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2016-06-05

Taylor Swift Crashes Wedding and Performs “Blank Space”

Her own relationship with Calvin Harris may have come to an end, but Taylor Swift still managed help one lucky couple celebrate their union this weekend: she crashed a wedding party in New Jersey Saturday night.As a surprise coordinated with the groom’s sister, Taylor performed a stripped down version of “Blank Space” at the nuptials of Max Singer and Kenya Smith. According to People, Max’s sister, Ali, reached out to Taylor back in April. In a letter, she told Taylor about the recent passing of their mother and how her brother married his wife in the hospital so their mom…

posted 2016/06/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ryan Tedder's Plan for New OneRepublic Album: "Do Fun Cool S**t"

OneRepublic's new single, "Wherever I Go," is taking off, and frontman Ryan Tedder has already spoken of the group's upcoming album as the best they've ever done.  Why?  Because, says Ryan, they gave themselves a mandate to do "fun cool s**t." Speaking to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company, Ryan says with the new record, they're "trying to see how far we can push it before the envelope rips."  He adds, "It’s really hard to do in the world of pop, but it’s what we’re aiming to do with this album." Says Ryan, "We don’t want to have hits just to…

posted 2016/06/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-04

Was Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris Breakup Inevitable?

Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift insist that their relationship simply "came to an end," and they still have "a huge amount of love and respect" for one another, but that's not stopping people from speculating on the "real reason" the two split. A source tells E! News that the superstar deejay, born Adam Wiles, and the singer were "very different people," adding, "Taylor wanted more attention than Adam gave. Adam did care very deeply for her but the breakup was bound to happen." Another "insider" told E! that Calvin had been "bored for a while" with the 15-month relationship and…

posted 2016/06/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-03

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama Split After Six Years

This has not been a good week for pop star romances.  First, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris broke up.  Then, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik allegedly called it quits.  But now comes the real shocker: Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama have split after six long years. In identical messages posted on their Instagram accounts, the former couple states, "After almost 6 loving and wonderful years together, we have decided to end our relationship. This was an incredible difficult decision for both of us, but we have realized more than anything that we are better as best friends. We will always…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Production Company Sues Phillip Phillips for $6 Million

Lawsuits are flying in the case of Phillip Phillips vs. American Idol. You may recall that in January of 2015, in an attempt to get out of his management contract with American Idol's production company 19 Entertainment, Phillip accused the company of "manipulating" him into taking jobs.  He also claimed the jobs benefited the interests of 19, not his own, and said the company had violated California's Talent Agencies act.  But when 19 declared bankruptcy in April, it effectively stopped Phillip's legal claims. Now, according to The ollywood Reporter, 19 is suing Phillip, saying that he owes them a million bucks,…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga: "I Am Not Some Extra-Incredible Human Person"

Lady Gaga's devoted fans may look upon her as a goddess, a queen or at least Mother Monster, but Gaga herself says she's just like everyone else, and she's upset that it's so hard for people to see her that way. Variety reports that in an upcoming episode of Variety and PBS' Actors on Actors series, Gaga and actress Jamie Lee Curtis have a conversation about fame, about which Gaga says, "I don’t think I could think of a single thing that’s more isolating."  Why?  Because she can't relate to folks on a normal level. "It is very hard to not…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bastille's Second Album Gets a Title and a Moody Trailer

Bastille’s got a new music on the way. The British band announced on Twitter that their second album will be called Wild World. They also released a moody trailer for the album. The clip features a woman falling from a building in slow motion as a crowd of people watches from below. “We’ve sort of been toying with this imagery of falling backwards and that idea that you’re in a mid-state of either jumping or being pushed, and landing or whatever happens at the bottom,” frontman Dan Smith tells DIY magazine of the concept behind the trailer. He adds, “It’s…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

PETA Plans to Honor Prince on His Birthday with a Pro-Vegan Song

June 7 would have marked Prince's 58th birthday and in honor of the music legend, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a free download of "Animal Kingdom," a song the icon donated to the organization. The pro-vegan song was donated by the late singer for PETA's 20th anniversary in 1999. Now supporters can download the track on Tuesday on PETA's website. Prince's ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, explained in a statement released by PETA that June 7 isn't just about celebrating the influential artist, but also about celebrating his legacy. "Prince didn't want to celebrate birthdays but [rather] live life to elevate and educate…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez to Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show to Charity

When it comes to North Carolina's controversial HB2 "bathroom bill" -- which requires that transgender people use the bathroom of the sex they were born with -- music stars are coming down on one of two sides: either they're canceling their shows in that state in protest, or turning their shows into fundraisers for LGBT charities.  Selena Gomez has chosen the latter option. In a statement to ABC News, Selena says of her June 7 show in North Carolina, "I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears Teases Steamy Pics from "Make Me (Oooh)" Music Video

We’re one step closer to new Britney Spears music. The singer shared some on-set photos from her new music shoot this week.  In pictures posted to her Instagram, Britney reveals her new single, “Make Me (Oooh),” features rapper G-Eazy. She also reveals…a lot of skin. In one of the pics, she poses with a group of scantily-clad male dancers on the video set.According to E! News, the single will likely drop next month, followed by a full album in the fall."It's very exciting," Brit tells E! about her new music. "I've been working on this project for a year and…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Fradiani’s "Hurricane" Will Make Landfall in August

Nick Fradiani’s debut album has a release date. The American Idol season 14 winner is set to unveil Hurricane August 5. “I worked so hard on this record and couldn’t be happier to finally get it to the fans,” Nick says in statement. “From writing, to radio tours and recording sessions, the past year has flown by and am so excited for everyone to hear what I have been working on.” Starting today and continuing every Friday until the album’s release, Nick will be releasing snippets of select tracks on Facebook. Today, he previews a song called “Nothing to Lose.”His…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King Does What the "Good Girls" Don't on New "Ghostbusters" Track

Elle King is infusing the all-female Ghostbusters reboot with even more fierce girl power. The singer has released her new track off the movie’s soundtrack, “Good Girls.” “I do what the good girls don’t,” Elle sings in her signature rasp. She wrote the song along with Dave Bassett, with whom she also wrote her hit “Ex’s & Oh’s.”The soundtrack -- which also features songs by WALK THE MOON, Pentatonix and more -- comes out July 15, the same day the movie is released. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR