Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and More Rock the 2018 Kiss 108 Jingle Ball Show
The holiday season is upon us once again, which means it’s time for the annual Jingle Ball tour! In the fifth stop of this year’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball show at Boston’s TD Garden arena, this year’s newest and hottest artists rocked the stage.
This year’s KISS 108 Jingle Ball Boston lineup included: Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Khalid, G-Eazy, Meghan Trainor, Bazzi, The Chainsmokers, and Monsta X.
New and upcoming performer Bazzi kicks off the show while sporting a festive green jacket. Bazzi rocked the stage with hits like, “Mine,” “Myself,” and the recently certified platinum track, “Beautiful.” Bazzi has gained a huge following in the past year after his song, “Mine” went viral after being featured as a filter song on Snapchat. Bazzi recently tweeted that new music is on the way, so stay tuned for more from Bazzi in the new year!
Next to take the stage was Meghan Trainor who opened her set with her pop hit, “All About That Bass” and you know the whole audience was singing and dancing along to catchy tune. Next, Trainor performed the single, “No Excuses” from her upcoming album, “Treat Myself,” which drops early next year.
Voice Writer, Amanda Macolino got to chat with Trainor backstage on the KISS 108 Red Carpet, but she was not alone. Newly engaged Trainor was accompanied by her adorable fiancé, Daryl Sabara, who’s known mostly to us ’90’s kids as Juni Cortez from “Spy Kids.” The couple was sporting matching Christmas sweaters on the red carpet that said, “Hubby” and “Wifey.”
In an interview with Voice writer, Amanda Macolino on the carpet, Nantucket, MA native, Trainor discussed how great it was to have her family and Sabara as background vocalists on her upcoming album, “Treat Myself”
“At first it started out as, i don’t have background singers for this one song, so I had my family go in the booth and try it,” joked Trainor. “But I loved it so much that I had them do the background vocals on the rest of the album.”
Newly two-time Grammy nominated artist, Shawn Mendes took the stage next to perform, Grammy nominated Song of the Year, “In My Blood.” Mendes also performed a medley of other recent hits like, “Lost in Japan,” “Treat You Better,” and “Mercy.” The pop singer closed his set with a cover of Kings of Leons, “Use Somebody.”
Mendes will be on a world tour for the majority of 2019 to promote his self-titled album. Most recently he announced a stadium show in his hometown of Toronto on September 6, 2019 at the Rogers Centre. Tickets go on sale for the show on December 15th! For more information, visit: https://www.shawnmendesthetour.com/torontoinfo
The electronic pop duo, The Chainsmokers took to the stage next to perform hits like, “Closer” and “Something Just Like This.” The duo also brought out, Kpop group, Monsta X for a special performance.
The duo recently just performed on this year’s, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with help from Country music artist, Kelsea Ballerini. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert are also currently working on producing a film based off of their hit song “Paris.” We don’t know too much about the project yet but if it’s anything like the song, then it will for sure be a hit in theaters.
Rapper, G-Eazy s took the stage next and surprised crowd with his guest, Marc E. Bassy to perform their new single, “Love Her Too.” The rapper then performed recent hits off of his album, “The Beautiful and Damned” including chart-toppers like, “Him and I,” and “No Limit.” He also sang some of his older hits like “I Mean It” and “Me, Myself, and I.”
In an interview backstage with Voice writer, Amanda Macolino, the “No Limit” rapper shared his favorite thing about collaborating with other artists like Marc E. Bassy, Anthony Russo and YG.
“You know, collaborating with other artists is always fun because every artist always brings something different to the table,” G-Eazy shared. “You know if you fill a room up with peoples energies, you get a different outcome than if you were just working alone.”
The rapper also gave a quick shout-out to friend and fellow rapper, YG.
“That’s like my brother, me and him could do a thousand songs,” said G-Eazy.
That led to finding out what’s in store for G-Eazy in 2019…will we be gettin new music? Or even a new album? Here’s what G-Eazy told Amanda when she asked what fans could expect for the next chapter in his music.
“It’s being written right now and I’ll tell you when it’s done,” the rapper teased. When Amanda asked for a possible release date of some new music, the rapper jokingly responded with zippering his lips. G-Eazy fans, keep an eye out because new music will be coming soon!
Pop superstar and new Grammy nominated artist, Camila Cabello rocked the stage next with mega hits off of her debut solo album, “Camila.” Cabello opened her set with her pop anthem, “Never Be The Same,” followed by a piano rendition of her latest single, “Consequences.” Cabello closed her set with her first huge hit in her recent solo career and the song that former President, Barack Obama says was his, “favorite song of 2017,” “Havana.”
Cabello also teased in a recent instagram post that new music is on the way for 2019 after the poster takes a well deserved break.
Next to take the stage was the new and talented R&B singer, Khalid. Khalid sang hit songs off his first two albums, “American Teen” and more recent album, “Suncity.” The singer performed his top hits like, “Young Dumb and Broke,” “Love Lies,” “Location,” “Silence,” and his most recent single, “Better.”
Khalid was also in Boston recently this summer at the Boston Calling Music Festival which also featured performers like Eminem. Khalid’s energy and love for performing was prominent in both shows and you could tell the singer is definitely living his dream and doing what he loves.
In a recent Twitter post, the singer teased that even more new music is on the way for 2019 so fans better keep an eye because new music is coming soon!
Finally to close the show was Jingle Ball’s first ever Korean Pop group, Monsta X. The group took Boston by storm and had teenage girls screaming and crying with excitement as the guys performed hits from their newest album, “Take 1: Are You There?”
The guys caught up with Voice writer, Amanda Macolino backstage to discuss the incredible achievement of being the first Korean-Pop (Kpop) group ever on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour.
“We’re the first K-Pop group ever to be here at Jingle Ball and we’re just K-popping and jingle ballin,” joked I.M.
The group also gushed about meeting Shawn Mendes for the first time backstage. “He’s more beautiful in person than the pictures,” I.M. joked.
As for if the guys get to relax now that they just wrapped up their second world tour, I.M. joked, “we’re always working, gotta keep grinding, gotta keep going.”
Just like that, it’s a wrap on this year’s KISS 108 Jingle Ball. It was another great show filled with this year’s newest and hottest performers.
The show also donates $1 dollar from every ticket purchased to a special charity and this year was, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation — a non-profit organization that is focused on inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.
The tour will continue on to upcoming cities like: Atlanta, Tampa and finally Miami on December 16th.