From Jennifer Lopez to Justin Bieber: How the world's biggest stars spent New Year's Eve

Some looked to memories past, others looked forward to the coming months

From left, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, Millie Bobby Brown, and Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Bieber. Instagram
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Ne-Yo, Nelly and Bruno Mars may have started 2020 on the UAE's shores, but they certainly weren't the only stars marking a new decade with performances, parties and nostalgic throwbacks. Famous faces from music, film, sport and more took to social media on New Year's Eve to share memories on months gone, and hopes for the coming year.

Below, we round up some of the best celebrity posts from NYE 2019.


This montage of the singer's year in review is a reminder of why she is Queen B.

Jennifer Lopez

JLo, who has reinvented herself as a Golden Globe-nominated actress over the past decade, shared an Instagram video of some of the best moments from the past year including highlights, with her children and fiance Alex Rodriguez. "I feel stronger and more at peace with who I am now than I ever have," Lopez wrote.

Serena Williams

The award-winning athlete shared a video where she tears up talking about her struggle with being a mother and wife, playing a professional sport and running a brand. "I'm ready for the new year," Williams wrote.


The media mogul wished everyone a happy New Year while packing for her tour with Weight Watchers.

Justin Bieber

On Instagram Stories, the superstar shared a teaser of new YouTube original Seasons, where Bieber opens up to reveal his biggest challenges as he gets back into the studio to record his first album since 2015. He also shared this photo of him with his wife, Hailey Baldwin Bieber.

Mariah Carey

The singer's new year might not have been off to a great start. It seems Carey's Twitter account was hacked, posting multiple racist and offensive tweets. The tweets have been deleted and Carey wrote: "I take a freaking nap and this happens?"

Millie Bobby Brown

The Stranger Things star shared a video of herself from 2011 when she was 7, singing Adele's Someone Like You. "I'm turning 16 soon and I can confidently say I'm living my dreams out," she wrote.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

The couple shared a photo from a New Year's party with a caption that said: "Happy New Years everyone. The best year of my life. So far. 2020 vision all the way!"

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

The Bollywood actress and beauty queen shared a video of her highlights from 2019: "Cannot wait to see what 2020 has in store."

The Rock

Dwayne Johnson shared a video by Barbara Anstacio called First Hand, where he talks about his journey so far. "Our 2019 comes to a grateful close and let's embrace 2020 with relentless passion," Johnson wrote.

LeBron James

One of the world's best basketball players, who just turned 35, shared an image of his younger self along with a message to his fans. He wrote: "Good vibes only is the motto, live life to fullest, be great/kind to others and happiness is the ultimate!"

Drew Barrymore

Rocking fun-looking 2020 glasses, Barrymore posted a photo to wish everyone a happy new year.

Reese Witherspoon

The Oscar-winning actress shared a photo with some of her favourite memories from 2019.

Trevor Noah

The Daily Show host and comedian shared a similar photo with his favourite moments from the last year.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

The couple, who are very active on social media, shared a series of photos on their Instagram, but this one is the best.

Ellen DeGeneres

The Ellen Show host and comedienne, who is currently on vacation, sent her fans a heartfelt message.

Lupita Nyong'o 

The actress is off to a bright new year with her first British Vogue cover.


The singer posted a photo of herself with dancer and rumoured boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams on a boat. In the caption, Madonna wrote: "We continue to swim with sharks! And take the road less travelled by!"

John Travolta

The actor shared a funny video with family wishing his fans a happy new year.


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