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Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency wins four Best of Las Vegas awards

Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency show has racked up four Best of Las Vegas 2017 gold awards. The fan-voted awards presented by the Las Vegas Review-Journal honored Britney: Piece of Me with the accolades of Best Bachelorette Party, Best Bachelor Party, Best Production Show and Best Resident Performer/Headliner. On Twitter, Britney writes that she is “so honored” by the awards and thanks everyone who voted. Britney’s residency at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood, which has been running since 2013, will come to end on December 31. Tickets are still available for the final performances on December 19, 27, 28,…

posted 2017/11/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alessia Cara & Zedd, Hailee & FGL, Portugal. The Man & "American Idol" hopefuls added to AMA lineup

The American Music Awards air this Sunday night, and artists continue to be added to the lineup. Alessia Cara and Zedd will team up to perform their summer hit "Stay," while Hailee Steinfeld, Alesso, watt and superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line will take the stage to perform their hit collaboration, "Let Me Go."  Alessia's nominated for Favorite Female Artist this year; Florida Georgia Line is up for Favorite Country Duo or Group. In addition, Portugal. The Man will perform their inescapable hit "Feel It Still" on the telecast, while Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line will team up to…

posted 2017/11/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

..Ready for It? Taylor Swift announces Reputation tour dates; tickets on sale Dec. 13

Taylor Swift's tour in support of her new album Reputation now has its first dates. According to Taylor's website, the first round kicks off May 8 in Glendale, AZ, all of them stadium shows. Right now, she's got the tour mapped out through October, and promises additional tour dates for the U.K., Ireland, Australia & New Zealand. Tickets for the trek go on sale December 13, which is also Taylor's 28th birthday.  She'll be using Taylor Swift Tix, powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fans, for the tour. The program aims to get tickets into the hands of fans, not scalpers or…

posted 2017/11/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes wins big, Eminem opens big at MTV EMAs

Shawn Mendes was the big winner at Sunday's MTV EMAs in London, taking home three awards -- Best Artist, Biggest Fans and Best song, for "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," which he performed on the show. But the night belonged to Eminmen, who opened the show with an orchestral-backed debut performance of his new single, "Walk on Water," with Skylar Grey substituting for Beyonce on the hook. Eminem also won the Best Hip Hop award, despite, as he noted, not having had an album out for a while.Camila Cabello, who won the Best Pop award, was on hand to deliver…

posted 2017/11/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith's "The Thrill of It All" debuts at number one

Sam Smith has his first number-one album in the U.S. Sam's latest, The Thrill of It All, debuts atop the Billboard 200 album chart this week, the magazine reports. The Thrill of It All earned the top chart spot with 237,000 in sales and equivalent stream, 185,000 of which were traditional album sales.  That was good for Sam's best sales-week ever in the U.S.Sam's debut album, In the Lonely Hour, peaked at number two when it was released in July 2014.  The Thrill of It All already debuted at number one in Sam's native U.K. where In the Lonely Hour…

posted 2017/11/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Taylor Swift rocks a snake microphone on "Saturday Night Live"; "Reputation" sells 700K in one day

Taylor Swift made her return to the spotlight this weekend with two musical performances on Saturday Night Live.  She didn't say anything, but her stage accessory spoke volumes. During her first number, "...Ready for It?," Taylor used a microphone that had a glittery snake attached to it.  It was the continuation of the "snake" theme she's been using to announce her new era.  As you'll recall, she first teased her album Reputation with a series of snake videos, and has also posed for a photo wearing a snake-shaped ring.  The "snake" theme is Taylor's attempt to reclaim the word after…

posted 2017/11/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Echosmith gets into the holiday spirit on new Christmas EP

Echosmith is ready for the holidays. The group has released a new EP, called An Echosmith Christmas, featuring three festive tracks. There are two original songs -- "Baby Don't Leave Me (All Alone on Christmas)" and "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" -- as well as a cover of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" featuring country singer Hunter Hayes. Earlier this fall, Echosmith released another EP, called Inside a Dream -- a precursor to their sophomore full-length album, due out next spring. They’ll also embark on a 25-date North American tour starting April 4. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Say Ayo: "Dynamite" singer Taio Cruz returns with new single "Row The Body"

Remember Taio Cruz, the British singer who had everyone "throwing their hands up in the air sometimes" to his hit "Dynamite" back in 2012?  Well, he's back. Taio has released a new track called "Row the Body," featuring French Montana. Like the multi-platinum "Dynamite," which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, it's a dance floor banger, inviting a woman to "Move your body to the left/Move your body to the right/Row the body in slow motion/Row the body all night." No word on whether or not "Row the Body" is the first single from an upcoming album, or just…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith "massively" wants to be a dad; new album tops U.K. chart

Sam Smith is currently in a relationship with actor Brandon Flynn, but regardless of whether that romance lead to marriage, Sam says he's dying to start a family one day. Asked by the U.K. tabloid The Sun if he'd like to be a dad, Sam says, "Massively, yeah, it’s like, my life plan. I want kids so bad. I just feel like it’s nature’s way of reminding you that it’s not about you. It makes you not selfish.” Sam adds that in addition to having a child via a surrogate, he'd also like to adopt. "I think I might do…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull releasing "Greatest Hits" collection next month; new song "Jungle" available now

You’ll soon be able to relive all of Pitbull’s most popular songs. The Miami rapper is releasing Greatest Hits, a collection of 13 of his career-defining singles, on December 1. The track list includes “Give Me Everythig” featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer; “Timber” featuring Kesha; “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”; and “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera. The album also features a brand-new song called “Jungle,” a collaboration featuring production team Stereotypes, rapper E-40 and Spanish pop singer Abraham Mateo. If you pre-order Greatest Hits now, you’ll receive “Jungle” as an instant grat track. Pitbull is currently out…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift and Tiffany Haddish poke fun at Taylor's fans' obsessions in new "SNL" promo

Now that Taylor Swift's new album Reputation is out, many fans are dissecting each lyric and trying to determine who the songs are about.  The promo for Taylor's appearance on Saturday Night Live tomorrow plays off the public's obsession with who inspires her music. Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish, the first black female comedian to host SNL, opens the promo by saying, "Hi, I'm Tiffany Haddish and I'm hosting SNL with Taylor Swift!" Taylor then turns to Tiffany and says, "I just want to say that I'm so excited that we're doing SNL together!" But Tiffany interrupts Tay's gushing, saying,…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

She makes it feel like Christmas: Gwen Stefani to star in her own holiday TV special

Gwen Stefani will help you get into the holiday spirit this season with her very own TV special. The one-hour special, Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas, is described as "a modern take on the traditional Christmas specials that we all grew up with and love.  It'll feature musical performances and sketches, as well as celebrity guests like Chelsea Handler, Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane and Ne-Yo.  Also coming along for the ride is Gwen's boyfriend Blake Shelton, who will duet with her on the title track of her new holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas. Other…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR