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2015-06-30

Lady Gaga Confuses Mariachi Festival for Pride Parade

Lady Gaga found herself in an embarrassing situation over the weekend when she attempted to show her support of the Chicago Pride Parade, but wound up cheering on a group of mariachi performers instead. The 29-year-old "Born This Way" singer snapped an Instagram photo from the balcony of her Chicago apartment on Sunday overlooking a crowd of people gathered in what is clearly the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. The picture shows Gaga with the words "Gay Pride" across her chest and stomach with the caption, "Watching over Chicago Pride from my apartment and smiling so big. So many…

posted 2015/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-06-29

Taylor Swift Gives Fans Free Tickets After Flight Delay Makes Them Miss London Show

Taylor Swift takes care of her fans. When two South African Swifties missed her concert at London’s Hyde Park after their flight was delayed, Taylor offered them free tickets to her Dublin show. Stephanie Be and her boyfriend Joe Crann only managed to catch the last three songs of Saturday's show thanks to the travel nightmare. Stephanie says she was left in tears over the ordeal. "There's nothing like flying halfway across the world to see @taylorswift13 & then @British_Airways delaying the flight so I miss it," she tweeted. She later added, "Just landed at Heathrow and @taylorswift13 is about…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Sings at Wedding of Jessica Biel's Close Friend

It pays to be friends with Justin Timberlake’s wife. The singer surprised Jessica Biel’s pal with an impromptu performance at her wedding Saturday, Us Weekly reports. He serenaded Jessica’s former college roommate Dana Panzer and her new wife Amy Wicker with his hit “Senorita” at their Norwalk, Connecticut nuptials. “Imma start something, and all the fellas gonna look at the ladies, who just got married tonight. And all the ladies gonna look at the ladies, you know what I’m saying,” he began, according to a source. The two brides danced as he continued to sing other hits, including James Brown's…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Wants to Buy a Convent; Nuns Aren’t Happy

Katy Perry reportedly wants to buy a convent, and there are some nuns who are praying it doesn’t happen. According to the Los Angeles Times, the elderly sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are trying to prevent Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez from selling their former home to the pop singer. At least two of the sisters believe the Los Feliz property is theirs, and only they have the right to sell it. Sister Rita Callahan and Sister Catherine Rose signed the property over to local restaurateur Dana Hollister two weeks ago for $15.5 million, before the archdiocese could…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Says She Wasn't Blaming Britney Spears for Lack of "Pretty Girls" Success

Controversy seems to follow Iggy Azalea whenever she takes to social media. The Aussie rapper got some flak after tweeting her explanation for why "Pretty Girls" wasn't more of a success. When one fan tweeted that the song “flopped a little bit,” Iggy seemingly hinted Britney Spears was to blame for its less-than-stellar chart performance. “Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured...” she wrote. While many took her tweet as a diss, Iggy said her comments were misconstrued. In response to a Billboard headline that read “Iggy…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Is World's Highest-Paid Musician on "Forbes"' Celebrity 100

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris may be the world’s highest-paid celebrity couple, but Taylor’s alleged rival Katy Perry has them beat in terms of individual wealth. Katy is the highest-earning musician on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list this year. The singer graces the magazine’s cover and comes in at number three on the overall list, having earned an estimated $135 million over the past year. Her staggering wealth has a lot to do with earnings from her long-running Prismatic World Tour, and her take-charge attitude when it comes to managing her own brand. “I am proud of my position as a…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Avril Lavigne: "I’m Doing a Lot Better" After Lyme Disease Treatment

Avril Lavigne said she’s seeing progress in her treatment for Lyme disease, which she contracted last year. "I'm about halfway through my treatment," the singer said on Monday's Good Morning America of her regimen, which includes multiple antibiotics and ample rest.  "I'm doing a lot better. Seeing a lot of progress. ...I'm just really grateful to know that, like, I will make [a] 100 percent recovery," Avril added. That road to recovery has been a long one, said Avril, explaining that that trying to get a diagnosis was the worst time of her life. "I literally became bedridden last October," she said, adding…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran to Perform at "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"

Just because Ed Sheeran is British doesn’t mean he can’t help celebrate America’s birthday. The singer has been added to the lineup of performers at the 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. He’ll join Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Trainor for the festivities, airing Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The two-hour special will be hosted by Today show co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall, and will include a dazzling 25-minute fireworks presentation. Rapper Flo Rida and country stars Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley are also set to perform during the special. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's "Where Are U Now" Video Features Fan Art, Selena Gomez Reference

Justin Bieber’s song with EDM producers Skrillex and Diplo, “Where Are U Now,” has been heating up the airwaves for months, but now it finally has a video. Justin debuted the artistic clip on ABC's Good Morning America today. In the visual -- Justin’s first music video release since early 2014 -- the singer’s body becomes a canvas for fan-made art. Justin told GMA that contributors came together in a Los Angeles gallery to create the artwork used in the final production. In one blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, a drawing that says “Jelena 5ever” flashes across the screen with a big purple…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

After Special Guest-Studded Concert, Taylor Swift Tours London by Boat, Hugs Boyfriend

Taylor Swift is making the most out of her time in the U.K. At her show in London's Hyde Park on Saturday night, Taylor welcomed what seemed like half her squad onstage for special appearances, including model pals Cara Delevigne, Martha Hunt, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss.  Kendall Jenner also joined the party, as did tennis superstar Serena Williams, who was in town ahead of Wimbledon.  Meanwhile, Emma Watson checked out the show from backstage. Then, Taylor took in the sights of London with her pals.  She posted a photo showing herself on a boat on the River Thames, along…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Doesn't "Have a Frickin' Clue" What She'll Do Next

Kelly Clarkson's current album Piece by Piece is her last record in her current contract.  So will she re-sign with the same company?  Change labels?  Switch genres?  She says she has no idea what she's doing next. "I have no idea what my next record is going to sound like. I've gone through three different genres and I keep saying that, 'No this is going to be my sound, no this is going to be my sound,'" she tells Digital Spy. "You know coming off a talent show – and even [my record label], we didn't choose each other, we…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Andy Grammer Says He Knew His Hit Would Either "Annoy People or Be the Biggest Thing Ever"

Andy Grammer's been releasing singles since 2011, but his latest one, "Honey, I'm Good," has unexpectedly become the biggest hit of his career.  Andy says that when he wrote the upbeat ode to fidelity, he and his team thought the song was so unusual that it would either be embraced by everyone -- or really tick people off. "Sometimes you do have a sense that, like, 'Wow, this is weird.  It's a weird one,'"  Andy tells ABC Radio about whether or not he thought "Honey, I'm Good" was special from the get-go.  "We could tell that it was like, 'That's…

posted 2015/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR