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Initial Grammy sales figures are good news for Adele, Beyonce, Bee Gees & more

Say what you will about the Grammys -- there's no doubt that an appearance on the telecast can sell records.  Initial sales figures show that, apparently, music fans went straight to their computers and downloaded whatever songs they saw performed on Sunday night. According to Nielsen Music, the night's big winner, Adele, saw sales increases of over 300% for her Record of the Year winner "Hello," and 150% sales increase for her Album of the Year winner, 25.  Beyonce, who Adele felt deserved the Album of the Year award over her, enjoyed a 267% increase in sales of her nominated…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey delivering first post-"NYRE" live performance on "Kimmel" this week

The first live televised stop on Mariah Carey's redemption tour will be...on the same network that aired her fateful New Year's Eve performance. The singer has lined up her first live TV gig since that night when sound issues ruined her performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.  She'll be performing her new single, “I Don’t,” on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night. She announced the news on Twitter, along with a picture from the last time she was on Kimmel -- and she and Jimmy drank champagne together in a bathtub.Mariah released “I Don’t” --…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Let John Mayer help connect you with your crush on Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day, and who better to help you find love than one of music's most notorious playas?  Yes, it's John Mayer to the rescue. John's posted a video on Instagram offering to help connect you with your Instagram crush for Valentine's Day.  He says, "If you have an Instagram crush, tag them in the captions below.  If you ARE an Instagram crush that's been tagged in the captions below, this song is for you." He then starts playing and singing an acoustic ditty with the following words: "Somebody's stalking you/ somebody wants to talk to you/somebody wants to take…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran ditched his phone a year ago: "It's so much less stress"

If you ever want to give Ed Sheeran a call, you’ll be out of luck. The singer admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday that he doesn’t have a phone.When he took a break from the spotlight at the beginning of last year, he made the resolution to ditch his cell -- and he’s sticking to it."I still don't have a phone number," Ed says. "I bought an iPad and I just work off of email. It's so much less stress. I don't wake up in the morning and have to answer 50 messages of people asking for something." So…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga's "Million Reasons" ties record for highest re-entry in "Billboard" chart history

When Lady Gaga's country-flavored ballad "Million Reasons" was first released last year, the highest it got on the chart was #52.  But that was before she sang it at the Super Bowl.  The song has now re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #4.   In doing so, it ties a record for highest re-entry in the history of that chart. According to Billboard, only two other songs have re-entered the chart at that high a position: "Control Myself," by LL Cool J and Jennifer Lopez, and The Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice."  In the case of the latter song,…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 debuts new single "Cold," video coming tomorrow

Maroon 5's Adam Levine seems incredibly happy in his personal life, thanks to his wife Behati Prinsloo and baby daughter Dusty Rose.  But in the band's new single "Cold," he's hurt and confused by a woman who's freezing him out emotionally. "Distant/when we're kissing/Feel so different/Baby, tell me how did you get so cold/Enough to chill my bones/It feels like I don't know you anymore," sings Adam. The video for the song will debut Wednesday on Vevo.  Behind the camera is Rich Lee, who also directed their innovative clip for "Love Somebody."  The video promises to take the viewer  "on…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King: Album number 2 starts now

It's Valentine's Day, but Elle King isn't planning a romantic celebration with her fiance: instead, she's starting the next chapter of her career. The singer was busy Grammy weekend performing at a Tom Petty tribute and attending the ceremony, where she was nominated for her duet with country star Dierks [derks] Bentley.   Asked over the weekend in L.A. if she'd begun recording her sophomore album yet, Elle told ABC Radio, "No...I literally fly out of here on Valentine's Day to go to Texas to start recording." Elle's debut album Love Stuff came out in 2015 and went gold thanks to…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Camila Cabello dishes on post-Fifth Harmony plans and girl talk with Taylor Swift

Camila Cabello doesn’t seem to have any regrets about leaving Fifth Harmony behind to pursue her own solo career. In a new cover story with Seventeen, the singer admits it was tough to let her individuality shine while in the girl group. “Fifth Harmony wasn’t the maximum expression of me individually,” she tells the mag. “My fans are really going to know me from the music I’m writing. My goal is to be brave and open up my soul."As for her former group mates, who are continuing Fifth Harmony as a foursome, Camila says she wishes them all the best…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran playing London charity gig for Teenage Cancer Trust

Following his return to the Grammy stage last night, Ed Sheeran has announced he’ll be playing a charity concert next month for U.K.’s Teenage Cancer Trust.The gig is set to take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday, March 28. Tickets go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. Ed last played a concert for the charity back in 2014.“It's an honor to be asked back by the Teenage Cancer Trust for their fundraising week of live gigs,” Ed says in a statement. “It's such an important cause and one that I'm extremely proud to be part of.…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

A year ago, Adele predicted her George Michael do-over

Adele shocked Grammy viewers last night by stopping her George Michael tribute performance of "Fastlove" about a minute in, cursing, and then asking for a do-over, which she received.  But it turns out that Adele had predicted the whole incident -- kind of -- a year ago on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. As you may recall, last year, Adele's Grammy performance of her song "All I Ask" was marred by technical issues beyond her control.  Appearing shortly afterwards on Ellen, Adele responded to the host's question of whether or not she had wanted to start over by saying, "Next time…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull adds eight more dates to Las Vegas residency

It seems people were having the time of their lives at Pitbull’s Time of Our Lives Las Vegas residency show. Due to popular demand, the rapper will be returning to Sin City for eight more performances this summer.The dates at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino kick off July 21 and run through August 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. PT. Pitbull’s new album, Climate Change, comes out March 17.Here is the list of new residency dates:July: 21, 22, 26, 28, 29August: 2, 4, 5 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Touchdown! Lady Gaga places two albums in the top 10

The Super Bowl bounce is real.  Lady Gaga is back in the top 10 with not one but two albums. Billboard reports that following Gaga's well-received halftime show earlier this month, her current album Joanne has jumped from #66 to #2 on the album chart.  Meanwhile, her debut album The Fame re-enters the top 10 at #6.   Her set at the Super Bowl featured songs from both those albums. Also back on the chart are Gaga's albums Born This Way, in at #25, and even ARTPOP, which is back on the chart at #174.  Gaga performed the title track of…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR