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2017-01-03

Maroon 5 to Headline BottleRock Napa Valley Festival in May

Maroon 5 is planning to release new music in 2017, and they've already announced their first festival appearance of the year. Adam Levine and company will headline the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, which takes place May 26-28 in California's Napa Valley.  The other headliners include Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Foo Fighters. Also on the bill: Gavin DeGraw, Fitz & the Tantrums, gnash, The Strumbellas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Roots and 90s alt-rockers Live. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 4 at 10 a.m. PT. Visit BottleRockNapaValley.com for pricing and details. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande's New Single Is Just an "Everyday" Song

Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman album is in no danger of running out of hits. On Twitter Tuesday, the singer revealed that the next single from the Grammy-nominated disc is "Everyday," a collaboration with rapper Future.  It'll be the fourth single from Dangerous Woman, following "Side to Side," "Into You" and the title track. All told, Ariana has scored 17 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 since her debut, 2013's "The Way."  "Everyday" could be her 18th.  The singer kicks off her Dangerous Woman tour February 2 in Phoenix. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey on New Year's Eve Fail: "Dick Clark Would Not Have Let an Artist Go Through That...He Would Have Been as Mortified as I Was"

Mariah Carey is adding her own voice to the "he said/she said" conversation about her New Year's Eve performance that's been going on since the clock struck midnight on January 1. While she initially tweeted "S*** happens" after her performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest was marred by technical difficulties, she's now speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the incident.  The star's camp has claimed that the TV production staff dropped the ball when it came to making sure her in-ear monitors worked; Dick Clark Productions denies any responsibility for Carey's inability to hear herself. "I’m…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

It's a Boy! Janet Jackson Gives Birth to First Child

Janet Jackson has officially given birth to her first child, son Eissa Al Mana, her rep tells People.   "Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably," the rep states. Eissa is Janet and husband Wissam Al Mana's first child together.  Last April, the legendary singer announced to fans in a Twitter video that she needed to delay her Unbreakable World Tour, because she had plans to start a family with Al Mana and needed to "rest up." In the clip, she also stated that she would "continue the tour as soon as I possibly can."   Jackson confirmed her pregnancy by sharing an exclusive photo…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Drake and Jennifer Lopez Ring in 2017 Together

Jennifer Lopez and Drake may be collaborating musically, but their romantic collaboration also looks like it's heating up. E! Online reports that on New Year's Eve, JLo and Drake arrived at the Las Vegas nightclub Hakkasan at 10 p.m. for dinner with a 40-person entourage.  Then JLo sat in a VIP booth while Drake rocked the house.  You may recall that JLo was supposed to perform in Miami on New Year's Eve, but canceled that appearance. After Drake finished his show, telling fans to get ready for new music this month, he and Jennifer left together holding hands, according to…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers Sign Exclusive Deal with Wynn Las Vegas Nightclubs

The Chainsmokers are starting off 2017 right, signing an exclusive deal to perform at Wynn Las Vegas' properties. Billboard reports that any nightclub or dayclub shows the duo performs for the next three years will take place exclusively at Wynn's XS and Encore Beach Club properties.  In a statement, Alex Pall of Chainsmokers said, "We are so thrilled to have this residency at the Wynn. They represent the best of what Las Vegas has to offer and we look forward to a great partnership.” Ten dates have already been announced on Wynn's website: they kick off January 6 and are…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alessia Cara, Charlie Puth, Daya & More Make 2017 "Forbes'" 30 Under 30 List

Some say youth is wasted on the young, but success certainly doesn't seem to be. Alessia Cara, Charlie Puth, Daya and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers are among the artists included on Forbes’ “2017 30 Under 30” music list. Daya is the youngest on the ranking, at age 18. She had a milestone year with the release of her debut album and the hit “Don’t Let Me Down,” her collab with fellow list-maker Drew Taggart’s The Chainsmokers. Forbes cites Alessia’s breakout hit “Here” and her gold-certified debut album, Know-It-All, as reasons the 20-year-old made the list. And according to Forbes,…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is This the First Line of Ed Sheeran's New Song?

Since announcing that he'll be releasing new music this Friday, Ed Sheeran continues to drop hints about the project. Yesterday, he posted a 10-second video showing a representation of the mathematical "division" sign -- a bar with a dot above and below -- indicating that his new album is likely to be called Divide.  Makes sense, since his first two albums were called Plus and Multiply.  He also revealed that the music will drop at midnight ET on Friday. Today, he posted another 10 second video with the words, "When I was six years old I broke my leg."  The…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Some of 2017's Most Anticipated Albums

2016 is finally over, which means -- hopefully -- celebrities will stop dying at an alarming rate, and many of music's biggest stars will be returning with new albums.  Here's a roundup of some of the most anticipated, according to Entertainment Weekly: Nelly Furtado, The Ride, March 31. The Canadian singer's first since 2012. Michelle Branch, Hopeless Romantic, April 7. The singer/songwriter's first full-length solo album since 2003. It's produced by her boyfriend, the Black Keys' Patrick Carney. Fergie, Double Dutchess, date TBD. The Black Eyed Peas' singer's first solo album in more than 10 years. Kelly Clarkson, date and…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer to Release Four New Songs Every Month Starting Jan. 20

Last year, John Mayer gave fans a taste of what was to come for 2017 with the song "Love on the Weekend."  He also hinted that he'd be releasing more music in 2017 than any previous year.  Well, he wasn't lying. On Facebook, John has announced that his new album The Search for Everything will come in waves, with the first coming on January 20.  "The album will be released four songs at a time. Every month," he writes. "There were too many songs to ever get out the door at once."  He adds to fans, "I love you and…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Is Ushering In 2017 Under a Palm Tree

Most of us had to return to work this week, but OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and his family are sunning themselves on a beach somewhere.  That's because a few years ago, he resolved to go from spending Christmas in snowy Colorado to ushering in the new year in the sunshine. "I started a tradition of a few years ago of going someplace cold, going someplace warm," he tells ABC Radio. "I don't know how everyone else feels but literally, on the morning of January 1, I'm done with winter. I'm done." As Ryan explains, he's fine spending Christmas and New Year's…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

With No "American Idol" This January, It's No Wonder Seacrest's Sad

Another new year is upon us, and each January since 2003, we've celebrated the return of our national pop culture obsession, American Idol.  But sadly, this year is different: the show went off the air for good last April and there's no guarantee it'll ever return.  It's not surprising that former host Ryan Seacrest is upset that the show that made him a household name won't be back this month. "I'm sad. I'm sad!" he tells ABC Radio. "I really loved it! So yeah, I think it'll hit me... my emotions will come out, that first Tuesday or Wednesday." Seacrest…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR