Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and other stars were out in full force at Z100’s Jingle Ball 2016 Presented by Capital One at Madison Square Garden, for the sixth stop of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2016 Presented by Capital One. The event featured iconic and emerging performers including: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Ellie Goulding, Diplo, Charlie Puth, Lukas Graham and Daya, plus special guest appearances from Niall Horan and Rita Ora.
Though the entire night was one to remember, the most magical moment of the evening that surprised fans, while benefiting New York’s homeless just in time for the Holiday’s, took place when DNCE, Rita Ora, Fifth Harmony, Hailee Steinfeld, Charlie Puth, Tinashe, Jake Miller, Daya and Sabrina Carpenter performed a special rendition of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” Before the special collaboration, DNCE performed their hit singles and covered “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and Kanye West’s “Fade.” Hailee Steinfeld continued her run on the Jingle Ball tour, only this time celebrating her latest single “Starving” reaching platinum status, “Last year I celebrated my 19th birthday here. This year I get to celebrate ‘Starving’ going platinum.”
As roars echoed through Madison Square Garden, Ariana Grande made her 2016 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour debut singing songs from her latest album, “Dangerous Woman” while bringing the holiday spirit to New York as she sang a medley of songs from her EP “Christmas and Chill.” The evening continued with unforgettable collaborations including Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello who surprised the audience when she returned to the stage to perform her Top 20 hit, “Bad Things” with Houston-born rapper Machine Gun Kelly. If that wasn’t enough, Diplo brought fans to their feet during his cover of Justin Bieber’s “Cold Water,” with surprise guest MØ. Later, Beliebers got to see the heartthrob up close and personal as he closed the show, singing a few of his mega hits including “Sorry”, “Where Are Ü Now,” “Boyfriend” and “Company.”
Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 is the sixth stop of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, the season’s biggest annual music event that captures the holiday spirit of the iHeartRadio app, in Dallas, San Francisco/San Jose, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa and Miami. The concert also donated $1.00 of each ticket sold to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation – a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.
The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 Tour is presented by Capital One. Additional proud partners of this year’s national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour event(s) include: Allstate Insurance Company, Macy’s, The CW Network, Ulta, Mondelez and Verizon. Z100’s Jingle Ball 2016 is also sponsored locally by Mercedes Benz, Fujifilm Instax, SNICKERS Unwrapped Bites, P.C. Richard & Son, Key Food, and ChevyOffers.com.