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2015-06-25

Vote for Hottest Musical Couple, Most Buzzed-About Moment & Music MVP of 2015...So Far

Since we're halfway through 2015, Billboard is now asking readers to vote on the top music moments of the year...so far.  In the publication's Mid-Year Readers' Poll, you can vote not only for your favorite song, album and video of 2015, but also for the year's Hottest Couple, Most Buzzed-About Moment and the Musical MVP. The nominees for favorite top 5 song on the Billboard Hot 100 include "Uptown Funk," "Bad Blood," "Love Me Like You Do," "Shut Up and Dance," "All About That Bass," "Shake It Off" and "I'm Not the Only One."  Nominees for favorite #1 album include Taylor…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Michelle Obama Is Ready to Welcome Bruno Mars to the White House July 4th

Bruno Mars has headlined some huge concerts and festivals, had a mini Vegas residency and performed on prestigious awards shows, but next week, he's landed an even more exclusive gig:  he's performing a Fourth of July USO show for military families at the White House. He announced the news Wednesday during a Twitter exchange with first lady Michelle Obama. “Hey, @FLOTUS you ready for the 4th of July? @the_USO and I are coming to perform in your backyard!” he wrote. To which Michelle replied, “We’re ready for you, @BrunoMars! @The_USO, @JoiningForces, and I are thrilled you're coming to celebrate #MilitaryFamilies…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bastille Debuting New Songs This Summer at Festivals & on Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour

Bastille, the band who brought you the smash hit "Pompeii," is one of several acts participating in this year's Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour, which offers fans the chance to see free concerts and check out the car company's new models in select cities.  The British group says participating in the tour gives them the opportunity to do at least a few shows this summer where they won't be playing outdoors in a muddy field. "This summer is quite busy for us. We’re doing 30 or so festivals around the world and it’s really cool to just come and do a headline…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Estate Files Lawsuit Accusing Ex-Boyfriend of Domestic Abuse, Stealing Money

A lawsuit filed by Bobbi Kristina Brown's court-appointed conservator, Bedelia C. Hargrove, and obtained by E! Online, alleges Nick Gordon, who was living with Bobbi Kristina at the time she suffered a brain injury that left her incapacitated back in January, committed domestic abuse and made unauthorized money transfers from his girlfriend's bank account into his own when they were together. The complaint, filed Tuesday in Superior Court in Georgia's Fulton County, claims that Gordon "assumed the position" of Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend after she inherited a "substantial sum" when her mother, Whitney Houston, died in 2012. Hargrove contends that Gordon…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-06-24

Fifth Harmony Named New Faces of Candie's

The ladies of Fifth Harmony scored a fun fashion gig: They’re the new faces of Candie’s. Entertainment Tonight got a sneak peek at their back-to-school photo shoot for the brand. The girls modeled outfits from the Candie’s collection at Kohl’s, and each chose clothes that represented her own personal style. "I think expressing yourself through fashion is really important," Camila Cabello tells ET. Camila says her style is influenced by Audrey Hepburn, while Ally Brooke Hernandez says she looks to Jennifer Lopez for fashion inspiration. And all the girls agree that Normani Kordei is the group member they go to…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction’s New Perfume May Contain Niall Horan’s Tears

In a funny new ad for their latest fragrance, One Direction jokingly reveals the perfume’s special ingredient: Niall Horan’s tears. The commercial, which was posted to YouTube but has since been removed, features the four group members each going to great lengths to create the perfect scent. Harry Styles climbs the top of the world’s highest mountain to fetch a rare flower, Liam Payne dives to the bottom of the deepest ocean to retrieve amber and Louis Tomlinson goes grocery shopping in a space suit to obtain an organic apricot. But perhaps the best ingredient was saved for last. Niall…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Will Appear in Documentary About Moschino Designer Jeremy Scott

Katy Perry is the face of Moschino’s fall collection, and now she’s appearing in a documentary about her Moschino designer pal, Jeremy Scott. A new trailer for the film, Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer, has been released and features a snippet of an interview with Katy. “He knows who he is, first and foremost, and his clothes have a narrative,” Katy says of Jeremy. “His clothes have their own story.” Jeremy designed Katy’s costumes for her Super Bowl halftime performance, as well as the dress she wore to the Met Gala this year. Some of Jeremy’s other famous fans, including…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved to Hospice Care

Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has caused her to be moved into hospice care. "Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate," Bobbi Kristina's aunt Pat Houston said in a statement today. "As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now." A Brown family source tells People, "She's skin and bones now. She has been losing weight, she's been losing hair. They were taking good care of her, but she has no muscle tone at all. There has been some…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Reportedly Launching New Mobile Game

Is there anything Demi Lovato can’t do? For her latest business venture, she's is reportedly launching a new mobile game. According to Billboard, Demi has partnered with mobile game developer Pocket Gems to create the game, which will be a “choose your own adventure” story starring the singer's cartoon likeness. Players will get to interact with Demi’s character as they build their own music careers. Pocket Gem's Jameel Khalfan tells Billboard Demi was directly involved in the game-making process: she helped come up with the dialogue and chose the clothes her avatar will wear. Her dog Buddy will also be…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Disclosure Says It Would Have “Felt Wrong” to Not Have Sam Smith on New Album

For British electronic duo Disclosure, collaborating with Sam Smith again on their new record was a no-brainer. Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence tell Entertainment Weekly what it was like reuniting in the studio with their “best mate.” “It just would have felt wrong to not have him on the record,” Howard says. “We speak to Sam every day. He’s our best mate. And he’s the best singer in the world. Why would we not put him on the record?” Last year, mingling their talents proved to be a winning combination. Disclosure's song “Latch” became a hit, and effectively launched Sam’s…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hozier Sings at Funeral of Berkeley Balcony Collapse Victim

Hozier paid tribute to an Irish student who was killed last week in a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. The Irish Independent reports that the singer sang the final song at Olivia Burke’s funeral in Dublin today. Hozier joined hundreds of mourners at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and performed a stripped down, acoustic version of “Work Song.” The 21-year-old Olivia was one of six students killed in the collapse, which occurred during a 21st birthday party in the Library Garden Apartments on June 16. According to CNN, five of the victims were on temporary work visas…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Cooler Than Me" Singer Mike Posner Stops Trying to Be Cool, Tells "The Truth"

Remember Mike Posner?  Back in 2010, he hit the top 10 with the single "Cooler Than Me," and then had two more top 30 hits: "Please Don't Go" and "Bow Chicka Wow Wow."  He's been out of the spotlight for a while, writing songs for other artists, but now he's back with a new EP and a completely new sound. While Posner's previous hits were highly produced pop songs, the material on his EP The Truth is more stripped down, and in the confessional singer/songwriter vein.  Why the change?  He says it was partly due to a conversation he had…

posted 2015/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR