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Sunday
Mar292015

Reba Celebrates 60th Birthday by Emceeing Fight Night Charity Event

Image Courtesy CMAOn what was her 60th birthday, Reba on Saturday performed at and emceed Muhammad Ali’s 21st Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night charity event in Phoenix.

Reba performed “Going Out Like That,” “Time On Her Hands,” and “Radio" at the event, held at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

Her birthday was celebrated with a video that included wishes from notable names including Carol King, Tom Hanks, Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Carol Burnett, The Band Perry and President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush.

Among the other performers were Blake Shelton, who sang “Drink On It,” “Home” and “Boys ‘Round Here"; Ronnie Dunn, who sang “Red Dirt Road” and “Boot Scootin Boogie”; and Reba's stepdaughter-in-law, Kelly Clarkson.

In addition to the musical performances, there was a live auction with the proceeds going to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and other various charities.

Seven million dollars was raised at the event.

 
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Sunday
Mar292015

Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban and Gloria Gaynor Perform at Fight Night Charity Event

ABC/ Ida Mae AstuteKelly Clarkson, Josh Groban and Gloria Gaynor were among the artists who performed Saturday at Muhammad Ali’s 21st Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night charity event in Phoenix.

Josh performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “You Raise Me Up" at the event, held at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. He was also one of the recipients of the 2015 Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards, joining NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and philanthropists Glenn and Mindy Stearns

Kelly sang “Since You’ve Been Gone,” “Walk Away,” and “Stronger." Gloria performed her signature hit, "I Will Survive."  

In addition to the musical performances, there was a live auction with the proceeds going to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and other various charities. 

The event was emceed by Kelly's stepmother-in-law, Reba McEntire, who turned 60 on Saturday.

Seven million dollars was raised at the event.


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Sunday
Mar292015

Nick Jonas Hosts Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Gets Slimed

James Dimmock/NickelodeonNick Jonas had an eventful night Saturday as host of Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

He opened the show with a performance of his songs "Chains" and "Jealous."

Nick was named favorite male singer, too, and was doused with green slime as Jennifer Lopez announced him as the winner.

Aside from Nick, the performers included Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson, who delivered a rendition of “Trouble,” and 5 Seconds of Summer, who played their cover of “What I Like About You."

One Direction, who lost Zayn Malik last week, was named favorite music group, Selena Gomez earned the award for favorite female singer, and favorite song of the year went to the Jessie J/Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj collaboration "Bang Bang."

Here are the winners in the music categories:

Favorite Music Group

One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Nick Jonas

Favorite Female Singer
Selena Gomez

Favorite Song Of The Year
“Bang Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

Favorite New Artist
Fifth Harmony


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Sunday
Mar292015

Nick Jonas Surprises Fans with Alcohol Delivery

ABC/Kelsey McNealOn the eve of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, which he hosted, Nick Jonas surprised some of his age-appropriate fans Friday night with alcohol and a performance in Los Angeles.

He delivered to fans alcohol ordered from Saucey, a mobile app in which he's an investor.

Nick posted photos of his deliveries on Instagram, including one of him playing "Jealous" on his acoustic guitar for a woman.


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Sunday
Mar292015

Prince Sued over Work with Former "Voice" Contestant

Warner Bros. RecordsPrince has been sued for working with former Voice contestant Judith Hill in alleged violation of a recording contract she has.

Entertainment Weekly reports producer Jolene Cherry filed the suit, claiming Hill -- a backup singer who competed on The Voice in 2013 and was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom -- has a deal with her and Sony, but she worked with Prince in what amounted to a breach of her contract. Hill recently released an album, Back in Time, as a free download.

The lawsuit argues, "[T]he people who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop her career and album and worked to position Hill for her first release (as well as those who co-wrote many of the songs) are sitting dumb-founded on the sidelines while Prince gives away their investment for free."

Hill's lawyer told Entertainment Weekly that the lawsuit is "nothing but a publicity stunt." He said, “Judith Hill was and is absolutely free to perform her music as she has done. She sued in New York on March 25 to confirm that she was free and to stop Cherry from continuing to bother her. Now in response Cherry counter-sues, in Los Angeles — improperly — even though a case is already pending against Cherry in New York. The Los Angeles suit is nothing but a publicity stunt.”


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Sunday
Mar292015

Justin Bieber Sued for Alleged Assault on Driver

Ben WattsJustin Bieber has been sued by an SUV limousine driver who says the singer assaulted him during an incident in late 2013.

The Toronto Star reports Abdul Mohar filed his complaint on Friday, seeking 850 thousand dollars in damages.

Mohar claims he picked up six men outside a Toronto nightclub on December 30, 2013. While driving the men to a hotel, he alleges, Justin punched him up to six times in the head because he refused to turn up the music inside the vehicle.

Justin was initially charged with assault in connection with the alleged incident. The charges were later dropped.

Justin's lawyer told the Toronto Star the lawsuit is "totally without merit."


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Sunday
Mar292015

Justin Bieber Joins Ariana Grande at Her Concert in Miami

ABC/Kelsey McNealAriana Grande welcomed Justin Bieber for a few duets at her concert in Miami on Saturday night.

Justin muffed the lyrics to Ariana's song "Love Me Harder," in which he stood in for The Weeknd. Later, he posted to Instagram a photo of the two on stage, writing, "Had fun with u Ariana, even tho I forgot all the words haha."

The two also performed a couple of Justin's tunes: "All That Matters" and "As Long As You Love Me," with Ariana filling in for her boyfriend Big Sean on the latter.

Fans uploaded video of the duets to YouTube.


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Sunday
Mar292015

Destiny's Child Reunites at Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Columbia RecordsDestiny's Child had a brief reunion at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Beyoncé joined her old pals Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams on stage for a performance of Williams' song "Say Yes." The song, off Williams' 2014 solo album Journey to Freedom, won the award for music video of the year.

This was Destiny's Child's first performance since Rowland and Williams made an appearance during Bey's Super Bowl halftime show two years ago.

You can find fan-shot footage of the reunion on Instagram.

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards will air on TV One on April 5.


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Sunday
Mar292015

Bruce Springsteen Releases Recording of 1980 New Year's Eve Concert as Part of Archival Series

Credit: Frank StefankoThe latest installment of Bruce Springsteen's series of archival concert recordings is now available for purchase at Live.BruceSpringsteen.net.  The new release documents an epic show the Boss and his E Street Band played on New Year's Eve 1980 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

The concert, which took place during Springsteen's tour in support of The River, was nearly four hours long and included 38 songs.  All of the performances from the show are previously unreleased except for two, a rendition of "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" that appeared on the Live 1975-1985 box set, and a version of "Rendezvous" that was featured on the 1996 Tracks compilation.

Interesting songs that Springsteen and the E Street played at the show include covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain?," Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour" and such seasonal tunes as "Auld Lang Syne" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."

The concert was recorded on 24-track tape using the Record Plant Remote truck, and the original recordings were newly mixed this month after being transferred to digital and restored.  The album can be purchased now online in multiple digital formats, including MP3, high-resolution 24-bit and CD-quality FLAC.  In addition, a three-CD set of the recording is available for pre-order, and will be shipped in late April.

The previous concerts released as part of the Bruce Springsteen Archives series include a March 2012 performance at New York City's Apollo Theater, an August 1978 show at The Agora in Cleveland and a December 1975 concert at the Tower Theater near Philadelphia.

Here is the full track list of Bruce and the E Street Band's December 31, 1980, concert at the Nassau Coliseum:

Set One:
"Night"
"Prove It All Night"
"Spirit in the Night"
"Darkness on the Edge of Town"
"Independence Day"
"Who'll Stop the Rain?"
"This Land Is Your Land"
"Promised Land"
"Out in the Street"
"Racing in the Street"
"The River"
"Badlands"
"Thunder Road"

Set Two:
"Cadillac Ranch"
"Sherry Darling"
"Hungry Heart"
"Merry Christmas, Baby"
"Fire"
"Candy's Room"
"Because the Night"
"4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
"Rendezvous"
"Fade Away"
"The Price You Pay"
"Wreck on the Highway"
"Two Hearts"
"Ramrod"
"You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)"
"Held Up Without a Gun"
"In the Midnight Hour"
"Auld Lang Syne"
"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"

Encore:
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
"Jungleland"
"Born to Run"
"Detroit Medley"
"Twist and Shout"
"Raise Your Hand"


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Sunday
Mar292015

Meet Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Train & More via Charity Auctions

Vincent Perini/222 Recordings/Interscope RecordsIf you want to meet your favorite artists and support a good cause, head on over to CharityBuzz, which is currently offering fans the chance to bid on concert tickets and meet-and-greets with the likes of Maroon 5, Train, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga and more -- with the proceeds going to charity.

First up is Maroon 5, who are offering tickets to their April 6 show in Anaheim, California -- their last U.S. appearance on their current V world tour.  You'll get premium seats, a meet-and-greet, a photo with the band and an autographed picture as well.  The last day to bid is this Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET, and the last time we checked, bidding was up to $4,750.  Proceeds go to the Western Los Angeles County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Next, Ed Sheeran's offering two tickets to any North American show you'd like -- except for New York City and L.A.-- plus the chance to meet him.  The last day to bid is this Tuesday at 4:20 p.m. ET, and bidding's up to $3,750.  Proceeds go to the True Colors Fund, which works to end homelessness among LGBT youth.

Lady Gaga's offering tickets and meet-and-greet passes to her show with Tony Bennett at New York's Radio City Music Hall on June 19. The last day to bid is this Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. ET and bidding has already reached $7,625, with proceeds going to the True Colors Fund.

You have a bit more time to bid on tickets and meet-and-greet passes for Train, since their tour doesn't start 'til May.  You get to chose any show on their tour up to July 11, and you have until April 8 at 3 p.m. ET to bid.  This auction just went up a few days ago, so bidding's only at $750 now.  Proceeds go to the unite4:good Foundation, which creates community-based programs that encourage acts of kindness and volunteerism.

Other acts who have concerts and meet-and-greets up for bid include The Script, Florida Georgia Line and the B-52s.


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Sunday
Mar292015

Coheed and Cambria Join Jay Z's Management Company 

Credit: Lindsey ByrnesCoheed and Cambria have joined Roc Nation, rapper Jay Z's management company. The rock band joins a roster of artists that includes Capital Cities and HAIM, as well as pop stars Rihanna and Shakira.

"We are honored to join the Roc Nation (management) family," writes Coheed on Facebook.

As the band points out, Coheed only signed with the management division of Roc Nation, and not with the company's record label.

Coheed's last release was a vinyl reissue of their second album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, which they performed in full during their tour last year.

As for future plans, the band has a number of festival dates lined up, including performances at Rock in Rio USA, Amnesia Rockfest and Summerfest.


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Sunday
Mar292015

Chris Young Is "Back at It" in the Studio

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleJust days after returning from an overseas tour that took him to Australia, South Korea and Japan, Chris Young is already hard at work on his next album, Instagramming the view from behind the sound board with the phrase “Back at it!” and #studio.

Chris says once he finishes this project, he'll actually want to get away from it for a bit.

“I don’t listen to it for a while just because I’ve listened to it so much in the process of tweaking,” he admits. “You know, you’ve just done so much of that stuff that you’re like, ‘Okay, it’s done. It’s done, and I’m just gonna get away from it for a little while, and then come back to it fresh and enjoy it.'”

No word yet when fans can enjoy Chris’s new album. “Lonely Eyes,” from his current album A.M., is in the country top five.


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Sunday
Mar292015

Melanie Fiona Named Ambassador for Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

Universal Music GroupGrammy Award winner Melanie Fiona is the new Hope on Wheels Celebrity Hope Ambassador and will promote awareness of the Hyundai Hope on Wheels foundation's mission to combat pediatric cancer.  Among her duties will be appearing at events, participating in social media dialogs and visiting pediatric cancer survivors.

"As a performer, it's imperative to give a voice to worthy causes,” says Fiona, “and I'm honored to help the issue of childhood cancer be heard at this year's Hyundai Hope on Wheels kick-off event.” She adds, “It's remarkable that in its 17th year of fighting the battle against childhood cancer, Hope on Wheels shows no sign of slowing when it comes to finding a cure through groundbreaking research. We can all agree, one child fighting cancer is one child too many."

"Melanie Fiona embodies what the Hyundai Hope On Wheels organization looks for in an ambassador," says Zafar Brooks, executive director, Hyundai Hope on Wheels. "Her captivating voice and robust presence adds another element as we continue to increase awareness for the program."    

The goal of Hope on Wheels 2015 is to find a cure for childhood cancer.


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Saturday
Mar282015

Scott Weiland, Molly Hatchet Join Lineup for Swamp Fox Biker Bash

Credit: Jamie WeilandEx-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland and veteran Southern rockers Molly Hatchet have been added to the entertainment lineup for the Swamp Fox Biker Bash in Marion, South Carolina, a motorcycle rally that runs May 8 to May 17.  Weiland and his new band, The Wildabouts, will play a special May 13 concert to raise awareness about motorcycle safety and the dangers of drunk driving.  Molly Hatchet will perform during the Biker Bash's May 16 festivities.

Other artists playing the Swamp Fox Biker Bash include The Marshall Tucker Band on May 14, Bret Michaels May 15, and Buckcherry on May 16.  Tickets are available via Pledge Music.  Weiland also teamed up with Pledge Music to release his debut album with The Wildabouts, Blaster, which will hit stores this Tuesday, March 31.

In other Scott Weiland news, the singer recently took to Facebook to apologize after he was rude to fans at a recent meet-and-greet following a concert in Boston.

"I would like to make a sincere apology to the fans that were at the meet and greet in Boston," he writes.  "I'm embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said."

As first reported by AlternativeNation.net, several fans took to the STP forum BelowEmpty.com to vent about their unpleasant experience at the meet-and-greet, saying that Weiland was disrespectful and seemed drunk.

"I put my all into the show that night and honestly was just beyond exhausted," Weiland continues in his apology.  "Either way, I acted like a total a**hole and for that I'm truly sorry."


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Saturday
Mar282015

Boz Scaggs Adds Summer Dates to 2015 North American Tour

Credit: Danny ClinchBoz Scaggs' busy 2015 schedule just got a lot busier.  The soulful pop-rock singer, whose new album, A Fool to Care, will be released this Tuesday, has just announced a series of North American summer concerts that will follow the spring U.S. trek he'll embark on starting next month.

The newly added run of dates kicks off on July 3 in Marysville, Washington, and is mapped out through an August 9 show in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  Other major cities the trek will visit include San Diego; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Charlotte, North Carolina.  Scaggs' spring tour gets under way April 8 in Gainesville, Florida, and runs through a May 24 gig in Modesto, California.

Meanwhile, Boz is scheduled to appear on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday, April 3.  He'll sit in with the show's house band, The Roots.

As previously reported, A Fool to Know currently is streaming online at Amazon.com through this Monday.

Here are all of Scaggs' confirmed North American tour dates:

3/30 -- Los Angeles CA, Brian Fest - Fonda Theatre
4/8 -- Gainesville, FL, Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
4/9 -- Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
4/11 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa Bay Blues Festival
4/13 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center - Au Rene Theater
4/15 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
4/16 -- Orlando, FL, Universal Orlando's CityWalk - Hard Rock Live
5/1 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Live
5/2 -- Peachtree City, GA, Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
5/4 -- San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
5/6 -- Baton Rouge, LA, River Center Theater
5/7 -- Stafford, TX, Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre
5/9 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
5/10 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
5/12 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre
5/13 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts - Reynolds Hall
5/15 -- Temecula, CA, Pechanga Resort & Casino - Indoor Theater
5/16 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
5/17 -- Dana Point, CA, Doheny Blues Fest
5/19 -- San Luis Obispo, CA, Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center - Harmon Hall
5/20 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
5/22 -- Carmel, CA, Sunset Center
5/23 -- Stateline, NV, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa - MontBleu Theatre
5/24 -- Modesto, CA, Gallo Center for the Arts
7/3 -- Marysville, WA, Tulalip Casino
7/4 -- Coquitlam, BC, Canada, Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver
7/7 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
7/9 -- San Diego, CA, Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
7/10 -- Newport Beach, CA, Hyatt Regency – Back Bay Amphitheatre
7/11 -- Chandler, AZ, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
7/13 -- Boulder, CO, Chautauqua Auditorium
7/18 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
7/19 -- Milwaukee, WI, Potawatomi Bingo Casino
7/21 -- Huber Heights, OH, Music Center at The Heights
7/22 -- Interlochen, MI, Kresge Auditorium
7/24 -- Niagara Falls, ON, Fallsview Casino Resort
7/25 -- Cohasset, MA, South Shore Music Circus
7/26 -- York, PA, Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
7/28 -- Verona, NY, Turning Stone Resort Casino – Showroom
7/29 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
7/31 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Music Box
8/1 -- Lincoln, RI, Twin River Casino – Event Center
8/2 -- Portsmouth, NH, The Music Hall
8/4 -- North Bethesda, MD, The Music Center at Strathmore
8/5 -- Charlotte, NC, NC Knight Theater
8/6 -- Durham, NC, The Carolina Theatre
8/8 -- Westhampton Beach, NY, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
8/9 -- Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse


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Saturday
Mar282015

Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Coldplay Nominated for Tonight's Kids' Choice Awards

James Dimmock/NickelodeonImagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy and Coldplay are all up for orange blimps at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

All three bands are nominated in the Favorite Music Group category. Their competition includes pop groups Maroon 5, One Direction and OneRepublic.

The telecast will also include actors Emma Stone, Liam Hemsworth, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Grant Gustin, Josh Gad, Jamie Foxx, Kevin James and Nick Cannon, as well as Little League star Mo'ne Davis. Former Jonas Brother Nick Jonas will host.

Here are the music nominees for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:

Favorite Music Group
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
OneRepublic

Favorite Male Singer
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Nick Jonas
Pharrell Williams
Sam Smith
 
Favorite Female Singer
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
 
Favorite Song of the Year
“All About That Bass” (Meghan Trainor)
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry)
“Fancy” (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX)
“Problem” (Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea)
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)
 
Favorite New Artist
5 Seconds of Summer
Echosmith
Fifth Harmony
Iggy Azalea
Jessie J
Meghan Trainor


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Saturday
Mar282015

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson Performing Tonight on Kids' Choice Awards

James Dimmock/NickelodeonIggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson will perform their new single “Trouble” tonight at the Kids’ Choice Awards airing from The Forum in Los Angeles.

Azalea is up for Favorite New Artist, and she also has two nominations in the Favorite Song of the Year category: one for “Fancy” featuring Charlie XCX, and one as the featured artist on Ariana Grande’s “Problem.” Beyonce is competing against Nicki Minaj for Favorite Female Singer, and the nominees for Favorite Male Singer include Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake and Sam Smith.

Jamie Foxx and Nick Cannon are among the celebrities who will participate. Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will air tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


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Saturday
Mar282015

Reba Teases New Music from "Love Somebody"

Image Courtesy BMLGIf you can’t wait until Reba’s new album Love Somebody comes out on April 14, you'll be glad to know that the country icon is already giving fans a preview. You can now hear a snippet of the uptempo “Until They Don’t Love You,” on YouTube, ahead of the song’s debut next week.

Those who pre-order Reba’s first album since 2010 on iTunes will also get an immediate download of “Enough,” her duet with Jennifer Nettles. Packages on Reba’s website also offer both an exclusive T-shirt and a vinyl copy of the record. Love Somebody showcases her current single, “Going Out Like That” as well.

 


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Saturday
Mar282015

Karrueche Tran Dishes on Chris Brown and Rihanna in OWN Special

Photo by Dale Berman and Courtesy of OWNKarrueche Tran reveals that Chris Brown admitted he was in a love triangle with Rihanna and her in the Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran special, hosted by Iyanla Vanzant and airing tonight on the OWN.

Tran told Vanzant that at the time, she wasn't bothered by Chris' relationship with Rihanna because, “I was under the impression it was a friend-type, not a friend, but it wasn’t what it became to be.” When it became apparent that Brown and Rihanna were romantically connected, Tran told Vanzant, “I knew, but I didn’t want to believe it.”

Vanzant responded, "I'm going to repeat to you what you said, 'I knew, but I didn't want to believe it,'" Iyanla says.  "Huge mistake. Huge! But you've got to get that. Don't just zip past that."

In the emotional interview, Tran also reacts to the news that Brown has a daughter with another woman.

Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on OWN.


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Saturday
Mar282015

Nick Jonas-Hosted "Kids' Choice Awards" Air Tonight

James Dimmock/NickelodeonNick Jonas will pull double duty this weekend as he both hosts and performs on Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which air Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  Nick, who's also a nominee, will open the ceremony with a performance of his hit, "Jealous." Other performers include 5 Seconds of Summer, and Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson, who'll team for their duet, "Trouble."

Other musicians who'll be taking part in the festivities, but not performing, include Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony and Echosmith, all three of whom are nominated for Favorite New Artist.  Meghan's also up for Favorite Song of the Year, for "All About that Bass."

Echosmith frontwoman Sydney Sierota, who's 17, tells ABC Radio that she used to watch the Kids' Choice Awards when she was a little kid.  "I never even thought, 'Oh, it'd be cool to be on it,'" she tells ABC Radio of watching in years past.  "It wasn't even something that I even thought was a possibility at all."

She laughs, "And here we are: we're getting nominated, not just attending, which is quite the difference [from] me being a little kid watching it and thinking, 'Oh my gosh, they're so cool!'"

Sydney adds she's happy the show is actually voted on by kids, not music industry insiders. "The Kids' Choice Awards is a great idea 'cause everybody gets to have their opinion, and that gets to play into the end result is," she tells ABC Radio.  "And whether we win or not, the fact that we get to even be at the point of people being able to vote for us...we're really excited about it and really thankful." 

Other stars you'll see on the telecast include Emma Stone, Liam Hemsworth, Zendaya, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Grant Gustin, Josh Gad, Bethany Mota, Shawn Mendes, Jamie Foxx, Kevin James, Nick Cannon, and Little League star Mo'ne Davis.

Here are the music nominees for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:

Favorite Music Group
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
OneRepublic

Favorite Male Singer
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Nick Jonas
Pharrell Williams
Sam Smith
 
Favorite Female Singer
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
 
Favorite Song of the Year
“All About That Bass” (Meghan Trainor)
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry)
“Fancy” (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX)
“Problem” (Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea)
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)
 
Favorite New Artist
5 Seconds of Summer
Echosmith
Fifth Harmony
Iggy Azalea
Jessie J
Meghan Trainor


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