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2015-07-01

Taylor Swift on Crop Top Obsession: "That's All You'll See Me Wear for Two Years"

No, you’re not imagining it. Taylor Swift has been wearing cop tops and flared mini-skirts a lot lately. And she readily admits her style obsession. “It’s hard to say when I decided they’re what I want to wear all the time, but I’ll make up my mind, and that’s all you’ll see me wear for two years,” she tells People magazine. If you look back at her fashion evolution, she’s clearly gone through some phases. “You might recall from 2012 to 2014, you didn’t see me in any outfit that didn’t look like I was straight out of the ’50s,”…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tori Kelly's Debut Album In at #2, "See You Again" #1 for 11th Week, Selena Blasts into Top 10

Tori Kelly's Unbreakable Smile just got a little wider today: her debut album of the same name has debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart. Tori's previous entry on that chart was the EP Forward, which reached #16 in 2013.  Unbreakable Smile has already produced the hits "Nobody Love" and "Should Have Been Us."  Rock band Breaking Benjamin beat her out for the top spot with their new album Dark Before Dawn. Over on the Billboard Hot 100, "See You Again," by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, is #1 for an 11th week, and is currently dominating the race…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Dines with the Beckhams in London

Adele may be keeping a low profile these days, but she apparently has some very high-profile friends. The singer was spotted having dinner with soccer star David Beckham and his wife, Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, at the Beaumont Hotel in London Monday night, according to the U.K.’s The Mirror. The group reportedly was also joined by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana. It’s not known if the meet-up was for business or pleasure, but Adele and the Beckhams are technically neighbors. In 2013, Adele reportedly purchased an $8 million home near the Beckhams' $49 million estate. The…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Party Together After Dublin Gig

Taylor Swift works hard and, apparently, plays hard. According to The Irish Sun, the singer and her Scottish DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris partied into the wee hours of the morning after her Dublin gig Monday night. Following the first of two shows at 3Arena, the couple reportedly attended a secret after-party with Taylor’s dancers and touring crew at the Guinness Storehouse. Staff at the venue apparently didn’t even know the stars were in attendance and weren’t informed about the party until hours after it ended. Taylor and Calvin then went back to the InterContinental Hotel, where they were staying, and…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Flo Rida and Natalie La Rose Drop Out of Miss USA Pageant

It seems Flo Rida and Natalie La Rose have both decided to drop out of the Miss USA Pageant. The rapper and the singer were supposed to perform their hit single “Somebody” at the July 12 ceremony, but reportedly cancelled their appearances amid controversy over Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants. A rep for Natalie confirms her departure to Billboard, and TMZ reports that Flo Rida has followed suit. Both artists have yet to comment on the Donald Trump controversy. Donald owns the Miss Universe Organization in a joint venture with NBCUniversal, but yesterday NBC announced that it’s ending…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Becomes First Artist to Score 100 Million in Certified US Digital Song Sales

Rihanna has become the first artist to have than 100 million in sales of gold and platinum-certificated digital singles under her belt. The Recording Industry Association of America has announced that the singer has the most Digital Single Awards and is the only artists to reach having 100 million cumulative certified singles.  The RIAA awards gold certification for 500,000 in sales and platinum certification for 1 million in sales."Gold & Platinum is the industry’s premier way to celebrate achievement in the marketplace," said RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman in a statement.  "We’ve given awards to artists for nearly 60…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry's Songwriting Partner, Bonnie McKee, Releases New EP

Bonnie McKee has been Katy Perry’s songwriting partner on hits including “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream” and “Roar.” Now, she’s released an EP of her own material. Bombastic has four songs: the title track, “I Want It All,” “Wasted Youth” and “Easy.” It's her first collection of solo music since her 2004 album, Trouble. “This is what my art looks like when you remove the filter of a corporate overlord record label,” Bonnie says in a statement. “It's about freedom to be yourself without caring what other people think, it's about the thrill of the fight, being fearless and empowered, and…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Here's How to Enter Kelly Clarkson's "Open Mic Night" Contest

If you want to perform on stage with Kelly Clarkson during her upcoming Piece by Piece tour, now’s your chance. As Kelly first announced last month, she’s giving a select number of lucky fans the opportunity to sing a song with her at one of her concert dates starting next month. To enter the "Open Mic Night" contest, you must submit a video of yourself singing your favorite cover song, and it doesn’t have to be a Kelly song. Post the video to one of your social media channels and use the hashtag #KCOpenMic. Kelly will review the submissions and…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea "Saddened" Media Is "Trying to Create a 'Beef'" Between Her and Britney

Iggy Azalea insists that her supposed feud with Britney Spears is nothing more than a media creation. Much has been made of Iggy's online comment regarding their duet "Pretty Girls," and how the two pop artists allegedly threw shade at one another. But on Tuesday Iggy said she is "really saddened" that the media is "trying to create a 'beef'" between her and Britney. She tweeted, "We remain friends and i haven't said anything negative at all about her. Does wishing we had promoted a single more make me the bad guy?" "i feel like the media wants women in…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

How Rob Thomas Avoided Writing "A Whole Bunch of Depressing Songs" for His New Album

Rob Thomas has collaborated with legendary musicians like Carlos Santana, Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson, but when it comes to his solo projects, he hasn't really gone outside his immediate circle -- until now.  He says working with outside people for his upcoming album The Great Unknown kept him from writing "a whole bunch of depressing songs." "I’ve done that with other people for their records but I’ve never really had a chance to do that on my record," he says of working with new people for The Great Unknown. "So it was one of the first things I did.…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zedd Says "It's Not Fair" People Focus on His Personal Life & Not His Music

Rumors that Zedd and Selena Gomez -- who collaborated on the hit "I Want You To Know" -- were an item were confirmed this week by Selena herself, who told a New Zealand radio station that she "definitely had a thing" with the DJ/producer.   But Zedd isn't too happy about the fact that he's been forced into the spotlight by who he chose to date. In the past, Zedd has said that he wants people all over the world to know his music, but not him, but now it's his personal life that's getting all the attention. "I guess I…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear New Demi Lovato Song, "Cool for the Summer"

As promised, and just in time for the July 4 weekend, Demi Lovato's released her new song, "Cool for the Summer." It's being billed as the debut single from her forthcoming, as-yet untitled album. The sexy dance track has Demi singing in the chorus, "Take me down into your paradise/Don't be scared 'cause I'm your body type/Just something that we wanna try/'Cause you and I/We're cool for the summer." Demi debuted the artwork for the single in a tweet last week.  It features her lounging on a beach chair in a sexy cutout bathing suit, blue furry jacket and strappy…

posted 2015/07/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR