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2017-05-21

2017 "Billboard" Music Awards: Winners list

Top ArtistDrakeTop New ArtistZaynBillboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity (Fan-Voted Category)Twenty One PilotsTop Male ArtistDrakeTop Female ArtistBeyoncéTop Duo/GroupTwenty One PilotsTop Billboard 200 ArtistDrakeTop Hot 100 ArtistDrakeTop Song Sales ArtistDrakeTop Radio Songs ArtistTwenty One PilotsTop Streaming Songs ArtistDrakeTop Social Artist (Fan-Voted Category)BTSTop Touring ArtistBeyoncéTop R&B ArtistBeyoncéTop R&B TourBeyoncéTop Rap ArtistDrakeTop Rap TourDrakeTop Country ArtistBlake SheltonTop Country TourKenny ChesneyTop Rock ArtistTwenty One PilotsTop Rock TourColdplayTop Dance/Electronic ArtistThe ChainsmokersTop Latin ArtistJuan GabrielTop Christian ArtistLauren Daigle    Top Gospel ArtistKirk FranklinTop Billboard 200 AlbumDrake, ViewsTop Soundtrack/Cast AlbumHamilton: An American MusicalTop R&B AlbumBeyoncé, LemonadeTop Rap AlbumDrake, ViewsTop Country AlbumChris Stapleton, TravellerTop Rock AlbumMetallica, Hardwired…to Self-DestructTop…

posted 2017/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

First round of "Billboard" Music Award winners announced: Drake, Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots, Beyonce & more

Because there are so many categories for tonight's Billboard Music Awards, the bulk of the winners will not be announced on the air.  Instead, they were announced earlier today, and so far, Drake is the big winner: he has already won 10 awards of of a possible 22.  If he wins three more trophies on the air tonight, he'll have broken the all-time record for most BBMA wins in a single evening.   Other big winners so far include Beyonce, who has five, Twenty One Pilots with four and The Chainsmokers with three. There are plenty more awards to be given out tonight, including Artist of the Year, so tune…

posted 2017/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Star-studded "Billboard" Music Awards air Sunday night

As usual, this year's Billboard Music Awards, airing Sunday night on ABC live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will be a star-studded affair. Among the performers who'll be taking the stage on the three-hour award show: Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Jason Derulo, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Julia Michaels, Lorde, Drake, Nicki Minaj and John Legend, who'll perform with country duo Florida Georgia Line. Cher will receive the Billboard ICON Award and perform her #1 hit "Believe," while Celine Dion will sing "My Heart Will Go On" in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the movie in…

posted 2017/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-05-20

Harry Styles duets with Stevie Nicks at LA concert; album heading for huge sales week

Harry Styles is having a pretty good weekend. On Friday night, the singer performed at L.A.'s Troubadour club in a surprise charity gig, and his special guest was none other than rock legend Stevie Nicks, reports Variety.  Harry has said that Stevie's group Fleetwood Mac was a huge influence on the sound of his self-titled solo debut, and he told Rolling Stone that he even showed up to one of the band's gigs with a carrot cake for Stevie. According to Variety, Harry and Stevie sang his song "Two Ghosts," as well as Fleetwood Mac's classic "Landslide" and Stevie's "Leather and Lace," originally a duet with Don Henley.  Harry bowed down to…

posted 2017/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-05-19

Zedd, Major Lazer and Big Sean to headline "Billboard's" 2017 Hot 100 Music Festival

The Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival is returning to Long Island's Jones Beach Theater for a third year in a row, and this time, the headliners include Zedd, Major Lazer and Big Sean. Now, we can't promise that Justin Bieber will show up to perform "Cold Water" with Major Lazer, but it's possible, since he'll be performing in New Jersey just a few days after the festival. The festival, scheduled for August 19-20, will feature a diverse line up of acts, from pop, rock and R&B to dance and electronic music.  Other artists on the bill include Echosmith, Bebe Rexha,…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Liam Payne & a very deep-voiced Ed Sheeran team for "Strip that Down"

Liam Payne is the fifth, and last, current or former One Direction member to release a solo single.  His new track "Strip That Down" features Quavo of the hip-hip trio Migos, and was co-written by Ed Sheeran. In fact, Ed makes a guest appearance on it...but you may not realize it. The song features a deep male voice saying, "Strip that down girl/love when you hit the ground."  During an appearance on BBC Radio 1, Liam revealed that the voice belongs to none other than Ed...it's just been pitched way, way down. "Honestly, I feel so blessed and lucky that…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Love Yourself" named Song of the Year at ASCAP Pop Awards; hits by Bruno, Taylor, Walk the Moon & more also honored

People really love "Love Yourself."  The Justin Bieber hit, co-written by Ed Sheeran, was named the Pop Music Song of the Year at the 34th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards Thursday night in LA. The ceremony, held annual by the performing rights organization ASCAP, also saw Meghan Trainor accepting the ASCAP Vanguard Award, and hitmaker Max Martin -- who co-wrote songs like "Can't Stop the Feeling," "Just Like Fire" and "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" this past year -- earning an unprecedented 10th Songwriter of the Year Award.  Adam Lambert presented Martin with the award. Hitmaking songwriter Diane…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch now: Camila Cabello releases first solo single, “Crying in the Club”

Clear the dancefloor --  Camila Cabello’s coming through with an irresistible new jam. The former Fifth Harmony member has released her first solo single, “Crying in the Club."The song, which Camila co-wrote with Sia, talks about the healing powers of music and dancing your heartbreak away.“Ain’t no crying in the club, hey hey/Let the beat carry your tears as they fall baby/Ain’t no crying in the club, hey hey/With a little faith your tears turn to ecstasy,” Camila sings on the banging hook. The video for the song starts off with Camila in black-and-white, tears streaming down her face. She…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Judge rules Prince's six siblings are legal heirs to his estate

Over a year after Prince died, a Minnesota judge has ruled that the late musician's six siblings are the legal heirs to his estate. The ruling came Friday in Carver County, MI, where Prince lived and worked on his Paisley Park estate. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, and Prince's five half-siblings are his heirs: Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, and John R. Nelson. Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, died without leaving a will -- or at least, none that's so far been found.  Beginning in the weeks after his death,…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Katy Perry going after Taylor Swift with "Swish Swish?" Ruby Rose thinks so

Remember when Katy Perry sidestepped the question of whether her new album included a "payback" song for Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood?"  Looks like we have our answer. Katy's new single is called "Swish Swish," and features guest artist Nicki Minaj, who's tangled with Taylor publicly.  And the lyrics aren't exactly subtle. "Don't you come for me/no, not today/you're calculated/I got your number/'Cause you're a joker and I'm a courtside killer queen/and you will kiss the ring," Katy sings.  In another verse, she sings, "Karma's not a liar/she keeps receipts." Taylor's friend, actress Ruby Rose, evidently believes that the song slams…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic, Hailee Steinfeld to perform on "Dancing with the Stars" season finale

As we wait to see if a member of a superstar pop act can take home the Mirrorball trophy on next week's Dancing with the Stars finale, we'll be entertained by two other big pop acts. The two-night finale of the ABC reality competition will feature performances from OneRepublic and Hailee Steinfeld on the second night, Tuesday. Hailee will sing her latest hit "Most Girls," while OneRepublic will perform their new single "No Vacancy."  Superstar country group Lady Antebellum will also perform. Also performing Tuesday is Dancing with the Stars season 10 champion and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.  She's…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry's cannibalistic new video breaks her own YouTube record

Seems like a lot of people are into the idea of Katy Perry being boiled and served with a side of vegetables to a bunch of hungry club patrons.  That's the premise of her new video for her song "Bon Appetit," and according to Variety, it just broke her own YouTube record. The bizarre video grabbed 16.8 million views on its first day of release, more than her previous record-holder, "Roar."  "Bon Appetit" also earned the most channel views in a single calendar day -- 25 million -- and the highest number of playlist adds in a day: 84,000. At…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR