YouTube to take a look back at decade’s biggest trends throughout show, plus a surprise announcement
dick clark productions and ABC today announced multi-Platinum-selling artist Post Malone will join America’s most-watched New Year’s Eve special, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020,” with a headlining performance live from New York City’s Times Square, just minutes before the ball drops.
Making his Times Square debut, Post Malone will be joined by additional performers BTS, Sam Hunt and Alanis Morissette, performing for the first time with the cast of the hit Broadway musical “Jagged Little Pill” for America’s biggest celebration of the year.
Additionally, as part of the broadcast, presenting sponsor YouTube will take a look back at the biggest trends on YouTube from the past decade, plus make a surprise announcement.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” will broadcast live on Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
“We are so lucky to have Post Malone performing for the world right before the iconic ball drop,” said Mark Bracco, executive producer and EVP, programming and development, dick clark productions. “Add to that superstars like BTS, Sam Hunt and Alanis Morrissette, and it promises to be a memorable New Year’s Eve in Times Square.”
“Ringing in the New Year with this unbelievable roster of talent is sure to be a magical event,” said Rob Mills, senior vice president, alternative series, specials and late night, ABC Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to honor and share this iconic celebration with the world.”
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” marks the 48th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include 5½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, with live onsite reporting from award-winning actress and co-host Lucy Hale. Multi-Platinum artist Ciara will once again ring in the New Year from the West Coast as host of the Hollywood party, while award-winning Broadway actor Billy Porter will host the fourth annual Central Time Zone celebration, live from New Orleans.
Additionally, country artist Jessie James Decker will reveal the first-ever “First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year” during this year’s live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.”
A Diamond-certified Grammy Award-nominated phenomenon, Dallas artist Post Malone regularly blurs boundaries and incites internet-breaking conversation with every move. Emerging in 2015 with a genre-less brew that inspired a movement, he delivered the Diamond-selling “Congratulations” [feat. Quavo], and achieved back-to-back No. 1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200. His 2019 third full-length, “Hollywood’s Bleeding” (Republic Records), represented an audience and critical high watermark. Not only did it arrive at Platinum status, but it also reigned at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 for four weeks and returned to the chart for a fifth week, making for the longest run atop the chart of 2019 and the first release to do so in over a year.
Additional “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” performers include:
•Los Angeles: Host Ciara, as well as Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Dan + Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Anthony Ramos, Salt-N-Pepa and SHAED.
•New Orleans: Host Billy Porter, as well as Sheryl Crow and Usher
•Miami: Jonas Brothers
YouTube is the presenting sponsor of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.”
The complete lineup Tuesday, Dec. 31, on ABC:
For more information, visit www.newyearsrockineve.com.