You cannot underestimate the popularity of Diplo, and his set at the New York City stop of our iHeartRadio Jingle Ball hosted by Z100 on Friday night (December 9) was proof of that when he brought out friendly face MØ.
After show-stopping sets from Fifth Harmony and Ellie Goulding, Madison Square Garden was ready for some pulsating dance/hip-hop tunes and the EDM heavyweight did not disappoint. For the 20 minute set, which saw an introduction from Disney's Laura Marano, the man responsible for making pop music weird (in the best way possible) treated the sold-out audience to a 16-song set full of some of the biggest bops in recent years and, of course, a ton of flashy stage effects. His thumping collab with Steve Aoki and Deorro's "Freak"? Yup. Zay Hilfiger and Zayion McCall's "Juju on that Beat" Of course. Drake's "Back to Back" You got it.
28-year-old MØ surprised the crowd when she arrived on stage and offered up consistent energy for a live performance of 2015 summer hit, "Lean On," "Final Song" and even a cover of Justin Bieber's "Cold Water." Oh, and let us tell you, there's nothing like seeing feverish teenage girls going ballistic to beat drop after beat drop.
If you missed out on all the action, consider this your holiday gift. You'll be able to relive the night on The CW during a special 90-minute broadcast on December 15th and 26th at 8 p.m. ET/PT -- so put on your Santa hats, grab some gingerbread cookies, and tune in!
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