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2016-07-19

Kesha’s Hitting the Road with Some New Music

Kesha is going on tour -- and she’ll be playing new music. In a video posted to Twitter Tuesday, Kesha -- joined by a horse -- reveals she’ll be hitting the road for select dates this summer. “It's going to be f****** crazy!" she says. "And I'm playing songs you've never heard me play before, and songs I may never play again, only a couple shows." Another tweet includes details to an exclusive pre-sale on her website. She’ll apparently be performing as “Kesha and the Creepies” and the trek will be called the F*** the World Tour. Dates kick off…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

On the Floor: Jennifer Lopez Teams with NBC for New Dance Competition

Can TV handle yet another dance competition show?  When it's backed by Jennifer Lopez, the answer is yes. J-Lo's production company is teaming with NBC for World of Dance, a new show which will have a one-million dollar prize.  Solo artist, duos and crews will compete against one another in every kind of dance, from ballet and ballroom to tap, break dancing and hip-hop. In a statement, Jennifer says, "This will be a fierce talent-heavy dance competition that embraces the raw emotion and excitement that dance represents. I am excited to work with [the global dance brand] World of Dance,…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chris Brown Weighs In on Taylor, Kim and Kanye Feud; Wants Everyone to "Shut Up"

Chris Brown has something to say about the Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian West/Kanye West feud -- and it's none too pleasant.   On Sunday, Taylor, Kim and Kanye were swept into a full night of drama, due to several Snapchat videos Kim released, revealing Taylor speaking with Kanye over the phone to discuss a lyric that uses her name in his song "Famous." In the past, Swift has denied approving the use of her name in the song, but Kim's footage showed the complete opposite. In response, Breezy reportedly went on an Instagram rampage in the comments section of a post by Baller Alert, reports Us…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Celine Dion, Ariana Grande & More to Perform on ABC's "Greatest Hits" Live Finale

Greatest Hits, ABC's limited-series musical extravaganza, will conclude August 4 with some heavyweight performances. The live two-hour finale of the show will feature top artists of the '80s, '90s and 2000's performing their biggest smashes, and Celine Dion will join the fun, singing "My Heart Will Go On" live from Montreal, where she has a concert that night.  Other performers include Adam Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper and Nelly. Ariana Grande, meanwhile, will be on hand to do a Whitney Houston tribute. Earlier this year, she showed off her mean Whitney impression during a skit on Saturday Night Live, in…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor’s Dad Shows Her How to Really “Dance Like Yo Daddy”

When you perform a song called “Dance Like Yo Daddy,” don’t be surprised if yo daddy decides to join on stage to bust some moves. That’s exactly what happened to Meghan Trainor at her San Jose tour stop Monday night.She was in the middle of singing “Dance Like Yo Daddy” when her father Gary ran out on stage and started doing the same choreography as the back-up dancers. He also threw in some signature moves of his own. “The most legendary moment ever!” Meghan writes on Instagram, along with a video of her dancing dad. “Thank you [Gary Trainor] for…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch Selena Gomez Sing with Charlie Puth on Last Date of US Tour

Selena Gomez brought out Charlie Puth for a surprise duet on the last U.S. date of her Revival world tour earlier this month. But in case you missed it, the live performance video is now available for your viewing pleasure. In the clip, the two sing their collaborative hit “We Don’t Talk Anymore” as Charlie sits at the piano and Selena struts around the stage in a slinky black dress. The duet was taped at Selena’s Anaheim, California stop on July 9. It was the first time the duo sang the song together live.On July 23, Selena heads to Jakarta,…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bad Romance: Have Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Called It Quits?

Looks like we may not get to see Lady Gaga in a wedding dress after all. TMZ is reporting that the singer and her fiancé, Taylor Kinney, have split. According to sources, the two decided to go their separate ways earlier this month. It’s not clear who initiated the breakup. Gaga and the Chicago Fire actor haven’t been seen out publicly together in recent weeks and Gaga is said to have been spotted without her engagement ring last week in Malibu. She was also reportedly seen without the ring while on a recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert Not Happy with Queen Hit Being Played at RNC

Back in June, Brian May, guitarist for the legendary rock band Queen, expressed his displeasure with Donald Trump's use of the band's classic "We Are the Champions" during his campaign, saying, "It has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool."  Now, the band itself is speaking out against its use at Monday night's Republican National Convention -- and so is current Queen frontman Adam Lambert. In a tweet, the band simply wrote, "An unauthorised use at the Republican Convention against our wishes."  But Adam's tweet was even more pointed.  Adam,…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rachel Platten Says Her New Music Is Like "Oxygen"

Rachel Platten can finally take a deep breath: she's making new music. On Instagram, she posted, "Just started writing again. Ohmygodohmygod. I feel like I haven't had oxygen for so long and I'm remembering how easy it feels to breathe again." Rachel, who released her debut album Wildfire last year, adds, "I cannot believe I went months without letting my little inner artist come out and play and it got scary to start again but now I started and I wanted to share with you how exciting it feels with one long runonsentence." The excited singer ended her post by…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: will.i.am Responding to Gun Violence with "Where Is the Love?" Remix Involving Snoop, Others

will.i.am is bringing the love back for a good cause. The Black Eyed Peas hitmaker is collaborating with other artists, including Snoop Dogg, on a remix of the 2003 BEP hit "Where Is the Love?" according to TMZ, which compares the project to "We Are the World." The website's sources say will.i.am felt it was the perfect time for the project in light of the gun violence in the U.S. over the past several weeks. TMZ says a music video is currently in production, but it's unclear when the song will be released. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Twenty One Pilots' "Ride" to the Top: Producer Says "They're Just Gonna Get Bigger and Bigger"

Twenty One Pilots have been around since 2009, but it's only been this past year that pop fans discovered them, their album Blurryface and their hits "Stressed Out" and "Ride."   According to one of their producers, it's about darn time. "Their fans have known for years the magic of the band, between the live show and how good they are to their fans and how emotionally effective their songs are," says songwriter and producer Ricky Reed. "But I think...finally...the general public, just got a peek into their world. And the further people get inside of it...they’re just gonna get bigger…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

How Phillip Phillips Runs "Home": "We Have a Good Time with It"

When your first single also is your biggest hit, you end up playing it a lot.  So how do you keep from getting tired of it? There's always a way....just ask Phillip Phillips. When Phillip won American Idol in season 11, his "coronation song" was "Home," which went on to become the best-selling single by any Idol contestant.  So Phillip has performed "Home" non-stop since 2012.  He's also singing it every night this summer as part of his co-headling tour with Matt Nathanson.  Since he didn't actually write the song, how does he keep it fresh? "It definitely feels like I’ve…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR