16 Facts You Didn't Know About Q102’s 2021 Jingle Ball Lineup


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It's almost the most wonderful time of the year! The Q102 Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One is returning to celebrate the holiday season, and the lineups are epic.

Taking place on December 13th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the season's most spectacular music event will feature a star-studded lineup of artists including Doja Cat, AJR​, Kane Brown, Saweetie, Tate McRae​, Bazzi, Dixie D'Amelio, Tai Verdes, and Monsta X.

Doja Cat

  • At around age 11, she took up organized break dancing and danced in a crew in Los Angeles.
  • Doja holds three top 20 hits on the pop charts from Planet Her: “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, “You Right” with The Weeknd and “Need to Know.”
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AJR

  • In 2006, the brothers started busking in NYC’s Central Park and Washington Square Park.
  • Band member Ryan Met shared AJR's "I'm Ready" with several different celebs via Twitter. “Chandelier” singer Sia noticed and informed her management, who is now AJR's co-manager.

Kane Brown

  • Kane Brown can play the Guitar Hero video game with his feet! 
  • Kane auditioned for American Idol, but was told they didn't want another country singer; he subsequently auditioned for X Factor, where they wanted to place him in a boy band.
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Saweetie

  • Saweetie has quite a few famous family members. Actress Gabrielle Union and producer Zaytoven are her cousins, while her uncle is rapper MC Hammer. Meanwhile, her grandfather is Willie Harper, a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers in the 70s.
  • She began writing music at 14-years-old.
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Tate McRae

  • During Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour, he held auditions for fans to join him on stage in each city. Tate McRae was picked to perform with him in Canada when she was 12 years old.
  • She competed in So You Think You Can Dance: Next Generation when she was 13-years-old and placed third.
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Bazzi

  • Bazzi used former social media platform, Vine, to build his initial following and became one of the first big stars on the app with 1.5 million followers by the time he finished high school.
  • The singer has fostered dogs a lot, but he doesn’t have any of his own.
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Dixie D'Amelio

  • Dixie, who has studied drama since she was a child, had her professional acting debut this year in the Brat TV series, Attaway General, as Georgia.
  • Dixie has been candid about her mental health on social media. Her song, “Be Happy” is less about actually being cheerful, and more about accepting the fact that you do not have to be happy and positive all the time.

Tai Verdes

  • As the COVID-19 pandemic began, the iHeartRadio On The Verge artist had taken on an essential worker position at Verizon. However, Tai's music eventually found its way to TikTok and went viral.
  • In 2017, under the name Tyler Colon, Tai was a contestant on season six of MTV's Are You the One? and ended up winning $50,000.

Monsta X

  • Jooheon owns the copyrights to 109 songs. 
  • Before Monsta X, Shownu almost debuted his K-Pop career with Got7. He was a trainee with JYP Entertainment for two years.
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Ryan Seacrest Foundation
Every year, the Jingle Ball Tour gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year's official charity for the Jingle Ball Tour is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. $1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to inspiring today's youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.
Meet the headliners backstage for a great cause!
Wish one of music's hottest acts a happy holidays in person, take a photo with them, and get four tickets to the show while benefiting the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.