Canadians have always been an essential component of the biggest New Year’s eve party on the planet. The world’s most famous televised New Year’s Eve celebration from Times Square in New York began with Canada’s Guy Lombardo who continued performing “Auld Lang Syne” annually until his passing in 1977. Beginning in 1972, Dick Clark hosted his New Year’s Rockin’ Eve featuring live performances by the biggest names in popular music. In 2005, he was joined by American disc jockey Ryan Seacrest.
Last year, Canada’s Avril Lavigne performed her brand new single “What the Hell”. Drake also performed.
This year, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest will air on Saturday December 31, 2011 into Sunday January 1, 2012, and feature, among others, a performance by Canadian Justin Bieber.
Other news regarding J.B.:
Bieber has been cast by Hollywood actor / producer Mark Wahlberg in a feature film about basketball, the sport that was invented by Canadian James Naismith. Wahlberg says he hopes to begin shooting the movie in 2012.
Justin Bieber gave British Columbia singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen a big endorsement by recently tweeting “Call me maybe by Carly Rae Jepson is possibly the catchiest song I’ve ever heard lol”. The song is currently at #22 on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100.