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2015-02-03

Gwen Stefani Says She Never Expected to Marry a “Hot Guy”

Sporting a star-spangled outfit and a sexy smirk, Gwen Stefani graces the cover of Cosmopolitan’s March issue. In the accompanying article, she discusses her “hot” husband, Gavin Rossdale, and how she’s still surprised at her success. Gwen, who’s been married to the British rocker for 12 years, said the key to a healthy relationship is making sure your individuality stays intact. “It's good to have those days when we both do our own things,” she says. “I think that's what keeps relationships going, when both people can be themselves and have their own individuality. That's especially important for women --…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna to Perform at the BRIT Awards

Madonna is making the awards show rounds this year in preparation for the release of her 13th studio album, Rebel Heart. She’ll be performing at the Grammys this weekend, and later this month, it’s been confirmed that she’ll take the stage at the BRIT Awards. The Queen of Pop announced her BRIT Awards performance with an Instagram post Tuesday, showing a BRIT statuette wrapped in black wire, much like she's wrapped in black rope on her Rebel Heart album cover. Madonna's highly-anticipated return to the BRITs, 20 years after she last performed on the awards show, will serve as a…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry "Very Proud" of Historic Super Bowl Viewership; Did Ex-Husband's Tweet Tick Her Off?

Katy Perry's halftime performance at Sunday's Super Bowl set an all-time viewing record, drawing 118.5 million viewers. That's more than the previous record-holder, Bruno Mars, who attracted 115.3 million viewers to halftime last year.  The actual Super Bowl itself was the most-watched program in U.S. TV history -- and Katy's pleased as punch about both of those things. "MOST WATCHED SHOW IN US HISTORY?! Whelp, I gotta keep reminding myself I put my pants on leg at a time...." Katy tweeted. "But, yes I am incredibly proud!" Meanwhile, there's a report Katy was offended that her ex-husband, Russell Brand, tweeted…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet Boys: What One Direction Could Learn from Our New Documentary

The new Backstreet Boys documentary Show 'Em What You're Made Of is in theaters now, and is also available via download and VOD.  It debuted on Friday, and immediately shot to #1 on the iTunes Movie Chart, and #1 on the documentary chart in the Google Play and iTunes store.  While Backstreet fans will obviously enjoy it, group member Howie Dorough says non-fans might enjoy it too. Noting that the documentary is truly warts-and-all, Howie says that people who haven't followed the Backstreet Boys still might appreciate their honesty and how down-to-earth they are in the film. "People are gonna…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West to Perform Together at the Grammys

It looks like the rumors were true: Paul McCartney will be taking the stage with Rihanna and Kanye West at the Grammy Awards to perform their new collaboration, "FourFiveSeconds."  Paul plays on the track, while Rihanna and Kanye share vocals. "FourFiveSeconds" debuted last month, and marks the second collaboration featuring Sir Paul and Kanye that's been released in 2015. Paul plays keyboard on and co-wrote Kanye's single, "Only One," which premiered New Year's Day. The three music stars will be joining other confirmed Grammy performers, including Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Adam Levine, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Hozier and…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Missy Elliott: "I Think It's Cool New Kids Think I'm a New Artist"

Missy Elliott's surprise appearance during Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night sparked plenty of reaction on social media -- including from some younger folks who wondered, "Who is Missy Elliott?" The rapper, who hasn't released an album in a decade, is OK with the fact that there were viewers who were unfamiliar with her music. She tweeted on Monday, "I think it's cool new kids think I'm a new artist that goes to show u that I'm still on [fire] & will rip down stages 20 yrs later." Then, channeling her inner Whitney Houston, she wrote, "I…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Dr. Dre Sells His Hollywood Hills West Home for $32 Million

Dr. Dre has sold his Hollywood Hills West home for $32 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. The 9,696 square-foot estate, which originally went on the market for $35 million, includes six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a guesthouse, as well as a wine cellar, swimming pool and media room. It also features some spectacular views of the city. The buyer of the property is a 36-year-old private equity firm founder who plans on demolishing the existing home in order to build a $100 million mansion, according to the newspaper. Public records show Dr. Dre, whose birth name is Andre…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele and Phil Collins Reportedly Working Together Again on Her Album

Last year, Phil Collins said in an interview that Adele had reached out to him to work on her much-anticipated new album, but then, he claimed, she blew him off because she was too busy being a mom.  Well, it seems there's no hard feelings between the two, because "Rumor Has It" Adele and Phil are working together again. The British paper the Mirror says that Phil and Adele have resumed working on music for Adele's album.  A source tells the paper, "Adele put all her work on hold for a while, so it wasn’t anything personal. It was just…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga on Sam Smith: "I Was Sam. I Still Am Sam in a Lot of Ways"

Sam Smith is a huge Lady Gaga fan, and credits her with being partly responsible for his success.  Now Gaga, who knows that Sam is a Little Monster, tells Rolling Stone that watching him become a star has been "one of the most powerful experiences" she's had as an artist. Sam tells Rolling Stone he once faked being sick just so he could skip school and see Gaga in concert. He got caught and spent three days in detention, but for him, it was worth it. "I'd do it again in a heartbeat,” he says. “I would go to those…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and Others Read “Mean Tweets” on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

(NOTE CONTENT, LANGUAGE) Fans of Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and Josh Groban undoubtedly enjoy and respect the talents of those artists, but those feelings are apparently not shared by everyone.The music stars were among a number of artists who were featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday in a music edition of the recurring segment, Mean Tweets.In the bit, celebrities read aloud on camera actual Twitter posts that are mean-spirited, but humorous when read by the targets of the insults.Smith read a tweet that stated, “Trying to use the word ‘hate’ less often. Here goes: I thoroughly dislike Sam…

posted 2015/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-02-02

Alicia Keys Developing Improv TV Show

 Alicia Keys has a new project in the pipeline.   The singer is creating an original series based on an improv show called Take It Personal, a production run by comedian Cipha Sounds at the UCB Theater in New York. Although the project has yet to find a network home, the funnyman spilled details on how Alicia got involved. "We get a hip-hop celebrity to tell a story and then we create a whole show based on that story, all made up on the spot. So Swizz [Beatz] did it and he loved it," Cipha tells XXL magazine. "He said his wife would love it, because it’s theater-based and acting.…

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

Taylor Swift Won't Be Performing at the Grammys, but She Will Be Dancing

Taylor Swift won’t be performing at the Grammys this year, but she'll definitely be dancing in the audience. The 25-year-old took to her Tumblr page Monday to answer fans’ Grammy-related questions. “Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I’m not going to be performing on the Grammys this year,” she writes. “I need this time to focus only on the tour.” While she won’t be "shaking it off" on stage, she’ll still be participating in the awards show fun. “I’m really excited to be nominated for 3 Grammys…

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