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2014-05-29

Adam Lambert Buys Home in Los Angeles

Adam Lambert is a new homeowner. He recently dropped nearly three million bucks on a home in Hollywood Hills West, according to the Los Angeles Times. The property offers nearly 38 hundred square feet of living space. There are three bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus a screening room, a gym and more. Adam better get settled quickly -- he’ll begin touring with the legendary British rock group Queen in a few weeks. 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 2014/05/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Mariah Carey's "Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse" Off to Modest Sales Start

Mariah Carey's newly released album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, is projected to have a modest sales start. According to Hits Daily Double, the singer's fourteenth studio effort is expected to sell approximately 60,000 to 65,000 copies in its first week. Industry forecasters suggest the sales will give Carey a top three debut. Her previous album, 2009's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of 168,000 copies.  Carey's latest effort could deliver the lowest first week sales of her career, not including her two holiday albums. The…

posted 2014/05/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Says "All of Me" #1 Run Has "Been Great"

After years of trying, John Legend finally managed to hit #1 with his romantic ballad "All of Me." Though the song was just bumped from the top spot by Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" after three weeks, John says he's enjoyed the ride. You may recall that "All of Me" was the song that managed to replace Pharrell Williams' seemingly unstoppable anthem "Happy" at #1, where it had stayed for an amazing 10 weeks.  "I was very happy," John tells ABC News Radio about his song's ascension to the top -- not even intending to make a pun. "I knew it was…

posted 2014/05/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Justin Bieber "Hooked Up" with Victoria's Secret Model in France

A few days ago, Justin Bieber had a flirtatious exchange with model Yovanna Ventura on Instagram. However, he may have become romantically involved with another model while at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this month. Us Weekly claims that Justin “hooked up” with 32-year-old Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima. The two reportedly hung out at a French club on May 20 before spending time together at a house party. The magazine’s source says the two celebs were “talking nonstop” and “went home together around 5 a.m.” Another insider says that while Justin had “fun” with Adriana, “it won't…

posted 2014/05/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Taking Over "Cosmopolitan" Covers Around the World for Magazine's July Issue

Katy Perry will grace the cover of the July issue of Cosmopolitan.  That's every cover -- in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. Cosmopolitan has announced Katy will appear on the cover of all 62 global editions of its magazine. She’s the first celebrity to earn that honor. Katy was interviewed by comedienne and late-night host Chelsea Handler for the issue, inside which Cosmo promises Katy opens up about her ex, John Mayer, among other things. Chelsea is quoted as saying to Katy, “You were married to [Russell Brand]. Then you broke up and started dating John Mayer. These…

posted 2014/05/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga Included on "Forbes'" "Most Powerful Women" List

Beyonce, Shakira and Lady Gaga wield a lot of power. This is according to Forbes, which just released the 2014 edition of its list of the “most powerful women in the world.” Beyonce ranks 17th, with the publication citing her performance at the Super Bowl in February 2013; the surprise release of her visual, self-titled album last December; and her successful Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Shakira comes in at #58. Forbes notes that she’s the “most liked” person on Facebook with 93 million followers, is a UNICEF ambassador, is deeply involved in charity and has been a coach on…

posted 2014/05/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Says Debut Album Is About Guy Who Didn't Love Him Back

Sam Smith’s upcoming debut album, In the Lonely Hour, is a deeply personal one. He says it was inspired by a heartbreaking experience. The British musician explains to The Fader, "In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back." He adds, "It’s all there now, and I can move on and hopefully find a guy who can love me the way I love him." In the Lonely Hour will be released June 17. He recently announced a U.S. tour; you can check out the dates at SamSmithWorld.com.…

posted 2014/05/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Forced to Cancel Concert Dates Due to Bronchitis

Lady Gaga was forced to cancel her Wednesday night concert in Seattle, Washington, as well as an upcoming performance in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday, due to a severe case of bronchitis. On Wednesday, the 28-year-old pop diva tweeted a picture of Ursula, the Sea Witch, the character from Disney's The Little Mermaid who steals Ariel's voice. It was captioned, "I'm devastated I'm unable to perform this week. Ursula took my mermaid voice I've come down with horrible Bronchitis." Gaga followed that up a few minutes later with the message, "My deepest apologies to Seattle and Vancouver, we'll reschedule those…

posted 2014/05/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-05-28

Madonna Among List of Highest-Grossing Touring Artists Since 1990

Today's music charts may belong to younger artists, but when it comes to successful tours, it's the veteran acts that rule.  Billboard Boxscore has compiled a list of the top 25 music stars whose tours have raked in the most money since 1990, and the tally is dominated by artists over the age of 40, and many of whom are older than 50. Madonna is fourth on the list, having grossed 1.14 billion dollars from 1990 to 2014.  In that span, she’s put on 382 concerts, with nearly 9.7 million fans in attendance. Bon Jovi, Elton John and Celine Dion…

posted 2014/05/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics

Earlier this month, there were initial reports that Apple was looking to acquire Beats Electronics and Beats Music, founded in 2008 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Now it's official.  Apple has announced that the companies are being acquired for a total of $3 billion.  The deal is expected to close by the end of September. The deal is the most expensive acquisition in Apple’s 38-year history and includes the subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, maker of Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. "We have known these guys forever," Tim Cook, Apple CEO, said in a statement.…

posted 2014/05/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rixton Announces Summer Tour

Rixton will be touring the U.S. this summer in support of their debut EP, Me and My Broken Heart, which features the hit single of the same name. The British band will hit the road for the Broken Heart Tour, which begins July 30 in Boston. The tour concludes in Los Angeles on August 23. T. Mills will serve as the opening act. Rixton will release their first full-length album later this year. Here are the tour dates: 7/30 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club8/2 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza8/5 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Theatre of Living Arts8/6 --…

posted 2014/05/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Joins The Beatles in Rare Chart Milestone

Iggy Azalea has achieved a rare milestone with her current hit, “Fancy.” The song is now #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, replacing John Legend’s “All of Me,” which was on top for three weeks. The Australian rapper is also featured on the #2-ranked song, Ariana Grande’s “Problem.” She is just the second artist to occupy the top two spots on the Hot 100 simultaneously with their first two hits on the chart. The only other act to accomplish the feat is The Beatles. Not bad. She expressed her excitement via Twitter. "Well I'm very pleased, last year seemed…

posted 2014/05/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR