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2017-02-10

First-Time Nominee Daya Says Grammys Are "The Biggest Honor"

Daya is just 18 years old, but she's having quite the month.  Her debut album Sit Still Look Pretty just went gold, she's kicking off her first headline tour in less than two weeks.  And oh yeah, she's nominated for a Grammy this Sunday. Daya's up for Best Dance Recording for her collaboration with the Chainsmokers on their hit "Don't Let Me Down."  Daya's mom initially didn't want her to work with The Chainsmokers because of their hard-partying reputation. So what does she think of the fact that they're now Grammy-nominated? "She was laughing," Daya tells ABC Radio, "'Cause she…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Releases "Chained to the Rhythm" Single & Lyric Video

It’s finally here -- Katy Perry released her brand-new single, “Chained to the Rhythm,” just after midnight last night, along with a lyric video that answers the age-old question: how do you prepare an Italian meal for a hamster? It make sense, in the context of the song -- the first off of Katy’s forthcoming new album --which is all about being, as Katy sings, “Trapped in our white picket fence/Like ornaments.” The song goes on: “So comfortable, we're living in a bubble/So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble,” as an unseen someone’s hands cook a tiny meal of spaghetti…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-02-09

Are You Not Entertained? Ed Sheeran Reveals Russell Crowe Is His Drinking Buddy

Ed Sheeran has revealed he has an unlikely drinking buddy: Russell Crowe. He tells Australia’s Nova FM he bonded with the Oscar-winning Aussie actor over their mutual love of “getting drunk.”“We don't get anything from each other, other than just a night out,” he says. “We get an enjoyment of hanging out.”Ed explains his friendship with the Gladiator star isn’t for publicity, either. “There’s no boost in either of our careers from our association,” he says. “We just like partying.” It's worth noting that Crowe is also a musician; he's fronted several bands --Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts and Russell…

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull Is Giving Us “Options” with New Single

You want options? Pitbull’s got ‘em. The Miami rapper will be releasing his new single, “Options,” featuring Stephen Marley, later this month. The song is set to drop Friday, February 17, the day before Pitbull plays a free concert as part of the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Fans also won’t have to wait much longer for his 10th studio album, Climate Change. The album will be released on March 17. Pittbull's last album, Dale, came out in 2015.  Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello & Machine Gun Kelly Join Zedd’s ACLU Benefit Concert

Zedd has announced the second round of performers for his WELCOME! concert to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello and Machine Gun Kelly are among the newly announced artists added to the lineup. They join previously announced performers Daya, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Skrillex, Tinashe, Incubus and Macklemore, as well as Zedd himself. The concert will take place Monday, April 3 at Los Angeles' Staples Center, with one-hundred percent of the profits going to the ACLU. You can purchase tickets now on AXS.com. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Mixes Up a New Drink with Pal Sammy Hagar

Like Justin Timberlake and George Clooney before him, Adam Levine is getting into the tequila business. The singer has teamed up with his pal, rocker Sammy Hagar, to create a new kind of premium booze.According to AdvertisingAge, the two have mixed tequila and mezcal to create Santo Mezuila, billed as “the world’s first mezquila.”The idea apparently struck while the two were dining at a restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico back in 2015. They weren’t fans of the restaurant’s mezcal, so they began pouring it into their tequila glasses, and realized the new concoction was actually pretty good. Both spirits…

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Says She “Can’t Stand" Social Media

Selena Gomez wants her fans to know that despite being the most-followed person on Instagram, social media is not real life. In fact, she says she “can’t stand” social media.With the new Netflix show she’s executive producing, 13 Reasons Why, the singer hopes to present the real issues young people face. And she knows those difficulties all too well. "I was actually going through a really difficult time when they started production," she told reporters at a Netflix press event this week. "I went away for 90 days, and I actually met tons of kids in this place that we're…

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Andy Grammer to Play in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Andy Grammer is among the many celebrities who'll be taking the court for this year's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, taking place February 17 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Louisiana. Andy will play on the team coached by SportsCenter co-host Michael Smith; Smith's co-host Jemele Hill will coach the opposing team.  Andy's teammates will include billionaire Mark Cuban, Captain America star Anthony Mackie, Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj, celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez and actor Tom Cavanagh. Andy's a huge sports fan, and has either sung the national anthem or performed during halftime at quite a few high-profile sporting events, including the…

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: "American Idol" May Return....on NBC

American Idol aired its final episode less than a year ago, but plans are already in the works to bring it back. Sources tell Variety that NBC is currently in talks with Fremantle Media, the company that produces Idol, to add the show to its schedule. Reportedly, one option being considered is cutting back The Voice to one cycle a year, and having Idol take its slot for the other half of the year. Ever since American Idol announced that its 15th season would be its last, there has been talk of reviving it in some way, shape or form.…

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rachel Platten Modeling and Performing at Red Dress Collection Fashion Show

Rachel Platten is hitting the runway for a good cause. The singer will strut down the catwalk tonight for the American Heart Association’s Red Dress Collection fashion show, presented by Macy’s. She’ll be modeling a red Marchesa dress to raise awareness for women’s heart disease. In addition to her modeling duties, Rachel will also be performing at the event. The fashion show is being hosted by Katie Holmes. You can tune into the event at 8 p.m. ET on Go Red for Women's Facebook page. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. I'm walking in honor of women's disease…

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Channels Amelia Earhart in March Feature of "Harpers Bazaar"

This year's March issue of Harper's Bazaar features Rihanna in an Amelia Earhart-inspired fashion spread, featuring the global icon in modern utilitarian outfits which channel the fearless aviation pioneer, accompanying an essay written by Earhart that details how to "fly fashionably."   The piece was first published in the magazine in 1929.   "There's something so special about a woman who dominates in a man's world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer. Amelia Earhart was such a dynamic force in her industry, setting multiple aviation records in her time. So it was a…

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Grammy "Loophole" that Allowed Kelly Clarkson to Score a Nomination This Year

This Sunday at the Grammy Awards, Kelly Clarkson is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance for her song "Piece by Piece," but not the regular version from her album of the same name.  The nomination is for the emotional live version she performed on American Idol last year.  This Grammy "loophole" means that even Kelly was shocked she was nominated. "I was so excited," Kelly told reporters at a recent press conference.  "I didn't even know I was eligible! When they announced it on the radio, I was like, 'I don’t think that’s me. This is gonna be so embarrassing.'…

posted 2017/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR