PICS: Ellie Goulding, Bebe Rexha Kick Off Summer With Channel 933

Pechanga Arena transformed into a pop-music paradise recently with Channel 93.3's annual Summer Kick Off show.

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Hosted by San Diego's "#1 Hit Music Station," the yearly show always has big names on tap -- and this year was definitely no different. (Bebe Rexha pictured)
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The Summer Kick Off shows always deliver good times for all; fans were dancing in the aisles, all the way up to the rafters!
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One of the buzziest acts of the May 31 mini-fest, NCT 127 (pictured), showed why they're one of K-pop music's most promising up-and-comers with a fantastic stage show.
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U.K. pop superstar Ellie Goulding (pictured foreground) delivered a jaw-dropping performance as one of the event's headliners.
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The Grammy-nominee has several chart-topping hits to her name -- including "Lights," "Love Me Like You Do," "Burn" and "Anything Could Happen." (Goulding pictured foreground)
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With the recent release of two singles from her upcoming fourth studio album -- "Flux" and "Sixteen" -- Goulding definitely has a big year in store.
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Bebe Rexha -- who released a new collaborative single with the Chainsmokers titled "Call You Mine" on the same day as the Summer Kick Off show -- put on a show-stopping performance.
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Rexha's 2018 debut studio album, "Expectations," reached No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart and earned her two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (for "Meant to Be" featuring Florida Georgia Line).
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While she's a huge pop star in her own right, she's also an extremely talented songwriter who's contributed to big hits for others -- including Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Rihanna and Eminem, and Shinee.
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The Latin pop/reggaeton group CNCO (pictured) also had Pechanga Arena on its feet. The band (comprised of Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, and Zabdiel De Jesús) rose to fame after becoming the winning contestants on the first season of "La Banda" in 2015.
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They released their first album, "Primera Cita," in 2016 -- which included the hit "Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)" -- and followed it up with a self-titled album in 2018. Both records debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and the top 40 on the Billboard 200.
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Perhaps best known for her work in the group Fifth Harmony, Ally Brooke has busted into the spotlight in a big way.
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Last year, she released "Vámonos," a collaboration with Kris Kross Amsterdam and Messiah -- and then dropped "Low Key," featuring Tyga, in January. It's the first single from her upcoming debut solo album, expected to be released later this year.
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NCT 127 (pictured) is the Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy group NCT. The K-pop group debuted on July 7, 2016, with their first extended play "NCT #127," featuring seven members: Taeyong, Taeil, Yuta, Jaehyun, Winwin, Mark, and Haechan (who has since taken a hiatus from the group). Johnny and Doyoung later joined in December 2016, followed by Jungwoo in September 2018.
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Their name is a combination of the acronym for "Neo Culture Technology," which is their meaning for their unlimited members, and the number 127, which represents the longitudinal coordinate of Seoul.
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Bryce Vine was also on-hand at Summer Kick Off. A contestant on "The Glee Project" in 2011, he has since released two EPs -- 2014's "Lazy Fair" and 2016's "Night Circus."
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His debut studio full-length album is expected to drop soon -- but in the meantime, he was just announced as one of the acts scheduled to perform at San Diego's inaugural Wonderfront Festival on Nov. 22-24.
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Pop singer Fletcher also performed -- you might recognize her from the first season of "The X Factor."
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After releasing her debut self-titled EP in 2016, she released a new single, "Undrunk," in January. On March 19, she made her television debut on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and released "If You’re Gonna Lie" as a single the following month. We're looking forward to her new record!
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AJ Mitchell helped open the show (and yes, we forgive him for wearing a Dodgers jersey at a San Diego show; bold move buddy). He got his start in 2017 after posting clips of himself singing and performing covers on YouTube and Instagram. His first independent single, "Used To Be", was written by Mitchell when he was only 13 years old and has more than 60 million streams. Just last month, he said his upcoming debut studio album would be out soon.
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Well done, Channel 93.3 -- another successful Summer Kick Off! We can't wait to see what y'all put together for 2020!
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