Shakira performed on the most unlikely stage Sunday night — the Academy of Country Music Awards!
The Voice coaches, Shakira and Blake Shelton took the stage together Sunday night at the ACM Awards to perform their collaboration “Medicine,” which appears on Shakira’s latest album.
Sharkira was dressed in a red dress as she sang alongside the country singer and co-host of the evening’s festivities.
The duet came from the Latin singer’s desire to change things up a bit in her music. She told Billboard last month:
“I told him I wanted to work with Nashville people. I was a little tired of L.A. I wanted people with another point of view, real people with roots with whom I feel comfortable working in the same room. And I told Blake I wanted to do a song that had the narrative of a country song, that was picturesque, that was a real song. But it also needed to suit me, because after all, I’m Colombian.”
Watch the performance after the jump!
Blake Shelton will be performing at a concert to benefit injured military veterans and their families.
The concert will take place on Friday at a temporary built venue in Manhattan’s Bryant Park in connection with Super Bowl festivities. The show will also feature comic Jon Stewart.
PepsiCo is organizing this concert and donating $1 million to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the organization that aids injured veterans and named for the ABC News journalist who was severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq.
The event will also be streamed by PepsiCo. on Friday night at 9:45 pm at www.Pepsi.com. Viewers will be able to click on a button on the site to donate to the foundation.
Shakira and Usher will be back on season six of The Voice, while Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera take a break once again!
Shakira and Usher will join Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on season six of The Voice, which will return much sooner than you think! There will only be a two month absence of The Voice on television, before the sixth season premieres on February 24th.
The Voice wrapped its fifth season on Tuesday, with Adam Levine’s team member Tessanne Chin winning. Chin’s winner single, written by Ryan Tedder, is currently No. 26 on iTunes.
In the show’s five seasons, no one but Adam Levine or Blake Shelton’s team has won. Levine, along with the fifth season, won season one, while Shelton won every other season. The two have also never taken a break from the show, unlike Aguilera and Green.
Are you excited to see Shakira and Usher back in action???
Country singer Ashley Monroe and baseball player John Danks said “I do” on Thursday night in Tennessee!
The two married Thursday night at a sunset ceremony in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. Monroe said:
“I married my best friend. He has such a good heart.”
Blake Shelton officiated the nuptials, which took place at Blackberry Farm, the same place that Kelly Clarkson got married last weekend. Monroe’s best friend and Pistol Annies band mate, Miranda Lambert, was her maid of honor.
Monroe said of having a superstar couple up at the altar with her:
“They’re my dearest friends and we wanted someone with personality to marry us!”
Miranda wasn’t only the bride’s maid of honor, but she also acted as the wedding planner with Monroe nicknaming her “Plannie Annie.” Miranda did a great job from organizing Monroe entering the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage wearing a custom-made Haute Hippie gown to hand-making some of the decor.
The first batch of performers for the 2013 CMA Awards have been announced and so far it’s lining up to be an event filled with star-studded performers!
Gracing the stage at the 47th annual CMA Awards will be Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton. Many of these artists performed at last year’s ceremony so we are looking forward to seeing what they have in store for this year! Maybe some collaborative efforts?
More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be hosting the show for their sixth time!
The 47th annual CMA Awards will air at 8pm ET on November 6 on ABC.
On Wednesday night country singer and The Voice coach Blake Shelton decided to respond to the rumor that the Westboro Baptist Church would be picketing his upcoming October 3 concert in Kansas City, Mo.
Shelton responded to the WBC poster, which announced the 45-minute long protest outside the Sprint Center.
This started a Twitter feud between the two, which ended with a final two tweets from Blake.
What the Westboro Baptist Church is referring to is, Blake was married to his high school sweetheart, Kaynette Williams, when he and current wife Miranda Lambert met. There have also been many rumors of Blake being unfaithful to Miranda and that their marriage is on the rocks.
It’s the morning of the announcement of the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards and Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line have risen early in New York City to announce the nominees. The nominees are being announced live in New York City from the Best Buy Theater and early leaders in the morning include Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean.
The 47th annual CMA Awards are set to take place on November 6, 2013 live from Nashville at 8 PM on ABC. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return as hosts for the sixth time.
Check out the list of nominees after the jump and stay tuned for more to be added as they are announced!
The premiere of The Voice is just weeks away and NBC has announced who the coaches have chosen as their team’s mentors.
Cher, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Miguel will be joining The Voice this season as mentors.
Cher will serve as the mentor to Blake Shelton’s team; Sheeran will work with the returning Christina Aguilera while Miguel will work with the returning Cee Lo Green and Tedder will work with Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine.
Paul Telegdy, president of late night and alternative programming at NBC Entertainment, said:
“This group of wildly successful musicians will add their distinctive talents to their respective teams. I know Christina, Adam, Cee Lo and Blake are very much looking forward to having them come aboard.”
The Voice has a long-standing history of having top musicians as mentors. Some of those included Hillary Scott, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Michael Buble, Pharrell Williams, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jennifer Hudson and more.
The Voice premieres on September 23 on NBC.
The first song we ever heard Danielle Bradbery sing on The Voice stage in the blind auditions round was Taylor Swift’s “Mean.” Who would have thought that day that the 16-year-old singer from Texas would be signed to the very same label as Swift just a few months later?!
Danielle Bradbery became the winner of the fourth season of The Voice on Tuesday night and she now has a record deal with Taylor Swift’s label, Nashville’s Big Machine Records. Just one day after winning the singing competition and making coach Blake Shelton very proud, Bradbery was scooped up by the label.
According to Just Jared she is scheduled to begin recording next week!
Big Machine Records is also the home to Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw.
Bradbery wasn’t only the season’s youngest winner, but she was the season’s youngest contestant, beating out more seasoned performers Michelle Chamuel and the Swon Brothers. Shelton said:
“I think it’s the most important win we have had so far onThe Voice because Danielle is the first winner on The Voice that had no professional experience in the past.”
Danielle had no real performing experience before auditioning for The Voice, which her mom signed her up for. Prior to the show she only sang for her best friend and for anyone else she’d have to hide behind an object or turn around to avoid any eye contact!
What an amazing story! Congrats to Danielle on the win and the record deal! There’s definitely more amazing things to come from Danielle in the future!
And Blake Shelton wins again…I mean, 16-year-old country singer Danielle Bradbery from Team Blake won season four of The Voice on Tuesday night, becoming the youngest winner of the competition.
Bradbery’s performing experience prior to The Voice was pretty much non-existent. She would only sing in her bedroom and for her best friend. If she was to sing for anyone else, it would be behind an object or she would turn around to avoid eye contact. Her time on the show proved to be a time of HUGE growth for the high school student from Texas whose mother signed her up for the show.
In the final moments of last night’s finale, Bradbery ultimately came out on top right above Michelle Chamuel of Team Usher, who came in as the runner-up, and the Swon Brothers, also of Team Blake who came in third place.
In the final performance episode Bradbery sang Sara Evans’ “Born to Fly,” which came in at No. 2 on the iTunes charts. She also reprised one of her best performances, “Maybe It Was Memphis” and sang “Timber, I’m Falling In Love” with her coach Blake Shelton. On last night’s finale she sang “I Want Crazy” with Hunter Hayes.
Also on last night’s finale was performances by Christina Aguilera (who will be returning to her Voice chair for season five) with Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, One Republic sang with Chamuel and Bob Seger sang with the Swon Brothers. There was also a performance by Cher.
Congrats to Danielle Bradbery on her Voice win and to the other finalists who will definitely have a great career in music!