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2016-04-28

Beyonce Kicks Off World Tour in Miami, Dedicates Song to Jay Z

Beyonce launched her Formation World Tour in Miami on Wednesday evening with a nod to her husband, Jay Z, the subject of infidelity rumors thanks to her new album, Lemonade. She closed her set at Marlins Park by dedicating a performance of "Halo" to the rapper, who was in the audience. "I want to dedicate this song to my beautiful husband," she said. "Boo boo, I love you so much." Earlier in the night, Bey sang the Lemonade track that's spurred much speculation about the state of her marriage, "Sorry" -- which includes the now-famous lyric, "He better call Becky…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth's Latest Hit Is Bringing Fans to Their Knees

Charlie Puth has followed up his smash hit "See You Again" with "One Call Away."  Charlie says the success of the song has really surprised him, and he's even more surprised that it's literally bringing his fans to their knees. "I’m floored by it and I’m happy that everyone’s playing it and listening to it," he tells ABC Radio. "Y'know, I was performing it and a guy got down on one knee the other day and proposed to his girlfriend right in front of me. I’ve never been so, like, overwhelmed with emotions in my life!" And yes, the girl…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-04-27

Alicia Keys to Honor Her Mom in Mother’s Day TV Special

Why get your mom flowers for Mother's Day when you can honor her on national TV? Alicia Keys will be doing just that during a one-hour Mother’s Day TV event set to air next weekend. She’ll show her appreciation for Terria Joseph, who raised her as a single mother, on VH1’s first-ever Dear Mama special. The mother-daughter duo previously co-starred together on Fox’s Empire. Alessia Cara will also be taking part in the special. She’ll perform her latest single, “Wild Things,” as a tribute to her mom, Enza Caracciolo. Dear Mama will be taped on Tuesday, May 3 at St.…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Prince Set to Dominate "Billboard" Album Chart Again with Five Albums in Top 10

Prince will continue his reign over the Billboard charts for the second straight week. According to Billboard, industry insiders predict the late music icon could have five albums in the top 10 on next week's Billboard 200 chart. This week, Prince's 2001 compilation album The Very Best of Prince took the number-one spot on the chart, with the Purple Rain soundtrack ranking second. Those two are also expected to chart high next week, along with two more of his greatest-hits albums -- The Hits/The B-Sides and Ultimate -- and his 1982 album, 1999. The Very Best of Prince is estimated…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Who Stands to Inherit Prince's Estate?

After much speculation, a Minnesota judge has now determined that Prince died "intestate" or without a will, which means his sister and five surviving half-siblings stand to inherit his multimillion dollar estate. The Carver County probate judge appointed Bremer Trust as special administrator of the late musician's estate, following an informal telephone conference Wednesday with some of his possible heirs. Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, who attended the hearing, filed paperwork on Tuesday asking for the appointment of a special administrator, stating that she did not believe her late brother had a will and that decisions about his business interests needed…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha Is “Finding Her Voice Again," Thanks to Zedd

Kesha is officially back in the studio. The singer is recording new music with Zedd, who made good on his promise to work with her. Kesha posted a black-and-white photo of herself in the recording booth Tuesday night and showed her gratitude for Zedd’s kindness. “It's a miracle when someone gives you a chance at finding your voice again with no reason other than that he is a f****** beautiful person with a heart of gold,” she writes. Zedd posted his own photos from their studio session, but didn’t include captions. Their collaboration comes after Kesha joined the DJ-producer on…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce's Lemonade Sales Sweet -- Over 500K Units Projected

Beyonce's controversial album Lemonade is expected to sell between 500,000 and 600,000 copies in its first week, says HitsDailyDouble. The album, which became available for download on iTunes and Amazon early Monday, had already reached the top of the iTunes album chart early Monday morning, second only to The Very Best of Prince. If those projections hold true, Lemonade hasn't done quite as well off the blocks as Beyonce's 2013 surprise self-titled album, which sold 617,000 copies in the first three days of its release.  Also, her single "Formation," which was previously unavailable for download, made it to #1 on the singles…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber to Perform at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Justin Bieber has been added to the lineup of performers for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.  He'll perform a medley of his singles "Company" and "Sorry" during the ABC broadcast. Previously announced performers include DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Shawn Mendes and Pink. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22. The Weeknd is this year's leading nominee, with nods in 16 categories. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Lucky College Wins Campus Takeover from Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten is going back to college. The singer will be visiting Virginia’s Sweet Briar College after students helped the school win an online contest to get her on campus. The school already has a special connection to the singer. Students and alumnae used her “Fight Song” as a rallying cry to help save the school from closure in 2015. They ended up raising more than $12 million to keep the school open. In addition to winning a performance and Q&A session with Rachel sometime before the end of May, the school will also be awarded with a $10,000 grant…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga & Elton John Team with Macy's for Charity Clothing Line

Lady Gaga and Elton John have teamed up several times musically.  Now they're teaming up on the fashion front to raise money for a good cause. Elton and Gaga are launching Love Bravery, a limited-edition line of clothing and accessories that will be available exclusively at Macy's this spring, and globally later this year. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price benefits both Gaga's Born This Way Foundation and Elton's AIDS Foundation. The line includes everything from shirts, sweats and outerwear to backpacks, scarves, key chains, water bottles and skateboards. Some of the motifs include piano keys, Gaga's signature "Monster" claw,…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

WALK THE MOON Excited to Be Considered "The Future of American Music"

Tonight in L.A., WALK THE MOON will be honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the performing-rights organization's 33rd annual Pop Music Awards. The award "recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music," and frontman Nick Petricca says that makes it way more meaningful than some other awards the band has been nominated for. "Honestly that’s the thing I’m most excited about," he told ABC Radio earlier this month about the honor.  "Because a lot of these competitions are like, kind of voter-based, and so it’s like this crazy popularity contest." "It’s just a…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice": Adam Levine Says Goodbye to One of His Artists

Viewers were willing to save Owen Danoff once, but not twice. The Team Adam Levine contestant was eliminated from the 10th season of The Voice on Tuesday night -- one week after he was instantly saved by fans. This time around, it was Daniel Passino of Team Pharrell Williams who was instantly saved. Before the results of the instant save were announced, each artist performed for a shot to advance to the top 10. Owen played "Burning House" by country singer Cam, and Daniel sang the Nick Jonas hit "Jealous." During the one-hour results show, the members of Team Pharrell,…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR