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2017-10-11

Kelly Clarkson says new album is "the first record I've made that I didn’t call my mother, wanting to quit”

Kelly Clarkson may be a Grammy-winning, multi-million selling superstar, but it hasn't always been easy for the original American Idol.  In a new interview, she says her new album, Meaning of Life, is the first one she's made that didn't make her want to give up on the music biz. “It’s just the first record I’ve made that I didn’t call my mother, wanting to quit,” Kelly tells Variety. "And I’m not a baby, y’all. I’m strong...I’m a very powerful, confident woman, but at the same time, you just feel beaten down.” According to Kelly, the beat-down started with her…

posted 2017/10/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" recap: Miley Cyrus makes Voice “herstory,” as the blind auditions conc

The Voice held its final blind auditions on Tuesday night, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson aiming to round out their teams. By the end of the night, each coach had 12 artists on his or her roster. The one-hour episode was highlighted in part by Miley making Voice “herstory” by fielding the first all-female team. Here are the highlights of Tuesday night's show: Country singer Kristi Hoopes covered Trisha Yearwood’s “Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love,” getting Blake, Adam and Jennifer to turn their chairs around. Knowing Blake would be Kristi’s obvious first…

posted 2017/10/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus joins James Corden for "Carpool Karaoke"

On Tuesday night’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, host James Corden found himself stuck in traffic once again and called on his pal Miley Cyrus to help him use the carpool lane as the pair joked and belted out Miley hits around Los Angeles in the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke. The pair got right down to business with a duet of “We Can’t Stop” before Miley shared a story about what a terrible driver she is. She confessed that she'd shattered the back window of a rental car backing into the sound trailer after a day on…

posted 2017/10/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-10

Mariah Carey announces Australian and New Zealand five-date "#1s" tour

Next year, Mariah Carey will be hitting the road in Australia and New Zealand for a series of concerts dubbed The #1s Tour.  The five-date run kicks off February 1 at the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.   Mimi's mini-tour will follow her All I Want for Christmas North American concert series, which ends in Las Vegas on December 22.  Tickets for those shows are currently on sale.  However, fans interested in seeing the "Heartbreaker" singer Down Under can find info on tickets for her #1s tour via MJRPresents.com.  Mariah was previously engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer. Here are the tour dates:  2/1 -- Auckland, New Zealand,…

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

Gwen Stefani says with her new Christmas album, there's "no pressure"

Gwen Stefani's first-ever holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, is out now, and she says the project is something she's been wanting to do for years. Speaking to Billboard, Gwen says after she wrote her intensely personal 2016 album This Is What the Truth Feels Like, she felt that she'd reconnected with the "spiritual" act of songwriting and decided to try to go ahead and write  a Christmas album.  "It was really a whim. The way it works is you have to get it done really early, and I had no idea that I would be able to…

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

Ed Sheeran, Christina Aguilera, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin & more to appear on "Grammys Greatest Stories" TV special

For the past few years, CBS has aired annual Grammy TV specials devoted to the music of one artist, such as Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Bee Gees.  But this year, the TV special will focus on the awards show itself, in honor of its 60th anniversary. Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special will be a star-studded retrospective of the past 59 years of Grammy history.  Among the Grammy-winners participating: Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Keith…

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

Niall Horan takes us into the studio with new short film, "On the Record: Flicker"

Not only will you soon be able to hear Niall Horan’s new album, you’ll be able to watch how he made it too. A short film chronicling the making of Niall’s debut solo album, Flicker, will debut on Apple Music on October 20 -- the same day the album arrives. The film, On the Record: Flicker, will feature behind-the-scenes footage, along with interviews from Niall and his collaborators. "I always knew that if I ever made a solo album what it would sound like," Niall says in the trailer for the film. "I spent the last year and a half…

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

Demi Lovato shares trailer for super-honest YouTube documentary: "I don't know what everyone's gonna think"

If a new trailer is to be believed, no topic is off-limits in Demi Lovato's upcoming YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated. The trailer, which will stream on YouTube on October 17, features footage of Demi at every stage of her career, interspersed with new interviews with her and her team.  They discuss everything from her breakup with Wilmer Valderrama, to her drug addiction, to the notorious incident where she punched one of her backup singers. The film will also cover Demi's battle with an eating disorder, her struggle to get sober while serving as a judge on The X Factor, what…

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

Nelly's attorney responds to claim that he and Nelly are "bullying" the rapper's accuser in the media

Following his arrest over the weekend for sexual assault, and his subsequent release from custody without being charged, Nelly's alleged victim is now complaining that the rapper has "bullied [her] harshly in the media."  Her attorney, Karen Koehler, tells TMZ that the so-called bullying "rises to the level of a crime." As previously reported, Nelly was released Saturday after being accused of assaulting an unidentified woman Friday night in Washington state.  The 41-year-old rapper, born Cornell Haynes, Jr., has since proclaimed his innocence, as has his attorney, Scott Rosenblum. According to TMZ, Koehler has written a letter stating that it is "morally reprehensible for an accused person and his…

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

Miley Cyrus licks stamps with her famous tongue in "Carpool Karaoke" sneak peek

In a sneak peek of her "Carpool Karaoke" appearance tonight, Miley Cyrus puts her famous tongue to good use by licking some stamps for James Corden. “Your tongue makes less of an appearance today than it used to,” James says, referencing a time when she always stuck her tongue out in photos. Miley responds by sticking out her tongue. Corden tells her to keep it there while he takes care of some postage. The two are then shown singing along to her 2009 hit “Party in the U.S.A.” Miley's "Carpool" segment airs tonight on The Late Late Show with James…

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

Bruno Mars nominated for NAACP Entertainer of the Year

Bruno Mars has picked up yet another award nomination. He's up for NAACP Entertainer of the Year at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which will air January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on TV One. The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in TV, music, movies and literature, and also honors those who promote social justice through the arts.  Bruno's competition for the award includes JAY-Z, Chance the Rapper, director Ava DuVernay, actor Chadwick Boseman and Insecure star Issa Rae. If you want Bruno to win, you can vote online now through November 17 at…

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

Charlie Puth explains why he turned down "American Idol": "The schedule got too overwhelming"

Over the summer, Charlie Puth was one of the artists whose names were being thrown around as possible American Idol judges.  Ultimately, the show chose Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie to join Katy Perry at the judges' table, but Charlie now confirms that he was in talks for the job...and decided not to take it. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Charlie says, "I was going to [do American Idol], but the reason why I ended up passing is just because the schedule got too overwhelming.  It has nothing to do with...ABC, [they're] wonderful, and I told them I would love to…

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