New Year’s

Jan
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New Year’s 2014 Roundup: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Rihanna, Drake, J. Cole, Diddy, Kelly Rowland, Danity Kane, & Rick Ross

Drake, Diddy, and French Montana

From Times Square to the Versace mansion, the stars rang in 2014 with celebrations across the country. In New York, a fur-clad Rihanna held court with her friends Melissa Forde and Cara Delevingne at Jay Z’s 40/40 Club.

It was a family affair for the glamorous Mariah Carey, who performed on NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” and brought in the new year with her husband Nick Cannon and Dem Babies.

Miley Cyrus was in Times Square performing on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” while the ladies of Danity Kane toasted with their fans at Factory nightclub in West Hollywood.

But the biggest party of them all was Diddy’s bash at the Versace mansion in Miami. Beyoncé was seen dancing with Jay Z and catching up with her Destiny’s Child groupmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams before driving off on a motorcycle with her husband. Drake took over the turntables, while Rick Ross, T.I., French Montana, and The-Dream sipped Ciroc.

In Las Vegas, J. Cole counted down to 2014 at 1 OAK, John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen shared a midnight kiss at Haze, and a dapper Ne-Yo partied at Pure.

Check out 20+ photos from the NYE festivities below.

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Jan
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NYE Performances: Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Robin Thicke, Ariana Grande, Macklemore, & Jennifer Hudson

Miley Cyrus

While you were toasting to 2014, music’s biggest stars were providing the soundtrack to New Year’s Eve. Following a whirlwind year, Miley Cyrus took over New York City’s Times Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Wearing a long white fur coat and sequined gold attire, the pop star performed “#GETITRIGHT” and “Wrecking Ball” with a little person and her band.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis capped off an epic 2013 with performances of their hits “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.”

“New Years 2014. Times Square. Rapping to the world… A fitting end to the year I could have never dreamed of,” tweeted Macklemore.

Robin Thicke delivered his mega-hit “Blurred Lines,” Jennifer Hudson powered through her new single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” and Jason Derulo performed his Jordin Sparks-inspired song “Marry Me.”

Ariana Grande was joined by Big Sean for a performance of “Right There,” while Pitbull kept the celebration going with “Don’t Stop the Party” and “Timber.”

Over on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” Mariah Carey kicked off 2014 with a medley of her hits. Perched on a rooftop overlooking NYC, the pop diva ran through “Fantasy,” “Honey,” “Always Be My Baby,” “We Belong Together,” and more. Later in the program, she performed her new single “The Art of Letting Go.”

If you missed any of the performances, watch them below.

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Jan
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J. Cole Performs ‘Work Out’ on MTV’s ‘NYE in NYC’ [Video]

J. Cole

J. Cole welcomed 2012 in New York City’s Times Square by performing on MTV’s “NYE in NYC 2012.” Sporting a Kith x Pendleton varsity jacket, the Roc Nation rapper gave the stage a “Work Out” with his Cole World hit single as revelers danced along. Roc into the new year with J. Cole.

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Jan
2
Drake Lights Up Las Vegas on New Year’s Day

Drake

After ushering in 2012 in New York City’s Times Square, Drake jetted to Las Vegas to continue the celebration. On New Year’s Day, Drizzy performed at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, giving fans a preview of his upcoming “Club Paradise” tour, which kicks off February 14 in Miami. After the curtain closed, he popped bottles with his OVO crew at Vanity nightclub inside the hotel, where Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose held court in VIP.

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Jan
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New Year’s 2012: Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B, Mary J. Blige, Tyga, & Rick Ross

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

From Las Vegas to Miami, the glitterati were partying hard at New Year’s Eve celebrations across the country. Power couple Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose counted down to 2012 in Sin City at Surrender nightclub at Encore Las Vegas, as will.i.am provided the soundtrack. See how some of your favorite stars rang in the new year.

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Jan
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Wale, Tyga, Young Jeezy, & Diggy Ring in 2012 on BET’s ‘106 & Party’

Young Jeezy and Tyga

There was no shortage of entertainment on television on New Year’s Eve. Over on BET, hip-hop vets and fresh faces helped kick off the new year by performing on the network’s “106 & Party” special. Wale, Tyga, Young Jeezy, Diggy Simmons, Machine Gun Kelly, Yelawolf, Meek Mill, Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana, and more took turns getting the crowd hyped with their respective material. If you missed the festivities, catch them below.

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Jan
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Lady Gaga Takes Over Times Square for New Year’s Performance [Video]

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga shared a special moment with her hometown while welcoming 2012 in New York City’s Times Square. Emerging from a glittery black blob, the eccentric superstar performed a medley of her Born This Way tracks including “Heavy Metal Lover,” “Marry the Night,” and “Born This Way” during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”

“To say that I love this city is an understatement. This is my hometown and my dream,” said an overjoyed Gaga while overlooking the thousands of revelers.

After changing into a white gown, a masked Gaga helped Mayor Bloomberg count down to the ball drop, dancing into the new year to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.”

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