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Rihanna Not Dating Drake, but “Would Love to” Tour with Him

For those of you hoping for a Rihanna/Drake romance, you may have to hold out a little longer. In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, Rihanna says she’s single and has no time to mingle. "I'm single right now and it's not that I'm like, 'Oh, pro-single, yes, I hate men!'” she tells Ellen. “I just think I have so much on my plate that I can't even find the time to entertain a steady relationship or anything serious. Or even a text." Ellen tries to make a love match by suggesting that Rihanna tour with her friend…

posted 2016/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Robin Thicke & More Join Grammy Lineup

Best Dance Recording nominee Justin Bieber will take the stage on this year's Grammy Awards, and Pitbull and Robin Thicke have also joined the lineup. Justin, Diplo and Skrillex, who are nominated collectively for "Where Are Ü Now," will perform the song on the telecast.  It'll be the first time that Jack Ü -- which is the name Diplo and Skrillex use when they collaborate -- has ever performed live on TV. Pitbull, meanwhile, will collaborate with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, Robin Thicke and "special surprise guests."  Pitbull is nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Country star…

posted 2016/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rob Thomas Added to Lineup for ASCAP’s “I Create Music” Expo

Rob Thomas has been added to the lineup for the 11th annual “I Create Music” Expo, hosted by ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The Matchbox Twenty frontman will participate in a keynote “We Create Music” panel, and join a performance with songwriter/producer Desmond Child and country songwriter/producer Brett James. Ariel Rechtshaid, producer on “When We Were Young” from Adele’s 25, and James Fauntleroy, the co-writer on Rihanna’s ANTI album, also willl be joining the expo. As previously reported, Nate Ruess of fun. will be one of the event’s speakers. He’ll talk with ASCAP President and Songwriters…

posted 2016/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DNCE Releases New Live Video for "Cake by the Ocean," Say It's Hard to Remember to Sing the Clean Version

You saw them perform on Grease Live, and now Joe Jonas and his band DNCE have released a live video for their hit "Cake by the Ocean."  The video includes footage shot during the band's sold-out tour, and it features them singing the unedited version of the song.  Remembering to sing the clean version, the band admits, was something they had to get used to. "We sometimes forget that we have a clean version," laughs Joe. "Like, we were on Jimmy Fallon and we have to do the clean version and every chorus we say the F-word. It was quite…

posted 2016/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Launching Her Own Mobile Game

With many of her pop star peers launching their own apps, it was only a matter of time before Taylor Swift got in on the mobile game action. Taylor is creating her own game with developer Glu Mobile, the company that also launched the game for Taylor’s rumored rival Katy Perry and the immensely popular Kim Kardashian: Hollywood app. “We realize that Taylor and her global fan base expect a new and highly differentiated mobile gaming experience,” Glu's Chairman and CEO says in a statement. “Glu is equally committed to designing never before seen gameplay elements that utilize Taylor’s unique…

posted 2016/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Trespasser Reportedly Detained on Taylor Swift's LA Property

There was a trespasser on Taylor Swift's Los Angeles property Wednesday. The Los Angeles Police Department tells E! News that following a complaint of a prowler at 2:45 p.m., they detained a man on Taylor's property. Sources tell E! that the trespasser seemed unstable. One claims he called for Taylor to come outside. A rep for the singer tells E!, "This is why it's irresponsible for the media to publish the addresses or recent real estate transactions of celebrities. This, or potentially worse, is the end result." Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

On "American Idol," 51 Contestants Remain After Final Day of Hollywood Week

Following the drama of the group rounds on American Idol's Hollywood Week, Wednesday's episode saw all 75 remaining hopefuls perform solo for the judges one final time, this time backed by a full band if they chose.  The contestants were then split up into three rooms, and when all was said and done, the singers in two out of the three rooms -- 51 in all -- remained. For their solo performances, the contestants had to choose from a list of songs, and only three people were allowed to sing any one song. This caused some drama for Tristan McIntosh,…

posted 2016/02/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Report: 1D’s Niall Horan Launching Golf Management Agency

Is One Direction’s Niall Horan trading in his microphone for some golf clubs? U.K.’s The Sun reports Niall is starting a golf management agency while on hiatus from the boy band. Apparently, the singer has teamed up with 1D’s management company, Modest Management, to launch Modest Golf Management. The company reportedly will seek out up-and-coming British and Irish golfers. Last year, Niall caddied for top golfer Rory McIlroy during the Masters Par-3 Contest. He later played on a team with Rory at the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am near London, which paired pro golfers with amateurs. “It’s well known Niall loves golf…

posted 2016/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Madonna Believes Guy Ritchie Is “Turning Her Son Against Her"

Madonna’s teenage son Rocco is still refusing to live with her, and the singer apparently blames her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie. “Madonna thinks Guy is turning her son against her,” a source tells Us Weekly. “He’s telling Rocco he should stay with him. It seems like he’s trying to brainwash the kid.” Us Weekly reports Madonna also believes Guy is tempting the 15-year-old with more freedom. She’s said in the past that she’s a “disciplinarian” with her children, while Guy is more lax. A source says Guy is allowing Rocco to be home schooled in London and isn’t placing much importance…

posted 2016/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Replaces Himself at Number One on "Billboard" Hot 100

Justin Bieber's comeback shows no signs of stopping.  He's now only the 12th artist ever to replace himself at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Justin's hit, "Love Yourself," co-written by Ed Sheeran, has replaced his previous chart-topper "Sorry" at #1.  The last person to do that was fellow Canadian The Weeknd, whose "The Hills" replaced "Can't Feel My Face" about four months ago.  The other artists who've accomplished this: Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Boyz II Men, Puff Daddy, Ja Rule, Nelly, Outkast, Usher, T.I. and The Black Eyed Peas. "Love Yourself" is the third #1 from Justin's album Purpose,…

posted 2016/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus to Advise Teams on "The Voice"

Last season on The Voice, Rihanna worked with all of the coaches' teams during the Knockout Rounds.  This season, Miley Cyrus will be filling that role. NBC has announced that Miley, who it calls "one of the top performers of her generation," will work with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams' teams during the show's 10th season, which kicks off later this month. In a statement, NBC exec Paul Telegdy said, "When Miley speaks everyone pays attention.  Our artists are very lucky to have the benefit of her instincts and wisdom."  He added, "Our viewers will be…

posted 2016/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Says She’s “So Done” with Justin Bieber (Again); Talks Miley “Feud”

Selena Gomez has vowed she’s done talking about Justin Bieber, but it seems she just can’t escape questions about her ex-boyfriend. In a new cover story with W magazine, Selena opens up about the media scrutiny surrounding their former relationship. “At first I didn’t care,” she says. “To me it was: I’m 18, I have a boyfriend, we look cute together, we like that. Then I got my heart broken and I cared. Because people had no idea what was going on, but everywhere it was a million different things. I was kind of in a corner, banging my head…

posted 2016/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR