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2015-07-09

When in Rome, Katy Perry Doesn't Skip the Pasta

If you’re Katy Perry, when in Rome, you eat pasta. Lots of it. The singer recently expressed her love for the Italian city while shooting video for her Forbes cover story about being the world's top-earning musician. “I’ve had pasta twice today,” she said. “And we’re not even at dinner.” She went to Rome to shoot the Forbes cover and film a top-secret cameo in an undisclosed film, but she made sure to do some sightseeing while she was there. “I was just kind of dreaming of having a month or even just a couple of weeks to go throughout…

posted 2015/07/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Coldplay, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran & Pearl Jam to Headline Global Citizen Festival in NYC

Coldplay, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Pearl Jam will all be featured at this year's Global Citizen Festival, an annual event in New York City's Central Park. While the event, taking place September 26, is free, you'll need a ticket, which you can win by visiting GlobalCitizenFestival.com to learn how to take action and help the world's poor.  When you do, you're entered into a lottery to win a pair of tickets.  But even if you don't score, you'll be able to watch the concert on YouTube, MSNBC and on NBC-TV, which will air the event as a one-hour special September…

posted 2015/07/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West Reportedly "Furious" at Scott Disick

Kanye West is weighing in on the recent split between sister-in-law Kourtney Kardashian and her longtime partner Scott Disick and, predictably, he's not happy. "Kanye is furious, maybe the most furious of everyone," a source close to West tells People magazine. "He's saying that a real man doesn't abandon his family like Scott is doing." West, 38, is particularly concerned about the couple's three children: Mason, 5, Penelope, 3, and Reign, 6 months, according to the insider. The rapper, who's married to Kourtney's sister Kim Kardashian, "has made it crystal clear that he's willing to step in and be a…

posted 2015/07/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift's "1989" Is Fastest-Selling Album in More than a Decade

Another day, another chart milestone for Taylor Swift: her album 1989 has become the fastest-selling disc in more than ten years. Billboard reports 1989 has sold over five million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, and it's reached that mark in just 36 weeks.  The last time an album sold that fast was in 2004, when Usher's album Confessions passed the five-million mark after just 19 weeks. 1989 is Taylor's third album to sell at least five million copies.  The other two are 2008's Fearless and her 2006 debut, which have sold 6.95 million and 5.52 million copies,…

posted 2015/07/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Says His Tour Is "Bigger, Better"...and Slicker

While on tour with his pal Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran performed at many stadiums, but this Friday, he kicks off a run of four shows as the sole headliner at one of the world's most famous ones:  London's Wembley Stadium, which holds 90,000 people.  But Ed has no fear, because he feels that his tour -- which started back in August of 2014 -- keeps improving with each leg. "It keeps getting bigger and better," Ed tells ABC Radio. "I know most people say that about their tours but mine’s...it’s getting slick, which is good!" For Ed, "slick" doesn't mean…

posted 2015/07/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-07-08

Fifth Season of "Live from Abbey Road," Featuring John Mayer, Ed Sheeran & Colbie Caillat, to Air on AXS TV

The fifth season of the concert documentary series Live from Abbey Road finally will be shown on American TV starting later this month.  The shows, which aired internationally in late 2012, include performances by John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles. The series, which is filmed in London's historic Abbey Road Studios, features exclusive interviews and candid footage of the musicians as they rehearse and record live versions of their classic songs. Other artists featured in the fifth season of Live from Abbey Road include Matchbox Twenty and The Script. Two episodes of the hour-long series will air back-to-back at…

posted 2015/07/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

This Season of "Live From Abbey Road" to Feature John Mayer, Ed Sheeran & Colbie Caillat

The concert documentary series Live From Abbey Road returns to American TV for its fifth season later this month, and boasts a roster of performers including John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles. This season of the series, filmed in London's historic Abbey Road Studios, will feature exclusive interviews and candid footage of the musicians as they rehearse and record live versions of their classic songs. Artists including Matchbox Twenty and The Script also will be featured. Two episodes of the hour-long series will air back-to-back at 8 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET every Sunday, beginning July…

posted 2015/07/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"See You Again" Ties Record for Longest Stay at #1 by a Rap Song, Bieber Back in the Top 10

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's hit "See You Again" has just spent its 12th week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and in doing so, it's tied a chart record for a rap song. The Furious 7 single now joins The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow” and Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in sharing the record for most weeks at #1 for a rap single.  "Boom Boom Pow" spent 12 weeks at #1 in 2009, while the Eminem hit did so in 2002.  One more week, and it'll hold the all-time title. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber has scored his first top…

posted 2015/07/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Hangs with Stars of "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Taylor Swift went from hanging out with models to hanging out with mutants. In a photo posted on Twitter, the pop star is seen posing with two of the stars of the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie: James McAvoy and Sophie Turner. The film’s writer/producer, Simon Kinberg, posted the pic and also appears in the photo. “Haters gonna hate," he captioned it, referring to Taylor's song "Shake It Off." It’s unclear why Taylor was visiting with the cast and crew of the movie, but X-Men: Apocalypse is currently being filmed in Montreal, and Taylor had a show there last night. X-Men:…

posted 2015/07/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Headlining Gala for Hearing Impairment Charity

Katy Perry will be headlining an annual fundraising gala for the Starkey Hearing Foundation later this month. She’ll be performing at the 15th anniversary of the So the World May Hear awards gala in Saint Paul, Minnesota on Sunday, July 26. This year’s event will also feature performances by Matt Nathanson and American Idol season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez. Last year, the gala raised nearly $9 million to support hearing health programs and charitable initiatives around the world. This year, former president George W. Bush is being recognized for his humanitarian efforts. He has long been involved with the Starkey…

posted 2015/07/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Launches New Initiative to Change the World

One Direction wants to change the future. The band just launched a new initiative, action/1D, which aims to give the younger generation an opportunity to influence major global decisions. “Action/1D is part of action/2015, a group of organizations from all over the world calling on world leaders to make the right decisions for all of our futures,” the initiative’s website declares. “In 2015 we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change the world for the better.” In a video message to fans explaining the new campaign, Harry Styles says that world leaders will be gathering at two historic summits in September…

posted 2015/07/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Leads Second Wave of Teen Choice Music Nominations

ABC/Fred LeeIn the second wave of Teen Choice Awards nominations announced today, Taylor Swift nabbed the most music nominations with six nods. Taylor is up for Choice Summer Music Star: Female, competing against her pal and “Bad Blood” video co-star Selena Gomez. Her 1989 Tour is also nominated for Choice Summer Tour, along with Ed Sheeran’s X [Multiply] World Tour, One Direction’s On the Road Again Tour and Ariana Grande’s The Honeymoon Tour. “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, is nominated for Choice Summer Song, Choice Break-Up Song and Choice Music Collaboration, while “Blank Space” is up for the Best Party…

posted 2015/07/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR