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Taylor Swift’s Miami Tour Stop Features Pitbull, Ricky Martin & Dwayne Wade

While Madonna was bringing Katy Perry up on stage Tuesday night, Taylor Swift was bringing out a few of Miami’s finest. During her 1989 tour stop in the Florida city -- which also marked the one-year anniversary of her 1989 album -- Taylor surprised the crowd with an appearance by Miami-native Pitbull, Miami Heat basketball star Dwayne Wade and Latin superstar Ricky Martin. She and Pitbull sang his 2011 hit, “Give Me Everything,” while she and Ricky performed his 1999 classic “Livin La Vida Loca.” Dwayne came out and gave Taylor a Heat jersey emblazoned with her lucky number 13.…

posted 2015/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Invites Katy Perry on Stage During Cali Tour Stop

Taylor Swift isn’t the only singer with surprise tour guests. Tay-Tay’s alleged rival, Katy Perry, was invited on stage at Madonna’s Inglewood, California tour stop Tuesday night. During each night of her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna has picked someone from the audience to join her on stage as the “unapologetic b****” of the night. This time, it was Katy’s turn. As Madonna performed the song “Unapologetic B****,” she made Katy bend over and gave her a kick on the bum. Then, she danced suggestively around the pop star before giving her a banana flask as a prize. They both took…

posted 2015/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction & Taylor Swift Up for "Billboard" Touring Awards

With legions of loyal fans and tons of onstage surprises, it’s no wonder One Direction and Taylor Swift are among the finalists for the 2015 Billboard Touring Awards. 1D’s On the Road Again tour is competing with Taylor’s star-studded 1989 tour for the Top Tour honor. They’re joined in the category by rock band The Rolling Stones’ Zip Code Tour. 1D and Taylor are also up for the Top Draw award, which is based on total attendance. They’ll compete alongside country singer Kenny Chesney in that category. In the Breakthrough category, Ed Sheeran and 5 Seconds of Summer are finalists…

posted 2015/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Talks New Album, Says "Hello" "Isn't About Anyone Specifically"

Adele knows she’ll never make an album like 21 again, and she’s not about to try. In her first proper interview in three years, the singer explains to i-D magazine that the heartbreak themes of her previous record won’t dominate 25. "I was very conscious not to make 21 again,” she says. “I definitely wasn't going to write a heartbreak record 'cause I'm not heartbroken, but I probably won't be able to better the one I did, so what's the point? Also, how I felt when I wrote 21, it ain't worth feeling like that again…I was very sad and…

posted 2015/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alessia Cara on the Real-Life Party that Inspired "Here"...and What the Host Thinks of It

Thanks to her breakthrough hit "Here," Alessia Cara probably gets invited to plenty of big music industry parties these days.  But it was attending a really miserable party at the age of 16 that inspired her to actually write that song....and then invite all the partygoers to star with her in the song's video. Alessia tells ABC Radio that the fateful "Here" party was thrown by her pal Stefano, who she describes as "cool," "awesome" and "one of my good friends."  So why did she have a lousy time at his bash?  "He invited people, I guess, that he knows…

posted 2015/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Carter & Wife Expecting First Child

Nick Carter may have had a disappointing night on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, but he got some very good news Tuesday. He and his wife, Lauren Kitt Carter, are expecting their first child together, People magazine reports. The 35-year-old Backstreet Boys singer married Carter, 32, last year; their courtship and marriage was documented on the VH1 show I Heart Nick Carter. Nick’s currently competing with fellow singer Andy Grammer on ABC’s DWTS, where he tied for last place after Monday’s performance. This will be the first child for Carter and his wife. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2015/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Ariana Grande Releasing MAC Viva Glam Lipstick to Benefit AIDS Charity

Another pop star joins MAC’s Viva Glam ranks. Ariana Grande has been named the cosmetic brand’s 2016 Viva Glam girl. She’ll be releasing her exclusive new lip line -- which includes a dark, vampy lipstick and a pink shimmery gloss -- in January. All proceeds from the lip products go to the MAC AIDS Fund, which supports people affected by HIV and AIDS. “I am beyond honored and excited to be working with a brand that stands for and always has stood for EQUALITY,” Ariana writes on Instagram. “My lipstick & gloss will be available in January and EVERY PENNY…

posted 2015/10/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato & Usher to Perform at MusiCares Person of the Year Gala

Demi Lovato, Usher and John Legend have been added to the lineup of performers who will honor Lionel Richie at the 2016 MusiCares Person of Year gala. The event will be held February 13 in Los Angeles, two days before the 2016 Grammys take place. Rocker Lenny Kravitz, country singer Zac Brown and previous MusiCares Person of the Year recipient Stevie Wonder also have joined the bill for the event. They join previously announced performers Pharrell Williams and country acts Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan. The 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will celebrate Lionel’s creative accomplishments and charitable…

posted 2015/10/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Says He’s “Campaigning” for Maroon 5 to Play the Super Bowl

If you’re hoping Maroon 5 will take the stage at next year’s Super Bowl halftime show, Adam Levine is right there with you. On Tuesday’s Live! with Kelly and Michael, Adam says he’s “campaigning” for the gig but nothing’s been decided yet. “I'm campaigning to do this but to be totally truthful, I read it, people have kept asking me is this happening and I was like, ‘I'd love it to happen, but we've had like no conversations about it,’” he says. If Maroon 5 does get hired for the halftime show, Adam would probably be on board to have…

posted 2015/10/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of "1989"

Break out the cake and balloons: Taylor Swift’s 1989 album turns one year old today. It’s achieved quite a lot in those 12 months, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the fastest-selling album in over 10 years, and producing five hit singles. Taylor took to Twitter to commemorate the anniversary. “1989 came out 1 year ago today. It's been the best year of my life. I love you guys.#HappyBirthday1989,” she writes, along with a picture of her album cover adorned with some birthday decorations. Billboard reports that, according to Nielsen Music, 1989 sold 1.287 million copies…

posted 2015/10/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Books BBC Special; "Hello" on Track to Become UK’s Fastest-Selling Single of 2015

Hello from the other side of the pond. Adele is filming a one-hour special for Britain’s BBC One leading up to the release of her new album, 25. According to the BBC, the special -- titled Adele at the BBC -- will be recorded in front of a live audience on November 2. The singer will be interviewed by British talk show host Graham Norton and will also play some of her new songs for the first time. "I can't wait," Adele tells the BBC. "Graham and I get on great so it's going to be a laugh." It’ll be…

posted 2015/10/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Surpasses The Beatles with Fifth Top-10 Debut on "Billboard's" Hot 100

One Direction officially has beaten a record set by another little British boy band you may have heard of: The Beatles. 1D’s new single, “Perfect,” has cracked the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, marking the band's fifth top-10 debut on the chart. That means they just surpassed The Beatles’ record for most top-10 Hot 100 debuts among groups. The Beatles had four top-10 debuts. “Perfect” joins “Drag Me Down,” “Live While We’re Young,” “Best Song Ever” and “Story of My Life,” which all premiered in the top 10. The Beatles’ four top-10 Hot 100 debuts aree "Hey Jude,” "Get Back,"…

posted 2015/10/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR