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2014-10-15

Jason Derulo Ready to Hit the Road with "High Energy," "Sexy" and "Different" Headlining Tour

Jason Derulo's been ruling the radio for the past year with the singles from his album Talk Dirty, and now he's getting ready to bring his music live to his fans.  His first-ever U.S. headlining tour kicks off Wednesday in Michigan, and  Jason says he can't wait to bring his songs to life onstage. "It's exciting, you know? I'll be doing the songs from back in the day, from my first and second albums, and of course I'll be doing the whole Talk Dirty album," he tells ABC News Radio. "And I'm excited to bring these songs to life. It's…

posted 2014/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Pharrell Steals an Artist from Gwen

The Voice coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams continued to reshape their teams Tuesday night on the second episode of the Battle Rounds. While a handful of artists were eliminated, one was stolen by Pharrell: Menlik Zergabachew, formerly of Team Gwen. Each coach was again joined by a guest mentor in rehearsals: Alicia Keys, for Team Pharrell; Stevie Nicks, for Team Adam; and Gwen's husband, Gavin Rossdale, for her team. Little Big Town is serving as mentors for Team Blake, but we didn't see any new rehearsals for the team on Tuesday night. The one-hour broadcast…

posted 2014/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Macklemore Recalls Past Addiction at Seattle Drug Court Anniversary Event

Macklemore made a surprise appearance in Seattle Tuesday, but it wasn’t a performance: it was an appearance at the King County Courthouse to mark the 20th anniversary of the county’s Drug Court, a program he was first introduced to as a 15-year-old with a drug and alcohol addiction, The Seattle Times reports.The rapper, who was born Ben Haggerty, introduced himself to others in the courtroom by saying, “Hi. I’m Ben, and I’m an alcoholic.”The program offers eligible defendants the chance to receive drug treatment rather than incarceration.In brief remarks to drug court graduates and others attending the anniversary celebration, Macklemore…

posted 2014/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-10-14

Ed Sheeran Prepping Third Album, May Be Released Next Spring

Ed Sheeran's new album X didn't come out that long ago, but he says he's already hard at work on his next release. X, which is Ed's second album, came out in June.  He's currently on a world tour to promote it, and he tells Billboard, "I'm writing and recording on the road, preparing for the third album. If it's done by the end of the tour, it'll come out straight after the tour. But if not, it'll come out in 2016."  Ed's tour wraps up in New Zealand in April of 2015. Before that happens, though, Ed says we'll…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is This the Real Proof That Taylor Swift's Song "Out of the Woods" Is About Harry Styles?

Rolling Stone magazine has surmised that Taylor Swift's new song "Out of the Woods" is about the singer's relationship with Harry Styles of One Direction.  Of course, Taylor's not saying anything about that, but MTV seems to have uncovered some circumstantial evidence that points to the song definitely being about Haylor. According to MTV, in 2012, around the time that Harry and Taylor were dating, he would often wear a necklace with a silver paper airplane charm.  In November of 2012, Taylor was spotted wearing the exact same necklace.  So what?  Well, in "Out of the Woods," Taylor sings, "Your…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Plans Media Blitz for "1989" Release

Taylor Swift is taking over TV next week and the week after, all to promote her new album 1989. On Thursday, October 23, Taylor will close down Hollywood Boulevard in L.A. when she performs a concert for ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!  In addition to performing, Taylor will also be Jimmy's in-studio guest that evening. Then, on Monday, October 27, the day that 1989 arrives in stores, Taylor will appear on ABC's Good Morning America for a sit-down interview with Robin Roberts.  On October 29, she'll be the featured guest on ABC's The View, and then on October 30, she'll return…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson's Daughter Gets Custom Guitar from Blake Shelton

Voice coach Blake Shelton isn't just trying to guide the musical careers of the contestants on his team: he's also trying to mold the musical future of an infant.  Well, one in particular: Kelly Clarkson's daughter. Kelly is good friends with Blake and his wife, country superstar Miranda Lambert, and the couple has given Kelly's baby daughter, River Rose, a custom Gibson acoustic guitar.  Kelly posted a picture on Twitter of the little one in the guitar case posing next to the guitar, which has River Rose's name inlaid in the fretboard. The caption says, "Aunt @mirandalambert & Uncle @blakeshelton…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Releases First-Ever Men's Fragrance, Rogue Man by Rihanna

Rihanna's first men's fragrance, Rogue Man, has arrived. The scent, which joins the singer's four women's fragrances, features notes of "fresh citrus, herbs, and spicy black pepper." It also contains velvet floral blends of vanilla orchid and jasmine mixed with "strong undertones of cedar wood." "Building upon the marked success of her women's fragrance line, we are thrilled to join Rihanna on her venture into the men's fragrance category," said Donald Loftus, president of Parlux, Ltd, the company behind Rihanna's fragrances. "ROGUE MAN by Rihanna offers a new constituency of male consumers entrance into the bold world of Rihanna's growing…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha Sues Producer Dr. Luke, Accuses Him of Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse

Kesha has already gone on record blaming Dr. Luke, the super-producer behind many of her biggest hits, for bullying her into an eating disorder.  Now, she's filed suit against Dr. Luke, accusing him of far more than that. The lawsuit accuses the producer, born Lukasz Gottwald, of "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally" abusing Kesha until "she nearly lost her life." Kesha's attorney says in a statement, "This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Snoop Dogg Claims "New Rap Beef" with Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea failed to find humor in Snoop Dogg's joke about her appearance, but the rap veteran doesn't seem to care. Iggy questioned why Snoop would post a meme that mocks a recent photo of her without makeup.  The photo, which isn't of Azalea, is captioned, "Iggy Azalea No Make Up." She later tweeted and deleted that Snoop was always "nice as hell" and that she was "disappointed" that he was being an "a** for no reason." Snoop not only kept the image on his page, but he also posted a photo, taken from TMZ, on his Instagram account, with the caption…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Season Eight: Welcome Back, Christina; Bye Bye, Gwen

The Voice season seven has just gotten underway, but we already know who the coaches will be for season eight.  NBC has announced that the next season of the show will feature regulars Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, but will also welcome back Christina Aguilera, who hasn't appeared on the show since season five.  Current coach Gwen Stefani will depart, but fellow newbie Pharrell Williams is going to stick around. In a statement, NBC Entertainment exec Paul Telegdy said, "We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can't wait to see how she mixes things up…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink Says Her Fans Won't Be Alienated by New Folk-Influenced Album

Pink has teamed up with singer/songwriter Dallas Green to form the duo You + Me, and their debut album, rose ave. is out on Tuesday.  Even though the music she's made with Green is more folk-influenced and acoustic, she's confident that fans used to hearing her chart-topping pop anthems will support her new musical direction. "My fans are people that would follow me wherever I go," she tells Billboard. "If I told them I was doing a f***-ng jewelry line or a perfume, they’d go, 'Come on!' But this feels like something I’d do anyway. Whether it’s Germany or Australia…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR