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Charlie Puth Gives Update on Meghan Trainor's Health: "She's Just Chillin'"

Earlier this summer, Meghan Trainor was forced to cancel her M Train Tour because of a hemorrhage on her vocal cord, telling her fans she was "devastated, scared and so sorry."  Now her friend, duet partner and opening act Charlie Puth is updating us as to how the Grammy-nominated singer is feeling. "Well, I haven’t been talking to her, I’ve been texting her. She isn’t allowed to talk," Charlie tells ABC Radio.  "She’s just chillin’; she’s gonna get surgery soon."  He added, " It’s good that she’s getting the surgery now to avoid further problems and then, I mean, [in]…

posted 2015/09/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Fray's Joe King and Vampire Diaries' Candice Accola Expecting First Child Together

The Fray guitarist Joe King and his wife, The Vampire Diaries actress Candice Accola, are expecting their first child together, the couple announced Monday on Instagram. “Sometimes a Saturday is best spent painting t-shirts and taking an awesome family photo. Happy Monday everybody! #ThatAintNoBurritoinMyBelly," Accola, 28, captioned an Instagram pic of herself with King, 35, and his two daughters from a previous marriage, pointing to her baby bump. Joe shared the same picture on his Instagram page with the caption, "Baby King on the way!!!! So proud to welcome this new life into the world with my beautiful wife and…

posted 2015/09/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Talks Racy Album Cover, Post-VMAs Pizza Party with Iggy Izalea on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel welcomed Demi Lovato as both his musical and interview guest, fresh from her performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards. Demi, who also appeared opposite Roseanne Barr in a game show sketch, sat with Jimmy and joked about Kanye West's rambling MTV Video Music Awards speech, and the shade thrown by Nicki Minaj at show host Miley Cyrus. "I'm Switzerland," Lovato joked, meaning she's neutral in the conflict, although admitting that after attending a designer's after-party, she and Iggy Azalea, with whom Demi performed Sunday night, quickly decamped back to Demi's house and the cozy comfort…

posted 2015/09/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Rob Thomas Scores Third Top-10 Solo Album

It's three for three for Rob Thomas. The Matchbox Twenty frontman sees his third solo album, The Great Unknown, debut in the top 10 on the Billboard album chart -- number six, to be specific.  Rob's last two solo albums have also reached the top 10: ....Something to Be hit #1 in 2005 and Cradlesong entered the chart at #3 in 2009. The Great Unknown has so far produced the single "Trust You," co-written with Ryan Tedder, and the brand new single, "Hold On Forever." Rob will be on the road through November, finishing up his tour in support of…

posted 2015/08/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Almost Joined Taylor Swift on Stage; Miley Doesn't Want to Be in Taylor's Squad

Of all the celebrity guest stars that appeared with Taylor Swift on stage at her five Los Angeles shows, there were two who were noticeably absent: Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart. Turns out the X-Men co-stars -- and honorary members of Taylor’s squad -- were asked to be a part of her show, but it didn’t work out. Ian confirms this in an interview with Gay Star News. “She did ask me to appear with Patrick Stewart at her show in L.A., but I had something else to do that night,” he says. Earlier this month, Patrick hinted…

posted 2015/08/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez "Let Down Her Walls" on New Album, "Revival"

Don’t be surprised if Selena Gomez sounds more relaxed on her new album, Revival. She tells Entertainment Weekly that this time around she wasn’t afraid to embrace her sexy side. “I’ve lived such a public life that I understand that I’m under a microscope,” she says. “That has taken me into so many different phases. It’s made me depressed and it’s made me happy and it’s made me grateful and humble -- but [I’ve learned] it’s okay to let down my walls with my music, to feel sexy and good.” Her mentality was more laid-back, and so was her recording…

posted 2015/08/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry to Release "The Prismatic World Tour Live" on DVD and Blu-ray

If you didn’t catch one of Katy Perry’s many stops on her Prismatic World Tour, you’ll soon be able to watch the whole thing from the comfort of your own couch. Katy is releasing The Prismatic World Tour Live on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download on October 30. The concert film was shot in Sydney, Australia during Katy’s December 2014 visit. It features her entire 20-song set list, from the opening number “Roar” to the grand finale performance of “Firework.” The DVD also will include 30 minutes of exclusive extras. The DVD runs for $15, while the Blu-ray…

posted 2015/08/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd's Back at #1; "Locked Away" Hits Top 10

The Weeknd killed it Sunday night at the MTV VMAs with the TV debut of his smash "Can't Feel My Face," and now the song has returned to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a second week.  It dethroned OMI's "Cheerleader," which was #1 for six weeks. In addition, the Canadian singer has another song in the top five: "The Hills" is at #4.  Both songs are from the Weeknd's new album Beauty Behind the Madness, which has a good chance to debut at #1 on next week's album chart. Meanwhile, "Locked Away," the single by R.…

posted 2015/08/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink Declares Herself a Tori Kelly "Fan for Life"

As if near-universal acclaim for her performance at Sunday night's MTV VMAs wasn't enough, Tori Kelly has now made a new fan in someone she herself is a huge fan of: Pink. After seeing Tori rock the stage with her performance of "Should've Been Us," Pink tweeted, "Ok @ToriKelly - fan for life. Great freaking performance tonight, you live singing, guitar playing accapella sanging woman." A delighted Tori replied, "this tweet makes me emotional. you're such an inspiration to me & a role model for young women. thank you so much!!" Tori's performance also won approval from actor John Stamos,…

posted 2015/08/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Katy Perry Throws Pal a Raunchy Bachelorette Party in NYC

While her alleged rival Taylor Swift cleaned up at the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend in Los Angeles, Katy Perry was reportedly across the country having some fun of her own. According to New York Post’s Page Six, Katy threw a bachelorette party for a pal at New York’s “Queen of the Night” burlesque show. And a witness says Katy wasn’t shy about interacting with the performers. “Katy and her group took tequila shots and selfies all night,” the source says. “Katy made sure the bachelorette was…spanked by one of the performers. And as the instigator, Katy set an…

posted 2015/08/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Responds to Kanye West's Claims He Was "In Tears" After Losing a Grammy

During his rambling Video Vanguard award acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, Kanye West claimed he saw Justin Timberlake break down in tears when he didn't win the album of the year Grammy for FutureSex/Lovesounds. It left us all wondering if that story was true. While Justin didn’t respond to the claim directly, he did tweet about Kanye’s random shoutout. “Kanye is so cute, y’all,” Justin tweeted, before adding, “Jokes, you guys…Jokes. #chill.” Justin later wrote, “Btw... I JUST watched my man 'Ye's FULL speech... He always has a point. And I support it. #truth” Kanye…

posted 2015/08/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tori Kelly to Kick Off Headlining U.S. Tour This Fall

Following her flawless performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, Tori Kelly has announced a headlining U.S. tour for this fall. The trek, in support of her debut album Unbreakable Smile, will begin September 23 in Wallingford, Connecticut and will conclude in Searcy, Arkansas  November 7. If you’re a member of Tori's fan club, you can grab tickets starting Wednesday, September 2, at Fahlo.me/ToriKelly. You’ll also have the chance to snag a limited number of VIP bundles, which include a ticket, admission to a meet-and-greet with Tori, and one merchandise item. Tickets and VIP packages will go on…

posted 2015/08/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR