Headlines: Carrie Underwood Apple Radio, Jordin Sparks One Kid is Enough

Apple Music launching shows with Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood – The streaming service announced that it will debut two new radio stations Tuesday: Apple Music Hits, focused on popular songs of the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s, as well as Apple Music Country, dedicated to the country music genre. Both channels will have daily on-air hosts but will also include several shows hosted by well-known musicians. Apple Music Hits will include shows hosted by Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette, Backstreet Boys, Meghan Trainor, Ciara, blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Huey Lewis. More than a dozen country acts will debut shows on Apple Music Country, including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Rissi Palmer, Morgan Wallen, Kelsea Ballerini, Breland, Dierks Bentley, Jimmie Allen and “This Is Us” actress and singer Chrissy Metz. – Read more at Associated Press

Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah Aren’t Planning on More Kids: Our Son DJ ‘Is Enough’ – All set! Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah don’t have plans to give their 2-year-old son, DJ, a sibling. “Yeah, I’m good with one. We’re both good,” the American Idol season 6 winner, 30, exclusively told Us Weekly on Monday, August 17, while promoting her “Sounds Like Me” EP. “I can’t say what’s going to happen in the future, but I’m, like, very sure that it’s still gonna stay just one.” The singer went on to say that her toddler is “more than enough” and an “amazing” child. “As a mom, knowing myself and going through this for the first time, I’m just like, ‘You know what? I want to be able to keep my focus on DJ,’” the Arizona native explained. “Because trying to split the attention from Dana to DJ was a lot for me. I’m a giver. I love to be nurturing, and I just don’t know if I’d be able to take care of myself as much if I expanded.” – Read more at USMagazine

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Matt McAndrew Talks ‘To Better Days,’ NBC’s ‘The Voice’ + More – Interview – Los Angeles’ Slaves recently released their new album, “To Better Days,” and the set marks a new chapter for the band. “To Better Days” is the group’s first album recorded with new vocalist Matt McAndrew, who America grew to know and love as the runner-up of Season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice.” McAndrew spoke with Audio Ink Radio about the new album and his experience stepping into the role of frontman in Slaves. – Read more at AudioInkRadio

It’s The Voice vs American Idol

Good friends The Voice coach Blake Shelton and American Idol judge Luke Bryan ribbed each other on Twitter Monday. Blake doctored a news item which claimed Luke’s music put people to sleep. Luke shot back, “Your girlfriend is the only reason people are listening to your last two singles.” Blake and girlfriend and fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani have had two hit country duets on the charts: “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.” Luke has a point!


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  1. Looks like David C is deep into the studio, this week…instead of a Stage-it show announcement, we get this tease of a screenshot for (plus/minus) three minutes of music to decipher…which attracts some fun commentary. Also. Have I mentioned how much I enjoy seeing Alumni inter-actions? ? Like the following exchange…. Say what??? “15,000 didgeridoos!” ???

    ?davidcookofficial?Verified?? Working on work. ?16h?


    kris_allen?Verified ?But what I’m dying to know is how much time has passed already? Come on. Give us a riddle or something. Is this like 3:30 banger? 6 min epic. Maybe it’s a 3:06. Short, sweet, and Beatles. I need to know.

    * ??davidcookofficial?Verified?@kris_allen you remember that scene from “walk Hard” where Dewey is in the studio, working on his opus? I’m at the “15,000 didgeridoos!” phase.??


  2. Last weekend Haley Reinhart participated in the all-day online musical festival DE-TOUR to raise money for musicians and venues affected by the pandemic. Her performance was captured in this high-quality recording at Chess Records. She performs “Can’t Find My Way Home” and “Don’t Know How to Love You” with her father. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtsHEs2g0w

  3. Queen + Metallica Top 2019 Album Sales List (US only)

    Queen and Metallica earned more from album sales than anyone else last year, according to a brand new report from Billboard collecting The Highest Paid Musicians of 2019. Queen topped the list for album sales, thanks in part to a massive boost from the Academy Award-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which gave Rami Malek the Best Actor Oscar for his convincing portrayal of late frontman Freddie Mercury. The movie’s soundtrack of the same name, several greatest hits compilations and enduring classic albums such as 1975’s A Night at the Opera contributed to the surviving members’ estimated $9.6 million haul, besting all artists of every genre in terms of pure sales. Queen is the only rock band to make an appearance in the Top 10 for streaming revenue, at No. 5 with $8.1M. They were also No. 5 on the Top Publishing list with $3.06M. Queen was the first hard rock band on the list with an estimated $35.2M,…The majority of Queen’s total came from live shows ($14.M), with Adam Lambert fronting the band since 2009.


  4. My down vote isn’t a reflection against you, but against your dreadful message. ;)

  5. So, Queen and Adam have an announcement within the next couple of days. Some guesses were a live album or concert DVD with QAL. Others guessed their Brazil RIO announcement, but they (RIO) already announced it.

  6. To break out the numbers from the article:

    Total 2019 revenue (U.S.): $35.2M
    Sales (9.6M)
    Streaming (8.1M)
    Publishing (3.1M)
    Touring with @AdamLambert (14.4M)

  7. Ha! It is nice to see Queen (glad someone is) making some money, even millions, off of streams.

  8. Fantastic and all without a single new song. Queens’s music is classic and fans want to hear their hits and catalog. They buy and stream and they pay good money to come to the concerts with Adam fronting the band. Adam is free to write and create solo music for himself and still rock arenas/stadiums with Queen. So it is a winning and lucrative situation for him and for them.

  9. Next Alumni guest on #LiveWithMichael…Pia Toscano..


    @piatoscano is bored of quarantine all by herself so I decided I’m keeping her company tomorrow on IG live ?. Tune in for a new #LiveWithMichael at 5pm PT / 8pm ET. ??

  10. Time correction (one hour earlier):

    Announcement coming tonight, 4 pm pst, 7 pm est.

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