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Ed Sheeran to Team with John Mayer & ELO's Jeff Lynne at Grammys

The latest Grammy mash-up performance spans decades and genres: USA Today reports current nominee Ed Sheeran will team up with past Grammy winner John Mayer, rock legend Jeff Lynne and his band ELO, jazz icon Herbie Hancock, and Questlove from Jimmy Fallon's house band The Roots, for a joint performance. Lynne was recently in the news after having been added to the songwriting credits of Sam Smith's hit "Stay With Me," after he and Tom Petty felt it was similar to Petty's 1989 hit "I Won't Back Down."  Lynne, who co-wrote that song with Petty, is a noted songwriter and…

posted 2015/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Reveals She Temporarily Lost Her Voice, Thought Career Was "Over"

Most Kelly Clarkson fans know that she had a difficult pregnancy and was sick all the time.  But now, Kelly is revealing that another side effect of her pregnancy was that she temporarily lost her voice...and it convinced her that her career was over. Kelly recorded her new album Piece by Piece while she was pregnant, but speaking to ET Canada, she says she panicked when, after giving birth to daughter River Rose last June, she thought she'd lost her voice for good.  "Afterwards was the part where I literally had a moment where I cried and drank wine all…

posted 2015/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Talks Beyonce, Adele and Pop Star Roles: “Taylor’s the Sweetheart"

In the world of pop stardom, Katy Perry knows everyone has their own role to play. In a new cover story for Elle magazine’s March issue, the singer imagines what it would be like if pop stars were characters in a soap opera...but her casting idea for her alleged rival Taylor Swift might surprise you. "You've got to name someone the villain, someone the princess, someone the mom-, the dad-type -- you know, there always have to be characters,” she explains. “As pop figures, we're all characters. And the media uses that. Who is the sweetheart, who is the villain?…

posted 2015/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved to Another Hospital; Lawyer Says She Isn't Married to Nick Gordon

Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was hospitalized over the weekend after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub, has been moved to another facility. The 21-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was initially taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, but the hospital confirmed to ABC News on Tuesday that she was no longer a patient there. ABC News sources confirm she was moved to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Also on Tuesday, Bobby Brown issued a new statement in which he continued to request privacy for his family. In addition, his lawyer said in a…

posted 2015/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Katy Perry's Super Bowl Costumes Cost Tens of Thousands of Dollars, Will Never Be Worn Again

The number of people watching Katy Perry’s blowout Super Bowl halftime show wasn’t the only record set Sunday night. She also wore more outfits than any previous Super Bowl performer, pulling off a record-setting four costume changes. “We were both ambitious,” Perry’s friend and fashion designer Jeremy Scott, who collaborated with the superstar singer for two months on each design, told ABC News.  Her red hot opening dress was made of detailed patent leather worth $15,000 to $20,000.  Katy was strategically able to take it off in just 20 seconds backstage, revealing her "California Gurls" look underneath without missing a…

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

Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora to Guest Star on Fox's "Empire"

Empire just added two big guest stars to its roster. Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora have both been cast for guest appearances on the hit Fox drama, according to E! News. Jennifer, who won an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls, and Rita, who’s set to make her acting debut in Fifty Shades of Grey, will both be appearing on the show before the season ends. No details have been released yet regarding their roles, though there’s a good possibility they’ll just be playing themselves. E! News also reported that producers of the series reached out to Iggy Azalea and…

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

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz Enjoy Baby-Free Date Night

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz enjoyed their first night out after welcoming their second child, Genesis Ali Dean, who was born in late December. However, instead of a fancy dinner, the happy couple opted to hit up Branch Brook Park, a roller skating facility in Newark, New Jersey.The producer shared an Instagram video of himself and Keys cruising on roller skates with '80s music playing in the background."1st Date Night out post #Genesis#skatetime [heart] of my life @aliciakeys#funtimes," Swizz posted along with a black-and-white photo of himself sitting next to Alicia, who also re-posted the image with a caption that…

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

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