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2015-03-24

Train Plans Christmas Album

Back in 2010, Train released a holiday song called "Shake Up Christmas."  Now, the band is planning to record an entire holiday album. In a blog posting, lead singer Pat Monahan revealed that in between the band's current overseas dates and their upcoming summer tour, they'll be making a Christmas record.  The disc will include some originals, Monahan says, and "covers too, great ones."  No word yet on when that album will be released. The band's Picasso at the Wheel tour, which includes Matt Nathanson and The Fray, starts May 21 and wraps up at the end of July.  Monahan…

posted 2015/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Alicia Keys to Be Honored at the Grammys on the Hill Awards

Alicia Keys is scheduled to be recognized by the Recording Academy at its 2015 Grammys on the Hill Awards, taking place next month. Organizers have announced that Keys will be presented with the Recording Artists' Coalition Award -- named for the artists' rights program founded by Don Henley and Sheryl Crow -- during the upcoming event, taking place Wednesday, April 15, at the Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. "We are proud to honor Alicia Keys for her artistry, philanthropy and her passion for creators' rights as a founding member of The Academy's brand-new Grammy Creators Alliance," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow.…

posted 2015/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-03-23

Meghan Trainor Partners with Plus-Size Fashion Brand

With her song “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor solidified her status as a champion of curvy girls everywhere. Now, she’s partnering with a company that shares her body-positive message. The singer is teaming up with FULLBEAUTY Brands, a resource for plus-size women looking for fashion inspiration, style advice and clothing and products made just for them. "I believe that all women should fully love who they are and how they look,” Meghan said in a statement. “I am proud to partner with FULLBEAUTY Brands, a company that embodies this same sentiment.” Brands housed under the FULLBEAUTY umbrella include plus-size…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are Katy Perry and John Mayer "Over for Good"?

Katy Perry and John Mayer have reportedly called it quits -- again. A source tells E! News that the two officially have broken up for a second time. Apparently, John has been telling friends that they are “over for good.” According to the insider, Katy’s grueling tour schedule wasn’t the reason for the split. They allegedly parted way because of a “lack of emotional interest” on John’s end. The source says that John has been telling people he “fell out of love with Perry but will always love her.” Katy and John first broke up back in February 2014 after…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Launches Own Record Label, Gingerbread

Ed Sheeran has launched his own record label called Gingerbread. The singer told Australian radio station Nova FM that the label, named as an homage to his famous ginger-colored hair, has already signed its first artist. "I've set up my first record label, it's called Gingerbread and [British singer-songwriter] Jamie Lawson is my first signing,” Ed said. “I wanted Australia to be the launch pad because Australia is a country that I feel would really, really dig Jamie."Jamie is currently opening for Ed while he’s on tour in Australia. Ed said he got the itch to start his own label…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran's New Video Features "Goodfellas" Star Ray Liotta

How famous is Ed Sheeran?  So famous that he can now tap an award-winning actor to star in his video. Ed's new video for the song "Bloodstream" stars Ray Liotta, best known for his role as Henry Hill in Goodfellas.  The clip starts with a shot of a body floating in the water; then we see Liotta on the roof of a mansion, swaying precariously back and forth with a drink in his hand.  Next, we see Liotta in the mansion, and we realize he's a washed-up rock star, looking at his gold albums and guitars.  He wanders through his…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Criticizes "Princeton Review" After Being Accused of Bad Grammar

You can say a lot of things about Taylor Swift, but saying she doesn't know how to use the English language properly is something she just can't shake off. A fan posted to Taylor's Tumblr site a screenshot from the Princeton Review.  The shot reads, "Pop lyrics are a great source of bad grammar.  See if you can find the error in each of the following."  That was followed by a list of song lyrics from Katy Perry, Whitney Houston, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Taylor.  Unfortunately, the Taylor lyric was quoted incorrectly. The song in question was "Fifteen," and…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J to Host MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show

After health issues forced her to cancel the remainder of Australian tour dates last week, Jessie J is on the mend and ready to get back to work. According to Billboard, the singer will host the live pre-show for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards Sunday, April 12. She’ll be chatting with stars on the red carpet along with MTV’s Josh Horowitz. The pre-show will also reveal the night’s first award: the fan-voted “Best Hero” prize.  Nominees for the category will be announced April 2. The pre-show airs at 7:30 p.m. ET. The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by comedian Amy Schumer,…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hozier Inspires Emotional Dance Routine in New Video for "Work Song"

Less than a month after releasing the music video for “Someone New,” Hozier’s put out another video -- this time for “Work Song.” The video features the 25-year-old Irish musician singing the moody love song in front of an intimate crowd. As the song kicks in, members of the audience being pairing up and performing a sensual dance routine. “When my time comes around/Lay me gently in the cold dark earth/No grave could hold my body down/I’ll crawl home to her,” Hozier sings as the couples twirl and embrace. "Work Song" was released as Hozier's latest single last week. Earlier…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Gets a New Puppy

Justin Bieber has a new furry friend. The 21-year-old pop star introduced his Instagram followers to his new pet puppy Sunday night. “Say hello to the newest member of the bieber family,” Justin wrote, along with a picture of him holding the tiny Yorkshire Terrier, named Esther. Here’s hoping Justin has better luck with Esther than he he’s had with other pets. If you’ve been following the Biebs’ pet-scapades, you might remember he gave away his pet hamster to a random fan in December 2012. The hamster died three months later. Then in 2013, he allegedly abandoned his illegal pet…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert Announces New Single, Previews Track on Instagram

Get excited, Glamberts! Adam Lambert has announced his new single, “Ghost Town,” and previewed a snippet of the track on Instagram. The teaser features a small taste of the song’s club-ready beat, playing over a black-and-white clip of Adam staring into the camera. “Ghost Town” will be the first single from Adam’s upcoming, third album, The Original High. The full track arrives April 21. Adam, who finished up his world tour with Queen in February, hasn’t released an album since 2012’s Trespassing.   GHOST TOWN. APRIL 21st. A video posted by ADAMLAMBERT (@adamlambert) on Mar 23, 2015 at 12:16am PDT…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo Premieres Steamy "Want to Want Me" Video on Tinder

The steamy video for Jason Derulo’s latest single, “Want to Want Me,” premiered on Tinder Monday. In the clip, which seems tailor-made for a dating app, Jason can’t stop thinking about this girl. He gets out of bed in the middle of the night and takes a cab over to her place, where things get hot and heavy real fast. “Girl, you’re the one I want to want me/And if you want me, girl you’ve got me/There’s nothing I wouldn’t do just to get up next to you,” Jason sings. Jason first announced he’d be premiering the video on Tinder…

posted 2015/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR