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Lady Gaga to Receive the First-Ever "Contemporary Icon" Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

Lady Gaga has won numerous awards in her career, but this June, she'll be taking home an honor that nobody but she has ever won. Gaga has been announced as the recipient of the first-ever Contemporary Icon Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction gala, taking place June 18 in New York City.  The awards has been created to celebrate a "songwriter-artist who has attained an iconic status in pop culture."  The president of the Songwriters Hall of Fame says in a statement, "It could be said that this honor was created with Lady Gaga in mind.  She…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine & Jason Mraz Among 100 Celebrity Narrators in New Documentary, "Unity"

Adam Levine and Jason Mraz are among the 100 celebrity narrators lending their voices to a new documentary out this summer. The film, called Unity, explores what it means to be human and how we impact the world. Adam’s Maroon 5 band mate Jesse Carmichael also will help narrate the film, as will Selena Gomez. It's not clear yet what parts they will be narrating, but the film will be divided into chapters. A host of other actors and entertainers round out the unprecedented cast, including House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey, daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, Interstellar actress Jessica…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry to Attend "Forbes Vietnam"'s Under 30 Summit

Katy Perry will be attending Forbes Vietnam’s Under 30 Summit in Ho Chi Minh City next month. She’ll help celebrate the Southeast Asian country’s brightest rising stars under the age of 30. The singer, who was included on the American Forbes 30 Under 30 list last year, will serve as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at the May 12 event. According to Forbes Vietnam’s website, she’s expected to talk to Vietnamese young people about their future and encourage them to raise their voices on important issues. Katy will not be performing in Vietnam, but she'll be attending the event in between…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Recap: Top Five Revealed, Fans "Save" Rayvon Owen for Fourth Straight Week

The top five finalists were revealed on Wednesday’s two-hour edition of American Idol, an installment that included singer Rayvon Owen being saved by fans via Twitter for the fourth week in a row. The lineup for the annual Idol summer tour will include Rayvon and the four singers who advanced as a result of America’s votes: Jax, Nick Fradiani, Clark Beckham and Tyanna Jones. Wednesday’s show featured the final “Fan Save” of the season.  After the top four contestants performed, the two remaining hopefuls sang for a “Fan Save.”  Viewers had a five-minute window to cast their vote on Twitter…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd Lands Las Vegas Residency

The Weeknd has scored a new residency at Las Vegas' Drai’s Beachclub, billed as Sin City's only indoor/outdoor rooftop club. Organizers have announced that the singer is already scheduled for shows on May 23, June 13 and July 3, with additional dates to be revealed soon. You can grab tickets for his upcoming concerts via Draislv.com/theweeknd. "The Weeknd is having arguably the greatest year right now," said Drai’s managing partner Ryan Michael Craig in a statement.  "Not only did he win big at the Juno Awards, and not only is he tearing up the music charts right now, but he…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Why Meghan, Christina, John Legend & More Were Chosen for "People" Mag's "World's Most Beautiful" Issue

People magazine's annual World's Most Beautiful issue is on newsstands Friday, and as usual, quite a few musicians are featured, though for several different reasons. In the section called Hot Right Now, Meghan Trainor is "The Breakout," because of the stunning success of her hit "All About That Bass."  People magazine staff writer Antoinette Coulton says Meghan's message is important.  "We’re used to seeing....with pop stars, they have to look a certain way. And she’s like, 'No, you don't,'" Coulton tells ABC Radio. "'Embrace your curves, embrace whatever you look like, whether you’re curvy or not,' I think that’s the…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Train Announces Initial Artist Lineup for Third Annual Sail Across the Sun Fan Cruise

Train's second annual fan cruise, Sail Across the Sun, took place in February, but the band has already lined up the initial artists and the itinerary for next year's installment. The third annual Sail Across the Sun cruise will feature Phillip Phillips, Michael Franti and Andy Grammer, who performed on this year's cruise as well.  Additional artists will be announced soon.  The third annual cruise is leaving from Miami on February 11, and will head to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Fittingly for a band that has its own line of signature wine, Train's Sail Across the Sun cruise also features various…

posted 2015/04/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha and Fifth Harmony to Perform at L.A. Pride Celebration

Kesha and Fifth Harmony are performing at this year’s L.A. Pride celebration. The gay pride festival will take place in West Hollywood from Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14. According to gay news publication FrontiersMedia, Kesha will take the main stage on Saturday night to sing some of her biggest hits, including “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R.” Kesha has been a longtime supporter of the gay community. She wrote the song “We R Who We R” in response to the surge of gay youth suicides in 2010 and she told Entertainment Weekly at the time that…

posted 2015/04/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Malik's Fiancee Not Banning One Direction from Wedding

Despite rumors to the contrary, Gossip Cop reports that Zayn Malik’s former One Direction band mates will not be banned from his wedding. Life & Style first claimed that Zayn’s fiancée, Perrie Edwards, didn’t want the guys at their impending nuptials because she felt they were “a bad influence” on Zayn. If you’ll recall, Zayn was photographed getting close with a mystery woman while the band was on tour in Thailand. The tabloid claimed Perrie “feels humiliated by what happened and she is looking for someone to blame.” But Gossip Cop, a site that busts bad scoops, quickly debunked the…

posted 2015/04/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Surprises Aussie Fan

Demi Lovato recently gave an Aussie fan the shock of his life. The fan, named Nathan, was invited on an Australian radio show to record a video message for Demi, but he had no idea his idol was there to surprise him in person. "I am a better person for being a fan of her," he told the show’s hosts. "She has just changed my life for the better. She's all about owning your insecurities, loving yourself and just being who you are." He said her music helped him through some rough times. "I feel like we've kind of grown…

posted 2015/04/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"People" Magazine's World's Most Beautiful Issue Includes Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding & More

A few days ago, People magazine revealed both Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande had made its annual list of the World's Most Beautiful.  Now, the mag has revealed even more musicians are on the list. In the category of Beautiful Inside and Out, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Demi Lovato are included because of their charity work.  Under Beauty at Every Age, twenty-somethings Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Ellie Goulding are featured.  Beyonce's included in a spread called High Heeled Beauties.  And in Perfect Pairs, focusing on beautiful celebrity couples, you'll find John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Sandra Bullock graces the…

posted 2015/04/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Spins in Style at SoulCycle Chicago Charity Event

Lady Gaga helped pedal her SoulCycle Chicago fundraiser to success -- and she did it all in signature Gaga style. The singer showed up to Tuesday’s Born This Way Foundation charity event sporting some Dia de los Muertos-inspired face makeup, a black SoulCycle tank top with a skull on it, and bedazzled cycling shoes. Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, rode bikes alongside guests, who donated $1,000 per bike for the privilege. A couple of charitable participants even forked over $2,500 for the bikes right next to Gaga. A spokesperson for the fundraiser told the Chicago Tribune that the benefit…

posted 2015/04/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR