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Jingle Ball at Comcast Arena features 3 chart-topping acts

  • Selena Gomez performs during halftime of an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 28.

    Associated Press

    Selena Gomez performs during halftime of an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 28.

  • Seattle native Ben Haggerty, better known as Macklemore of the group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

    Associated Press

    Seattle native Ben Haggerty, better known as Macklemore of the group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

  • Big K.R.I.T. will perform as an opening act for the group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at KeyArena next week. All three shows are sold out.

    Associated Press

    Big K.R.I.T. will perform as an opening act for the group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at KeyArena next week. All three shows are sold out.

  • Talib Kweli will open for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

    Associated Press

    Talib Kweli will open for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

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By Andy Rathbun
Special to The Herald
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  • Selena Gomez performs during halftime of an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 28.

    Associated Press

    Selena Gomez performs during halftime of an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 28.

  • Seattle native Ben Haggerty, better known as Macklemore of the group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

    Associated Press

    Seattle native Ben Haggerty, better known as Macklemore of the group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

  • Big K.R.I.T. will perform as an opening act for the group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at KeyArena next week. All three shows are sold out.

    Associated Press

    Big K.R.I.T. will perform as an opening act for the group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at KeyArena next week. All three shows are sold out.

  • Talib Kweli will open for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

    Associated Press

    Talib Kweli will open for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

It's a virtual parade of chart toppers.
There's pop singer Selena Gomez, who had a No. 1 album this July when she released "Stars Dance."
Fall Out Boy also returned to the charts with "Save Rock and Roll," a No. 1 album in April.
And Paramore hit No. 1 in April with its new self-titled album.
Those three groups will be joined by a long list of hit-makers -- Flo Rida, Icona Pop, New Politics, Travie McCoy and Austin Mahone -- as the 106.1 Kiss FM Jingle Ball takes over Comcast Arena in Everett.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and is sure to find the long list of acts focusing on the biggest hits of their careers. They might not be Christmas carols, but they should get the crowd singing.
Tickets are $56.25 to $162.50 at comcastarenaeverett.com or 866-332-8499.
Like those other chart-toppers, the hip-hop duo of Macklemore and Lewis have had an obscenely successful year.
The Seattle pair will headline a three-night sold-out hometown stand at Key Arena -- Three nights! Sold out! At Key Arena! -- as they continue to tour behind their massive debut album, "The Heist."
That record has been a runaway success without, amazingly enough, the support of a major label. It's an almost unprecedented success, resulting in ubiquitous No. 1 hits like "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us," along with Zeitgeist-tapping tracks like the gay marriage anthem "Same Love."
The Key Arena shows are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and feature opening acts Talib Kweli and Big KRIT.
Tickets are available at a markup through stubhub.com.
Granted, that's not the only big concert coming to KeyArena. Pearl Jam is headlining a sold-out hometown show of its own at the venue at 6 Friday night.
The grunge rock gods are touring behind their latest album, "Lightning Bolt," which was the group's fifth album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The group didn't change its recent formula for the disc, which again found Eddie Vedder and company drawing on classic rock and punk influences for a collection that was by turns uplifting, bristly and somber.
Tickets are available at a markup through stubhub.com.
The WaMu Theatre, meanwhile, will host the 94.1 KMPS Ho Ho Ho Down at 8 Friday night.
The country station is bringing Gary Allan and David Nail to the venue for its holiday show.
Allan has been playing country music for decades. He got his start in bar bands in the late 1970s at the absurdly young age of 12. He finally got a record deal in 1996 and has seen his star rise slowly ever since.
He's touring now behind his January album, "Set You Free," which earned him his first No. 1 record on the Billboard 200.
Tickets are $50.90 to $61.10 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Yet another sold-out show will feature Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, who is headed to town a solo set at the Moore Theatre at 8 p.m. Sunday.
With Wilco currently in hibernation, Tweedy is touring the West Coast this December. Though he's never released a proper solo album, Tweedy often stages these little tours, playing stripped down versions of Wilco music.
Tickets are available at a mark-up through stubhub.com.
The Black Crowes are back on the road as well, headlining the Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The long-running barroom rockers got their start in 1989, channeling the grimy sounds of the Rolling Stones.
At this point, though, the group is basically in greatest-hits mode. Its last album of fresh material came out in 2009, but that hasn't kept the group from the road, where its live album continues to inspire.
Tickets are $31.75 to $45.75 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band spent a lot of time this past year touring with the Black Crowes, but will play a headlining show of its own at McCaw Hall at 8 p.m. Satuday.
Like the Black Crowes, the group hit the ground running, earning a Grammy nod in 2011 for its blues-rock indebted debut, "Revelator."
The band is touring now behind its sophomore album, "Made Up Mind," which hit No. 11 on the Billboard 200 in August.
Tickets are $64.67 to $75.09 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
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