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Jingle Ball 2014: Who was naughty and who was nice?

Pharrell Williams performs onstage during KIIS FM's Jingle

Pharrell Williams performs onstage during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo Credit: Kevin Winter

Edward Snowden has nothing on us: For the third year running, amNewYork has gotten a hold of Santa's naughty and nice list for the purpose of cross-referencing it with the lineup of Z100's Jingle Ball, taking place Dec. 12 at Madison Square Garden. (And no, we couldn't think of a better use of the list.)

Who's getting gifts and who's getting coal from this year's crop of radio hitmakers? Let's find out:



Calvin Harris: Naming a single "Summer" and releasing it in the spring is transparent begging for "song of the summer" designation. Try just asking Santa next time.

Iggy Azalea: Hey, remember when hip-hop was about "keeping it real"? Neither does she.

Taylor Swift: Swift is to "New York Global Welcome Ambassador" as Sbarro is to "New York Pizza."

5 Seconds of Summer: Santa is not a fan of hubris, and releasing a live album just six months after a debut record qualifies.



Pharrell: "Happy" hit the top of the Billboard charts in 2014, so Santa must have counted it. Also, Pharrell had a lot less contact with Robin Thicke this year.

Sam Smith: Old soul from a new singer. Being able to go toe-to-toe with Mary J. Blige on "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)" is a massive accomplishment.

Ariana Grande: She makes the cut, but with a caveat. The big-voiced ex-Nickelodeon star told Complex magazine that she's been visited by demons. Santa will be watching.

Chari XCX: Co-wrote one of the year's biggest hits while keeping her credibility, thanks to her album "Sucker," coming out Dec. 15


If you go: Z100's Jingle Ball, featuring Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea and others, is at Madison Square Garden on Friday at 8 p.m., 4 Penn Plaza, 212-465-6741, sold out.


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