Figuring out the best way to end the year before the music industry hibernates during the holidays? Attend the traditional grouping of our favorite music artists, of course!
Thanks to 102.7 KIIS FM, Celeb Secrets was lucky to be amongst the audience at the annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2016 presented by Capital OneÂ at the Staples Center this weekend (December 2).Â Some of the most unforgettable performances have us recall songs we have been singing along to all year.
From Bruno Mars and Britney Spears to Fifth Harmony and Justin Bieber, here were our favorite moments from LA’s stop on the annual Jingle Ball tour…
Event openerÂ Bruno MarsÂ got things going by counting down from 24 to begin his smash hit “24K Magic;” the entire audience counting with him — clapping and singing along — and was festively ended with a drop of confetti.
Niall Horan, on the humbler side, blew us away with his debut solo single performance of “This Town” accompanied by his guitar.
Horan was followed by budding artist Daya, who sang her smash hits such as “Hide Away” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” all while bringing her set to the next level with visual enhancements using lights.
Lukas Graham also graced the stage and was especially moving whilst performing their platinum-certified hit “7 Years,” which is a tribute to Lukas’ father who sadly passed away.
Up next was Alessia Cara, whose best moment of her performance was by far when she slapped on the drums to her latest chart toppers.
The already high-energy was elevated even further with Meghan Trainor, whose show involved a good amount of dancing and choreography. The young singer/songwriter never fails to encourage a crowd to clap and sing along with her.
Same goes for Fifth Harmony, who danced during their entire performance. The 5 pop divas are now renowned for their sassy choreography.
It takes a true performer to convince a whole crowd of people to do jumping jacks instead of clapping, and thatâ€™s exactly what Diplo achieved during his mix of songs.
Not taking anything away from Diplo, but massive credits must be given to Britney Spears for her performance on Friday night. The queen of pop took us back to the 90s with some MAJOR throwbacks during her set. Wearing a revealing two-piece ensemble, she performed “Toxic” and “Slave 4 U” as well as her current hits that we know and love. Â Britneyâ€™s choreography is always on point, and she’sÂ definitelyÂ still got it.Â Since it was her special day, iHeartRadio and the 102.7 KIIS FM staff brought out a cake on stage to celebrate her 35th Birthday!
Justin Bieber closed out the evening, and it was the best choice iHeartRadio has ever made. Bieber performed “Where Are U Now” and the crowd went absolutely wild. He also went for an acoustic version of “Cold Water” AND covered Tracy Chapmanâ€™s infamous “Fast Car.” Despite the choice to strip down his performance and the acoustic direction, his fans where singing with him the entire time and were cheering for him before he even set foot on stage.