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2017-06-23

As Queen + Adam Lambert hit the road again, Adam says he still has his "pinch me" moments

Adam Lambert has been singing with British rock legends Queen on and off since 2011, and they've done a number of tours together.  But as Queen + Adam Lambert kick off a new tour tonight in Phoenix, Arizona, Adam admits he still can't believe he's now the frontman of the same band whose song he belted out at his American Idol audition. "I do have my 'pinch me' moments, yeah," he tells ABC Radio. "Like, I'll finish a song...and I'll kind of think, 'Is this my life? This is so surreal!'" Adam says he still considers it "such an honor"…

posted 2017/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Camila Cabello says friendship with Taylor is "crazy"; plans Spanish collabo with Ed Sheeran

Lorde may have described her relationship with Taylor Swift has being like having "a friend with an autoimmune disorder," but Camila Cabello says for her, being friends with Taylor is "crazy," because Camila grew up listening to her music. "It's crazy, but I don’t act like I didn’t [used to listen to her music all the time]," Camila tells Glamour magazine. "She’ll be like, 'When this happened…' and I’ll be like, 'That’s what you wrote 'Love Story' about!'  I feel like she knows." And despite their friendship, Camila says she's still a Swiftie at heart.  "I’ll randomly text her when…

posted 2017/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry shares behind-the-scenes video from One Love Manchester concert

Katy Perry has been giving her KatyCats a lot of up-close-and-personal time via the internet lately, first with her days-long "Witness World Wide" livestream, and now with a behind-the-scenes look at her appearance at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert.In the four-minute video, posted to Katy's YouTube channel on Thursday, we see a hoodie-wearing Katy greeting Ariana backstage during rehearsals. We also see her soundchecking; greeting other musicians backstage -- including Coldplay's Chris Martin, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.  We also see her dancing backstage and getting on her game face before taking the stage. After get a look…

posted 2017/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Camila Cabello sings #SummerSongs on "The Tonight Show"

Camila Cabello was Thursday night's musical guest on The Tonight Show, and she pulled double duty, lending her voice to some of host Jimmy Fallon's #SummerSongs. Fallon's weekly "Tonight Show Hashtags" usually features him reading his favorite viewer tweets with a hashtag he's chosen, but this time, Cabello sang them, backed by Jimmy's house band, The Roots. Here are a few examples: To the tune of Nelly's, "Hot in Herre," Camila sang, "It's getting hot out here/ So let's just go inside/I am getting so hot/I'm gonna turn this hose on!"  Next, the former Fifth Harmony member used TLC's "Waterfalls" to deliver…

posted 2017/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-06-22

Rihanna encourages broken-hearted fan: "You will find love again"

If there's one girl who can help a guy get over a breakup, it's Rihanna. The "We Found Love" singer recently gave some valuable advice to a male fan brave enough to send her a private message on social media.  The fan asked, "Hey Robs...how did you get over your first heartbreak? I've been struggling." Riri responded by writing, "Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself! Cry if you have to, but it won't be forever!"  She continued, "You will find love again, and it will be even more beautiful! In the meantime enjoy all that YOU are!!!!"  Rihanna's…

posted 2017/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas plans more "uptempo" music: "It's time for some positivity"

Nick Jonas' most recent album, Last Year Was Complicated, detailed his split with his girlfriend.  But now, the singer says he's ready to lighten the mood a bit. Billboard reports that during remarks at the Cannes Lions event in the South of France, Nick described his next album as a creative departure for him, noting that it would have a more upbeat sound than his past work. "I think for the fan experience, coming to the shows where the songs are a bit more uptempo and brighter will be better than the breakup album I released last year," he said.…

posted 2017/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ryan Seacrest says hosting "American Idol" is "doable," show doesn't have to "reinvent the wheel"

Seacrest out...or in?  Right now, there's no confirmation as to whether or not Ryan Seacrest will return as the host of American Idol when it debuts on ABC next year.  But Seacrest appears to be leaning toward rejoining the show.  He told Variety, "I think it's doable." At issue is Seacrest's other job as the co-host of ABC's Live with Kelly & Ryan.  If he also hosted Idol, he'd have to fly back and forth from New York to LA.  He says working that out -- as well as negotiating the terms of his contracts -- is a "puzzle."  "I…

posted 2017/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

You'll never guess whom Ed Sheeran wants to be his on-screen love interest

Ed Sheeran has mentioned in the past that he wants to do a movie, as well as that movie's soundtrack.  Now, he's revealed who he wants to play his love interest in the film: Helen Mirren. Speaking to the British tabloid The Sun, Ed says, "I don’t know what comes first, whether it’s the soundtrack or the fourth album, but both are being worked on at the moment.  I mean, the movie is in the works but I don’t have any time to shoot it until 2019." Ed tells The Sun that there have been "talks" about adding a love…

posted 2017/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

All-star charity single for London fire victims smashes sales records

The all-star rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," featuring stars including Leona Lewis, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction, James Blunt, Jessie J, James Arthur and more, is headed for #1 in the U.K. -- and is setting sales records to boot. Britain's Official Charts Company says the charity song, released Wednesday morning to aid victims of the London apartment building blaze that killed 79, has already sold 120,000 units.  That's the biggest opening-day sales for any single this decade. Friday, we'll learn if it's debuted at #1.  All the money raised from the single, organized by Simon…

posted 2017/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry is first artist ever to have three Diamond-certified songs

Yet another milestone for Katy Perry.   Following the news that she's the first person ever to amass 100 followers on Twitter, Katy has now become the first artist ever to have three Diamond-certified songs. A Diamond certification means sales of 10 million copies.  According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Katy's hit "Roar" has just been certified Diamond, which means that Katy now has three hits that have sold 10 million: "Firework" and "Dark Horse" are the others. Katy's achievement is more impressive when you consider that only 14 songs in total have ever been certified Diamond, and three…

posted 2017/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles mourning his beloved stepdad

Harry Styles is in mourning. The singer's beloved stepdad has died, a spokesperson for One Direction tells ABC Radio in a statement. "Harry’s stepfather, Robin Twist, sadly passed away this week after a long battle with cancer," reads the statement. "The family asks for privacy at this time.” Twist, 57, helped raise Harry and his sister Gemma. Harry was best man when his mother Anne married Robin in 2013 after years of dating. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles single again, but mourning his beloved stepdad

Looks like Harry Styles is back on the market. The British tabloid The Sun reports that Harry's relationship with chef, food blogger and cookbook author Tess Ward is over, because Tess has gotten back together with her old boyfriend. A source told the paper, "Tess realized she still had feelings for her ex after splitting from him to date Harry, and has apologized to him...It will take a while for Tess to build back his trust but they have been getting on as normal." According to the source, Tess and Harry -- who were first linked in May -- haven't seen…

posted 2017/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR