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2014-10-29

Jessie J Talks Going "Bang Bang" Without Ariana & Nicki: "I Miss Them"

Jessie J's spent most of this past month making TV appearances in support of her new album Sweet Talker, and that means she's been performing her hit single "Bang Bang" without her musical partners in crime, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.  While many artists would probably be happy not to have to share the spotlight, Jessie says she actually misses having them onstage with her. "It makes me realize how loud I am in comparison to Ariana," Jessie laughs, talking about performing 'Bang Bang" solo. "Her voice is so soft and sweet and buttery, and I'm like, 'SHE MIGHTA LET…

posted 2014/10/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Knockout Rounds Continue with a Steal by Gwen

The Voice staged its second night of the Knockout Rounds on Tuesday night. Once again, Taylor Swift dispensed advice to the artists during rehearsals. Artists from Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams' teams competed during the episode. The contestants on Team Blake Shelton didn't make an appearance. The one-hour broadcast began with a face-off between Team Gwen's Taylor John Williams and Troy Ritchie. Troy chose the OutKast hit "Hey Ya!" At Taylor Swift's suggestion, he performed a slow, acoustic version of the first verse before abandoning the guitar and singing the rest of the song as OutKast did a…

posted 2014/10/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Chats with Letterman About "Secret Sessions," Being an NYC Ambassador

Late Show with David Letterman was Taylor Swift's latest stop on her 1989 media tour Tuesday night. One of the topics of discussion was Taylor's "1989 Secret Sessions," in which she previewed the album for fans at her homes in Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville and Rhode Island, plus a hotel room in London, prior to its release this week. An incredulous Letterman asked her what the screening process was, and the singer explained how she plucked devoted fans from social media to take part in the sessions. Letterman wondered, "That sounds great, but how do you get them…

posted 2014/10/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-10-28

Ariana Grande Says She Worked with Lorde on "Hunger Games" Song

When the track listing for the Lorde-curated soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 was announced, the fifth track was left untitled, and it was credited only to "various artists." Well, Ariana Grande has all but confirmed that she's one of those artists. During a Livestream chat with fans on Tuesday, Ariana revealed that she recorded a song with Lorde and DJ/producer/rumored Katy Perry boyfriend Diplo for the soundtrack. She described it as an "interesting" and "different" song. Charli XCX and Tove Lo are two of the other artists on the Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, which is due…

posted 2014/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull to Star in Not One but Two Reality Shows

Things just got real with Pitbull.  Deadline reports that the rapper will be the star of not one but two reality TV shows. Mr. Worldwide is teaming up with The Weinstein Company for the two projects.  The first, called Pitbull: The Lyfe, will give fans an up-close-and-personal look at his world tour, his recording sessions and his life behind the scenes.  The second series is called The REAL Change Project, and it involves Pitbull teaming with other celebrities for a good cause. On The REAL Change Project, Pit will work with people like Michelle Obama, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Paul…

posted 2014/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rita Ora's First Reaction to "Black Widow" -- "This Is the F***ing Song!"

Rita Ora graces the cover of the December issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, and inside, the Albanian-born British singer talks about relationships, sex and her hit with Iggy Azalea, "Black Widow." "As soon as I heard it, I was like 'This is the f***ing song,'" Rita tells Cosmo about "Black Widow."  "Katy Perry co-wrote it, [so] it felt nice to have all the women involved." Rita's single before "Black Widow" was "I Will Never Let You Down," which was written and produced by her now-ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris.  It reached #1 in the U.K. but stalled in the U.S., amid controversy that…

posted 2014/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

London Mayoral Candidate Wants to Erect Statue of Adele in the Capital

In London, England, there are hundreds of statues of notable people, from military heroes to great writers to former monarchs.  But one London mayoral candidate says it's time to erect sculptures that honoring some of our modern-day British heroes...like Adele, for example. According to the Evening Standard, the candidate, David Lammy, wants to honor current cultural icons who hail from London's outer boroughs.  He said in a speech at a university, "Walk through Central London and you’ll pass statue after statue celebrating iconic Londoners. But why are these mostly limited to Zone One?"  "Zone One" is a reference to the…

posted 2014/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New David Guetta Album Includes Ryan Tedder, Sia, John Legend, The Script, Nicki Minaj, Nico & Vinz & More

David Guetta's upcoming album Listen features a slew of famous names, some of whom are re-teaming with the French deejay for a second go-round. Both Sia and Nicki Minaj -- David's collaborators on the hits "Titantium" and "Turn Me On," respectively -- return for appearances on Listen.  Nicki is featured on a track called "Hey Mama," which also includes contributions from Afrojack.  Sia sings on two tracks: "Bang My Head" and "The Whisperer."  The list of collaborators includes a bunch of other well-known acts: Nico & Vinz, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, The Script, John Legend, Emeli Sande and MAGIC!, among…

posted 2014/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Taylor Swift Wax Figure Unveiled in Washington, D.C.; 1989 on Track for 900K Sales

Even though it often seems she is, even Taylor Swift can't be everywhere at once.  Good thing she's got two new wax figures of herself making their debuts this week at Madame Tussauds.  On Monday, a new figure of Taylor was unveiled at Madame Tussauds' Hollywood location.  On Tuesday, a completely different figure made its debut at the museum's Washington, D.C. location.  The figure shows the singer wearing high heels, a ruby-red sequined top and black shorts, and she's holding her "Taylor" acoustic/electric guitar.  Her hair is in bangs, but it's longer, not her recent, shorter 'do. Taylor's had a…

posted 2014/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Drops New Single, Delays "The Pink Print" Until December

Nicki Minaj has good news and bad news for her adoring fans. As promised, the rapper has released her latest single, "Only," featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown.  However, she has delayed the release of her upcoming album, The PinkPrint. According to Billboard, Nicki's third album will now arrive on Monday, December 15;  the set was previously slated for a November 24 release. Meanwhile, on the explicit "Only," Minaj calls out her haters and dispels rumors at the same time. "I never f**ked Wayne/I never f**ked Drake/ All my life, man, f**k's sake," she raps on the song, produced by Dr.…

posted 2014/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Clean Bandit Reveals Who Inspired Romantic Lyrics of "Rather Be"

Clean Bandit's breakout smash "Rather Be" is a very romantic song, but the group says when they wrote it initially, they never planned for it to be a love song.  In fact, it was their co-writer -- who isn't even the band -- who turned the song into a tribute to his future wife. The members of Clean Bandit wrote the music for "Rather Be," but the lyrics were written by one member, Jack Patterson, and another guy called Jimmy Napes.  "He's a lyricist. He wrote [Disclosure's hit] 'Latch' and other songs," says Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto. "And we've kinda…

posted 2014/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Doesn't Want to "Jinx" His Possible Grammy Nomination

Sam Smith has been racking up the awards -- and the award nominations -- in recent weeks, both in the U.S. and the U.K.  But the soulful British singer says he can't quite bring himself to think about that one award that trumps them all: the Grammy. Asked by Vibe magazine if he cares what musical category the Grammys would put him in, should he receive a nomination, Sam laughs, "Not at all!"  He then adds, "I don’t even want to think about it too much because I don’t want to jinx anything, but if that did happen, that would…

posted 2014/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR