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Drake's "Views" Back on Top of the "Billboard" 200 Albums Chart

Drake is back on top on the Billboard 200 albums chart. He's returned to #1 with his latest album, Views, which earned 53 thousand equivalent album units for the week ending Thursday. It has now been #1 for 13 nonconsecutive weeks -- it had been seven weeks since it was last in that spot. Views replaces They Don't Know by Jason Aldean -- which fell to #6 -- in the top spot. Views was #2 last week. Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine debuted at #2 on the latest chart, with 48 thousand units. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Pharrell and Wife Are Expecting Another Child

Pharrell Williams and his wife, Helen Lasichanh, are expecting! People reports that Lasichanh is pregnant with the couple's second child. The happy pair confirmed the news to the magazine on Thursday while en route to dine and mingle at a Chanel-hosted dinner.  Pharrell and Helen, who married in 2013, are parents to a 7-and-a-half year-old son, Rocket Ayer.     Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers Release "Closer" Remixes

Are you tired of The Chainsmokers' #1 hit "Closer"?  Well, why not change things up and listen to a remix of it? The EDM duo has just released a remix package of their collaboration with Halsey.  The four-track collection, available as a download only, includes reworkings of the song from R3hab, Shaun Frank, Wuki and Robotaki. "Closer" has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks, and the lyric video is approaching 300 million views. In other Chainsmokers news, the duo will be performing at the winter X Games, which will be held in Aspen, Colorado, January 26-29.  The Chainsmokers…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Releases Track Listing for "Joanne"

Lady Gaga has released the track listing for her new album Joanne, due October 21. The deluxe version of the album has 14 tracks, including that duet with Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, called "Hey Girl," that she's mentioned in interviews.  There are 11 songs on the standard album. Here's the deluxe tracklisting:   "Diamond Heart""A-Yo""Joanne""John Wayne""Dancin' in Circles""Perfect Illusion""Million Reasons""Sinner's Prayer""Come to Mama""Hey Girl" ft. Florence Welch"Angel Down""Grigio Girls""Just Another Day""Angel Down" (Work tape) Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Appointed as Global Ambassador for Childhood Education

Rihanna wants young girls and boys around the world to receive an exemplary education -- and so the singer is putting herself out in front of the effort to make that happen as the new Global Ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education.    Rih Rih's Clara Lionel Foundation will partner with the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen to help children find success in the classroom and beyond school doors. As the GPE Global Ambassador, Rihanna will have the ability to encourage policymakers and world leaders responsible for overseeing global education for today's youth and future generations.    "I feel strongly that…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet Boys Announce "Larger than Life" Las Vegas Residency

It's been assumed for months that Backstreet Boys would be announcing a Las Vegas residency, but now it's finally happened.  Backstreet Boys: Larger than Life will debut at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino March 1, 2017. In a statement, Brian Littrell says, "If you’ve ever been to a Backstreet Boys show… it’s going to be that, on steroids." Tickets go on sale October 1 at 10 a.m. PT, but American Express Card Members can get them starting this Monday, September 26.  Tickets start at $39 each, but VIP packages and meet-and-greets will be available. Here are the…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DNCE Announce New Single, "Body Moves"

DNCE is unleashing a new track from their upcoming debut album. It's called "Body Moves," and it'll be out next Friday. The track appears on the group's self-titled debut album, due November 18.  We assume it's a sexy tune, since the cover art features a blurred photo of a guy -- possibly DNCE frontman Joe Jonas -- moving in to kiss a blonde wearing black lingerie. The song is the group's third single, following "Cake By the Ocean" and "Toothbrush."  However, it's being billed as the "first single" from the album, so it's not clear if the group's first two…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Says Adam's Baby Is "So Cute," Gushes Over "Magical" Justin Timberlake

While we wait for the first social media post showing off Adam Levine's new baby daughter, we have the word of two celebrities that the kid is good-looking. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, Gwen Stefani, Adam's pal and former The Voice colleague, told Ellen, "Adam's actually been...Facetiming me all day 'cause he just had his baby....so cute!!!"  Ellen chimed in, "I know, I saw the baby...she's adorable!" Considering little Dusty Rose Levine's mom is Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo and her dad is a former People "Sexiest Man Alive," we'd be disappointed if she wasn't cute, honestly. Gwen…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's Giving You Vinyl for Christmas

Justin Bieber's got the perfect Christmas gift for you, but you'll need a record player. Justin's 2011 holiday album Under the Mistletoe has been issued on vinyl for the first time.  The 11-track album, packaged with a 12-page booklet, features guest appearances by Usher, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Busta Rhymes and the country group The Band Perry.  It was the first Christmas album by a male artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard chart. The success of Under the Mistletoe also let Justin set another record: the first solo artist to score three #1 albums before the age…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Baton Rouge Students Thank Taylor Swift for Her Donation with Facebook Video

Students and school staff members in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are giving thanks to Taylor Swift after she donated to the state to help victims of the devastating flood there. Central Community School System posted a video on its Facebook page, set to Taylor's "Shake It Off," to salute the pop star. At the start of the clip, one student of Tanglewood Elementary declares, "It's OK because we're Central schools and we're gonna shake it off." We then see students and staff members dancing and spelling out "Central Schools [Heart] Taylor Swift." The message accompanying the post states, "We invite Taylor…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Goes to "Some Deep Dark Places" in New Frat Hazing Movie "Goat"

Nick Jonas never went to college -- he was too busy touring the world with his brothers and being an international pop star.  But in his new movie Goat, in theaters today, he gets to explore the dark side of college life, which he hopes will be a cautionary tale for anyone who's considering pledging a fraternity. Goat is based on Brad Land's 2004 memoir about being hazed as a member of Kappa Sigma at Clemson University.  In the film, the university is fictional, but the hazing is all too real: during Hell Week, the pledges are locked in cages,…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

James Bay Eager to Bring His Latest Tour to "a Lot of New People"

James Bay kicked off the latest leg of his U.S. tour earlier this week; tonight, he'll play Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.  While James has toured the U.S. a number of times since his breakthrough last year, he says he's still excited to play for those fans who still haven't gotten the chance to see him live.  "It's brand new to a lot of people," he says of his set. "What I really wanna do is honor the fact that we're going to a lot of places in the States I haven't really been before and a few places that we've…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR