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2017-01-16

Report: Mariah Carey & Elton John Perform at Billionaire’s Wedding

Fresh from her performance debacle on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Mariah Carey performed this Saturday at the Landmark Hotel in London. The diva was not alone. Elton John and Mark Ronson also appeared. It is rumored they were paid around $4.2 million to sing at the wedding of Irene Kogan and Daniel Kenvey. They topped a star-studded bill booked by Irene’s grandad, Russian billionaire businessman Valery Kogan, according to The Sun. The reception was reportedly a nine-hour extravaganza. Elton John kicked off the reception with a 12-song set and dedicated “Tiny Dancer” to the bride. Carey performed and…

posted 2017/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga May Announce Tour Right After Super Bowl Halftime; Spotted in Studio with Country Songwriter

When it comes to her upcoming tour, Lady Gaga is letting her fans do the talking for her. Over the weekend, Gaga retweeted a posting from a Gaga fan site that read, "Lady Gaga's tour is already booked and to be [announced] after the #PepsiHalftime Get your coins ready!" Assuming she would not have posted this if it's inaccurate, it looks like we'll get the details of Gaga's Joanne tour after she takes the stage next month at the Super Bowl. In other Gaga news, Billboard reports that eight years ago this week, Gaga scored her first #1 hit, "Just…

posted 2017/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia, Adele, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Zayn, Coldplay Get Brit Awards Nominations

The nominations for the 2017 Brit Awards -- the British equivalent of the Grammys -- have been announced, and Adele, Rihanna, Sia, and Bruno Mars are among the nominees. Strangely, the only category Adele is nominated in is British Artist Video of the Year, for "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)."  Rihanna is nominated for her collaboration with Calvin Harris -- who's Scottish -- in the categories of British Single and British Video of the Year for "This Is What You Came For," and she's also up for International Female Solo Artist, along with Sia and Beyonce. Bruno is…

posted 2017/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Cannon Says Mariah Carey Was "A Little Flustered" During Her New Year's Eve Performance

Nick Cannon thinks that ex-wife Mariah Carey was just "a little flustered" during her now-famous New Year's Rockin' Eve performance.   During a sit-down chat with Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, Cannon jokingly told the daytime host that Mariah's flub was a government set-up.  "You know me -- I'm a conspiracy theorist. I think the government did that. They set her up. That was a distraction. They just put her out there," he says.  Turning serious, Nick acknowledged that performing live is difficult. "Anyone who knows about performing and having inner ears and stuff, things can go wrong on live television. I do live television all the…

posted 2017/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 61" & "NOW That's What I Call 90s Pop" Coming January 27

A new release in the NOW That’s What I Call Music! series is never too far away. The compilation series will be releasing its 61st volume next month, featuring 16 major hits from artists including Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, The Weeknd, Alessia Cara and Ariana Grande. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, the Now series will also be releasing NOW That's What I Call 90s Pop. The throwback album includes “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears, “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera, “MMMBop” by Hanson and “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys. Both collections will be…

posted 2017/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

With "I Got You," Bebe Rexha's Finally Got Her Own Solo Hit

Even if you don't know Bebe Rexha's name, you know her voice and songs: she wrote tracks for Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez, and sang on G-Eazy's  "Me, Myself & I,"  David Guetta's "Hey Mama," and Martin Garrix‘s "In the Name of Love."  But now, Bebe's got her first hit under her own name -- "I Got You" -- and boy, is she thrilled. "It's so incredible, and it kinda feels surreal," Bebe tells ABC Radio. "I'm so happy and I'm at a loss for words...I don't know what else to say!" "I Got You" is from…

posted 2017/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-01-13

Ed Sheeran Sets U.K. Chart Record with #1 & #2 Single Debuts

Putting out two singles at the same time, and having both of them be huge, isn't something just anyone could pull off -- but Ed Sheeran's not just anyone.  His two new singles, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill," have entered the U.K. singles chart at #1 and #2 respectively. According to Britian's Official Charts Company, no other artist has ever entered the chart at #1 and #2 simultaneously.  Ed told OfficialCharts.com, "I’m incredibly chuffed that they’ve gone straight in at Number 1 and 2 today. Both tracks mean a huge amount to me so it really is…

posted 2017/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Lifetime Michael Jackson Biopic to Begin Shooting in February

The last days of Michael Jackson's life will soon be dramatized on the small screen.   Variety reports that a television biopic titled Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland will begin shooting on location this February and will air on Lifetime.  The TV movie is based on the 2014 book Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Finals Days and features actor Chad L. Coleman as Jackson's bodyguard.   Coleman's acting resume includes roles in Arrow, The Walking Dead and The Wire. News of the forthcoming Jackson biopic comes on the heels of recent controversy surrounding an episode of a new U.K. comedy series Urban Myths, in which the late pop icon is portrayed by white…

posted 2017/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear the Debut Single from the Woman Who Wrote Hits for Justin, Nick, Selena, Hailee, Britney & Gwen

Julia Michaels has spent the past two years penning hits for some of pop music's biggest names, but now she's ready to step into the spotlight herself. Julia -- who with Justin Tranter co-write Justin Bieber's "Sorry," Nick Jonas' "Close," Selena Gomez's "Good for You" and "Hands to Myself," Britney Spears' "Slumber Party," Gwen Stefani's "Used to Love You" and Hailee Steinfeld's Love Myself" -- has now released her debut single.  It's called "Issues," and it's the first release from her upcoming debut album. The song was inspired by Julia's real-life relationship with her boyfriend, and features her singing, "I…

posted 2017/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Chainsmokers Song "Paris" Not About Paris

The Chainsmokers have released a brand new song for the new year, "Paris," -- a tune they first teased at their biggest concert yet: a December 30 show at the L.A. Convention Center. Chainsmokers member Drew Taggart provides lead vocals, as he did on their mega-smash "Closer." The Grammy-nominated duo has also dropped a lyric video for the song, starring Instagram model Alexis Ren.  Strangely, the video was not filmed in Paris, France but at Casa Malca in Tulum [too-LOOM], Mexico.  It mostly features Ren flaunting her bod in a variety of sexy swimwear as she takes dips in the…

posted 2017/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Produces New #DontNormalizeHate PSA with a Twist

Katy Perry has never been one to keep quiet about her political and social beliefs. In a show of support for the #DontNormalizeHate movement, the singer has produced a new PSA called “Is History Repeating Itself?”The clip features an elderly woman named Haru Kuromiya speaking about her experience with Japanese-American internment during World War II.  In 1942, after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, anywhere between 110,000 and 120,000 Japanese people living on the West Coast were relocated and confined to internment camps.  In 1988, the government apologized to those affected, saying the actions were based on "race prejudice, war hysteria and…

posted 2017/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Urban Myths" Episode Starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson Pulled After Complaints from Jackson Family

Hours after Michael Jackson's daughter Paris said that seeing British actor Joseph Fiennes portraying her late father in the TV show Urban Myths made her "want to vomit," the show  has pulled the episode. Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies is what the British network Sky Arts describes as dramatizations of  "true...ish" pop culture stories.  One of the episodes was to feature Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando fleeing New York City after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. A trailer, which has now been removed, dropped earlier this week.  It showed Fiennes as Jackson, wearing what appears to be a prosthetic nose. Sky Arts issued an official statement this morning explaining…

posted 2017/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR