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Jennifer Lopez Will Debut New Single, “Ain’t Your Mama,” on "American Idol" Finale

Ahead of American Idol’s big finale week, Jennifer Lopez has announced her new single. The singer/actress/Idol judge revealed on Facebook Live that the song is titled “Ain’t Your Mama.” J-Lo teased a snippet of it, which has her singing, “I ain’t gonna cook all day/I ain’t your mama/I ain’t gonna do your laundry/I ain’t your mama.” Jennifer will debut the tune during American Idol’s series finale Thursday, April 7. It’ll be available for download Thursday night right after the finale airs on Fox. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Keeps Singing as Mic Cuts Off Mid-Performance

After her sound glitch-y Grammys performance of “All I Ask” earlier this year, Adele faced another technical difficulty while singing the same song during her Birmingham, England show over the weekend. Only this time, she didn’t even realize there was a problem. While singing the ballad, her mic briefly cut out during part of the performance. She keeps on belting it out, unaware that the audience can't hear her. The crowd keeps on singing along and when the mic comes back on again, everyone starts cheering. After the song was over, Adele asks what happened. “Why did you all start…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hillary Clinton Congratulates Demi Lovato on GLAAD Media Awards Honor

Before accepting her Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, Demi Lovato received a special letter of congratulations from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Demi -- who is publicly supporting Hillary in the presidential race -- shared Hillary’s note on Instagram Monday, writing, “Just before the #glaadawards saturday I got this amazing and thoughtful message from an equally amazing woman, @HillaryClinton. I’m so humbled that she has my back as I have hers.” In the letter, Hillary writes, "On behalf of open-hearted and open-minded Americans everywhere I cannot thank you enough for using your celebrity to amplify…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyoncé Addresses "Formation" Controversy in "ELLE" Interview

Beyonce is clearing the air. After sparking much controversy with her new song “Formation,” the singer addresses the matter in a new excerpt from her ELLE magazine cover story. Queen Bey acknowledges those who felt her song and accompanying Super Bowl performance had an anti-law enforcement tone. “I’m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood,” she explained. “But anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. But let’s be clear: I am…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Says He Botched Guitar Solo Thanks to “Huge Brain Fart”

Nick Jonas is blaming his lackluster guitar solo at the ACM Awards on a “huge brain fart.” After his duet with country star Kelsea Ballerini over the weekend, viewers were quick to criticize Nick’s guitar playing during the song “Peter Pan.” The singer acknowledged the performance wasn’t his best, writing on Twitter, “Just landed in London to all these videos from Sunday nights performance..So funny. Yes. I screwed up the solo thanks to a huge brain fart.” It seems he’s shaking off the mishap for now. He posted a fake sheet of music someone made poking fun at the botched…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Denies Rebel Wilson Will Play Her in a Film

A British tabloid recently claimed Australian actress Rebel Wilson was set to play Adele in a movie, with a "pal" claiming that the Pitch Perfect star "thinks that this role could be the making of her career and transform her into a major movie star. She knows that she can’t go on playing wacky fat girl roles forever.”  Well, Adele has a thing or two to say about that. According to the Daily Mail, Adele addressed the story onstage during her sold-out London concert.  "I've heard there are rumors about Rebel Wilson will be playing me in a movie --…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol's" Long Goodbye Starts Tonight, but Creator Says the Show Will Return "for Sure"

American Idol's three-night finale kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. with a 90-minute retrospective: American Idol: American Dream.  But don't be too upset over the impending end of your favorite show: the guy who invented it swears it's coming back. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol, says, "There will no doubt be another format or refinement or elevation of the format. Now I can actually revamp it and come up with a new version." He adds that he wants to make the next iteration of the show "a lot more interactive and immersive," adding,…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tori Kelly Says Headlining Tour Will Include "Everything I Love as An Artist"

Tori Kelly kicks off her North American headlining tour tonight in San Diego, Californa. What can fans expect?  A show that Tori says will include "everything that has me in it." "I definitely want to keep elements in there that have kind of gotten me to where I am, which is those moments where it's just me and a guitar, very stripped-down acoustic," she tells ABC Radio, adding, "I'm definitely gonna play with a couple of covers...as a thank-you to the people who've been watching me on YouTube over the years." She adds, "For me, it's a show that just…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice": The Knockout Rounds End

The Voice wrapped up its Knockout Rounds Monday night, revealing its top 20. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera whittled down their teams ahead of next week's live playoffs. During the two-hour episode, we saw Miley Cyrus continue to advise the artists during rehearsals. Blake entered the night with a steal to use. The other coaches had already used the one steal given to each of them at the start of the Knockout Rounds. Adam kicked things off by pairing Brian Nhira with Nate Butler. Brian sang Bruno Mars' "Grenade," and Nate chose the Al Green classic…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Beyonce Says Being Her Own Boss Is "a Burden and a Blessing"

Beyonce is a famous perfectionist, but in a new interview with ELLE magazine she says she'd like to change the conversation surrounding that. "It’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose," she says in the May issue of the magazine, arriving on newsstands on April 6. "We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health -- take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.”…

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

Fifth Harmony Is First Girl Group to Hit the Top 10 This Decade

Fifth Harmony is really working it on the charts.  Their latest single, "Work from Home," has become the group's first top-10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. As Billboard notes, "Work from Home" has now passed the peak of the group's previous biggest hit, "Worth It," which reached #12.  In addition, it's set something of a record: it's the first top-10 hit by a girl group this decade.  Believe it or not, the last time an all-female collective got that high on the chart was back in 2008, when the Pussycat Dolls reached #9 with "When I Grow Up." "Work…

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

Demi Lovato Will Have a Song in the "Angry Birds" Movie

Demi Lovato is involved in an upcoming animated film called Charming, which is due out next year, but in the meantime, she's lending her powerful pipes to another animated flick that's coming out May 20. Demi tweeted, "Excited to announce I’m singing a song for #AngryBirdsMovie! Can’t wait for u to hear it and see the movie in May."  That was accompanied by a photo of herself surrounded by the cartoon bird characters from the film, which is based on the super-popular mobile game.  No word yet on the song's title, or when it'll be available. Demi isn't the only…

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