Z100 Jingle Ball 2012 Lineup [WATCH ONLINE]: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction & More
The Z100 Jingle Ball Concert on Friday, Dec. 7, brings together some of the biggest names in the music industry for a one night celebration concert in New York City's Madison Square Garden.
The radio station has the event every year and this year's lineup of performers have a favorite for everyone:
Justin Bieber may have been snubbed this year in terms of Grammy nominations, but he has already accomplished a lot from his first start as a Youtube sensation back in 2008. He performed in November at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, perhaps the younger singer to ever do so, and he did quite well at this year's American Music Awards on Nov.18. He won Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist and the most coveted honor of the night: Artist of the Year. He was nominated in the category alongside Drake, Maroon 5, Rihanna and Katy Perry.
Taylor Swift co-hosted the Grammy Nominations Concert this week in Nashville alongside LL Cool J. So far, all of her hit songs off of her new album "Red" have topped the Billboard charts and/or received tremendous recognition. The country singer started off in 2006 with the song "Teardrops on My Guitar" and since then, she has made her acting debut in "Valentine's Day" and is known by many as the woman to turn to for good breakup songs. Her latest hits include "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "Red," "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "22." She will perform on "New Year's Rockin Eve" in Times Square, N.Y. She sold 1.2 million copies of her new album in its first week alone and the tour for "Red" begins in March, covering 45 cities and 29 states. Swift also won a total of 11 American Music Awards in her career, including the one she won this year for Favorite Country Female Singer.
British- Irish band The Wanted has taken America by storm and fans can not get enough of their charm with hits such as "Glad You Came," "I Found You" and "Chasing The Sun." The group is made up of band members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. "Glad You Came" topped the Singles Chart in the United Kingdom for two weeks and in Ireland for five weeks. Fellow United Kingdom singers One Direction will also perform at the Jingle Ball on Friday. Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne was discovered on the British "X Factor." They were competing individually but then one of the show's judges, Simon Cowell, recommended they team up and form a group. Their second studio album, "Take Me Home," was released in November.
Ne-Yo, who's real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith, is not just an American pop and R&B recording artist, he is also a songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. He wrote "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario, among his other accomplishments. He has three Grammy Awards and two children: Madilyn Grace Smith and Mason Evan Smith. Ne-Yo has collaborated with Pitbull, Calvin Harris, Wiz Khalifa, and Jay-Z just to name a few. His latest radio hit is "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)," which he also performed on this season's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars."
Other performers at the Jingle Ball include B.O.B., Ed Sheeran, Fun., Jason Mraz and Olly Murs.