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2016-05-13

Jermaine Jackson Hopes Sister Janet Has a Girl

Jermaine Jackson confirms that sister Janet Jackson is pregnant, and if his wish comes true, she'll add another female to the Jackson family. "I hope she's having a girl," Jermaine said Thursday night at the Power Up We Are the Future Gala in Los Angeles, reports People. "We need more girls in the family. There are too many boys." Janet turns 50 years old on Monday, but 61-year-old Jermaine still sees her as a very young woman. "My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she's having a baby," he said. "A baby having a baby. We look…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Lady Gaga Starring in That Dionne Warwick Biopic After All?

Is she or isn’t she? First, it was announced at a Cannes press conference this morning that Lady Gaga had been cast in a Dionne Warwick biopic. Then, Gaga’s publicist refuted those reports. Now, Dionne Warwick says Gaga will indeed be involved in the project. “Actually, it’s just a little glitch,” the veteran music star tells Variety. “It will be corrected very soon, and everybody who retracted will have to retract again.” She adds, “It wasn’t her that issued the statement. It was her PR people. It’s like everything else. The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pentatonix Announces Second Leg of U.S. Tour

Pentatonix is coming to even more U.S. cities this fall. The a cappella group has announced additional dates for their 2016 Pentatonix World Tour. The new dates kick off October 17 in San Jose, California and end on November 22 in Houston, Texas. Pre-sales begin Monday, May 16 and run through Thursday, May 19. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. local time. The group ends the first leg of their U.S. tour in Columbia, Maryland last night. They’ll be heading to Europe, the U.K. and Japan next. Here are the newly…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Takes a "Chainsaw" to a Past Relationship in New Video

Nick Jonas is taking a metaphorical chainsaw to his old relationship with his new single. The singer debuted the emotional video for “Chainsaw” on Vogue.com Friday. The clip features Nick walking around an empty home flashing back to memories of an ex-girlfriend. “I’ll take a chainsaw to the sofa where I held your body close for so long/I’ll burn everything that binds us/Take a lighter to the mattress and run,” he sings. And burn everything, he does. The video ends with Nick singing in front of the house as it goes up in flames. “Chainsaw” is his follow-up single to…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Not Appearing in Planned Dionne Warwick Biopic After All

Turns out Lady Gaga won't appear in that planned Dionne Warwick biopic after all.  Friday morning, Variety reported Gaga would star opposite actress and former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett in a planned biopic about veteran music star.  The news was announced Friday morning at the Cannes Film Festival in France. However, Gaga's rep told Variety later Friday, "Lady Gaga is not attached and will not appear in the project.  Reports of Gaga starring in the project are false.” Luckett will play Warwick, while Gaga had been cast as the late British singer Cilla Black, who recorded U.K. hit versions…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato to Perform for Nordic Leaders at White House State Dinner

Demi Lovato is becoming a frequent guest at the White House these days. After singing at the presidential residence during a tribute to Ray Charles in February, the singer will be back tonight for the U.S./Nordic State Dinner. Demi will be performing at the event, which takes place in a tent on the White House South Lawn. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting the dinner in honor of the president of Finland and the prime ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic Releases New Single "Wherever I Go"

After teasing it online for a couple weeks, OneRepublic has finally released their brand-new single, "Wherever I Go." It's the first release from the band's fourth album, due out later this year. The single's artwork features an image of an Asian man holding a briefcase and flying.  It was created by a Brazilian street artist named Speto, whom frontman Ryan Tedder met while in that country. The video for the track, which stars actor Kenneth Choi of American Crime Story and Sons of Anarchy, will premiere on Vevo May 17, right after the band performs "Wherever I Go" on NBC's…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor to Perform on "Billboard" Music Awards

Add Meghan Trainor to the list of performers on the Billboard Music Awards. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter -- whose new album, Thank You, is out today -- will perform her latest hit, “No,” on the broadcast next weekend.  Meghan herself revealed the news during an appearance Friday on ABC’s Good Morning America. Meghan joins a growing list of performers that includes Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Pink, Celine Dion, DNCE, Fifth Harmony, The Go-Go’s, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Troye Sivan, Nick Jonas and Tove Lo. Madonna will also be performing a tribute to Prince. The…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Cast in Planned Dionne Warwick Biopic

Lady Gaga is about to add another plum role to her acting resume.  She'll join actress and former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett in a planned biopic about veteran music star Dionne Warwick, according to Variety. The news was announced Friday morning at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Luckett will play Warwick, while Gaga has been cast as the late British singer Cilla Black, who recorded U.K. hit versions of many of Warwick's U.S. hits. Gaga of course as seen her acting career blossom lately, taking home a Golden Globe Award earlier this year for her role as The…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Here's What Katy Perry & Carly Rae Jepsen Wish They Would've Known as Teens

Ever wish you could go back in time and give advice your teenage self? In Newsweek’s Teens Issue, Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen share what they wish they would have known during those awkward high school years. Katy advises teens today to put down their cell phones in favor of some quiet self-reflection. “Take some time to disconnect from your devices and connect with yourself -- whether that’s 20 minutes a day by meditating or leaving your phone in the car on a hike -- to allow your mind to have an uninterrupted train of thought, which breeds creativity,”…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Moving On from "Dumb Conspiracy" Involving Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry refuses to get caught up in any supposed drama involving her, her boyfriend Orlando Bloom and Selena Gomez. After Selena and Orlando were spotted in Las Vegas together last weekend, Katy on Thursday tweeted a link to the 1969 Peggy Lee song, “Is That All There Is?” sparking speculation that it was a comment on her romance. The tune details a failed relationship and a “boy” who “went away.” Later on Thursday, Katy did her best to move on from the gossip with another tweet. "Instead of giving energy & eyeballs to dumb conspiracy check out how CooL…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Says "Thank You" to Her Supporters: "You Can't Do This on Your Own"

Meghan Trainor's sophomore album is out today, and she says its title, Thank You, is a tribute to everyone who's contributed to her success over the past year or so...and there are a lot of them. The album is actually named after a song called "Thank You" that's a bonus track on the disc.  "It's to the fans, but not only the fans, it’s to my family and my girls and my crew and everyone who got me to where I am today," Meghan tells ABC Radio. "'Cause it does take a village. You can’t do this on your own.…

posted 2016/05/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR