Ariana Grande calls off

concert in Las Vegas 

Ariana Grande has canceled a Las Vegas performance days before New Year's Eve "due to unforeseeable health reasons."

Grande was originally scheduled to perform at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday. The hotel said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that the pop star will not perform.

The hotel said guests can receive refunds at their point of purchase.

Grande has had a busy year: Her song "Thank U, Next" is spending its sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, she recently earned two Grammy nominations and was named woman of the year by Billboard. Her year also included the end of her relationship with comedian-actor Pete Davidson and the death of her former boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller.

 

 

Chaka Khan plans

first album in decade

The singer perhaps best known for the 1984 smash "I Feel For You" is ready to bloom again.

Chaka Khan plans her first album in a decade, and, on New Year's Day, will serve as grand marshal at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

The new album, expected at the end of 2019, is her first since the well-received 2008 "C.K."

Khan says she never stopped recording over the past decade, she simply stopped releasing material.

She also needed time to pull herself together after the April 2016 passing of old friend Prince, who died of a drug overdose. Some six months later, Khan entered rehab to deal with her own prescription-drug addiction.