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2017-04-10

Report: Ed Sheeran settles lawsuit over "Photograph"

Ed Sheeran apparently avoided a lawsuit by adding the writers of the TLC hit "No Scrubs" to his current #1 hit "Shape of You."  Now he's settled another one over his hit song "Photograph." Billboard reports the case has been dismissed with prejudice, which means the plaintiffs are prohibited from bringing their suit again.  However, Billboard reports the settlement also stipulates that a federal court in California retains their jurisdiction over the suit in order to enforce the terms of any agreement.  Billboard speculates that it's likely there was some kind of settlement agreed to in order to get the…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paparazzi-beseiged Ryan Phillippe: "I AM NOT DATING KATY PERRY"

Last month, Katy Perry and Ryan Phillippe were reportedly interacting with one another at Elton John's 70th birthday party...so of course that means that they're dating one another, right?  After a flurry of press reports linking the two romantically, Phillippe was forced to shut the rumors down on Twitter. "I AM NOT DATING KATY PERRY," he tweeted. "BARELY KNOW HER. PLEASE STOP FLYING HELICOPTERS OVER MY HOUSE. SHE IS NOT HERE." When a fan responded, "I wish people thought I was dating Katy Perry," the actor replied, "don't mind 'people' thinking that. don't want low flying pervs hovering periodically." Katy…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith making new music with Timbaland

Remember Sam Smith?  The Oscar and Grammy-winning singer's been out of the spotlight for quite some time, but now there's proof that new music's coming. Super-producer Timbaland posted a photo of himself posing with Sam, along with the caption, "It was a pleasure working [with] this man @samsmithworld #puretalent #goodvibes #makingmemories and #timeless #music." Just some of the artists Tim has worked with over the years include Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott -- of course -- but also OneRepublic, Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Destiny's Child, No Doubt, TLC, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and dozens more. There's no word on when we…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears announces final Las Vegas residency dates

Get a piece of her while you still can!  As previously reported, Britney Spears will be ending her Las Vegas residency at the end of this year.  Now her final show dates have been revealed.The last 18 performances of Britney: Piece of Me will take place at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood beginning September 3 and ending December 31."As I prepare to say goodbye to Piece of Me, I had no idea how magical this experience would be,” Britney says in a statement. “Having my fans from around the world come see my show has been amazing. I love Las…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pentatonix take on Queen with "Bohemian Rhapsody" cover

It had to happen: Pentatonix has finally recorded their version of that most classic of classic rock songs -- Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." The song begins with an entire a cappella section, which of course is perfect for the Grammy-winning group.  The video shows the group sitting on a couch, which then moves to a variety of different locations as the group acts out the song's dramatic lyrics, and "sings" the guitar solo. You can find the song on the group's new EP PTX Vol. IV - Classics.  The other songs on the album include their Grammy-winning version of Dolly Parton's…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey re-ups with record company, new album coming this year

Ending speculation that Mariah Carey was on the outs with her record company and had no plans to make a new album, the diva has inked a new partnership with the label, with a new album coming "later this year. Epic Records boss L.A. Reid, who signed Mariah to the label in 2015, said in a statement, "To continue working with [her]...has been another rewarding chapter of my career. Mariah’s incomparable talents as a singer, with her vocal range that is nothing short of legendary, are matched by her brilliance as a songwriter, producer, and performer par excellence." The statement…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele, Drake, Beyonce, The Chainsmokers & more top Billboard Music Awards 2017 nominees

Adele, Drake, Beyonce and The Chainsmokers are among the top nominees for this year's Billboard Music Awards. Pete Wentz and Julia Michaels announced five categories this morning on ABC's Good Morning America --  Top Female Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Billboard 200 Album, and Top Artist.  The rest were revealed afterward on social media. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC Sunday, May 21 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas beginning at 8:00 p.m. Here are the nominees: Top Female Artist NomineesAdeleBeyonceArianaGrandeRihannaSia Top Male Artist NomineesJustin BieberDrakeFutureShawn MendesThe Weeknd Top Hot 100 Song NomineesThe Chainsmokers…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony's Normani says her bandmates have been "the most supportive ever" during her "DWTS" stint

Most music groups probably wouldn't like it if one of their members kept leaving in the middle of a tour so they could compete on a reality show, but Fifth Harmony doesn't seem to mind that Normani Kordei is appearing on Dancing with the Stars while touring Asia with them.  In fact, Normani says they're doing all they can to make it work for her. "They’ve literally been the most supportive ever," Normani tells ABC News. "Especially [because], coming into the show, I had to kind of clear it through them, just because of the scheduling and everything." "We actually…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Janet Jackson confirms split from husband months after they had first child

Janet Jackson and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, are splitting, ABC News confirmed. A rep noted that the two are not divorcing, but separating. The news comes just months after 50-year-old Janet gave birth to the couple's first child -- a son named Eissa [EE-sa]. Back in January, a rep confirmed to ABC News in a statement that "Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery." Janet and Al Mana wed in 2012 in a secret ceremony that was revealed a year later by Janet herself. This is the third marriage for Janet, whose union with James DeBarge was annulled in 1985.…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears' "Piece of Me" Vegas residency coming to an end

If you were planning to see Britney Spears in Las Vegas, there's good news and bad news.  The bad news is that Britney's Piece of Me residency at the Axis theater at Planet Hollywood is coming to an end.  The good news is that Britney may well be returning with a new Vegas residency in the future. Britney's Las Vegas manager tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Britney will not be renewing her deal with Caesars Entertainment when it expires at the end of the year. “We are done with this show, and our next move is undecided,” the manager,…

posted 2017/04/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-04-07

Listen now: Pitbull and Camila Cabello release English version of “Hey Ma”

Pitbull and Camila Cabello have released the English version of their track “Hey Ma” from soundtrack of the movie The Fate of the Furious. The accompanying video for the song, which also features Colombian singer J Balvin, is out now as well. The colorful visual for the tune’s Spanish version debuted last month, and the English version is much the same. It was filmed on the streets of Miami and intercut with scenes from the movie, which was filmed on location in Cuba. Both Pitbull and Camila are Cuban and grew up in Miami.The Fate of the Furious, the latest…

posted 2017/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Julia Michaels & Pete Wentz to announce "Billboard" Music Award nominees Monday on "GMA"

The nominations for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards will be announced Monday morning on ABC's Good Morning America by Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and rising star Julia Michaels. Pete and the "Issues" singer will announce five categories live during the 8 o'clock hour of GMA.  At the end of the show, the nominees in 43 other categories will be revealed across the award show's social channels.  The nominees for the final four categories will be announced on Billboard.com. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21…

posted 2017/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR