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2015-06-23

OMI Announces First U.S. Tour Dates; "Cheerleader" Certified Gold

OMI is riding high on the success of his single “Cheerleader.” The Felix Jaehn remix of the reggae fusion song has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for 500,000 in sales, and the Jamaican singer just announced his first tour dates in the U.S. OMI -- birth name Omar Samuel Pasley -- will play three dates in July, beginning at SOB’s in New York City on July 15. He’ll then make stops at Leo’s in Oakland, California on July 18 and Los Globos in Los Angeles on July 20. You can purchase tickets by going to OMI's…

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

Andy Grammer Giving Fans a Chance to Win a Free Cruise, with Him

For the second year in a row, Andy Grammer will be one of the performers on Train's annual Sail Across the Sun fan cruise, and he's giving his fans a chance to join him for the party. Andy's currently running a contest that could win you a balcony stateroom, as well a meet-and-greet with Andy, when the cruise sets sail next February from Miami to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  All you need to do is download an app called Flipagram and use to explain in 15 seconds or less why you need a vacation, with Andy's hit "Honey, I'm Good" as…

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

Flo Rida Debuts Video for "I Don't Like It, I Love It," Featuring Robin Thicke

Flo Rida and Robin Thicke have a summertime block party in the new video for their song, “I Don’t Like It, I Love It.” Robin, who’s featured on the track along with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, joins Flo as he hangs out on the stoop, buys ice cream for the neighborhood kids and has a nighttime dance party. “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” is featured on Flo Rida’s EP, My House. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

Lifehouse Making Other Plans Now that Nickelback Has Canceled Their Joint Trek

Now that Nickelback has canceled their tour due to singer Chad Kroeger's emergency vocal cord surgery, Lifehouse, who was supposed to open for Nickelback on an upcoming tour leg, is left without an opportunity to play for their fans.  The band has issued a statement about their future plans. "We are sad to inform our fans that the No Fixed Address tour has been cancelled but wish Chad Kroeger of Nickelback a healthy and speedy recovery,” singer Jason Wade says. "We hope to be back on the road soon touring our new album and will keep fans posted as soon…

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

Jessie J Recovering from Surgery; Tells Fans She's OK

Feel better, Jessie J. The singer revealed on Instagram early today that she underwent surgery for an undisclosed health issue. She posted a before-and-after hospital video and told fans that she’s doing just fine. “I had an operation yesterday so need to rest,” she writes. “I won't be saying what for so PLEASE don't keep asking me or harassing my close ones on here or anywhere for information. It's personal and I know you can respect that. I just wanted to explain to my fans why I may go AWOL for a minute.” She goes on to clarify that the…

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

Diddy's Rep Says Reports About Arrest Are "Wholly Inaccurate"

Diddy, or at least a representative of his, has broken the silence on the matter of the rap mogul's arrest by campus police at UCLA on Monday on an assault charge. "The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate," reads a statement released Tuesday by a rep for Diddy. "What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son. We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed." Sean Combs, of course, is…

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

Britney Spears' Louisiana Mystery Man Confirms They're Not Dating

Just after rumors broke that Britney Spears and her boyfriend Charlie Ebersol split, the singer tweeted a photo of herself and a hunky mystery man, leading many to wonder if she has moved on already. In the photo, a bikini-clad Britney cozies up to the man on a boat. She captioned it, “So nice to be home! Nothing like Louisiana boys.” But it turns out she isn’t dating someone new quite yet. The man in the photo, Harris Beall, tells Access Hollywood that he and Britney are actually complete strangers. Harris, a deckhand at The Prop Stop in Ponchatoula, Louisiana,…

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

Lady Gaga's Dog Is Star of New Coach Campaign

Lady Gaga’s dog is becoming almost as famous as her pop star mama. Gaga announced on Twitter that her French bulldog, Miss Asia Kinney, is starring in a new batch of Coach ads. She posted the announcement along with a photo of one of the ads, featuring her pooch draped in a blue bag from Coach’s fall collection and wearing a pearl necklace. Miss Asia has her own Twitter and Instagram accounts and also posted about her new modeling gig. “I'm so proud to post my first photo as the face of @Coach for this year's #CoachPups Campaign, shot by…

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

Pharrell Williams Calls Adele "A Masterful Writer"; Could They Be Working Together?

Pharrell Williams is Adele’s not-so-secret admirer. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that during an interview with Ryan Seacrest at the Cannes Lions festival earlier today, Pharrell gushed over the British singer and hinted they may be working together. “I just think she is a masterful writer, if you listen to her album, it lives and breathes,” The Voice coach said. Pharrell had previously revealed he’d love to work with Adele, and he seemed to tease that collaboration. When Ryan asked Pharrell if he had seen Adele recently, he replied with a smile, “Yes.” Stay tuned. Copyright © 2015,…

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

Maroon 5 Cancels Show in Indonesia Due to Religious Holiday

Maroon 5 had been scheduled to perform in Jakarta, Indonesia September 23, but they've now decided to cancel it -- not because of any controversy, but out of respect for a local religious holiday. A statement on the band's website reads, "Out of the utmost respect for the religious celebrations of Idul Adha and the community activities that will surround this period, we will be canceling our concert on the 23rd of September...We apologize for any inconvenience."  The band is offering refunds for the show. Idul Adha, the local name for the holiday also called "Feast of the Sacrifice," is…

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

Rihanna Reportedly Heads Back to Studio to Create Hit Single

Rihanna fans may be wondering what's the status of her upcoming album, tentatively titled #R8, but it looks like the singer has reportedly returned to the recording studio because she’s struggling to produce a radio hit, a source tells the New York Post's Page Six. "The singles haven't caught on. She'll be fine because she's Rihanna -- but it’s not a good thing that the songs haven’t stuck," the insider reveals, seemingly referring to her lukewarm singles "FourFiveSeconds," featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney, "American Oxygen," and "B***h Better Have My Money." While the unnamed source adds that Rih's eighth project was…

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

Sam Smith Headlining Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival

Now that his voice is back, Sam Smith is getting back into the swing of things. He’s just lined up a headlining gig at this year's Music Midtown festival in Atlanta. He’ll share top billing with Drake, as well as Elton John and rock band Van Halen. The two-day festival will also feature performances by Hozier, Tove Lo, Icona Pop and Elle King. It’ll take place on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19 in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. Tickets go on sale June 27 at 10 a.m. ET. Regular two-day general admission tickets are $156.00, and VIP packages run from…

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