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2016-11-03

Kelly Clarkson to Pull Triple Holiday Duty This Season on ABC's Channels

Kelly Clarkson loves Christmas music, and she'll be performing it not one, not two, but three times a slate of holiday programs airing on ABC and its related channels. First up is The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, airing Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC.  Hosted by Julianne and Derek Hough, the special will feature Kelly performing her hit "Stronger" as well as her Christmas song "Underneath the Tree." On Friday, November 25, it's Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration, featuring the stars of the Disney Channel movie The Descendants. On this…

posted 2016/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Ready to "Troll" Theaters This Weekend

As dad to son Silas, Justin Timberlake was excited to get involved in the new animated film Trolls. But he says he would've agreed to do it even if he were childless. "I did happen to have [a kid] before I was offered this movie, but clearly I would have said yes to this project if I didn't," Justin tells ABC News. "But I think writing the song 'Can't Stop the Feeling!' for the movie, after having had a son...it definitely changes everything. It made me more excited...to say yes." Justin didn't just oversee the music for Trolls, he's also…

posted 2016/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King on Her Award-Winning Country Hit: "I Just Got Lucky"

Earlier this year, Elle King branched out from pop/rock to country, recording a duet with country superstar Dierks Bentley that reached #1 on the country chart.  On Wednesday, the collaboration won a CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year.  Elle says she just "got lucky" scoring a hit on her first try. "I find that it’s always really fun and interesting and it pushes me when I do something that’s not necessarily my comfort zone," Elle says of switching musical genres to record the duet, "Different for Girls."  "But I also play country music and have grown up playing…

posted 2016/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-02

Did Mariah Carey Demand $50 Million from James Packer Following Split?

Following their abrupt split, Mariah Carey is now asking for $50 million from ex-fiancee billionaire James Packer, reports TMZ.    Why that amount?   Because that's what Mariah allegedly would have received if the two had signed their 100-page prenup agreement. Mariah and James' prenup, drafted by Packer's lawyers, detailed several conditions, including Mariah receiving $50 million if they were to break up, claims the website.  According to TMZ, an email chain reportedly shows that Packer was at odds with his legal team, who had trouble getting the prenup "signed, sealed and delivered" by March 1, the date that James wanted to marry Mimi…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd Says "Starboy" Was Influenced by Deaths of David Bowie and Prince

The Weeknd says the deaths of two late music icons, David Bowie and Prince, inspired his forthcoming album, Starboy. "I just love Bowie, I think he's the ultimate inventor," the Grammy award-winning artist tells the Wall Street Journal. The Weeknd says Starboy veers off into a different direction from the sound of his 2015 breakthrough album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which is especially noticeable in his latest single release, "False Alarm."  "I've never made a record like that. I'm doing things with my voice that I've never done before, and it kind of embodies all the inspirations of the album -- the punked-out aspects of Bad Brains, The Smiths," Weeknd explains,…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth Suffers the Slings & Arrows of Bad Romance in New "Dangerously" Video

Charlie Puth dodges arrows and ends up bloody in his new video for the song "Dangerously." In the video, Charlie sings about being emotionally exhausted and damaged by a girl he loves "dangerously."  He and the girl, clad in a long white dress, face each other through a mirror, which Charlie eventually punches, breaking the mirror and leaving him with bloody knuckles.  Throughout the video, Charlie is seen standing in a black room as arrows with barbed tips rain down around him.  One of them eventually cuts him, bloodying his arm, and by the end of the video, the arrows…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars: Making 24K Magic Was "Super-Daunting" After "Uptown Funk"

Bruno Mars may be a superstar, but that doesn't mean he isn't insecure. In a new Rolling Stone cover story, he says the incredible success of "Uptown Funk" left him doubting he could follow it up."Coming off the biggest song of my career, it was super-daunting," he tells Rolling Stoneabout making his new album, titled 24K Magic. "I don't know if people are going to love this...I don't know if radio is going to play it." 24K Magic, due this month, was inspired by the early '90s R&B, and designed as the soundtrack for a movie in Bruno's head. "We're…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Tops "Forbes’" List of Highest Paid Women in Music

Taylor Swift beat out Adele and Madonna to be crowned Forbes’ highest paid woman in music of 2016. The singer raked in around $170 million from June 2015 to June 2016, mostly thanks to her mega-successful 1989 tour and product endorsements.Adele trails at number two, with $80.5 million, the highest annual earnings total of her career. Madonna rounds out the top three with $75.6 million.Katy Perry, who topped the list last year with estimated earnings of $135 million, this year comes in at number six with $41 million. Other female musicians included in the top ten are Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King Wins First CMA Award

Elle King went zero-for-two at the Grammy Awards earlier this year, but at least she's got some kind of music award for her trophy shelf: she's just won her first ever Country Music Association Award. Elle topped the country charts by duetting with country star Dierks [derks] Bentley on the song "Different for Girls," from Dierks' album Black.  And on Wednesday morning, just hours before the CMA Awards actually take place in Nashville, it was announced that Elle and Dierks had won the Musical Event of the Year category. On Instagram, Elle posted a photo of herself and Dierks, with…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce Performing on Tonight's CMA Awards?

Tonight's Country Music Association Awards will pay tribute to 50 years of country music history -- with some help from a global pop star. People magazine reports that Beyonce is currently in Nashville, and plans to appear on tonight's 50th Annual CMA Awards, which air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.  Having superstar pop artists sing on the CMAs isn't unusual: last year, Justin Timberlake stopped the show by duetting with the night's big winner, Chris Stapleton. As for what the Grammy-winning star would perform, she could duet with a country star on, or do a solo performance of, a…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Says His New Music Will "Punch You Between the Eyes"

Everyone loves "Can't Stop the Feeling!" but Justin Timberlake fans are eager for an entire album of new music from the Trolls star.  Well, he's working on it with his pal Pharrell Williams, and he says it'll definitely be different than his last album, The 20/20 Experience. Speaking to Variety, JT says, "I wouldn’t say [my new material] is the antithesis of 20/20, but it does sound more singular. If 20/20 sounded like it literally surrounds your entire head, this stuff feels more like it just punches you between the eyes.” Pharrell tells Variety that so far, he and Justin…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Will Rihanna's New Fenty x Puma Faux Fur Backpack Sell Out?

Rihanna's latest Fenty x Puma collection just dropped and one of the line's newest, most coveted pieces is likely to be a sell-out, reports Elle.  Rih Rih's '90s inspired faux fur backpack, retailing at the price of $450, is available exclusively in Bloomingdale's stores and the official Puma website.  Other pieces, such as Rih's Puma by Rihanna Women's creeper sneakers, a side-lacing catsuit and a jersey-lacing corset, have already sold out.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.   

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR