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Sean Paul on "Cheap Thrills" Team-Up with Sia: "My Mom Is a Big Fan"

Before he hooked up with Sia for some "Cheap Thrills" -- their #1 collaboration -- the last time Sean Paul was #1 on the pop charts was a decade ago.  He tells Billboard it was an "amazing feeling" to be back in the spotlight. "For the ten years that I was not being on those charts you would hear the question: ‘Where have you been? You went away.' No. I'm always in the studio. I'm always touring," the reggae star tells Billboard. "Maybe I'm not on the big shows that you see on your TV, but I'm always touring. That's…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Usher's New Album, "Hard II Love," Has a Release Date

Usher dropped by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night to promote his new film, Hands of Stone, but while there he made a big announcement regarding his new album. The singer revealed that his latest effort, Hard II Love, is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Scheduled to be released September 16, it's comprised of 15 tracks. The complete track listing has not yet been revealed on iTunes. Hard II Love is the follow-up to Usher's 2012 disc, Looking 4 Myself. While you await the album's release, you can check out Usher in Hands of Stone, in which he plays boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard opposite Edgar Ramirez's Roberto Duran. Usher noted the…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Gives $50,000 to Baton Rouge Food Bank

Taylor Swift has already donated a million dollars to Louisiana flood relief.  Now she’s opened her checkbook once more to help out the residents of Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Food Bank posted a photo on their Instagram Thursday showing the staff holding a sign that reads “Thanks, Taylor!” “@taylorswift donated $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank!” the photo’s caption reads. “The #laflood destroyed our warehouse but we are going to shake it off!” The Salvation Army thanked Taylor as well, tweeting, “Thank you @taylorswift13 for helping us serve the #LouisianaFlood survivors by donating to our relief efforts!…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams Ask Court to Overturn "Blurred Lines" Verdict

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have made a filing in an appeal of the copyright infringement verdict in the "Blurred Lines" case. An opening brief filed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday calls for either the verdict to be overturned or a new trial. Lawyers contend that jurors were only supposed to consider whether or not Thicke and Williams improperly copied notes from the sheet music to Marvin Gaye hit "Got to Give It Up" for their song, "Blurred Lines." "What happened instead," according to court documents, "was a cascade of legal errors warranting this court's reversal or vacatur…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Helps Rumored Girlfriend Sofia Richie Celebrate Her 18th Birthday

Justin Bieber helped his rumored girlfriend Sofia Richie celebrate her 18th birthday in a West Hollywood club on Wednesday night. "Justin arrived with his guy friends around 10 p.m. Sofia joined him later and they stayed until after 1 a.m.," an clubgoer tells People magazine. "They sat separately and had big groups with them." The entertainment magazine reports that a day earlier, the model posted a Snapchat from a doctor's office and complained, "Of course I'm sick [the] day before my birthday.. Anything else want to go wrong?" That reportedly didn't stop her from dining with friends that night.  The 22-year-old…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Which MTV VMA Best New Artist Nominee Says His VMA Nod Is "Kind of Bizarre"?

The Best New Artist nominees for Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards include four actual newcomers, and a guy whose first VMA nomination came seven years ago: Joe Jonas. As a member of the Jonas Brothers, Joe got his first VMA nods in 2008, but since he's in a new band, DNCE, he's eligible again. "It’s kind of bizarre to be nominated for Best New Artist, ‘cause I feel like I’ve been around for a minute. But that’s I guess a good thing," he tells ABC Radio. "It’s showcasing that this is a new experience for me." The "Cake By…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears Appears in All Her Glory on "Carpool Karaoke"

Coinciding with the Friday release of her new album, Glory, Britney Spears appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden Thursday night for a brand-new edition of “Carpool Karaoke.” Dressed in a black lace top and sporting a black choker and black sunglasses, Britney played coy with Corden when he asked her what one of her most famous songs, "Oops!... I Did It Again," is about. “I think it’s just a song,” she replied, before the duo launched right into it. When the conversation turned to kids, Britney announced that she wants three more -- she already has two…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Rihanna's VMA Performance May Make MTV History, Says Producer

Rihanna plans to give viewers a whole lot to talk about Sunday night after her scheduled appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Rih Rih will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award during the televised event, but instead of giving a speech, she'll instead perform to honor herself, the show's executive producer, Jesse Ignjatovic, tells Entertainment Weekly.  "If we're talking on Monday the 29th or after the show Sunday, everyone will be surprised with what she's done to make this honor her own and something that's extremely impactful," says Ignjatovic. "I can tell you it's going to be one of those 'holy…

posted 2016/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Start Your Engines: The Weeknd to Perform at US Grand Prix in October

Earlier this year, Taylor Swift was announced as the headliner for the 2016 U.S. Grand Prix. Now, she’ll have some company. The Weeknd has signed on to perform during the final day of the three-day Formula 1 racing event. He’ll be taking the stage at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to play a full concert on Sunday, October 23. All Sunday ticket holders will have access to The Weeknd’s show. As previously confirmed, Taylor is set to perform a full concert after the end of track activity on Saturday, October 22. The event kicks off October 21. Copyright…

posted 2016/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor/Harry Styles-Penned Song Appear on New Michael Buble Album

Last year, Meghan Trainor revealed she'd written and recorded a song with Harry Styles of OneDirection, but she didn't say when, or if, we'd ever hear it.  Well, we'll finally get our chance in October -- except Harry isn't the one singing on it. Michael Buble told ET Canada he's recorded the song, called "Someday," as a duet with Meghan on his upcoming album, Nobody But Me.  "For the first time ever, I’ve recorded an original [song] that I didn’t write,” he added. Michael praised Meghan as the "most talented 21-year-old in the world," and raved, "Listen, she’s a great…

posted 2016/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes Dishes on Dating an Older Woman, Being a Teen Sex Symbol

Shawn Mendes might not be as innocent as he looks. In a new cover story with Billboard, the singer admits he once hooked up with an older woman. The 18-year-old says one of his new songs, “Patience,” "is about a girl older than me who I hooked up with, but the next day was so scared because of how young I was. I have a sore spot for older people who are weird around younger people." He also says he feels weird about being called a sex symbol -- unless, of course, he’s in a relationship. "Being a sex symbol…

posted 2016/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic Take Their "Kids" to Mexico in New Video, New Album Out October 7

OneRepublic take a trip South of the Border in the video for their new single, "Kids." The clip, set in Mexico City, follows a teenage girl who goes out on the town and catches the eye of a teenage boy, who follows her around looking for an opportunity to talk to her.  They both end up on balconies on opposite sides of the street, and he throws a paper airplane at her.  Finally, they both come down to the street and stare into each others' eyes, at which point he grabs her hand and leads her through a crowd to…

posted 2016/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR