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2016-07-25

Better Not Play Pokemon Go During Rihanna & Beyoncé Shows

Beyoncé and Rihanna's flawless dance moves, breathtaking looks and stunning voices apparently just aren't enough to keep fans interested. Recently, a male fan at a Beyoncé concert in Europe caught a fellow audience member playing the popular Pokemon Go mobile phone game just a few feet away from the entertainer on stage. The fan even posted a video to document the event, which ended up on the Beyoncé Instagram fan account, beyoncereceipts. "She's playing Pokemon while Beyoncé's singing! Look at where she is! She's next to the stage. This is the stage, this b**** is playing Pokemon," the fans says in the video.   In other news,…

posted 2016/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Echosmith to Perform at Skating & Gymnastics Event

With a massive heat dome baking much of the U.S., here's something to cool you down: Echosmith will be providing live music when Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White and two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan take to the ice this December as part of the Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular. Sounds like a perfect gig for the "Cool Kids" band.The event will be taking place at the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. But pre-sale tickets will be available starting today, July 25 at 10 a.m. with general public…

posted 2016/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Coming to Final Season of "Bates Motel"

Rihanna has just placed her reservation at the Bates Motel. The 28-year-old "Work" singer made the announcement in a video played during the A&E thriller's Comic-Con 2016 panel in San Diego on Friday. "Yes, hello Comic-Con. It's your girl RiRi. And let me tell you what a bad b**** is about to do," she teased. "I'm about to check in to the Bates Motel very soon. And guess what else. Guess who's playing Marion. Yes, so all you Comic-Con fans, all you Bates Motel fans, stay tuned!" Marion was originally played by actress Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 big-screen…

posted 2016/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris Parties with Kim Kardashian at J-Lo's Las Vegas Birthday Bash

Calvin Harris isn't letting his breakup from Taylor Swift get him down. Less than two months after his split from Swift, Harris was out partying on Saturday with Kim Kardashian and French Montana at Jennifer Lopez's early 47th birthday party in Las Vegas, reports E! News. Interesting company he's keeping, considering the ongoing Swift-Kardashian-Kanye West feud over her involvement in his song "Famous." The rapper posted a photo of himself, Harris and Kardashian posing with the birthday girl, showing the 32-year-old DJ's arm around his pal Lopez.  The bash was hosted by J-Lo's boyfriend Casper Smart and her manager Benny…

posted 2016/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Daya's Fans, Young or Old, Say the Message of "Hide Away" Is "Universal"

Daya's hit "Hide Away" struck a chord with teenage girls, thanks to its message of not selling yourself short and making sure any guy you date is worthy of your love.  But the 17-year-old singer say she was surprised to find that adults could relate to the message as well. "One time I was just in a random parking lot and this lady came up to me and she was with her little kid," Daya tells ABC Radio. "And she was like, 'Thank you so much for what you do...for my little kid who's entering those teenage years, she'll know…

posted 2016/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King: My Fans "Just Wanna Drink With Me!"

Thanks to her eclectic sound, Elle King has fans among pop, rock, and country music listeners.  She also has a lot of international fans, and people of all ages seem to love her music, from little kids to older people.  So why does she have such broad appeal?  Elle thinks it's not so much about her music, but her "weird personality." "You know, I don’t actually know why but I think it’s cool," Elle tells ABC Radio when asked why her music cuts across so many different demographics. "I think it’s more than the songs. I think -- and I…

posted 2016/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Grimmie Autopsy Report Released

The autopsy report for Christina Grimmie has been finalized.  The report, which was obtained by E! News, states that the singer died from "gunshot wounds of head and chest." The death is listed as a homicide. The medical examiner states, "...it is my opinion that the death of Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old white female witnessed to have been shot by another and subsequently transported to the hospital, is the result of a gunshot wounds of the head and chest. The manner of death is homicide." The report also notes that Christina’s brother, Marcus, who was with her at the time…

posted 2016/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Says She Feels "Unauthentic" and "Disconnected" from Her Music

Just one day after turning 24, Selena Gomez revealed that she's questioning not only her music, but herself. The singer, whose birthday was Friday, made the admission after kicking off the Asian leg of her tour Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia. "Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both myself and my music," she posted on Instagram. "I've never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear that something hasn't happened," she continued. "I'm stagnant, I stay still and don't just sit with myself first and ask 'Is this where…

posted 2016/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Shares How She's Moving On After Splitting with Nick Young

Iggy Azalea says she is doing just fine since splitting from NBA player Nick Young last month. The rapper tells People magazine that "change is good," adding that she's looking forward to "new beginnings." Iggy, 26, announced the split on social media last month, citing trust issues. The "Fancy" singer and Young, 31, began dating in 2013 and announced their engagement in June 2015. There's now speculation that she's moved on with French Montana. E! News says they went to Jennifer Lopez's Las Vegas show Saturday night and then partied together. For fans waiting to hear how Iggy will address…

posted 2016/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-07-24

Plain White T's Want You...to Make Their Video

"Hey There," aspiring music video directors: the Plain White T's want to hear from you. The "Hey There Delilah" band is teaming with Project Greenlight Digital Studios for a contest called "Now Recording," which invites directors to create a video for the T's next single, "Land of the Living," due later this summer. You can hear the song now on the Project Greenlight website. If you want in, send a minute-long pitch explaining your idea.  Five finalists will be selected, and each will get two thousand bucks to do a short concept video.  The winner gets $25,000 to make the…

posted 2016/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-07-23

"American Idol" Runner-Up's Song to Be Used to Soundtrack US Women's Gymnastics Team

Hey, remember back in 2012, Phillip Phillips' American Idol coronation song "Home" became a big hit when it was used as the theme song for the U.S. women's gymnastics team?  Well, get ready for some deja vu.  Billboard reports that "Battles," the coronation song from season 15 runner-up La'Porsha Renae will be serving the same purpose this year in Rio.  “I wasn’t even the winner of the show, so I felt very honored to be afforded this opportunity," La'Porsha tells Billboard. The song will appear on La'Porsha's debut album, which is due this November on Motown.  It ended up in the Olympics because American Idol…

posted 2016/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-07-22

Attention, Sia & Bruno Mars -- Celine Dion's Waiting for You

Celine Dion is putting out a French language album next month, but she'll soon start work on a new English album -- and she expects all the big-name stars to step up and give her some great songs. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the project, she says, "I can’t really talk about the other writers yet because nothing has been confirmed, but trust me, I hope that Sia and Ne-Yo and Bruno Mars and all the people that we love -- oh my gosh, I hope they write for me. Are you kidding me?"  Sia and Ne-Yo both wrote songs…

posted 2016/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR