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2015-01-05

Meghan Trainor Reportedly Dating Nick Jonas' Manager

On Meghan Trainor's EP and upcoming album, she has a song called "Dear Future Husband," in which she talks about all the qualities any man of hers has to have.  Well, she's apparently found a guy with at least some of those qualities: Nick Jonas' manager. E! News reports that Meghan and Cory Andersen, who looks after Nick's career, have been seeing each other since November.  A source tells E! that the two are "100% courting," adding, "Dating might be a strong word to use but they are definitely seeing each other." The source says that Meghan and Andersen were…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Will.i.am Says Black Eyed Peas to Mark 20th Anniv. with New Music; Fergie's New Solo Album Will Be "Awesome"

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the Black Eyed Peas and frontman Will.i.am hinted the group will be doing something special to commemorate it. The 39-year-old rapper stopped by the UK’s Capital FM and discussed plans for new music to satisfy the group’s fans, known as “Pea Bodies.” “I can’t give too much details, but there’s a bunch of Pea Bodies out there that we’ve been tweeting back and forth for the past couple of days on the excitement of 20-year Black Eyed Peas,” he said. He added, “We’re going to have new music. We’ll have a bunch…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith Make "Forbes'" List of "30 Under 30 in Music"

Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are among the stars who've made this year's Forbes' "30 Under 30 in Music" List, highlighting the brightest stars in music today who are under the age of 30. This year, the list was selected by three music industry veterans: Troy Carter, the manager of John Mayer and John Legend; Taylor Hanson of the band Hanson, of "MMMBop" fame; and Jody Gerson, the head of Universal Music Publishing.  There was also a rule that any artist who made the list last year couldn't make it this year, which is why Taylor Swift,…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Exes Katy Perry and John Mayer Hang Out Together, Fuel Reunion Rumors

Are Katy Perry and John Mayer back on? The two former lovebirds reconnected in Beverly Hills over the weekend, People magazine reports, leading many to speculate that their relationship may be heating up again. It was the first time the exes had been spotted together publicly since their breakup last February. But a source close to Katy told People that just because the two are hanging out, doesn't mean they're getting back together. "They actually buried the hatchet a while back, and they are friends," the source said. Added the source, "It's not a surprise they would see each other…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Nearing Deal to Star in Indie Film "Goat," Produced by James Franco

Nick Jonas is reportedly teaming up with James Franco for a new indie movie, except they won't appear together on screen. The “Jealous” singer is nearing a deal to co-star in Goat, an adaptation of Brad Land’s acclaimed memoir, which is set to be produced by Franco, according to The Wrap. Ben Schnetzer will play Brad Land, a 19-year-old left reeling from a terrifying assault. Nick will play his younger brother. When both brothers pledge the same fraternity, their loyalty to each other is tested. In addition to heating up the pop charts as of late, Nick has been carving…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele to Collaborate with Pharrell Williams on New Album?

She's reportedly working with everyone else, so why not Pharrell Williams?The British tabloid The Daily Star reports that Adele, who was recently spotted in L.A., is in the U.S. to "make some 11th hour alterations" to her much-anticipated new album.  A spy tells the paper, "She wants to try something different with Pharrell.” Pharrell has gone on record in the past as being a fan of Adele's, and of course, the Voice coach has the magic touch these days when it comes to churning out hit songs like "Happy" and "Blurred Lines." It appears as though Pharrell is much in…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Michael Jackson’s Son Reportedly Hanging, Recording with Justin Bieber

Michael Jackson’s eldest son, Prince Michael Jackson, has apparently been hanging with Justin Bieber. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Prince and the 20-year-old pop singer live in the same Calabasas, California, community and are both reportedly being mentored by boxing champ Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. “‘Money’ has been offering a lot of advice to Prince, including about women,” a source close to the Jackson family said. “It’s not as if he can turn to his family, because they’ve got their own thing going and they’ve never really had time for Prince, Paris or Blanket anyway.” Prince and…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

After "Rude" Success, MAGIC! Has "A Lot of Work to Do" in 2015

Canadian band MAGIC! topped the charts for weeks in 2014 with their breakout hit, "Rude."  But the band says they won't be resting on their laurels now that 2015 has begun. Right after the band rang in the New Year by performing live in New York City's Times Square on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, lead singer Nasri told ABC News Radio that they were heading to California to get to work on their next big project.  "We're going to rehearse for the Maroon 5 tour," he said, referring to their stint as the openers…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs Finalize Divorce

Idina Menzel and her ex-husband, actor Taye Diggs, have finalized their divorce. Their divorce was made official on December 3 in a New York City court, according to E! Online. The couple announced in December of 2013 they'd separated after 10 years of marriage. They have a five-year-old son, Walker Nathaniel. Idina, 43, and Taye, 44, met while starring in a Broadway production of Rent. Idina, of course, has enjoyed major success over the past year after voicing Elsa in Disney's Frozen and performing the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go." Taye currently stars in the TNT series Murder in the…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Drops Hints on Twitter About New Single, Album, Duet Partner

Kelly Clarkson will be releasing new music in 2015, and she took to Twitter to tease fans with some details about the first single, the sound of the album, and the male singer who duets with her on the project. "People keep asking," she tweeted. "My next album is pop. But I am always influenced by music I love, which is pop-rock/country/r&b/dance."  She then added the hashtag  "#whoknowswhatsnext."  Fans were asking because Kelly has released country songs as well -- for example, 2012's "Don't Rush" and 2013's "Tie It Up." In a variety of replies to fans, Kelly then stated…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: One Direction's Liam Payne Drops Nearly $8 Million on New Mansion

One Direction ended 2014 as the world's top-grossing touring band, and they also scored a #1 album, so it's no wonder the guys in the group have got some extra cash to spend.  The group's Liam Payne has reportedly shelled out close to $8 million bucks on a mansion in his native U.K. with all the bells and whistles. The British tabloid The Sun claims that the so-called "super mansion" is a three-story home with an all-weather tennis court, home theater, heated swimming pool, ballet studio and a 700-bottle wine cellar.  The home, located in Surrey, England, also features "insane"…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift "Squeals with Joy" After Shonda Rhimes Says She Likes Her Music

Taylor Swift fans know that the singer is a big fan of Grey's Anatomy -- she named her cat Meredith Grey, after the show's main character.  Now, Taylor's over the moon because the woman who created that show told her that she's a fan of her music. Shonda Rhimes, who's also the creator, head writer and executive producer of Private Practice and Scandal, and the executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, is one of the most powerful women in TV today.  She tweeted, "Me and @taylorswift13's album like each other very much. Headphones happy. Thank you, Taylor."…

posted 2015/01/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR