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2017-02-02

Zedd Lands Daya, Halsey, Imagine Dragons & More for ACLU Benefit

Not long after President Donald Trump signed his executive order on immigration, Zedd tweeted a call to action to a variety of artists -- including Sia, Macklemore and Camila Cabello -- asking them to "come together" to put on a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union.  Now, it's really happening, but with a different lineup...at the moment. The show, called WELCOME!, will take place April 3 at the Staples Center in L.A.  The first phase of the lineup has been announced: participants include Daya, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Skrillex, Tinashe, Incubus and, yes, Macklemore, as well as Zedd himself. 100…

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

Lady Gaga on Super Bowl Halftime Show: "Get Ready to See Something That You Haven't Seen Before"

Lady Gaga won't say who she's rooting for during Sunday's Super Bowl, but we do know one thing: she won't be getting political. During a press conference in Houston on Thursday, Gaga, wearing a black-and-red skirt and a warm-up jacket, was asked if she plans to use the halftime show to make some sort of statement.  "The only statements that I’ll be making...are the ones that I've been consistently making throughout my career," Gaga replied.  "I believe in...inclusion, I believe in the spirit of equality and that the spirit of this country is one of love and compassion and kindness,"…

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

Justin Bieber Shows Off His “Unlimited Moves” in T-Mobile Super Bowl Ad

Justin Bieber is joining in on the Super Bowl fun by starring in a new commercial for T-Mobile’s unlimited data package. The “Unlimited Moves” ad will air during the big game, but it’s already available to view online. In it, a tuxedo-clad Justin proclaims himself a “Celebration Expert” and tells the story of the touchdown celebration dance. The commercial features appearances by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens. By the end of the ad,  Justin shows off his own dance moves. There’s also a contest to go along with the ad. Fans…

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

Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake & Twenty One Pilots Score Multiple Nominations for Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards

Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Twenty One Pilots top the list of music nominees for Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids Choice Awards. They all scored four nominations each in the music categories. Bruno scored nods for Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Global Music Star, and Favorite Song and Favorite Music Video for “24K Magic.” Justin is also nominated in the Favorite Male Artist category and for Favorite Song and Favorite Music Video for “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” The Trolls soundtrack, which he produced, is up for Favorite Soundtrack, and JT is also up for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie, for his role…

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

Taylor Swift Rehearses Acoustic Version of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” Ahead of Pre-Super Bowl Show

Taylor Swift is gearing up for her pre-Super Bowl performance on Saturday, and we already know at least one song she’ll be performing. In a new video posted today, Taylor is seen rehearsing an acoustic version of her duet with Zayn, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.” She sings both parts are she strums a black guitar. The singer will be taking the stage at DIRECTV NOW’s Super Saturday Night in Houston, Texas. Last week, Taylor and Zayn premiered the video for the song, which is included on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

Is Pregnant Beyoncé In or Out of Coachella?

After Beyoncé shocked the world on Wednesday with news of her pregnancy, people are wondering if the global superstar will perform at this year's Coachella festival in April...including the event's producer, Goldenvoice.   Sources tell TMZ that Goldenvoice has no idea how far along Bey is in her pregnancy, so they don't know how many months' pregnant she'll be by April.   In addition, TMZ claims her pregnancy is considered to be high-risk, both because she's 35, and because her first pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy was difficult, and required bed rest. One source claims that Goldenvoice has yet to hear from the singer's camp regarding…

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

Ed Sheeran Sings with African Kids for British TV Charity Special

Ed Sheeran is participating in British TV's annual charity special Red Nose Day, sharing his experience meeting young people in the African nation of Liberia. The BBC reports that in the special, airing March 24, Ed will be seen singing with Liberian kids who'd been orphaned by an outbreak of Ebola in the country.  According to the BBC, Ed said, "I'll never forget the kids I met on this trip...They were in such high spirits despite everything they'd been through. It was an incredibly eye-opening experience." Red Nose Day comes in support of the charity Comic Relief, which helps people…

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

"I Have Three Hearts" -- Beyonce's Pregnancy Announcement Now Most Liked-Instagram Photo of All Time

When it comes to getting likes on an Instagram photo, even Selena Gomez bows before Queen Bey. Billboard reports that Beyonce's surprise announcement Wednesday via Instagram that she's pregnant with twins has now become the most-liked photo on the social networking platform of all time.  It has garnered more than eight million likes, breaking the record previously set by Selena. Last July, Gomez' photo of herself drinking out of a Coca-Cola bottle with her own song lyrics on it set the record with 6.305 million likes. Some fans interpret Beyonce's photo, which shows her posing clutching her baby bump clad in a burgundy bra and light blue…

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

Bebe Rexha Turns Her "Real Story" Into a Hit

Bebe Rexha is having a moment.  After years of writing songs for other artists, or being a featured vocalist on other people's hits, she finally has her very own hit single, "I Got You."  According to Bebe, the song was easy to write because it was based on her actual love life. "I had gone through a breakup and I was finally over it and ready to fall in love," she tells ABC Radio. "And it [had been] a while, and I found somebody that I really liked.  And it was just about telling this person that 'I got you,'…

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

2017-02-01

Macklemore Reconnects with Nature in Video for Columbia Sportswear

Ain’t no mountain high enough for Macklemore. In a new video for Columbia Sportswear’s #TestedTough campaign, the rapper climbs Mount Rainier in his home state of Washington. As he enjoys the outdoors, Macklemore talks about the importance of taking time to reconnect with nature. “If you want a dose of humility, if you want a dose of perspective, of what really matters, or impermanence, there’s no better place to be than outside,” he says. The Seattle native also reveals how he’s been #TestedTough over the years, whether it’s battling addiction or trying to be a good father to his daughter.…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sara Bareilles Videotapes Her First Call to Congress

Sara Bareilles videotaped herself calling Congress for the first time, as a way to encourage fans to make their voices heard. In the four-and-a-half minute clip, the singer admits that she’s nervous about calling but she wants to express her concerns about the appointments of Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions for education secretary and attorney general. “I don’t know if many of you feel the way I feel -- sort of intimidated to engage politically in any way,” Sara says as she waits on hold. “I think sometimes I feel like I’m not educated enough to talk about it, but…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Justin Bieber Really Boycotting the Grammys? Executive Producer Responds to Report

Not long ago, TMZ claimed that Justin Bieber, Drake and Kanye West all were planning to skip the Grammy Awards later this month.  Drake's excuse was that he'll be on tour, but TMZ claimed Justin and Kanye are sitting it out because they don't think the Grammys are relevant.  But the Grammys' executive producer begs to differ. Ken Ehrlich, who's been producing the Grammy telecast for years, tells Entertainment Tonight, "We're actually still talking to Justin. Kanye, it's probably going to be a question of -- if it will happen, it will or won't happen closer to the show." "We've worked…

posted 2017/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR