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2014-09-11

Rihanna's "Run This Town" Won't Open CBS' Thursday Night Football Tonight

Earlier this month, CBS Sports and NFL Network announced that Rihanna's guest feature on Jay Z’s "Run This Town" will open each game of Thursday Night Football this year. However, in light of the NFL's Ray Rice controversy, the song has been pulled from tonight's Baltimore Ravens game and replaced with a special report on the Rice incident.  Instead of using the song, which was supposed to have played under narration by actor Don Cheadle, CBS Sports officials tell Sports Illustrated that the network will now open its pregame with a report on the Rice incident from CBS This Morning anchor Norah…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Gets "Happy" on British Radio

Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" is one of the most upbeat hits of the past year, but Maroon 5 has now put a very unique spin on the tune, making it almost unrecognizable. Appearing on the Live Lounge program on U.K.'s BBC Radio 1, which encourages artists to perform acoustic versions of other artists' hits, Adam Levine and company slowed "Happy" way, way, WAY down and gave it a jazz feel. The group also performed acoustic versions of their own hits, "Sunday Morning," "One More Night" and their new songs "Maps" and "Animals" during their appearance on the show. Maroon 5…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Train, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull & More to Appear on "America's Got Talent" Finale

America's Got Talent has lined up quite a collection of talent for its big finale September 17. Train, Ed Sheeran and Pitbull, as well as Jennifer Hudson and Lenny Kravitz, will all perform on the episode, which will air live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.  Ed will perform his latest single, "Don't," while J-Hud will sing "It's Your World."  Pitbull will perform his latest single, "Fireball," accompanied by Radio City's famed Rockettes, and Lenny will sing his new single, "The Chamber."  It's not clear what Train will perform but since the…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea's Rep Denies She's In a Sex Tape

Who dat, who dat?  It's not Iggy Azalea, that's for sure.  Contrary to rumor, the rapper's rep tells the Huffington Post that reports she appears in a sex tape are not true. A tape featuring a woman who appears to be Iggy frolicking with an ex-boyfriend has surfaced, and top porn company Vivid Entertainment has announced that it's interested in cutting a deal to release it.  Vivid founder Steven Hirsch says in a statement, "I believe there would be a huge demand for her sex tape. Iggy has proved that she’s an amazing talent. If there is any tape out…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nightclub Brawl Occurs During Chris Brown-Hosted Party

A Manhattan club promoter was injured during a bottle-throwing melee at a party hosted by Chris Brown Thursday, police sources tell ABC News Radio. The incident transpired inside the Meatpacking District’s VIP Room around 2:55 a.m. during a New York Fashion Week after-party. During the brawl, bottles were thrown and shards of glass injured the eye of the 29-year-old victim, who was standing near Brown. The man sought treatment at the Beth Israel Medical Center for minor lacerations to his left eye before being transported to the New York Eye and Ear Hospital. Brown's rep tells ABC News Radio that the…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lorde & Coldplay Nominated for Britain's "Q" Awards

Some of the biggest British artists on the U.S. charts right now have received nominations for this year's Q Awards, handed out by the highly regarded British music magazine Q. Sam Smith is up for Best New Act, and Best Track, for his hit "Stay with Me."  Ed Sheeran is up for Best Solo Artist, and Coldplay snags a nod for Best Video, for the clip for "Magic."  As for non-Brits, Lorde, who's from New Zealand, received a Best Track nomination for "Royals" while Pharrell Williams got a nod in the most prestigious category: Best Act in the World Today. …

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Lumineers Start Next Album; Will Appear on New "Hunger Games" Soundtrack

The Lumineers, the band that brought you "Ho Hey," have begun work on their second album. The band's lead singer, Wesley Schultz, announced on Instagram: "Well folks, we are back in the studio, chippin away at some new ideas. It's been one hell of a ride so far and we are excited to be writing again. Thanks and stay tuned." The new album will be the follow up to the band's self-titled 2012 debut, which earned them a Grammy nomination. We'll get a preview of the Lumineers' new music when one of their new songs appears on the upcoming soundtrack…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo's Girl Jordin Sparks Approves of Him "Talking Dirty" -- Musically, That Is

The cover of Jason Derulo's latest album Talk Dirty, as well as the hit title track and its follow-up, "Wiggle," all present the singer in a much sexier light than before.  But rather than being jealous, his girlfriend Jordin Sparks says she couldn't be happier that her man is showing off his, well, dirty side. "Yes! Yes, I was all for it!" Jordin told ABC News Radio when asked if she was in favor of Jason's sexy new image. "I was like, 'Babe, you do what you need to do.' 'Cause the good thing about our relationship is that we…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West Goes to Aussie Hospital with Migraine

Kanye West, who's touring Australia at the moment, made a trip to a hospital there on Wednesday. A source close to the rapper tells E! News that 'Ye suffered a migraine and went to the hospital as a precaution. The insider says Kanye is "fine and didn't have a major health scare or seizure." Indeed, Kanye performed in Melbourne hours after leaving the hospital. He has concerts lined up in Sydney and Brisbane in the coming days. Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian West, and their daughter, North West, are with him Down Under. 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 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Says She's Never Been in "Real" Love -- "I Think That's Still Ahead of Me"

Considering the number of men Taylor Swift has allegedly dated -- and how heartbroken she seems to be when those relationships end -- you'd think that she's the type who falls head over heels all the time.  But it turns out that Taylor's never actually been in love.  Not once. In a series of outtakes from her Rolling Stone magazine cover story in which she discusses her love life, Taylor says, "Looking back?  Not real love.  Not the kind that lasts. I think that's still ahead of me, which is really exciting." And when she goes on to detail the…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-10

Rihanna Graces Cover of German Magazine TUSH

Rihanna has undergone a dramatic transformation for her appearance on the front cover of German fashion magazine TUSH. The fashion icon dons a gray wig and frosted eyebrows in the cover photo, which was shot by Gomillion & Leupold and styled by Nadia Rath. The singer shared various images from the shoot via Twitter, including one where she poses in the Nevada desert with white wings. "My first ever #TUSHmagazine cover!!" she tweeted to her 37 million followers. The issue hits newsstands internationally starting September 18. 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 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pharrell Williams' "Happy" Now the UK's Most Downloaded Song Ever

Pharrell Williams has made a lot of British people "Happy."  His #1 hit of that name has become the U.K.'s most downloaded track of all time. Britain's Official Charts Company reports that "Happy" has sold 1.62 million digital copies in the U.K. since it was released in June last year.  It overtakes Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" -- a song Pharrrell co-wrote and on which he's featured -- which previously held the record. Pharrell told the Official Charts Company in a statement, "I would just like to say thank you, first and foremost, to the people, because the charts are determined…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR