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2015-06-03

Ellie Goulding Clears Up Ed Sheeran Rumors, Explains Why She Deleted Instagram Photo

Ellie Goulding is finally speaking out about all those Ed Sheeran rumors. There's long been speculation that Ed’s song “Don’t” is about Ellie and how she supposedly cheated on Ed with One Direction’s Niall Horan. But that's just not true, the singer tells Elle U.K. “I did go on a few dates with Niall but I was never in a relationship with Ed,” Ellie says. “I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing.” Goulding says she finds it frustrating that female musicians are frequently defined by the men they…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Janet Jackson Says New Album's Arriving This Fall

After announcing last month that new music and a tour are on the way, Janet Jackson has revealed when we can anticipate the release of her yet-to-be titled album. According to her official website, the singer intends to drop her next offering this fall via a new partnership between her own Rhythm Nation label and BMG. In addition, Janet plans to offer a home to both new and established recording artists. "Thank you to the talented team at BMG, my new artistic home," Janet says in a statement. "The opportunity to be creative in music and every form of entertainment has great…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Enrique Iglesias Expected to Make "Full Recovery" After "Longer than Expected" Surgery

Turns out Enrique Iglesias' hand injury -- which he suffered over the weekend while grabbing a drone during a concert -- was a bit more serious than originally thought. A statement on the singer's website reads, "His recent surgery lasted longer than expected since the damage ended up being a bit worse than initially assessed. He suffered a fracture that needed to be corrected in addition to the reconstructive surgery." "He will be recovering during the next few weeks, but a full recovery is anticipated," the statement ends. As previously reported, Enrique was performing in Mexico City Saturday when he…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons Want to "Push the Boundaries of What a Live Show Is" on Smoke + Mirrors Tour

Imagine Dragons will begin their massive North American tour in support of their sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors tonight, June 3, in Portland, Oregon. As the band tells it, you shouldn't expect a mere recreation of the album from their live show on this tour. Instead, Imagine Dragons are planning a unique, interactive live experience. "We are trying to push the boundaries of what a live show is, both for us and for our audience experiencing it," drummer Daniel Platzman tells ABC Radio. "We really want to take the action of the stage into the crowd as much as possible…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

David Guetta Says Latest Hit "Hey Mama" Was a Year in the Making

"Hey Mama," David Guetta's latest collaboration with Nicki Minaj has reached #1 on the Billboard Dance charts, and the top 10 on the Hot 100. David is glad the song's successful, because he says he slaved over it for more than a year. "The record started from a sample of a prisoner song...a really old one from the ‘50s, I think," he tells ABC Radio.  Specifically, the part that goes "Be my woman, girl/I'll be your man" is a sample of a decades-old tune called "Rosie," originally sung by African-American prisoners. "And this is how I started to work on…

posted 2015/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-06-02

Jason Derulo Lines Up Album Release Activities

Jason Derulo’s fourth studio album Everything Is 4 is out today, and he’s got a slew of appearances lined up in the wake of its release. On Thursday night, he’s inviting fans to a free performance and autograph signing of the album at The Hard Rock Café in New York City’s Times Square. Then on Friday, he’ll perform “Want to Want Me” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Next Friday, June 12, he’ll perform a free concert for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Doors open at 6 a.m. and the show…

posted 2015/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande and Mom Have Doggy Drama in France

Ariana Grande had some doggy drama in Europe. In a lengthy Twitter post Tuesday, Ariana’s mom Joan recounted the stressful ordeal of trying to get Ariana’s pups on a ferry from France to Dover, England. Ariana’s family, and her dogs Toulouse and Sirius, were following her to her next tour stop when the incident occurred. Ariana’s mom called it the “worst experience of my life” and said that despite the dogs having all of the proper vaccinations, the workers at the ferry border seemingly threw every obstacle in her way and refused to let her transport the dogs. Things escalated…

posted 2015/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Icona Pop and Avicii to Perform at Swedish Royal Wedding

Icona Pop’s summer is already off to a good start. The duo was announced as One Direction’s opening act for their U.S. summer tour, and now they’re set to perform at the Swedish royal wedding on June 13. Hello! Magazine reports they’ll be joining fellow Swedish act Avicii, who’ll also be performing at the nuptials of Prince Carl Philip and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist. Icona Pop will then gear up to join One Direction for their On the Road Again tour, which kicks off July 9 in San Diego. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia Featured on New EP from Jack Antonoff’s Band, Bleachers

Sia has contributed a track to the new EP from fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff’s other band, Bleachers. Sia covers the band’s song “Like a River Runs” for the EP, which also includes a newly reworked version and a live version of the tune. "Like a River Runs" is the third single from Bleachers' debut album, Strange Desire. Also on the EP is a 15-minute conversation between Jack and a dream specialist. The discussion is titled “Dreams Aren’t Random.” The EP is now available at all digital providers. This summer, Jack and Bleachers will team up with Charli XCX on their…

posted 2015/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Releases Video for "Infinity"

Mariah Carey has released a music video for "Infinity."The clip, shot by Brett Ratner, shows Mi Mi enjoys the single life at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Complete with fancy gowns and expensive champagne, Mariah reveals she's looking for dates by using the Match.com dating app on her phone -- and yes, she has her own profile. At one point, we see cameos from her online suitors -- supermodel Tyson Beckford and Empire actor Jussie Smollett, both of whom Mariah turns away at the door."Infinity" is lifted from Carey’s latest album release #1 to Infinity, which coincides…

posted 2015/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Explains Why She Cancelled Her Tour: “I’ve Had a Different Creative Change of Heart”

When Iggy Azalea’s Great Escape Tour was abruptly cancelled last week, many were left wondering why, or what went wrong. Now, the Aussie rapper tells Seventeen magazine she decided to nix the tour because she “had a different creative change of heart.” “I want to start totally anew, and if I stayed on my tour, that would mean I wouldn't even be able to start working on that until after Christmas,” Iggy says. “On top of that, mentally, to be honest with you, I just feel I deserve a break. I've been going non-stop for the past two years, nearly…

posted 2015/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Passenger Announces U.S. Fall Tour Dates, Including 2 with Ed Sheeran

Passenger will be reuniting with his good pal Ed Sheeran this September. The singer-songwriter, whose birth name is Mike Rosenberg, just announced a string of North American tour dates for the fall, including two dates supporting Ed. The trek will kick off September 9 in Vancouver, Canada, and run three weeks. Mike will join Ed for his Tinley Park, Illinois stop on September 16 and his Foxboro, Massachusetts stop on September 25. Mike and Ed first met when they were unknowns, and when Ed hit it big first, he took Mike out on tour with him in 2012 and 2013.…

posted 2015/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR