Travis SchneiderMaroon 5's latest hit "Memories" has just become the 15th top 10 hit of their career, but as Billboard notes, it also gives them a streak that has only been exceeded by some true legends, including Mariah Carey and Prince.
Thanks to "Memories," Maroon 5 has now managed to score at least one top 10 hit per year for the past nine years. It started in 2011 with "Moves Like Jagger," and then continued from there, with smashes like 2012's "One More Night," 2014's "Maps," 2015's "Sugar," 2017's "What Lovers Do" and last year's "Girls Like You."
In the history of the Billboard Hot 100, only four other acts have managed a streak of nine years or more: Rihanna, The Temptations, Mariah Carey and Prince.
Rihanna had a nine-year streak which started with 2005's "Pon de Replay" and ended in 2013 with "Monster." Iconic Motown group The Temptations also pulled off a nine-year streak, starting in 1965 with "My Girl" and ending in 1973 with "Masterpiece."
But Mariah and Prince are the record holders, having each managed a streak of one top 10 hit each year for 12 years straight. For Prince, his streak ran from 1983's "Little Red Corvette" to 1994's "The Most Beautiful Girl."
Mariah's 12-year streak, meanwhile, ended the most recently. It lasted from 1990's "Vision of Love" -- her debut hit -- all the way through 2001's "Loverboy."
Artists whose streaks could have been similar, had they not been interrupted by one single top 10-free year, include Madonna, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift.
ABC/Heidi GutmanMariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas: She's just released the 25th anniversary reissue of her 1994 holiday album, her hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has just made its annual reappearance on the Billboard Hot 100, and she'll kick off her Christmas tour Friday in Las Vegas. But if you're expecting Mariah to sing all her number one hits on the tour, well...you're out of luck.
Asked by Yahoo Entertainment what fans can expect from the tour, Mariah said, "We can expect a Christmas extravaganza. And it's all Christmas songs. I do a couple of songs that are not Christmas [but] some of my friends that have come to see me on tour are like, 'You gotta sing your hits!'"
"I'm, like, 'It's for Christmas,'" she explains. "People don't understand. This is my entire focus of my year, is Christmas."
Mariah was also asked a series of rapid-fire questions about Christmas, such as her favorite Christmas tradition -- sleigh-riding -- and her favorite Christmas treat, which is hot chocolate with schnapps. But when asked to name the best gift she's ever given, Mariah didn't even think twice.
"Life," she said, referring to her twins Monroe and Moroccan.
And along those same lines, when asked to name the best gift she's ever received, she said "Babies."
Meanwhile, you can now watch Mariah's first-ever live performance of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" on YouTube. It took place at a 1994 charity event at New York City's Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Valheria RochaWith all the impeachment news today, you may have forgotten that tonight in Atlanta, 10 of the Democratic presidential candidates will face off against each other in yet another debate.
For the first time, the debate will be moderated by an all-female panel, so in honor of the occasion, Andrew Yang -- the candidate who wants to give every American 18 and over $1,000 a month -- has created a special all-female-empowerment-anthems playlist for Billboard.
Yang's selections include huge hits like Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire," Destiny's Child's "Surivor" and Gloria Estefan's "Get On Your Feet" and popular tracks like Aretha Franklin's "Think," Rachel Platten's "Stand By You" and Jessie J's "Price Tag."
There are also lesser-known songs: Kelly Clarkson's version of the Hamilton song "It's Quiet Uptown" and Taylor Swift's "The Man" from her new album Lover.
Yang's favorite track, though, is "Dog Days are Over" by Florence the Machine. He tells Billboard, "'Dog Days Are Over’ was the first song I listened to when I was getting pumped up for the Detroit Democratic debate, so it’s a special one."
Tonight's debate will be moderated by MSNBC anchors Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, and Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker. It'll air live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta at 9 p.m. ET on MSNBC.
In addition to Yang, the other candidates participating are Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Elizabeth Warren. No word on what they'll be listening to before they take the stage.
Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman from Paramount PicturesIn his career, Elton John has won five Grammys and a Grammy Legend Award. Now, the guy who played him in the biopic Rocketman has gotten his very own Grammy nomination.
Taron Egerton is nominated in the category of Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Rocketman soundtrack, which features his takes on Elton classics like "Your Song," "Crocodile Rock," "Bennie & the Jets" and, of course, "Rocket Man." It also features Taron's duet with Elton, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," written by Elton and Bernie Taupin especially for the film.
"I didn't see that coming! Bloody hell!" Taron wrote on Instagram, next to a screenshot of the nominations list.
The Rocketman soundtrack is the only album in the category credited to just one person. Most of the other nominees -- which include the soundtracks to The Lion King, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -- are credited to Various Artists.
The final nominee in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media category -- the soundtrack to A Star Is Born -- is credited to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
It's worth noting that last year, Oscar-winner Rami Malek wasn't nominated for the soundtrack of Bohemian Rhapsody, because even though he played Freddie Mercury in the movie, he didn't do his own singing.
Grammy winners will be revealed on Sunday, January 26, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.
ABC/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson has four kids but on Thursday, she'll officially christen her first "godchild" -- a new Norwegian cruise ship, the Norwegian Encore.
As the official "godmother" of the ship, Kelly will perform at its christening ceremony in Miami. The ship will also have a reading room named the River Rose Reading Room, in honor of Kelly's daughter. She tells Billboard, "Reading is very important to our family. We do it every night with our kids. My mom is a teacher, so I definitely was a teacher’s kid."
Kelly also says as part of the deal, she and her family will take a cruise, which will make all the kids, ages three to 18, happy.
"This is my first godchild. I did it right. I don’t have to take care of anything. It just gives me things -- awesome,” Kelly tells Billboard. “We’re a big family. It’s always hard to find vacations that everybody’s really into.”
Between this gig, her talk show, The Voice and her upcoming Las Vegas residency, you may be wondering if Kelly will have time to make any music in the near future. But she tells Billboard not to worry -- she reveals that she recently recorded what she calls “one of my favorite songs I’ll probably ever do in my career,” adding, "It’s a beautifully written song and one of my favorite writers in the world wrote it...the whole experience has been amazing."
Kelly then teases, "Hopefully our whole idea for the song pans out. I’ve never done anything like this in my career. All of what I’m saying isn’t making sense until you actually know what’s happening, but you’ll know by the time it comes out...it's a new way. I’ve never really done anything like it.”
ABC/Rick RowellLady Gaga is joining Oprah for a very different kind of tour.
The singer will be a special guest on Oprah’s upcoming 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour. She’ll help kick off the string of dates on January 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sitting down with the media maven for an inspirational one-on-one conversation.
Others joining Oprah on the tour include Tina Fey in St. Paul, MN; Amy Schumer in Charlotte, NC; Dwayne Johnson in Atlanta, GA; Michelle Obama in Brooklyn, NY; Tracee Ellis Ross in Dallas, TX; Kate Hudson in San Francisco, CA; Jennifer Lopez in Los Angeles, CA; and Gayle King in Denver, CO.
Tickets for the arena tour, presented by Weight Watchers Reimagined, are on sale now at Tickermaster.com.
The Recording AcademyNew artists are dominating the Grammys this year. First-time nominees Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead the list of nominations, which were announced Wednesday morning.
Lizzo is the top nominee, with eight, including the trifecta of Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Billie Eilish -- also nominated in the big three categories -- and Lil Nas X have six nominations each. All three are up for Best New Artist.
Other nominees in major categories include Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, H.E.R., Bon Iver and more.
Grammy winners will be revealed on Sunday, January 26, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. For the full list of nominees, go to Grammy.com.
Here are the nominees in some of the top categories:
Record of the Year "Hey, Ma" — Bon Iver "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish "7 Rings" — Ariana Grande "Hard Place" — H.E.R. "Talk" — Khalid "Old Town Road" — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus "Truth Hurts" — Lizzo "Sunflower" — Post Malone & Swae Lee
Album of the Year i,i — Bon Iver Norman F***ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish thank u, next — Ariana Grande I Used To Know Her — H.E.R. 7 — Lil Nas X Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo Father Of The Bride — Vampire Weekend
Song of the Year "Always Remember Us This Way" — Lady Gaga "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish "Bring My Flowers Now" — Tanya Tucker "Hard Place" — (H.E.R. "Lover" — Taylor Swift "Norman F***ing Rockwell" — Lana Del Rey "Someone You Loved" — Lewis Capaldi "Truth Hurts" — Lizzo
Best New Artist Black Pumas Billie Eilish Lil Nas X Lizzo Maggie Rogers Rosalía Tank And The Bangas Yola
Best Pop Solo Performance "Spirit" — Beyoncé "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish "7 Rings" — Ariana Grande "Truth Hurts" — Lizzo "You Need To Calm Down" — Taylor Swift Best Pop Vocal Album The Lion King: The Gift — Beyoncé When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish thank u, next — Ariana Grande No. 6 Collaborations Project — Ed Sheeran Lover — Taylor Swift
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Boyfriend" -- Ariana Grande & Social House "Sucker" -- Jonas Brothers "Old Town Road" -- Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus "Sunflower" -- Post Malone & Swae Lee "Senorita" -- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
Best Rock Album Amo — Bring Me The Horizon Social Cues — Cage The Elephant In The End — The Cranberries Trauma — I Prevail Feral Roots — Rival Sons
Best R&B Performance "Love Again" — Daniel Caesar & Brandy "Could've Been" — H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller "Exactly How I Feel" — Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane "Roll Some Mo" — Lucky Daye "Come Home" — Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000
Best Rap Album Revenge Of The Dreamers III — Dreamville Championships — Meek Mill I Am > I Was — 21 Savage Igor — Tyler, The Creator The Lost Boy — YBN Cordae
Best Country Song "Bring My Flowers Now" — Tanya Tucker "Girl Goin' Nowhere" —Ashley McBryde "It All Comes Out In The Wash" — Miranda Lambert "Some Of It" — Eric Church "Speechless" —Dan Shay
Trae Patton/NBCOn Tuesday’s episode ofThe Voice, the 13 artists who performed on Monday learned thatCali Wilson, from TeamBlake Shelton, andMax Boyle, fromKelly Clarkson’s team, were sent home.
Wilson and Boyle were eliminated at the end of the one-hour results show. They lost an "Instant Save" vote toJoana Martinez, from TeamGwen Stefani.
There are now 11 artists remaining in the competition.
Prior to the vote, Wilson, Boyle and Martinez sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. Wilson performed “The Chain” byFleetwood Mac; Boyle coveredEd Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”; and Martinez tackledAlicia Keys’ “Superwoman.”
The results show also featured Gwen joining her team for a group performance ofLizzo’s “Good As Hell,” and Kelly leading her team in version ofThe Cranberries’ “Linger.”
The Voicereturns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Allen Berezovsky/Getty ImagesNow that Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have owned up to the fact that they've been dating since July -- and won't stop with the PDA -- it's apparently O.K. to ask them all the questions. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Camila describes her initial relationship with Shawn, which began more than four years ago, as "just weird."
In 2015, Camila and Shawn teamed up to record a top 10 hit, "I Know What You Did Last Summer." It was during that time, Camila says, "I really bonded with him as more than a friend."
"I think he did, too, but we were both really young, and he was experiencing the pressures of his career," she continues. "I don’t think we knew what to do with those feelings. It was this awkward thing where we both liked each other, but we weren’t together. It was just weird."
However, Camila says that she and Shawn always had a connection, which apparently lasted through the years, and through relationships with other people.
"An energy was there from the beginning, but after that song, we didn’t spend as much time together," she tells Rolling Stone. "Our paths just didn’t cross in that way romantically until we started hanging out again and writing. For me, it just brought it back."
The relationship has inspired at least some of the songs on Camila's new album Romance, which is coming out next month and will include the couple's hit duet, "Señorita."
“I was really inspired by the big sounds of the '80s,” she says of the new project. "I just liked the drama — like Queen, where everything is so intense. I want these songs to feel amazing to perform.”
You'll be able to see her perform her new songs on the American Music Awards this Sunday night on ABC.
As his breakthrough single "Someone You Loved" spends a third week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Lewis Capaldi has released a new single, "Before You Go," from the new extended edition of his debut album. While the lyrics sound like they could be about a breakup, Lewis says the song is about something much more serious -- something his family has personally been affected by.
Speaking to Apple Music's Beats 1, Lewis revealed, "It's about suicide...not necessarily the act of it, but, like, after it happens, the aftermath of it. And...people kind of blaming themselves or starting to think, you know, 'What could I have done to kinda help that person?' or whatever."
In the song, Lewis sings, "Before you go/Was there something I could've said/to make your heart beat better?/If only I'd've known you had a storm to weather/So, before you go/Was there something I could've said/To make it all stop hurting?"
As Lewis explained, he wrote the song based on something that happened in his own family.
"When I was five or six...my aunt committed suicide and I just remember recently speaking to my mom about her feelings," he said. "About going through that sort of rigmarole in your head of like, you know, "What could I have done here? Could I have done anything?"
"She said at first you're angry. You kinda get angry at them. And then you get angry at yourself...she said it was a very, very strange [emotional] arc."
The extended edition of Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is out this Friday. Meanwhile, look for Lewis' name to be called at least a couple times this morning when Grammy nominations are announced.
FilmMagic For dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018The American Music Awards air this Sunday night on ABC, and it appears as though all eyes will be on Taylor Swift -- even if she wasn't getting the Artist of the Decade award.
Taylor's ongoing feud with her former label over whether she will be allowed to perform her old hits on the show doesn't seem to have been entirely resolved. But according to Page Six, Taylor is planning to turn her appearance on the show into a strong statement about artists' rights.
“Taylor will turn her AMA performance into a huge moment, and a powerful message," dishes a music insider. "We are expecting to see artists such as Selena [Gomez] join her on stage as part of a fierce show of female artistic strength and empowerment."
The insider adds, “Then, when accepting her award, Taylor will likely make a statement about artists being able to own their masters, the music they created, and how she feels she has been treated by Scooter [Braun] and Scott [Borchetta]."
Borchetta founded Taylor's old label, Big Machine, and signed her to it. Earlier this year, he sold the label to Braun -- a situation Taylor called her "worst-case scenario," due to her dislike of Braun.
“Her friends are all going to be pushing her message on the red carpet," the insider claims. "Taylor’s going to play dirty with elegance and grace.”
Tune into the American Music Awards Sunday night to watch the "Sparks Fly," starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Walt Disney Television/Jeff NeiraWe all know Jennifer Lopez has been responsible for some iconic designer fashion moments in her day -- hello, Versace jungle dress -- but now she’s got a new fashion partnership in the works.
The brand posted a black-and-white campaign photo of J.Lo, sporting a chic trench coat and scarf as her hair blows in the wind.
“Get ready to be swept away,” they captioned the photo. “#JLo is the new face of Coach. More to come in 2020.”
According to Women’s Wear Daily, Jennifer will appear in Coach’s global advertising campaigns for leather goods, apparel and footwear, starting with the spring 2020 season.
“I’m so excited for this collaboration with Coach,” J.Lo says in statement obtained by WWD. “It is a timeless brand that I’ve always been a fan of and the upcoming collection really speaks to my personal style –– an uptown/downtown mix.”
Lopez's support of Coach goes way back: she carried Coach Signature bags in her 2002 video for “All I Have.”
Selena Gomez was previously the face of Coach since 2016 and collaborated with the brand on accessories and apparel. No word on what her role, if any, will be going forward.
ABC/Image Group LALast week, Pink appeared on the Country Music Association Awards telecast, performing her song "Love You Anyway" along with country superstar Chris Stapleton. And while the show was packed with performances by a slew of other country stars, ironically, it was Pink who came out the big winner, sales-wise.
As Billboard notes, of all the songs performed on the three-hour ABC telecast, "Love You Anyway" experienced the biggest boost in sales: Specifically a sales increase of close to five thousand percent. Considering the song wasn't a single and most viewers were likely unaware it existed, that's not entirely surprising.
Halsey, the other pop star who appeared on the telecast, also experienced a sales boost. Her performance with Lady Antebellum was a medley of the country trio's hit "What If I Never Get Over You" and her current single, "Graveyard," and it resulted in a 370% sales increase for the latter tune.
Dan Shay's crossover pop/country hit "Speechless," meanwhile, enjoyed an 811% sales increase.
Universal PicturesThe new trailer for the movie CATS offers fans a lot more scenes of Taylor Swift in her furry feline guise as Bombalurina, but it also explains the plot a bit more.
In the trailer, we see, but don't hear, Taylor as Bombalurina singing, dancing and descending from the ceiling on a golden moon set piece while scattering gold dust from a bedazzled can marked "catnip."
In a voiceover, we hear Dame Judi Dench in her role as Old Deuteronomy say, "Tonight is a magical night, where I choose the cat that deserves a new life."
Another feline adds, "The most deserving cat will be reborn into another life, so they can be who they've always dreamed of being."
And Idris Elba's Macavity announces, "It's time -- to make the choice!"
We also see the words, "Many will compete. Only one can win." So in other words, it's sort of a feline American Idol situation.
There's also a lot of footage of Jason Derulo's character, Rum Tum Tugger, Jennifer Hudson's Grizabella and Rebel Wilson's Jennyanydots, as well as the cats played by James Corden and Ian McKellen.
Front and center is Francesca Hayward's cat, Victoria: She's the one who'll sing "Beautiful Ghosts," the song Taylor co-wrote with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber for the soundtrack.
NBCKelly Clarkson and John Legend's new version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" has caused some controversy, with some upset that their version altered original lyrics that made some uncomfortable. On her talk show Tuesday, Kelly and John's wife, Chrissy Teigen, defended the new version, saying the outrage didn't make any sense.
Some people felt that the original lyric "Say, what's in this drink?," as well as the male singer's repeated attempts to persuade the female singer to stay, made the song seem -- well, "date-rapey" is the term that's used. The new version modifies those lyrics.
The most outspoken critic of John and Kelly's new version is Sharon Osborne, who said earlier this month, "To change an innocent lyric...what the hell are you on? That’s ridiculous...Why do you do this?”
On Tuesday, Kelly explained, "Because of the #MeToo movement, they pulled 'Baby It's Cold Outside,' from a lot of radio stations...both John and I...we like the original. But we noticed that a lot of people didn't. So we're like, 'Oh, let's just give them another option...' And apparently, we killed Christmas!"
"Sharon assumed that you guys burned them all in the backyard or something and they can never listen to the original ever again!" Chrissy snarked, and then imitated someone whining about it: "If I can't have my creepy song, it's not Christmas!"
Kelly got in on the joke, mock-whining, "'I want the date-rape drink!'"
"'I want date-rapey songs!'" Chrissy whined.
"Honestly, the original doesn't even offend me," Kelly added. "I just was like, 'Cool, we'll do another version.'"
Kelly says she loves Sharon Osbourne, but insists, "We didn't kill Christmas. Santa's still alive!...I'm trying to understand [the outrage] because, I mean, there are so many issues in the world right now!"
Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABCCeline Dion sat down for a special one-on-one chat on Watch What Happens Live Monday night, where she dished on her love life and how she almost passed on her most famous song of all time.
When a fan asked her if she’ll ever get remarried and if she’s currently dating, Celine said, "I don't date. I don't have a boyfriend. And, you know, it doesn't mean that I will not find someone in my life. If I do, that will be great. If I don't, that will be great."
She added that she’s still in love with her late husband, René Angelil, who passed away in 2016, and that she sees him through the eyes of her children, 18-year-old René Charles and nine-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.
Celine says she wasn’t surprised that the tabloids speculated she was dating her gay best friend, Pepe Munoz, but she assures host Andy Cohen that if she ever does find love again, she’d be an open book about it.
Also during the episode, Celine admitted at first she didn’t want to record what's perhaps her most famous song, the Titanic theme, “My Heart Will Go On.”
“It didn’t appeal to me. I was probably very tired that day -- very tired,” she said.
But René convinced her to demo it, and Celine's one-take vocals on the demo ended up being used as the actual recording. “I never re-sang it for the recording…But after that, I’ve sang it about three gazillion times,” she joked.
For the first time in nearly 25 years, McDonald will join The Doobie Brothers -- led by longtime core members Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee -- for the milestone trek. The band broke the news at the end of its show Monday night at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, which featured performances of the classic Doobies albums Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me in full.
Nashville native McDonald came onstage during the encore to perform "Takin' It to the Streets," and that's when Simmons made the announcement.
The tour kicks off June 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and currently is set to wrap up October 10 in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands, Texas. A hometown show in Mountain View, California, on September 12 is part of the itinerary. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 6, at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com. Premium packages will also be available via LaneOne.
In a statement, Johnston said, "We're truly excited about our 50th Anniversary Tour, as it's a celebration of the band's entire history. We'll be performing songs from our full catalog, as well as new music."
2020 may be a really big year for The Doobie Brothers: They've been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and will find out next month if they're going to be inducted.
Here are all of The Doobie Brothers' confirmed 50th anniversary tour dates:
6/9 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre 6/10 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 6/14 -- Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 6/17 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 6/19 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion 6/20 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 6/23 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach 6/24 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live 6/26 -- Allentown, PA, PPL Center 6/27 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion 6/29 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center 6/30 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 7/2 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena 7/3 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center 7/19 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage 7/22 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center 7/26 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 7/30 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 8/2 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 8/4 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center 8/8 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago 8/14 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis 8/30 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 9/2 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre 9/5 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre 9/12 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre 9/18 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum 10/3 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion 10/9 -- Irving, TX, Toyota Music Factory 10/10 -- The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Trae Patton/NBCThe Voicewas live on Monday, with the top 13 artists competing for America’s vote, advised by their coachesBlake Shelton,Gwen Stefani,Kelly ClarksonandJohn Legend. Two artists will be sent home on Tuesday, based on America’s vote.
On Monday, each artist took the stage with a special dedication.
Here are the highlights of Monday night's show:
Team Gwen'sJoana Martinezdedicated "Get on Your Feet," byGloria Estefan -- who, like Joana's family, immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba and settled in Miami -- her hometown. Gwen told the 15-year-old pop singer that the secret to nailing her performance was working the stage. Martinez, who drew a standing ovation from all four coaches, including Gwen who was "shocked" at how well Joana pulled it off.
Max Boyle, who Kelly stole from John Legend, sentAllen Stone's "Unaware" out to his family, particularly his young nice and nephew, explaining that as the youngest of six children, he never got to be a big brother. Max's former coach cheered the artist's "power and charisma." Clarkson also praised Boyle for nailing a tough song.
Myracle Holloway, saved by Gwen Stefani during the live playoffs, had some pretty big shoes to fill by dedicatingWhitney Houston's "I'm Your Baby Tonight" to her late grandmother, who raised her when her mother could not. Kelly called Myracle "a champion." Gwen hailed the performance as "perfect" and "incredible."
Team Legend'sWill Bremandedicated "I Won't Give Up," byJason Mraz, to his mom, who never gave up on Will, who was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Following Breman's performance, John and Blake were impressed with the singer's emotion and connection to the song.
Kat Hammock, representing Team Blake, chose the traditional ballad "Danny Boy," which she dedicated to her grandparents. During rehearsals, Blake struggled to find anything wrong with her performance. Afterwards, Shelton called her "one of the most important artists" he's ever worked with on the show.
Team Legend's powerhouse singerKatie Kadandedicated "I'm Goin' Down" by "Mary J. Bligeto "all the single ladies who've had their hearts broken." John predicted a "tour de force performance" from Katie and got it. The performance brought all four coaches to their feet, with Legend calling it the best one they'd seen on the show this season.
Hello Sunday, also from Team Kelly became the show's first ever wild card artists last week. The duo, both just 14 years old, sentJessie J's "Mama Knows Best" out to their moms, of course, but to their dads as well. John Legend thought it was their best performance so far. "You're so talented, and you're so freakin' young," added Clarkson.
The Voicereturns Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Valheria RochaJohnMayerandTaylor Swiftsplit up nearly 10 years ago, but that doesn't mean they don't enjoy the other's music. In anInstagramLive video on Monday with Shawn Mendes, Mayer praised Swift's "Lover." But, he revealed that he has a serious issue with one of the lines.
"I love the song. I really like the song. I get a little chuckle because she says, 'We can keep the Christmas lights up till January.' And I go, 'You're insane!' Everyone keeps their Christmas lights up 'till January,'" Mayer deadpans while Shawn, who is sitting next to him, grins and silently chuckles.
According to Swift's fans who werewatching the broadcast, that was a cardinal sin. Swift's fans blasted the "Treat You Better" singer for not sticking up for his friend and for laughing with Mayer as he mocked the lyrics.
Mayer then went on to spoof on "Lover" by focusing just on the January lyric. "We can keep the Christmas lights up until January," The 42-year-old sings before diving into a freestyle. "And then about January 5, we’ll take the lights down. And we’ll put ’em in a box and we’ll label that box Christmas lights. And we’ll put ’em in the attic 'till next December!'"
As of early Thursday, the Shawn Mendes hashtag is still trending in the U.S., while the 21-year-old has still yet to respond to it.
Todd & Chris OwyoungIn 2000, Hootie & the Blowfish demonstrated their love for Waffle House by naming their album of cover songs Scattered, Smothered and Covered -- the same phrase the diner franchise uses to describe its hash browns. Now, Waffle House is returning the favor by naming the band a Jukebox Legend.
On November 20, Waffle House will present the Tunie Awards, recognizing the most popular songs and artists out of the 30 million tracks selected by customers on the nearly 2,000 TouchTunes jukeboxes in Waffle Houses nationwide over the past 12 months.
During the Facebook Live event, Hootie & the Blowfish will be presented with the Waffle House Jukebox Legend Award, in recognition of the band's longtime association with the restaurant chain, dating back to their college days in South Carolina.
The Facebook Live event, which starts at 8 p.m. ET, will also feature appearances by the classic rock band Foreigner, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as country superstar Chris Stapleton, Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block, and pop star and current Dancing with the Stars contestant Ally Brooke.
Last year, the top 10 most popular acts at the Tunie Awards included Chris Stapleton, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Keith Urban. The top Tunie Award for most popular track went to Khalid, for his song "Location."