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2016-06-21

Imagine Dragons, Nate Ruess to Play Orlando Benefit Concert

Imagine Dragons and Nate Ruess will honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting tragedy at the All Is One Orlando Unity Concert, which will be held June 22 at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to OneOrlando Fund, which helps nonprofits who are working with victims of the shooting and their families. Forty-nine people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12. For ticket info, visit Ticketmaster.com. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Teams Up with UNICEF to Launch #Maroon5Day

Maroon 5 is teaming up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for a new campaign dubbed #Maroon5Day. Through June 25, fans will be encouraged to donate money to help children in need around the world. They’re asked to share their charitable stories on social media using the hashtags #Maroon5Day and #childrenfirst. On Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, the band will match each gift made by fans up to $25,000. Fans who donate will be automatically entered to win two VIP tickets to a Maroon 5 concert of their choice in the U.S. "We are excited to celebrate our…

posted 2016/06/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Joins James Corden for "Carpool Karaoke"

Selena Gomez rode shotgun with James Corden for "Carpool Karaoke" on Monday night's The Late Late Show. Wearing giant hoop earrings, Gomez sat with her legs crossed for most of the ride and bounced in her seat as the two drove around L.A. and sang their hearts out. Within 20 seconds of appearing in the car, Gomez and Corden belted out the chorus to Gomez’ “Same Old Love” while Corden covered his mouth for the Fetty Wap rap break. The setting shifted after a brief detour and Gomez and Corden took a ride in a roller coaster while singing "Come…

posted 2016/06/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rachel Platten's Sister "Blown Away" by Song She & Her Husband Inspired

Rachel Platten's latest single "Better Place" was inspired by her sister's relationship with her boyfriend, who's now her husband. The couple got married last month and Rachel performed the song at their wedding.  But what was her sister's response when she first heard the song?  Well, she liked it, to say the least. "She was so blown away," Rachel says of "Better Place."  "She played it on loop, that's what she does when she loves a song, she plays it like repeatedly, all night. And she called me and was like, "I've listened to it probably 65 times, I haven't…

posted 2016/06/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

First Apple, Now YouTube: Taylor Swift Keeps Fighting for Musicians’ Rights

Taylor Swift is no stranger to fighting for musicians’ rights. She did it with her Apple Music letter last year, and now she’s petitioning for a reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Billboard reports Taylor is among some big-name music stars, including Paul McCartney and Carole King, featured in a new ad in favor of the reform. The ads will run beginning today through Thursday in the Washington, D.C. magazines Politico, The Hill and Roll Call. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was enacted in 1998, before the rise of streaming sites like YouTube. Critics contend that the law as…

posted 2016/06/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Michael Jackson's Last Days to Be Chronicled in Miniseries

The final days of Michael Jackson's life are coming to television. E! News reports that producer J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions is developing a miniseries about the last days of the King of Pop.  The series is based on an upcoming book by Tavis Smiley, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days. Smiley and the Star Wars director are teaming up with Warner Bros. TV on the show, which doesn't have a network yet. No word when we'd see it or who would play Jackson. The book is out next week. Copyright © 2016,…

posted 2016/06/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-20

Pitbull Adds Two September Dates to Las Vegas Residency

Pitbull is heading back to Las Vegas. Mr. Worldwide has announced two more dates for his residency show, Pitbull: Time of Our Lives. He’ll be playing The AXIS at Planet Hollywood on September 15 and September 16, following his last successful run of dates in March. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. PT. They can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com/Pitbull or in-person at The AXIS box office. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kris Allen Welcomes Second Child Just in Time for Father’s Day

Kris Allen had a pretty awesome Father’s Day. The American Idol season 8 winner welcomed his second child with wife Katy over the weekend, People reports. Their daughter, Rose Elizabeth Allen, was born in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday. “Oh man...I am done. She's already got me figured out I think,” Kris writes on Instagram, alongside a picture of the newborn. “Excuse me while I go learn how to braid hair on YouTube for the next 13 years...cuz that's how long it's gonna take me.” Kris and Katy were married in 2008 and have a two-and-a-half-year-old son named Oliver Neil. Copyright…

posted 2016/06/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Like to Netflix and Chill

In a new cover story with Paper magazine, Zayn Malik reveals his ideal date night with on-again girlfriend Gigi Hadid. "We'll see each other tonight and probably watch a film," he tells the mag, adding, "Netflix and chill. Yeah, we do that a lot." When they’re not doing that, you might find them on horseback together. “She rides very well, and she has since she was a kid,” he says of Gigi. “She wants me to do it with her, and I'm not good. But I'm learning, and it's fun.” Contrary to what you might think, Zayn doesn't typically go…

posted 2016/06/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Gets Ready to Ride with James Corden

Selena Gomez is hitching a ride with James Corden tonight. The singer is the latest guest on The Late Late Show’s insanely popular segment, “Carpool Karaoke.” She’ll join James in the passenger seat to sing along to some of her biggest hits, including “Hands to Myself,” “Come and Get It” and “Love You Like a Love Song.” James first announced her appearance with an Instagram post back in April. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Teases Special Announcement on Facebook Live

Kelly Clarkson has an announcement to make…but we have to wait until Friday to find out what it is. In the meantime, she’ll be singing one fan-requested song per day on Facebook Live this week leading up to the big news. She started Monday, with the Otis Redding tune “These Arms of Mine.” It marked the first time Kelly sang in months due to vocal rest, so she was decidedly a bit nervous. Kelly also teased that of the four songs she picked to sing this week, all of the artists have something in common. That “something” is a hint…

posted 2016/06/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young Call It Quits

It looks like Iggy Azalea and pro hoops star Nick Young are calling it quits, just one year after announcing their engagement. On Sunday, the 26-year-old "Fancy" singer shared an Instagram message that read, "Unfortunately, although I love Nick and I have tried and tried to rebuild my trust in him -- It's become apparent in the last few weeks I am unable to. I genuinely wish Nick the best." Added Iggy, "It's never easy to part ways with the person you planned you're entire future with, but futures can be rewritten and as of today mine is a blank page." Young…

posted 2016/06/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR