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2017-01-09

Report: All-Star Prince Tribute Planned for Grammys

Last year's Grammy Awards featured a big tribute to David Bowie, who passed away a year ago this week.  This year, Billboard reports, the telecast will be paying tribute to Prince, who died of an accidental drug overdose in April of 2016. According to Billboard, The Weeknd, Rihanna and Bruno Mars have either been approached to be, or discussed as, participants.  A source tells Billboard that behind the scenes, a deal is being worked out where the tribute would be followed by a TV commercial announcing that some of Prince's songs are now available on a number of streaming services. …

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd’s "Starboy" Returns to Number One on "Billboard" 200, Soundtracks Score

The Weeknd is officially back on top of the Billboard 200.Starboy’s return to number one follows Pentatonix’s two-week reign with their holiday album, A Pentatonix Christmas.  The album's title track is currently at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Starboy debuted at number one six weeks ago and fell to number two in its second week, but has remained in the top three each week since. It’s the first album to make a return leap to number one in three months. Drake achieved the feat back in October when his Views jumped from number two back to number one in…

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Loses Golden Globe, but Gains New "BFF" & U2 Opening Slot

OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder failed to take home the Golden Globe for Best Original Song Sunday night, but he's got a couple of great consolation prizes. Ryan posted a photo of himself on the red carpet posting with Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, and captioned it, "Lost a golden globe tonight. But am now probably best friends with .... or something." That may have been a joke but his other consolation prize is real: he and OneRepublic will open three shows for U2 on their upcoming Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary stadium tour later this year.  Ryan's tight with the legendary…

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kiesza Honors a “Dearly Beloved” Friend in New Music Video

On Friday, Kiesza released her new single, “Dearly Beloved,” along with a music video that fittingly pays tribute to a dearly beloved friend.In the clip, Kiesza, wearing a bright holographic outfit, rocks out on a white electric guitar against a white background. She explains the guitar’s significance in a message to fans on YouTube.“When my best friend Alice passed away nearly a year and a half ago, her white electric guitar was passed along to me,” the singer says. “In her memory and because I love her so much, I promised myself that I would not let it sit in…

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Giddy-Up Gaga: Will Singer's Halftime Show Feature Horses?

Lady Gaga is performing at this year's Super Bowl halftime show and while she's known for her over-the-top stage productions, would she actually attempt to include live animals as part of the production? Gaga recently posted a photo of herself riding her horse with the caption, "Halftime warm up Giddy-up."  She added the hashtags "#Joanne" -- the name of her current album -- and "#SuperBowl."  Since some of the songs on Joanne have a decidedly country feel, especially the single "Million Reasons," is this photo a hint that Gaga is going full cowgirl for the production?  She's capable of pretty…

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson's Being "Very Vague" About New Album, Says Her Grammy-Winning Mother-In-Law

Kelly Clarkson's new album is one of the most anticipated of 2017. She promises it'll reveal a new, more "soulful" side of her, but she's keeping the project so under wraps that she won't even tell family members much about it. Country music legend Reba McEntire, who refers to herself as Kelly's mother-in-law -- in reality, she's her former stepmother-in-law -- says she hasn't heard the new music yet, but when she tried to press for details, Kelly clammed up. "I asked the other night, I said, 'How many [songs] have you recorded?'"  Reba tells ABC Radio. "And she said,…

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Posts Recorded Message About New Year's Eve Fail: "They Foiled Me"

Mariah Carey is evidently still stewing over her December 31 performance on  ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, which crashed and burned due to technical difficulties.  She's now posted a recorded message giving her side of the story, and blaming the production team, who she accuses of trying to make her look bad. "I haven't really addressed the situation that happened on New Year's Eve and in time, I will," Mariah says. "But for now, I want everyone to know that I came to New Year's Eve...in great spirits and was looking forward to a celebratory…

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-01-06

Prince's Minnesota Properties Are Worth $25 Million, Estate Reports

The court handling the estate of Prince made public a detailed inventory of the late singer's assets, though much of it is still being evaluated.Bremer Trust, which has been placed in control of Prince's estate, reported that the "Purple Rain" singer's Minnesota real estate properties are worth $25,431,900. At the time of his death, he also had $110,080.51 in the bank accounts, mortgages, contracts for deed, notes and cash category, and a bit over $836,166 in gold bars.However, the value of much of the singer's estate is still being ascertained. According to the inventory list, which was obtained by ABC…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen Up: Nick Jonas Helps Design New Headphones

What better way to listen to Nick Jonas’ music than through Nick Jonas headphones? The singer has teamed up with the audio company Altec Lansing for a new collection of headphones, earphones and speakers."As a musician, you take great pride in your music being represented the right way," Nick says in a statement.  "The first time I played some of my music through Altec Lansing speakers I was blown away...it's all about quality and clarity and I knew I had to create with Altec Lansing."The collection includes $59.99 in-ear Bluetooth earphones, $79.99 Bluetooth headphones, a $99.99 Bluetooth speaker and $149.99…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bebe Rexha Dances in the Desert in “I Got You” Video

Her song may be called “I Got You,” but Bebe Rexha is all by herself in the desert for the track’s new music video.In the video, which debuted on MTV’s Snapchat today, the singer dons a variety of sexy outfits as she writhes around on a water-deprived landscape until the sun sets. The clip ends with her dancing as fire burns around her.“I Got You” is the first single off Bebe’s forthcoming debut album All Your Fault, which is scheduled for release this month. She was previously featured on G-Eazy’s hit  “Me, Myself and I” and David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.”…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia (Almost) Shows Her Face in "Sesame Street" Promo Clip

Shocker: Sia is showing almost her entire face in a brief clip of her upcoming appearance on Sesame Street. In the clip, Sia is singing a song about, well, songs. "S is for songs/and I love songs/don't know what I'd do without 'em," she sings. "I love songs so much I wanna sing a song about 'em."  Her backup singers are Muppets -- including Cookie Monster and Grover -- wearing miniature versions of her trademark black and white bob wig. But the real surprise is that while Sia herself is wearing her trademark black and white bob wig and massive…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Fifth Harmony Moving Ahead with New Album as a Quartet

Fifth Harmony may have lost Camila Cabello last year, but the group is "Miss Movin' On" without her. Billboard reports that the group has resigned with their record label, Epic, and plans to go ahead with a third full-length album. An insider tells Billboard, "They’re in a position to have more creative involvement and really direct where they want their music to go. They're a huge name on the Epic roster so it makes sense to keep them there and work on another hit album." Music business attorney Debra White, who doesn't work with Fifth Harmony but who negotiates similar…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR