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Macklemore Reconnects with Nature in Video for Columbia Sportswear

Ain’t no mountain high enough for Macklemore. In a new video for Columbia Sportswear’s #TestedTough campaign, the rapper climbs Mount Rainier in his home state of Washington. As he enjoys the outdoors, Macklemore talks about the importance of taking time to reconnect with nature. “If you want a dose of humility, if you want a dose of perspective, of what really matters, or impermanence, there’s no better place to be than outside,” he says. The Seattle native also reveals how he’s been #TestedTough over the years, whether it’s battling addiction or trying to be a good father to his daughter.…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sara Bareilles Videotapes Her First Call to Congress

Sara Bareilles videotaped herself calling Congress for the first time, as a way to encourage fans to make their voices heard. In the four-and-a-half minute clip, the singer admits that she’s nervous about calling but she wants to express her concerns about the appointments of Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions for education secretary and attorney general. “I don’t know if many of you feel the way I feel -- sort of intimidated to engage politically in any way,” Sara says as she waits on hold. “I think sometimes I feel like I’m not educated enough to talk about it, but…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Justin Bieber Really Boycotting the Grammys? Executive Producer Responds to Report

Not long ago, TMZ claimed that Justin Bieber, Drake and Kanye West all were planning to skip the Grammy Awards later this month.  Drake's excuse was that he'll be on tour, but TMZ claimed Justin and Kanye are sitting it out because they don't think the Grammys are relevant.  But the Grammys' executive producer begs to differ. Ken Ehrlich, who's been producing the Grammy telecast for years, tells Entertainment Tonight, "We're actually still talking to Justin. Kanye, it's probably going to be a question of -- if it will happen, it will or won't happen closer to the show." "We've worked…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Celebrities React to Beyoncé's Big Baby News

Following Beyoncé's surprise pregnancy announcement today, a number of famous faces have taken to social media to express their congratulations to the global icon and her family. Rihanna re-posted Beyonce's baby announcement photo on Instagram with the heartfelt words, "so excited about this news!!!! Congratulations to you @beyonce and my big bro Jay!!!!"  Comedian and daytime TV host Ellen Degeneres also recaptured the picture, but instead added her head Photoshopped onto another woman's body wearing a bra and panties with the hilarious caption "Me too!"   And, of course, Bey's mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson, gave her eldest daughter all her love and blessings on Instagram, writing "WOW! I don't…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Teases Sophisticated Bai Beverages Super Bowl Ad

Justin Timberlake takes his Bai [BYE] drinks very seriously. In a sneak peek of his new Super Bowl ad for the beverage brand, the singer is seen sitting in an elegant study near a crackling fire. He’s the picture of sophistication with slicked-back hair and a burgundy blazer. He doesn't say a word, but next to him is a trio of Bai bottles. Justin posted the 8-second snippet on Twitter with the caption, “What are you doing this weekend?” The ad is set to air during the big game on Sunday, as the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Debuts Playful “Everyday” Lyric Video

Ariana Grande has debuted the lyric video for “Everyday,” featuring Future. The singer, dressed in an oversized blue bubble jacket and sporting long hair with two cat ear-like buns, playfully dances around and lip-syncs to the song as the lyrics pop up on screen. The latest single off Ariana’s Dangerous Woman album is about being in a satisfying relationship. “All I want/All I need/All I see/Is just me and you,” she sings. Then she launches into the chorus: “He giving me that good sh** that make me not quit/That good sh**/Oh he give it to me everyday.” Earlier this week,…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Bruno Mars Set for Prince Tribute at the Grammy Awards?

Bruno Mars is one of the performers on the Grammy Awards later this month, and now a new report says he'll be part of a tribute to Prince, who died in April of 2016. Sources tell Billboard that Bruno is in talks to take part in the tribute, during which he'd perform with the members of Prince proteges The Time. Billboard reports that it's unclear whether or not Bruno and The Time would be performing Prince songs, Time songs, Bruno Mars songs, or some combination of all three. It's also not clear whether or not Time frontman Morris Day would be…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Baby Boy...And Girl? Beyoncé Announces She's Pregnant with Twins

Congratulations seem to be in order for Beyoncé:  she's apparently pregnant with twins. The Grammy-winning superstar posted a new picture on her Instagram account showing her holding her bare tummy, and she clearly has a baby bump.  She's wearing a burgundy bra, blue silky panties and a green veil, and she's posing in front of an elaborate floral arrangement. In the caption, Bey writes, "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons Share New Track, "Believer"

For The Monkees, it was "her face," but for Dan Reynolds, it's "pain" that made him a believer. That's what he sings on the brand new Imagine Dragons song, called "Believer," which is available now via digital outlets. "This last year has really been the most centered and positive of my life," says Reynolds in a statement. "This song explains my realization that the emotional pain I faced the last few years actually helped me progress to this healthier mental space -- that adversity truly is what helps you become a believer in yourself." Reynolds struggles with a chronic inflammatory…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Releases Cover Art for Forthcoming Single "I Don't"

After sharing a snippet of her forthcoming single, "I Don't," this Sunday on Mariah's World, Mariah Carey has now unveiled the cover art for the track. The vocalist posted theart to Twitter, which features Mariah with rapper YG, whose makes a guest vocal appearance on the track. Both are seated in a car, with YG up front and Mariah laying across the back seats.  "I Don't," which details Mimi's feelings about her split from Australian billionaire James Packer, is expected to debut February 3.   Mariah is currently in a relationship with backup dancer Bryan Tanaka.     Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.    Here it…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend & Ariana Grande's "Beauty and the Beast" Video to Screen in Movie Theaters

Fans got their first listen to John Legend and Ariana Grande's "Beauty and the Beast" duet in the new trailer for the movie.  Now, they'll be able to see the video for the song in their local theaters. The live-action Beauty and the Beast movie will be screened at special opening night events on Thursday, March 16 at nearly 600 movie theaters nationwide.  The events will include special behind-the-scenes content and Ariana and John's video. Tickets for the events are now available via BeOurGuest.com. Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, and featuring a soundtrack that includes…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Getting Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Adam Levine has won many awards in his career, but next week, he'll receive a very special honor: he's getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Adam will receive the 2,601st star on the Walk of Fame on Friday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m. PET.  The star is located at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Hollywood Musicians Institute.   Adam's fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton and his pal Sammy Hagar, who served as a mentor for his team in the past, will help do the honors.  You can watch it all go down at Walkoffame.com. Presumably,…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR