ABC/Matt BrownA Great Big World has announced they’ll be hitting the road to promote their upcoming debut album, Is There Anybody Out There?
The duo’s North American trek kicks off on January 16 at the Highline Ballroom in New York and will make stops in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Nashville, among other cities. Tickets for the newly-announced gigs will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. local venue time.
Is There Anybody Out There? will arrive at all the usual outlets on January 14. If you pre-order the album now, you'll score an immediate downloads of the album track "I Really Want It.”
The album features the duo's duet with Christina Aguilera, "Say Something," which has now been certified gold for sales of more than 500,000 digital downloads.
Here are the tour dates:
1/16 -- New York, NY, Highline Ballroom 1/17 -- Washington, D.C., U Street Music Hall 1/18 -- Buffalo, NY, Tralf Music Hall 1/20 -- Toronto, ON, The Drake Hotel 1/28 -- Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair 1/29 -- Philadelphia, PA, World Café Live 1/31 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount 2/1 -- Baltimore, MD, Sounds Stage 2/3 -- Cleveland, OH, Cambridge Room at House of Blues 2/4 -- Columbus, OH, The A&R Music Bar 2/5 -- Nashville, TN, 12th & Porter
LeaMicheleMusic.comRock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks famously visited the set of Glee when the show did a tribute episode focused on her band Fleetwood Mac's landmark album, Rumours. Now, Glee star Lea Michele says that it was Stevie who helped her heal following the death of her co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose over the summer.
"I had so many amazing people reach out to me, there for me through all of this. And I had the pleasure of having Miss Stevie Nicks call me when Cory passed away and she was so wonderful," Lea tells MTV. "She sent me the most beautiful letter, as well a necklace that was hers and a beautiful book of pictures."
According to Lea, Stevie is "so insightful, so incredible," and explains that in the letter, the legendary singer told her that she would find the strength to get through the tragedy through music.
"And at the time, it was very early in everything and it was sort of hard to grasp on to the fact that anything could help," Lea adds. "But she was right. [Music] is and it has and it will continue to be my source of strength in all of this." Exhibit A: her new single, "Cannonball," which she sings, "And now I will start living/Today/I close the door/I got this new beginning and I will fly, I'll fly/Like a cannonball/Free now."
"It has been, by far, in all honestly, the worst year of my life and I'm thankful that ['Cannonball'] is out now to create some light and positivity and joy at the end of the year," Lea told MTV. "I think that somehow through all of that, this [song] came out and it is an incredible representation of who I am, what I feel and how I'd like to come out of the gate as an artist."
Image Courtesy of Rihanna's InstagramChristmas has come early for Rihanna, who's posted pictures online of all the lavish gifts she's received from top designers.
The singer shared several images via her Instagram account of all the high-end presents, including Prada shoes, sunglasses and a matching handbag.
"Christmas!! Thank you Miuccia and your wonderful team," Ri Ri wrote in the accompanying caption. The singer also shared pictures of a new purse from Versace's spring collection, a pink Stella McCartney hang bag, several gifts from Alexander McQueen, and a custom black bag from Fendi. Rihanna teased, "U ain't 'customed to custom..."
Rihanna later added an image of all the unopened gifts that remained in her living room, writing, "This is gonna be a long night...."
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesThe Material Girl is now a single girl once again. After three years together, Madonna and her boyfriend, French dancer Brahim Zaibat, have separated, her rep confirms to ABC News Radio.
Madonna, 55, and Zaibat, 25, started dating in 2010. Zaibat even worked with the singer on her MDNA world tour last year.
Madonna told ABC's Cynthia McFadden in early 2012 that between the two of them, she was the "easy" one in the relationship, meaning "low-maintenance."
"You know, I go home and I wash my face and I put on my sweatpants and I lay down on the bed and I say, 'oh, please rub my feet,' and you know, he says, 'no, you rub my feet,'" she told McFadden. "So, you know, behind the curtain, I'm just like everybody else."
Speaking about the fact that Zaibat is considerably younger than her, Madonna told McFadden that it's not something she actively seeks out. "I didn't, like, write down on a piece of paper, 'I'm now going to have a relationship with a younger man,'" she explained. "That's just what happened. You see, that's the romantic in me. I just met someone that I cared for, and this happened to be his age."
So what happened between them? A source tells US Weekly, "It ran its course. They were dancing and working together all the time and then they barely saw each other."
Aftermath/Interscope/ShadyAfter several weeks at #2, Eminem and Rihanna's duet "The Monster" has finally reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and made some history in the process.
The song becomes Rihanna's 13th #1 hit. According to Billboard, she's now tied with Michael Jackson for the third-most chart-toppers in history. She now has more #1 hits than Madonna, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson or Stevie Wonder. There are now only two artists who've had more: Mariah Carey, with 18, and The Beatles, with 20. In addition, Rihanna only took seven years and seven months to blow past these music legends. Only the Beatles racked up 13 #1 hits more quickly, in three years and 17 days.
Meanwhile, Eminem has made some history of his own: he's now tied the record for most #1 hits by a rapper, with five. Both Diddy and Ludacris also have five. They all have more #1 hits than Jay Z, who has four.
"The Monster" is Eminem and Rihanna's second #1 hit collabo -- they previously topped the charts with "Love the Way You Lie" in 2010.
Beyonce.comBeyonce is taking her Mrs. Carter World tour overseas. According to her Facebook page, the singer has announced the dates for her European leg, which will begin on February 20 at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena in the United Kingdom.
Beyonce's outing will travel to Manchester, Birmingham and London, and also play three consecutive night at Dublin’s O2 on March 11, before heading to concerts around Europe. Tickets go on general sale on Monday, December 16 at 10 a.m. via TicketMaster.co.uk.
In addition, it's likely we'll finally receive Beyonce's much-anticipated fifth album next year, which, according to Columbia chief Rob Stringer. "Obviously, at some point Beyonce will put a record out," Stringer tells HitsDailyDouble.com. "And when she does it will be monumental. So we’re in really, really good shape."
In the meantime, Bey's U.S. fans can expect her to continue her North American tour leg through her final scheduled show on December 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Here are the new European dates for The Mrs Carter Show World Tour:
2/20 -- United Kingdom, Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena 2/23 -- United Kingdom, Birmingham, LG Arena 2/25 -- United Kingdom, Manchester, Phones 4 U Arena 2/28 -- United Kingdom, London, O2 Arena 3/1 -- United Kingdom, London, O2 Arena 3/2 -- United Kingdom, London, O2 Arena 3/4 -- United Kingdom, London, O2 Arena 3/8 -- Dublin, Ireland, The O2 3/9 -- Dublin, Ireland, The O2 3/11 -- Dublin, Ireland, The O2 3/15 -- Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena 3/18 -- Amsterdam, Holland, Ziggo Dome 3/20 -- Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis 3/24 -- Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi 3/26 -- Lisbon, Portugal, MEO Arena 3/27 -- Lisbon, Portugal, MEO Arena
ABC/Richard HarbaughWe've already heard from VEVO that Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" was the most viewed music video of 2013. Now, it's YouTube's turn to weigh in with its top clip of the year.
PSY's "Gentleman" -- the follow-up to 2012's "Gangnam Style" -- tops YouTube's chart as the most-viewed music video of 2013, with "Wrecking Ball" taking the #2 spot. Miley also has the #3 YouTube music video of the year with "We Can't Stop." Also making the top 10: the videos for "Roar," "Just Give Me a Reason" and "Blurred Lines."
Topping YouTube's list of the Top Trending Videos of 2013 is "The Fox," by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis. That's followed by "Harlem Shake." The popular ChatRoulette parody of Miley's "Wrecking Ball" was in the top five -- it was the popularity of that video that caused the "Wrecking Ball" to return to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 last week. Also on the Top Trending list: "YOLO," the Adam Levine/Kendrick Lamar collaboration with the Lonely Island guys that appeared on Saturday Night Live earlier this year.
