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2015-04-26

Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Lady Gaga & More Salute Bruce Jenner After Diane Sawyer Interview

Bruce Jenner came out as transgender on Friday night, telling ABC's Diane Sawyer, "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman."  He inspired many of music's biggest stars to take to Twitter to express their support for the former Olympian-turned-reality show star's willingness to speak openly about who he really is. "Absolutely [floored] at how courageous and brave Bruce Jenner is. So inspiring and so powerful," wrote Sam Smith. "Shame on anyone who dare judge."  Ariana Grande gushed, "bruce jenner is beautiful. we all need to commit to making this world a more loving, supportive, SAFE /non judgmental place…

posted 2015/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey's Las Vegas Welcome Event Will Stream Live on Periscope

Want to witness Mariah Carey’s grand Las Vegas entrance, but can’t make it to Sin City? You’re in luck! Periscope, Twitter’s live-streaming app, will be broadcasting her entire welcome event live from Caesars Palace. The event will take place Monday to mark Mariah’s Vegas arrival and the start of her Mariah #1 to Infinity residency, which kicks off May 6. It will also celebrate the release of Mariah’s new single, “Infinity,” and its music video, directed by Brett Ratner. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. PT in front of the fountains at Caesars Palace. Following the event, Periscope will be broadcasting…

posted 2015/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-25

“Uptown Funk” Took Mark Ronson from “Cold” to “Too Hot…Hot Damn!”

“Uptown Funk” has, in a sense, turned Mark Ronson’s career upside down. It took him from a particularly low point straight to the top of the charts. In an interview with The Jewish Chronicle Online, the powerhouse producer speaks about his struggle to break out of a career slump. "It was a lull," he says. "I was 'cold', in industry parlance. I could see the other producers getting the calls to work on certain projects, and it was like, 'Oh, OK, that's cool… I had a good run, right?'” But it was this time of rejection that spurred him to…

posted 2015/04/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-24

Adam Lambert Will Tour "If People Like" His New Album

Will Adam Lambert be going on tour this year in support of his upcoming album, The Original High? "Yeah, if people like this record!" the singer tells Billboard. The last time he did a full solo U.S. tour was in 2010 in support of his 2009 debut album, For Your Entertainment. He admits that his last album, 2012’s Trespassing, didn’t quite have the success to warrant a big tour. "There was a couple of freestanding [American] dates," Lambert says, "but unfortunately… I mean, you know, it's common knowledge Trespassing wasn't quite the commercial success that we all had hoped it…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Says She’s “Always a Bit Unhappy”

If Taylor Swift is pop music’s eternal optimist, Charli XCX might just be the opposite. In a recent interview with Maxim magazine, Charli admits she’s “not very good at being happy all the time.” In fact, she says most of the time she’s really quite bored. “I’m not going to lie and say everything’s amazing, because sometimes it’s really f**king tough,” she says. “I’m not good at being a picture-perfect pop star, happy all the time. If I’m having a bad day, I can’t pretend. I’m always a bit unhappy, but that’s just me. I like dwelling in my sadness.”…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears' "Tom's Diner" Cover Leaks Online

Now you can hear Britney Spears' cover of Suzanne Vega’s 1987 hit “Tom’s Diner.” The song, which is featured on Italian disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder’s upcoming album, has leaked online. Instead of going a cappella like the original version, Britney and Giorgio recorded an electronic, futuristic-sounding interpretation of the song. SPIN has the leaked full version. In an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, Giorgio said the “Tom’s Diner” cover was Britney’s idea. "Britney came to my management company with the idea to do a particular song with me, which was interesting because usually it's the other way, with…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth Will Perform "See You Again" with Rapper Wiz Khalifa on "SNL"

Charlie Puth will be joining rapper Wiz Khalifa for a special performance on Saturday Night Live May 2. The two will be performing “See You Again,” the Paul Walker tribute song from the Furious 7 soundtrack, which Charlie co-wrote and co-produced.Two days later, on May 4, Charlie will release his debut EP, Some Type of Love. The four-song collection includes the single “Marvin Gaye,” featuring Meghan Trainor. It also features a retro-style ballad called “I Won’t Tell a Soul,” which is currently streaming on Charlie’s YouTube channel.Charlie is touring the U.S. with Meghan this summer.  His debut album will be…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift: “I Just Don’t Place Much Priority on Looking Cool”

There are tons of young girls who think Taylor Swift is the coolest gal around. But in the new issue of Glamour’s U.K. edition, which Taylor guest-edits, the singer tells the mag that “looking cool” just isn’t high up on her list of things to do.“I just don’t place much priority on looking cool, and I think at 25, I’m finally OK with feeling that,” she says. “I’ve said this before. I think there’s this priority on having this persona of being edgy or cool or bored. And those things are all sexy. All those things are chic, when you…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Uses His Fame to Make the "World a Little Better"

On Friday in Washington, D.C., John Legend will take part in a special panel discussion on the modern day civil rights movement hosted by political news website Politico.  "An Evening with John Legend," featuring a performance by the singer, takes place the night before the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, when journalists, politicians and celebrities of all stripes come together.  It's a high profile gig for John, but he's long been an entertainer who's used his celebrity to support social causes. "I’m just trying to make great music and then hopefully make an impact, not just with the music,…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Names Gigi Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld and Actress Who Dissed Her as Some of Her "Women of Tomorrow"

Taylor Swift may be one of the biggest celebrities in the world today, but she has strong opinions on some other stars who she predicts are going to blow up in the future.  For the new issue of Glamour's U.K. edition, Taylor's put together a list of female celebs she calls her "Women of Tomorrow." "I believe women are at our best when we support each other -- so I’m proud to give you my list of the ones who excite and inspire me,” Taylor writes. The 10 lucky women are:   Oscar-nominated True Grit star Hailee SteinfeldModel Gigi HadidModel/Actress…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson to Enjoy Surprise Birthday Getaway with Husband

Happy Birthday, Kelly Clarkson!  The original American Idol turns 33 today and her life couldn't be better, with a hit album, a great husband and stepkids, and an adorable baby girl.  How will she celebrate?  Only her husband, Brandon Blackstock, knows for sure. Asked by a fan on Twitter how she'll mark her special day, Kelly tweeted, "Brandon is surprising me with birthday getaway so we will see :)."  Whatever the getaway is, we're sure it'll be special, since Brandon is a man prone to romantic gestures. Last July, he gave her a 10-acre field of sunflowers, her favorite blossom. …

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-23

Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" Goes Platinum; Band Will Perform on "The Voice"

The members of Walk the Moon are likely doing a dance of joy right now. Their hit song, “Shut Up and Dance,” has been certified platinum for one million in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. The band will be bringing the upbeat song to The Voice next month. They’re set to perform on the NBC show’s May 12 episode. Walk the Moon is currently touring the U.S. in support of their Talking Is Hard album. 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 News Radio

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR