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B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash

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Dec 7, 2017 – 7:00 PM

6920 North Mannheim Road
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  • Backstreet Boys
  • Taylor Swift
  • Fifth Harmony

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Backstreet Boys: The Backstreet Boys are synonymous with the boy band revolution of the mid-90's and early-2000's. They were the first, the highest selling, and some say the most popular boy band of their era, creating several hit albums, copious international tour dates, and fistfuls of awards.

The Backstreet Boys formed in 1993 when A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, and Howie Dorough answered an ad in the Orlando Sentinel for boy band auditions. The band was quickly signed to Jive records and their first self-titled album was released only in Europe and Asia, due to their success in the area. The album was later retooled and released in the US with additional tracks.

In the midst of a lawsuit with manager Lou Pearlman, the Backstreet Boys began recording their third album, Millennium. The album was an instant hit with over a million copies selling in the first week and the album topping the Billboard charts for 93 weeks. The album was the number one selling record of 1999 and eventually went platinum thirteen times. Their next album, Black and Blue, wasn't as huge as success as the first two, but still a success by normal standards by selling over 5 million copies internationally in the first week alone. At the start of 2001, the Backstreet Boys set up international tour dates for The Black and Blue Tour, which would span five continents. Shortly afterward, in 2002, the Backstreet Boys began having troubles with their management group and it prompted a break for the band.

After three years on hiatus, the band began to reform to work on their comeback album, Never Gone. The album took on a more serious tone and marked a sophistication for the Backstreet Boys as a band and individuals. Shortly after, Kevin Richardson left the band to pursue independent endeavors. This didn't stop the remaining members, and the Backstreet Boys released Unbreakable in 2007. Their latest album, This is Us, debuted in 2009 and marked the band's return to their upbeat dance songs fused with R&B. The album also marked a comeback of sorts for the band, showing that they could maintain their talent even with the loss of bandmate Kevin Richardson.

In 2011, the quartet embarked on a concert tour with the remaining members of New Kids On The Block, where they sang hits from both bands. The supergroup released a eponymous compilation further rekindled public interest in a new Backstreet Boys album and tour. Fans got their wish in 2013 when the boys set out on a sweeping international tour in support of their newest album, In a World Like This, which broke into the top 5 on the charts in the US. Now, more than ever, Backstreet's back.

Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift’s critically-adored new album, reputation, was the biggest selling album of 2017 and #1 in over 111 countries on iTunes’ sales charts upon release. With over 1 million albums sold in a seven day period, Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums sell over one million copies in their week of release (2010's Speak Now, 2012's RED, 2014's 1989 and 2017 reputation).

Taylor’s chart-topping first single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” broke multiple records within hours of its release. With over 10 million streams, it is the most-streamed song in a one-day period ever, the lyric video for “Look What You Made Me Do” broke the standing record with over 19 million views, while the music video shattered the original most viewed video (28 million) record with 43.2 million views in only 24 hours.

Taylor is a ten-time GRAMMY winner, a singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is the youngest person in history to win the music industry's highest honor, The GRAMMY Award for Album of the year and she is the first female solo artist to win this prestigious award twice. Rolling Stone listed Taylor as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world and one of only eight candidates for their most prestigious honor, 2014 Person of the Year. A Brit and Emmy award winner, Taylor is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice.

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