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New Music: Tove Lo Releases Music Video for “hey you got drugs?”

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Tove Lo had a great 2018, and to cap an already memorable year the multi-platinum selling singer has dropped her official music video for ‘hey you got drugs?’, a video that highlights Tove’s past year.

In a message to fans about the visuals, Tove Lo wrote “I heard your wishes babes. Here’s something pretty beautiful we put together for ‘hey you got drugs?’! Thank you for your endless love and support. You’re all magic.”

Watch Tove Lo’s official music video for ‘hey you got drugs?’ below.

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Tove Lo & AlunaGeorge Will Join Coldplay’s 2017 Tour

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Currently on her headlining Lady Wood Tour, in support of her new LP of the same name, singer Tove Lo is one of the artists who have just been added to Coldplay’s huge forthcoming 2017 tour. Also joining the stadium tour for a number of dates will be synthpop duo, AlunaGeorge.

While Tove Lo will support the A Head Full of Dreams band for performances in Seattle, Canada, Portland, San Francisco and San Diego, through the end of September and the beginning of October, AlunaGeorge will join Chris Martin and company through most of August, including a stop at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

Check out Tove Lo’s headlining and Tove Lo & AlunaGeorge’s supporting North American tour dates for Coldplay below.

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Photos: iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM Bring the 2016 Jingle Ball to Chicago

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Last night iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM brought the Jingle Ball Tour to 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!

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10 Songs We Need to Hear at Chicago’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

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!

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

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
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.

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Chicago’s 103.5 KISS FM Announces 2016 Jingle Ball Lineup: Ellie Goulding, Ariana Grande, Backsteet Boys & More

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

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.

Photos: iHeartRadio & 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball Chicago

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Last night iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM brought the Jingle Ball Tour to Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. With a sold out-crowd watching, some of the biggest names in music performed for the Windy City crowd on Wednesday night. Artists like Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, 5 Seconds of Summer, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Hailee Steinfeld, DNCE and (just to name a few) where there to give the packed arena a more than memorable show.

Fans did not waste any time showing up as ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ rockers, 5 Seconds of Summer kicked off the show. Soon after Chicago fans were treated to a beautiful performance from singer/songwriter Charlie Puth, who performed his Paul Walker dedicated track ‘See You Again’, as well as his Meghan Trainor collaboration, ‘Marvin Gaye’.

Next up was singer Conrad Sewell, still a new name to many, but who left a lot of concert goes impressed by his set. Known most for his single ‘Hold Me Up’, Conrad definitely held his own amongst the pop stars on the lineup. To up the energy though, Sewell was followed by newcomers DNCE, led by Joe Jonas. Out of all performances, no one met the fun energy that DNCE brought, especially during the highlight of their set when they performed their best known record, ‘Cake By The Ocean’.

Like Sewell, many may not have expected for R. City to put up one of the night’s best performances. Reminding everyone of their work with other artists, R. City told a moving story behind their Adam Levin-assisted single ‘Locked Away’, and in total put together an awesome set. Soon after R. City hopped off stage, singer Tove Lo put together a great performance of her own. While Tove Lo may be an indie artist on a pop lineup, her records have still dominated the radio, with the entire crowd knowing every word of Tove’s top tracks.

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

The screams may have been the loudest last night when singer Shawn Mendes hit the stage. While the singer got his initial fame through the phone app Vine, with the monster success of his single ‘Stiches’ (which can still be heard everywhere), Mendes is well on his way to becoming a household name. In the past year alone, Mendes has performed in Chicago a handful of times, including an opening set for Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour at Soldier Field. Then to close his set, Mendes invited Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cebello to perform their new single, ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’.

Shawn Mendes wasn’t the only Taylor Swift-associated artist on the lineup though, as next up was singer Hailee Steinfeld. You may know her from her acting (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) or even her appearance in T-Swift’s music video for ‘Bad Blood’, but if you don’t know her yet by her singer, you definitely will soon. Steinfeld’s record ‘I Love Myself’ is one of the funnest singles of the second half of 2015, and while she is still new to the game, you wouldn’t guess it by her stage presence.

Following Steinfeld was Fifth Harmony, as Camila Cabello returned to the stage after her huge performance with Mendes. Although Cebello and Mendes make a great team, she makes an even better one with the rest of the Fifth Harmony girls, first made famous on The X Factor. Ever since forming years ago in 2012, Fifth Harmony has consistently put out some big singles.

With the night beginning to wrap up, the energy and talent did not drop off as Selena Gomez hit the stage. Opening her set, mixing some of her new singles with the old (‘Same Old Love’ and ‘Love You Like a Love Song’), Gomez’s set was extended when compared to some of those before her, and rightfully so. While some of music’s biggest emerging names kicked off the show, it was only right that a superstar like Gomez get some extra time with the sold-out crowd.

