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2016-06-14

Beyonce Donates $82,000+ to Help with Flint Water Crisis

When she announced her Formation World Tour back in February, Beyonce said she’d use the power of her #BeyGOOD initiative to help out residents of Flint, Michigan, who’ve been without safe drinking water for over two years.  Monday, Beyonce made good on her promise. On the eve of tonight’s concert at Ford Field in Detroit, Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment handed over a check for $82,234 to the local United Way – money intended to help locals weather the water crisis, according to the Detroit News.  Flint’s about an hour northwest of Detroit. All of the money was donated by fans who…

posted 2016/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West to Launch Saint Pablo Tour in August

Kanye West is hitting the road for his first North American tour in three years. The Saint Pablo tour will launch August 25 in Indianapolis, IN and will visit close to 40 cities. It'll mark the first time that Kanye will perform the songs from his #1 album The Life of Pablo live on stage.  American Express Cardmembers can buy tickets starting today at 10 a.m. through Friday at 10 p.m.  Tidal members can grab them starting Thursday at 10 a.m.  General on-sale date is Saturday, June 18. Kanye's performance at this year's Governors Ball festival in New York City…

posted 2016/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Some of Whitney Houston’s Cherished Mementos for Sale at Auction

Whitney Houston is the latest late celebrity to have some of her most treasured possessions offered to the highest bidder. Many of the singer’s deeply personal items will go on the auction block June 24 and 25 in Beverly Hills via Heritage Auctions. "There will be tears," Heritage’s Garry Shrum told People magazine. "It's a very moving time for the family." The items were chosen by Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, and her sister-in-law, Pat Houston. "It's been in the works for a long time," Shrum said. "We've got brilliant pieces that really re-create the highlights of her career. Dresses, an…

posted 2016/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Lost Boy" Singer Ruth B Says Music Is Her Own Personal Peter Pan

Canadian singer/songwriter Ruth B has been watching her Peter Pan-inspired hit "Lost Boy" climb the charts for months.  The song's success is doubly surprising for Ruth, considering that she never meant to write it in the first place. Initially, "Lost Boy" was simply a musical snippet that Ruth posted on Vine one day, with no intention of turning it into a song.  "I was just playing with my phone and my keyboard, and I was singing random words and I happened to sing, 'I’m a lost boy from Neverland, usually hanging out with Peter Pan,'" she tells ABC Radio. "And…

posted 2016/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink's Looking to Unload Her Enormous Malibu Home

Pink is giving selling her huge Malibu, California, home a "Try." E! Online reports the house, which is currently listed at $12.9 million, originally went on the market a year ago for $13.9 million. The singer, 36, bought it with her husband, 40-year-old motorcycle racer Carey Hart, in 2011 for $11.8 million. The 6,800-square-foot, "Balinese-style contemporary" home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-baths, as well as panoramic ocean views over a terraced backyard and floor-to-ceiling windows. It also boasts hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, a five-car garage, a pool, a cabana, a spa and private access to Little Dume beach. The…

posted 2016/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Grimmie Remembered at Candlelight Vigil in Her NJ Hometown

Hundreds of people gathered Monday night to remember Christina Grimmie at a candlelight vigil in her hometown of Evesham Township, New Jersey. The former The Voice contestant, who was 22, was fatally shot as she signed autographs following a performance in Orlando, Florida, Friday night. The shooter shot himself dead after being tackled by the singer's brother, Marcus Grimmie. At the vigil, Marcus Grimmie commented, "She loved this town. She loved this state. She loved singing. She loved the Lord and she loved me." Family friend Hope Compton said, "We'll see her again. We'll see her again in heaven one…

posted 2016/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-13

Report: Taylor Swift Moves into $40K-a-Month NYC Rental

What’s a girl to do when her multi-million-dollar Tribeca penthouse is being renovated? Move into a $40,000-a-month West Village abode, of course. TMZ reports Taylor Swift will be staying in the New York City rental temporarily. Though if we were her, we might never want to leave. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom place has four floors and includes a two-story patio and private garage. It even has an indoor pool. Taylor reportedly will be staying there for about a year, while her Tribeca apartment is under construction. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Guest Starring on "Maya & Marty" This Week

Following in the footsteps of Drake and Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas will be making an appearance on Maya & Marty. The singer will guest star on tomorrow night’s episode of the NBC variety show, along with Kevin Hart, Eva Longoria, Ben Stiller and John Cena. The show, starring Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Joining Australia's "The X Factor"; Pushes Back Upcoming Album

Iggy Azalea has revealed plans to join Australia's X-Factor, and has also announced the delay of her upcoming album, Digital Distortion. The Aussie rapper dropped the X-Factor news Saturday, tweeting about her upcoming stint as a judge in response to a fan who asked about the start for the competition based reality show.  Iggy responded, "I will be there for one week at the end of June and 4 weeks in November so in total this is just a 5week thing." Iggy also revealed Digital Distortion will be delayed from its previously scheduled release date next week.  "[I]t was June…

posted 2016/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert on Orlando Shooting: "This Is a HUMAN Issue"

Since the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando that left 50 people dead, including the shooter, and at least 53 more injured, many prominent gay celebrities have expressed their sadness and shock, as well as their unity with the victims and their families.  Now, one of those gay celebrities, Adam Lambert, has made an additional plea, urging people to stop making the tragedy a political issue. On Twitter, Adam wrote, "The horrible tragedy in Orlando is BOTH a terrorism and gun control issue.  It is also a horrendous hate crime. It sickens me to see commentary in my own feed of…

posted 2016/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Lights Up an Amphitheater in Tribute to Christina Grimmie

Meghan Trainor was among the many music stars this weekend who paid tribute to slain singer Christina Grimmie. At a performance in Long Island, New York Sunday night, Meghan dedicated the song “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” to Christina and asked fans to sing along. She also had them hold up their phones to light up Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Christina, a contestant on season six of The Voice, was fatally shot Friday night following her concert in Orlando, Florida. She was 22. Police believe her killer may have been a disturbed fan.    Selena Gomez, Charlie Puth, Rachel…

posted 2016/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

You Want a Piece of Her? Britney Spears Adds More Dates to Her "Piece of Me" Residency

Everybody wants a piece of Britney Spears. The singer has added new dates to her Britney: Piece of Me Las Vegas residency. She’ll now play 14 additional shows at Planet Hollywood’s The AXIS in October, November, January and February. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. PT. There’s a pre-sale for American Express card members beginning Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. PT.Here are the new dates:October: 21 22, 26, 28, 29November: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19January: 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28February: 1, 3, 4 Copyright…

posted 2016/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR