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2016-04-08

Louis Tomlinson Spotted with Son Freddie Amid Bizarre #Babygate Conspiracy Theories

Louis Tomlinson was spotted on daddy duty this week. TMZ has photos and video of the One Direction member out to lunch with his two-and-a-half-month-old son Freddie. Louis was seen pushing the baby carriage with his bodyguard in tow in Calabasas, California on Thursday. Maybe this will help put to rest #babygate conspiracy theories from fans who don’t believe the little tyke is real. Some fans on social media think Louis and his team have been Photoshopping images of the baby and using dolls while out in public. As TMZ points out, the baby can be heard crying in the…

posted 2016/04/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Addresses Demi Lovato’s Joke About His Manhood

Nick Jonas is sharing his reaction after his BFF Demi Lovato challenged his manhood at the GLAAD Media Awards last weekend. The singer tells U.K.’s Capital FM that after presenting Demi with the Vanguard Award on Saturday, he wasn’t quite expecting her salty speech. “I said something really heartwarming and that was just like really sweet. It was really nice,” Nick says of his own speech about Demi. “I actually even got like emotional …So she gets on stage and goes off script for a minute and I’m expecting something similar to what I said.” Instead, Demi said this: “I…

posted 2016/04/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull to Be Featured on Country Star Keith Urban’s Next Album

Pitbull is crossing musical genres with his latest collaboration. The Miami rapper is joining country singer Keith Urban for a song on Keith’s forthcoming album, Ripcord. The song, “Sun Don’t Let Me Down,” was co-produced by legendary producer Nile Rodgers. Keith says it was nearly finished when he decided it needed something extra. Turns out that something extra was a little of Pitbull’s “swagger.” He called Nile and asked him to send Pitbull the song. “Thankfully he felt it, spat out a verse, and it was the most incredible feeling hearing him on the track for the first time,” Keith…

posted 2016/04/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Debuts New Solo Song "Go Now," from the Movie "Sing Street"

In 2014, Adam Levine stepped out solo from Maroon 5 to star in the movie Begin Again.  Now, he's teamed up with that movie's director, Jim Carney, to co-write a song for Carney's new movie, Sing Street. As ET reports, the song is called "Go Now," and the chorus features Adam singing, "You're never gonna go if you don't go now." Sing Street is a drama that takes place in Dublin, Ireland, in the '80s, and focuses on a kid who starts a band and moves to London.  It'll be in theaters April 15. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2016/04/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ludacris & Ciara to Host 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Actor and rapper Ludacris will be back as host of the Billboard Music Awards this year, marking his third time as the show’s emcee.  He’ll have help this year, too, courtesy of R&B singer Ciara. "It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the 3rd year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara,” Luda says in a statement.  “I’m looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue." Ludacris and Ciara will announce the finalists in six categories for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards this Monday morning, April 11, on ABC’s…

posted 2016/04/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez “Got Inspired” by L.A. Teen to Produce New Drama Series, "Rising"

Selena Gomez’s new TV show is officially in development at Freeform. The network formerly known as ABC Family announced the drama series -- called Rising -- as part of its anticipated slate of new scripted shows. As previously reported, Selena will be executive producing the show along with her mother Mandy Teefey and Aaron Kaplan. The series will be told through the eyes of an 18-year-old girl living in a low-income Latino neighborhood as she dreams of bigger and better things. The story was inspired by real-life Los Angeles high school senior Ana Cobarrubias, who delivered a powerful speech about…

posted 2016/04/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-04-07

Trent Harmon Wins Final Season of "American Idol"

Trent Harmon has won the 15th and final season of American Idol. He was announced as the winner of the Fox singing competition on Thursday night's finale, triumphing over La'Porsha Renae. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zara Larsson Lines Up TV Appearances After “Never Forget You” Goes Gold

Zara Larsson’s hit "Never Forget You” has been certified gold in the U.S. by the RIAA. The collaboration with singer, songwriter and producer MNEK [eh-meh-NEE-kay] has officially sold at least 500,000 units. The dance track has so far reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. To celebrate the song’s success, Zara has lined up a couple of TV appearances for next week. April 12, she’ll perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The next day, she’ll appear on the Today show. The Swedish singer is currently working on her…

posted 2016/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Twenty One Pilots Talks the Origins of "Stressed Out" in "Billboard" Cover Story

Twenty One Pilots' multi-genre breakout hit "Stressed Out" may have been dubbed a "millennial anthem," but frontman Tyler Joseph doesn't see it that way. In an interview for this week's Billboard cover story, the singing half of the Columbus, Ohio duo -- the other half being drummer Josh Dun -- says he "wasn't thinking about any of that stuff," when he wrote "Stressed Out." "I was thinking about my brother and our relationship now and our relationship when we were growing up," Joseph says. "He was my only friend for a big part of my life. I don’t think that’s…

posted 2016/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Coldplay Expands US Tour

Coldplay has added stops in 12 more cities to their U.S. summer tour, including Las Vegas, Phoenix, St. Louis and Denver. The band will be touring in support of their latest album, A Head Full of Dreams. Alessia Cara is joining them as a special guest on all dates. The U.S. leg of the tour runs from July 16 in New York City to September 3 in San Francisco. A pre-sale for Citi card members starts Monday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. local time on CitiPrivatePass.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting April 15 at LiveNation.com.…

posted 2016/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Wrote Jennifer Lopez’s New Single, “Ain’t Your Mama”

If you heard Jennifer Lopez’s new single, “Ain’t Your Mama,” and thought it had a Meghan Trainor vibe, you’d be correct. Billboard reports the upbeat track, about an independent woman refusing to coddle her man, was written by Meghan. "I ain't gon’ be cooking all day/I ain't your mama/I ain’t gon’ do your laundry/I ain’t your mama,” Jennifer sings to a deadbeat beau, before adding, “When you gon’ get your act together/I ain’t your mama.” J. Lo released the lyric video teaser for the song today and will perform it on the series finale of American Idol tonight. After the…

posted 2016/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Denies Engagement, Would Rather Say She’s Single

Nicki Minaj has set the record straight about her rumored engagement to rapper Meek Mill. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, Nicki said the huge diamond she’s been seen sporting on her left hand isn’t actually an engagement ring. "I have two rings from this boy that likes me,” she explained. “That’s not my engagement ring, though. He said that that's my second ring and that if I get a third ring that that would be the engagement ring.” But does Nicki want that third ring? "I don't know. We're still figuring each other out,” she said. “And, in fact,…

posted 2016/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR