Headlines: Carrie Underwood Special Has Date, Maddie Poppe Holiday EP

“My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood” to Debut December 3 on HBO Max – On Thursday, December 3, HBO Max is spreading holiday cheer with the debut of Carrie’s new music special “My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood.” In the Max Original, Carrie performs a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the joy and hopefulness of the holiday, as well as new original material from her first-ever full-length Christmas album My Gift. On the special, she is accompanied by her band, as well as a live orchestra and choir, conducted by Carrie’s longtime friend, Emmy® Award-winning musical director Rickey Minor. The special features many heartfelt moments and performances, including a duet with John Legend, singing “Hallelujah,” an original song he co-wrote with Toby Gad, which appears on My Gift. Viewers will also get an inside look behind the scenes of Underwood recording “Little Drummer Boy” with her five-year-old son Isaiah. – Read more at CarrieUnderwoodOfficial

John Legend to Host 2020 Global Citizen Prize Awards Special – Global Citizen announced on Tuesday (Nov. 17) that John Legend will return as host for its second Global Citizen Prize awards special. The event, which honors those who help the most vulnerable and make the world a better place, will feature a number of musical performances, collaborations and inspirational videos of action and impact. The broadcast special will air on Saturday, December 19, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC in the United States and Bell Media in Canada. The Scott Evans-hosted pre-show, will stream at 7:30 p.m. ET on Facebook and Twitter. – Read more at Billboard

Justin Bieber Teams Up With T-Mobile For Epic Performance at the ‘2020 American Music Awards’ – ABC and dick clark productions announced today that global superstar Justin Bieber will return to the American Music Awards stage for the first time since 2016 with an exhilarating performance, brought to fans by T-Mobile. The “2020 American Music Awards” (AMAs), hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will broadcast live Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST/ PST, on ABC. On the 10th anniversary of Bieber’s AMAs stage debut, the 15-time winner will take the stage to deliver a multisong, must-see performance, including his current global smash hits “Holy” and “Lonely” with special guest Benny Blanco, among other surprises that fans will not want to miss. In 2010, Bieber made his debut on the AMAs stage with an inspirational rendition of his song “Pray.” – Read more at WDTVPress.com

Legendary Trio Bell Biv DeVOE and Diamond-Certified Hip-Hop Icon Nelly to Thrill Fans on the American Music Awards Stage – As announced on “Dancing with the Stars,” multiplatinum-selling hip-hop/R&B group, Bell Biv DeVoe and double diamond-selling, chart-topping hitmaker, Nelly, will each perform a medley of memorable club-banging hits at the “2020 American Music Awards” (AMAs). Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the show will broadcast live Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST/ PST, on ABC. Three-time American Music Award-winning group Bell Biv DeVoe returns to the AMAs with their scorching hot back-in-the-day singles, “Do Me” and “Poison.” Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe made their AMA stage debut nearly 30 years ago with their 1991 hot No. 1 single, “B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me?),” from their debut studio album, “Poison.” Megastar Nelly will take fans back to the start of the new millennium with a blazing performance of his anthems “Country Grammar,” “E.I.” and “Ride Wit Me.” Currently competing on “Dancing with the Stars” and a three-time American Music Award winner, the hip-hop dynamo won his first AMA in 2002 for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, followed by the Fan’s Choice Award in 2003, and again in 2013 for Single of the Year with Florida Georgia Line for their hit, “Cruise.” – Read more at WDTVPress.com

Maddie Poppe to release Christmas EP on November 20

The American Idol 2018 winner announces that she will drop a Christmas EP on Friday November 20

American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips earns a spot on President Barack Obama’s latest playlist

The list is made of songs that came out while Obama was president. Phillip Phillip’s hit song “Home” is included.

Jordin Sparks Says Quarantine Has Proven Her Marriage Was Meant to Be (Exclusive) – Sparks said that it was a bit stressful to navigate the pandemic when everything first went into lockdown. But, now, months into this new normal, the “Homebody” singer is simply enjoying being able to spend time with her husband and young son. (Sparks and Isaiah initially wed in July 2017. They welcomed their first child together, DJ, in May 2018.) “Now it’s like nine months later and we’re all still figuring out what to do, but I’m really grateful that I’ve been able to spend time at home,” Sparks told PopCulture.com exclusively while promoting her partnership with Kalahari Resorts, which just opened up the largest indoor waterpark location in Texas in mid-November. “For me personally, even before I won the American Idol, I hadn’t been in one place this long consecutively. So for me, [it’s] been very nice to experience a home life, like enjoy my home instead of it being like a laundromat or a storage unit, you know what I mean?” As Sparks continued to explain, this quality time has been invaluable for her and the family. She even noted that spending so much quality time with her husband confirmed to her that he’s the one that she’s meant to be with. – Read more at PopCulture.com

From The Voice to The Airwaves, Jake Hoot is Making the Most of His Musical “Leap of Faith” – PC: To that point, after you were announced as winner, Kelly Clarkson is heard on the broadcast saying she was proud of you. What did Kelly’s support throughout your journey on The Voice mean to you, and what is it like to have someone so talented in your corner? JH: Oh gosh, it’s hard to even put into words. Anytime you have somebody take a chance on you, whether they’re a big star not, it’s really special. To have somebody of her caliber take a chance on me and continue to support me and push me; even since the show, she’s continued to help me out and take time out of her day to help me out, it means the world. One thing I can say that I took away from her is how to approach songs differently. She taught me to learn songs in a completely different way. Rather than just singing words, you have to live the words and have people feel those words through you. It’s been really special, and I’m really lucky that I got to be on her team! – Read more at ProCountryMusic

Johnny Weir Admits It ‘Hurts’ Being Eliminated From ‘Dancing With the Stars’: It’s a ‘Popularity Contest’ – Staying true to himself. Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart were visibly upset at the end of the Monday, November 16, episode of Dancing With the Stars. After their semifinal performances, they were the first pair eliminated when it was revealed they had the lowest number of votes by America. (Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten were also sent home after the judges chose to save Justina Machado and Sasha Farber over them.) “It hurts a lot because it definitely feels like a popularity contest more so than a dance contest but that’s part of it,” the Olympian, 36, told Us Weekly and other reporters on Monday night. “I knew what I was signing up for. I can say wholeheartedly that I would always prefer to be myself than be popular.” – Read more at USMagazine

Normani Says Being in Fifth Harmony ‘Took a Toll’ on Her Confidence: ‘I Didn’t Believe in Myself’

The “Motivation” singer, 24, opened up in the latest cover story for Women’s Health about her life in lockdown and how she keeps her high self-esteem after being in Fifth Harmony. (And PEOPLE has a first look at the cover!) “[It] alters the perception you have of yourself,” she said of being overlooked in the group originally comprised of her, Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui. “Having certain things happen so blatantly while also feeling like the ‘other’ and being so young and hearing the public compare [us] took a toll on my confidence.” “For a long time, I didn’t believe in myself because I didn’t feel like I was given the opportunity to,” she told the outlet. – Read more at People

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