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Jingle Ball 2016: Meghan Trainor, Chainsmokers join lineup at BB&T Center

.@iHeartRadio's 2016 Jingle Ball has Diplo, Charlie Puth, Fifth Harmony and Daya @thebbtcenter.

Y100’s Jingle Ball 2016 has added Meghan Trainor, the Chainsmokers and Tove Lo to a bill that already included hitmakers Diplo, Charlie Puth, Fifth Harmony and Daya at the iHeart Radio-sponsored event at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Dec. 18.

Other acts added to the lineup Tuesday include Lukas Graham, Hailee Steinfeld, Nicky Jam and Alessia Cara.

Jingle Ball tickets go on sale at noon Oct. 17 at iHeartRadio.com/JingleBall.  A presale for credit-card customers of the tour sponsor, Capital One, will run 10 a.m. Oct. 13 to 10 a.m. Oct. 16.

The annual Jingle Ball tour is always a tightly focused snapshot of what’s going on at the top of the pop charts, which is where many of these acts usually can be found.

DJ-producer Diplo, formerly of South Plantation High School, has had the most success, including the massive hit “Cold Water” by his trio, Major Lazer, and Justin Bieber, currently No. 2 on the Billboard pop singles chart.

Earlier this year Diplo won two Grammy Awards for work on the collaborative album “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U.” The album included the hit single “Where Are Ü Now,” with vocals by Bieber. The Major Lazer-DJ Snake collaboration “Lean On” was a curious omission among the Grammy nominees.

Diplo also hosts the outdoor Mad Decent Block Party that puts a stranglehold on Fort Lauderdale’s Himmarshee District each year.

Trainor just brought her Untouchable Tour to Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater, where a sold-out crowd partied to hits such as “No,” “Me Too,” and “All About That Bass.” Steinfeld (“Love Myself”) was an opening act.

The Chainsmokers have dominated the charts lately with hits such as “Closer” and “Don’t Let Me Down” (featuring Daya).

Young crooner Puth’s current Top 10 collaboration with Selena Gomez, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” follows “One Call Away” and “Marvin Gaye,” which featured Trainor.

The provocative girl group Fifth Harmony has had a breakout 2016, with hits including “Work From Home,” “Worth It” and “All in My Head.” Beyond the Chainsmokers' hit, Daya recently released the girl-power anthem “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” the follow-up to her Top 25 hit “Hide Away.”   

Other stops on the 2016 Jingle Ball tour include Tampa, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas, San Jose and Los Angeles. 

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