Machine Gun Kelly Brings Pop-Punk Performance To Times Square During ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ 2021

Machine Gun Kelly brought pop-punk into the mainstream spotlight with his performance of “My Ex’s Best Friend” and “Bloody Valentine” during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. On Thursday (Dec. 31), the Cleveland, Ohio native gave a stunning showcase of…

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Machine Gun Kelly brought pop-punk into the mainstream spotlight with his performance of “My Ex’s Best Friend” and “Bloody Valentine” during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

On Thursday (Dec. 31), the Cleveland, Ohio native gave a stunning showcase of his music, live from New York City’s iconic Times Square. MGK taking the stage with a brand new mohawk haircut, donned in a hot pink puffer jacket and studded hot pink denim jeans, the singer rocked the stage putting pop-punk on the forefront.

“10 years ago we set up a boombox in Times Square and I rapped to anyone that would stop and listen,” the “Bloody Valentine” singer said on Twitter before his performance. “This is the most surreal feeling ever that we’re performing on TV for the NYE ball drop in that same spot.”

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“My Ex’s Best Friend” and “Bloody Valentine” are songs that appear on Machine Gun Kelly’s latest No. 1 album, Tickets To My Downfall.

The 49th annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve also featured performances from Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Nelly, Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Saweetie, 24KGoldn feat. Iann Dior, Ella Mai, En Vogue, Maluma, Lewis Capaldi, Brandy, Noah Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, JP Saxe, Julia Michaels and more.

Co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest alongside Lucy Hale, Ciara and Billy Porter, The live New Year’s Eve special aired live from New York City and Los Angeles on Thursday, December 31 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC. Following a break for the local news broadcast, the special returned from 11:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m. EST for the iconic ball drop.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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