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2015-08-30

MTV VMA Preview: WALK THE MOON, Hozier & 5 Seconds of Summer Talk Nominations

WALK THE MOON is nominated for Best Rock Video for "Shut Up and Dance" at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, and they'll be performing their smash single during the VMA Pre-Show.  Lead singer Nick Petricca thinks the band has a chance of taking home the trophy, even though they're mostly up against more established acts. "I think we do have a chance," he tells ABC Radio. "You know, we kind of see ourselves as the underdogs just kind of in every situation. That’s the attitude we take going on stage and I guess this is no different." The "Shut Up…

posted 2015/08/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-08-29

Twitter Predicts Taylor Swift Will Win MTV VMA's Top Trophy

Taylor Swift is the leading nominee for this year's MTV VMAs -- her epic, star-studded "Bad Blood" clip, as well as her tongue-in-cheek clip for "Blank Space," have earned her nine nominations at this Sunday night's ceremony.  But if the winners were determined by Twitter, Taylor would already be clearing space on her trophy shelf. According to the social media platform, an analysis of tweets about the nominees for Video of the Year, alongside words related to the concept of "winning," shows Taylor's "Bad Blood" will take home the top prize.  The runner-up?  Beyonce's clip of "7/11." In the category…

posted 2015/08/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rachel Platten Tops UK Chart with "Fight Song"

While Rachel Platten's hit "Fight Song" has yet to climb higher than #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, across the pond it's another story.  The self-empowerment anthem has now topped the U.K. singles chart. The song managed to climb to the top in just three weeks.  Rachel tells Britain's Official Charts Company, "I feel so excited and so proud that 'Fight Song' has hit Number 1...I can’t really believe it."  She adds, "It’s amazing to me that this song that I wrote when I was going through one of the hardest times in my life is also the thing that…

posted 2015/08/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-08-28

Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean" Video to Premiere After the VMAs

After watching Justin Bieber perform on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, make sure you head to Vevo to catch the premiere of his new music video. The visual for his just-released single “What Do You Mean” will be debuting right after the awards ceremony at 11 p.m. ET. Justin posted a 14-second teaser clip on Twitter Friday. The video -- which looks more like a short film -- co-stars actor John Leguizamo and features Justin in some steamy make-out scenes with a pretty girl. Justin also is seen throwing punches while being attacked by a group of masked…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Courteney Cox: "I Can't Imagine" Ed Sheeran Won't Perform at My Wedding

Ed Sheeran is the one who introduced actress Courteney Cox to her fiance, Johnny McDaid of the band Snow Patrol.  So it's no wonder that the Friends star fully expects Ed to entertain guests at their upcoming wedding. Speaking to the British tabloid The Sun, Courtney says, "We are certainly grateful to Ed for introducing us. I can’t imagine him not playing something at the wedding. It’ll be a musical night.” So how did Ed hook Courtney up with Johnny?  Well, he lived in Courteney's pool house while he was making his album, X, and Johnny was one of his…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OMI Announces Debut Album's October Release Date; Premieres New Single, "Hula Hoop"

If you’ve been cheering for an OMI album, the wait is almost over. The Jamaican pop sensation has announced his debut album, ME 4 U, will be released  October 16. The album will of course include OMI's smash hit, “Cheerleader,” as well as his new single, “Hula Hoop,” which he premiered Friday. If you pre-order ME 4 U, you’ll receive instant downloads of both tracks. Additional tracks will become available for instant download in the weeks leading up to the release. Similar to "Cheerleader," “Hula Hoop” is another feel-good tropical jam about female admiration. “Round and round, your love it…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Sings Powerful Rendition of Dolly Parton's "Jolene"

Kelly Clarkson went a little bit country for her latest fan-requested cover song. The singer performed her own rendition of Dolly Parton’s 1973 classic, “Jolene,” for fans in Albuquerque, New Mexico Thursday night. Kelly belted the tune -- which was requested by a fan in the front row -- with just the simple backing of a piano. This has been quite an eventful tour for Kelly. Per her tradition, she’s performed a number of amazing fan-requested covers of artists from Taylor Swift to Nick Jonas to ‘NSYNC. She also announced her second pregnancy on stage at her Los Angeles concert…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Says She’s Pansexual, but Not in a Relationship

Ever since Miley Cyrus started opening up about her fluid sexuality, there’s been a lot of talk about whom she’s dating. In particular, people have been speculating that she’s in a relationship with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell.  But in a new cover story with Elle U.K., Miley says she’s not tied down to anyone at the moment. “I’m very open about it -- I’m pansexual,” she says. “But I’m not in a relationship. I’m 22, I’m going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I’m with.” We'll save you the trouble of Googling…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's New Single "What Do You Mean" Is Finally Here, Album Coming November 13

Justin Bieber enlisted dozens of stars to help him count down to his new song "What Do You Mean," from Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly and Miley Cyrus, to Britney Spears, Will Ferrell and Martha Stewart.  Now, the song has finally arrived. Justin will perform the song this Sunday at the MTV VMAs for the first time.  It's slightly similar to "Where Are U Now," his collaboration with Jack U, but not as electronic sounding.  It's somewhat mellow and hypnotic, with Justin singing, "What do you mean? / When you nod your head yes / But you wanna say no /…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's New Single "What Do You Mean" Is Finally Here

Justin Bieber enlisted dozens of stars to help him count down to his new song "What Do You Mean," from Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly and Miley Cyrus, to Britney Spears, Will Ferrell and Martha Stewart.  Now, the song has finally arrived. Justin will perform the song this Sunday at the MTV VMAs for the first time.  It's slightly similar to "Where Are U Now," his collaboration with Jack U, but not as electronic sounding.  It's somewhat mellow and hypnotic, with Justin singing, "What do you mean? / When you nod your head yes / But you wanna say no /…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo to Perform at Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row

Jason Derulo is set to take the stage at Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row. The fashion, dance and music event will close out New York Fashion Week at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, September 17. Jason joins previously announced performer Nate Ruess. In addition to their performances, the event will feature special runway presentations of designs from Heidi by Heidi Klum Intimates, Jessica Simpson, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Tickets for the event are priced at $55 and $80, and currently are on sale. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support Broadway Cares/Equity…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Vanessa Carlton Announces Album Release Date; Debuts New Song, "Willows"

After giving us a taste of her new music with an EP released last month, Vanessa Carlton has now revealed the release date for her full-length album. Liberman comes out October 23. The singer also teased another song off the album, the piano-driven “Willows.” She's released the song’s lyric video as well, telling USA Today the tune was inspired by her childhood home on a Pennsylvania hillside, surrounded by willow trees.  “When you’re a little kid, they’re just magic, those trees,” she says. Vanessa combined that childlike wonder with the adult realization that the trees were part of the life…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR