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2017-10-18

John Mayer sets up college scholarship in his dad’s name

John Mayer may have bought himself a diamond-encrusted Big Lebowski necklace for his 40th birthday, but he also put his money toward something much more meaningful. According to Connecticut publication Greenwich Time, the singer has set up a college scholarship fund in honor of his father, Richard Mayer, who turned 90 last week. The Richard Mayer Scholarship Fund will be available to students in Bridgeport, Connecticut -- the Mayers’ hometown. John's dad was a teacher in Bridgeport for more than 40 years. “I couldn’t have expected a better gift than this,” Richard says. “I gave 42 years to the Bridgeport…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez praises Demi Lovato’s documentary: “I wish more people were like you”

Selena Gomez has reached out to her old pal Demi Lovato after watching Demi’s new YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated. Commenting on Demi’s Instagram post announcing the documentary's debut Tuesday, Selena writes, “This was beautiful. I’m so happy for you. You always continue to [be] bold and real. I wish more people were like you.” In another comment she added, “Love you.” Demi responded, “Thank you so much, this means the world to me and more. Love you too.” The two singers go way back -- they starred on Barney and Friends together when they were kids and later became Disney…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch now: Taylor Swift gives behind-the-scenes look at "Look What You Made Me Do" wardrobe

Taylor Swift has released another behind-the-scenes peek at her video for “Look What You Made Me Do.” This one is dedicated to the video’s many costume changes. In the clip, Taylor takes us inside the wardrobe room where she has just completed her fittings for the video. “Welcome to wardrobe land,” she says. “This is where the apocalypse of clothing has all congregated and essentially I have just done the longest fitting of my entire life.” In addition to all of her “new Taylor” outfits, Taylor takes us through the many looks from her past that are featured in the…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fan’s homemade "Witness" dress catches Katy Perry’s eye

Katy Perry may have just given one aspiring designer her big break. Fan Samantha Bolton wore one of her homemade eye-catching designs to meet Katy before Monday night’s Witness: The Tour concert in Louisville, Kentucky. The black mini-dress was bedazzled with thousands of rhinestones and the Witness eyeball logo. She even had shoes to match. Samantha posted a video of their encounter on Instagram. As soon as Katy spots the dress, she says, “That’s so cute. Where’d you get that?” When Katy finds out it was homemade, she screams, “You made that?! Why wouldn’t you make me one?” Samantha tells…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet Boys and Phillip Phillips to perform on tonight's CMT "Artists of the Year" Special

The Backstreet Boys and Phillip Phillips are going country tonight.  Both artists will appear on CMT's Artists of the Year special, airing live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The Backstreet Boys will be on hand to honor their pals, superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line.  The two acts teamed up earlier this year for a series of concerts, and recorded the #1 country hit "God, Your Mama and Me."  As for Phillip, he'll be saluting Sam Hunt for his smash hit "Body Like a Back Road."  Both Phillip and Sam are from Georgia. This year's CMT Artists of the…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alicia Keys is returning to "The Voice" next season

Alicia Keys is returning to The Voice. The singer will be back in the red chair for the show’s 14th season, after sitting out this current season. She’ll join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and first-time coach Kelly Clarkson on the coaches’ panel. Kelly helped announce Alicia’s return in a new video clip. In the video, she attempts to reveal the fourth coach by opening the stage door, but Blake and Adam keep messing with her. Finally, Alicia pops out and she and Kelly have a little lovefest before they vow to “kick these boys’ a****.” The last time Alicia was…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry reveals the key to balancing her busy schedule

If you’re wondering how Katy Perry is able to juggle to being a judge on American Idol and being on tour, the answer is pretty simple: She’s single! The singer tells Entertainment Tonight that not being in a relationship is the key to being able to tackle multiple big projects at once. "You know, when you're single, you got a lot of time to yourself and a lot of energy, and I'm just finding a delicate balance,” she says. But if rumors are to be believed, she might not be single for long. Sources tells E! News that Katy’s pal Robert…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran cancels Asia shows after bike accident

As expected, Ed Sheeran has cancelled a spate of show following a bike accident. "A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow that will leave me unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future," read a messaged posted to Ed's Instagram account Tuesday evening alongside a photo of Ed's right wrist and forearm in a cast. "Sadly, this means that the following shows will not be able to go ahead as planned: Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. I’m waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" recap: The battle rounds continue with Adam Levine stealing an artist from Blake Shelton

The battle rounds continued Tuesday night on The Voice, as teammates went head-to-head for the right to advance to the next stage in the competition, a night that also saw Adam Levine steal an artist from Blake Shelton. Each coach enlisted the help of a guest adviser during rehearsals: DNCE’s Joe Jonas for Team Adam, Rascal Flatts for Team Blake, ex-Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland for Team Jennifer Hudson and Billy Ray Cyrus for Team Miley Cyrus. Here are the highlights of Tuesday night's show: Davon Fleming and Maharasyi, representing Team Jennifer led off the show. The two artists, who…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

James Arthur on endless requests to sing at weddings: "I kinda wish I could do them all!"

James Arthur's romantic ballad, "Say You Won't Let Go," has become a popular wedding song, but some couples aren't content with simply having their band or deejay play it at the reception: they want James himself to show up and sing it.  He says he wishes he could, but he's kind of busy right now. "My management -- they daily tell me about emails that they’ve gotten in, [with] requests for weddings," James tells ABC Radio. "And I kinda wish I could do them all, to be honest! But it is what it is." What it is, is a very…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-17

Calvin Harris donates fee from Vegas performance to victims of the mass shooting

Calvin Harris is doing his part to help the victims and families of those affected by the Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this month. The DJ-producer has announced he's donating his fee from his recent performance at Vegas’ OMNIA nightclub to the official victims’ fund. Calvin, who has a residency at OMNIA, writes on Instagram, “The city of Las Vegas has given me so much.” He adds, "Life is so unbelievably precious. Please be the most life loving version of yourself you can be. Go outside. Get off your phone. Engage with the world around you. Love. God bless." Calvin…

posted 2017/10/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Can't Stop the Sequel: Justin Timberlake returns as Branch in "Trolls Holiday"

Last year, when Justin Timberlake starred in the animated movie Trolls, he ended up with a box office smash and an Oscar nomination for the song "Can't Stop the Feeling!"  It's no wonder he and his character, Branch, are back, just in time for the holidays. While the full-fledged Trolls sequel won't arrive in theaters until 2020, a half-hour animated musical special called DreamWorks Trolls Holiday will air November 24 on NBC.  In addition to Justin, the special will also feature Anna Kendrick returning as Poppy and Zooey Deschanel returning as Bridget. In the special, Kendrick's Poppy finds out that…

posted 2017/10/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR