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2014-09-29

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Book Post-Grammy Concert, She Says Her Job Is to Make Old Songs "Brand New"

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have announced a special live performance in support of their new album Cheek to Cheek, which is currently in a three-way tie for #1 on this week's album chart.  Gaga says the disc features what she considers to be "the greatest songs ever written," and it's up to her to make them relevant to music fans today. Gaga and Bennett will perform Sunday, February 8 at The Wiltern theater in Los Angeles, in a special performance sponsored by Citibank. The 9:30 p.m. show will take place immediately following the Grammy Awards, and will feature the…

posted 2014/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyoncé Joins Jay Z for Two Songs at Global Citizen Festival

Just weeks after wrapping up their joint On the Run Tour, Jay Z and Beyoncé shared a stage again on Saturday night, at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. Jay Z headlined the event at Central Park. His wife showed up at the end of his set for two songs: "Holy Grail" and "Young Forever." Appropriately, given the site of the festival, Jay opened his 45-minute set with "Empire State of Mind." Alicia Keys was not on hand to deliver her lines in the song, even though she performed her new single, "We Are Here," earlier in the…

posted 2014/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde to Unveil New "Hunger Games" Song, "Yellow Flicker Beat," Monday Morning

Lorde fans, brace yourselves: you'll be able to hear her brand new song, "Yellow Flicker Beat," at 11 a.m. Eastern time Monday. That's what the singer wrote on Twitter, announcing the debut of the track, which will appear on the soundtrack of The Hunger Games -- Mockingjay Part 1.  In a different tweet, she also revealed the third line of the song: "My blood is a flood of rubies/precious stones." So, for those of you keeping track at home, the song's opening lyrics are: "I'm a princess cut from marble/smoother than a storm/And the scars that mark my body/they're silver…

posted 2014/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Ariana Grande Avoids Fans at "SNL" After-Party

Rumors of Ariana Grande's increasingly diva-like behavior aren't likely to fade after this weekend, as the New York Post reports she was secreted out of Saturday Night Live's after-party just to avoid her fans. According to the Post, Grande, who was the first musical guest of Saturday Night Live's 40th season debut, was on hand with host Chris Pratt and a bevy of well-wishers at the party at New York City's Tavern on the Green Restaurant following the show. However, fans of the singer who had gathered there hoping for some interaction with the star left disappointed when Grande was reportedly…

posted 2014/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo: Why I Had to Defend Myself Against Cheating Accusations

While Jason Derulo prepares for a major headlining tour of the U.S., he's also having to deal with the fallout from his breakup with Jordin Sparks, his girlfriend of three years.   On Friday, he issued a statement denying rumors that he'd cheated on her, and he tells ABC News Radio why he felt he had to defend himself in that way. "It was just so hard to watch," he told ABC News Radio not long after releasing the statement.  "Because all these different sites were making up different things. And they were making up specific stories, and the stories were…

posted 2014/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-28

Goo Goo Dolls to Headline Environmental Benefit in November

After spending the summer touring with Daughtry, the Goo Goo Dolls are set to headline, for the third year in a row, the Rob Machado Foundation annual benefit concert in November. The two-night event is being held November 10 and 11 at The Belly Up club in San Diego.  The Goo Goo Dolls will headline the second night.  Tickets are now available online.  VIP packages that include a meet-and-greet with the Goos are also available. The Rob Machado Foundation supports charities dedicated to environmental programs worldwide, in particular programs that help kids understand how environmental issues impact the planet.  It's…

posted 2014/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-27

Pharrell Williams' New G I R L Fragrance Now Available at Sephora

Pharrell Williams has officially launched his first-ever fragrance, G I R L, which is a unisex line that everyone can enjoy. The Voice coach described the scent as "super good" in a video posted on his YouTube channel. "You're going to like it," he assured fans, "I like it, girls like it, and people like it."  The word "boys" also flashes on screen when he makes those comments. He adds that aside from the cool design of the collector's edition bottle, which was designed by Kaws, the scent will be popular because it smells good.  On Twitter, he described the…

posted 2014/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-26

Taylor Swift, No Doubt, John Legend to Headline First-Ever US Edition of Rock in Rio Festival

The long-running music Rock in Rio festival will make its U.S. debut in May in Las Vegas, and the headliners have now been announced.  They include Taylor Swift, John Legend and No Doubt, as well as rock bands Metallica and Linkin Park.  The festival will take place May 8, 9, 15 and 16 in Vegas, in a purpose-built concert venue called City of Rock.  The venue will take up 37 acres and will accommodate 85,000 people per day; a VIP area will welcome an additional 4,000 people.  City of Rock will feature six stages, three themed "Rock Streets" that highlight…

posted 2014/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jordin Sparks Addresses Breakup on Twitter

On Friday, Jason Derulo issued a statement about his breakup with Jordin Sparks, but even before he did it, she'd already commented -- albeit obliquely -- via Twitter. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened," the singer tweeted.  She also replaced the photo of herself with Jason that used to be on her Twitter profile with a photo of herself looking hot, posing in a white bra. Jordin's latest movie, Left Behind, opens October 3.  She's also working on new music. Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Get a Taste of Taylor Swift's New Album Thanks to Diet Coke; Meet Her Thanks to Subway

The details of Taylor Swift's new ad for Diet Coke have now been revealed, and it's going to allow fans a sneak peek at her upcoming album 1989. As previously reported, Diet Coke's new campaign is called "Get a Taste," and the new spot with Taylor, debuting in mid-October, will feature what the beverage company calls "an exclusive taste" of a never-before-heard song from 1989.  The clip of the song will be heard in the commercial exclusively -- you won't be able to get it anywhere else. In addition, Taylor will give fans behind-the-scenes look at the Get a Taste…

posted 2014/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Is the New Face of N.Y.C New York Color Cosmetics

The way things are going, at some point in the future, it may very well be that all your beauty and fashion needs will be taken care of by products endorsed by Demi Lovato. Demi, who in July signed on as the face of Skechers footwear and recently launched her own skincare line, is now the Global Brand Ambassador for N.Y.C. New York Color cosmetics.  She'll be featured in all the marketing and social media campaigns for the drugstore line of cosmetics and nail color, beginning in 2015. "I'm really excited to be partnering with N.Y.C. New York Color," she…

posted 2014/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo on Jordin Sparks Split: "Infidelity...Played No Part...in Our Break-Up"

Following the news that Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks have split after a three-year relationship, Jason is now giving his side of the story. In a statement to ABC News, the singer says, "Though I think it is a private matter and intended to keep my break-up Jordin personal, due to bogus and irresponsible lies being reported by insensitive media outlets it became necessary for me to comment." Ever since news of the split became public, there has been much speculation as to whether or not Jason cheated on Jordin.  According to Jason, those rumors are false. "I spent three…

posted 2014/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR