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2016-11-11

Post-Election, Alessia Cara's "Counting Her Blessings" that She's Canadian

How many of your friends swore they'd move to Canada if Donald Trump was elected president? As it turns out, quite a few of Alessia Cara's American friends have asked if they can move in with her -- which is why the teen singer says she's never felt "luckier" to be Canadian. Alessia tells Newsweek  that "everybody" has been asking her about moving in. "I heard the Canadian immigration website crashed. It’s crazy," she says. "I’ve never felt happier, or luckier, to be a Canadian. Of course I care about America’s fate, and it affects my country, too, but at the…

posted 2016/11/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-10

Ed Sheeran Gives Special Performance to Nine-Year-Old Fan with Rare Brain Condition

Ed Sheeran has been filling his time out of the spotlight with charity events and good deeds. In the latest example of this, the singer visited a U.K. children’s hospital Wednesday and performed for a nine-year-old fan with a rare brain condition. According to SWNS.com, Ed surprised Melody Driscoll at Epsom Hospital in Surrey after her parents launched a campaign to get him to visit her. He serenaded her with "Thinking Out Loud" and "Photograph," and autographed her pink guitar. “Melody absolutely loves Ed’s music, and his lyrics mean so much to us as a family,” the girl’s mom, Karina,…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele, Justin Bieber, Coldplay Win at "Billboard" Touring Awards

Adele, Justin Bieber and Coldplay all had big tours this year, and they were rewarded for their success on the road at the Billboard Touring Awards, held Wednesday night in Beverly Hills. Coldplay took home the awards for Top Draw and Top Boxscore.  That first one awards the best-attended tour, while the second is an award for the highest-grossing single engagement by an artist. Adele won Breakthrough Artist for her 25 tour, which saw her raking in nearly 14 million bucks over eight nights in L.A., and close to 10 million bucks for her six sellouts in New York City.…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Wants Kids to Stay Home Alone in Her NYC Pad

Madonna's children are getting older, and don't need to be baby-sat anymore. That's why the Material Mom is trying to get clarity on whether the rules of her New York City co-op allow them to stay there when she's not present. The New York Daily News reports that the Queen of Pop has asked a Manhattan judge for guidance on whether or not her kids and her maid can all live her apartment even though she's not physically there.  Last year, the board of the building told her she'd have to be "in residence" if she wanted anyone -- guests,…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj & Taylor Swift Second Only to the Queen of Soul When It Comes to Billboard Hits

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift haven't been around that long, but they've both managed to rack up an amazing 69 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.  That puts both women second only to the Queen -- the Queen of Soul, that is -- among female hitmakers. Both trail behind the legendary Aretha Franklin, who ranks as the top female on the list, with 73 chart hits.   But Nicki and Taylor have managed get ahead of many noted female superstars: for example, Madonna and Rihanna both have "only" 57 Hot 100 hits. Beyoncé has 53, and Mariah Carey has 47.  Minaj's guest vocals on boyfriend Meek Mill's song, "Froze," is the song that…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Spoofs "Doctor Strange" with Ellen DeGeneres

Doctor Strange beat Justin Timberlake’s movie Trolls at the box office last weekend, but that didn’t stop Justin from spoofing the Marvel film on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In a fake trailer airing on the show Thursday, Justin plays the title character in a film called Strange Doctor. The "trailer" featured several scenes of Justin being super-weird with his patient, played by Ellen. He lurks behind a coat rack, whispers inappropriate things in her ear and gives her a creepy massage.The real Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, came in first place at the box office last weekend and has already…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

First Look: Rihanna Starring in "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" Official Trailer

Rihanna fans around the world can finally catch a glimpse of the superstar playing an alien in the official trailer for the forthcoming sci-fi flick, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. In the clip, Rih Rih is seen giving a sultry stare while approaching lead character, Valerian, played by actor Dane DeHaan. She takes off a bowler hat, which exposes a Marilyn Monroe-esque blondehairdo, as her outfit magically changes from black to light purple.   Audiences at this year's San Diego Comic-Con were the first to see Rih's opening scene in the movie. The director of the film, Luc Besson, praised the entertainer's acting skills, calling her a "natural born actress." Valerian…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" Gets Ultimate Beatle Love for Mannequin Challenge

Rae Sremmurd's hit single "Black Beatles" got the ultimate recognition from an actual Beatle: Paul McCartney.  The music icon used the track for his own Mannequin Challenge viral video, in which he is seen standing in a static pose next to a piano.   "Love those Black Beatles #MannequinChallenge," he tweeted under the video's caption.   The hip-hop duo's song is one of the most used in Mannequin Challenge videos to date, with member Swae Lee recently giving Entertainment Weekly his explanation for the phenomenon.   "It's the best song out! It has a good mood to it, and the world is just appreciating that song," he…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gigi Hadid Says She'll Try Not to "Embarrass" Zayn at the AMAs

Zayn Malik is nominated for New Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards later this month, and his girlfriend Gigi Hadid is co-hosting the show. But Gigi says she's going to try to contain her excitement if her bae's name is called. Speaking to Billboard about the possibility of how she'll react on stage if Zayn wins, she says, "I don't know yet, wow. To be the winner's girlfriend, you don't want to embarrass them, but you also want to be super excited for them. I'm just going to try and not be the embarrassing girlfriend. That's my goal."…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar to Close American Music Awards with "Don't Wanna Know"

The national TV debut of "Don't Wanna Know," Maroon 5's latest single, will take place on the American Music Awards later this month.  Joining Adam Levine and company to perform it will be rapper Kendrick Lamar. The performance will serve as the finale of the awards show, which airs on ABC-TV November 20. This will be the fourth time Maroon 5 has performed at the AMAs; their last time was 2011, when they teamed up with Christina Aguilera to do "Moves Like Jagger."  This will be Kendrick Lamar's second time on the show; he made a big impression in 2013…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Citing "Family Emergency," Katy Perry Pulls Out of Appearance Promoting China's "Cyber Monday"

This hasn't been a good week for Katy Perry: first, her preferred presidential candidate lost the election, and now she's dealing with a "family emergency" which has forced her to cancel a major appearance in China. On her verified Chinese social media account, Katy wrote, "Regretfully, I must cancel my appearance on the Alibaba Double 11 due to a family emergency. I am very sorry to disappoint my fans and look forward to seeing you in China soon." The Alibaba Double 11, also called the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival Gala or "Singles' Day," is a huge event that's the Chinese…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Photography Book of Rare Prince Portraits to Be Released

Prince fans can look forward to remembering the late icon with a forthcoming photography book, titled Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait. The Baltimore Sun reports that the coffee-table publication will feature rare photos of the music legend taken by Prince's former art director and photographer, Steve Parke.   "It has a very off-the-cuff feel and a down-to-earth feel and less of a setup, because, in fact, that's what we did. It wasn't very planned," says Parke.  Parke explains that he was inspired to create the book after he got a great response to some photos he posted on Facebook after…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR