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2015-02-06

Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, Enrique Iglesias & More to Present on Sunday's Grammy Awards

Some Grammy nominees who aren't performing on the telecast on Sunday night will be taking the stage nonetheless, as presenters. Nominees Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson will be among those presenting trophies on Sunday night.  Taylor has already told fans on her Tumblr account that the trophy she'll be handing out is Best New Artist.  Meghan revealed on Twitter that she and another presenter, Nick Jonas, will present the Best Country Album trophy. Other presenters to watch for Sunday night include Chic's Nile Rodgers -- who won last year for his work on Daft Punk's album -- plus…

posted 2015/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Verdict Upheld for Songwriter Who Discovered Lady Gaga

A federal judge in New Jersey has upheld a 2014 verdict that awarded 7.3 million dollars to a songwriter who discovered Lady Gaga. Producer Rob Fusari had requested the judge reduce the amount a New Jersey jury awarded to Wendy Starland. His lawyers argued that the jury's decision was not supported by the evidence presented at trial, but U.S. District Court Judge Jose Linares ruled otherwise Wednesday, according to NJ.com. Starland testified during the trial that Fusari asked her in 2006 to find an "edgy, bold, confident, charismatic" performer and "someone that you can't take your eyes off of." She…

posted 2015/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Reveals Which of His Six Grammy Nominations He Wants to Win

Going into this Sunday night's Grammy Awards, Sam Smith has a whopping six nominations -- the only other artists who have that many are Pharrell Williams and Beyonce.  Among those six are nods in the so-called Big Four categories: Record, Song and Album of the Year, as well as Best New Artist.  Sam says he doesn't need to take home a statue to feel validated, but he has a preference as to which category he'd most like to win. Sam tells the Los Angeles Times that he'd like to win Best New Artist because "you can only win that once." …

posted 2015/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Bobby Brown's Wife Pregnant?

There could be a bit of good news in what has been a difficult week for Bobby Brown: his wife is pregnant. Us Weekly reports that Bobby's manager and wife, Alicia Etheridge, is pregnant with their second child. This will be Bobby's sixth child. His daughter with his late ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is fighting for her life in a Georgia hospital after she was found last weekend unresponsive in a bathtub. 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 2015/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bobbi Kristina Brown Was Not Taken Off Life Support, Family Source Says

Bobbi Kristina Brown remains hospitalized, fighting to survive.However, a family source told ABC News that contrary to media reports, Brown was not taken off life support on Thursday.Brown, 21, was rushed to North Fulton Hospital last Saturday after her partner, Nick Gordon, and a friend found her face-down in a bathtub.“Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family," the Houston family said in a statement on Monday. "Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and we greatly appreciate your continued support."On Tuesday, Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, was moved…

posted 2015/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Recap: Singers Advance, Singers Depart and One Has a Panic Attack

Hollywood Week continued on American Idol Thursday with more golden ticket winners filling the Orpheum Theater for another shot at impressing judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. and Jennifer Lopez.  At the end of Wednesday’s show, contestant Gabby Zonneveld‘s nerves got the best of her, causing her to lose her place in the middle of her performance of Delta Rae’s “Bottom of the River.” Thursday’s show opened with her getting a second chance and making it all the way through this time. She advanced to the Group Round. Other contestants making it to the next round on Thursday’s show included…

posted 2015/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer Dislikes the Word "Womanizer," Prefers "Serial Promise Remover"

John Mayer guest-hosted the CBS' Late Late Show for the second-straight night Thursday and he opened the show by poking fun at his past as a ladies man, joking, "I'm entering a new phase of my life...I used to be known as a bit of a womanizer, but I changed my ways." When one woman in the audience apparently expressed disappointment at the news, Mayer asked, "What, were you waiting to meet me?" The singer then went on to say, "I've got this all wrong now, because everybody wants me to be back in the game...and that's always the way…

posted 2015/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Says Her Grammy Nominated Hit Is a "Joyful" Song About Coping with Cruelty

Taylor Swift's mega-selling album 1989 was released too late in the year to be eligible for a Grammy nomination, but the Recording Academy has rewarded her with three nominations anyway, all for her #1 hit "Shake It Off." "Shake It Off" is nominated for Record and Song of the Year -- two of the most prestigious categories -- as well as Best Pop Solo Vocal Performance.  While the song is an infectious, danceable earworm, Taylor says she wrote it as a way to help people cope with the fact that our modern world -- which allows people to spread hate…

posted 2015/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-02-05

Taylor Swift Dances at Her Grammy Museum Exhibit

As Taylor Swift can attest, when the Grammy Museum does an exhibit on your life, you can’t help but do a dance of joy. The 25-year-old “Shake It Off” Grammy nominee visited the museum in Los Angeles and posted an Instagram video of her reaction to the exhibit Thursday. In the clip, Taylor playfully dances in front of a screen playing one of her videos. "Went to the Grammy Museum in LA to see the exhibit they did on ma life. My behavior was as embarrassing as usual," Taylor captioned the clip. Taylor’s nominated for three Grammys this year, and…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas, Fall Out Boy & Jessie J Featured on "The DUFF" Soundtrack

Nick Jonas, Fall Out Boy and Jessie J are among the artists lending their songs to the movie soundtrack for The DUFF. A special remix of Nick’s hit song “Jealous” made the track list, as well as “Favorite Record” by Fall Out Boy and “Sexy Silk” by Jessie J. Also included on the album are Icona Pop’s “All Night” and Tegan & Sara’s “How Come You Don’t Want Me.” The DUFF is a teen comedy starring Parenthood actress Mae Whitman as a high school senior who is devastated when she finds out the whole student body refers to her as…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction's Mystery Nickelback Collab Explained

One Direction’s mystery studio session with Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger has finally been explained. Chad revealed the story behind an Instagram photo which showed the Canadian rocker hanging with Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne from the British boy band. "They asked if I was gonna be in town and if I would like to come down to the studio and come up with some ideas on a song, just do a little songwriting,” Chad told ET Canada. “I was very flattered. I'm like, 'Wow, the biggest band in the world wants me to come down and spit out a couple ideas.'”…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons Announces 39-City Smoke + Mirrors Tour

Imagine Dragons will be heading out on an expansive, 39-city North American tour to support their upcoming album Smoke + Mirrors. The Smoke + Mirrors Tour will begin June 3 in Portland, Oregon, and keep Imagine Dragons on the road through an August 1 show in Boise, Idaho, with tour stops in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C., among other cities. Metric will be the tour's opening act.  Tickets go on sale to the general public via LiveNation.com on February 17, the same day that Smoke + Mirrors arrives in stores.  Citi cardmembers will have access to tickets…

posted 2015/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR