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2017-01-12

Adele? Lady Gaga? Who Should Go to Vegas Next?

These days, Las Vegas can boast residencies -- or at least mini-residencies -- from artists of many genres: Carlos Santana, Boyz II Men, Britney Spears, Elton John, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez are just some of the stars who perform regularly in Sin City, and the Backstreet Boys will start their residency this spring.  But who'll be part of the next wave of Vegas performers? Jason Gastwirth, the senior vice president of marketing and entertainment at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, is instrumental in making many of these residencies happen.  Asked to name some starts who he thinks should consider Vegas, he…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Announces March 3 Release Date for "÷"(Divide)

After releasing the tracklisting of his new album ÷ (Divide), Ed Sheeran's now revealed the disc's release date: March 3. The album is available for pre-order starting on Friday at midnight. The cover of the album is mostly blue, which explains why, a few weeks ago, Ed replaced all his social media profile photos with a blue square. ÷ (Divide) is Ed's third album, following his mathematically-named debut + (Plus) and sophomore release x (Multiply). The new singles Ed has already released, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill," have broken digital streaming records since their release. "Shape of…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Honored that "the Best Rapper on the Planet" Agreed to Work with Them

After collaborating with rapper Wiz Khalifa on their smash single "Payphone," Maroon 5 hooked up with rapper Kendrick Lamar for their latest hit, "Don't Wanna Know."   Why did they choose Kendrick to work with over every other rapper out there?  According to guitarist James Valentine, it's because nobody else even comes close. "He's the best rapper on the planet," James tells ABC Radio. "He's incredible, and we're so honored that he was involved."  James also feels that Kendrick's Grammy-winning 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly is "just a complete masterpiece." But was Kendrick, who performed with Maroon 5 on the…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

expand Maroon 5 Honored that "the Best Rapper on the Planet" Agreed to Work with Them

After collaborating with rapper Wiz Khalifa on their smash single "Payphone," Maroon 5 hooked up with rapper Kendrick Lamar for their latest hit, "Don't Wanna Know."   Why did they choose Kendrick to work with over every other rapper out there?  According to guitarist James Valentine, it's because nobody else even comes close. "He's the best rapper on the planet," James tells ABC Radio. "He's incredible, and we're so honored that he was involved."  James also feels that Kendrick's Grammy-winning 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly is "just a complete masterpiece." But was Kendrick, who performed with Maroon 5 on the…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-01-11

Camila Cabello Was Uncomfortable Being Sexualized in Fifth Harmony

Sex sells, and Camila Cabello knows that all too well. In an interview with Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter conducted before she left Fifth Harmony, Camila says there were times where she felt overly-sexualized as part of the girl group. “Unfortunately, sex sells,” she says. “There's definitely been times where there's stuff that I have not been comfortable with and I've had to put my foot down.” She adds, whoever, that she’s not opposed to expressing sexuality on your own terms: for example, she admires the way Rihanna embraces her sexiness.   “There's nothing wrong with showing sexuality,” Camila says. “If…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Fifty Shades Darker" Soundtrack Includes New Music from Tove Lo, Sia & More

Already swooning over Zayn and Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”? Well the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack just got even hotter. Entertainment Weekly has the full track list for the album, which includes new music from Tove Lo, Sia, Halsey and John Legend. Both Tove Lo and Sia were previously featured on the first Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, with Tove co-writing Ellie Goulding’s mega-hit “Love Me Like You Do” and Sia contributing the song “Salted Wound.” This time around, Tove delivers a song called “Lies in the Dark,” while Sia’s tune is called “Helium.” The album also includes…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Wants Her Beverly Hills Mansion to Be an Historic Landmark

If Taylor Swift has her way, her Beverly Hills mansion will be a certified an historic landmark. The singer reportedly is seeking landmark certification for the home, known as the Samuel Goldwyn Estate, which she purchased in 2015 for around $25 million. The property was built by film producer Goldwyn in 1934 and boasts six bedrooms, five baths, a library and a theater room, among other amenities. Other legendary former tenants include Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and Frank Capra. According to the Beverly Hills Courier, the Cultural Heritage Commission is meeting today to discuss the potential landmark designation.…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Her Love Don't Cost a Thing -- but Drake Spent $100K on JLo Anyway

"Think you gotta keep me iced/You don't" is what Jennifer Lopez sang in her hit "Love Don't Cost a Thing," but her rumored new boyfriend Drake has chosen to ignore that rule. People magazine has confirmed that Drizzy dropped $100K on a diamond necklace for JLo.  The Tiffany Victoria necklace is a 17-inch strand that features more than 15 carats' worth of round, pear and marquise-cut diamonds set in platinum.  Jennifer wore the bauble on New Year's Eve when she attended Drake's show at Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas. Rumors of Drake and JLo's romance have been heating up since…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend & Ariana Grande Teaming for "Beauty and the Beast" Duet

The prospect of two amazing vocalists teaming up for a big duet is always exciting, so it's no wonder that fans were thrilled at rumors that Ariana Grande and John Legend might record a duet for the live action version of the movie Beauty and the Beast.  Well, they're not rumors any longer. Disney has confirmed that Ariana and John have recorded a new version of song  "Beauty and the Beast" for movie.   The original version was a duet between Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.  It was a huge hit, and won the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani Selling House She Shared with Ex-Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani is getting rid of one of the last mementos of her marriage to Gavin Rossdale: The mansion they once shared. People magazine reports that Gwen has relisted the home, called The Summit, for $35 million.  She previously had it on the market last fall but then took it off.  The 12,000-square foot estate, which Gwen bought with Gavin in 2006, features seven bedrooms, 11 baths, a infinity pool, playground, tennis court and, strangely, a chicken coop.  Gwen and Gavin, who have three sons, split in August of 2015; she started dating Blake Shelton in November of that year. …

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Selena Gomez Snag a "Starboy"? Singer Spotted Kissing The Weeknd

New couple alert? Looks like Selena Gomez and The Weeknd might be more than just friends....or maybe they’re just make-out buddies. Photos surfaced on TMZ of the two kissing outside of a Santa Monica restaurant Tuesday night. Other pics show Selena with her arms around the singer, looking smitten. Selena, as most of us know, was previously in a high-profile romance with Justin Bieber. The Weeknd recently broke up with his model girlfriend, Bella Hadid. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

X Ambassadors to Perform at Super Bowl Opening Night Event

X Ambassadors are ready for some football. The "Renegade" rockers will perform at the NFL's Super Bowl Opening Night event, held January 30 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. "Being able to perform at Super Bowl Opening Night is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," X Ambassadors say in a statement. "We look forward to putting on an electrifying show as part of the amazing festivities occurring during Super Bowl Week." Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster. You'll also be able to watch the event live on ESPN2, NFL Network and FS1. Super Bowl Opening Night will kick off the week leading…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR