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Grammy-nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio the Jonas Brothers will jumpstart the new year with an exclusive concert at the Atlantis, as part of the resort’s Atlantis LIVE entertainment series.

The December 30 event in the Imperial Ballroom will mark 10 years since the Jonas Brothers’ previous resort concert and fifth time performing as part of the Atlantis LIVE series.

The Jonas Brothers will get the crowd moving with a mix of classics from the “It’s About Time”, “Jonas Brothers”, “A Little Bit Longer” and “Lines, Vines and Trying Times” albums that catapulted their success, to a variety of songs from their newest hit album, “Happiness Begins”. The trio reunited in 2019 following the successful and storied solo careers of Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas. They recently made history with their single “Sucker”, which marked the first time a band debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this century.

The preeminent male group of this century, the Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. Making history once more, the band delivered the biggest debut of 2019 with the release of “Happiness Begins”. The album became the third number album of the Jonas Brothers’ career and first release in nearly six years. This number one bow represented a landmark moment for the group and pop at large, as they retain their place at the top of the music charts they claimed a decade ago.

Earlier this year, the band announced their highly anticipated return to music with their hit single “Sucker”.

The release of “Sucker” marked the band’s first original release under their new partnership with Republic Records. Ranked number one on Billboard’s critic’s picks list of the “50 Best Songs of 2019”, it has become the song of the summer, dominating at number one on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, where it led for eight weeks.

The band notably received four 2019 MTV Video Music Awards nominations in the categories of “Video of the Year”, “Song of the Year”, “Best Pop” and “Artist of the Year”, and they also recently took home two 2019 Teen Choice Awards for “Artist of the Decade” and “Choice Summer Group”.

Throughout the rest of 2019, they will be on their sold-out Happiness Begins Tour with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.

The Jonas Brothers’ performance is part of the resort’s acclaimed entertainment series which provides an all-access pass to top musicians and artists.

To keep the party going after the Jonas Brothers have rocked it out, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling, DJ Tony Okungbowa, Junior New System of “America’s Got Talent” fame and the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Marching Band will command attention at Atlantis’ New Year’s Party Like a Royal Extravaganza on December 31.

The party is the final nod to the old year and ushering in of the new year with three-and-a-half hours of festivities at the resort’s poolside Royal Deck overlooking the iconic Royal Towers, paradise lagoon and 141-acre Aquaventure waterscape from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. with DJ Tony emceeing for party-goers as they experience performances by Bebe, Stirling, Junior New System and the police force marching band; all the while enjoying access to a premium top shelf open bar and dessert experience. A midnight fireworks spectacular seals the deal.

Bebe is a musical force to be reckoned with, having accumulated over 12 million overall single sales, over six billion global streams and a radio audience over 10 billion.

She rose to fame with her single “I’m a Mess” and global chart-topping smash “Meant To Be” (featuring Florida Georgia Line), which was number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-setting 50 straight weeks, the longest reign ever by a female lead artist.

Bebe’s “Meant To Be” won Best Collaboration at the 2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards and was subsequently nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in February where Bebe was also nominated for Best New Artist. In late 2019, Bebe debuted her newest single “Last Hurrah” which sets the stage for her upcoming second album release.

Most recently, Bebe debuted a new song that she wrote and performs, “You Can’t Stop the Girl”, for Disney’s highly-anticipated film “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”.

Bebe formally burst onto the scene when she wrote “Monster”, a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna that was certified 6x-platinum by the RIAA. Bebe went on to co-write and carry the instantly recognizable hook for the 3x-platinum “Hey Mama” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. Bebe also hit number one on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her RIAA platinum “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy.

In 2019, Bebe has amassed over 2 billion YouTube views and counting. In conjunction with Grammy Week 2019, Bebe launched the Grammy Music Education Coalition’s (GMEC) national campaign on behalf of its new All-Star Ambassador program, whose members also include Luis Fonsi, Rita Ora, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor, War on Drugs and others.

Stirling became one of the 21st Century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. She remains fearless enough to always dream big, and in the over five years since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic impresario, violinist, dancer and artist became the innovative star she is today.

She has held premium spots on the charts, including number two on the Billboard Top 200 and number one on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart, holding number one on the Classical Album Chart for 21 consecutive weeks and receiving a Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album”. Her sophomore opus “Shatter Me” garnered an RIAA gold certification, and ranked as the number two Dance/Electronic Album and number one Classical Album on Billboard’s 2015 Year-End charts.

A motivational speaker in her spare time, Stirling uses her own story to show teenagers that they’ve got to have confidence in the very thing that makes them unique, then wait for the world to catch up.

Okungbowa, a DJ/actor/producer, among many traits, was the resident DJ on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” for a 10-season run. He is now appearing in the new CBS show “Bob Hearts Abishola” in the role of “Kofo”.

Junior New System, an internationally-acclaimed, all-male, hip-hop dance group, competed on both “Asia’s Got Talent” and “America’s Got Talent”, and won gold at the 2016 World Championships of Performing Arts.

And staying true to its Bahamian roots and mission to offer guests authentic local experiences, as well as ensure that locals can enjoy homegrown talent, Atlantis added the RBPF for a special musical performance.

Tickets to the Party Like a Royal Extravaganza are available by visiting atlantisnewyears2019.com or by calling 1-800-Atlantis. Ticket prices start at $300 per person for guests 18 and older and $150 per person for guests 16 and 17 years old.

The Jonas Brothers

When: Monday, December 30

Where: Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis

Time: 8:30 p.m. doors open, 9:30 p.m. show starts

Ticket prices: Start at $199 plus value-added tax (VAT) for Bahamas residents; $249 plus VAT for visitors from outside The Bahamas

Outlets: jonasbrothersatlantis.com or 1-800-Atlantis

Party Like A Royal Extravaganza

Who: Bebe Rexha, Lindsey Stirling, DJ Tony Okungbowa, Junior New System and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band

When: Tuesday, December 31

Where: Royal Deck, Atlantis

Time: 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Tickets: Start at $300 per person for guests 18 and older; $150 per person for guests 16 and 17

Outlets: atlantisnewyears2019.com or 1-800-Atlantis

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Shavaughn Moss

Shavaughn Moss joined The Nassau Guardian as a sports reporter in 1989. She was later promoted to sports editor. Shavaughn covered every major athletic championship from the CARIFTA to Central American and Caribbean Championships through to World Championships and Olympics. Shavaughn was appointed as the Lifestyles Editor a few years later.

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