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2015-08-27

Ed Sheeran's Lion Tattoo: Real or Fake?

Is Ed Sheeran’s lion tattoo real or fake? We can barely keep track. Wednesday, the singer posted an Instagram photo seemingly suggesting that his controversial chest ink was just an elaborate prank. But hours later, he posted another photo revealing his previous post was a lie. So, yes, Ed really did get a massive lion tattooed on his chest. The confusion began when Ed posted a photo displaying his tattoo-less bare chest along with the caption, “Was only joking about the lion.” But that just didn’t seem plausible, being that Ed had passionately defended the tat against critics on Twitter…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

More Details About Demi Lovato's New Album, "Confident"

We’ve got even more details about Demi Lovato’s new album, Confident. The singer revealed the album title, track list and cover art Wednesday -- but now we know its exact release date: October 16. The album, which features Demi's current single, “Cool for the Summer” and an Iggy Azalea collab called “Kingdom Come,” marks Demi’s first album release through a creative partnership between Hollywood Records, Island Records and Safehouse Records.  The latter is a label she created with Nick Jonas and their manager, Phil McIntyre. Confident also features production from pop powerhouse Max Martin and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. To celebrate…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Macklemore Rides a Moped, Dances in the Streets in New “Downtown” Video

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have released the video for their new, moped-loving single, “Downtown.” The visual for the fun-loving tune has a lot going on -- from West Side Story-inspired dancing to 1970s fashions to a celebratory street parade. The song features rap pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel. Eric Nally, of the rock band Foxy Shazam, sings the hook. Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and the song's featured artists will perform "Downtown" for the first time at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony Debuts Haunting Video for "I'm in Love with a Monster"

Fifth Harmony is already getting us into the Halloween spirit. The ladies explore a haunted hotel in the video for “I’m in Love with a Monster,” their song from the Hotel Transylvania 2 soundtrack. In between clips from the animated film, the girls dress up in vintage garb and slink through the halls of the creepy, old-fashioned building. As they sing about an unconventional romance, they flirt with some frightening characters along the way. Fifth Harmony premiered the video on a Sony billboard in New York City’s Times Square Thursday, and it simultaneously debuted on Vevo. Hotel Transylvania 2 hits…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran & Coldplay Designing T-Shirts for Global Citizen Festival

Not only are Ed Sheeran and Coldplay both performing at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival this year, they’re creating the merch too. Ed and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have designed T-shirts for the annual festival, which will be available September 3 in H&M retailers nationwide."I'm really excited to be a part of this exclusive line with H&M and Global Citizen to unite global citizens and get us a step closer to ending extreme poverty!" Ed says in a statement.Ed’s T-shirt design is black with geometric shapes and red lettering, while Chris’ shirt is black with white designs. The shirts will…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tove Lo's Talking Bodies: Compares Taylor, Katy & Nicki

Tove Lo's hit "Talking Body" finds her singing about someone who has "a perfect one."  But what does she think of the bodies of her fellow female pop stars?  She refuses to judge them. While speaking to the Windy City Times, Tove was asked who has a better body: Taylor Swift or Katy Perry?  Of course, the two women are -- allegedly -- mortal enemies, so Tove wisely replied, "Oh, I'm not going to go there." Then when asked to compare Nicki Minaj's body to Kim Kardashian's, Tove was very diplomatic. "These are the royalties of bodies. Any woman that…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Performs "Smelly Cat" Onstage with Lisa Kudrow; Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake Drop In, Too

Even if you’re not a Friends fan, you’ve probably heard the song “Smelly Cat,” which actress Lisa Kudrow’s character, Phoebe Buffay, wrote and performed on the show.  Taylor Swift is a Friends fan, and also a well-known cat lover -- which made it perfect for Kudrow to join Taylor onstage Wednesday night to perform a duet of “Smelly Cat” during Taylor’s final show at the STAPLES center in Los Angeles. Taylor milked the moment during the introduction, saying “This singer, she’s only performed in coffeehouses before,” a reference to the Friends hangout, Central Perk, where Phoebe performed.  As you can…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

R. City's Hit "Locked Away" Inspired by the True Story of Their Dad's Incarceration

R. City's hit "Locked Away," featuring Adam Levine, has been racing up the chart since its release.  But the catchy island-flavored tune isn't just about imagining what would happen to your relationship if you were sent to prison: it's a real-life story about the parents of Timothy and Theron Thomas, the brothers who make up R. City. The brothers grew up on the island of St. Thomas, but for them, it was far from a paradise: they were poor, living in a rough neighborhood, and for them, the struggle was real.  "Just coming from St. Thomas, being from one of…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Goes Incognito to Ask People What They Think of Her on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Miley Cyrus dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday to plug her upcoming gig as host of MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday. She also participated in a sketch called "I Witness News," in which she was disguised as an Australian television reporter named Janet who wanted to find out what people thought of the performer. All but one of the people "Janet" spoke to failed recognize the controversial pop star, who donned a skirt and blazer, along with a wig and eyeglasses. The gentlemen who did spot her was treated to a quick peek under her costume. Here's a sample…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Reveals Track Listing for New Album, "Confident"

Demi Lovato fans can feel confident that a new album is coming in two months. The singer enlisted the help of celebrity pals on Wednesday to tweet the titles of songs from her new album, which is titled Confident and is due in October. Her boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, plus Nick Jonas, Iggy Azalea, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and others took part. Iggy is featured on one of the tracks, “Kingdom Come." Demi posted the entire track listing on Facebook. She also shared the album cover, on which she's wearing a sexy black top. She wrote, "You ready for this? NEW…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-08-26

Justin Bieber Performing "What Do You Mean" at MTV VMAs

Just days after he releases his new single, "What Do You Mean," Justin Bieber will perform the song at the MTV Video Music Awards. Justin's performance at Sunday's extravaganza will be his first at the VMAs since 2010, when he did a medley of “Baby,” “Somebody to Love” and “U Smile." "What Do You Mean" will debut on Friday. The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots have also been announced as performers for the 2015 MTV VMAs, which will be hosted by Miley Cyrus. It will air Sunday night…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ricky Martin Slams Donald Trump in Op-Ed After Incident with Univision News

Since he announced he was running for president, Donald Trump has made public comments that have been deemed insulting to Latinos.  Following Trump's public argument with Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos on Tuesday at an Iowa press event -- which led to Trump having Ramos ejected from the room -- Ricky Martin has written an op-ed for Univision taking the billionaire to task for his behavior. According to an English translation of the op-ed published by Billboard, Martin writes, "The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party,…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR