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2014-02-19

Lady Gaga Performs "ARTPOP" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

One day after Lady Gaga made a cameo appearance on the premiere installment of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the singer returned to the host's New York City studio Tuesday as the show's musical guest. Gaga was clad in white and a long, platinum wig as she performed the title track from her album ARTPOP.  Her piano, fellow musicians and backup singers were also decked out in white. Lady Gaga’s new tour, artRave: The ARTPOP Ball, kicks off May 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Gaga will warm up for the tour by doing seven sold-out shows at New York…

posted 2014/02/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Trying to Come Up with New Album Title That Reflects Her "Journey"

Mariah Carey's forthcoming new album has had a variety of different release dates over the past two years, and now that one is definite -- May 6 -- the diva has to tackle the next issue: a title for the disc. Last year, Mariah announced that her album would be called The Art of Letting Go, and released a song by that name.  But now, that title is off the table, though she hasn't come up with a new one yet.   "I really need to sit here and think about the journey the album takes you through," she tells MTV.…

posted 2014/02/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Named Woman of the Year at 2014 "Elle" Style Awards

Katy Perry is nothing if not stylish, so it's no surprise that she's been crowned Woman of the Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards, held Tuesday night in London. As for why she received the honor, Elle magazine writes that it's her "down-to-earth attitude, determination and talent," adding, "She is the Everywoman, hear her roar." The British paper The Mirror reports that Katy was presented with her award by Australia pop star Kylie Minogue.  Other winners included Pharrell Williams, named International Recording Artist of the Year, and Harry Potter star Emma Watson, named Actress of the Year. The awards,…

posted 2014/02/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Justin Bieber Planning to Move to Atlanta?

Justin Bieber may soon become neighbors with his mentor, Usher, in Atlanta. TMZ reports the singer has shown interest in purchasing a home in the Buckhead district where Usher and rapper Young Jeezy live. The 16-thousand-square-foot mansion, listed for 10.95 million dollars, has seven bedrooms.  Justin has checked out other homes in Atlanta, too. According to TMZ, he’s itching to buy a new abode in the area as quickly as possible. The website questions the wisdom of Justin owning a home in Georgia. It notes the state’s laws regarding marijuana possession, as well as possession of sizzurp, the beverage made…

posted 2014/02/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley's Camp Receiving Complaints over Racy Tour?

Has Miley Cyrus turned off the parents of her fans by turning up the shock value on her just-launched Bangerz tour? Australia’s MusicFIX blog claims Miley’s management has “been flooded with complaints” regarding the nature of her show, which debuted in Vancouver last Friday. Its source says, “Her team, including management, record label execs and the entire tour staff including the director, costume department and choreographers -- have been called for an emergency meeting as arenas across the U.S. threaten to pull out of the show.”   One parent reportedly reached out to Miley’s music label, Interscope, and complained that…

posted 2014/02/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Recap: The Top Girls Perform Live

American Idol kicked off its “Rush Week” on Tuesday night, with 10 of the 15 girls who reached the top 30 performing live for the first time. The other five were eliminated. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. determined which ladies would get the chance to sing after reviewing rehearsal footage. The five girls who did not make the cut: Jillian Jensen, Andrina Brogden, Brandy Neelly, Kenzie Hall and Austin Wolfe. Throughout the show, we saw the female contestants working with judge-turned-mentor Randy Jackson and a team of advisors, including Idol alumni Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, the…

posted 2014/02/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-02-18

Neon Trees to Kick Off North American Tour in Support of "Pop Psychology"

Neon Trees will release their new album Pop Psychology on April 22, and now they've announced a huge North American tour to support it. The trek gets underway May 12 at Nashville, Tennessee's legendary Ryman Auditorium, and wraps up July 13 in Washington, D.C.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 21. Pop Psychology includes the lead single "Sleeping with a Friend," which the band recently debuted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here are the band's tour dates: 5/12 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 5/14 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE 5/16 -- Atlantic City, NJ, House of Blues 5/19…

posted 2014/02/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Emerges to Attend Prince Concert in London

While Adele keeps mostly to herself these days, one thing that can get her out in public is a great concert.  Last year, she made the scene at Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga concerts, and on Monday night, she stepped out to check out an intimate show by Prince. The British paper The Daily Mirror reports that Prince staged the gig at the legendary London venue Ronnie Scott's, which only seats 140. The gig started at midnight and ran 'til 3am, but that didn't stop Adele from turning up, along with the likes of Kate Moss, Michelle Rodriguez, model…

posted 2014/02/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

fun.'s Jack Antonoff Unveils Side Project, Taylor Swift & Sara Bareilles Are Thrilled

Apparently, being the guitarist in fun., dating Lena Dunham and writing songs with Sara Bareilles and Taylor Swift just isn't enough to keep Jack Antonoff busy.   He's just unveiled a new side project called Bleachers and a brand new single called "I Wanna Get Better;" a full-length album is also in the works. Bleachers is a solo project for Antonoff; he's the only official member, though he has a variety of project collaborators, including Depeche Mode founding member Vince Clarke, who went on to play with two other popular British synth-pop groups of the '80s, Yaz and Erasure. Jack and…

posted 2014/02/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Mraz Announces Acoustic Tour

Jason Mraz, who's hard at work on a new album, has announced an acoustic tour for next month.  The trek kicks off March 15 in Santa Cruz, California, and visits various stops along the West Coast before wrapping up March 31 in Redding, California. Tickets for the tour, which will feature Jason performing with his pals, the group Raining Jane, go on sale February 21.  Jason has said in the past that his new album will be a collaboration between him and Raining Jane, because they've been writing songs together for quite some time.  "After many long weeks experimenting in…

posted 2014/02/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Lands Third Vogue Cover; Discusses Fashion Choices

This week sees Rihanna celebrating her 26th birthday -- on February 20 -- and gracing her third-ever cover of Vogue. She appears on the front of the magazine's March 2014 issue, in which she discusses a wide range of topics from her love of Instagram to wanting to launch her own fashion label. The singer reveals how she's able to endure her sometimes painful fashion choices. "It’s not about pain. It’s about the commitment," she tells the publication.  "I say to myself, 'I want to look like this,' and worry about the pain later." She adds, "I’ve had nights I…

posted 2014/02/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Unleashes Video Diary Explaining "What I've Been Up To"

Wanna know what Ed Sheeran's been doing for two-and-a-half years?  Just check out a new video tour diary he's posted, which he's titled "What I've Been Up To." The video intercuts footage of Ed on stage at New York City's Madison Square Garden -- the final stop on his lengthy tour -- with footage of him backstage and in the studio. You'll see him rehearsing a duet with Taylor Swift before they take the stage, and working in the studio on new music.  Among the people who pop up:  Pharrell Williams, rapper the Game, legendary hip-hop producer and deejay DJ…

posted 2014/02/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR