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2016-09-28

Backstreet Boys Jam with James Corden on "The Late Late Show"

Sure, it was all to promote their upcoming Las Vegas residency, but it was still a lot of fun.  The Backstreet Boys made a surprise appearance on Tuesday night’s Late Late Show, long enough for host James Corden to sit in with them for a performance of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)." The bit began with Corden declaring he was passionate about bringing back boy bands.  “I’m talking proper boy bands,” Corden said.  “Five guys together.  I’m talking about the cute one, the funny one, the nice one, the other one, and the maverick who refuses to play by the rules, all…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lukas Graham: "Mama Said's" Message Is "Very, Very Simple" to Relate To

Lukas Graham scored a hit with "7 Years," and now the Danish band has another hit on its hands with "Mama Said." Like "7 Years," the song is based on the real-life experiences of singer Lukas Graham Forchhammer, but he says that doesn't stop people everywhere from relating to it. "Mama Said" is about how Lukas grew up poor in Christiania, an area of Copenhagen that's sort of like a hippie commune.  Residents of Christiania are often looked down upon, but the song is about how Lukas never let that bother him, and never gave up his dreams of making…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice": A Contestant from Last Season Returns

The Voice aired more blind auditions Tuesday night, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys battling one another for artists. The show was capped with the triumphant return of a hopeful from last season who had his pick of the four coaches. Here's what happened during the two-hour episode: Aaron Gibson, 25, of Atlanta, got things started with a slowed-down version of "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M., who hail from another city in Georgia: Athens. Blake, Miley and Alicia all turned around. Blake, as usual, touted his track record on the show, and at one point…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-09-27

Tove Lo Joins "Entertainment Weekly’s" PopFest Lineup

Tove Lo has joined the lineup for Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest. The singer will take the stage in Los Angeles Sunday, October 30, the final day of the three-day event. Her performance will also come right on the heels of the October 28 release of her sophomore album, Lady Wood. Previously announced performers Nick Jonas and Janelle Monae are set to appear at PopFest on Saturday, October 29.In addition to the musical guests, the festival also boasts screenings, panels and sneak peeks. Tickets are available now at EWPopFest.com. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zedd Releases New Video Game-Inspired Track, “Ignite”

Zedd has released the theme song for this year’s League of Legends World Championship. The new track, called “Ignite,” is out today along with an accompanying music video.The song, featuring vocals by Tim James, has a heavy beat and video game influences. The animated music video features highlights from the last five years of League of Legends World Championship matches. “Everyone’s watching through your eyes/There’s only two options/Win or die,” the song goes.This year’s championship will take place from September 29 to October 29 across several cities in the U.S. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Tries to Vote Naked in New Funny or Die Video

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Katy Perry is doing her part to make sure people make it to the polls on Election Day. The singer stars in a new Funny or Die video where she proudly announces that it doesn’t matter what you look like when you vote.To prove her point, she goes to the polls wearing American flag pajamas with a messy bedhead and smeared makeup. She also deems onesies, zit cream and “covered in slime” as appropriate ways to show up and cast your vote.But then she takes things a little too far by stripping out…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Trailer Released for Justin Timberlake's Netflix Concert Documentary

A new trailer for the Netflix concert documentary, Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, has been released. The clip teases the energy and excitement of a Justin Timberlake concert, while giving some short glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes. You see Justin interacting with the crowd, and also looking on with emotion as the entire audience sings along to “Mirrors.”The movie, directed by Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme, was filmed at the final date of Justin’s 20/20 Experience World Tour in Las Vegas. It premieres on Netflix October 12. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber and Beyonce Lead 2016 MTV EMA Nominations

Justin Bieber and Beyonce are leading the nominees for the MTV Europe Music Awards this year. The singers each racked up five nominations apiece.Justin is up for Best Canadian Act, Best Male, Best Pop, Best Song for “Sorry,” and Biggest Fans. Beyonce, meanwhile, nabbed nominations for Best Female, Best U.S. Act, Best Video for “Formation,” Best Live, and Biggest Fans. Following close behind is Adele with four nominations, and Drake and Rihanna with three nods for their hit collaboration “Work.” Lukas Graham, Bebe Rexha and DNCE also scored first-time nominations. The MTV EMAs will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands on…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch Gwen Stefani Introduce New Animated Series in Music Video

Gwen Stefani is the co-creator and executive producer of a new Nickelodeon animated series called Kuu Kuu Harajuku, about a stylish girl band HJ5. It's based on the Harajuku Girls backup dancers Gwen first used supporting her Love. Angel. Music. Baby. album.  And the singer has shared a new video introducing the series.In the video, posted to Facebook, Gwen raps an introduction to the fictional band and its characters:  Love, the "brain of the crew"; Angel, with the "sunshine demeanor"; Music, who'll "put up a fight"; Baby, who is "sweet as can be; and G -- perhaps named after Gwen…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Honored for "25" Diamond Status

If you needed further proof Adele’s 25 continues to be a monster hit, here it is: it’s just been certified 10-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  That officially makes 25 a diamond-certified record, for sales and streams of ten million or more. Adele was presented with a plaque celebrating the achievement last Thursday, September 22, backstage after the final show of her sold-out six-night run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.  That’s almost ten months to the day after 25 was released on November 20, 2015.  It initially took just 21 days for it to go…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Honored for "25" 10x Platinum Status

If you needed further proof Adele’s 25 continues to be a monster hit, here it is: it’s just been certified 10-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Adele was presented with a plaque celebrating the achievement last Thursday, September 22, backstage after the final show of her sold-out six-night run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.  That’s almost eight months to the day after 25 was released on November 20, 2015.  It initially took just 21 days for it to go not just platinum, but five-times platinum. An album or single has to rack up one million…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Dance On 'Til Dawn" Prince Dance Parties Happening This October

Tickets for the Dance On 'Til Dawn dance party event -- in remembrance of Prince  -- are now on sale.   The three-night affair "celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince" is being held in conjunction with the sold-out Prince tribute concert taking place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   As of now, it's known that a DJ, live band and special VIP guests will attend. Past tour band members Andre Cymone and Liv Warfield, along with one of Prince's former protégées Judith Hill are scheduled to appear, according to  the TwinCities Pioneer Press.  Dance On 'Til Dawn will take place October 12 to 14 at…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR