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2016-06-27

New Flo Rida Remix, "Hello Summer," Featured in ESPN's MLB Coverage

ESPN is calling Flo Rida up to bat. The rapper has remixed his song “Hello Friday” for the network’s Major League Baseball coverage, according to Billboard. The new version is called “Hello Summer” and will make its debut during ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball coverage this weekend."I'm honored to once again collaborate with Major League Baseball and ESPN,” Flo Rida says in a statement obtained by Billboard. "To hear my music played in stadiums and shared with so many fans is a blessing. Looking forward to the summer."Flo Rida’s song “My House” was previously featured in ESPN’s presentation of MLB Opening…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Sparks Backlash After Tweeting About Jesse Williams’ BET Speech

Justin Timberlake inadvertently sparked a Twitter firestorm last night, after tweeting about actor Jesse Williams’ BET Awards speech. The singer initially posted a simple tweet that said he was “inspired” by Jesse after the actor accepted the Humanitarian Award for his efforts to raise awareness for Black Lives Matter. But this apparently rubbed some people the wrong way, and they began attacking Justin for everything from cultural appropriation, to the way he handled the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction controversy all those years ago. One tweeter wrote, "So does this mean you're going to stop appropriating our music and…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Joins the Dalai Lama in Calling for Kindness

She’s rubbed shoulders with Vice President Joe Biden recently when talking about the epidemic of campus sexual assault.  But Sunday, Lady Gaga was sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with the Dalai Lama, sharing the stage as they both talked about the need for kindness. It happened at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Indianapolis, IN.  Gaga and His Holiness, along with  AEG owner Philip Anschutz, spoke to 200 of the nation’s mayors about the vital role of kindness in addressing the escalating problems violence and partisanship in the world today. “The really fantastic thing about kindness, is that it’s free,” Gaga declared,…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Hearing over Prince's Estate Set for Today

A second hearing in the matter of Prince's estate will be held today in Carver Country District Court in Minneapolis. At issue is who stands to inherit the late Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's estate, including the enormous trove of unreleased material the prolific songwriter left behind. The primary focus of the hearing will be how to determine who is an heir. Under Minnesota law, in the absence of a will, children are first in line.  In Prince's case, with both parents deceased, siblings are next. Prince's sister Tyka Nelson and five known half-siblings then would likely stand to…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West Dares Celebs to Sue Him over Video Featuring Their Naked Likenesses

As promised, Kanye West dropped the video for his Life of Pablo track "Famous" at an event at the Forum in Inglewood, California Friday night, and it's a doozy. The visual features nude likenesses of his nemesis Taylor Swift, as well as Rhianna, Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, ex Amber Rose, Bill Cosby, and of course himself as well as wife Kim Kardashian, among others, all asleep in bed together.  The image itself is a variation on a 2008 painting entitled "Sleep" by artist Vincent Desiderio, reports The Fader. Kayne told Vanity Fair before the premiere that he…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Daya "Hides Away" Under an Assumed Name

With two of her own hits -- "Hide Away" and "Sit Still Look Pretty" -- and a smash collaboration with Chainsmokers -- "Don't Let Me Down" -- Daya is living a life few 17-year-olds could dream of.  But she's managed to stay grounded, and one reason for that is because she's performing under an assumed name. "I changed my name to Daya; that’s my stage name," the singer tells ABC Radio.  "It’s because I wanted a little more privacy in my home life, and I think that Daya really gives me that. And I really love the name. I think…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hozier Says New Tarzan Movie Song "Better Love" Isn't About "Loincloths and Vine-Swinging"

After two solid years of touring, Hozier was just settling into his downtime when he got the call to contribute a song to the new movie The Legend of Tarzan.  Suprisingly, he agreed because, he admits, he's "a sucker for a challenge." "I was literally mid-way through a week in L.A. [after my tour wrapped up]. I decided to stay for a week and just enjoy the sun and go for a swim and stuff like that and just chill out," Hozier tells ABC Radio. "And that’s when the call came through!" "They reached out and showed me an early…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Michael Jackson's Family Honors Him on 7th Anniversary of His Death

La Toya Jackson was among the Jackson family members who took to social media Saturday morning to honor the seventh anniversary of her brother's death. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, in Los Angeles at the age 50. In recent weeks, a new crop of salacious rumors have plagued his legacy. La Toya made a nod to this, by pleading with fans to let the "Thriller" singer rest in peace. She posted a photo of Michael on Twitter, writing, "Please! May We All Let Him #RIP! #MichaelJackson The #KingOfPop June 25, 2009." Please! May We All Let Him #RIP!#MichaelJackson…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-26

Mariah Carey Will Receive The "Giving Me Life Achievement Award" at the First Annual Bravo Awards

Bravo to Mariah Carey! The sultry songbird will be the first recipient of the "Giving Me Life Achievement Award" at Watch What Happens Live Presents: The Bravos.  The awards show will be presented by Watch What Happens Live talk show host Andy Cohen and will premiere for the first time on the Bravo cable network on July 20. Other awards to be presented throughout the night include "Biggest Hustle Moment," "Jumpsuit Achievement," "The Sorry Not Sorry Award" and "The Queen of Shade." Superfans of Watch What Happens Live and Mariah Carey can tune in to witness all of the possible…

posted 2016/06/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-25

Adele Gets Ready for Glastonbury -- with Four Suitcases of Makeup?

Adele is set to take the stage at England’s legendary Glastonbury festival tonight. While the festival is known for being muddy, the singer will be keeping things glam thanks to thorough preparations from her beauty squad. Her makeup artist, Michael Ashton, posted a photo on Instagram Friday of four huge suitcases in the back of a van. “Just a few essentials packed for Glastonbury,” he captioned it. We doubt the bags are all filled with Adele’s makeup, but anything’s possible. Adele is headlining the festival for the first time in her career. She’ll be performing on the famed Pyramid Stage…

posted 2016/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-24

Daya to Make Acting Debut in Episode of "School of Rock"

Daya is set to make her acting debut. According to Billboard, the singer will appear on the Nickelodeon series School of Rock -- a reboot of the 2003 Jack Black film of the same name."It was so much fun to work with the cast on School of Rock," she says in a statement provided to Billboard. “I was a little nervous because it was my first acting gig, but it was such a great experience. We had so much fun on set and I can't wait for people to see the final episode!"She’ll be playing herself in the episode, entitled…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Eyes Increased Security Following Christina Grimmie's Murder

Ever since singer Christina Grimmie was shot by an obsessed fan while signing autographs, Meghan Trainor admits that she's been afraid of the same thing happening to her. Speaking to the New York Post, Meghan revealed, "The two days following [Grimmie’s murder] I was like, ‘I’m not going out to see fans, I’m too afraid now.'"  She also says she's planning to step up her security -- unlike some singers, she doesn't travel with a bodyguard constantly by her side. "I’m not that artist yet, I don’t have security with me all the time, I don’t have ‘my guy,’" she…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR