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2015-02-11

Stars Line Up to Pay Tribute to Stevie Wonder at All-Star Special Taping

Many of the stars you saw Sunday night on the Grammy Awards remained in Los Angeles after the ceremony, just so they could take part in Tuesday night's taping of the upcoming CBS special Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life -- An All-Star Grammy Salute. According to Yahoo!, a highlight of the evening was Beyonce teaming up with Ed Sheeran and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. to perform a medley of three of Stevie Wonder's classics: "Fingertips Pt. 2," “Master Blaster,” and ”Higher Ground."  Ed also performed "I Was Made to Love Her."  Another highlight was Lady Gaga, who…

posted 2015/02/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's Community Service Delayed Due to Soccer Injury

Justin Bieber has been attending anger management sessions as per his probation agreement, but so far, he hasn't made good on the community service part of the deal because of a soccer injury, his lawyer stated in court Tuesday, according to TMZ. Attorney Shawn Holley appeared in court for a progress report in Justin's egging case, for which the singer has completed nine out of 12 anger management classes. Holley explained that Justin, who injured his foot during a soccer game while vacationing in Turks and Caicos last month, hasn't begun his five days' community service because he's unable to…

posted 2015/02/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Clarifies Stance on Kanye-Beck Controversy

John Legend on Tuesday clarified an earlier comment he made to Us Weekly regarding Kanye West's Grammys interruption and the rapper's criticism of Beck. The singer initially said Kanye's appearance onstage when Beck won Album of the Year was "funny," but he's now stating that he doesn't necessarily agree with 'Ye's assertion that Beck should "respect artistry" and give his award to Beyoncé. In a lengthy post on Instagram, Legend writes, "I want to clarify my thoughts on Kanye's actions at the Grammys on Sunday," noting that, "First of all, Kanye is my friend. He believed in me years ago when…

posted 2015/02/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Ready for "Crazy" Tour with Balloons, Dancers & Gummies

After topping the charts for weeks, scoring a #1 debut album and two Grammy nominations, what can Meghan Trainor do for an encore?  Kick off her first-ever tour, that's what.  It starts tonight in Vancouver, and Meghan says, "I think it'll be a crazy show." The trek, dubbed That Bass tour, is currently scheduled through March, wrapping up in Meghan's current hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Opening most dates will be the rising Australian band Sheppard, whose hit "Geronimo" is climbing the charts.  Meghan says she's pretty inexperienced when it comes to hitting the road, but she's game. "It's gonna be…

posted 2015/02/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-02-10

Miley Cyrus to Release "Bangerz" Tour DVD

Now you can watch Miley Cyrus gyrate on stage again and again. The Grammy-nominated star has announced that she will be releasing a Bangerz Tour DVD next month. The DVD will highlight performances from tour stops in Barcelona and Lisbon, as well as show behind-the-scenes footage of Miley’s personal life. Bangerz Tour will feature Miley belting out songs like “We Can’t Stop,” “SMS (Bangerz),” “Love Money Party” and “Get It Right,” plus some of her older hits like “Party in the USA.” The DVD will also include her countrified cover of “Hey Ya!” by Outkast and her cover of “Jolene”…

posted 2015/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Vance Joy Announces Headlining Tour

Before he hits the road opening for Taylor Swift this summer, Vance Joy will embark on a headlining tour of his own. The Australian singer-songwriter -- born James Keogh -- will begin his North American headlining trek on April 9 in Seattle and will run through a May 29 stop in Chicago. All ticket info can be found at VanceJoy.com. In between his headlining dates, Vance will make festival appearances at Coachella, Hangout Fest and Boston Calling. In June, he'll perform at the Governors Ball festival in New York City. Vance's tour with Taylor begins May 20 in Bossier City,…

posted 2015/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera Teases Adam Levine About Having Babies

Is Christina Aguilera’s baby fever rubbing off on her Voice co-star, Adam Levine? Christina sat down with E! News to gush over her five-month-old daughter Summer Rain, and to prod Adam into having his own little bundle of joy. Christina, who also is mom to 7-year-old son Max, said since having a daughter, she’s noticed that girls are a little more sensitive than boys. "I can tell even in her cry,” she said. “It just takes a little bit longer whenever she gets worked up and upset about something, if she's hungry or whatever, to calm down." But she said…

posted 2015/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Tells Alleged Former Guitar Teacher to Give Up Domain Name

Taylor Swift is not amused. Her team is threatening legal action against a computer tech who claims he taught her how to play guitar and write songs, according to the New York Daily News. Ronnie Cremer, a part-time musician from Pennsylvania, recently purchased the domain name itaughttaylorswift.com, and last week, the paper reports, he received an email demanding he shut down the site. If he refused, they threatened further legal action. The email, from TAS Rights Management, LCC, reportedly said the domain name "incorporates the famous Taylor Swift trademark in its entirety and suggests TAS's sponsorship or endorsement of your…

posted 2015/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear Charli XCX's Punky Cover of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"

Charli XCX put a punk-rock spin on Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Backed by an all-girl band, the “Boom Clap” singer sped up the pop tune’s tempo and punctuated it with a series of “heys,” "woos" and shouts. She also chose to leave out Taylor’s spoken-word “this sick beat” part. Charli tweeted about the performance Tuesday: “Had so much fun in the live lounge today . thank u @BBCR1 @Fearnecotton <3 did u guys like my cover of Taylor?” BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge features artists doing their own renditions of other artists’ current…

posted 2015/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Snoop Dogg Blasts Grammys for Snubbing Rappers

Snoop Dogg is not happy about the winners list for the Grammys. The rap legend expressed his disdain for annual ceremony for consistently snubbing "real MCs" and he also questions how Macklemore, who earned four Grammys last year, has more trophies then hip-hop legends. In angry post on Instagram, Snoop uploaded a picture that reads: "Macklemore has more Grammys than Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., DMX, Busta Rhymes, KRS -1, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, Big Pun, Ja Rule, and Kendrick Lamar combined." Snoop, who has never won a Grammy, added in the accompanying caption: "F**k the Grammys we…

posted 2015/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Never Thought She'd Be a Pop Star: "I Don't Look Like Rihanna"

Meghan Trainor is the epitome of confidence on the cover of Seventeen magazine’s March issue, but as she tells the mag, she wasn’t always so positive about her image. “When I saw photos of myself, I would think, I look awful,” the 21-year-old tells the publication. “There’s a double chin! I never thought I’d be a pop star. I don’t look like Rihanna.” But all that changed after filming the video for her curvy-girl anthem “All About That Bass.” “After the video for 'All About That Bass' came out…when I was signing autographs, this girl came up to me bawling…

posted 2015/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Teases Music Video for "Style"

Taylor Swift gave a tiny tease on Twitter about her next music video. The 25-year-old singer revealed in a tweet Tuesday that the video for her new single, “Style,” will be released on Friday. She attached a two-second snippet of the video’s haunting visuals: her face in profile filling with smoke. The song was reportedly written about Taylor’s ex, One Direction’s Harry Styles. It's fitting then that she should release the video on Friday the 13th -- a date notorious for bad luck. Thirteen also happens to be Taylor's favorite number, and the next day is Valentine's Day after all.…

posted 2015/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR