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2016-09-27

Watch Gwen Stefani Introduce New Animated Series in Music Video

Gwen Stefani is the co-creator and executive producer of a new Nickelodeon animated series called Kuu Kuu Harajuku, about a stylish girl band HJ5. It's based on the Harajuku Girls backup dancers Gwen first used supporting her Love. Angel. Music. Baby. album.  And the singer has shared a new video introducing the series.In the video, posted to Facebook, Gwen raps an introduction to the fictional band and its characters:  Love, the "brain of the crew"; Angel, with the "sunshine demeanor"; Music, who'll "put up a fight"; Baby, who is "sweet as can be; and G -- perhaps named after Gwen…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Honored for "25" Diamond Status

If you needed further proof Adele’s 25 continues to be a monster hit, here it is: it’s just been certified 10-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  That officially makes 25 a diamond-certified record, for sales and streams of ten million or more. Adele was presented with a plaque celebrating the achievement last Thursday, September 22, backstage after the final show of her sold-out six-night run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.  That’s almost ten months to the day after 25 was released on November 20, 2015.  It initially took just 21 days for it to go…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Honored for "25" 10x Platinum Status

If you needed further proof Adele’s 25 continues to be a monster hit, here it is: it’s just been certified 10-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Adele was presented with a plaque celebrating the achievement last Thursday, September 22, backstage after the final show of her sold-out six-night run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.  That’s almost eight months to the day after 25 was released on November 20, 2015.  It initially took just 21 days for it to go not just platinum, but five-times platinum. An album or single has to rack up one million…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Dance On 'Til Dawn" Prince Dance Parties Happening This October

Tickets for the Dance On 'Til Dawn dance party event -- in remembrance of Prince  -- are now on sale.   The three-night affair "celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince" is being held in conjunction with the sold-out Prince tribute concert taking place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   As of now, it's known that a DJ, live band and special VIP guests will attend. Past tour band members Andre Cymone and Liv Warfield, along with one of Prince's former protégées Judith Hill are scheduled to appear, according to  the TwinCities Pioneer Press.  Dance On 'Til Dawn will take place October 12 to 14 at…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Dance On 'Til Dawn Dance Parties Happening This October

Tickets for the Dance On 'Til Dawn dance party event -- in remembrance of Prince  -- are now on sale.   The three-night affair "celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince" is being held in conjunction with the sold-out Prince tribute concert taking place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   As of now, it's known that a DJ, live band and special VIP guests will attend. Past tour band members Andre Cymone and Liv Warfield, along with one of Prince's former protégées Judith Hill are scheduled to appear, according to  the TwinCities Pioneer Press.  Dance On 'Til Dawn will take place October 12 to 14 at…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice": Adam and Miley Each Gain Two New Artists

The Voice coaches continued to add artists to their teams Monday night, as week two of the blind auditions began. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys listened to six hopefuls during the one-hour episode. All of the coaches except Blake landed at least one artist, with Adam and Miley gaining two. Here's what happened: Bindi Liebowitz won over both Adam and Blake with her rendition of the Jazmine Sullivan song "Bust Your Windows." Adam pleaded with her, "I love you. I need you." Blake played the "I've won more seasons than Adam has" card. Bindi…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Reveals the Inspiration for New Album Title, "Joanne"

After announcing the title, release date and track listing for her new album, Joanne, in recent weeks, Lady Gaga on Monday shared new insight into the project. The singer tweeted a photo of the artwork for Joanne, and revealed the inspiration behind the album's title. #JOANNE How do you live every moment as your last in the name of someone who can't. Joanne was my father's sister. Died 1974. She was 19. pic.twitter.com/l8S3pNnhxE— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 26, 2016 "#JOANNE How do you live every moment as your last in the name of someone who can't. Joanne was my father's sister. Died 1974. She was 19," Gaga wrote.…

posted 2016/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-09-26

Despite Absence from Social Media, Selena Gomez Sets Instagram Record

Selena Gomez hasn't been on Instagram in weeks, since she announced she was taking a career break to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression related to lupus.  But that hasn't stopped her Selenators from driving her to a new Instagram record. Thanks to fans using the hashtag #SelenaBreakTheInternet, the singer's Instagram account hit the 100-million-followers mark over the weekend.  According to Seventeen, that makes her the first person ever to have that number of Instagram followers. This summer, Selena smashed the record for the most "liked" image in Instagram history.  A photo she posted of herself drinking Coca-Cola with…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Shares Family Portrait with Twins

Ever wonder what it would be like if Mariah Carey were your mom? Well, it looks pretty normal for five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, except for that part where your mom is dolled up in a revealing, sparkly gown. Mariah took to Instagram on Monday to post a picture of herself with the twins -- Moroccan in cargo shorts, polo shirt, and sneakers, with Monroe in a white sundress and sandals.  But in the portrait, which Mariah captioned, "#family times," Mariah is decked out in what looks like flashy stage wear -- a gown with a plunging neck line and…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Daya Announces First Headlining Tour

It's been a good year for Daya --  two breakout hits, "Hide Away" and her Chainsmokers collabo "Don't Let Me Down" -- and a debut album coming next month, Sit Still, Look Pretty.  But next year is going to be even more eventful as the teen sensation will embark on her first headlining tour. The Sit Still, Look Pretty Tour kicks off February 18 in Philadelphia and stops in more than 25 cities before concluding March 30 in Daya's hometown, Pittsburgh. A tickets pre-sale begins Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. local venue time. Venue pre-sale tickets will be available…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Pays Tribute to Late Golf Legend Arnold Palmer

Justin Timberlake is one of music's best and most avid golfers, so after news broke Sunday night that golf legend Arnold Palmer died at 87, Justin took the opportunity to salute the man who popularized the game. Justin posted to Instagram a black-and-white picture of himself with Palmer, and in the caption remembered meeting the man.  "First tournament I ever played in...He looked the young man in the eye and introduced himself.  You could feel the GREATNESS surrounding him." Justin also recalled a later time when he ran into Palmer at a golf course and the man with 95 career…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chainsmokers Set to Preview New Single

The Chainsmokers remain at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week with their Halsey collaboration, "Closer" -- it's the record's sixth straight week at number one. But the duo is ready to unveil their next single. On Monday afternoon the pair announced on Twitter that they would be previewing their new single on Snapchat on Monday.It will be hard to top the success of "Closer."  Not only is it sitting on top of the Hot 100, but "Closer," this week, also is atop Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart for a seventh week in a row and atop…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR