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2017-07-25

Katy Perry, The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar lead MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Katy Perry, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominations this year for the MTV Video Music Awards.Kendrick snagged the most nods, with eight, for his video for “HUMBLE.,” while Katy and The Weeknd tied with five nominations each. Other nominees include Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande.MTV also announced that it'll be eliminating the “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories in favor of an all-inclusive “Artist of the Year” category. The network's also added a “Best Fight Against the System” category to honor videos that inspire viewers to fight injustice. The 2017…

posted 2017/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber apologizes to fans for canceling tour; John Mayer commends him

Is it too late now to say sorry? Justin Bieber is doing it anyway.TMZ cameras caught up with Justin following his tour cancellation announcement, and he had an apologetic message for fans."I love you guys, I think you guys are awesome,” he says, addressing the fans. “I'm sorry for anyone who feels, like, disappointed or betrayed, it's not in my heart or anything, and have a blessed day."As for why he cancelled, Justin says everything is fine, he just needs some rest and relaxation after being on the road for over a year -- his Purpose world tour kicked off…

posted 2017/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet's back!... in a new "CMT Crossroads" special with Florida Georgia Line

It’s already been a big summer for Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line. They’re playing stadiums together, and FGL helped BSB score their first #1 country hit with “God, Your Mama and Me.” Now they’re adding another major event to their calendars. Early next month, they’ll trade lines on each other’s hits as they ready a new edition of CMT Crossroads. “Being such fans of each other, this is a really fun way for us to put our mark on our songs,” Brian Littrell says of the Crossroads special. “It’s going to be a fun night with seven guys who…

posted 2017/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch: Showtime releases new teaser for "Whitney. 'Can I Be Me'"

Ahead of its Showtime premiere on Wednesday, the network has debuted a new teaser for its upcoming Whitney Houston documentary, Whitney. "Can I Be Me." The trailer features archival footage of Whitney, as a voice is heard saying, "Whitney Houston died from a broken heart." The film, which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April, offers behind-the-scenes material, candid interviews from those who knew the singer, and performance footage -- including many of Houston's greatest hits. The doc promises to shed light on the late icon's extraordinary career, as well as her struggles with fame, addiction, and her image…

posted 2017/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

“Somebody That I Used to Know” singer Gotye turned down millions in royalties

Some musicians like to say they’re not in it for the money. In Gotye’s case, that may really be true.  According to Australia’s News.com.au, the singer -- who had a Grammy-winning monster hit with 2011’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” -- turned down millions of dollars in YouTube royalties. Gotye, born Wally de Backer, decided against pop-up ads on his YouTube channel, which could have made him lots of dough thanks to his “Somebody That I Used to Know” music video, which racked up nearly a billion views. Just for reference, the Korean artist PSY made $10 million in…

posted 2017/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Louis Tomlinson says it’s only a matter of time before One Direction reunites

Just because the guys of One Direction are all finding solo success, doesn’t mean the band will never reunite. At least, that’s what Louis Tomlinson thinks.During an interview with U.K.’s morning show Lorraine, Louis says returning to One Direction is a no-brainer.“There is no question of if, I mean it’s a must,” he says. “It has to be, I’m sure we’re all on the same page there. It’s just too difficult for any of us to say [when].”In the meantime, Louis is enjoying kicking off his solo career with the Bebe Rexha collab “Back to You.” And he says he’s…

posted 2017/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik enjoying first-time fatherhood

Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik is currently touring the country, but his greatest pride and joy is back at home.  Back in December, the singer became a dad for the first time at age 51 when his wife gave birth to their daughter, Liliana. While she’s too young to join him on the tour bus just yet, Johnny says he’s been enjoying spending any moment he can with her. “I love it, it's not as hard as I thought it was gonna be, but mostly because my wife and my mother in law are just fantastic and I just…

posted 2017/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony reveals album title and release date on 'Tonight Show'

Fifth Harmony stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night.  The group performed their current single, "Down," with featured guest rapper Gucci Mane joining them.  But the big news was made by host Jimmy Fallon. In introducing the performance he announced that the group's new album will be self-titled and is coming August 25. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/07/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-07-24

“Despacito” dominates "Billboard" Hot 100 chart for 11th week

“Despacito” is still going strong. The Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hit, featuring Justin Bieber, is number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for an 11th week.The song becomes part of a small group of just 23 songs that have topped the chart for at least 11 weeks, and is the second-longest-leading single since Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” reigned for 12 weeks from January through April.“Despacito” also topped the Digital Song Sales chart for a 12th week, with 118,000 downloads sold in the week ending July 20. It has sold more than 100,000 downloads in each of the…

posted 2017/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber cancels rest of Purpose World Tour “due to unforeseen circumstances”

Justin Bieber is scrapping the rest of his Purpose World Tour dates.The singer’s rep confirms in a statement, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts.”The statement goes on to say, “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run.”It continues, “However, after careful consideration he has decided he…

posted 2017/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink teases new music coming next month

Pink has been hinting that she has new music on the way. Now, we know it’s coming sooner, rather than later.The singer shared an Instagram post of what appears to be a song title, “What About Us,” and a release date: August 10. Pink also posted a photo featuring her with her back to the camera, facing a police car and a city skyline -- possibly a still from the song’s music video. Last week, Pink told a fan on Twitter she was about to shoot a new video. It's been a while since we've had a new Pink album…

posted 2017/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez enjoy sweet birthday celebrations

It was a weekend of birthday celebrations for both Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez. Selena turned 25 on Saturday and celebrated with a low-key gathering with friends. She posted some photos on Instagram of her sitting on a kitchen counter in front of two mint-green frosted cakes with the candles lit. She’s surrounded by green and white balloons.“Thank you for all of my bday love,” Selena wrote. “I couldn't be more blessed. A lot of you don't realize how much you mean to me. I. Love. You. --think 25 is going to be epic.”Selena's boyfriend, The Weeknd, missed the celebration…

posted 2017/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR