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2017-05-24

Ariana Grande's tour "suspended until we can...pay our proper respects"

After much speculation, Ariana Grande's management has confirmed that the singer's Dangerous Woman tour has been suspended "until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost" in the Manchester, England attack earlier this week. In a statement to ABC News, her management continues, "The London O2 shows this week have been cancelled as well as all shows thru June 5 in Switzerland. We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence." The statement concludes, "Our way of…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Ed Sheeran engaged? His pal Russell Crowe thinks so

Ed Sheeran's relationship with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn is pretty serious, but as far as we know, they're not engaged...or are they?  Ed's pal Russell Crowe may have accidentally spilled the beans on that one. Speaking to the Australian radio station Nova 96.9, Crowe revealed that Ed had stayed at his place in New South Wales, Australia, which led to them becoming buddies. "He was on tour here and he was getting a bit burned out so he came up and stayed at the farm for a couple of days to get some sleep and then we became conversational mates,"…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chris Daughtry says if he gets the "American Idol" judge gig, he'll be "blunt"

There have been multiple reports stating that Chris Daughtry will be joining Katy Perry as a judge on ABC's reboot of American Idol, set to air next year.  Chris' participation hasn't been confirmed, but the Idol season-five finalist already has an idea of what kind of judge he'd be....and it's not the nice one "I think I would be like I am at home, just, like, blunt," he laughs to ABC Radio. "Like, 'That was terrible!'" He adds, "I dunno, I would like to be honest. If I was afforded the opportunity I would be honored." However, Chris claimed to…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Normani Kordei is eliminated in a stunning upset on the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars"

Fifth Harmony stunner Normani Kordei was heavily favored to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy Tuesday night in the season 24 finale of Dancing with the Stars, and yet, in a shocking turn of events, Normani was eliminated. NFL running back Rashad Jennings won the trophy instead. During her ten weeks on the show, the 20-year-old Normani consistently turned in strong performances with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Tuesday night, Normani and Val performed a bewitching fusion of an Argentine tango and foxtrot which brought her another perfect score. Bruno Tonioli called her “a leading lady” while Carrie Ann Inaba said, “You…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-05-23

Hailee Steinfeld celebrates “Most Girls” in empowering new video

Note to eligible bachelors out there: Don’t use the pickup line “You’re not like most girls” on Hailee Steinfeld. At the beginning of her “Most Girls” music video, a guy tries the line, only to be ditched by the singer.From there, she shows why she actually wants to be like most girls. Hailee portrays a number of personas -- the glamorous girl, the sporty girl, the artistic girl -- and sings about why they’re all perfectly acceptable. “Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful/Most girls work hard, go far, we are unstoppable," Hailee sings. "No two are the same/I…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde says, "New single rising soon"

At the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, Lorde gave a unique performance of "Green Light" -- she sang it as though she was in a karaoke lounge, reading the lyrics off a screen.  But if you missed, it seems you won't get many other opportunities to see her belt out the upbeat track on TV. In an Instagram post, Lorde wrote, "Karaoke baby...had a blast tonight performing green light for one of the last times on american tv— thanks for watching and for your sweet words always. new single rising.. soon.." It's not clear what Lorde's next single will be,…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna under fire for post of daughter posing with profane pillow

Madonna's parenting skills are under fire thanks to an Instagram photo of one of her twin four-year-old daughters leaning on an armchair.  On the armchair is a throw pillow with the words "F**k cocaine" embroidered on it. Madonna captioned the post, "I couldn't agree more...," but that didn't stop outraged followers from criticizing the Queen of Pop and mother of six for daring to bring her child into contact with the "F" word. "Profanity around such a young kid?! No!!!" wrote one. "...Nothing classy or appropriate about this post."  Another called it "kinda inappropriate," while yet another wrote, "Classy thing…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Why Kelly Clarkson is making Blake Shelton dread the new season of "The Voice"

Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton are longtime pals, but Blake says he's a little concerned about her joining The Voice as a coach for the show's next season. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Blake says, "Well, I can tell you that I used to think Miley Cyrus would be the person that talks the most, ever in the history of this show. Now that they brought in Kelly Clarkson… oh, my God. Oh, my God." He adds, "Thank God they are at least on different seasons because my ears would fall off my head. There would be no oxygen left in…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande's tour not postponed...yet

Despite reports, Ariana Grande's tour has not been yet been postponed or canceled in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing that left 22 people dead. A source tells Variety that Ari's team "has not even gotten to that yet," adding, "This is about the victims, it feels silly even to be thinking about the tour at this point."  According to the source, the team is "still assessing the situation and how she's doing."  ABC Radio has confirmed the details of Variety's story. Ariana is scheduled to perform in London on Thursday and Friday, and then in Belgium on Sunday.…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna delivers inspiring speech to young fashion designers

Rihanna was honored at Parsons School of Design’s annual benefit Monday night, and she delivered an inspiring speech to the future generation of fashion designers.“I don’t think you get celebrated enough,” she told the crowd. “You should be celebrated for every aspect of your growth and your growing pains. You should be celebrated for your creativity, for your fearlessness, your persistence and your determination...for being different, for not being given enough credit. For not having to use eye cream.”She added, "We often tear our youth down when we should be building them up. You are all the next generation. We…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend may have another "surefire" hit with new, heartwrenching music video

John Legend's new music video for his song "Surefire" shows the power of young, forbidden love between a Muslim girl and a Hispanic boy.  Regarding the powerful visual, John states, "Love is powerful. Love endures. Love can overcome the divisions that fear creates. We made this film to celebrate the power of love."   The video's director, Cole Wiley, adds, "'Surefire' is a song about eternal faith. Fear of immigration, religious bigotry and many other forms of prejudice are contaminating our cultural landscape on a daily basis." "Thankfully, Jamila and Roberto are able to transcend those circumstances and enjoy the fullest depths of…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

WALK THE MOON ready to “get weird” on upcoming new album

WALK THE MOON is leaving their “Shut Up and Dance” days behind them in favor of something a little different. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their new album, a follow-up to 2014’s Talking Is Hard, and they say things are getting “weird.” Frontman Nicholas Petricca admits to ABC Radio there will always be an 80s influence in their music, but this time around they’re “incorporating a lot of noise and weird sounds.” Band mate Kevin Ray adds, “I think when you put all the four of us in a room for two months, three months, four…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR