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2015-04-12

Vance Joy Looking Forward to "Hanging Out" at Coachella on Sunday

Before Vance Joy starts his gig opening for Taylor Swift on her 1989 tour next month, he has a few festival dates on his schedule, including a performance on Sunday Coachella in Indio, California.  The Aussie singer/songwriter tells ABC Radio that performing at festivals is fun, but not as much fun as simply hanging out at them. "You discover all these acts because there's so much music out there and there's huge, huge lineups," says Vance, talking about why attending festivals is great not only for the audience, but for the musicians too. "You get to totally be fans and…

posted 2015/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-11

It's a Boy for Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel

It's a boy for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.  That's the word from People magazine, which reports the couple's reps have confirmed to them Jessica has given birth to the couple's first child, a boy named Silas Randall. As to the inspiration for the baby's name, People reports that Silas was the middle name of Justin's grandfather, Bill Bomar, who died in 2012.  Fans probably know that Randall is Justin's middle name, and his father's first name. It may be a while before the couple themselves acknowledge the birth, judging by how long it took Timberlake to confirm the pregnancy.…

posted 2015/04/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: It's a Boy for Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel

It's a boy for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.  That's the word from US Weekly, at least, which reports Jessica has given birth to the couple's first child.  It may be a whole before we get official confirmation, judging by how long it took Timberlake to confirm the pregnancy -- his former N'Sync band mate, Joey Fatone, broke the news last November, but Timberlake and Biel didn't confirm it until January 31st, Timberlake's 34th birthday, when he posted a photo on his Instagram page of him kissing his wife's very pregnant belly. Justin and Jessica were married in 2012.  Follow…

posted 2015/04/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Soundtrack Certified Gold; Ellie Goulding & The Weeknd Songs Hit Platinum

The sexy soundtrack to Fifty Shades of Grey is still heating up the charts. The album, featuring songs by Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd and Sia, was just certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of more than 500,000. And that’s just in the U.S. Since its release on February 10, the soundtrack has reached #1 on iTunes in more than 90 countries and has racked up 2.5 million album equivalent sales worldwide. Two tracks from the soundtrack -- Ellie’s “Love Me Like You Do” and The Weeknd’s “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” -- have each…

posted 2015/04/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-10

Meryl Streep Will Sing Lady Gaga Song in Upcoming Movie

Want to hear Meryl Streep sing Lady Gaga? According to Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar-winning actress will belt out a Gaga tune in her upcoming summer movie, Ricki and the Flash. In the film, Meryl plays Ricki Randazzo, the lead singer in a cover band who left her family 20 years earlier to pursue rock and roll stardom. When her daughter -- played by Meryl’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer -- finds herself in crisis, Ricki returns to face her obligations as a mother. But amid all the family drama, Meryl gets to sing about a dozen well-known hits in the film,…

posted 2015/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

What Is Mariah Carey Counting Down To?

Mariah Carey is about to reveal something to her fans...but what? On Friday, Mariah tweeted a link to a splash page on her website that reads #RevealMariah, followed by a countdown clock which puts the actual revelation just under two days from now. Fans have speculated that Mariah is about to reveal a new single, and many believe the single will be called "Infinity," because she used that word as a hashtag in a recent photo showing her posing with the head of her record label, L.A. Reid, as well as her new publicist.  Mariah plans to re-issue her #1s…

posted 2015/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

George Ezra Scraps Coachella Performance Due to Viral Laryngitis

Rising British star George Ezra has had to cancel some shows this past week, but now he's been forced to scrap a really major gig: his planned appearance Friday at Coachella. In a note posted on Twitter, George explains that he's "gutted" -- British for "devastated" -- about having to cancel the Coachella performance, writing, "The doctor has told me I have viral laryngitis. I'm taking myself to bed to rest for the next couple of days to try and be fit again for Sunday." He adds, "So so sorry to anyone who was hoping to see me, this is…

posted 2015/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas to Perform "Chains" on "The Voice"

Nick Jonas is returning to The Voice next week. The singer will be performing his new hit, “Chains,” the follow-up single to “Jealous” from his 2014 self-titled album. Nick previously appeared on the show last month as a mentor to Christina Aguilera’s team during the Battle Rounds. The episode of The Voice featuring Nick airs Tuesday, April 14, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. 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 2015/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner Get Cozy in New Instagram Pic

Justin Bieber just can’t seem to keep his hands to himself. He got handsy with Ariana Grande on stage this week, and now he’s getting touchy-feely with Kendall Jenner. Justin posted a flirtatious photo of the two on Instagram, and it sent fans buzzing with speculation that they may be more than just friends. Kendall, clad in a bikini top, is cuddling a tiny dog in the pic, while Justin cuddles her. He looks over her shoulder and his hand is grazing her waist. Another set of photos from the same day reveal their mutual friend, Hailey Baldwin, was also…

posted 2015/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry & Pharrell Williams Already Snagged the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch already has some famous fans. Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams both managed to get their hands on the new product, two weeks before its official release date. Katy and Pharrell snagged the Mickey Mouse-style watch. Katy chose a red band to complement the Mickey face and posted a photo of it on Instagram with the caption, “Oh Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey!” Pharrell, who went with the white watchband, showed off his gadget with an Instagram video. “Wow,” he says, as he brings his wrist into view. For us…

posted 2015/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Geeks Out Over "Game of Thrones" Sword

We know at least one person who’ll be tuning in to the Game of Thrones fifth season premiere this Sunday: Ed Sheeran. The British singer, who's a massive Game of Thrones fan, could hardly contain his excitement when he received a replica of Jon Snow’s sword, Longclaw, from the show. He was given the prop on a New Zealand radio show this week, and his adorable reaction was captured on video. "I didn’t get many birthday presents. This is like one of the best birthday presents I've ever got," Ed, who turned 24 in February, gushed. “I’m counting this as…

posted 2015/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Picks OneRepublic and Passenger as Opening Acts for UK & Ireland Stadium Shows

How popular is Ed Sheeran in the U.K. and Ireland?  When he plays stadium shows there this summer, OneRepublic is going to open for him. While OneRepublic, a platinum-selling band with a string of hits, usually headlines their own shows, they'll be warming up the crowd for Ed on July 10 and 12 when he performs at England's Wembley Stadium.  Also on the 12th, Passenger, best known for his smash hit "Let Her Go," is also on the bill.  Passenger and Ed first met about seven years ago when they were both unknowns, and Ed tapped him to open for…

posted 2015/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR