Ariana Grande, Usher to heat up TODAY's summer Concert Series

TODAY is bringing the hottest hit-makers to Rockefeller Plaza for the Toyota Concert Series on TODAY. 

The latest act added to our lineup had a "Fancy" side to her. Rising rapper Iggy Azaela behind the summer smash is made her TODAY concert debut on August 8. If you missed it, watch it here.

Summer isn't over yet so there's still time to catch a concert. 

Usher and Maroon 5, veteran TODAY performers who bring massive crowds to the plaza will be singing their latest hits in September.

Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey kicked off our 19th season in May. This year’s lineup also included “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams, Little Mix and Aloe Blacc all performed for the first time on TODAY.

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Mariah Carey, Usher and Ariana Grande are just a few of the artists that are part of the TODAY summer concert lineup

Following is a list of concerts on our plaza scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.

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MAY
16: Mariah Carey
23: Tim McGraw 
26: Austin Mahone
27: Cher Lloyd
30: Rascal Flatts

JUNE
5: Pharrell Williams 
6: Sara Bareilles
13: Train
17: Little Mix
20: Fall Out Boy
23: Alex & Sierra
27: Phillip Phillips

JULY
4: Ed Sheeran
10: John Legend
11: Fifth Harmony
18: Jason Mraz
22: Five Seconds of Summer
25: OneRepublic

AUGUST
1: Aloe Blacc
8: Iggy Azalea
15: Neon Trees, #NeonTreesTODAY
19: Jennifer Hudson, #JHudTODAY * Tuesday
22: Hunter Hayes, #HunterTODAY
29: Ariana Grande, #ArianaTODAY

SEPTEMBER
1: Maroon 5, #Maroon5TODAY * Monday
2: Counting Crows, #CountingCrowsTODAY
5: Usher, #UsherTODAY
23: Kenny Chesney
30: Lady Antebellum: LadyATODAY

Additional performances may be announced throughout the season.

Fans and visitors are encouraged to come to the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.

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    The Mac is back -

    Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac celebrates as the legendary band's classic lineup reunites on the TODAY plaza on Oct. 9, before beginning the second leg of their "On With the Show" tour.

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    Lady A on TODAY -

    Members of the band Lady Antebellum perform on Sept. 30. The band has a new album, "747," and kicked off their weeklong campaign in which they traveled the nation to fulfill seven wishes for seven fans in seven days.

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    Who needs shoes? -

    Kenny Chesney performs on TODAY on Sept. 23. Chesney's fans are known as the "No Shoes Nation," and Matt Lauer and Hoda Kotb kicked off their shoes in Chesney's honor.

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    As the Crows fly -

    Counting Crows, out with their seventh studio album, performed on TODAY on Sept, 2. Among the songs they performed was their 1990s hit "Mr. Jones."

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    Take 5 -

    Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on Sept. 1, the day before the band's new album came out. Levine also discussed his work as a coach on "The Voice."

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    "OMG!" Usher steals the crowd -

    Usher brings his vocal talents and energetic dance moves to the TODAY plaza on Sept. 5.

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    Ariana Grande has no "Problem" packing the plaza -

    Pop sensation Ariana Grande (center) performed for a plaza packed with thousands of fans on Aug. 29. The 21-year-old's selections included "Everything," "Bang Bang" and the No. 1 hit "Problem."

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    Hunter Hayes goes 'Crazy' on the plaza -

    Country singer Hunter Hayes, who also plays more than 30 instruments, played hits "Tattoo," "Invisible" and "I Want Crazy" on the TODAY plaza on August 22.

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    Jennifer Hudson debuts a 'Dangerous' tune on TODAY -

    The musical powerhouse who is a singer and an actress belted out three hits live on TODAY plaza on August 19. But it was her performance of her new tune, "Dangerous," which is from her upcoming album "JHud" that was a real treat for her fans.

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    Neon Trees sprout up on the plaza -

    Neon Trees (and their fans) rocked out on TODAY with their 2011 chart-topper "Everybody Talks" as well as newer singles "Sleeping With a Friend" and "Love in the 21st Century" live on August 15.

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    Iggy Azalea gets 'Fancy' on TODAY -

    The Australian rapper who became a breakout star with her hit "Fancy" performed her song of the summer to a packed TODAY plaza on August 8, 2014.

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    Aloe Blacc is 'The Man' on the plaza -

    Singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc performed such hits as "Wake Me Up" and "The Man" on the TODAY plaza on Aug. 1.

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    TODAY fans pledge allegiance to OneRepublic -

    Singer Ryan Tedder led Colorado-based pop band OneRepublic through some of their recent hits during a plaza visit on July 25.

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    5 Seconds of Summer: We ‘Don’t Stop’ rocking -

    It may be cold Down Under this time of year, but the Australian pop/punk band brought a whole lot of warmth to TODAY, attracting one of the biggest crowds seen on the plaza yet this year. The guys performed their smash hit "Amnesia," "Don't Stop" and more live on TODAY.

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    Jason Mraz to TODAY viewers: 'I'm Yours' -

    Jason Mraz performed such hits as "I'm Yours" on the plaza on July 18.

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    Fifth Harmony are 'Better Together' on the plaza -

    Pop quintet Fifth Harmony (from left, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello) performed such hits as "MIss Movin' On" and "Better Together" July 11 on TODAY.

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    John Legend is 'Ready to Go' on TODAY -

    R&B chart-topper John Legend heated up the TODAY plaza with such songs as "All of Me" and "Ready to Go" on July 10.

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    Ed Sheeran is 'Thinking Out Loud' about his fans -

    Before the fun, fireworks and cookouts got into full swing this Fourth of July, the party was already started on the plaza, thanks to Ed Sheeran. The English singer and songwriter brought a huge crowd for a special TODAY concert on Friday, July 4. He sang his current hit "Sing" as well as your fan-voted pick "Thinking Out Loud."

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    Phillip Phillips is an Idol to plaza visitors -

    "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips performed such hits as "Lead On" and "Gone, Gone, Gone" on the plaza on June 27.

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    Fall Out Boy bring some rock and roll to TODAY -

    The popular band shredded some guitar and vocals when they performed "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark," "Thnks fr the Mmrs" and more hits from their album "Save Rock and Roll" live on the TODAY plaza on June 20.

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    Little Mix 'Salute' their fans with their hits -

    The British girl group heating up the charts sang hits from their album "Move," to a large crowd of fans on the TODAY plaza on June 17.

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    Train pulls into the TODAY plaza -

    Train performed a few songs for the the TODAY Plaza crowd on June 13, including their new single, "Angel in Blue Jeans" and "Marry Me," which was the one song you picked.

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    Sara Bareilles wrote a 'Love Song' for her fans -

    The Grammy-nominated musician made everyone on the TODAY Plaza feel good when she sang her happy hits "Brave," "Little Black Dress" and more on June 6 as part of our summer concert series.

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    TODAY and fans are 'Happy' to watch Pharrell -

    Singer, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams brightens up a rainy day on the plaza with a performance of his his hits "Happy," "Come Get It Bae" and "Marilyn Monroe" on June 5, 2014.

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    Rascal Flatts rock out -

    The popular trio released a new album, "Rewind," in May, and TODAY viewers were eager to hear it. On May 30, Rascal Flatts treated the audience on the TODAY plaza to a performance of "Payback," "Why Wait" and their classic cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is a Highway."

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    Austin Mahone takes TODAY by storm -

    Austin Mahone didn't even have a full album out yet, but he still packed the TODAY plaza with a sea of his tween fans on Memorial Day 2014. The pop star performed his smash hits "MMM Yeah," "What About Love" and "Shadow" live on the show.

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    Tim McGraw honors sailors, fans with new tunes -

    Tim McGraw is back with a new album and is hitting the road to play his new music. He wowed the TODAY crowd on May 23 with his killer abs and country swagger during a performance that included "Something Like That," "Southern Girl" and his latest song, "Overrated."

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    Concert series kicks off with a music icon -

    Mariah Carey is back! The legendary singer launched our 2014 summer TODAY Concert Series and belted out songs from her new album "Me, I Am Mariah" on the plaza on May 16.

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This updated post was originally published on April 29 at 8 a.m. ET. It was updated August 8.

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