Ralphie Report

Ralphie Report: One Direction’s Niall Horan will miss Malia and Sasha Obama

Ralphie Report: One Direction’s Niall Horan will miss Malia and Sasha Obama

It definitely came as no surprise to long-time fans of One Direction and long-time listeners of my radio show that Niall Horan is a “massive” fan of President Barack Obama. Horan revealed his admiration for the First Family during a chat on my show back in 2012; the aforementioned quote attributed to the singer became […]

Ralphie Report: Miss America’s never-ending year

Ralphie Report: Miss America’s never-ending year

Sure, some women grow up with the dream of one day becoming Miss America – but how many of them also envision the crown’s travel schedule, which involves a different state every 48 hours? “I live in airports and in hotels out of my suitcase,” the current titleholder, Savvy Shields, told me on New Year’s […]

Ralphie Report: DNCE wants to spread joy, happiness in 2017

Ralphie Report: DNCE wants to spread joy, happiness in 2017

As the band prepares for its upcoming tour, which kicks off later this month, DNCE looks back on 2016 rather fondly. “Getting a VMA for Best New Artist, that’s really special for us,” was one of the first things lead singer Joe Jonas told me he’ll remember about the year, besides of course releasing the […]

Ralphie Report: A look back at 2016

Ralphie Report: A look back at 2016

As I was getting ready to submit the Ralphie Report, I felt a bit conflicted: this week’s column is usually a retrospective on the year in music, but how could you not help but simply look back at those we lost in 2016? An iconic trio of musicians in Prince, David Bowie and most recently […]

Ralphie Report: Louis Tomlinson and Bruno Mars on new hit singles and Wet Wipes

Ralphie Report: Louis Tomlinson and Bruno Mars on new hit singles and Wet Wipes

Louis Tomlinson is the latest One Direction band member to release music during the 1D-hiatus, but the single has resonated on a different level with the ever-passionate One Direction fandom. The 24-year-old teamed up with DJ/producer Steve Aoki for the song, “Just Hold On.” Tomlinson offered an emotional performance of the track on “The X-Factor” […]

Ralphie Report: The Chainsmokers aren’t slowing down

Ralphie Report: The Chainsmokers aren’t slowing down

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 most […]

Ralphie Report: We The Kings take on Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’

Ralphie Report: We The Kings take on Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’

It is no secret that “Hamilton” is still Broadway’s hottest, most-impossible-to-get ticket even without its original cast. And Travis Clark, lead singer of We The Kings, makes no secret of his successful ploy that ended up landing him far beyond the original intent of simply watching the show live. “I was like, ‘Hey if we […]

Ralphie Report: John Legend set to release new album

Ralphie Report: John Legend set to release new album

A few weeks ago John Legend held an album listening party for his forthcoming LP “Darkness and Light” at the Samsung 837 event space in New York City’s Meatpacking District. After playing a handful of unreleased cuts, the singer talked about the influence his gospel music background had on this new album. And of course, […]

Ralphie Report: A look back at the AMAs

Ralphie Report: A look back at the AMAs

The genesis of my Thanksgiving week column 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 a […]

Ralphie Report: Laurie Hernandez is looking good in ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Ralphie Report: Laurie Hernandez is looking good in ‘Dancing With The Stars’

We learned on Monday night’s “Dancing With The Stars” that last week, Laurie Hernandez’s grandmother passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. I chatted with the gold medalist last Thursday, coincidentally enough ahead of her “homecoming” show at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on the “Kellogg’s Tour Of Gymnastics Champions.” There was no […]

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