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As 2016 is quickly coming to an end, it seems like everyone is scrambling to solidify their New Year’s Eve plans. If you’re the type of reveler who loves going all out when it comes to ringing in the new year, there’s a pretty good chance your favorite celebrity will be throwing an amazing party to make sure your New Year’s Eve is one for the books. In cities all over the world, celebrities have been booked to entertain party-goers as they toast to the arrival of 2017, and we’ve put together an ultimate list of the best New Year’s Eve parties hosted by celebrities that you won’t want to miss.

10. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar looks to end his highly-successful year by counting down to midnight at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas. The “Swimming Pools” rapper will take the stage all-night at the ritzy venue, to put on a memorable performance. You can expect the rapper to perform some of his most popular tracks, including “The Blacker the Berry” and “Alright.”

9. Fergie

Fergie is keeping up with her New Year’s Eve tradition by hosting the Billboard’s Hollywood Party once again. The event is a segment of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, and it will be televised on ABC for those who prefer to countdown to midnight in the comfort of their own home. Fergie will be performing her new single, Life Goes On, and additional musical guests include: Niall Horan of One Direction, Mariah Carey, Luke Bryan, and Demi Lovato. This will definitely be one jam-packed holiday celebration!


8. Nicki Minaj

After Jennifer Lopez pulled out of performing at E11even nightclub’s New Year’s Eve celebration, the venue wasted no time booking Nicki Minaj as her replacement. The Pink Friday rapper has reportedly been very hands-on when it came to planning the event, to ensure those in attendance have the time of their life. Special guest DJ Irie will also be on-hand to spin some tunes that are bound to keep party-goers dancing long after the clock strikes 12.

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7. Skrillex

For EDM lovers, the hottest party in Miami will take place at LIV nightclub. The luxury venue has booked Skrillex to keep the music playing all night long. You should definitely expect him to play some of his most popular tunes including, ““Where Are Ü Now?” featuring Justin Bieber, and the fan favorite “Bangarang” featuring Sirah. But if you’re looking to ring in the new year with the DJ, you’ll have to reach deep into your wallets. Regular admission into LIV is $300, while luxury packages and VIP passes will cost you up to $50,000.


6. Drake

OVO fans can ring in the new year alongside three-time American Music Award winner Drake, at Hakkasan Nightclub inside the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. The Toronto rapper will be taking the stage to perform some of his most popular hits from his albums Views, and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Rumor has it, his new girlfriend Jennifer Lopez will also be in attendance, so if you’re looking to party with two celebrities for the price of one, Drake’s hosted event at Hakkasan Nightclub is definitely where you should be making your midnight toast this year.


5. Lady Gaga

If you’re looking to party in style with one of today’s hottest pop artists, now’s the time to purchase your tickets for Lady Gaga’s New Year’s celebration at Wynn Las Vegas. Riding off the success of her latest album “Joanne,” Gaga will perform an array of her dance tracks, such as Poker Face, and a few of her ballads, like the newly-released song Million Reasons.

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4. John Legend

Not everyone is looking to go all out and spend the entire night raging in a packed club with music blaring from every speaker. If you’re someone who prefers a more low-key event in a posh and glitzy location, now’s the time to book your trip to St. Barth, to ring in the new year with John Legend at Nikki Beach. The venue has described the event as a “Magical Garden” theme with festive decor and “whimsical staff costumes.” Legend will host the intimate affair, and he will also take the stage to perform a 50-minute set on the piano. This will definitely be a New Year’s Eve to remember!

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3. Justin Bieber

When it comes to partying in Miami Beach, it doesn’t get any better than the Fontainebleau at 4441 Collins Ave. The city’s most famous hotel always puts on a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration, and this year will be no different. Justin Bieber has been tapped to host the festivities, and he’ll also be performing in front of the packed crowd. If you want to see the singer in action, general admission starts a $500, and VIP packages for a stage-side private area for up to 30 guests, will cost you $40,000.

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2. The Weeknd

The Weeknd had quite the 2016, and the “Starboy” singer is looking to end the year with a bang. The Canadian singer will put on an epic performance at Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas, to ring in the new year. From 9pm – 11pm, the venue will have a premium open bar for all in attendance, and as the midnight countdown begins, The Weeknd and all party-goers will raise their glasses of complimentary champagne to welcome in the new year.

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1. Bruno Mars

Still riding off the wave of his awesome Super Bowl 50 halftime performance, as well as his two Grammy award wins, Bruno Mars will take the stage at Park Theater at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas this New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re willing to pay the $338 general admission fee, or you want to splurge and purchase the VIP package for $3,898, expect to see Mars belt out tunes such as “Uptown Funk” and “Grenade,” in a performance that will leave you grooving and dancing from 2016, and well into the new year.

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