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2015-04-07

Adam Lambert Releases New Teaser for "Ghost Town"

Adam Lambert has released another teaser for his new single, “Ghost Town.” The former American Idol runner-up has posted a snippet of the song on Instagram. The clip features moody black-and-white images of Adam as the song plays in the background. “And now I know my heart is a ghost town,” he sings. "Ghost Town," not to be confused with Madonna’s new single, “Ghosttown,” will officially drop April 21. It’s the lead single off Adam’s upcoming album, The Original High. Adam has hinted that his new album will be more mature and sophisticated than his previous work. 15 days until…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink to Receive President's Award at 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards

Pink will be honored at the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards next month. The singer will be receiving the President’s Award from the music rights management organization for her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry. Pink, whose birth name is Alecia Moore, joins a list of past honorees that includes Adam Levine and Taylor Swift. BMI also will recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the country. The BMI Pop Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year awards will be named during the ceremony. The BMI…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Makes Cancer-Stricken Fan's Wish Come True

Maroon 5 made one little fan’s wish come true. Esperanza Duran, a 5-year-old battling stage-three kidney cancer, got to meet the band right before they hit the stage at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Monday night. When Espy heard her favorite musical group was in town, her family posted her wish to meet the band on the girl’s Facebook page with the hashtag #helpespymeetMaroon5. Their pleas caught the attention of Los Angeles’ ABC7, as well as American Honda and the Honda Center, and the dream was made a reality. It was arranged that Espy and her family would get…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran to Headline First NFL Stadium Show This Fall

Ed Sheeran will be playing his first headlining show at an NFL stadium. The six-time Grammy nominee will play Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts September 25, as part of the second leg of his North American Tour. Ed previously performed at the New England Patriots home stadium in July 2013 as the supporting act on Taylor Swift’s RED Tour. “I remember the atmosphere inside Gillette Stadium when I was on tour with Taylor in 2013 being quite amazing,” Ed says in a statement. “It’s a bit insane to think two years later I would be back here to headline my…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Leads as Additional "Billboard" Music Awards Finalists Announced on Twitter

The rest of the finalists for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards have been announced via Twitter, and Taylor Swift is the leading nominee, with 14 entries in 13 categories.  Her pal Sam Smith is nominated for 13 awards in 13 categories.  They're both competing for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, and Top Digital Songs Artist.  Iggy Azalea is a finalist with 12 nominations in 11 categories. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards air May 17 live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on ABC. Here are rest of the nominations: Top New ArtistIggy Azalea5 Seconds…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

George Ezra's Never Been to "Budapest"

George Ezra's breakout hit "Budapest" is taken from his debut album Wanted on Voyage, which he wrote after taking a month-long train trip through Europe.  Ironically, though, he never actually made it to that Hungarian city. In an interview with San Francisco publication The Bay Bridged, the British singer explains that he took the train trip to get inspired to write songs, but Budapest was the only city on his list of places to visit that he didn't make it to, because he overslept and missed his train. So why write a song about it?  George says, "It was my…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Spooked by Fan's Stage Invasion Monday Night

Adam Levine is apparently such a sex symbol that women just throw themselves at him.  At least, that's what one over-enthusiastic female fan did at Maroon 5's concert Monday night in Anaheim, California. Entertainment Tonight reports that during the show, a screaming female fan ran on stage to hug Adam.  At first, the startled singer pushed her away, but then when he realized that she didn't mean any harm, he put his arm around her until security could get her off the stage.  He ended up with a cut on his ear from the fan's fingernail, but continued the show.…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Top Finalists for 2015 "Billboard" Music Awards Announced on "Good Morning America"

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran are among the finalists for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas May 17 on ABC. The finalists in the top categories were announced Tuesday morning on ABC's Good Morning America by Ludacris, who's hosting the awards show, and Pete Wentz, whose band Fall Out Boy is the first artist announced to perform on the telecast.  The band will perform their new single, "Uma Thurman," along with Wiz Khalifa, with whom they're touring this summer. The rest of the finalists will be announced starting…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor and Lorde "LOLing" at Rumors They Are Fighting

Taylor Swift and Lorde are putting up a united front after a report claimed the two were fighting with one another. Taylor commented on the rumors Monday night on Twitter with a sarcastic message. She wrote, "Media, when you say 'Lorde & Taylor are fighting'-by fighting do you mean 'FaceTiming constantly from US to NZ and LOLing at you'? Thnx bye." Lorde retweeted Taylor's post and added in another tweet, "sisters are doin' it for themselves @taylorswift13." Supposedly, the two weren't getting along because Lorde rejected the idea of duetting with Taylor. 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 © 2015, ABC Radio.…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Team Blake and Team Pharrell Kick Off Live Playoff Rounds

The Live Playoff Rounds began on The Voice Monday night with the artists from Blake Shelton and Team Pharrell's teams singing for the viewers' votes for the first time. It will be Team Adam Levine and Team Christina Aguilera's turn on Tuesday night. Only three of five artists from each team will advance in the competition. The results will be announced Wednesday night. Adam kicked off Monday night's two-hour show with his band, Maroon 5, performing their single "Sugar." Here's what happened afterward: Team Blake's Sarah Potenza performed the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Free Bird." Christina called it a perfect song…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce's Upcoming Biography Gets Release Date?

We will soon get to read more about Beyonce's life in an upcoming biography titled Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story, which was penned by prolific author J. Randy Taraborrelli.According to its listing on Amazon, the book, which is touted as the "first comprehensive biography ever published of pop icon Beyoncé Knowles," will arrive on October 27."I  can't  think  of  a  more intriguing  subject  than  Beyoncé,"  said  Taraborrelli in a statement last year.  "In  terms  of  research,  there's  no  road  map  to  follow  since  this  is  the  first  major  biography. Therefore,  we're  breaking  new  ground  with  every  chapter. From  Destiny's  Child …

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ella Henderson Says Some of Her Fans' Interpretations of "Ghost" Are "Hilarious"

You've probably realized by now that Ella Henderson's breakout hit "Ghost" isn't about an actual ghost -- it's about being haunted by the memory of someone you loved.  But Ella says that her fans have been interpreting the song in a number of different ways, because the "ghost" can be anything that's tormenting you and driving you crazy. "People relate to it in so many different ways, it’s hilarious," she tells ABC Radio.  "I mean, it could be about your ex, about your boss at work, even about a bad zit on your face! So there’s so many ways you…

posted 2015/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR