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2015-05-12

Justin Bieber on Past Behavior: “I Looked Back and I Was Disappointed in Myself”

Justin Bieber knows he can do better. In a new cover story in Seventeen magazine, the pop star says he’s taking steps to right the wrongs of his rebellious past. “I was rebelling a little bit,” he says of his younger years. “I was getting cockier and cockier. I didn’t have people to check me. I looked back and I was disappointed in myself." Over the past few months, Justin has been trying to make amends for his bad decisions. His so-called apology tour included heartfelt confessions on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and a Comedy Central roast that allowed him…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

WALK THE MOON Announces U.S. Fall Tour Dates

Get ready to “Shut Up and Dance.” WALK THE MOON has announced U.S. dates for their fall TALKING IS HARD tour.The band will kick off a string of live shows on October 3 at Austin City Limits in Austin, Texas. Stops include Miami, Nashville and Tallahassee -- at the appropriately named venue, The Moon. They’ll finish up the tour on October 26 in San Francisco. You can buy tickets via the band's website Friday, May 15, starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. Here is the list of tour dates:10/3 -- Austin, TX, ACL10/10 -- Austin, TX, ACL10/12 -- Tallahassee, FL,…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Releases "5", a Collection of Old EPs

Want to listen to vintage Ed Sheeran? The red-headed pop star has released 5, a collection of five of his old EPs. The EPs, which were previously unreleased in the U.S., are now available both individually and collectively. The collection of Ed's early material from between 2009 to 2011 includes You Need Me, Loose Change, Live at the Bedford, No. 5 Collaborations Project and Songs I Wrote with Amy, featuring Welsh singer Amy Wadge, who later co-wrote Ed’s single, “Thinking Out Loud.” The discs feature some classic Ed songs -- like “Wake Me Up,” “The City,” and “You Need Me,…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Super Nervous About "Getting His Throat Played With"

Sam Smith is facing the biggest challenge of his career -- getting his vocal cords operated on -- and he's just a little bit worried about it. On Instagram, the singer, who suffered a vocal cord hemorrhage recently, posted a photo bidding goodbye to New York City, where he's been spending time lately.  "See ya later NYC. Thank you for such a lovely week of relaxing. Now off to get my throat played with," he wrote. "To say I'm nervous is an understatement."Sam is also upset about being unable to perform for weeks.   In an earlier Instagram post, he included…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas, Jason Derulo and Ed Sheeran Among Performers at 2015 Much Music Video Awards

Nick Jonas and Jason Derulo are among the first round of performers announced for Canada’s 2015 Much Music Video Awards. They’re set to take the stage during the June 21 show, along with Canadian artists Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd.The ceremony’s co-host, Ed Sheeran, has also been added to the lineup of performers, making this the fourth consecutive year he’s performed on the awards show. Ed’s also been nominated in the Fan Fave International Artist/Group of the Year category. He’s up against Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and One Direction. Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd will go head-to-head in the Fan…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Reveals More "Bad Blood" Character Posters

We’re still not sure how Taylor Swift managed to fit all this star power into one music video, but we’re eager to find out. The pop star has debuted even more character posters for her “Bad Blood” video, set to premiere during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. In her latest tweet, Taylor revealed Empire actress Serayah will be playing a character called Dilemma in the video. Over the past few days, we’ve learned that Taylor’s model BFF Karlie Kloss is playing Knockout, rapper Kendrick Lamar is Welvin Da Great, Girls actress Lena Dunham is Lucky Fiori, Pitch Perfect…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons, Nicki Minaj & David Guetta, Charlie Puth Added to "Billboard" Music Awards Lineup

The Billboard Music Awards are this Sunday, but more artists keep joining the lineup. The latest stars to be announced include Imagine Dragons, who will perform the classic "Stand By Me" in honor of the man who sang it, Ben E. King, who passed away last week.  In addition, Nicki Minaj and David Guetta will team to perform "Hey Mama;" Nicki will also perform her new single "The Night Is Still Young." Meanwhile, Charlie Puth will duet with Wiz Khalifa -- who was already part of the lineup -- on their #1 hit "See You Again," accompanied by violinist Lindsey…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Festivals Make Changes to Make Up for Sam Smith's Absence

Sam Smith was booked to perform at two major festivals this weekend, but he's been forced to cancel both of those appearances because he needs to undergo surgery to repair a hemorrhage on his vocal cords.  As a result, the festivals have had to shift things around to make up for the Grammy-winning star's absence. Sam was originally supposed to headline the Saturday portion of the Rock in Rio USA Festival this weekend, but now that he won't be there, John Legend has been moved to the festival's main stage and will start later, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. …

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Redfoo Will Release Solo Album This Summer

LMFAO’s Redfoo is releasing his first solo album this summer. Where the Sun Goes will feature breezy party tracks, including his new single, “Juicy Wiggle.” Redfoo announced his solo debut in a special video message posted on Billboard. “The reason for the [album] title is because the sunshine has always been special to me,” he said. “And all the songs are very feel-good and bright and that was the best way that I could just describe the feeling of the album.” The album will be released on his own label, Party Rock Records. Redfoo’s “Party Rock Anthem” duo LMFAO has…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West Performance to Close "Billboard" Music Awards

Adding yet another A-list star to an already-star-studded list of performers, Kanye West will perform at the Billboard Music Awards for the first time. He'll close the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, airing Sunday on ABC from Las Vegas. Presumably, he'll perform at least one song from his upcoming album, Swish. Last Thursday, it was announced the premiere of Taylor Swift's new all-star video for her song "Bad Blood" will open the Billboard Music Awards.  Other previously-announced performers on the broadcast include Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor and John…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alicia Keys to Guest Star on "Empire" Season Two

Alicia Keys has landed a guest role on the second season of Fox's mega-hit series, Empire. According to Entertainment Weekly, the network has also enlisted actor-comedian Chris Rock and rocker and Hunger Games actor Lenny Kravitz for upcoming roles next season. It's unclear if the entertainers will portray characters or themselves or the stars will be folded into the storyline of the show, which saw cameos from Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Gladys Knight during its debut season. The news comes on the heels of Ne-Yo being tapped as the music producer for the upcoming season. Follow…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Semifinalists Sing Coaches' Picks

The top five on The Voice took the stage for the semifinals round on Monday night. Each artist performed two songs, including one chosen by his or her coach. Pharrell Williams has two artists representing his team. Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton each has one remaining in the competition. Nate Ruess, who served as an adviser earlier this season, opened the two-hour broadcast by entertaining viewers with his new single, "Nothing Without Love." Here's what happened afterward: For his coach's pick, Joshua Davis of Team Adam sang the Bonnie Raitt tune “I Can’t Make You Love Me." Blake…

posted 2015/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR