Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2016

Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2016

August 20, 2016 - August 21, 2016
August 20, 2016 - August 21, 2016


The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play, online streaming, and sales (physical and digital).

The weekly sales period was originally Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but since July 2015, this has been changed from Friday to Thursday. Radio airplay, which unlike sales figures and streaming data, is readily available on a real-time basis and is tracked on a Monday to Sunday cycle (it was previously Wednesday to Tuesday).[1] A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Tuesdays. Example:

The first number-one song of the Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson on August 4, 1958. As of the issue for the week ending May 7, 2016, the Hot 100 has had 1,053 different number-one hits. Its current number-one is "Panda" by Desiigner.[2]

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Ariana Grande
Singer, actress
bornJune 26, 1993
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Calvin Harris
DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter, remixer
bornJanuary 17, 1984
Dumfries, Scotland
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S
J. Cole
American hip-hop recording artist and record producer
bornJanuary 28, 1985
Skylar Grey
American singer-songwriter

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Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993), known professionally as Ariana Grande (/ˌɑːriˈɑːnə ˈɡrɑːnd/), is an American singer and actress. She began her career in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious in 2009. The show ended after four seasons, and Grande starred on the spinoff, Sam & Cat, which ended in 2014. She has also appeared in other theatre, television and film roles, and has lent her voice to animated television and films.

Grande's music career began with the soundtrack Music from Victorious (2011). She signed a recording contract with Republic Records and released her debut studio album, Yours Truly in 2013, which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200. The album's lead single, "The Way", debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to Mariah Carey's range.

Grande's second studio album, My Everything (2014), debuted at No. 1 in the US and charted well in various other countries. With the singles "Problem", "Break Free", "Bang Bang" and "Love Me Harder" from that album, she spent 34 continuous weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and had the most top 10 singles of any artist in 2014. In 2015, Grande promoted My Everything with her first world tour, The Honeymoon Tour, and guest-starred in the Fox comedy horror television series, Scream Queens. She also released the single "Focus", which debuted at No. 7 in the US, and a holiday EP album, Christmas & Chill, and she was heard on several collaborative projects. In 2016, she released her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, as well as several songs from the album. The title track debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Grande the first person in the history of that chart to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the top 10.[1] The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

Grande's accolades include two American Music Awards, the Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year, an MTV Video Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards and two Grammy Award nominations. In 2016, Time named Grande one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list.[2] Grande has a large following on social media, including the 4th most followed Instagram account.[3]


Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish record producer, singer, songwriter and DJ. His debut studio album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and was the precursor to his UK top-10 singles "Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls". In 2009, Harris released his second studio album, Ready for the Weekend, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and earned a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry within two months of release. Its lead single, "I'm Not Alone", became his first number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Harris rose to international prominence in 2012 with the release of his third studio album, 18 Months. Topping the UK charts, the album became his first to chart on the Billboard 200 in the US, reaching number 19. All eight of the album's singles; "Bounce", "Feel So Close", "Let's Go", "We'll Be Coming Back", "Sweet Nothing", "Drinking from the Bottle", "I Need Your Love" and "Thinking About You" reached the top 10 in the UK.

Harris has collaborated with numerous other recording artists, including Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, John Newman, Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding, Ne-Yo, Cheryl Cole and Gwen Stefani. His collaboration with Rihanna led to three singles, "Where Have You Been", "This Is What You Came For" and "We Found Love". The latter became an international success, giving Harris his first US number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Harris released his fourth studio album, Motion, in November 2014. It debuted at number two in the UK and number five in the US, and became Harris's second consecutive number-one album on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The album's first three singles—"Under Control", "Summer" and "Blame"—all topped the UK chart.

Harris holds the record for the most top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart with nine top 10 entries, surpassing Michael Jackson. In October 2014, he became the first artist to place three songs simultaneously on the top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart.[5] He also became the first British solo artist to reach more than one billion streams on Spotify.[6] Harris has received ten Brit Award nominations—three for Best British Male, and four Grammy nominations, winning a Grammy for Best Music Video in 2013. He received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2013 and at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was named Top Dance/Electronic Artist. Additionally, Harris topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid DJs for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015. Harris also runs his own record label, Fly Eye Records.

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Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (originally Jones Beach Marine Theater) is an outdoor amphitheatre located at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, New York. It is one of two major outdoor arenas in the New York metropolitan area, along with PNC Bank Arts Center. The theater was designed to specifications provided by Robert Moses, who created Jones Beach State Park.


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News Articles13

Wet Hot American Summer: J. Cole Brings The Heat At Billboard 100 Festival
Vibe  –  August 22, 2016
The weather may have switched up on fans during Day 2 of the Billboard Hot 100 Festival, but the heavy layers of rain did little to shake away the committed members of J.Cole’s Dreamville fan squad. Prior to Jermaine’s dominating performance on Sunday ...
Billboard Hot 100 Fest 2016: Calvin Harris, J. Cole, Galantis & More Day 2 Highlights
Billboard  –  August 22, 2016
After a day full of performances from Ariana Grande, Martin Garrix, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd and more, Billboard Hot 100 Fest 2016 opened the gates for its ... made it to the festival. But no matter. The audience bounced and jumped their way through the ...
Fringe benefits! Ariana Grande continues to show off her new 'do as she wows the crowd at Billboard Hot 100 Festival
Daily Mail  –  August 21, 2016
Ariana Grande had the audience on their feet as she performed at the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival in Wantagh, New York on Saturday. The 23-year-old took to the stage during the first day of the festival, dressed in an olive hued ensemble. The singer ...
Billboard Hot 100 Fest 2016: Ariana Grande, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd & More Memorable Moments
Hollywood Reporter  –  August 21, 2016
The Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2016 kicked off Saturday, Aug. 20 at Nikon Theater at Jones Beach. Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2016 kicked off Saturday, Aug. 20 at Nikon Theater at Jones Beach. From star performers like Ariana Grande, Martin Garrix ...
Billboard Releases Hot 100 Festival Set Times & Map  –  August 21, 2016
The second annual Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival hits New York’s Nikon at Jones Beach this weekend August 20-21. The star studded lineup includes Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, Audien, Madeon, and Marshmello, plus a host of emerging dance music talent.
Billboard Hot 100 Festival Brings New Music to Jones Beach  –  August 21, 2016
I think that every festival has a theme. At Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival in 2016, many artists performed new music. A lot of artists delivered Jones Beach audiences their latest songs or even unreleased material off of full-length projects.
Billboard Hot 100 festival at Jones Beach
Newsday  –  August 21, 2016
Updated August 21, 2016 9:48 PM By Newsday Staff See photos of headliners Ariana Grande and Calvin Harris, plus Rachel Platten, Rae Sremmurd, J. Cole, Desiigner, Moon Taxi and many more at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, Saturday, Aug. 20 ...
Hayley Kiyoko Makes Childhood Dream Come True at Billboard's Hot 100 Festival
Just Jared Jr.  –  August 21, 2016
Hayley Kiyoko flashes some peace signs backstage ahead of her performance during the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival held at the Jones Beach Theater on Saturday (August 20) in Wantagh, New York. The 25-year-old musician and actress hit the stage to perform ...
Ariana Grande & Rachel Platten Play Billboard's Hot 100 Festival With Nathan Sykes
Just Jared  –  August 21, 2016
Ariana Grande can’t stop smiling on stage at the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival held at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday (August 20) in Wantagh, New York. The 23-year-old singer joined Rachel Platten and Nathan Sykes at the concert event. Nathan was even ...
Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival
69 WFMZ TV News  –  August 20, 2016
A showcase of Brazilian culture will wrap up the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio Sunday with the staging of the closing ceremony at Maracana Stadium. The Olympic flag is handed over to Tokyo governor, bringing an end to the Rio Games and looking ahead to ...
Instagram Takeover: Cheat Codes Live, Behind-the-Scenes At Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival  –  August 19, 2016
Go behind-the-scenes at Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2016 with Ariana Grande and Calvin Harris thanks to Matthew Russell, Trevor Dahl, and Kevin Ford from Cheat Codes who will be taking over the Bandsintown Instagram. Cheat Codes All they want is an adventure!
Your Ultimate Guide For Conquering The Billboard Hot 100 Festival  –  August 18, 2016
Every year (since last year), the heavens above open up and bestow upon our world the glorious gift of Billboard’s Hot 100 music festival. Two days, a boatload of artists, food trucks, backpack sweat and getting a sunburn even though you put a bunch of ...
Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Set To Return to Jones Beach, NY August 20th-21st  –  August 11, 2016
A perfect setting, with some of the season’s hottest days and radio’s hottest music, the festival was a massive success. Now in 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival returns for round two with a killer lineup of chart-topping artists span out over Saturday ...

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