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2015-06-24

Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved to Hospice Care

Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has caused her to be moved into hospice care. "Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate," Bobbi Kristina's aunt Pat Houston said in a statement today. "As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now." A Brown family source tells People, "She's skin and bones now. She has been losing weight, she's been losing hair. They were taking good care of her, but she has no muscle tone at all. There has been some…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Reportedly Launching New Mobile Game

Is there anything Demi Lovato can’t do? For her latest business venture, she's is reportedly launching a new mobile game. According to Billboard, Demi has partnered with mobile game developer Pocket Gems to create the game, which will be a “choose your own adventure” story starring the singer's cartoon likeness. Players will get to interact with Demi’s character as they build their own music careers. Pocket Gem's Jameel Khalfan tells Billboard Demi was directly involved in the game-making process: she helped come up with the dialogue and chose the clothes her avatar will wear. Her dog Buddy will also be…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Disclosure Says It Would Have “Felt Wrong” to Not Have Sam Smith on New Album

For British electronic duo Disclosure, collaborating with Sam Smith again on their new record was a no-brainer. Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence tell Entertainment Weekly what it was like reuniting in the studio with their “best mate.” “It just would have felt wrong to not have him on the record,” Howard says. “We speak to Sam every day. He’s our best mate. And he’s the best singer in the world. Why would we not put him on the record?” Last year, mingling their talents proved to be a winning combination. Disclosure's song “Latch” became a hit, and effectively launched Sam’s…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hozier Sings at Funeral of Berkeley Balcony Collapse Victim

Hozier paid tribute to an Irish student who was killed last week in a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. The Irish Independent reports that the singer sang the final song at Olivia Burke’s funeral in Dublin today. Hozier joined hundreds of mourners at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and performed a stripped down, acoustic version of “Work Song.” The 21-year-old Olivia was one of six students killed in the collapse, which occurred during a 21st birthday party in the Library Garden Apartments on June 16. According to CNN, five of the victims were on temporary work visas…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Cooler Than Me" Singer Mike Posner Stops Trying to Be Cool, Tells "The Truth"

Remember Mike Posner?  Back in 2010, he hit the top 10 with the single "Cooler Than Me," and then had two more top 30 hits: "Please Don't Go" and "Bow Chicka Wow Wow."  He's been out of the spotlight for a while, writing songs for other artists, but now he's back with a new EP and a completely new sound. While Posner's previous hits were highly produced pop songs, the material on his EP The Truth is more stripped down, and in the confessional singer/songwriter vein.  Why the change?  He says it was partly due to a conversation he had…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Invests in Mattress Company

Well this gives a whole new meaning to the Maroon 5 song, "Never Gonna Leave This Bed." The Wall Street Journal reports that Adam Levine has invested in online mattress retailer, Casper Sleep Inc. The company recently raised $55 million to expand its business. It first gained attention by delivering its “bed in a box” to consumers around New York by bicycle within hours of an order. Now, it aims to become not just a mattress-on-demand supplier, but a global brand “that’s about the best of everything when it comes to sleep.” Other celebrity investors include Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony's "Worth It" Hits 1 Million in Sales

Baby, they’re worth it. Fifth Harmony’s hit single “Worth It” has surpasses 1 million in digital sales, according to the group's record label. The song, featuring Kid Ink, is on track to become the group’s biggest single to date. “BO$$” and “Sledgehammer,” the previous singles from their debut album Reflection, are also approaching million-sellar status. Fifth Harmony will kick off their summer tour on July 15, but before they hit the road, they’ll perform as part of the Today show summer concert series on NBC July 10. The group has also recorded a new song for the Hotel Transylvania 2…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Reportedly Is Launching Her Own Clothing Brand

Rihanna reportedly is launching her own clothing brand called $CHOOL KILLS, that according to U.K. magazine Grazia. The singer is focusing on becoming a fashion designer and her company, Roraj Trade, LLC, has filed for a trademark of the brand's name under the clothing and leather product categories at the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office last month, the mag reports. The singer may be creating an accessories line before releasing a full collection of clothing. "$CHOOL KIlls will be an accessories range covering everything from tote bags to purses, and later on, fashion," Grazia quotes a source as saying. "She…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Cooler Than You" Singer Mike Posner Stops Trying to Be Cool, Tells The Truth

Remember Mike Posner?  Back in 2010, he hit the top 10 with the single "Cooler Than You," and then had two more top 30 hits: "Please Don't Go" and "Bow Chicka Wow Wow."  He's been out of the spotlight for a while, writing songs for other artists, but now he's back with a new EP and a completely new sound. While Posner's previous hits were highly produced pop songs, the material on his EP The Truth is more stripped down, and in the confessional singer/songwriter vein.  Why the change?  He says it was partly due to a conversation he had…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rick Ross Arrested for Assault, Battery & Kidnapping

Less than a month after he was arrested on marijuana possession charges there, police in Fayette, Georgia have arrested rapper Rick Ross -- this time for something more serious. Ross, 39, was arrested Wednesday morning by U.S. Marshals and charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery, according to the Fayette County’s Sheriff’s Office.  The arrests were the result of an investigation into an incident on Ross’ property that allegedly occurred June 7. Though the Sheriff’s Office doesn’t describe the nature of the incident, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reports Ross was having some work done on his home when he allegedly got…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde: Next Album Will Be About “Stepping Outside of Hometown Bubble”

While she’s yet to fine-tune the details of her next album, Lorde hinted that one of its themes would be “stepping out of the bubble” of her hometown. The Auckland, New Zealand native revealed the new details in a recent fan Q&A for Dazed magazine. When a fan asked what message she wants to convey on her follow-up to 2013's Pure Heroine, she replied, "I'm not 100 percent sure yet but I will say if the first record was about living in the bubble of your hometown, the second record will be about stepping outside of that bubble for the…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-06-23

Amy Schumer Says Getting Gig as Madonna's Opener Was "the Craziest Thing"

For a huge Madonna fan like Amy Schumer, opening up for the Queen of Pop is a dream come true. The comedian, who’ll be doing her stand-up act at Madonna’s New York shows this September, tells Entertainment Weekly, “there is no one in the world I’d want to open for more.” She reveals how she scored the gig. “It was the craziest thing,” Amy says. “Chris Rock called me a couple of months ago and was like, ‘Madonna wants your phone number.’ I’m like, I can’t believe you have my phone number!” She says she immediately jumped at the chance.…

posted 2015/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR