Forgot Password

Not a Member? Sign up here!

8 o'clock On Demand
8:00pm - 9:00pm
8 o'clock On Demand

ABC Music News

Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom enjoy la dolce vita in Venice, Italy

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Every so often, mom and dad have to have an afternoon all to themselves -- which is what Katy Perry and her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, were seen doing in romantic Venice, Italy.

A source tells People magazine that the couple arrived in the city on Sunday, along with their daughter Daisy, Orlando's son Flynn and "other family members."  But Katy and Orlando were on their own in photos published by People. They're seen riding in a gondola while smooching and enjoying Europe's favorite summer drink, Aperol spritzes.

"The weather has been perfect," the source dishes. "They very much seem to enjoy the city."

Other pictures published by the U.K.'s Daily Mail show the couple standing on one of Venice's countless bridges, smooching while taking a selfie.  The paper also has photos of Orlando and Katy enjoying gelato with Daisy, whose face is blurred.  The Daily Mail says Katy's dog Nugget is along for the trip as well.

Earlier in the year, Orlando and Katy took a family trip to Hawaii. Daisy will turn one in August.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Kelly Clarkson swears she'd have "double-Ds" if she weren't terrified of going under the knife

Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

One thing that Kelly Clarkson's fans like about her is that she's so down-to-earth and seemingly unconcerned with her appearance. But Kelly admits that she'd totally be down to have a boob job or Botox -- except for the fact that she's terrified of putting chemicals in her body.

Appearing on actress Mayim Bialik's podcast Balik Breakdown, Kelly explained that when she gets older, she's going to "look like a total Shar-Pei [dog]," adding, "I'm gonna have every wrinkle in the world on my face because...I am afraid of stuff called botulism toxin. It's literally called botulism toxin and I'm like, 'no.'"

"Any needle that goes in my body is either taking blood to check my thyroid, 'cause it's off....or healthy things for you, not, like, a bunch of pharmaceuticals or a buncha things that mess you up," Kelly adds. "I'm afraid of stuff like that! So that's not me being, like, 'I'm above it.' I'm terrified!"

"If I weren't terrified, I would be sitting here right now with some double-Ds. I'm gonna be real with you," Kelly continued. "'Cause I never had big boobs, and I always wanted big boobs, but I'm terrified!"

Therefore, Kelly says, she is not planning to hide the signs of aging as she grows older.

"I hope I'm still having my talk show," she adds. "And I hope people see, like, 'This is what it looks like. This is how you look when you get older.' It's fine."

(Kelly's comments come about 38:00 into the video.)

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Ed Sheeran signs Maisie Peters to his label, co-writes her upcoming single

David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Warner Music

Ed Sheeran isn't only prepping for his own return to the music spotlight; he's helping a young artist take her first steps into it.

British singer Maisie Peters, who's already a sensation on iTunes and on streaming, has just been signed to Ed's record label, Gingerbread Man Records.  Her debut album, You Signed Up for This, arrives August 27. A new single, "Psycho," co-written by Ed and his frequent collaborator Steve Mac, is due out July 2.

Calling Maisie "wonderful," Ed says in a statement, "She’s a very special artist who continues to push her storytelling in new directions. We had a few great writing sessions together and from there I knew I had to work with her. Can’t wait for you to hear her debut album.” 

Maisie herself adds, "Signing to Gingerbread is a dream come true. I grew up inspired and in awe of Ed, like many other 13 year olds who heard ‘Lego House’ for the first time, so, it’s kind of amazing and hard to believe that I get to be the 21 year old who is able to call him and the whole Gingerbread team now friends, family and mentors for life."

Oh, and don't get Maisie confused with that other Maisie associated with Ed: Maisie Williams, the Game of Thrones star who appeared with him in that much-maligned scene in season seven where her character Arya comes upon Ed, dressed as a Lannister soldier, singing around a campfire.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Meghan Trainor shares sweet video of four-month-old son Riley seemingly saying "I love you"

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Meghan Trainor’s four-month-old son Riley is already talking -- sort of.

In a video clip posted to Instagram Monday in honor of Meghan’s hubby Daryl Sabara’s 29th birthday, the proud parents are seen repeating “I love you” to baby Riley. They pause and Riley replies with what almost sounds like an ‘“I love you.”

Meghan and Daryl scream excitedly and Meghan says, “We’re going to count it!”

Riley, startled by their reaction, almost starts crying before the video ends.

Meghan captioned the clip, "Happy birthday @darylsabara ! You’ll never know how much we love you??."

The two welcomed Riley this past February, but Meghan later revealed the birth had its complications. Riley was breech and had to be delivered via C-Section, but he’s healthy and happy these days.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


BTS to release new track July 9 as a gift to their ARMY

The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images

BTS marked their eighth anniversary over the weekend by hosting the BTS 2021 Muster Sowoozoo, a live-streamed fan event that came with a few surprises.

Just over 1.3 million ARMY members from 195 countries tuned in over June 13 and 14 to watch the K-Pop supergroup perform 15 songs on an outdoor stage in the form of the number eight.

In addition to performing hits like "Life Goes On," "Dynamite" and "Butter," BTS also treated fans to group performances of SUGA's solo song "Daechwita" and j-hope's solo song "Chicken Noodle Soup." Fans were able to choose from six different views of the proceedings, while videos of fans watching the show from around the world were also visible.

At the end of the concert, the group told their fans that they "can't wait for that day when we can all breathe the same air in the same space."

Finally, they announced that on July 9 -- the day fans coined the name "ARMY" -- they'll release a CD single version of "Butter," which will also include a new track.  Stay tuned.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Four years after deadly fire, Adele appears in video in support of Grenfell United

Adele at 2017 Grenfell Memorial Service; Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Ever since the Grenfell Tower Fire -- the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people in a 24-story apartment building in London -- Adele has been one of the most visible and vocal supporters of the survivors and the families of the victims.  In fact, on Monday, she appeared in a video marking the fourth anniversary of the fire.

The video was distributed by Grenfell United, a group made up of families and survivors who are calling for results in an inquiry seeking to hold accountable those responsible for the deaths.  They allegedly include the building's owners, who didn't keep the exterior to code, and the fire service, which didn't evacuate the building's residents quickly enough.

In the video, Adele, who wears minimal makeup and has her hair down, says, "Today marks four years since the Grenfell Tower fire, and still, there are so many unanswered questions...still, no one has been accountable for that night's events. And yet, Grenfell United is still out here, fighting tirelessly for the justice and for the change that not only they deserve, that their community deserve, that the whole country deserves."

She continues, "Thank you for putting your pain aside for all of these years to fight the fight. I can't imagine the kind of personal consequences that has on you. I really hope that this time next year, you will have the answers that you will need to finally, finally be able to breathe together....I love you...we're all with you."

Adele also promised, "I'll see you soon."

The inquiry into the fire, which was ordered the day after it happened, has been delayed, in part due to COVID-19.

(Adele appears 56:17 into the video.)

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Salma Hayek recalls that one time her owl vomited on Harry Styles' head

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Celebrities -- they're just like us!  What? You mean you don't have a pet owl that once vomited on Harry Styles' head?

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, Salma Hayek spoke about her many pets, including a rescue owl named Kering.  After explaining that after owls eat rodents, they regurgitate the animals' hair, Salma related a story about a "very important celebrity" whom she refused to name.

"He was really excited about the owl and hoping that the owl would go on his head because it was on me," the actress explained. "He's like, ‘Oh, I need an owl in my life. How do you do that?' And the minute he least expected it, it came [onto] his head -- but then he did the thing...this ball of rat hair was on his head."

"He was okay, he was...cool. He didn't scream," added Salma.

Before the interview wrapped up, Salma, who's starring in the new film The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, was pressed by Ellen to reveal who the celebrity was.

"Harry Styles," Hayek confessed. "He was super-cool, even with that happening...he's the best."  However, she was dismayed when Ellen announced that she planned to bring up the incident to Harry "the next time I see him."

 

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


BTS' "Butter" reigns supreme on Hot 100 for third week

BIGHIT Music

No one was able to steal the crown from BTS this week: The K-pop superstars have notched a third week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Butter."

"Butter" now ties the record previously set by the group's only other all-English single, "Dynamite," which also spent three weeks in the top spot.

The new single was streamed an additional 15.4 million times and sold an additional 138,400 copies. It also racked up a third week at number one on the Digital Song Sales chart.

In second place on the Hot 100 is Olivia Rodrigo's former number one banger "good 4 u."  Dua Lipa and Da Baby are in third place with their "Levitating" collab, while another collaboration has jumped in the fourth space: Justin Bieber's "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon. Justin recently released a remix featuring Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Usher.

Silk Sonic's seductive "Leave the Door Open" rounds out the top five on this week's chart.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Britney Spears to appear virtually during June 23 conservatorship hearing

Steve Granitz/WireImage

After years of silence, Britney Spears is about to have her day in court and address a judge regarding her longstanding conservatorship for the first time.

The "Toxic" singer will appear virtually before Judge Brenda Penny on Wednesday, June 23, according to a Monday statement by the Los Angeles County Superior Court obtained by ABC News.

The public and members of the media will be able to attend the status hearing in-person or online, via the court's Remote Audio Attendance Program.

"Currently all parties, including Ms. Spears, are scheduled to appear remotely. Limited seating will be available in the courtroom," the statement reads, adding that spectators will be allowed to "listen remotely" to the proceedings in "an overflow courtroom with a live audio feed from the courtroom."

No recording will be allowed during the hearing, with the court adding, "Cameras will not be permitted for this hearing and no photography or filming is allowed in the hallways or lobby of the courthouse."

Spears, 39, is expected to ask the court to remove father Jamie Spears as co-conservator of her estate. The singer is reportedly not happy with how her father has been managing her financial and business affairs.

It has also been reported that the Grammy winner will not ask to end her legal agreement, which was established in 2008 in response to her public breakdown. 

This hearing will mark the first time Spears will publicly speak out in court regarding her conservatorship.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Andy Grammer wants your help writing a new summer camp anthem

Image Group LA via Getty Images

Gather ‘round the campfire with some new Andy Grammer music this summer.

Not only does he have a new song, “Lease on Life,” coming at the end of this month, but he’s also partnering with Quaker Chewy to write a summer camp anthem for a good cause. Andy is asking families across the country to help write the tune by submitting their own camp-themed lyrics.

“We're going to take all these submissions, then me and my esteemed writing partner, my four-year-old daughter [Louisiana], are going to compile them all together and make a song,” Andy tells ABC Audio. “And for every lyric that is submitted, Quaker Chewy will be donating a dollar to the American Camp Association, which will help send kids who might not otherwise be able to go to summer camp to camp, which I think is super important at this specific time in history to get kids playing together.”

Andy has his own fond memories of summer camp from when he was a kid, saying playing sports like Wiffle ball and kickball stuck out to him most.

“As I got older, I would go to specific basketball summer camps, which was really, really fun,” he adds. “It was just a great time in life to just go be around your friends.”

These days, his new version of “summer camp” involves making an album.

“That's the adult summer camp!” he says of recording his upcoming album. “I got like a bunch of my friends who I love and are incredible songwriters and we all got a house together. We quarantined for two weeks and just like wrote a ton of incredible music, and that's my summer camp. That was amazing.”

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Million dollar smile: Here's the scoop on Post Malone's $1.6 million diamond fangs

Morgan Lieberman/FilmMagic

Post Malone is now the world’s fanciest vampire.

The singer/rapper dropped $1.6 million on a pair of diamond fangs. His dentist, Dr. Thomas Connelly, revealed a photo of Post’s new smile on Instagram Monday.

“Post Malone completed his $1,600,000 smile reconstruction last weekend !!” he captioned the post. “With a smile that shows off natural Porcelain Veneer work framed with 2 Diamond Fangs with a total weight of 12 Carats, Post Malone literally has [a] $1 million smile!!!”

Connelly tells Rolling Stone that the new teeth have been a long time in the making. It took a year-and-a-half of working with cosmetic dentist Naoki Hayashi and Isaac Bokhoor of Angel City Jewelers to figure out how to create the diamond fangs, then took a few more months to insert them.

“It’s very difficult to cut holes in diamonds without destroying them,” he explains.

Now that the fangs are in place, Connelly says Post can brush his sparkly new chompers just as he would his other teeth.

“He’s now got two functional, full diamond teeth,” the dentist adds. “They light up the room. They sparkle, they shine; they’re amazing.”

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Bruno Mars lines up two live shows at MGM National Harbor this August

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Bruno Mars is ready to get back to performing live.

The singer has lined up two performances at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, Maryland, this summer.

The shows will take place on Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7, marking the venue’s return to live entertainment following the COVID-19 shutdown. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, June 18 at MGMNationalHarbor.com or Ticketmaster.com.

“We can’t wait to have global superstar Bruno Mars return to The Theater,” Jorge Perez, president & chief operating officer, MGM National Harbor, says in a statement. “Our guests have waited so long for the return of live entertainment, and there’s no better way than witnessing Bruno’s unmatched energy and passion for the stage.”

Bruno will also be heading back to his Las Vegas residency at Park MGM’s Park Theater this July.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Sara Bareilles reacts to 'Girls5Eva' season two pickup: “We’re officially TWO hit wonders!”

Peacock

Sara Bareilles’ Peacock series, Girls5Eva, has officially been renewed for season two, and she's clearly very excited by the news.

“We’re officially TWO hit wonders!” Sara wrote on Instagram Monday. “I cannot believe how lucky I feel to say that I will be back with my girls for Season 2 of #Girls5eva, only on @PeacockTV!”

She continued, “Thank you all for watching and for your love for the insane and heart filled world of #girls5eva. You brought us back!!! I have no words for the generosity of [creator Meredith Scardino] and my cast mates who have become dear friends.”

The Tina Fey-produced comedy is about the former members of a ‘90s girl group -- played by Sara, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell and Renée Elise Goldsberry -- reuniting 20 years later. They decide to give their pop star dreams another go, but this time with a more empowering approach. Season one of the show debuted on May 6.

On her own Instagram page, Busy shared screenshots of the cast finding out about the season two pickup via FaceTime and wrote, "We’re SO EXCITED WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!!"

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Ariana Grande announces new 'God Is a Woman' fragrance

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG

After rumors swirled that Ariana Grande was starting a new beauty line, we now know we’ll be getting at least one new beauty product from the singer in the near future.

Ari revealed on social media Monday that her newest fragrance -- called God Is a Woman after her Sweetener song of the same name -- will be coming soon to Ulta Beauty stores. The post gives fans their first glimpse of the perfume, which comes in a unique white gem-cut bottle.

The new scent follows her previous releases, Ari by Ariana Grande, Sweet Like Candy, Cloud, Moonlight, and thank u, next.

It’s still not confirmed whether Ari plans to expand her beauty empire beyond her fragrances. But according to the Instagram account Trendmood, she's filed a trademark for a full beauty line called "God Is a Woman" that covers skincare, body mousse, mists, shower gels, bath gels and more.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Lil Baby and Justin Bieber will headline Jay-Z's 2021 Made in America festival

ABC

Jay-Z and Roc Nation's 10th annual Made in America festival kicks off Labor Day weekend with performances from headliners Lil Baby and Justin Bieber. 

The lineup for the two-day event was unveiled Monday on Instagram, and will include additional sets from Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, MoneyBagg Yo, Lil Durk, A$AP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, Tinashe, 42 Dugg and more.

Fans also will definitely be excited to see artists like North Carolina rapper Morray, as well as New York native Bobby Shmurda, who who returned home from prison earlier this year.

Made in America is produced by Jay's Roc Nation, and will take place on Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5, on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. This year's event will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania as its official charity partner. A portion of the net proceeds also will support The REFORM Alliance, a criminal justice reform organization chaired by Jay-Z, Meek Mill and Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin.

Additional performers for the 2021 festival will be revealed at a later date. Tickets are now available at MadeInAmerica.com.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


COVID19

image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Now Playing

#InTheMixx