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Rihanna Graces Harper’s Bazaar March Cover, Swims with Sharks

Rihanna is both stunning and fearless in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, in which she was captured by photographer Norman Jean Roy, swimming with sharks. In one of the photos, which celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jaws, a brave RiRi dons a one-piece while swimming next to an eight-foot long sand shark, an experience that she described as "#bucketlistsh**" via Twitter.  In the cover image she lays across the mouth of a Jaws shark in a gold suit. In the accompanying article, Rihanna discusses how she's avoided the sharks of life. "I try my best," she tells the publication. "But…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Premieres "Living for Love" Video on Snapchat

Forget YouTube and Vevo. Madonna premiered her music video for “Living for Love” on the app all the cool kids are using: Snapchat. It’s the first music video to premiere on the picture messaging app’s Snap Channel and it features the 56-year-old Queen of Pop dressed as a sexy matador commanding a group of horned dancers. In a choreographed number set to the danceable track, Madonna proves she can still move with the best of them. The video ends with a quote from philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: “Man is the cruelest animal. At tragedies, bullfights and crucifixions he has so far…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Says on "Ellen" People's Comments "Get to Me"

As he continues to work to clean up his image, Justin Bieber made his second appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in a week Thursday. During the appearance, Justin explained why he was so nervous to go on the show the first time. "It was the first time I was on television for a long time and I just was worried about what people were thinking about me," he said. "Like I said last time, I did a lot of things over the past few years that I'm not proud of." The 20-year-old pop star and Calvin Klein model talked…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry's Grammy Performance to Promote Domestic Violence Awareness

We knew Katy Perry will be singing her ballad “By the Grace of God” at the Grammys this Sunday, but now we know details about what is sure to be an emotional performance. According to People, Katy will be taking the stage with domestic violence survivor and Austin-based activist Brooke Axtell. Brooke will perform a written-word piece while Katy sings. “By the Grace of God,” from Katy's latest album Prism, includes lyrics about contemplating suicide. "It's an honor to collaborate with Katy in this way. She has been very devoted to various aspects of female empowerment," Axtell, 34, tells People.…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith and Kelly Clarkson Debut New Music Videos

Sam Smith and Kelly Clarkson both debuted new music videos Thursday, and each one depicts the pain and joy of love. Kelly’s video for “Heartbeat Song,” which she previewed Wednesday, shows scenes of different people overcoming heartbreak and learning to love again. It’s intercut with Kelly belting her heart out through rainbow-colored lighting. Sam’s video for “Lay Me Down” has a deeper meaning. It’s set in a church and features Sam at what appears to be a solemn funeral. The scene then flips to a joyous one -- Sam getting married to his partner. In a Facebook post accompanying the…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

expand Report: Family Gathering to Say Goodbye to Bobbi Kristina Brown?

The family of Bobbi Kristina Brown has reportedly gathered to say goodbye.  The 21-year-old daughter and only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub last weekend at her Georgia home and rushed to hospital. She's been in a in a medically-induced coma since Saturday. Sources tell People that the family is devastated, especially for her father. "Bobby has been crying nonstop since yesterday," says the source. "We are grieving." "If you saw her, you'd think she was just sleeping," says the source, adding that the family is "still praying that God will intervene and…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer Gushes over Katy Perry & Her Sharks on "Late Late Show," Allows Guest to Refer to Her as His "Girlfriend"

John Mayer's stint guest-hosting CBS' Late Late Show on Wednesday night seemed to confirm that he and Katy Perry are definitely back together.  How do we know?  He gushed about her halftime show, interviewed the sharks who danced with her during the performance, and allowed a guest to seemingly refer to her as "your girlfriend." The "sharks," along with their "handler," Carl, sat on John's couch, but the sea creatures didn't answer any questions because, as Carl explained, "They can't talk, John.  They're sharks.  They're not dolphins."  Carl also spoke about the much-hyped "left shark," explaining, "In the wild, sharks…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Reportedly Selling L.A. Home for $3.6 Million

Nick Jonas is looking to sell his Hollywood Hills home, according to RumorFix. The “Jealous” singer is reportedly hoping to get $3.6 million for the four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom Mediterranean-style property. The house is on a private piece of land above Sunset Plaza and boasts panoramic views from downtown Los Angeles to the ocean. The interior includes a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a spacious gourmet kitchen and a master bath with a Jacuzzi tub. The outdoor space features gardens and a Zen pool. Nick, 22, bought the home in 2013 and is reportedly ready for a change.…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Wants to Perform at Your Wedding

John Legend has come up with a romantic way to raise money for his charity the Show Me Campaign, which benefits education programs for children. The singer has announced that he's giving fans the chance to win a private performance by donating $10 or more to his organization. Participants will be entered into a drawing that will give one lucky winner the chance to hire Legend for an wedding, anniversary, birthday party, date or even an engagement surprise. "Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air and I'm feeling inspired to spread the love, that's…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith Are Among Most Shazamed Grammy Nominees

While we don’t know for sure who’ll take home a Grammy this weekend, we do know the most Shazamed Grammy nominees. According to the song identifying app, Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is the most Shazamed song of all the Record of the Year nominees. Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” came in at number two, followed by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX’s “Fancy,” Sia’s “Chandelier” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” “All About That Bass” is also the most Shazamed in the Song of the Year category. “Stay with Me,” “Chandelier,” “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, and “Shake…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Fun. on "Shaky Terms" Due to "Clash of Egos"

Sounds like things are amiss in the land of fun. Late Wednesday night, the band posted a note on their Facebook page, seemingly out of nowhere, saying that the band is "not breaking up." Then Thursday morning, Billboard posted an article reporting that the members of the Grammy-winning band have been on "shaky terms with weeks, even months, going by with little to no communication among bandmates." Citing "multiple sources," Billboard reports that the lack of communication between members Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost has been the result of a "clash of egos" following the massive success of…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Promises Second Album Will Be "More Raw and More Honest"

He’s still riding high on the success of In the Lonely Hour, but Sam Smith is already hard at work on his second album. His mission? To make it even more personal than his first. Sam, who’s up for six Grammys this weekend, tells Rolling Stone, "I'm very passionate about being relatable. On my second record, instead of looking like I have more money, more airbrushing, I want to actually be more raw and more honest on my second album than my first." Sam says he wants to change the perception of pop star perfection. "I want to be a…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR