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2017-07-03

Meghan Trainor gushes over boyfriend Daryl Sabara on one-year anniversary

One year later, Meghan Trainor is still happily in love. The singer celebrated her first anniversary with boyfriend Daryl Sabara over the weekend. The two lovebirds posted sweet messages to each other on Instagram. “An entire year with the love of my life,” Meghan wrote alongside a video montage of some of their moments together. “I am truly the luckiest girl in the world. Thank you [Daryl Sabara] for loving me and making me feel beautiful and special every single day this year. Thank you for making me a better songwriter. I love you with all of my heart.” She…

posted 2017/07/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Justin Timberlake performing at annual Apollo in the Hamptons event next month

Justin Timberlake is heading to the Hamptons this summer. The singer will be performing at the eighth annual Apollo in the Hamptons fundraising event next month, the New York Post’s Page Six reports. Gospel singer Mavis Staples and blues musician Gary Clark Jr. are also reportedly set to perform, while Jamie Foxx, the Roots and Pharrell Williams are expected to attend. The event raises money for the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, and has generated $20 million to date. According to Page Six, the event will take place at billionaire Ronald Perelman’s home in East Hampton on August 12. Copyright…

posted 2017/07/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King posts hopeful message on 28th birthday: “I’m excited to get to know myself”

It’s Elle King’s birthday today and it seems she’s ready to turn over a new leaf. On Instagram, she wrote a message to her 27th year, calling it “one for the f****** books.” “I didn't know one person could get the chance to feel this many things in a lifetime. Let alone one year,” she writes. She goes to on to reference her short-lived marriage, which ended earlier this year, and how she's eager to start a new charter. “To my darling Love Fergie, thank you for loving me and I'm excited and honored to have the opportunity to redefine…

posted 2017/07/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paramore's Hayley Williams and New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert announce split

Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams and her husband, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert, have split. In a lengthy joint statement posted to Instagram Saturday, Williams, 28, and Gilbert, 36, wrote that although they've been together "for the better part of 10 years," they've decided to end their marriage.  "Marriage is not for the faint of heart," the musicians wrote. "Love is an absolute risk. And it's up to each of us to stay hopeful even when the outcome isn't what we'd originally hoped for." "We want to publicly state -- plainly, and only this time -- that we are splitting…

posted 2017/07/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Which singer does original "American Idol" producer think should judge ABC's reboot?

Who will end up judging ABC's reboot of American Idol alongside Katy Perry? It's the hottest guessing game in Hollywood, and names like Lionel Richie and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx have been thrown around as possibilities.  But the show's original producer has an even bigger name in mind. Nigel Lythgoe tells Entertainment Tonight, "The biggest star in my mind at the moment is Bruno Mars. I think Bruno is fantastic. [But] I don't know if he'd do it." Lythgoe also points out that "just because [Mars is] a great singer and a great performer doesn't necessarily make him a great…

posted 2017/07/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fans take to the streets to #SingForAdele after she cancels her final shows

After fans got over being disappointed and upset that Adele was forced to cancel the final two shows of her 25 World Tour due to vocal problems, they took to the streets of London over the weekend to show their support for the heartbroken singer. Using the hashtag #SingForAdele, hundreds of fans gathered over the weekend outside Wembley Stadium -- the venue that was supposed to have hosted the -- and joined in a mass singalong of her hits.  As one social media caption put it, "Adele can't sing for us, but we can sing for her." According to the…

posted 2017/07/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" borrow from "No Scrubs"? TLC's Chilli says, "I don't hear it"

Not long ago, the writers of TLC's classic hit "No Scrubs" were added to the list of composers of Ed Sheeran's #1 smash "Shape of You" -- because many felt "No Scrubs" and "Shape of You" sounded a bit too close for comfort. Ironically, one person who doesn't agree is TLC's own Chilli, who tells ABC Radio, "I just don't hear it!" "I'm probably the only person who can't hear it. I'm serious!" she laughs. "Ed should've called me first. I'm like, 'Dude, you're good!' 'Cause I've listened to it over and over again...I don't hear it!" In case you…

posted 2017/07/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-07-02

Guy Oseary, Madonna & U2's manager, defends JAY-Z for allegedly "anti-Semitic" lyrics

"The Story of O.J.," a song on JAY-Z's new album 4:44, contains some lyrics that some believe to be anti-Semitic.  Now, a prominent music manager who also happens to be Jewish is coming to Jay's defense. Guy Oseary, the manager of both Madonna and U2, took to Instagram to give his interpretation of the song, which is essentially about being smart with your money. "You wanna know what's more important than throwin' away money at a strip club? Credit," raps Jay. "You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This how they did it/Financial freedom my…

posted 2017/07/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-06-30

"Heartbroken" Adele forced to cancel last two dates of her tour due to damaged vocal cords

Adele is just two shows into her four-night stand at London's Wembley Stadium -- dates that will serve as the finale of her 25 world tour -- but things have now come to a screeching halt. In a statement on Instagram, Adele writes that she'd "struggled vocally" both of those nights, so she went to see her doctor. "It turns out I have damaged my vocal cords," she writes. "And on medical advice, I am simply unable to perform over the weekend." "To say that I am heartbroken would be a complete understatement," she continues, saying she even considered lip-syncing…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth reveals and explains new album title, "VoiceNotes"

Now that Charlie Puth has our “Attention,” he’s revealing the name of his sophomore album. The singer appeared on NBC's Today show Friday and announced that his album will be called VoiceNotes. Charlie explained the meaning of the title, saying, “The reason why is because every song -- I produced the whole album – every song came about from the VoiceNotes app on my iPhone.” Whenever he’d have an idea for a song, he’d record it on the app instead of writing down the notes. Then he’d flesh it out in the studio. Charlie revealed that at the end of…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry announces 2018 Australian tour dates

Katy Perry is showing some love to her Australian fans. While in Sydney today, the singer announced Australia dates for her Witness: The Tour. The Australian leg of the trek won’t kick off until next summer though. Billboard reports the first date will be in Perth on July 24, 2018. She’ll play shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, before wrapping things up with two dates in Sydney on August 13 and 14. Katy made the announcement during an event at Myer, the country’s biggest department store, which is also a sponsor of the tour. She signed autographs for fans and…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rolling in the (Bleep): Adele drops record-setting 44 F-bombs in one show

Adele has broken another record...but this one has nothing to do with album sales. In a personal best for the potty-mouthed singer, The Sun reports she dropped 56 swear words in one show. The record swearing took place on the first date of her Wembley stadium shows in London Wednesday, in front of an audience of 98,000. She let 44 f-bombs fly, used the word s*** seven times and used various other colorful language -- including "bastard" and "arse" -- five more times. Adele reportedly greeted the crowd by saying, “F*** me, I’ve never been so f****** scared in all…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR