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2014-11-01

Jennifer Lopez Says Ben Affleck Was Her "First Big Heartbreak"

When Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were together, they practically invented the concept of one-named celebrity couples:  Bennifer, remember?  J-Lo is now revealing that when they called off their engagement, it was her "first big heartbreak." In an interview with Maria Shriver that will air on NBC's Today on November 3 and November 4, Jennifer talks about how she didn't give herself any alone time after the split, which was probably a mistake. Shriver says, "Right away when you broke up with Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony was there like 2 days later," to which Jennifer responds, "Right, you're absolutely right."…

posted 2014/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-10-31

Mariah Carey to Perform All I Want for Christmas Is You Concerts in New York City in December

Mariah Carey will soon be everywhere on the radio with her seasonal smash "All I Want for Christmas Is You," but this year, she'll also be celebrating the holidays with a series of Christmas shows at New York's Beacon Theatre. Billed as "A Night of Joy and Festivity," the concerts will take place on December 15, 16, 18 and 20.  Mariah will be performing hits from her two holiday albums Merry Christmas and Merry Christmas II You. In a statement on her website, Mariah says, "I can't imagine being anywhere more special than live on stage, in my hometown, celebrating…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Collaborator Admits She Assumed Taylor Didn't Write Her Music & Was "Puppeteered" by Old Men

It takes a big man -- or woman -- to admit publicly that you're wrong, but that's just what British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap has done, in regards to her new friend Taylor Swift. Imogen co-wrote the song "Clean" on Taylor Swift's new album 1989, and in a blog posting, she reveals that before she met her, she just assumed Taylor had no creative control over her own music or career.  "I have to be honest here and say that I ever so slightly had not done my homework on Taylor Swift but had done what I HATE others do of…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Is Austin Powers for Halloween

Yeah, baby!  That's what Ed Sheeran tweeted on Friday while linking to a photo of himself in his Halloween costume.  Yes, you guessed it: he was Austin Powers, the swingin' sixties spy portrayed by Mike Myers onscreen. Ed's costume was spot on: he was wearing glasses with thick black frames, a crushed blue velvet jacket and a shirt with frills on the neck and sleeves. Since Austin Powers' hair was sort of red anyway, the singer didn't even have to wear a wig. Unfortunately, Ed's fans won't be seeing him wearing the outfit onstage: he tweeted, "I should wear the…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde on "Hunger Games" Soundtrack: "It Felt It Would Be Cool for My Career"

Rather than simply contributing a track to the soundtrack of the new Hunger Games film, Lorde was put in charge of assembling the project.  The singer, who'll turn 18 on November 7, says taking on such a big responsibility felt like something she needed to do at this stage of the game. "I knew this was right for me as an artist and I felt it would be cool for my career," Lorde tells Billboard for her new cover story.  "People that see me as having a couple of hits and performing on an awards show would see that, between…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Releases Trailer for "The Pinkprint"

Nicki Minaj may have delayed the release of her upcoming album, The PinkPrint, but she's keeping the momentum going by unveiling a trailer for the highly anticipated project. The rapper took to her Instagram account to release two 15-second videos, which include footage from her recent music videos like "Lookin' Ass," "Pills N Potions" and "Anaconda." In one clip, a man is getting being fingerprinted before the album's title is displayed in a pink font. As previously reported, Nicki's third album will now arrive on Monday, December 15;  the set was previously slated for a November 24 release. In the…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alicia Keys Reflects on Keep a Child Alive Foundation Journey

Alicia Keys and her Keep a Child Alive Foundation celebrated the 11th annual Black Ball benefit concert in New York City Thursday night. Before heading inside the Hammerstein Ballroom, Keys reflected on the journey her organization has made in its efforts to raises money for children and families in Africa and India affected by HIV."It's true, it has been such a journey," she revealed on the red carpet. "When I first went to Africa it just changed my life and really what changed it was because I saw people just like me -- my brothers, my sisters, my cousins --…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry's Halloween Costume Was Flamin' Hot

Katy Perry fans know that the singer's preferred snack food is Flamin' Hot Cheetos.  In fact, she loves them so much, she dressed as one for Halloween. Katy Instagrammed a photo of herself dressed as a giant, individual Flamin' Hot Cheeto -- her bright orange costume completely encased her body from her head to her knees, and her face peeked out through a hole.  If you weren't sure what she was supposed to be, she made it easy by carrying a purse made from a Flamin' Hot Cheetos bag. MTV reports Katy sported the costume at a Halloween party given…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Dresses as "Pegacorn" for Halloween

Not just any costume will do for Taylor Swift: she had to dress as a mythical creature for Halloween. The singer Instagrammed a photo of herself standing in an elevator, wearing a white fuzzy top and pants with a tail, a set of wings and a headpiece with two ears and a long horn.  She captioned it, "Cause, darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a PEGACORN. #HappyHalloween!" A "pegacorn" is a cross between a winged horse -- a Pegasus -- and a unicorn.  In August, when she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Taylor took part in the…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine: Blake & I Won't Leave "The Voice" 'Cause We're "Greedy"

While the coach lineup on The Voice has changed numerous times since the show debuted, one thing has remained the same: the dynamic duo of Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, whose "bromance" has been charming viewers for seven seasons now.  But Adam says there's a good reason that he and Blake haven't taken a season off from the show as other coaches have done: money. Speaking about Christina Aguilera's impending return to The Voice, Adam tells the TV show Extra, "I'm so excited she's coming back. She’s kind of like that anchor to the original crew, which I love. The…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gavin DeGraw Recalls Halloween Costume that Traumatized Him at Age Five

He's 37 years old, but Gavin DeGraw says he's still haunted by the memories of a Halloween costume he was made to wear at the tender age of five. "I don't think I've ever had a really cool Halloween costume," he tells ABC News Radio. "In kindergarten, my mother dressed me up as a sailor, and that was the early days of the button fly, before that was cool. And I remember hearing the 'I see London, I see France' song. I was five years old, and I'll never forget that -- so, no more sailor outfits for me." OK,…

posted 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea to Perform on American Music Awards

Iggy Azalea is this year's top nominee at the American Music Awards, so it's no surprise that she's joined the already star-studded lineup on the telecast. The rapper will perform alongside her "Fancy" pal, Charli XCX,  plus Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and Pitbull on the show, which airs live on ABC November 23.  More artists will be announced soon. Iggy is nominated for six awards, including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock. 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 2014/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR