It is impossible to look back on pop music in 2016 and not talk about The Chainsmokers. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart created two of the year’s biggest hits: the infectious “Don’t Let Me Down” that features 18 year-old Daya and “Closer,” an inescapable duet that Halsey assists on. “Don’t Let Me Down” was the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: 2016 American Music Awards
PHOTOS: The 2016 American Music Awards Red Carpet
Some news and notes from the American Music Awards red carpet… – Yes the rain was a major, major factor on the carpet and its impact on arrivals almost cannot be overstated. More on that here. – It’s so nice to attend these and see familiar faces, whether it be publicists, fellow members of the… Read more »
The Expected And Unexpected Of Covering The American Music Awards
The genesis of my American Music Awards recap has become tradition: I usually begin typing it immediately after I check out of my hotel in downtown Los Angeles. My morning after the American Music Awards technically starts at the after-party. Then there’s an after-after party with my colleagues. That is followed by food, caffeine and… Read more »
Backstage Photos And Video From Day 2 At The American Music Awards!
For our second and final day inside Westwood One’s Backstage at the 2016 American Music Awards, we chatted with a bunch of stars, including a few performers for Sunday night’s AMAs. John Legend reminisced about his time as a church choir director in Scranton and revealed his Thanksgiving plans, The Chainsmokers talked about working in… Read more »
Backstage Photos And Video From Day 1 At The American Music Awards!
For our first day inside Westwood One’s Backstage at the 2016 American Music Awards, we chatted with Andy Grammer on his Thanksgiving plans, Tinashe on working with Britney Spears and We The Kings’ Travis Clark on covering a song from the hit-musical “Hamilton.” Check out the photos, video and audio interviews below!
INTERVIEW: Daya’s Impressive 11 Months, From Smash Singles To An AMA Nomination
Just 11 months ago, Daya’s parents were pushing her to apply to college, just in-case this whole singing career didn’t pan out. Fast forward to October 2016, just a few weeks shy of her 18th birthday, and suffice to say the artist will be deferring. “I did apply last year,” Daya, nee Grace Tandon, told… Read more »
INTERVIEW: Rachel Platten On The AMAs And Her Dreamy 2016
Rachel Platten’s 2016 has brought her many different places; one of the latest being Times Square where she, along with Joe Jonas, helped reveal some of the nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards. When it comes to the show’s biggest prize, “Artist Of The Year,” the “Fight Song” artist knows a thing or two… Read more »
INTERVIEW: Charlie Puth Wraps A Bow On ‘Nine Track Mind,’ Previews Possible Collaborations
By Ralphie Aversa Charlie Puth confirmed to me that the “Nine Track Mind” album cycle is finished but he stopped short of saying that he wouldn’t be a part of any other new music before year’s end. “We filmed a video for ‘Dangerously’ just as like a fan thank you,” he revealed. “Yunno, thanks for… Read more »
INTERVIEW: Joe Jonas Talks AMA Nominees, New DNCE Album And Favorite NFL Teams
Joe Jonas probably has the weekend of November 18 circled on his calendar… or highlighted in his phone. You get the idea. On that Friday, the Jonas-fronted DNCE will drop its debut, full-length album. The following Sunday, DNCE will head over to the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles for the 2016 American Music Awards…. Read more »