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2017-06-12

Beyonce, Drake & The Weeknd rake it in as Taylor tumbles on "Forbes"' Celebrity 100 list

Who's the highest paid entertainer, according to Forbes' annual Celebrity 100 list?  Believe it or not, it's a musician whose last top-10 hit was seven years ago. Diddy, aka Sean Combs, tops Forbes' Celebrity 100 list this year, with a pre-tax income of $130 million from June 2016 to June 2017.  The honor comes nearly 20 years after he first appeared on the cover of the magazine's first-ever Celebrity 100 issue.  How'd he do it?  Well, he sold a third of his Sean John clothing line for $70 million, he scored big bucks for his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour,…

posted 2017/06/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Here’s how to star in your own photo shoot with Katy Perry

Instead of just being a “witness” to Katy Perry, how about joining her for a photo shoot? The singer has teamed up with the charity site Omaze to give fans the chance to win tickets to her concert and an exclusive backstage photo shoot with her.You can enter by going to Omaze.com/KatyPerry and donating as little as $10. Proceeds go towards The David Lynch Foundation, which aims to help people in need through the stress-relieving Transcendental Meditation technique.The winner and a guest will receive VIP tickets to one of Katy’s upcoming shows, including flights and accommodations. They’ll also win a…

posted 2017/06/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

You'll never guess who Katy Perry's "The One that Got Away" is about

Witness World Wide, Katy Perry's live stream of the last few days, has produced some interesting moments, including one where James Corden forced Katy to rank her former lovers, and she revealed one famous name whom she regrets not having a relationship with. James offered Katy the choice of either eating something really disgusting, or ranking her exes Orlando Bloom, John Mayer and Diplo by how they are in bed.  At first, Katy didn't want to answer, saying, "No! No! NO! I will not do that! They’re all amazing lovers, and I want to have sex with them all after…

posted 2017/06/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" nationwide auditions scheduled for August & September

ABC's reboot of American Idol is set to premiere next year, but auditions start this summer. Thursday, August 17 is when the search for the next crop of contestants will begin.  The auditions will be held via East and West American Idol bus tours, which will begin in Orlando, Florida and Portland, Oregon, and make their way across the country.  There will also be two "Open Audition" opportunities September 11 in Chicago, IL and September 14 in New Orleans, LA. If you can't make it to the bus, you can submit a video online at AmericanIdol.com, via Musical.ly, or via…

posted 2017/06/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Gordon, former boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, charged with domestic battery

Nick Gordon, the former boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting his current girlfriend. According to a report from the police department in Sanford, Florida, police responded Saturday to a domestic violence call during which Gordon's girlfriend charged that Gordon had hit and punched her. According to the arrest report, Laura Leal told police that she and Gordon got into an argument after Gordon became jealous of attention he thought she was paying to a friend of his.  Leal claims that Gordon "became upset and violent punching and hitting her and refused to let…

posted 2017/06/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers talk Chris Martin collabo, say fan response to tour has been "overwhelming"

The Chainsmokers wrapped up the North American leg of their Memories...Do Not Open tour Friday in New York City.  The tour was a success, with some fans saying it was the best show they'd ever seen.  But the duo says at first, they had no idea if they could actually pull it off. "We worked really hard on our show," The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart tells ABC Radio. "Our new album was less dance music than anything else we had put out before, so we felt like it was better to bring a band to play some of those songs." "So…

posted 2017/06/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry reveals past suicidal thoughts, addresses Taylor Swift feud; will live stream concert Monday

Katy Perry's Witness World Wide live stream continues.  After previewing her new album in a mini concert on Thursday night on her YouTube channel, Katy live streamed a continuing series of events over the weekend including a makeup tip session, an interview of Katy by Ariana Huffington, a yoga session and puppy grooming session. Katy also sat down on Friday with with licensed therapist Siri Sat Nam Singh from cable network Viceland's series The Therapist, for a live online therapy session during which where she got emotional, even crying at times. Katy revealed that she's had suicidal thoughts in her past,…

posted 2017/06/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-06-09

Backstreet Boys expand their "Larger Than Life" Las Vegas residency

The Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life Las Vegas residency just got even larger. BSB has added 15 more dates to their headlining show at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The new performances begin November 8, and include dates in January and February of next year. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. PT. “There are so many great things happening right now,” AJ McLean says in a statement. “We have a sold out Las Vegas residency, a new record coming and our single with Florida Georgia Line is a Top 5 single at Country…

posted 2017/06/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Charlie Puth releases acoustic version of “Attention”

Charlie Puth wants your “Attention” again. The singer has released an acoustic version of his single, “Attention.”The new rendition strips away the original song’s funky groove for a softer, more emotionally-charged sound. Charlie initially released the single back in April.Charlie will perform the song and some of his other hits on the Today show’s Summer Concert Series June 30. And starting July 6 in Portland, Oregon, Charlie will hit the road as the opening act for Shawn Mendes.  The tour is set to wrap up in late August. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/06/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake teeing up for celebrity golf tournament next month

For the third straight year, Justin Timberlake will be showing off his golf skills at the annual American Century Championship. He’ll be participating in the celebrity tournament this summer at Nevada’s Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. A host of other entertainment personalities and athletes will be joining him, including former NBA player Charles Barkley, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Justin, as we all know, is an avid golfer and has been a crowd favorite since first participating in 2015. He finished last year’s tournament in 21st place. The 54-hole tournament will take place between…

posted 2017/06/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New music now: Miley Cyrus wants young people to be “Inspired” this Pride Month

After performing it at the One Love Manchester benefit concert this past weekend, Miley Cyrus has officially released her new track, “Inspired.” Miley decided to release the song in celebration of Pride Month and will be making a donation to her Happy Hippie Foundation, which aides LGBT youth. The hopeful song celebrates overcoming fear and hate, and serves as motivator for young people to spark social change within their communities. “We are meant for more/You’re the handle on the door/That opens up to change/I know it sounds so strange,” Miley sings.  "Inspired" will be included on Miley’s forthcoming album, due…

posted 2017/06/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber and David Guetta release “2U” with the help of Victoria’s Secret models

Justin Bieber’s latest collaboration has arrived. The singer teams up with David Guetta on the new track, “2U.” The love song, set to a soaring dance beat, comes with a special video featuring Victoria’s Secret models lip-syncing along to the track. "Justin has such a unique voice and I have so much respect for his talent but also for his choices,” David says in a statement. “He took some risks reinventing himself lately in such a cool amazing creative way.”He adds, “I'm very proud to finally share a record with him. I feel like '2U' is an incredible combination of…

posted 2017/06/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR