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Did Ed Sheeran Record "Sing" in the Presence of...Mr. Spock?

If Ed Sheeran's new single "Sing" sounds perfectly logical to you, perhaps that's because it was reportedly recorded in the presence of the world's most famous Vulcan: Mr. Spock. Sources tell the New York Daily News that when Ed and Pharrell Williams got together in the studio to record the song "Sing," veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, who plays Mr. Spock in the Star Trek TV series and movies, was in the studio.  The source explains, "Ed was taken aback to see one of the greatest stars from sci-fi just sit and watch them at work. Pharrell tried to get him…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Got $10,000? You Could Meet Bruno Mars Backstage

Bruno Mars' Moonshine Jungle tour hits New York City's famed Madison Square Garden on July 14, and if you've got the cash, you just might be able to hang with the singer backstage. Bruno has teamed up with the website CharityBuzz.com to auction off four tickets for the show, as well as backstage access after the show; that's where you'll get a chance to meet Bruno in person.  The only downside? You'll have to get yourself to New York and pay for your own hotel. Bidding for the auction closes on April 29, and when we last checked, the highest…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Shakira and Adam's Teams Perform in the Playoffs

The Voice resumed its playoff round on Monday night, with artists from Shakira and Adam Levine's teams performing for the opportunity to advance in the competition. Only three of five artists from each squad ultimately made the cut. Blake Shelton previously watched his artists take part in the playoffs last week. Usher's protégés will have their turn on Tuesday night. Here's what happened on Monday night's two-hour episode: Kristen Merlin offered the first performance of the night for Team Shakira: a rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs." Adam said she's at the top of her game. Adam and Blake…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo Says New Album Shows Off His "Dirty" Side

Jason Derulo is tired of being Mr. Clean.  He says that with the release of his new album, in stores Tuesday, fans will finally be able to see the real him: the down and dirty Jason Derulo. The title of the album is Talk Dirty, after his hit single of the same name, and the cover shows him stripped to the waist and being caressed by a pair of female arms -- and Jason says it's not just the cover and the single that are racy.  "I want people to know that the rest of the album has, like, this…

posted 2014/04/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Passenger Announces North American Summer Tour

Following the global success of the song "Let Her Go," Passenger -- the singer/songwriter born Mike Rosenberg -- is getting ready to release his new album, Whispers, on June 10. Now, he's announced a North American headlining tour in support of the disc. The tour gets underway August 2 in Atlanta, and wraps up September 14 in San Diego.  Tickets go on sale April 15. Passenger has also been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: Top New Artist, Top Rock Artist, and Top Rock Song, for "Let Her Go." Here are the tour dates: 8/2 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre8/3…

posted 2014/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ellie Goulding Getting Tired of the Road: "I Am Really Ready to Stop Touring for a Bit"

Ellie Goulding's been criss-crossing the globe since breaking out a couple years back with her international hit "Lights."  But now the British singer, who just played Coachella this past weekend, says she's ready to take a break. "To be honest, I am really ready to stop touring for a bit. I’m just tired," she tells the Huffington Post. "I feel like I’ve got so much to catch up on. I wasn’t there when so many of my friends are getting married, having babies. I know it seems crazy, but there’s just so much that I’m missing out on." That's not…

posted 2014/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Who Ate All the Custom Cakes in Katy Perry's New Lyric Video?

If you checked out the new lyric video for Katy Perry's single "Birthday," you know that it's chock full of delicious treats, including cakes, cupcakes and candy.  All the sweets were real, and were created especially for the video by Ace of Cakes chef Duff Goldman and his team at Los Angeles' Cakemix Bakery & DIY Decorating Studio.  But who got to eat all those yummy cakes at the end of the shoot?  Well, it wasn't Katy. “The camera guys, sound guys, production guys took those home,” Goldman tells People magazine. "I’m sure there are photos of them all at…

posted 2014/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Gives Up Her New Puppy: "It's Too Soon"

Any dog owner will tell you that when you lose your beloved pooch, getting a new one right away isn't always the best solution.  Miley Cyrus knows that now, too. Miley's dog Floyd, whom she referred to as her favorite of all her dogs, recently passed away, and Miley's mom tried to make her feel better by giving her an adorable puppy named Moonie.  But Miley has decided not to keep the little furball, because she's not ready emotionally.  She tweeted a picture of herself holding Moonie, and wrote, "Moonie, thank you for giving me so much love, comfort, &…

posted 2014/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Crashes Super-Fan's Bridal Shower

Taylor Swift was full of big surprises this past weekend. After showing up unannounced during Seth Rogen's Saturday Night Live monologue Saturday night, Taylor flew to Columbus, Ohio to surprise one of her big fans, Gena Gabrielle, at her bridal shower on Sunday. Gena documented the entire event on Instagram. Of course, Taylor didn't show up empty-handed. She gave Gena a KitchenAid mixer, along with a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Gena revealed those were the same cookies Taylor baked with her pal, Olympian Gracie Gold, last week. According to Gena, Taylor told her, "This is my first bridal…

posted 2014/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Ordered to Reveal Personal Contact Info in Connection with Lawsuit

Hey, want Justin Bieber's cell number?  Just wait a bit. The Florida website GossipExtra.com reports that on Friday, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel ordered Justin to fill out a 10-page questionnaire in connection with the lawsuit filed against him by a Miami photographer.  The photographer, Jeffery Binion, alleges that Justin's bodyguards assaulted him when he attempted to photograph the singer last June. According to the website, the information that Justin must provide in the questionnaire includes every personal email account and cell number he was using during the time of the alleged attack, as well as the phone numbers…

posted 2014/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce Tops People's List of "The 5 Most Important People in Music Right Now"

Beyonce is a force to be reckoned with after releasing her surprise album late last year. In fact, it's among the reasons the singer has "forever changed the release game," according to People magazine. The international star has claimed the top spot on the publication's list of "The 5 Most Important People in Music Right Now." On top of the impact from her successful 132-city Mrs Carter Show World Tour, the diva earned the coveted position by releasing an album that "gets better and better with each listen" and includes great songs like “Drunk in Love” and “XO,” People writes. Pharrell…

posted 2014/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour of North America

Ed Sheeran has toured North America as Taylor Swift's opening act, but now he's getting ready to do it on his own. The singer has announced initial dates for a headlining tour in support of his upcoming album X, pronounced "multiply," which is due June 23. It kicks off August 22 in Seattle, Washington, and is currently scheduled to run through September 18, with more dates will be announced soon.  Tickets go on sale starting April 25.  Visit EdSheeran.com for the latest ticket on-sale info. Ed performed his new single, "Sing," on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Here are…

posted 2014/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR