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2014-09-25

Mary Lambert Hopes Sharing "Secrets" Can Save the World

After making headlines -- and scoring two Grammy nominations -- for her work on Macklemore's "Same Love," Mary Lambert is now climbing the charts with her solo single "Secrets."  And she says the song, whose lyrics feature a long list of all the things that are wrong with her, is all part of her plan to get people to care a little bit more for one another. "'Secrets' is a song about living unapologetically and embracing everything about yourself," Mary says of the song, which features lines like, "I've got bipolar disorder," "I'm overweight," "My family is dysfunctional" and "I'm…

posted 2014/09/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-24

Ed Sheeran Sets Historic Aussie Tour, Records Four New Songs in One Night

Ed Sheeran has announced a tour of Australia which will see him doing something that no artist has done Down Under in twenty years. As he's done in the U.S., Ed will be touring Australian arenas solo, with no backup musicians. Australian news site News.com.au reports that Ed will be the first artist to launch an arena-level tour of that country without a band since 1994, when John Denver did it.  Denver, who died in a plane crash in 1997, was an American singer/songwriter known for 1970s hits like "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and "Rocky Mountain High." During that…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Voiceless Meghan Trainor Still #1, Gets John Legend for Debut Album

A very sick Meghan Trainor was just forced to cancel a show, and has been ordered by doctors not to talk or sing for the next four days. But we're sure she's screaming inside at the news that her smash "All About that Bass" is still #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is #1 for a third week, and for a third week, it leads an exclusively all-female top five.  After Meghan, we've got Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" at #2; Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's "Bang Bang" at #3; Nicki's "Anaconda" at #4; and Iggy…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Hint at "Cheek to Cheek" Theater Shows

Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga's duets album with music legend Tony Bennett, is currently in stores, and now the duo has hinted that they may do a series of live performances to support it. Gaga, who's out on the European leg of her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour, did a Twitter Q&A with iTunes and with fans on Wednesday that included Bennett.  When asked, "Will you perform theater shows for Cheek to Cheek?,"  Bennett replied, "I would love to and I think we just might!"  Any shows that they two do, of course, would have to wait until Gaga returns to…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Solicits Fan Ideas for Halloween

Iggy Azalea's excited about Halloween, and she wants you...to help her with her costume. "Man, i need some ideas for halloween!" she tweeted. "I don't have anything planned yet for a costume. My ideas are: a Smurf or Lola Bunny." While you're probably familiar with The Smurfs, Lola Bunny may be less well-known. She's a Warner Brothers cartoon character, and is basically a sexy female rabbit.  She first appeared in the 1996 film Space Jam. "If I was the bunny i would want to be covered in fake fur tho," she added,  and noted,  "The best thing about Halloween is…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J Says She "Can't Wait" for Her Nude Photos to Leak Online

While seemingly every female celebrity is freaking out about their nude photos either leaking or having leaked online, one star who isn't stressing is Jessie J.  "I can't wait for mine to come out," she claims. Speaking to the British paper The Daily Star, Jessie explains, "There’s a bad girl in every good girl. I’m human and every single woman in this industry is in a long distance relationship so sometimes you gotta throw things down to keep your man." She adds, "At the end of the day, yes, it's awful and disgusting that it happens, but really and truly,…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Enrique Iglesias Lands Five Latin Grammy Nominations

This far into his career, you'd think that Enrique Iglesias would have a shelf full of Latin Grammys at home.  However to date, he's scored only one, back in 2003.  However, he's about to get the chance win a whole lot more. Enrique has just picked up five Latin Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Urban performance for his smash hit, "Bailando." The 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards will be held November 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and will be broadcast live on Univision from 8 p.m. to…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Train, Chris Brown Debut High on "Billboard" Album Chart but Can't Beat Babs

Some of today's big music acts just learned that when it comes to the Billboard album chart, you just can't beat the collective power of Barbra Streisand, John Legend, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, and Elvis Presley. Legendary singer Streisand has debuted at #1 on this week's chart with her album of all-star duets, Partners, which features her singing with aforementioned artists and many other top male singers, including Babyface, Billy Joel and Lionel Richie.  That leaves everyone else who released a new album last week to scramble for the rest of the top five. Chris Brown's new album, X, debuts…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Amber Rose Files for Divorce from Wiz Khalifa

It appears that Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa have called it quits. Amber has reportedly filed for divorce from the rapper, just a month after the couple celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary. TMZ reports that it has obtained documents showing that the pair split on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. Amber is seeking full legal and physical custody of the couple's one-and-a-half-year-old son Sebastian. However, she's in favor of giving the rapper visitation rights. In addition, Amber acknowledges that there’s a prenup and she is not challenging it. The prenup provides for spousal support. Although its unclear what caused the reported…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Taylor Swift Diet Coke Ad on the Way

After signing on to endorse her favorite beverage, Diet Coke, last year, Taylor Swift is continuing her partnership with the brand.  AdAge.com reports that Taylor's latest ad will debut this fall. Taylor's latest spot is one of three new ones the soft-drink giant is running as part of their new campaign called "Get a Taste."  The campaign asks, "What if life tasted as good as Diet Coke?"  The first of the three ads debuts during Wednesday's premiere of ABC's Nashville.  The second ad debuts in October, but it's not clear when Taylor's will arrive. Taylor's most recent ad was called…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Hudson's Career Beginnings Were a "Drag"

She became a household name as a finalist on American Idol and later won an Academy Award for Dreamgirls, but Jennifer Hudson told Late Night host Seth Myers on Tuesday that her singing career had more humble beginnings -- performing at drag clubs. "I went in the club, and I'd notice, I'm like, 'That's a man dressed as a woman who is lip-synching?' I'm a real girl and I sing for real, how about I come in here and take [their] money?' And so that's what I used to do...I had the whole glam squad, they were all drag queens. They would…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Caillat Will "Try" to Love Her New $6 Million Mansion

After selling her home for $1.6 million earlier this year, Colbie Caillat is ready for an upgrade.  She's just shelled out $6.1 million for a new mansion in Hidden Hills, California, where her neighbors will include Kanye West & Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. Variety reports that Colbie's new place features six bedrooms and six full and two half bathrooms over 8,400 square feet.  There's a four-car garage, fireplaces, not one but two wine fridges, a butler's pantry, a wet bar and a media lounge with a 120-inch projection screen.  Outside, there's a pool, an outdoor dining area with a…

posted 2014/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR