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2015-07-29

Jessie J Says She Wants to Have a Baby -- and Write a Book

Jessie J has babies on the brain. The singer tells People that becoming a mom is just one of the many things she’d like to accomplish in the near future. When asked by the mag to list some of her future goals, the first thing she said, laughing, was, “Have a baby -- not today!" adding,"But that's something that I hope that I'm blessed with in my life.” She continues, “I would love to build a school in Africa. I would love to write a book. My first-ever film that I've done is gonna be announced soon. I'm not allowed…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Model Martha Hunt on BFF Taylor Swift: "I Admire Her So Much"

Taylor Swift is a role model to a lot of girls -- including her own best friends. In a new interview with Hamptons magazine, Taylor's Victoria’s Secret model pal Martha Hunt gushes about how she looks up to Taylor."Taylor Swift -- I can't say enough good things about her," she says, when asked to name some of her female role models and heroes. "I admire her so much as a person and as a role model for young women." Martha has been by Taylor’s side through much of this year as an integral member of the Swift Squad. She co-starred…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch Things Get Awkward for Carly Rae Jepsen on "Comedy Bang! Bang!"

Sometimes a song is so good you think the singer wrote it just for you. In a preview clip from Thursday’s episode of the IFC mock talk show Comedy Bang! Bang!, Carly Rae Jepsen has an awkward encounter with host Scott Aukerman. Scott thinks Carly’s “I Really Really Like You” is actually about him. He confronts Carly about it, saying her doesn’t want to date her, despite the fact that she’s left “messages” for him on his phone, on the radio, in a video and “atop the pop charts.” “I get it, I’m irresistible,” he tells her, “but at a…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Malik Signs with RCA; Hints He's Ready to Make "Real Music"

Zayn Malik is ready to make some “real music.” The former One Direction boy bander has signed a new record deal with RCA. He took to Twitter to express his excitement over the deal -- and to fully explain why he decided to go solo. “I guess I never explained why I left, it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am! #realmusic #RCA !!” he wrote. He also posted a photo of himself signing the contract, and tweeted #REALME. According to TMZ, Simon Cowell was instrumental in getting Zayn signed to…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes Lands Debut Acting Role on "The 100"

Ask and you shall receive. Shawn Mendes petitioned the creators of The CW drama The 100 for a part on the show -- and he got it. The teen singer will officially make his acting debut on the series’ third season premiere. "I'm so excited to take a step into acting,” Shawn says. “It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, and can't wait for everyone to see my first role in The 100." The post-apocalyptic series is based on the best-selling YA novel by Kass Morgan. Back in February, Shawn -- who's a huge fan of the show…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Announces New Single, "What Do You Mean?"

Mark your calendars! Justin Bieber’s new single drops in 30 days. The singer announced that the song is called “What Do You Mean?” “The countdown has begun... #WhatDoYouMean #30DAYS I'm back :),” he writes on Twitter.  His website even has a countdown clock to next month’s release date. The Biebs has been hard at work on a follow-up to his 2012 album, Believe. In a recent Interview magazine chat with Martha Stewart, he said he’s been working a lot with EDM producers Skrillex and Diplo, his collaborators on the hit song “Where Are U Now.” Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio.…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Spotted Gambling in Atlantic City Until 2 a.m.

It seems Lady Gaga spent a night courting Lady Luck. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the singer was spotted gambling in Atlantic City until 2:00 a.m. Friday. After playing a gig at the Borgata with Tony Bennett, Gaga hit the craps table with her fiancé, Taylor Kinney. They reportedly joined Real Housewives of New York City's Dorinda Medley and her boyfriend, John Mahdessian. A source saw Gaga blowing on the dice for the good luck and playing with $100 chips. The next day, Taylor and John reportedly met up again over blackjack, but Gaga opted out, perhaps…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Forget About Sam or Ellie: Alt-Rock Band May Have Snagged James Bond Theme Gig

All the speculation about who's recorded the theme for the new James Bond movie Spectre has taken a surprising new twist.  While the speculation has mostly focused on Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding or even Adele -- again -- as being the lucky singer who scored the plum assignment, a much-loved British alt-rock band may actually be the frontrunner. Britain's The Guardian paper reports the British bookmaking firm William Hill has stopped taking bets on who'll sing the Spectre theme after a guy tried to place a 15,000-pound bet -- about $23,000 dollars -- on the band Radiohead.  A spokesperson for…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Download Tori Kelly's Version of "ABC" for a Good Cause

Want to help provide school supplies for kids in need? It’s as easy as "ABC," or as simple as downloading a Tori Kelly song. By downloading a free copy of Tori’s cover of The Jackson 5 hit “ABC,” Target will donate $5 to the Kids in Need Foundation. The song can be found at Target.com/BackToSchool. The Kids in Need Foundation aims to make sure every student is prepared for class by providing free school supplies to those most in need across the nation. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Meets Her Godson

Taylor Swift never rests.  People magazine reports that the singer used her week off from her current world tour to fly to L.A. to meet her godson for the first time. Model and actress Jaime King is one of Taylor's pals, and she named the singer godson to her new baby boy, Leo Thames Newman, who was born July 16. Taylor posted a photo on Instagram of herself holding the baby, with the caption, "Meeting my boy."  She also posted another photo on Instagram of the baby's hand grasping her finger, and quoted a lyric from her song "Never Grow…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OMI Says He's "Thrilled" and "Humbled" by "Surreal" #1 Success of "Cheerleader"

OMI's breakout hit "Cheerleader" is topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a third week, and the singer, born Omar Samuel Pasley, says he's proud to be representing for his "very small island" home of Jamaica. "I mean, everything is surreal right now, you know what I mean? Because I’m from a very humble background, a very humble beginning -- a very small island, you know?" OMI tells ABC Radio. "So to be doing something that hadn’t been done in like 10, 12 years -- to be listed among great artists that came out of Jamaica -- it’s an honor…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Says Throat Operation Was "The Best Thing That Happened to Me, Ever"

Sam Smith had to cancel a slew of tour dates and festival appearances back in May when he had to undergo surgery due to a vocal cord hemorrhage, and then had to remain silent for weeks while he healed.  Sounds like a hellish experience, but the Grammy winner now says the experience was "the best thing that happened to me, ever." Speaking to U.K.'s Magic Radio, Sam says the fact that he was forced to put the brakes on his red-hot career was a great thing.  "I feel like I've been gifted with time. I got to stop for a…

posted 2015/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR