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2014-03-11

Christina Perri Books TV Dates, Releases New Album Tracks

Christina Perri's sophomore album, Head or Heart, is due April 1, and she's got a flurry of activities planned to promote it. First up is this week's release of a new album track, "Burning Gold," via the Shazam song-tagging app; you can listen to it on YouTube and download it on iTunes as well.  Another album track, "I Don't Wanna Break," was recently heard in an episode of HBO's Girls, and it's on the show's most recent soundtrack, Girls Volume 1: All Adventurous Women Do. Next, Christina has set TV appearances on ABC's The View on April 16, and on The…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Is the "Most Overexposed" Celebrity, Says "Forbes"

Justin Bieber's been dominating the headlines for the past year, mostly for his less-than-stellar behavior.  If you're feeling a bit of Bieber fatigue, you're not alone: he tops Forbes' new list of the Most Overexposed Celebrities. Forbes compiled its list from data from E-Score Celebrity, which ranks over 6,500 stars based on public opinion polling.  67% of those polled ranked Justin as the most overexposed celebrity.  While this might seem like a no-brainer, Forbes points out that it's usually reality stars who get that dubious honor.  Indeed, the rest of the top-10 most overexposed celebrities include most of the Kardashian…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber DUI Trial Set for May 5

Justin Bieber's trial for driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license will take place in Miami on May 5, according to the Miami Herald.   Justin has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and prosecutors say that no plea offer has been made to the singer.  His initial trial date of March 3 was postponed because a judge had to rule on whether police video footage of the singer on the night he was arrested should be made public.  The video was eventually released, though in censored form, with black bars covering what allegedly were images…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Best Day of Their Lives? After Years of Struggling, American Authors Go Platinum

It was likely one of the best days of their lives.  Appearing on Live with Kelly and Michael on Monday, American Authors, whose song "Best Day of My Life" is one of this year's first breakout hits, were surprised with a special plaque commemorating the fact that the song has been certified platinum for more than one million downloads. It's a satisfying accomplishment for the band, who've been struggling to make it for many years. American Authors' debut album Oh, What A Life just hit stores last week, and lead singer Zac Barnett tells ABC News Radio that the title…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sara Bareilles Teams with VH1 to Give Schools Brand-New Pianos

Sara Bareilles knows first-hand how important music education is, and that's why she's teaming with VH1's Save the Music Foundation to give 10 lucky schools around the country the opportunity to win brand-new pianos. Sara is the ambassador for a new grant program called Keys + Kids.  Starting now, all U.S. K-12th grade public schools can apply to be awarded one of 10 packages worth $10,000 each.  Each package includes a brand new Yamaha upright piano, a Yamaha portable PA system, and a Shure vocal microphone.  Applications will be accepted through VH1SavetheMusic.org through April 30. "Music changed my life. I…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde to Release Her Own Makeup Collection via M.A.C.

Lorde has gotten almost as much attention for her signature dark lipstick as she has for her music. Now, the 17-year-old Grammy winner is teaming with M.A.C. to launch her very own makeup line. The New Zealand Herald reports that Lorde will release a limited-edition collection of makeup in June; she's been working on it since last year with M.A.C. senior artist Amber Dreadon.  Dreadon is traveling on tour with Lorde as her makeup artist, and working with her to design her tour looks.  They also collaborated on Lorde's looks for the video for "Team," and for her Grammy and…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Final Week of Blind Auditions Begins

The final week of the blind auditions on The Voice began Monday night. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher sought to fill the few remaining slots on their respective team. Here are the highlights of the two-hour episode: First up was Kat Perkins, who sang Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman." Adam, Shakira and Usher pressed their buttons. Usher referred to Kat as a country singer, which Adam called into question by asking her if she's a rock artist, given her song choice. She said yes. Kat joined Team Adam. Paula DeAnda has some experience in the music biz. She…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Teen Arrested for Sneaking into Miley's Dressing Room

An 18-year-old man got himself in trouble after sneaking into Miley Cyrus' dressing room at an Omaha venue and leaving her a note the day before she performed there. According to KETV-TV in Omaha, Tucker Salvesen entered restricted areas of the CenturyLink Center last Wednesday and later tweeted a message to Miley, saying he'd left a note for her in the dressing room. Police say the note read, "I snuck back here I need to meet you. You have helped me so much your music has given me all the answers I was looking for when my heart got broke…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Cop Files Lawsuit, Claims He Faced Retaliation for Reporting Alleged Incident at Whitney Houston Death Scene

A Beverly Hills police sergeant is suing the city, claiming he experienced backlash after reporting that another cop made inappropriate comments about Whitney Houston at the scene of her death. According to CBSLA.com, Sergeant Brian Weir claims Detective Sergeant Terry Nutall disturbed the scene of Whitney's body at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in February 2012, and made remarks including that Whitney “looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state.” After reporting the incident, Weir claims, he was removed from positions on the SWAT and K-9 teams and denied promotions. He seeks unspecified damages, and wants to be…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Get Steamy in Instagram Dance Videos

Here’s some more evidence that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have become especially close again. Justin on Monday night posted a couple of Instagram videos of the two dancing together, and they get a little steamy. In the clips, Justin and Selena are dancing to John Legend’s “Ordinary People.” At various points, Justin pins Selena against the wall. Justin is also seen lifting up Selena and holding her tightly. Not long after the videos appeared on Justin's Instagram, however, they were apparently removed. It’s unclear when the videos were shot, but it has been reported that Justin and Selena spent…

posted 2014/03/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-03-10

Jason Derulo to Perform on "Dancing with the Stars" Season Opener

Jason Derulo is a star who definitely knows how to dance, so it's no wonder he'll be featured on the season premiere of ABC's Dancing with the Stars next week. As part of the show's huge opening number, featuring all the pro dancers this season, Jason will perform his current hit "Talk Dirty."  It's the first time a musical guest has ever provided the accompaniment for the opening number of the season.  The fun gets underway Monday, March 17 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, with celebrity contestants like Drew Carey, Cody Simpson, Wonder Years star Danica McKellar, Real Housewife…

posted 2014/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Jay Z Isn't Sure If He Wants to Be Kanye West's Best Man

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly getting married this spring, but who will serve as the rapper's best man? While Jay Z seems like a likely choice, according to Perez Hilton Hov has declined the role after learning that the ceremony will likely air on E!'s hit reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. "Jay is Kanye’s closest friend so he wants him to be best man," a source is quoted as saying. "Jay agreed initially but had one condition -- under no circumstances can there be any reality TV shows filming him, his wife, Beyoncé or daughter Blue…

posted 2014/03/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR