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2015-03-16

Meghan Trainor Releases "Dear Future Husband" Video, Announces Summer Tour

Meghan Trainor's "future husband" will likely have to keep up with her busy schedule! The 21-year-old singer proved she won't be slowing down any time soon by releasing her new video for “Dear Future Husband” Monday, and announcing a slew of summer tour dates.“Dear Future Husband” runs through a list of simple rules for Meghan's someday-hubby and in the video, she plays the part of sexy housewife as multiple suitors try to impress her. "You gotta know how to treat me like a lady, even when I'm acting crazy," she sings to the retro-inspired beat. A barbershop quartet adds to…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Denies Madonna a #1 Debut in the UK

Sorry, Madonna: your Rebel Heart wasn't enough to overcome the power of Sam Smith -- at least not in the U.K. The British singer's album In the Lonely Hour has returned to #1 on the British album chart, denying Madonna's new album, Rebel Heart, a #1 debut.  It had to settle for #2, making it Madonna's first studio album to fail to hit #1 in the U.K. since 1994's Bedtime Stories. In addition, Sam's new version of his song "Lay Me Down" with John Legend has debuted at #1 on the British singles chart. According to Britain's Official Charts Company,…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hozier Says His Hair Is a "Constant Battle"

One reason Hozier has become an unlikely sex symbol is his long, flowing hair.  But the singer says he's not really too concerned about his 'do -- it's his team who insist that he appears in public with it looking like that. “It’s a constant battle I have with my manager and label,” he tells the Sunday Times. “Every television show I do, the hair ‘has’ to be down, apparently. I’d never thought about how I looked, how I dressed, before all this. I had a winter coat and a denim jacket. I’d turn up for something and go, ‘Hey,…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nate Ruess Joins "The Voice" as Key Adviser

It seems going solo is working out just fine for Nate Ruess. The singer, who’s currently taking a break from his band fun., has been appointed key adviser on this season of The Voice. He’ll be doling out advice to all the remaining contestants for three episodes starting March 23, when the knockout rounds begin. “I’m super excited and always happy to lend whatever knowledge I have to other vocalists,” he tells BuzzFeed Music. “Plus I’ve heard nothing but great things about Blake, Pharrell, Christina and the guy with the tattoos.” The “guy with the tattoos” is, of course, Adam…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran and John Legend Contributing to UN's "World's Happiest Playlist"

Ed Sheeran and John Legend just want to make people happy. According to Rolling Stone, the two musicians have teamed up with the United Nations to create “the world’s happiest playlist” in celebration of International Day of Happiness on March 20.The United Nations has enlisted the two singers for its week-long #HappySoundsLike campaign. James Blunt, DJ/producer David Guetta, actress Charlize Theron, and Australian singer and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Cody Simpson will also be contributing some joyful songs to the playlist. You're encouraged to submit your own song suggestions by using the hashtag #HappySoundsLike on social media. Simpson…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna to Headline NCAA March Madness Music Festival

Rihanna has signed on to perform at the 2015 NCAA March Madness Music Festival next month in Indianapolis. The singer is scheduled to headline the event on Saturday, April 4 at White River State Park.  Footage from the concerts will be live streamed at NCAA.com/MusicFest. In addition, country stars Kacey Musgraves and Lady Antebellum, as well as country rockers Zac Brown Band, will perform at the festival April 5. The concerts are being staged in conjunction with the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four. Additional performers will be announced later. The news comes on the heels of Rihanna filming a 30-second commercial for…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Celebrates Three Years of Sobriety, Thanks Boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama

March 16 is a big milestone for Demi Lovato.  It marks three years of sobriety for her, and she gives a lot of the credit to her boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama. In a post on Instagram showing the two kissing, Demi writes, "I wish I could put into words how grateful I am for this man right here. But my love has grown to a level that words could never possibly express how much this man completes me. He's loved me the way I never thought I deserved to be loved and with this day marking my 3rd year sober... After…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Couples Will Dance to Hits by Bruno Mars, OneRepublic & Hozier on Season Premiere of "Dancing with the Stars"

The 10th Anniversary season of Dancing with the Stars kicks off tonight and the contestants will be hoofing it on the dance floor to tunes by the likes of Bruno Mars, OneRepublic and Hozier. Army veteran and amputee Noah Galloway and his pro partner Sharna Burgess will be dancing the cha cha to OneRepublic’s “I Lived,” while football player Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd will be doing their own version of the cha cha to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. Other performances will include Demi Moore’s daughter Rumer Willis partnering up with Val Chmerkovskiy for a foxtrot…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

LMFAO's Redfoo Ready to Pull Out Signature "Sexy" Moves on "Dancing with the Stars"

Over the last 19 seasons, ABC's Dancing with the Stars has featured a number of pop hitmakers, from Gavin DeGraw, Brandy and Toni Braxton, to former boy banders Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Drew Lachey, to ex-Spice Girl Mel B, rapper Lil' Kim and even Michael Bolton.  The show's 20th season kicks off tonight, and this year's pop star is LMFAO's Redfoo.  Will he be showing off his "Sexy and I Know" it moves on the dancefloor?  He says yes, but it's all about strategy. Redfoo, who was a guest judge on season 18, is the only guest judge ever…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Appears in Controversial Russell Brand Documentary, Super Bowl Halftime Documentary

Katy Perry appears in two new documentaries: one which gives more insight into the breakdown of her marriage, and another that gives more insight into the creation of her Super Bowl halftime show. Sports Business Daily reports that the NFL is shopping around a 90-minute documentary on the making of Katy's show, with an eye towards it airing in late April.  It's in discussions with CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC to show the doc, which started shooting in October, around the time Katy had her first creative meeting about halftime.  Among the 100 hours of footage they captured: Katy pacing…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Gets Roasted

Justin Bieber faced the flames Saturday night, for the taping of his Comedy Central roast, and nothing was off limits. In his opening remarks, host Kevin Hart, dressed as a preacher, asked the crowd to “Belieb in a man who has the voice and the driving skills of Stevie Wonder.”  Hart proclaimed that they were going to do to Bieber "what his parents and the legal system should have done a long time ago: give him the ass-whooping” he deserved. As expected, Bieber’s former girlfriend, Selena Gomez, was referenced in a lot of jokes. Comedian Jeffrey Ross told the crowd…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

MAGIC!, Sam Smith Win at Juno Awards

MAGIC! won a pair of awards this weekend at Canada's answer to the Grammys, the Juno Awards. The band was honored during Sunday night's broadcast in Hamilton, Ontario, with the Single of the Year award, for "Rude." The previous night, at a gala dinner where a number of the winners were revealed, MAGIC! was named Breakthrough Group of the Year. MAGIC!, which hails from Toronto, entered the weekend with nominations in five categories. The weekend's winners also included Sam Smith, who earned the prize for International Album of the Year for In the Lonely Hour; Sarah McLachlan, who was awarded…

posted 2015/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR