NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The crystal ball was in place Tuesday night, as crowds swarmed to the Crossroads of the World for the biggest party of the year.
More than one million revelers from around the world were expected to gather in Times Square for the big event, which is also expected to be watched by over a billion people worldwide.
The entertainment lineup for the night included Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Blondie, Icona Pop, Jencarlos Canela, El Dasa and Rodney Atkins, and Melissa Etheridge – who was performing her new song, “Uprising of Love,” and a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
The celebration also featured a trailer of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” with Times Square footage.
“It’s amazing because you have a million people here in Times Square joined by more than 150 million Americans all counting down towards midnight together. And over a billion people around the world will watch this live or on news coverage,” Countdown Entertainment President Jeffrey Straus told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith. “The entertainment is bigger and better than ever.”