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2015-01-05

Michael Jackson’s Son Reportedly Hanging, Recording with Justin Bieber

Michael Jackson’s eldest son, Prince Michael Jackson, has apparently been hanging with Justin Bieber. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Prince and the 20-year-old pop singer live in the same Calabasas, California, community and are both reportedly being mentored by boxing champ Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. “‘Money’ has been offering a lot of advice to Prince, including about women,” a source close to the Jackson family said. “It’s not as if he can turn to his family, because they’ve got their own thing going and they’ve never really had time for Prince, Paris or Blanket anyway.” Prince and…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

After "Rude" Success, MAGIC! Has "A Lot of Work to Do" in 2015

Canadian band MAGIC! topped the charts for weeks in 2014 with their breakout hit, "Rude."  But the band says they won't be resting on their laurels now that 2015 has begun. Right after the band rang in the New Year by performing live in New York City's Times Square on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, lead singer Nasri told ABC News Radio that they were heading to California to get to work on their next big project.  "We're going to rehearse for the Maroon 5 tour," he said, referring to their stint as the openers…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs Finalize Divorce

Idina Menzel and her ex-husband, actor Taye Diggs, have finalized their divorce. Their divorce was made official on December 3 in a New York City court, according to E! Online. The couple announced in December of 2013 they'd separated after 10 years of marriage. They have a five-year-old son, Walker Nathaniel. Idina, 43, and Taye, 44, met while starring in a Broadway production of Rent. Idina, of course, has enjoyed major success over the past year after voicing Elsa in Disney's Frozen and performing the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go." Taye currently stars in the TNT series Murder in the…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Drops Hints on Twitter About New Single, Album, Duet Partner

Kelly Clarkson will be releasing new music in 2015, and she took to Twitter to tease fans with some details about the first single, the sound of the album, and the male singer who duets with her on the project. "People keep asking," she tweeted. "My next album is pop. But I am always influenced by music I love, which is pop-rock/country/r&b/dance."  She then added the hashtag  "#whoknowswhatsnext."  Fans were asking because Kelly has released country songs as well -- for example, 2012's "Don't Rush" and 2013's "Tie It Up." In a variety of replies to fans, Kelly then stated…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: One Direction's Liam Payne Drops Nearly $8 Million on New Mansion

One Direction ended 2014 as the world's top-grossing touring band, and they also scored a #1 album, so it's no wonder the guys in the group have got some extra cash to spend.  The group's Liam Payne has reportedly shelled out close to $8 million bucks on a mansion in his native U.K. with all the bells and whistles. The British tabloid The Sun claims that the so-called "super mansion" is a three-story home with an all-weather tennis court, home theater, heated swimming pool, ballet studio and a 700-bottle wine cellar.  The home, located in Surrey, England, also features "insane"…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift "Squeals with Joy" After Shonda Rhimes Says She Likes Her Music

Taylor Swift fans know that the singer is a big fan of Grey's Anatomy -- she named her cat Meredith Grey, after the show's main character.  Now, Taylor's over the moon because the woman who created that show told her that she's a fan of her music. Shonda Rhimes, who's also the creator, head writer and executive producer of Private Practice and Scandal, and the executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, is one of the most powerful women in TV today.  She tweeted, "Me and @taylorswift13's album like each other very much. Headphones happy. Thank you, Taylor."…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-01-04

Can Bruno Mars' "Funk" Break the Female Lock on the Top of the Charts?

If any artist can overtake Taylor Swift on the singles chart, it's probably Bruno Mars.  His song "Uptown Funk," a collaboration with producer Mark Ronson, is aiming to break the 19-week lock that female artists have had on the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Currently, "Uptown Funk" is #2, while Taylor's "Blank Space" is #1 for a seventh week.  As Yahoo! Chart Watch notes, the #1 position has been held by either Taylor or Meghan Trainor for 19 straight weeks.  The last time male artists were shut out of the top for that long was in 2005, when…

posted 2015/01/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-01-03

Macklemore & Fiancée Expecting First Child

Not only will Macklemore be releasing a new album in 2015, but he'll also have another new arrival: his first child. The rapper and his fiancée Tricia Davis announced that they're expecting a baby via a video showing her getting an ultrasound.  Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, tweeted a link to the video, with the message, "We wanted to share the news with you ourselves...Love Ben & Tricia."   The YouTube video opens with the message, "Today the media speculated about some big news in our lives so we decided to share it with you ourselves."  That's likely a reference to…

posted 2015/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons Fan Finds Autographed Merchandise Buried in Nevada Desert

It's not enough that Imagine Dragons is giving its fans new music on February 17...the band is also giving them free stuff as well.  Except, they're making them work for it. If you look closely at the cover of the band's new album, Smoke + Mirrors, you might notice a pattern. Well, one devoted fan named Lindsea deciphered that pattern: it was a group of coordinates which corresponded to a location in the Nevada desert. Contacting family that lived in the area, she led them to a treasure trove of Imagine Dragons goodies. Praising Lindsea's accomplishment in a Facebook post, the…

posted 2015/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-01-02

Madonna on Instagram Controversy Over Photos of Icons: "I'm Not Comparing Myself to Anyone...I Just Reposted Those Photos"

Following criticism over photos she posted on Instagram on Friday, Madonna has now explained her thinking behind those images. The Queen of Pop posted photos of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., South African president Nelson Mandela and reggae icon Bob Marley with ribbons wrapped around their faces, mimicking the cover of her upcoming album Rebel Heart.  In the captions, she referred to each man as a "rebel heart," and spoke of their accomplishments.  Twitter users, who assumed that Madonna created these images, took her to task for seemingly equating herself with these men and their accomplishments as a…

posted 2015/01/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

In Las Vegas, Will It Be Hello Mariah, Goodbye J-Lo?

Will the newest Las Vegas headliner be a former American Idol judge rather than a current one? There's been much speculation that Jennifer Lopez was in talks to have her own residence at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Sin City, and those rumors seemed confirmed after J-Lo did a New Year's Eve show at the venue.  However, the Las Vegas Sun reports that a Lopez residency isn't going to make financial sense for the venue, and so executives are eyeing Mariah Carey as a possible replacement. A Caesars Entertainment official tells The Sun's Robin Leach that J-Lo wanted too…

posted 2015/01/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Lends Her Magic Touch to Fifth Harmony

Having created two top 10 hits for herself, Meghan Trainor can now boast that she's helped some other female artists reach a new chart milestone as well. "Sledgehammer," the latest single from girl group Fifth Harmony, has just reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it was co-written by Meghan.  This is the former X Factor contestants' highest-charting single yet: Their previous one, "Bo$$," stalled at #43, and "Miss Movin' Only" only reached #76.  Billboard notes that "Sledgehammer" could climb higher in the coming weeks, because Fifth Harmony performed it on Pitbull's New Year's Eve special on Fox.…

posted 2015/01/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR