PICS: Channel 933 Summer Kick Off Concert

Channel 933's Summer Kick Off Concert brought some of music's biggest names through Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on May 12.

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Hailee Steinfeld, accomplished actor/model/musician, was one of the headliners.
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As was electro/pop superstar Halsey.
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And you can't have a summer kickoff concert without DNCE -- Joe Jonas's new group!
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The show, presented by Channel 933 (whose radio crew is pictured here) and San Diego County Credit Union, always seems to be one of San Diego’s biggest events of the year.
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Backstreet’s back, alright: Backstreet Boys were one of the concert’s main headliners.
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Lest you forgot: The biggest selling boy-band in history still got it! (Nick Carter pictured)
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The group – which originally came together in Orlando, Florida in 1993 – also consists of AJ McLean, Howie D. (pictured), Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell.
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They’ve sold more than 130 million records worldwide, and are the first group since Sade to have their first nine albums reach the Billboard 200 chart’s top 10. (AJ McLean pictured)
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Halsey, born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, got her start in 2014 with her debut EP, “Room 93.”
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Her debut album, “Badlands,” was released in 2015.
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Fun fact: Her Halsey moniker is a reference to the Halsey Street station of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, as well as an anagram of her first name, Ashley.
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In 2015, she was the most talked-about performer on Twitter at Austin’s South by Southwest festival.
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She’s toured with Imagine Dragons, the Kooks, Young Rising Sons, and more. Just recently, she announced a headlining tour which stops in San Diego on Nov. 5. Her next album titled “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” is set to be released on June 2.
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Channel 933’s beloved morning show duo Kramer and Geena were on hand, as well as the station’s other hosts, to emcee the show.
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DNCE was another huge headliner at the show.
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They came together in 2014 and released their debut EP in 2015 called “Swaay.”
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Cole Whittle plays bass in the dance-rock group.
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While JinJoo Lee plays guitar.
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Their first single, “Cake by the Ocean,” became a huge hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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The band released their first full-length (self-titled) album on Nov. 18, 2016.
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Recently, they collaborated with Nicki Minaj on the new track, “Kissing Strangers.”
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Hailee Steinfeld got her start in 2007 as an actor, and first became well-known for her portrayal of Mattie Ross in the 2010 version of “True Grit.”
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However, fans might even know her best for her music: She performed “Flashlight” in the film “Pitch Perfect 2,” and was later signed to Republic Records.
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She released her debut single, “Love Myself,” and later an EP titled “Haiz” (a nickname give to her by her fans). Last year, she released “Starving,” a collaboration with Grey and Zedd – which hit No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her latest single, “Most Girls,” was released in April.
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Machine Gun Kelly, fresh off his Billboard Music Award nomination for his “Bad Things” collaboration with Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello, also performed.
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The Cleveland, Ohio-based rapper originally got his start on Bad Boy/Interscope Records in 2011. His debut album, “Lace Up,” spawned four huge singles and hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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The hip-hop star/actor released his second album, “General Admission,” in 2015 with the singles “Till I Die,” and “A Little More.” His latest album, “Bloom,” came out on May 12 and featured “At My Best” – a collaboration with his Summer Kick Off Concert co-star, Hailee Steinfeld.
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Noah Cyrus, Miley’s younger sister, performed. Her hit “Make Me (Cry)” is tearing up the charts, and she has a debut album set to be released later this year.
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Niall Horan is perhaps best known as a member of the group One Direction.
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He’s co-written several songs for the band and plays guitar for them.
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However, he’s also embarked recently on a successful solo career – releasing his first solo single “This Town,” last year.
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Earlier this month, he released his second solo single, “Slow Hands.”
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AJR is a New York City-based band comprised of the brothers Adam, Ryan, and Jack Met (pictured). Their music is a mix of indie-pop, doo-wop, electro and dubstep. Their third studio album, “The Click,” is scheduled to be released on June 9.
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Hey Violet hail from LA and feature Rena Lovelis (vocals, pictured), Miranda Miller (guitar/vocals), Nia Lovelis (drums/vocals), Casey Moreta (guitar/vocals) and Iain Shipp (bass).
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Fun fact: They used to be called Cherri Bomb, until changing their style/sound and going through a lineup change in 2015.
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Their second studio album, “From the Outside,” will be released later this year.
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Thanks for the incredible memories Channel 933 – we can’t wait for next year’s Summer Kick Off Concert!
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