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NYC concerts: Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Pink, more must-see shows

Whether you live and breathe pop, hip-hop or rock music, there's a concert for you.

There's no shortage of high-profile bands and artists slated to perform in NYC, from Demi Lovato to Pink to Sam Smith.

Here's who to see around the city.

Khalid (Jan. 27)

The breakout 19-year-old R&B singer-songwriter is featured on some of the biggest songs of the year, like "1-800-273-8255" by Logic and "Homemade Dynamite" by Lorde, and is already headlining a venue like Radio City. (Jan. 27 at 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, ticketmaster.com)

Tyler, the Creator (Feb. 23-24)

The Los Angeles emcee is supporting his album "Flower Boy," which was nominated for a Best Rap Album Grammy. (Feb. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m., Theater at MSG, ticketmaster.com)

Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled (March 16)

It's OK to admit, ardent pop haters: Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry" is infectious. She comes to town with DJ Khaled, who will maybe take the opportunity to tell us who the "they" are that don't want him to win. (March 16 at 7:30 p.m., Barclays Center, ticketmaster.com)

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Justin Timberlake (March 21)

It's been quite some time -- nearly four years to be exact -- since Justin Timberlake performed his own concert in the city. He'll hit Madison Square Garden fresh off the expected success of his Super Bowl halftime performance this spring to promote his latest album, "Man of the Woods." Tickets go on sale Jan. 16. (March 21 at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden, ticketmaster.com)

Pink (April 4-5)

The "What About Us" singer set out on her 40-stop tour in October fresh off the release of her latest album "Beautiful Trauma." (April 4-5 at 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden, pinkstage.com/events)

Lorde (April 4)

Lorde's Barclays Center concert date probably has you dreaming of spring already. The singer's North American "Melodrama" tour brings her to 30 cities in just under a year. Prepare by keeping "Green Light" on repeat until April. (April 4 at 7 p.m., Barclays Center, ticketmaster.com)

Harry Styles (June 21)

The former One Direction star received a warm New York welcome when he last hit Radio City Music Hall for a sold-out show in September. He sang 10 songs, a few covers and some 1D favorites and is expected to do it all again this spring. (June 21 at 7:30 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, ticketmaster.com)

U2 (June 25)

The band will ride out the release of its 14th studio album "Songs of Experience" with an "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE" tour this spring. (June 25 at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden, ticketmaster.com)

Sam Smith (June 27 and 29)

If you haven't heard Sam Smith's latest track, "Pray," waste no time heading over to Spotify. The singer launched a world tour after the release of his second album, "The Thrill of It All." (June 27 at 8 p.m. at Barclays Center; June 29 at Madison Square Garden, samsmithworld.com)