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2015-06-26

Selena Gomez Says Taylor Swift Approves of Her New Music; Hints at "Bad Blood" Sequel

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift may have duked it out in Taylor’s “Bad Blood” video, but there’s no actual bad blood between the two. In fact, Selena’s new single, “Good for You,” already has Taylor’s stamp of approval. Selena tells MTV News that she played the song for Taylor, and immediately got a positive reaction from her pal. “She’s so happy,” Selena says. “I played her the one with A$AP [Rocky] and she’s just very animated, which I love because then I know.” She adds of Taylor, “She’s very honest, too; she’ll be like, ’I don’t know, I don’t know’…

posted 2015/06/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pop Stars React to Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Soon after Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling made same-sex marriage constitutional in all 50 states, pop stars began sharing their reactions on social media. Sam Smith posted an ecstatic message on Instagram following the news. “ALL 50 STATES!!!! So happy,” he writes. “Times are changing my friends. We have such a long way to go and so much more fighting to do so I hope nobody stops and thinks everything's ok because it isn't, BUT it's days like today, and moments like this that we've all gotta have a drink and celebrate how far we have come. I couldn't be…

posted 2015/06/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Releases Steamy Video for New Single, "Good for You"

She teased it when she released the single earlier this week.  Not the video for "Good for You," Selena Gomez's new single, has arrived.  The clip opens with Selena writhing on a green couch, wearing a printed robe -- and apparently nothing underneath -- and rolling on a wood floor wearing a white t-shirt and shredded jeans.  She's also seen wearing a wet white t-shirt and sitting on a stool.  We next see her in the shower with water pouring over her head, and in a loft-like space, wearing a black and gold robe.  Next, Selena's writhing on a leather…

posted 2015/06/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift's "1989" Is the Best-Selling Vinyl LP of 2015

All anybody in the music industry has talked about for the last few days has been Taylor Swift getting Apple to agree to pay artists royalties during the three-month free trial period on its new streaming service, and her subsequent decision to allow Apple to include her album 1989 on that service.  But ironically, 1989's also been a hit on a music format that's as far from streaming as you can get: vinyl. According to Nielsen Music, 1989 is the best-selling vinyl LP of 2015. Yes, vinyl is still a thing; in fact, sales of vinyl are up 39 percent…

posted 2015/06/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nate Ruess on His Solo Success & the Future of fun.

fun. frontman Nate Ruess is having a good month.  Last week, he received the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and this week, he saw his first solo album, Grand Romantic, debut at #5 on the Billboard chart...which, he says, "kind of blew my mind." "I just went in, honestly, to just make the best album that I could possibly make and be proud of it," Nate tells ABC Radio. "And when I finished about a month and a half ago, that was enough for me. Now, anything else is icing on the cake.  And…

posted 2015/06/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Says "Scream Queens" Is “Unlike Anything You've Seen on TV”

Get ready to set your DVRs. Scream Queens now has an official fall premiere date, and guest star Nick Jonas says you've literally never seen anything like the Fox comedy-horror series. “It’s pretty wild,” Nick tells ABC Radio. “This show, this cast is amazing and I feel like it’s gonna surprise a lot of people." He adds, "The show is unlike anything I’ve seen on TV, so I’m anxious for it to come out and excited to see how people respond.” The show, from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, will debut with a two-hour episode on September…

posted 2015/06/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-06-25

Demi Lovato Announces New Single Is "Cool for the Summer"

Demi Lovato is celebrating summertime with a brand new single. The singer announced the title of her new track will be “Cool for the Summer,” and it will be released July 1. She also debuted the artwork for the single, which features her lounging on a beach chair in a sexy cutout bathing suit, blue furry jacket and strappy stiletto heels. Demi could barely contain her excitement on Twitter. Just before she made the announcement, she teased, “OH HEY KINDA GOT SOME BIG SUPER EXCITING CRAZY NEWS!!” Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J to Play Exclusive Concert at London Hotel

Jessie J, who recently underwent surgery for an undisclosed ailment, will return to the stage next week for an exclusive concert at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. The June 30 show is part of a new partnership between Marriott International and Universal Music Group, which aims to create and deliver unique experiences to travelers. Jessie will kick off a summer of live performances for hotel guests at select properties across Marriott International’s brands around the world. In addition to live musical performances, the partnership also will involve music downloads, ticket offers and artist merchandise for Marriott Rewards members. Members…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink's Acrobatic Wax Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York

Pink is flying high at Madame Tussauds New York. The wax museum just unveiled its likeness of the singer, which is suspended from the ceiling of the attraction's newly revamped lobby. The statue is posed on silk aerial ropes 25-feet in the air -- a reference to Pink’s love of stage acrobatics. Dressed in a long-sleeved black lace leotard, the wax double has Pink’s signature punk hairstyle and features all of her many tattoos. The figure’s installation at the museum’s Times Square location marks the completion of its lobby renovation project. The museum will celebrate its 15th anniversary this fall.…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Ranked World's Highest Paid Celebrity Couple by "Forbes"

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have only been dating for a short while, but they’ve already reached power couple status. The two were ranked the world’s highest paid celebrity couple of 2015 by Forbes. The pop star and Scottish DJ-producer surpassed Beyonce and Jay Z for the top spot with combined annual earnings of $146 million. In addition to their massive musical success, the two each have their own endorsement deals that help them rake in the dough. Taylor has deals with Diet Coke, Keds and Sony, while Calvin endorses Giorgio Armani and Sol Republic headphones. This year, Bey and…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rob Thomas "Gutted" After Cancelling Gig for Only the Second Time in 20 Years

Rob Thomas says he was "almost in tears" over having to cancel his Wednesday night show in Denver, Colorado at the very last minute due to an allergy attack.  It was only the second gig in 20 years that he's had to cancel, the Matchbox Twenty frontman said on Twitter and on his website. "i am SO sorry Denver peeps. i am gutted. been trying all day with doctors. Literally up until the announcement [I]  was working to get [my voice] there," Rob tweeted. "but i can barely speak and you guys deserve more." Promising to schedule a make-up date…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Named PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity

Miley Cyrus has been named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2015. She beat out more than 100 celebrities for the title, including her fellow vegans Ariana Grande and Ellie Goulding. The singer been very outspoken about her love of animals. She counts a handful of rescue dogs, a kitten and a pig named Bubba Sue as members of her family. In her recent cover story with Paper magazine -- in which she posed naked with her pet pig -- Miley said she decided to go vegan last year after her beloved dog Floyd was killed by a coyote. She even…

posted 2015/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR