The artists who have played the Z100 Jingle Ball in the past have included Kanye West, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Destiny’s Child.
There also have been performances, however, by Switchfoot, The Click 5, Frankie J and something called RBD, which either is a Mexican pop band or a communicable disease.
The biggest names in pop music will descend upon (or infest, if you prefer) MSG on Friday for the Z100 Jingle Ball.
But which ones will we remember in five years?
amNewYork looks at the chance some of the Jingle Ball performers memorability.
99%: Katy Perry
She’s married to a fame-hungry comedian, she has crossover potential to “act” and she has no problems showing off her breasts. She’s not going anywhere.
84%: Michael Buble
Wayne Newton can’t be America’s Lounge Singer forever.
Hip-hop needs its light-hearted counterweights, and B.o.B provides it in bunches. That said, this drops to 55 percent if Andre 3000 of Outkast returns to music full time.
44%: Justin Bieber
At best, the Biebs will not be making bubble-gum pop anymore (see Timberlake, Justin), and at worst he’ll be working fast food with Tevin Campbell.
3%: Travie McCoy
The Gym Class Heroes emcee is heading toward a future as a “Thousandaire.”
If you go: The sold out Z100 Jingle Ball is at MSG Friday at 6:30 p.m.