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Monday
Jan162017

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

ABC/Fred LeeThe 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 up for International Male Solo Artist, and his competition includes Drake and The Weekend, while Twenty One Pilots are up for International Group, where their competition includes A Tribe Called Quest, the duo of Drake and Future, and Kings of Leon.

Coldplay is up for Best British Single for "Hymn for the Weekend," where they're up against Zayn, Calum Scott, Clean Bandit, and Little Mix, among others. Zayn is also up for British Video of the Year for "Pillowtalk."

The Brits Icon Award will be presented to Robbie Williams, while the prestigious Critics' Choice Award winner has already been announced: it's blues singer Rag 'N' Bone Man, whose single "Human" is making a few inroads in the U.S. Previous winners of that award include Adele and Sam Smith.

Little Mix, The 1975, and Emeli Sande will perform at the Brit Awards, scheduled for February 22.

Michael Buble is supposed to host the show, but it's unlikely he will, given that he's put his career on hold to care for his son Noah, who was diagnosed with cancer last year.

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Monday
Jan162017

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

Image Group LA/ABCWhen 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 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 Dance," featuring Colby O'Donis.  She's had two more #1s since then: "Poker Face" and "Born This Way."

Finally, it looks like Gaga's new country-flavored direction may not be a phase. Producer Brian Kennedy posted a photo of himself on Instagram with Gaga and Dallas Davidson, a country songwriter who's penned tunes for artists like Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Lady Antebelleum.  

Kennedy, who's produced hits for Rihanna and Chris Brown, wrote, "First session of the year with @ladygaga & @dallasdavidson_ two incredible people! #inspired #readytoworkagain #newsound."  There has been speculation that this session has to do with Gaga's upcoming role in the remake of the movie A Star is Born.

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Monday
Jan162017

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

ABC/Randy HolmesFresh 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 dedicated “We Belong Together” to the new couple. Mariah is believed to earn $3 million for such performances. 

Antonio Banderas was also present and made a speech wishing the couple well.

There were additional performances from a number of Russian stars.

Ronson closed the night with a DJ set.

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Monday
Jan162017

"Reelin'" in Las Vegas: Steely Dan Schedules Sin City Residency in April

Credit: Danny ClinchIf you find yourself in Vegas this April, you may want to head over to the Opaline Theatre at The Venetian hotel and casino to check out Steely Dan. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have announced their first-ever Las Vegas residency, a nine-date run of shows dubbed Reelin' in the Chips that's scheduled for April 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28 and 29.

Singer/keyboardist Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker will be accompanied by their longtime touring band, which includes guitarist Jon Herington, drummer Keith Carlock, bassist Freddie Washington, keyboardist Jim Beard, a four-piece horn section and three backing vocalists. According to a press statement, the concerts will feature Steely Dan playing "a diverse set of classics."

Tickets for the Reelin' in the Chips residency go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, January 20, at 10 a.m. PT at Ticketmaster.com and The Venetian box office, as well as by calling 1-800-745-3000. In addition, American Express card members will be able to buy advance tickets beginning Tuesday, January 17 at 10 a.m. PT.

The Vegas shows currently are the only dates on Steely Dan's 2017 itinerary.

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Monday
Jan162017

Springsteen Tribute Band Pulls Out of Pre-Inaugural Ball 

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A Bruce Springsteen tribute band has pulled out of a scheduled performance at a pre-inauguration ball out of "respect" to the Boss.

The B Street Band was supposed to perform at the New Jersey State Society's ball on Thursday, the day before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.  Though the event is billed as non-partisan, and the band was actually hired for the gig before the election, they have come under fire for agreeing to participate.

This is, in large part, due to Springsteen's stated enmity towards Trump.  In the past, Springsteen has called him a "moron," and questioned whether or not he was "competent enough" to be president.

Now, the band has issued a statement to the Springsteen fan site Backstreets, saying, "With deepest apologies to our fans and the New Jersey Inaugural Ball committee, the B Street Band is withdrawing from performing at this year's inauguration Gala. Our decision is based SOLELY on the respect and gratitude we have for Bruce and the E Street Band."

The band confirms its decision to ABC News, saying, "We didn’t want to be construed as disrespectful to Bruce and his music and the E Street Band. We thought we could explain that it is a nonpolitical event, and that we were contracted and there’s no connection to Trump and his camp...It was more about Jersey, and doing it because it was a Jersey gala. But it just exploded and we were getting fairly isolated."

He added that the band decided its priority is that we "honor and respect Bruce. And right now, it’s construed that we were not doing that.”

In a statement, the executive director of the New Jersey State Society tells ABC News that it's "disappointed" at the B Street Band's decision to pull out, but adds, "We understand [it] based on all the questions and attention this has brought to the B Street Band."

The B Street Band has played the New Jersey State Society event twice before: in 2009 and in 2013.

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Monday
Jan162017

Building a Mystery: Dan + Shay Tease the Premiere of Gritty "How Not To" Video

Warner Music NashvilleMonday night, Dan + Shay are set to roll out their dramatic new video for their latest single, “How Not To.”

All weekend, the duo has been sharing brief snippets of their latest project on social media, with gritty clips that include several arguments, smoking, drinking and a waitress who’s fallen asleep on the job because she apparently has an alcohol problem.

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney promise all will be revealed on Instagram and Twitter Monday night at 8 p.m. ET.

“How Not To” is the second single from their Obsessed album, following their #1, “From the Ground Up.”  

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Monday
Jan162017

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

Chris Haston/NBCNick 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 -- I screw up on America's Got Talent all the time," he explained.

"When there's people in your ear saying things and stuff...I think she kinda got a little flustered, but being the diva she is, she said, 'I'm just going to walk around and pose for seven minutes,'" Nick continued.  

"And like Ryan Seacrest said, 'She can do no wrong.' So, she worked through it." 

As previously reported, last week, Mimi posted a recorded message about her botched New Year's Eve performance to give her side of the story.  

In the clip, she accuses the production team of sabotaging her, and says that it's not "practical" to sing live in the middle of Times Square on New Year's Eve "with all the noise, the freezing cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating" and faulty ear monitors. 

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Monday
Jan162017

Soul Survivors Singer Richie Ingui Dies at Age 70

Charlie and Richie Ingui (Courtesy Gamble Huff Entertainment)Richie Ingui, co-lead singer of the Philadelphia pop-soul group The Soul Survivors, died Friday at the age of 70. Ingui's brother and band mate, Charlie Ingui, tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that Richie passed away suddenly from heart failure.

"He was just a soulful singer who sang from deep within his heart," says Charlie. "Not too many brothers shared what we shared. Our love for each other was evident to anybody who saw us together on the stage. I miss him terribly."

The Soul Survivors are best-known for their 1967 hit "Expressway to Your Heart," which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The tune was written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and helped launch the career of the influential Philly soul songwriting and producing duo.

Gamble & Huff have issued a joint statement paying homage to Richie that reads, "We send our very sincere condolences to Charlie and Richie's families. Not only did they bring our Philly Sound and Gamble & Huff to the national spotlight first with the hit song 'Expressway to Your Heart,' but they were truly like Brothers to us. Richie was a true soul singer who sang from the heart."

The Soul Survivors scored one more pop hit, "Explosion in Your Soul," which reached #33 on the Hot 100 in 1967. The band broke up in the late 1970s, but re-formed in the late '80s and, led by Richie and Charlie, continued to perform until recently.

Last year, The Soul Survivors took part in in the Marian Anderson Awards ceremony in Philadelphia, performing a medley of Philly soul tunes that included "Expressway to Your Heart" in tribute to honorees Gamble & Huff and Patti LaBelle.

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Monday
Jan162017

Hip-Hop Personality Charged in Deadly Irving Plaza Shooting 

Johnny Nunez/WireImageDaryl Campbell, an underground podcast rapper known as Taxstone, was arrested this morning in Brooklyn for his role in the May 2016 shooting at New York City's Irving Plaza that left rapper T.I.’s bodyguard dead. 

Campbell was arrested in Brooklyn by U.S. Marshals and the NYPD on a federal gun possession charge. Law enforcement sources confirm the arrest stems from the shooting at Irving Plaza, but Campbell’s alleged role was not made clear.  

He and rapper Troy Ave, who has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges, may have been in some sort of dispute at the concert venue where T.I. was scheduled to perform. 

As previously reported, while out on bail, Troy Ave was shot again and wounded last month in a separate inciden 

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Monday
Jan162017

Tucker Beathard Rocks On with Opry Debut at Ryman

©2017 Grand Ole Opry | Photo Credit: Chris HolloNewcomer Tucker Beathard made his Opry debut this weekend, stepping onstage at the historic Ryman Auditorium for an acoustic version of his latest single, “Momma and Jesus.” The “Rock On” hitmaker also debuted a new song, titled “18.”

“Growing up in Nashville, it’s instilled from a young age what an honor playing the Grand Ole Opry is,” Tucker reflected. “I started writing songs to put my emotions out there…the ones that I don’t know how to let out any other way."

"To be able to express myself on that stage and be part of that legacy is a blessing and a dream come true,” he added.

Tucker heads out on The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour with Brantley Gilbert starting February 2 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Monday
Jan162017

Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood and More Set to Sing for President-Elect Trump

Show Dog NashvilleA number of country stars will take part in Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood will perform at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration Thursday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This will be the “God Bless the U.S.A.” hitmaker’s fourth inaugural appearance, having participated in the ceremonies for Ronald ReaganGeorge H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

Toby addressed any potential controversy about his participation in a statement to ABC News.  “I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military,” the Oklahoma native said. “I performed at events for previous Presidents Bush and Obama and over 200 shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for the USO.”

Tim Rushlow, formerly of Little TexasLonestar’s Richie McDonald and Restless Heart’s Larry Stewartwill also sing together at the event, collaborating as The Frontmen of Country.

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Monday
Jan162017

When Is a House Not a House? When It's a Bon Jovi Album Title

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Bon Jovi's upcoming This House Is Not for Sale tour is one of the most anticipated of 2017. It supports their #1 album of the same name, which they released in 2016 after three years of turmoil. They nearly left their longtime record label, while founding member Richie Sambora quit mid-tour.  Frontman Jon Bon Jovi tells ABC Radio that the "This House Is Not for Sale" concept summed up what he was going through at the time.

"I was writing quite a bit, but the writing hadn't taken focus at that time," he says of creating the album. "I did have a house for sale, so that's how the title came to me." Then, Jon explains, he spotted a photo of a house growing out of the ground, with deep roots.

"When I saw that picture -- and they say that a picture speaks a thousand words -- that one jumped off the page," he notes. The photo not only became the album cover, but inspired the entire album concept.

"Because I was going through such turmoil in my professional career, and...having this home that I was trying to sell, it all came together for me and I said, 'I got it!'" Jon recalls. "[I said], 'This is the foundation now for the writing, this is the cornerstone of this record.'" 

Jon says the title then became a metaphor for everything the band stands for.

"'This House,' being my integrity, the stage, the record, the business of music," Jon explains. "When I say "this house is not for sale," that's what it means."

The This House Is Not for Sale tour kicks off February 8 in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Monday
Jan162017

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock What was Darius Rucker's first hit to top the country charts? ANSWER:  2008's "Don' Think I Don't Think About It."

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Monday
Jan162017

Chaka Khan Among Performers to Be Featured on New "Showtime at the Apollo" Special

Credit: Tim FieldingAn all-new Showtime at the Apollo TV special, hosted by Steve Harvey, will premiere in February, featuring a variety of performances captured at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. 

The special's lineup includes Chaka Khan, as well as rappers T.I., Meek Mill, Quavo and RaRa. Also set to hit the Apollo stage are comedians Mike Epps and Gabriel Iglesias.  And, of course, viewers will be treated to the venue's iconic Amateur Night of performances from up-and-coming artists who may -- or may not -- get booed off the stage. 

The new Showtime at the Apollo special premieres February 1 on Fox at 8 p.m. ET. 

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Monday
Jan162017

Green Day Adds Wrigley Field Date to Summer Tour

Credit: Frank MaddocksGreen Day has added a date at Chicago's Wrigley Field to the summer tour in support of their new album, Revolution Radio. The punk trio will play the famed ballpark for the first time in their career on August 24.

Tickets will be available to members of Green Day's Idiot Nation fan club starting Tuesday, January 17, and general on sale will begin January 20. Visit GreenDay.com for all ticket info.

As with the rest of Green Day's summer tour, Catfish and the Bottlemen will be the opener at the Wrigley show.

Green Day kicks off their Revolution Radio tour March 1 in Phoenix. The spring leg will conclude in April, and the summer outing will pick things back up in August.

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Monday
Jan162017

Jam with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp 

ABC/Randy HolmesLinkin Park frontman Chester Bennington will be taking part in an upcoming installment of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp.

"I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and jamming at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp," says Bennington in a statement. "I'm excited for the opportunity to share my music and passion with other musicians and fans of what I do."

Along with Bennington, Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch be taking part in the camp, which will be held April 6-9 in Los Angeles. Activities include rehearsals and jam sessions, tutorial classes, Q&A sessions with the famous music artists and live performances. At the end of the weekend, campers will get to take the stage at the famed Whisky a Go Go club.

If you're more grunge than nu-metal, you might be interested in February's Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, which features Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez of Alice in Chains and Dean and Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots. You can find all Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp info at RockCamp.com.

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Monday
Jan162017

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

Legacy RecordingsA 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 Kendrick LamarThe Weeknd featuring Daft PunkRae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty, and  Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

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 “Motownphilly” by Boyz II Men, “Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith, "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica and "Poison" by Bell Biv Devoe.

Both collections will be released on Friday, January 27.

Here are the track lists:

NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 61
Bruno Mars -- "24k Magic"
Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar -- "Don't Wanna Know"
Alessia Cara -- "Scars to Your Beautiful"
Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj -- "Side to Side"
DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber -- "Let Me Love You"
The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk -- "Starboy"
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane -- "Black Beatles"
D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty -- "Broccoli"
Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall -- "Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)"
Fifth Harmony -- "That’s My Girl" 
Jon Bellion -- "All Time Low"
Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha -- "In the Name of Love" 
Hey Violet -- "Guys My Age" 
Shawn Mendes -- "Treat You Better" 
Niall Horan -- "This Town" 
gnash featuring Olivia O’Brien -- "i hate u, i love u" 

BONUS TRACKS: “NOW What’s Next” New Music Preview
Citizen Four -- "Testify"
Dagny -- "Fool's Gold"
JoJo featuring Wiz Khalifa -- "No Apologies"
Aanysa X Snakehips -- "Burn Break Crash"
Maggie Rogers -- "Alaska"
Urban Cone -- "Old School"

NOW That's What I Call 90s Pop
Will Smith -- "Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It" 
Britney Spears -- "…Baby One More Time" 
Christina Aguilera -- "Genie in a Bottle" 
Brandy & Monica -- "The Boy Is Mine" 
TLC -- "Waterfalls" 
Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue --  "Whatta Man" 
Boyz II Men -- "Motownphilly" 
Bell Biv Devoe -- "Poison" 
Wreckx-N-Effect -- "Rumpshaker" 
Bobby Brown -- "Humpin’ Around" 
C&C Music Factory -- "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" 
Montell Jordan -- "This Is How We Do It" 
Everything but the Girl -- "Missing (Todd Terry Remix)" 
Sheryl Crow -- "All I Wanna Do" 
Hanson -- "MMMBop" 
Ricky Martin -- "Livin’ La Vida Loca" 
New Kids on the Block -- "Step by Step" 
Backstreet Boys -- "I Want It That Way" 

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Monday
Jan162017

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

Legacy RecordingsA 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, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber.

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 “Motownphilly” by Boyz II Men, “All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow, “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys and "Livin’ La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin.

Both collections will be released on Friday, January 27.

Here are the track lists:

NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 61
Bruno Mars -- "24k Magic"
Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar -- "Don't Wanna Know"
Alessia Cara -- "Scars to Your Beautiful"
Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj -- "Side to Side"
DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber -- "Let Me Love You"
The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk -- "Starboy"
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane -- "Black Beatles"
D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty -- "Broccoli"
Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall -- "Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)"
Fifth Harmony -- "That’s My Girl"
Jon Bellion -- "All Time Low"
Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha -- "In the Name of Love"
Hey Violet -- "Guys My Age"
Shawn Mendes -- "Treat You Better"
Niall Horan -- "This Town"
gnash featuring Olivia O’Brien -- "i hate u, i love u"

BONUS TRACKS: “NOW What’s Next” New Music Preview
Citizen Four -- "Testify"
Dagny -- "Fool's Gold"
JoJo featuring Wiz Khalifa -- "No Apologies"
Aanysa X Snakehips -- "Burn Break Crash"
Maggie Rogers -- "Alaska"
Urban Cone -- "Old School"

NOW That's What I Call 90s Pop
Will Smith -- "Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It"
Britney Spears -- "…Baby One More Time"
Christina Aguilera -- "Genie in a Bottle"
Brandy & Monica -- "The Boy Is Mine"
TLC -- "Waterfalls"
Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue --  "Whatta Man"
Boyz II Men -- "Motownphilly"
Bell Biv Devoe -- "Poison"
Wreckx-N-Effect -- "Rumpshaker"
Bobby Brown -- "Humpin’ Around"
C&C Music Factory -- "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
Montell Jordan -- "This Is How We Do It"
Everything but the Girl -- "Missing (Todd Terry Remix)"
Sheryl Crow -- "All I Wanna Do"
Hanson -- "MMMBop"
Ricky Martin -- "Livin’ La Vida Loca"
New Kids on the Block -- "Step by Step"
Backstreet Boys -- "I Want It That Way"

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Monday
Jan162017

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

Legacy RecordingsA 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 released on Friday, January 27.

Here are the track lists:


NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 61
Bruno Mars -- "24k Magic"
Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar -- "Don't Wanna Know"
Alessia Cara -- "Scars to Your Beautiful"
Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj -- "Side to Side"
DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber -- "Let Me Love You"
The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk -- "Starboy"
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane -- "Black Beatles"
D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty -- "Broccoli"
Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall -- "Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)"
Fifth Harmony -- "That’s My Girl"
Jon Bellion -- "All Time Low"
Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha -- "In the Name of Love"
Hey Violet -- "Guys My Age"
Shawn Mendes -- "Treat You Better"
Niall Horan -- "This Town"
gnash featuring Olivia O’Brien -- "i hate u, i love u"

BONUS TRACKS: “NOW What’s Next” New Music Preview
Citizen Four -- "Testify"
Dagny -- "Fool's Gold"
JoJo featuring Wiz Khalifa -- "No Apologies"
Aanysa X Snakehips -- "Burn Break Crash"
Maggie Rogers -- "Alaska"
Urban Cone -- "Old School"

NOW That's What I Call 90s Pop
Will Smith -- "Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It"
Britney Spears -- "…Baby One More Time"
Christina Aguilera -- "Genie in a Bottle"
Brandy & Monica -- "The Boy Is Mine"
TLC -- "Waterfalls"
Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue --  "Whatta Man"
Boyz II Men -- "Motownphilly"
Bell Biv Devoe -- "Poison"
Wreckx-N-Effect -- "Rumpshaker"
Bobby Brown -- "Humpin’ Around"
C&C Music Factory -- "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
Montell Jordan -- "This Is How We Do It"
Everything but the Girl -- "Missing (Todd Terry Remix)"
Sheryl Crow -- "All I Wanna Do"
Hanson -- "MMMBop"
Ricky Martin -- "Livin’ La Vida Loca"
New Kids on the Block -- "Step by Step"
Backstreet Boys -- "I Want It That Way"

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Monday
Jan162017

Metallica to Perform at Grammys

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica will be taking the stage at this year's Grammys, the band announced on their website.

"First, it was a total honor to be nominated, but now this?!!?" Metallica writes. "We're beyond excited that we have been invited to perform on the 59th annual Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 12, 2017."

There's no word on what Metallica will perform, but the band promises "something very unique and special." Perhaps they'll play their Hardwired...to Self-Destruct track "Hardwired," which is nominated for the Best Rock Song Grammy, but given all the swearing in that song, that might be too stressful for the CBS censors.

Metallica last took the Grammy stage in 2014, when they performed "One" along with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang.

The 2017 Grammys will air February 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

In other Metallica news, the band has shared official live footage of performances of the Hardwired songs "Halo on Fire" and "Now That We're Dead" in Seoul, South Korea, which you can watch now via Metallica.com.

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