Pop acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ champ Kelly Clarkson, who appears on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday; JoJo, who stops by ‘Total Request Live’ with her new video on Tuesday; Avril Lavigne, who appears on ‘The View’ on Wednesday and ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Thursday; Jason Mraz, who appears on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday; Ryan Cabrera, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Thursday; 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey, who appears on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ and ‘TRL’ on Friday.
Jason Mraz, Jewel, Matchbox Twenty, Pussycat Dolls, and Sarah McLachlan were on hand for Star 98.7’s Not So Silent Night at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday (December 13) in Los Angeles, California. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Carson Daly, Clay Aiken, Enrique Iglesias, JC Chasez of *NSYNC, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Michelle Branch, Sean Paul, and Simple Plan were on hand for the Y-100 Jingle Ball 2003 on Sunday (December 14) at the Office Depot Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Check out pictures of Enrique from TheSun.
Carson Daly, Hilary Duff, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Branch, Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees, and Stacie Orrico were on hand for Z100’s Jingle Ball 2003 on Thursday (December 11) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, GettyImages and WireImage.
Contributed by Unfortunate420:
I got back from Jingle Ball 2003 pretty happy. The show started with a warm-up act by the Verizon Free-up dancers dancing to Me Against the Music (Rishi Rich Remix)…which was hot and got the fans going. The first performer was JC Chasez from *NSYNC. Not only did he suck…he jumped out of a chalk-board. He was horrible….one song that only consisted of about 9 words was about sex (which is okay but the song sucked because he was air-humping the whole time) He only did 3 songs, thank God. The first REAL performance was Maroon 5 and they did an awesome job. People were psyched for them and they rocked. Harder to Breathe was their best song of the night. Hillary Duff followed and was one of my least favorites. When people lip-sync….it is usually because they dance a lot…well Hillary lip synced all 7 songs she did and didn’t dance AT ALL!!!! She also turned around and talked to a band member during a point of the song where she should have been lip-syncing. She was horrible and her fan interaction needs work….to quote her on one of her songs, “This was my first single and if you don’t know it I’m gonna be mad at you.” Okay… well not everyone idolizes you Miss Duff. She was followed by Simple Plan. THEY ROCKED! They were my favorite act of the night. They were so energetic and sounded better then ever. They did quite a few songs and during the song Perfect the power went out. Well to keep it going they ran around stage licking and drinking out of water bottles and giving them to fans. They then too a crowd vote on whether we wanted them to continue Perfect or go to the next song. Of course we picked Perfect. They were by far the best. They were awesome with fan interaction. They talked a lot, asked a lot of questions, played a game with the audience, and got all the fans to take out lighters or cell phones and light them up and sway to one of their songs. It was awesome. They were followed by Jason Mraz…who was okay….he sang awesome but his performance wasn’t lively because he is a mellow singer and stands in one place. He was followed by the final act of the night… Miss Independent herself….Kelly Clarkson. Who blew the roof off with her singing. She didn’t look the best she ever has but she sounded great. She was ranked up there with Simple Plan. Her best song was Low. She also did Miss Independent, The Trouble with Love, Just Missed The Train, and You Thought Wrong. The whole night was topped off by KDWB radio people, music videos, and continuous music. It was kind of crazy because Britney Spears wasn’t there but people went crazy when we heard her song (MATM) 3 times. People were stoked. All and all it was an awesome night aside from JC and Hill’s lip-syncing.
Dido, Jason Mraz, Moby, and Sarah McLachlan were on hand to read the 46th Annual Grammy Nominations Announcement at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Thursday (December 4). Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Contributed by elgato:
On November 30, 2003, VH1 will have it’s annual Big In… Awards ceremony. For the Big in 2003 show, VH1 has selected 31 songs as nominees for the Big Song of 2003 Award. And each day leading up to the show, one video will be “killed,” whichever one the viewers voted to remove from the list. On November 30th, the last song standing is the winner. So far, the songs the viewers have killed off are Cry Me A River’ and ‘Rock Your Body’ by Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, ‘Crazy in Love’ by Beyonce and Jay-Z, ‘In Da Club’ and the ‘P.I.M.P.’ remix by 50 Cent, ‘This is the Night’ by Clay Aiken, and ‘The Remedy’ by Jason Mraz. The songs still in the competition are by Good Charlotte, Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, Train, Sean Paul, Nelly, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny’s Child, Evanescence, Christina Aguilera, Ja Rule, R. Kelly, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, Ruben Studdard, Lil’ Kim, t.A.T.u., 3 Doors Down, Ashanti, Chingy, Uncle Kracker, Black Eyed Peas, Aaliyah, and Outkast. Every 24 hours you can vote to kill one of these videos. Vote here.
Teen People caught up with Jason Mraz and asked the singer who his celebrity crush was. “Michelle Branch,” Mraz responded. “I’ve watched her take on the world and write amazing records, and she’s only 20!”