Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Help Ryan Seacrest Ring in 2014 on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest wouldn't be complete without adding some Latin flair to the lineup to help ring in 2014.
Cuban-American artist Pitbull and Spanish crooner Enrique Igelsias, who performed together at the Latin Grammys this year, are sure to liven the New Year's celebration by bringing their Latin spirit and energy to the mix. While the two aren't performing together -- Pitbull will be performing at the American Airlines Arena in Miami for the second year in a row, where part of the show will be broadcast live, and Iglesias will perform in Los Angeles -- however, the two have been busy in the studio.
The wildy popular Latin artists are collaborating on Iglesias' next single, "Freak" (they collaborated on party numbers "I Like It" and "I Like How It Feels"), which Pitbull described to the Miami Herald as having an "'off the chain' house party sound."
Pitbull's Miami New Year's Eve concert will also feature Dominican singer Prince Royce and he will reportedly be making an announcement New Year's Day that involves "the world, sports and music," the Miami Herald adds.
"This is just about creating tradition," Pitbull, 'The King of Calle Ocho,' told the Miami Herald. "Thank you to Miami for the support."
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2014 with Ryan Seacrest will be an exciting 5-1/2 hours of music programming held on Dec. 31. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. with the two-hour New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music, then continues with the live broadcast from New York City from 10-11 p.m. before a half-hour break. Performances will continue from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Who's part of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest lineup?
"Once the ball drops in Times Square, Billy Joel will be the first singer to welcome in 2014 -- the ABC telecast will cross the East River to Joel's concert at Brooklyn's Barclay Center at five minutes past midnight for a live broadcast from his New Year's Eve show," according to Billboard.
Other performers will include: Blondie, Icona Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miley Cyrus will perform in New York; Capital Cities, Daughtry, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke and the Fray perform in Los Angeles. Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy will be the hosts in Times Square; Fergie is emcee of the L.A. portion.
"This should be one of our more memorable new year's eves," "New Year's Rockin' Eve" executive producer Barry Adelman told Billboard. "With Miley Cyrus at 11:40 pm and Billy Joel at 12:05 am it should be a great great night.
Many artists are looking forward to 2014, while others are still relishing in the success of 2013.
Pitbull has had a successful and philanthropic year in 2013, having opened a charter school in Little Havana, played a bullfrog in the children's movie "Epic," hosted the American Music Awards and dropped his latest album, "Global Warming" in November, Fox News Latino reports.
Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez, is also still feeling the rush from his chart-topping single "Timber" featuring Ke$ha, and there's plenty more where that came from. He is also working on a track with legendary Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana and his first Spanish album since 2010's "Armando."
"I'm always recording, always listening to what the world is talking about," Pitbull told the Miami Herald.
Iglesias, on the other hand has had a varied run in 2013. While he continues to be successful in the music business, his personal life has suffered. His long-term courtship with tennis-pro Anna Kournikova ended in September. Although he seems to be ok being single, he revealed some intimate details about himself that weren't so flattering, regarding skinny-dipping when the paparazzi isn't around as well as "his worst defect," which he said is "from the waist down."
Gossip aside, the music and the charts speak for themselves, and 2014 is sure to bring the music!
Check out Pitbull and Iglesias' earlier performance together at the Latin Grammys 2013: