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2015-05-19

Report: Lorde Splits with Longtime Manager

Did Lorde split with her manager? According to the New Zealand Herald, the singer has parted ways with Scott Maclachlan, the man who discovered her and launched her career. Sources told the Herald the two ended their working relationship about a month ago for reasons unknown. Scott has refused to comment on the situation, but the Herald notes that Lorde’s photo has been removed from his Saiko Management website. According to the Herald, Lorde's record label, Universal Music, also declined to comment on the split, saying they are not involved in the artist-management relationship. Scott signed Lorde to a Universal…

posted 2015/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Silent Sam Smith Turns 23 as Doctor Announces Details of His Surgery

Thanks to his constant updates on Twitter and Instagram, Sam Smith fans know he made it through vocal cord surgery fine last week.  Now, the hospital where the surgery was performed has revealed more details about exactly what was done to Sam's golden pipes. A statement from Massachusetts General Hospital provided to ABC News reads, "Sam Smith underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr. Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage. This condition is the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture and prevent vocal performance." The statement adds that Dr. Zeitels has pioneered "the…

posted 2015/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Couldn't Envision "Vision of Love" Becoming a Hit

Mariah Carey, who overcame a Vegas-show-cancelling bout of bronchitis in time to perform at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, took the stage again on Monday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Mariah talked about her Vegas show #1 to Infinity -- which runs Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday nights through July 26, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace -- and performed a medley of the two songs that bookend the show: "Vision of Love" and "Infinity." Mariah explained to Jimmy Kimmel that she didn't think her 1990 smash "Vision of Love" would ever be a hit single: "What do I know, I'm just out of high…

posted 2015/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Final Four Perform Three Times

With a recording contract on the line, the four remaining artists on The Voice took the stage Monday night for the final performance show of the season. Team Pharrell Williams' Koryn Hawthorne and Sawyer Fredericks, Team Blake Shelton's Meghan Linsey, and Team Adam Levine's Joshua Davis each performed three times, including a duet with his or her coach, as well as a rendition of an original single. The last of Christina Aguilera's artists was eliminated last week, but she was still in her usual seat to offer her two cents. The new Voice champion will be revealed on Tuesday night.…

posted 2015/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Expanding Her Hard Candy Fitness Brand

Madonna is expanding her Hard Candy Fitness brand to include retail products, Billboard reports. Hard Candy Fitness, which currently has boutique gyms in eight cities across the globe, has announced a partnership with merchandising and licensing company Epic Rights. The deal aims to bring the Hard Candy Fitness lifestyle to those who may not have access to the brand’s gyms. “We wanted to bring the brand to the public so if they never have a chance to join a Hard Candy Fitness club, they can still experience the Hard Candy Fitness workout wherever they are, and have the best-in-class tools,”…

posted 2015/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zedd Returns with Sophomore Album, "True Colors"

Ever hear of people who can "see" music and "hear" colors?  It's called synesthesia, and even though producer and deejay Zedd doesn't actually have that, he still says he associates music with colors. That's what inspired the title of his sophomore album, True Colors, in stores today. "When I hear a sound, I can relate it to a color," Zedd tells ABC Radio. "And I think everybody can, if you explain to people a little bit how that works. You know, if a sound is warm or cold, or why a sound is warm or cold, you can already go…

posted 2015/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-05-18

American Authors Release New Single, "Go Big or Go Home"

You might have first heard American Authors’ new single “Go Big or Go Home” in promos for the 2015 NBA Playoffs and Finals. But now, the single officially has been released. It’s the Brooklyn band’s first track from their upcoming second album, due out this fall. American Authors -- who struck it big last year with their hit “Best Day of My Life” -- will debut the snappy new single on U.S. television on the June 9 episode of ABC’s Live with Kelly & Michael. They’ll also launch a new round of U.S. tour dates beginning May 31 at BottleRock…

posted 2015/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction to Appear on Red Nose Day TV Special

One Direction has been added to the lineup of stars participating in NBC’s Red Nose Day special on May 21. The boy band, previous participants in the U.K. version of the charity campaign, will lend a hand to the first-ever U.S. broadcast of the event. The fundraiser aims to help the lives of children living in poverty in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities around the world. It’s already a hugely popular event in the U.K. that has raised more than $1 billion for charity over the last 30 years. The broadcast will include musical performances and…

posted 2015/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Tops "Maxim" 2015 Hot 100 List

Fresh off her eight wins at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, Taylor Swift received another honor today. The singer took the number-one spot on Maxim’s 2015 Hot 100 list. “It’s really nice and such an incredible compliment,” she tells Maxim of the top ranking. “This year has been my favorite year of my life so far.” Taylor kicks off the U.S. dates of her 1989 World Tour this Wednesday in Bossier City, Louisiana. The production was a long time in the making. “We’ve been in rehearsals for months, trying to get the live instrumental versions of these songs to as…

posted 2015/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Iggy Azalea Get a Nose Job?

Over the weekend, Iggy Azalea turned heads at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, with a new look. The rapper walked the red carpet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where she showed off a seemingly slimmer nose, prompting many to speculate on social media about her new appearance, including her rival Azealia Banks. The "212" rapper took to Twitter to offer a thinly veiled suggestion to her Australian nemesis. "Never let the same doctor who did your butt do your nose. Your nose will come out looking like a butt.... I promise," she tweeted. While Iggy has yet to…

posted 2015/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera Says She Thinks Sawyer Fredericks Will Win "The Voice"

The Voice is down to three contestants and this week America will vote for this season's best singer. Now that all of Christina Aguilera's mentees have already been eliminated, she's putting her money down on her pick. "It's somebody that's been in the top five iTunes every [week]. I think he's very connected. America loves him. And he's been a standout," she teased on Monday's Live with Kelly and Michael, before revealing her choice: Sawyer Fredericks. "I actually was telling Pharrell...because he got Sawyer in the blinds when all four of us pushed our button. And I was like, 'Well you just won,'"…

posted 2015/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Tops Maxim’s 2015 Hot 100 List

Fresh off her eight wins at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, Taylor Swift received another honor today. The singer took the number-one spot on Maxim’s 2015 Hot 100 list. “It’s really nice and such an incredible compliment,” she tells Maxim of the top ranking. “This year has been my favorite year of my life so far.” Taylor kicks off the U.S. dates of her 1989 World Tour this Wednesday in Bossier City, Louisiana. The production was a long time in the making. “We’ve been in rehearsals for months, trying to get the live instrumental versions of these songs to as…

posted 2015/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR