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2017-02-12

Grammys: Could Beyonce Win for Best Rock Performance? Could Pink Win for Best Country Performance?

Beyonce leads all nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday night with nine nods, but she's not a shoo-in to take every category she's up for...like Best Rock Performance, for example. Beyonce is up for Best Rock Performance for "Don't Hurt Yourself," a song she recorded with rocker Jack White from her album Lemonade.  But considering that her competition in this category includes actual rock acts, like the metal band Disturbed, the rock duo Twenty One Pilots and the late David Bowie, she shouldn't count on taking home this particular award.  It's not unusual for the Grammys to…

posted 2017/02/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-02-11

Katy Perry Marks 10-Year Anniversary with Award for 125+ Million Tracks Sold

Katy Perry will perform her new single "Chained to the Rhythm" at the Grammy Awards Sunday night.  But on Saturday at L.A's Ace Hotel, she marked her 10-year anniversary with Capitol Records with a special award celebrating millions upon millions of records sold. According to the label, Katy's sold more than 40 million albums and 125 million tracks worldwide.  She received a special plaque recognizing her "singular artistry, astonishing creative vision and extraordinary global popularity within every realm of recorded music." "Chained to the Rhythm" looks to continue her winning streak.  The politically-conscious dance song was streamed a record three…

posted 2017/02/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-02-10

Grammy Producer Says Sunday Night's Telecast Will Include Tributes, Collaborations & Politics -- but No Bieber

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday night.  What can we expect from the star-studded show?  A "very emotional" George Michael tribute, for one, plus an "exciting" Lady Gaga and Metallica duet, political speeches, and no Justin Bieber. "Even with the nominations that he has, he doesn’t think this is his year," Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich says of Justin, who's nominated in the prestigious Album and Song of the Year categories. "I know he’ll be back again, but...you won’t see him on stage this year."   Ehrlich tells ABC Radio that George Michael tribute will be a "very emotional…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Gets Hollywood Star: "I Am One of the Luckiest People Who's Ever Lived"

He's talented, famous, rich and handsome, plus he's married to a Victoria's Secret model.  No wonder Adam Levine said he was "one of the luckiest people who's ever lived" Friday, when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Adam's pals Sammy Hagar and Blake Shelton were there to make speeches about what a great guy he is.  His wife Behati Prinsloo, daughter Dusty Rose and his parents also were there to support him, so it's no wonder the singer sounded humbled when he addressed the crowd. "This is crazy!" he said. "I'm not going to downplay this…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears' Niece Is Out of the Hospital

Britney Spears' niece Maddie is on the mend. The eight-year-old daughter of Britney's sister Jamie Lynn Spears is out of the hospital following an accident last weekend.  According to a police report obtained by People magazine, the girl was driving an ATV when she lost control, flipped over and ended up in the water. "We're headed home with our baby girl as she continues to recover," Jamie Lynn tweeted. "Thank you again to everyone. We are truly blessed."  She included a photo of a helicopter from the Children's Hospital in New Orleans which transported Maddie home.  Maddie's stepfather posted the…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles’ "Authentic" Debut Solo Album Is “Close” to Being Ready, Says Record Label Head

Harry Styles’ debut solo album might be arriving sooner than we think. Columbia Records CEO Rob Stringer, who was recently promoted to the head of Sony Music, tells Billboard Harry's record is almost finished. “We're close and we're very excited,” he says. “We have a record we're incredibly excited about and it’s not far away from being ready. We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he's here to stay.” Stringer adds, “Harry has stepped up with the vision of someone who's authentic.” Harry will follow in the footsteps of One Direction band mates Niall Horan and…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas and Carly Rae Jepsen Release New Songs Today

Two buzzworthy collaborations were released today: one off the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, the other a remake of a 1988 hip-hop classic. Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj have teamed up for the steamy track "Bom Bidi Bom" from the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel,  in theaters today. “I'm an addict/I'm your patient/Your lips are the medication,” Nick sings on the song, while Nicki contributes her own sexy rap. Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen and rapper Lil Yachty have released their version of the Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock song, “It Takes Two.” The song’s video, sponsored by Target, will debut…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga May Have a New Boyfriend; Two of Her Albums Returning to Top 10

Looks like Lady Gaga is having a moment.  In addition to rocking the Super Bowl halftime show, seeing her record sales increase by 1,000 percent and preparing for a Grammy performance on Sunday, she may have found love again. A source confirms to People magazine that Gaga is dating Christian Carino, a talent agent at CAA.  The two were spotted together at a Kings of Leon show on January 28, People reports, and were also seen "cuddling" at the Super Bowl last weekend. Carino isn't likely to be starstruck by Gaga -- according to People, some of his clients include…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake, John Legend to Sing at the Oscars

Justin Timberlake and John Legend are among the musicians who'll be performing on this year's Academy Awards telecast. Justin is nominated for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture for his #1 hit "Can't Stop the Feeling!" from the movie Trolls. While he's appeared in an Oscar-winning movie -- The Social Network -- he's never been nominated before. John, who's already won an Oscar for writing an original song from a film, will be on hand to sing both nominated songs from La La Land: "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars.” In La La Land, which leads…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson, The Chainsmokers, Nick Jonas, DNCE & More to Be Grammy Presenters

Current Grammy winners, nominees and stars have joined the lineup for this Sunday night's Grammy Awards, as presenters. Current nominee and three-time winner Kelly Clarkson, five-time winner Celine Dion, current nominees and two-time winners Pentatonix, current nominees The Chainsmokers, and Halsey, past nominees Nick Jonas and Jennifer Lopez, plus DNCE, Jason Derulo,  Katharine McPhee, Ryan Seacrest, Taraji P. Henson, Gina Rodriguez, John Travolta and Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson are among the stars who'll be handing out the golden Gramophone trophies Sunday night. As previously reported, Grammy performers will include Adele, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Lukas Graham, The…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mike Posner to Release Book of Poetry in March

Mike Posner is getting poetic. The singer will be releasing his first book of poetry, Tear Drops and Balloons, on March 17. The poems will be fearlessly personal and offer Mike's own perspective on the world. The book’s description calls it “a body of work that showcases [Posner’s] ability to open his own wounds and show us what lies within.” The first 200 people to order will receive copies signed and personalized by the singer. Mike is up for a Song of the Year Grammy this weekend, for his hit “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.” Copyright © 2017, ABC…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 to Debut New Single on "Ellen" Tuesday

Get ready for new music from Maroon 5. The band tweeted that they will debut their new single, "Cold," on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday.  While their current hit "Don't Wanna Know" was more of a stand-alone single, this track may be the first official release from the band's forthcoming album, due sometime this year. The band will kick off a tour March 20. Some of those dates will be make-ups for the dates they had to cancel last year when Adam Levine's wife Behati Prinsloo gave birth to their daughter Dusty Rose.   Adam actually credits Ellen DeGeneres for…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR