BRANTLEY GILBERT, ELLA HENDERSON, NICK JONAS, NICO & VINZ AND TRAIN JOIN NEW YEAR’S LINE UP

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015
BRANTLEY GILBERT, ELLA HENDERSON, NICK JONAS, NICO & VINZ AND TRAIN JOIN NEW YEAR’S LINE UP WITH PERFORMANCES
FROM BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015″ Begins Live
at 8pm ET/PT on ABC from New York’s Times Square

 

 Brantley Gilbert, Ella Henderson, Nick Jonas, Nico & Vinz and Train join the biggest music celebration of the year with special performances from the Billboard Hollywood Party on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2015.” Fergie hosts the Billboard Hollywood Party and also performs along with previously announced performers Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Charli XCX, Jason Derulo, One Direction, Pentatonix, Rixton and Meghan Trainor. With over 38 performances and 5 ½ hours of music, programming for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” begins at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC Television Network.

The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 9 years. As previously announced, Jenny McCarthy will be live from Times Square where Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC! and Idina Menzel will perform for over one million fans. Special remote performances from Nashville will include Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum with Elton John also performing from Brooklyn.

Dominating with the GOLD-certified JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.), Brantley Gilbert notched his first #1 Billboard Country Albums debut and holds the third-highest Country debut of 2014 as well as a Top 10 spot on this year’s Top Albums chart (Soundscan). The album recently took home the American Music Award for Favorite Country Album and produced his latest single “One Hell of an Amen;” the PLATINUM-certified #1 hit “Bottoms Up” and the Top 10, GOLD-certified “Small Town Throwdown,” featuring labelmates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. The Georgia native has racked up five #1 singles, impressive album sales, multiple award show nominations from the CMA, ACM, ACA, ACC and CMT Music Awards, in addition to being named 2013 ACM Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year. Brantley’s previous project, the PLATINUM-certified HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, produced two PLATINUM-certified #1 hits – “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Country Must Be Country Wide.” As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned #1 songs “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem” for Jason Aldean, among others. Brantley recently wrapped the second leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR and will join Kenny Chesney in 2015 for THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR.

Eighteen-year-old UK breakout, Ella Henderson, started her journey to fame as a contestant on the X Factor UK in 2012. Ella was the favorite to win the show but wound up finishing in sixth place, upon which she was immediately signed by Simon Cowell to his label SYCO. Ella now marks her arrival with debut single “Ghost,” which was co-written with One Republic’s Ryan Tedder and is already platinum in the UK and Australia, as well as the fastest selling debut single in the UK with the second biggest radio audience of the year. “Ghost” recently broke into the Top 10 on iTunes in the US and its music video currently boasts over 33 million views on Vevo. Ella is also making her way to the forefront in the US with recent performances on Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, Dancing with the Stars, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Voice, and the 2014 American Music Awards Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live Pre-Show. Ella has been dubbed an ‘Artist on the Verge’ by Billboard Magazine and is also in the running for their ‘21 Under 21’ 2015 Class. Her debut album Chapter One went straight to #1 on the UK Album Chart and will be released in the US on January 13, 2015 via Columbia Records/SYCO.

Island Records Artist, Nick Jonas announces himself as a brand-new musician on newly released self-titled solo debut. Who Jonas is now is a 22 year old multi-talented artist stepping out on his own and re-inventing himself after achieving worldwide fame with The Jonas Brothers. The Grammy-nominated group sold 20 million albums and toured the globe several times over before calling it quits in October 2013. Its youngest member has lived a lot of life in those years and his experiences are reflected on his self-titled album which was released nationwide on November 11 via Island Records. The album’s smash single and radio hit, “Jealous,” penned by Jonas and co-written by with Nolan Lambroza and Simon Wilcox, peaked at #8 on Billboard Hot 100 and is now certified platinum. Jonas attributes the album’s darker overtones partially to the fact that while he was recording, he was also shooting the gritty television show Kingdom — a mixed martial arts family drama that premieres on DirecTV’s Audience Network on October 8. Jonas plays an MMA prize fighter who holds his cards close to his chest. This year, Jonas embarked on a Club Tour in support of his album, and visited 12 cities across the United States and Canada including Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and New York and will be joining Iggy Azalea on her upcoming Great Escape Tour in Spring 2015.

Nico & Vinz are a Norwegian singing/songwriting duo whose debut album Black Star Elephant has tapped into the heart of global culture by writing and performing songs that joyfully speak of life, love and identity that is reminiscent of The Police and Paul Simon’s Graceland.  Since their debut in 2010, Nico & Vinz have topped Scandinavian charts thanks to their extraordinary storytelling, riveting videos and electrifying performances including the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.  Their 2013 hit single “Am I Wrong” has already crossed 50 million global streams on Spotify, has a 20x-platinum certification in Scandanavia, won them an NRJ Award for “Song of the Year” and another Spelleman Award (Grammy equivalent) nomination for “Hit of the Year.”  The “song of the summer” and most Shazam’d song in the world was the #1 most added record at Top 40/mainstream format in its first-week of impacting US radio where it held the #1 spot in two formats (Hot AC and Top 40).

The GRAMMY winning San Franciscans Train are known for delivering memorable songs that capture the listener’s imagination. This particular talent has seen them achieve unprecedented radio and social media traction, with the eight-time GRAMMY nominees heralded as a standard bearer of riveting, roots-based pop around the world. Train has sold more than ten million albums worldwide, thirty million tracks worldwide, with numerous platinum/gold citations on their mantle, 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations. The band’s latest album and seventh studio effort, Bulletproof Picasso, was produced by Butch Walker. The disc has spawned two mega-hit singles, “Angel in Blue Jeans,” their 13th Top Ten radio hit and “Cadillac, Cadillac.” The former soared to the Top 10 of Triple A and Adult Top 40 radio in only a month, joining the band’s successful arsenal of other radio-embraced singles throughout their two-decade career. The song also has a badass Western-themed video starring Danny Trejo (Machete, Dusk Til Dawn) and Hannah Simone (New Girl) that has racked up over 4 million views.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers, and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

The complete lineup Wednesday night, December 31 on ABC is:

8:00-10:00 PM      DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2015 – “Part 1”

10:00-11:00 PM     DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2015 – “Part 2”

11:30-1:09 AM       DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2015 – “Part 1”

THURSDAY, JANUARY 01, 2015

1:09-2:13 AM      DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2015 – “Part 1”

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dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

IGGY AZALEA, BASTILLE, JASON DERULO, PENTATONIX AND RIXTON JOIN THE NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION FROM THE BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015

 

IGGY AZALEA, BASTILLE, JASON DERULO, PENTATONIX AND RIXTON JOIN THE NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION FROM THE BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015″ Begins Live
at 8pm ET/PT on ABC from New York’s Times Square

 

 Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Jason Derulo, Pentatonix and Rixton join the biggest music celebration of the year on “.” Fergie hosts the Billboard Hollywood Party and also performs along with previously announced performers Charli XCX, One Direction and Meghan Trainor. With over 38 performances and 5 ½ hours of music, programming for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” begins at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC Television Network.

The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 9 years. As previously announced, Jenny McCarthy will be live from Times Square where Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC! and Idina Menzel will perform for over one million fans. Special remote performances from Nashville will include Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum with Elton John also performing from Brooklyn.

After years of honing her signature style on hip-hop’s underground circuit, 4-time Grammy nominee Iggy Azalea burst onto the charts and emerged as the breakout story of 2014. Her smash hit, “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX, rocketed to #1, breaking airplay and Spotify records along the way. After an astounding 7 weeks at #1, Iggy Azalea made history on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Fancy” rewrote the record for the longest-leading No. 1 song by a female rapper. Iggy made chart history again as the first artist since The Beatles to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 hits. “Fancy” has been unilaterally dubbed 2014’s “Song Of The Summer,” and has been covered by everyone from Saturday Night Live, to Jimmy Fallon, to Weird Al Yankovic. Iggy’s debut album The New Classic peaked at #1 on the Billboard Rap Album charts, a first for an international female artist. Iggy’s new single, “Black Widow” featuring Rita Ora, hit #1 at Top 40 and Rhythmic radio.

Bastille has been touring non-stop in support of its debut album, Bad Blood, which entered the U.K. albums chart at No. 1 and has sold over a million albums in the U.S. The band’s breakthrough hit “Pompeii” has now been certified four times Platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. It is certified Platinum (or multi-Platinum) in a total of seven countries, including the U.K., Australia, Canada and Italy. “Pompeii” is the most-streamed track of all time in the U.K. and one of the most-streamed tracks of 2014 on Spotify. The track has ruled at radio, topping Billboard’s Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Adult Alternative Songs charts and entering the Top 5 at the Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Top 40 formats. The official video has more than 125 million views. “Flaws,” the latest single from Bad Blood, is quickly climbing the Alternative radio charts.  In addition to its remarkable chart success, Bastille has been honored with a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. The group has won a BRIT Award, an mtvU Woodie and a Teen Choice Award and was nominated for two American Music Awards, five World Music Awards and numerous other honors.

Five years in from making his debut in pop music, Jason Derulo has sold more than 45 million records worldwide and amassed almost 1.5 billion views on his YouTube Channel.  His last song, “Wiggle,” featuring Snoop Dogg, is his eighth song to reach the Top 10 on the Top 40 format and his ninth platinum-selling single.  Derulo’s ubiquitous hit “Talk Dirty,” featuring 2 Chainz, was his most successful track to date, having sold more than six million singles worldwide with a music video that has garnered almost 250 million views on YouTube.  His fifth single from the Talk Dirty album, “Trumpets” is his fifth platinum song off of the album, putting him in an elite category of hit-making artists to accomplish the feat such as Drake (Take Care 2014), Katy Perry (Teenage Dream 2010), Bruno Mars (Doo Wops… 2010), Black Eyed Peas (The End 2009), Beyonce (Sasha Fierce 2008), P!nk (Funhouse 2008), Rihanna (Good Girl 2007) and Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift 2007). The Miami-native’s career started when he was 16 years old and began writing songs for artists like Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, Sean Kingston, Cassie and Danity Kane. He was the Teen Choice Awards 2014 “Choice Single Male” winner and also received two additional nominations including “Choice Summer Song” and “Choice Summer Music Star: Male.” The pop star’s video for “Talk Dirty” also earned him two additional nominations at the MTV Music Video Awards for “Best Pop Video” and “Best Choreography.”

Grammy-nominated vocal quintet, Pentatonix, is celebrating the Christmas season with the #1 holiday album in America.  That’s Christmas To Me, currently the #2 album on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart (#1 Digital, #1 Holiday) has already been certified gold and has been sitting atop the Holiday Chart since its release 7 weeks ago (2012’s PTXmas is currently #5 on the Holiday Chart).  The group’s six videos in support of the holiday album –  “Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy,” “White Winter Hymnal,” “Winter Wonderland /Don’t Worry Be Happy” featuring Tori Kelly, “Mary, Did You Know?,” “Silent Night” and their original song and title track, “That’s Christmas To Me” – have been viewed more than 35 million times.  Consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado and Mitch Grassi, vocal bass Avi Kaplan and beatboxer Kevin “K.O.” Olusola, Pentatonix have also recently released PTX Vol. III which has already released 4 music videos, yielding more than 30 million views.  The group has eclipsed 7 million YouTube subscribers (more than both Avicii and Beyoncé), with more than 700 million cumulative views.  Their music video for “Daft Punk” has been viewed more than 100 million times and the medley earned the group their first Grammy nomination.

Rixton’s debut Me And My Broken Heart EP, featuring their multi-platinum hit single of the same title, cracked the Top 10 and Top 40 radio charts, climbed to No. 1 on the UK Singles chart and ranks one of the most Shazam-ed new tracks in the U.S., while the official video has racked up more than 40 million views on YouTube/VEVO. Rixton have delivered killer performances on Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Voice, Ellen, So You Think You Can Dance, The TODAY Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more, in addition to being featured as an MTV 2014 “Artist To Watch” and a VEVO LIFT artist.  The band released their follow up track “Wait On Me” and just announced their new single “Hotel Ceiling” will be released in January.  Rixton will set out on a US tour supporting Ariana Grande in February prior to the release of their debut album Let The Road on March 3rd via School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records.  Hailing from Manchester, Rixton are Jake Roche, (vocals/rhythm guitar), Danny Wilkin (bass/keys), Charley Bagnall (lead guitar), and Lewi Morgan (drums).

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers, and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

The complete lineup Wednesday night, December 31 on ABC is:

8:00 – 11:00 p.m. – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015”

11:30 – 1:09 a.m. – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015, Part 1”

1:10 – 2:13 a.m.– “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015, Part 2”

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ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.