The CW To Air Star-Studded Jingle Ball 2014 on Dec. 18

Jingle Ball 2014
Ariana Grande performs during the Z100 Jingle Ball 2014. The massive concert will air on The CW on Dec. 18.
Z100 Jingle Ball
Backstage, Charli XCX made creative use of a negligee and some carefully placed “Snowballs,” but onstage, the British popstar donned a cheerleader’s uniform.

The Z100 Jingle Ball is an annual holiday concert that features the year’s hottest pop stars in a sassy, sexy concert. Everybody who is anybody is there performing or presenting. Musicians who perform during the annual Jingle Ball know they’re what’s hot right now.

This year’s Jingle Ball airs Dec. 18 on The CW and features mega-watt musical performances and incredible guest presenters. This is a much buzzed-about concert and one of the larger, non-award show music events of the year. What Jingle Ball 2014 moment will everyone be talking about the next day? (My guess is the absolutely scandalous outfit Charli XCX wore on the red carpet!       (see! –>)

In the past few years, the arrivals at the Z100 Jingle Ball have become almost as important as the concert itself.  This year’s red carpet had Gwen Stefani showing off chunky black highlights, Pharrell Williams in yet another hat, Iggy Azalea in a blaze orange pantsuit, and Rita Ora in an ensemble that featured black thigh-high boots.

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Taylor Swift performs during the Z100 Jingle Ball 2014

Z100 Jingle Ball performers:
Taylor Swift
Maroon 5
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Iggy Azalea
Pharrell Williams
5 Seconds of Summer
Calvin Harris
Jessie J
Meghan Trainor
Charli XCX
Shawn Mendes
Rita Ora
Nick Jonas.



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Sarah Jessica Parker presents during the concert.

Z100 Jingle Ball presenters
Chris Rock
Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis from the movie Annie
Sarah Jessica Parker
Ansel Elgort
Emma Roberts
Ryan Seacrest
Seth Rogen
Jesse Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family
Hailee Steinfeld
Bethany Mota, YouTube star and former Dancing With The Stars contestant
Michael Che and Colin Yost from Saturday Night Live
Vine Stars’ Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas
Jiff the adorable Pomeranian
iHeartRadio’s Elvis Duran, Danielle Monaro, Greg T “The Frat Boy” and Bethany Watson from Elvis Duran & the Morning Show

The Z100 Jingle Ball is part of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, tan annual music event that captures the holiday spirit of the iHeartRadio app, in Los Angeles Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago and Tampa, with additional Jingle Ball concert events in Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta and Columbus.

Z100 Jingle Ball > The CW > Thursday, Dec. 18 @ 8pm ET

Ariana Grande and Sarah Jessica Parker images © Kevin Kane/Getty Images for iHeartMedia
Taylor Swift image © Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Charli XCX image © Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia