KIIS FM’S Jingle Ball 2018
The 2018 Jingle Ball took place Friday night at the Forum. The night included performances from iconic and emerging performers including Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Camila Cabello, Khalid with Special Guest Normani, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Alessia Cara, Bazzi, Bebe Rexha and Monsta X.
Many stars showed their support for the artist. Cast members of Vanderpump Rules, The Hills, The Bachelor, and Modern Family were seen gracing the red carpet. Monsta X, Madison Beer, and Heffron Drive performed at a free concert in the Jingle Ball Pre-Show Village.
Bebe Rexha set the mood for the night by opening the concert with her hits “I’m a Mess” and “Meant to Be”. Dua Lipa had the crowd on their feet as she danced her way through hits including “One Kiss,” “Electricity,” and “New Rules.” The night was filled with surprises, Shawn Mendes brought Khalid out on stage to treat the crowd to a spur of the moment performance of “Youth.”
Monsta X made history by being the first K-pop group to grace the Jingle Ball stage. The night closed out with Cardi B’s iconic hits “Drip” and “Money Bag” before welcoming special guest and husband Offset onstage to perform “Ric Flair Drip.” The night was full of surprises, Shawn Mendes brought Khalid out to sing “Youth.”
This was the second stop on the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour. For each ticket bought, $1.00 is donated to The Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The non-profit is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.
The next stops of the Jingle Ball tour are: San Francisco; Minneapolis; Boston; Philadelphia; New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Atlanta; Tampa and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.
We caught up with a few of the performances and attendees on the red carpet!
Reporter, Mary Malloy | Host, Madison Conklin