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2014-06-16

Mariah Carey Called Out for Allegedly Passing Photo from '97 Off as Current

Mariah Carey could probably use some good news right about now, since her new album Me. I Am Mariah. The Elusive Chanteuse is under-performing.  Instead, there's more bad news: Buzzfeed has called her out for lying about her age, social media style. On June 13, Mariah tweeted an image of four photos together: there were three photos of her kids and one of herself. "quality time with #dembabies.. so much happiness!!" she wrote.  The photo of Mariah showed her lying on her back wearing a white tank top with her legs in the air, and over at Buzzfeed, it looked…

posted 2014/06/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Unveils New Single "Maps"

Maroon 5 is back with their brand-new single, "Maps," the first single from their forthcoming album. It's now available on iTunes. "Maps" is the first track released from V, the band's fifth album, which will be released September 2.  The album marks the band's reunion with keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, who was on hiatus during the band's Overexposed recording session and subsequent tour. On "Maps," which is somewhat reminiscent of early songs by the '80s band The Police, Adam Levine accuses someone -- an ex-lover?  a friend? -- of not supporting him when he needed it.  He sings, "I was there…

posted 2014/06/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Post-"Fancy," Charli XCX Wants to Work with "Who?"

If you want a female anthem, Charli XCX is your go-to girl.  After scoring in 2013 with Icona Pop's "I Love It," which she co-wrote and sang on, Charli's now sitting at #1 with "Fancy," the song she co-wrote with Iggy Azalea. "Iggy hit me up. She wanted me to come to the studio and hear some of her stuff, write some hooks for her for her record," the British singer tells ABC News Radio about how she and the Australian rapper first connected.  "And I heard 'Fancy.' She already had the rap down and I loved it, so I…

posted 2014/06/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith "Excited" to Have His Heart Broken, Debut Album Expected to Sell Over 100K

Listening to the lovelorn songs on Sam Smith's debut album In the Lonely Hour -- in stores Tuesday -- you'd be forgiven for thinking the British singer has been dumped many times.  But it turns out that Sam's never actually had a real relationship -- which is why, he claims, he's can't wait to experience an actual breakup. "I’ll be excited when I get my heart broken properly for the first time," Sam, who recently came out as gay, tells Billboard. "I’ll be like, ‘Thank God I’ve experienced something. Someone wanted to kiss me.’ That’s when it’s going to be…

posted 2014/06/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Supernatural" & "Smooth" Mark 15th Anniversary This Month

Fifteen years ago this week, pop, rock and Latin music collided in a musical explosion that would dominate the charts -- and the Grammy Awards -- for the next year.  June 15, 1999 marks the 15-year-anniversary of the release of the Santana album Supernatural, the album that gave us the monster hit "Smooth," won eight Grammys, and went on to sell more than 30 million copies. The concept of the album -- pairing rock legend Carlos Santana with a variety of performers from different genres -- came from record executive Clive Davis, who was then the head of Santana's label. …

posted 2014/06/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin, Selena, Lorde Winners at Much Music Video Awards

Justin Bieber and his ex, Selena Gomez, shared the spotlight -- kind of -- at Canada's Much Music Video Awards on Sunday night. Justin, a native of Canada, was named "Your Fave Artist or Group" at the Toronto ceremony, while Selena collected the international version of the award. Lorde picked up international video of the year for an individual artist, for "Royals," while Imagine Dragons won the group prize, for "Demons." Toronto's own Drake received two awards on the night.   The Much Music Video Awards, hosted by Kendall and Kylie Jenner, featured performances by Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran and…

posted 2014/06/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-06-15

Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande & MAGIC! Perform at This Sunday's MuchMusic Video Music Awards

Imagine Dragons and Lorde are among the performers on this Sunday night's MuchMusic Video Music Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the MTV VMAs.  The show, which will also feature performances by Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and MAGIC!, is taking place in Toronto, but you'll be able to watch the show live online. Starting at 8 p.m ET Sunday night, go to MMVA.MuchMusic.com to stream the show's Red Carpet Special.  At 9 p.m. ET, you'll be able to live stream the actual awards show at that same site.  Backstage and close-up camera views will also be available if you'd rather watch…

posted 2014/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-06-14

Kelly Clarkson Announces Birth of Daughter, River Rose

Kelly Clarkson announced the birth of her daughter on her Facebook and Twitter feeds on Saturday."Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th!" Clarkson posted. She added that both she and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, "are on cloud 9!!"   Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :) — Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 14, 2014   Clarkson, the winner of the first season of American Idol, was married to Brandon Blackstock in October 2013. The pair announced in November…

posted 2014/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Train Adds A Great Big World & Andy Grammer to Fan Cruise Lineup

This past February, Train hosted its first-ever fan cruise.  For the second installment, in 2015, they're just announced that they're bringing along two hitmaking acts: A Great Big World and Andy Grammer. This year's cruise, dubbed the Sail Across the Sun Music, Food & Wine Festival, will take place from February 13 through the 17, and leaves from Miami.  Train will perform two concerts during the cruise, and also do a Q&A with fans. In addition to A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, fans will also enjoy music from legendary reggae act The Wailers, as well as the Yacht…

posted 2014/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-06-13

Jennifer Lopez: "I Don’t Feel Like I Have Anything to Prove Anymore"

At age 44, Jennifer Lopez is at the top of her game: she's a mom, a musician, a producer, entrepreneur and designer with a multi-million dollar empire that rakes in $52 million a year.  It's no wonder she tells Billboard for the magazine's new cover story, "I don’t feel like I have anything to prove anymore.”  J-Lo tells Billboard that her confidence was boosted by her 2012 tour with Enrique Iglesias, which grossed more than $21 million bucks.  "After I got home, I realized I was a stronger vocalist than maybe even I gave myself credit for," she says of…

posted 2014/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Reveals Taxi Driver Convinced Him to Clean Up His Act

Ed Sheeran's upcoming album X (Multiply) was originally going to have profanity on it...but he changed his mind after a cab ride. At least one song on the album, "Don't," contained the "f-word," and while Ed might sing that in concert, the album version, which was just released on iTunes, does not include the profanity.  Ed explains why in a Twitter posting, writing, "My whole album is clean. I took all of the explicit lyrics out after a taxi driver convinced me to do it for his daughter. That's the truth." A slew of tracks from X (Multiply) will be…

posted 2014/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Justin Bieber Will Cop a Plea in Miami DUI Case

First, Justin Bieber avoided felony charges in connection with a claim that he tried to steal a woman's phone in California last month. Now it appears that he'll be avoiding any serious charges for his DUI arrest back in January in Miami. According to TMZ, Justin is going to enter a plea of reckless driving in the coming weeks, and the other charges against him will be dismissed.  He was originally accused of DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license.  He'll also have to pay a fine and attend anger management classes, but he will not be put…

posted 2014/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR