Press Coverage for Famously Hot New Year

Elle King and Nappy Roots to Play Famously Hot New Year

Free Times

For the past four years, Famously Hot New Year has established an increasingly predictable — and increasingly winning — pattern. Pairing a headliner and direct support act that are both nationally known touring entities with a couple up-and-coming local openers, the free New Year's Eve event has leaned divergently on white artists pursuing rock, pop and Americana, and black performers who dig into funk, R&B and hip-hop. Read more>

Elle King to Headline Columbia's Famously Hot New Year


Singer songwriter Elle King will be the headliner for this year's "Famously Hot New Year" celebration. Read more>

And the 2017 Famously Hot New Year headliner is...

Go Columbia

Get ready to ring in the new year with rising star, Elle King! With hit single “Ex’s and Oh’s” taking her to the top of the charts, King will bring the fireworks to Columbia with what’s billed as a “high-energy experience.”

The oldest daughter of comedian Rob Schneider (“Deuce Bigalow,” anyone?), King, 28, released her debut EP, “The Elle King EP” in 2012. The song “Playing for Keeps” was used as the theme song for VH1’s “Mob Wives Chicago.” The single “Ex’s & Oh’s” earned her two Grammy Nominations, and was certified double platinum and was a top-10 hit on the Billboard Top 100. Read more>


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