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2014-08-08

Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora to Perform on MTV VMAs

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora will take the stage at this year's MTV VMAs for a performance of their current hit, "Black Widow."  This will be Iggy's debut on the show; she's received a whopping seven nominations this year, including a Video of the Year nod for "Fancy."  They'll join a bill that already includes Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Iggy and Rita will also be hosting a "show within a show" the night of the VMAs.  During the pre-show and the actual telecast on Sunday, August 24, they'll provide commentary on performances, red carpet styles and more.  On…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Needs "Maps" -- to a Gas Station

There's nothing that ruins your image as a super-cool star faster than cruising down the street in L.A. in a vintage car with a hot chick...and then running out of gas. Adam Levine knows this first hand. As TMZ reports, Adam was driving down L.A.'s Sunset Strip earlier this week in his classic '50s Mercedes SL, with his new supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo by his side, when suddenly, he ran out of gas.  The car rolled to a stop, and TMZ reports that the "frantic" singer had to call a friend and wait for him to run to a gas…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Caillat Joins Americans for Marriage Equality Campaign

Colbie Caillat is coming out in support of marriage equality with a new video for Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality effort. I believe that love is for everyone and that we should celebrate and encourage love rather than stand in its way,” said the 29-year old singer. “And I'd like to believe that we live in a time and a country where all individuals have the freedom to love whomever they choose to and receive the same respect and equal treatment under the law.” She continued that all people, LGBT or straight, should be able to marry whoever…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear Aloe Blacc, John Mayer, Miguel and JC Chasez Duet with Smokey Robinson

Another taste of Smokey Robinson's forthcoming duets album, Smokey & Friends, has been made available online. JustJared.com has posted the audio of Smokey's collaboration on the hit, "My Girl," with Aloe Blacc, Miguel and NSYNC‘s JC Chasez. The result is a '90s-style slow jam. As an added bonus, John Mayer adds his guitar to the track.  Robinson wrote the 1964 smash for The Temptations. As previously reported, the list of guest artists dueting with the Motown legend on the upcoming set includes Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Cee Lo Green, James Taylor and Sheryl Crow.The album hits stores on August 19. Follow…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Crashes Karaoke Session in New York

Miley Cyrus  surprised a group of fans in a New York karaoke bar last night by jumping onstage to perform one of her hits. Cyrus was at Sing Sing Karaoke Bar with tour mates Lily Allen, Sky Ferreira and her mom, Tish, and took over the stage to perform a few tunes. When the singer heard a group in the next room breaking into a version of her own song, "Wrecking Ball," Miley couldn't help herself and stormed into the room to grab a mic and bring down the house, according to the New York Post. The elated fans got…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera Drums Up Support for World Hunger Campaign

Christina Aguilera is encouraging fans to join her in the fight against hunger in her World Hunger Campaign. The singer, currently on a hiatus from her position as a coach for The Voice, is asking fans to "Pass the Red Cup" by donating $5, which will feed up to 20 children in need. Christina has volunteered her time as a spokesperson for Yum! Brand's World Hunger Relief effort to raise awareness and funds for the United Nations World Food Programme. In an impassioned blog on the Huffington Post, the 33-year old entertainer, who is expecting her second child this summer…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Has Video Chat with Malala Yousafzai

Could it be that Malala Yousafzai is a Belieber? Justin Bieber on Wednesday posted to Instagram a snapshot of a Facetime chat he had with the 17-year-old from Pakistan, who garnered worldwide attention when she was shot in the face by the Taliban in 2012 over her advocacy for women's education. Justin wrote, "Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai. She has such an incredible story. I can't wait to meet her in person and talk about how I can support her and the @malalafund. #love." The Malala Fund was co-founded by the teen to support education for girls. Follow…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Case Against Trio Accused of Throwing Beer Bottles at Taylor Swift's Mansion Dismissed

Three adults in their 20s, charged with disorderly conduct in June after police said they threw beer bottles and shouted expletives at security officers outside Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion, have had the cases against them dismissed. TMZ reports that the trio -- Tristan Kading, Michael Horrigan and Emily Kading -- paid 100 dollars each to a crime victim's fund. As a result, they're in the clear. After the incident, Tristan Kading told TMZ that the three had been drinking at the time of the incident and had no beef with Taylor. 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 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Admits "Break Free" Lyrics Are Nonsensical

In an upcoming interview with Time magazine, Ariana Grande admits that she was annoyed that the lyrics to her single, "Break Free," were grammatically baffling. The singer fully blames producer Max Martin for the lines "Now that I've become who I really are" and the head-scratching line, "I only wanna die alive. "I fought him on it the whole time," Ariana admits. "I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me God!" Max talked her into it, telling her that the whole point was to be humorous. "I know it's funny and silly, but grammatically incorrect things…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea's Boyfriend Was "Shocked" by Her Debut Album, "The New Classic"

Iggy Azalea's music continues to win over fans, including her NBA boyfriend Nick Young. The Los Angeles Lakers player revealed that he was "shocked" by her musical talents while revealing his favorite song off her latest album, The New Classic. "I like 'Don’t Need Y’all.'  She can spit. I was shocked when I first heard her album. She aight," he says during an interview with XXL magazine. Nick also revealed that the couple playfully freestyle together while driving in a car. "I go to YouTube and get an instrumental and start playing around," he says.So who usually wins? "I can…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow" Was a Gift from Katy Perry

Now that Iggy Azalea's shown everyone her "Fancy" side, she's showing a darker side with her latest single, "Black Widow."  If the song sounds a little bit like Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse," it's no surprise, since Katy co-wrote both songs. Iggy explains that she became friendly with Katy the same way she got close to Ariana Grande, her "Problem" duet partner: she kept running into her at industry events, and that's what led to their musical collaboration. "They are kinda just two girls that I always end up seeing at MTV Movie Awards, and I see them around a…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-08-07

Early Recording of Lorde's Old Band Unearthed

Early recordings of Lorde's former band have surfaced online. Lorde fan site Lorde Web tweeted a link to a recording of the teen's band And They Were Masked.  The Auckland, New Zealand-based band -- the recording project of two friends, Morgan Allen and Toby Arrow --  released the material in 2012.Two songs on the band's album, Characters, feature a pre-stage-name Ella Yelich O’Connor taking lead vocals on the track, "Piece of Mind."The group cites The Mars Volta, Fugazi and art-rock outfit Battles as influences on its Facebook page. 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 2014/08/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR