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2016-04-12

Report: Britney Spears’ Next Single Is Called “Make Me (Oooh)”

It seems the wait is almost over for new Britney Spears music. The Las Vegas Sun reports the singer has chosen her next single, which will be titled “Make Me (Oooh).” Britney will reportedly shoot the video for the new single this coming Monday. Both the video and the song are planned to be released four weeks later. “The single and the video will thrill fans because it’s all new, totally different and somewhat unexpected,” a source tells Las Vegas Sun’s Robin Leach. “It’s different; it’s a turn. She's gone from pretty straightforward pop to a really interesting vibe with…

posted 2016/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Defends Jennifer Lopez After Dr. Luke Backlash

Meghan Trainor is defending Jennifer Lopez against backlash over her new Dr. Luke-produced single, “Ain’t Your Mama.” Meghan, who wrote the track, says J. Lo didn’t know Dr. Luke -- Kesha's alleged abuser -- was involved in the early demo stages of the song. "[It was] not fair on her, not at all," Meghan tells OfficialCharts.com and other journalists. "I texted her the song and she had no idea -- she thought I did it alone by myself at my house, which a lot of people think because I do do that.” Meghan adds, "I sent it to her and…

posted 2016/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Signs On for Charity Basketball Game

Nick Jonas will be hitting the basketball court for a good cause. The singer will serve as a team captain at the Roc Nation Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game, taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, July 21. Nick will be playing to benefit the Beyond Type 1 charity, which supports those living with Type 1 diabetes. Nick himself suffers from the disease. The lineup of his team will consist of other celebrities. It will be announced at a later date. In addition to the tournament-style competition, the event will feature a dunk showdown and…

posted 2016/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rob Thomas Guests on the CW's "iZombie" Season Finale, Says Things "Don't End Well" for Him

Rob Thomas is a guest star on tonight's season finale of the CW's iZombie, and he says filming his part was certainly different from anything he's done before -- especially the part where had coffee with zombies. "Listen, I’ve been doing this gig [as a singer] for 20 years," Rob says, noting that being part of a large-scale TV production is somewhat alien to him. "And..it's so weird to come into a machine like that, that runs like that. I’ve never had a job where, like, I’m hanging out at craft services and there’s zombies hanging out getting coffee with…

posted 2016/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Early Belieber Ludacris on Justin Bieber's Comeback: "Now Everybody Wants to Do a Song with Him!"

Justin Bieber's recent career turnaround has been nothing short of miraculous, and after a string of huge hits his latest accomplishment is receiving nominations in 11 categories for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.  Ludacris, who's co-hosting the awards show, says his faith in Justin as an artist, which led to him rapping on the Canadian singer's first big smash, "Baby," has finally paid off. "Lemme just say this real quick: there was this young boy named Justin Bieber and this guy named Ludacris that got on a track," Luda tells ABC Radio. "And, you know, at first there was a…

posted 2016/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice": Team Blake and Team Christina Kick Off Live Playoffs

The 10th season of The Voice went live for the first time on Monday night. Artists from Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera's teams took the stage for the first show in the Live Playoffs. The rest of the top 20, representing Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams' teams, will perform Tuesday night. The NBC competition will hold its first results show of the season on Wednesday night. Adam, Blake, Christina and Pharrell were all on hand to critique the contestants. In a new twist, each coach is allowed to bring back an eliminated artist from any team. Team Blake's Paxton Ingram…

posted 2016/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris Ties for Second on Monday's "Dancing with the Stars"

Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris lives to dance at least one more week after Monday's Dancing with the Stars. Morris and his pro partner, Lindsay Arnold, landed in a two-way tie for second place with pro football player Antonio Brown and his partner Sharna Burgess. Each had a score of 35 out of a a possible 40. Good Morning America chief meteorologist Ginger Zee and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy tied for the top spot with UFC fighter Paige VanZant and pro Mark Ballas, each with 36. On Monday, the stars performed routines inspired by their favorite Disney films. Morris danced…

posted 2016/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-04-11

Ellie Goulding and Zendaya Cover "Marie Claire"’s Fresh Faces Issue

Ellie Goulding and Zendaya are among Marie Claire’s cover girls for the magazine’s third-annual May Fresh Faces issue, which spotlights young talent. While Ellie is being recognized for her success in the music biz, she admits to the mag that she never expected to become a famous singer. "I don't feel like I'm a very good pop star,” she says. “I can be painfully shy, and I don't really talk much between songs. I don't feel like I'm a natural performer." Over the years, she has taken cues from other performers -- she even taught herself how to play the…

posted 2016/04/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Ties The Beatles for Second-Most Weeks at Number One on "Billboard" Chart

Rihanna has marked another milestone, this time tying  a chart record held by The Beatles. RiRi’s single “Work” is number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, pushing her total time at the top of the chart to 59 weeks. This ties The Beatles for second-most weeks at number one on the chart. Mariah Carey leads with 79 weeks. “Work” featuring Drake also is number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Dance Club Songs charts. It is Rihanna’s 14th number one hit on the Hot 100, placing her in third for chart-topping songs, behind The…

posted 2016/04/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Spotted Having Lunch in L.A.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth made their first public appearance together since Miley started wearing her engagement ring again. The two were spotted having lunch in Los Angeles Friday, along with Liam’s brothers Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. "Miley and Liam just spent a few days together in Malibu. Miley has been going back and forth between L.A. and N.Y.C. for the Woody Allen series," a source tells People. The source adds, "She was happy to spend some time with Liam -- things are great between them. There are no set wedding plans, and they are enjoying their engagement." The…

posted 2016/04/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West Once Again Addresses Taylor Swift VMA Incident

Seems like Kanye West is still fired up about Taylor Swift. During the rapper’s concert in the Philippines over the weekend, he once against addressed that time he interrupted Taylor at the 2009 MTV VMAs. After performing his track “Famous,” in which he takes credit for Taylor’s success, Kanye tells the crowd, “This is the song that broke the writer’s block for me, because it’s something I wanted to say so bad that they told me I couldn’t say.” He says the night he stormed the stage at the VMAs was “the beginning of the end of my life,” and…

posted 2016/04/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Take Aspen Getaway

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom took an Aspen getaway together this weekend. According to E! News, the couple was spotted shopping around the Colorado resort town. "They were arm in arm and looking very in love," an eyewitness says. "They looked like regular tourists, just strolling and enjoying themselves." On Saturday, Perry and Bloom reportedly attended stylist Jamie Schneider’s wedding at Aspen’s Chaparral Ranch Woody Creek, along with a bunch of other celebrities including Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba and Cameron Diaz. "Katy and Orlando enjoy traveling together, so whenever they have an opportunity they try to make it work," a…

posted 2016/04/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR