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2015-06-25

Jessie J to Play Exclusive Concert at London Hotel

Jessie J, who recently underwent surgery for an undisclosed ailment, will return to the stage next week for an exclusive concert at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. The June 30 show is part of a new partnership between Marriott International and Universal Music Group, which aims to create and deliver unique experiences to travelers. Jessie will kick off a summer of live performances for hotel guests at select properties across Marriott International’s brands around the world. In addition to live musical performances, the partnership also will involve music downloads, ticket offers and artist merchandise for Marriott Rewards members. Members…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink's Acrobatic Wax Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York

Pink is flying high at Madame Tussauds New York. The wax museum just unveiled its likeness of the singer, which is suspended from the ceiling of the attraction's newly revamped lobby. The statue is posed on silk aerial ropes 25-feet in the air -- a reference to Pink’s love of stage acrobatics. Dressed in a long-sleeved black lace leotard, the wax double has Pink’s signature punk hairstyle and features all of her many tattoos. The figure’s installation at the museum’s Times Square location marks the completion of its lobby renovation project. The museum will celebrate its 15th anniversary this fall.…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Ranked World's Highest Paid Celebrity Couple by "Forbes"

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have only been dating for a short while, but they’ve already reached power couple status. The two were ranked the world’s highest paid celebrity couple of 2015 by Forbes. The pop star and Scottish DJ-producer surpassed Beyonce and Jay Z for the top spot with combined annual earnings of $146 million. In addition to their massive musical success, the two each have their own endorsement deals that help them rake in the dough. Taylor has deals with Diet Coke, Keds and Sony, while Calvin endorses Giorgio Armani and Sol Republic headphones. This year, Bey and…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rob Thomas "Gutted" After Cancelling Gig for Only the Second Time in 20 Years

Rob Thomas says he was "almost in tears" over having to cancel his Wednesday night show in Denver, Colorado at the very last minute due to an allergy attack.  It was only the second gig in 20 years that he's had to cancel, the Matchbox Twenty frontman said on Twitter and on his website. "i am SO sorry Denver peeps. i am gutted. been trying all day with doctors. Literally up until the announcement [I]  was working to get [my voice] there," Rob tweeted. "but i can barely speak and you guys deserve more." Promising to schedule a make-up date…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Named PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity

Miley Cyrus has been named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2015. She beat out more than 100 celebrities for the title, including her fellow vegans Ariana Grande and Ellie Goulding. The singer been very outspoken about her love of animals. She counts a handful of rescue dogs, a kitten and a pig named Bubba Sue as members of her family. In her recent cover story with Paper magazine -- in which she posed naked with her pet pig -- Miley said she decided to go vegan last year after her beloved dog Floyd was killed by a coyote. She even…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Returns to the Hot 100 with "B***h I'm Madonna"

Thanks to a star-studded video, Madonna has scored her first Billboard Hot 100 hit from her new album, Rebel Heart. "B***h I'm Madonna," the third single released from the album, has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #84, partly thanked to the 2.6 million streams it received of its video, which featured cameos by Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kanye West and other stars.  Rebel Heart's two previous singles, "Ghosttown" and "Living for Love," didn't make it to the Hot 100, though both hit #1 on the publication's Dance Club Songs chart. "B***h I'm Madonna" is the Queen of…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha Stars in Campaign Against Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Kesha’s known for experimenting with her look, but when it comes to makeup, she’ll only use products that are aren't tested on animals. The singer has teamed up with the Humane Society for a new public service announcement that encourages people to choose cosmetics that are "cruelty-free." The ad features Kesha getting glam with animal-friendly products while surrounded by adorable bunnies. She writes the message "#BeCrueltyFree" on the mirror in lipstick. “Once I was educated about the hidden cruelties that lurk behind some cosmetic products companies, I knew I had to take action and do everything in my power to…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Releases Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Her "BBHMM" Recording Sessions

Rihanna is giving fans a behind-the-scenes look into the making of her buzz single "B***h Better Have My Money." The singer shared a 15-second Instagram video, in which she appears in a recording booth singing the chorus of her catchy tune. There's also footage of her dancing during the studio sessions while her engineer looks on. "Your wife in the backseat of my brand new foreign car, don't act like you forgot," Rih sings with her eyes closed. While the full-length video can be seen on Tidal, the clip serves as another reminder that Rihanna is putting the finishing touches on…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Has Decided to Stream "1989" on Apple Music

Thanks to Taylor Swift, Apple Music changed their policy to better compensate musicians on Apple Music. Now, Taylor has changed her policy as well. She announced on Twitter Thursday she’s decided to stream her album 1989 on Apple Music when it launches June 30. “After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music...and happily so,” she writes. Taylor adds, “In case you're wondering if this is some exclusive deal like you've seen Apple do with other artists, it's not. This is simply the first time it's felt right in my gut to stream my album.…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Flo Rida & Natalie La Rose to Perform at 2015 Miss USA Pageant

Flo Rida and Natalie La Rose will be taking the stage at this year’s Miss USA Pageant. The rapper and the singer will perform their hit single “Somebody” during the show on Sunday, July 12. The ceremony will also feature an opening performance by The Voice’s season 7 winner, country singer Craig Wayne Boyd. Former Dancing with the Stars dancer Cheryl Burke will host the competition, along with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts. The pageant will take place at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It will air live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Copyright © 2015, ABC…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Vote for Hottest Musical Couple, Most Buzzed-About Moment & Music MVP of 2015...So Far

Since we're halfway through 2015, Billboard is now asking readers to vote on the top music moments of the year...so far.  In the publication's Mid-Year Readers' Poll, you can vote not only for your favorite song, album and video of 2015, but also for the year's Hottest Couple, Most Buzzed-About Moment and the Musical MVP. The nominees for favorite top 5 song on the Billboard Hot 100 include "Uptown Funk," "Bad Blood," "Love Me Like You Do," "Shut Up and Dance," "All About That Bass," "Shake It Off" and "I'm Not the Only One."  Nominees for favorite #1 album include Taylor…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Michelle Obama Is Ready to Welcome Bruno Mars to the White House July 4th

Bruno Mars has headlined some huge concerts and festivals, had a mini Vegas residency and performed on prestigious awards shows, but next week, he's landed an even more exclusive gig:  he's performing a Fourth of July USO show for military families at the White House. He announced the news Wednesday during a Twitter exchange with first lady Michelle Obama. “Hey, @FLOTUS you ready for the 4th of July? @the_USO and I are coming to perform in your backyard!” he wrote. To which Michelle replied, “We’re ready for you, @BrunoMars! @The_USO, @JoiningForces, and I are thrilled you're coming to celebrate #MilitaryFamilies…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR