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2015-03-30

Ludacris & Chrissy Teigen to Host 2015 "Billboard" Music Awards

For the second year in a row, rapper and actor Ludacris will host the Billboard Music Awards, airing on ABC May 17 at 8 p.m. ET.  This year, however, he'll have a co-host: Supermodel Chrissy Teigen, aka Mrs. John Legend. “I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year and I can’t wait to be back!” said Ludacris.  Chrissy added, "If my extensive collection of all 53 Now That’s What I Call Music compilations is any indication, I am both qualified and honored to join Ludacris in hosting this amazing show that spotlights the best music and…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia on Hiding Her Face: "I'm Not Doing It Because I Think I'm Ugly"

Sia wants you to know she’s not covering her face because she thinks she’s ugly. In fact, she’s fine with her appearance: she just doesn’t want to be judged for it. In a cover story for the April issue of Interview magazine, Sia chats with her Grammy performance partner Kristen Wiig about why her unorthodox privacy methods aren’t just a gimmick. "I'm trying to do this differently, for serenity,” she says. “And it's a fun game for me as well. I have nothing to lose. But of course I want to be loved. So when people say, ‘Show your face,…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Adds Summer Dates to Honeymoon Tour

Ariana Grande's Honeymoon Tour is still going strong, but she's just added a whole new leg to the trek. The summer leg of the tour, which originally kicked off February 25, will start July 16 in Tampa Bay, Florida and will hit close to 40 cities in North America. Prince Royce will be the special guest on the tour; tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 4 via Live Nation. Citi cardmembers will be able to grab pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time via CitiPrivatePass.com. Here are Ariana's new tour dates: 7/16 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena7/18…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rob Thomas Announces New Solo Album Release Date, Summer Solo Tour

We've known since last year that Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas has been working on his third solo album, titled The Great Unknown.  Now he's revealed the release date -- and a major North American tour to back it up. Mind you, it's more a general release time, though it's more than we've known. Thomas will release The Great Unknown in late summer, according to a statement from his label, though in a playful video posted on his YouTube channel, Thomas himself says he'll release the first single "at the beginning of the summer," which would likely make it May…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber Airs Tonight; Participants Say Writing Insults Was "Kind of Easy"

You've heard all about it, but now you can finally see it: Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show features celebs like Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and Shaquille O'Neal ripping into the Bieb about everything from his sexuality, to his arrests, to his relationship with Selena Gomez.  And according to the participants, coming up with insults about the singer was almost too easy. Talking about how he prepared to host tonight's roast, Kevin Hart told reporters on the red carpet, "I basically went through my mental Rolodex of all the dumb s**t that…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rep: Mariah Carey and Brett Ratner Dating Rumor Is "Ridiculous"

Mariah Carey and filmmaker Brett Ratner were spotted together in Miami on Friday, but a rep for the producer/director says any report of a romance between the two is false. The rep tells People magazine that any claim that Ratner and Carey are dating is "ridiculous," adding, "they have been best friends for a very long time." The singer celebrated her 45th birthday on Friday.  Ratner turned 46 on Saturday. "Hanging out in the girls room with @brettrat," Mariah captioned a photo of herself and Ratner earlier this month. Last Tuesday, Ratner posted a photo on Instagram of him with…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-03-29

Nick Jonas Hosts Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Gets Slimed

Nick Jonas had an eventful night Saturday as host of Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles. He opened the show with a performance of his songs "Chains" and "Jealous." Nick was named favorite male singer, too, and was doused with green slime as Jennifer Lopez announced him as the winner. Aside from Nick, the performers included Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson, who delivered a rendition of “Trouble,” and 5 Seconds of Summer, who played their cover of “What I Like About You." One Direction, who lost Zayn Malik last week, was named favorite music group, Selena Gomez…

posted 2015/03/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Prince Sued over Work with Former "Voice" Contestant

Prince has been sued for working with former Voice contestant Judith Hill in alleged violation of a recording contract she has. Entertainment Weekly reports producer Jolene Cherry filed the suit, claiming Hill -- a backup singer who competed on The Voice in 2013 and was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom -- has a deal with her and Sony, but she worked with Prince in what amounted to a breach of her contract. Hill recently released an album, Back in Time, as a free download. The lawsuit argues, "[T]he people who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars…

posted 2015/03/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Surprises Fans with Alcohol Delivery

On the eve of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, which he hosted, Nick Jonas surprised some of his age-appropriate fans Friday night with alcohol and a performance in Los Angeles. He delivered to fans alcohol ordered from Saucey, a mobile app in which he's an investor. Nick posted photos of his deliveries on Instagram, including one of him playing "Jealous" on his acoustic guitar for a woman. 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/03/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Sued for Alleged Assault on Driver

Justin Bieber has been sued by an SUV limousine driver who says the singer assaulted him during an incident in late 2013. The Toronto Star reports Abdul Mohar filed his complaint on Friday, seeking 850 thousand dollars in damages. Mohar claims he picked up six men outside a Toronto nightclub on December 30, 2013. While driving the men to a hotel, he alleges, Justin punched him up to six times in the head because he refused to turn up the music inside the vehicle. Justin was initially charged with assault in connection with the alleged incident. The charges were later…

posted 2015/03/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Joins Ariana Grande at Her Concert in Miami

Ariana Grande welcomed Justin Bieber for a few duets at her concert in Miami on Saturday night. Justin muffed the lyrics to Ariana's song "Love Me Harder," in which he stood in for The Weeknd. Later, he posted to Instagram a photo of the two on stage, writing, "Had fun with u Ariana, even tho I forgot all the words haha." The two also performed a couple of Justin's tunes: "All That Matters" and "As Long As You Love Me," with Ariana filling in for her boyfriend Big Sean on the latter. Fans uploaded video of the duets to YouTube.…

posted 2015/03/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meet Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Train & More via Charity Auctions

If you want to meet your favorite artists and support a good cause, head on over to CharityBuzz, which is currently offering fans the chance to bid on concert tickets and meet-and-greets with the likes of Maroon 5, Train, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga and more -- with the proceeds going to charity. First up is Maroon 5, who are offering tickets to their April 6 show in Anaheim, California -- their last U.S. appearance on their current V world tour.  You'll get premium seats, a meet-and-greet, a photo with the band and an autographed picture as well.  The last day…

posted 2015/03/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR