Tonight was one that the city of Chicago will not soon forget, as the Special Olympics celebrated its huge 50th Anniversary at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.
With performances from Chance The Rapper, Usher, Jason Mraz, Smokey Robinson, Francis and the Lights, Daya, O.A.R. and Carl Thomas, and surprise appearances from athletes like Jabari Parker, Michael Phelps and Michelle Kwan, the concert has something for everyone, while the artists and athletes celebrated the inclusion revolution!
Check out our photos from last night’s performance below.
Last night iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM brought the Jingle Ball Tourto Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. With the sold-out Windy City crowd watching, some of the biggest names in music brought a memorable night of live music to the Allstate. Artists like Ariana Grande, the Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding, Daya and Hailee Steinfeld (just to name a few) were there to give the packed arena a night that they will not soon forget.
First up for the night was the lovely and diversely talented, Hailee Steinfeld, who kicked things off with her track ‘You’re Such A’. Also performing tracks like her DNCE collaboration ‘Rock Bottom’, ‘Love Myself’ and ‘Starving’, which went platinum early this week, Steinfeld put on a great opening set for her Chicago fans, dubbing 2016 one of the best years of her entire life. And with a platinum single and a critical acclaimed film in theaters now, with “The Edge of Seventeen”, can you blame her?
Next up, emerging singer Daya greeted the Jingle Ball crowd, calling her recent Jingle Ball performances as “such a dream”. Daya performed songs like ‘Sit Still, Look Pretty’, ‘Words’, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and of course the track that changed her life, ‘Hide Away’.
After Daya thanked the sold-out arena, it was time for Lukas Graham to hit the stage. Perhaps one of the top performances of the entire night, Lukas Graham exceeded the expectations of many. Like so many artists on the Jingle Ball lineup, Lukas Graham also have a lot to celebrate. Fresh of their three Grammy nominations, jumping from a spring Chicago performance of about 700 people to performing for a sold-out arena in Rosemont, and getting the crowd engaged with their tracks ‘You’re Not There’, ‘Mama Says’, ‘Strip No More’, ‘Drunk In The Morning’ and their big single ‘7 Years’, it’s a great time to be in Lukas Graham.
After fans finished singing along to ‘7 Years’, One Direction’s Niall Horan blessed the stage with a performance of his new solo track, ‘This Town’. Horan called Chicago his favorite city in the United States, a place where he would spend a lot of time while touring. Unfortunately for Niall though, he told the fans “it makes me upset that I only have one song to perform.” Don’t worry Niall, we are sure you’ll be back very soon with a debut solo album to perform.
Next on the Jingle Ball stage was Tove Lo, who not only played her biggest singles like ‘Habit (Stay High)’ and ‘Talking Body’, but also gave fans some awesome performances from her new LP, Lady Wood, including ‘Cool Girl’ and ‘True Disaster’.
And then it was time for probably the biggest performance of the night. That’s right, the Backstreet Boys are back, and they made a huge stop in Chicago before their forthcoming Las Vegas residency. Whether you were a mom who brought your daughter and her best friends or a ’90s baby (but birth certificate or just at heart), you probably lost your voice or hearing from all the screams. Opening with their mega-hit ‘Everybody’, which was the perfect opening track to set the tone for the rest of their performance, and later ending with their equally huge, ‘Larger Than Life’, BSB gave us years of hits and still was able to leave us wanting more. If you missed out on the Jingle Ball or if you were there and just a half hour of the Backstreet Boys left you feeling “incomplete”, well make your way to Planet Hollywood in Vegas from March to June and see what the Backstreet Boys “got going on”.
Met with the very difficult task of following one of the best selling groups of all-time, Ellie Goulding met the challenge head on and surely delivered. Goulding opened with her big hit single, ‘On My Mind’, and whether or not the track was inspired by Ed Sheeran’s displeasure of her rumored fling with fellow Jingle Ball artist Niall Horan, Ellie killed it. Goulding also performed tracks like ‘Anything Could Happen’, ‘Love Me Like You Do’ and busted out the guitar for her hit single ‘Burn’. Ellie hasn’t been around as long as BSB, but still her entire set was hit after hit. Ellie Goulding live will never disappoint.
While the Backstreet Boys were certainly the highlight for the moms in the audience, the night’s headliner was all about the daughters, as Ariana Grande closed out the Chicago stop on the Jingle Ball Tour. Ariana of course got things going with her huge 2016 single, ‘Side To Side’, and although she wasn’t joined by Nicki Minaj for the performance, Ariana didn’t need it. Grande kept the fans screaming and ended the night on a high note, and who can hit those high notes better than Ari? From top to bottom, everyone delivered for Chicago last night.
Check out our photos from the Jingle Ball last night in Chicago below, and peep the remaining dates on the Jingle Ball Tour here!
Tickets for iHeartRadio and 102.7 KIIS FM‘s Jingle Ball sold out in a matter of minutes, and if you take a look at the lineup it’s no mystery why. With an amazing cast of performers, from headliners like Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Bruno Mars, to the best emerging artists in music like Daya and Alessia Cara, fans in attendance at the Staples Center are bound to have an amazing night on Friday, December 2nd.
And with such a great list of artists, it’s only natural that we already have a list in mind, of songs that we absolutely need to hear at this year’s LA Jingle Ball. From Meghan Trainor’s infectious single ‘NO’ to Lukas Graham’s ‘7 Years’, there are a number of songs that we can’t wait to hear in December.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at this year’s 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball, and although Los Angeles’ Jingle Ball is all sold out, be sure to check out the other dates for iHeartRadio’s Jingle Balls here!
Tickets for iHeartRadio and 103.5 Kiss FM‘s Jingle Ball went on sale only hours ago and it won’t be long until Chicago’s Jingle Ball becomes sold out like New York and Los Angeles. And with amazing Jingle Ball artists like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, the Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding and more, it is no surprise why tickets are moving fast.
So whether you got your tickets the minute they went on sale, or if you’re one of the lucky ones who grabs some before they sell out, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite songs that we need to hear at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on December 14th. From Ellie Goulding’s ‘On My Mind’ to the classic Backstreet Boy record ‘I Want It That Way’, there are a bunch of must hear songs at the Jingle Ball this year.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at this year’s 103.5 Kiss FM Jingle Ball, and if you haven’t yet, get your tickets now while you still can, and check out the other dates for iHeartRadio’s Jingle Balls here!
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 and 102.7 KIIS FM gave their Los Angeles fans a sneak peak of their Christmas gifts this morning as the lineup for the 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball was announced. Performing at this year’s LA Jingle Ball, which will take place Friday December 2nd at the Staples Center, will be Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Alessia Cara, Diplo, Lukas Graham, Daya and a special appearance from Niall Horan.
With something for everyone and a handful of artists that could sell out the Staples Center on their own, the Jingle Ball is easily the can’t miss concert in LA to wrap up your 2016. And if you have a Capitol One credit card you’re definitely in luck, as a special pre-sale is available from October 13th at 10:00 AM PT until the 16th (or until tickets sell out).
Get more information on tickets at 102.7 KIIS FM’s official website here.
iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM are bringing their Jingle Ball back to Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL and its lineup is bigger than ever. Performing at this year’s Chicago stop on the Jingle Ball, which will take place on December 14th, will be Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo, the Backstreet Boys, Hailee Steinfeld, Daya, Lukas Graham and a surprise appearance by One Direction’s Niall Horan.
And if you have a Capitol One credit card, a special pre-sale is available from October 13th at 10:00 AM until the 16th (or until tickets sell out). With names like Ariana Grande and Ellie Goulding, this will definitely be a Jingle Ball for the ages, and not one that you’ll want to forget.
Check out our photos from last year’s 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball and get more information on tickets at 103.5 KISS FM’s official website here.
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.
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.
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!