The 49th annual Rockin’ Eve will be hosted by Seacrest with help from Lucy Hale and Billy Porter in New York’s Times Square, as well as Ciara in Los Angeles and Big Freedia in New Orleans, with Jennifer Lopez headlining before the ball drop in New York, as well as performances by Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, Machine Gun Kelly, Brandy, Doja Cat, Ella Mai, En Vogue, Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, Lewis Capaldi, Maluma, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Nelly, Saweetie and PJ Morton.
This year’s Rockin’ Eve will, of course, be different than previous editions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the broadcast will be closed to the public due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021 is produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC Entertainment, the parent company of Billboard.
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