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2016-12-08

Elastic Heartbroken: Sia Calls It Quits with Husband of Two Years

It seems the thrill is gone for Sia and her husband of two years. The singer and filmmaker Erik Anders Lang have separated. "After much soul searching and consideration we have made the decision to separate as a couple," the two say in a statement provided to ABC News by the singer's rep. "We are, however, dedicated to remaining friends. There will be no further comment." The couple were married in Palm Springs, California in August 2014, two months after revealing their engagement. They were notoriously private about their relationship, but they did attend some public events side by side.…

posted 2016/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Niall Horan, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony to Perform on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest"

The Billboard Hollywood Party segment of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest will be packed with stars. The segment, hosted by Fergie from Los Angeles, will feature performances from Niall Horan, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Emeli Sande and Fifth Harmony with Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign.  In addition, Fergie will be performing two songs on the broadcast, which starts at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC December 31.  More performers will be announced shortly. As previously reported, the show will also feature Mariah Carey, DNCE, Gloria Estefan and country star Thomas Rhett performing live from New York's…

posted 2016/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hailee Steinfeld Named the Face of New REEF Sandal Collection

Hailee Steinfeld is stepping into a new gig. The singer has been named the new face of the REEF Escape sandal collection. The sandals, which launch in January 2017, come in hot pink, mint and peach blended with tones of blush, coral and lime. Hailee will appear in a new ad campaign for the brand. "I grew up in California and Reefs were a part of our daily uniform,” Hailee says in a statement. “The comfort and classic style that Reef brings to sandals is inimitable and I'm excited to represent a brand that has been a part of my…

posted 2016/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Scraps Holiday Concerts Due to Voice Issues

Meghan Trainor was set to perform at a string of holiday concerts, but she's now had to scrap all those appearances due to vocal issues. On Instagram, Meghan writes, "I posted last week that I wasn't feeling great, but was powering through the best that I could. Unfortunately, I am not feeling any better and after leaving the doctor today, I have been put on a strict vocal rest for the next two weeks." The Grammy-winner goes on to say that the cancellation "absolutely kills me," noting that she was "so excited to see all of you on the road." …

posted 2016/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fergie on Long-Awaited New Solo Album: "I'm Ready to Let This Thing into the Universe!"

Fans have been waiting more than 10 years for the follow-up to Fergie's super-successful solo debut, The Dutchess.  Well, it turns out that Fergie's just as anxious as they are to see it released. "I'm hoping for ASAP, as soon as possible," Fergie told Music Choice about when she plans to put the album out.  "I'm going for January, that's what I'm trying [for], but first of the year, first coupla months, I'm hoping for January." "Everyone's gotta do the holiday thing and all of that," she adds. "But I'm ready: ready to let this thing into the universe!" Fergie's…

posted 2016/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Band of Merrymakers' "A Very Merry Medley" Is the Only Christmas Single You'll Need This Year

Why download multiple Christmas songs this season when you can just buy one -- and raise money for a good cause, too? The all-star Christmas collective Band of Merrymakers has a single out called "A Very Merry Medley," a mashup of 10 holiday classics. Performers include Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, Lisa Loeb, Neon Trees' Tyler Glenn, American Idol's Constantine Maroulis and the Merrymakers' co-founders: Better than Ezra's Kevin Griffin and hit songwriter Sam Hollander. "The idea was so good, I dare someone to think of a better idea this year," McGrath says of the medley, now added to the group's…

posted 2016/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Stumbles, but Still Delights in "Hairspray Live!"

Hairspray Live! the three-hour musical adaptation of the 2002 Broadway musical Hairspray, about a girl who finds overnight success in 1962 Baltimore, aired Wednesday night on NBC.  And the production managed to delight, despite a few flubs, and a stumble from Ariana Grande. Overall, the show went off without a hitch, save for some microphone and lighting glitches, and Ariana's trip during the number, “I Can Hear the Bells” -- although if you blinked, you might have missed it. Ariana, who played Penny Pingleton, didn't have any problems belting out other songs in the show, like "Without Love" and the finale, "We…

posted 2016/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Joins James Corden for "Carpool Karaoke"

Just ahead of the premiere of her new Showtime documentary, Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour, the Material Girl herself took the passenger seat in the latest installment of "Carpool Karaoke" last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Madonna might have sat down but she didn't sit still while riding around New York City in an SUV with endearingly star-struck James Corden. The 58-year-old singer was ageless as ever in her black leather jacket, black jeans and fingerless gloves, rocking attitude from the moment Corden pulled into traffic. The two of them struck a pose for “Vogue” and Madonna…

posted 2016/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-12-07

Adele’s “Carpool Karaoke” Is YouTube’s Top Trending Video of the Year

Adele is number one on this year’s list of top trending videos on YouTube -- but it’s not for one of her own clips. Instead she tops the list for her “Carpool Karaoke” segment with James Corden. The segment has been viewed more than 135 million times since it aired January 13. In it, Adele rides around London with the Late Late Show host. She sings along to some of her own tunes, shows her love for “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls, and impressively raps Nicki Minaj’s verse in the Kanye West hit, “Monster.”Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony topped the list of…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alicia Keys and Pentatonix Set to Perform on "New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly"

Alicia Keys and Pentatonix will be ringing in the New Year live from Times Square in New York City. They’ll be performing on NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.The hour-long special starts at 11:30 p.m. on December 31. Alicia’s co-star on The Voice, country singer Blake Shelton, will also be performing.  In addition to this appearance, Pentatonix will also star in their own NBC holiday special later this month.“New Year’s Eve is always a thrilling night to broadcast live from Times Square,” Carson Daly says in a statement. “The excitement of the ball dropping, great music and millions of…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Are "Very Serious" but Not Engaged

Katy Perry's relationship with Orlando Bloom is going strong: the two are planning a holiday vacation together, a source tells People magazine. The couple has already gone to Hawaii, Italy and France during their relationship, which started sometime around January of 2016.  "Orlando is very happy with Katy. They are not engaged yet, but are very serious,” dished the source. How serious? They've already met the parents, according to People: Orlando spent Thanksgiving with Katy and her clan, while Katy went to England earlier this year to meet Orlando's family, including his mom and his son Flynn, whose mom is…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mike Posner Says Grammy Nod Means "My Stuff Doesn't Suck"

Mike Posner's Grammy nod for Song of the Year for "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" seems like a left-field choice, but according to the singer, he's just as deserving as his competition in the category, which includes Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Lukas Graham and Adele. "I think I deserve to be nominated. I think everybody else in the category deserves to be nominated," he tells Billboard. "There were a lot of good songs this year. I'm not the only good writer, but I'm one of them. And it feels good to be recognized by other writers and other musicians...and have…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR