Headlines: Jordin Sparks Rocks the Schools, Tori Kelly Breakthrough Award

CELINE DION WILL PERFORM “HYMNE À L’AMOUR” IN FRENCH AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” AS TRIBUTE TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE RECENT ATTACKS IN PARIS – dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Celine Dion will perform a special rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à L’Amour” in French as tribute to those affected by the recent attacks in Paris at the “2015 American Music Awards.”
“We felt it was important to show our solidarity in light of the recent events in Paris and all around the world,” said Larry Klein, Producer of the “2015 American Music Awards.” “Celine’s performance will help us express our feelings through song, when words do not suffice.” The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. – via dc productions press release

Johnny Rzeznik, Jordin Sparks, Mark Ballas and AJ McLean Among the Lineup for the Star-Studded Rock the Schools Concert’s 5th Anniversary Bash – Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 2015 –(PR.com)– Johnny Rzeznik, Jordin Sparks, Mark Ballas and AJ McLean among the lineup for the Star-Studded Rock the Schools Concert’s 5th Anniversary Bash to support the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. This intimate, acoustic show will be co-headlined by Johnny Rzeznick (Goo Goo Dolls) and Jordin Sparks (winner of season 6 of “American Idol”). Other performers include Alexander Jean, a new duo project featuring Mark Ballas and BC Jean, Musician Aaron Carter, Actress/Musician, Karen David, star of ABC’s “Galavant” and introducing Madi Wolf. More stars TBA. – Read more at PR.com

Tori Kelly to Perform, Receive ‘Breakthrough’ Award at Billboard’s Women in Music 2015 – Tori Kelly will be recognized as Billboard’s Breakthrough artist at 2015’s Women in Music ceremony on Dec. 11 in New York, where the singer-songwriter will also perform. Kelly has been chosen to receive the award for solidifying her voice in the past year with character-defining work on her album Unbreakable Smile, which bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and launched the top 20 Pop Songs “Nobody Love” and “Should’ve Been Us.” Combined, her songs and albums have sold nearly 1.5 million in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, while her songs and videos have accrued 163 million on-demand streams. – Read more at Billboard.com

Dancing’s Derek Hough: I’d Love to See Bindi Go All the Way – Woohoo! Finals! I can’t believe it! It’s been such a long ride and I can’t believe it’s almost over! I am getting sick again, which is not good. I don’t think I fully recovered from last time. It’s been an ongoing thing the past two weeks. My glands are swollen, my chest hurts and it’s hard to breathe and I’m coughing a lot. I’m hoping it’ll pass in the next few days. When you feel like this, sometimes it’s hard to create stuff. But everything it’s going well so far.Being in jeopardy, I wasn’t really thinking about being eliminated, but more about the fact that Tom said that one of these couples had the lowest combined score and votes. They can’t lie about that, so one of us did. I just hope that as far as Bindi is concerned, people will remember to vote for her if they like her. – Read more at TV Guide

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