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2014-11-24

Iggy Azalea Releases Lyrics to "Reclassified" Tracks

As the American Music Awards unfolded on TV Sunday night, Iggy Azalea's Facebook page posted lyrics to the new tracks on her just-released album, Reclassified. The songs include collaborations with Ellie Goulding, "Heavy Crown," and Jennifer Hudson, "Trouble." The lyrics are featured on photos from the booklet that comes with Reclassified. Reclassified, which dropped early Monday, is a reissue of Iggy's successful debut album, The New Classic. Iggy won a couple of awards Sunday night at the AMAs in Los Angeles: favorite album -- rap/hip-hop for The New Classic and favorite artist -- rap/hip-hop. Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Lashes Out at One Particular "Sicko" Paparazzo

The Australian paparazzi allegedly wouldn’t leave Katy Perry alone, so now she’s turning the tables on them – and one photog in particular. In a Twitter post Saturday, the pop star singled out infamous paparazzo Jamie Fawcett as one of the men who confronted her at a Sydney nudist beach last week even as she pleaded for privacy. Perry claimed Fawcett stripped naked as he snapped the photos and she threatened to release her own pics of his “tiny penis” and “rather large gut.” “Ur a true sicko for taking pictures of us while being naked,” she tweeted. On Friday,…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Celebrates 22nd Birthday with Party and Pizza Cake

It seems Miley Cyrus had a blast at her 22nd birthday party Saturday night. Sources tell People magazine the singer's Happyland-themed bash at Metropolitan Nightclub in West Hollywood included a photo booth, blow-up dolls and performances by Las Vegas entertainers Beacher’s Madhouse. Miley posted a photo on Instagram of her enjoying a massive pizza cake at the party. The “Wrecking Ball” singer dressed in a neon pink and lime green cut-out dress and was “in great spirits” the entire night, according to one source. Her new beau, Patrick Schwarzenegger, was celebrating alongside her. “They were cute and affectionate together,” says…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014 American Music Awards: The Performances

While there were plenty of trophies given out during the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night, the show was really all about the musical performances. There were 18 of them crammed into three hours, and here's a rundown of who played what: Taylor Swift opened the show with her #1 hit "Blank Space" and it was a huge production number.  It started with a scene from the song's video -- Taylor and her "boyfriend" sitting at either end of a long lavish dining table -- except it was suspended in mid-air, inside a giant picture frame. When she came down…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry, One Direction Each Win Three at 2014 American Music Awards

One Direction may be British, but they dominated the fan-voted 2014 American Music Awards, which aired live Sunday night on ABC. The five Brits performed on the show and took home three trophies, including the most prestigious one, Artist of the Year.  Pronouncing the award "so, so cool," Liam Payne said, "It's amazing, because we worked so hard on these last two albums...we spent a lot of time writing the music and really going down and trying our hardest to really improve and make the music better and better."  The group, whose new album FOUR just came out and has…

posted 2014/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-23

American Music Awards Winners List

Here are the winners at the 2014 American Music Awards, which aired Sunday night on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles: Artist of the Year One Direction New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s 5 Seconds of Summer Single of the Year Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” Favorite Male Artist -- Pop/Rock Sam Smith Favorite Female Artist -- Pop/Rock Katy Perry Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock One Direction Favorite Album -- Pop/Rock One Direction, Midnight Memories Favorite Male Artist -- Country Luke Bryan Favorite Female Artist -- Country Carrie Underwood Favorite…

posted 2014/11/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Confirmed as Super Bowl Halftime Performer

The NFL on Sunday night confirmed what had been rumored for over a month: Katy Perry will headline the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show.   Katy's performance was officially announced during NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast of the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game. The singer, who's currently touring Australia, subsequently tweeted that her band was watching the game, and added, "Can’t wait for February 1st." Katy further wrote that she's "already started testing out ideas!" In conjunction with the announcement, Pepsi has released a comical new spot starring Katy in which she shows fans her "halftime testing facility," where she throws…

posted 2014/11/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Looking Forward to Wearing "a Million Billion" Outfits at Sunday's AMAs

The 2014 American Music Awards kick off Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, and Charli XCX, who's nominated and is performing on the show, says she's less excited about the prospect of winning, and more psyched about the prospect of wearing a series of fabulous outfits. "Dude, you have no idea!" she gushes to ABC News Radio. "Like, I cannot wait.  I want to have, like, a million, billion outfit changes.  It's, like, my favorite thing.  I literally can't wait." Charli XCX is nominated for Single of the Year for "Fancy," her smash collabo with Iggy Azalea.  She…

posted 2014/11/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-22

Katy Perry Slams "Perverted" Australian Paparazzi for Harassing Her

Earlier this year, Lorde wrote on Twitter that she felt harassed and threatened by a certain photographer in her home country of New Zealand.  Now, Katy Perry's taken to Twitter to slam the paparazzi in Australia as "perverted" and "disgusting." Katy's Down Under for her Prismatic world tour and according to Entertainmentwise.com, she was visiting a park dressed in a bikini top and shorts when she was harassed by photographers who wouldn't leave her alone.  She then posted a screen shot of a paragraph she wrote, saying, "Australian PRESS: you should be ashamed of your paparazzi & tabloid culture. Your…

posted 2014/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

American Music Awards Live Pre-Show Features Jordin Sparks, Lance Bass, Gavin DeGraw, Mary Lambert

Before you tune into ABC Sunday night for the American Music Awards, you'll be able to check out the star-studded pre-show, which will stream live at Yahoo! starting at 5 p.m. ET. The Coca Cola Red Carpet LIVE! pre-show will feature three hours of celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and live performances.  Hosting the festivities will be Jordin Sparks, Lance Bass, Gavin DeGraw, Ariana Grande's brother Frankie Grande, and others.  Performances from Mary Lambert, Becky G and Ella Henderson will round out the event. Mary Lambert, who's a veteran of the MTV VMAs and The Grammy Awards, says she's looking forward…

posted 2014/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Song Bruno Mars Will Sing on "SNL" Is One of the "Favorite Things That He's Ever Done," Says Producer

Bruno Mars returns to the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend for a performance with his pal, super-producer Mark Ronson.  The song they'll be performing is "Uptown Funk," the lead single from Ronson's upcoming album Uptown Special. Ronson tells Billboard, "I know that it’s one of Bruno’s favorite things that he’s ever done.” Ronson tells Billboard that Bruno co-wrote "Uptown Funk" and he also played drums on the album.  However, he was hard to lock down for the sessions, since he was on tour at the time.  "It was six or seven months of chasing Bruno around on tour,” says…

posted 2014/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-21

Rixton to Release Ed Sheeran-Penned Song "Hotel Ceiling" as Next Single, Debut Album Now Due in March

Following their hits "Me and My Broken Heart" and "Wait on Me," Rixton's next single will be "Hotel Ceiling," a track which was co-written Ed Sheeran. A video for the song is due in January, and they'll perform the track live January 6 on ABC's Good Morning America.  If you pre-order Rixton's debut album Let the Road, you'll get a download of "Hotel Ceiling" instantly.  The album, initially due on January 6, will now be released on March 3. On Black Friday, fans in Minnesota will be able to pre-order a copy of Let the Road with the band in…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR