Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
The sixth annual 2017 Power 96.1 Jingle Ball features some of the biggest acts on the top 40 charts including Demi Lovato, Liam Payne, Nick Jonas, Zedd, Charlie Puth and Fifth Harmony.
The concert his year will take place on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena.
Pre-sale tickets will be available Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. and will run through Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. local or while supplies last. You’ll be able to buy them at www.iHeartRadio.com/CapitalOne. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public Oct. 16 at noon and will be available at www.iHeartRadio.com/JingleBall.
Here’s a breakdown of most of the acts, none of whom is older than 28 years old, which makes sense given the relatively young audience Power draws for its top 40 mix.
Demi Lovato: Although she is only 25, it seems like she’s been around for a long time. A Disney Channel child, she has been touring and releasing music for nearly a decade. All of her studio albums have peaked in the top five. Among her big hits include “Skyscraper,” “Give Your Heart a Break,” “Heart Attack,” “Cool for the Summer” and the current No. 6 song on the Mediabase 24/7 top 40 charts “Sorry Not Sorry.” (UPDATE: It hit No. 1 in mid October.)
Halsey: [Added on October 23.] The 23-year-old singer songwriter got her big break with the Chainsmokers on the hit song “Closer.” She followed those with “Nor or Never” and the current song “Bad At Love,” now at No. 15 on the Top 40 chart.
Charlie Puth: There’s a reason this silky-singing 25 year old has no time to judge “American Idol.” His career is red hot. Last year, he was on the Star 94.1 Jingle Jam line up. Now he moves over to Power’s Jingle Ball. He broke it big via YouTube and landed his first hit in 2015 with “See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa. Since then, he has garnered several more solo hit singles including “One Call Away” and the current No. 4 pop single in America “Attention.” (It peaked at No. 1 in airplay.)
Liam Payne: The 24-year-old One Direction man has the No. 1 single in America with “Strip That Down” so he is timing this appearance just right.
Logic: This 27-year-old rapper’s real name is Sir Robert Bryson Hall II so you can see why he decided to create a stage name. He just had his first hit single “1-800-273-8255,” currently No. 9 on the top 40 pop chart.
Nick Jonas: The 25-year-old has been solo for three years since leaving the Jonas Brothers. Both his two albums have been hits and he has three top 20 songs “Jealous,” “Chains” and “Close.” His current single “Find You” just came out and is currently at No. 32.
Fifth Harmony: This “X Factor”-created girl group performed at the Jingle Ball last year as well. They may have lost a member but remain active. They have two big hits: “Worth It’ and “Work From Home.” Their current single “He Like That” was recently released and is at No. 35 on the pop chart.
Camila Cabello: This 20 year old left Fifth Harmony less than a year ago to go solo. Now she’s on the same slate at Fifth Harmony. She has two top 20 hits to her name already “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shaun Mendes and “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly. Her current single “Havana” is at No. 22.
Julie Michaels: This 23 year old recently had a smash hit with “Issues.” But she was better known in the industry as a songwriter the past four years, creating songs like Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself” and Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry.”
Zedd: This 28-year-old Russian-German producer has generated four hits over the past couple of years stateside: “Clarity,” “I Want You To Know,” “Stay the Night” and her most recent “Stay.” He is, by the way, the oldest person performing at the concert.