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Charlie Puth Brings the Voicenotes Tour with Hailee Steinfeld to Chicago


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In support of his sophomore studio album of the same name, Charlie Puth brought his headlining Voicenotes Tour to the Chicago’s lakeside Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. With an opening set from the diversely talented, Hailee Steinfeld, Puth kept the packed crowd singing and dancing throughout the night.

Up first, Hailee Steinfeld kicked off her performance with her debut 2015 single, ‘Love Myself’. The empowering track perfectly represents Steinfeld’s growing catalog, making her a big role in the new wave of female artists in modern pop music. With songs like ‘Love Myself’ and ‘Most Girls’, Steinfeld delivers a catchy pop sound with a message her audience is happy to get behind.

And if you love her music, than you may love her acting as well, as Steinfeld is perhaps even more accomplished through her acting than she is with her impressive and growing career in music. Steinfeld announced her love for Chicago last night, and we can definitely expect her to return in the near future.

With the stage set, it was time for the man of the night to take stage. Setting the tone with Michael Jackson’s ‘PYT’, Puth opened his set with his new album’s opening track, ‘The Way I Am’. And throughout the night, the singer/songwriter showed us the way he is from start to finish, putting his quirky personality and infectious smile on display.

A self-proclaimed nerd, Charlie Puth will be the first to tell you how unlikely his rise to pop stardom is, but pop music couldn’t be luckier to have him. While your average pop star rises to the top of the charts through the help of a talented team of writers, Puth is a rare breed, writing his own music which makes his tracks especially personal.

Puth continued on with his set with tracks like ‘Marvin Gaye’, ‘How Long’, his new track ‘Empty Cups’ and ‘LA Girls’, a record which certainly made the Chicago girls jealous. After reading a couple suggestive fan signs in the audience, with some of Puth’s older fans wishing that Charlie would replace the City of Angels with the Windy City, Puth performed his 2018 track.

Charlie told stories about tracks between performances and even showed off his skills on the key-tar. Then to end things off on a strong (voice)note, Puth finished his set with his singles ‘One Call Away’, ‘Attention’ and his Voicenotes track ‘Boy’, an ode for some of the older women in the audience.

From head to toe, Charlie Puth is one of the biggest multi-dimensional artists in pop music today. His writing is second to none, and his skills on piano are as impressive as his voice. If the Voicenotes Tour hasn’t already rolled through your local market, be sure to get your tickets for one of the remaining shows at Charlie Puth’s official website.

Check out our photos from last night’s concert below.

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Charlie Puth Announces The Voicenotes Tour with Hailee Steinfeld


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One of pop’s most talented singer/songwriters will be hitting the road in 2018, as Charlie Puth has announced his headlining The Voicenotes Tour. With very special guest, Hailee Steinfeld, The Voicenotes Tour will hit over 30 cities across North America.

Puth’s headlining tour will kick off on July 11th in Toronto, and will make stops in Chicago, New York, Boston, St. Paul, Cincinnati and many more, until the tour concludes in September. Puth’s tour will be in support of his forthcoming album, Voicenotes, which is currently scheduled to release in 2018, and with tracks like ‘Attention’ and ‘How Long’ the new album is bound to be a good one.

Fans interested in tickets can pick theirs up during pre-sale, starting December 19th at 10AM local time. Get more information here.

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Photos: iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM Bring Demi Lovato, Halsey & 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 and guest appearances, artists like Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kesha, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Charlie Puth and more blessed the stage, to give their Chicago fans a night that they will not soon forget. Year after year, iHeartRadio, KISS and Capital One give Chicago the ultimate present for the holiday season, and 2017 was no exception.

Check out our photos from Chicago’s 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball below, peep our red carpet photos here, and stay tuned for our full review!

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iHeartRadio’s 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball Red Carpet In Photos: Halsey, Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers & More!


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Last night the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour returned to Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. And before the talented cast of artists stepped on stage for the sold-out performance, 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 Halsey, Demi Lovato, Kesha, The Chainsmokers and many 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 Shares Its Jingle Ball 2017 Lineup: Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers, Kesha & More


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Chicago’s 103.5 KISS FM has shared its lineup for the Jingle Ball 2017, again bringing some of the biggest names in Top 40 radio to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. Performing at this year’s Jingle Ball will be Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We.

Year after year, Chicago’s Jingle Ball continues to out-do itself, so be sure to grab your tickets when they go on pre-sale for Capital One cardholders tomorrow, Wednesday, October 11th, at 10 AM. Tickets will be available for the general public on October 16th at noon at www.iHeartRadio.com/JingleBall.

And as always, 103.5 KISS FM will give back to the community with the Jingle Ball, this year donating $1.00 of every ticket sold to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, dedicated to inspiring today’s youth entertainment and education focused initiatives.


Our 20 Most Anticipated Artists of iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball 2016


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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

With a huge lineup of the biggest artists in music, from pop superstars like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, the most exciting emerging artists like Alessia Cara and Daya, ’90s pop legends with Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, rappers like G-Eazy and Pitbull and some of the biggest names in EDM with The Chainsmokers and Martin Garrix, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball is the best it’s ever been in 2016.

Kicking off November 29th in Dallas, TX, and making stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and more, until the tour concludes December 18th in Miami, the Jingle Ball is the can’t miss event of the year, so stay tuned at iHeartRadio’s official website for information on how you can get your tickets before they are all gone.

And to get you excited for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Presents by Capitol One, we have compiled our list of our 20 most anticipated artists for the big show, in no particular order.


iHeartRadio Announces First Round of Jingle Ball 2016 Artists


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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

As temperatures drop, holiday decorations hit shelves and pumpkin spice appears everywhere, it’s just a matter of months before the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball hits an arena near you. And in anticipation of the biggest tour in pop music, iHeartRadio has announced its first round of Jingle Ball 2016 artists.

Blessing a Jingle Ball stage near you, artists like Charlie Puth, Diplo, Daya and Fifth Harmony will perform at various Jingle Balls throughout the country. Don’t think that’s it for performs either, as many other huge artists are sure to join the tour, which saw performances from Selena Gomez, One Direction, The Weeknd and more in 2015.

This year the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 Tour presented by Capital One, will make stops in Dallas, San Francisco/San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Tamp and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, so you have virtually no excuse to not make it out.

Tickets for these dates will go fast however, so be sure to pick some up ASAP, with a pre-sale beginning on October 13 at 10 AM (local time) and runs through October 16. Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 17 at noon, and will be available at iHeartRadio.com/JingleBall.

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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Photos: Charlie Puth and Phoebe Ryan Bring the “Nine Track Mind” Tour to Chicago


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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Perhaps one of the most impressive and underrated pop tours this spring, Charlie Puth brought his sold-out Nine Track Mind Tour to Chicago’s Park West with singers Phoebe Ryan and Sophie Beem.

Kicking off the night was Parkwood Music artist Sophie Beem. Tonight was Sophie’s first ever show in Chicago and it certainly won’t be her last. The singer/songwriter picked up a number of new fans with her Justin Bieber ‘Love Youself’ cover as she celebrated the new release of her self-titled EP with Chicago. Only 16-years-old, Sophie Beem is new to the game but she isn’t going anywhere. Expect a lot from this exciting young artist, and given she is Beyonce’s artist, what other reasons do you need to add Sophie Beem to your playlist?

Next up was 25-year-old ‘Mine’ singer Phoebe Ryan. And while Phoebe gave an awesome performance for EDM fans last summer at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival, Ryan did even better tonight when performing for a pop crowd in an intimate theatre setting. Highlights of her set included Ryan’s performance of her new addictive single ‘Chronic’. And it was only right that during Ryan’s stay in Chicago that she perform her awesome cover/mashup of Chicago’s own, R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition Remkx’, mashed with Miguel’s ‘Do You’. It’s no wonder that Phoebe Ryan is one of Taylor Swifts favorite artists right now.

Soon after Ryan stepped off stage, it was time for the man of the night, singer/songwriter Charlie Puth. Made famous from his writing and vocals on the Wiz Khalifa assisted smash hit, ‘See You Again’, Puth is not only one of the most exciting pop artists to watch right now, but he is perhaps the best young songwriter in music today. From his memorable performances tonight, of his singles ‘One Call Away’ and his Meghan Trainor collaboration ‘Marvin Gaye’ to some of his B-sides from his new debut album Nine Track Mind (where his current tour get its name), Charlie Puth put on a show that the Windy City will not soon forget. Live instruments at pop concerts are not dead, and Charlie Puth is living proof of that tonight.

Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and check out the remaining dates from Puth’s Nine Track Mind Tour here.

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Charlie Puth Takes Aim at Justin Bieber While Performing his Selena Gomez Collaboration


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If you didn’t know by now, Charlie Puth is definitely #TeamSelena. Currently on his Nine Track Mind Tour, Charlie Puth shared some strong words for the Purpose singer the other night in Dallas. “F*ck you, Justin Bieber,” Puth shared with the Dallas crowd while performing his Selena Gomez collaboration ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’. Puth later tweeted that he was simply joking around and has nothing but great things to say about the ‘Love Yourself’ singer, but either way, he definitely got quite a positive reaction from his sold-out crowd in Texas.

Watch Puth call out the Biebs below and check out Puth’s tour dates and see if he is coming to a city near you.

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