The 2016 Jingle Ball tour is sure to please, especially with a lineup full of today’s hottest artists. The annual bash, which is presented by iHeartRadio, will travel to 12 different cities across the country from Nov. 29 to Dec. 18, each date offering a different handful of music superstars. Check out all of the featured performers in this definitive guide to the annual concert event.
Trainor, who took home the Grammy for Best New Artist this year, has a collection of infectious Top 10 hits including “All About That Bass,” “No,” “Lips Are Movin‘” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” She can be seen on five dates of the tour, making appearances at the Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Miami shows.
Grande returns to the lineup after appearing on the 2013 and 2014 tours. She will appear on four dates, including the televised Dec. 9 show from Madison Square Garden. Expect her to belt out hits like “Break Free,” “Dangerous Woman,” and “Into You.” In addition to performing in New York City, she is featured in the lineup for the subsequent shows in Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta.
The young Canadian heartthrob made a big comeback trip last year with the release of his album Purpose, which spawned the number one songs “What Do You Mean?” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself.” He will likely perform these and other hit singles when he takes the stage at the Los Angeles and New York shows.
Mars is set to appear exclusively during the Los Angeles show, where he will likely perform some of his biggest hits like “Grenade,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Uptown Funk,” and latest single, “24K Magic.”
New group Lukas Graham had a stellar breakout year with their hit “7 Years.” The band, which is named for its frontman, will be performing on all but two tour dates, missing out only for the Boston and Washington, D.C. shows.
Another new band that had an impressive year, DNCE joins the Jingle Ball lineup for the Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tampa, and Washington, D.C. shows. Joe Jonas’ group will likely perform their catchy hits “Cake by the Ocean” and “Toothbrush.”
The biggest girl group around will bring their energy to nine cities on the Jingle Ball tour. Members Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane and Normani Kordei will surely get the crowds dancing with their hit songs like “Work From Home” and “All in My Head (Flex).” The girls will make appearances in all cities except Chicago, Boston, and San Jose.
Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, the DJ duo better known as The Chainsmokers, have been one of the biggest acts in music this year. Their hits “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and “All We Know” have been inescapable on the radio, along with their current number one single, “Closer.” Catch them on seven stops along the tour, including San Jose, Miami, Washington, D.C. and New York.
Charlie Puth had a number of successful collaborations over the past year, mainly “See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa, “We Don’t Talk Anymore” with Selena Gomez and “Marvin Gaye” with fellow lineup member Meghan Trainor. Puth played the Jingle Ball tour last year as well, and returns this time around for performances in Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Jose and Dallas.
The Princess of Pop is performing exclusively at the Los Angeles show on Dec. 2 so don’t miss your chance to see Britney perform some of her most famous and beloved songs for one night only!
The 18-year-old singer-songwriter joins the Jingle Ball tour before embarking on his 2017 Illuminate tour in support of his second album. Mendes is known for his singles “Stitches” and “Treat You Better” and will be featured in the San Jose, Philadelphia, and Boston shows.
Backstreet’s back, alright! The iconic boy band is taking time off from their Las Vegas residency show to appear in the Dallas, Minneapolis, and Chicago tour dates. We can only hope they perform some of their greatest hits (yes, including “I Want It That Way”).
The One Direction member is familiar with the Jingle Ball tour, as the boy band performed in last year’s lineup. This time around, Horan makes a solo appearance to promote his debut single “This Town,” which he released last month. The 23-year-old is set to appear in six of the twelve cities.
Expect this British popstar to please the crowd with some of her biggest hits, including “Something in the Way You Move,” “On My Mind,” and “Burn.” Goulding is scheduled to perform on five tour dates in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Worldwide is only scheduled to perform in Tampa, but is sure to bring the heat with songs from his latest album Climate Change.
Daya was featured in one of the biggest singles of the year, providing vocals for The Chainsmokers’ hit “Don’t Let Me Down.” She continued to prove herself as a top new artist to watch with her singles “Hide Away” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty.” The 17-year-old is set to perform in Tampa, Chicago, D.C., Boston, New York and Dallas.
This Grammy Award-winning DJ joins the Jingle Ball lineup for eight dates, including the New York City show with Justin Bieber, whom he collaborated with for the dance hit, “Where Are U Now.”
The actress-singer was a featured performer on last year’s Jingle Ball tour, and returns with a new single, “Staving,” in tow. Catch her in Miami, Chicago, Dallas, and Minneapolis.
Martin Garrix, G-Eazy, Nicky Jam
Each artist is set to appear on few dates of the tour, and will likely give a high-energy performances. Garrix will play in Tampa, Jam in Miami, whereas G-Eazy will play in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.