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2015-03-30

Ed Sheeran Working with Paul McCartney & Chef Jamie Oliver on Song for Food Revolution Day

Ed Sheeran has co-written a song with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for this year’s Food Revolution Day campaign, which seeks to promote healthier diets for youngsters around the world. Jamie revealed during a recent interview with an Australian radio show that he recently collaborated with the 24-year-old British pop star, and also managed to get the legendary Paul McCartney to lend his talents to the track. According to Jamie, the former Beatles member contributed some of his own lyrics to the star-studded anthem, and also plays bass on the song. Jamie said Ed, "set me to task to go and…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera and Nick Jonas to Perform at ACM Awards

Christina Aguilera and Nick Jonas are going country…sort of. The pop stars have been added to the lineup of performers at the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards set to air on April 19. Nick will be performing with Vocal Duo of the Year nominees Dan + Shay, and Christina will duet with a surprise artist. Christina’s ACM performance will come just days after her April 15 debut on ABC’s Nashville as a pop star hoping to make a country album. Christina's fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton and country singer Luke Bryan will co-host the awards, airing Sunday, April…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"OK!" Magazine Retracts Story Claiming Katy Perry Is Pregnant

Ever wonder how some celebrity magazines get away with printing articles claiming that female stars are pregnant...and then they never actually have the baby?  Well, some of them don't. OK! magazine was just forced to print a retraction of a story it ran claiming that Katy Perry had a bun in the oven. A note on OK!'s website acknowledged that in the March 2 edition of the magazine, "[W]e wrongly stated that Katy Perry was pregnant, and that she was planning a wedding. We acknowledge that Ms. Perry is not pregnant, and she is not planning a wedding." The statement…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Britney Spears: Piece of Me" Voted Best Overall Show in "Best of Las Vegas" 2015 Poll

Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency show, Piece of Me, picked up two awards in The Best of Las Vegas 2015 poll. The concert was voted best Overall Show and best Bachelorette Party. It shares the best Overall Show title with Love: Cirque du Soleil. “THANK YOU to everyone who voted!” Britney tweeted after the winners were announced. “Your support means the world. I am so proud of this show & can't wait to see what the future holds! Xoxo.” Britney’s Vegas show began in December 2013 at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, and was initially scheduled to end in September of…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Doesn't Think "Dear Future Husband" Video Is Sexist

Meghan Trainor disagrees with critics who have called her “Dear Future Husband” video sexist. The 21-year-old singer told Entertainment Tonight at the Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend that she’s taking the backlash in stride. "Everyone’s going to say something," she said. "I don’t think it’s sexist. I just wrote a song for my particular future husband out there, wherever he is. I’m just preparing him. Lettin’ him know what’s up." The retro-inspired video features Meghan dressed as a sexy housewife and doing chores like cooking and scrubbing the floors. Some people have objected to the imagery, as well as the…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Says New Album Will Be "a Grown-Up Version of Justin"

Justin Bieber is a changed man. The singer, whose Comedy Central Roast airs tonight, tells USA Today he has a brand new outlook on life, and his new music will reflect that. “My whole direction has changed,” he says. “What you are thinking about all the time is what you write, and now that I'm thinking about more positive things, it completely changes my music. I had to re-do my whole [new] album. It was done but it didn't match up to where I am now and where my head's at.” He admits he was in a dark place for…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Says She Loves Her Breast Implants

Iggy Azalea is not ashamed of her breast implants. In fact, the Aussie rapper couldn’t wait to tell people about them. "I love them so much I had to talk about them," Iggy tells E! News. But she says her friends didn’t think she had to say anything at all, because it wasn’t a very drastic change. "Everybody did say, 'I don't think you need to say it because no one will ever know because they're so small,'" Iggy says with a laugh. "I said, 'I know but I'm just going to say it [because] I'm a blabber mouth!'" She…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Will Sam Smith Be Collaborating with Rihanna?

Could a Sam Smith/Rihanna collaboration be in the works? According to the U.K. tabloid The Sun, Rihanna is determined to make it happen. “He is so talented, it would be amazing to work with him,” the 27-year-old singer tells The Sun. “No matter how busy we are, when two artists want to work together they make it happen.” She continues to gush about Sam: “He has such a beautiful voice, is a beautiful songwriter, but more important than that he is an absolutely beautiful person, and that comes across in his songs.” Earlier this year, Sam hinted that he had…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 to Perform on "The Voice" April 6

Adam Levine’s Maroon 5 band mates will join him on The Voice stage next week for a special performance. On the show’s Monday, April 6 episode, the band will play their newest hit “Sugar,” the third single from their latest album V. The Voice airs 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET/PT that night. Maroon 5, fronted by Voice coach Adam, is currently in the middle of a six-month world tour.  Their final North American date is April 6, in Anaheim, California. V also features the hit singles “Maps” and “Animals." Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights…

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Ludacris & Chrissy Teigen to Host 2015 "Billboard" Music Awards

For the second year in a row, rapper and actor Ludacris will host the Billboard Music Awards, airing on ABC May 17 at 8 p.m. ET.  This year, however, he'll have a co-host: Supermodel Chrissy Teigen, aka Mrs. John Legend. “I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year and I can’t wait to be back!” said Ludacris.  Chrissy added, "If my extensive collection of all 53 Now That’s What I Call Music compilations is any indication, I am both qualified and honored to join Ludacris in hosting this amazing show that spotlights the best music and…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia on Hiding Her Face: "I'm Not Doing It Because I Think I'm Ugly"

Sia wants you to know she’s not covering her face because she thinks she’s ugly. In fact, she’s fine with her appearance: she just doesn’t want to be judged for it. In a cover story for the April issue of Interview magazine, Sia chats with her Grammy performance partner Kristen Wiig about why her unorthodox privacy methods aren’t just a gimmick. "I'm trying to do this differently, for serenity,” she says. “And it's a fun game for me as well. I have nothing to lose. But of course I want to be loved. So when people say, ‘Show your face,…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Adds Summer Dates to Honeymoon Tour

Ariana Grande's Honeymoon Tour is still going strong, but she's just added a whole new leg to the trek. The summer leg of the tour, which originally kicked off February 25, will start July 16 in Tampa Bay, Florida and will hit close to 40 cities in North America. Prince Royce will be the special guest on the tour; tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 4 via Live Nation. Citi cardmembers will be able to grab pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time via CitiPrivatePass.com. Here are Ariana's new tour dates: 7/16 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena7/18…

posted 2015/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR