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2014-11-22

Katy Perry Slams "Perverted" Australian Paparazzi for Harassing Her

Earlier this year, Lorde wrote on Twitter that she felt harassed and threatened by a certain photographer in her home country of New Zealand.  Now, Katy Perry's taken to Twitter to slam the paparazzi in Australia as "perverted" and "disgusting." Katy's Down Under for her Prismatic world tour and according to Entertainmentwise.com, she was visiting a park dressed in a bikini top and shorts when she was harassed by photographers who wouldn't leave her alone.  She then posted a screen shot of a paragraph she wrote, saying, "Australian PRESS: you should be ashamed of your paparazzi & tabloid culture. Your…

posted 2014/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

American Music Awards Live Pre-Show Features Jordin Sparks, Lance Bass, Gavin DeGraw, Mary Lambert

Before you tune into ABC Sunday night for the American Music Awards, you'll be able to check out the star-studded pre-show, which will stream live at Yahoo! starting at 5 p.m. ET. The Coca Cola Red Carpet LIVE! pre-show will feature three hours of celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and live performances.  Hosting the festivities will be Jordin Sparks, Lance Bass, Gavin DeGraw, Ariana Grande's brother Frankie Grande, and others.  Performances from Mary Lambert, Becky G and Ella Henderson will round out the event. Mary Lambert, who's a veteran of the MTV VMAs and The Grammy Awards, says she's looking forward…

posted 2014/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Song Bruno Mars Will Sing on "SNL" Is One of the "Favorite Things That He's Ever Done," Says Producer

Bruno Mars returns to the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend for a performance with his pal, super-producer Mark Ronson.  The song they'll be performing is "Uptown Funk," the lead single from Ronson's upcoming album Uptown Special. Ronson tells Billboard, "I know that it’s one of Bruno’s favorite things that he’s ever done.” Ronson tells Billboard that Bruno co-wrote "Uptown Funk" and he also played drums on the album.  However, he was hard to lock down for the sessions, since he was on tour at the time.  "It was six or seven months of chasing Bruno around on tour,” says…

posted 2014/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-21

Rixton to Release Ed Sheeran-Penned Song "Hotel Ceiling" as Next Single, Debut Album Now Due in March

Following their hits "Me and My Broken Heart" and "Wait on Me," Rixton's next single will be "Hotel Ceiling," a track which was co-written Ed Sheeran. A video for the song is due in January, and they'll perform the track live January 6 on ABC's Good Morning America.  If you pre-order Rixton's debut album Let the Road, you'll get a download of "Hotel Ceiling" instantly.  The album, initially due on January 6, will now be released on March 3. On Black Friday, fans in Minnesota will be able to pre-order a copy of Let the Road with the band in…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, Jennifer Hudson to Perform on "Dancing with the Stars" Finale

The Dancing with the Stars season 19 finale airs on Tuesday, and the show will feature performances by some top musical talent. Meghan Trainor will appear on the show performing a medley of "All About That Bass" and "Lips Are Movin'," and Nick Jonas will take the stage to perform his new hit "Jealous."  In addition, Jennifer Hudson is teaming with English electronic duo Gorgon City to perform a song called "Go All Night." The remaining couples on the show are Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro and his partner Witney Carson, YouTube star Bethany Mota and her partner…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Revealed: Why Taylor Swift Won't Show Her Belly Button

Remember that Saturday Night Live parody "Swiftamine," where the announcer cracked that Taylor Swift is "always wearing a 1950s bathing suit?"  Well, one design detail of those kind of suits is that they don't reveal your belly button.  In fact, Taylor is almost always photographed in high-waisted ensembles that completely cover her navel.  Why won't she show it off?   "I don’t like showing my belly button," explains Taylor in the new issue of Lucky magazine. "When you start showing your belly button then you’re really committing to the midriff thing. I only partially commit to the midriff thing -- you’re…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles Denies Rumor He Gave Taylor Swift 1,989 Roses

Although he reportedly inspired a few songs on Taylor Swift's latest album, 1989, her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles didn't help her celebrate the album's success by sending her roses.  Lots of them. Australia's New Weekly magazine claimed the One Direction member sent Taylor 1,989 roses after her album did so well on the charts, but Harry says it must've been someone else. "I know about the rumor. I don't know anything about the roses," he said, laughing, on Friday's Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I think it might have been someone else and I may have falsely taken [credit]." Taylor and Harry split…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Train, Rixton, Jennifer Hudson & More to Perform on "A Home for the Holidays"

This year's edition of the CBS special A Home for the Holidays will include the musical talents of Train, Rixton, Jennifer Hudson and more. As always, the show will feature uplifting stories about real-life families whose lives have been changed by adoption from foster care.  Celebrity presenters, some of whom have had their own adoption experiences, or who are involved in children's issues, will also be part of the show. Also on the bill for the special are legendary R&B group Earth Wind & Fire, Katharine McPhee, Ashley Monroe -- who duetted with Train on their single, "Bruises" -- Jillian…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift to Receive Inaugural Dick Clark Award for Excellence at AMAs Sunday

The American Music Awards are this weekend, but Taylor Swift already knows she's taking home a trophy. The singer will be presented with the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence at the ceremony Sunday night.  Named after the late broadcasting legend who created the AMAs, the award was created to recognize an artist who achieves a "groundbreaking feat" or creates a "landmark work."  In this case, Taylor will be honored for her record-setting album sales.  She's the only artist in history to have had three albums debut with more than one million in sales in their first week. Clark's widow,…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Contributes Song to "Free the Nipple" Movie

Miley Cyrus has recorded a new version of the Melanie Safka tune "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma" for a new indie movie called Free the Nipple, according to Variety magazine. The film, directed by Lina Esco, centers on female activists who challenge censorship laws by going topless in public. Esco met Cyrus while co-starring with her in the 2012 movie LOL. Esco showed Miley an early cut of Free the Nipple over the summer, after which Miley agreed to her musical contribution. Cyrus previously performed an acoustic version of "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma"…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry, One Direction Winners at "Billboard" Touring Awards

Katy Perry and One Direction were winners at this year's Billboard Touring Awards, which honors achievements in concert tours over the past year. One Direction's Where We Are tour took home the prizes for both Top Tour and Top Draw -- the trek has grossed more than $290 million.  In addition, the band's management firm was named Top Manager. Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour was named Top Package for its eclectic lineup of opening acts, which has over the year included Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, Tegan & Sara, Becky G, and Ferras. Country duo Florida Georgia Line was named Breakthrough…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

American Music Awards Producer Promises Show Will Open With "Huge Wow"

The 2014 American Music Awards kick off Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, and the show's executive producer says that if you don't tune in as soon as the show starts, you'll be missing something "huge" and "outrageous." "Don't tune in late ,'cause if you tune in late you're gonna miss something that's outrageous," AMA Executive Producer Larry Klein tells ABC News Radio. "Trust me. Don't come into the show at 8:10.  Don't do that. You better start at eight o'clock, 'cause I ain't holdin' nothin' back...it's gonna open up with a huge 'wow.'  And it's gonna go…

posted 2014/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR