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2017-01-09

Giddy-Up Gaga: Will Singer's Halftime Show Feature Horses?

Lady Gaga is performing at this year's Super Bowl halftime show and while she's known for her over-the-top stage productions, would she actually attempt to include live animals as part of the production? Gaga recently posted a photo of herself riding her horse with the caption, "Halftime warm up Giddy-up."  She added the hashtags "#Joanne" -- the name of her current album -- and "#SuperBowl."  Since some of the songs on Joanne have a decidedly country feel, especially the single "Million Reasons," is this photo a hint that Gaga is going full cowgirl for the production?  She's capable of pretty…

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson's Being "Very Vague" About New Album, Says Her Grammy-Winning Mother-In-Law

Kelly Clarkson's new album is one of the most anticipated of 2017. She promises it'll reveal a new, more "soulful" side of her, but she's keeping the project so under wraps that she won't even tell family members much about it. Country music legend Reba McEntire, who refers to herself as Kelly's mother-in-law -- in reality, she's her former stepmother-in-law -- says she hasn't heard the new music yet, but when she tried to press for details, Kelly clammed up. "I asked the other night, I said, 'How many [songs] have you recorded?'"  Reba tells ABC Radio. "And she said,…

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Posts Recorded Message About New Year's Eve Fail: "They Foiled Me"

Mariah Carey is evidently still stewing over her December 31 performance on  ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, which crashed and burned due to technical difficulties.  She's now posted a recorded message giving her side of the story, and blaming the production team, who she accuses of trying to make her look bad. "I haven't really addressed the situation that happened on New Year's Eve and in time, I will," Mariah says. "But for now, I want everyone to know that I came to New Year's Eve...in great spirits and was looking forward to a celebratory…

posted 2017/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-01-06

Prince's Minnesota Properties Are Worth $25 Million, Estate Reports

The court handling the estate of Prince made public a detailed inventory of the late singer's assets, though much of it is still being evaluated.Bremer Trust, which has been placed in control of Prince's estate, reported that the "Purple Rain" singer's Minnesota real estate properties are worth $25,431,900. At the time of his death, he also had $110,080.51 in the bank accounts, mortgages, contracts for deed, notes and cash category, and a bit over $836,166 in gold bars.However, the value of much of the singer's estate is still being ascertained. According to the inventory list, which was obtained by ABC…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen Up: Nick Jonas Helps Design New Headphones

What better way to listen to Nick Jonas’ music than through Nick Jonas headphones? The singer has teamed up with the audio company Altec Lansing for a new collection of headphones, earphones and speakers."As a musician, you take great pride in your music being represented the right way," Nick says in a statement.  "The first time I played some of my music through Altec Lansing speakers I was blown away...it's all about quality and clarity and I knew I had to create with Altec Lansing."The collection includes $59.99 in-ear Bluetooth earphones, $79.99 Bluetooth headphones, a $99.99 Bluetooth speaker and $149.99…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bebe Rexha Dances in the Desert in “I Got You” Video

Her song may be called “I Got You,” but Bebe Rexha is all by herself in the desert for the track’s new music video.In the video, which debuted on MTV’s Snapchat today, the singer dons a variety of sexy outfits as she writhes around on a water-deprived landscape until the sun sets. The clip ends with her dancing as fire burns around her.“I Got You” is the first single off Bebe’s forthcoming debut album All Your Fault, which is scheduled for release this month. She was previously featured on G-Eazy’s hit  “Me, Myself and I” and David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.”…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia (Almost) Shows Her Face in "Sesame Street" Promo Clip

Shocker: Sia is showing almost her entire face in a brief clip of her upcoming appearance on Sesame Street. In the clip, Sia is singing a song about, well, songs. "S is for songs/and I love songs/don't know what I'd do without 'em," she sings. "I love songs so much I wanna sing a song about 'em."  Her backup singers are Muppets -- including Cookie Monster and Grover -- wearing miniature versions of her trademark black and white bob wig. But the real surprise is that while Sia herself is wearing her trademark black and white bob wig and massive…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Fifth Harmony Moving Ahead with New Album as a Quartet

Fifth Harmony may have lost Camila Cabello last year, but the group is "Miss Movin' On" without her. Billboard reports that the group has resigned with their record label, Epic, and plans to go ahead with a third full-length album. An insider tells Billboard, "They’re in a position to have more creative involvement and really direct where they want their music to go. They're a huge name on the Epic roster so it makes sense to keep them there and work on another hit album." Music business attorney Debra White, who doesn't work with Fifth Harmony but who negotiates similar…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Talks New Music, "Gap Year" and "Game of Thrones"

After dropping two new singles -- "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape Of You" -- early Friday morning, Ed Sheeran guest-hosted the BBC Radio 1 morning show Friday.  On the show, he revealed that one of the new songs, "Shape of You," wasn't intended for him at all: it was meant for Rihanna. Ed said he'd gone into the studio with his collaborators to "write songs for other people."  "We were writing this song and I was l like, 'This would really work for Rihanna,'” Ed recalled. "And then I started singing lyrics like 'putting Van the Man on the…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony Posts First Photo as a Foursome

Fifth Harmony has made it Twitter-official, they're a foursome.  On Thursday the group posted to Twitter the first picture of themselves as a quartet following last month's departure of Camila Cabello to start a solo career."Twenty Seventeen," the group caption the picture which shows Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui posing together in coordinated red outfits against a red backdrop.“We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony as well as our solo endeavors,” the group said in a message last month after news of Camila's departure.As previously reported, according to published reports, Camila's…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alessia Cara's "Moana" Song Up for a Golden Globe Sunday Night: "I Definitely Resonated With" It

The good news: a song Alessia Cara recorded is up for a Golden Globe this Sunday night!  The bad news: if it wins, she won't get the trophy because she didn't write it.  But according to Alessia, she might as well have written it, because it's pretty much the story of her life. The song "How Far I'll Go," from the hit Disney animated film Moana, was written by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.  The song's about the journey of Moana, a young Polynesian princess who strikes out on her own to save her people.  Alessia explains why that theme is…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

$10 Million Copyright Case Against Justin Bieber & Usher Is Tossed

Justin Bieber and his mentor Usher are off the hook in a plagiarism lawsuit. The Wrap reports that a federal judge in Virginia on Thursday dismissed a copyright infringement suit against the pair over the song "Somebody to Love" from Justin's 2010 album My World 2.0. The suit was dismissed "with prejudice" meaning that it can't be re-filed.  The case was first filed in 2013 by Devin Copeland and Mareio Oberton who claimed that they wrote "Somebody to Love" in 2008 and that Usher and Bieber lifted parts of the song after Usher had expressed an interest in working with…

posted 2017/01/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR