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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


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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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103.5 KISS FM Announces Chicago Jingle Ball Lineup: Shawn Mendes, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris & More


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iHeartRadio’s legendary Jingle Ball is invading a city near you for another holiday season. And Chicago fans should get excited now, as 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball has announced its highly anticipated lineup for 2018.

Performing at Chicago’s Jingle Ball this year will be Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Alessia Cara, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter! The Jingle Ball will take place at Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Wednesday, December 12th. Capital One cardholders can grab their tickets on October 10th (10AM CT), but tickets for the general public go on sale Monday, October 15th.

Get more information on Chicago’s Jingle Ball and the rest of the Jingle Balls throughout the country here!

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Photos: The B96 Pepsi Summer Bash Brings Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris & More to Chicago


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Calvin Harris – Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Hours ago, pop superstar Ariana Grande stepped off stage at Chicago’s Allstate Arena for another great year of the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash. With some awesome performances from the biggest names in music, the packed crowd in Rosement, IL also saw sets from Meghan Trainor, EDM superstar Calvin Harris, Mike Posner, Charlie Puth, Daya and Bebe Rexha. Whether it was it was one of earlier sets from an emerging name in pop, or one of the night’s headlining sets, everyone from top to bottom delivered for the Windy City.

Kicking things off for the night in her Chicago Cubs jersey was 17-year-old singer, Daya. Although she is new to the game, she already has three big singles in constant rotation. Whether it’s her debut single ‘Hide Away’, her empowering anthem ‘Sit Still, Look Pretty’, or her Chainsmokers collaboration, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, Daya is killing it, even before her high school graduation. Following Daya’s opening performance was the talented Bebe Rexha. Although she is still making a name for herself as a performer, you know more about the New York native than you think. She has written for a number of big artists in the past, including Eminem and Rihanna’s hit single ‘Monster’, but now if you ask her, the G-Eazy collaborator would tell you she’s focused on “me, myself and I.” Rexha isn’t far removed from her last performance at the Allstate, where she opened for singer Ellie Goulding, and as always she put on a memorable performance.

Next up was Mike Posner, who has been getting spins on B96 years ago, ever since his breakout single, ‘Cooler Than Me’. Now, many years removed from his debut album and college days, the Duke graduate is currently promoting his new album, At Night, Alone. Opening with a couple records off his new sophomore LP, Mike Posner brought some folk-influenced pop to the Chicago crowd. Although Mike kept it intimate with his album version of his newest hit single, ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’, he still found time to get the crowd hype when he took it back for ‘Cooler Than Me’. Fans left wanting more will be able to catch Posner back in the Windy City this August, as he supports Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato on their forthcoming tour.

Following Mike and his guitar was Charlie and his piano, Charlie of course, being singer/songwriter Charlie Puth. Opening with his Meghan Trainor collaboration, ‘Marvin Gaye’, Charlie killed it on the keys. And while his skills on the piano are more than impressive, the night was not about boasting, as Puth had the crowd light up the arena as he dedicated his performance of his #1 record, ‘See You Again’, to all the lives lost in Orlando. Moments later, after Puth said his goodbyes to the Chicago crowd, it was time to rage as Calvin Harris performed his only radio show of 2016. Getting the crowd moving to hit after hit, the highlight of Harris’ performance came as his new Rihanna collaboration, ‘This Is What You Came For’, was blasted throughout the Allstate.

After Calvin Harris and Charlie Puth’s performances, the other half of Puth’s ‘Marvin Gaye’ collaboration, that being Meghan Trainor, stepped on stage. Trainor opened with her most recent single, ‘Me Too’ and closed with her big 2016 record, ‘No’, but the crowd began to erupt as Meghan teased fans by performing a “brand new song that (she) wrote for Chicago”, which was really her smash hit, ‘All About That Bass’.

Soon after Trainor stepped off stage, it was time for the birthday girl, singer Ariana Grande, to bless fans with her headlining performance. Grande, who turned 23 today, gave an extra special performance for Chicago tonight, and it is hard to imagine a better way for her to celebrate her big day. The entire crowd sang Happy Birthday for the ‘Dangerous Woman’ singer as she emerged, and in return she sang a collection of her biggest hits to date, giving the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash an ending to remember.

Check out our photos from the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash below.

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B96 Chicago Announces 2016 Summer Bash Lineup: Mike Posner, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris & More


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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Just a couple months ago we had a great time at B96‘s Jingle Bash, which featured a great lineup of artists: Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld, Shawn Mendes, and 5 Seconds of Summer, just to name a few! And now today, B96 has announced its official lineup for its next huge event bash, the B96 Summer Bash. Performing the Summer Bash this year, on June 26th at the Allstate Arena, will be some huge names in pop music including Meghan Trainor, Mike Posner, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Iggy Azalea, Charlie Puth and Daya!

Check out B96‘s official website for more information and ticket details.


Coachella Announces 2016 Lineup


There is nothing more exciting than when the Coachella lineup drops. Even if you aren’t traveling to Indio to see it for yourself, Coachella often paves the way for how music festival lineups will look like in the summer to come. Coachella always goes big, continuing to live up to its reputation of America’s premiere music festival, and this year is no exception.

Coming to Coachella this year will be some big headliners (new and old) including LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding Jack U, Disclosure, Ice Cube, Sia, and Major Lazer. Also performing this year will be Sufjan Stevens, G-Eazy, Rae Sremmurd, James Bay, Halsey, A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Death Grips to name a few.

If you don’t have your tickets yet, learn more about how to purchase tickets to Coachella here!

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A Complete Guide & Flowchart: Which TIDAL Artists/Owners Have Worked Together?


Tidal Flowchart

Yesterdau, Jay-Z’s new artist-owned streaming service TIDAL held a huge press conference with a lot of star-power. TIDAL describes itself as “the first music streaming service that combines the best High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and expertly Curated Editorial.” In attendance for the press conference was Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Jack White, Daft Punk, and Rihanna (just to name a few). Seeing so many great artists team up for one common goal, we couldn’t help but be reminded of the artists in the room that have made great music together in the past.

Of course Jay-Z has made a plethora of hits with friend Kanye West and wife Beyonce, but a lot of the collaborations in the room are maybe under your radar. So we took the liberty of creating a huge flowchart and guide to help you follow. Check out our flowchart above and hit the jump for a complete guide to learn which TIDAL artists/owners have worked together in the past.


DJ Mag Releases Its Top 100 DJs List for 2014


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EDM music is more popular than it has ever been, making DJ Mag‘s annual, and highly talked about, Top 100 DJs list that much more important. Be sure to check out the full list and see where your favorite DJ ranked!

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