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2014-12-15

World Tour Planned for Madonna in 2015?

Madonna has been teasing fans all year with hints about her new music, but it appears as though we're not going to hear it -- officially, anyway -- until 2015.  But the good news is that reportedly the Queen of Pop has a huge world tour planned for next year to support the new disc. A source tells the British paper The Mirror that Madonna is in early talks about the shows, and adds, "This is going to be one very special tour.  Madonna wants to pull out all the stops, especially because it is 30 years since the Virgin…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jordin Sparks Releases New Single, Confirms New Album "Right Here, Right Now"

Not long ago, Jordin Sparks released a mixtape, #BYEFELICIA, which made headlines for its diss track aimed at her ex, Jason Derulo.  Now Jordin has released an official single, "It Ain't You," via all the major online retailers. The track will appear on Jordin's new album, Right Here, Right Now, which will be her third studio album, and her first since 2009's Battlefield.  The album will also include tracks from the mixtape.  The album will arrive on Louder than Life, a record label founded by Grammy-nominated producer Salaam Remi, who's worked with Fergie, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo, among…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande a Diva? Michael Buble Says No

Lately, Ariana Grande has been plagued by rumors that she's a demanding diva who'll only be photographed on one side, disses her fans and requires her handlers to carry her around like a baby when she gets tired.  Well, one fellow artist who got to work with Ariana recently says nothing could be further from the truth. Ariana is one of the guest stars on Michael Buble's upcoming NBC Christmas special, which airs on Wednesday.  And he tells Entertainment Weekly that he's worked with some actual divas, and Ariana isn't one. He tells EW, "I had Mariah [Carey] on the…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Teaming with Nissan to Promote Anti-Texting "Red Thumb Day"

On The Voice, Adam Levine sits in a red chair, but on tonight's show, he's going to ask people to focus on red thumbs. On the NBC show this evening, Adam, in partnership with Nissan, will declare the next 24 hours to be "Red Thumb Day," and urge viewers to stop messing with their cell phones when they're behind the wheel.  According to Nissan, a recent study shows that a quarter of teens will respond to a text message once or more every time they drive. 20% of teens also admit to having extended text conversations while they're behind the…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Felt "Peaceful" While Recording "The Pinkprint"

To celebrate the release of The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday. Prior to performing her emotional single “Bed of Lies,” with Skylar Grey, the rapper discussed her relationship status.  According to published reports, Nicki recently split with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels. "I’m really, really happy, and I think that’s what it’s all about," Nicki said.Minaj also said that recording the album was therapeutic. "I just feel like sometime you don't know why something crazy or difficult or emotional is happening in your life until you are able to use it to like help other people, or…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joey Fatone Thinks Justin Timberlake Will Make a Great Dad

Joey Fatone thinks former 'NSYNC band mate Justin Timberlake is ready to take on fatherhood. "I think he's going to be a great dad," Joey told People at the Disney on Ice presents Let's Celebrate! Event on Thursday. Joey, himself a father of two, said he's seen Justin's paternal instincts firsthand. He said he's watched as Justin looked after his younger stepbrother, Steven, and "took him under his wing." "He's always been great with kids in general," Joey added. "He's going to be great. I think he'll be very hands-on." Despite his friend's remarks, Justin and wife Jessica Biel haven't officially…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J Opens Up About New Boyfriend

Jessie J can't stop gushing about her new boyfriend. The "Bang Bang" singer recently went public with her relationship with R&B singer Luke James, and she told Metro.co.uk that things are going well between the two. "He understands my life, and I understand his," the 26-year-old said. "We're just really getting to know each other and just enjoying being in love." Since the two lovebirds are both singers, they also like showing off their voices together. "We've had sing offs!" Jessie said. "He met my mum and dad recently, and my dad went 'it's like a musical, isn't it?!'" She…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Reveals Great Escape Tour Dates

We've known for a while that Iggy Azalea is hitting the road next year.  Now she's released the dates for her Great Escape Tour. The outing kicks off April 14 in Fresno, California and wraps six weeks later in Austin, Texas, after playing 24 dates in 24 separate cities, including a stop in Toronto. As Iggy revealed earlier this month, Nick Jonas will be joining her for the tour.  R&B singer Tinashe will also join Iggy, as will Iggy's official DJ, DJ Wizz Kidd. The ticket on-sale date is this Friday, December 19 via AEG Live. American Express card members…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Says Adele's New Album Will Be "Insane"

OneRepublic recently wrapped up a European tour, and while they were on the road overseas, they were also working on new material for the band's next album.  In addition, lead singer Ryan Tedder continued his work on Adele's long-awaited new album, and he says when it's finally released, the end product will be "insane." Ryan, who won a Grammy for his contributions to Adele's world-beating album 21, is only one of a number of collaborators she's working with on the new disc.  But he says he's familiar with almost all the material that she's considering for inclusion on the album,…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Finally Releases Long-Awaited Debut, "Sucker"

Charli XCX has been dominating the charts for months, but it's only now that she's finally releasing her new album, Sucker.  The album, originally due October 21, arrives on Monday, and Charli says she delayed it so she could release additional singles.  The idea, she says, was to make people realize there's more to her than just her hit "Boom Clap." "I just didn't want people to buy that record based on 'Boom Clap,' because that's only one side of the album," she tells ABC News Radio. "You know, there's a lot more harder, like, more wild songs on the…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Signs with Interscope

Selena Gomez is officially an Interscope artist. In a photo posted to her Instagram page Saturday, the singer announced that she has signed with Interscope Records. The picture features her face next to what appears to be a contract. “Guess who's officially an Interscope artist #thisiswhatdreamsaremadeof,” she wrote in the caption. Guess who's officially an Interscope artist ?? #thisiswhatdreamsaremadeof A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:47pm PST Gomez, 22, was previously signed to Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records. The last album she released on her old label was the best-of album For You, which…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Shares Graphic Photos of Surgery to Remove Cyst

Miley Cyrus underwent surgery this past Friday to remove a cyst on her wrist, and she even shared explicit pictures of the procedure with her fans. It's unclear what kind of cyst Cyrus had removed, but the operation was an outpatient procedure, according to a source who tells E! Online the "Wrecking Ball" singer "is doing fine." Cyrus, 22, doesn't seem too concerned with the whole thing. She posted a photo of herself to her Instagram, wearing a hospital gown. The pop star, no stranger to posting shocking pictures on social media, also shared several graphic photos of what appears…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR