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2014-07-30

Ariana Grande Discusses Her Grandfather, Falling Out of Touch with Her Dad

Before her grandfather passed away last week, Ariana Grande expressed in an interview with Seventeen magazine how much he meant to her. Speaking with Seventeen for its September issue, Ariana said that insecurity “has been the hardest thing” she’s had to overcome. She said that in order to get past the insecurity she feels, she focuses on “what’s important.” The 21-year-old “Problem” singer continued, “My grandpa is sick, so I focus on him every day.  I’m having the biggest song of my career so far, and all I can think about is my grandpa, because that’s what’s important to me.”…

posted 2014/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hilary Duff Releases Video for New Single, "Chasing the Sun"

Hilary Duff is caught daydreaming in the video for her comeback single, “Chasing the Sun.” In the clip, Duff is an office worker who’d rather be at the beach. She has fantasies about having fun outdoors -- and she embarrasses herself in front of her colleagues as a result. “Chasing the Sun,” which was co-written by Colbie Caillat, is available for purchase now on iTunes. It’s the first single off Hilary’s upcoming studio album, which will be released this fall. The currently-untitled project will be her first album with RCA Records, as well as her first full-length release since 2007’s…

posted 2014/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gavin DeGraw Unveils "Dolphin Tale 2" Song

Gavin DeGraw has made a musical contribution to the upcoming film Dolphin Tale 2, and you can listen to it now on YouTube. “You Got Me” was written for the movie by Diane Warren, the accomplished Grammy-winning songwriter who’s penned tunes for Celine Dion, Beyonce and many other artists. During the inspiring chorus, Gavin sings, “Rest your head on my heart/And your pain on my shoulders/Make your way to my arms/’Cause you got me.” “You Got Me” is available for purchase on iTunes and other digital outlets. Dolphin Tale 2, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and American Idol judge Harry…

posted 2014/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sarah McLachlan Reveals Who Inspired “Angel”

Everyone knows Sarah McLachlan's iconic song "Angel," if not from her extensive catalog of classic hits, then from those really touching SPCA commercials in which the singer lends her voice to stop animal cruelty.  In a question-and-answer session on The Huffington Post, McLachlan revealed that the song is not written about or inspired by an animal, but by another musician. Jonathan Melvoin was the keyboardist for the Smashing Pumpkins before his death after a heroin overdose in 1996.  "I wrote ‘Angel’ after being on the road for almost two years straight and was both mentally and physically drained," McLachlan wrote.…

posted 2014/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Has the Most-Watched Music Video on YouTube This Year

YouTube recently compiled a playlist of the most-viewed music videos on the site so far in 2014. Take a guess as to which clip is number one. Are you ready for, ready for the answer? It’s the Katy Perry hit “Dark Horse.” Since it was posted in February, it has racked up more than 493 million views. Shakira occupies the next two spots on the list. Her collaboration with Rihanna, “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” has 358 million views to date, while her World Cup song, “La La La (Brazil 2014),” has 262 million. Here are the rest of the…

posted 2014/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Reports: Orlando Bloom in Scuffle with Justin Bieber at Restaurant

Apparent bad blood between Justin Bieber and Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom boiled over at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain, Wednesday morning, according to various gossip outlets. TMZ cites two eyewitnesses who claim Bloom threw a punch at Bieber, who reportedly ducked and screamed in response, "What's up, b***h?" According to TMZ, Bloom and Bieber were at a star-packed Cipriani; Diddy and Paris Hilton were reportedly dining there at the time. Sources tell the New York Post Bloom took a swing at Bieber after the 20-year-old singer made a rude comment about the actor's lingerie model ex-wife, Miranda…

posted 2014/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Has Cameo in "Fast & Furious 7," Vin Diesel Says

Iggy Azalea is now a “Fancy” movie star.  The rapper has landed a cameo in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 movie.The film’s star, Vin Diesel, was doing promotion for the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie when an interviewer with France’s Skyrock FM asked the actor which songs he’d like to dance to the most: Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle,” Azalea’s “Fancy,” or Ariana Grande’s “Problem.” “Well, Iggy Azalea,” the actor replied, adding, “I just worked with her two weeks ago.  I guess you’ll be the first person that knows this. We casted her in Fast & Furious 7. She has…

posted 2014/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-29

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Featured on New Single from Seattle Band

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have collaborated with an indie-rock band from their native Seattle on a new song that just made its debut. The Grammy-winning duo appears on “Arrows,” by a band called Fences. This is the first new tune to feature Macklemore and Ryan Lewis since the release of their breakout 2012 album, The Heist. Macklemore says he can relate to Fences leader Christopher Mansfield. He says in a statement, "Fences is a good friend. He's f***ed up in the same way that I'm f***ed up. Because of that, our lives relate beyond music. I've always admired his talent…

posted 2014/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic Remix EP Now Available on iTunes

If you’re enjoying OneRepublic’s latest hit, “Love Runs Out,” you may want to check out a new offering from the band on iTunes. OneRepublic has released an EP comprised of three remixes of “Love Runs Out.” It will cost you $2.99. The group continues their tour with The Script Wednesday night in Omaha, Nebraska. They’ll perform “Love Runs Out” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on August 11. 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 2014/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Ranks High on "Forbes'" Highest-Paid Country Musicians List

Taylor Swift is country music’s biggest crossover artist, but she’s not the genre’s highest-paid singer. Forbes has ranked Taylor second on its list of the world’s highest-paid country musicians. She raked in 64 million dollars over the past year, thanks to the success of her RED tour and her endorsement deals with brands like Diet Coke. Taylor fell just shy of Toby Keith, who earned 65 million dollars.  American Idol judge Keith Urban ranks seventh, with 28 million. 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 2014/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga's "Harper’s Bazaar" Clothing Up for Auction

Here’s your chance to dress like Lady Gaga. Nate D. Sanders Auctions is offering clothing worn by Gaga for her photo spread in the March 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. One lot consists of an Emilio Pucci costume, featuring a silver coat, a black nylon and elastane bodysuit, and a black python leather and calfskin bag that buckles around the hip. A second lot features an ivory-colored Gamme Rouge double twill coat. The minimum bid for each lot is 7,500 dollars. Bidding will end Thursday at 5 p.m. Pacific time.    In March, Nate D. Sanders sold a one-piece…

posted 2014/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Announce Release Date for Their Jazz Album

We finally know the release date for Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s much-discussed jazz album. The duo announced Tuesday on NBC’s Today show that the album, titled Cheek to Cheek, will debut September 23. The first single off Cheek to Cheek is a duet of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” from the musical of the same name. The accompanying video shows Gaga and Tony hanging out in the recording studio and elsewhere. You can watch the clip now on YouTube. The collaborators sang each other's praises on the Today show.  Tony has certainly left an impression on Gaga, literally: she now…

posted 2014/07/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR