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2015-04-23

Adam Lambert's "Complicated" Reaction to Madonna's "Ghosttown" Single

Adam Lambert is just out with his new single, "Ghost Town," but Madonna's latest single, also called "Ghosttown," is already moving up the charts. Adam tells Billboard he was happy about the choice of "Ghost Town" as the lead single from his upcoming album The Original High...until he decided to browse through iTunes one day. "I'm on my laptop on a little four-day vacation in Mexico," he explains. "And I open up my iTunes, I'm searching through, and I'm like, Oh, Madonna's music is out! I love Madonna! I've always loved Madonna -- she's an icon, she's an amazing entertainer.…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Balls Are Movin’: Meghan Trainor Loves to Trash Talk While Bowling

If you want to see Meghan Trainor really get competitive, forget karaoke, take her bowling. In the May issue of Marie Claire, the singer reveals she’s obsessed with the sport and loves to psyche out her opponents. "I trash talk,” she admits. “Like, 'Better prepare yourself; I'm about to destroy you.'"Meghan says her love of bowling started when she was younger. "We always went bowling as a family; that's why it's my favorite,” she says. “With the bumpers, of course! My older brother was always the best -- he's very athletic. My younger brother wasn't the greatest, so I was…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith, John Legend, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera to Appear on NBC's "Red Nose Day" Event

On May 21, some of music's biggest stars will be donning fake red clown noses for a good cause. Sam Smith, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, and all four Voice coaches -- Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton -- will appear on NBC's "Red Nose Day," a three-hour live event designed to raise money for 12 charity organizations that focus on helping children and young people in the U.S. and around the world lift themselves out of poverty.  Some of the charities include Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the National Urban League, Save the Children, and United…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele, One Direction Top Sunday Times UK "Under 30" Rich List; Paul McCartney's #1 Overall

She hasn't released a new album since 2011, but for the third year in a row, Adele has topped the Sunday Times' "Rich List" of musicians under 30 in Britain and Ireland. According to the BBC, Adele is #1 on the list, the full version of which will be published Sunday.  She has an estimated fortune of 50 million pounds -- the equivalent 75.3 million bucks.  The four members of One Direction -- plus ex-member Zayn Malik -- are all in at #2, with an estimated fortune of just under 38 million bucks each. Also making the list this year…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Heidi Klum & "Game of Thrones" Actor Pedro Pascal Star in Video Set to Sia's "Fire Meet Gasoline"

The latest music video for Sia's music doesn’t include her mini-me, Maddie Ziegler, and with good reason: the storyline is a bit mature for the 12-year-old dancer. Model Heidi Klum has used the Sia tune “Fire Meet Gasoline” in a video for her new Heidi Klum Intimates campaign. In the visual, released today, Heidi and Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal star as two lovers who may be involved in something criminal. The couple gets amorous with each other -- items from Heidi’s lingerie line make an appearance -- before conspiring to burn down a house. At one point in…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga to Receive the First-Ever "Contemporary Icon" Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

Lady Gaga has won numerous awards in her career, but this June, she'll be taking home an honor that nobody but she has ever won. Gaga has been announced as the recipient of the first-ever Contemporary Icon Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction gala, taking place June 18 in New York City.  The awards has been created to celebrate a "songwriter-artist who has attained an iconic status in pop culture."  The president of the Songwriters Hall of Fame says in a statement, "It could be said that this honor was created with Lady Gaga in mind.  She…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine & Jason Mraz Among 100 Celebrity Narrators in New Documentary, "Unity"

Adam Levine and Jason Mraz are among the 100 celebrity narrators lending their voices to a new documentary out this summer. The film, called Unity, explores what it means to be human and how we impact the world. Adam’s Maroon 5 band mate Jesse Carmichael also will help narrate the film, as will Selena Gomez. It's not clear yet what parts they will be narrating, but the film will be divided into chapters. A host of other actors and entertainers round out the unprecedented cast, including House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey, daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, Interstellar actress Jessica…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry to Attend "Forbes Vietnam"'s Under 30 Summit

Katy Perry will be attending Forbes Vietnam’s Under 30 Summit in Ho Chi Minh City next month. She’ll help celebrate the Southeast Asian country’s brightest rising stars under the age of 30. The singer, who was included on the American Forbes 30 Under 30 list last year, will serve as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at the May 12 event. According to Forbes Vietnam’s website, she’s expected to talk to Vietnamese young people about their future and encourage them to raise their voices on important issues. Katy will not be performing in Vietnam, but she'll be attending the event in between…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Recap: Top Five Revealed, Fans "Save" Rayvon Owen for Fourth Straight Week

The top five finalists were revealed on Wednesday’s two-hour edition of American Idol, an installment that included singer Rayvon Owen being saved by fans via Twitter for the fourth week in a row. The lineup for the annual Idol summer tour will include Rayvon and the four singers who advanced as a result of America’s votes: Jax, Nick Fradiani, Clark Beckham and Tyanna Jones. Wednesday’s show featured the final “Fan Save” of the season.  After the top four contestants performed, the two remaining hopefuls sang for a “Fan Save.”  Viewers had a five-minute window to cast their vote on Twitter…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd Lands Las Vegas Residency

The Weeknd has scored a new residency at Las Vegas' Drai’s Beachclub, billed as Sin City's only indoor/outdoor rooftop club. Organizers have announced that the singer is already scheduled for shows on May 23, June 13 and July 3, with additional dates to be revealed soon. You can grab tickets for his upcoming concerts via Draislv.com/theweeknd. "The Weeknd is having arguably the greatest year right now," said Drai’s managing partner Ryan Michael Craig in a statement.  "Not only did he win big at the Juno Awards, and not only is he tearing up the music charts right now, but he…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Why Meghan, Christina, John Legend & More Were Chosen for "People" Mag's "World's Most Beautiful" Issue

People magazine's annual World's Most Beautiful issue is on newsstands Friday, and as usual, quite a few musicians are featured, though for several different reasons. In the section called Hot Right Now, Meghan Trainor is "The Breakout," because of the stunning success of her hit "All About That Bass."  People magazine staff writer Antoinette Coulton says Meghan's message is important.  "We’re used to seeing....with pop stars, they have to look a certain way. And she’s like, 'No, you don't,'" Coulton tells ABC Radio. "'Embrace your curves, embrace whatever you look like, whether you’re curvy or not,' I think that’s the…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-22

Train Announces Initial Artist Lineup for Third Annual Sail Across the Sun Fan Cruise

Train's second annual fan cruise, Sail Across the Sun, took place in February, but the band has already lined up the initial artists and the itinerary for next year's installment. The third annual Sail Across the Sun cruise will feature Phillip Phillips, Michael Franti and Andy Grammer, who performed on this year's cruise as well.  Additional artists will be announced soon.  The third annual cruise is leaving from Miami on February 11, and will head to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Fittingly for a band that has its own line of signature wine, Train's Sail Across the Sun cruise also features various…

posted 2015/04/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR