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2015-03-31

Sam Smith Plans to Use His Grammys for Doorstops

Sam Smith won four Grammys nearly two months ago, but he says he still can't believe that it happened -- mostly because the Recording Academy hasn't actually sent him his trophies yet.  And when they do, he says, he wants to come up with a very unique way to display them. See, the Grammys you see artists posing with backstage the night of the show are just props: the real ones, with the names and categories engraved on them, are shipped to the artists later.  Speaking to London's Capital FM radio, Sam said, "It's very surreal. I'm still trying to…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Christina Steals an Artist to End the Knockouts

The Voice aired the last of the Knockouts on Monday night. The two-hour episode concluded with Christina Aguilera stealing an artist from Adam Levine. The top 20 is now set heading into next week's Live Playoffs, with five artists each on the teams led by Christina, Adam, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams. Here's what happened on Monday night's episode, which featured fun. singer Nate Ruess as a guest adviser: Team Adam's Barry Minniefield and Tonya Boyd-Cannon opened the broadcast. Tonya sang "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder, while Barry performed Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love." Blake said the…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Gets Roasted on Comedy Central Special

Justin Bieber's singing career, his brushes with the law and his former girlfriend Selena Gomez were among the obvious targets of jokes delivered by a number of celebrities during Monday night's much-anticipated Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. The roast featured an eclectic roster of celebrities taking turns poking fun at The Bieb, including comedians Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Hannibal Buress, Undateable star Chris D’Elia, Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, rappers Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart and host, actor/comedian Kevin Hart. Here are some of the evening’s highlights: D'Elia, whom Bieber calls his…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Co-Hosting Canada's Much Music Video Awards

With the help of a special friend, Ed Sheeran announced Monday night he will co-host Canada's Much Music Video Awards. In a 30-second clip released by the Much network, Ed cradles a fake beaver that he calls Justin "Beaver." He whispers, "I'm hosting the MMVAs on the 21st of June. Save your screams." The clip premiered during the Canadian broadcast of the Roast of Justin Bieber. Ed also said in a statement, "I'm thrilled they asked me to host this year. I hope this isn't an early April Fool's joke." This will mark Ed's fourth consecutive appearance at the ceremony.…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-03-30

Ed Sheeran Working with Paul McCartney & Chef Jamie Oliver on Song for Food Revolution Day

Ed Sheeran has co-written a song with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for this year’s Food Revolution Day campaign, which seeks to promote healthier diets for youngsters around the world. Jamie revealed during a recent interview with an Australian radio show that he recently collaborated with the 24-year-old British pop star, and also managed to get the legendary Paul McCartney to lend his talents to the track. According to Jamie, the former Beatles member contributed some of his own lyrics to the star-studded anthem, and also plays bass on the song. Jamie said Ed, "set me to task to go and…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera and Nick Jonas to Perform at ACM Awards

Christina Aguilera and Nick Jonas are going country…sort of. The pop stars have been added to the lineup of performers at the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards set to air on April 19. Nick will be performing with Vocal Duo of the Year nominees Dan + Shay, and Christina will duet with a surprise artist. Christina’s ACM performance will come just days after her April 15 debut on ABC’s Nashville as a pop star hoping to make a country album. Christina's fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton and country singer Luke Bryan will co-host the awards, airing Sunday, April…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"OK!" Magazine Retracts Story Claiming Katy Perry Is Pregnant

Ever wonder how some celebrity magazines get away with printing articles claiming that female stars are pregnant...and then they never actually have the baby?  Well, some of them don't. OK! magazine was just forced to print a retraction of a story it ran claiming that Katy Perry had a bun in the oven. A note on OK!'s website acknowledged that in the March 2 edition of the magazine, "[W]e wrongly stated that Katy Perry was pregnant, and that she was planning a wedding. We acknowledge that Ms. Perry is not pregnant, and she is not planning a wedding." The statement…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Britney Spears: Piece of Me" Voted Best Overall Show in "Best of Las Vegas" 2015 Poll

Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency show, Piece of Me, picked up two awards in The Best of Las Vegas 2015 poll. The concert was voted best Overall Show and best Bachelorette Party. It shares the best Overall Show title with Love: Cirque du Soleil. “THANK YOU to everyone who voted!” Britney tweeted after the winners were announced. “Your support means the world. I am so proud of this show & can't wait to see what the future holds! Xoxo.” Britney’s Vegas show began in December 2013 at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, and was initially scheduled to end in September of…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Doesn't Think "Dear Future Husband" Video Is Sexist

Meghan Trainor disagrees with critics who have called her “Dear Future Husband” video sexist. The 21-year-old singer told Entertainment Tonight at the Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend that she’s taking the backlash in stride. "Everyone’s going to say something," she said. "I don’t think it’s sexist. I just wrote a song for my particular future husband out there, wherever he is. I’m just preparing him. Lettin’ him know what’s up." The retro-inspired video features Meghan dressed as a sexy housewife and doing chores like cooking and scrubbing the floors. Some people have objected to the imagery, as well as the…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Says New Album Will Be "a Grown-Up Version of Justin"

Justin Bieber is a changed man. The singer, whose Comedy Central Roast airs tonight, tells USA Today he has a brand new outlook on life, and his new music will reflect that. “My whole direction has changed,” he says. “What you are thinking about all the time is what you write, and now that I'm thinking about more positive things, it completely changes my music. I had to re-do my whole [new] album. It was done but it didn't match up to where I am now and where my head's at.” He admits he was in a dark place for…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Says She Loves Her Breast Implants

Iggy Azalea is not ashamed of her breast implants. In fact, the Aussie rapper couldn’t wait to tell people about them. "I love them so much I had to talk about them," Iggy tells E! News. But she says her friends didn’t think she had to say anything at all, because it wasn’t a very drastic change. "Everybody did say, 'I don't think you need to say it because no one will ever know because they're so small,'" Iggy says with a laugh. "I said, 'I know but I'm just going to say it [because] I'm a blabber mouth!'" She…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Will Sam Smith Be Collaborating with Rihanna?

Could a Sam Smith/Rihanna collaboration be in the works? According to the U.K. tabloid The Sun, Rihanna is determined to make it happen. “He is so talented, it would be amazing to work with him,” the 27-year-old singer tells The Sun. “No matter how busy we are, when two artists want to work together they make it happen.” She continues to gush about Sam: “He has such a beautiful voice, is a beautiful songwriter, but more important than that he is an absolutely beautiful person, and that comes across in his songs.” Earlier this year, Sam hinted that he had…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR