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Hozier Put on Vocal Rest, Cancels London Show & German Festival Appearances

Hozier just became the latest musician to scrap concert dates due to vocal issues. The Grammy-nominated singer was initially forced to cancel tonight’s gig in London, citing illness. Later in the day, he announced on Twitter that a doctor put him on vocal rest and he would have to cancel appearances at two German music festivals this weekend.   “I've seen a doctor and will be on vocal rest for the next few days, sorry again about @theforum show tonight,” Hozier tweeted. “I'm afraid this means that my appearances at @rockamring & @rockimpark_com will not be going ahead. Sincere apologies…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Hikes Backwards to Avoid Paparazzi

Taylor Swift has turned her back on the paparazzi -- literally. She recently hiked an entire trail backwards, with the help of her security guard, just so photographers wouldn’t get a picture of her face. A fan on Tumblr pointed out one of the pics of Taylor, who has her back to the camera and is being directed by the security guard. “Taylor wtf is happening here im confused,” the Tumblr poster wrote.  Another commented, “It’s like she is doing that test that police officers do to see if you’re drunk or not.” Taylor explained, “I saw the guy with…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Carly Rae Jepsen Reveals 17-Song Track Listing for New Album, "Emotion"

Carly Rae Jepsen didn’t skimp on material for her upcoming album, Emotion. The singer revealed the track listing for the album on Twitter Tuesday -- a whopping 17 songs. In addition to her catchy single “I Really Like You,” the album includes tunes with titles like “Run Away with Me,” “Boy Problems,” and “I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance.” Emotion, which Carly has hinted would be heavily ‘80s-inspired, has yet to receive an official release date, but it’s been promised sometime this summer. Her last album, Kiss, was released in 2012. Here is the full Emotion track listing: “Run…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Tries to Get Stepson a Meeting with Ariana Grande

Being Kelly Clarkson’s stepson sometimes has its advantages. The singer’s 8-year-old boy, Seth, is a huge Ariana Grande fan, so Kelly's trying to pull some strings so he can meet her. Kelly Instagrammed a drawing of a rose Seth made for Ariana and tagged her in the post. “Girl, if there is any way I can meet you with my 8 year old little boy #SummertimeBall #London I would love you forever,” Kelly writes. “He is in love with you! For real! He made this for you ha!”Both Kelly and Ariana are set to perform at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Can Speak Again, Reschedules Australian Tour Dates

After three weeks of silence following vocal cord surgery, Sam Smith can speak again. The singer announced his reemergence into the speaking world with an Instagram photo of Ariel regaining her voice in The Little Mermaid and the caption, “I CAN SPEAK AGAIN!!!!!!!!”He also posted a picture of his doctor along with a heartfelt thank you message. “Thank you so much Doctor Zeitels for everything,” he writes. “You have truly saved me this past few months. Such an amazing man. You truly truly truly don't know what you got until you lose it. I have fallen in love with music…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ellie Goulding Clears Up Ed Sheeran Rumors, Explains Why She Deleted Instagram Photo

Ellie Goulding is finally speaking out about all those Ed Sheeran rumors. There's long been speculation that Ed’s song “Don’t” is about Ellie and how she supposedly cheated on Ed with One Direction’s Niall Horan. But that's just not true, the singer tells Elle U.K. “I did go on a few dates with Niall but I was never in a relationship with Ed,” Ellie says. “I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing.” Goulding says she finds it frustrating that female musicians are frequently defined by the men they…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Janet Jackson Says New Album's Arriving This Fall

After announcing last month that new music and a tour are on the way, Janet Jackson has revealed when we can anticipate the release of her yet-to-be titled album. According to her official website, the singer intends to drop her next offering this fall via a new partnership between her own Rhythm Nation label and BMG. In addition, Janet plans to offer a home to both new and established recording artists. "Thank you to the talented team at BMG, my new artistic home," Janet says in a statement. "The opportunity to be creative in music and every form of entertainment has great…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Enrique Iglesias Expected to Make "Full Recovery" After "Longer than Expected" Surgery

Turns out Enrique Iglesias' hand injury -- which he suffered over the weekend while grabbing a drone during a concert -- was a bit more serious than originally thought. A statement on the singer's website reads, "His recent surgery lasted longer than expected since the damage ended up being a bit worse than initially assessed. He suffered a fracture that needed to be corrected in addition to the reconstructive surgery." "He will be recovering during the next few weeks, but a full recovery is anticipated," the statement ends. As previously reported, Enrique was performing in Mexico City Saturday when he…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons Want to "Push the Boundaries of What a Live Show Is" on Smoke + Mirrors Tour

Imagine Dragons will begin their massive North American tour in support of their sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors tonight, June 3, in Portland, Oregon. As the band tells it, you shouldn't expect a mere recreation of the album from their live show on this tour. Instead, Imagine Dragons are planning a unique, interactive live experience. "We are trying to push the boundaries of what a live show is, both for us and for our audience experiencing it," drummer Daniel Platzman tells ABC Radio. "We really want to take the action of the stage into the crowd as much as possible…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

David Guetta Says Latest Hit "Hey Mama" Was a Year in the Making

"Hey Mama," David Guetta's latest collaboration with Nicki Minaj has reached #1 on the Billboard Dance charts, and the top 10 on the Hot 100. David is glad the song's successful, because he says he slaved over it for more than a year. "The record started from a sample of a prisoner song...a really old one from the ‘50s, I think," he tells ABC Radio.  Specifically, the part that goes "Be my woman, girl/I'll be your man" is a sample of a decades-old tune called "Rosie," originally sung by African-American prisoners. "And this is how I started to work on…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Jason Derulo Lines Up Album Release Activities

Jason Derulo’s fourth studio album Everything Is 4 is out today, and he’s got a slew of appearances lined up in the wake of its release. On Thursday night, he’s inviting fans to a free performance and autograph signing of the album at The Hard Rock Café in New York City’s Times Square. Then on Friday, he’ll perform “Want to Want Me” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Next Friday, June 12, he’ll perform a free concert for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Doors open at 6 a.m. and the show…

posted 2015/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande and Mom Have Doggy Drama in France

Ariana Grande had some doggy drama in Europe. In a lengthy Twitter post Tuesday, Ariana’s mom Joan recounted the stressful ordeal of trying to get Ariana’s pups on a ferry from France to Dover, England. Ariana’s family, and her dogs Toulouse and Sirius, were following her to her next tour stop when the incident occurred. Ariana’s mom called it the “worst experience of my life” and said that despite the dogs having all of the proper vaccinations, the workers at the ferry border seemingly threw every obstacle in her way and refused to let her transport the dogs. Things escalated…

posted 2015/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR