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2016-11-11

It's Over: The Weeknd and Bella Hadid Have Split

The Weeknd and Bella Hadid are no longer an item, reports People.  A source confirmed to the magazine that the Grammy award-winning singer and fashion model have broken up after a year-and-a half, due to differing schedules and work obligations.  "Their schedules have been too hard to coordinate and he is focused on finishing and promoting his album," said the source. "They still have a great deal of love for one another and will remain friends," the source added.  The singer, born Abel Tesfaye, first met Bella when he asked her to model for the artwork of his debut album, Beauty Behind the Madness.   Their…

posted 2016/11/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Stalker Arrested After He Allegedly Followed Her to Austin Airport

A man accused of stalking Taylor Swift in Austin, Texas has been arrested. According ABC-TV affiliate KVUE, police took 39-year-old Frank Hoover into custody Thursday after he allegedly followed Taylor to the airport following her October 22 concert at Circuit of the Americas. Taylor had previously taken out a restraining order against Hoover, meaning he’s not allowed within 500 feet of her. The singer was boarding a private plane at Austin Bergstrom International Airport with her mother and father when Hoover allegedly arrived at the airport and told a security guard he intended to take a picture with Taylor. Taylor’s…

posted 2016/11/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kiiara’s “Gold” Goes Platinum

“Gold” has gone platinum! The debut single by Kiiara has reached one million in sales, officially securing RIAA platinum certification. It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the singer. Last week, she released the music video for her new single, “Feels,” and launched her first-ever headlining tour. She also premiered a new track, “dopemang,” from her forthcoming debut album.Kiiara will be on tour for the rest of this month, with the trek wrapping up on November 22 in New York City. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/11/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic, Alessia Cara & More Added to ABC Holiday Specials

Get ready for holiday music overload. More performers have been added to the slate of holiday musical programs airing on ABC and its related channels. Alessia Cara, JoJo, Flo Rida, Zara Larsson and OneRepublic will be performing on The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, which premieres on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, on ABC. Alessia will be singing “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana for the first time on television. Alessia and OneRepublic will also perform on The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration, along with Gavin DeGraw. That special airs on Christmas Day, December 25, on ABC. As…

posted 2016/11/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Post-Election, Alessia Cara's "Counting Her Blessings" that She's Canadian

How many of your friends swore they'd move to Canada if Donald Trump was elected president? As it turns out, quite a few of Alessia Cara's American friends have asked if they can move in with her -- which is why the teen singer says she's never felt "luckier" to be Canadian. Alessia tells Newsweek  that "everybody" has been asking her about moving in. "I heard the Canadian immigration website crashed. It’s crazy," she says. "I’ve never felt happier, or luckier, to be a Canadian. Of course I care about America’s fate, and it affects my country, too, but at the…

posted 2016/11/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-10

Ed Sheeran Gives Special Performance to Nine-Year-Old Fan with Rare Brain Condition

Ed Sheeran has been filling his time out of the spotlight with charity events and good deeds. In the latest example of this, the singer visited a U.K. children’s hospital Wednesday and performed for a nine-year-old fan with a rare brain condition. According to SWNS.com, Ed surprised Melody Driscoll at Epsom Hospital in Surrey after her parents launched a campaign to get him to visit her. He serenaded her with "Thinking Out Loud" and "Photograph," and autographed her pink guitar. “Melody absolutely loves Ed’s music, and his lyrics mean so much to us as a family,” the girl’s mom, Karina,…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele, Justin Bieber, Coldplay Win at "Billboard" Touring Awards

Adele, Justin Bieber and Coldplay all had big tours this year, and they were rewarded for their success on the road at the Billboard Touring Awards, held Wednesday night in Beverly Hills. Coldplay took home the awards for Top Draw and Top Boxscore.  That first one awards the best-attended tour, while the second is an award for the highest-grossing single engagement by an artist. Adele won Breakthrough Artist for her 25 tour, which saw her raking in nearly 14 million bucks over eight nights in L.A., and close to 10 million bucks for her six sellouts in New York City.…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Wants Kids to Stay Home Alone in Her NYC Pad

Madonna's children are getting older, and don't need to be baby-sat anymore. That's why the Material Mom is trying to get clarity on whether the rules of her New York City co-op allow them to stay there when she's not present. The New York Daily News reports that the Queen of Pop has asked a Manhattan judge for guidance on whether or not her kids and her maid can all live her apartment even though she's not physically there.  Last year, the board of the building told her she'd have to be "in residence" if she wanted anyone -- guests,…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj & Taylor Swift Second Only to the Queen of Soul When It Comes to Billboard Hits

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift haven't been around that long, but they've both managed to rack up an amazing 69 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.  That puts both women second only to the Queen -- the Queen of Soul, that is -- among female hitmakers. Both trail behind the legendary Aretha Franklin, who ranks as the top female on the list, with 73 chart hits.   But Nicki and Taylor have managed get ahead of many noted female superstars: for example, Madonna and Rihanna both have "only" 57 Hot 100 hits. Beyoncé has 53, and Mariah Carey has 47.  Minaj's guest vocals on boyfriend Meek Mill's song, "Froze," is the song that…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Spoofs "Doctor Strange" with Ellen DeGeneres

Doctor Strange beat Justin Timberlake’s movie Trolls at the box office last weekend, but that didn’t stop Justin from spoofing the Marvel film on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In a fake trailer airing on the show Thursday, Justin plays the title character in a film called Strange Doctor. The "trailer" featured several scenes of Justin being super-weird with his patient, played by Ellen. He lurks behind a coat rack, whispers inappropriate things in her ear and gives her a creepy massage.The real Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, came in first place at the box office last weekend and has already…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

First Look: Rihanna Starring in "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" Official Trailer

Rihanna fans around the world can finally catch a glimpse of the superstar playing an alien in the official trailer for the forthcoming sci-fi flick, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. In the clip, Rih Rih is seen giving a sultry stare while approaching lead character, Valerian, played by actor Dane DeHaan. She takes off a bowler hat, which exposes a Marilyn Monroe-esque blondehairdo, as her outfit magically changes from black to light purple.   Audiences at this year's San Diego Comic-Con were the first to see Rih's opening scene in the movie. The director of the film, Luc Besson, praised the entertainer's acting skills, calling her a "natural born actress." Valerian…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" Gets Ultimate Beatle Love for Mannequin Challenge

Rae Sremmurd's hit single "Black Beatles" got the ultimate recognition from an actual Beatle: Paul McCartney.  The music icon used the track for his own Mannequin Challenge viral video, in which he is seen standing in a static pose next to a piano.   "Love those Black Beatles #MannequinChallenge," he tweeted under the video's caption.   The hip-hop duo's song is one of the most used in Mannequin Challenge videos to date, with member Swae Lee recently giving Entertainment Weekly his explanation for the phenomenon.   "It's the best song out! It has a good mood to it, and the world is just appreciating that song," he…

posted 2016/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR