Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull headline Times Square New Year Eve celebrations

New York's Times Square witnessed a socially distanced countdown to the new year, but the famous ball-drop was not without a good dose of glamour. From Jennifer Lopez to Pitbull and Machine Gun Kelly, here are all the celebrities present during the historic ceremony. 

JLO

Singer Jennifer Lopez performed in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2020 in New York City. 

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Pitbull

Rapper Pitbull was also one of the key performers at Times Square's NYE celebrations.

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Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly graced the Times Square stage in an all-pink attire and his blone hair during the celebrations. 

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Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter

Singers Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter perform in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2020 in New York City.

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Cyndi Lauper

Singer Cyndi Lauper performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2020 in New York City.
 

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Anitta

Brazilian singer Anitta performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2020 in New York City.
 

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Jimmie Allen

Country singer/songwriter Jimmie Allen performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2020 in New York City.

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Gloria Gaynor

Singer Gloria Gaynor performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2020 in New York City.
 

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Andra Day

Singer Andra Day performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2020 in New York City.

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Billy Porter reveals his HIV diagnosis

This month, Billy Porter broke his silence on his illness after dealing with HIV for more than a decade. 

He was diagnosed in June 2007 and kept it a secret for years from nearly everyone, including his mother. 

''It was 2007, the worst year of my life. I was on the precipice of obscurity for about a decade or so, but 2007 was the worst of it. By February, I had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes," he said.

''By March, I signed bankruptcy papers. And by June, I was diagnosed HIV-positive. The shame of that time compounded with the shame that had already [accumulated] in my life silenced me, and I have lived with that shame in silence for 14 years. HIV-positive, where I come from, growing up in the Pentecostal church with a very religious family, is God’s punishment," he added.

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Jonathan Bennett and Kelly Osbourne

Actor Jonathan Bennett stands by actress Kelly Osbourne as she reads confetti notes in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2020 in New York City.

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