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2015-05-11

Maroon 5 to Debut New Single on "The Voice" Next Week

Fresh off their hit “Sugar,” Maroon 5 will be debuting a brand-new single on The Voice next Tuesday. The tune, called “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like a Motherf***er,” will premiere on radio and be available for purchase that same day. The song wasn’t featured on the initial release of the band’s latest album, V, but it’ll be included on all subsequent versions. Maroon 5 recently concluded a sold-out 30-city North American arena tour in April. Adam Levine and Co. will be kicking off the European leg of their world tour in Paris, France May 24. The Voice episode featuring Maroon…

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Season Six Champ Jordin Sparks Reacts to Show's Cancellation, Shares Hopes for Final Season

Fox has announced that next year's 15th season of American Idol will be the show's last. And according to the network, it's going out with a bang.  In a conference call with reporters, Fox TV Co-Chairman and CEO Gary Newman said deciding to cancel a show that's dominated the ratings for so many years "was not an easy decision," but added that they wanted to end American Idol "in a way that felt special and celebratory and treated the show the way it deserved to be treated."  To that point, Newman said, "It is going to be a true season-long…

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hozier Says Awards Shows Make Him Nervous

Hozier is still getting used to this whole awards show thing. He performed at the Grammys earlier this year, duetting with Annie Lennox, and will be performing on the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday.  However, the "Take Me to Church" singer admits he still gets pre-show jitters. “The Grammys was the most nervous I've been,” he tells Billboard. “It's great living without nervousness, then you meet nervousness again and it's an awful feeling. I would imagine it gets easier every time, but still, the BBMAs are a huge deal for me. I'm nominated for a number of awards, so no…

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Season 15 to Be Its Last

What was once the mightiest show on television will end its run next year.  American Idol's 15th season will be its last. A tweet from the official American Idol Twitter account declares, "Just announced! @AmericanIdol will begin its 15th – and FINAL – season this JAN on @FOXTV?!" The news comes as part of FOX's larger announcement of new, returning and canceled series, revealed in a paragraph buried more than halfway down the page, which goes on to say, "A season-long celebratory event, AMERICAN IDOL XV will feature host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick,…

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

What's Taylor Swift's All Time Favorite Song Lyric? You Might Be Surprised

In her career, Taylor Swift's written some memorable lyrics, like "You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter" and "You call me up again just to break me like a promise."  But she claims that her favorite lyric that she's ever written is one in a relatively recent hit of hers: "Blank Space." Speaking to ELLE.com in a behind-the-scenes video for her cover shoot, Taylor reveals, "My favorite line from any of my songs has to be 'Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.' I was so happy when I came up with that. I was like,…

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Andy Grammer Tries to "Ride the Wave" of "Honey, I'm Good" & Its "Super Weird" Success

Andy Grammer's ode to fidelity, "Honey, I'm Good," has become his biggest hit yet, reaching the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Andy describes the unexpected success of the song, which is the second single from his second album Magazines or Novels, as "super weird." Asked if he's surprised that "Honey, I'm Good" has been bigger than all his previous songs, Andy tells ABC Radio, "Yeah...it’s a super weird thing, man, to be in my career. It’s like, you need something like that to happen to sustain, you know what I mean? For this all to work, you need…

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bobby Brown Granted Co-Guardianship of Bobbi Kristina

Bobby Brown and Pat Houston will be co-guardians for Bobbi Kristina Brown. Their attorneys said in a statement Friday that Bobby Brown and the sister-in-law of Bobbi Kristina's late mother, Whitney Houston, spent a day in court working out the agreement. “We are delighted to inform the public that the court has appointed Bobby Brown and Pat Houston as co-guardians of Bobbi Kristina Brown (‘Krissi’),” read a statement issued by David Long-Daniels, counsel for Pat Houston and Cissy Houston, and Christopher Brown, an attorney for Bobby Brown. "Both Mr. Brown and Ms. Houston are jointly responsible for decisions related to…

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Grows Up Before Our Eyes in "Photograph" Video

On the eve of Mother's Day, Ed Sheeran released the music video for "Photograph," the next single from his latest album, X. The clip consists of home video footage showing the 24-year-old pop superstar at various stages throughout his life, from birth onward. Ed's currently on tour. He performs in Pittsburgh Tuesday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Consoles Grieving Fan

Taylor Swift was looking through messages on Tumblr Sunday and came across one in particular that left her especially touched. "It’s me, iced coffee girl, and I could really use a hug," the young fan, named Kaileen, wrote on her blog. "Today is Mother’s Day, a day most people spend with their mothers thanking them for everything they do. But, for me, I can’t spend this day with my mom because she’s in heaven." The girl went on to explain that her mom passed away in January and "a piece of my heart left with her...But as you’ve done many…

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

NKOTB's Jonathan Knight Breaks Nose on Tour Bus

New Kids on the Block band member Jonathan Knight seems to have had a rough Saturday night. Knight, 46, had an "accident" while on the band's tour bus, resulting in a broken nose and some stitches, he wrote on Twitter. His group performed at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, that night. Despite having to bow out of the performance, Knight seemed in good spirits, later posting a selfie to Instagram from backstage. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2015/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-05-10

Beyonce, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez Make "Working Mother" Mag's List of 50 Most Powerful Moms

Beyonce makes everything look easy, including motherhood. This Mother's Day, the singer top Working Mother's newly released Most Powerful Moms list, which spotlights 50 women several categories, including in Arts and Entertainment. As she raises her three-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, the singer gets credit for being named Forbes' Top Earning Woman in the Music last year all while embracing her family life. "She’s also an artist who carves out her own way and stays on top by keeping everyone on their toes," the magazine writes.Other singers who made this year's list include Jennifer Lopez, who's #7. The mother of seven-year-old…

posted 2015/05/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-05-09

Adam Lambert Talks About Chasing That "First-Time Feeling"

The Original High might be Adam Lambert’s third studio album, but he's still chasing that first-time feeling. The former American Idol runner-up tells Rolling Stone about the emotions that inspired the title track on his upcoming album. "The lyrics [to 'The Original High'] sum up, in the most beautiful, simple way, what I had been noticing about myself and my friends and the circle I'm in here in Los Angeles," Adam says. "There's this underlying sense of longing that I've noticed that I feel and that a lot of my friends feel. It's hard to even put your finger on…

posted 2015/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR