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2015-04-24

Taylor Swift Names Gigi Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld and Actress Who Dissed Her as Some of Her "Women of Tomorrow"

Taylor Swift may be one of the biggest celebrities in the world today, but she has strong opinions on some other stars who she predicts are going to blow up in the future.  For the new issue of Glamour's U.K. edition, Taylor's put together a list of female celebs she calls her "Women of Tomorrow." "I believe women are at our best when we support each other -- so I’m proud to give you my list of the ones who excite and inspire me,” Taylor writes. The 10 lucky women are:   Oscar-nominated True Grit star Hailee SteinfeldModel Gigi HadidModel/Actress…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson to Enjoy Surprise Birthday Getaway with Husband

Happy Birthday, Kelly Clarkson!  The original American Idol turns 33 today and her life couldn't be better, with a hit album, a great husband and stepkids, and an adorable baby girl.  How will she celebrate?  Only her husband, Brandon Blackstock, knows for sure. Asked by a fan on Twitter how she'll mark her special day, Kelly tweeted, "Brandon is surprising me with birthday getaway so we will see :)."  Whatever the getaway is, we're sure it'll be special, since Brandon is a man prone to romantic gestures. Last July, he gave her a 10-acre field of sunflowers, her favorite blossom. …

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-04-23

Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" Goes Platinum; Band Will Perform on "The Voice"

The members of Walk the Moon are likely doing a dance of joy right now. Their hit song, “Shut Up and Dance,” has been certified platinum for one million in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. The band will be bringing the upbeat song to The Voice next month. They’re set to perform on the NBC show’s May 12 episode. Walk the Moon is currently touring the U.S. in support of their Talking Is Hard album. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Won't Be Dancing with Britney Spears in "Pretty Girls" Video

Despite a history of twerking, Iggy Azalea is perfectly content to leave the dancing to Britney Spears in the video for their song "Pretty Girls." The Aussie rapper, who co-directed the video, tells USA Today she just wasn't comfortable busting a move. “I don’t know if it necessarily fits my identity, but I think Britney’s identity is really embedded in being a dancer, and that’s something she really wanted to do as well,” Iggy says. “So there’s a lot of dancing in the video, but I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily centered around that.” When Iggy and Britney were spotted filming…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Pitch Perfect 2" Soundtrack Features Jessie J Song Written by Sam Smith & Sia

The first single from the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack is out today, and it features the talents of a trifecta of pop superstars. The song, “Flashlight,” was written by Sam Smith and Sia, and is performed by Jessie J. The track is an uplifting, emotional ballad and showcases Jessie’s soaring vocals. It’s currently available for purchase on iTunes, and the entire soundtrack, which includes mash-ups and medleys from the movie musical, is available for pre-order. A video for “Flashlight,” set on a college campus, premieres tonight on Vevo at 7:30 p.m. ET. The soundtrack will be released on May 12,…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert's "Complicated" Reaction to Madonna's "Ghosttown" Single

Adam Lambert is just out with his new single, "Ghost Town," but Madonna's latest single, also called "Ghosttown," is already moving up the charts. Adam tells Billboard he was happy about the choice of "Ghost Town" as the lead single from his upcoming album The Original High...until he decided to browse through iTunes one day. "I'm on my laptop on a little four-day vacation in Mexico," he explains. "And I open up my iTunes, I'm searching through, and I'm like, Oh, Madonna's music is out! I love Madonna! I've always loved Madonna -- she's an icon, she's an amazing entertainer.…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Balls Are Movin’: Meghan Trainor Loves to Trash Talk While Bowling

If you want to see Meghan Trainor really get competitive, forget karaoke, take her bowling. In the May issue of Marie Claire, the singer reveals she’s obsessed with the sport and loves to psyche out her opponents. "I trash talk,” she admits. “Like, 'Better prepare yourself; I'm about to destroy you.'"Meghan says her love of bowling started when she was younger. "We always went bowling as a family; that's why it's my favorite,” she says. “With the bumpers, of course! My older brother was always the best -- he's very athletic. My younger brother wasn't the greatest, so I was…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith, John Legend, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera to Appear on NBC's "Red Nose Day" Event

On May 21, some of music's biggest stars will be donning fake red clown noses for a good cause. Sam Smith, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, and all four Voice coaches -- Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton -- will appear on NBC's "Red Nose Day," a three-hour live event designed to raise money for 12 charity organizations that focus on helping children and young people in the U.S. and around the world lift themselves out of poverty.  Some of the charities include Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the National Urban League, Save the Children, and United…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele, One Direction Top Sunday Times UK "Under 30" Rich List; Paul McCartney's #1 Overall

She hasn't released a new album since 2011, but for the third year in a row, Adele has topped the Sunday Times' "Rich List" of musicians under 30 in Britain and Ireland. According to the BBC, Adele is #1 on the list, the full version of which will be published Sunday.  She has an estimated fortune of 50 million pounds -- the equivalent 75.3 million bucks.  The four members of One Direction -- plus ex-member Zayn Malik -- are all in at #2, with an estimated fortune of just under 38 million bucks each. Also making the list this year…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Heidi Klum & "Game of Thrones" Actor Pedro Pascal Star in Video Set to Sia's "Fire Meet Gasoline"

The latest music video for Sia's music doesn’t include her mini-me, Maddie Ziegler, and with good reason: the storyline is a bit mature for the 12-year-old dancer. Model Heidi Klum has used the Sia tune “Fire Meet Gasoline” in a video for her new Heidi Klum Intimates campaign. In the visual, released today, Heidi and Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal star as two lovers who may be involved in something criminal. The couple gets amorous with each other -- items from Heidi’s lingerie line make an appearance -- before conspiring to burn down a house. At one point in…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga to Receive the First-Ever "Contemporary Icon" Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

Lady Gaga has won numerous awards in her career, but this June, she'll be taking home an honor that nobody but she has ever won. Gaga has been announced as the recipient of the first-ever Contemporary Icon Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction gala, taking place June 18 in New York City.  The awards has been created to celebrate a "songwriter-artist who has attained an iconic status in pop culture."  The president of the Songwriters Hall of Fame says in a statement, "It could be said that this honor was created with Lady Gaga in mind.  She…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine & Jason Mraz Among 100 Celebrity Narrators in New Documentary, "Unity"

Adam Levine and Jason Mraz are among the 100 celebrity narrators lending their voices to a new documentary out this summer. The film, called Unity, explores what it means to be human and how we impact the world. Adam’s Maroon 5 band mate Jesse Carmichael also will help narrate the film, as will Selena Gomez. It's not clear yet what parts they will be narrating, but the film will be divided into chapters. A host of other actors and entertainers round out the unprecedented cast, including House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey, daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, Interstellar actress Jessica…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR