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2016-05-25

Taylor Swift’s Fan-Made Book Gets a Fan-Made Cover

Taylor Swift’s fan-curated book now has a fan-made cover. The book jacket for Taylor Swift: This Is Our Song features a winning design from Shanna Canarini, a 23-year-old graduate of the American Academy of Art. Entertainment Weekly has the first look at the red cover, which has Taylor’s name spelled out using different words and imagery from different stages in her life and career. The book is being put together by Swifties in collaboration with Simon & Schuster. It will be released on October 25, to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Taylor’s first album. Her self-titled debut was released October…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez Says She Helped “Break the Mold” for Curvy Women in Film

Earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez released a limited edition T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Lucky to have these curves.” And indeed she knows how lucky she is. In The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, J. Lo discusses her famous figure and how it wasn’t always so famous. "In traditional movies, that wasn't the figure unless you were playing, like, the femme fatale or the bombshell or something like that,” she says. “You couldn't be the serious lead. We kind of broke that mold." Still, there were times when being the lead role in a movie didn’t exactly work out. Gigli,…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Debuts "Star Trek"-Inspired Dior Sunglasses

Rihanna continues to expand her fashion empire with her latest creation, Christian Dior sunglasses. As her third version of Puma creepers arrive in stores Thursday, the Dior brand ambassador unveiled her new venture, futuristic shades, on Instagram. “I’ve always been obsessed with his eyewear, and when I got to Dior and saw all the materials I could play with, it all just came together,” Rihanna said in a statement to Women’s Wear Daily. “I spent a day at Dior with their eyewear design team,” she adds. “I started by looking through all the archives to see what they’ve done in…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nobody Can Drag Him Down: 1D’s Niall Horan Hits Back at Abusive So-Called Fans

One Direction’s Niall Horan is hitting back at abusive so-called fans. In a series tweets, the singer reveals that in recent days, he’s been the victim of a barrage of nasty messages. “For the last two weeks I've been receiving messages [from] a group of fans, they have drowned my phone in messages, keeping me awake at night,” he writes.Niall continues, “But the worst part is. They have been nothing but abusive. Saying things you wouldn't even believe about me and my family. And saying the worst things ever about my little nephew. Thank god I'm not the kind of…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Coldplay to Headline Benefit Concert for Prince Harry's Charity

Coldplay will headline a benefit concert in London in support of Sentebale, a charity co-founded by Prince Harry. The event will raise funds for adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. The concert will be held June 28 in London's Kensington Palace. Also on the bill are Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz, British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula and spoken-word artist George the Poet. Visit Coldplay.com for ticket info. Coldplay will be touring the U.S. this summer in support of their new album A Head Full of Dreams starting July 16 in New York City. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink Reveals Her "Number One Goal in Life"

Pink is back in a big way with her first single in three years, "Just Like Fire," from the new movie Alice Through the Looking Glass.  What was she doing in her time off?  Appearing on Good Morning America on Wednesday, the singer said she was spending lots of time with her daughter, Willow. "I love being a mama," she told ABC's Abby Boudreau. "I made a choice a long time ago that I was going to have a successful family and that is my absolute number one goal in life." Of course, just because Pink has a tight-knit family…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Will She Get the Beyhive Vote? Hillary Clinton Gives Her Thoughts on "Lemonade"

It seems Hillary Clinton is courting the Beyhive vote. During a Facebook Live Q&A session on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, the Democratic presidential candidate answered a crucial Beyonce question posed by Taylor Swift. “This is from Taylor Swift,” Ellen prefaced the question. “’Have you seen Lemonade and do you like it?’” "I have seen parts of it, and I do like it," Hillary responded. Later on, during a game of “Who’d You Rather?,” Hillary chose Beyonce over Leonardo DiCaprio. "I really believe in making lemonade out of lemons," she said. Beyonce won a number of rounds of the game,…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Looks Back on Mexico City Shows with Mini Tour Documentary

Before Maroon 5 kicks off a new set of North American tour dates this fall, they’re looking back on some shows from earlier this year. The band premiered a seven-minute mini tour documentary on Billboard.com, which includes behind-the-scenes footage from their February 29 and March 1 shows in Mexico City. The band is seen performing for sold-out crowds, as well as meeting fans and hanging out backstage. Maroon 5’s fall North American dates begin September 3 in San Antonio, Texas. The tour will feature special guests Tove Lo and R. City, and will run through a New Year’s Eve show…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jay Z (Finally) Comments on Beyonce's "Lemonade"

After Beyonce released her tour-de-force "visual album" Lemonade, which documented the emotional journey of a woman -- presumably she -- cheated on by her husband, the husband's now made his first public commentary on the matter. Many have wondered how Bey's hubby Jay Z felt about Lemonade.  He even appears in the film, even though it seemingly outs him as a cheater.  E! Online reports Jay's now released a new rap that addresses the subject. Titled "All the Way," it's a collaboration with Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana and Infared. At the beginning of Jay's verse, he raps, "You…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alessia Cara Got Advice from Taylor Swift Before Coldplay Tour Kickoff

A year ago, hardly anyone knew who Alessia Cara was.  Fast forward to last night in France, where Alessia, now an award-winning artist with a double-platinum song under her belt, kicked off her latest gig: being the opening act for Coldplay's Head Full of Dreams tour. Alessia says she was thrilled to land the opening slot on Chris Martin and company's tour,  "They're one of my favorite bands of all time," she tells ABC Radio. "Which is why it’s even more exciting, ‘cause I love them." Although Alessia joked before the Coldplay tour kickoff that she was so nervous she…

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo Splits with Girlfriend of Six Months

Jason Derulo is officially single again. The 26-year-old "Want to Want Me" singer and his girlfriend of nearly six months, model Daphne Joy, 29, have broken up, his rep tells People magazine. No other details on the split were given, but Derulo admitted to the entertainment magazine back in March, "It's tough at times because I'm always on the road." Derulo dated Jordin Sparks for three years before calling it quits in 2014. Joy has a three-and-a-half-year-old son with ex-boyfriend 50 Cent. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-05-24

"The Voice" Finale: Who Won a Recording Contract?

Christina Aguilera made Voice history on the 10th-season finale of the NBC singing competition Tuesday night. Her artist, Alisan Porter, was named the new champion of The Voice. It marks the first time in series history that a female coach has led a contestant to victory. Alisan, a 34-year-old mother of two and former star of the movie Curly Sue, finished ahead of runner-up Adam Wakefield of Team Blake Shelton in the voting. She receives a recording contract as her grand prize. Alisan reprised her original song "Down That Road" to close the season. Hannah Huston of Team Pharrell Williams…

posted 2016/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR