“DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2016” ADDS PERFORMERS TO THE BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY:Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016 logo
Los Angeles, CA – Alessia Cara, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, OMI, Pentatonix and Nathan Sykes are the final performers to join the biggest music celebration of the year on ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016.” Hosted by Fergie, the Billboard Hollywood Party will feature performances by headliner One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fall Out Boy, Andy Grammer, Ellie Goulding, Elle King, Tove Lo, Rachel Platten and WALK THE MOON. The star-studded evening will reach millions of fans worldwide in the hour’s surrounding the 2016 countdown. The full evening will include over 38 performances and 5 1⁄2 hours of music. America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
The show will include 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 10 years with live reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. As previously announced, New York headliner Carrie Underwood will be joined by Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato and Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, who will perform for over one million fans live in Times Square and millions more on TV. Jimmy Buffett will make a special live appearance with “Margaritaville” from his concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Alessia Cara – Dubbed by ELLE Magazine as “Music’s Next Big Thing,” Alessia Cara has taken the industry by storm with her breakthrough top 10 Billboard Hot 100 song “Here.” The 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Brampton, Ontario went viral within the first week of release, reaching #1 on the global viral charts, gaining the attention of global superstars Taylor Swift, Lorde and Drake. After a stellar performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Alessia went on to win the Streamy Award for Best Original Song. “Here” also topped Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 Airplay chart. The budding superstar’s debut EP Four Pink Walls received a wellspring of favorable reviews which launched performances on The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The
Late Show with Seth Meyers and The View. Her debut album KNOW-IT-ALL is available now.
DNCE – Formed in the summer of 2015, DNCE first introduced themselves to audiences with the unexpected release of their debut single “Cake By The Ocean.” The band is fronted by superstar JOE JONAS, who has been working to bring DNCE to life ever since The Jonas Brothers disbanded in 2013 (after moving 17 million records worldwide and becoming worldwide stars). The group is rounded out by South Korean guitarist JinJoo who Jonas first met when she was playing lead guitar for Jordin Sparks—the opener of The Jonas Brothers’ 2009 world tour. A virtuoso in her own right, she’s toured with everybody from Charli XCX to CeeLo Green. Then, there’s bassist and keyboardist, Cole Whittle, who co-founded New York alternative dance trailblazers, Semi Precious Weapons. DNCE drummer, Jack Lawless, stepped behind the kit for The Jonas Brothers in 2006 and went on to become their full-time drummer. He’s also toured with Night Terrors of 1927 and Soft Swells. Since its release, “Cake By The Ocean” has been one of the most added songs at Pop Radio. The song entered the Top 10 on Shazam’s US Future Hits chart, with Spotify streams currently exceeding 10.6 million. What’s more, “Cake By The Ocean” climbed to #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart and US Viral 50 Chart. Last month, DNCE made their national television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America. Most recently, the band released their debut EP, SWAAY, which entered the Top 10 on the iTunes Pop Chart upon its release.
Nick Jonas – Island Records Artist, Nick Jonas introduced himself as a fully formed solo artist on his hit self-titled debut, released in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album includes double-platinum smash single and #1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous” and his sultry second chart-climbing radio single, “Chains.” Jonas attributes his album’s darker overtones partially to the fact that while he was recording, he was also shooting the gritty television show ‘Kingdom’ — a mixed martial arts drama that premiered on DirecTV’s Audience Network last fall and was recently picked up for two additional seasons. Jonas recently earned two more high-profile roles, a guest starring role in Fox’s horror-comedy series, ‘Scream Queens’ and a lead in the James Franco produced film, ‘Goat’. Showing no signs of slowing down this year, the breakout solo powerhouse showcased his impressive falsetto with the release of brand new single “Levels” and in partnership with Island Records, Demi Lovato, and long-time manager, Phil McIntyre, Jonas helped launch his own artist-centric record label, Safehouse Records. Jonas recently wrapped up his sold-out North American “LIVE IN CONCERT” tour.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Seattle-based Hip Hop duo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis recently released “Downtown,” the first single from their follow up to ‘The Heist,’ their multiple GRAMMY Award winning, platinum selling debut album. “Downtown,” which features Eric Nally and Hip Hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel, has been performed on the VMA’s and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the video has been viewed nearly 78 million times on YouTube. It debuted out of the box in the top 5 of Billboard’s Digital Songs chart and peaked at No. 4 on Hot Rap Songs. “Downtown” was certified GOLD with over 500,000 in sales in the US, selling over 2.5 million tracks worldwide. Album cut, “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)” featuring Ed Sheeran was released in August. The song was written before the birth of Macklemore’s first child and is dedicated to his daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty. More details on the forthcoming album to come.
OMI – International pop star OMI hails from the rural Jamaican parish of Clarendon, where he grew up with a passion for music and art. He formed a special creative relationship with Jamaican music mentor/producer Clifton ‘Specialist’ Dillon in 2009, who set up OMI with his own studio in Kingston. OMI’s hit single “Cheerleader” was originally released in 2012, followed by a cleverly understated reworking of the track remixed by Felix Jaehn, which infused the track with a tropical house sound and helped power the momentum that has made the song a global phenomenon. Since then, the global smash hit has accumulated nearly 600 Million combined views on YouTube, has been certified triple platinum in the U.S. and spent 6 weeks at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and was named the Billboard’s official Song of the Summer. The delectably catchy second single “Hula Hoop” followed suit making waves around the world. OMI’s debut album ME 4 U was released October 16, 2015.
Pentatonix – Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold more than 2.6 million albums in the U.S. alone, won a Grammy Award, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.2 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 9.5 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2. Their latest release, Pentatonix debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart. The first single, “Can’t Sleep Love” is rising up the charts and has over 11 million views on YouTube. The group also just released an enhanced deluxe version of their platinum selling holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me, which features their recent 2016 Grammy nominated track, “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.” All 7 of their releases have peaked within the Top 5 on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart with 6 of those releases reaching the Top 10 or higher on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Most recently, the group received 2 gold certifications for their “Daft Punk” medley and cover of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” ft. Lindsey Stirling. Their 2014 holiday album – That’s Christmas To Me – sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U. S., which was the 4th best-selling album of 2014. The group released their very first documentary (On My Way Home) which follows the quintet on their sold out 2015 North American Tour featuring behind-the-scenes footage, life performance and the making of their debut studio album, Pentatonix.
Nathan Sykes – Former member of the chart-topping band The Wanted, Nathan Sykes has embarked on a solo career that is continuing to wow his fans! Nathan’s debut album, recorded during 2014 and early 2015, with a handpicked group of tunesmiths including Babyface, Harmony Samuels, Diane Warren, and LDN Noise, showcases an extraordinary diversity of music and emotion. His first single, “Kiss Me Quick,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts, and his new single “Over And Over Again,” demonstrate his range and versatility, with R&B, pop and jazz-inflected tones. People Magazine named Nathan one of this year’s “Ones To Watch,” Rolling Stone said the new music “Showcases [the] singer’s sultrier R&B sound,” and MTV said he has “incredible vocals and silky smooth tones.” Nathan, who sold out his solo headlining UK tour in the spring and his first US show in 10 minutes, will be hitting the road with Little Mix in early 2016.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016” 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.
The complete lineup Thursday night, December 31 on ABC is:
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016”
11:30 – 1:09 a.m. – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, Part 1”
1:10 – 2:13 a.m. – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, Part 2”