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

To end the night was a headlining set from Nick Jonas. Providing a much different vibe than his brother Joe did earlier in the night, Jonas brought more than enough energy of his own, while reminding us of just how many hits he already has in his relatively young career as a solo artist. Performing a number of hits from his most recent album (his first in many years), including ‘Levels’ and ‘Chains’, Jonas certainly gave a memorable ending to the awesome night!

Check out our photos from the Jingle Ball last night in Chicago below, and if you’re anywhere near Florida, make sure you catch the tour on its last stops this week!

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Photos: iHeartRadio & 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball Red Carpet (Chicago)

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Last night iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM brought the Jingle Ball Tour to Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. With a sold out-crowd watching, some of the biggest names in music performed for the Windy City crowd on Wednesday night. And before your favorite artists hit the stage, we caught them on the red carpet dressed to the nines. Nick Jonas, 5 Seconds of Summer, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Hailee Steinfeld, DNCE and many more where there last night looking their best, so peep our red carpet photos and definitely stay tuned as we share more coverage and photos from last night’s performances real soon!

Check out our photos from the Jingle Ball red carpet last night in Chicago below, and if you’re anywhere near Florida, make sure you catch the tour on its last stops this week!

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10 Songs We Need to Hear at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball in Chicago

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

iHeartRadio and 103.5 Kiss FM‘s “Jingle Ball” is only a couple weeks away but we are already excited! With performances from Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, 5 Seconds of Summer, Tove Lo, Shawn Mendes, 5th Harmony, Hailee Steinfeld, DNCE and many more, Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosement is the place to be next month. The stacked lineup will take place on Wednesday, December 16th and even if you aren’t in the Chicago area, there is a good chance that iHeartRadio is bringing one of their Jingle Balls to a city near you.

Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at this year’s Jingle Ball, and if you haven’t yet, get your tickets now while you still can!

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Interview: Tove Lo Talks Music Festivals at Lollapalooza

BY DAN GARCIA

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

One of Lollapalooza’s stand out performances this year was from Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Lo. And while everyone wants to talk body with one of pop’s biggest rising stars, we wanted to talk music festivals. So a day after her huge performance in Chicago for Lollapalooza, we sat down with the ‘Talking Body’ singer to talk about her recent festival performances and some of her favorite moments at music festivals.

Friday of Lollapalooza this year, before fans were treated to headlining performances from Paul McCartney and The Weekend, festival goers rushed (or sprinted if you will) to the Sprint Stage see to Tove Lo perform some of her biggest tracks from her 2014 Queen of the Clouds album. After we congratulated her on the great set, we asked Tove Lo about her weekend at Lolla. “I think it’s awesome!” she told us. “I love the whole set up here. You have this big nature park and then you just see all the skyscrapers around, it’s so cool.” And while Tove was busy in Chicago with her Lolla set, as well as performing one of the festival’s official aftershows, she still found time to take it all it and enjoy the fest. “I watched The Weeknd yesterday… So amazing. Great acts playing and I love my set. So far it’s been awesome.” Next on her schedule of acts to see were Banks, Chet Faker, Sam Smith, Alesso, and more that she couldn’t remember. “I have my little map (of acts to see),” she laughed.

Tove Lo

Performing two different types of shows during the weekend of Lollapalooza, the festival crowd and her own crowd during a intimate club performance in Chicago, we asked Tove how she compares the two experiences. “It’s one thing when you’re in a club and it’s only your audience, and they know every word, you’re sweating, and it’s intense,” she told us.

“But there’s something about festivals, just the whole vibe, just being in the presence of so many creative people.”

Festivals not only help keep the lights on for these performers but they also give artists a place to meet some of their musical peers. “You kind of become friends with the people you are playing the same festivals as. You see each other again, you get to hang out, you get to see each other play.” This time around, Tove Lo certainly made friends, as a number of Lollapalooza’s artists also shared a festival bill with Tove Lo at Bonnaroo this year, Tove Lo’s biggest show to date. “It was great, it was night time and it was the biggest crowd I’ve ever had.” Still loving her time at Lollapalooza, Tove Lo credits Bonnaroo as her favorite festival moment as a performer. “Maybe I shouldn’t say that here,” she joked. “It was really emotional that day, everything was just perfect.”

Not only enjoying festivals as an artist, Tove Lo likes to enjoy festivals as a fan as well. “As a goer (my favorite moment) was when I saw Stromae at Coachella this year. It was the best live show I’ve ever seen, he was just incredible. You could really feel every person in the audience watching his every move, it was great!” And while Stromae is Tove Lo’s favorite live performer, likely one of your favorite artists is a huge fan of Tove Lo’s live performances. Seeing her live twice this year (Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza), her festival performances always rank as one of the best that year. This Swedish pop star is taking over America’s radio waves and the festival circuit, and rightfully so, no one has a problem with it.