The annual Z100 Jingle Ball, carried on iHeart Radio stations throughout the nation, is all the time a celebration of the vacation season — and among 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 social gathering for a few of these who acquired 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 Tune of the 12 months (for “In My Blood”) and Finest Pop Vocal Album (for his 2018 self-titled album). “Right now has been a dream for me,” stated the Canadian, working his guitar and heartthrob enchantment to an viewers of largely teenage ladies. “It’s the right technique to finish the day as we speak.”
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 celebrate 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 one of the best set of the night time — present Finest New Artist nominee Dua Lipa pumped up the group with dance tracks equivalent to “One Kiss” and “New Guidelines.”
However the night time’s boss woman was Bronx rapper Cardi B, who headlined the night time after scoring 5 Grammy nominations, together with Album of the 12 months (for her debut “Invasion of Privateness”) and Document of the 12 months (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.”