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2016-07-26

Nick Jonas Complains About VMA Snub, Then Shuts Himself Up

If you're using Twitter, you should think before you post.  That's what Nick Jonas learned today after he used Twitter to complain about something, and then realized he sounded ungrateful. Initially Nick tweeted that he was "disappointed" that "Close," the sexy video he did with Tove Lo, "got no love" when the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced.  But 15 minutes later, he wrote, "Actually after thinking about it more there are so many amazing things happening in my life and career. 9 out of 10 boxes are checked..." "Won't let this one thing get to me," he…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce Leads MTV VMA Nominations with 11

Beyonce's the Queen Bey when it comes to this year's MTV VMA nominations. Bey's "visual album" Lemonade earned the singer a leading 11 nods for this year's awards, which air live from New York's Madison Square Garden on August 28.  Adele was the second-most nominated act, scoring eight nods, including seven for her "Hello." video.  Other top nominees include Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Sia and The Weeknd. The prestigious Video of the Year category will be a face-off between Bey's "Formation," Adele's "Hello," Justin Bieber's "Sorry," Kanye West's controversial clip "Famous" and Drake's much-mocked "Hotline Bling." Fans can…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Sorry": Did Justin Bieber Nix Movie Script with Gay Sex Scene?

Aside from a few cameos here and there, and not counting concert films, Justin Bieber's movie career hasn't really taken off.  But now reports suggest he could have a role in an upcoming film -- if they rewrite it to remove one particular scene. The New York Post reports Justin was offered a part in Uber Girl, a movie treatment being shopped around Hollywood  He'd play a young pop star -- not too much of a stretch -- but the script's co-writer, Pete O'Neill, tells the paper that the Bieb objected to one particular scene. "He won’t take the part…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Biggest Boost for Small Businesses? A Visit from Adele

Hey, small business owners: want to see a spike in sales? Just pray that Adele drops into your place during her current tour. Canada's CBC News reports that when Adele was in Vancouver last week, she dropped into a local ice cream store called Mister.  She enjoyed her frozen treat so much that she gave the store a shout-out onstage, and now business is booming. "We went to this amazing ice-cream shop called Mister,” Adele said on stage last week. "It’s like artisan ice-cream; they basically mix it in front of you with liquid nitrogen."  She added, referring to her…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake on New Music: "I'm Taking My Time"

If you "can't stop the feeling" that you're more than ready for a new Justin Timberlake album, well, you'll have to wait a little longer.  JT says he's in no rush to release the follow up to 2013's The 20/20 Experience. "I'm kinda taking my time," Justin told Variety about the status of his next album. "I’m doing the Woody [Allen] movie in the fall, so that was unexpected. I think for the first time in my career I feel like I can slow down and be a little more patient.” One thing that may be inspiring Justin to slow…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Major Lazer, Kendrick Lamar & Metallica Headline Global Citizen Festival

New York's Central Park will host R&B, rap, EDM and metal this September, as the Global Citizen Festival returns for its fifth year this September. The free-ticketed festival will feature performances from Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Metallica, as well as guest performances from Coldplay's Chris Martin, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Usher, Ellie Goulding and Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens.  Chelsea Handler, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Quantico star Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek and Seth Meyers will host the proceedings. In a statement, Selena said, "I am particularly proud to be involved this year as the…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Making Music History Is Easy for Lukas Graham

While it's always a thrill to be #1 on the Billboard chart, the frontman for the breakout Danish band Lukas Graham says it's O.K. with them that their smash hit "7 Years" never got there.  Why?  Because they've already done better than any other Danish band in history. "You start cheering for yourself to go higher and higher. And we were number two for three consecutive weeks," says Lukas Graham Forchhammer. "And to do that, coming from where we're from, is basically beating any Billboard record from any Danish act ever." According to Lukas, anything they've already achieved, or will…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sheila E. Unaware of Prince's Drug Use

Sheila E. addressed Prince's drug use, as well as her relationship with her late, longtime friend and former fiancé, in a revealing interview on Monday's season-five premiere of the online show Larry King Now, according to People magazine. The 58-year-old singer and drummer noted she was unaware of Prince's use of painkillers, insisting she'd "never even seen him take an aspirin or a Tylenol," but wouldn't be surprised if he suffered from chronic pain, given his high-energy live shows. "Just think about it," she explained. "If you look at him jumping from one riser to another, like this, in those heels.…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Christina Grimmie Videos Will Be Released Next Month

Christina Grimmie's music will be celebrated next month with the release of some new music videos. Her manager on Monday announced via the late Voice singer's Twitter account that a music video for each of the four songs on Grimmie's 2016 EP Side A will be released in August and early September. “August will be a visual celebration of Side A,” Brian Teefey wrote. The videos are being released as a four-part miniseries titled "The Ballad of Jessica Blue." "The story follows Jessica Blue through the songs 'Snow White', 'Anybody's You', 'Deception', and 'Without Him' on her journey to find…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Addresses Her Battle with Mental Illness in Democratic National Convention Speech

The opening night of the Democratic National Convention included an appearance by Demi Lovato, who performed and also addressed the crowd, touching upon her battle with mental illness. Demi, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has struggled with eating disorders in the past, referenced the fact that she has received treatment for mental illness, but not everyone has the means to do so. "I'm proud to support a presidential candidate who'll fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to live fulfilling lives," she told the crowd. Demi, 23, also performed her…

posted 2016/07/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-07-25

Adele Adds Two LA Shows, Making Eight Total

Adele's current tour is already one of the hottest tickets of the summer, and demand is so great that she's added two additional shows. The singer is already scheduled for six sold-out nights at STAPLES Center in LA starting August 5.  The additional shows will take place August 20 and August 21.  Tickets go on sale July 29 at 10 a.m. local time at Adele.com/Live.   No doubt demand in LA is so heavy because nearly every star in Hollywood wants to check her out. Adele's sold-out world tour started in February in Europe, while the North American leg started July…

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

"Jealous" Much? Joe Jonas Admits He Envied Nick's Success

Here's irony for you:  Nick Jonas became a solo star thanks to the hit "Jealous" -- and that's exactly how it made his brother Joe Jonas feel. Speaking to Billboard, Joe says he's "so proud" of his little bro's career, but adds, "'ll be honest, I was a bit envious when I saw him catapult into this personal success. I was hungry for it, but it's something you can't rush and Nick's always creative...We'll be on vacation and he'll be writing songs. He doesn't turn that switch off." Of course, now that Joe has found his own success with his…

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