Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 is hosting New York City’s biggest annual music event of the holiday season, Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013. The holiday concert is taking place on Friday, December 13, at 8 p.m at Madison Square Garden. Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 will feature performances by Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Austin Mahone. This year’s official charity is The Ryan Seacrest Foundation – $1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives. For up-to-minute information on Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 log on to www.Z100.com keyword: Jingle Ball or listen to Z100 on-air or online via the station’s website, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's all-in-one digital radio service.
Though he is the son of the most successful Spanish singer of all time, Enrique Iglesias' rise to the top of the Latin and US pop charts was the result of his own efforts. Breaking through in the mid-90s, Iglesias continues to release chart-topping hits including his most recent effort, the bilingual Spanish/English album, Euphoria. Enrique Iglesias tour dates were announced earlier in 2011 and have the Latin pop sensation touring Europe throughout the summer.
Iglesias hit the big time with a succession of #1 Latin tracks; in fact, all five of his singles from his debut album, Enrique Iglesias, hit #1 on Billboard's Latin Songs survey. The album was certified gold in the US and won Iglesias the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album. Riding the momentum of his debut, Iglesias quickly released his 1997 sophomore set, Vivir, which ironically dethroned his father's album, Tango, at the top of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart. The set released another slew of hits, with the first three singles hitting the pole position on the Latin Tracks survey, giving Iglesias the distinction of being the first Latin artist to have all eight of his first singles hit #1. Eager to get on the road to capitalize on his chart success, Enrique Iglesias tour dates had the singer touring major stadiums in sixteen countries throughout Summer 1997.
Iglesias released his third album, Cosas del Amor, in 1998 and despite releasing two #1 singles, the album's commercial impact was tepid in comparison to its predecessor's. Iglesias did not waste anytime releasing more material, and this time the impact of his fourth album, Enrique, would have him transcending into the English arena for the first time. The album's debut single, "Bailamos," was an international smash that catapulted him to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 in the Summer of 1998. The album went on to be certified double-platinum in the United States and Iglesias emerged as Latin pop's newest crossover. Following the success of his first English-language album, Iglesias quickly released his second full length English album, Escape, in 2001 which featured the massive single, "Hero." The album trumped sales of its predecessor and was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA.
In support of his newly found English-language success, the ambitious Enrique Iglesias concert schedule had him traveling to fifty sold-out venues in sixteen countries. The tour was so successful that more tour dates were announced, and the second leg, "Don't Turn off the Lights," was capped off in 2002 with a duo of sold out shows in New York's famed Madison Square Garden. Iglesias returned to the Spanish arena the following year with the release of his fourth Spanish language album, Quizas, which sold over a million copies in its first week of release. The album spawned three more #1 singles and gave Iglesias his 16th #1 Hot Latin Track single, garnering him the distinction of having the most #1 singles in the genre. Iglesias followed this album with the English language, 7, which marked his seventh offering. While the album was met with lukewarm commercial success, Enrique Iglesias embarked on his most ambitious concert schedule yet.
In 2007, Iglesias released his eighth album, Insomniac, which contained the #1 Billboard Hot 100 single, "Do You Know." The Enrique Iglesias concert schedule, in support of the album, had the singer touring the world, but was most notable for its stop in Damascus, Syria-- making Iglesias the first westerner to perform in that country for three decades. Iglesias keeps on churning out the hits and in 2010 he returned to the top ten of the Billboard US album charts with his latest release, Euphoria. The album has the distinction of being Iglesias' first bilingual album, with half the tracks in Spanish and the other half in English. Tracks in both languages have made an impact on the singles charts, two English language tracks, "I Like it" and "Tonight I'm Lovin' You," charted in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100, while "No Me Digas Que No," hit #1 on the Latin Pop songs survey. In support of this album, Enrique Iglesias tour dates have been announced, with the singer touring Europe throughout the summer. Whether you are a fan of the Latin pop-star's most successful Spanish releases or you prefer his crossover material, make sure you keep up to date with the Enrique Iglesias concert schedule. Use Eventful as your source for news and updates on Enrique Iglesias tour dates.
The rapper known as Pitbull is currently the biggest name in Latin hip-hop. Having been on the scene for over seven years, his career has been blowing up recently due to the success of his 2009 album, Rebelution, and his 2010 Spanish-language album, Armando. He's collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Lil Jon, Usher, and T-Pain. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of his latest album, Planet Pit, as well as any possible 2011 tour dates that could follow the album's release.
Armando Christian Pérez was born on January 15, 1981, in Miami, Florida. After graduating high school, he made some important connections after meeting Irv Gotti and Luther Campbell. It wasn't until Pitbull met Lil Jon that he made his first recorded appearance on the East Side Boyz' album, Kings of Crunk. Pitbull experienced huge mainstream success when his song "Oye" was featured in the film 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003. By early 2004, the rapper had signed with TVT Records and was recording his debut album, M.I.A.M.I., which released later that year. The album received favorable reviews and peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200; not bad for the rapper's debut album. The record was full of club and party hits, in particular the lead single "Culo," which packed the dance floor on tour dates. Pitbull followed up his debut with El Mariel in 2006, which featured a mixture of club tracks and politically conscious songs. His 2007 album, The Boatlift, featured a harder crunk, gangsta feel to it and was well received by music critics.
Pitbull hit it big in 2009 when he released Rebelution on his own Mr. 305 Inc. record label. The single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" became the rapper's most popular song, as it reached #2 on the Hot 100 earned the artist massive tour dates. In late 2010, Pitbull released a Spanish-language album, entitled Armando after his real first name and his father's name. The album shot to #2 on the US Billboard Latin Albums and the singles "Maldito Alcohol" and "Bon, Bon" have received considerable airplay on Latin radio stations, but less play on tour dates.
Pitbull's latest album, Planet Pit, will be released on June 21 and the singles "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" and "Give Me Everything" have already been praised by critics. The album will feature such artists as T-Pain, Chris Brown, Akon, Kelly Rowland, Enrique Iglesias, LMFAO, and many others. While Pitbull doesn't have any scheduled tour dates in 2011, fans can expect a busy concert schedule once the album has been released. For all the latest information on any upcoming concert schedule, make sure to check Eventful.
JASON DERULO (pronounced day-ru-lo)
The path to perfection is a humble road, but one that longevity will pave”. At the tender age of 19, Florida native Jason Derulo has already experienced feats that many veterans in the game aspire to. A multi-talented artist/songwriter on the brink of stardom, Jason has contributed his talents to the likes of Lil Wayne, Sean Kingston, Betty Wright and Danity Kane to name a few.
As a performer he has shared the stage with artist such as, T-Pain, Akon and Mims. His strong stage performances have drawn rave reviews, and have made him a well sought after entertainer. A winner of countless awards, Jason also gained major notoriety by winning the 2006 Apollo Season Finale Grand Championship.
After a long courtship by many record labels, Jason has teamed up with multi-platinum music producer J.R Rotem (Sean Kingston, Rihanna, Rick Ross, Leona Lewis, Dr. Dre etc.) and his label Beluga Heights/Warner Bros. Records, and is currently in Los Angeles completing his highly anticipated debut album due this summer.
Jason’s first official single titled “Whatcha Say”, produced by J.R. Rotem, will be hitting radio in the Summer of 2009. With incredible label support, unparalleled talent and God’s Blessing, Jason Derulo is about to take the music world by storm!
Music & Acting Highlights:
2006 “Showtime at the Apollo” season finale Grand championship winner/
Graduated from the prestigious musical theater conservatory AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in 2006./
State Champion and national finalist in the nationally televised NAACP ACT-so competition (vocalist)/
Repeat first place winner of the Florida state best vocalist championship/
Attended performing Arts School’s since the age of 8/
Winner of all 17 talent shows entered into across the country/
Professional hip-hop dancer with The Pfuzion Dance Company Inc./
Selected as one of AMDA’s top five tap dancers, to perform at the renowned “Main Stage Theater”
Miley Cyrus is a singer/actress and a brand name. The starlet shot to fame on the hit Disney show "Hannah Montana", which not only featured her acting chops, but was her vehicle to becoming one of the highest selling singers of the 2000s. With her "Hannah Montana" career behind her, the aspiring star has focused intensely on her music career.
The Nashville native was the first born of country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus who scored a hit with "Achy Breaky Heart" in 1992. The close relationship between father and daughter proved to be a lucrative endeavor. Miley was cast as the lead in "Hannah Montana" and Billy Ray was subsequently cast as her father. The show made its debut in 2006 and Cyrus became Disney's biggest tween idol ever! Cyrus recorded the single "The Best of Both Worlds", which served as the theme song for the hit cable show and she embarked on a recording career. Disney released the official Hanna Montana Soundtrack in 2006; Cyrus sang on nine of the tracks and it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The album went on to sell nearly four million copies in the US alone. Miley Cyrus tour dates were booked on the opening stage for the Cheetah Girls' The Party's Just Begun Tour in 2006.
A second season of "Hannah Montana" premiered in 2007 and Cyrus released a second soundtrack to the show. In 2007, Cyrus shed her alter ego and released her debut album Meet Miley Cyrus which peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200. It featured the top ten single "See You Again", and launched Cyrus as a legitimate solo artist. Miley Cyrus' concert schedule included her first headlining Best of Both Worlds Tour, which featured the Jonas Brothers. Miley Cyrus tour dates were the hottest shows on the concert calendar, with some tickets fetching up to $2500 on the streets. A movie version of the tour was released in 2008 and it's accompanying soundtrack hit #3 on the Billboard 200.
Cyrus returned to the studio in 2008 to record her sophomore album, Breakout, which became another #1 on the Billboard 200 for Cyrus. It featured her writing skills and an edgier vocal style that attempted to shed away her teen-pop image. That year, Cyrus also lent her voice to the animated film Bolt. She recorded and co-wrote the film's theme-song "I Thought I Lost You", which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Cyrus returned to the big screen with the Hanna Montana Movie in 2009. The film featured the song "The Climb" which became an Adult Contemporary hit. Cyrus also filmed the movie The Last Song and released her biggest single to date "Party In The U.S.A.". The single was off the EP The Time of Our Lives and sold over 4.5 million digital singles becoming one of the highest selling singles in music history, and the biggest of her young career.
After Miley Cyrus wrapped up the "Hannah Montana" series, she released Can't Be Tamed which promoted her burgeoning adult image. Her stage personality has become even further developed lately, thanks to appearances at the 2013 VMAs, a new style complete with blonde pixie hair and a racy music video for Wrecking Ball. The song is one of the lead singles off of her latest album, Bangerz, which showcases the most recent evolution of her musical style.
Nobody but Miley is sure just what she'll do next, but you can count on Eventful as your source for Miley Cyrus tour dates and concert schedule information.
The Evolution of Robin Thicke, the second solo album from the critically acclaimed, Award-winning song writer/producer/singer, brings to life the stories and emotions of the last two tumultuous years of his life. With a voice of purity, passion and soulfulness, he weaves tales of love, loss, temptation, redemption and finding hope when all the odds are stacked against you. “My greatest desire with this album was to write songs that were completely honest and sing them with the emotion I was feeling when I wrote them, so that whoever listens to my music is brought as close to my experiences and life.”
With this intention, Robin created “Lost Without U,” the infectious sleeper hit of the spring. An instant classic, this song is based on a true life experience of missing his woman. This song has taken on a life of its own and has already propelled the album to platinum status, and into the Top 10 of Billboard magazine’s Top 200 Album Chart and R&B Album Chart. “Lost Without U” was the #1 R&B song on the Billboard chart for 11 weeks and was #1 for 16 weeks at the Urban AC. In addition Robin has been nominated for 2 BET Awards, Best Male R&B Artist and Viewer’s Choice. His recent tours with Keyshia Cole, India Arie and John Legend have solidified his reputation as one of R&B’s premier live singers. Robin recently performed his hit song “Lost Without U” on the Oprah Show, and he captivated the Oprah audience so much that she asked him to come back for a second show two weeks later. After that, the album jumped over 100% in sales. Coming up, Robin will perform in Amsterdam on June 19th at the Paradiso and in Paris on July 3rd at the Bataclan. Following these performances is his highly anticipated tour with Beyonce’.
The album shows Robin’s range as a singer, and as a songwriter. From the plaintive plea of “2 The Sky” to the laidback groove of “Got 2 Be Down” (featuring Faith Evans), from the pain of “Lonely World” to the unabashed hope and encouragement of “Can U Believe,” The Evolution of Robin Thicke reveals all sides of the man.
Robin taught himself to play piano at the age of twelve and by the age of fourteen, he could play anything he heard on the radio. At sixteen, with no formal training, Robin began professionally writing and producing music for recording artists like Brandy and Brian McKnight. As a songwriter and producer, he has amassed dozens of gold and platinum records with artists including Usher, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera and has won a recording award for his participation on Usher’s Confessions Album…but now it is Robin’s turn to show what he can do as a singer, as his own man. Last year Pharrell Williams signed Robin to his label, Star Trak Records, and recorded the single “Wanna Love You Girl,” which immediately became a club hit and attracted the attention of radio and club DJs across the country.
Reflective, redemptive, passionate and etched with undeniable soul, The Evolution of Robin Thicke is an imaginative and heartfelt album that announces the arrival of the next triple threat in music.
Fall Out Boy:
One of the most influential American pop punk bands of the new millennium is Fall Out Boy. The group achieved mainstream success with their 2005 album, From Under the Cork Tree, which was followed by some of the most popular tour dates in recentyears. Fall Out Boy continued their rise to fame with singles like "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," "Dance, Dance," and "Thnks fr th Mmrs." There are no tour dates in 2011 for Fall Out Boy, ever since the band went on hiatus in 2009; but fans are anxiously awaiting the announcement of a reunion in the near future.
The secret origins of Fall Out Boy began at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, where Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman went to school. Trohman met drummer Patrick Stump at a Borders Books after Stump heard him talking about the band Neurosis, and Stump was invited to join as the lead singer. T. J. Kunasch was hired to play rhythm guitar and Mike Pareskuwicz was brought on to play drums, thus completing the band's initial lineup. Utilizing their collective punk influences, the band began playing concert dates around Chicago. Fall Out Boy released a demo and quickly followed it up with a split EP with Project Rocket in 2002. Fall Out Boy also released a short debut LP, Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend, in 2003.
After the debut album's release, Kunasch and Pareskuwicz left the band; Stump took on the guitar in addition to vocal duties and Project Rocket drummer Andy Hurley joined the group. Fall Out Boy also signed to Fueled by Ramen, which released Take This To Your Grave two months after their previous album and sent the new line-up on many a tour date. The record was the first to gain Fall Out Boy commercial and critical success, with most of the reviews being very positive. Any success Fall Out Boy had achieved prior to 2005 would increase exponentially after the release of From Under the Cork Tree, which has gone platinum twice since its release. The album was supported by a number of hugely popular singles, including "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "Dance, Dance," as well as headlining tour dates around the world. The group followed up their successful album with Infinity on High in 2007. The album showcased an evolution from pop punk to an edgier rock style and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.
Fall Out Boy's latest studio release is the 2008 album Folie à Deux. The album was well received by critics and featured a number of special guest vocalists, including Debbie Harry, Elvis Costello, and Brendon Urie. Despite even more musical experimentation and the favoring of an alt-rock sound, the album went gold in just over a month and the single "I Don't Care" received heavy airplay. In late 2009, the members of Fall Out Boy announced that they needed some time off and were going on an indefinite hiatus. While comments from the band's members have left the band's future vague, fans can expect no new albums or tour dates in 2011.