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2017-02-17

Backstreet Boys on Vegas residency: "People are going to lose their minds"

The Backstreet Boys will kick off their Las Vegas residency at the AXIS theater in Planet Hollywood on March 1, and the boy band says that after scaling things back, they're ready to be "Larger than Life" once again. "We've had to downsize the [concert] production over the years, but when you're doing Vegas, you've got to go b***s to the wall," AJ McLean tells Entertainment Weekly. "I would compare this show to a Millennium-type show."  The group's Millennium album, released in 1999, included the singles "I Want It That Way," "Larger Than Life" and more.   The tour in support…

posted 2017/02/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber under investigation for alleged West Hollywood altercations

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating allegations that Justin Bieber was involved in multiple altercations at a West Hollywood restaurant over the weekend. According to an advisory from the department, deputies were called to the restaurant on Saturday at around 2 a.m. because of a report of an altercation. A witness there told officials that that he broke up fights between Justin and two bartenders, then saw Justin head-butt a patron at the restaurant with whom he was arguing. Neither Justin nor the bartenders allegedly involved in the incident were at the restaurant when deputies arrived. The alleged…

posted 2017/02/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Daya's to-do list: Grammy? Check. Headlining tour? Starts Saturday

How many artists can say they won their first Grammy before they did their first headlining tour?  Daya can. The 18-year-old singer scored a trophy last weekend for Best Dance Recording, for her Chainsmokers collabo "Don't Let Me Down."  On Saturday night, she'll kick off her tour in Philadelphia. So what can fans expect?  "I'm gonna play instruments, for sure," she tells ABC Radio. "I think that's been important to me from the beginning, 'cause that's what I grew up doing. And also we'll have lights, we'll have production...This is the first time that I get to design my show."…

posted 2017/02/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-02-16

Camila Cabello hasn’t spoken to Fifth Harmony girls since she left group

Camila Cabello says she hasn’t spoken to her former Fifth Harmony band mates since she left the group last year. In a new cover story with Billboard, the singer says she tried to reach out to them directly, but it didn’t turn out well. “I don’t want to get into the details of that, because it was really intense and it’s hard for me to talk about,” she says. “It makes me sad.” She’s also not sure she can pinpoint exactly when things changed between her and the group. “I don’t know. I was always super open [that] I couldn’t…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tori Kelly, Rachel Platten and more to perform at the 2017 SunFest

Ready for some fun in the sun? Tori Kelly and Rachel Platten will be performing at this year's SunFest in West Palm Beach, Florida. The live music event, taking place from May 3 through 7, will also feature performances by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Flo Rida, Fetty Wap, Ocean Park Standoff and X Ambassadors, among many other acts. Festival passes range in prices between $35 - $75 for adults, $20 - $35 for youth, and $25 for senior citizens. Kids ages five and under can attend for free. Tickets are on sale now at sunfest.com. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd drops star-studded visual for "Reminder"

The Weeknd's music video for his song, "Reminder," depicts a who's who of some of the biggest stars in music today, such as Drake, Bryson Tiller, ASAP Rocky, French Montana, Travis Scott and YG.     The Kid Studio-directed clip shows Weeknd reminding critics why he's best, from his opulent lifestyle and playboy status to his coveted music.  It also arrives on the artist's 27th birthday, following Wednesday's release of NAV's track, "Some Way," which features lyrics sung by Weeknd that could be directed towards Justin Bieber.   The "I Feel It Coming" singer is currently dating Bieber's ex, Selena Gomez.  "Reminder" comes from The Weeknd's latest hit album, Starboy.    Copyright © 2017, ABC…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" reaches new sales milestone

Michael Jackson's Thriller continues to cement its place as the best-selling album in history: it's just become the first album ever to be certified 33 times platinum for both sales and streams.  That means that the album has sold or streamed the equivalent of 33 million copies in the U.S. since its release in 1982. Furthermore, Thriller is the only album ever to have been certified for more than 30 million copies sold in the U.S. and it's sold over 105 million copies worldwide. In addition, MJ's Thriller follow-up, 1987's Bad, has just been newly certified 10 times platinum for…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

'N SYNC to reunite this year, but not musically

'N SYNC never actually broke up: they simply went on hiatus.  Well, according to member Lance Bass, the old gang is getting back together this year...but unfortunately, not to make new music. Lance tells Entertainment Tonight that all five members of the group -- that's him, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez -- will reunite to jointly accept their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame "at some point" in 2017. "We just have to decide on a date. We're terrible at planning things," he says. Lance also says that the group is coming out with a…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele & Beyonce among winners at NME Awards

Grammy galpals Adele and Beyonce were both honored by the British publication NME at its annual awards, handed out Wednesday in London. Adele was named Best Festival Headliner, thanks to her main stage spot at England's famed Glastonbury Festival last year.   She beat British rock festival mainstays Coldplay and Radiohead in that category.  As for Beyonce, she beat out Adele for the title of Hero of the Year.  Among the other people she beat in that category: the late David Bowie, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, and rocker Liam Gallagher. Dua Lipa was named Best New Artist, while…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez leaves a destructive lover in new song “It Ain’t Me”

Selena Gomez is officially making her return to music. The singer has released a new song with Norwegian DJ Kygo called “It Ain’t Me.” The lyrics are all about leaving a destructive relationship. “Who's waking up to drive you home when you're drunk and all alone?/Who's gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?/It ain't me,” she sings on the chorus. Selena tweeted a link to the song today, writing, “It’s finally here!” She previously teased a snippet of the song earlier this month. “It Ain’t Me” is Selena’s first new musical project since 2015’s Revival. Copyright ©…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

You can star in Maroon 5's new video...sort of

If you've ever dreamed of appearing in a Maroon 5 video, now's your chance. The band has partnered with a company called Vivoom to allow fans to insert themselves into their trippy new video for "Cold."  Once you log into MyColdVideo.com, you can make a 15-second video of yourself and upload it.  You'll magically appear in their video during the party scene, where an unintentionally drugged-up Adam Levine -- who's been dosed against his will - peers at you, looking confused, and tries to focus on what he's seeing. After filming your "starring role," you can upload the video to…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele's "25", Beyonce's "Lemonade" Heading Back to Top 10

Adele won the Album of the Year Grammy for 25, but felt the award should have gone to Beyonce for her album Lemonade.  Well, both women will be happy that their respective albums are heading back into the top 10. Thanks to exposure on the Grammy Awards, Billboard reports that 25's sales by the end of the week will total about 45,000 copies, which likely will  see it return to the top 10 in a high position. As for Lemonade, it's on track to sell about 40,000 copies by week's end, which is also likely good enough for a return to…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR