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2014-02-25

A Great Big World Performs on Seth Meyers’ First "Late Night" Show

A Great Big World was the musical guest on NBC Late Night show Monday when Seth Meyers made his debut as the new host. The duo performed their ballad “Say Something,” without Christina Aguilera.Meyers' other guests were his old "Weekend Update" co-anchor, Amy Poehler, and Vice President Joe Biden. If you want to catch A Great Big World on the road, they've got tour dates lined up in March and April. Check their website for all the details. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/02/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Teams with Claire's to Launch Prism Collection of Jewelry & Accessories

Katy Perry has a line of fragrances; now, she's branching out into jewelry and accessories. Women's Wear Daily reports that the singer is teaming with Claire's stores to lauch the Katy Perry Prism collection.  The products will appear in all 1,590 Claire's stores in the U.S., as well as globally.  WWD notes that this marks the first time Claire's, a chain whose customers are primarily girls ages three to 18, has introduced a line of products worldwide. The Prism collection won't simply be a bunch of stuff that Katy's slapping her picture or name on, however.  Everything is being personally…

posted 2014/02/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Blind Auditions Begin

The sixth season of NBC's The Voice premiered Monday night with the first series of blind auditions. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton welcomed back as coaches Shakira and Usher, who previously filled in for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green last spring. Cee Lo announced last week he will not return to the show. Before the blind auditions began, the coaches collaborated on some duets. Blake and Shakira teamed up on her hit "Whenever, Wherever" before transitioning into his song "Boys 'Round Here." Afterward, Adam and Usher entered the spotlight for renditions of "Love Somebody," by Adam's group Maroon 5,…

posted 2014/02/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-02-24

Soundtrack to "Glee's" 100th Episode Features New Hits, Old Favorites

The 100th episode of Glee is a two-part extravaganza, airing March 18 and March 25, and of course, a soundtrack album is being prepped to go with it.  The album Glee: The Music Celebrating 100 Episodes will be available exclusively at Target on March 25.  The disc includes brand-new songs from the episode, as well as new versions of Glee favorites from seasons past.  Among them: "Don't Stop Believin'," "Raise Your Glass," "Toxic" and "Defying Gravity." Featured on the album is a version of the Pharrell Williams song "Happy" sung by Gwyneth Paltrow who's returning to the show as Holly…

posted 2014/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Last Adele Album Rumor: Collaboration with Prince in the Works

Another day, another Adele album rumor.  The latest?  The singer is planning to work with Prince on her upcoming project. The British paper The Sun, which claimed on Sunday that Adele's new album is "imminent," says that when the Grammy-winning star stopped by Prince's show at the London club Ronnie Scott's last week, she wasn't just there for the music: she actually went to his dressing room to discuss a musical collaboration for her third album. “The reason Adele only stayed a short time at Prince’s gig at Ronnie Scott’s in London was because it was just a business meeting…

posted 2014/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Robin Thicke and Wife Paula Patton Are Separating

In numerous interviews over the past year or so, Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton have spoken in detail about their strong marriage, even dishing about their sex life.  Well, it turns out that even the best Hollywood unions can go south: the couple has announced their separation. Reps for both Thicke and Patton confirm to ABC News that the couple have split.  In a statement provided to ABC News Radio, Patton says, "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time." The singer and the actress first…

posted 2014/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 Nominated for 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, One Direction and Maroon 5 are among the stars nominated in the music categories for the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, which will be handed out March 29.  Mark Wahlberg will host the telecast, which will take place at the University of Southern California's Galen Center. Katy will be competing against Taylor and Lady Gaga, among others, in the category of Favorite Female Singer, while her song "Roar" will battle it out with hits by Miley Cyrus, One Direction and Taylor Swift in the Favorite Song Category.  Katy is also nominated for Favorite Voice…

posted 2014/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's "Baby" Hits One Billion Views on YouTube; Protest Is Radio Prank

And now, some good news for Justin Bieber for a change: his video for "Baby" has been certified for more than one billion views on VEVO.  That makes it VEVO's most-watched music video. Justin is also the youngest artist ever to have a video that is 10X VEVO certified.  A VEVO certified video means its been watched 100 million times, so 10X certified means a billion views.  The milestone was reached, in part, due to a campaign by Justin's fans who wanted to drive up the clip's views while he was still a teenager; he turns 20 on March 1.…

posted 2014/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink, Imagine Dragons Winners at Pollstar Awards

Pink and Imagine Dragons have certainly won plenty of awards for their music.  They've also just been recognized for their shows on the road.  Both artists were winners at the 25th Pollstar Awards. Pink took home the award for Most Creative Stage Production, while recent Grammy winners Imagine Dragons won for Best New Touring Artist. Pink's The Truth About Love Tour, which wrapped up in January, was one of the most successful and best-reviewed concert treks of 2013, and featured Pink belting out all her hits in a circus-like atmosphere, complete with special effects, dancers, costume changes and even a…

posted 2014/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Season 6: Coaches Sing Each Others' Hits; Adam Levine Reveals His Rivals' Tricks

On The Voice, it's always fun when any of the coaches take the stage for a performance, so viewers are sure to enjoy the opening moments of season six, which kicks off Monday night.  You'll see all four coaches -- Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and the returning Shakira and Usher -- get up and sing each other's songs.  If the idea of Blake singing a Shakira hit intrigues you, you're going to want to tune in. Things get underway with Blake doing just that, putting his own spin on Shakira's 2001 smash "Whenever, Wherever," but stopping before he has to…

posted 2014/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: New Adele Album "Imminent"

Looks like Adele may be planning a Beyonce-style sneak attack on the music industry. The British paper The Sun claims that Adele plans to release her highly-anticipated third album much sooner than expected.  While there has been a steady stream of news over the past few months about who the Grammy-winning star has been working with on her new material -- including OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, Phil Collins, hit-making songwriter Diane Warren, and Madonna's producer, Wiliam Orbit -- there hasn't been any hint of when we might expect the disc, until now.  A source tells The Sun, "Label bosses are getting…

posted 2014/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

fun. Guitarist Jack Antonoff Now Dates Lena Dunham, but Used to Date Scarlett Johansson

These days, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff can brag that he's dating Girls star and creator Lena Dunham, but it turns out that back in high school, his girlfriend was someone who's even more high profile: Scarlett Johansson. Dunham revealed this amazing fact in an interview posted on Grantland, as part of a discussion about the Tumblr blog Old Loves, which documents celebrity couples who are no longer together.  "Old Loves is my passion, I check it, like, once a week. It's how I kick back on a Friday night," she said. "And I was going through it and I saw…

posted 2014/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR