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BLI Summer Jam: Get to know the acts

Jason Derulo performs during the World Music Awards

Jason Derulo performs during the World Music Awards at Monte Carlo Sporting Club on May 27, 2014 in Monaco. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Valery Hache

Sure, no one is going to confuse "106.1 BLI Summer Jam" headliners Jason DeRulo and Austin Mahone -- one has a smash called "Talk Dirty," and the other wouldn't dream of such a thing.

Of course, Fifth Harmony is the female quintet from the "X Factor," and Midnight Red is the male quintet that opened for New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys. Cody Simpson is the Aussie teenager who just graduated from high school.

However, at the start of the daylong festivities at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Sunday, there might be some confusion. Which trio of brothers are we looking for? Which piano-playing duo was I supposed to like?

Here's a handy cheat sheet to keep everyone straight:

AJR: New York's Met brothers are already being dubbed Jonas Brothers 2.0 and have recently signed to Warner Bros. Records for their new fun.-ish single, "I'm Ready."

R5: The Colorado quintet features another trio of brothers -- Riker, Ross and Rocky Lynch -- as well as their sister Rydel and their pal Ratliff. Riker is the best known, doing time as one of the Dalton Warblers on "Glee," but the catchy "(I Can't) Forget About You" (Hollywood) will change that.

Cash Cash: New Jersey's Makhlouf brothers -- Jean Paul and Alex -- have already made a name for themselves, along with Samuel Frisch, as producers and remixers. But their new single "Lightning," featuring Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, should make them known as artists as well.

Emblem 3: Washington's Stromberg brothers -- Keaton and Wesley -- and friend Drew Chadwick already are known from their run on "X Factor" and hope their upcoming album will take them farther than their hit "Chloe."

A Great Big World: The duo from NYU already had a massive smash with the wrenching piano ballad "Say Something," but the rest of their set is more fun than that would suggest.

Karmin: The duo from Berklee College of Music is best known for the hit "Brokenhearted," featuring Amy Heidemann's rapid-fire rapping, and is looking for another hit from their debut album, "Pulses."

MKTO: The duo from Nickelodeon's "Gigantic" is looking to make music their main calling card with their eponymous debut arriving this year on Columbia Records. They already hit it big in Australia with their single "Thank You."



Minaj will be a Hot topic

This year's Hot 97 Summer Jam is packed with heavy hitters -- including Nas, 50 Cent and The Roots, as well as up-and-comer Action Bronson, hailing from Flushing.

However, it's almost guaranteed that everyone will be talking about the return of Nicki Minaj and the YMCMB crew, following her exit from the 2012 Summer Jam after she was dissed by one of the station's DJs at the show. That beef has since been squashed, with Minaj arriving to roll out her "Pills N Potions" single and even YMCMB head Lil Wayne expected to perform.

Even the second stage will be overflowing with talent, including Iggy Azalea -- who has been dominating the singles sales charts lately with "Fancy" and her collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Problem" -- and Jhene Aiko, who has been teaming up with Drake.

WHAT Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Sunday, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

INFO $35-$79.50; 800-745- 3000,

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