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2015-02-09

Ed Sheeran Announces 2015 North American Tour

Following his memorable Grammy performance on Sunday, Ed Sheeran appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday and announced his new North American tour. The 23-year-old British singer said he’ll kick off the tour at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 2; he also posted details on his Facebook page. "It's all over the country," he told Ellen about the tour. "It's exciting. I love coming back and touring America. The food’s just everywhere -- it’s great." The North American leg of the tour will include stops at New York City's Forest Hills Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl in Los…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Admits He's "Kinda Scared" After Kevin Hart Announced as Roast Host

Comedian Kevin Hart has been announced as the Roast Master for the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, and the Biebs admits he's "kinda scared" about it. There's no turning back now, Justin. He's already volunteered to get taken down a few notches by a series of yet-to-be-announced roasters, and Kevin seems more than happy to host the event. “I don’t normally do roasts but I had to step out for my guy Biebs…It’s his big 21,” the comedian says. “It’s about to be operation roast everyone’s a**.” After the announcement, Justin took to Twitter and expressed his feelings about…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J & Tom Jones' Grammy Duet Now Available for Purchase

Jessie J and legendary crooner Tom Jones performed a classy rendition of the Righteous Brothers' “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” at the Grammys Sunday.  Now you can download a studio recording of that duet. Their version of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” is available on iTunes now. The unlikely pair took the Grammy stage to cover the 1964 hit as a tribute to the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who penned the  tune, but it wasn’t the first time the two worked together. Jessie and Tom both served as coaches on The Voice U.K. in 2012, and…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West to Executive-Produce Rihanna's Album

Kanye West announced some big news while attending the Grammys on Sunday.  "I’m executive-producing Rihanna’s album," 'Ye told E! News during a red carpet interview. West also spillled that Rihanna's first single, "FourFiveSeconds," was originally recorded for his album. "I played her my album and I said I’ve done a few songs with Paul McCartney and she couldn’t get past this record," said Kanye. "She had to have it on her album. And she sounds really amazing on it. And [Roc Nation CEO] Jay Brown did his thug-dizzle and made sure he got the record for Rihanna. So now we’re…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

ustin Bieber Admits He's "Kinda Scared" After Kevin Hart Announced as Roast Host

Comedian Kevin Hart has been announced as the Roast Master for the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, and the Biebs admits he's "kinda scared" about it. There's no turning back now, Justin. He's already volunteered to get taken down a few notches by a series of yet-to-be-announced roasters, and Kevin seems more than happy to host the event. “I don’t normally do roasts but I had to step out for my guy Biebs…It’s his big 21,” the comedian says. “It’s about to be operation roast everyone’s a**.” After the announcement, Justin took to Twitter and expressed his feelings about…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Releases Three More "Rebel Heart" Tracks, Hangs with Taylor at Grammys

Following her performance at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, Madonna is whetting fans' appetites for her new music by releasing more songs from her upcoming album, Rebel Heart. The three new songs are "Hold Tight," "Joan of Arc," and "Iconic," the latter of which features boxer Mike Tyson.  They join the six tracks from Rebel Heart that the Queen of Pop released last year following an unauthorized leak of early demo versions of the songs.  Rebel Heart is due March 10. After performing a bullfighter-themed version of "Living for Love" at the Grammys telecast, Madonna posted a photo of herself…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea's Tweets Frustrations over Papa John’s Pizza

Iggy Azalea is never afraid to vent her feelings via social media. The rapper, who went home empty-handed from last night’s Grammys, went on a Twitter rant about Papa John’s pizza. Prior to hitting the red carpet, Azalea decided to order her favorite pizza, but instead she claims she received harassing phone calls after the Papa John’s delivery driver gave out her personal information to his family."@PapaJohns was my favorite pizza but the drivers they use give out your personal phone number to their family members,"she tweeted. Iggy continued, "And the supervisors at @PapaJohns refuse to send pictures of their…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Family to Hold Public Vigil

Bobbi Kristina Brown's family is still praying for a miracle, and they are asking the public to do the same at a vigil tonight. The "Shining a Light for Healing" vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center in Riverdale, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, and is open to the public. "All are welcome to attend as a show of support for Bobbi Kriss & Family," reads a notice posted on Brown's cousin Jerod Brown's Facebook page. Bobbi Kristina remains hospitalized after being found unresponsive, face-down in a bathtub on January 31. Brown, 21,…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran & ELO the Most-Shazamed & Soundhounded Grammy Moments

It seems like viewers weren't just watching the Grammys Sunday night: they were also holding their phones up to their TVs, in an attempt to identify the songs being played.  The two top music identification apps -- Shazam and Soundhound -- have released lists of the most tagged moments of last night's broadcast, and Ed Sheeran's performance with British rock band ELO tops both lists. The #1 most Shazamed moment of the evening was Ed teaming with ELO on the band's classic "Mr. Blue Sky."  Ed also had the top "click to buy" track on Shazam, with his romantic ballad…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Buries the Hatchet with Supposed Enemies Kanye West and Diplo

It seems Taylor Swift used this Sunday’s Grammys to put some old feuds to rest, reportedly making nice with Kanye West and Diplo -- two people who famously dissed her in the past. Us Weekly reports that at the ceremony, Taylor and Kanye embraced and posed for pictures together, six years after the rapper took issue with her MTV VMA win and crashed her VMA acceptance speech to say that Beyonce, and not she, should have won.  Kanye did actually apologize to Taylor the day after the VMA incident, by the way. Kanye partially replicated that moment by appearing onstage…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena/Zedd Collaboration Coming at the End of the Month

Selena Gomez and producer Zedd have been making beautiful music together both in the studio and -- apparently -- out of the studio, but when will we get to hear the results?  OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, who was part of the collaboration, tells Billboard that it's coming later in February. "The new Zedd/Selena record that has been buzzing about? That's my song!" said Ryan, adding of Zedd,  "He crushed it. I went on a run today and listened to it on repeat in my headphones. And Selena did a bang-up job. She killed it."  As to when it's coming out, Ryan…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyoncé, Pharrell Winners at NAACP Image Awards

Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams were winners at the 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California, on Friday night. Bey was named outstanding female artist, while Pharrell took male honors. Alicia Keys earned the award for outstanding song for "We Are Here." John Legend triumphed in the outstanding music video category for “You and I (Nobody in the World).” Other winners included Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight. Here are all of the winners in the music categories: Outstanding Male ArtistPharrell Williams Outstanding Female Artist Beyoncé Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige Outstanding Song…

posted 2015/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR