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2016-12-07

"The Voice" Recap: Miley Cyrus Loses Her Last Two Artists

On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the eight artists who performed Monday learned that Team Miley Cyrus’ Aaron Gibson and Ali Caldwell, Team Adam Levine’s Brendan Fletcher, and Team Alicia Keys’ Christian Cuevas were sent home. Christian, Ali and Josh lost an "Instant Save" vote to Team Adam member Josh Gallagher. Prior to the vote, Christian, Ali and Josh sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. Christian covered “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” by Bonnie Raitt; Ali sang “Sledgehammer,” by Rihanna; and Josh performed “I Drive Your Truck,” by Lee Brice. There are now four artists…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-12-06

Niall Horan Planning to "Fall Off the Face of the Earth" After Christmas

Niall Horan has scored success with his debut solo "This Town," and the One Direction member is in the middle of recording of his first solo album.  That's why he says he needs to drop out of sight for a while and make sure it's perfect. In a handwritten letter to fans, Niall writes that he's planning to go back home to Ireland for the holidays, to spend some "quality time with family and friends."  But, he says,  "After Christmas I’m gonna fall off the face of the earth and do one of my disappearing acts. I want to come…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato On Board for Celebrity Cruises Concert Series Kickoff

With her first Grammy nomination under her belt, Demi Lovato is ready to celebrate with some lucky vacationers in paradise. The singer is teaming up with Celebrity Cruises for a special concert on the island of St. Maarten later this month.In order to score tickets, you must be booked on one of four Caribbean cruises. Guests who buy tickets to the event will have access to a special venue on the island where Demi will perform some of her biggest hits.The concert takes place on December 28. It will serve as the kick-off to Celebrity Cruises' first-ever concert series. Copyright…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Writes New Song for "Smurfs: The Lost Village" Soundtrack

Meghan Trainor has some Smurf-tastic news. The singer has written a new tune called “I’m a Lady” for the Smurfs: The Lost Village soundtrack. "I love the Smurfs and was honored when they asked me to write a song for this new movie,” Meghan says in a statement. “I was especially excited -- I wrote the whole thing in one evening!" The song will be released in the new year, before the film debuts in theaters on April 7. This latest Smurfs film follows Smurfette and her pals on a journey through the Forbidden Forest to find a mysterious lost…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani, David Bowie, Taylor Swift Among Yahoo's Top Musicians & Celebs of the Year

In 2016, people wanted to know about dead rock legends, pop stars and country artists.  That's according to Yahoo's 2016 Year in Review, which tracks the most searched-for, and most-read stories on the online portal. The top celebrity of 2016, according to Yahoo, was Gwen Stefani, who rebounded from her painful divorce with a new album, a tour and a new relationship with Blake Shelton.  Gwen also was the fourth-most searched term of the year on Yahoo, behind the 2016 Election, Donald Trump and the video game Roblox.  Other musicians who made Yahoo's top-10 celebrities of 2016 list include Justin Bieber,…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande & More React to Grammy Nominations

The nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are officially in, and now the lucky artists who scored nods are reacting to the news. They took to Twitter to express their excitement:The Chainsmokers: "So honored and grateful! Thank you Grammys for these nominations this is the best news ever! Honestly can't believe it :) We were in line at dunkin donuts and high fived everyone in the store."Demi Lovato: "Woke up to the most amazing news EVER!!!!!!! Wow... thank you SO MUCH to @RecordingAcad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" #GrammyNominationsKelly Clarkson: "SO EXCITING!! Can't believe it?! So honored to be nominated with such a talented…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Kids on the Block Announces Extra Dates for The Total Package Tour

It seems fans are really clamoring for their ‘90s nostalgia. New Kids on the Block has added extra dates for their The Total Package Tour, featuring special guests Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. The band has added second shows to their sold-out stops in Chicago and Toronto, as well as new shows in Indianapolis and Hollywood, Florida. Tickets for the Chicago, Toronto and Indianapolis dates go on sale Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. local time. You can purchase tickets for the Hollywood, Florida show starting Thursday, December 15 at 10 a.m. local time. The tour kicks off May…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Train Releases New Video for Their First-Ever Christmas Song

Train's first holiday song, the original composition "Shake Up Christmas," came out in 2010.  The band re-recorded the song with a somewhat different arrangement for their 2015 holiday album Christmas in Tahoe, and they've just now released a new video for it. The video shows Train singer Pat Monahan waking up on a boat on Lake Tahoe, just like the one pictured on the cover of Christmas in Tahoe, on December 24.  Realizing Christmas is coming, he hits the road, picking up decorations and a Christmas tree in a truck.  That's intercut with footage of adults and kids toasting marshmallows…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joy to the World! Mariah Carey Headed to YouTube Red for Christmas Special

Mariah Carey will headline a YouTube Red holiday special called The Keys of Christmas, says Variety. The Christmas-themed webcast also will feature Ciara, DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, rock band Boyce Avenue and YouTube star comedian Rudy Mancuso.  "Music is wildly popular on YouTube, and we're excited to bring together some of the biggest names in music alongside some of the biggest stars on YouTube," says Ben Relles, YouTube's head of unscripted original content.  The Keys of Christmas will be directed by Grammy-winning music video director Dave Meyers, known for working with some of music's biggest stars, including Katy Perry, Pink, Rihanna, Shakira, Missy Elliot and Britney Spears.   Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce Leads 59th Annual Grammy Nominations with 9 Nominations

Beyonce's Lemonade has turned into Grammy gold. Queen Bey leads the nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards with a total of nine nods, including Album of the Year for Lemonade, plus Record and Song of the Year for her single "Formation."  Close behind her are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who each have eight, and Chance the Rapper, who scored seven. Competing for Album of the Year against Lemonade are Adele's 25, Drake's Views, Justin Bieber's Purpose and Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide to Earth.  Best New Artist nominees are country stars Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris, plus The…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha Talks New Music, Dream Collaborators & "Beautiful Soul" Adele

This Friday in New York City, Kesha will be honored with the Billboard Women in Music Trailblazer Award.  The singer, who's been locked in a legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, tells the publication that her new music will finally reveal the artist she's always wanted to be. Kesha tells Billboard that the songs she's working on “showcase my vulnerabilities as a strength and not as a weakness."  She explains, "In the past, I always felt like I was trying to prove something. Now, I’m writing what I want to share with the world, rather than trying to give the…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Grammy Nominations Announced This Morning -- Besides Adele and Beyonce, Who'll Clean Up?

The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards are announced this morning; by 8:45a.m. ET, we'll have contenders in all 84 categories.  And some artists whose names have come up in pre-Grammy predictions are pretty excited about the chance of scoring a nod for music's most prestigious honor. "Our biggest dream is to get a Grammy nomination," admits Lukas Graham frontman Lukas Graham Forchhammer.  The Danish band's been mentioned as a possible nominee for both Best New Artist and Song of the Year. Lukas tells ABC Radio, "Our biggest dream so far has been touring America, [and] now we're in the…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR