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2017-01-11

X Ambassadors to Perform at Super Bowl Opening Night Event

X Ambassadors are ready for some football. The "Renegade" rockers will perform at the NFL's Super Bowl Opening Night event, held January 30 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. "Being able to perform at Super Bowl Opening Night is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," X Ambassadors say in a statement. "We look forward to putting on an electrifying show as part of the amazing festivities occurring during Super Bowl Week." Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster. You'll also be able to watch the event live on ESPN2, NFL Network and FS1. Super Bowl Opening Night will kick off the week leading…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes Says Friend and Mentor John Mayer Is "The Greatest"

The first thing Shawn Mendes did in 2017 was tweet about how excited he was both Ed Sheeran and John Mayer were going to be releasing new music this year.  He's especially excited about John's new stuff, because John's not only his idol, but also his mentor. "I mean, I look up to him a bunch, especially his album Continuum," Shawn tells ABC Radio.  And when it came time for him to make his current album Illuminate, Shawn says he actively sought John's input on the material. "I got to talk to him a bit and sent some songs over…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Reveals 12-Song "Divide" Track List

After giving fans a double treat last week with the release of “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran took to Instagram to reveal the full track list for his album ÷ (Divide). The post features a handwritten list of the album’s 12 song titles -- including tracks called “Eraser,” “Galway Girl,” “Hearts Don’t Break Around Here” and “Supermarket Flowers.” Still no word on when ÷ (Divide), Ed’s third album, will be released. The album title follows the mathematical theme of his first two albums: + (Plus) and X (Multiply). Here is the full track list: "Eraser""Castle…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry’s New Shoe Line Is an “Exclamation Point” for Your Feet

Katy Perry wants you to know what it feels like to walk in her shoes. In a new interview with Glamour, the singer explains the playful inspiration behind her brand-new shoe collection launching next month. Katy says she went for a lighthearted approach, creating a line that reflects her vibrant personality. She divided her designs into different categories. “There’s a star and moon group called SOLEstial,” she tells the mag. “Havana Good Time came from a trip I took to Cuba with all my girlfriends and has two styles with a cigar heel. And we have Pump Up the Jam,…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-01-10

Report: Mariah Carey’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Vandalized

Mariah Carey just can’t seem to catch a break this year. First came her botched New Year’s Eve performance, now TMZ is reporting that her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized over the weekend.No one took a sledgehammer to it like they did to Donald Trump’s star, but they did graffiti a question mark after Mariah’s name. According to TMZ, it took about $1,500 to restore the star. As of today, the Hollywood Historic Trust had already fixed it.Meanwhile, TMZ reports police are searching for the vandal. Apparently, someone on Instagram has claimed responsibility. Copyright © 2017,…

posted 2017/01/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Says She's Learning to Be "Aware" of the People Around Her

2016 was rough for Selena Gomez: She canceled her professional obligations so she could manage the anxiety, panic attacks and depression caused by the lupus she announced in 2015 that suffers with.  Now that it's a new year, Selena says she's taking a good long look at the types of people she's been hanging with and her relationships with them. "I would say the biggest lesson that I've been learning since 2016 would definitely be awareness,” she says in an Instagram Live post. "I think it's really important to be aware of like, the people that you're surrounding yourself with, the…

posted 2017/01/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Confirms "Carpool Karaoke" Spot, Claims Corden Wanted Him to Be the First Guest

Ed Sheeran revealed during a U.K. radio interview that he's going to appear this year on The Late Late Show's signature bit, Carpool Karaoke. According to Ed, he was actually supposed to be the very first guest on the very first segment, but couldn't make it work with his schedule. "I've been in touch with James Corden for three years because he wanted me to do the first one and I just wasn't around," Ed told Capital FM's Roman Kemp. "And I can confirm that at some point this year I will be doing a Carpool Karaoke." However, Ed says…

posted 2017/01/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony to Deliver First Performance Without Camila at People’s Choice Awards

Fifth Harmony is set to deliver their first performance as a foursome at the People’s Choice Awards next week. Ally Brooke Hernandez, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei will take the stage without Camila Cabello, following her departure from the group last month. The ladies, who won their first People’s Choice Award last year for Favorite Group, are nominated in the same category again this year.“We’ve all grown so much over the past four years and I am ecstatic to begin 2017 with a renewed commitment to each other and our music,” Ally says in a statement. “It's…

posted 2017/01/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

When Will Madonna Stop? "When You Kill Me. How About That?"

She's said it before but now she's saying it again: Madonna isn't going anywhere. In the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, the Queen of Pop says she's tired of people asking her why she continues to create as an artist. She reveals that her ex-husband -- she doesn't say which one -- used to ask her why she had to keep making records and touring. "I'm like, 'Why do I have to explain myself?'" she says. "I feel like that's a very sexist thing to say." Noting that nobody ever asked an 80-year-old Picasso why he kept painting, Madonna says,…

posted 2017/01/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele, Justin Bieber and Lukas Graham Featured on "2017 Grammy Nominees" Album

Before the Grammy Awards take place next month, you’ll be able to hear all your favorite Grammy nominated artists in one place. The 2017 Grammy Nominees album -- out January 20 -- features “Hello” by Adele, “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber, and “7 Years” by Lukas Graham. Adele’s “Hello” is nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, going up against Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” in those categories. "7 Years" is also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Meanwhile, Justin's “Love Yourself” is competing for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. The compilation album…

posted 2017/01/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lukas Graham: We "Don't Really Belong" on the "Fame Celebrity Pedestal"

Lukas Graham kicked off a new North American headlining tour last night in Florida.  The Grammy-nominated Danish group has now toured the U.S. numerous times, but lead singer Lukas Graham Forchhammer says there are still things about America he can't get used to. "It still surprises me the amount of 'pedestal' there is in America. Like people really put us on the fame celebrity pedestal, where we don’t really belong," he tells ABC Radio.  "I think in Denmark at least, it’s not as much. We take the subway and walk around town no problem." "So I think it’s still surprising…

posted 2017/01/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Recalls Profane Reaction to First Grammy Nod

It took her five albums to do it, but Demi Lovato finally has scored her first Grammy Award nomination.  In February, she'll compete in the category of Best Pop Vocal Album, against Adele, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Sia.  In a video interview with Billboard, Demi recalls her not-safe-for-work reaction to learning the good news. "The way that I found out was getting a phone call really early in the morning," she recalls. "And my assistant came in and said [my manager] Phil 'has to talk to you, get on the phone!' So I answered it and he said, 'You've…

posted 2017/01/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR