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2017-01-03

Does Britney Spears Have a New Guy?

Will Britney Spears' new year also include a new guy? On Sunday, the "Toxic" singer shared a photo of herself on Instagram getting cozy over dinner with her rumored boyfriend, model and personal trainer Sam Asghari. The picture shows Asghari with his arm around Britney, along with the caption, "Happy New Year." If Asghari looks familiar, it's because in the music video for her song "Slumber Party," she's seen crawling up to him on a long table. A recent video posted to Sam's Instagram page and shared by Spears' fan page, Britney Galaxy, shows the two with cartoon reindeer ears…

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

2017-01-02

Ed Sheeran Returning with New Music on Friday

The moment Ed Sheeran fans have been waiting for is almost here. The singer posted a video on Twitter Sunday announcing that he will be releasing new music on Friday. The post is captioned, “Hello 2017…” In the video, a silent Ed sits on a couch and holds up a handwritten sign that features his message, which simply reads, “New music coming Friday!!” Ed smiles, waves and puts the sign in his mouth before the clip cuts out. The singer has been on a musical hiatus for about a year. Last month, Ed returned to social media by changing his…

posted 2017/01/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Blames Ear Piece for Botched "NYRE" Performance; Dick Clark Productions Denies Involvement

Mariah Carey says a malfunctioning ear piece was to blame for her botched performance during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The singer opened her set Saturday night with the New Year's classic "Auld Lang Syne," but she stopped singing altogether during her performance of her 1991 hit "Emotions.” "We can't hear," Mariah told the crowd in Times Square, trying to continue. "We didn’t have a sound check, but it's New Year's, baby. It's OK, guys." The singer seemed to brush off the mishap hours later on Twitter. "S*** happens," she wrote. "Have a happy and healthy…

posted 2017/01/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-12-31

The Year in Music 2016 -- Welcome Back!

2016 was the year we finally got long-awaited albums and/or singles from some of the world's biggest artists.  Here's a rundown: -- Ever since Lady Gaga's 2013 album ARTPOP "under-performed," as the industry puts it, fans had been waiting for the star to return to form.  She spent the first part of 2016 winning a Golden Globe for American Horror Story, paying tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys, and singing "Til It Happens to You," a powerful meditation about sexual assault, at the Oscars. Finally, in October, she delivered her new album, Joanne.  The album was inspired by her…

posted 2016/12/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Year in Music 2016 -- In Other News

Here's a look at some of the other music stories this year: The ElectionKaty Perry, Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Jay Z, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Cher, Elton John and Adele were just some of the many artists who supported Hillary Clinton's presidential bid against Donald Trump, either by performing at campaign events or publicly supporting her.  When all that combined star power didn't succeed in a win for Clinton, many artists pronounced themselves devastated but committed themselves to working harder than ever to preserve what they believe in.  Katy Perry, in particular, wrote,…

posted 2016/12/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bryan Adams to Perform During Intermission of New Year's Day Hockey Game on NBC

In the most Canadian sentence you'll probably read this year -- and yes, we're aware there's only one day left -- Bryan Adams will perform during the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic on New Year's Day in Toronto.  The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Detroit Red Wings in the outdoor game, which airs on NBC at 3 p.m. ET.  Bryan will perform during the game's first intermission. 2017 may find the Canadian singer/songwriter entering the Songwriters Hall of Fame: he's one of several artists up for induction, including the late George Michael, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, members of Chicago, Sly…

posted 2016/12/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" Airs Saturday with Big Stars, Tributes & More

ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest airs tonight, and in between all the performances from today's hottest stars the show will take a minute to pay tribute to a major one we lost this year: George Michael. "We actually have a Wham! performance that we’re gonna run back," host Ryan Seacrest tells ABC Radio, referring to Michael's '80s pop duo. "And Dick Clark interviewed George Michael when George was 19 years old, right at the beginning of everything, so we’re gonna play that back as well to celebrate him."  George died on Christmas Day at the…

posted 2016/12/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-12-30

Lady Gaga Teaming with Citi for Exclusive Concert, 2017 U.S. Tour Tix

Good news for Lady Gaga fans: she's definitely touring the U.S. in 2017. The news was confirmed as part of an announcement that Gaga is teaming up with Citi for a special concert to be held sometime in the new year. The show will be exclusively for Citi AAdvantage cardmembers, and more details will be announced at a later date. But it was also announced that, as part of her partnership with the bank, Citi credit and debit cardmembers will have access to a pre-sale for Gaga’s upcoming U.S. tour. Specifics regarding those tour date will be announced in the…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Austin Mahone Rings in 2017 with New Mixtape, "ForMe+You"

New year, new mixtape. Austin Mahone has released his new EP ForMe+You today, just in time to ring in 2017. The eight-song collection features collaborations with Pitbull, Juicy J and 2Chainz. Austin will be performing his song with Pitbull, called “Lady,” on Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution tomorrow night on Fox. The track is a remake of the classic French house single “Lady (Hear Me Tonight).” Here is the track list for ForMe+You: "When We Make Love" (feat. Juicy J)"Pretty and Young""Lady" (feat. Pitbull)"Better With You""Double Up""Wait Around""Except For Us""Shake It For Me" (feat. 2 Chainz) Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio.…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rachel Platten and Gavin DeGraw to Ring in 2017 on Live Times Square Webcast

Rachel Platten and Gavin DeGraw will celebrate New Year's Eve in New York City's Times Square, performing on a live, commercial-free webcast. The event, now in its eight year, will start at 6 p.m. ET with the raising of the famous Times Square ball above the so-called "Crossroads of the World," followed by musical performances, hourly countdowns, interviews and behind-the-scenes stuff.  Gavin and Rachel are the headliners for the event, which ends at 12:15 a.m. on January 1, 2017. In 2016, Gavin released his new album Something Worth Saving and toured with Rachel's good friend Andy Grammer.  Rachel, meanwhile, released…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez and Drake Dance and Kiss at Prom-Themed Party

DraLo is in full effect. After cuddling up for an Instagram photo earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez and Drake further confirmed their budding romance at a Winter Wonderland-themed prom party in Los Angeles. In a series of videos snapped at the party and posted on Instagram fan accounts, J.Lo and Drake are seen dancing, kissing and taking photobooth pics together. Another clip shows them being named the “Prom King and Queen.” One of the videos also seems to confirm that the two have recorded a new song together. The two are seen lip syncing to the duet as it blares…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Year in Music 2016 -- One Direction Continues Moving in Different Directions

In 2015, fans were devastated when Zayn Malik left One Direction.  In 2016, Zayn did something he was never able to do with the group: hit #1 in the U.S.  Meanwhile, his former band mates were busy signing their own solo deals, making their acting debuts, and procreating.  Here's a look at the directions the members of 1D went in during 2016. ZAYNZayn, now going by just his first name, started 2016 off with a bang in January when he released his debut solo single, "Pillowtalk."  The critically-acclaimed sexy tune debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  That made…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR