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Maroon 5 Headed to Vegas for New Year's Eve

Maroon 5 fans will be following the map that leads to Las Vegas in December: the band will be ringing in 2015 in Sin City. The band has announced two shows at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, December 30 and December 31.  Tickets go on sale October 11, and range from $99.50 to $224.50 each.  Opening the show will be Rozzi Crane, an artist signed to Adam Levine's label 222 Records. All this should feel like deja vu for the band: they rang in 2014 at the same venue last December, with opening act A Great Big World.  Rozzi Crane…

posted 2014/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Mraz Named Artist of the Year at San Diego Music Awards

Jason Mraz was crowned Artist of the Year Monday night at the San Diego Music Awards The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Jason was honored twice at the 24th installment of the awards: in addition to winning Artist of the Year, he also scored Video of the Year for his clip for his song "Love Someone." Jason's currently on tour in support of his album YES! and sent an acceptance speech via video.  He also tweeted Tuesday morning, "BIGTHANKS to the SanDiegoMusicCommunity for the ArtistOfTheYear Award. It is an honor to still be recognized 15 yrs in. ThankU SD. Im…

posted 2014/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Hits the Ballroom for "Thinkin' Out Loud" Video

In his new video for "Thinkin' Out Loud," Ed Sheeran trades his scruffy, guitar-strumming image in for sharp threads and dancing shoes, as he and a female partner hit the floor to perform a contemporary dance routine in a dimly-lit empty ballroom. “Thinking Out Loud is one of my favorite tracks on the album, if not my favorite," says Ed in a statement. "It’s a great one to perform live and means a lot to me. I wanted the video to be a little different, so I opted for ballroom dancing. I had lessons for five hours a day when…

posted 2014/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Caillat on New Soundtrack Song, "Amazing, Positive" Reaction to "Try"

If Colbie Caillat's new album Gypsy Heart left you wanting more, you'll want to check out the new soundtrack for the upcoming Nicholas Sparks film The Best of Me: it features yet another new song by the Grammy-winning singer and it's in stores today. The song is called "In Love Again," and Colbie wrote it for Gypsy Heart -- specifically, she wrote it for the first version of the album, which ended up getting scrapped in favor of the current version that came out last week.  "It was one of the ones that was going to make the original record,"…

posted 2014/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

will.i.am and Jimmy Fallon Turn "Tonight Show" "Ew!" Sketch into Music Video

will.i.am and Jimmy Fallon debuted a music video Monday based on the popular Tonight Show sketch, "Ew!," a mock Teen Nick show that features Fallon dressed as a teenage girl named Sara, who responds to almost everything by saying "Ew!" In the clip, Sara is joined by will.i.am's alter-ego, "mir.i.am." The two are shown in various locations rapping about things they think are "Ew!" Fallon introduced the clip by revealing that will.i.am is a fan of the Tonight Show, and that sketch in particular. Jimmy revealed that when he suggested will.i.am join him for the sketch on a future show,…

posted 2014/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran: "Sometimes It's Good to Sing About Stuff That's Pointless"

Ed Sheeran's songs have connected emotionally with fans worldwide due to their heartfelt lyrics.  But he says when it came time to make his current album, X, he wanted to trade meaningful tunes for songs that he describes as "pointless." Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Ed says that with his hit "Sing," he wanted to make a "bona fide pop song," adding, "I've never really done that before, and it was nice to do it and to not worry about how it would make people feel, and whether it was me opening up enough. I just wanted to write…

posted 2014/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry's Childhood Love Letters Up for Auction

What's more embarrassing than reading something you wrote back when you were 10 years old and crushing on a boy?  Having the whole world read it.  That's what Katy Perry's going through right now, as two love letters she wrote as a kid are hitting the auction block. Noted auction house Julien's Auctions is holding a sale of celebrity memorabilia sale called Icons and Idols: Rock 'n Roll, and among the lots are Katy's letters, which she wrote back when she was still Katy Hudson, her birth name.   Both letters are addressed to one Christopher Villar who, according to the…

posted 2014/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Four Coaches Complete Their teams

The blind auditions concluded on The Voice Monday night. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams each completed their teams of 12, including one 15-year-old contestant who performed in front of a live audience for the first time. Here are the highlights of the two-hour episode: Matt McAndrew, 23, opened the show with a rendition of Christina Perri’s "A Thousand Years." Adam immediately turned his chair around and Blake and Pharrell followed a short time later, pressing their buttons at the same time. An intense battle between the three coaches took place with Adam telling Matt his voice…

posted 2014/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Jennifer Lopez to Star as a Cop in New NBC Drama :"Shades of Blue"

Jennifer Lopez is a woman of many networks.  She's a judge on Fox's American Idol, one of her companies owns the cable channel Fuse and now she's signed a deal to star in a series for NBC. J-Lo will take the lead role in Shades of Blue, a new 13-episode drama that she's executive-producing with her Idol pal Ryan Seacrest.  Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, of Rain Man and Good Morning Vietnam fame, will direct and executive-produce the pilot episode. The show finds Jennifer playing Harlee McCord, a detective and single mom who's recruited to work undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption…

posted 2014/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Mariah Carey Change Song Lyrics to Imply Nick Cannon Cheated?

Only Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon know for sure why their marriage has apparently fallen apart, but while onstage Saturday in Tokyo, Japan, Mariah may have provided a clue as to one reason for their relationship problems. According to the New York Post, Mariah was singing the song "Don’t Explain,” originally recorded by Billie Holiday, onstage, when she apparently changed some of the lyrics.  At about 4:29 into a snippet of audio from the concert posted to YouTube, it sounds as though she's singing, "And I know you cheated, mother f***er," instead of the actual line from the song, which…

posted 2014/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Shoots New Video, Gets Visit from Daughter on Set

Here's the good news:  Kelly Clarkson has posted a new photo of her daughter, River Rose.  Here's even better news: the photo was taken on the set of Kelly's new music video. "River is visiting me on the set of my new music video shoot for Wrapped In Red!" Kelly captioned the photo, adding the hashtag "#babysfirstvideo." "Wrapped in Red" is the title track of Kelly's holiday album, which she released last year.  It was one of several original tunes on the album, but was never officially released as a single.  Kelly performed it on her NBC Christmas special Kelly…

posted 2014/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Calvin Harris Album "Motion" to Feature Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, Big Sean and More

Motion, the new album from Scottish deejay/producer Calvin Harris, will be in stores November 4 and it features a slew of guest artists, among them Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding, and Big Sean. Others featured on the disc include Tinashe, HAIM and British vocalist John Newman, who sings on Calvin's current single, "Blame."  If you pre-order the disc today, you'll get "Blame" instantly, as well as the triple-platinum hit "Summer," and another track titled "Under Control." Calvin, the world's highest-paid deejay, will headline the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend. You can view a live stream of the performance Sunday…

posted 2014/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR