Ali Caldwell on “The Voice: Trae Patton/NBCOn Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the eight artists who performed Monday learned that Team Miley Cyrus’ Aaron Gibson and Ali Caldwell, Team Adam Levine’s Brendan Fletcher, and Team Alicia Keys’ Christian Cuevas were sent home.
Christian, Ali and Josh lost an "Instant Save" vote to Team Adam member Josh Gallagher.
Prior to the vote, Christian, Ali and Josh sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. Christian covered “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” by Bonnie Raitt; Ali sang “Sledgehammer,” by Rihanna; and Josh performed “I Drive Your Truck,” by Lee Brice.
There are now four artists remaining in the competition: Billy Gilman joins Gallagher as Team Adam’s two remaining members, along with Team Alicia’s Wé McDonald and Team Blake Shelton’s Sundance Head. There are no artists left on Team Miley.
The evening also included OneRepublic performing their song “Let’s Hurt Tonight.” The Voice season 10 finalist Hannah Huston also sang her new single, “I Alone Have Loved You” and Shelton performed his latest single, “A Guy with a Girl.”
The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Image Group LA/ABCMaroon 5 last released an album in 2014, but their latest hit, "Don't Wanna Know," isn't the first single from a new album. It's a one-off track the band randomly decided to release, says guitarist James Valentine.
The band had begun work on new songs for an album, says James, but it became clear the full project wouldn't be ready for a while. “That was one of the first songs that we started working on," James tells ABC Radio. “And we figured, 'Oh, it’s been two years since we put a record out,' so we decided to just put this out in the meantime."
"This is the first time that we’ve done a one-off so it’s really interesting to see how it reacts," he adds. "But we will have a full record next year."
And what will that new record sound like?
"I think maybe the tone of the record will be a little darker and some of the stuff that we’ve been working on so far is a little more stripped down," James reveals. "But we’ll see, ‘cause at the beginning of each record we have an idea of how it’s gonna sound, and then it becomes something completely different!"
Maroon 5 is back on the road in February, but while Adam Levine is busy with The Voice and his new baby, James is finding other things to do. Last night, he played with his old pal John Mayer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
He's also planning to work with Mike Posner, who co-wrote the band's smash "Sugar." Mike received his first Grammy nomination Tuesday, for "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," and James is thrilled. "He’s an amazing dude,” James says. “That’s great when the right people get the right nods. He totally deserves it."
Elizabeth MirandaNiall Horan has scored success with his debut solo "This Town," and the One Direction member is in the middle of recording of his first solo album. That's why he says he needs to drop out of sight for a while and make sure it's perfect.
In a handwritten letter to fans, Niall writes that he's planning to go back home to Ireland for the holidays, to spend some "quality time with family and friends." But, he says, "After Christmas I’m gonna fall off the face of the earth and do one of my disappearing acts. I want to come up with more song ideas and get back in the writing zone. So have a lovely Christmas and happy New Year and I’ll see ya in Feb.”
Earlier in the letter, Niall explains that he's "eight songs deep" into the recording process, and adds, “I want to take my time with no pressure and make sure I get it right. I’m quite the self critic, which I like about myself. So I’ll let you know when I’m done.”
Niall is working with legendary producer Don Was on the album, as well as Jaquire King, who's produced albums for James Bay and Kings of Leon. "I'm humbled that they wanna work with me," he says.
So far, there's no release date planned for Niall's album.
Jamie NelsonIn 2016, people wanted to know about dead rock legends, pop stars and country artists. That's according to Yahoo's 2016 Year in Review, which tracks the most searched-for, and most-read stories on the online portal.
The top celebrity of 2016, according to Yahoo, was Gwen Stefani, who rebounded from her painful divorce with a new album, a tour and a new relationship with Blake Shelton. Gwen also was the fourth-most searched term of the year on Yahoo, behind the 2016 Election, Donald Trump and the video game Roblox.
Other musicians who made Yahoo's top-10 celebrities of 2016 list include Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, country star Miranda Lambert and Selena Gomez.
Strangely, Gwen didn't show up on Yahoo's Top Music Artists of the Year list. That was topped by the late rock legend David Bowie, who died in January, two days before releasing a new album. Second on the list was Taylor Swift, followed by another music legend who left us too soon: Prince.
The rest of the top 10 Music Artists of 2016, according to Yahoo, were Kanye West, country star Tim McGraw, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, country legend Randy Travis, American Idol winner Trent Harmon and, of course, Beyonce.
Getty Images via ABCWith her first Grammy nomination under her belt, Demi Lovato is ready to celebrate with some lucky vacationers in paradise. The singer is teaming up with Celebrity Cruises for a special concert on the island of St. Maarten later this month.
In order to score tickets, you must be booked on one of four Caribbean cruises. Guests who buy tickets to the event will have access to a special venue on the island where Demi will perform some of her biggest hits.
The concert takes place on December 28. It will serve as the kick-off to Celebrity Cruises' first-ever concert series.
Taso PapadakisThe nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are officially in, and now the lucky artists who scored nods are reacting to the news. They took to Twitter to express their excitement:
The Chainsmokers: "So honored and grateful! Thank you Grammys for these nominations this is the best news ever! Honestly can't believe it :) We were in line at dunkin donuts and high fived everyone in the store."
Demi Lovato: "Woke up to the most amazing news EVER!!!!!!! Wow... thank you SO MUCH to @RecordingAcad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" #GrammyNominations
Kelly Clarkson: "SO EXCITING!! Can't believe it?! So honored to be nominated with such a talented group of artists"
Ariana Grande: "crying. what an absolute blessing to be recognized for dangerous woman this way. thank you for the nominations @RecordingAcad"
Lukas Graham: "Ok. So 3 Grammy nominations!...Tight hugs to everyone involved & drinks on me #Blessed #TeamGraham"
There were also congratulations being tweeted from one artist to another. DNCE congratulated Demi Lovato, writing, “CONGRATS TO OUR SISTER @ddlovato ON YOUR GRAMMY NOM!!!!! YEAH!!!”
And Hayley Williams from Paramoretweeted, “I'm so happy for @twentyonepilots! Josh & Tyler, y'all have been my fav ppl to watch come up/take over. Can't wait to watch u win Grammy(s).”
The Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, air February 12 on CBS.
James Dimmock/ E! EntertainmentMariah Carey will headline a YouTube Red holiday special called The Keys of Christmas, says Variety.
The Christmas-themed webcast also will feature Ciara, DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, rock band Boyce Avenue and YouTube star comedian Rudy Mancuso.
"Music is wildly popular on YouTube, and we're excited to bring together some of the biggest names in music alongside some of the biggest stars on YouTube," says Ben Relles, YouTube's head of unscripted original content.
The Keys of Christmas will be directed by Grammy-winning music video director Dave Meyers, known for working with some of music's biggest stars, including Katy Perry, Pink, Rihanna, Shakira, Missy Elliot and Britney Spears.
Sunken Forest RecordsTrain's first holiday song, the original composition "Shake Up Christmas," came out in 2010. The band re-recorded the song with a somewhat different arrangement for their 2015 holiday album Christmas in Tahoe, and they've just now released a new video for it.
The video shows Train singer Pat Monahan waking up on a boat on Lake Tahoe, just like the one pictured on the cover of Christmas in Tahoe, on December 24. Realizing Christmas is coming, he hits the road, picking up decorations and a Christmas tree in a truck. That's intercut with footage of adults and kids toasting marshmallows and lighting sparklers on a lake shore.
Monahan eventually joins the group on the shore, and they end up partying and drinking wine on several boats on the lake, all decorated with Christmas lights. A sleepy dog wearing fake reindeer horns completes the festive scene.
In addition to "Shake Up Christmas," Christmas in Tahoe also features the band's current holiday single "This Christmas," which has just topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
Austin HargravesIt seems fans are really clamoring for their ‘90s nostalgia. New Kids on the Block has added extra dates for their The Total Package Tour, featuring special guests Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men.
The band has added second shows to their sold-out stops in Chicago and Toronto, as well as new shows in Indianapolis and Hollywood, Florida.
Tickets for the Chicago, Toronto and Indianapolis dates go on sale Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. local time. You can purchase tickets for the Hollywood, Florida show starting Thursday, December 15 at 10 a.m. local time.
The tour kicks off May 12 in Columbus, Ohio.
Here are the new dates:
6/16 -- Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena 6/18 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse 6/21 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre 7/16 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live
Queen Bey leads the nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards with a total of nine nods, including Album of the Year for Lemonade, plus Record and Song of the Year for her single "Formation." Close behind her are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who each have eight, and Chance the Rapper, who scored seven.
Competing for Album of the Year against Lemonade are Adele's25,Drake's Views, Justin Bieber'sPurpose and Sturgill Simpson'sA Sailor's Guide to Earth. Best New Artist nominees are country stars Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris, plus The Chainsmokers,Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak.
Here are the nominees in the top Grammy categories.
Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson
Record Of The Year: “Hello” — Adele “Formation” — Beyoncé “7 Years” — Lukas Graham “Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake “Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots
Song Of The Year: “Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner) “Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber) “7 Years” — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)
Best New Artist: Kelsea Ballerini The Chainsmokers Chance The Rapper Maren Morris Anderson .Paak
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Hello” — Adele “Hold Up” — Beyoncé “Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber “Piece By Piece” (Idol Version) — Kelly Clarkson “Dangerous Woman” — Ariana Grande
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Closer” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey “7 Years” — Lukas Graham “Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake “Cheap Thrills” — Sia Featuring Sean Paul “Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Cinema — Andrea Bocelli Fallen Angels — Bob Dylan Stages Live — Josh Groban Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin — Willie Nelson Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway -- Barbra Streisand
Best Pop Vocal Album: 25 — Adele Purpose — Justin Bieber Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande Confident — Demi Lovato This Is Acting — Sia
Best Dance Recording: “Tearing Me Up” — Bob Moses “Don’t Let Me Down” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Never Be Like You” — Flume Featuring Kai “Rinse & Repeat” — Riton Featuring Kah-Lo “Drinkee” — Sofi Tukker
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skin — Flume Electronica 1: The Time Machine — Jean-Michel Jarre Epoch — Tycho Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future — Underworld Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII — Louie Vega
Best Rock Performance: “Joe” (Live From Austin City Limits) — Alabama Shakes “Don’t Hurt Yourself” — Beyoncé Featuring Jack White “Blackstar” — David Bowie “The Sound Of Silence” (Live On Conan) — Disturbed “Heathens” — Twenty One Pilots
Best Metal Performance: “Shock Me” — Baroness “Silvera” — Gojira “Rotting In Vain” — Korn “Dystopia” — Megadeth “The Price Is Wrong” — Periphery
Best Rock Song: “Blackstar” — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie) “Burn The Witch” — Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead) “Hardwired” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica) “Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots) “My Name Is Human” — Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
Best Rock Album: California — Blink-182 Tell Me I’m Pretty — Cage The Elephant Magma — Gojira Death Of A Bachelor — Panic! At The Disco Weezer — Weezer
Best Alternative Music Album: 22, A Million — Bon Iver Blackstar — David Bowie The Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ Harvey Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead
Best R&B Performance: “Turnin’ Me Up” — BJ The Chicago Kid “Permission” — Ro James “I Do” — Musiq Soulchild “Needed Me” — Rihanna “Cranes In The Sky” — Solange
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “The Three Of Me” — William Bell “Woman’s World” — BJ The Chicago Kid “Sleeping With The One I Love” — Fantasia “Angel” — Lalah Hathaway “Can’t Wait” — Jill Scott
Best R&B Song: “Come See Me” — J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake) “Exchange” — Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller) “Kiss It Better” — Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna) “Lake By The Ocean” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell) “Luv” — Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade — Beyoncé Ology — Gallant We Are King — KING Malibu — Anderson .Paak Anti — Rihanna
Best R&B Album: In My Mind — BJ The Chicago Kid Lalah Hathaway Live — Lalah Hathaway Velvet Portraits — Terrace Martin Healing Season — Mint Condition Smoove Jones — Mya
Best Rap/Sung Performance: “Freedom” — Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Hotline Bling” — Drake “Broccoli” — D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty “Ultralight Beam” — Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream “Famous” — Kanye West Featuring Rihanna
Best Rap Song: “All The Way Up” — Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared) “Famous” — Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna) “Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake) “No Problem” — Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz) “Ultralight Beam” — Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)
Best Rap Album: Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper And The Anonymous Nobody — De La Soul Major Key — DJ Khaled Views — Drake Blank Face LP — ScHoolboy Q The Life Of Pablo — Kanye West
Best Country Solo Performance: “Love Can Go To Hell” — Brandy Clark “Vice” — Miranda Lambert “My Church” — Maren Morris “Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Different For Girls” — Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King “21 Summer” — Brothers Osborne “Setting The World On Fire” — Kenny Chesney & P!nk “Jolene” — Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton “Think Of You” — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope
Best Country Song: “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban) “Die A Happy Man” — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett) “Humble And Kind” — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw) “My Church” — busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris) “Vice” — Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Best Country Album: Big Day In A Small Town — Brandy Clark Full Circle — Loretta Lynn Hero — Maren Morris A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson Ripcord — Keith Urban
MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELD
Best Music Video: "Formation" — Beyoncé "River" — Leon Bridges "Up & Up" — Coldplay "Gosh" — Jamie XX "Upside Down & Inside Out" — OK Go
Best Music Film: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead — Steve Aoki The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years — (The Beatles) Lemonade — Beyoncé The Music Of Strangers — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry — (Various Artists)
MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA FIELD
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Amy — (Various Artists) Miles Ahead — (Miles Davis & Various Artists) Straight Outta Compton — (Various Artists) Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition) — (Various Artists) Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1 — (Various Artists)
Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Can’t Stop The Feeling! — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel) “Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots) “Just Like Fire” — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk) “Purple Lamborghini” — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross) “Try Everything” — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira) “The Veil” — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel)
SPOKEN WORD FIELD
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol Burnett M Train — Patti Smith Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk — (John Doe With Tom Desavia) (Various Artists) Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello
COMEDY FIELD Best Comedy Album: …America…Great… — David Cross American Myth — Margaret Cho Boyish Girl Interrupted — Tig Notaro Live At The Apollo — Amy Schumer Talking For Clapping — Patton Oswalt
MUSICAL THEATER FIELD
Best Musical Theater Album: Bright Star — Carmen Cusack, principal soloist; Jay Alix, Peter Asher & Una mJackman, producers; Steve Martin, composer; Edie Brickell, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast) The Color Purple — Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers (Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell &Allee Willis, composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast) Fiddler On The Roof — Danny Burstein, principal soloist; Louise Gund, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers (Jerry Bock, composer; Sheldon Harnick, lyricist) (2016 Broadway Cast) Kinky Boots — Killian Donnelly & Matt Henry, principal soloists; Sammy James, Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers (Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist) (Original West End Cast) Waitress — Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Neal Avron, Sara Bareilles & Nadia DiGiallonardo, producers; Sara Bareilles, composer & lyricist
Best Recording Package: Anti — Ciarra Pardo & Robyn Fenty, art directors (Rihanna) Blackstar — Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie) Human Performance — Andrew Savage, art director (Parquet Courts) Sunset Motel — Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly) 22, A Million — Eric Timothy Carlson, art director (Bon Iver)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package: Edith Piaf 1915-2015 — Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf) 401 Days — Jonathan Dagan & Mathias Høst Normark, art directors (J.Views) I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (Box Set) — Samuel Burgess-Johnson & Matthew Healy, art directors (The 1975) Paper Wheels (Deluxe Limited Edition) — Matt Taylor, art director (Trey Anastasio) Tug Of War (Deluxe Edition) — Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney)
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Benny Blanco Greg Kurstin Max Martin Nineteen85 Ricky Reed
Image courtesy CBSWe already knew Madonna was James Corden's next guest on Carpool Karaoke. Now The Late Late Show has posted a preview clip of her appearance, and she uses all of the real estate the passenger seat provides.
The 58-year-old material girl, dressed in a black leather jacket and black denim jeans, cruises the streets of New York City with Corden, at one point turning around to kneel in her seat and twerk.
The clip also teases whether or not Madonna once kissed Michael Jackson."So you want me to kiss and tell, then, don't you?" Madonna asks.
Some of Corden's past Carpool Karaoke guests include Ariana Grande, Adele, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga.
Madonna's appearance will air during this Wednesday night's Late Late Show on CBS.
It's probably not a coincidence that two nights later, Madonna's documentary film Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour premieres on Showtime. It'll feature behind-the-scenes footage and performances from the final leg of her 55-city tour in Australia back in March. Her 82 shows grossed over $100 million.
Wé McDonald performs on “The Voice”; Trae Patton/NBCOn Monday’s edition of The Voice, the eight remaining artists for Teams Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys each performed twice for a chance to earn America’s vote: a solo performance and duet with another artist. Only four of the artists ultimately will advance -- the others will be sent home.
Christian Cuevas, representing Team Alicia, got things going, He went back to his roots to perform the gospel song “To Worship You I Live (Away),” by Israel & New Breed. Adam praised Cuevas for being able to wear his heart on his sleeve. Alicia was proud of the way her artist lost himself in the moment, adding that it was a “dream-come-true performance.”
The first duet of the evening featured Team Miley’s Aaron Gibson and Wé McDonald, from Team Alicia, performing “Four Five Seconds,” by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney.
Another Team Miley member, Ali Caldwell, followed with Whitney Houston’s version of the Dolly Parton classic, “I Will Always Love You.” Alicia was impressed with the confidence Ali exuded, even as she tackled a song that was such a huge hit. She summed it up by calling it a perfect performance. Miley agreed, adding that just as Dolly and Whitney are different artists, so are Miley and Ali, yet like Houston and Parton, they too were able to find success, in spite of their stylistic differences.
Brendan Fletcher, representing Team Adam sang Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel,” which he dedicated to a fellow performer who passed away. Blake praised Brendan for his consistent growth and “infectious” voice. Adam urged America to vote for Brendan because vocally, he offers “something different.”
The next duet came from Team Blake’s Sundance Head and Team Adam’s Josh Gallagher, teaming up for the Dave Mason song “Feelin’ Alright,” popularized by Joe Cocker.
McDonald returned for her solo performance, Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful.” Her coach Alicia Keys felt its message about inner beauty was perfect for the 17-year-old, who experienced being bullied while growing up. Miley said she would go to Wé’s concert and wear her tee shirt. Alicia gave credit to McDonald for knowing who she is as an artist.
Gibson returned with a version of Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do (I Do It for You),” chosen by his coach, Miley Cyrus, because she felt Aaron needed a “big moment.” Afterwards, she praised him for tackling the song and urged America to vote for him.
Christian Cuevas returned for a duet with Team Adam’s Billy Gilman on “Unsteady,” by X Ambassadors.
Next, Team Adam’s country artist, Josh Gallagher, returned for a solo performance of “Danny’s Song," by Loggins and Messina, which he dedicated to his wife. Adam boasted that his artist delivered, vocally and feel-wise, the best performance of night.”
Team Miley’s Ali Caldwell and Team Adam’s Brendan Fletcher were up next, with a cover of “It’s Only Love,” by Tina Turner and Bryan Adams.
Team Blake’s last remaining member, Sundance Head, returned to perform The Judds’ “Love Can Build a Bridge. The duo’s Wynonna Judd called Sundance to wish him luck and advised him to “just be you” and “let it rip.” The performance left Blake at a loss for words, except to say that the performance could not have been better.
Billy Gilman closed out the night with a performance of Céline Dion’s “I Surrender.” Adam noted that there’s nothing left to be said about Billy’s vocal ability, except that in addition to being a great singer, he’s also humble.
The Voice returns Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.
Courtesy The Recording AcademyThe nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards are announced this morning; by 8:45a.m. ET, we'll have contenders in all 84 categories. And some artists whose names have come up in pre-Grammy predictions are pretty excited about the chance of scoring a nod for music's most prestigious honor.
"Our biggest dream is to get a Grammy nomination," admits Lukas Graham frontman Lukas Graham Forchhammer. The Danish band's been mentioned as a possible nominee for both Best New Artist and Song of the Year.
Lukas tells ABC Radio, "Our biggest dream so far has been touring America, [and] now we're in the middle of our second headlining tour here. So, yeah, a Grammy nomination would mean the world. But...'hope for everything, expect nothing and then work harder than the rest of them,' right?"
Shawn Mendes, who's scored two #1 albums, also has been mentioned as a Best New Artist nominee. "I hope so, man. You can only hope," he laughs. "We'll have to see." But Shawn doesn't think awards are the be-all and end-all, either.
"I think they're very important, but I also do think they're a bonus," he tells ABC Radio. "It's always nice to just be recognized…."
Rachel Platten scored a huge hit last year with "Fight Song," but wasn't eligible for Best New Artist because her debut album didn't come out until this year. Rachel's already won a Daytime Emmy, so how would it feel to get a Grammy nod?
"It would be the most amazing honor," she tells ABC Radio. "I'm not expecting it...this whole year has been already so incredible and that would be icing on an amazing cake."
Even if all, or none, of these artists get nominated, the one thing you can count on is plenty of nods for Adele and Beyonce.
Getty Images via ABCThis Friday in New York City, Kesha will be honored with the Billboard Women in Music Trailblazer Award. The singer, who's been locked in a legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, tells the publication that her new music will finally reveal the artist she's always wanted to be.
Kesha tellsBillboard that the songs she's working on “showcase my vulnerabilities as a strength and not as a weakness." She explains, "In the past, I always felt like I was trying to prove something. Now, I’m writing what I want to share with the world, rather than trying to give the world what it wants. For better or worse, I’m just me.”
“I’ve grown into an adult woman who realizes the power of my voice," she adds.
After the details of Kesha's lawsuit -- in which she accused Dr. Luke of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, charges he's denied -- were made public, fellow female artists rallied her, including Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Lorde and Demi Lovato. But Kesha has special feelings for Adele, who at the Brit Awards in February said during her acceptance speech, "I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha."
Kesha tells Billboard, "Adele is nothing but class. She reached out to me privately and publicly in the middle of winning her own award. What a beautiful soul.”
The singer reveals that she's been "writing a lot" with Wrabel, who scored a hit a few months ago with "11 Blocks." But she has a long list of other people she'd like to write with, and she's set her sights pretty high.
"I’d love to collaborate with Mick Jagger" -- who she name-checked in her first #1 hit "Tik Tok" -- Bob Dylan and Neil Young," she tells Billboard, adding, "A girl can dream!”
ABC/Fred LeeSelena Gomez may dominate Instagram, but Taylor Swift still reigns supreme on Tumblr. The micro-blogging site revealed its Year in Review lists, and Taylor tops the ranking for Tumblr’s most popular solo artist of 2016.
Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Selena Gomez round out the top five.
5 Seconds of Summer, meanwhile, tops the list for most popular band. They beat out Twenty One Pilots, One Direction and Fifth Harmony for the number-one spot.
As for most popular album on Tumblr, that honor goes to Beyonce’s Lemonade. That album is followed by Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots, Blue Neighbourhood by Troye Sivan, Made in A.M. by One Direction and ANTI by Rihanna.
Denise TruscelloJennifer Lopez has extended her Las Vegas residency show again. The singer has announced 15 additional performances for her All I Have show at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
The new dates include 12 in September 2017 and three in October. They’ll go on sale beginning Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. PT.
J.Lo's extravaganza recently won the Best of Vegas Award for "Best Production Show" by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Here's the list of new residency dates:
September 2017: 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 October 2017: 4, 6, 7
Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCThe secret to a successful relationship? Puzzles, according to Meghan Trainor. The singer gushes to Entertainment Tonight about her boyfriend Daryl Sabara and his sweet five-month anniversary gift.
"We went out to dinner and we did puzzles because I love doing puzzles lately,” she says of how they celebrated the milestone. “He bought me three special cool puzzles that are, like, 3D and we spent the day just chilling. It was awesome."
She admits she’s “in love” with the Spy Kids actor, and says she knew it almost immediately.
"It was pretty right away," she says. "I've never been treated so nicely [by] a guy…he showed up to our second date with a rose in his hand and I was like, 'Oh, you're a movie, awesome.' I was like, 'You're the one!'"
And the two don’t just work on puzzles together -- they’ve collaborated on some music, too.
"I actually made him write some songs with me, so we've collaborated," she tells ET. "He’s a musician. It's fun to have someone that understands what you're doing and he loves artists, so he loves getting to see the behind-the-scenes."
Mert Alas & Marcus PiggottIn a new cover story, Billboard's Woman of the Year, Madonna, expresses her sadness about the presidential election, especially in light of the fact that so many women voted for Donald Trump.
"It felt like someone died," she says of her post-election emotions. "It felt like a combination of the heartbreak and betrayal you feel when someone you love more than anything leaves you," adding, "Women betrayed us."
Asked why women supported Trump, Madonna says, "Women hate women...Women's nature is not to support other women. It's really sad. Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children."
She adds, "Other people just didn't bother to vote because they didn't like either candidate, or they didn't think Trump had a chance in the world. They took their hands off the wheel and then the car crashed."
As for what she plans to do about it, Madonna tells Billboard, "I'm trying to figure out my response...I like the idea that women are marching on Washington, D.C., the day after the inauguration. I want to rain on his parade."
The Queen of Pop also discusses how she stays relevant in today's music scene.
"I don't ever think about my age until someone says something about it. I feel that I have wisdom, experience, knowledge and a point of view that is important," she tells Billboard. "...Age is only brought up with regard to women. It's connected to sexism, chauvinism and misogyny."
She continues, "When Leonardo [DiCaprio] is 60 years old, no one is going to talk about his relevance. Am I relevant as a female in this society that hates women? Well, to people who are...not chauvinists or misogynists, yes."
Madonna will be celebrated as Billboard's Women of the Year at a gala event this Friday in New York City.
Image Group LA/ABCJustin Bieber may have just announced his first-ever North American stadium tour, but we know at least one thing he won’t be doing while on the road: online dating.
During his 26th appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, Ellen grilled the Bieb on his dating life. Turns out, he’s single, but not exactly ready to mingle. “I’m not dating anybody. I'm single,” he told Ellen. “I’m not really looking, either.”
Ellen then asked him whether he’s ever tried Tinder while on the road. He said he hasn’t been on Tinder, or any dating app for that matter.
“Would you be curious to do that?” Ellen asked. “Not really,” he replied.
Justin’s last high profile romance was with Selena Gomez back in 2012. He’s also been linked to Hailey Baldwin and Sofia Richie.