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2016-12-29

Selena Gomez Collaborating with Mexican Pop Star Paulina Rubio

Selena Gomez has been on a break from music, but she’s got a new collaboration coming out soon with Mexican singer Paulina Rubio. Paulina tells Vanidades magazines that her upcoming album "has something from all genres, from band to pop, collaborations with DJ Snake and Selena Gomez." Paulina’s album is due out sometime in 2017.  Like Paulina, Selena is of Mexican heritage. Selena hasn’t released a new song since her duet with Charlie Puth, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” came out in May. After taking a hiatus from the spotlight in August, the singer reemerged on the red carpet and social…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch Mariah Carey Get Sexy Birthday Lap Dance from Bryan Tanaka

Mariah Carey got a very, um, intimate birthday gift from her dancer-turned-boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. In a clip from this Sunday’s episode of Mariah’s World, Bryan jumps out of a cake and gives the singer a lap dance. "I, like, blackout for a second because my adrenaline just took over," Bryan says in the clip posted on E!. "And then I turned into Magic Mike, actually Magic Tanaka…let's get it right!" A shirtless Bryan dances his way to a shocked Mariah. But she quickly gets into it, even pouring champagne over his bare abs. "Apparently someone told Tanaka that I would…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Ed Sheeran Debuting New Music at the Grammys?

After a year-long hiatus, Ed Sheeran could be making his comeback in a very big way: with a performance at the Grammys in February. A source tells U.K.’s The Sun the singer will be debuting new music at the awards show on February 12. “Ed became one of the world's most in-demand musicians with his last album and the Grammys is the perfect place to make his return,” the source says. “Millions will be tuning in for his performance and he is planning to pull out all of the stops to really wow everyone.” Sheeran also co-wrote Justin Bieber’s “Love…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez Is “Smitten” with Drake, Says Source

If you couldn’t tell by their cute and cuddly Instagram photo, a source tells People magazine that Jennifer Lopez is indeed “smitten” with Drake. “Jen loves the attention and she seems very happy to be spending time with him,” the insider says. “Drake is very charming. He treats Jen with lots of respect. She seems very smitten.” The source doesn’t confirm that they’re dating, but says that J.Lo “keeps hanging out with Drake, and that he's visited her house.” The source also adds that the two “do work on music together,” but “clearly enjoy each other on another level, too.”…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Is Number One on "Forbes"’ List of Top-Earning European Celebrities

One Direction spent this entire year on hiatus, but they still managed to top Forbes’ list of highest-earning European celebrities of 2016. Thanks to the final leg of their uber-successful On the Road Again tour, plus endorsement deals with Pepsi and Colgate, the boy band raked in $110 million from the period between June 2015 and June 2016. That total also makes them the top-earning band in the world. Adele, meanwhile, is the only woman to make the list. She came in at number three with $80.5 million. The singer's one of the few top-earning musicians who didn’t make the…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chris Martin Plays Surprise Show at London Homeless Shelter; Dedicates Performance to George Michael

Chris Martin played a surprise show earlier this week at a London homeless shelter. According to The Telegraph, the Coldplay frontman dedicated his performance to the late pop star George Michael, who died at age 53 of heart failure on Christmas Day. Along with a variety of Coldplay hits, Martin also performed a cover of "Last Christmas," which was originally recorded by Michael's pop duo Wham!. Last week, Martin played an intimate solo show in New York City to benefit Bowery Mission, which provides food and shelter to homeless and hungry New Yorkers. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Adele Secretly Wed Boyfriend?

Rumors that Adele has secretly married Simon Konecki, the father of her son Angelo, are common but now a new photo has added fuel to the fire. The Sun reports that the Grammy and Oscar-winner was spotted on a shopping trip to Whole Foods in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, and a gold band could be clearly seen on the third finger of her left hand.  This follows a rumor that Adele and Konecki were planning to tie the knot over Christmas in an ultra-private ceremony. Adele has denied wedding reports before.  She told Vanity Fair in its October cover story that…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Year in CHR/Hot AC 2016 -- Justin Bieber's "Purpose" Becomes Clear

If 2015 was Justin Bieber’s “comeback” year, this was the year he proved he’ll be sticking around. The Good News-- Justin kicked off 2016 with some Grammy gold, winning his first trophy ever for the Diplo/Skrillex collab, “Where Are U Now.” Following his win, he joined James Corden for a post-Grammys edition of "Carpool Karaoke." -- Justin scored his third number-one hit in a row with “Love Yourself,” which took the top position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 13. The song, co-written by Ed Sheeran, followed up his chart-toppers “What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry.” -- Following…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Year in Music 2016 -- Kelly Clarkson: Goodbye "American Idol," Hello to New Record Deal

2016 was the year we said goodbye to American Idol -- the show that made Kelly Clarkson a star -- but it was also the year we saw Kelly begin a new chapter in her career. -- On February 25, Kelly, who was pregnant with her second child, served as a guest judge and guest performer on the 15th and final season of American Idol.  Her tearful performance of the title track of her 2015 album Piece by Piece made a huge impression.  The song was released in an "Idol version" a few days later, and debuted at #8 on…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"New Year's Rockin' Eve" Performers Alessia, Hailee & G-Eazy Remember Watching the Show as Kids

One of the thrills for artists appearing on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest is getting to perform on a show they watched every year as kids.  This year's crop of artists is no exception. Alessia Cara "definitely watched" New Year's Rockin' Eve as a kid in Canada. "That was the thing that my family would put on while we were partying," she tells ABC Radio.  It's her second time on the show, but it's just one of the many highlights of Alessia's 2016. "I went on tour, which was amazing -- with Coldplay and [alone],"…

posted 2016/12/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-12-28

Pink and Husband Carey Hart Welcome Son Jameson Moon

After revealing in November that she was heavily pregnant, Pink has welcomed her second child. On Instagram, Pink posted a photo of herself holding her new son, with the caption "Jameson Moon Hart 12-26-16."  Her husband, Carey Hart, was also pictured holding the baby, along with the caption "I love my baby daddy." Jameson Moon joins big sister Willow Sage, who's 5 1/2, in the Hart family.  Mommy is currently nominated for a Grammy for Best Song Written For Visual Media for her Alice Through the Looking Glass hit "Just Like Fire."  The song is also eligible for an Oscar…

posted 2016/12/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Playing Pricey One-Night-Only Show in Vegas This Friday

Lady Gaga is closing out the year with a one-night-only performance in Las Vegas. The singer will perform an intimate set of jazz standards and classics at Wynn’s Encore Theater on Friday. Gaga will be joined by New York City jazz musician Brian Newman and his quintet. Tickets to this “intimate evening” will cost you, though. Orchestra seats are running for $1,500 a pop and mezzanine tickets are $1,000 – plus tax. Gaga previously performed at the Encore Theater with Tony Bennett last December, at the Frank Sinatra 100th birthday tribute show.  So far, she hasn't announced plans for a…

posted 2016/12/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR