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Star 94’s Jingle Jam 2009 features Leona Lewis, the Fray, Jordin Sparks, Cobra Starship

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Star 94 put together a fairly strong lineup for its annual Jingle Jam, certainly better than last year’s.

The top 40 station has brought back the Fray (left), who were at Jingle Jam 2007. The band is now the headliner with four big hits on its resume (”Over My Head,” “You Found Me,” “How To Say a Life,” “Never Say Never”). The band has crossover appeal to both the daughter and the mom.

British reality show “X Factor” winner Leona Lewis, who has a couple of major hits (”Bleeding Love,” “Better in Time”), should bring some vocal luster to the package.

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The youthful, bubbly Jordin Sparks has had four major hits so far in her short career since winning “Idol” in 2007: “Tattoo,” “No Air,” “One Step at a Time” and “Battlefield.” She has been a Star 94 staple for the past two years.

Cobra Starship broke out last month with a top 5 hit “Good Girls Gone Bad.”

Owl City has a song called “Fireflies,” ranked in the top 20 on Star 94’s playlist. It’s No. 15 on the Mediabase 24/7 charts.

Justin Bieber is some Canadian teen who’s up and coming. I know very little about him though Atlanta’s Usher has helped him out big time. He has a top 20 hit called “One Time.”

The show is at 7 p.m. December 17 at Gwinnett Arena. In most years, it has sold out. Tix range from $27 to $77 though the $57 and $77 tickets are already sold out. Tickets went on sale on Saturday.

My favorite lineup is still 2003, which included Maroon 5, Sarah McLachlan, Jessica Simpson and Barenaked Ladies.

2004: Duran Duran

2005: Jason Mraz, Switchfoot, Gavin DeGraw, Howie Day and James Blunt.

2006: Hinder, the Fray, K.T. Tunstall, Goo Goo Dolls

2007: Elliott Yamin, Colbie Caillat, Jonas Brothers, Avril Lavigne

2008: We the Kings, Flyleaf, David Archuleta, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw

9 comments Add your comment

Razor

October 21st, 2009
4:19 pm

Leona Lewis bad female harmonics. Cringe. She is so ruff that she makes Whitney look righteous again. “Bleeding Love”…No… it’s my Bleeding ear.

KD

October 22nd, 2009
3:59 pm

Hasn’t been the same since you know who left

EMMERSON GABRIEL

October 27th, 2009
5:10 pm

i love you jordin sparks i am your biggest fan

EMMERSON GABRIEL

October 27th, 2009
5:14 pm

bleeding in love is very nice song from 1 to 10 i give bleeding love 8. jordin sparks battlefield 1 to 10, 10

Sam

October 27th, 2009
9:08 pm

This Rodny Ho dosent know what he is talking about. Right now Justin Bieber is number 15 on iTunes and has two other hits on iTunes that are in the top 50. Just because you don’t know whose hot and whose not dosent mean you have to critize them. Also Owl City is number one on iTunes right now and iTunes is the worlds largest retailer of music online, and that’s where all the hip kids and young adults get their music. Also cobra starship is hot right now. If he dosent know what he is talking about don’t critiqe it. Also this concert is new, hip and hot artists. Catch a clue

Clan

October 28th, 2009
3:20 pm

I’m with the Sam person lol!!!! They don’t know what there talking about…Justin Bieber is huge right now!!!!!!!! He’s the only reason i am going….and I have already saw Jordin Sparks in concert=AMAZING =D!!! And this year has to be the best line up definitely!!! Not 2003 ???

elizabeth

November 13th, 2009
9:43 pm

hey i can’t wait till i go peace out and i am going to freak out when i see justin bieber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jodi and Keri!!!

December 16th, 2009
5:43 pm

So excited to go tomorrow!! It is gonna be a blast! We love Justin Bieber<3

Ashton

December 16th, 2009
8:55 pm

OMG it’s tomorrow! Yay! I’m so excited! Fifth row! And it just happens to fall on my birthday! I’m so happy that I get to see all of these artists in concert. However, I don’t really care all too much about Leona Lewis, but I LOVE Owl City and Justin Bieber! :D :D :D :D