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iHeartRadio Jingle Ball: Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Meghan Trainor & NF

Monday

Dec 10, 2018 – 7:30 PM

  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Meghan Trainor
  • G-Eazy
  • NF

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Shawn Mendes: Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton which led to him signing a deal with the record label. Mendes went on to release an EP and his debut studio album Handwritten, whose single "Stitches" reached the top ten in the U.S. and Canada.

The Chainsmokers: ..PUFF... PUFF....... .. ....The Chainsmokers.... ....Alex Pall..- Born on May 16th 1985 attended New York University.. ..Rhett Bixler..-  Born on June 18th 1987 attended New York University.. ....Favorite Artists.. - Jean Dubuffet, Roy Lichtenstein, H. Bosch, Robert Longo, Maurizio Cattelan.. ..Favorite Musicians..- Cut Copy, Jay-Z, Bloody Beetroots, TV On The Radio, James Brown, LCD Sound System, The Black Ghosts, Fake Blood, Kings of Leon, Stevie Ray Vaughan.. ..Favorite Color..- Grey.. ..Favorite Designer..- Proenza Schouler, Rick Owens.. ..Favorite Cultural Impresario..- André (The Frenchie).. ..Hottest Girl..- Emma Watson and Alessandra D'ambrosio.. ..Best Song..-To Live and Die in L.A.- Tupac, Juicy- Notorious B.I.G... ..Favorite Cigarettes..- Parliament (recessed filter).. ..Drink of Choice..- Whiskey (lots of it).. .. ..Quotes- .... ....“A group for those who participate in, encourage, or appreciate from afar that crazy style known as Gonzo Journalism. The good doctor once said "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.".... ..-Adios, Hunter S. Thompson... .. ....Who We Hate The Most-..The Knicks (as an organization).. ..Influences-.. Hunter S. Thompson, Cut Copy, Bloody Beetroots, Oliver Zahm, André, Eugene Remm, Daft Punk, Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie circa 1985, Ricky Powers, Travis Pastrana, Piero Manzoni, Lukoil Gas Station and Empire Diner, Real Nice, Mary Louise Parker, A Coterie, Anton Glamb, The Southpark Guys (Trey and Matt), Andrew WK and Andy Warhol.. ..Likes-.. Ciggs, Brooklyn Raves, Whiskey, Leather Jackets, Poking Smot, A Coterie, Elektro Requests, Passive Aggression, Accents (Not them all though), Club LOVE, BASS, Art, Purple Diary, downbythehipster (when he gives sass, not when he reviews beer gvardens in Queens), Hypem, Sasha Grey and Vanessa Lane, Jesse Jane and Evan Stone, Sunshine... ....Our Story-.... The Chainsmokers have quite the interesting story... .. ..It was a winter Wednesday night in NYC 2007 and both Rhett and Alex were out and about. At the time, Rhett had never met Alex and vice versa. Nevertheless, at that time Alex was hosting a table at Marquee wednesdays through the wonderful GBH...times were tough money was needed and free alcohol was key. The party generally sucked, Long Island's finest and retarded FIT girls (we love you FIT! just not all of you) The night went on and the party was winding down, in fact it was DEAD! BUT good old Marquee has a rule you must stay till 3:30AM or no money. So, Alex sat there all alone with a full bottle of vodka chainsmoking ciggs and watching the clock wishing a lightening bolt would strike him down or the place would set fire. .... Neither happened, but something much more amazing did. Suddenly a strapping young gentleman in a leather jacket looking like he had just finished a 2 week bender (he probably had) walked up to the table and introduced himself (I think, these details are a bit hazy as we were both shit faced) So lets assume we did..... That was the first interaction with Les Chainsmokers...Alex, who was excited to have finally met a dude that was cool and not wearing G Star with some Air Force Ones and a button down shirt said " Listen man sit down we are going to hang out we have an entire bottle lets get shitty (we were both already wasted)".... Half a bottle later we were deep on conversation about NYC girls, drugs, music, music and more music. .... Not exactly sure what happened the rest of the night but, from that moment on Rhett and Alex would hang out everywhere share girls together (Marya and Julia holler at us!), whiskey, music, joints, you name it...the dynamic duo of sorts, except we openly recognize that were are both pussbags...It was only a matter of time that we realized NYC music sucked and there needed to be an injection of bananas into it....... Individually Rhett and Alex had been listening to music all their lives, and amassing a serious collection of music throughout all genres. Then, suddenly the time came when they looked at each other, most likely at 1Oak and said, "I cannot take this shit anymore we have got to DJ and take over." So they combined collections set up the equipment and got to mixing..... A year later we are spinning parties, bringing a rage room dance energy, getting absolutely housed, spontaneously playing the "Full House" theme song, dancing our faces off and blowing speakers all over NYC. .. Now, the Chainsmokers's name came about in a very obvious way. We smoke. A lot. Naturally, the name backfired as ciggs cost 10+ dollars in NYC and now we are going broke while we're killing ourselves. We tried for a sponsorship with Phillip Morris but we were flat out denied. They sent us a serious letter claiming that we "weren’t Phillip Morris material." Hmmm, whatever (maybe a cigarette sponsorship is not the best idea) Look out for the Chainsmokers in a city near you before we develop a ridic black lung....... ..puff puff weeze weeze.. ......-les Chainsmokers......

.. .. ....CHECK OUT....... .... + ..twitter.com/thechainsmokers.... + ..Chi Chi 212 Interview.... + ..Purple Diary....

G-Eazy: Schooled in the bay, tested in New Orleans, G-Eazy isn’t a stranger to paying dues. His live shows have turned heads from the smallest of Midwest clubs all the way up to arenas on dates with Lil Wayne, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky and Drake, among others. Without label support G-Eazy has trekked across the US on multiple tours breaking hearts with his James Dean meets hip-hop vibe and unforgettable live shows. It’s not hype. It’s not a hit. It’s not an image. It’s all of the above. G reinterprets what he loves, not what everyone wants to hear, but in 2012 its looking like those two paths are starting to merge. Gʼs been a fixture on the local New Orleans rap scene for a few years and more recently in the music blogosphere, but in the last few months his popularity has surged and as his national profile has grown exponentially. He recently opened up for A$AP Rocky at his sold-out New York City debut and supported Lil Wayne, Mystikal and others at the buzziest event of SXSW 2012– Lil Wayne’s DEWeezy party. G’s announcement on all 41 dates of the Van’s Warped tour has solidified him as an artist to look out for in the coming months. But it all comes back to the live show, one New Orleans music blogger summed it up with, “the young crowd was reaching the levels of mass hysteria reserved for the 50s and 60s rock ʻnʼ roll legends to whom G-Eazy has been paying so much homage…”

NF: NF began making music in 2010 under his real name, Nathan Feuerstein, when he released his debut album, Moments. That same year, Feuerstein also began working on an EP, NF. Due to complications with his record label, the EP wasn't released until 2014, and charted at #12 on the Billboard Christian Albums and #15 on the Top Rap Albums chart.

In between solo albums, NF appeared on tracks from TobyMac, Flame, and Futuristic. NF's second studio album, Therapy Session, performed even better than his debut, reaching #12 on the Billboard Albums chart, and shot to the top of the Christian and Rap charts. The album also garnered NF two Dove Awards: One for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year, and Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year for "Oh Lord".

Not to be outdone, NF's third album, Perception, shot to the top of the US charts, giving the rapper his first chart-topping record.

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