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Why Alessia Cara Won't Be Celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday

Alessia Cara won't be celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday for two reasons: one, she'll be on a plane to London, and two, she's Canadian, and their Thanksgiving takes place the second Monday in October, so she's already been there, done that this year.  But that doesn't mean she doesn't have her favorite Thanksgiving foods. "Mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes," she tells ABC Radio. "Anything carbs? Me."  So, are we talking garlic mashed potatoes?  Truffle mashed potatoes?  No, Alessia's a purist. "Regular just with some nice butter on it, like, a whole stick of butter just on top of my mashed…

posted 2015/11/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Pharrell Loses Another Artist

For the second week in a row, Korin Bukowski has been saved by her Voice fans. The Team Gwen Stefani artist was saved via social media on Tuesday night's results show after facing elimination. Evan McKeel of Team Pharrell Williams got the boot instead. Pharrell now has one artist remaining on his team: Madi Davis. He lost Mark Hood on last week's results show. Before the voting began, Korin and Evan both performed for a chance to be saved. Korin sang "She Will Be Loved" by Voice coach Adam Levine's band, Maroon 5, while Evan took on "Let's Stay Together"…

posted 2015/11/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Sing "Hello" with Classroom Instruments

Adele joined up with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the Tonight Show Music Room to perform her hit, "Hello," with classroom instruments. In the recurring segment, Fallon and his house band The Roots back music artists for a version of one of their popular songs using instruments you would find in a classroom, like tambourines, xylophones, hand clappers, and kazoos. Adele's segment, which aired on Tuesday's Tonight Show, was taped after her appearance on the show the night before. Other artists that have joined Fallon for classroom versions of their songs include Ariana Grande, One Direction, Mariah Carey, and…

posted 2015/11/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Carter Takes Second Place in "Dancing with the Stars" Finale

It was the end of the road for Nick Carter on Tuesday's Dancing with the Stars season-21 finale. The three finalists performed one last routine -- combining two different dance styles -- for the Mirror Ball trophy. For their dance, Nick and his partner, Sharna Burgess, combined a salsa and a tango, to Chris Brown's "Turn the Music Up." The Backstreet Boy earned 30 out of 30 for the performance, but still finished second to Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, who were also perfect. However, Bindi and Derek's judges' scores, combined with America's votes, were higher. The evening also included…

posted 2015/11/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Rachel Platten’s New Album Titled "Wildfire"; 2016 Tour Dates Announced

Rachel Platten fans, it’s your lucky day. The singer not only has announced the title for her new album, she also revealed a string of new 2016 tour dates. Her album -- a full-length followup to her Fight Song EP -- will be called Wildfire. “Thank you for fanning the flames all these years,” Rachel tweets to her fans. “Your endless love & support has helped inspire my new album.” Hours later, she announced her first headlining North American trek, The Wildfire Tour. “Soo..I'm headlining my 1st tour. WHAT?!” she writes. The dates begin February 26 in Dallas, Texas, and…

posted 2015/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Sesame Street" Announces Musical Guests for 46th Season Premiering in January

Sesame Street’s new season debuts on HBO on January 16 and promises an array of celebrity guest stars. The iconic children show’s 46th season will include appearances from Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Sara Bareilles and Aloe Blacc. Gwen will be singing a song called “Be a Good Friend,” while her fellow Voice coach Pharrell will sing “B Is for Book.” Sara will perform “Just Like Magic” and Aloe will sing “Everyday Hero.” Nick Jonas also will guest star on an episode, singing “Check That Shape,” and Fifth Harmony will appear to perform “That’s Music.” As part of a new deal…

posted 2015/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Andy Grammer, Carly Rae Jepsen & Pentatonix to Perform on NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center"

NBC’s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center will celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree with some of music’s brightest stars. Andy Grammer, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pentatonix and Mary J. Blige will all be performing at the holiday event on Wednesday, December 2. It’ll be Pentatonix’s second year in a row at the festivities. Band of Merrymakers -- made up of musicians including Christina Perri, Natasha Bedingfield and Owl City -- also will be performing. The group released a Christmas album, Welcome to Our Christmas Party, last month. Carly got into the holiday spirit, too, by releasing a cover of Wham!'s…

posted 2015/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth Says AMAs Smooch Was Meghan Trainor’s Idea

Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor were the talk of the AMAs Sunday, after they ended their performance of “Marvin Gaye” with an intense makeout session. Charlie tells Us Weekly he gives Meghan all the credit for suggesting the show-stopping kiss. "It was Meghan's [idea], actually," he says, adding, "That was all planned. When I wrote 'Marvin Gaye,' the original intention was to make a record that people could just dance to and fall in love to or have sex to immediately upon hearing it." He explains, "It kind of ties the whole performance together, me locking lips with M. Train."…

posted 2015/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joey Fatone Isn’t Bitter About Adele Breaking ‘N SYNC’s Album Sales Record

‘N SYNC’s No Strings Attached album held the record for first-week album sales for the past 15 years. But then Adele’s 25 came along and swiftly shattered that record to pieces. Former ‘N SYNC member Joey Fatone tells Billboard how he feels about finally being dethroned. "Records are always meant to be broken, but with technology and current music business model, I thought this one would be tough to beat," Joey says. "In all honesty, Adele is the truth -- kinda excited a rare talent like hers is in the same breath as our group.” He adds that he even…

posted 2015/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Squad Envy: Adele Hangs with Jennifer Lawrence & Emma Stone

Hey, Taylor Swift, looks like there’s a new squad in town. Adele was spotted hanging in New York City Monday night with actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. MTV News has photos of the power trio exiting a Mexican restaurant following Adele’s appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday. They all got into the same car and drove away. Adele previously told Rolling Stone that she didn’t have a particularly glamorous “squad.”  "I wish my squad was all supermodels,” Adele said, in reference to Taylor’s group of gal pals. “We are, in our brains. I guess I have…

posted 2015/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Deny They're Dating

Shawn Mendes and Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello certainly make beautiful music together, but are they more than just duet partners? On The Late Late Show with James Corden last night, the host put the two young singers on the spot and asked them if they are dating. The two, who just released their new collab “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” insisted they're just friends, but James kept prodding. “There’s no way you haven’t made out,” he said. “You totally have.” Shawn then admitted that he’s “made a move," but Camila shuts him down every time. Camila denied that…

posted 2015/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Cancels NYC Appearances for Unknown Reasons

Justin Bieber is saying “sorry” all over the place these days. The singer has cancelled his planned appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert today, and has issued an apology on Twitter. "My apologies to @colbertlateshow as I won't be able to make it to nyc tomorrow for the show," Justin writes. "I look forward to making it up to you soon." He also tweets directly to Colbert, “Thank you for the understanding as sometimes life kicks our a** and we need to deal with it. I will see u soon. Thank you.” No further details were available on…

posted 2015/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR