Fourteen-time Billboard Music Award winner and ten-time American Music Award winner Mariah Carey will give the last big performance of 2016 when she performs live for over one million people in Times Square moments before the ball drops on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017." Multi-platinum selling band DNCE, international superstar Gloria Estefan with the cast of her smash hit Broadway musical "On Your Feet!" and chart-topping country artist Thomas Rhett are set to join Carey for performances in the hours leading up to the 2017 countdown on Saturday, December 31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST, on the ABC Television Network.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of America's biggest celebration of the year, which includes 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 11 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. Additional performances will include Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign, Niall Horan, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes and Emeli Sande. Fergie returns to host the Billboard Hollywood Party.