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2014-10-23

Katy Perry Takes Birthday Celebration to Morocco

After reportedly cancelling plans to celebrate her 30th birthday in Egypt, word is Katy Perry has relocated the festivities to another country in Africa. The Hollywood Reporter had said Katy was going to party and go sightseeing with her crew in Egypt to mark her milestone birthday. However, she reportedly nixed her plans due to "safety concerns." Instead, Us Weekly reports, Katy will celebrate in Morocco. The magazine says she's already arrived in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. Katy turns 30 on Saturday. 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 2014 ABC News Radio 

posted 2014/10/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-10-22

Lorde Says Visiting "Mockingjay" Film Set Was "So Magical"

When Lorde was tapped to curate the soundtrack of the upcoming Hunger Games movie Mockingjay -- Part 1, she found that part of the gig was being allowed to visit the movie's set -- an experience she describes as "magical." Speaking to Billboard about the Mockingjay project, Lorde says, "In Berlin I had a show and The Hunger Games was shooting just across the road.  A bunch of their people came over [to my show] -- Woody [Harrelson] was at the show being dragged away, because it was time to shoot.  [And] we went to the set, which was so…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Battle Rounds End with a Gwen Steal

The Voice wrapped up its Battle Rounds Tuesday night on NBC. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani all rounded out their teams to eight artists each. Gwen was the only coach who still had a steal to use entering the one-hour episode. She spent it after the final battle, taking Beth Spangler from Team Adam. The guest mentors returned for one more appearance during rehearsals: Alicia Keys, with Team Pharrell; Stevie Nicks, with Team Adam; Gwen's husband, Gavin Rossdale, with her team; and Little Big Town, with Team Blake. The final battle for Team Pharrell involved Brittany…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez Sings "Jenny from the Block" with "American Idol" Contestant in New Promo

American Idol's 14th season kicks off in January and Fox has just released a new promo to E! Online that showcases some of the auditions, including one courageous male contestant who not only sings judge Jennifer Lopez's "Jenny from the Block," but also coaxes J-Lo to chime in. Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. are also back as judges this season, along with host Ryan Seacrest. American Idol's 14th season premieres January 14 on Fox. 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 2014 ABC News Radio 

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha Denied in 2011 Deposition Dr. Luke Made Sexual Advances Toward Her

Last week, Kesha filed a lawsuit against her producer, Dr. Luke, claiming he has sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused her in the past. The claims are now under new scrutiny after a 2011 deposition in which she participated was unsealed on Tuesday. The deposition stemmed from a lawsuit brought by Kesha's former managers against her and Dr. Luke, whose birth name is Lukasz Gottwald.   In Kesha's recently-filed complaint, she alleged that Luke once gave her a date-rape drug, after which, she says, she woke up naked in his bed, "sore and sick," with no memory of how she…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Receive Tabloid Apology for False Flirting Report

Justin Timberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, have settled their lawsuit against Britain's Heat magazine for publishing what they claim was a "false and unfounded story," implying their marriage was in trouble, E!Online reports.The September 6-12 edition of Heat magazine published an article under the headlines: "Justin Timberlake Gets Flirty with Another Woman, It Is Not His Wife!" and "The Flirty Photos That Rocked Justin and Jessica's Marriage."On Tuesday, representatives of the celebrity gossip magazine read an apology at the High Court in Dublin, Ireland, and retracted the story, which featured pictures of Timberlake at a party in a…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Debuts New Song, "Style," in Latest Target Ad

You may have seen paparazzi photos of Taylor Swift a few months ago, walking around in New York City holding a bunch of balloons.  Well, turns out she wasn't on her way to a birthday party: she was filming her new commercial for Target.  The spot, which just debuted, also features about thirty seconds of a brand-new Taylor song, called "Style." In the spot, Taylor is seen in various New York City locales, and speaks about what she finds inspirational about living in the Big Apple.  "Everything from what people are wearing on the street to the way they're interacting…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Caillat Trying to Live the Message of Her Hit "Try," Wishes Others Would Too

Colbie Caillat's latest hit "Try" is a call for women to stop trying to mold themselves into a certain image or adopt certain behaviors so they'll fit in, be liked or be considered attractive.  While Colbie says she wrote the song as a message of empowerment to herself, she says she's happy to see that everyone can relate to it.  Take her appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars a couple weeks ago, for example. During the show, Colbie performed her hit "Try" while YouTube star Bethany Mota and her partner Derek Hough danced a routine inspired by the bullying…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Cancels Plans for Birthday Bash in Egypt

Katy Perry was planning to spend her 30th birthday on Saturday like the Queen of the Nile, but now she's suffering a "denial" of celebration opportunities. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katy was set to take her crew to Egypt to celebrate her milestone, and while there, had booked a schedule of parties and sightseeing, including a cruise down the Nile River.  However, news of her visit leaked out, and a source tells the publication that the singer scrapped the plans due to "safety concerns." The idea for Katy to travel to Egypt may have been sparked by the Ancient…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Win at Britain's "Q" Awards

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were both winners in London Wednesday at the Q Awards, presented annually by the U.K. music magazine Q. Ed, who won Breakthrough Artist at the same ceremony in 2011, took Best Solo Artist this time around.  Backstage, he joked that his previous Q Award had "rusted" and is "falling apart," but praised this year's trophy as "legit." "They put more money into it this time," he said. Sam was named Best New Act. Backstage, he reminisced, "I can't believe it! I was here last year and no one knew who I was...it was one of…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J & Pink Score Top-10 Debuts

Both Pink and Jessie J have notched top-10 debuts with new albums on this week's Billboard Top 200 album chart. Coming in at at #4 is rose ave, the debut album from the musical duo You + Me.  The duo features Pink and Canadian singer/songwriter Dallas Green.  On her own, Pink has scored seven top-40 albums, while Green has scored two under his usual musical moniker, The City and Colour. In a statement, Pink, who for this project is using her birth name of Alecia Moore, said, “We really had no intention for this to become what it is. We…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Reveals Full Tracklisting for "1989"

After teasing fans with song lyrics from her new album 1989, Taylor Swift has finally revealed the full tracklisting for the highly anticipated disc, posting it to Instagram. The songs are: "Welcome to New York""Blank Space""Style""Out of the Woods""All You Had to Do Was Stay""Shake It Off""I Wish You Would""Bad Blood""Wildest Dreams""How You Get the Girl""This Love""I Know Places""Clean" The deluxe edition of Taylor's album being sold at Target will come with three extra songs and three voice memos. 1989 arrives October 27. Interestingly, many of the song titles on Taylor's new album have already been used for previous songs. …

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR