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2014-10-16

Ed Sheeran's New Celebrity Fan: Samuel L. Jackson

Ed Sheeran's fans include quite a number of celebrities, and he's just managed to impress another one: Samuel L. Jackson. The Oscar-nominated actor tweeted a photo of himself attending Ed's recent show at London's O2 arena, and added, "This MUFFUGGAH is da real deal!!" The two got to meet one another backstage as well.  Jackson posted a photo of the two of them together and tweeted, "Caught @edsheeran last nite. A mic, a guitar, A-mazing!!" Ed continues his current U.K. tour this weekend in Birmingham, England.   Caught @edsheeran last nite. A mic, a guitar, A-mazing!! @one4theboys http://t.co/hB7G78gg1C — Samuel…

posted 2014/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Announces 2015 North American Tour

It seems like Sam Smith has been on the road non-stop this year, and he's not stopping in 2015.  The British singer has just announced a U.S. tour starting in January. "AMERICA! Happy to announce new 2015 TOUR DATES. Can’t wait to see you all again!!" Sam tweeted, along with a link to the dates. "Hope to see your beautiful faces next year!" The tour, strictly speaking, is a North American one, since there are a number of dates in Canada as well.  It gets underway January 9 in Atlanta and is currently scheduled to run through February 4, wrapping…

posted 2014/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tove Lo Worries that Her Song "Habits (Stay High)" May Inspire Kids to Take Drugs

Now that Tove Lo's song "Habits (Stay High)" -- which is about indulging in drink, drugs and sex to take your mind off a breakup -- is a top 10 hit, she's beginning to wonder if she might be setting a bad example. "I just like to talk about drugs in my songs because obviously a lot of people know what I'm talking about: It's not a secret. I can tell that everyone knows what I mean when I say these things," the Swedish singer tells Rolling Stone. "But then, you know, you have all the other reasons for why…

posted 2014/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Thanks to "All About That Bass" Success, Meghan Trainor's "So Confident Now, It's Crazy"

Six months ago, nobody knew who Meghan Trainor was.  Now, the 20-year-old singer from Nantucket, Massachusetts, is the belle of the pop music ball: her hit "All About That Bass" has been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for six straight weeks, and she just received an American Music Award nomination for New Artist of the Year.  Meaghan calls last achievement "unbelievable" -- literally. "I didn't believe it.  I always happens when I'm waking up from a night of sleep -- I always get the text from my mom, like, 'Congrats baby girl, you got nominated!'" says Meghan. "It's insane. …

posted 2014/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Admits Crush on Rudderless Co-Star During "Kimmel" Appearance

During an appearance Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote her new film Rudderless, Selena Gomez let slip a juicy bit of gossip. Rudderless co-stars Billy Crudup and when Kimmel asked if she'd ever heard of the actor before this movie, Selena said, "Yeah, I had a crush on him." Crudup, as you know, starred in the 2000 film Almost Famous. Gomez told Kimmel, "I went through my whole Almost Famous phase, where I was like Penny Lane for a good month, where I had the hair and the glasses and then I found out I was going to…

posted 2014/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Cops Call on Bieber's Crowded Condo

Justin Bieber got not one, but two visits from police Tuesday night after they received complaints about noise coming from the singer's Beverly Hills condo. Witnesses tell E! Online police officers made their first visit around 11:15 p.m. but found nothing out of the ordinary and left. About an hour later, police responded to a second complaint and found about 40 people hanging out on the roof of the building, but there was no loud music or screaming, just people talking, according to E!. Once again, police determined there were no violations, but officers spoke to The Bieb before leaving.…

posted 2014/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-10-15

Stevie Nicks Scores Top 10 Debut with "24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault"

Stevie Nicks' new solo album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, has had a glittering debut on the Billboard 200 chart.  The album, featuring new recordings of unreleased songs, bowed at #7, after selling 33,000 copies. 24 Karat Gold is Stevie's sixth solo release to reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The songs on the album were mostly written between 1969 and 1987, but there are two written in 1994 and 1995. The new album's premiere fell one slot shy of that of Nicks' previous solo effort, 2011's In Your Dreams, which landed at #6.  Her most successful…

posted 2014/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Will.i.am Helps Jimmy Fallon Score His First "Billboard" Chart Hit

Sure, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon's a good singer and musician, but now he's legitimately gotten a top 40 pop hit...and it's all thanks to Will.i.am. On October 6, Will and Jimmy debuted a music video based on the popular Tonight Show sketch "Ew!," a mock Teen Nick show that features Fallon dressed as a teenage girl named Sara, who responds to almost everything by saying, "Ew!"  In the clip, Sara is joined by will.i.am's alter-ego, "mir.i.am." The two are shown in various locations rapping about things they think are 'Ew!'" At the time, Jimmy encouraged fans to help the…

posted 2014/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Reveals Inspiration for Name of New Perfume

Taylor Swift is bringing out a new perfume next month called Incredible Things.  Why is it called that?  The answer can be found in the lyrics of her new album, 1989. Each day on Instagram, Taylor has promised to post lyrics to one of the songs on her new album.  Her Wednesday posting reveals that one of the songs features the following lyrics: "Nice to meet you, where you been?/I could show you incredible things." Taylor's previous fragrances were called Wonderstruck, Wonderstruck Enchanted and, simply, Taylor by Taylor Swift.  The names of the first two were inspired by the title…

posted 2014/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

5 Seconds of Summer Drummer Hospitalized, Band Cancels Award Show Appearance, Japan Trip

5 Seconds of Summer's crazy schedule has finally caught up with them: drummer Ashton Irwin has come down with appendicitis, forcing the band to cancel a string of appearances. A message on the band's website reads, "Hi guys, we have some news for you today. Ashton has come down with a case of appendicitis and had to have an operation. He’s doing great and will be back up & running in no time, but he’ll need to rest up for the next week or so… Unfortunately this means that we’ll no longer be able to fly back to the U.K.…

posted 2014/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Says Boyfriend "Cries" When She Sings and "Fiercely Loves Me from the Inside Out"

Lady Gaga and Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney have been dating for a number of years now, and she says that one thing that makes him different from any other guy she's ever been with is his reaction to her onstage performances. “He’s very supportive of everything that I do, and it means very much to me. He’s the first man that I have dated that, when I sing onstage, he cries,” Gaga tells The Times of London, adding, "That means more to me than anything.” The singer also says that Kinney "fiercely loves me from the inside out," explaining,…

posted 2014/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Calls Out "Grown Adults" for Picking on Her

Selena Gomez is not holding back. While promoting her latest film, Selena is calling out the "grown adults" who she says pick on her "all the time." "It just baffles me. I wish I could just sit them down and say, 'What were you doing at 15? What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?' Because I can guarantee you it's not half of what I've done,'" Selena told E! News. "I've had my moments where I've let them get to me but I refuse to let them win." Despite her haters, Selena says she's not…

posted 2014/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR