From Sin City to Saigon, the stars rang in 2015 with celebrations across the globe on New Year’s Eve. Rihanna, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Solange, and more said goodbye to 2014 and ushered in the new year with glamorous galas, island parties, and even glamping.
After spending Christmas in her native Barbados, Rihanna and her BFF Melissa Forde hopped over to St. Barts to celebrate at L.A. Reid’s NYE party.
Her ex Chris Brown counted down to the new year and shared a midnight kiss with his on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran at Supperclub in Hollywood. Other couples puckering up for the new year included Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Miguel and Nazanin Mandi, Remy Ma and Papoose, and Ludacris and his new fiancée Eudoxie.
Lil Wayne had IVY Nightclub in Miami goin’ up on a Wednesday with Fabolous and Rick Ross, while Usher turned up with Bow Wow and his fiancée Erica Mena at E11EVEN in MIA.
In Las Vegas, Drake toasted at Marquee, Bruno Mars and Jermaine Dupri brought the funk to Tryst, Trey Songz popped bottles at The Bank, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis held court at 1OAK. Iggy Azalea capped off her incredible year with a performance at Drai’s nightclub as her boo Nick Young looked on.
While the ball dropped in Times Square, Rita Ora hosted a glamorous evening atop The Standard hotel in New York, which brought out Katy Perry.
Eve was one of the first to welcome 2015 with her husband Maximillion Cooper in Vietnam, while Ashanti enjoyed a tropical holiday in Jamaica with Shaggy and Sean Paul.
Solange and her new hubby Alan Ferguson set up camp at Joshua Tree National Park in Calif. and celebrated in the desert with her “Turn Up Tipi” crew.
Diddy was surrounded by loved ones including his daughters, while Ciara celebrated her first New Year’s as a mother with her son Future.
Kelly Rowland reflected on the past year, which saw her getting married, having a baby, and losing her mother. “What an amazing year,” she said. “While I said I DO, the following months brought along a HELLO to a new little life! Unfortunately, a GOODBYE as well, but HELLO again to a Guardian angel.”
Check out all the star-studded celebrations below.