Here's YouTube's full list:
Top Music Videos for 2013 1. PSY -- "Gentleman" 2. Miley Cyrus -- "Wrecking Ball" 3. Miley Cyrus -- "We Can't Stop" 4. Katy Perry -- "Roar (Official)" 5. P!nk -- "Just Give Me a Reason ft. Nate Ruess" 6. Robin Thicke -- "Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell" 7. Rihanna -- "Stay ft. Mikky Ekko" 8. Naughty Boy -- "La La La ft. Sam Smith" 9. Selena Gomez -- "Come & Get It" 10. Avicii -- "Wake Me Up (Official Video)"
Top Trending Videos for 2013 1. Ylvis -- "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" 2. "Harlem Shake (original army edition)" 3. "How Animals Eat Their Food" 4. "Miley Cyrus -- Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)" 5. "baby&me / the new evian film" 6. Volvo Trucks -- "The Epic Split feat. Van Damme" 7. "YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)" 8. "Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise" 9. "THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading" 10. "Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2"
RCA RecordsDid Britney Spears' failure to perform live on a TV show negatively impact the sales of her new album, Britney Jean?
Britney's new disc has debuted at #4 on the Billboard album chart, with first-week sales of 107,000 according to Nielsen Soundscan. According to Billboard, that's Britney's lowest first-week sales ever for a studio album. Previously, her 1999 debut album ...Baby One More Time held that distinction, with 121,000 copies.
So why didn't Britney Jean sell more copies? Billboard speculates that it's a result of two things: an under-performing first single, and a lack of a live TV performance.
The album's lead single, "Work B***h," was Brit's lowest-charting first single from an album since 2001. In addition, the song only spent eight weeks on Billboard's Pop Songs chart: the shortest run ever for a Britney first single.
Billboard also notes that Britney Jean is the singer's first studio album for which she did not do a live TV performance -- or a live performance, period. During the release week of her previous album, 2011's Femme Fatale, Britney had an MTV concert special, as well as live performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Good Morning America. That album debuted at #1.
While Britney did do plenty of interviews to support the album, performance-wise, she's been focused on her upcoming Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me, which debuts December 27.
Image Courtesy Kelly Clarkson via TwitterKelly Clarkson showed she doesn't take herself too seriously by staging a comical family photo for her Christmas card this year.
The singer tweeted the photo on Tuesday: it shows herself, her husband Brandon Blackstock, their two dogs, and Brandon's two children, Savannah and Seth, all wrapped up in a big red ribbon and Christmas lights -- similar to the way you'd tie up a criminal with a rope. They're standing in front of a fireplace, giving the side-eye to Santa Claus, who's smiling, looking pleased as punch at what presumably is his evil handiwork: he's got the string of lights that's tying up the family in his hand.
"Merry Christmas from the Blackstocks," Kelly tweeted. "Share your photos for a chance to win!" Kelly's asking her fans to upload their own family holiday photos, from which she'll pick her favorites. Those lucky fans will receive autographed vinyl copies of her Christmas album Wrapped in Red.
One of the dogs pictured in the photo appears to be Kelly's beloved Joplin, a black poodle mix who passed away in November, so the photo clearly was taken prior to then.
Regan Cameron/Marie ClaireIn the new issue of Marie Claire magazine, Katy Perry says the two things she splurges on are "Chanel and good vacations." But after learning about some of the cool stuff she and her crew do while they're on the road -- which is when she's technically working -- we wonder what she actually does when she takes a real vacation.
Katy says that when she's on tour, she and her entourage of 115 -- including crew -- turn the experience into "one big road trip." "Anytime there is something fun to do, we take full advantage of it," she tells Marie Claire. "We probably have the best time of all tours -- I challenge anyone else's tour. Overall, I think we supersede." Here are just some of the activities she arranged for her people while on the road:
--Renting out "the world's best water park" in Texas
--White-water rafting, bonfires and private pool time at a high-end resort in Bali
--Checking out an authentic tango show and sipping wine in Argentina
--Rented a yacht for an after party that started at 3 a.m., following Katy's appearance at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil
--Dressing like cowboys and cowgirls at the Calgary Stampede in Canada
--Skydiving in Dubai
--Meditating in pyramid temples in Mexico
--Bungee jumping and exploring caves in New Zealand
PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records/Syco EntertainmentOne Direction fans, set your DVRs. E! is debuting a new special, One Direction: Off the Charts Wednesday night, and it promises exclusive interviews and footage.
Hosted by E! News’ Jason Kennedy, the special sees Harry, Niall, Zayn, Louis and Liam talking about life on the road -- including trying to steal away for a bit of surfing in Australia only to find helicopters and screaming fans awaiting their arrival at the beach.
The members of 1D also talk about co-writing most of the songs on their recently released album, Midnight Memories, and of course, they address questions every fan wants to know, like which one of them is messiest, which one's the biggest flirt, and which one spends the most time on his hair. We're going to guess it's Harry Styles, but you'll have to tune in and find out.
One Direction: Off the Charts airs Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
PRNewsFoto/PMK*BNCChristmas would be a lot less merry without Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which is why the diva will be taking over NBC this holiday season to spread the Yuletide Cheer.
Mariah kicked off her "12 Days of Christmas" blitz Wednesday morning with an appearance on the Today show. In the coming weeks, she'll make appearances on all three hours of the show, and will also appear on Access Hollywood, Extra, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, MSNBC's PoliticsNation and more. She's also a guest star on Michael Buble's upcoming holiday special, airing on NBC December 18.
Topping it all off will be Mariah's headlining appearance on NBC's New Year's Eve telecast. More details about that will be announced later.
Nino Munoz/FOXDemi Lovato's past struggles with alcohol and cocaine and her three-year rehab stint are already well-known, but The X Factor judge revealed even more details about her addiction to Access Hollywood this past Monday.
Lovato recalled her struggle with addiction while a teenager, telling the entertainment show, "I couldn't go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes," adding, "I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it."
Lovato also reveals to Access Hollywood that she became so good at covering up her addiction that even her mother Dianna, who suspected her daughter might be using drugs, believed her when Demi insisted she wasn't. Dianna admits, “I didn’t actually see her, so when she said, ‘Oh no, there’s nothing going on. I’m not using, I’m not drinking, I wasn’t doing any of these things,’ Why was I not to believe her?”
The X Factor judge and singer says she hit rock-bottom when she was 19 years old. She tells Access Hollywood, “I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car." She adds, "I had a moment where I was like, ‘Oh my God… that is alcoholic behavior. [It’s] no longer, I’m young and rebellious and out having fun, it was, wow, I’m one of those people…I gotta get my s**t together.’”
Demi also opened up to Access Hollywood about her eating compulsion. "I started overeating, compulsively overeating," she admitted. "I would bake cookies and then eat the whole pan...It was just this crazy battle going on inside me. It got really difficult. I would throw up and it would just be blood and it was something that I realized if I don't stop this, I am going to die."
Demi is now 21 years old and clean and sober. Her struggle to recover is detailed in her book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year.
NBCOn Tuesday night's edition of The Voice, Team Adam Levine's James Wolpert and Team Blake Shelton's Cole Vosbury were eliminated, leaving three artists remaining for next week's finale. The remaining contestants are Team Adam’s Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin and Team Christina Aguilera’s Jacquie Lee.
Cole was Blake Shelton's lone remaining artist. His elimination means Blake will not have a chance to four-peat as the coach of The Voice winner after three consecutive years. Caroline Pennell, Cee Lo Green's last remaining artist, was eliminated a few weeks ago.
Tuesday's one-hour live show also featured performances by two of the show’s former winners:
Season 3 champ Cassadee Pope sang her new song, “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.” Her former coach, Blake Shelton, also presented her with a plaque on behalf of her record company, Universal Republic Nashville, commemorating a half million downloads of her first single, “Wasting All These Tears.” Another winner from Team Blake, Season 4’s Danielle Bradbery, sang “Never Like This.”
In addition, Team Blake Season 4 finalists The Swon Brothers performed “Later On,” from their upcoming album; and Michele Chamuel, a finalist on Usher's Season 4 team, sang her new song, “Go Down Swinging.”
The top three artists will hit the stage next Monday night for The Voice season 5 finale on NBC.
RCA RecordsWhat makes a great karaoke song? A big, dramatic ballad with a huge chorus. That's no doubt part of the reason Miley Cyrus' #1 hit "Wrecking Ball" has been named the #1 karaoke tune in the U.K. for 2013.
The Irish paper The Independent reports that "Wrecking Ball" was the most popular choice of the over 8,000 songs that were sung more than 3.5 million times by the users of LuckyVoice.com, the website for Britain's biggest chain of karaoke clubs. The second most-popular tune? "Roar" by Katy Perry, followed b PSY's hit "Gangnam Style." Katy's "Firework" was also in the top 10.
The only "classic" songs on the list were perennial favorites "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer." Hey, even Prince William sang the latter one on stage last week. Of course, he sang it with Jon Bon Jovi, and with Taylor Swift joining them, but still.
Here are the top 10 most popular karaoke songs in the U.K. for 2013, according to LuckyVoice.com, along with the percentage vote each song received:
1. "Wrecking Ball -- Miley Cyrus (6.2%) 2. "Roar -- Katy Perry (5.4%) 3. "Gangnam Style" -- Psy (4.2%) 4. "Call Me Maybe" -- Carly Rae Jepsen (4.1%) 5. "Someone Like You" -- Adele (3.6%) 6. "What Makes You Beautiful" -- One Direction (3.1%) 7. "Firework" -- Katy Perry (2.1%) 8. "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- Queen (2.0%) 9. "Blurred Lines" -- Robin Thicke Feat. TI & Pharrell (1.8%) 10. "Livin' On a Prayer" -- Bon Jovi (1.6%)
NBC UniversalKelly Clarkson isn't just singing in her NBC holiday special, Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, she's also acting in a few skits inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Kelly plays an Ebenezer Scrooge-type diva who learns the true meaning of Christmas over the course of the show.
Says Kelly, "It's cute, and it's very self-deprecating, which is very fun for me. And I've gotten to be mean in all the skits, so I really love that."
Blake Shelton, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Heidi Klum, Robin Williams and Jay Leno appear as special guests on the show. Of course, Kelly also will sing several songs from her new Christmas album, Wrapped in Red. In keeping with that album title, Kelly wears several red dresses throughout the night.
She says with a laugh, "They're all beautiful, they're just all really tight. I wanted them a little snug 'cause we're on camera, and they said it adds pounds, so I wanted to take some away first."
Wrapped in Red features a collaboration on "Silent Night" with Kelly's country star pals Trisha Yearwood and Reba, who just happens to be her new stepmother-in-law. They'll reprise that performance on the Christmas special.
Kelly says, "It's my favorite moment of the special, 'cause we did this a capella moment, which is, like, my favorite thing in the world."
NASCAR star Danica Patrick, Matt Lauer, former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Jai Rodriguez and Ken Jeong of Community and the Hangover movies also appear on Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, airing Wednesday night at 10 ET on NBC.
Star Trak/InterscopeRobin Thicke has released his cover of Christopher Cross' soft-rock classic "Ride Like the Wind," which appears in the highly-anticipated film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. For the remake of the 1980 #2 hit, Robin enlists Will Ferrell's character, newsman Ron Burgundy, who provides comedic ad libs on the funky tune.
"I was born the son of a lawless man," sings Robin, while Ferrell, as Burgundy responds,"You mean Alan Thicke?" referring to Robin's actor father. At another point, Ferrell, as Burgundy, asks, "Why is he singing lead? I'm much better at it."
The soundtrack for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues arrives December 17. The movie hits theaters on December 18.
John Lamparski/WireImage(NOTE LANGUAGE) "I'm feeling really grateful that I've been able to tell my stories," Pink said Tuesday afternoon in New York City, as she accepted Billboard's Woman of the Year honor. But this being Pink, that was after she took the podium and said -- twice -- "Holy s**t!"
Thanking her team, her husband Carey Hart and their daughter Willow, who she called "my greatest teacher," Pink said she's been successful "if I've kept one girl from feeling different or ugly or unempowered." She wished for a day that women will "stop apologizing for the very things that make them women," and that girls would "embrace their grace, their power and their youth, and not sell it and have to buy it back later." Saluting her parents, who were in the audience, she said that she was glad that they were there to see her "do something good and legal."
She also said she'd like to be remembered for "my humor, my passion, and my ability to go from angel to a**hole in 3.5 seconds, but always for something I truly believe in."
Nate Ruess, frontman for the band fun. and Pink's partner on the Grammy-nominated duet "Just Give Me a Reason," also paid tribute to the singer, saying, "To know Pink is to have been hung up on by her, in heated debate." After saying that initially, he didn't want to record "Just Give Me a Reason," he added, "You twisted my arm, and I've never been happier for doing anything." He saluted Pink for "being yourself the whole entire time," adding, "There aren't enough artists who do what Alecia" -- Pink's birth name -- "does."
Billboard honored Pink not only for her artistry, and her success in the past year both on the charts and on tour, but also for her philanthropy. At the ceremony, held at Capitale on New York's Bowery, Pink, sporting a multicolored striped dress, walked the carpet with husband Carey Hart, who told ABC News Radio that his wife deserved the honor because "she's the best. She does it all. She's old school. She actually sings on stage!"
The woman of the hour told reporters, "This is a magical day and it's inspiring. I've been fighting my whole life to be a woman that is taken seriously, and I'm stoked!"
Canadian pop duo Tegan & Sara were on hand to perform Pink's hit "Just Like a Pill" in tribute to the singer, and Tegan told ABC News Radio, "Honestly, she's always been an inspiration to us. She's an articulate, intelligent, outspoken, very stylish, very talented woman who has always spoken her mind, and I like that." And Christina Perri, who performed her new single "Human" in tribute to the head of her record label, who was also being honored, told ABC News Radio that Pink's her hero.
"She's amazing. She's from my hometown. She's got tattoos. She writes her songs. She really sings. She performs. She's the most badass human being on the planet. She's a mom. I mean, seriously, like, it's just too much!" Christina laughed.
Janelle Monáe, the cutting-edge R&B singer featured on fun.'s hit "We Are Young," was also honored Tuesday, as Billboard's Rising Star. On the red carpet, she said of the honor, "I didn't take it lightly. I think there's so many incredible inspiring women who easily could have gotten this acknowledgement and so I'm just very very thankful."
Accepting the award, the singer spoke about her grandmother, who worked as a sharecropper, and her mom, who worked as a custodian. "It's because of their perseverance and sacrifice that I am standing here today," Janelle told the audience. "We don't have to all take the same coordinates to get to the same destination."
Paraphrasing President Obama's comments on Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, Janelle added, "Don't ever underestimate the power of one woman."
The 27-year-old Glee star also tweeted the official track list for Louder. The album includes "You're Mine," a tribute song honoring the late Corey Monteith, who was not only Lea's Glee co-star but also her real-life boyfriend.
Louder is available for pre-order now -- if you do, you'll score an instant download of "Cannonball," which you can see Lea perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, December 12. The album will be available via the usual retail outlets March 4. Check out LeaMicheleMusic.com for more info.
Here's the track listing for Louder:
"Cannonball" "On My Way" featuring Stefan Johnson "Burn with You" "Battlefield" "You're Mine" "Thousand Needles" "Louder" "Cue the Rain" "Don't Let Go" "Empty Handed" "If You Say So" "What Is Love?" "Gone Tonight" "The Bells"
Image Courtesy of GladeJordin Sparks has partnered with The Young People’s Chorus of New York to record an uplifting song called "This Is My Wish," which serves the official anthem for Glade's new holiday campaign.
In the video, the singer walks through a Christmas tree lot with a young caroler before being joined by the entire chorus. Free downloads of the song are available now through December 31 via Glade.com/ThisIsMyWish. The official music video can be seen on the Glade Facebook and YouTube pages.
To celebrate the holidays, Glade has donated $150,000 to Toys for Tots, which will provide 15,000 less fortunate children across the U.S. with a new toy this holiday season.
"As an artist, I understand that, like a great song, fragrance can evoke feel-good emotions," said Sparks in a statement. "When I heard 'This Is My Wish,' the music had the same effect on me, so I was thrilled when they asked me to join in creating this beautiful song as a gift for fans. And of course, the donation to Toys for Tots is making one of my wishes of helping children come true."