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2017-09-12

Sam Hunt concert special gives fans an intimate look at his live show

Sam Hunt is giving fans a peek behind the curtain in an upcoming concert special. The "Body Like a Back Road" singer will perform on an Audience Network special set to air on September 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Music lovers can catch the event via DIRECTV channel 239, AT&T U-verse channel 1114 and through DIRECTV NOW. The concert special will shine the spotlight on Sam's swift rise to fame through interviews, and incorporate footage from his live show as well. In a sneak peek of the episode, Sam, a former football player, admits that music didn't always come easy.…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Randy Jackson claims sister Janet Jackson "suffered verbal abuse" in her marriage to Wissam Al Mana

In April, Janet Jackson confirmed her divorce from husband Wissam Al Mana just months after giving birth to the couple's first child.   Now, Janet's older brother Randy Jackson tells People that the two split because his sister "suffered verbal abuse" from Al Mana and "felt like a prisoner in her own home."  "Enough is enough," says Randy, explaining that Janet and her family have all "been through a lot" with her ongoing divorce and custody battle of son, Eissa. "It was quite an abusive situation," he explains.   "It came on later in the relationship, verbal abuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars has this fall's most in-demand tour, according to StubHub

A bunch of your favorite artists will be on the road this fall, but who’s the most in-demand touring act? That honor goes to Bruno Mars, according to StubHub. Bruno is the top-selling act based on total U.S. sales on StubHub for tour dates from Labor Day to Thanksgiving of this year. His 24K Magic tour makes its next stop in Charlotte, North Carolina Thursday. Coming in at number two on the list is Ed Sheeran, followed by Lady Gaga at number three. Harry Styles’ first solo tour comes in at number 10. He has the highest average ticket price…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Drake, Gwen Stefani & more tonight on star-studded "Hand in Hand" telethon

There are so many stars appearing on tonight's Hand in Hand telethon for hurricane relief, it's amazing they can cram them all in. Justin Timberlake is one of the stars who recently came on board, but the lineup also includes appearances, performances and/or messages of support from Selena Gomez, Beyonce, Drake, The Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber, Joe Jonas, Josh Groban, Gwen Stefani, DJ Khaled, Tori Kelly, Barbra Streisand, Nicki Minaj, and Luis Fonsi. The non-musical stars who'll appear are equally impressive.  They include Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Fallon, Kerry Washington, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon,…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga says she suffers from fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga is opening up about her chronic pain. She’ll be giving viewers an inside look at her health struggles in her Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, which comes out September 22. But in a Twitter post Tuesday, the singer confirms she suffers from fibromyalgia. “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia,” she writes. “I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it.” According to the Mayo Clinic, fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and tenderness, as well as fatigue, memory and mood issues. Symptoms can sometimes begin after physical…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Russell Brand is “open for reconciliation” with ex Katy Perry

Five years after divorcing Katy Perry, Russell Brand says he’s ready to be friends. In a new interview with Grazia UK, the British comic and actor says he’s open to putting aside their differences to gain some closure. “I’m willing and open for reconciliation, any kind,” Brand says. “Because if we can’t overcome our relatively trivial personal disputes in this world, what hope is there for us?” Last month, Russell married blogger Laura Gallacher, with whom he has a daughter, Mabel. But he says he has no regrets about his 14-month marriage to Katy. “It was a very important and…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Mraz books special concert to mark 15-year anniversary of debut album

Can you believe it's been 15 years since we first learned how to spell Jason Mraz's name? The singer has announced a special show to mark the 15th anniversary of his debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which featured his breakout hit single, "The Remedy."  The show will take place October 14 at San Diego's Spreckles Theater, where parts of "The Remedy" video were shot. In a note on his official website, Jason writes that he's inviting his fans to join him for "a weird and perhaps wild night of music, comedic candor, and banter. Aptly titled Music.…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"1-800-273-8255" duet partners Alessia Cara & Khalid never met until after their joint VMA performance

One of the most touching moments of this year's MTV VMAs was when Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic all teamed up to perform their suicide awareness song "1-800-273-8255," while surrounded by attempt survivors, and those who'd lost loved ones to suicide.  But amazingly, Khalid says he'd never actually met Alessia until after the three performed together on stage that night. As Khalid tells Billboard, he and Logic became friendly at the beginning of this year, and played each other their respective albums -- his American Teen and Logic's Everybody.  But Alessia recorded her part on the single separately, so they'd…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars to make "Magic" with first primetime TV special

Bruno Mars has played the Super Bowl -- twice -- and won numerous Grammys.  He's toured the world and appeared on dozens of TV shows, but he's never had his very own TV special -- until now. Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo will air November 29 on CBS at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  The special started recording a few days ago at New York City's legendary Apollo Theater; Bruno filmed the opening sequence on top of the famed venue's iconic marquee. Also in the special, Bruno and his band The Hooligans will take to the streets of New…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Liam Payne says fatherhood is "the most magical thing I've done"

Not long after Liam Payne became a father for the first time, he hit the road to promote his new solo career.  While Liam says being away from his son Bear is difficult, he knows that his partner, British entertainer Cheryl Cole, is more than up to the task of keeping the home fires burning. "You know what? I've got an extremely supportive missus," Liam tells ABC Radio of Cheryl. "She's the best mum in the world and she's incredible at what she does.  And I've said it before, but every minute of her day goes into that boy, and…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson reveals which hit made the most impact on her fans: "It's the only song people mention"

Over her 15-year career, Kelly Clarkson has recorded a number of anthemic, emotional and empowering songs that fans have taken to heart.  But she says there's one particular hit of hers that fans stop and talk to her about the most...and no, it's not "Since U Been Gone." Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Kelly says it's the title track of her 2015 album Piece by Piece which gets the most response from fans.  The song, conceived as a sequel to her 2004 song "Because of You," is about how the love she has with her husband Brandon Blackstock helped her get…

posted 2017/09/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-09-11

According to Selena Gomez, she has "no friends"

As the most-followed person on Instagram, Selena Gomez is one of the most popular people on the planet, yet the singer and actress claims to have "no friends." Speaking to the publication Business of Fashion, Selena made those comments as part of a larger discussion about mental health. "You are who you surround yourself with, 100 percent." she says. "If you’re around people who think that [your feelings are] dumb, that think [they're] ridiculous --“You’re crazy! You’re fine!” -- but you don’t feel that way, then maybe it’s time to reevaluate that." "It’s a lonely journey to really figure out…

posted 2017/09/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR