The annual Z100 Jingle Ball, carried on iHeart Radio stations throughout the nation, is all the time a celebration of the vacation season — and a number of the yr’s hottest acts on the airwaves. However this yr’s version of the all-star live performance, held Friday night time at Madison Sq. Backyard, additionally was one thing else: a post-Grammy nominations celebration for a few of those that obtained nods for music’s highest honor earlier within the day.
The parade of this yr’s Grammy nominees kicked off with 20-year-old singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, who was nominated for each Music of the Yr (for “In My Blood”) and Finest Pop Vocal Album (for his 2018 self-titled album). “As we speak has been a dream for me,” stated the Canadian, working his guitar and heartthrob attraction to an viewers of largely teenage women. “It’s the right option to finish the day at the moment.”
Then there was Bebe Rexha, the Finest New Artist nominee who was decked out in a pink outfit, full with feathers, befitting a Vegas showgirl. The New York native ended her set with “Meant to Be,” her hit with Florida Georgia Line that was nominated for Finest Nation Group/Duo Efficiency.
Former Fifth Concord member Camila Cabello sparkled in a glittery silver jumpsuit as she strutted confidently throughout the stage to have fun her two Grammy nominations, together with Finest Pop Vocal Album for her solo debut “Camila.” She ended her set together with her largest solo hit “Havana,” which is up for Finest Pop Solo Efficiency.
After performances by earlier Finest New Artist winners Meghan Trainor and Alessia Cara — who delivered the perfect set of the night time — present Finest New Artist nominee Dua Lipa pumped up the group with dance tracks resembling “One Kiss” and “New Guidelines.”
However the night time’s boss girl was Bronx rapper Cardi B, who headlined the night time after scoring 5 Grammy nominations, together with Album of the Yr (for her debut “Invasion of Privateness”) and Report of the Yr (for her summer season smash “I Like It”). She closed her set with “Bodak Yellow,” the 2017 No. 1 hit that launched her profession into the stratosphere, saying, “I’m gonna carry out this tune till the day I die.”