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2016-12-07

Lady Gaga Writes Open Letter About Her Struggles with PTSD

Lady Gaga is speaking out about a very personal issue. In an open letter published on her Born This way Foundation website, the singer details her battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, which she publicly revealed on TV a few days ago.She reveals that she was diagnosed after five years of experiencing chronic mental and physical pain. She’s now undergoing treatment. Gaga says her trauma partly stems from past events while she was on tour. “I was overworked and not taken seriously when I shared my pain and concern that something was wrong,” she writes. “I ultimately ended up injured on…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Daya's on "Such a High" Thanks to First Grammy Nomination

At 18, Daya is the youngest artist this year to be nominated for a Grammy, and she can hardly contain her excitement. "I'm on such a high right now, this is insane," she tells Billboard. Her collaboration with The Chainsmokers, "Don't Let Me Down," is up for Best Dance Recording. The singer says she was awakened by phone calls and texts with the good news. "I had just woken up, so I was like, 'Is this part of my dream? I can’t tell.' And I was so ecstatic I texted all my friends and literally did a lap around my hotel…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lukas Graham Singer Got Grammy News While On Diaper Duty

On Tuesday, Lukas Graham Forchhammer, lead singer of the Danish band Lukas Graham, was absolutely thrilled to learn that his band had been nominated for three Grammys -- even if he was elbow deep in baby poop at the time. The group is currently on the road, and Lukas tells People magazine, "I was changing my baby’s [diaper] when I was told. I came back in from a truck stop and I was changing a diaper while I was being nominated for a Grammy. So that was a little bit of a strange victory situation right there.” Lukas' daughter Viola…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink's Husband Says They Don't Know Sex of New Baby but "It's Going to Be Really Fun"

Pink received two Grammy nominations on Tuesday, one for her duet with country star Kenny Chesney, "Setting the World on Fire," and one for "Just Like Fire," her song from Alice Through the Looking Glass.  But she'll have something else to celebrate very soon: the birth of her second child.  Pink is extremely pregnant, though her husband Carey Hart tells People magazine that the couple still doesn't know the baby's sex. The couple also kept their daughter Willow's sex a surprise when she was born five years ago.  This time, though, Carey is hoping for a boy.  "We got one…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5's Next Album, Due Next Year, Will Be "a Little Darker," Says Guitarist

Maroon 5 last released an album in 2014, but their latest hit, "Don't Wanna Know," isn't the first single from a new album.  It's a one-off track the band randomly decided to release, says guitarist James Valentine. The band had begun work on new songs for an album, says James, but it became clear the full project wouldn't be ready for a while.  “That was one of the first songs that we started working on," James tells ABC Radio. “And we figured, 'Oh, it’s been two years since we put a record out,' so we decided to just put this…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Miley Cyrus Loses Her Last Two Artists

On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the eight artists who performed Monday learned that Team Miley Cyrus’ Aaron Gibson and Ali Caldwell, Team Adam Levine’s Brendan Fletcher, and Team Alicia Keys’ Christian Cuevas were sent home. Christian, Ali and Josh lost an "Instant Save" vote to Team Adam member Josh Gallagher. Prior to the vote, Christian, Ali and Josh sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. Christian covered “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” by Bonnie Raitt; Ali sang “Sledgehammer,” by Rihanna; and Josh performed “I Drive Your Truck,” by Lee Brice. There are now four artists…

posted 2016/12/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-12-06

Niall Horan Planning to "Fall Off the Face of the Earth" After Christmas

Niall Horan has scored success with his debut solo "This Town," and the One Direction member is in the middle of recording of his first solo album.  That's why he says he needs to drop out of sight for a while and make sure it's perfect. In a handwritten letter to fans, Niall writes that he's planning to go back home to Ireland for the holidays, to spend some "quality time with family and friends."  But, he says,  "After Christmas I’m gonna fall off the face of the earth and do one of my disappearing acts. I want to come…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato On Board for Celebrity Cruises Concert Series Kickoff

With her first Grammy nomination under her belt, Demi Lovato is ready to celebrate with some lucky vacationers in paradise. The singer is teaming up with Celebrity Cruises for a special concert on the island of St. Maarten later this month.In order to score tickets, you must be booked on one of four Caribbean cruises. Guests who buy tickets to the event will have access to a special venue on the island where Demi will perform some of her biggest hits.The concert takes place on December 28. It will serve as the kick-off to Celebrity Cruises' first-ever concert series. Copyright…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Writes New Song for "Smurfs: The Lost Village" Soundtrack

Meghan Trainor has some Smurf-tastic news. The singer has written a new tune called “I’m a Lady” for the Smurfs: The Lost Village soundtrack. "I love the Smurfs and was honored when they asked me to write a song for this new movie,” Meghan says in a statement. “I was especially excited -- I wrote the whole thing in one evening!" The song will be released in the new year, before the film debuts in theaters on April 7. This latest Smurfs film follows Smurfette and her pals on a journey through the Forbidden Forest to find a mysterious lost…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani, David Bowie, Taylor Swift Among Yahoo's Top Musicians & Celebs of the Year

In 2016, people wanted to know about dead rock legends, pop stars and country artists.  That's according to Yahoo's 2016 Year in Review, which tracks the most searched-for, and most-read stories on the online portal. The top celebrity of 2016, according to Yahoo, was Gwen Stefani, who rebounded from her painful divorce with a new album, a tour and a new relationship with Blake Shelton.  Gwen also was the fourth-most searched term of the year on Yahoo, behind the 2016 Election, Donald Trump and the video game Roblox.  Other musicians who made Yahoo's top-10 celebrities of 2016 list include Justin Bieber,…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande & More React to Grammy Nominations

The nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are officially in, and now the lucky artists who scored nods are reacting to the news. They took to Twitter to express their excitement:The Chainsmokers: "So honored and grateful! Thank you Grammys for these nominations this is the best news ever! Honestly can't believe it :) We were in line at dunkin donuts and high fived everyone in the store."Demi Lovato: "Woke up to the most amazing news EVER!!!!!!! Wow... thank you SO MUCH to @RecordingAcad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" #GrammyNominationsKelly Clarkson: "SO EXCITING!! Can't believe it?! So honored to be nominated with such a talented…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Kids on the Block Announces Extra Dates for The Total Package Tour

It seems fans are really clamoring for their ‘90s nostalgia. New Kids on the Block has added extra dates for their The Total Package Tour, featuring special guests Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. The band has added second shows to their sold-out stops in Chicago and Toronto, as well as new shows in Indianapolis and Hollywood, Florida. Tickets for the Chicago, Toronto and Indianapolis dates go on sale Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. local time. You can purchase tickets for the Hollywood, Florida show starting Thursday, December 15 at 10 a.m. local time. The tour kicks off May…

posted 2016/12/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR