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.
Meghan Trainor’s new song, ‘I’m a Lady’, is smurfing awesome. From Sony Pictures Animation’s forthcoming Smurfs: The Lost Village (which hits theaters next month), ‘I’m a Lady’ is another movie soundtrack hit, joining recent tracks like Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ (from DreamWork’s Trolls) and Zayn and Taylor Swift’s ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ (from Fifty Shades Darker).
And if you like the song itself, stay tuned, as an accompanying music video for the song will premiere next Friday, March 3rd. Speaking on the record Meghan Trainor explained, “I’m so excited to be singing ‘I’m a Lady’ for this movie… It’s a song that I love and am very proud of.”
Stream Meghan Trainor’s new track, ‘I’m a Lady’, below and download the song now on iTunes.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (“Jazz Fest”) has announced its massive 2017 lineup, that rivals any 2017 festival lineup in terms of both diversity and star power. Headliners for Jazz Fest’s 2017 lineup will include Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, Lorde, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots, Lorde and more.
Taking place at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course from April 28th – 30th and May 4th – 7th, if the festival’s big headliners weren’t enough to bring you to the Big Easy, also performing at Jazz Fest this year will be Nas, Pitbull, the Alabama Shakes, Wilco, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti LaBelle, Buddy Guy, Darius Rucker, Widespread Panic, Elle King, Leon Bridges and many more.
Tickets for Jazz Fest are on sale now at their official website, as well as its daily lineup. In a city like NOLA and with an epic lineup, it will be hard for music fans everywhere to find a reason not to attend Jazz Fest this year, so get your tickets before they are all gone.
99.7 NOW!’s “Triple Ho Show 7.0” isn’t only a mouthful, it’s one of the biggest concerts of the year, and not just in the Bay Area either, but anywhere in the U.S. From some of the most exciting emerging names in music, like Hailee Steinfeld and Zara Larson, to the biggest names in music today and yesterday, with Justin Bieber and Britney Spears, the SAP Center in San Jose has everything you could want and more on December 3rd. And while tickets are all sold out, those lucky enough to attend are in for a night of their lives.
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 2016’s Triple Ho Show. From Justin Bieber’s Major Lazer hit collaboration ‘Cold Water’, to Meghan Trainor’s infection single ‘No’, there are a number of songs that we can’t go without on December 3rd.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at the seventh installment of 99.7 NOW!‘s Triple Ho Show, and although tickets are all sold out, check out 99.7 NOW! for more information and listen to the station for chances to win your way in.
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!
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.
Earlier today, 99.7 NOW! announced their massive lineup for their “Triple Ho Show 7.0”. Somehow matching and exceeding their star studded 6.0 lineup last year, which saw amazing performances from One Direction, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Fifth Harmony and more, this year fans will catch sets from Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, The Backstreet Boys, Hailee Steinfeld and Zara Larsson.
The seventh installment of the stellar holiday concert will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, returning to the SAP Center in San Jose, CA. One thing is for sure, tickets will go fast, so be sure to check out 99.7 NOW!’s official website for more information. And if you don’t get a chance to snag some tickets before they are all gone, be sure to listen to 99.7 NOW! to win your way in.
Moments ago, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor brought The Untouchable Tour to Chicago as she paid a visit to the Rosemont Theatre in the Windy City’s western suburb of Rosemont, IL. The ‘Me Too’ artist didn’t travel alone either, as the diversely talented Hailee Steinfeld is supporting Trainor throughout the massive tour, with tonight being no exception. With a sold-out theatre of Trainor and Steinfeld’s biggest fans ready to sing along to the pop stars’ biggest records, the stage was set and conditions were perfect for a memorable and untouchable night.
To get things started, Los Angeles-native and all around triple threat, Hailee Steinfeld, hit the stage. Not only can she sing, act and model, but anyone that is part of Taylor Swift’s squad, must be pretty fun to be around as well. She was a breakout star with her role in the Coen brothers’ film True Grit, which landed the young Steinfeld an Academy Award nom for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, but tonight was all about the music and required no acting skill whatsoever. Steinfeld is no one but herself on stage and through her music, and it pays dividends. Whether its because of her natural charm and relationship with the audience or it’s her fun performances of ‘Rock Bottom’ and ‘Love Myself’, you can’t help but like everything that Steinfeld has to offer. In her breakout single Steinfeld pledges to love herself without needing the love of anyone else, and while that may be the case, she isn’t alone, as thousands loved Steinfeld and her opening performance tonight in Rosemont.
Soon after Steinfeld said her goodbyes to the Windy City, it was time for night’s headliner, Ms. Meghan Trainor herself. An overnight star ever since the release of her 2014 hit, ‘All About That Bass’, Trainor is easily one of our favorite pop stars of today. Her latest album, Thank You, has the rest of us saying thanks as it has brought fans hit after hit, including her newest singles ‘Me Too’ and ‘No’, each which bring a ’90s pop vibe and sass that had since started to fade in pop music. Trainor has a big voice, an infectious attitude, and while she boasts her “champagne problems”, she is more relatable than any other pop star out right now, all things that she showcased live for her Chicago fans.
As the packed crowd erupted as Trainor and her band hit the stage, Trainor provided an untouchable mix of her biggest records to date and performances of the majority of her new album. It wasn’t just about the hits however, as Trainor made her big production an intimate one as she took time between a number of records throughout the night to talk to fans, introduce her songs, and generally just made the theatre feel smaller by making the night a more personal one. Through her music Trainor promotes confidence, healthy self-images, and overall positivity, and this doesn’t take a back seat during her live performances. Trainor has an especially cheerful stage presence, and whether she is belting out one of her biggest hits, dancing her butt bass off, or playing some adorable videos of her dad dancing, Meghan Trainor is just having fun out there, where you can’t help but have fun with her.
Check out our photos from tonight’s Chicago date on TheUntouchable Tour below, and peep the remaining dates on the tour here.
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.