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2014-12-17

Demi Lovato Reveals the Body Part She Loves the Best

A behind-the-scenes video documenting Demi Lovato's fashion shoot for Allure magazine can be seen on the magazine's website. In it, Demi talks about what make her feel sexy -- and it's not what you'd expect. "What makes me feel sexy is being able to rock no makeup, wherever I go," she says. "Also wearing pants or skirts that showcase my beautiful ass..ets."  She laughs, "It's my butt.  I love my butt.  Hopefully it stays that way, 'cause this ain't going anywhere!" Demi also explains that it's none other than Kim Kardashian who's helped her feel better about embracing her booty…

posted 2014/12/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Was a Waitress with an Attitude

Can you imagine being a customer at a restaurant where Nicki Minaj is your waitress?  During a visit to The Tonight Show Tuesday to plug her new album The Pinkprint, Nicki talked about some of her past jobs and admitted that when she worked as a waitress, she wasn't very friendly. When host Jimmy Fallon brought up the "Anaconda" singer's role as Lydia, a mean office assistant to Cameron Diaz's character in the film The Other Woman, Nicki admitted that she too was guilty of having a mean streak. "Well you know I was an office manager and I kinda would…

posted 2014/12/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Appears in Camp Sketch During Surprise Visit to "The Tonight Show"

Justin Timberlake paid a surprise visit to The Tonight Show on Tuesday to join host Jimmy Fallon in a recurring sketch called "Young Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Sing At Camp Winnipesaukee." In the sketch, Fallon and Timberlake play younger, geeky versions of themselves who are cabin mates at a sleep away summer camp. After lights out, the two stay up and talk about girls, puberty and their favorite song, Third Eye Blind's "Jumper." The sketch also features show writer A.D. Miles as camp counselor Mr. Fletcher, who repeatedly scolds the boys about making too much noise and orders them…

posted 2014/12/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Ghost" Singer Ella Henderson Sees American Success as "a Marathon, Not a Sprint"

In a year that's seen a batch of Brits storm the U.S. pop charts, from Sam Smith to Jessie J to Rixton, you can add Ella Henderson to the mix.  After coming in sixth place on the 2012 version of The X Factor and being signed by Simon Cowell, Ella's already hit #1 on the U.K. single and album charts.  Now she's making inroads in the U.S. thanks to her hit "Ghost," which boasts a magic ingredient: the songwriting talents of OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. "There's something special with Ryan," Ella tells ABC News Radio.  While she also collaborated with other…

posted 2014/12/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-12-16

"The Voice" Crowns Craig Wayne Boyd as New Champion

Craig Wayne Boyd is your new The Voice champion. The country/Southern musician from Nashville, who represented Blake Shelton's team, was named the season-seven champion of the NBC singing competition on Tuesday night, earning a recording contract. He triumphed over runner-up Matt McAndrew, a member of Adam Levine's team. Two of Matt's teammates, Chris Jamison and Damien, finished third and fourth, respectively. Blake is now a four-time winner as a coach on The Voice. The show's two new coaches this season, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, did not have any artists advance to the finals. After host Carson Daly announced the…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Crowns a New Champion

Craig Wayne Boyd is your new Voice champion. The country/Southern musician from Nashville was named the season-seven champion of the NBC singing competition on Tuesday night. The Team Blake Shelton artist triumphed over Team Adam Levine's Matt McAndrew. Two of Matt's teammates, Chris Jamison and Damien, finished third and fourth, respectively. 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 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hozier Says It's "Surreal" to Have Adele, Taylor Swift & Colin Farrell as Celeb Fans

A year ago, few people in the U.S. knew who Irish singer/songwriter Hozier was.  Now, thanks to his hit "Take Me to Church," he's got a Grammy nomination, he sang on The Voice finale last night and he's got a bunch of celebrity fans.  That last part, he says, is "surreal." Speaking to the Irish music publication Hot Press, the man born Andrew Hozier-Byrne talks about the fact that his celebrity fan club includes Taylor Swift, Adele and Irish actor Colin Farrell.  About Taylor, who was seen at one of his shows in Nashville, he says, "She’s very cool, very…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Behind-the-Scenes Video Reveals No Photoshopping on Britney's "Women's Health" Cover

When Britney Spears' cover shoot for Women's Health magazine was unveiled, some people suspected shenanigans when it came to the singer's appearance, saying she must've been Photoshopped because her nose looks much thinner.  But a behind-the-scenes video reveals that there's nothing sneaky going on: it's all due to makeup contouring. In the video, which can be seen at the magazine's website, you can clearly see Britney posing in real life, looking exactly as she does on the cover, and, of course, flaunting her amazing abs. Speaking about how she stays in such great shape, the mother of two tells Women's…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joey Fatone Is Now Confirming that Justin Timberlake's Going to Be a Dad

While he previously alluded to it, Joey Fatone is now coming right out and saying it: his 'N SYNC band mate Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel are indeed expecting their first child. Speaking to In Touch Weekly  magazine, Joey says, "He told me a while ago, and I kept my mouth shut. But now I can talk about it!” Neither Justin nor Jessica have publicly confirmed the pregnancy.  Joey says that they're ready for parenthood, though, telling In Touch, "Jessica is awesome, and Justin is a kid at heart. [They’ll have] fun.” 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…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Tops Google's Top-Trending Searches for 2014

Google has unveiled its list of search data for 2014, and it's a bit of a surprise to learn the top-trending music artist for the year was Iggy Azalea. But what'smore surprising is that Iggy sits atop doesn't include Beyonce. Iggy's #1 on the list of Google's Top-Trending Music Artists of 2014, followed by Lorde at #2 and Sam Smith at #3.  The rest of the top 10, in descending order, are Meghan Trainor, Solange Knowles, Nicki Minaj, Weird Al Yankovic, Sia, Daft Punk, and Taylor Swift.  Despite Beyonce having one of her most buzzed-about years ever, she didn't crack…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Named Creative Director of Puma

When it comes to fashion, Rihanna is known for her dazzling, daring red carpet looks, but she's just accepted a position with a company best known for more casual clothing. Women's Wear Daily reports Rihanna has been named creative director of Puma, and will be overseeing the women's line for the sporting goods company, including shoes and apparel.  The Grammy-winning star was in Germany Monday for her first creative session with the Puma design team, where she chose colors and styles and discussed the line's overall direction. As WWD reports, Puma says Rihanna's deal is a multi-year partnership, and that…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Fitness" Magazine Readers Name "Shake It Off" as Top Workout Song of the Year

Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" wasn't just a huge #1 hit: it also inspired many people to take its title literally.  The readers of Fitness magazine have voted it the Favorite Workout Song of the Year. As part of Fitness magazine's Best of 2014 list, readers were asked to vote on which songs they most enjoyed sweating to in the past year.  "Shake It Off" came in at#1, garnering 29 percent of the vote.  In at #2 is Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," with 25 percent of the vote.  Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was #3, followed by Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda."  Rounding out the…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR