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2015-12-22

Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor & Carly Rae Jepsen Among People’s Choice Awards Attendees

It’s going to be a packed house for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards. A list of attendees for the star-studded affair has been revealed and includes Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor and Carly Rae Jepsen. Carly will be joined by her Grease: Live castmates -- Julianne Hough, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue and Vanessa Hudgens -- who are all playing Pink Ladies in the upcoming Fox musical. Lady Gaga’s fiancé, Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney, also will be in attendance. So far, performers announced for the awards show include Jason Derulo and Shawn Mendes. The ceremony, hosted by Jane Lynch, airs January…

posted 2015/12/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

R. City & OMI Talk Christmas in the Caribbean

To most of us, Christmas means snow, and turkey or ham on the table.  But to those artists who grew up in the Caribbean, things are a little different. Theron and Timothy Thomas, the two brothers who make up the duo R. City, hail from Saint Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, so Theron says that when they were kids, there was "no snow at all," adding, "We actually used to go to the beach on Christmas, which is amazing."  As for Christmas dinner, the brothers say it's all Caribbean food, all the time. "Johnnycake, dumplings, saltfish, conch in butter…

posted 2015/12/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift to Debut "Out of the Woods" Video on "ew Year's Rockin' Eve"

Taylor Swift rang in 2015 by performing live in New York City's Times Square as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.  This year, she won't be on the show in person, but she'll still make her presence felt by debuting her new video on the telecast. The world premiere of Taylor's video for "Out of the Woods" will air during New Year's Rockin' Eve December 31 on ABC.  It'll be the sixth video from her Grammy-nominated album 1989, following "Shake It Off," "Style," "Blank Space," "Wildest Dreams" and "Bad Blood." This year's edition of Dick Clark's…

posted 2015/12/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey's Holiday Classic Finally Hits the Top 20 -- 21 Years After Its Release

Mariah Carey's holiday hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is so popular, it must've been at least a top 10 hit when it first came out in 1994, right?  Wrong.  Believe it or not, the song didn't even chart on the Billboard Hot 100 until 2000, and it's only just now reached the top 20 for the first time since its release.  Why? Blame Billboard's crazy, ever-changing chart rules. When "All I Want for Christmas Is You" first came out in 1994, it wasn't available as a commercial single -- in other words, you could not physically buy…

posted 2015/12/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Releases Sexy New Video for "Hands to Myself"

Selena Gomez released her sexy video for "Hands to Myself” on Monday. The clip, directed by Alek Keshishian, best known for his 1991 film Madonna: Truth or Dare, is available on Apple Music and the multi-platinum singer’s website, SelenaGomez.com. "Hands to Myself" is the third single from Selena's album Revival, which has already produced the number-one hit “Good for You,” as well as her current hit, “Same Old Love.” Gomez will kick off her Revival Tour in Las Vegas May 6 with additional stops in 41 cities across the United States and Canada. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2015/12/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-12-21

Mariah Carey Spending Christmas in Aspen, New Year’s Eve in Australia

Curious how pop's ultimate Christmas ambassador, Mariah Carey, will be spending the holidays? After finishing up the eight-night run of her holiday show in New York City last week, Mariah, her billionaire boyfriend James Packer, and her twins Monroe and Moroccan will be spending Christmas in Aspen, Colorado. From the looks of Mariah’s Instagram, they’re already enjoying the winter wonderland. She posted pictures over the weekend of her having a snowball fight with her children, decorating gingerbread cookies and cozying up by the Christmas tree. After Christmas, Mariah will head to Melbourne, Australia with James -- an Australia native --…

posted 2015/12/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nate Ruess and American Authors Playing 2016 NHL Winter Classic

It's musicians on ice, sort of. Nate Ruess and American Authors are among the performers for the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, an annual outdoor professional hockey game. The game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins is set to take place on New Year’s Day at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Other performers will include The Voice season nine winner Jordan Smith and musicians from the Boston Pops orchestra.   A full lineup of performers and special tributes will be announced in the coming days. The event will air nationally on NBC at 1 p.m. ET. Copyright ©…

posted 2015/12/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Performs Encore Without Power at Glasgow Gig

After someone cut the power at the end of her Glasgow, Scotland show Sunday night, Madonna performed her encore in semi-darkness. BBC News reports the singer, who came back out to sing “Holiday,” was forced to lead the crowd in a sing-along after she realized the problem. Madonna initially blamed the venue, The Hydro, for the mess-up. She wrote on Instagram, "We don't stop till its over Glasgow! Don't try to silence the Queen." But according to the BBC, The Hydro claims Madonna’s own team cut the power. A spokeswoman for the venue said, "Madonna finished her agreed set and…

posted 2015/12/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Simon Cowell Calls Zayn Malik’s One Direction Diss "A Bit Rude"

In the December/January issue of FADER magazine, former One Direction member Zayn Malik wasn’t shy about sharing his real feelings about the boy band’s music, calling it "generic as f***.” Now, Simon Cowell is giving his reaction to Zayn’s harsh comments. “It is a bit rude to the people who wrote all the hits with them. And to the other band members,” Simon reportedly tells U.K.’s The Mirror. “I mean they all wrote a lot of the stuff.” Simon, who runs 1D’s record label Syco and mentored them on X Factor, thinks Zayn will one day re-think his opinion. “I…

posted 2015/12/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Covers TIME; "25" Becomes Biggest-Selling Album Since "21"

Adele graces the cover of TIME magazine in an interview that covers everything from motherhood, to her rejection of social media and streaming services, to her upcoming tour.  Of course, since this is Adele, she does it all in her unique style. Speaking about her son, Angelo, Adele says, "I’m so proud of myself that I made him in my belly. Cooked him in my belly and then he came out of me! This human who’s suddenly walking around and doing his own thing." About avoiding social media, Adele explains, "Privacy is key to being able to write a real…

posted 2015/12/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele’s "25" Becomes Fastest Album to Reach Two Million in Sales in the UK

Adele is not only smashing records in the U.S., she's smashing them in her home country as well. According to U.K.’s Official Charts Company, her album 25 has become the fastest two million-selling album in U.K. music history. It took just 29 days for the album to reach the two-million mark. The only album to come close was English pop duo Robson & Jerome’s 1995 debut album, which took 42 days to reach the milestone. In the U.S., of course, 25 blew way past two million in sales in just its first week. It sold 3.48 units, 3.38 of which…

posted 2015/12/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tori Kelly Going Home for Christmas with Best Present Ever: A Grammy Nod

On Elle magazine's list of Breakout Female Musicians Who Dominated 2015, Tori Kelly is #2, and it's easy to see why: this year, she scored a top 5 album, critical acclaim and several hit singles, and totally crushed every high-profile TV appearance she landed, from the Billboard Music Awards to the MTV VMAs.  Now, Tori's heading home for Christmas, but she's already received the best present ever: a Grammy nomination. "I think beforehand there’s always kind of chatter that you hear but I tried to block it out," Tori tells ABC Radio of the lead-up to the Grammy nods earlier…

posted 2015/12/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR