by Play Now
Music News
Subscribe To This Feed

Mike Pont/WireImageCongrats to Nate Ruess and girlfriend Charlotte Ronson: the fun. frontman and the English fashion designer have welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Levon, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Ronson's mother, Ann Dexter-Jones, posted a photo of herself and her grandchild on Instagram. "#iamsoinlove with my very first #newborn beautiful #grandchild," she wrote in the caption.

The New York Post's Page Six reports that Ruess and Ronson have been dating since 2014. Ronson's brother is Grammy-winning DJ, producer and artist Mark Ronson, and her sister is Samantha Ronson, a deejay and singer/songwriter who's currently a member of the band Ocean Park Standoff.   

Ruess released his debut solo album Grand Romantic in 2015.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Steve Granitz/WireImageHoney, they're really, really good.  Andy Grammer and his wife Aijia are expecting their first child -- a girl -- in July, reports People magazine.

“I feel like if you told me I would be having a son, I would be like, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna be a parent — I get that.’ But when the doctor was like, ‘You’re gonna have a girl,’ I was like, ‘What? Who am I?’ It’s the craziest piece of information that changes who you are,” Andy tells People. "It’s sweet.”

Aijia, a singer/songwriter like her husband, adds, "It’s been really exciting because on both sides of our family it’s the first girl, so it’s fun because it’s happy news to everyone.”

Andy, who lost his mom Kathy nearly eight years ago, says the couple will honor his late mom by “finding a way to use her name” somewhere in the one they end up choosing for the baby.

“At every turn, you’re caught off guard,” Andy says about the news. "Did you know you can’t just put baby clothes on a regular hanger? You have to buy baby hangers. Like, what? You find yourself getting a little bit choked up over tiny hangers and you’re like, ‘Geez, this is gonna be a long ride!’ ”

Aijia confirms, “I ordered tiny hangers and he just cried.”

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Adele's brought her 25 world tour Down Under to Australia, and rumor has it she's using the city of Sydney as her home base.  There are also rumors that while in Sydney, she's paying big bucks to live in a mansion that was previously used to film The Bachelor Australia.

Yahoo7 Australia reports that the mansion, called Clifton, costs $25,000 Australian dollars per week to rent -- that's about 19 grand in U.S. dollars.

The rumors about the rental started after Adele was seen shopping in nearby children's store called Kidstuff.   The owner told Yahoo!, "I went up to her and said, ‘Do you need a hand?’ and she said, 'No, no, no I’m fine thank you’, and then I was like, 'Yep, it’s her -- I heard the accent.’" 

Adele spent $165 -- that's about $125 in U.S. dollars -- on beach toys and supplies, he said. One would assume those were for Adele's son Angelo, who she brings on tour with her.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Alasdair McLellanAdele's brought her 25 world tour Down Under to Australia, and rumor has it she's using the city of Sydney as her home base.  There are also rumors that while in Sydney, she's paying big bucks to live in a mansion that was previously used to film The Bachelor Australia.

Yahoo7 Australia reports that the mansion, called Clifton, costs $25,000 Australian dollars per week to rent -- that's about 19 grand in U.S. dollars.

The rumors about the rental started after Adele was seen shopping in nearby children's store called Kidstuff.   The owner told Yahoo!, "I went up to her and said, ‘Do you need a hand?’ and she said, 'No, no, no I’m fine thank you’, and then I was like, 'Yep, it’s her -- I heard the accent.’" 

Adele spent $165 -- that's about $125 in U.S. dollars -- on beach toys and supplies, he said. One would assume those were for Adele's son Angelo, who she brings on tour with her.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Image Group LA/ABCIf you live in New Zealand, you can catch a clip of Lorde's new song, reportedly called "Green Light." The musician tweeted a map of her hometown of Auckland Tuesday night showing locations where the track is playing.

"I've organized a few more little glimpses at what's coming," Lorde writes. "If you want to know more, consult the map."

For those you don't live in New Zealand, several intrepid fans have already ventured out to the spots to capture the clip and upload it to Twitter. The full track is expected to drop this week.

Lorde has been working on her sophomore album, the follow-up to her 2013 debut Pure Heroine. She's scheduled to perform on Saturday Night Live on March 11.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Craig Sjodin/ABCYou've seen her dance onstage with Fifth Harmony, but come March 20, Normani Kordei will be hitting the ballroom floor on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

The singer was confirmed as a season 24 cast member Wednesday morning on ABC's Good Morning America. She'll be dancing with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who's won the Mirror Ball trophy twice: once with actress Rumer Willis and again in the most recent season with gymnast Laurie Hernandez.

Normani is working on new music with Fifth Harmony, which became a quartet late last year with the departure of Camila Cabello.

Dancing with the Stars will return March 20 on ABC.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Aliyah Moulden performs on "The Voice"; Tyler Golden/NBCWeek one of the new season of The Voice continued Tuesday night, with more hopefuls participating in the blind auditions.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and returning coach Gwen Stefani were back in their rotating chairs, looking to add new members to their respective teams, and leading to the first epic battle between lovers Gwen and Blake.

Here are the highlights from Tuesday night's episode:

Montclair, New Jersey native Autumn Turner a figure skating teacher who found music during high school, opened the show with her version of Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.” She immediately got Adam to turn his chair, later followed by Gwen, Alicia and Blake. Adam declared that Autumn had a “grace and soul” rarely seen on The Voice, adding that she could “win this show.” Gwen told the young hopeful that she could help her live her dream because she’s already lived it herself. Alicia noted Turner was “probably good at everything.” Autumn picked Keys' team.

Singer/guitarist Jesse Larson convinced Adam to turn around with his soulful take on “Jealous Guy by John Lennon -- played on a guitar he built himself. He also revealed Prince once asked him to play guitar and sing background vocals for season four The Voice contestant Judith Hill, who worked with Prince after her time on show. Adam couldn’t understand why no one else turned their chairs around for Jesse and boasted, “When you win and it’s one chair…no one will ever not listen to me ever again.  Larson joined Adam's team.

Aliyah Moulden, a 15-year-old with a powerhouse voice, has experienced the highest highs and lowest lows during her young life. She earned the honor of opening for heartthrob Jesse McCartney, but also lost her father to cancer when she was just a month old. Aliyah got Blake, Alicia and Gwen to hit their buttons with her version of Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog.” Blake touted his experience coaching young singers to victory, including Danielle Bradbery and Cassidee Pope. Gwen reminded the teen that she started out young girl, too, and could offer her guidance the others couldn’t. Moulden ended up joining team Blake.

Savannah Leighton, 16, who watched her family fall apart after her father left her mother, uses music as an escape. Her version of Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” got Blake and Gwen to turn their chairs around, leading to a battle royale between the two lovebirds. Blake got the battle rolling by declaring that he was “willing to get myself in bad trouble because I believe in you.” Gwen then made her case, noting that she could “mother” Savannah, adding, that she couldn’t understand why the girl wouldn’t want to go with the girl. Blake may not end up sleeping on the couch tonight, but Gwen landed Savannah on her team.

Last up was, Lilie Passero a singer/actress from Studio City, California inspired by R&B greats like Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin, and who currently waits tables for a living. In fact, she counts Gwen and Blake among her customers. Her version of “A Love of My Own,” by Carla Thomas, got Blake, Gwen and Alicia to turn their chairs. Blake praised the singer for her “classic style,” and Gwen added that it was “theatrical.” However Alicia won the day with her improvised song begging Lillie to join her team.

The Voice returns with more auditions Thursday night on NBC.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Matt Roberts/Getty ImagesHis mind is a wonderland -- if by that, you mean a wonderland of weird. Tuesday night, John Mayer sat in with house band Cleto and the Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! But you wouldn't have recognized him -- he appeared in disguise as guitarist Hank “The Hawk” Knutley, who looked like a combination of Shooter Jennings and Zakk Wylde. With long dark hair held back with a bandanna, a beard and sunglasses, and a plaid shirt coming open at his gut, Mayer introduced as the supposedly legendary guitarist.

Mayer’s Knutley played and sang with a countrified Southern rock grit while he and Kimmel kept up the ruse throughout the show as Mayer played in and out of commercial between segments.

Later, just as Knutley was about to perform on stage, Kimmel started to introduce him -- only to "suddenly" see through Mayer’s disguise. As Kimmel pulled off the beard and wig, the audience cheered as Mayer was revealed.

When Kimmel pressed him on why he would appear in disguise, Mayer replied, “It’s just that Ed Sheeran is killing it right now and I thought that maybe if I played a different person than I could get a chance to make it.”

Mayer -- this time as himself -- played “Still Feel Like a Man” from his new EP, The Search for Everything -- Wave Two.  He kicks off his The Search for Everything Tour March 31 in Albany, New York.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs week nights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party; Dave M. Benett/VF17/WireImageKaty Perry and Orlando Bloom have called it quits, just two months shy of their first anniversary together.

In a statement to E! Online, the couple's reps said, "Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time."  Whether that means it's a permanent split, or the pair is just taking a break, isn't known.

Katy, who's 32, 40-year-old Bloom went public with their relationship at the 2016 Golden Globes.  This past summer, E! claimed a source told them that Bloom "would like to get engaged to [Katy] before the year is up."

The two posed for a photo during Vanity Fair's 2017 Oscars After-Party, according to E!, but didn't walk the red carpet together.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Andrew Lipovsky/NBCAlicia Keys was Jimmy Fallon's guest on Tuesday's The Tonight Show and tried her hand at a game of "Wheel of Musical Impressions."

The "Girl on Fire" singer and Fallon each took turns performing random musical impressions, as determined by activating a "musical impressions generator," which picked out a random singer, followed by a random song.

Keys had to impersonate her fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani singing "Miss Mary Mack," Adele singing "The Alphabet Song," and Janis Joplin singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

Fallon tackled one of The Pointer Sisters singing the State Farm jingle, and Elvis Presley singing the Meow Mix jingle.

Céline Dion, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera are among the other guests who have taken a crack at the game.

Alicia Keys' latest album, Here, is available now.

The Voice continues its blind auditions Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Matt BrownBebe Rexha released her debut album All Your Fault: Part 1 a few weeks ago, and tonight in Dallas, she'll kick off her first-ever headlining tour.  What can fan expect?  Something special, the singer says.

"To me it's very important for it to be something visually, kind of like, stunning, and I want it to be a show," Bebe told ABC Radio when the tour was first announced.  "I go to a lot of museums and I'm inspired by a lot of different stuff...I want to do something fresh and different and it's gonna be something really dope."

Bebe's now got her very own hit with "I Got You," but she's been involved in many others, either as a songwriter, featured artist, or both.  Those hits include Eminem and Rihanna's "The Monster," David Guetta's "Hey Mama," Iggy Azalea's "Team," G-Eazy's "Me, Myself & I," and "In the Name of Love" by Martin Garrix. Bebe says she plans to perform her own versions of some of these songs during the tour.

"I love doing that because I like telling the story, the background of it -- a couple of songs, not all of them, 'cause then that would be just, like, weird," she laughs. "But, yeah, I'd love to sit there and sing my original versions, because people still sometimes still don't even know and they're like, 'What? Why is she singing this song?'"  

Bebe's tour wraps up March 30 in Washington, D.C., but she plans to do another tour later this year, she tells Billboard

All Your Fault: Part 2 will be out in April.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Kevin Mazur/WireImageLady Gaga will replace Beyoncé at Coachella this year, she's confirmed on Twitter.

Queen Bey was forced to back out of her April 15 and 22 performances at the annual festival in Indio, California, because she’s expecting twins and will likely be well into the third trimester of her pregnancy by then.

A statement posted to Coachella's Facebook page last week said Beyoncé dropped out "Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months."  However, the statement confirms that the mommy-to-be will be a headliner at the festival in 2018.

Gaga will play both weekend at Empire Polo Grounds, effectively giving fans a preview of her Joanne World Tour, which kicks off August 1.  

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Getty Images via ABCRihanna, in part thanks to her Clara Lionel Foundation, recently won Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year award and now the artist's organization is pairing with French luxury goods company Dior in an enviable fashion-forward partnership.  

Billboard reports that Dior will donate a percentage of every sale of their "We Should All Be Feminists" T-shirt to RiRi's nonprofit.  

Fans of both Rih and Dior can buy the shirt in Dior boutiques worldwide and via the brand's website, Dior.com, until May 15.  

It will also be available on Saks Fifth Avenue's website, Saks.com, in an exclusive black version between March 14 to March 28. 

Rihanna first sported the shirt on her Instagram page last month. The Clara Lionel Foundation was created in 2012 by the superstar to support and develop world-class educational programs in her home country of Barbados and other countries. 

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Courtesy Dreamworks AnimationJustin Timberlake didn't win an Oscar on Sunday for the song he wrote for Trolls, but maybe he'll get another chance when Trolls 2 hits theaters.

Dreamworks Animation announced Tuesday that the sequel to the animated film will be in theaters April 10, 2020.  Justin will be back as Branch, while Anna Kendrick will return as Poppy.  It's not know if Justin will be the executive producer of the movie's soundtrack, as he was with Trolls, but it's hard to believe he won't create some kind of music for the film.

Between then and now, Justin will no doubt appear in additional movies and release new music -- we hope.  Right now, he's scheduled to appear in a Woody Allen movie called Wonder Wheel at some point later this year.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Eddy ChenWe have yet to see how the Academy Awards will affect the box office receipts for the winning films, but we know that the music performed on Sunday night's telecast experienced a major boost in sales.

According to Nielsen Music, the songs performed on the show experienced an across-the-board sales average increase of more than 200%.  For example, sales of Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" from Trolls increased 188% from Saturday to Sunday, while the Bill Withers hit "Lovely Day," which JT included in his version of the song, saw an increase of more than 700%.

John Legend's performance of the Oscar-winning La La Land song "City of Stars" increased by 260%, while sales of the other song he performed from the movie, "Audition," increased more than 400%.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli'i Cravalho [owl-ee-EE Crah-VALL-yo] sang the nominated tune "How Far I'll Go" from the Moana soundtrack, and sales of that song increased by 52%  But Sting's performance of his nominated song "Empty Chair" resulted in an increase of an amazing 5400%.

Sara Bareilles performed "Both Sides Now" during the In Memoriam segment.  The Joni Mitchell-penned tune, made famous by Judy Collins, saw a sales increase of 3400%.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Craig Sugden/CBSAt this point, James Corden has welcomed some of the world's top artists to his "Carpool Karaoke" bit, including Adele, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber, not to mention former first lady Michelle Obama.  But of course, Corden has a list of artists he'd still like to see sitting next to him in the front seat.

Speaking to ET Canada, James listed Beyonce, U2, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith as on his hit list, as well as Barbra Streisand.  Of course, some of those artists haven't released new music since "Carpool Karaoke" became a thing, so it's only a matter of time before they do it.  In fact, Ed Sheeran -- who's about to release his new album -- was spotted filming an upcoming episode.

As for who he wouldn't want on the show, Corden says, "“Who would we not invite? Well, that would be unkind to say, but our rules are that they have to have a lot of hits and I have to be a fan!”

Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" segment with Adele was the most-watched video on YouTube last year.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Frank ApollonioThe Global Citizen Festival, which has been taking place in the U.S. for a number of years, will stage its first European event in Hamburg, Germany on July 6. The headliners include The Chainsmokers and Coldplay -- who just released a single together -- as well as Ellie Goulding.

The free ticketed event will take place the night before the 2017 G20 Summit, where world leaders will meet to talk about their Global Goals for Sustainable Development.  The concertgoers will urge the leaders to address education, health and development issues, as well as the refugee crisis.  9,000 free tickets will be distributed to fans who pledge activism.

EW reports that Ellie said of the event, "It is truly inspiring to see so many people come together and take action, participating in these essential conversations, and holding world leaders to account."

The U.S. version of the festival will take place in New York City in September.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Randy HolmesMariah Carey's latest single "I Don't" didn't make much of an impact, and now there's word that she may lose her deal with Epic Records.

Journalist Roger Friedman, who's known Mariah for years, claims in his column that he's heard that the label is "very unhappy" with Mariah because she sent them the completed track of "I Don't" without giving them a heads-up, and simply told them to release it.  In addition, the head of Epic, L.A. Reid, reportedly has a hard time personally reaching Mariah these days.  Finally, her previous single, "Infinity," was also not a hit, and there are no discussions of a new album.

Mariah herself told Friedman on Sunday, "We’re doing a series of singles. No one wants albums anymore."

Friedman speculates that based on what friends and former employees have told him, part of the problem is that Mariah's manager Stella Bulochnikov -- who he says is "fiercely protective" of the singer -- may be too protective, and has kept her away from people she needs to communicate with.  Stay tuned.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Adam RoseJustin Timberlake may have just opened the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday with his Oscar-nominated song, but when he goes home, he's just like every other parent having to deal with his toddler's problems.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, JT said his son Silas, who turns two in April, is getting a little ahead of himself in the "difficult" department. "He does not want the diapers changed," said Justin. "He's hitting his terrible twos a little early, so we're hoping he'll get out of them a little early."

Justin's wife Jessica Biel added, "He's doing amazing, but it's one of those things where you're like, I love you, but I don't know if I like you."  JT then chimed in, "There's other moments where you're like, 'This is really hard and I don't know what the hell I'm doing.'"

The singer and actor also talked about the fact that Ryan Gosling was also a nominee Sunday night; he was up for Best Actor for La La Land.  The two men got their start together appearing on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club, along with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

While the two haven't been close in recent years, Justin said, "Listen, let me say something about Ryan. He is so talented, so gifted."  He also predicted that if he didn't win this year, he will in the future, saying, "He's just one of those guys."

Ultimately, both Ryan and Justin went home empty-handed.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Trae Patton/NBCThe Voice kicked off its 12th season Monday night with two hours of blind auditions.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys are back as coaches. They're joined this season by returning coach Gwen Stefani, who nabbed a couple of artists.

Here are the highlights of Monday night's episode:

Albany, Georgia native JChosen  -- aka Joshua Hunter -- kicked off the blind auditions. The former basketball player had dreams of playing in the NBA, but when he shattered his knee his hoop dreams were shattered as well. His version of the Marvin Gaye classic “Sexual Healing” convinced all four coaches to turn their chairs around, but Gwen had the winning pitch, noting that she could offer him a not only a “female perspective” and a male perspective, thanks to her experience fronting No Doubt, a band with other men.

Season 11 hopeful Johnny Hayes, a 29-year-old Mobile, Alabama native who failed to get a coach to turn around, got a better reaction on Tuesday. Johnny covered “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding, convincing Adam and Gwen to hit their buttons. Adam praised Johnny, insisting that you can’t sing Otis unless you do it right, and Johnny pulled off the impossible and convinced Johnny to join his team.

Temecula, California 16-year-old Anatalia Villaranda once came close to a record deal as a member of a singing and dancing group. The four-foot-nine-inch powerhouse sang Bruno Mars’ “Runaway Baby,” earning a four-chair turn. Fellow Californian Stefani pointed out their obvious similarities, including staring out young and singing in bands, but Alicia won out by noting that Villaranda has more than a voice and is an artist who is not afraid to express herself.

Stephanie Rice is a gay preacher’s daughter who was shunned by her family after coming out to them. She went on to earn a degree in biology and went on to use her education to conduct HIV research. Rice sang Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece by Piece,” convincing Blake and Gwen to turn around. Despite Stephanie’s country roots, Blake didn’t stand a chance when Gwen said she was “moved” by the singer, adding that she was on the show for a reason and that reason was to work with Rice. Stephanie joined Team Gwen.

Felicia Temple is a 28-year-old nurse and cancer survivor. However, music is also in her blood -- her father was a member of The Sugarhill Gang, who had a big 1980 hit with the pioneering single “Rapper’s Delight.” She blew Alicia, Blake and Gwen away with her version of Beyoncé’s “All I Could Do Was Cry (Church Bells)” There was never really any contest as to which coach Felicia would pick, especially after Alicia joined Temple for a duet on Keys’ “Fallin’.”

The blind auditions continue with a one-hour episode airing Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Keyword Search


On Facebook

Music News

q92 Polls
How do you sleep at night?
Birthday suit
Normal clothes
PJs
Underwear
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)
Name:
Email:
Your email address is never published.
View Results
LinkedUpRadio Envisionwise Web Services