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2015-01-28

Big Sean Gushes About “Special” Relationship with Ariana Grande

We’ve known for months that Big Sean and Ariana Grande are dating, but now we’re hearing Big Sean gush about his girl. In a new cover story with Complex, the 26-year-old rapper opens up about his “special” relationship with the 21-year-old singer and frequent collaborator. Sean, who was previously engaged to Glee’s Naya Rivera, tells the mag he has a “new chick that [he’s] gotta thank God for.” He says he and Ariana first met at a Christmas show in 2011 and struck up a conversation. Ariana told him she was a fan of his music and the two became…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fall Out Boy Scores Third #1 Album, Taylor Holds at #2

Fall Out Boy has once again proven their staying power: their new album, American Beauty/American Pyscho, featuring the hit "Centuries," has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart.  This is the band's second #1 album in a row, following 2013's Save Rock and Roll, and their third overall: Infinity on High debuted at #1 in 2007.  The album debuts with 218,000 album units sold, according to Nielsen Music, and as Billboard notes, that's the the second-best sales week of Fall Out Boy's entire career, and their largest since 2007. Thanks to American Beauty/American Psycho and last week's #1 debut,…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rita Ora to Perform Oscar-Nominated Song at the Academy Awards

Brit singer Rita Ora had a career breakthrough 2014, thanks to "Black Widow," her collaboration with Iggy Azalea. Now she's getting 2015 off to a great start by booking a performance at the Academy Awards. Rita will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Grateful" at the telecast, airing February 22 on ABC and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.  The song was written by veteran hitmaker Diane Warren for the movie Beyond the Lights; it's Warren's seventh Oscar nod.  Rita will release a new album in the spring and will appear in the upcoming movies 50 Shades of Grey and Southpaw. Rita joins…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea "Excited and Nervous" About Her Grammy Outfit

Iggy Azalea's nominated for four Grammys this year, and she says the biggest issue she has with getting ready for the February 8 ceremony isn't what she might perform, or what she might say in her acceptance speech...it's what she's planning to wear. "I think the dress is the biggest preparation for a woman on Grammy night," the Australian rapper told Billboard.  "So I’ve been working with a designer who’s been making me a dress that’s just for me -- with me in mind -- so I’m really excited about seeing that come to life." Iggy says that unlike most…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Declares Herself "Dead" Following Madonna Praise

When Taylor Swift released her album 1989 last year, it became somewhat of an online joke that many of her fans described themselves as "dead" or "dying" because they were so blown away by her and her music.  Now, Taylor's using that same language to describe how she feels about a compliment paid to her by one of the biggest stars in music history. According to Yahoo Australia, while speaking to an Australian TV show, Madonna said the following about Taylor: "It’s good to have princesses [of pop]. It means there’s lots of pretty dresses around. I like Taylor Swift.…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani & More Performing at the Grammys

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, who are nominated for a Grammy for their duet album Cheek to Cheek, will be performing at the ceremony next month. Gaga announced Tuesday on Twitter, "Me and @itstonybennett are so excited to announce we will be performing at #TheGrammys this year! Thank you to @TheGRAMMYs and our fans!" Cheek to Cheek is nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. Grammy organizers have also announced that Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani will take the stage together. Gwen served as a coach alongside Adam on the fall 2014 season of The Voice and she…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani Performing at the Grammys

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, who are nominated for a Grammy for their duet album Cheek to Cheek, will be performing at the ceremony next month. Gaga announced Tuesday on Twitter, "Me and @itstonybennett are so excited to announce we will be performing at #TheGrammys this year! Thank you to @TheGRAMMYs and our fans!" Cheek to Cheek is nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. Grammy organizers have also announced that Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani will take the stage together. Gwen served as a coach alongside Adam on the fall 2014 season of The Voice. Pharrell, Sam…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Enrique Iglesias Accused of Stealing His 2014 Hit, "Bailando"?

Enrique Iglesias is reportedly being sued over his 2014 hit, "Bailando," by two songwriters who claim he stole the tune from them. According to TMZ, Cristian Escuti and German Schulz claim "Bailando" is a rip-off of a song they recorded in 2009 called "Quiero Bailar Contigo." The pair claim they sent the tune to a Sony executive in 2012, but never heard back. The songwriters claim the melody, lyrics, rhythm and chorus line of "Bailando" were taken from their tune.  The pair claims Sony had partial ownership of the tune, and conspired to steal it from them. TMZ says Escuti…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Today Is the 30th Anniversary of "We Are the World" Recording Session

Thirty years ago today, dozens of top musicians came together to record "We Are the World," the successful charity single that raised money for hunger victims in Africa. The song, which was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, came on the heels of the British charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" It was recorded in Hollywood after the 1985 American Music Awards, and featured a who's who of popular artists from that time.  The artists recorded under the name USA for Africa. In addition to Richie and Jackson, the song also featured Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers,…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Was "Addicted to Diets" Before Embracing Her Curves

Before she was singing about "bringing booty back" and embracing her curves, Meghan Trainor had to fight low self-esteem just like the rest of us. The 21-year-old singer admitted to U.K.’s Reveal that she used to be "addicted to diets," and tried to follow Beyonce's weight-loss secret. Meghan tells the publication that her insecurities began in school when her best guy friend told her she’d be "so hot" if she lost ten pounds. She said she rushed home and told her mom she was “never eating again.” That's when she started researching fad diets online. "I Googled, ‘What does Beyonce…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Uh-Oh, Awkward: John Mayer to Welcome Ed Sheeran as Guest When He Hosts "The Late Late Show"

John Mayer will be stepping in as a host on CBS' The Late Late Show next month, and he has some interesting guests lined up, including a guy who's BFFs with -- awkward! -- a woman he allegedly once dated. John will be behind the desk recently vacated by Craig Ferguson from February 4 through February 6.  On his first night, he'll welcome Bravo's Andy Cohen, of Watch What Happens fame.  On Thursday the 5th, his guest will be Jim Carrey.  And on Friday the 6th, two nights before the Grammy Awards, his guest will be Ed Sheeran, who's up for four…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-01-27

One Direction, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran & Calvin Harris Named Among Most Influential Brits

One Direction, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris made this year’s annual Debrett’s 500 list of most influential Brits. They were featured in the music section of the list, alongside producer and X Factor judge and creator Simon Cowell.. According to Debrett’s, a publisher specializing in British etiquette and style, the annual music list “shines a spotlight on the people who are making the most impact on this fast-changing industry, from the recording artists and record label executives, to the radio playlist-setters, music critics and the people changing the face of the music industry in the digital age.”The unranked list features the most…

posted 2015/01/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR