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BIRTHDAYS

December 2nd
Amber Montana - The Haunted Hathaways
Britney Spears
Charlie Puth
Nelly Furtado

December 3rd
Andy Grammer
Jake T. Austin

December 6th
Stefanie Scott

December 7th
Aaron Carter
Sara Bareilles

December 8th
Anna Sophia Robb
Ian Somerhalder - The Vampire Diaries
Ingrid Michaelson

December 11th
Hailee Steinfeld
Tiffany Alvord

December 13th
Taylor Swift

December 14th
Joshua Rush
Tori Kelly
Vanessa Hudgens

December 13th
Jake Hardy - Tonight Alive

December 17th
Kiersey Clemons

December 18th
Ashley Benson
Bridgit Mendler
Christina Aguilera
Sia

December 20th
JoJo

December 22nd
G. Hannelius - Dog With A Blog
Jordin Sparks
Meghan Trainor

December 25th
Jess Origliasso - The Veronicas
Lisa Origliasso - The Veronicas

December 26th
Chris Daughtry
Jade Thirlwall - Little Mix

December 27th
Hayley Williams - Paramore

December 28th
Emery Kelly - Forever In Your Mind
Nash Grier

December 29th
Ross Lynch

December 30th
Ellie Goulding

December 29th
Gabby Douglas
Joe McIntyre - New Kids On The Block


59th Grammy Nominees, Ariana Grande nominated for Grammy – remember when Billboard left her off their list of future hopefuls, American Express Presale for Justin Bieber Tour, Little Mix album sales drop significantly, The Keys of Christmas with Mariah Carey, The Official Stand Up Tour coming to Celebration FL, Lyndsy Fonseca at PETA exhibit

December 7th, 2016

And The Nominees Are… Head on over to Grammy.com for the complete list of 59th Grammy Awards nominees.

Congratulations to Ariana Grande who received a Grammy nomination for Dangerous Woman in the category of Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. Anybody remember back on September 30th, 2011, when I criticized Billboard for leaving her off of their 21 Under 21 list? Just another example that T2 provides more insight than most outlets.

Got tickets? American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for Justin Bieber’s Stadium Purpose Tour ahead of the general public now through December 8th. Here’s the link!

4. Bruno Mars – 24k
5. Moana – Soundtrack
6. Trolls – Soundtrack
19. The Chainsmokers – Collage (EP)
20. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
22. Adele – 25
37. Shawn Mendes – Illuminate
74. Carrie Underwood – Storyteller
83. Justin Bieber – Purpose
92. OneRepublic – Oh My My
101. DNCE – DNCE
103. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red
109. Meghan Trainor – Thank You
111. Adele – 21
121. Justin Bieber – Under The Mistletoe
132. Kelsea Ballerini – The First Time
141. Days – Sit Still, Look Pretty
144. Fifth Harmony – 7/27
146. Taylor Swift – 1989
177. ’N Sync – Home For Christmas
186. Little Mix – Glory Days
187. Selena Gomez – Revival
192. Shawn Mendes – Handwritten

After a debut at 25 last week, the latest effort by Little Mix, Glory Days, has dropped to 186. You can be sure Columbia Records is wondering what they have to do to get this great UK act over with fans in America.

Coming to exclusively the YouTube Red subscription service, The Keys of Christmas, featuring musical performances by Mariah Carey, as well as DJ Khaled, Ciara, Fifth Harmony and Boyce Avenue. The special is scheduled to debut on December 19th.

This Saturday, The Official Stand Up Tour returns to Celebration, FL for a free concert at Celebration Town Center. The lineup includes new talent: Daniel Polich, Bekah, Company One, Kevin Hamel, Blindspot, Will Jay, Anthony Gargiula, and one of my favorite current acts, The House On Cliff. For more information, visit CelebrationTowneCenter.com.

First look! Annabelle Wallis and Tom Cruise in a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. Opening in theaters June 9, 2017.

Lyndsy Fonseca was photographed carrying Matt & Nat yesterday in Los Angeles! The actress looked sophisticated pairing her Parabole SM in black with her red dress while in attendance of PETA’s exhibit.

6pm CST – The Santa Clause (Freeform)
A divorced adman inadvertently becomes the real Santa when he puts on the suit of the guy who fell off of his roof.

7pm CST – The Goldbergs: Globetrotters (ABC)
Adam tries to imitate the Globetrotters on the court after seeing them in action for the first time; and ends up irritating Barry, who challenges his little bro to an epic battle at the school gym. Meanwhile, Beverly ignores Murray’s protests by planning him a surprise 50th birthday party.

7pm CST – Hairspray Live! (NBC)
A musical rendering of a story about a teen girl who shakes up a TV dance show in 1962 Baltimore and meets an array of lively characters. The cast includes Maddie Baillio; Kristin Chenoweth; Ariana Grande; Harvey Fierstein; Jennifer Hudson; Martin Short; Dove Cameron; and Sean Hayes.

Tinashe is never tired off…, Justin Bieber North American Tour, iTunes makes changes to OneRepublic’s Oh My My, Introducing Julia Brennan, Sing promo photos, Chloe East attends Brooks Brothers, Kenzie Ziegler Turnboard, Bella Thorne wears Sanctuary Clothing

December 6th, 2016

Quote of the Day:

Some things I will never get tired of: the feeling I get right before I hit the stage, and French fries.

Tinashe

Next year, Justin Bieber will kickoff his first North American stadium tour. At this time only a handful of dates have been confirmed.

August
5 Pasadena, CA – Rose Bowl
12 Denver, CO
18 Minneapolis, MN – TCF Stadium
23 East Rutherford, NJ
29 Foxborough, MA

September
5 Toronto, Canada


Bebe RexhaI Got You

Last week, the version of OneRepublic’s latest effort, Oh My My, was replaced at iTunes with a different version. Note the date and only 24 comments. Hmmm?

18 year-old Minneapolis-bred singer/songwriter Julia Brennan self-released her first few songs this summer, including her heartfelt, piano-laced track Inner Demons, which quickly caught the attention of her hometown radio station, KDWB 101.3 FM.

The reaction to the track was instantaneous throughout Minneapolis, lighting up iTunes and Shazam with each radio spin. Julia had just moved into the dorms at the University of Minnesota to begin her freshman year of college as all of this was happening, but with such incredible feedback, she pulled up stakes from her dorm room the day before her first class. A few days after that, she signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.

Sirius XM’s The Pulse began playing Inner Demons on their weekly new music show, Train Tracks in early November. The track has since been the show’s #1 Shazamed song for three consecutive weeks. Tonight, Julia will perform as part of KDWB’s Jingle Ball Pre-Party concert at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

Julia’s three-song Inner Demons EP is available now, including iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures just released new images to promote the film Sing. They include the voice actor alongside their character. Pictured above:

Matthew McConaughey and Buster Moon
Reese Witherspoon and Rosita
Scarlett Johansson and Ash
Tori Kelly and Meena

On Saturday night, Chloe East (Liv and Maddie) attended Brooks Brothers holiday celebration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Beverly Hills, CA.

Looking for the perfect gift? The Kenzie Ziegler Turnboard is now available at BalletIsFun.com for $34.95.

Bella Thorne wore Sanctuary Clothing over the weekend in Los Angeles. The actress rocked her Studded Boyfriend Shirt over a graphic tee and ripped jeans for a rebellious look!

6pm CST – The Polar Express (Freeform)
A doubting 8-year-old boy is whisked to the North Pole on a magical train for a meeting with Santa. Meanwhile, the train’s conductor, along with the other young passengers, help turn the boy’s crisis in faith into a wondrous journey of self-discovery.

7pm CST – Cheaper By The Dozen (E!)
Family friendly fare about ambitious Midwestern parents trying to balance their burgeoning careers with the mayhem of raising 12 children.

7pm CST – The Flash: The Present (CW)
Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick on how to stop Savitar. Wally wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he’s been training with H.R., which doesn’t go over well with Barry. Meanwhile, old wound are reopened when Cisco faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante.

7pm CST – Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (Disney Channel)
Fearing his family’s new house is haunted, a boy sets out to trap a ghost. However, while his parents are stuck in another part of town, he and his sister discover that his traps have caught a trio of thieves instead.

7pm CST – The Voice: Live Semi-Final Results (NBC)
America votes for top artists to advance in a semifinal-round results installment.

8pm CST – Dance Moms: Abby’s Worst Nightmare (Lifetime)
Abby challenges the junior elites to a head-to-head competition and decides to make big changes within the team. Later, Abby sends a few girls home and enlists two new dancers; and the moms worry about Abby’s temperament when her arch rival returns.

Jazmin Whitley knows how important she is, Liv and Maddie moving to Tuesdays, Spotify’s new ad campaign, Britney Spears and Tinashe at Jingle Ball, L2M his 10 million views, The Summer Set release new music video, Moana still #1, New promo photos for Shadowhunters, School of Rock renewed for 3rd Season, KayCee Stroh’s final vacation moment

December 5th, 2016

Quote of the Day:

If there’s no emoji by my name in your phone book I automatically assume that i am of zero importance to your life.

Jazmin Whitley

Times are changing! In 2017, Liv and Maddie Cali Style will be moving to Tuesday.

You can’t help but love the new Spotify’s new “thanks 2016, it’s been weird” advertising campaign.

US Weekly featured a pictured of Britney Spears and Tinashe onstage at the 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2016 in Los Angels, CA. Rewind: Go back in time and listen to Tinashe leave a message on the T2 Hotline after signing her recording contract.

L2M’s Girlz Lego Karaoke video has surpassed 10 million views on YouTube.

Over the weekend, The Summer Set released a music video for The Night Is Young, from their latest effort, Stories For Monday.

Moana continues to reign at the Box Office. The film also ranked #1 in France. Here’s a look at the Top 10 films this weekend (December 2nd – 4th) according to Box Office Mojo.

1. Moana
2. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
3. Arrival
4. Allied
5. Doctor Strange
6. Trolls
7. Hacksaw Ridge
8. Bad Santa 2
9. Incarnate
10. Almost Christmas

Access Hollywood posted the new publicity photos for Shadowhunters Season 2.

Nickelodeon has renewed School of Rock for a 3rd season.

Just because you can pop and lock doesn’t mean you won’t get a pat down. High School Musical’s KayCee Stroh enjoys the last minutes of her vacation at Orlando International Airport.

6pm CST – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Freeform)
A family host their dysfunctional relatives for the holiday as the dad contends with spontaneously combusting Christmas lights and temperamental trees while anticipating the arrival of his annual bonus.

7pm CST – Enchanted (AMC)
A princess dispatched from her fairy-tale realm by an evil queen resurfaces in modern-day Manhattan. She meets a divorced lawyer who takes her in while she awaits the arrival of her Prince Charming.

7pm CST – Kevin Can Wait: Kevin’s Bringing Supper Back (CBS)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with tickets to see his favorite musician, Billy Joel, in concert. Billy Joel appears as himself.

7pm CST – Quantum Of Solace (Syfy)
James Bond seeks to avenge betrayal by a loved one while trying to stop a renegade environmentalist from monopolizing the “world’s most precious [natural] resource.”

7pm CST – The Secret Of My Success (Pop)
A Kansas farm boy goes to New York City and succeeds in business by impersonating an executive. Once his aunt enters the mix, the ambitious ladder-climber finds himself juggling two identities, two jobs and two women.

7pm CST – The Voice: Live Semi-Final Performances (NBC)
The Top 8 artists perform in the semifinal round.

8:01pm CST – Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night (VH1)
Holiday-inspired musical numbers are featured. Performers include Mariah Carey; Patti LaBelle; Chaka Khan; Teyana Taylor; and Vanessa Williams.

Sabrina Carpenter
Schubas Tavern
Chicago, IL

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