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Janet Jackson Is "Humbled" By Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nomination

If you were surprised to see Janet Jackson's name on the list of nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you weren't the only one.  In a statement to ABC News, Miss Jackson says, "It's a busy time with my world tour and the release of Unbreakable. This nomination is a surprise which I am humbled by and appreciate greatly." She adds, "Thank you to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And to all my fans, Truth is that I wouldn't be here without the love I stand on." Artists are eligible for induction 25…

posted 2015/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

R. City Says Debut Album "What Dreams Are Made Of" Is a "Mirror Into Our Story"

Their collaboration with Adam Levine, "Locked Away," has already topped the Billboard Pop Songs chart, and now R. City's debut album What Dreams Are Made Of is finally in stores.  Timothy and Theron Thomas, the two brothers who make up R. City, say it's been quite a journey from their home in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands to the top of the charts. "It’s basically just a mirror into our life of getting here," Theron tells ABC Radio about the album. "You know, it’s basically our story and things that we’ve been through, and basically trying to tell people…

posted 2015/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Battle Rounds Start Tonight with Help from Guest Mentors Selena Gomez, John Fogerty, Missy Elliott & Brad Paisley

The Battle Rounds are under way starting tonight on The Voice. This is the part of the competition where each team is joined by a special guest mentor who works with the contestants alongside their coach. This year, those mentors range from a 23-year-old pop star to a 70-year-old rock legend, with a rap icon and a country star thrown in for good measure. The mentor for Team Adam this season is 70-year-old John Fogerty, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer best known as the frontman for the legendary band Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Adam, no slouch as a vocalist,…

posted 2015/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Janet Jackson Tops Billboard 200 with "Unbreakable"

Janet Jackson is back on top with her new album, Unbreakable. Unbreakable has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It's Jackson's seventh album to reach that milestone. Unbreakable sold 109 thousand copies and 116 thousand equivalent album units for the week ending Thursday. The latter figure considers streams and digital downloads of album tracks. Janet is now just the third act to score #1 albums in each of the last four decades, joining Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen, Billboard notes. One more stat: Janet has the third-most #1 albums among female artists, trailing only Streisand, who has…

posted 2015/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

President Obama Weighs In on Kanye West 2020 Presidential Bid

Kanye West for the White House in 2020 strikes President Barack Obama as "strange," even "cray." But Obama playfully told a crowd of Democratic donors in San Francisco Saturday at a fundraiser headlined by West that he has some important advice to share with the would-be candidate. "Kanye is thinking about running...for speaker of the House!" Obama joked, alluding to the recent upheaval on Capitol Hill. "It couldn’t get any stranger. But in case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing –- or as he calls it, 'peezy' –- I do have some advice for him. "First of all,…

posted 2015/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West Surprises "American Idol" Judges with Audition

Look who's decided to audition for the final season of American Idol. Kanye West surprised the judges of the Fox singing competition -- Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban -- as well as host Ryan Seacrest by showing up to auditions in San Francisco on Saturday. West rapped his hit "Gold Digger" -- which name-checks J-Lo -- for the judges. The Hip Hop Facts Twitter account has posted video of 'Ye's performance. West's wife, Kim Kardashian, posted an Instagram photo of the moment, writing, "SURPRISE!" Seacrest shared a picture of himself giving a high-five to West while Kardashian…

posted 2015/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Check Out a Teaser of Meghan Trainor's Song from "The Peanuts Movie" Soundtrack

Meghan Trainor’s song for The Peanuts Movie soundtrack comes out next week, but now we've got our first official taste of the upbeat tune. The 20-second snippet of “Better When I’m Dancin’” is pure family-friendly fun. “I feel better when I’m dancin’/Yeah yeah/Don’t you know/We can do this together/Bet you’ll feel better when you’re dancin’,” Meghan sings. Over the summer, she told People magazine what inspired her to write the tune. “They wanted a song about confidence and knew I was good at writing those,” she said. “I feel better when I'm onstage dancing and having fun, so I wrote…

posted 2015/10/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Ariana Grande Is Obsessed with Mascara, but Can’t Sit Through a Manicure

With her signature high pony and perfectly-applied cat-eye always in place, Ariana Grande is a beauty icon for fans everywhere. In an interview in the latest issue of People magazine, the singer reveals the beauty products she simply can’t live without. “I’m a big fan of mascara, to the point where my makeup artist Daniel Chinchilla will be like, ‘Enough’!” she says. “I have 75 [tubes] -- kidding! I have a bunch, but I love MAC.” And because of her grueling schedule, she makes sure to always have concealer on hand. “I don’t sleep much, so I need concealer in…

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


Selena Gomez Explains Why She Responded to Cyber-Bullies

Selena Gomez said she never had to deal with fat-shamers until pictures of her on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last April surfaced online. "It was the first time I'd ever been called fat," she said on Friday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "But it was weird because it's not just, 'Oh she's fat.' It's like, 'She's a mess. She's gone off the deep end.' I'm like, 'Because I'm on a vacation wearing a bathing suit?'" Selena also explained why she responded to the cyber-bullies by posting a sexy photo of herself in a bathing suit on Instagram. "Look, I don't want them to…

posted 2015/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert Has the Las Vegas Blues in "Another Lonely Night" Video

Adam Lambert is a lonely Las Vegas lounge singer in the new video for his song “Another Lonely Night.” The singer hits the glitzy stage in a white leisure suit as he sings about yearning for something more. “Another day/Another lonely night/I would do anything to have you by my side,” the chorus goes. The video also follows a trio of Vegas workers, all dealing with their own kind of loneliness: a Magic Mike-style male stripper, a wedding chapel minister, and a showgirl. “Another Lonely Night” is the latest single off Adam’s album, The Original High. Copyright © 2015, ABC…

posted 2015/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's Dad Says He's "Proud" of His Son After Nude Pics Surface

As if seeing Justin Bieber completely naked online wasn't startling enough, the singer's dad just made things even weirder. While Justin’s legal team is threatening legal action after those naked vacation pics of the singer went viral, his father Jeremy Bieber isn't outraged: he actually appears to be boasting about the size of his son's manhood on Twitter. “What do you feed that thing. #proud daddy,” Jeremy tweeted, presumably in the response to the photos. Well, that’s awkward. The Bieb hasn’t yet responded to his dad’s comment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, lawyers for Justin have filed a cease-and-desist letter…

posted 2015/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Releases Moody, Black-and-White Video for "Area Code"

Nick Jonas has released the moody new video to accompany his hip-hop-influenced jam, “Area Code.” In the black-and-white clip, a hoodie-wearing Nick sings in the rain, takes the stage to perform for a large crowd, and then hops on a helicopter and takes off. “Don’t know why I do it but I do/Every time I have a drink of two/I get it bad for you,” he sings on the partially autotuned track. Nick hinted his new album -- which will come out sometime early next year -- would have more of a hip-hop, soulful sound, and this song fits that…

posted 2015/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR