t We, 5 Seconds of Summer, CNCO) and some of the biggest emerging names in pop like Bazzi, Bryce Vine, Ava Max and more, there was something for everyone at the Allstate Arena on Saturday night. Summer Bash organizers also announced the return of the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash, which will return to the Chicago area in December.

Check out our photos of the 2019 B96 Pepsi Summer Bash below!

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iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM Bring Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa & More to Chicago’s Jingle Ball


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Last night Chicago’s 103.5 KISS FM and iHeartRadio brought their show stopping Jingle Ball to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.

With a number of amazing performances from some of the biggest names in Top 40 Radio, artists like Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and more blessed the stage to give their Chicago fans a more than memorable night. Year after year, iHeartRadio, KISS and Capital One give Chicago the ultimate present for the holiday season, and this year was certainly no exception.

Up first for the night was nineteen-year-old singer and actress, Sabrina Carpenter. Known first by many as Maya from the Boy Meets World re-boot “Girl Meets World”, Carpenter has been hitting the ground running with her music career. Sabrina rewarded fans for showing up early on Wednesday with performances of ‘Almost Love’, ‘Sue Me’ and more. Next up Bazzi warmed up the crowd and despite only having a couple Top 40 tracks to perform in his young career, the majority of the crowd still sang along word for word while Bazzi performed some of his B-sides and big singles.

Following Bazzi’s entertaining performance, a Jingle Ball regular, Bebe Rexha, blessed the stage. The highlight of the singer/songwriters performance was the “track that changed (her) life”, her Florida Georgia Line-collab, ‘Meant To Be’.

Soon after the star power of the night performed back to back, as Shawn Mendes and Dua Lipa both performed their amazing sets. Two artists that could sell out the arena on their own, Shawn and Dua had no shortage of hits to perform for their Chicago fans.

Then to close the night on a high note, Alessia Cara and later Calvin Harris brought the memorable night to an end. Alessia performed her breakout single ‘Here’ as well as tracks from her brand new sophomore album. Then to get any remaining energy out of the Chicago crowd, Calvin Harris had the crowd dancing with a headlining DJ set.

Check out photos from Chicago’s 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball below, peep our red carpet photos here!

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iHeartRadio’s 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball 2018 Red Carpet In Photos: Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi & More


Photo by Jesus J. Montero

Last night the annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour returned to Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. And before the talented cast of performers stepped on stage for the star studded night of entertainment, your favorite names in music hit the red carpet backstage, dressed to the nines. Stepping on the red carpet in the Windy City this year was Bazzi, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and more!

Check out our photos from the Jingle Ball red carpet last night in Chicago, and make sure you don’t miss out if the Jingle Ball is still coming to a city near you!

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Bazzi Releases Camila Cabello Assisted Music Video for “Beautiful”


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

One of pop’s biggest emerging stars, 21-year-old singer Bazzi, has released his brand new music video. With the assist from ‘Havana’ singer Camila Cabello, who Bazzi toured with this year, the Cinderella-inspired visuals for ‘Beautiful’ is a must watch to kick off your week.

Both Bazzi and Camila will be hitting the holiday concert circuit for a number of radio stations and cities throughout the country this winter, so don’t miss your chance to hear the new record live and in person.

Watch Bazzi’s music video for ‘Beautiful’ with Camila Cabello below.

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Lollapalooza Day 4 in Photos: Lil Uzi Vert, Kali Uchis, Bazzi & More


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Lollapalooza came to a close on Sunday, as rocker Jack White closed out the Chicago festival, beating out an incoming storm coming westward.

Like all days before it, fans on Sunday enjoyed some great performances throughout the entire day. Whether you were catching a set from Nav, Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, Bazzi, Kali Uchis or more, you were likely having the time of your life. There was no better place in the world to be than Grant Park yesterday.

Check out our photos from Lollapalooza Day 4 below.

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The B96 Summer Bash Brings an All-Star Female Cast to the Allstate Arena: Halsey, Dua Lipa, Meghan Trainor & More


Before Chicago transitions into festival mode, with Lollapalooza and Pitchfork scheduled to takeover the Windy City in the coming months, B96 kicks off the summer by bringing some of the biggest names in music to the Allstate Arena with their annual B96 Pepsi Summer Bash.

Celebrating some of the biggest female artists in pop music today, this year’s Summer Bash saw performances from Dua Lipa, Meghan Trainor, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha and a huge headlining set from Halsey. And that is not to say that the guys on the lineup didn’t deliver, because Liam Payne, Why Don’t We, 5 Seconds of Summer and ‘Mine’ newcomer Bazzi all delivered for their Chicago fans in Rosemont.

Check out our photos of 2018’s Summer Bash below!

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iHeartRadio Music Festival Reveals Lineup for 2018 Daytime Stage: Dua Lipa, Lil Uzi Vert & More


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Las Vegas’ iHeartRadio Music Festival revealed the lineup for it’s 2018 Daytime Stage and it has something for everyone!

Everything from rock, rap, country and pop, fans at the Daytime Stage on September 22nd will see performances from Dua Lipa, Bazzi, Dustin Lynch, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Belly, Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots and Greta Van Fleet. Tickets for the Daytime Stage will go on sale Thursday, May 3rd (1PM EST) at iHeartRadio.com.

Check out the official lineup below!

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Photos: Camila Cabello Brings her “Never Be The Same” Tour to Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater


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Camila Cabello shined last night, after her sold-out Milwaukee performance at the beautiful Riverside Theater. Currently in the middle of her headlining Never Be The Same Tour, the former Fifth Harmony stand-out is constantly proving that her solo career is more than promising.

Although we have already caught a few solo performances from Camila, during a number of radio shows, it was interesting to see how Camila Cabello would handle herself on a headlining tour of her own. From opening her performance on a high note, with her current hit single ‘Never Be The Same’, to closing the memorable night with her number one single, ‘Havana’, Cabello was amazing from start to finish.

With opening performances from a cast of emerging artists, which included Bazzi, Jack & Jack and Skylar Stecker, Cabello’s headlining set had the highest of expectations. And Cabello delivered. Performing her entire debut album, as well as a number of features and unreleased tracks, Cabello put together a perfect blend of tracks for her setlist.

Highlights of the night included her stripped performance of ‘Consequences’, her (literally) dark performance of ‘In The Dark’, and of course her encore of ‘Havana’ and her unreleased Pharrell-featured track, ‘Sangria Wine’. Cabello’s talents are as diverse as her audience, bringing together fans of different cultures, orientations and more, which made the night a very special one.

Camila Cabello isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and after witnessing her debut headlining tour in person, it’s obvious that Camila Cabello will be a staple in pop music for years to come.

Check our our photos from Camila Cabello’s Milwaukee stop on the Never Be The Same Tour below and peep the remaining dates of the sold-out tour here.

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