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2015-03-04

Kelly Clarkson Reacts to Nasty Tweets from British Journalist: "I'm Awesome! It Doesn't Bother Me"

Last month, controversial British journalist and TV personality Katie Hopkins tweeted some extremely nasty comments about Kelly Clarkson, criticizing her for her weight and her appearance.  Well, if Hopkins was hoping to shame Kelly into going on a diet, she's failed, because the singer just doesn't give a hoot. Asked what she thought of Hopkins' tweets -- one of which asked, "Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers?" -- Kelly told the British magazine Heat, ""I don't have a clue what you're talking about. Someone tweeted something about me?"  After it was explained…

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jordin Sparks' New Album Influenced by Jason Derulo Breakup

Jordin Sparks’ new album, Right Here, Right Now, is due out in May.  And yes, it will include a couple of songs inspired by her breakup with Jason Derulo. "Everybody takes experiences from their personal life and puts it in there because that's how you get the real emotion, that’s how you get the real story,” Jordin tells E! News. “That's how that one fan that is laying in her room puts on your record and she cries with you because she feels it with you …I’ve always drawn from personal experiences to sing songs.” Jordin and Jason split last…

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lawrence's Performance of "The Hanging Tree" Nominated for MTV Movie Award

Jennifer Lawrence said she hated having to sing on camera for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1, but we’re guessing she may have changed her tune about the experience now.  The actress has been nominated for her haunting rendition of “The Hanging Tree” at this year’s MTV Movie Awards, just one month after the song was certified platinum. J. Law is competing in the Best Musical Moment category against Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron in Neighbors, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig in The Skeleton Twins, and Miles Teller in Whiplash. We’d say…

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez & Gal Pals Celebrate Fifth Harmony Singer's Birthday

Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and a bunch of their best gal pals got together Tuesday night to celebrate Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello's 18th birthday. The group made it a stay-at-home bash, complete with two cakes, party hats and a tiara for the birthday girl. Taylor Instagrammed a picture from the soiree as the girls sang “Happy Birthday to You”  to Camila. Selena also posted a photo from the night, with the caption: "Camila_Cabello happy birthday my nugget. #girlsnighttothefullest." Other famous besties in attendance included the sister band Haim, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld and Modern Family's Sarah…

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Updated: Lady Gaga Not Confirmed to Perform at 50th Anniversary of Selma March

Turns out Lady Gaga isn't confirmed after all to perform Saturday at this year's annual commemoration of the famed Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama, civil rights marches. A Tuesday story on AL.com declared Gaga would perform after a speech by President Obama at Selma, Alabama's annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March 7, 1965 event, dubbed "Bloody Sunday" after 600 unarmed protesters were attacked by police at the city's Edmund Pettus Bridge, galvanizing public support for the Voting Rights Act. AL.com now quotes the commemoration's executive director as saying Gaga's participation is "not confirmed but tentative." Billboard…

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Flo Rida Announces New EP Including Song with Robin Thicke

Flo Rida has a new EP on the way and he’s launching a campaign to get fans hyped for its release. The rapper will be dropping new songs, videos, contests and other major announcements in the weeks leading up to the April 7 release of the My House EP. He’s calling the campaign “Flo Madness,” because it coincides with the college basketball's "March Madness" NCAA tournament. The hotly anticipated EP includes some interesting collaborations, like the track “I Don’t Like It, I Love It,” featuring Robin Thicke and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White. Anyone pre-ordering the EP now will…

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga to Perform at 50th Anniversary of Selma March

Fresh off her bravura performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music at the Oscars last month, Lady Gaga is set to commemorate another, more solemn high-profile 50th anniversary.  The singer will perform Saturday at this year's annual commemoration of the famed Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama, civil rights marches which began March 7, 1965. According to AL.com, Gaga will perform after a speech by President Obama at Selma, Alabama's annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee.  The event marks the "Bloody Sunday" march when 600 unarmed protesters were attacked by police at the city's Edmund Pettus Bridge, galvanizing public support for the Voting…

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Feels "Empowered," Says "Anything Is Possible at This Point"

Kelly Clarkson is having a moment.  After taking time off to welcome her first child, River Rose, the Grammy-winning singer is back with a new album, Piece by Piece, and a newly announced tour.  And Kelly says her contentment with her personal life -- husband, baby and two stepkids -- has her super-excited for the future, whatever it may bring. "I mean, this is gonna sound so cheesy but I have the most successful marriage and I have the best kids ever and I just feel like anything is possible at this point," Kelly tells ABC Radio.  "And I’ve always…

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: US Army Soldier Gets a Four-Chair Turnaround

The blind auditions continued on NBC's The Voice Tuesday night. Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams once again sat in their rotating chairs as they listened to more singers and continued to build their teams. Tuesday’s show included a U.S. Army soldier who started singing in the West Point Band as a means of jump-starting his singing career. He received a four-chair turnaround. At the conclusion of Tuesday's blind auditions, Blake added four more artists to his team, for a total of 11. Pharrell added two more, bringing his total to 10. Christina tacked on four more…

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Man Charged with Murder in Stabbing of Nicki Minaj Crew Member

A Philadelphia man is now facing a murder charge in connection with the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour crew last month. Pierce Boykin, 31, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon, according to WPVI-TV. He previously posted bail on an attempted murder charge. Boykin is accused of stabbing 29-year-old De'Von Pickett and 27-year-old Eric Parker outside a Philadelphia bar. Pickett died from the stabbing, and Parker was severely wounded. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2015/03/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-03-03

Is Chris Brown a Father?

Is Chris Brown a proud papa? TMZ is reporting that Chris is the father of a nine-month-old girl whose mom is a former model named Nia. The website says Chris has known Nia, 31, for years, but is not currently romantically involved with her. It's unclear what kind of support Chris is providing the child. TMZ says the 25-year-old singer is happy that he's a parent. Chris has recently been spotted with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/03/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Each Earned More than $5 Million from "Blurred Lines," Lawsuit Reveals

Ever wonder just how much a smash hit song is worth?  The ongoing copyright infringement suit over "Blurred Lines," is offering a glimpse at hit music finances, and yes, it's big money. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an accounting statement revealed in court shows that the biggest song of 2013 generated more than $16.6 million in profits, of which Thicke received more than $5.6 million. Pharrell, who co-wrote, produced and appeared on the song, earned more than $5.1 million from it; while T.I.'s guest verse was worth more than $700,000 to him. Testimony is proceeding in a Los Angeles court…

posted 2015/03/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR