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2016-04-27

Kesha Is “Finding Her Voice Again," Thanks to Zedd

Kesha is officially back in the studio. The singer is recording new music with Zedd, who made good on his promise to work with her. Kesha posted a black-and-white photo of herself in the recording booth Tuesday night and showed her gratitude for Zedd’s kindness. “It's a miracle when someone gives you a chance at finding your voice again with no reason other than that he is a f****** beautiful person with a heart of gold,” she writes. Zedd posted his own photos from their studio session, but didn’t include captions. Their collaboration comes after Kesha joined the DJ-producer on…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce's Lemonade Sales Sweet -- Over 500K Units Projected

Beyonce's controversial album Lemonade is expected to sell between 500,000 and 600,000 copies in its first week, says HitsDailyDouble. The album, which became available for download on iTunes and Amazon early Monday, had already reached the top of the iTunes album chart early Monday morning, second only to The Very Best of Prince. If those projections hold true, Lemonade hasn't done quite as well off the blocks as Beyonce's 2013 surprise self-titled album, which sold 617,000 copies in the first three days of its release.  Also, her single "Formation," which was previously unavailable for download, made it to #1 on the singles…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber to Perform at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Justin Bieber has been added to the lineup of performers for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.  He'll perform a medley of his singles "Company" and "Sorry" during the ABC broadcast. Previously announced performers include DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Shawn Mendes and Pink. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22. The Weeknd is this year's leading nominee, with nods in 16 categories. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Lucky College Wins Campus Takeover from Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten is going back to college. The singer will be visiting Virginia’s Sweet Briar College after students helped the school win an online contest to get her on campus. The school already has a special connection to the singer. Students and alumnae used her “Fight Song” as a rallying cry to help save the school from closure in 2015. They ended up raising more than $12 million to keep the school open. In addition to winning a performance and Q&A session with Rachel sometime before the end of May, the school will also be awarded with a $10,000 grant…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga & Elton John Team with Macy's for Charity Clothing Line

Lady Gaga and Elton John have teamed up several times musically.  Now they're teaming up on the fashion front to raise money for a good cause. Elton and Gaga are launching Love Bravery, a limited-edition line of clothing and accessories that will be available exclusively at Macy's this spring, and globally later this year. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price benefits both Gaga's Born This Way Foundation and Elton's AIDS Foundation. The line includes everything from shirts, sweats and outerwear to backpacks, scarves, key chains, water bottles and skateboards. Some of the motifs include piano keys, Gaga's signature "Monster" claw,…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

WALK THE MOON Excited to Be Considered "The Future of American Music"

Tonight in L.A., WALK THE MOON will be honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the performing-rights organization's 33rd annual Pop Music Awards. The award "recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music," and frontman Nick Petricca says that makes it way more meaningful than some other awards the band has been nominated for. "Honestly that’s the thing I’m most excited about," he told ABC Radio earlier this month about the honor.  "Because a lot of these competitions are like, kind of voter-based, and so it’s like this crazy popularity contest." "It’s just a…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice": Adam Levine Says Goodbye to One of His Artists

Viewers were willing to save Owen Danoff once, but not twice. The Team Adam Levine contestant was eliminated from the 10th season of The Voice on Tuesday night -- one week after he was instantly saved by fans. This time around, it was Daniel Passino of Team Pharrell Williams who was instantly saved. Before the results of the instant save were announced, each artist performed for a shot to advance to the top 10. Owen played "Burning House" by country singer Cam, and Daniel sang the Nick Jonas hit "Jealous." During the one-hour results show, the members of Team Pharrell,…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Prince May Have Had History of Using Percocet; His Revolution Band Planning Reunion

The cause of Prince's sudden death last Thursday at age 57 has yet to be revealed, but sources tell People magazine the entertainer once had a history of using the prescription painkiller Percocet. Prince's longtime lawyer, L. Londell McMillan, however, has insisted that the singer was "not on any drugs that would be cause for concern." Though the performer was thought to have avoided recreational drugs, sources tell the entertainment magazine that he may have used the highly addictive drug to treat ongoing pain from his years of onstage performances, which had begun to take a toll on his body.…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-04-26

Carly Rae Jepsen and Charli XCX Headlining LA Pride Music Festival

The L.A. Pride Music Festival is doing it up big this year. Carly Rae Jepsen and Charli XCX have been named the headliners for the newly expanded three-day event. They’re among the more than 50 acts that have been booked for the festival, set for June 10 through 12 in West Hollywood. Hailee Steinfeld, Daya and Bebe Rexha will be taking the stage as well. The weekend festivities also include an annual pride parade celebrating the LGBT community. Tickets are already on sale, with general admission three-day passes going for $55 until June 3. VIP passes are priced at $125…

posted 2016/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Taps Up-and-Comer Pia Mia as Newest Material Girl

We are living in a material world, and Madonna has just picked her next Material Girl. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the Queen of Pop has chosen 19-year-old singer and social media sensation Pia Mia as the new face of her Macy’s juniors line, Material Girl. Pia will also serve as the first-ever “fashion director” for the line, which means she’ll be lending her input to the spring 2017 collections. Pia, who got her start on YouTube, recently toured with Jason Derulo and is featured on the song “Do It Again” with Chris Brown and rapper Tyga. “Her creativity, confidence…

posted 2016/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Gordon Says Bobbi Kristina Used Drugs to Deal with Mom Whitney Houston's Death

The former boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown is talking to TV's Dr. Phil again this week.  And this time, he’s not having a meltdown, like before. In an exclusive two-part interview airing on Dr. Phil Thursday and Friday, Nick Gordon reveals details about his private life with the aspiring singer/actress and her mother, the legendary vocalist Whitney Houston.  He admits that Bobbi Kristina, whom he called his wife, had a drug problem before her tragic death last year. “Yeah,” Gordon replied to Dr. Phil’s question about Brown having a drug problem.  He added that he saw Bobbi Kristina…

posted 2016/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Prince's "Purple Rain" Will Expand to More Theaters This Weekend

The Purple Rain continues to pour. Prince’s 1984 rock musical will expand to more AMC theater locations on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Purple Rain initially returned to the big screen last weekend following the music icon’s death. It was shown in 87 AMC locations across the U.S. Due to fan demand, it is now being expanded to a total of 212 AMC theaters. AMC insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter the movie had the highest percentage of sold-out shows of any title playing in those 87 cinemas last weekend. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR