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2016-01-08

Watch a Sneak Peek of Shawn Mendes on "The 100"

In a couple of weeks, we’ll finally get to witness Shawn Mendes’ acting debut on The CW sci-fi show The 100. But in the meantime, the network has released a first look at his role in the series. The clip features Shawn bargaining with the character Raven, played by Lindsey Morgan. She asks for one song and he obliges, sitting at a piano and performing a rendition of the Violent Femmes’ “Add It Up.” Shawn landed the role after he tweeted the creators of the show last February. He asked for a part, and executive producer Jason Rothenberg granted his…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

BBC America to Air Adele Special on Valentine's Day

If you're single, there's nothing like curling up in front of the TV alone on Valentine's Day and bawling your eyes out over lost love...with some help from Adele. On February 14, BBC America will air the concert special Adele: Live in London, which originally aired in the U.K. as Adele at the BBC.  It features the singer and her band running through material from her album 25, as well as from her two previous releases.  You'll also see her sing her Oscar-winning James Bond theme "Skyfall."  British TV personality Graham Norton hosts the show, which premieres at 10 p.m.…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Makes UK Chart History, Gets Into Trouble in Mexico

Justin Bieber's made an incredible comeback on the U.S. charts, but that's nothing compared to what he's doing across the pond. Britain's Official Charts Company notes that Justin has locked up the entire top three on the U.K. charts.  His song "Love Yourself" has been number one for five weeks, while "Sorry" is #2 and "What Do You Mean" is #3.  It's the first time that any artist has ever managed this feat -- not even the Beatles did it. Since Justin released "What Do You Mean" in September, he's been in the top five with at least one song…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Presenting at the Golden Globes on Sunday

Katy Perry has joined the list of presenters for the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Katy -- along with fellow pop divas Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez -- will be among those taking the stage at the Beverly Hilton in California. Additional presenters will include Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Captain America's Chris Evans and comedian Amy Schumer. Ricky Gervais is hosting the ceremony for the fourth time. The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Reveals All 16 Covers of Her Guest Edited "V Magazine" Issue

When Lady Gaga guest edits a magazine, you better believe she’s going to shake things up. The singer-actress helmed the spring preview issue of V Magazine and decided it should have not one -- but 16 -- covers. One of the most attention grabbing covers features Gaga and her fiancé, actor Taylor Kinney, naked and covered in paint. Taylor snapped the provocative photo in a mirror. In a tweet today, Gaga explains that the pic was taken just after the two had “made love on a canvas for peace.” She elaborates in the magazine: "We made love on this canvas…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Tears Up on Stage, Says She’s Going Through “Challenging Times”

In an emotional speech on stage in Mexico City Wednesday, Madonna revealed she’s going through a rough period in her life. "We all go through challenging times in our life, and that includes me," she tells the crowd, as seen on a YouTube video captured by a fan. "I, too, go through challenging times in my life, and right now is one of them. Sometimes I think I can't do a show. I don't have the energy, I don't have the strength." Her voice breaks as she wipes away tears, but she continues, "I come out here tonight and I…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kim Kardashian Says Kanye West Is Dropping New Music #EveryFriday

Last week, Kanye West released a surprise track, titled "FACTS," but apparently we've got more music to look forward to.  The free song is apart of a new weekly music series. According to his wife, Kim Kardashian, the rapper is planning to release new music every Friday going forward. "Friiiiiiday!!!! New music!!!! #EveryFriday #Swish #RealFriends," she tweeted. While its unknown when the song will arrive, West will likely continue posting new music via his SoundCould page, the same site he used to upload his New Year's banger. The new material will tide fans over until West completes his highly anticipated new…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce Crashes Channing Tatum's Lip Sync Battle Performance

Beyonce has a knack for surprising people, like dropping an album on us without warning.  Or popping up without warning during Channing Tatum's performance of Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle. The actor, dressed in a blonde wig, black bra and gold choker, was delivering his rendition of Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls)” during Thursday night's season two premiere when the Queen Bey strutted onto the stage to join him for the final few seconds.  Afterward they laughed and embraced, with Tatum imitating Beyonce's trademark hair-shaking move. Hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen also could barely contain their excitement.  Neither…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alicia Keys Confirmed for Free San Francisco Concert Before the Super Bowl

Next month will see Alicia Keys headlining a concert in San Francisco the night before Super Bowl 50. According to SFGate.com, the singer will perform at The City Stage at Super Bowl City February 6, as part of the week-long festivities leading up to the Super Bowl. The upcoming event will be free to attend and additional acts will be announced at a later time. Alicia is no stranger to the Super Bowl. In 2013, she sang the national anthem at Super Bowl 47 at New Orleans' Superdome. She also sang "America the Beautiful" at Super Bowl 39 in 2005,…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alessia Cara Is Runner-Up for U.K.'s Prestigious "Sound of 2016" Award

Alessia Cara broke out big in 2015, and rang in 2016 on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest.  Now, her 2016 is already off to a great start: she's the runner-up for a prestigious honor in the U.K. Alessia came in second in the BBC's annual "Sound Of" poll, which highlights the most exciting new music for the coming year.  The poll is voted on by 144 musical tastemakers, including festival bookers, music curators and editors, journalists and radio and TV personalities.  The 19-year-old Canadian teen tells the BBC that the success of her debut single "Here"…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Golden Globe Nominee Charlie Puth Shares Most Memorable "See You Again" Fan Reaction

He's got three Grammy nominations, but Sunday night, Charlie Puth will find out if he's won a different award: a Golden Globe.  His hit "See You Again," which spent 12 weeks at #1 last year, is nominated for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.  While the success of the song -- a tribute to the late Paul Walker, from the movie Furious 7 -- has taken Charlie by surprise, he's also surprised by the emotional impact it's had on people. "I was in Tennessee -- Chattanooga, Tennessee. And obviously, that terrible tragedy [had] happened there; when, you know, that…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Final Season Continues with Auditions in San Francisco, Little Rock

American Idol concluded its two-part, 15th- and final-season premiere Thursday night on Fox. Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. held auditions in Little Rock, Arkansas and San Francisco. Also on hand was eighth-season Idol winner Kris Allen, who gave advice to this season’s hopefuls. Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday's two-hour episode: Louisiana native Cameron Richard was born with a cleft palate that should’ve most certainly prevented him from pursuing his dream to be a singer, yet there he was 15 years later belting out Ed Sheeran’s “Give Me Love” for…

posted 2016/01/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR