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2017-10-12

Katy Perry wishes John Mayer’s dad a happy 90th birthday

Katy Perry isn’t dating John Mayer anymore, but she still has love for his dad. She wished his pops a happy 90th birthday on Instagram Wednesday. John posted a photo of himself celebrating with his dad, Richard Mayer, and Katy commented, "Looking fantastic as ever! Happy birthday friend." John had captioned the photo, “Happy 90th Birthday, Dad! Leave doting comments about my dad below. He'll scroll through it. Also please stop this train. Thank you." “Stop this train” is a reference to John's 2006 song of the same name, in which he sings about having “a talk with my old…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

25 years later, "I Will [Still] Always Love You": New Whitney Houston "The Bodyguard" recordings coming

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Whitney Houston's smash movie The Bodyguard and its blockbuster soundtrack.  In honor of the milestone, a new collection of Whitney recordings is on its way. Whitney Houston -- I Wish You Love: More from The Bodyguard arrives November 17, 25 years to the day after the release of the original movie soundtrack, which has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide.  The new package is a collection of live and studio recordings, many of which are previously unreleased or unavailable.  Among the gems on the collection: live recordings from Whitney's The Bodyguard Tour…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift drops by UK fan's house with gifts

Taylor Swift's gearing up to release a new album, which means it's time for her to start blowing her fans' minds by orchestrating surprise personal interactions with them.  For her album 1989, she invited fans to her house and baked them cookies. This time, it appears as though she's bringing the party to them. A week ago, a young British Swiftie named Lara noticed that Taylor was watching her Instagram live feed. On Wednesday, Taylor herself dropped by Lara's house.  In an emotional Instagram video, Lara revealed that she'd been contacted by a Taylor fan site and told that the…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch Pink sing "Patience" with Guns 'n Roses at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Pink may be a pop superstar, but she's a rocker chick at heart.  That's why she knocked it out of the park Wednesday night when she joined Guns N' Roses for a duet onstage at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers were performing their 1989 classic, "Patience," when Pink strolled onstage wearing a red leather jacket and joined lead singer Axl Rose. She then sang the song's third verse as the crowd went wild.  You can watch fan-recorded video of the performance now on YouTube. Afterwards, Guns N' Roses thanked Pink via Twitter, to which…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd lead 2017 American Music Awards nominees

Bruno Mars has a lot to like this morning.  The "That's What I Like" singer's earned a leading eight American Music Awards nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Pop/Rock and Soul R&B Artist and more.  It's all on the strength of his 24K Magic album, which also earned nods for favorite Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B album. Ed Sheeran, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers are tied with the next-most nominations, at five each. Nominees in six of the top categories were first announced by R&B singer Ciara on ABC's Good Morning America Thursday, including the Artist of…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"A little bit like Simon Cowell": Kelly Clarkson describes her "Voice" coaching style

Kelly Clarkson rejected an offer from ABC’s American Idol, the show that gave the singer her big break, in favor of being a coach on NBC’s The Voice. But she says she plans to take her coaching style from Idol’s most notorious judge: Simon Cowell. Speaking to Variety, Kelly says, “I hope I’m a little bit like Simon Cowell. For the most part, I love his honesty. This is not a nice industry. People think I am going to be super nice all the time. I am nice. But I also want to keep it real.” As for why she…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran, Drake, Bruno Mars lead early American Music Award nominees

Ed Sheeran, Drake and Bruno Mars lead the early nominees for the 45th American Music Awards.    Each has three nods in the top six categories announced so far, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Song.  R&B singer Ciara revealed the nominees on ABC's Good Morning America. The rest of the nominees will be announced later this morning. Fans can vote for their favorite artists via Billboard.com beginning today at 10:30 a.m. ET. The American Music Awards take place Sunday, November 19, broadcast live at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 CT on ABC. Here are…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Neon Trees are "ready to move forward" after "awkward" post-hiatus reunion

Neon Trees are now working on a new album after taking a hiatus while singer Tyler Glenn did a solo album and tour.  Tyler's album was about his life as a gay man and his rejection of the Mormon church, but because the rest of the band are still Mormons, Tyler admits he was afraid they'd never work together again. "I hoped that Neon Trees would make another album, but I didn't know if we were even gonna be able to get into a space and look each other in the face," he tells ABC Radio. "So, [the fact] that…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-11

Nick Jonas releasing new, original Christmas tunes this year

Nick Jonas will be giving us the gift of new Christmas music this holiday season. The singer tells MTV News he’ll be releasing some original Christmas tunes this year. "It's kind of challenging because you think, you know, do I want to do the traditional Christmas vibe, or give it a flip and do something different with it?” Nick says. Ultimately, he says, he took the latter approach. “I wrote songs that kind of sound like they could be on any one of my records, but they happen to be about Christmas," he says. Nick hops on the Christmas music…

posted 2017/10/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch trailer for Sam Smith's new album now

Sam Smith is getting fans excited about his long-awaited sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, by releasing an album trailer video. In the two-minute video, we see Sam, his band and a gospel choir working on recording various songs from the new album, including the singles "Too Good at Goodbye" and "Pray."  The only time he speaks directly to the camera is when he appears to apologize for burping -- or worse -- in the vocal booth. "Sorry, sorry, I was just getting some gas out," he says sheepishly. The Thrill of It All is coming November 3. Copyright…

posted 2017/10/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink’s latest Eminem collab happened thanks to “a love letter” and “a lot of wine”

What did it take to get Pink and Eminem to reunite on a song? According to Pink, it took a love letter -- and a lot of wine. Eminem, who’s currently blowing up the internet with his anti-Trump rap freestyle, joins Pink on a track called “Revenge” on her forthcoming album, Beautiful Trauma. "I reached out to him in this case," Pink tells U.K. morning show Lorraine. "I love him. I've always loved him. I think he's a lyrical genius, and I just wrote him a love letter. I had written this song. I went to the studio, I drank…

posted 2017/10/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Chris Martin, Gwen Stefani & more set for disaster relief telethon this Saturday

A massive collection of stars will participate in a new telethon for disaster relief, airing this Saturday on Telemundo, Univision and, in part, NBC. The telethon, called One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief, will air live from Miami's Marlins Park stadium and from an NBC soundstage in L.A. The latter portion will be will be hosted by Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez.  JLo will also perform from L.A., as will Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Ricky Martin, Gwen Stefani, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Mary J. Blige, Julia Michaels and more. In Miami, there will be performances by…

posted 2017/10/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR