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2017-02-15

Did The Weeknd throw shade at Justin Bieber on new track?

Justin Bieber doesn’t seem to be the biggest fan of The Weeknd since the singer started dating his ex, Selena Gomez. He previously told TMZ that he doesn’t listen to The Weeknd’s music, calling it “wack.” If that’s the case, he might not hear The Weeknd’s new song that seemingly throws some shade his way. The Weeknd is featured on a new track by the rapper NAV called “Some Way,” that includes lyrics that could be directed towards the Biebs.“I think your girl, think your girl fell in love with me/She say my f*** and my tongue gave a remedy,”…

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rock legend Carlos Santana slams Beyonce as "not a singer, singer," walks back comments

Don't get on the Beyhive's bad side. That's a lesson rock legend Carlos Santana learned after giving an interview to the New Zealand Herald in which he called Beyonce's work "music to model a dress" to and said, "she's not a singer, singer." Santana took to Facebook Tuesday evening to clarify his remarks.  "My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammies. [sic] My comment about Beyonce was regretfully taken out of context," the guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer wrote. "I have the utmost respect for her as an artist and a person.…

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga, Sia, Sara Bareilles and dozens more join Jack Antonoff in letter protesting Texas "bathroom bill"

A veritable who's who of pop stars and actors have joined an effort by Jack Antonoff -- of .fun and Bleachers fame -- in opposing a proposed "bathroom bill" measure in Texas similar to the one passed last year in North Carolina which would restrict the use of public bathrooms on the basis of birth-certificate gender. Lady Gaga, Sia, Ariana Grande, Sara Bareilles, Britney Spears, Janelle Monae, Rita Ora and Carly Rae Jepsen, as well as veteran artists like Sting and Cyndi Lauper are just a few of the 142 signees of a open letter published Tuesday on TxTogether.org."I hope…

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele's George Michael tribute could have included Beyonce, Rihanna and James Corden

Adele's tribute to George Michael at Sunday night's Grammys was both emotional and memorable: she stopped and re-started her performance of "Fastlove" because she wanted it to be perfect for her hero. But if the original concept for the tribute had happened, Adele wouldn't have been alone on that stage, and she wouldn't have been singing "Fastlove." According to Billboard, George's manager originally wanted the tribute to include James Corden, Adele, Beyonce and Rihanna, each singing a verse from one of his songs -- including "Freedom" and "One More Try" -- as a mashup.  But Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich tells…

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele's George Michael tribute could have included Beyonce, Rihanna and James Corden

Adele's tribute to George Michael at Sunday night's Grammys was both emotional and memorable: she stopped and re-started her performance of "Fastlove" because she wanted it to be perfect for her hero. But if the original concept for the tribute had happened, Adele wouldn't have been alone on that stage, and she wouldn't have been singing "Fastlove." According to Billboard, George's manager originally wanted the tribute to include James Corden, Adele, Beyonce and Rihanna, each singing a verse from one of his songs -- including "Freedom" and "One More Try" -- as a mashup.  But Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich tells…

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-02-14

The Chainsmokers accidentally reveal album release date is April 7

The Chainsmokers are really excited over their upcoming debut full-length album. So much so that they accidentally spilled the beans on its release date.During a Grammy red carpet chat with Entertainment Tonight, Drew Taggart revealed that the album -- called Memories: Do Not Open -- will be out April 7. “Was I supposed to say that?” Drew asks. To which his band mate, Alex Pall, responds, “No, but it’s all right.”The album title, Memories: Do Not Open, is also the name of the duo’s upcoming arena tour.The Chainsmokers won their first Grammy on Sunday, taking home the Best Dance Recording…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Can I just live in this moment?" "Golden Girls" fangirl Elle King re-records show's theme song

Hulu wants to thank Elle King for being a friend.  The streaming platform tapped her to sing a new version of the theme to the classic sitcom Golden Girls to promote the fact that the show is now available on Hulu.  Elle was thrilled, since it's one of her favorite shows. "Such a big part of my childhood is me watching Golden Girls with my grandmother," she says in a Hulu interview. "And so it's such an amazing memory for me and I always think of the show so fondly." Golden Girls, starring Betty White and the late Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Selena Gomez pick up The Weeknd's birthday bash tab?

Even though Selena Gomez may have been absent for The Weeknd's 27th surprise birthday party in Hollywood Monday night, the "Same Old Love" singer apparently paid for the whole tab.  TMZ reports that Selena paid almost $30,000 for her rumored boyfriend's bash, which took place at Dave & Buster's, with Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Migos, Big Sean and French Montana all in attendance.   While The Weeknd was inside the party reportedly having the time of his life playing Dance Dance Revolution, Selena was in New York City for Fashion Week.  The date for The Weeknd's birthday is February 16, so perhaps the "Starboy" singer and Selena have plans to…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Initial Grammy sales figures are good news for Adele, Beyonce, Bee Gees & more

Say what you will about the Grammys -- there's no doubt that an appearance on the telecast can sell records.  Initial sales figures show that, apparently, music fans went straight to their computers and downloaded whatever songs they saw performed on Sunday night. According to Nielsen Music, the night's big winner, Adele, saw sales increases of over 300% for her Record of the Year winner "Hello," and 150% sales increase for her Album of the Year winner, 25.  Beyonce, who Adele felt deserved the Album of the Year award over her, enjoyed a 267% increase in sales of her nominated…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey delivering first post-"NYRE" live performance on "Kimmel" this week

The first live televised stop on Mariah Carey's redemption tour will be...on the same network that aired her fateful New Year's Eve performance. The singer has lined up her first live TV gig since that night when sound issues ruined her performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.  She'll be performing her new single, “I Don’t,” on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night. She announced the news on Twitter, along with a picture from the last time she was on Kimmel -- and she and Jimmy drank champagne together in a bathtub.Mariah released “I Don’t” --…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Let John Mayer help connect you with your crush on Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day, and who better to help you find love than one of music's most notorious playas?  Yes, it's John Mayer to the rescue. John's posted a video on Instagram offering to help connect you with your Instagram crush for Valentine's Day.  He says, "If you have an Instagram crush, tag them in the captions below.  If you ARE an Instagram crush that's been tagged in the captions below, this song is for you." He then starts playing and singing an acoustic ditty with the following words: "Somebody's stalking you/ somebody wants to talk to you/somebody wants to take…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran ditched his phone a year ago: "It's so much less stress"

If you ever want to give Ed Sheeran a call, you’ll be out of luck. The singer admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday that he doesn’t have a phone.When he took a break from the spotlight at the beginning of last year, he made the resolution to ditch his cell -- and he’s sticking to it."I still don't have a phone number," Ed says. "I bought an iPad and I just work off of email. It's so much less stress. I don't wake up in the morning and have to answer 50 messages of people asking for something." So…

posted 2017/02/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR