Mario Lopez hosts from Las Vegas with musical performances by J. Cole, Krewella, New Politics and Panic! At The Disco, then Ball Drop from New York City’s Times Square
By Robin Rowe
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!TV) 2013/12/26 – FOX The X Factor series host Mario Lopez will broadcast live from the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, December 31st from 11pm to 12:30 AM ET live and tape-delayed to air at the same time slot for CT/MT/PT on FOX. The special will feature performances by J. Cole, Krewella, New Politics and Panic! At The Disco from LIGHT Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. FOX will cut away to New York for the New Year’s Eve Ball LIVE, as it makes its descent into New York’s Times Square to welcome in 2014.
J.Cole is a German-born American hip-hop recording artist and record producer from Fayetteville, NC. The first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label, J. Cole’s debut album, entitled “Cole World: The Sideline Story,” when released in September 2011 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, and has since been RIAA certified Gold. J. Cole received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards and is also a two-time American Music Award nominee. J. Cole released his self-produced album, “Born Sinner,” in June 2013. The album hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, is certified Gold, spawned two Platinum singles and earned him a nomination at the 55th Grammy Awards.
After their electrifying performance at Ultra Music Festival 2013, the Chicago-bred electropunk trio Krewella released their first album, ”Get Wet,” which debuted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 200, making Krewella one of the hottest acts in dance music. From humble beginnings playing Windy City warehouse raves two years ago, their debut in summer 2011 of their viral hit, “Killin’ It,” features their platinum-certified single, “Alive.” The trio, consisting of sister songwriters/vocalists Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, joined by producer Kris “Rain Man” Trindl, continue their breakneck trajectory with their Top 40 single, “Live for the Night.”
New Politics, a Brooklyn-via-Copenhagen-based three-piece rock band, are about to tour in support of their album, “A Bad Girl In Harlem.” New Politics wnet on the road with P!nk, 30 Seconds To Mars and Fall Out Boy. “A Bad Girl In Harlem” was released last spring on RCA Records and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers’ chart. The first single, “Harlem,” is a Top 5 hit on Alternative Radio, and is crossing to Top 40. New Politics is David Boyd (vocals, breakdancing), Soren Hansen (vocals, guitar) and Louis Vecchio (drums).
Panic! At The Disco’s fourth studio album, “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!,” released in October 2012 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album’s lead single, “Miss Jackson (Feat. Lolo),” is currently Top 10 on Alternative Radio outlets nationwide and has more than 7.8 million YouTube views. The group toured with Fall Out Boy, for The Save Rock and Roll Arena Tour. In January, the band starts a sold-out national headline tour, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!. Previous albums include 2005’s double-Platinum “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out”; 2008’s “Pretty. Odd.,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Album chart; and “Vices & Virtues,” which debuted at No. 7.
Lopez stars in the nationally syndicated show Extra and the Clear Channel radio program On With Mario Lopez, FOX New Year’s Eve Live is executive-produced by Bob Bain, with supervising producer Greg Sills and producer Paul Flattery.
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