Alex & Sierra News, Pictures, and Videos

#GivingTuesday: Peyton List, Sabrina Carpenter, & More Young Stars Encourage Giving Back

#GivingTuesday: Peyton List, Sabrina Carpenter, & More Young Stars Encourage Giving Back

Are you making the most of #GivingTuesday?

In case you’re unfamiliar, it’s a “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.”

Followed by Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday “kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving…One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.”

Young stars like Peyton List, Sabrina Carpenter, Jack Griffo, Jenna Ortega, Sarah Hyland, Alex & Sierra, Tom Daley, Cara Delevingne, Camren Bicondova, Kayla Maisonet, Violett Beane, Yara Shahidi, and Lizzy Greene are all sharing their favorite causes on social media.

Get involved! For more info, visit GivingTuesday.org.

Here are some of your favorite stars talking about #GivingTuesday:

Click inside to see more tweets about #GivingTuesday… More Here! »

Brec Bassinger, Karan Brar, & More JJJ Faves Tell Us Their Thanksgiving 2016 Plans!

Brec Bassinger, Karan Brar, & More JJJ Faves Tell Us Their Thanksgiving 2016 Plans!

Are you ready for a fun-filled Thanksgiving this year?!

We caught up with some of our favorite stars to ask them who they’re spending the holiday with, what they are eating, and what it means for their family!

Brec Bassinger, Karan Brar, Chandler Kinney, Skai Jackson, Alex & Sierra, Eva Gutowski, Daniella Monet, Collins Key, and Cree Cicchino all all told us what their plans are!

We also caught up with Meg DeAngelis, Matthew and Benjamin Royer, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Meredith Foster, Thomas Barbusca, Madisyn Shipman, Rio Mangini, Jacob Bertrand, and Jordyn Jones.

Happy Thanksgiving, JJJ readers!

Click through the slideshow to see what these celebs are doing for 2016 Thanksgiving…

Alex & Sierra Drop Light-Focused 'Animals' Music Video - Watch Now!

Alex & Sierra Drop Light-Focused 'Animals' Music Video - Watch Now!

Check out the brand new “Animals” music video from the talented duo of Alex & Sierra!

The couple – Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton – just dropped the amazing visuals for the song, which appears on their latest album As Seen on TV.

“our video for animals is finally here !!!!” they tweeted.

In case you missed it, Alex & Sierra recently opened up about being dropped by their label during a Reddit AMA.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Alex & Sierra’s “Animals” video?


Alex & Sierra – “Animals” Music Video

Alex & Sierra Open Up About Being Dropped by Syco in Reddit AMA

Alex & Sierra Open Up About Being Dropped by Syco in Reddit AMA

Alex & Sierra opened up to their fans and new friends on a Reddit AMA this afternoon.

The musical duo dished about life after X Factor, being dropped by Syco, break up rumors, music and much more. Check out some highlights below:

On what they think would happen if they, as a couple, ever parted: Yeah, absolutely. The thing is, we’ve been best friends since we were 17/18. Now we’re both 25. And we’ve gotten our system down, but we know that the industry has broken up a lot of great bands. We could always try continuing Alex & Sierra, like other bands who have had break ups within them (ala Fleetwood Mac/No Doubt) or do the whole solo project thing but we haven’t put TOO much thought to it. We currently write and release songs together, and have a lot of fun, but we also have solo songs JUST because it’s fun to write and do something that sounds different. We’ve always thought about releasing those for free, but also wouldn’t want to start any break-up rumors, so who knows.

On X Factor and the pressure of live television: SO MUCH about being on live TV is stressful. The show would start filming at 5pm but we’d be at the studio by 6am to start hair and make-up and dress rehearsal. The entire time we’d have no less than 5 people working on us at once; clothes being tugged on, hair curled, face being painted, people interviewing us, etc.
Also, the idea that millions of people are watching you is insane. And pressure is quadrupled when you realize that if you do something really horrible, it will be on the internet forever with people making fun of you haha. I for one, am much better through writing than I am speaking (this is Sierra) so being on the show was stressful because I sounded like an unintelligent human when in fact, I’m quite the opposite haha.

On their favorite place they performed at: We honestly enjoy something in every city that we tour to… it’s the most amazing experience ever to explore places you’ve never been.
That being said, we played a wedding anniversary in the middle of the bush in Kruger National Park in South Africa…. that was insane. We were performing in what was essentially a huge tree house and could hear lions chuffing and watched elephants cross a river haha. Unreal.

On being dropped by their label (in the bio section): Prior to being on the show, we had never written music together, so we also stumbled our way through putting an album out. We were signed to Columbia Records and Syco Records, had an army of people telling us what to do, had huge photo shoots, music videos, we played the Today Show, Radio City, went on two tours with Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer & Rachel Platten…. and then no one talked to us for 3+ months. We found out we were dropped through a text message to someone we had just met who had a friend at one of the labels. So we got dropped by our labels, agency, lost our publishing deal, and our manager all at once. After having some significant, not mind blowing but significant, success. We spent some time thinking and now we have new management that rule, but we’re doing everything else independently now. We just released an EP to get music out while we work on a full length.

Read more of Alex & Sierra‘s AMA now!

Alex & Sierra Drop Amazing New EP, 'As Seen on TV' - Listen Now!

Alex & Sierra Drop Amazing New EP, 'As Seen on TV' - Listen Now!

Alex & Sierra brand new EP, As Seen on TV is finally here! (And since we’ve been listening to it all morning, that’ll be our excuse on not sharing this with you earlier)

The duo had a quick chat with their fans on Twitter just after the record dropped.

“Yo we expected nothing at all for this. we’ll keep making music regardless of what charts say, but this make us extra grateful. thank you,” they shared after seeing just where the album is at on the charts right now.

“We wanted to bring back these covers, because they’re not available anymore,” Alex shared in a new interview. “We’ve been writing quite a bit and we definitely wanted to include some of the songs we had been working on.”

He added, “We want to do a full album of originals again in the future, so we thought this would be a good way to get the ball rolling and also of bridging the gap between the old originals and the new ones. It’s a different sound.”

Alex & Sierra Premiere Original Song 'Take Me' on JJJ - Listen Now!

Alex & Sierra Premiere Original Song 'Take Me' on JJJ - Listen Now!

JJJ can hardly contain our excitement over premiering Alex & Sierra‘s new song “Take Me”!

The duo just recently announced their new album, As Seen on TV, earlier this month and they dished to us about the track that is exclusively debuting right here.

“We’re extremely excited to have ‘Take Me’ be the first original song released from this record. It’s one that came together almost on accident in Nashville a few months ago,” Alex shared. “Sierra misheard one of our co-writers and thought he said something else, but that miscommunication led to writing the line ‘Where do you go when you fall asleep?’ Those words sparked the idea to write a song about being head over heels for someone who doesn’t always know how to speak their mind.”

He added, “So you’re lying awake at night, and turn over to see them asleep and your mind starts to wander. What are they dreaming about? What’s going on in there? What are they running from? And it’s sort of a longing to be in that dream with the person you love, just to be close. Hope you guys like it”

Listen to “Take Me” below and get even more excited for Alex & Sierra‘s album, which is out on September 30th.

Alex & Sierra Announce New Album 'As Seen On TV'; Drop New 'Toxic' Vid - Watch Here!

Alex & Sierra Announce New Album 'As Seen On TV'; Drop New 'Toxic' Vid - Watch Here!

We are so excited to announce that Alex & Sierra are back with a brand new album called As Seen on TV!

The pop duo, who were the last winners of X Factor USA, teased the big news on social media along with a new video of their Britney Spears‘ “Toxic” cover.

“This is definitely a bridge to what’s to come,” Sierra shared. “We’ve grown a lot in the last few years.”

Alex added: “The title is a playful tribute to how most people know us. The album is a nice way to bring our fans with us as we move forward.”

The As Seen On TV album features covers like “Toxic” and “You’re The One That I Want” plus originals like “Animals” and “You Will Find Me”.

“It was such an important decision for us to discover what we are capable of as artists on our own terms. We’ve created something together we’re really proud of, and it’s so validating. I’m super excited to share it with our fans,” the duo shared.


Alex & Sierra – Toxic (Official Video) [From 'As Seen On TV' album]
alex sierra as teen on tv album 01
alex sierra as teen on tv album 02

Alex & Sierra Perform During Grammy Park 2016 In Brooklyn

Alex & Sierra Perform During Grammy Park 2016 In Brooklyn

Alex & Sierra perform on stage during the Next Generation: Emerging Artists event during 2016 Grammy Park at LeFrak Center at Lakeside on Saturday (May 7) in Brooklyn, New York City.

The duo — Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton — made the quick trip up from Nashville, Tenn., where they’re currently working on new music.

Next Generation: Emerging Artists is part of the Grammy Park experience which celebrates the rich musical diversity of various genres, including R&B, hip-hop, gospel, pop, Latin, and jazz.

“thank you to @thegrammys #grammypark for having us ? now back to nashville for more writing!” Alex & Sierra wrote on Instagram afterwards.

thank you to @thegrammys #grammypark for having us ? now back to nashville for more writing!

A photo posted by @alexandsierramusic on

alex sierra grammy park emerging artists 01
alex sierra grammy park emerging artists 02
alex sierra grammy park emerging artists 03
alex sierra grammy park emerging artists 04
alex sierra grammy park emerging artists 05

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here