Terence Patrick/CBSSure, it was all to promote their upcoming Las Vegas residency, but it was still a lot of fun. The Backstreet Boys made a surprise appearance on Tuesday night’s Late Late Show, long enough for host James Corden to sit in with them for a performance of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)."
The bit began with Corden declaring he was passionate about bringing back boy bands. “I’m talking proper boy bands,” Corden said. “Five guys together. I’m talking about the cute one, the funny one, the nice one, the other one, and the maverick who refuses to play by the rules, all living together in some weird mansion in Orlando.”
After then saying he didn’t want to wait, Corden brought out the Backstreet Boys, then – after taking a few seconds to change from his suit and tie into a back tee and leather jacket – joined them for their performance.
Backstreet Boys: Larger than Life residency opens March 1 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale October 1.
Nolan Neal returns to "The Voice"; Tyler Golden/NBCTheVoice aired more blind auditions Tuesday night, with coaches Adam Levine, BlakeShelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys battling one another for artists.
The show was capped with the triumphant return of a hopeful from last season who had his pick of the four coaches.
Here's what happened during the two-hour episode:
Aaron Gibson, 25, of Atlanta, got things started with a slowed-down version of "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M., who hail from another city in Georgia: Athens. Blake, Miley and Alicia all turned around. Blake, as usual, touted his track record on the show, and at one point took out a megahorn to playfully poke fun at Miley. Alicia noted how "soulful" Aaron's voice is, while Miley mentioned that, like Aaron, her vocals are "gravelly." Miley won Aaron's services.
Simone Gundy convinced Adam and Miley to press their buttons with "I (Who Have Nothing)," made famous by the likes of Ben E. King and Shirley Bassey. She's with Team Adam now. Josh Gallagher of Nashville took the stage with "Stay a Little Longer" by the Brothers Osborne. He had his choice of either Blake or Alicia. When Blake and Adam engaged in their usual bickering, Josh joked, "Y'all are so cute together." Blake promoted his experience in Nashville. Not surprisingly, Josh picked Blake.
It was another battle between Blake and Alicia over Gabriel Violett -- who appeared in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening -- following his take on Shawn Mendes' "Treat You Better." Alicia said Gabriel evoked a feeling as if being "wrapped in the arms." Blake admitted that he and Gabriel may not be the best fit stylistically, but argued that he recognized the singer's passion. Gabriel joined Team Alicia.
Alicia also picked up Michael Sanchez after he sang Bill Withers' "Use Me."
Darby Walker put her own spin on the Ben E. King classic "Stand By Me," which had Miley singing along. All of the coaches except for Adam made a bid for Darby. "I want you on my team so bad," Miley said, adding that they have similar vocal styles. To prove her point, Miley duetted with Darby on Dolly Parton's "Jolene." Not to be outdone, Alicia walked onto the stage to sing her hit, "No One," with Darby. Darby selected Miley as her coach.
If Darby's segment seemed familiar to you, it's because it was previously featured in the preview episode that aired after NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympics closing ceremony in August.
Austin Allsup is the son of musician Tommy Allsup, who in 1959 nearly flew on the plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson that crashed, killing all three. Austin performed "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones. Austin bonded with Blake over the fact that he and his now-coach played a show together back in 2005.
Khaliya Kimberlie, 16, took on Kelsea Ballerini's "Dibs." Miley issued an extended plea, leading Blake to joke that the show should be renamed "Miley's Voice." Khaliya was added to Team Miley.
Cooper Bascom gave what he described as a "Mumford and Sons" vibe to The Pretenders' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)." He was unable to land a spot on one of the four teams.
Halle Tomlinson, 18, is a former star of the Barney & Friends children's series and an instructor at a School of Rock. She sang "New York State of Mind," then had her choice of either Adam or Alicia. Alicia was happy to hear a song about her native New York, adding that it was effortless on Halle's part. Adam said there are things she can work on, but she has a lot of potential. Halle is now a member of Team Alicia.
The episode concluded with Nolan Neal, who auditioned last season but was passed over by the coaches at the time. Song choice was the issue back then, but he redeemed himself this time around with his take on Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." All four coaches turned around for him. Blake recognized Nolan, but it seemed Adam needed to have his memory jogged. The Maroon 5 frontman argued that Nolan should join him because he gave him advice during Nolan's previous audition. Alicia referred to Nolan as a "classic all-timer." Nolan joined Team Adam.
The blind auditions will wrap up next Monday and Tuesday night on NBC.
Getty Images via ABCLukas Graham scored a hit with "7 Years," and now the Danish band has another hit on its hands with "Mama Said." Like "7 Years," the song is based on the real-life experiences of singer Lukas Graham Forchhammer, but he says that doesn't stop people everywhere from relating to it.
"Mama Said" is about how Lukas grew up poor in Christiania, an area of Copenhagen that's sort of like a hippie commune. Residents of Christiania are often looked down upon, but the song is about how Lukas never let that bother him, and never gave up his dreams of making it. Despite that very specific inspiration, but Lukas says he's not surprised by the song's success.
"I think anyone coming from small communities like us that get songs to play on the radio worldwide are a bit gobsmacked by the fact that so many people are resonating with their music," Lukas tells ABC Radio. "But I think what makes people understand a song like 'Mama Said' is [that] you’re talking about something very, very simple."
And what's that? Lukas explains, "You’re talking about something as simple as your mom and your dad and your upbringing and in a marginalized neighborhood but still dreaming about bigger things than the average life."
He adds, "I think a lot of people in this day and age can relate to that -- relate to that dream of breaking out of stereotypes and wanting to escape the possible ghetto that they’re from."
"Mama Said" is the second single from Lukas Graham's self-titled debut album. The band will launch yet another U.S. tour this fall, and they're hotly tipped to get a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in December.
ABC/Fred LeeZedd has released the theme song for this year’s League of Legends World Championship. The new track, called “Ignite,” is out today along with an accompanying music video.
The song, featuring vocals by Tim James, has a heavy beat and video game influences. The animated music video features highlights from the last five years of League of Legends World Championship matches.
“Everyone’s watching through your eyes/There’s only two options/Win or die,” the song goes.
This year’s championship will take place from September 29 to October 29 across several cities in the U.S.
Photo by David Becker/Getty ImagesTove Lo has joined the lineup for Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest. The singer will take the stage in Los Angeles Sunday, October 30, the final day of the three-day event. Her performance will also come right on the heels of the October 28 release of her sophomore album, Lady Wood.
Previously announced performers Nick Jonas and Janelle Monae are set to appear at PopFest on Saturday, October 29.
In addition to the musical guests, the festival also boasts screenings, panels and sneak peeks. Tickets are available now at EWPopFest.com.
Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABCJustin Bieber and Beyonce are leading the nominees for the MTV Europe Music Awards this year. The singers each racked up five nominations apiece.
Justin is up for Best Canadian Act, Best Male, Best Pop, Best Song for “Sorry,” and Biggest Fans. Beyonce, meanwhile, nabbed nominations for Best Female, Best U.S. Act, Best Video for “Formation,” Best Live, and Biggest Fans.
Following close behind is Adele with four nominations, and Drake and Rihanna with three nods for their hit collaboration “Work.” Lukas Graham, Bebe Rexha and DNCE also scored first-time nominations.
The MTV EMAs will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6.
Here’s the list of nominees:
BEST CANADIAN ACT Alessia Cara Drake Justin Bieber Shawn Mendes The Weeknd
BEST U.S. ACT Ariana Grande Beyoncé Charlie Puth Kanye West Twenty One Pilots
BEST SONG Adele -- "Hello" Justin Bieber -- "Sorry" Lukas Graham -- "7 Years" Mike Posner -- "I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)" Rihanna ft. Drake -- "Work"
BEST VIDEO Beyoncé -- "Formation" Coldplay -- "Up&Up" Kanye West -- "Famous" Tame Impala -- "The Less I Know the Better" The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk -- "Starboy"
BEST FEMALE Adele Beyoncé Lady Gaga Rihanna Sia
BEST MALE Calvin Harris Drake Justin Bieber Shawn Mendes The Weeknd
BEST LIVE Adele Beyoncé Coldplay Green Day Twenty One Pilots
BEST NEW Bebe Rexha DNCE Lukas Graham The Chainsmokers Zara Larsson
BEST POP Ariana Grande Fifth Harmony Justin Bieber Rihanna Selena Gomez Shawn Mendes
BEST ROCK Coldplay Green Day Metallica Muse Red Hot Chili Peppers
BEST ALTERNATIVE Kings of Leon Radiohead Tame Impala The 1975 Twenty One Pilots
BEST HIP-HOP Drake Future G-Eazy Kanye West Wiz Khalifa
BEST ELECTRONIC Afrojack Calvin Harris David Guetta Major Lazer Martin Garrix
BEST PUSH Alessia Cara Anne-Marie Bebe Rexha Blossoms Charlie Puth DNCE Dua Lipa Elle King Halsey Jack Garratt Jonas Blue Lukas Graham
BIGGEST FANS Ariana Grande Beyoncé Justin Bieber Lady Gaga Shawn Mendes
BEST WORLD STAGE Duran Duran -- Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015) Ellie Goulding -- Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015) Jess Glynne -- Isle of MTV, Malta (2016) Martin Garrix -- Isle of MTV, Malta (2015) One Republic -- MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016) Tinie Tempah -- MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015) Tomorrowland -- Belgium (2016) Wiz Khalifa -- Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
Credit: Alex Wong/Getty ImagesIn honor of National Voter Registration Day, Katy Perry is doing her part to make sure people make it to the polls on Election Day. The singer stars in a new Funny or Die video where she proudly announces that it doesn’t matter what you look like when you vote.
To prove her point, she goes to the polls wearing American flag pajamas with a messy bedhead and smeared makeup. She also deems onesies, zit cream and “covered in slime” as appropriate ways to show up and cast your vote.
But then she takes things a little too far by stripping out of her PJs and going fully nude. She quickly gets taken away by the cops. "Scratch that. Gotta wear clothes," Katy says. "My bad!"
Katy winds up in the back of a squad car with Community star Joel McHale, who's also naked. "You too?" he asks.
As the car drives off, Katy shouts out of the window, "See you at the polls November 8!"
Courtesy of NetflixA new trailer for the Netflix concert documentary, Justin Timberlake The Tennessee Kids, has been released.
The clip teases the energy and excitement of a Justin Timberlake concert, while giving some short glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes. You see Justin interacting with the crowd, and also looking on with emotion as the entire audience sings along to “Mirrors.”
The movie, directed by Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme, was filmed at the final date of Justin’s 20/20 Experience World Tour in Las Vegas. It premieres on Netflix October 12.
NickelodeonGwen Stefani is the co-creator and executive producer of a new Nickelodeon animated series called Kuu Kuu Harajuku, about a stylish girl band HJ5. It's based on the Harajuku Girls backup dancers Gwen first used supporting her Love. Angel. Music. Baby. album. And the singer has shared a new video introducing the series.
In the video, posted to Facebook, Gwen raps an introduction to the fictional band and its characters: Love, the "brain of the crew"; Angel, with the "sunshine demeanor"; Music, who'll "put up a fight"; Baby, who is "sweet as can be; and G -- perhaps named after Gwen herself -- the leader of the pack who's "got your back."
The 26-episode series premieres Friday, October 7, at 4 p.m. on Nickelodeon.
Adele and label/marketing reps celebrate the 10x platinum success of "25"; image courtesy Myrna Suarez via BT PRIf you needed further proof Adele’s 25 continues to be a monster hit, here it is: it’s just been certified 10-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. That officially makes 25 a diamond-certified record, for sales and streams of ten million or more.
Adele was presented with a plaque celebrating the achievement last Thursday, September 22, backstage during her sold-out, six-night run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, which concluded last night. That’s almost ten months to the day after 25 was released on November 20, 2015. It initially took just 21 days for it to go not just platinum, but five-times platinum.
An album or single has to rack up one million sales and streams to earn platinum certification. If you’re curious, Adele’s previous album release, 21, is currently 14-times platinum – it was released February of 2011. Her debut album, 19, has sold over three million copies since its April, 2008 release.
Josh Halverson auditions on “The Voice”; Tyler Golden/NBCTheVoice coaches continued to add artists to their teams Monday night, as week two of the blind auditions began.
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys listened to six hopefuls during the one-hour episode. All of the coaches except Blake landed at least one artist, with Adam and Miley gaining two.
Here's what happened:
Bindi Liebowitz won over both Adam and Blake with her rendition of the Jazmine Sullivan song "Bust Your Windows." Adam pleaded with her, "I love you. I need you." Blake played the "I've won more seasons than Adam has" card. Bindi chose Adam as her coach.
Zack Hicks was unable to convince any of the coaches to turn around with his version of "At This Moment," originally by Billy Vera & The Beaters.
Elia Esparza took a risk by singing in Spanish. It paid off, drawing interest from Adam, Blake and Miley with her cover of Selena's "Como la Flor." Adam thought that there was room for improvement, but that it was a refreshing performance. Miley touted the fact that, unlike Adam and Blake, she had no trouble pronouncing Elia's name. Elia went with Adam, citing the fact that he was the first to turn around.
Lane Mack, whose uncle is a Grammy-nominated Cajun and zydeco musician, took on "Every Day I Have the Blues," made famous by B.B. King, among others. Miley sensed that they had similar taste in music, and she scooped him up for her team.
Karlee Metzger was up next with her take on the Regina Spektor tune "Samson." Miley and Blake both pushed their buttons. Miley was eager to break Karlee out of her shyness. Miley will have that opportunity going forward.
Texan Josh Halverson closed out the show with a performance of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young." In the final moments, Blake, Miley and Alicia all turned around. Miley said she felt wrapped up in what Josh was singing. Alicia said she pressed her button because she knows what good music feels like. Adam endorsed Blake as the right coach for Josh. "Look at how powerful you are, you built a bridge between us," Blake joked to Josh about his friendly rival Adam. Josh landed on Team Alicia.
The blind auditions continue Tuesday night on NBC with a two-hour episode. It begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2013Tickets for the Dance On 'Til Dawn dance party event -- in remembrance of Prince -- are now on sale.
The three-night affair "celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince" is being held in conjunction with the sold-out Prince tribute concert taking place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
As of now, it's known that a DJ, live band and special VIP guests will attend. Past tour band members Andre Cymone and Liv Warfield, along with one of Prince's former protégées Judith Hill are scheduled to appear, according to the TwinCities Pioneer Press.
Dance On 'Til Dawn will take place October 12 to 14 at the Muse Event Center in Minneapolis. Tickets are on sale now.
Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesJustin Timberlake is one of music's best and most avid golfers, so after news broke Sunday night that golf legend Arnold Palmer died at 87, Justin took the opportunity to salute the man who popularized the game.
Justin posted to Instagram a black-and-white picture of himself with Palmer, and in the caption remembered meeting the man. "First tournament I ever played in...He looked the young man in the eye and introduced himself. You could feel the GREATNESS surrounding him."
Justin also recalled a later time when he ran into Palmer at a golf course and the man with 95 career professional wins and seven major championships took time to help Justin with his swing.
"He won spectacularly. He lost graciously. He was bigger than the game. And, he was one of the nicest men I have ever met," Justin wrote. "I liked the game of golf when I met him. And, HE made me love it."
Chán AndreIt's been a good year for Daya -- two breakout hits, "Hide Away" and her Chainsmokers collabo "Don't Let Me Down" -- and a debut album coming next month, Sit Still, Look Pretty. But next year is going to be even more eventful as the teen sensation will embark on her first headlining tour.
The Sit Still, Look Pretty Tour kicks off February 18 in Philadelphia and stops in more than 25 cities before concluding March 30 in Daya's hometown, Pittsburgh.
A tickets pre-sale begins Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. local venue time. Venue pre-sale tickets will be available beginning September 29 at 10 a.m. local time with the password “hideaway.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public September 30 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages for the tour will also be available for purchase. Full details are available on Daya's website.
The Sit Still, Look Pretty album arrives October 7, a week and a half before Daya turns 18.
Here are the Sit Still, Look Pretty tour dates:
2/18 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Trocadero Theatre 2/19 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club 2/21 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza 2/22 -- Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live! 2/24 -- Charlotte, NC, The Underground 2/25 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse 2/26 -- Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge 2/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Recordbar 3/2 -- Dallas, TX, Trees 3/3 -- Houston, TX, Studio @ Warehouse Live 3/7 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Livewire 3/9 -- Los Angeles, CA, El Rey 3/11 -- Anaheim, CA, TBD 3/12 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues 3/14 -- San Francisco, CA, Social Hall 3/16 -- Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom 3/17 -- Vancouver, BC, Rio 3/18 -- Seattle, WA, Neumos 3/20 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex 3/22 -- Denver, CO, Bluebird Theater 3/24 -- Minneapolis, MN, Fine Line Music Hall 3/25 -- Green Bay, WI, University of Wisconsin 3/26 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues 3/28 -- Detroit, MI, Shelter 3/29 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues 3/30 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
Denise TruscelloEver wonder what it would be like if Mariah Carey were your mom? Well, it looks pretty normal for five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, except for that part where your mom is dolled up in a revealing, sparkly gown.
Mariah took to Instagram on Monday to post a picture of herself with the twins -- Moroccan in cargo shorts, polo shirt, and sneakers, with Monroe in a white sundress and sandals.
But in the portrait, which Mariah captioned, "#family times," Mariah is decked out in what looks like flashy stage wear -- a gown with a plunging neck line and thigh-high cutaway. Maybe that's what Mariah wears around the house. We'll find out when the diva's docu-series, Mariah's World, debuts on E! December 4.
Image Group LA/ABCSelena Gomez hasn't been on Instagram in weeks, since she announced she was taking a career break to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression related to lupus. But that hasn't stopped her Selenators from driving her to a new Instagram record.
Thanks to fans using the hashtag #SelenaBreakTheInternet, the singer's Instagram account hit the 100-million-followers mark over the weekend. According to Seventeen, that makes her the first person ever to have that number of Instagram followers.
This summer, Selena smashed the record for the most "liked" image in Instagram history. A photo she posted of herself drinking Coca-Cola with the lyrics "You're the Spark" from her hit single "Me & the Rhythm" on the bottle with the caption, "When your lyrics are on the bottle," received a whopping four million likes.
Frank ApollonioThe Chainsmokers remain at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week with their Halsey collaboration, "Closer" -- it's the record's sixth straight week at number one. But the duo is ready to unveil their next single.
On Monday afternoon the pair announced on Twitter that they would be previewing their new single on Snapchat on Monday.
It will be hard to top the success of "Closer." Not only is it sitting on top of the Hot 100, but "Closer," this week, also is atop Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart for a seventh week in a row and atop the Streaming Songs and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts each for a sixth week in a row, reports Billboard.
Lester Cohen/WireImageSo what do the members of a first generation boy band think of One Direction? Looks like we're about to find out when AnOther Man magazine publishes a new interview with Harry conducted by none other than The Beatles' Paul McCartney.
Ben WattsRob Thomas is heading back to to Atlantic City, New Jersey, for another set of solo shows to benefit is charitable organization, the Sidewalk Angels Foundation.
The 6th Annual Sidewalk Angels Foundation benefit shows will take place January 13, 14 and 15 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.
Members of Rob's fan club can get tickets now by logging on to their online accounts. VIP packages go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, with all purpose general ticket sales starting Friday. More information about tickets and VIP packages is available on Rob's website.
The Sidewalk Angels Foundation, which the Matchbox Twenty frontman co-founded with his wife, Marisol, provides funds and resources to grassroots groups.
During these shows, Rob generally performs stripped-down versions of both his solo hits and Matchbox Twenty classics, and tells the stories behind many of the songs.
Rob is on the road through the end of this month on his joint tour with Counting Crows.