24 Fascinating Facts About The 2020 Jingle Ball Lineup


It's finally Jingle Ball season! Some of your favorite artists are coming together to celebrate the season with show-stopping performances and special surprises that you don’t want to miss out on!

Taking the stage at the 2020 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball will be Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd! Whether you're massive fans or just know the hits, we bet there are a few things you don't know about this year's lineup. To celebrate this year's show, scroll on down to learn some pretty incredible facts about these superstars!

Fans can tune in to watch the 2020 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on Thursday, December 10th at 9pm ET/6pm PT on The CW App and CWTV.com, as well as listen across 95 iHeartMedia CHR radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio App. The CW will also broadcast the event as an exclusive TV special on Monday, December 14th at 8pm ET/PT.

Billie Eilish 

1. Billie has credited Lana Del Rey as being a huge musical influence, along with artists like The Beatles, Avril Lavigne, and Justin Bieber.

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2. The singer’s favorite TV show is The Office and she even used samples from one of the episodes in her song “my strange addiction”.

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3. She has self-directed some of her own music videos, including "xanny" and "everything i wanted."

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Doja Cat

4. The rapper started making music on GarageBand from her bedroom.

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5. Doja rose to fame as an internet meme in 2018 with her viral song "Mooo!"

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6. Her musical influences include Rihanna, Drake, Pharell, and Erykah Badu.

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Dua Lipa

7. Dua's name means ‘love’ in Albanian.

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8. When she was in elementary school, she wanted to join her school choir, but was told by her teacher that she couldn’t sing.

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9. In 2019, she gave a speech at the Cambridge University Union and shared a five-point plan to increase the number of women in the music industry.

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Harry Styles

10. Harry co-wrote "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart," recorded by Ariana Grande for her album, My Everything.

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11. Harry was discovered on The X Factor, but he almost didn't send in his application! After he began to have second thoughts, his mother was the one who submitted his application.

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12. Harry is a huge fan of Shania Twain and has previously said that "You're Still The One" is his favorite songs of all time.

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Lewis Capaldi

13. If the "Someone You Loved" singer's music career hadn't worked out, he'd be working alongside his dad in his shop, KP’s Fresh Fish.

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14. In April 2019, he sold out an eight-date UK Arena Tour and became the first artist in history to sell out an arena tour before releasing a full-length debut album.

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15. Lewis Capaldi is the second cousin once removed to actor Peter Capaldi. Peter appeared in the music video for "Someone You Loved".

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Sam Smith

16. Smith credits Britney Spears for much of their childhood. “When I say that Britney Spears basically saved me as a kid, I’m not saying that lightly. Britney, Christina, Madonna, and Beyoncé — I believe their art is fine art,” the star told OUT Magazine.

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17. Sam performed “Dancing With A Stranger” with Normani live for the very first time at the 99.3 FLZ Jingle Ball in 2019.

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18. Sam wrote “For The Lover That I Lost” for Celine Dion's latest album, Courage.

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Shawn Mendes

19. Shawn taught himself to play guitar when he was just 13.

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20. Mendes first full-length album, Handwritten, debuted at number one on the top 200 chart.

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21. The singer often uses his platform to shed light on the importance of taking care of your mental health. His song, "In My Blood," details his experiences with anxiety.

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22. The Weeknd recorded 67 different version of his hit, "The Hills" as he attempted to recreate some of the signature elements of the original snippet of the track that had gone viral.

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23. The album title, After Hours derived from the thoughts that the singer would have late at night.

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24. He got Elton John’s personal seal of approval when he sampled the legendary singer's “Your Song” refrain in his track, "Scared To Live". “Before I played it for Elton, I was like, ‘F—, I hope he likes it.’ But he was freakin’ — he was like, ‘Mate, you’re gonna be doing this for a long time!'", he told Variety.

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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.