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2016-11-30

One Direction’s Liam Payne Expecting First Child with British Entertainer Cheryl Cole

Another One Direction member is going to be a dad. People has confirmed that Liam Payne and his girlfriend, British entertainer Cheryl Cole, are expecting their first child together.On Tuesday, the couple was photographed at the St. James Christmas Carol Concert in London and Cheryl’s baby bump was clearly visible. The two have yet to officially confirm the pregnancy, though.Liam and Cheryl began dating late last year, but they first met when Liam and his bandmates competed on X Factor back in 2010. At the time, Cheryl was a judge on the show. Cheryl's a massive star in the U.K.:…

posted 2016/11/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Surprised By Hillary Clinton at UNICEF Gala

Katy Perry got a special surprise Tuesday night in New York City: her idol, Hillary Clinton, showed up at a charity gala to pay tribute to her. Katy was at UNICEF's annual Snowflake Ball to accept the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award when, according to Billboard, Clinton appeared to present it to her.  The Democratic nominee for president called the singer "someone whose powerful voice and creative lyrics remind us when you get knocked down to get back up." Clinton added, "I have seen Katy's commitment to the causes she believes in firsthand. I've gotten to spend time with her and…

posted 2016/11/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Autographed Items from Adele, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and More Up for Bid at Grammy Charity Auction

A new Grammy-sponsored charity auction has been launched in celebration of the holiday season that's offering a variety of autographed collectibles and VIP experiences. Among the many items up for bid are tickets to attend the Grammy Awards and the star-studded after-party; autographed items from Justin Bieber, Lukas Graham, Echosmith, Shawn Mendes and Walk the Moon; guitars signed by Maroon 5, Adele, Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Pink and James Bay; vinyl albums autographed by Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Duran Duran and Lionel Richie; and the chance to collaborate on a tune with Grammy-winning songwriters The Grammy Charity Giving Tuesday sale runs…

posted 2016/11/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"TIME" Magazine Says Hits by Justin Timberlake, Meghan Trainor & Lukas Graham Are Among the "Worst Songs of 2016"

Millions of Justin Timberlake fans can't be wrong...or can they?  According to TIME magazine, Justin's #1 smash "Can't Stop the Feeling!" -- which has a good shot at being nominated for an Oscar -- is one of the 10 Worst Songs of 2016. Time calls JT's hit an "insipid earworm" that became "unavoidable at any social gathering."  The mag adds, "Forget the feeling -- just please, please stop this song." But Justin's hit isn't the only song by a big-name artist to make TIME's list.  Lukas Graham's "7 Years" is also there, as the magazine snarks that it "makes a…

posted 2016/11/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jordan Smith, Sarah McLachlan & More Will Light NYC's Tree on Tonight's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center"

Voice Season 9 champ Jordan Smith has a Christmas album out called 'Tis the Season, and he'll be performing tonight on NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center, which marks the lighting of New York City's famous Christmas tree. While he's the best-selling singer in the history of The Voice, Jordan's still a bit nervous about singing in front of all the other acts on the bill. In addition to Jordan, the show features Tony Bennett, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan, Garth Brooks and more.  "I'm hoping we're not all there at the same time," Jordan tells ABC Radio.…

posted 2016/11/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Dolly Parton Performs, Blake Shelton Loses Two Artists

On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the 10 artists who performed Monday learned that Austin Allsup and Courtney Harrell, from Blake Shelton’s team, were sent home. Dolly Parton opened the show, joined by Jennifer Nettles -- both of whom star in Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, airing Wednesday on NBC -- and The Voice top 10 artists for a performance of “Circle of Love.” Later, Dolly was joined by her goddaughter Miley Cyrus and a capella group Pentatonix for a performance of Parton’s hit, “Jolene.” Afterward, host Carson Daly took the opportunity to mention that their…

posted 2016/11/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-29

Kelly Clarkson Explains Why Recording "Hamilton's" "It's Quiet Uptown" Was So Hard

Earlier this month, Kelly Clarkson tweeted that recording a song for The Hamilton Mixtape was one of the “hardest things” she’s ever done in her life. Now, she’s explaining why. The singer tells Entertainment Weekly that the song’s subject matter made her an emotional wreck. The tune from the hit Broadway musical, “It’s Quiet Uptown,” was all about Hamilton coping with the death of his son -- and Kelly just so happened to be heavily pregnant with her own son, Remington, at the time. “I was a complete mess, but I was like, ‘It’s beautiful. I’ll try and do it,…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Orlando Bloom Put a Ring on It?

Not only are Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom still together, but they may actually be engaged. Entertainment Tonight reports that Katy and Orlando were spotted out at a New York City restaurant Monday night, and Katy was sporting a big diamond ring on her left ring finger.  An eyewitness told ET, "She walked with her left hand leading her, and bent her hand to show off the large sparkler to the cameras."  The ring is an oval cut yellow diamond surrounded by white diamond baguettes. Katy and Orlando have been dating for 10 months.  They spent Thanksgiving with her family…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Coolio & More to Continue Headlining I Love the 90's Tour in 2017

If you're looking for an excuse to "Shoop" into 2017 with thousands of other Salt n Pepa fans, you're in luck.  The iconic hip-hop trio, including DJ Spinderella, along with a handful of other artists popular during the 1990s, including All 4 One, Coolio, Kid N Play, Tone Loc and Young MC, are embarking on an extension of their successful I Love the 90's Tour in 2017. Also featuring Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd, Kool Moe Dee and Rob Base, the tour has added more than forty new dates in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, after selling out in arenas across America this year. For information on tickets, check out ilovethe90stour.com.   Here are…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Bio-Doc "Prince: R U Listening" in the Works

Award-winning director and producer Michael John Kirk will help keep Prince's legacy alive in a new bio-doc titled Prince: R U Listening. According to Screendaily.com, Kirk's film will follow Prince's early years and rise to fame, as seen through the eyes of his bandmates, friends and family, including Prince's first guitar player, Dez Dickerson; his close friend and original bass player Andre Cymone; and stars like Bono, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz and Sheila E. The forthcoming film is projected to be released in the second quarter of 2017.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DJ Snake & Justin Bieber's "Let Me Love You" Video Takes Us on a Crime Spree

The video for DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s “Let Me Love You” has finally arrived. The clip does not feature the Bieb, but instead stars a modern day version of Bonnie and Clyde. The reckless young couple goes on a crime spree across the city, robbing stores at gunpoint and eluding the cops. The guy even wears a DJ Snake mask as a disguise.  But in the end, their dangerous love story is revealed to be nothing more than a virtual reality video game. Justin is set to wrap the European leg of his Purpose tour tonight in London. Copyright…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons Fly High on New Song "Levitate" from "Passengers" Soundtrack

Imagine Dragons have released a new song called "Levitate," which they recorded for the upcoming romantic sci-fi film Passengers. The track features plenty of outer space imagery, and finds frontman Dan Reynolds singing at the top of his register. You can download "Levitate" now on iTunes. Passengers stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as two people aboard a space ship on a 120-year journey to another planet who mysteriously wake up from their hibernation pods 90 years too early. Passengers flies into theaters on December 21. Imagine Dragons have been quite active in the soundtrack world this year: they contributed…

posted 2016/11/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR