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2014-07-17

Iggy Azalea Was Upset After Nicki Minaj’s BET Awards Speech

Looks like Nicki Minaj's shady acceptance speech at the 2014 BET Awards got the best of Iggy Azalea. The Australian rapper's boyfriend, NBA player Nick Young, revealed that he had to lift her spirits after indirectly being called out for not writing her own raps. "I had to deal with the the aftermath of all that," the Los Angeles Laker player told the New York Daily News during the ESPYS. "When she came home and was going through her phones, hearing everybody talking trash about her. I had to be there for her." Although Nicki later denied that she was talking…

posted 2014/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder on Difference Between Writing Band's Hits & Hits for Others

Ryan Tedder is rarely off the Billboard charts:  if he's not scoring hits with OneRepublic, he's writing singles for other artists. For example, he co-wrote Maroon 5's latest top 10, "Maps."   But Ryan says writing songs for his band and writing them for other artists is very different, because it all comes down to who actually performs those songs. Speaking to the British magazine FAULT, Ryan says, "OneRepublic songs are a lot harder for me. I compare it to theater. A OneRepublic album is a play written, directed, produced, performed by us, by me." He adds, "When it’s for…

posted 2014/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyonce Leads MTV VMA Nominations

Beyonce leads all nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards.  The singer, who released a video for every song on her "surprise" self-titled album, has received eight nods, including Video of the Year for "Drunk in Love," as well as Best Female and Best Choreography. Eminem and Iggy Azalea, meanwhile, scored seven nods each: Em for his videos "The Monster" and "Berzerk," and Iggy for her Clueless homage, "Fancy."  Other stars receiving multiple nominations include Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Sam Smith, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Avicii, and Sia. In addition to…

posted 2014/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

MAGIC! Frontman "Couldn't Stand" #1 Hit "Rude" at First: "It Was *Too* Catchy"

After weeks in the top 10, "Rude" by the Canadian band MAGIC! has finally hit #1, deposing Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" after seven weeks.  Ironically, after the band's frontman came up with the song's instantly-memorable chorus, he disliked it so much that he had no interest in writing the rest of the tune. MAGIC! singer Nasri tells ABC News Radio that it was the band's guitarist Mark Pelli who pushed him to complete "Rude."  "He was just fighting for it and I was just like, 'I just don't like it,'" Nasri recalls. "I think it was too catchy.  I was just…

posted 2014/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Britney Spears Accidentally Ditches Bill at Cheesecake Factory

Britney Spears has plenty of money in the bank, but that didn't stop her from dashing out of a Cheesecake Factory in Thousand Oaks, California, without paying her tab. Sources tell TMZ the 32-year-old singer and her boyfriend, David Lucado, were having lunch, which included an appetizer and a salad. At the end of the meal, the source continues, the waitress came over with a bill for $30, which Britney said her security guy would pay. Then she and Lucado walked out. Unfortunately, adds the source, the bill never got paid. Spears' reps tell the entertainment website she feels "horrible,"…

posted 2014/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Drake Pokes Fun at Macklemore, Iggy at ESPYS; Chris Brown Makes an Appearance

Drake took some playful jabs at Macklemore and Iggy Azalea as host of the ESPYS award show on Wednesday night. During one segment of the ESPN ceremony, which was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Drake performed a song titled "Honorable Mention" -- a tribute to athletes who have failed to win a championship. Singing to Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant, Drake quipped, "I know you understand real talent doesn't always win championships, like real music doesn't always win Grammys." A photo of Macklemore with a Grammy in hand was then shown on a screen behind…

posted 2014/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-16

Selena Gomez's New Tattoo: Love Yourself First

Although she's never revealed why she spent a stint in an Arizona treatment facility earlier this year, Selena Gomez is clearly on a self-improvement kick and learning to love herself, and she has the ink to prove it. Tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy on Thursday posted to Instagram an image of Selena sporting new handiwork of his just below her right shoulder blade.  The tat is a phrase in Arabic, and McCurdy tells E! he did the work about a month ago.  "She had been wanting this for a while," he says. So what does it mean?  Bang Bang explains…

posted 2014/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West, Iggy Azalea Join Made in America Festival Lineup

Kanye West and Iggy Azalea have been added to the lineup at the 2014 Budweiser Made in America Music Festival. The entertainers join a slew of performers who will take stage during the two-day festival, which is being held for the first time both in it's original location in Philadelphia at the Benjamin Franklin Parkay and in Los Angeles at Grand Park on August 30 and 31. Kanye will be pulling bi-coastal duty, performing in Philadelphia on Saturday, and in L.A. on Sunday.  Iggy will be performing only in L.A. on Saturday. Kanye and Iggy join previously announced performers including…

posted 2014/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Man Breaks Into Kennedy Compound in Mass. Looking for Katy Perry

Katy Perry has never been known to hang out with the Kennedy family, but that didn't stop one man from breaking into the family's compound in Massachusetts in search of the singer. WCVB-TV reports that James Lacroix, a 53-year-old disabled veteran from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, broke into the Hyannisport, Massachusetts home of Ted Kennedy Jr. on Tuesday.  When police responded to the break-in, they found Lacroix sitting on a couch, reading a book and chatting with Kennedy's son. Lacroix, who apparently had been in the home for hours, told them he was looking for Katy Perry, and the late President…

posted 2014/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy's "Fancy" Finally Falls to MAGIC!'s "Rude"

Being rude has finally topped being fancy, at least on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  After seven weeks at #1, Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" has finally fallen to #2, and MAGIC!'s reggae hit "Rude" has ascended to the top spot on the chart. This marks the first time in more than 12 years that a Canadian band has topped the U.S. charts -- MAGIC! is from Toronto.  The last time was back in 2001, when Nickelback was on top with "How You Remind Me."  This also marks the first reggae song to top the charts since Sean Paul's 2003 smash "Get…

posted 2014/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"No Truth" to Rumor that Adele Has Confirmed Album and World Tour for 2015

The Internet was ablaze on Wednesday with the news that Adele had confirmed that she's prepping a new album and a world tour for 2015.  Except, she didn't. The Twitter account for the World Music Awards posted the following information on Tuesday: "#adele confirms 2015 Tour After The Release Of Her New Album ‘25’!"   However, Adele herself hasn't tweeted anything of the sort, and her record label hasn't announced anything either.  In addition, the chairman of Beggars Group, the parent company of Adele's label, tells Billboard that there is "no truth in this." As for why the World Music…

posted 2014/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Who's That Girl? Sia Debuts at #1 with "1000 Forms of Fear"

An artist who promoted her album without ever showing her face publicly has managed to debut at #1 on the Billboard chart. Sia, the Australian artist best known for writing Rihanna's #1 hit "Diamonds," and for co-writing and singing on both David Guetta's "Titanium" and Flo Rida's "Wild Ones," has scored her first #1 album on the Billboard Top 200 chart with her latest disc, 1000 Forms of Fear. While Sia technically "made the rounds" promoting the disc and its single, "Chandelier," she did it in a unique way.  She appeared on the cover of Billboard magazine -- with a…

posted 2014/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR