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2015-04-06

Baseball Fans Love Sam Smith & Taylor Swift, According to StubHub Study

Baseball season is upon us, but have you ever wondered what kind of music is most popular among baseball fans? Thanks to new research from StubHub, we now know which fans are partial to Sam Smith and which prefer Taylor Swift. According to the Wall Street Journal, the online ticket retailer cross-referenced Major League Baseball ticket purchases with concert ticket sales over the past five years. They used this data to figure out which musical acts were most popular with certain baseball teams. Sam, as it turns out, is a favorite of New York Yankees fans. Just a year and…

posted 2015/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Andy Grammer on "Honey I'm Good": Song Is "Crass," but Video Has "Heart"

Andy Grammer's latest hit, "Honey I'm Good," is a unique love song: it's about a guy who gets hit on by a hot girl and, while tempted, turns her down because he's taken.  Andy says the frankness of the song is a sharp contrast to the song's video, which celebrates the joys of couplehood. "The song is kind of like a slightly crass take on how hard it is and how sweet it is if you stay together with someone," Andy tells ABC Radio. "And so we wanted to go 'heart' more than 'crass' with the video."  So instead of…

posted 2015/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fox News Host Apologizes for Body-Shaming Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson has received an apology from Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace, after he made nasty comments about her weight during an interview, reports E! Online. During the interview, Wallace and the male interviewer made fun of Kelly's weight gain, with Wallace saying that she could "stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while."  The interviewer said, "Holy cow, did she blow up."  After their remarks, Fox News' Greta Van Susteren called for Wallace to apologize for his "obnoxious" behavior. Wallace subsequently issued a statement to E! News saying, "I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive…

posted 2015/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift's Easter Weekend Includes Birthday Bash and Egg Hunt

Taylor Swift had a busy weekend. She attended a star-studded party in Nashville Saturday to celebrate the 25th birthday of her best friend Abigail Anderson, and followed that up with a family Easter egg hunt on Sunday. Swift, 25, who met Anderson during their freshman year at Hendersonville High School, shared a couple of photo booth pictures on Instagram captioned, "Since '05. @abigail_lauren." Other party guests getting in on the photo booth action included Paramore's Haley Williams and Swift's model pal Lily Aldridge. Aldridge's hubby Caleb Followill, his siblings, Jared and Nathan Followill and cousin, Matthew Followill, who make up…

posted 2015/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah and Nick Reunite for Easter Egg Hunt with Twins

Mariah Carey and her estranged husband, Nick Cannon, came together on Easter Sunday for an egg hunt with their twins. Mariah posted to Instagram a photo of herself with Nick and their three-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. Both Mariah and Nick are holding a basket. The singer wrote, "Happy Easter!!! #ontheegghunt #NYiswild." She later shared a picture of herself making gluten-free lasagna at home, though it's unclear if Nick was there, too. Mariah and Nick split last summer. Nick filed for divorce in December. 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 2015/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-05

Beyoncé Releases New Song, "Die With You"

Beyoncé has released a new song, though if you want to listen to it in its entirety, you'll need to sign up for the streaming service her husband recently re-launched. "Die With You" premiered on Tidal on Saturday, along with an accompanying video. The release came on Beyoncé and Jay Z's seventh wedding anniversary. She announced the piano ballad on Facebook, encouraging her fans to watch the video on Tidal.com. Rihanna made a similar move over the weekend, unveiling her "March Madness" song "American Oxygen" on Tidal. Jay Z was joined by Bey, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and…

posted 2015/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Loves Date Nights with Her Hubby

They may be busy parents, but Kelly Clarkson and her hubby, Brandon Blackstock, still make time for romance. Kelly tells People magazine it’s vital to call in a babysitter every once in a while and have a night out with your spouse. “As a couple, we think that date nights are important,” she says. “We are both from broken homes and as a result you may not take time for yourselves as a couple. So we love our date nights.” The singer is mom to 9-month-old daughter River Rose and stepmom to Brandon’s children from a previous relationship, 13-year-old Savannah…

posted 2015/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-04

One Direction on Zayn's Departure: "We [Are] Determined to Carry On Stronger Than Ever"

While the members of One Direction are sad that Zayn Malik chose to leave the band, they have no plans to break up, they said in their first official remarks since the split. Speaking to the British paper The Sun, Liam Payne said, "It's been a tough few weeks...We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave, but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.” Louis Tomlinson added, "All four of us are 100 per cent committed to staying in One Direction and we want to thank the…

posted 2015/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor to Headline Largest US Lesbian Event This Weekend

Meghan Trainor may sing about attracting boys with her booty in "All About that Bass," but it seems she appeals to women as well.  This weekend, the singer will be one of the headliners at The Dinah, a five-day festival in Palm Springs, California that's the country's largest event for lesbians. Meghan will perform Saturday night at the Palm Springs Convention Center as part of the festival, which also features pool parties, dance parties, comedy shows and other entertainment.  Christina Perri is also on the bill for this year's event. Other top stars who've headlined The Dinah over the years…

posted 2015/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-03

Sara Bareilles' "Waitress" Musical Will Make Stage Debut in August

Sara Bareilles’ Waitress musical is finally making its stage debut. The American Repertory Theater announced that the show, based on the 2007 film starring Keri Russell, will begin performances in August at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If that run proves successful, the show will head to Broadway. Sara announced back in 2013 that she would be writing the music and lyrics for the production. "Broadway scoring is something that has really been interesting to me my whole life,” she told ABC Radio at the time. “Musical theater is sort of how I got introduced to music at…

posted 2015/04/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Has Only One Line in "Furious 7" Cameo

It probably didn’t take Iggy Azalea long to prepare for her cameo in Furious 7. She only has one line! According to Billboard, the Aussie rapper makes her appearance after Michelle Rodriguez’s character, Letty, who was previously presumed dead, wins a quarter-mile race. A crowd gathers around Letty in celebration and that’s when Iggy delivers her line: "Hey, there's the girl I've heard so much about. Where you been at, ghost girl?" That’s just slightly more than Rita Ora got to say in her blink-and-you’ll-miss it cameo in Fast & Furious 6. Rita also had exactly four short sentences of dialogue…

posted 2015/04/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maddie Ziegler Always Knows What Sia's Videos Mean

If you've ever watched Sia's videos for "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" and wondered exactly what they mean, you're not alone.  But 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler of Dance Moms, who starred in both of those clips, as well as in the brand-new one for the song "Big Girls Cry," says the reclusive singer/songwriter always tells her exactly what's going on in each video.  According to Maddie, she couldn't dance in them if she didn't know. "She does tell me what I’m doing, because it would be hard to do a dance and not know what character I’m portraying," Maddie tells ABC Radio.…

posted 2015/04/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR