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Today, New York City's hit radio station, Z100, officially announced its stellar line-up for the 2016 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert with some help from musicians Charlie Puth and Daya.
Expect to see Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Meghan Trainor, Diplo, Lukas Graham, plus a special guest appearance from Niall Horan on the Madison Square Garden stage on Dec. 9, along with Puth and Daya, who are sure to perform their respective hits "We Don't Talk Anymore" and "Sit Still Look Pretty."
We got to sit down with the talented artists before they took the Z100 stage in New York City, and chatted about Puth's latest gig as a guest mentor on The Voice as well as Daya's new album Sit Still Look Pretty, which just dropped last week.
"That was crazy fun," Puth gushed of his experience on the singing competition. "I'm very comfortable ... in that coaching kind of environment, where you have to arrange records and put them all together," he said. "I loved being behind the scenes. I think it's just cool that there's a TV show in America that showcases the putting together of a song."
As for his dream collaboration, Puth said without hesitation, "James Taylor," before mentioning a few of his other musical idols like Baby Face and Celine Dion whom he met a few weeks ago and "melted" in her awe-inspiring presence.
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Daya described her new album as "kind of mesh pop and electronic music together," explaining, "I kind of wanted to go in a more electron lean ... and I worked with a lot of new producers that I was excited about, and created some really cool new songs."
The "Hide Away" songstress was also recently nominated for an American Music Award for her collaboration with The Chainsmokers on the insanely catchy tune "Don't Let Me Down." "It was really fun," she said of the collab. "They're great guys, they're so much fun to hang out with ... they reached out to me like a year ago and I heard the song once and absolutely fell in love with it, so it was natural for me and I'm so proud of the way it went." As she should be!
Congrats to Puth and Daya on an awesome performance. We can't wait to see the duo take the Jingle Ball stage in December!