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2015-03-01

Why Taylor Swift Gives Her Fans Surprise Gifts: "It's Fun for Me"

You may wish that every day could be Christmas, but Taylor Swift is trying to make sure that, at least for her fans, every week is like "Swiftmas." For quite some time now, the singer has been surprising her devoted fans by sending them surprise gifts that she's hand-selected based on their interests.  And how does she know their interests?  By trolling their Tumblr accounts, Twitter feeds and more.  As she tells the British paper The Telegraph, "When I pick people to send packages to, I go on their social media sites for the last six months and figure out…

posted 2015/03/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-02-28

Hozier Releases Teaser for "Someone New" Video

Hozier’s got something -- and someone -- new. The Irish singer released a teaser for the video for his new single “Someone New” on Friday, starring Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer. The 30-second snippet posted to Twitter features shots of Natalie, who also co-starred in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and ends with a brief glimpse of Hozier singing on stage. The full video is set to premiere Monday. “Someone New” is the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated hit, “Take Me to Church.” Hozier also announced on Facebook Friday that he will be performing on The Tonight Show…

posted 2015/02/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-02-27

Tom Hanks' Cameo in Carly Rae Jepsen's New Video Confirmed

Oscar-winner Tom Hanks has officially added “Carly Rae Jepsen music video star” to his resume. After the actor was spotted on the set of what appeared to be a video shoot for Carly’s new single, Entertainment Weekly confirms that he will indeed be dancing alongside the Canadian singer in the video for “I Really Like You.” “After shooting the video I am still in happy shock,” Carly tells EW. “Tom was hilarious and though it was absolutely freezing he kept our spirits up by shouting ‘huddle together now -- like penguins’ when all 60 of us wanted to give up!…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Visits Pregnant Jessica Biel on Set of Her New Movie

Doting dad-to-be Justin Timberlake surprised his pregnant wife Jessica Biel on the set of her new movie in New Orleans Thursday, the New York Daily News reports. The singer was spotted on set hanging with Jessica between takes. The 32-year-old actress has been filming scenes for The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which co-stars Jason Sudeikis. Sources told Us Weekly Jessica’s been working long days, but hasn’t complained once. "She's very pregnant but she's really been a good sport," an insider said. Justin and Jessica are reportedly due to welcome their new bundle of joy at the end of…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande "Almost Died" During Honeymoon Tour Performance

Ariana Grande predicted there would be some snafus during the first show of her Honeymoon Tour, and it turns out she was right. The 21-year-old singer revealed she “almost died” while performing “Love Me Harder” in Kansas City Wednesday night. The lift that was supposed to raise her onto the stage apparently broke underneath her feet. She was forced to hang on to a metal rafter to avoid falling down below. Thankfully, some stage workers came to her aid before she could fall or be crushed by the lift. In a video explaining the incident, Ariana says she never dropped…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga's New Ballad Premieres in Documentary "The Hunting Ground"

We’re not even three months into 2015 and Lady Gaga is already having a banner year: an engagement, a Grammy, a Sound of Music tribute, a role on American Horror Story and now the release of a new, emotional ballad called “Till It Happens to You.” The Diane Warren-penned track appears in the new documentary The Hunting Ground, which centers on campus rape survivors and hits theaters today. The empowering lyrics get a boost from Gaga’s strong vocals. She sings, "Hold your head up and be strong /When you fall you gotta get up." A low-quality version popped up online…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Wants Seth Rogen to Roast Him

Seth Rogen is no stranger to poking fun at Justin Bieber. Since he’s done it so often in interviews and on social media, the Biebs has invited Seth to insult him face-to-face at his upcoming Comedy Central Roast. "@Sethrogen all I want for my birthday is for you to roast me. I took the twitter bashing please make my bday and do it in person. Thanks," he wrote. In another tweet, he added, "@Sethrogen I would have emailed u but this is the only electronic communication with u that doesn't scare me. Hope to see u at the roast :)."…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye Dedicates New Tattoos to Daughter & Late Mother

Kanye West has some new, meaningful ink.The rapper has decided to get new tattoos of birth dates of his daughter, North West, and his late mother, Donda West, across his wrists."I talked him out of getting a face tattoo....for now," Kim Kardashian West tweeted, along with a few Instagram images of Kanye's body art. "He got it on his wrists instead. His mother's birthdate and North's birthdate in Roman numerals."Kanye's new tats come on the heels of his recently-released "Only One," a touching song that celebrates his daughter North and was inspired by his late mother. The heartfelt track appears…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Reveals She Was Injured in BRIT Awards Fall; Album Hacker Indicted

Earlier this week, Madonna pronounced herself "fine" after falling off the stage during her performance of "Living for Love" at the BRIT Awards in London.  But while recording the British program The Jonathan Ross Show Thursday night, the Queen of Pop admitted she was, in fact, injured during the tumble. “I didn’t hurt my butt, I hurt my head. I did. I know how to fall, I’ve fallen off my horse many times and I tucked and I have good core strength... but the thing is, I had a little bit of a whiplash and I smacked the back of…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Sending Fans on a New York City Scavenger Hunt

Kelly Clarkson’s new album is called Piece by Piece, so it seems only fitting that she’d send her fans on a scavenger hunt to find hidden puzzle pieces.   Kelly’s hectic promotional schedule is the inspiration for the event in which fans will be tasked with finding puzzle pieces stashed in various locations throughout New York City on Saturday. The singer announced she’ll begin tweeting out clues at 10 a.m., ET that day. Anyone who finds a puzzle piece gets an invite to an exclusive Piece by Piece listening party on Sunday night. And they get to bring a friend,…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend, Nick Jonas & Rita Ora to Be Featured on "Finding Neverland" Album

John Legend, Nick Jonas and Rita Ora are just a few of the artists being featured on a new compilation album based on the Broadway musical Finding Neverland. The artists will be interpreting songs from the upcoming production, which were written by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy. Glee’s Matthew Morrison, who stars in the production, also will be contributing to the album. This past weekend, Rita and Matthew took the stage at the Weinstein Company’s pre-Oscar party to perform some of the Finding Neverland songs for the first time. Harvey Weinstein is producing the musical. Finding Neverland (Songs from the…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Recap: The Top 12 Girls Perform in the Motor City

Thursday's edition of American Idol featured the top 12 girls taking the stage in the Motor City at The Fillmore Detroit Theater, where they sang for judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., as well as America’s votes. The top 12 guys performed on Wednesday. The top 16 contestants, based on America’s votes, will be revealed next week. Lovey James, the 16-year-old rock singer from Portland, Oregon, opened the show with “Love Runs Out,” by OneRepublic. Lopez called the performance “awesome.” Connick noted James took a risk with the song choice, but it paid off. Keith believed the…

posted 2015/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR