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Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Foster the People, Dua Lipa, Macklemore with Skylar Grey, Ella Mai & Charlie Puth to rock West Coast celebration Of 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019'

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Mon, Nov 26th 2018 11:35 am
Kelsea Ballerini is performing this year at `Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019.` (ABC/dick clark productions image)
Kelsea Ballerini is performing this year at "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019." (ABC/dick clark productions image)
Jenny McCarthy returns to live broadcast from Times Square; Ciara back to host West Coast celebration; Lucy Hale again hosting countdown in New Orleans
New Year's celebration begins live at 8 p.m. EST on ABC From New York City's Times Square
dick clark productions and ABC today announced hosts and musical performances for America's biggest live New Year's television broadcast, "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019." Emmy-winning producer and television/radio personality Ryan Seacrest will return to host from Times Square for his 13th year, with live onsite reporting by actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy.
Multi-Platinum music superstar Ciara will return to ring in the new year from the West Coast as the host of the Hollywood Party, joined by performances from Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Foster the People, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai and Charlie Puth. The festivities will also feature a performance by Macklemore with Skylar Grey presented by Planet Fitness, and a special collaboration from The Chainsmokers featuring Kelsea Ballerini.
Also announced today, award-winning actress Lucy Hale will return to host the third annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square at the dawn of the New Year.
Lat year's show ranked as the No. 1 music special of 2017.
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019" marks the 47th anniversary of America's biggest celebration of the year and will include more than five hours of special performances and reports on New Year's festivities from around the globe. The celebrated event will take place on Monday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST on The ABC Television Network. Additional performances will be announced soon.
"For 47 years, 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' has been America's biggest and most-watched party of the year," said Mark Bracco, executive producer and executive vice president of programming and development, dick clark productions. "We're thrilled that Ryan, Jenny, Ciara and Lucy are back to help America usher in the New Year, along with a stellar lineup of the year's hottest musical artists."
Seacrest is a creative entrepreneur and holds pre-eminent positions in broadcast and cable television, as well as nationally syndicated and local radio. Seacrest is host and executive producer of the annual live ABC broadcast of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." He is co-host and executive producer of the Disney|ABC nationally syndicated entertainment talk show "Live with Kelly and Ryan." He is also the host of the iconic music competition series "American Idol" on ABC. Seacrest also serves as host and executive producer of the "E! Live from the Red Carpet" award season shows. On the radio, Seacrest is the host of "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," his market-topping No. 1 nationally syndicated Los Angeles morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia's 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show.
McCarthy is a comedian, actress, host, best-selling author and spokeswoman, who currently hosts her own talk show, "The Jenny McCarthy Show," on Sirius XM, and will soon be seen as a panelist on the celebrity singing competition "The Masked Singer," which premieres on FOX in January 2019. She created and launched monthly sessions of the "Inner Circle" on Sirius in 2016 which features intimate conversations with celebrity guests and experts on a variety of topics; Kelly Clarkson was featured as her first guest. McCarthy previously co-hosted "The View," executive produced and starred in "Donnie Loves Jenny," and hosted late-night talk show "The Jenny McCarthy Show."
Ciara is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, model and actress. Over her 13-year career, she has sold over 23 million records and 16 million singles worldwide, including chart-topping hits "Goodies," "Ride," "Oh," "1, 2 Step," "Body Party," and "I Bet." Most recently, Ciara has been scorching airwaves with her new song "Level Up," which has transformed into a defining moment for the culture with the subsequent movement it has incited. Beyond clocking over 100 million views on YouTube, the song spent several weeks at No. 1 on the iTunes top R&B/soul songs chart and top 10 on iTunes overall, and attracted Missy Elliott and Fatman Scoop for a high-profile remix, which also shot up the iTunes charts. Its high-powered dance initially inspired fans to shoot their own videos with the hashtag #LevelUpChallenge - stirring up a viral buzz that has seen over 2 million posts across social media and launched the video to a No. 1-trending topic on YouTube.
Multitalented Hale captured the attention of millions as the star of Freeform's smash hit series "Pretty Little Liars." She was nominated for People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress in 2017. Hale has also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress seven times, and she was presented with the 2013 Gracie Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Rising Star. Hale was recently seen starring in the thriller "Truth or Dare," from Blumhouse Productions, alongside Tyler Posey, which was released in April. Hale was also seen in the Netflix Original film "Dude" alongside Kathryn Prescott and Alexandra Shipp.
Praised by The New York Times as being an "elegant songwriter," Grammy nominee Ballerini's latest single, "Miss Me More," hails from her acclaimed sophomore album, "Unapologetically." The newly released deluxe edition includes four tracks: "Fun and Games," "I Think I Fell In Love Today," "Landslide (Live from Nashville)" (Fleetwood Mac), and her new collaboration with The Chainsmokers, "This Feeling," plus the original 12-track compilation. Included in an all-star lineup of musical guests, Ballerini is slated to join Kelly Clarkson's "Meaning of Life Tour" in January 2019, she will then break out on her own for her first-ever headline arena tour - "The Miss Me More Tour" - with Brett Young (plus special guest Brandon Ratcliff) next spring. Continuing to blaze a trail that's all her own, Ballerini appears on NBC's hit music competition series, "The Voice," as their first-ever fifth coach during the 10-part "Comeback Stage" series this season.
Grammy Award-winning and Billboard Chart topping artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become one of music's hottest recording artists. Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, their signature sound deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms and has seen them develop some of the biggest breakthrough songs over the course of the past two years. In 2016, the group catapulted to worldwide stardom with three multi-Platinum-certified hits - "Roses," featuring Rozes; "Don't Let Me Down," featuring Daya; and "Closer," featuring Halsey, which went on to become the longest-running No. 1 single of 2016 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In April 2017, the group released their debut album via Disruptor/Columbia Records titled "Memories ... Do Not Open." The album, which has been certified Platinum, debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 chart and produced multi-Platinum-certified smash hits "Paris" and "Something Just Like This" featuring Coldplay.
Founded in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of their debut album, "Torches," which has sold nearly 2 million albums and over 9 million singles worldwide. "Torches" features the No. 1 hit single "Pumped Up Kicks," which was declared "the year's anthem" by SPIN, and also spawned the chart-topping singles "Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)," "Houdini" and "Helena Beat." Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations for their monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Pumped Up Kicks" and Best Short Form Music Video for "Houdini." "Supermodel" was the second full-length record from Foster the People.
With the release of her self-titled debut album, London born, Kosovo-raised Dua Lipa has won over the hearts of fans and press alike. The songs on "Dua Lipa" announced the arrival of a new force in pop - irresistible on the dance floor, thoughtful under closer inspection, constantly discovering creative possibilities. Her critically acclaimed debut made everyone's "best of" list, from The FADER to Rolling Stone and Time Magazine. Her power anthem "New Rules" reached No. 1 on the Top 40 chart and broke the longstanding record for consecutive weeks on the Billboard pop songs chart.
"Gemini," Macklemore's first solo effort in 12 years, was released in September 2017 and is RIAA-certified Gold. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on Billboard's top rap albums, top R&B/hip-hop albums and independent albums charts. The album follows two releases with producer Ryan Lewis: the multiple-Grammy award-winning album "The Heist" and 2016 release "This Unruly Mess I've Made" (featuring Platinum-certified single "Downtown"). "Gemini" includes platinum singles "Glorious" (featuring Skylar Grey) and "Good Old Days" (featuring Kesha), and gold single "Marmalade" (featuring Lil Yachty). The viral video for hit single "Glorious" stars Macklemore's 100-year-old grandmother, while the video for "Marmalade" (featuring Lil Yachty) stars a "Mini Macklemore" and a "Lil Lil Yachty" with cameos by running back legend Marshawn Lynch, Lil Yachty and Macklemore.
Grey is a five-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter. She is responsible for co-writing some of the most memorable songs to light up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts, totaling more than 25 million in sales worldwide. Grey collaborated with Eminem on his latest record, "Revival," released Dec. 15, 2017. She is featured on the song "Tragic Endings" and has three additional writing and producing credits on the album, including "Walk On Water," featuring Beyoncé; "Like Home," featuring Alicia Keys; and "Need Me," featuring Pink.
10 Summers and Interscope Records' Mai's awe-inspiring journey to the top of the music charts reached new heights this fall with the release of her anticipated debut. Executive produced by Mustard, the throwback R&B album, is simply titled "Ella Mai." The British singer-songwriter continues to break long-held records with her RIAA-certified triple-Platinum single, "Boo'd Up."
At only 26 years old, multiple-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/producer Puth has proven to be one of the most consistent hitmakers in pop music today. In just three short years, Puth has already amassed five multi-Platinum singles, three Grammy nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, one Critic's Choice Award and one Golden Globe nomination. His latest album, "Voicenotes," was certified Gold only four days after its release and has logged over 3.4 billion streams worldwide to date. Written and produced by Puth himself, "Voicenotes" has also received universal acclaim, including The New York Times calling it "one of the year's best pop albums." The album features three-times-Platinum-certified "Attention," Platinum-certified "How Long," Gold-certified "Done For Me," and most recently, "The Way I Am."
YouTube Music is the presenting sponsor of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019." The show is produced by dick clark productions with Seacrest, Barry Adelman and Bracco serving as executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.
The complete lineup airing Monday, Dec. 31, on ABC is the following:
  • 8-10 p.m. - "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 - Part 1"
  • 10-11 p.m. - "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 - Part 2"
  • 11:30 p.m.-1:09 a.m. - "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 - Part 1"
  • 1:09-2:13 a.m. - "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 - Part 2"
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