Here’s Everything That Went Down at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Singer Britney Spears performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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 One at the Staples Center this weekend (December 2). 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…

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Bruno Mars performs on stage during the 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 at Staples Center on December 02, 2016 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Event opener Bruno Mars 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.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Singer Niall Horan performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Niall Horan, on the humbler side, blew us away with his debut solo single performance of “This Town” accompanied by his guitar.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Singer Daya attends the 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 on December 02, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Musicians Lukas Forchhammer (L) and Magnus Larsson of Lukas Graham perform onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Siger Alessia Cara performs at the 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 on December 02, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Singer Meghan Trainor performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: (L-R) Singers Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, and Dinah Jane Hansen of Fifth Harmony perform onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Same goes for Fifth Harmony, who danced during their entire performance. The 5 pop divas are now renowned for their sassy choreography.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Musician Diplo performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

It takes a true performer to convince a whole crowd of people to do jumping jacks instead of clapping, and that’s exactly what Diplo achieved during his mix of songs.

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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.  Britney’s choreography is always on point, and she’s definitely still got it. 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!

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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 Chapman’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.

Written by Diana Espir