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2016-06-30

Adam Levine’s Sprawling Soho Loft Sells for $5.5 Million

It didn’t take long for someone to plunk down millions for Adam Levine’s former New York City loft. Observer reports that less than three months after going on the market, the sprawling Soho pad Adam shared with wife Behati Prinsloo sold for $5.5 million. The couple listed the apartment in April, shortly after announcing that they were expecting their first child. They had purchased the place in 2014. It’s no wonder the property went quickly -- it has exposed brick walls, high ceilings, a master suite with a walk-in closet and a bath with a Jacuzzi tub. Not to mention…

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele’s "25" Could Be Saying “Hello” to the Top Ten Again

Adele’s 25 is having a resurgence. The album could be headed back into the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, thanks to its debut on streaming services on June 24. According to Billboard, experts are predicting the album could earn between 32,000 and 37,000 equivalent album units this week. That total takes streaming into account. Previously, only three of her singles were available for streaming: “Hello,” “When We Were Young” and “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).” Last week, the album came in at number 12 on the chart. It’s sold 8.8 million copies in…

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Always a Bridesmaid: Taylor Swift’s BFF Gets Engaged

Looks like Taylor Swift will be shopping for a bridesmaid dress again. Her longtime bestie, Abigail Anderson, has gotten engaged. Abigail announced the happy news on her Instagram this week, writing, “Tonight I answered the easiest question I've ever been asked. Without any doubt and without fear - I am so excited for this next chapter in our lives.” Taylor and Abigail have been friends since high school. The singer even named-checked her BFF in the song "Fifteen." Back in February, Taylor was the maid of honor for another childhood pal, Britany Maack. Taylor may not be engaged yet but…

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Donates Tens of Thousands to Feed Hungry Kids in New Zealand

Lorde may never be "Royal," but she sure knows how to use the money she got from that song.  The singer has donated tens of thousands of dollars to a New Zealand charity that feeds hungry kids. On the donation page for the charity, which is called Fuel the Need, Lorde writes, "Hope this helps a little bit. Lots of love from a former kid who is passionate about all kids having access to food at school."  She posted the donation of $20,000 New Zealand dollars -- that's $14,500 -- under her birth name, Ella Yelich O'Connor. The founder of…

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rita Ora Lands In Hospital After Photo Shoot

British singer Rita Ora was hospitalized this Wednesday after a photo shoot, on account of exhaustion. Ora shared a picture on her Twitter and Instagram accounts of herself lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV machine. Attached to both pictures, she writes, "Today was pretty tough but I'm getting through it thank you all my fans and friends for the support! I love you! The Instagram picture includes the following hashtag, #exhaustion is real"    The entertainer recently signed a new recording contract with Atlantic Records UK.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.    Today was pretty tough but I'm getting through it…

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull, DNCE and Sara Bareilles Join "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"

Sara Bareilles is going from being a Tony nominee to providing the musical accompaniment to TV's biggest fireworks display of the year.  She's just joined the lineup of NBC’s annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Another new addition to the lineup is Pitbull, as well as DNCE, who'll no doubt perform their hit "Cake by the Ocean."  They join previously announced guests Meghan Trainor, country superstar Kenny Chesney and 5 Seconds of Summer on the bill. The festivities kick off Monday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and if you miss it, you can catch it again at 10…

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Says Nick Young "Brought Other Women into Our Home"

If you were still wondering why, exactly, Iggy Azalea ended her engagement with Nick Young, Iggy herself just removed all doubt.  And, she says, she’s got proof. “I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage,” Iggy tweeted early Thursday morning.  So there it is. I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 30, 2016 No surprise,…

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Reportedly Suing Baby Mama for Joint Custody

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has filed for joint custody of his son, People magazine has confirmed. A source told TMZ that Briana Jungwirth has been "inconsistent" in giving Louis access to five-month-old Freddie Reign. Louis wants to be a real father and present in Freddie's life, noted the source, adding that the 1D member is not just seeking joint physical and legal custody, but a 50/50 split in terms of the division of time each spends with their son. Tomlinson is paying Briana around $15,000 a month in child support, and a judge will now set whatever amount is deemed appropriate, according to…

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo Best of, "Platinum Hits," Coming in July

Jason Derulo took to social media Wednesday evening to announce the arrival of a new, "best of" collection. "Platinum Hits in stores 7/29," he wrote on Instagram, posting an image of what is presumably the album artwork -- a silhouette of his profile in black against silver-gray lettering of his initials. "11 of your favorite certified #PLATINUM hits And 1 exclusive NEW SONG for the fam!" the message concludes. No word yet on the exact track list or details about the new track. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tonight on ABC, Jason Derulo & Pitbull Pay Tribute to the '80s, When "Music...Was Our Social Media"

Jason Derulo singing a Michael Jackson classic and Pitbull teaming with '80s rockers REO Speedwagon are just some of the highlights of tonight's premiere episode of ABC's Greatest Hits, a six-week music series featuring artists of different eras collaborating, honoring songs of the past or performing their classics. "It's really a celebration of music, but it's a specific period from 1980 to 2005, which was a pretty rich period in American music," says executive producer Ken Ehrlich [ERR-lick].  Greatest Hits is co-hosted by rising country star Kelsea [KELL-see] Ballerini and Arsenio Hall. "We literally have the greatest artists [and] the greatest…

posted 2016/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-29

Holy Hiddleswift: Taylor and Tom Visit the Vatican

Their relationship is already sacred. Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston continued their Roman holiday Wednesday with a trip to the Vatican, UsWeekly reports. The two, coordinating in light-colored outfits, toured the Pope’s home and held hands as they walked around. Earlier in the week, they took a private tour of the Colosseum and enjoyed a romantic meal nearby. Taylor ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, meanwhile, is enjoying a vacation of his own. He was spotted in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on a private yacht with a bevy of beauties. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia Invited to Join the Motion Picture Academy; Says She Wants to Give Kids a "Different Idea of Expression"

Sia is one of several musicians who've just been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that hands out the Oscars. The main benefit of Academy membership is that you get to vote on who wins the Academy Awards each year. On Wednesday, the organization extended 683 membership invitations to musicians, actors, filmmakers and executives alike. Of that group, 41 percent are people of color and 46 percent are female. You may recall that the lack of diversity among nominees earlier this year spawned the #OscarsSoWhite campaign. Sia was invited because she's written music…

posted 2016/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR