Justin Bieber Joins Host Of Artists For Power 96.1 Jingle Ball

Justin Bieber Headlining Power 96.1 Jingle Ball: Fifth Harmony, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas Annnounced

Jingle Ball fever is here!

Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Jonas, and his brother Joe Jonas with his new band, are all on the bill for this year’s Power 96.1 Jingle Ball.

The music throwdown will kick off on December 17 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Justin Bieber last headlined the inaugural Power 96.1 Jingle Ball in 2012. With his comeback single “What Do You Mean?” still the No. 1 worldwide song after 39 days, and No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart after it debuted at No. 1 five weeks ago, the 21-year-old returns to Atlanta a deserved headliner.

Fifth Harmony needs no introduction; the girl group stormed the charts earlier this year with their power anthem “Worth It.” While over in young Mendes’ corner, the 17-year-old has scored his first top ten with “Stitches.”

Shawn’s song is currently No. 9 on the Hot 100. With both Mendes and Bieber playing Atlanta, the two Canadians will meet for the first time.

The ubiquitous Jonas has had hits galore this year and that continues with his latest jam “Levels.” Jonas appears to be booked for just about every Jingle Ball location available.

Charlie Puth’s upcoming Jingle Balls appearance is no surprise. The New Jersey-born musician and singer was the vocalist on “See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa, which dominated charts and radio airplay this year.

The Power 96.1 Jingle Ball 2015 is part of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour. Other cities hosting shows include Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Francisco/Oakland, New York, Minneapolis, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa, and the jewel in the crown concert in Los Angeles in December 4.

Tickets for the Atlanta event will be available to buy from 10 a.m local time on Friday, October 9. Prices reportedly start from $35.00. Details can be seen here.

News of Bieber headlining the Power 96. 1 Jingle Ball comes after his recent week long tour in Australia and New Zealand promoting “Mean” and his upcoming new album, which is set for release on November 13.

Bieber revealed the name of his new album over the weekend. Taking to his social media accounts over the weekend, the 21-year-old singer shared a simple black background with the word “Purpose” and the hashtag #6weeks written in white above it, and with “#Nov13” in the caption.

Justin Bieber Reveals New Album Title Is Called 'Purpose'

Intriguingly, Purpose was first teased to an unsuspecting MTV VMAs audience during the spoken word bit of the Biebs’ emotional performance. Just before the end of his spot when he “flew” with a harness, the singer delivered an inspirational speech.

At the end of which, the crowd heard the pre-recorded Bieber say the following.

“Believe in something bigger than yourself and find your purpose.”

As anyone who isn’t living under a rock knows, One Direction are also releasing their fifth album, Made In The A.M., on the same day, before taking a hiatus.

During a recent interview with New Zealand’s The Edge radio’s “Smash!” hosts, Marty and Steph, Bieber was asked if he put in a call to ID pal, Niall Horan, to hypothetically say “Why are you releasing an album on the same day?”

Bieber answered, “I didn’t give him that call, no. I think it’s a friendly competition.” Pressed further, the Biebs said “I’m excited. I gotta say I’m really excited.”

Host Marty then jokingly asked Bieber if the two artists got together over a drink and decided to release their album on the same day for a laugh.

Bieber replied, “No. I think that um, I don’t know if they’re [One Direction] really going on the road much, but we’re talking about them right now, so gives them some promo, right? So, that’s probably why they did it.”

After a brief interjection from The Edge hosts, the heartthrob added, “I think it was strategy on their part, ’cause my release date was first.”

The singer wrapped the conversation, showing there were seemingly no hard feelings between him and the boy band, saying, “But, whatever. It’s whatever. It’s gonna be fun. I’m excited to see what happens.”

The Canadian’s “stategy” comment comes after he posted a light-hearted video to Snapchat last week, in which he evidently alluded to One Direction sharing his November 13 release date.

“The face you make when you come out with an album the same day as Justin Bieber,” Bieber said to the camera before pulling a scared-face expression.

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson responded days later with his own Snapchat video, teasing: “That face you pull when you’re playing the last night at the O2, ooh!,” and making a face that echoed Bieber’s.

Liam Payne also tweeted messages mysteriously referring to shade. So it looks like pantomine season is upon us, although we suspect it’s much less angsty for these young multi-millionaires than the media would have you believe.

[Images via The Wall Group]

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