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2016-07-20

Ariana Grande Wants You to Smell “Sweet Like Candy”

Need a little spritz? Ariana Grande’s got you covered with a new sweet-smelling perfume. The fragrance is called Sweet Like Candy and it follows up her debut scent, ARI. The perfume includes notes sugar-frosted blackberry, marshmallow, vanilla, and creamy cashmere woods. Sounds almost good enough to eat! It comes in a faceted matte pink bottle with a pink pom-pom. Sweet Like Candy is available at Ulta locations starting today. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Adele Ready to Say "Hello" to Her First Movie Role?

The director of Adele's "Hello" video, Xavier Dolan, reportedly was impressed by the singer's acting ability on set. Now there's a report that she's getting ready to film a small role in his new movie. The British tabloid The Daily Star reports that during a break in her current U.S. tour, Adele will film a part in The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, a movie about a young actor who reflects on his pen-pal relationship with his TV idol, who died 10 years earlier.  Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame plays the young actor, and the cast…

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea: TV Mogul

Iggy Azalea is following in the footsteps of Adam Levine and Jennifer Lopez: she's now a TV producer. The rapper announced on Instagram that her production company, Azalea Street, has signed a deal to create original content for NBC.  She wrote, "So guys, I'm  an Executive Producer for at least a few years to come! Hopefully many! Lots of scripted series in the works! Lots of interesting ideas! I've been working on this for a long time now and can't wait to share more info with you soon." Iggy added the hashtag "#careerwoman" and included a photo of her signed…

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Louis Tomlinson Is a Guest Judge on Tonight’s "America’s Got Talent"

Louis Tomlinson is keeping busy during his One Direction hiatus. The singer will appear as a guest judge on tonight’s episode of America’s Got Talent. Louis will be seated at the judges’ panel alongside his mentor Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B. Simon discovered Louis and his bandmates on another reality competition show, The X Factor UK, back in 2010. In a sneak peek that debuted on Just Jared Jr. today, Louis watches in amazement as a duo performs a series of quick-changes. “I need you to get out to my house on a Friday night and…

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Gets Down to JT in Twitter Video: "I Feel Like We're Friends"

Hey, Justin Timberlake: you need to reach out to Kelly Clarkson.  Turns out you're a big inspiration to her...at least during photo shoots. In a new Twitter post, Kelly writes, "Pumped 2 get back 2 work! Meeting w/@atlanticrecords last week got me feelin like...#cantstopthefeelin."  She illustrated that with a video of her getting down to Justin's #1 hit of the same name during a photo shoot. A smiling Kelly tells the unseen photographer, "I can't wait for my favorite part. It makes me so happy. I feel like we're friends when he says it...he's talking to me." When the "Nothing…

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Pays Tribute to Nice, France Victims and Mourners During Concert

Rihanna recently paid a lovely tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France during her ANTI World Tour.   On Tuesday night in Lyon, France, the singer took a moment before performing her hit single "Diamonds," to pay her respects to the lives lost on that day, as well as to those who continue to mourn the tragedy. "This next song I want to dedicate to the people of Nice who suffered, people who've been traumatized, the victims and their families," she is heard saying in crowd-shot video posted to YouTube.  Rihanna also posted a picture to her Instagram account,…

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 59" Set for August Release

Your comprehensive summer playlist is coming soon. The 59th edition of the long-running compilation series NOW That’s What I Call Music! will arrive August 5, featuring a collection of 16 current hits from artists like Justin Timberlake, Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez and Fifth Harmony.The installment features Justin’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Meghan’s “No,” Selena’s “Kill Em with Kindness” and Fifth Harmony’s “Work from Home.” It also includes “Cheap Thrills” by Sia featuring Sean Paul, “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande and “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya.On the same day Vol. 59 is released, NOW That's What I…

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Timberlake Talks Trolls: "Animated Films Never Miss"

Justin Timberlake's new movie Trolls will hit San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, along with Justin himself.  While the movie itself isn't won't be out for months, the first song from the film, "Can't Stop the Feeling!," is one of the biggest hits of the summer.  Which is kind of ironic, considering Justin's character Trolls isn't a big music fan, to say the least. Justin plays Branch, a paranoid survivalist troll who is terrified that Troll Village will be invaded by the evil troll-eating Bergens.  While everyone else in the village loves to sing and dance, Branch refuses to do…

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

James Bay Says Trademark Hat Lets Him Go from Superman to Clark Kent

Some stars are so recognizable that they need to wear sunglasses, baseball caps or elaborate disguises when they go out in public so they don't get mobbed.  James Bay doesn't have that problem, though: the Grammy-nominated Brit says all he has to do is take off his hat. James is never photographed without his trademark hat, which isn't a fedora, a bowler or a cowboy hat -- it's somewhere in between. In fact, he tells Billboard that it's a special model called a Sydney Open Crown, made by an Australian brand called Akubra.  James admits that when he takes it…

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Asks Fans to "Root" for Taylor Kinney Romance

Lady Gaga took to her Instagram account late Tuesday to let fans know that she and fiancé Taylor Kinney aren't necessarily through just yet. "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break," the "Born This Way" singer captioned a black-and-white photo of the two walking together. "We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. "Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other," adds…

posted 2016/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-07-19

Kesha’s Hitting the Road with Some New Music

Kesha is going on tour -- and she’ll be playing new music. In a video posted to Twitter Tuesday, Kesha -- joined by a horse -- reveals she’ll be hitting the road for select dates this summer. “It's going to be f****** crazy!" she says. "And I'm playing songs you've never heard me play before, and songs I may never play again, only a couple shows." Another tweet includes details to an exclusive pre-sale on her website. She’ll apparently be performing as “Kesha and the Creepies” and the trek will be called the F*** the World Tour. Dates kick off…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

On the Floor: Jennifer Lopez Teams with NBC for New Dance Competition

Can TV handle yet another dance competition show?  When it's backed by Jennifer Lopez, the answer is yes. J-Lo's production company is teaming with NBC for World of Dance, a new show which will have a one-million dollar prize.  Solo artist, duos and crews will compete against one another in every kind of dance, from ballet and ballroom to tap, break dancing and hip-hop. In a statement, Jennifer says, "This will be a fierce talent-heavy dance competition that embraces the raw emotion and excitement that dance represents. I am excited to work with [the global dance brand] World of Dance,…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR