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2016-02-09

Should Lady Gaga Be Next Year's Super Bowl Halftime Show Performer?

Fresh off Coldplay’s rocking Super Bowl halftime performance -- with scene-stealing appearances by Beyonce and Bruno Mars -- people are already speculating about who should take the stage next year. Billboard has 17 suggestions, and they want you to vote for your favorite. Taylor Swift, who completely geeked out over this year’s halftime performance, is among the choices. “Oh my god, it was so good I feel like I dreamed it,” she tweeted following the show Sunday night. If her 1989 world tour is any indication, she’d no doubt bring some stellar guests on stage with her. But Lady Gaga…

posted 2016/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor, Demi Lovato, John Legend to Salute Lionel Richie on Grammy Telecast

Lionel Richie will be honored on this year's Grammy telecast by an all-genre assortment of artists:  Meghan Trainor, John Legend, Demi Lovato and country superstar Luke Bryan. Lionel is this year's MusiCares Person of the Year; a couple days before the Grammys, he'll be the guest of honor at an all-star tribute.  The segement on Monday night's Grammys will be a smaller version of that.  The songs Luke, Demi, Meghan and John will sing will span Lionel's career, from his time with the Commodores to his huge solo hits.  Lionel himself will also take the stage for a group version…

posted 2016/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith, Ricky Martin, Adam Lambert Among "Out's" 100 Most Eligible Bachelors

What do Sam Smith, Ricky Martin and Adam Lambert have in common?  Well, aside from the fact that they're gay singers, they're all currently unattached, which is why they've landed on Out magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Eligible Bachelors. After the heartbreaking relationship that inspired his Grammy-winning album In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has dated some guys, but nobody special.  Ricky Martin broke up with his longtime boyfriend in January of 2014; Adam split with his boyfriend in April of 2013 -- both men haven't had any major relationships -- that we know about -- since then.…

posted 2016/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joe Jonas Is Back on the Market

It looks like Joe Jonas is still very single. The DNCE singer, 26, and America's Top Model season 14 contestant Jessica Serfaty, 24, are apparently no longer an item, according to a source quoted by People magazine. "They're not even talking anymore," the spy explained. "That was made into a bigger deal than it was." The two were spotted making out last month in Mammoth Lakes, California, although an insider told the magazine at the time that the pair was "dating" though reportedly explained the relationship was "nothing serious yet." Jessica had also spent the holidays with Nick in Las…

posted 2016/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King & Co-Writer Had "No Idea" They'd Get Grammy Love for "Ex's and Oh's"

Elle King just got engaged to her boyfriend, but her song that documents her complicated love life -- "Ex's and Oh's" -- has earned her two Grammy nods, including Best Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song.  That song, which is also a platinum top 10 hit, only took about an hour to complete because, as Elle's co-writer explains, "She was just telling her story." Elle co-wrote "Ex's and Oh's" with Dave Bassett, who's written songs for Daughtry, Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Shinedown and Rachel Platten.  He tells ABC Radio that they came up with the song the very first…

posted 2016/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-02-08

Shawn Mendes’ World Tour Sells Out in Minutes

It seems Shawn Mendes is in high demand. Tickets for all 38 dates of the singer’s world tour reportedly sold out in minutes this weekend. European dates went on sale Friday, while tickets to North American shows were made available on Saturday. Following the ticket-buying frenzy, additional dates and tickets were added in select markets. Tickets for the tour’s final show on August 21 -- in Shawn’s hometown of Toronto, Canada -- will go on sale on February 13. Fan Club and American Express pre-sales begin today. The European leg of the tour kicks off April 16 in Cologne, Germany…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Miley Cyrus Nabs Malibu Home for $2.5 Million

Miley Cyrus is the proud owner of some new Malibu digs, according to the Los Angeles Times. The singer reportedly dropped just over $2.5 million for the two-story contemporary property. The home has four bedrooms -- including a master suite with a private balcony overlooking the sprawling grounds -- and three bathrooms. The property also includes a bridged driveway, a trellis-topped patio and a gazebo with a spa.   This is Miley’s second home in the area. She picked up a ranch with a vineyard in Hidden Hills last year for more than $4 million. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio.…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Check Out Sneak Peek of Meghan Trainor's Skechers Photoshoot

Meghan Trainor’s Skechers ads are coming soon, but first we get a sneak peek of her retro-style photoshoot for the sneaker campaign. “I’m so excited, ‘cause I look bomb,” Meghan says in the behind-the-scenes video. “I don’t have to wear heels all day. I got really comfy Skechers and they actually look really dope.” In one photo series, the singer poses next to a blue Cadillac in a leopard print outfit and gold Skechers. And in another, she holds a disco ball while modeling maroon-colored Skechers in a bowling alley setting. Meghan was announced as the brand’s new spokesperson last…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Katy Perry Attends Birthday Party with Orlando Bloom and His Son, Flynn

From dinner dates to kids’ birthday parties, it seems Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have been spending a lot of time together lately. According to E! News, the two attended a birthday party with Orlando’s five-year-old son, Flynn, Saturday. "[Katy] looked very comfortable with Flynn and they were both smiling and happy," the insider tells E! News. The party was reportedly for Robert Downey’s Jr.’s son, Exton, who turned four. Others guests included Robert’s Iron Man co-star Gwyneth Paltrow and Iron Man director Jon Favreau. The outdoor bash included an obstacle course for the kids. "Katy didn't know as many…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Responds to Taraji P. Henson's Halftime Show Mix-Up

After Empire actress Taraji P. Henson mistook Coldplay for Maroon 5 during the Super Bowl halftime performance last night, Adam Levine and Co. took to Twitter to respond to the gaffe. “Thanks for loving our performance from our seats at #SB50,” the band jokingly tweeted at Taraji. “We think we sounded pretty good!” Taraji wrote back with a series of laughing emojis. During the halftime show, Taraji initially tweeted, “YAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!! #maroon5 is life to me!!! #superbowl50 #HappyCamper I am.” When she realized it was Coldplay on stage -- not Maroon 5 -- she deleted the tweet and posted, “Oooooooopppps. Lmao!”…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce Feels "Proud" About "Formation"; Her Stylist Spills on Michael Jackson Tribute During Super Bowl Performance

Everyone is still talking about Beyonce's Super Bowl 50 halftime performance on Sunday, alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars. Shortly after delivering the show, Queen Bey told Entertainment Tonight how proud she feels about her anthem, “Formation,” which she performed live for the first time at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. “It makes me proud. It’s what I wanted. I wanted people to feel proud, have love for themselves,” Bey says the Mike WiLL Made-It production. An excited Beyonce also revealed how she felt about the performance. “It felt great,” she said backstage, adding, “The best part was seeing Coldplay,…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Named Biggest Global Recording Artist of 2015

Adele’s journey toward world domination continues. The singer has been named the biggest global artist of 2015 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. According to the IFPI, the award reflects an artist’s worldwide popularity across physical formats, downloads and streams. Adele’s album 25 sold more than 15 million copies worldwide last year since its November release. Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music, the album has now sold eight million copies in the U.S. alone, becoming only the sixth album to do so since 2001. IFPI chief executive Frances Moore calls Adele's achievements "simply phenomenal." Coming in second…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR