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2014-09-12

Enrique Iglesias' New Tour with Pitbull Will Make Him the "Happiest Guy in the World"

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull kick off their joint tour tonight in Newark, New Jersey, and Enrique says nothing will make him happier than performing his hits for his fans every night. "Just, like, being up onstage," Enrique tells ABC News Radio when asked what he's most looking forward to about this tour.  "I've always said, when I'm up onstage, I think I'm the happiest guy in the world. There's no better feeling in the world. You could be sick, you could have the worst headache, you could feel horrible -- but once you're up there and in front of your…

posted 2014/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Girl Disappointed Obama Not Beyoncé

President Obama and the first lady made a surprise stop at a Washington, D.C., charter school Thursday afternoon to participate in a service project, much to the dismay of a young girl who had hoped the surprise visitor would be Beyoncé. “I understand,” Obama told the girl, named Madison. “[First daughters] Malia and Sasha would feel the same way.” First lady Michelle Obama agreed: “It’s a disappointment.” As they filled backpacks with toys for homeless children, Madison tried to make up for it, telling the president, “But then I realized it was going to be you and that’s even better.”…

posted 2014/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-11

Meghan Trainor Says Schoolmate Who Told Her to Lose Weight "Probably Hates Himself Now"

Meghan Trainor's #1 hit "All About That Bass" tells girls to be proud of their curves, and to love their bodies as the are, instead of trying to be a size 2.  But the singer says that it's a lesson she herself had to learn the hard way. Speaking to People magazine, the 20-year-old singer says that growing up, she had "pretty, popular" friends, but would always put herself down.  "I would destroy myself and say, 'I'm so fat,'" she recalls.  Luckily, just like she says in the song, her mom reminded her "to not worry about size and love…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Denies Sex Tape on Twitter, Calls Video/Photo Leakers "Sex Offenders"

Iggy Azalea's rep already has denied reports that that she appears in a sex tape, but now the rapper herself has taken to Twitter to second that denial, and to give some strongly worded comments about companies who release such tapes. As previously reported, Vivid Entertainment announced that they became aware of a sex tape that appeared to feature Iggy, and that if it indeed was her, they were interested in making a deal to distribute it.   Now, Iggy says, "obviously I've seen the news feed today and i just want to say, I don't have a sex tape but…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna's "Run This Town" Won't Open CBS' Thursday Night Football Tonight

Earlier this month, CBS Sports and NFL Network announced that Rihanna's guest feature on Jay Z’s "Run This Town" will open each game of Thursday Night Football this year. However, in light of the NFL's Ray Rice controversy, the song has been pulled from tonight's Baltimore Ravens game and replaced with a special report on the Rice incident.  Instead of using the song, which was supposed to have played under narration by actor Don Cheadle, CBS Sports officials tell Sports Illustrated that the network will now open its pregame with a report on the Rice incident from CBS This Morning anchor Norah…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Gets "Happy" on British Radio

Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" is one of the most upbeat hits of the past year, but Maroon 5 has now put a very unique spin on the tune, making it almost unrecognizable. Appearing on the Live Lounge program on U.K.'s BBC Radio 1, which encourages artists to perform acoustic versions of other artists' hits, Adam Levine and company slowed "Happy" way, way, WAY down and gave it a jazz feel. The group also performed acoustic versions of their own hits, "Sunday Morning," "One More Night" and their new songs "Maps" and "Animals" during their appearance on the show. Maroon 5…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Train, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull & More to Appear on "America's Got Talent" Finale

America's Got Talent has lined up quite a collection of talent for its big finale September 17. Train, Ed Sheeran and Pitbull, as well as Jennifer Hudson and Lenny Kravitz, will all perform on the episode, which will air live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.  Ed will perform his latest single, "Don't," while J-Hud will sing "It's Your World."  Pitbull will perform his latest single, "Fireball," accompanied by Radio City's famed Rockettes, and Lenny will sing his new single, "The Chamber."  It's not clear what Train will perform but since the…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea's Rep Denies She's In a Sex Tape

Who dat, who dat?  It's not Iggy Azalea, that's for sure.  Contrary to rumor, the rapper's rep tells the Huffington Post that reports she appears in a sex tape are not true. A tape featuring a woman who appears to be Iggy frolicking with an ex-boyfriend has surfaced, and top porn company Vivid Entertainment has announced that it's interested in cutting a deal to release it.  Vivid founder Steven Hirsch says in a statement, "I believe there would be a huge demand for her sex tape. Iggy has proved that she’s an amazing talent. If there is any tape out…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nightclub Brawl Occurs During Chris Brown-Hosted Party

A Manhattan club promoter was injured during a bottle-throwing melee at a party hosted by Chris Brown Thursday, police sources tell ABC News Radio. The incident transpired inside the Meatpacking District’s VIP Room around 2:55 a.m. during a New York Fashion Week after-party. During the brawl, bottles were thrown and shards of glass injured the eye of the 29-year-old victim, who was standing near Brown. The man sought treatment at the Beth Israel Medical Center for minor lacerations to his left eye before being transported to the New York Eye and Ear Hospital. Brown's rep tells ABC News Radio that the…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lorde & Coldplay Nominated for Britain's "Q" Awards

Some of the biggest British artists on the U.S. charts right now have received nominations for this year's Q Awards, handed out by the highly regarded British music magazine Q. Sam Smith is up for Best New Act, and Best Track, for his hit "Stay with Me."  Ed Sheeran is up for Best Solo Artist, and Coldplay snags a nod for Best Video, for the clip for "Magic."  As for non-Brits, Lorde, who's from New Zealand, received a Best Track nomination for "Royals" while Pharrell Williams got a nod in the most prestigious category: Best Act in the World Today. …

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Lumineers Start Next Album; Will Appear on New "Hunger Games" Soundtrack

The Lumineers, the band that brought you "Ho Hey," have begun work on their second album. The band's lead singer, Wesley Schultz, announced on Instagram: "Well folks, we are back in the studio, chippin away at some new ideas. It's been one hell of a ride so far and we are excited to be writing again. Thanks and stay tuned." The new album will be the follow up to the band's self-titled 2012 debut, which earned them a Grammy nomination. We'll get a preview of the Lumineers' new music when one of their new songs appears on the upcoming soundtrack…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo's Girl Jordin Sparks Approves of Him "Talking Dirty" -- Musically, That Is

The cover of Jason Derulo's latest album Talk Dirty, as well as the hit title track and its follow-up, "Wiggle," all present the singer in a much sexier light than before.  But rather than being jealous, his girlfriend Jordin Sparks says she couldn't be happier that her man is showing off his, well, dirty side. "Yes! Yes, I was all for it!" Jordin told ABC News Radio when asked if she was in favor of Jason's sexy new image. "I was like, 'Babe, you do what you need to do.' 'Cause the good thing about our relationship is that we…

posted 2014/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR