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See Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Pharrell and More Light Up NYC Jingle Ball

Check out electric photos from the biggest pop concert of the year

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Z100 Jingle Ball Attendees

Yana Paskova

On Saturday night, a handful of the world's biggest pop stars (Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5 and more) descended upon Madison Square Garden for the annual Z100 Jungle Ball, a rapid-fire concert showcasing the year's biggest Top 40 hits.

"Birthday girl Taylor Swift was the undisputed empress," Rob Sheffield wrote is his report from the event, "especially in the final minutes as the clock ticked down to midnight. If you thought there was any chance that Taylor was going to surrender the stage before midnight and miss the opportunity to turn the entire event into her own personal birthday bash, you've probably never heard of Taylor Swift. This girl likes to make a scene, which is why she rules the pop world."

See Jingle Ball photos of Taylor and her court here.

Iggy

MANHATTAN, NY – DECEMBER 12, 2014: Iggy Azalea performs at Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. The crowd, much like the holiday performance, was energized and sparkling, festive under the glow of reindeer horns, glitter and cell phones. Photo by: Yana Paskova for Rolling Stone

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Get This Work

Iggy Azalea performs –and makes sure that those less familiar with the Australian rapper know her name, if only from the writing on her back-up dancers' athletic crop-tops.

Pharrell

MANHATTAN, NY – DECEMBER 12, 2014: Pharrell Williams performs at Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. The crowd, much like the holiday performance, was energized and sparkling, festive under the glow of reindeer horns, glitter and cell phones. Photo by: Yana Paskova for Rolling Stone

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Hats Off

Pharrell scours the audience for potential background vocalists. He would perform "Happy" with a handful of kids picked from the first rows.

Gwen Stefani

MANHATTAN, NY – DECEMBER 12, 2014: Gwen Stefani (left) performs with Pharrell Williams (not seen) at Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. The crowd, much like the holiday performance, was energized and sparkling, festive under the glow of reindeer horns, glitter and cell phones. Photo by: Yana Paskova for Rolling Stone

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B-A-N-A-N-A-S

Pharrell also brought out a slightly more accomplished guest: Gwen Stefani.

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