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2016-07-19

Rachel Platten Says Her New Music Is Like "Oxygen"

Rachel Platten can finally take a deep breath: she's making new music. On Instagram, she posted, "Just started writing again. Ohmygodohmygod. I feel like I haven't had oxygen for so long and I'm remembering how easy it feels to breathe again." Rachel, who released her debut album Wildfire last year, adds, "I cannot believe I went months without letting my little inner artist come out and play and it got scary to start again but now I started and I wanted to share with you how exciting it feels with one long runonsentence." The excited singer ended her post by…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: will.i.am Responding to Gun Violence with "Where Is the Love?" Remix Involving Snoop, Others

will.i.am is bringing the love back for a good cause. The Black Eyed Peas hitmaker is collaborating with other artists, including Snoop Dogg, on a remix of the 2003 BEP hit "Where Is the Love?" according to TMZ, which compares the project to "We Are the World." The website's sources say will.i.am felt it was the perfect time for the project in light of the gun violence in the U.S. over the past several weeks. TMZ says a music video is currently in production, but it's unclear when the song will be released. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Twenty One Pilots' "Ride" to the Top: Producer Says "They're Just Gonna Get Bigger and Bigger"

Twenty One Pilots have been around since 2009, but it's only been this past year that pop fans discovered them, their album Blurryface and their hits "Stressed Out" and "Ride."   According to one of their producers, it's about darn time. "Their fans have known for years the magic of the band, between the live show and how good they are to their fans and how emotionally effective their songs are," says songwriter and producer Ricky Reed. "But I think...finally...the general public, just got a peek into their world. And the further people get inside of it...they’re just gonna get bigger…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

How Phillip Phillips Runs "Home": "We Have a Good Time with It"

When your first single also is your biggest hit, you end up playing it a lot.  So how do you keep from getting tired of it? There's always a way....just ask Phillip Phillips. When Phillip won American Idol in season 11, his "coronation song" was "Home," which went on to become the best-selling single by any Idol contestant.  So Phillip has performed "Home" non-stop since 2012.  He's also singing it every night this summer as part of his co-headling tour with Matt Nathanson.  Since he didn't actually write the song, how does he keep it fresh? "It definitely feels like I’ve…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Clarifies Voting Comments, Now Says She's "Ready to Vote"

It turns out Meghan Trainor does have a desire to vote. In an interview with the latest issue of Billboard, the singer declared, "I've never voted and I don't have any desire to." She's since seemingly changed her tune, claiming to Entertainment Tonight her comments were taken out of context. "I wanted to learn more about both parties and it's one of the biggest elections of all time," Meghan told the entertainment news program. "It's such a big deal and I figured it out, and I am ready. I'm ready to vote." Meghan may have dropped a hint as to…

posted 2016/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-07-18

Daya and Nathan Sykes to Play First-Ever "People Now" Concert Series

Daya and Nathan Sykes are on deck for the first-ever People Now Concert Series.The series, hosted by People magazine’s online daily talk show, will kick off July 21 at 4 p.m. ET with a performance by Daya. The concert will be broadcast live from the People Now studios in Downtown Manhattan and will stream on People.com as well as other Time Inc. digital platforms.Nathan will perform July 28, followed by Beyonce’s girl group Chloe x Halle on August 11 and Austin and Ally star Laura Marano on August 18. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Goodbye Nils, Hello Taylor: Swift Takes Credit Back on Harris Hit

No more hiding behind Scandinavian pseudonyms for Taylor Swift: she's changed the songwriting credit on her ex-boyfriend's latest hit to her own name. As previously reported, Taylor co-wrote "This Is What You Came For," Calvin Harris' hit collaboration with Rihanna, under the name "Nils Sjöberg."  But now, as Billboard points out, the official website for artists' rights organization BMI, which handles Taylor's music publishing, lists her as the co-writer under her own name. This doesn't really change anything, other than the fact that it shows Taylor clearly now wants credit where credit is due. After the news broke last week…

posted 2016/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Malik Debuts New Glow-in-the-Dark "Star Wars" Tattoo

It looks like the force is with Zayn Malik. The singer recently got a tiny tattoo on his middle finger in honor of Star Wars. Malik's new ink is a lightsaber that actually glows blue under UV lights. Malik's longtime tattoo artist, Jon Boy, showed off the new ink on his Instagram page. According to another photo posted on the social network, it appears Malik, 23, was accompanied by his girlfriend Gigi Hadid's brother, model Anwar Hadid, to get his new ink. It's not the first time Malik's ink has created headlines. Back in March, he got a temporary tattoo…

posted 2016/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Sings “Born This Way” to Kids at Mexican Orphanage

Lady Gaga took some time to bring her message of positivity to children at a Mexican orphanage this weekend. The singer performed an a cappella version of “Born This Way” at the Casa Hogar home for boys in Cabo San Lucas. Her touching performance of the diversity-promoting hit was captured in a YouTube video. Following her visit, Gaga wrote on Instagram, “Already miss the boys at Casa Hogar. Wore my shwag out on the town. mis amores.”The “shwag” in this case appears to be a Sesame Street backpack -- perhaps a gift from the children. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio.…

posted 2016/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

All She Has and More! Jennifer Lopez Extends Las Vegas Residency

Now you have even more chances to see Jennifer Lopez in Las Vegas. The singer has announced 21 additional shows for her residency, Jennifer Lopez: All I Have, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood.The new performances include one extra date in December and the rest in February, May and June of next year. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m. PT.The announcement comes about a week after J. Lo released a new single with Lin-Manuel Miranda called “Love Makes the World Go Round.” If you purchase the song on iTunes by July…

posted 2016/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are Calvin Harris and Tinashe Together?

How deep is Calvin Harris and Tinashe's love? For now, it's casual, according to Page Six. The Scottish DJ and R&B singer-songwriter have reportedly been on a few dates, including a recent one in Malibu at the popular Japanese-Peruvian restaurant, Nobu. "They have been seeing each other on the DL. It's only been weeks, so it's still pretty casual right now," Page Six reports.  The pair started a business relationship in 2014, with Tinashe featured on the Calvin Harris track, "Dollar Signs."  Harris recently made headlines after he and Taylor Swift called it quits in June. The record producer then wrote a damning series of tweets, criticizing his ex…

posted 2016/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Coldplay Rocks "Johnny B. Goode" with Michael J Fox

In the words of Marvin Berry, listen to this! Coldplay invited actor Michael J. Fox on stage Sunday night during their show at MetLife Stadium to play Chuck Berry's signature hit "Johnny B. Goode." You can watch fan-shot footage of the performance now on YouTube. Fox, of course, famously rocked "Johnny B. Goode" as Marty McFly in the 1985 film Back to the Future. In introducing Fox to the stage, Coldplay's Chris Martin referred to Back to the Future as the "best movie of all time." Coldplay and Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, also jammed together on the doo-wop…

posted 2016/07/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR