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2014-09-11

Nightclub Brawl Occurs During Chris Brown-Hosted Party

A Manhattan club promoter was injured during a bottle-throwing melee at a party hosted by Chris Brown Thursday, police sources tell ABC News Radio. The incident transpired inside the Meatpacking District’s VIP Room around 2:55 a.m. during a New York Fashion Week after-party. During the brawl, bottles were thrown and shards of glass injured the eye of the 29-year-old victim, who was standing near Brown. The man sought treatment at the Beth Israel Medical Center for minor lacerations to his left eye before being transported to the New York Eye and Ear Hospital. Brown's rep tells ABC News Radio that the…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lorde & Coldplay Nominated for Britain's "Q" Awards

Some of the biggest British artists on the U.S. charts right now have received nominations for this year's Q Awards, handed out by the highly regarded British music magazine Q. Sam Smith is up for Best New Act, and Best Track, for his hit "Stay with Me."  Ed Sheeran is up for Best Solo Artist, and Coldplay snags a nod for Best Video, for the clip for "Magic."  As for non-Brits, Lorde, who's from New Zealand, received a Best Track nomination for "Royals" while Pharrell Williams got a nod in the most prestigious category: Best Act in the World Today. …

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Lumineers Start Next Album; Will Appear on New "Hunger Games" Soundtrack

The Lumineers, the band that brought you "Ho Hey," have begun work on their second album. The band's lead singer, Wesley Schultz, announced on Instagram: "Well folks, we are back in the studio, chippin away at some new ideas. It's been one hell of a ride so far and we are excited to be writing again. Thanks and stay tuned." The new album will be the follow up to the band's self-titled 2012 debut, which earned them a Grammy nomination. We'll get a preview of the Lumineers' new music when one of their new songs appears on the upcoming soundtrack…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo's Girl Jordin Sparks Approves of Him "Talking Dirty" -- Musically, That Is

The cover of Jason Derulo's latest album Talk Dirty, as well as the hit title track and its follow-up, "Wiggle," all present the singer in a much sexier light than before.  But rather than being jealous, his girlfriend Jordin Sparks says she couldn't be happier that her man is showing off his, well, dirty side. "Yes! Yes, I was all for it!" Jordin told ABC News Radio when asked if she was in favor of Jason's sexy new image. "I was like, 'Babe, you do what you need to do.' 'Cause the good thing about our relationship is that we…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West Goes to Aussie Hospital with Migraine

Kanye West, who's touring Australia at the moment, made a trip to a hospital there on Wednesday. A source close to the rapper tells E! News that 'Ye suffered a migraine and went to the hospital as a precaution. The insider says Kanye is "fine and didn't have a major health scare or seizure." Indeed, Kanye performed in Melbourne hours after leaving the hospital. He has concerts lined up in Sydney and Brisbane in the coming days. Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian West, and their daughter, North West, are with him Down Under. 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 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Says She's Never Been in "Real" Love -- "I Think That's Still Ahead of Me"

Considering the number of men Taylor Swift has allegedly dated -- and how heartbroken she seems to be when those relationships end -- you'd think that she's the type who falls head over heels all the time.  But it turns out that Taylor's never actually been in love.  Not once. In a series of outtakes from her Rolling Stone magazine cover story in which she discusses her love life, Taylor says, "Looking back?  Not real love.  Not the kind that lasts. I think that's still ahead of me, which is really exciting." And when she goes on to detail the…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-10

Rihanna Graces Cover of German Magazine TUSH

Rihanna has undergone a dramatic transformation for her appearance on the front cover of German fashion magazine TUSH. The fashion icon dons a gray wig and frosted eyebrows in the cover photo, which was shot by Gomillion & Leupold and styled by Nadia Rath. The singer shared various images from the shoot via Twitter, including one where she poses in the Nevada desert with white wings. "My first ever #TUSHmagazine cover!!" she tweeted to her 37 million followers. The issue hits newsstands internationally starting September 18. 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 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pharrell Williams' "Happy" Now the UK's Most Downloaded Song Ever

Pharrell Williams has made a lot of British people "Happy."  His #1 hit of that name has become the U.K.'s most downloaded track of all time. Britain's Official Charts Company reports that "Happy" has sold 1.62 million digital copies in the U.K. since it was released in June last year.  It overtakes Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" -- a song Pharrrell co-wrote and on which he's featured -- which previously held the record. Pharrell told the Official Charts Company in a statement, "I would just like to say thank you, first and foremost, to the people, because the charts are determined…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Says "ELLE" Cover Proves Her Life Is "One Big Never-Ending Dream"

When it comes to fashion, Lorde usually does her own thing, but that doesn't mean she doesn't get excited -- very excited -- about landing on the cover of a major fashion magazine.  The Grammy-winning star graces the cover of ELLE's October issue, and she tweeted, "i am @ELLEmagazine's october cover girl! so basically my life is one big never-ending dream."  She added, "got to shoot with the coolest team in london. i'm PUMPED to share it all with you."  For the shoot, which ELLE calls her "first major fashion magazine cover," the 17-year-old abandoned her usual dramatic makeup and…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea and Demi Lovato Co-Headlining Vevo Concert

In the end, it wasn't even a contest.  "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea and Iggy Azalea and Demi Lovato have been tapped to co-headline a concert presented by Vevo next month in Santa Monica, California. Vevo says it is staging its first-ever CERTIFIED SuperFanFest as a show of appreciation to fans who've helped Iggy, Demi and other artists become "certified" by the music video platform. A video is certified by Vevo when it accumulates more than 100 million views. Iggy and Demi will be presented with Vevo CERTIFIED Awards by lucky fans on stage during the concert, which will be held…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Is "All About That" "Billboard" #1 Hit

Meghan Trainor has turned her ode to curvy women into a #1 hit.  Her retro hit "All About That Bass" has ascended to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. "All About that Bass" has unseated Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," which reigned for two weeks after debuting at #1.  Helping boost the song: Meghan's appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 4, where she sang the tune with Jimmy and the Roots, accompanied by school instruments.  Meghan's debut EP, Title, came out on Tuesday. "All About That Bass" is the second debut #1 hit by…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Teases Apparent Alicia Keys Duet on Her New Album

Madonna has used her Instagram account to keep her fans updated on the status of her in-progress new album.  Now she's used it to reveal what appears to be a special guest on the project: Alicia Keys. Madonna posted a photo of herself holding up a sign that says "I Am Here For," with the word "For" crossed out and the words "to f**k s**t up" scrawled in.  She captioned that photo, "#wearehere. Alicia Killin it on my record....#livingforlove."  So how do we know that the "Alicia" to whom Madonna refers is Alicia Keys?  Because the sign she's holding up…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR