ALESSIA CARA, G-EAZY, MARTIN GARRIX, JOHN LEGEND, MIKE POSNER, BEBE REXHA, HAILEE STEINFELD AND FLO RIDA FEATURING MACY KATE ADDED TO THE WEST COAST CELEBRATION OF “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017” WITH PERFORMANCES FROM THE BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY
The New Year’s Celebration Begins Live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC from New York’s Times Square
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Los Angeles, CA (December 13, 2016) – Alessia Cara, G-Eazy featuring Bebe Rexha, Flo Rida featuring Macy Kate, Martin Garrix also with Bebe Rexha, John Legend, Mike Posner and Hailee Steinfeld are the final performers to join the Billboard Hollywood Party on ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017.” As previously announced, Fergie will host and perform at the event, with additional performances by Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign, Niall Horan, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes and Emeli Sande. America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year which includes 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 11 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. Mariah Carey, DNCE, Thomas Rhett and Gloria Estefan with the cast of her Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will perform for more than one million fans live in Times Square and millions more on TV.
Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam Recordings artist Alessia Cara emerged onto the music scene in 2015 with the release of her iconic anthem “Here.” Co-written by Sebastian Kole, “Here” garnered over 500,000 total streams in its first week and went on to crack the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list, and rose to No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop and Pop charts in early 2016. A JUNO award winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Cara has also been nominated for an AMA for Best New Artist of the Year. She also recently completed a summer tour with Coldplay before hitting the road for her “Know-It-All” part 2 tour. A five-track EP, Four Pink Walls, was released in August 2015, followed by the full-length Know It All three months later. Her latest hit single, “Scars to Your Beautiful,” is Cara’s gut-wrenching take on female identity, on body image and on deleterious behaviors in the name of beauty. Cara walks listeners through heartache but concludes with strains of promise: “So to all the girls that’s hurting/Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer,” and the touching refrain: “There’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark /You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are.”
Bay Area rapper G-Eazy is 2016’s biggest breakout hip-hop artist. He has skyrocketed to superstardom with the release of his sophomore album When It’s Dark Out (RVG/BPG/RCA Records) which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and Top Rap Albums Chart and #5 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart and now is RIAA certified platinum selling over 1 million copies in the US. The album features his smash single “Me, Myself, and I” with Bebe Rexha which is certified 3 times platinum and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The track was #1 at both Top 40 and rhythm radio for 2 weeks and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On Spotify, “Me, Myself, and I” has over 514 million listens and peaked at #2 on the US and #3 on Global Charts.
It’s easy to get lost in the numbers behind Martin Garrix’s meteoric rise. From his adolescent years to the onset of young adulthood, the 20-year-old Dutch superstar has already set precedents and scored landmarks at every corner of the music industry. Backed by Scooter Braun Projects, Martin has become one of electronic dance music’s youngest superstars, with his 2013 release of his smash hit “Animals” topping the charts in late 2013 at the age of 17. Just three years later, Garrix was voted #1 on 2016’s DJ Mag Top 100 Poll. The young producer has made both Billboard’s prestigious “21 Under 21” 3 times, as well as Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list twice. Just this month, Garrix won two 2016 MTV European Music Awards for Best Electronic and Best Worldstage Performance, cementing his stature as a cross over artist to be reckoned with. In 2015, Garrix won two MTV European Music Awards for Best Electronic Act for Best Dutch Act. This year, Garrix signed a global deal with Sony Music International marking his ascent into the very highest reaches of the music industry. His first single with RCA/Sony Music Intl, “In The Name Of Love” with Bebe Rexha, has amassed over half a billion streams in just 3 months and has become a massive hit worldwide. In addition, Garrix’ remixed of one the biggest pop singles of recent years, The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, clocking in over 46 million plays so far across YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify alone which followed superstar collaborations with Usher (‘Don’t Look Down’) and Ed Sheeran (‘Rewind Repeat It’). Garrix also has residencies at two of world’s most prestigious clubs: Omnia Las Vegas and Ushuaïa Ibiza, and in addition, hosting his own evening every Friday during the summer at Ushuaïa Ibiza called “Multiply” with special guests such as A-Trak, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Dillon Francis, and many more. Not only is the music scene impressed by Martin Garrix’s talent, world renowned brands like 7UP and Tag Heuer are lining up to collaborate with him. Martin Garrix’s story has only just begun.
Over the last several years, Flo Rida has pulled off a pretty neat trick. Not only has the Florida-born rapper become a chart fixture thanks to the blockbuster singles “Low (feat. T-Pain),” “Right Round,” “Club Can’t Handle Me,” and his most recent chart-topping hits, “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones (feat. Sia),” he’s also broken down barriers by uniting millions of fans of pop, hip-hop, and club music around the world and establishing himself as an international, genre-busting superstar in the process. Released in March 2008, Flo Rida’s debut album Mail on Sunday spawned three singles including “Low,” which spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to become one of the most successful digital singles of the past decade going over 6x-platinum and was one of the most heavily rotated rap singles of 2008. He scored his first two Grammy nominations for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” and “Best Rap Song.” In March 2009, Flo Rida released his second album R.O.O.T.S. (an acronym for “Route of Overcoming the Struggle”), which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album.” The album’s first single, “Right Round,” spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100. In June 2010, Flo Rida scored his fourth Top 10 U.S. Hot 100 single with “Club Can’t Handle Me” (also featured on the soundtrack to the film Step Up 3D) and gave fans a taste of what’s to come on third studio album, Only One Flo (Part 1). The David Guetta-produced global anthem, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” is 3x-platinum. Flo Rida has a remarkable over 100 million singles sold worldwide. “Wild Ones (feat. Sia)” (4x platinum) marks the superstar’s sixth consecutive RIAA platinum certified single not to mention his fifth top 5 hit on the all-encompassing Billboard “Hot 100” chart. Flo Rida has recently released his newest EP My House in October 2014. Promoted by its leading single, “G.D.F.R.” feat. Sage the Gemeni, “G.D.F.R.” quickly broke into the Top 10 U.S. Singles and has gone 3x platinum. This was followed by My House’s most recent hit singles, “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” feat. Robin Thicke, and “My House” which ascended to the #1 spot on the Pop Songs airplay – his 5th U.S. chart topper to date – and remained there for 3 weeks, while also selling more than 2 million singles worldwide and being named the top selling track of 2016.
St. Petersburg vocal powerhouse, Macy Kate, is 2017’s artist to watch. At 17, the teen’s vocal and piano skills were received with insane accolades from her live performances on Good Morning America, Summertime Ball-Wembley, Teen Choice Awards and many more. Macy is signed to Flo Rida’s record label, IMG/Strongarm and is performing alongside the best-selling artist on tour, finishing up this year in London, Canada, China and in Tampa for the 2017 College Football Championship with Flo Rida and Usher. As one of the younger influencers in music and fashion her social media engagement and online views speak for themselves. She reaches millions of teen YouTube fans daily and has a combined reach of 4 Million, which she put’s to good use with her philanthropic efforts this year including, Got Your 6 with Macy’s Department Stores (which helps support US Veterans) and the Make A Wish Foundation International, Holiday Christmas Fundraiser. Not only is the music scene interested in this young star’s talent, world renowned brands like L’Oreal Paris, Macy’s Department Stores, Smash Box Cosmetics have all worked with the teen star. Macy Kate’s journey has only just begun to unfold.
Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. His work has garnered him ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, Golden Globe, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others. In 2015 Legend initiated the #freeAmerica campaign; a campaign designed to change the national conversation of our country’s misguided policies and to make a change in America’s criminal justice system. Legend also serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles. Get Lifted Film Co. serves as Executive Producers on the HBO documentary “Southern Rites,” Pop Network docu-series “Sing it On”, and WGN America’s series “Underground.”. Additionally, Get Lifted Film Co. has worked on several films such as “Southside With You” and “La La Land.” Along with his executive producing credit on “La La Land,” Legend appears in the film and contributed to its soundtrack with the original song “Start a Fire.” Legend recently released his fifth studio album “DARKNESS AND LIGHT” to rave reviews which features his current anthemic hit “Love Me Now.”
Mike Posner is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriter-producer from Detroit whose global hit “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” is over 1 billion worldwide streams and has sold over 1.5M singles in the US alone while his current single “Be As You Are” has surpassed 25 million streams and growing. Both tracks are off of Mike’s critically acclaimed second album At Night, Alone. Mike released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, in August 2010. The album spun off three hit singles including “Cooler Than Me” (double-platinum Hot 100 Top 10 hit); “Please Don’t Go” (platinum Top 10 hit); and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow.” Mike is also known for writing the Grammy®-nominated “Sugar” by Maroon 5, and “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber, as well as co-writing songs for Nick Jonas, Avicii, Pharrell, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, TI, Snoop Dogg, and more. Mike just wrapped The Future Now Tour with Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas.
Republic Records artist and Academy® Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld’s RIAA-certified platinum-selling debut single “Love Myself,” made history as the highest solo female artist debut on Top 40 radio since 1998. Upon its release, “Love Myself” reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart. It also hit number one on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and claimed #25 on Shazam’s US Top 100. To date, the track has received over 220 million streams on Spotify, while the companion video has amassed nearly 160 million views and counting. Her new single, “Starving,” with Grey featuring Zedd is currently top 10 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart and is quickly becoming another global smash. Recently certified platinum by the RIAA, “Starving” is currently Top 10 at Top 40 radio.” The song soared to the Top 10 of iTunes Top Pop Songs Chart, has landed Top 10 on Spotify’s US Top 50, is Top 20 on Spotify’s Global Top 50, and has netted over 250 million-plus Spotify streams. Steinfeld currently stars in the James L. Brooks-produced The Edge of Seventeen. Directed by Kelly Fremon-Craig and also starring Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick, STEINFELD has earned unanimous critical acclaim, including two Critics’ Choice Award nominations, and a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.” The film is in theaters now. Steinfeld’s debut EP, HAIZ, which reached #6 upon its debut on the iTunes Pop Chart, is available now.
Singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated over 10 million overall single sales, 1 billion Spotify streams, 1.3 billion combined YouTube/VEVO views and a radio audience of over 8 billion. Recently, she hit #1 on both the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her Platinum-selling smash single “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. Her single “No Broken Hearts” featuring Nicki Minaj has over 120 million YouTube/VEVO views to date and she is featured on Martin Garrix’s latest single “In The Name of Love” which already has over 120 million YouTube/VEVO views to date. Bebe Rexha burst onto the scene in 2013 when she penned the song which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna—“Monster”– which went RIAA quadruple-platinum stateside. She wrote and featured on Cash Cash’ s “Take Me Home” and Pitbull’ s “This Is Not A Drill” in addition to writing Tinashe’ s “All Hands On Deck” and Selena Gomez’ s “Champion.” Her 2015 debut EP, I Don’t Wanna Grow Up [Warner Bros. Records] boasts the singles “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” and “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy,” which racked up over 52 million Spotify streams in only six months. That same year, she co-wrote and carried instantly recognizable hooks for the double-platinum “Hey Mama” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack which was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song, as well as the Billboard Hot 100 smash “Me, Myself, & I” with G-Eazy. She recently released her new single “I Got You” off of her forthcoming album, All Your Fault, out in 2017.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.
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