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2014-08-22

Zedd Hopes Frantic Dancing -- and Hayley's Hair -- Lead to MTV VMA Win This Sunday

Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards will be a big one for DJ and producer Zedd: not only will he and Ariana Grande perform their hit collaboration "Break Free" on the telecast, but he's up for two Moonmen himself, for the video for his hit with Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night."  The clip has earned nominations in two categories: MTV Clubland Award and Best Editing. "It was special for me because I've never done anything like it," Zedd says of the "Stay the Night" video, which features quick cuts of himself and Hayley, interspersed with cuts of a couple doing…

posted 2014/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fergie Says New Solo Album's Coming "Before the End of the Year"

Fergie's looking forward to celebrating her son Axl's first birthday next week, but she's got something even more exciting on the horizon: the very long-awaited follow up to her first solo album, The Dutchess. That record, which came out in 2006, was hugely successful and spun off a slew of hits, like "Big Girls Don't Cry," "London Bridge" and "Glamorous."  Since then, Fergie has released several albums and done  a number of tours with the Black Eyed Peas, putting plans for a second solo album on the back burner.  Since Axl was born, though, she's turned her attention back to…

posted 2014/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Wants to Win "the Coolest-Looking Award" Sunday Night

Since she burst onto the music scene last year, Lorde's won her fair share of awards, including two Grammys.  But she says she'd really like to take home at least one trophy at this Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, because she thinks it's so cool looking. Lorde will be a presenter on the VMA telecast Sunday night, and her "Royals" video is nominated in two categories: Best Female, and Best Rock.  If she wins, she'll take home a shiny silver "Moonman" trophy.  Asked by the New Zealand Herald what she thinks her chances are, she says, "I don't know…

posted 2014/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Takes Ice Bucket Challenge in First Post-Baby Appearance

Kelly Clarkson has posted a video of herself taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, making her first appearance since the birth of her daughter, River Rose, in late June. The 32-year-old took the challenge along with her husband, Brandon Blackstock, in what appears to be her backyard.   In the video, a nervous Clarkson worries she might not be able to lift the heavy bucket over her head. The two finally take the plunge. "Oh my God, that's so cold!" Clarkson shrieks, after being drenched. The video ends with her running around the yard and her hubby saying, “Cut.” They…

posted 2014/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pete Wentz Welcomes a Son

Pete Wentz welcomed a new bundle of joy on Wednesday, according to People. The Fall Out Boy bassist’s model-girlfriend, Meagan Camper, gave birth to a baby boy in Los Angeles. The couple named their new addition Saint Lazslo. “Mom and baby are happy and healthy,” Wentz’s rep said. “They are thrilled at the addition to the family and Bronx is over the moon to be a big brother.” Wentz’s 5-and-a-half-year-old son Bronx is from his previous marriage to Ashlee Simpson. Wentz, 35, and Camper, 25, announced they were expecting back in February. 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 2014 ABC News Radio 

posted 2014/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Cannon Confirms He and Mariah Carey Are Living Apart

Nick Cannon has confirmed the rumors that he and Mariah Carey are having problems in their marriage. Speaking to The Insider, Nick said, "There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months.”   However, he denied that those problems are due to infidelity, and added, "My main focus is my kids."  Mariah and Nick, married since 2008, have three-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan. TMZ had reported earlier that Mariah has been upset with Nick because his non-stop work schedule doesn't leave him any time for the kids, while Nick, the site claimed, is frustrated that…

posted 2014/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-08-21

Jason Derulo, American Authors, Aloe Blacc to Appear on MDA Labor Day Weekend Telethon

Jason Derulo, American Authors and Aloe Blacc are among the stars appearing on the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, on Sunday, August 31. The two-hour broadcast starts at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Jason, the Authors and Aloe will be giving "one-of-a-kind" performances of their songs on the telecast. Other performers include Josh Groban, Fall Out Boy, Matt Nathanson, Bret Michaels of Poison and country stars Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes.  Presenters include Jordin Sparks, ABC's Rising Star experts Brad Paisley, Ludacris and Kesha, Alyssa Milano, Nashville's Charles Esten, Tom Bergeron, Pete Wentz of Fall…

posted 2014/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J Reveals Release Date, Artwork for New Album "Sweet Talker"

As she prepares to open this Sunday's MTV VMAs with her Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj collabo "Bang Bang," Jessie J has now revealed details of her long-awaited new album. The disc is called Sweet Talker and she writes on Facebook that it'll be out on October 14 in the U.S. The cover shows Jessie wearing a black bra, high-waisted black panties, high heels and lots of gold jewelry; she's got her hands on her head and her eyes are closed. This is technically her third album; her second one, Alive, never came out in the U.S. Meanwhile, behind-the-scenes footage from the…

posted 2014/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Cannon Confirms He and Mariah Carey Are Living Apart

Nick Cannon has confirmed the rumors that he and Mariah Carey are having problems in their marriage. Speaking to The Insider, Nick said, "There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months.”   However, he denied that those problems are due to infidelity, and added, "My main focus is my kids."  Mariah and Nick, married since 2008, have three-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan. TMZ had reported earlier that Mariah has been upset with Nick because his non-stop work schedule doesn't leave him any time for the kids, while Nick, the site claimed, is frustrated that…

posted 2014/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Says New Perfume Is Like "An Invisible Suit of Luxurious Armor"

Katy Perry's latest fragrance, Killer Queen's Royal Revolution, has now been officially announced, and the way the singer describes it, it's the perfect scent to spray on before you head off to battle. "In some ways wearing fragrance is like putting on an invisible suit of luxurious armor," she says in a statement. "I want Royal Revolution to inspire women to make their own rules and embrace the idea that beauty and inner confidence can come together to become your secret weapon."  Underscoring the comparison, the bottle's stopper is gunmetal gray, and shaped like a helmet on a suit of armor. Described as "a…

posted 2014/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Will Attend MTV VMAs on Sunday

She's baaaack.  A year after the twerk heard 'round the world, Miley Cyrus will return to the scene of this biggest pop culture crime since Madonna kissed Britney Spears: the MTV VMAs, which take place this Sunday night. The twitter account for Miley's team announced the news Wednesday night, and MTV retweeted it. Miley's nominated for Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," so she has every right to attend the ceremony.  Last year, her duet with Robin Thicke, which featured her gyrating against him and doing unspeakable things with a giant foam finger while wearing next to nothing, scandalized…

posted 2014/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Announces New Album, "Sucker," Due Oct. 21

Kaitlin Christy/Atlantic RecordsYou've heard her get "Fancy" and go "Boom Clap" -- now you'll be able to enjoy a new full-length album from Charli XCX. The British singer/songwriter will release her sophomore album, Sucker, due October 21.  Her new single "Break the Rules" is available for pre-order now.  Charli says of the track, "The song is inspired by a lot of the things I was listening to whilst in Sweden at the end of last year. I spent about a month making a punk record and covering songs by Swedish punk bands...this song was written when I came out of the…

posted 2014/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR