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2014-04-15

Miley Hospitalized Due to Allergic Reaction, Kansas City Concert Cancelled

Miley Cyrus cancelled her North Carolina concert last week due to the flu.  Now, the singer's in the hospital, and her show tonight in Kansas City has been called off. A statement posted on the website of the Sprint Center in Kansas City reads, "Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' tour date scheduled for tonight, April 15, at Sprint Center in Kansas City has been cancelled. Cyrus has been hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and has been placed on medical rest by her doctors. She will not be able to perform as scheduled." The statement goes on say that refunds…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer Covers Beyonce Onstage in Australia

Over the weekend, John Mayer tweeted his admiration for Beyoncé's song "XO."  Now, he's paid her the ultimate compliment by performing the song live on stage. On April 12, John tweeted, "The best thing about Beyoncé? The break in her voice on the first 'baby, love me lights out' in XO. Real and raw."  On Tuesday in Adelaide, Australia, John sang a version of "XO" using only an acoustic guitar and a harmonica, and actually managed to make it sound like one of his own songs. "XO" appears on Beyoncé's current self-titled album, which she released with no warning in December,…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Get a Sneak Preview of Katy Perry's New Collection for Claire's

Katy Perry's PRISM collection of fashion accessories will debut at Claire's stores and online on May 15, but if you want a sneak preview, just head on over to the store's European Twitter feed. Katy's line was officially launched in London on Tuesday, and video and photos from all the fashion reporters and bloggers who attended are all over the @ClairesEurope Twitter feed right now.  The photos reveal necklaces, bracelets and earrings with PRISM designs and themes, as well as notebooks, phone covers and more.  There are also knuckleduster rings and bracelets that spell out ROAR across your fingers and…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Get a Sneak Preview of Katy Perry's New Collection for Claire's

Katy Perry's PRISM collection of fashion accessories will debut at Claire's stores and online on May 15, but if you want a sneak preview, just head on over to the store's European Twitter feed. Katy's line was officially launched in London on Tuesday, and video and photos from all the fashion reporters and bloggers who attended are all over the @ClairesEurope Twitter feed right now.  The photos reveal necklaces, bracelets and earrings with PRISM designs and themes, as well as notebooks, phone covers and more.  There are also rings and bracelets that spell out ROAR across your fingers and wrists.…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande to Perform at Gay Dance Party, and The White House

How broad is Ariana Grande's appeal?  Broad enough for her to book gigs at both The White House, and The White Party, a massive gay dance festival. E! Online reports that Ariana will perform at this year's White Party, set for April 26 in Palm Springs, California.  It's described as "The Largest Gay Dance Music Festival in the World," and this year it's celebrating its 25th anniversary.  "Ariana Grande is one of today's fastest rising superstars and is destined for pop icon status," White Party founder and producer Jeffery Sanker told E!.   She's in good company: past performers at the…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform at Jordan Brand Classic on Friday

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are supposed to be in the studio working on the follow-up to The Heist, but they're emerging here and there for various appearances.  The Grammy-winning duo will give a special post-game performance at this year's Jordan Brand Classic, taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Friday. The Jordan Brand Classic is the country's premier high school all-star basketball game, featuring top talent from around the nation facing off against one another.  While the event also features an International Game and a New York City-area Regional Game, the National Game is the main attraction,…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds to Receive Prestigious Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala

Imagine Dragons have already won an American Music Award and a Grammy, and they're up for 12 Billboard Music Awards.  Now, lead singer Dan Reynolds will have another accolade to add to his rapidly-filling trophy case. Reynolds will receive the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala, which will be held June 12 in New York City.  The award, named after legendary songwriter Hal David, is given annually to a young musician who is "making a significant impact in the music industry" with his or her original songs.  With hits like "It's Time,"…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Ed Sheeran Record "Sing" in the Presence of...Mr. Spock?

If Ed Sheeran's new single "Sing" sounds perfectly logical to you, perhaps that's because it was reportedly recorded in the presence of the world's most famous Vulcan: Mr. Spock. Sources tell the New York Daily News that when Ed and Pharrell Williams got together in the studio to record the song "Sing," veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, who plays Mr. Spock in the Star Trek TV series and movies, was in the studio.  The source explains, "Ed was taken aback to see one of the greatest stars from sci-fi just sit and watch them at work. Pharrell tried to get him…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Got $10,000? You Could Meet Bruno Mars Backstage

Bruno Mars' Moonshine Jungle tour hits New York City's famed Madison Square Garden on July 14, and if you've got the cash, you just might be able to hang with the singer backstage. Bruno has teamed up with the website CharityBuzz.com to auction off four tickets for the show, as well as backstage access after the show; that's where you'll get a chance to meet Bruno in person.  The only downside? You'll have to get yourself to New York and pay for your own hotel. Bidding for the auction closes on April 29, and when we last checked, the highest…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Shakira and Adam's Teams Perform in the Playoffs

The Voice resumed its playoff round on Monday night, with artists from Shakira and Adam Levine's teams performing for the opportunity to advance in the competition. Only three of five artists from each squad ultimately made the cut. Blake Shelton previously watched his artists take part in the playoffs last week. Usher's protégés will have their turn on Tuesday night. Here's what happened on Monday night's two-hour episode: Kristen Merlin offered the first performance of the night for Team Shakira: a rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs." Adam said she's at the top of her game. Adam and Blake…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo Says New Album Shows Off His "Dirty" Side

Jason Derulo is tired of being Mr. Clean.  He says that with the release of his new album, in stores Tuesday, fans will finally be able to see the real him: the down and dirty Jason Derulo. The title of the album is Talk Dirty, after his hit single of the same name, and the cover shows him stripped to the waist and being caressed by a pair of female arms -- and Jason says it's not just the cover and the single that are racy.  "I want people to know that the rest of the album has, like, this…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-04-14

Passenger Announces North American Summer Tour

Following the global success of the song "Let Her Go," Passenger -- the singer/songwriter born Mike Rosenberg -- is getting ready to release his new album, Whispers, on June 10. Now, he's announced a North American headlining tour in support of the disc. The tour gets underway August 2 in Atlanta, and wraps up September 14 in San Diego.  Tickets go on sale April 15. Passenger has also been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: Top New Artist, Top Rock Artist, and Top Rock Song, for "Let Her Go." Here are the tour dates: 8/2 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre8/3…

posted 2014/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR