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2014-04-16

Train Releasing New Single in June, New Album in September

There's lots of stuff happening right now in the Train yard.  A day after the band announced that they'd be doing another installment of their Sail Across the Sun fan cruise next year, they've revealed that fans can expect a new single in June, with a new album coming in September. The band revealed the news on Twitter, and singer Pat Monahan further elaborated on the band's new music in his blog, saying he was happy with the material they've come up with.  "There are some good ones," he said of the new Train songs.  "I’m starting to get excited.…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Reveals New Single Details; Collabo with Iggy Azalea in the Works?

After promising that her new single would be coming "sooner than you think," Ariana Grande has now revealed a few more details about the song. She announced on Twitter that the track is called "Problem," and when a fan asked her to describe what the tune is about, she replied, "knowing U'd be better off w/o someone but u can't resist them & need them no matter what." The singer further revealed that she'll perform her new track at the White Party, which, as previously reported, is a massive gay dance music festival taking place in Palm Springs, California later…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Man Who Inspired "Royals" Finally Gets to Meet Lorde

It's taken a while but former Kansas City Royals player George Brett has finally gotten to meet the teen whose international hit he inspired: Lorde. Major League Baseball tweeted a photo of Brett, who was the inspiration for Lorde's #1 smash "Royals," posing with the singer, presumably backstage at one of her concerts.  The Kansas City Royals organization also tweeted a photo of the two, writing, "And we've come full circle!" Lorde wrote her Grammy-winning smash "Royals" after being inspired by a photo in National Geographic magazine of Brett wearing his Royals jersey.  Last month, when she visited Kansas City,…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Posts Video Blog Documenting Super-Fan Gena Gabrielle's Bridal Shower

Taylor Swift has posted a video blog of her weekend trip to Ohio to attend her super-fan Gena Gabrielle's bridal shower. Taylor documented the entire visit including the moment she surprised Gena with a handmade, framed sign, a Kitchen Aid mixer, fine cookware and homemade chocolate chip cookies among other items. Gena got more than 100 text messages from friends and family once word got out Taylor was at the bridal shower. Even though Taylor is 24 years old, this is the first bridal shower she's ever attended. Taylor ended the video with a message to Gena saying, "Thank you…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Frozen" Marks 10th Week at #1, Pharrell Rebounds to #2

The big freeze continues on the Billboard album chart, as the Frozen soundtrack passes its 10th non-consecutive week at #1. Billboard reports that in the SoundScan era, which dates back to 1991, only 11 albums have spent that many weeks at #1.  Four of those 11 have been soundtracks: Frozen, The Lion King, The Bodyguard and Titanic.  The Frozen soundtrack has also passed the two million mark in sales; it's now sold 2.1 million copies. Elsewhere on the chart, Pharrell Williams' album G I R L has now rebounded to #2 on an 18 percent sales increase.  The "Happy" hitmaker…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Lady Gaga's Boyfriend Looking to Put a Ring on It?

Lady Gaga and her boyfriend, Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney, have been together for two years, so, is he looking to take things to the next level?  According to one report, yes. Life & Style Weekly claims that Kinney has been "secretly" shopping for an engagement ring for Gaga.  The mag quotes an insider as saying, "Taylor’s been looking at engagement rings for [her] for a couple of months. He has told a couple of his close guy friends that he wants to propose soon." How soon? Apparently, Kinney wanted to pop the question last month, when Gaga turned 28,…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Covers "Teen Vogue," Talks Fame, Fashion & "Girls"

Lorde may complain about being asked to smile during fashion shoots, but that doesn't mean she hates them.  In fact, she's perfectly thrilled to be appearing on the cover of the May issue of Teen Vogue. "[S]o happy about this. teen vogue cover star yaaaaaaaw," she tweeted, and also shared a few images from the fashion shoot, including one which depicts her wearing a strange-looking headband that looks like it was made by a kindergarten student. "My favourite photo from the shoot -- feat. improvised duct tape and feather crown," she tweeted. "My kind of magazine obviously." In the cover…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Season 13's Youngest Contestant Gives Advice, Reveals Which Champ Would Make Her Lose Control

Malaya Watson, the Michigan teen who was eliminated from American Idol last week, was this season's youngest contestant, and the second-youngest ever to reach the live shows, after season 10's Lauren Alaina.  While she admits that the Idol experience is "a lot harder than it looks," the 16-year-old says she'd still encourage other young people to try out, with one condition: your grades have to be good. Speaking to ABC News Radio, Malaya says, "From the outside in, [American Idol] looks like so much fun, but then when you're in show business, you notice all the details of everything. It's…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Scraps Tonight's Concert in St. Louis: "I'm Miserable"

After canceling her show in Kansas City at the last minute following her hospitalization for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics, Miley Cyrus has now scrapped her show Wednesday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. On Twitter, Miley wrote, "I can't get a hold of my team because it is so early so I want to be the one to tell my fans especially the ones trekking to get there. the hospital is sayin i wont b released today therefore Im not going 2 make it 2 St Louis. Im so sorry but somethings are outta my…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyoncé and Jay Z to Tour Together This Summer?

Beyoncé and Jay Z are taking their marriage on the road, according to a new report. According to the New York Post, the duo will launch a stadium tour in late June. Reportedly, they will visit 20 stadiums across the country, including a potential date in New York on July 4. Jay ended his Magna Carter World Tour in January. His wife completed her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour last month. They both made cameos at the Coachella festival in California last weekend; Jay Z joined Nas for a performance, while Bey danced onstage during her sister Solange's set. Copyright…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Playoffs End with Usher Eliminating Two of His Artists

It was the final night of the playoffs on The Voice on Tuesday night. All five artists from Team Usher performed in a bid to earn one of the remaining available spots in the live round. Usher settled on Bria Kelly, Josh Kaufman and T.J. Wilkins, thereby eliminating Melissa Jiménez and Stevie Joe. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Shakira pared down their teams during the previous two episodes. Here's what happened during Tuesday night's one-hour episode: T.J. Wilkins got things started for Team Usher with a cover of "Tell Me Something Good," by Rufus and Chaka Khan. Shakira misspoke by…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Train's Sail Across the Sun Fan Cruise Is Returning in 2015

The guys in Train had such a good time this past February on their first Sail Across the Sun fan cruise that they're doing it again next year -- and you can sign up now for all the fun. Train's second annual Sail Across the Sun cruise will leave from Miami on February 13, 2015, and visit Key West and Great Stirrup Key before returning to Miami on February 17.  You can register for the cruise pre-sale now at SailAcrosstheSun.com, and on that same website, you can watch a video documenting what went down this past year on the cruise…

posted 2014/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR