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2017-04-04

Justin Timberlake, Walk the Moon & more to headline Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

Last year, Justin Timberlake became a partner in and producer of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, so guess who's headlining this year's festival? JT, a Tennessee native, will be performing at the event, which takes place September 23 and 24 in Franklin, Tennessee.  Joining him on the bill will be Walk the Moon, Fitz and the Tantrums, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, gospel legend Mavis Staples, singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, The Revivalists and more. Also on the bill is '90s band Better Than Ezra -- their leader, Kevin Griffin, co-founded the festival in 2015.  One-of-a-kind artist collaborations, dubbed "pilgri-mashups," are promised.…

posted 2017/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes joins his hero John Mayer onstage in Toronto

Shawn Mendes has spoken many times about what an influence John Mayer has been on him.  On Monday night, he got to join his hero onstage, in his hometown. At John's concert in Toronto Monday night, he brought Shawn onstage to perform his hit, "Mercy." John joined him on guitar and backup vocals, and then the two sang John's song "In Your Atmosphere." On Instagram afterwards, John posted a photo of the two together, and captioned it, "The dynamite @shawnmendes joined me in Toronto tonight perform a 'Mercy'/'In Your Atmosphere' mashup and it was over the top good." On Twitter,…

posted 2017/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Aloe Blacc helps launch “bold” contest to find up-and-coming musicians

Aloe Blacc is on the hunt for new talent. The "Wake Me Up" singer is teaming up with Kenneth Cole Fragrances for their “Find Your Bold” contest to discover new musicians. The contest calls on aspiring vocalists and producers to submit a video featuring their own "bold" original song. A grand prize winner will get a chance to collaborate with Aloe on a new track at his recording studio. The song will then be released digitally, along with a music video, on Aloe’s YouTube channel. The winner will also receive $5,000 from Kenneth Cole Fragrances."The tradition of crafting a song…

posted 2017/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Dunkirk" director on casting Harry Styles: "He had it"

Harry Styles is releasing his first solo single this week, but in July, he'll make his big-screen acting debut in  Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan.  Asked why he cast the One Direction singer, Nolan says despite Harry's relative lack of acting experience, he had the skills to pull off the role. Dunkirk is about the evacuation of 400,000 Allied soldiers who were surrounded by the German army on the beaches of Dunkirk, France during World War II. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Nolan says, "When we put the cast together, we had some established names: Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance,…

posted 2017/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele reportedly living a "normal, unflashy" life...in a five-million-dollar mansion

Adele's got a couple of months off before she finishes up her 25 world tour with some shows in London, but meanwhile, she's reportedly relaxing in her new mansion, located in a deliberately "unflashy" area of the U.K. According to the Daily Mail, Adele has purchased a five-million-dollar 18th century home for herself, her husband and their four-year-old son.  It's located in East Grinstead, West Sussex, which a source describes as "the least showbiz place she can think of." "She doesn't want to live with fellow celebrities," adds the source, noting that Adele wants to "live a normal, unflashy existence."…

posted 2017/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei Has Big Night on "Dancing with the Stars"

Even with jetting back and forth between Southeast Asia with Fifth Harmony, Normani Kordei didn't let jet lag stop her from beating the house during Vegas Night on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars. The 20-year-old sensation is fast becoming a season 24 standout with her dazzling performances. Decked out in a red sequin dress with a plunging neckline and matching heels, Normani brought glitz and glam to the dance floor with a show-stopping performance that won her the high score of the night. She and her dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, wowed the judges with  their foxtrot to “Big Spender” by…

posted 2017/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-04-03

No Doubt your kids will love Gwen Stefani's line of junior glasses

As the mother of three young boys, Gwen Stefani knows how hard it is to find stylish gear for kids.  So she created her own. People reports Gwen has launched a new collection as part of her gx by Gwen Stefani eyewear line, dubbed gx by Gwen Stefani junior.  She tells People, "A lot of kids’ glasses, to me, look like kids’ glasses, I wanted to do glasses that were things that I would wear.” "We actually did a lot of the styles like shrunken-down versions of [my regular collection],” says The Voice coach.  "Zuma, my son, wears glasses, so…

posted 2017/04/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Lady Gaga Tiffany campaign launches; Gaga says her mom is her style icon

Tiffany HardWear, the new collection of jewelry Lady Gaga is promoting, has unveiled its new campaign starring the singer. On April 5, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the campaign will be available at Tiffany.com.  The campaign features black-and-white and color portraits of Gaga wearing 18k gold HardWear earrings, bracelet and necklace.  A short film features her speaking about the brand and her creative journey. In a statement, Gaga says, "I love Tiffany HardWear because it’s different and elegant -- but it’s not what you would expect of elegance. That’s like me I think -- I’m a bit different. To me, Tiffany…

posted 2017/04/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend debuts new single on "The Voice UK"

John Legend performed his new single "Surefire" for the first time on the finale of The Voice UK on Sunday night. The ten-time Grammy Award-winner played piano and was accompanied by two female violinists as he sang the passionate ballad for a live audience and the show's coaches, who include Jennifer Hudson and will.i.am. "Surefire” is the third single from Legend’s new CD, Darkness and Light. His "Darkness and Light" tour kicks off May 12 in Miami, and he’ll begin the European leg of the tour September 8 in Glasgow, Scotland. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/04/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink dismisses standards that make her "obese" at her current weight

Pink's trying to get her pre-baby body back, but she's rejecting the guidelines that say she's "obese" at her current weight. Over the weekend, the singer posted an Instagram picture of herself working out at the gym. "Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"? By 'regular standards' that makes me obese," she wrote. "I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese. The only thing I'm feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies!" Pink added the hashtag #strongismygoal to her post, as well as one that translates…

posted 2017/04/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jiving and jet lag: Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei competing on "DWTS" during Asian tour

On Saturday, Fifth Harmony performed in Taiwan, but there's no rest for Normani Kordei: she had to fly back to L.A. to perform live tonight on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.  And when she's done dancing, she has to fly all the way to the Philippines for a show on Wednesday.  How does she do it?  By being able to sleep anytime, anywhere. "I can knock out anywhere...on a train, on a plane," she tells ABC News. "On a roller coaster...nah, I'm just kidding!"But Normani isn't kidding when it come to the competition: her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy travels with…

posted 2017/04/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

TKO: Nick Jonas' series "Kingdom" to end after this season

Sorry, Nick Jonas fans: you've only got 10 episodes of Kingdom left to see your boy on TV. Nick's TV series -- about a family of MMA fighters -- will end after its upcoming third season, which premieres May 31 at 8 p.m. ET on the AT&T Audience Network and DirecTV Now.  In a statement,  AT&T Audience Network and Endemol Shine, the studio that produces Kingdom, said, "We expect season three to be a great one and appreciate the hard work and dedication from creator and showrunner Byron Balasco, as well as the entire cast and crew. We could not…

posted 2017/04/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR