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2015-02-25

Lady Gaga Practiced for Six Months for Oscar Performance

Everyone agrees that Lady Gaga sounded fantastic on Oscar night performing a medley of songs from The Sound of Music.  Turns out that performance wasn't exactly effortless: the singer practiced for months to perfect her vocals. The show's executive producer, Craig Zadan, told Entertainment Tonight that Gaga "worked with a vocal coach every day for half a year to do that."  The show's other executive producer, Neil Meron, added, "She's the real deal. She can do anything. She said that if she pulls it off, it's going to change the focus of her career and she pulled it off." Sound…

posted 2015/02/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Lung Infection Sends Demi Lovato to ER

Demi Lovato was reportedly rushed to a hospital in Tarzana, California, Tuesday after she experienced what TMZ is calling "significant trouble breathing." The gossip site says a friend took the "Heart Attack" singer to the ER at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, where she was diagnosed with a flu-related lung infection.  Lovato, who has been working on a follow up to her hit 2013 album Demi, is reportedly still recovering at the facility, where she is receiving antibiotics. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2015/02/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Once-Rejected Singer Gets All Four Coaches to Turn Around

It was the second night of blind auditions on NBC's The Voice Tuesday night. Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell sat in their rotating chairs as they listened to more hopefuls and continued to build their teams. Tuesday’s show featured a returning contestant who auditioned in season five, but failed to convince any of the coaches to turn their chairs. This time, she got all four to turn around. At the conclusion of Tuesday's blind auditions, Blake added one more artist to his team, for a total of four. Pharrell added two more, bringing his total to five.…

posted 2015/02/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bobby Brown Postpones Australian Tour to Spend More Time with Family

Bobby Brown has postponed an upcoming Australian tour, as his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown remains in a Georgia hospital. A statement from the Australian ticket service Ticketek reads, "Bobby Brown’s upcoming Australian Tour featuring special guests Treach and Kay-Gee from Naughty By Nature, has been postponed to May to allow Bobby Brown to spend further time with his family." Two of the performances, originally scheduled for Sydney on March 20 and 21, have been pushed back to May 28 and 29. Bobbi Kristina Brown has been hospitalized in Georgia since she was found face-down in a bathtub in late January.…

posted 2015/02/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sheeran vs. Smith: Which Taylor Swift Pal Will Win at the Brit Awards Tonight?

Wednesday night at London's O2 Arena -- or Wednesday afternoon, in the U.S. -- the stars will turn out for the Brit Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Grammy Awards.  This year's big battle is between two hugely successful British singer songwriters: Sam Smith, who has five nominations, and Ed Sheeran, who has four.  Both men are also performing at the awards ceremony, as is their mutual pal Taylor Swift.  So who does she think will win?  She's hedging her bets. Asked to predict who'll come out on top, Sam or Ed, Taylor told London's Capital FM radio, "I mean,…

posted 2015/02/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rixton Ready to "Get the Audience on Their Side" While Opening for Ariana Grande

Last year, Rixton broke out big with "Me and My Broken Heart" and did plenty of live dates all over the world.  But tonight, they're starting what may be their most prestigious live gig yet: opening for Ariana Grande on her hotly-anticipated Honeymoon Tour.  Their mission: having fun and winning over Ariana's fans every night. "I think it’s just about stepping up now and showing people that, you know, we are a live act and we do write and play all our own stuff," lead singer Jake Roche tells ABC News Radio. "So I think it’s just about having as…

posted 2015/02/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-02-24

Taylor Swift Succeeds Katy Perry as Woman of the Year at "Elle" Style Awards

If there really is a burning rivalry between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, it just got a little more fuel.  Taylor has usurped the title of Woman of the Year from Katy at this year’s Elle Style Awards. Katy won the honor last year. Taylor arrived at the awards ceremony in London Tuesday dressed in a sexy green dress with a slick, straight hairstyle. She was presented the award by her pal Sam Smith, who was named Musician of the Year at the event. Both Taylor and Sam are set to perform at the Brit Awards on Wednesday. For months…

posted 2015/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tove Lo Lines Up Talk Show Appearances to Promote New Single "Talking Body"

Tove Lo will be bringing her latest single, “Talking Body,” to the talk show circuit with back-to-back TV appearances next month. The Swedish singer will perform the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on March 23, followed by a performance on Good Morning America the next morning. She’ll stick around New York City for one more day to perform a special show at the Highline Ballroom on March 25. Tickets for the show go on sale Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET. Before her New York appearances, Tove Lo will attend South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. She has…

posted 2015/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Says She Was Joking About People Not Collaborating with Her; Releases Title Track of New Album

Kelly Clarkson would like the media to stop portraying her like some sort of music industry pariah. The singer wrote on Twitter Tuesday that she was only joking when she told BBC Radio 1 that no one wants to collaborate with her. “Ok, I was making a joke about people not singing with me!” she tweeted. “The press is really twisting this comment just FYI! No big deal. New story please.” During her interview, Kelly said, "I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no. I'm not kidding you. I have legitimately asked several people…

posted 2015/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele’s "21" Notches Fourth Year on "Billboard" Chart, NBC Exec Explains Why She’d Be the Ultimate "Voice" Coach

No doubt about it, Adele has staying power. According to Forbes, her album 21 has officially spent four straight years on the Billboard 200 chart. People have been steadily snapping up the album, which spawned hits like "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You," since it came out in 2011. Of the 208 weeks the album has been on Billboard’s tally, only 24 have been outside the top 100. This week it was at number 89. So far, the Grammy award-winning album has sold more than 11 million copies in the U.S. It was certified diamond -- or ten…

posted 2015/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Makes Himself a Target in New Promo for Comedy Central Roast

Justin Bieber’s new promo for his Comedy Central Roast makes him even more of a target than the one that saw him pelted with eggs. In the clip, the 20-year-old singer is shown getting a huge bullseye tattooed on his back by Jeffrey Ross, one of the channel's top Roastmasters. “How does it look?” he asks the tattoo artist. “It’s f**cking perfect,” the guy responds. Comedians will aim their insults at Justin when the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber airs on March 30. Kevin Hart will be hosting the special. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2015/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Releases "Towards the Sun" Single from "Home" Soundtrack

Rihanna continues to surprise fans with new music. Although we'll will have to wait until later this year for her eighth album, Rih has just released the new song "Towards the Sun," lifted from the soundtrack to DreamWorks animated movie, Home. "And you know I’ve been burned/You see me lose control/It’s not worth my soul," she sings on the pulsing track, now available via digital retailers.In Home, Rihanna voices a young girl,opposite Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, who provides the voice of an alien.  The film hits theaters March 27. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2015/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR