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2014-10-01

Taylor Swift: Guys Don't Realize What's Involved with Dating Me

Taylor Swift is probably many a man's dream girlfriend, but the singer says that that's because they're not fully aware of what it's like to be her boyfriend. Speaking to British Vogue, Taylor says, "I don't think any guy really… They think that they would want to get to know me, and maybe date me, but I don't think they want what comes with it."  And what comes with it?  Basically, pandemonium. "I don't know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can't protect his girlfriend because…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna to Present Designer Tom Ford with Award at amfAR Gala

Rihanna has worn the creations of the world's top designers, and now she's going to present one of them with a special award. E! Online reports that the singer will honor Tom Ford at the The Foundation for AIDS Research's Inspiration Gala, scheduled to take place on October 29 in L.A.  She'll present Ford with amfAR's Award of Inspiration in recognition of the work he's done to combat the AIDS crisis.  E! quotes Rihanna as saying, "Tom has inspired so many aspects of my art over the years, not to mention his clothes give me a real bad attitude. His…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Partners with Bottled Water Brand WAT-AAH!

Ariana Grande has inked her first big endorsement deal: it's with WAT-AAH!, a bottled water brand aimed at young people.  But she's not just helping to sell the product: she's their business partner as well. “Living a healthy lifestyle is so important to me, and this is one of the reasons I chose to partner with WAT-AAH!,” Ariana says in a statement. “My fans are my everything and, because of this, I could only endorse something I believe in. Also, I love drinking water and I want to inspire my fans to do the same. Now as a partner in…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Are "Cheek to Cheek" Atop the Chart

If you're one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, recording an album of jazz standards with an 88-year-old is probably one of the biggest artistic risks you can take.  But in this case, that risk has paid off in spades for Lady Gaga. Cheek to Cheek, Gaga's duets album with singing great Tony Bennett, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart.  It's her second #1 in less than a year; her most recent solo release, ARTPOP, also topped the chart last November.  As for Bennett, he's now the oldest living act to earn a #1 album,…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Caillat Books TV Appearances in Support of "Gypsy Heart"

Colbie Caillat's new album Gypsy Heart is in stores now, and soon she'll be all over your TV -- and in a theater near you. Colbie will perform on ABC's Good Morning America on Friday, and on Monday, she'll be on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.  On October 10, she'll appear on The Meredith Vieira Show. Colbie's also got a new song called "In Love Again" that will be featured in a key scene of The Best of Me, the upcoming movie based on the book by Nicholas Sparks.  That film is in theaters October 17th; the soundtrack is out…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

With New Movie & Music on the Way, Jordin Sparks Is "Doing Great," Will "Come Out of This Stronger"

It's an exciting time for Jordin Sparks: her latest movie, Left Behind, arrives in theaters on Friday, and she's preparing to release her first new music in five years.  Having to deal with the fallout from her breakup with Jason Derulo at the same time has been challenging, but as the star tells ABC News Radio, she's getting through, thanks to support from what she calls the three "Fs""  Her family, her faith and her fans. "I'm actually doing great considering all the craziness," says Jordin. "So it's been good...all I can do is smile, you know?  It's life.  Things…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Four Coaches Pursue Cracker Barrel Fan

It was the fourth night of the blind auditions on The Voice Tuesday night. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams each added new artists to his or her team, including one contestant on a mission to visit every Cracker Barrel restaurant in America. Here are the highlights of the two-hour episode: Katriz Trinidad, 15, opened the show with a rendition of the Etta James classic "At Last." Blake, Gwen and Pharrell pressed their buttons at virtually the same moment. Pharrell then stood up for the rest of the performance. He practically begged Katriz to join his team,…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears Is No. 7 on McAfee’s "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity" List

If you search the name Britney Spears online, there’s a 18.19 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That's according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee.Britney is ranked seventh on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014.ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name.The DJ Armin van Buuren is number two on the list.  Ciara is third.Voice coach Blake Shelton is ranked sixth and Jon…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-30

Jordin Sparks to Honor Stevie Wonder in Memphis Next Month

Jordin Sparks has been tapped by a music industry group in Memphis, Tennessee to perform at “A Soulright Evening,” which will honor music legend Stevie Wonder. Jordin will be joined by R&B singers India.Arie, Sharon Jones and Ledisi [LEH duh see] at the event, which will take place Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m. at the city's Cannon Center.  The women will perform Wonder's hits in tribute to him, but he himself will also serenade the crowd.  The whole event will raise money for The Consortium MMT, a music education and mentorship program. Rickey Minor, the music director for Jordin's…

posted 2014/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Grammy Eligibility Ends Today...So Who'll Get Nominations?

When Taylor Swift's album 1989 comes out October 27, it may set the charts, and the cash registers, on fire, but it won't be receiving a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.  That's because the cutoff for eligibility for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards is today, September 30.  So any music that was released between October 1, 2013 and today can be nominated, but Taylor will miss out.  So, who are the most likely candidates for Grammy love? Billboard has a roundup. In the Album of the Year category, Billboard says Beyonce's self-titled surprise album has a good shot,…

posted 2014/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" Now Exists in a Booty-Free Version

What would Meghan Trainor's song "All About That Bass" be without its constant references to booty?  It'd be the same song, with different lyrics...and it's now an actual thing. Billboard reports that an edited version of Meghan's #1 hit has been produced for those radio stations who might be uncomfortable with the more racy lyrics of the original track.  For example, in the edited version, instead of "Yeah, my mama, she told me, 'Don't worry about your size' / She says, 'Boys like a little more booty to hold at night,'"  Meghan now sings, "She says, 'Boys like the girls…

posted 2014/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani to Debut New Single on "The Voice"

Sure, The Voice offers a chance for undiscovered talent to get major exposure, but it also offers a chance for the show's coaches to push their latest projects.  Case in point: Gwen Stefani.  Gwen's manager tells Billboard that the No Doubt frontwoman will select what will be the lead track from her forthcoming solo album -- her first in eight years -- and she'll perform that tune on The Voice later this season.  Gwen is currently working on the album in Miami with her fellow coach Pharrell Williams. However, according to Billboard associate chart director Gary Trust, that song's already…

posted 2014/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR