Here’s Our Pre-Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Playlist With This Year’s Lineup of Musical Performers
Angels, stunning lingerie, and up-beat music—these make the most hype catwalk of the year.
We’re already hyped for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which is kicking off soon in New York City. And while we’re rooting for Kelsey Merritt who is the first Filipina to walk the runway, and excited to see again the new and old faces that will strut down the most star-studded catwalk of the year, we’re also just as pumped up to witness the musical performers that will make the event even bigger and livelier that it already is.
Last year, we were treated to a lively bunch of musical superstars that graced the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The Shanghai show saw One Direction member Harry Styles, Hamilton broadway star Leslie Odom Jr., Grammy winner Miguel, and Chinese pop sensation Jane Zhang.
This year, break-out fresh blood and musical heavyweights are coming together to join the VSFS ladies.
American singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha is first on the list, fresh from the release of her Expectations album’s first single, “I’m a Mess.” She is also the genius behind songs of Grammy Award winners Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, David Guetta, and many others. She will be coming to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show from the 2018 MTV EMA stage in Spain.
Coming with Bebe Rexha from the MTV EMA stage to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show catwalk is Halsey, the American singer-songwriter that first rose to prominence with her collab with The Chainsmokers titled, “Closer.” After a year-long silence, she has returned last month with her first new solo single since “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” with “Without Me,” what is rumored to be a homage to her on-and-off relationship with rapper G-Eazy.
And speaking of The Chainsmokers, the EDM-pop duo will be also be setting the catwalk on fire, as always blurring the line between music genres. Last month, The Chainsmokers just dropped “Siren,” the seventh track from their recently released collection, NGHTMRE.
On the more daring and British side of music comes The Struts, who will also be showcasing their “unabashedly over the top retro-fetishist classic rock” on the VSFS stage. They’ve been active in the music scene since 2009 and could still channel Queen, The Killers, and My Chemical Romance to date.
And if we’re talking about Hollywood heavyweights, Rita Ora fits the bill just perfectly. Apart from her sterling music career, she has also started to dabble in acting, known for her cameo as Christian’s Grey sister in the Fifty Shades of Grey series—whose soundtrack she also performed. She also has design collaborations with Adidas, and starred as a coach on The Voice UK.
Thank you @mtv for having me last night and ALL the thousands of you that came out and danced with us ?? I performed my new single Let You Love me for the first time and I couldn’t believe people were already singing the words. I can’t tell you what that means to me! Thank you for the best summer of my life ?? 2018 summer shows...donezo!! Thank you to my whole team for sticking through the craziness with me you all know who you are there are to many names!! Crew band dancers glam team you all know how much I love you. Also check my skip in the video from excitement and @pixiegeldof I may now adore your dad a little more then you I think! #SirBobGeldof LOL ????????
On the other side of the spectrum, Kelsea Ballerini may be a newbie in the world of the music, but this country singer is no less than talented and pumped up for the VSFS. With already two albums to her name and four No. 1 singles on the Country Airplay charts, she is the first female artist to send a debut single straight to the top of the country charts since Carrie Underwood way back in 2006. Her upcoming performance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is also like a dream-come-true of sorts, as she tells CMT News that she’s “watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as long as I can remember.”
Shawn Mendes may have started small, rising to fame from video-sharing application Vine in 2013, but he has since released three studio albums, headlined three world tours, and received several nominations and awards. In fact, his recent single, “In My Blood,” made Shawn the first artist to put four No. 1 singles in the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart before turning 20 years old. At such an early age, the world is already waiting for this young singer-songwriter to take his world tour in 2019.
With this explosive lineup of performers, here’s a pre-Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show playlist we’ve curated to get you into the mood.