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2014-07-18

5 Seconds of Summer to Appear on "Live from MTV" Monday Afternoon

5 Seconds of Summer is gearing up for their performance at the MTV Video Music Awards next month by appearing on MTV this Monday. The Aussie group will pop up on Live from MTV this Monday at 2:30 p.m. ET.  They'll be taking questions from the live audience, and take part in games and challenges which, MTV hints, may involve underwear.  We assume it'll be American Apparel underwear.  In addition, the group will perform an acoustic version of their latest single, "Amnesia," which appears on their debut album, due Tuesday. Luke, Michael, Ashton and Calum are also expected to talk…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Wants to See You Go Makeup-Free

Colbie Caillat took it all off -- her makeup, that is -- in the video for her latest single, "Try."  Now she wants to you to do the same. The video for "Try" has become quite the viral sensation thanks to its powerful message about loving yourself as you are. It's racked up more than 13 million views since it was posted about 10 days ago; even Colbie's pal Jason Mraz tweeted that he "cried a little" when he watched it.  Colbie's now invited her fans to make their own mini "Try"-inspired clip. She tweeted, "Join the movement! Post a…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shakira Becomes Most Liked Celebrity on Facebook...Ever

Shakira has 100 million reasons to love her fans.  The singer has just become the most "liked" public figure in Facebook history, with 100 million friends overall. In a new Facebook video, Shakira says, "100 million friends on Facebook!  I mean, that is incredible.  Thank you so much for your support, for your loyalty, for your love.  It's really unbelievable! Thank you so much!" In a statement, she added, "I am honored and humbled about reaching this milestone, because it's one that's purely about connecting with my fans from all parts of the globe. Social media and specifically Facebook has…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zedd "Infinitely Happy" About Drawing GMA's Biggest Crowd of the Season to NY's Central Park

So far this summer, ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert series has welcomed big names like Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Keith Urban and Jason Derulo to New York's Central Park for live free concerts each Friday.  But the guy who just set the record for the most-attended show on GMA so far this season is an unassuming 24-year-old dude named Anton Zaslavski.  You, of course, know him as super-producer and deejay Zedd. Over 4,300 fans woke up at the crack of dawn Friday morning to watch Zedd perform hits like "Clarity" and "Stay the Night" on GMA, complete with video…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Says Says She's the "Black Sheep" of Her MTV VMA Categories

When last year's MTV VMA Award nominations rolled around, Lorde's hit "Royals" was just starting to make its way up the charts, and was still several months away from becoming a nine-week #1 smash, so she didn't receive any nods.  This year, of course, she's one of the biggest stars on the planet, and has now received two VMA nominations: Best Female, and Best Rock, both for the "Royals" video.  But the New Zealand teen doesn't think she's got much chance of winning. "Wowzer ... vma nominations!" Lorde tweeted, adding, "OMG i am the black sheep of both my categories…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shakira Becomes Most Liked Celebrity on Facebook, Ever

Shakira has 100 million reasons to love her fans.  The singer has just become the most "liked" public figure in Facebook history, with 100 million friends overall. In a new Facebook video, Shakira says, "100 million friends on Facebook!  I mean, that is incredible.  Thank you so much for your support, for your loyalty, for your love.  It's really unbelievable! Thank you so much!" In a statement, she added, "I am honored and humbled about reaching this milestone, because it's one that's purely about connecting with my fans from all parts of the globe. Social media and specifically Facebook has…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce Fashion Exhibit to Debut at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

Beyonce's stylish ensembles will be showcased in a new fashion exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The leather body suit that the singer wore during her 2013 Super Bowl performance, among other items, will be on display at the exhibit, opening Tuesday, July 22 inside the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in the institution's Legends of Rock section. The singer's stylist, Ty Hunter, remembers that she wanted her Super Bowl look to be "funky, edgy, and feminine." He adds, "A lot of different designers came to Beyoncé with sketches, but in the end Russian designer Rubin…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Trespasser Sentenced to Probation

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation on willful trespass and disorderly conduct charges stemming from a series of incidents outside Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion. According to Rhode Island's Westerley Sun, Daniel P. Cole, also has been ordered to have no contact with the star. He was arrested in March after attempting to drive onto Taylor's property despite a standing no-trespass order issued in December 2013. Officers say the man resisted arrest, but he claims he only swore at them a few times when they asked him to get out of his truck and show his hands. Prior…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Clean Bandit Announces First North American Tour in September

British electronic band Clean Bandit has announced their first-ever North American tour, set to kick off September 15 in Toronto. The tour will support the release of their debut Big Beat/Atlantic Records album, New Eyes, which features the international hit single, "Rather Be," featuring Jess Glynne. Clean Bandit made their U.S. live debut last week with sold-out gigs in Los Angeles at the Roxy and at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.  The group also made its first television appearance on NBC's Today. “Rather Be” is now the longest-running #1 in the history of the U.K.’s Official Streaming Chart,…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Guitarist Reveals Best Man for Adam Levine's Wedding, Says Singer Is "Really Excited"

All of the details of Adam Levine's wedding to model Behati Prinsloo haven't been made public, but most reports claim the two will tie the knot Saturday, perhaps in Mexico.  Adam's Maroon 5 bandmate, guitarist James Valentine, says he's surprised his friend isn't sweating the idea of giving up his bachelorhood. "I think he's really excited," James tells ABC News Radio. "I mean he's...I expected him to be more nervous. They're very amped up. They're very happy. It's going to be really fun." In an interview with the Australian radio station 2DayFM, James spilled the beans on who the best…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Leads Second Wave of Teen Choice Awards Nominations; MKTO Booked to Perform

The second wave of Teen Choice Awards nominations has been announced, and in the music categories, Iggy Azalea leads among the newly announced categories with five nods, including Choice Single Female Artist, where she'll be competing against Katy Perry, Lorde, Frozen star Idina Menzel and Iggy's "Problem" collaborator, Ariana Grande. Iggy's also up for Choice Summer Song, Choice Summer Music Star, Choice R&B/Hip Hop song and Candie's Choice Style Icon.  One Direction picked up a double nomination in the categories of Choice Single Group and Choice Break-Up Song. The X Factor alums will compete against their U.S. counterparts, X Factor's…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nineteen-Year-Old Kanye West Freestyles in 1996 Video

Kanye West had some pretty impressive rapping skills, even at 19 years old. A nearly two-minute video surfaced on YouTube Thursday, showing the rapper back in 1996 demonstrating his freestyle skills while hanging out with some friends at the Fat Beats record store in New York City. In the clip, West raps about his technique, name-checks Alanis Morissette, and discusses growing up in his hometown of Chicago, among other things. The video was uploaded by Fat Beats general manager DJ Eclipse. In the description, he writes, “What took me by surprise was the appearance of this 19 year old kid…

posted 2014/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR