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2017-03-16

Selena Gomez sought treatment after touring because her “self-esteem was shot”

In a new cover story with Vogue, Selena Gomez explains how touring ultimately led to her 90-day stint at a Tennessee treatment center last year. “Tours are a really lonely place for me,” she tells the mag. “My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage.” Selena says she felt like she wasn’t good enough and that she wasn’t giving her fans anything meaningful.   “I was so used to performing for kids,” she explains. “At concerts I used to make the entire crowd raise…

posted 2017/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joe Jonas' friends aren't happy with his sexy underwear ad

Joe Jonas is the new face of Guess Men's new underwear line, and he tells People magazine that some of his friends aren't comfortable with seeing billboard-sized photos of his crotch. "Yeah, it’s pretty funny. My friends who don’t want to see that," he says. "Like, my buddy who’s a real estate agent in L.A., his office is right near [the billboard], and he drives by on La Cienega every day. He’s like, 'Screw you!'" "He’s sending me pictures, like, 'I hate this.' Why do I have to look at this?” kids Jonas. "I love it. It’s torture for him." The…

posted 2017/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Florida Georgia Line Says Chainsmokers collabo will make "people jam their frickin' faces off"

When you put things out to the universe, they happen.  Look no further for proof than what has to be one of the most unusual musical team-ups of the year: The Chainsmokers and superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line. When The Chainsmokers released the track list for their debut album Memories: Do Not Open, fans were probably surprised that one track, "Last Day Alive," is a collabo with the two guys who brought you the smash crossover hit "Cruise."  But according to Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard, the duet happened because his bandmate Brian Kelley talked about it during an…

posted 2017/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake join Rock in Rio lineup

The full Rock in Rio festival lineup is out and it's a doozy. According to an announcement on the festival's website, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Fergie are all joining the bill which we already knew would include Maroon 5 and Shawn Mendes. The giant, multi-day Brazilian festival takes place in Rio de Janeiro September 15-17 and September 21-24.  It's Rock in Rio's first event actually in Rio since 2015.  Recent festivals have been held in Las Vegas and Lisbon, Portugal. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-03-15

Sia nabs three nominations for APRA Music Awards

Sia scored three nominations for this year’s APRA Music Awards, which honor Australian songwriters and music publishers.She’s up for Most Played Australian Work for “Cheap Thrills,” and Pop Work of the Year for “Alive” and “Cheap Thrills.” Sia is already an APRA Awards record-setter after winning the Songwriter of the Year award on three consecutive occasions.Meanwhile, Australian producer/DJ Flume leads the nominations this year with four total, and Troye Sivan received two nods. In the International Work of the Year category, nominees include Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Adele’s “Hello,” and Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” and “Sorry.” The 2017…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend is "so proud" that wife Chrissy Teigen spoke out about her postpartum depression

Earlier this month, Chrissy Teigen revealed her struggle with postpartum depression in a personal essay for Glamour magazine, but luckily, hubby John Legend is by her side to support her. In a recent chat with E! News, John, who married Teigen in 2013, said he was in favor of his wife speaking openly about her struggle.  "By acknowledging the pain she's going through...she also acknowledges the pain that a lot of women go through after they have a child," he said. "A lot of people don't want to talk about it. A lot of people feel alone when they're going through it and for her to let people know that…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith emerges from hiatus to declare "Enough Is Enough" in Syrian war protest video

Sam Smith has been out of the public eye for over a year now, but he's resurfaced for an important cause. The singer appears in a video for War Child UK, a British charity organization that supports children affected by and living in areas of conflict and war. The video, titled "Enough Is Enough," is raising awareness of the Syrian war, which broke out on this date in 2011 and has been going on for six years. Sam, along with various other celebrities and musicians, tells the story of Fatima, a 17-year-old Syrian girl who had to flee her home…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha finally loves her body: "I look good naked!"

In the past, Kesha's been outspoken about her body image issues: her eating disorder and the pressure that the music industry put on her to look "perfect." As part of a conversation with Refinery29 at the South By Southwest festival this week, Kesha discussed how she finally overcame those insecurities, and stopped letting online bullying get to her.  “It's empowering to sit with my imperfection and be real and vulnerable, Kesha said.  "In truth, there's real power. I used to nitpick everything and it was f***king exhausting. Now I'm feeling myself. I look good naked! “Criticism online used to tear…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"... for tickets to see TLC on the I Love the 90s -- The Party Continues tour

This year's I Love the 90s-- The Party Continues tour will include one group who helped define the decade with their iconic songs and style: TLC.   Surviving TLC members T-Boz and Chili will entertain concertgoers this summer on the tour, which kicks off Friday, July 7 in Everett, WA.  In an official statement, the duo says, "We're so excited to get back on the road this summer and give our fans some new TLC music along with our original hits. Being able to headline this tour with our friends and peers from the 90's is SO AMAZING!" Other acts who are part of the '90s-tastic…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran started dating girlfriend at Taylor Swift’s 4th of July party

If you want to impress a girl, bring them to Taylor Swift’s Fourth of July party. Just ask Ed Sheeran. Ed tells People magazine that he and his girlfriend, risk advisory consultant Cherry Seaborn, made their relationship official at Taylor’s 2015 July 4th bash in Rhode Island. “I was texting [Cherry], and she was like, ‘I’m in Rhode Island at a 4th of July party,’ and I was like, ‘So am I,’” he explains. “I kinda said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old schoolmates?’ The rest is history.”The two, who’ve known each other since they were kids,…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani’s animated Harajuku series coming to DVD

If you missed Gwen Stefani’s Nickelodeon animated series when it first aired, it'll soon be coming to DVD. Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!, featuring 14 episodes from season one of the shows, is being released on DVD June 13. The series follows the stylish girl band HJ5 -- Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G -- through their cute adventures in music and fashion.Initial shipments of the DVD will contain a code to download the Kuu Kuu Harajuku theme song. The DVDs are now available for pre-order at Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com.Gwen is the co-creator and executive producer of the show. It…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lea Michele debuts inspiring new song, “Anything’s Possible”

Ahead of her new album release next month, Lea Michele has debuted a brand-new song: the uplifting anthem “Anything’s Possible.”The song is about conquering your fears and following your dreams, and follows the release of Lea's previous single, “Love Is Alive.” Both tracks will be featured on her 11-song sophomore album, Places, which is available for pre-order today. “When it came time to name my album, I settled on Places because this album for me represents a return to form, a return to the stage, and a return to the place I belong,” the former Glee star says in a…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR