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2014-12-16

Joey Fatone Is Now Confirming that Justin Timberlake's Going to Be a Dad

While he previously alluded to it, Joey Fatone is now coming right out and saying it: his 'N SYNC band mate Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel are indeed expecting their first child. Speaking to In Touch Weekly  magazine, Joey says, "He told me a while ago, and I kept my mouth shut. But now I can talk about it!” Neither Justin nor Jessica have publicly confirmed the pregnancy.  Joey says that they're ready for parenthood, though, telling In Touch, "Jessica is awesome, and Justin is a kid at heart. [They’ll have] fun.” 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…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Tops Google's Top-Trending Searches for 2014

Google has unveiled its list of search data for 2014, and it's a bit of a surprise to learn the top-trending music artist for the year was Iggy Azalea. But what'smore surprising is that Iggy sits atop doesn't include Beyonce. Iggy's #1 on the list of Google's Top-Trending Music Artists of 2014, followed by Lorde at #2 and Sam Smith at #3.  The rest of the top 10, in descending order, are Meghan Trainor, Solange Knowles, Nicki Minaj, Weird Al Yankovic, Sia, Daft Punk, and Taylor Swift.  Despite Beyonce having one of her most buzzed-about years ever, she didn't crack…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Named Creative Director of Puma

When it comes to fashion, Rihanna is known for her dazzling, daring red carpet looks, but she's just accepted a position with a company best known for more casual clothing. Women's Wear Daily reports Rihanna has been named creative director of Puma, and will be overseeing the women's line for the sporting goods company, including shoes and apparel.  The Grammy-winning star was in Germany Monday for her first creative session with the Puma design team, where she chose colors and styles and discussed the line's overall direction. As WWD reports, Puma says Rihanna's deal is a multi-year partnership, and that…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Fitness" Magazine Readers Name "Shake It Off" as Top Workout Song of the Year

Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" wasn't just a huge #1 hit: it also inspired many people to take its title literally.  The readers of Fitness magazine have voted it the Favorite Workout Song of the Year. As part of Fitness magazine's Best of 2014 list, readers were asked to vote on which songs they most enjoyed sweating to in the past year.  "Shake It Off" came in at#1, garnering 29 percent of the vote.  In at #2 is Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," with 25 percent of the vote.  Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was #3, followed by Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda."  Rounding out the…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith to Perform at 2015 BRIT Awards

They're friends, they're all newly-Grammy nominated -- and now Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have been tapped to perform on the British equivalent of the Grammys: the BRIT Awards. The ceremony will take place February 25 at the O2 arena in London. Taylor performed on the show last year, while Ed, who has two of the awards on his trophy shelf, sang at the event in 2012.  Sam won the BRIT Critic's Choice Award in 2013. None of the nominations for the BRIT Awards have been revealed yet, except for the Critic's Choice category. 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…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons to Release New Album, "Smoke + Mirrors," February 17

Imagine Dragons have now released full details of their long-awaited new album.  It'll be titled Smoke + Mirrors, and it's due February 17.  You can pre-order the standard version now on iTunes: if you do so, you'll get instant downloads of the current single "I Bet My Life," as well as an additional track, "Gold." An exclusive deluxe version of Smoke + Mirrors will be available at Target, while an "art box deluxe" edition, featuring lithograph prints and an oversized album booklet, is available at the band's website.  If you spring for that one, which costs about $35, you'll get early…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Confirms He's "Super Single"

Justin Bieber confirmed Monday that he is not dating Hailey Baldwin, contrary to rumors. The 20-year-old singer posted a black-and-white photo of himself with the 18-year-old model on Instagram and wrote, "People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise." Baldwin then tweeted, "Hope that clarifies everything for everyone. rumors are silly!" The pals have been spending a lot of time together lately. Us Weekly reported they celebrated Baldwin's birthday together in NYC on November 19, along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and reconnected again in Los Angeles. On December 13, they were…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Final Four Take the Stage to Perform Three Songs

The final four artists on NBC's The Voice went head-to-head one final time on Monday night, again performing for viewers' votes to determine who will be crowned this season’s winner. Host Carson Daly revealed that each contestant would perform three songs: one their coach picked; a duet with their coach and an original tune. The artists also released original videos for their new songs. Adam Levine has three artists in the finals while Blake Shelton has one.  Pharrell Williams' and Gwen Stefani’s teams have been eliminated. The first performance of the night came from Team Adam’s Damien, who was given…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani Says New Music "Feels Like Exactly Where I'm At Right Now"

NBC's The Voice is closing out its seventh season Tuesday night, which means Gwen Stefani can start focusing on finishing her first solo album since 2006.  We've already heard a couple of singles from the project -- "Spark the Fire" and "Baby Don't Lie" -- and Gwen says her main goal is to make sure all her material is "great." "I'm still working on it," she told reporters in New York City Friday night when asked about the album.  "But it's really just trying to make great songs." As for what the disc sounds like, Gwen said, "It's consistent with,…

posted 2014/12/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-12-15

Sam Smith Now Seeing a Guy Who Was an Extra in His New Video

Sam Smith's album In the Lonely Hour was partly inspired by his unrequited love for a straight man.  But now Sam's no longer heartbroken: he's seeing a new guy he met on the set of his latest video. "It's very early days. I'm talking very, very, very early days. But he's really sweet," Sam tells The Sun about the guy, whose name is Jonathan.  "I met him on the video for 'Like I Can.' He was one of 20 extras.  It's a surreal thing to be talking about because I haven't even confirmed with him that we're officially seeing each…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams to Perform Together on "People" Magazine Awards

When the People Magazine Awards air this Thursday night on NBC, three out of four coaches on The Voice will be taking the stage. Maroon 5 has already been announced as one of the performers on the show, and now Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are joining the lineup.  The two will get together to perform "Spark the Fire," Gwen's new single.  Also on the bill: Aussie pop/punkers 5 Seconds of Summer. Nick Cannon hosts the show, which will look back on the year in pop culture.  Other stars attending include Jon Hamm, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Midy Kaling, Kevin…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

World Tour Planned for Madonna in 2015?

Madonna has been teasing fans all year with hints about her new music, but it appears as though we're not going to hear it -- officially, anyway -- until 2015.  But the good news is that reportedly the Queen of Pop has a huge world tour planned for next year to support the new disc. A source tells the British paper The Mirror that Madonna is in early talks about the shows, and adds, "This is going to be one very special tour.  Madonna wants to pull out all the stops, especially because it is 30 years since the Virgin…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR