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2017-01-24

Fifth Harmony, Joe Jonas & Carly Rae Jepsen Performing at NHL All-Star Game

Fifth Harmony, Carly Rae Jepsen and Joe Jonas will be adding a little heat to the National Hockey League All-Star Game this weekend.The NHL revealed Monday that all three will perform in different capacities during the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend.  Carly, who's Canadian, will sing the Canadian national anthem before the game, while Fifth Harmony will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner," making their second public appearance since the departure of member Camila Cabello. Jonas will provide the entertainment during the game's second intermission. John Legend, Robin Thicke and John Ondrasik, aka Five for Fighting, were previously announced as performers. The…

posted 2017/01/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-01-23

Britney Spears “Hits Rock Bottom” in Lifetime Movie Trailer

The first official trailer has been released for Lifetime’s Britney Spears biopic, Britney Ever After. The clip focuses on Britney’s infamous 2007 meltdown and shows scenes of her being followed by paparazzi, performing on stage and shaving her head. The pop star is played by Natasha Bassett in the movie. “I’m not going to say I was fine, because I wasn’t,” Bassett as Britney says in a voiceover. “Everything’s just kind of this blur, you know. Until you hit rock bottom.” “I want to be strong for my fans,” she adds. “They’re what keeps me going.” Britney Ever After premieres…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Phillip Phillips to Play Benefit Concert for Tornado Victims

Phillip Phillips hails from Albany, Georgia, which was devastated over the weekend by a number of lethal tornadoes.  It's no wonder that Phillip is now planning to play a benefit show to help those impacted by the storms. Bo Henry, a local musician and businessman, told The Albany Herald that Phillip, as well as country superstar Luke Bryan, have agreed to perform, and that he is currently working out the details.  Henry told the paper, “This recovery effort is going to be here for the long haul. So many people want to help, to volunteer, and that means so much to…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch Out Taylor Swift: Obama's About to Pass You in Twitter Followers

Barack Obama may no longer be POTUS, but he's killing it on Twitter. After the former president vacated the office last week, he resumed tweeting from his personal, @BarackObama, which he's had since 2007.  Since then, he's been steadily gaining in followers, and as of Monday evening he'd tied Taylor Swift, who is the third most-followed person in the world, behind Katy Perry and Justin Bieber. As of Monday evening, Obama and Taylor both had 83.2 million followers.  Justin has 91.4 million followers, and Katy has 95.5 million.  Taylor hasn't commented on the fact that the former POTUS has caught…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Reminisces About Teenage Years in “Castle on the Hill” Video; Will Perform on "SNL" Next Month

Ed Sheeran takes a trip down memory lane for his new “Castle on the Hill” video. The visual for the nostalgic tune is set in Ed’s hometown of Framlingham, England and even features a younger Ed lookalike. The teenage version of Ed acts out the lyrics of the song as he’s seen hanging out with friends, sharing some beers, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes and having his first kiss. Those scenes are intercut with shots of grownup Ed wistfully roaming the countryside. Ed co-produced the video and used kids from the school he attended. “Loved filming this in [Framlingham]. All these kids…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Joins Women's March Protesters in New York City During Inauguration Weekend

Rihanna is a bad gal and nasty woman. The singer was spotted protesting during New York City's Women's March over the weekend in front of Trump Tower, the building President Donald Trumpowns on Fifth Avenue. A fellow protester captured RiRi chanting "Welcome to your first day, we will not go away" on video, which was posted on Twitter.  RiRi shared a few Instagram photos, including one of the superstar standing among a number of protest signs, showing her further support of the rally.  "So proud to be a woman! So proud of the women around the world who came together today for pro-choice!" she wrote in…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Responds to Paparazzi "Monkey" Attack: "It's a Shame [Racism] Still Exists"

John Legend is taking the high road after revealing a recent incident where he was called a "monkey" by a photographer. Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen, first tweeted about the incident, explaining the couple were at New York's John F. Kennedy airport when a paparazzi began to harass them. “Paparazzi at JFK just asked me 'If we evolved from monkeys, why is John Legend still around?' – and people wonder why celebs lose it in pics,” Teigen wrote after the racially-charged encounter happened. Legend then recounted the incident at the Variety Studio on Saturday, while promoting his WGN series Underground at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Oscar-winner…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele, Ed Sheeran, James Bay Among Britain's 500 Most Influential People

Adele, James Bay and Ed Sheeran are among Britain's 500 Most Influential People, according to a U.K. company that's been around since 1769. The company, Debrett's, has recognized "people of influence and achievement in British society" for more than two hundred years.  In 2014, it launched Debrett's 500, which highlights "the most influential, inspiring and high achieving individuals" across Britain. The 500 "influencers" are chosen from a variety of fields, including music.  In that category, Adele, James and Ed are all named, as well as Simon Cowell, Chris Martin of Coldplay, producer Mark Ronson of "Uptown Funk" fame, DJ and…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers Owe Their Success to "Eclectic Interest in Music"

The Chainsmokers have scored a string of hits with singles featuring female singers who were either relatively unknown, or very up-and-coming: Rozes, Daya, Halsey, Phoebe Ryan and, on their new song "Paris," Emily Warren, who's uncredited.  The Grammy-nominated duo says they like to mix things up with every track. "I think it's really important to always be having, you know, an eclectic interest in music because there's so...many great things," the duo's Drew Taggart tells ABC Radio. "People do things so differently that you can pull just different things from all your favorite pieces. And I think our music is…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Thinking Out Legos: Ed Sheeran Reveals Obsession with Plastic Blocks

If you think it'd be great to have Ed Sheeran as a boyfriend, you may want to reconsider -- this is a guy whose idea of a hot date is the girl sitting there while he builds Lego sets. Appearing on the British talk show The Graham Norton Show, Ed admitted that when he finally started making money, he didn't splurge on fancy cars or a big house: he bought toys instead. "Any good parent will know...if a kid wants a Lego set, you get them the small one, you don’t get them the big one that’s like 359 [pounds],"…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Defends “Blowing Up the White House” Comment: “I Am Not a Violent Person”

There were lots of celebrity speakers at the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, but perhaps none of them made the headlines that surprise speaker Madonna did. She defended remarks she made at the event, including the lines: "Yes, I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair." "I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Thinks The Weeknd's Music Is "Wack"

Justin Bieber just threw a little shade at his ex Selena Gomez's reported boyfriend, The Weeknd. When a TMZ reporter caught up with Bieber on his way out of a West Hollywood eatery Friday and asked if the "Sorry" singer could listen to a Weeknd song, Justin replied, "Hell no, I can't listen to a Weeknd song," adding, "That s*** is wack." Gomez, 24, and The Weeknd, 26, have been working on new music together and were also reportedly spotted making out with each other earlier this month.  Bieber, 22, and Gomez dated on and off for three years before…

posted 2017/01/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR