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2014-06-23

Adam Levine Talks New Season of "The Voice," Movie Debut & Proposal

Fans can't wait to see Gwen Stefani and Pharrell join Adam Levine on The Voice this fall, and the Maroon 5 frontman said the seventh season of the reality singing competition will be better than ever before, thanks to the new judges. "It's been three sets of people at this point," he said on Monday's Live with Kelly and Michael. "But what's so cool is I'm such a huge fan of these two. And it was like instantaneous, the chemistry. It was like bam, right off the bat, and it's some of the best stuff. I'm so excited. Even though…

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Robin Thicke Releases Video for "Get Her Back"

Robin Thicke is still trying to win back his estranged wife, Paula Patton. The crooner has released an emotional video for "Get Her Back," the lead single from his upcoming album Paula. In the video, Thicke appears with a woman who resembles Patton. The pair exchanges texts, in which she writes him, "You ruined everything," "You're reckless" and "How could you do that to me?" Thicke replies, "I'm sorry" and "I hate myself." It seems Robin will remain persistent in attempting to reconcile with his wife. "This is just the beginning," he writes in the final text. Robin's seventh album, Paula, is…

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Warns Against Impulsive Tweeting, Tells How to Conquer Insecurity in "Seventeen" Magazine

Demi Lovato doesn't just grace the cover of Seventeen magazine's August issue: she's also the guest editor.  Inside the magazine, she shares lessons she's learned from her own life that readers can apply to theirs.  For example, she recommends avoiding impulsive tweeting. "I’m impulsive when it comes to fighting back, but I’ve learned to reel it in," she tells the magazine.  "Tweeting without thinking does more harm than good. So take a second. Journal what you want to say, and then if you still feel the same later, that’s when you can tweet it.” Demi also says that cutting toxic…

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Sings at Private Bash for Property Mogul, Wins Another Award

Just because Lorde's an international Grammy-winning star doesn't mean she's not available for birthday parties. The New Zealand Herald reports that on Saturday night, the singer provided the entertainment for an over-the-top birthday bash for Ted Manson, a New Zealand property developer who's said to be worth more than $200 million.  Lorde sang for Manson's 300 guests at one of his own properties in Auckland, and according to the paper, thousands of dollars worth of Cristal champagne -- which Lorde name-checked in her hit "Royals" -- flowed freely all night. Asked about Lorde agreeing to play shows for private individuals,…

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sarah McLachlan Hits the Road, Reveals the Songs She'll Always Play, and the Ones She Just Can't

After releasing Shine On, her first new album in four years, last month, Sarah McLachlan has now launched a summer tour in support of the set.  The trek kicked off Friday night, and the Canadian star says she's happy to be back on the road. "I love playing live," she tells ABC News Radio. "I think there is such a, almost like a spiritual energy...the culmination of all that hard work and dedication and sweat and tears that went into writing those songs, [and] now I get to put them in front of a bunch of great musicians and they…

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alicia Keys Says New Album, Due Early 2015, Is About "What We’re Going Through as Human Beings"

Next month, we'll see Alicia Keys starring in the new ad campaign for Dahlia Divin, the new fragrance by Givenchy.  The perfume comes out in September, but the release the singer's really excited about is her new album, tentatively due in early 2015. Speaking to Women's Wear Daily, Alicia says, "With this album, I find I have much more I want to talk about. This album is more about the concept, the thought I’m trying to get across, where in the past, it’s been more about the melody. This time it’s more about what we’re going through as human beings."…

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Offers to Write "Theme Song" for Hillary Clinton

It's fair to say that Katy Perry is hoping Hillary Clinton will officially declare herself a candidate for the 2016 presidential election. On Friday, Katy posted onto Instagram a photo of herself with Clinton at a signing for the former secretary of state's new book, Hard Choices. She wrote, "I told @hillaryclinton that I would write her a 'theme' song if she needs it..." In the spring, Katy lent her support to Marianne Williamson, who was running in a congressional primary in California. Despite receiving the backing of Katy and other celebrities like Alanis Morissette and Kim Kardashian, Williamson was…

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Man Pleads No Contest to Stalking Selena Gomez

A homeless man pleaded no contest Friday in Los Angeles to stalking Selena Gomez. Che Thomas Cruz must spend six months in a residential treatment facility and serve three years' probation, according to the Los Angeles Times. Cruz, 20, has also been ordered to stay 200 yards away from Selena and her home for 10 years. Cruz initially pleaded no contest in April to a trespassing charge after authorities said he broke into Selena's guesthouse in Calabasas, California. He spent a couple of days in jail; shortly after his release, he went back to the property, leading to a second…

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer Performs with The Rolling Stones in Rome

John Mayer joined The Rolling Stones onstage at the band's concert in Rome Sunday night for a performance of their hit "Respectable."Mayer and the Stones performed before a crowd of 71 thousand people at Rome's Circus Maximus, according to the band's official website.Mayer previously performed "Respectable" with the band at a Stones concert in New Jersey in December 2012. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Rising Star" Recap: Show Begins with Several Contestants Advancing

ABC's new and interactive singing competition, Rising Star, premiered Sunday night with a two-hour show. While it aired live on the East Coast, viewers on the other side of the country also had the chance to determine the contestants' fate. Viewers were asked to download the Rising Star app, "check in" before each performance, and vote on each contestant, who sang behind a massive video wall. If the contestant received at least 70 percent in "yes" votes, the wall rose, and he or she advanced.    The Rising Star "experts" -- Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley -- were allowed to…

posted 2014/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-06-22

The Stars of ABC's "Rising Star" Say Show's Concept Is "Genius;" Will Be "Great Entertainment

"This is gonna be huge."  That's what Kesha says she thought when she first heard about the concept behind ABC's new reality singing competition Rising Star, which will premiere this Sunday night, live, and then air live each Sunday night for the next 10 weeks. "The show's so different.  When I heard about the format of the show, before they wanted me, I remember telling my manager, I was like, 'This is genius,'" Kesha tells ABC News Radio. "Like, with or without me, this is gonna be huge just because of the technology behind it.  It's instantly gratifying and it's…

posted 2014/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-06-21

Jason Mraz to Appear on HSN July 1, Launches Short Film with Three New Songs

Jason Mraz hopes viewers of the Home Shopping Network say "YES!" to his new album. The singer will appear on HSN on July 1 at 9 p.m. ET to perform in support of his new album, YES!, which comes out July 15.  You can pre-order the new album now at HSN.com, and you'll get a bonus: four live tracks, including in-concert versions of "I'm Yours" and "I Won't Give Up."  The channel also has posted snippets of all Jason's new songs online for you to check out. In other Jason news, he's posted a short film that incorporates three of…

posted 2014/06/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR