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2016-11-04

Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder Have “Faith” in Each Other on New Duet

Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder have teamed up for a new duet. The song, called “Faith,” is out now and also will appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming animated film Sing. The two trade verses on the upbeat gospel-influenced track, and come together for the chorus. “I got faith in you baby, I got faith in you now/And you've been such a, such a good friend of me/Know that I gotta love you somehow/I met you, hallelujah, I got faith,” they sing. Ariana tweeted her excitement about the duet, writing, “Beyond honored to be on this song with the…

posted 2016/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alessia Cara Hits the Beach in Video for "Moana" Song, "How Far I'll Go"

Alessia Cara makes her mark in sand in the video for the Moana track “How Far I’ll Go.” The clip features Alessia singing the Lin-Manuel Miranda-written song while combing designs into the sand on a rocky coastline. “See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me/And no one knows, how far it goes/If the wind on my sail on the sea stays behind me/One day I’ll know/If I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go,” Alessia sings. “How Far I’ll Go” will be heard twice in Moana. Alessia’s version will play during the end credits,…

posted 2016/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Malik Would Tell Teenage Self Not to Join One Direction

If Zayn Malik could turn back time, he probably wouldn’t join One Direction. The singer tells U.K.’s Evening Standard that if he could give advice to his 17-year-old self, he’d tell young Zayn to skip the X Factor auditions that ultimately landed him a spot in the boy band. "I was very ignorant at 17 -- blind beyond my years,” he says. “I thought going on X Factor meant you won a million pounds and got a contract at the end of it… But you don’t think about everything else that goes with it. You’re only 17, your dreams are…

posted 2016/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Everybody Relax: Beyoncé CMA Promo Clip Removed Because Beyoncé Ordered It

OK, everybody take a breath.  The Country Music Association didn’t remove an online promo clip of Beyoncé performing with the Dixie Chicks because of any backlash.  They removed it because Beyoncé’s people told them to. Lots of people found Bey’s performance of her song “Daddy Lessons” with all-female country trio the Dixie Chicks to be one of the highlights of Wednesday night’s CMA Awards telecast on ABC.  Some people also didn’t like it, citing Beyoncé’s pro-Black Lives Matter and police reform activism.   Dixie Chicks earned some online trolling, too, for their participation. So when the promo clip went missing from…

posted 2016/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-03

"The Hamilton Mixtape" Track List Includes Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and More

The long-awaited Hamilton Mixtape is almost here. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Twitter today that the album will be available for pre-order tomorrow.“Been working on a mixtape for years. It's finished,” Lin-Manuel tweeted.He also revealed the track list, which features a slew of artists performing tunes from the hit Broadway musical. The list includes Kelly Clarkson singing “It’s Quiet Uptown,” John Legend performing “History Has Its Eyes on You” and Alicia Keys doing her version of “That Would Be Enough.”The album also includes contributions from Sia, The Roots, Wiz Khalifa and Usher.The Hamilton Mixtape comes out December 2.Here is…

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

Mariah Carey to Perform on "VH1 Divas" Holiday Special

Joy to the world! Mariah Carey is coming to VH1 to perform for the network's holiday special, VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night.    "I'm thrilled VH1 asked me to return to the Divas stage this year. The Divas special offers offers a wonderful opportunity to perform for my fans over the holidays, which is my favorite and most festive time of year," she said in a statement.  This will be Mimi's third VH1 Divas appearance. Her first occurred in 1998 in a duet with fellow music legend Aretha Franklin singing "Chain of Fools."  Other special guests for the show will be announced at a later date. VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night will be taped…

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

Adam Levine Reveals Ellen DeGeneres Named His Newborn Daughter

If you’re wondering why Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo decided on the name Dusty Rose for their newborn daughter, it’s all because of Ellen DeGeneres. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, the Maroon 5 frontman reveals Ellen picked out the name."We had a name that we won't mention on television. The name game is tough game,” Adam says. “...Imagine you're writing the best song you've ever written in your life and you have to name it. It's really screwed up to actually have to put yourself through that."So it was Ellen to the rescue. "I texted…

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

Hear Bruno Mars Sing the Song He Wrote with Adele, “All I Ask”

Adele and Bruno Mars wrote the song “All I Ask” together for Adele’s album, 25. Now, we get to hear Bruno’s own take on the soaring ballad. He covered the tune for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge this week. Bruno’s version includes two back-up singers and finger snaps, but otherwise sticks close to the original melody with Bruno hitting all of the high notes.Now if we can just get a duet between the two, we’ll be set.Bruno’s new album, 24K Magic, comes out November 18. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande Added to AMAs Lineup

The American Music Awards continues to add to its lineup of performers. John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj all will be taking the stage this year.John and Shawn will be performing on the AMAs for the first time, while this marks both Ariana and Nicki’s fourth year performing at the ceremony. Ariana and Nicki will take the stage together to perform their hit song “Side to Side.”James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey and Sting are among the evening’s other performers.The AMAs will broadcast live from Los…

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

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