2019 kicked off with a sequence of unforgettable performances and a rain-drenched countdown in the course of Times Square. Christina Aguilera, Post Malone and Shawn Mendes had been part of the year-end festivities, with performances from a number of the 12 months's greatest hit-makers.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve was on the helm of the 2019 introductions, and Billboard adopted alongside to recap one of the best moments of 2018's goodbyes into 2019's beginnings. Take a have a look at a number of the greatest moments from the 2018 farewell under.
Charlie Puth’s Keytar Solo
The hit-making singer-songwriter busted out his keytar for an epic solo as he carried out his 2018 hit "How Long," that these watching may really feel every thing he was feeling as he performed. After the entire movies Puth has posted toying together with his keyboard because the 12 months has come to an finish, this was an superior approach to see these vids come to life.
Jenny McCarthy’s “Tequila” Joke
Dan + Shay's efficiency in the course of Times Square was lots noteworthy, between Shay Mooney's vocals hovering and Dan Smyers getting an opportunity to showcase how he’s behind the guitar, however Jenny McCarthy made their efficiency much more notable as soon as they had been carried out. Upon ending their 2018 hit "Tequila," McCarthy capped issues off with fairly the quip: “I like Dan + Shay. Their music video for ‘Tequila’ makes me cry nearly as a lot as actual tequila."
Ella Mai’s Bossy Silver Jacket
One of the 12 months's greatest breakouts, Mai carried out her 2018 smash "Boo'd Up" in essentially the most trendy method doable — a sassy silver puffer jacket that put all the remainder of the New Year's Rockin' Eve outfits to disgrace.
“Step By Step” On Steps
New Kids on the Block returned for a memorable medley efficiency that was maybe most exceptional due to their opening quantity. As the rain got here pouring down over Times Square, the legendary boy band carried out considered one of their greatest hits upon the enduring pink staircase in the course of New Year's epicenter — which occurred to function considered one of their most iconic efficiency areas thus far.
Ciara’s Insane “Level Up” Performance
Amid her internet hosting duties, Ciara proved that she's greater than a fairly face when she broke into her energy-filled efficiency of her 2018 hit. Donning a severely fierce outfit — a leather-based sports activities bra and trendy exercise pants — Ciara labored the room together with her high-powered single, making it clear that she was not solely there to host the New Year's Eve particular.
Christina Aguilera’s Non-Auto-Tuned Medley
Following two years full of Mariah Carey's "is she singing or is she not" dilemma, Aguilera placed on a efficiency that concerned no auto-tune query. As she sang a few of her greatest hits from "Genie in a Bottle," "Fighter" and "Ain't No Other Man," Aguilera confirmed that she doesn't want any assist to ship a wowing vocal efficiency.
Post Malone’s “Better Now” Balloon Drop
After the ball dropped at midnight, Post Malone saved the vitality alive in Brooklyn with considered one of 2018's greatest hits, "Better Now." As he sang the beerbongs & bentleys smash, balloons fell over his sold-out crowd, making for fairly the end to the 2018 New Year's Eve finale.
Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy’s Good-Sport Hosting
Anyone who tuned in to the New Year's Rockin' Eve broadcast witnessed the keenness each Seacrest and McCarthy confirmed throughout all the particular. But those that watched for the complete 4 hours watched McCarthy's hair go from full-on curls to dampened waves, and Seacrest's energetic expressions dwindle to not-so-excited reporting. Yet, each of them had been on display to ship humorous and enthusiastic reporting that made the Dick Clark particular really feel as vital because it did 50 years in the past — and made everybody wish to tune in for years to return.