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2015-01-29

Kanye West Talks Marriage Life on Ellen; Premieres "Only One" Music Video

Kanye West says marriage to Kim Kardashian West has changed him for the better, in more ways than one. "I've definitely learned how to compromise more," the Grammy winner told Ellen DeGeneres on her show Wednesday. "I've learned how to shut up more. ... I think I'm a better human being because of her and because of my daughter." The A-list couple tied the knot in May and are already parents to North West, who appears in West's new video for "Only One," which just premiered on his website. "I have always someone to think about going home to," Kanye…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert Marks Birthday with New Album Announcement

Thursday is Adam Lambert's 32nd birthday, and he marked the occasion by announcing a few details of his long-awaited new album. Earlier this month, Adam told Billboard that he'd signed a new record deal and was working with super-producers Max Martin and Shellback on a project, due in early summer.  Now, he writes on Twitter, "Thrilled to announce the title of my upcoming album: THE ORIGINAL HIGH."  Adam adds, "The Original High is executive produced by Max Martin and Shellback with 1st single out in April." Lambert told Billboard, "The album feels like a new era for me -- emotionally,…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry to Use Super Bowl Halftime Show to Sell Limited-Edition Products Online

Katy Perry is going to turn her Super Bowl halftime performance into a unique shopping experience for her fans. According toVariety, Katy is partnering with her record company and Pepsi, the halftime show sponsor, to sell exclusive Katy Perry items to her fans.  The items will be revealed via social media and various websites during her live performance on Sunday, including Twitter, YouTube, Shazam and Internet-TV devices by Samsung, Roku and LG Electronics.  Visa will be the exclusive payment method for the limited-edition products. How will it work?  For example, the videos on Katy's Vevo channel will be enabled for…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Says Awards Show Outfits "Too Good" to Never Wear Again

While most stars wouldn't be caught dead wearing the same red carpet outfit more than once, Lorde is not above doubling up.  The Grammy-winning "Royals" singer posted a photo to Instagram Wednesday which shows her repurposing the crop top she wore to the Golden Globes. “All into reusing parts of past award show outfits (this is my golden globes top) cause they're CUSTOM MADE and too good to just hang up and never wear again u feel!” she wrote. In the new, more casual look, Lorde paired the Narciso Rodriguez top with Karen Walker high-waisted jeans and white Stan Smith…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tom Petty Says Sam Smith "Did the Right Thing" Regarding "Stay with Me" Songwriting Credit

Earlier this week, it was announced that Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty and legendary rock singer/songwriter/producer Jeff Lynne had been added to the songwriting credits of Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated hit, "Stay with Me," because of its supposed similarity to Petty and Lynne's 1989 hit composition, "I Won't Back Down."  Now, Petty has issued statement about that decision, saying there's no bad blood between himself and Sam. "About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam," Petty writes on his website. "All my years of songwriting have shown me these…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Justin Bieber Apology Tour? First an "Ellen" Appearance, then a Video

Justin Bieber's bad behavior these past few years has certainly generated more discussion than his music.  Worse, his public image has taken a serious hit, and made him the nearly universal butt of jokes.  But now, it appears Justin has finally gotten the message, and is starting to 'fess up to his bad-boy behavior. Exhibit A: Justin made a brief "surprise" appearance on today's The Ellen DeGeneres Show. While the given reason was to help Ellen belatedly celebrate her 57th birthday, which was Monday, the conversation was all about Justin's past behavior.   "Honestly, I haven't been on TV for…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Files to Trademark "This Sick Beat" and Other "1989" Phrases

If you want to get down to “this sick beat,” you might have to ask Taylor Swift for permission. Taylor has filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark that phrase -- a lyric from her hit song “Shake It Off” -- and a number of others related to her latest album, 1989. Some of the other phrases include "Party Like It's 1989," "'Cause We Never Go Out of Style" -- that's a line from her current single, "Style" -- plus  "Nice to Meet You. Where You Been?" and "Could Show You Incredible Things," which are both lines…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fergie Offers Katy Perry Super Bowl Halftime Advice: "Make Sure You Topstick Everything!"

When Katy Perry takes the stage this Sunday for her Super Bowl halftime performance, she'll be facing the highest-pressure gig of her career, in front of the largest audience of her career.  So who can she turn to for advice?  Well, how about another chart-topping female singer who also performed at the Super Bowl halftime show?  Fergie, we're looking at you. Fergie and her group The Black Eyed Peas headlined the Super Bowl halftime show in 2011, and at the time, Fergie was the first female pop performer to be allowed on that stage since Janet Jackson's disastrous "wardrobe malfunction"…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Helps Ellen DeGeneres Celebrate Birthday with Thursday Show Appearance

Justin Bieber helps Ellen DeGeneres celebrate her 57th birthday Thursday with an appearance on her daytime talk show. The comedian and talk show host, whose actual birthday was this past Monday, tweeted a photo of her and Bieber, along with the caption, "I can't believe the surprise I got for my birthday show. Then I saw his face. Now I'm a Belieber." I can’t believe the surprise I got for my birthday show. Then I saw his face. Now I’m a Belieber. pic.twitter.com/bQOV3YOCyE— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 29, 2015 The 20-year-old Bieber responded with, "Good seeing u today @TheEllenShow. Happy…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Recap: Two Performances Leave Jennifer Lopez with “Goosies”

American Idol's 14th season continued Wednesday night with its final week of auditions in San Francisco. Back behind the judges' table were Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. and Jennifer Lopez, who experienced "goosies" after two contestants performed. During the show, host Ryan Seacrest once again gave Idol fans a chance to decide via an online poll if a contestant would advance or be sent home. This week, they voted “no” to sending a contestant named Zack Dyer to Hollywood. Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday's one-hour episode: The show kicked off with Katherine Skinner, 15, who threw the…

posted 2015/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-01-28

Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Still #1, Fall Out Boy Score First Top 10 Since 2007

The Billboard Hot 100 is still totally funked up.  "Uptown Funk," by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, rules the #1 spot for a fourth week. According to Billboard, one thing that helped the song maintain its position this week is the popularity of a viral video featuring a teacher from Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Texas leading students in an elaborate dance routine to the song.  Streaming video now counts when it comes to chart position, and the clip has racked up close to four million views.  Bruno reacted to the viral video on his Facebook page Tuesday,…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Sued by Former Nanny

Mariah Carey is being sued by her former nanny, the New York Daily News reports. In the suit filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court, Simonette Da Costa claims Mariah forced her to work 100-hour weeks, and refused to pay her overtime. Simonette says she went to work for Mariah and her now estranged husband Nick Cannon in October 2013. She lived with the family and took care of twins Moroccan and Monroe. She also accompanied the children whenever Mariah traveled for global concerts and appearances. “She was on call 24 hours a day. She was always at their beck and…

posted 2015/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR