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2017-09-15

Sia’s longtime collaborator dishes on her Christmas album

Sia’s longtime producing/songwriting partner Greg Kurstin says the singer’s upcoming Christmas album will tackle the holiday genre in a whole new way. “What really blows my mind is just that she wrote these new Christmas stories, in a way,” Kurstin tells Entertainment Weekly, “and it’s kind of amazing that she did that.” He says the album, which they recorded in just a couple of weeks back in May, will explore many different styles. “[It] took me back to when we used to get into jazz chord changes,” he says, adding, “There’s some really fun uptempo Christmas jams, and then there’s…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyoncé steals the show at Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball

Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball, which took place Thursday night in New York City, is all about raising money for her Clara Lionel Foundation, but all anyone can talk about this morning, is Beyoncé. Dressed in a sexy, emerald-green gown, Queen Bey made her first official, post-twins red carpet appearance at last night’s affair, along with hubby JAY-Z.  That alone was enough to drive social media crazy, but what sent it into overdrive was a subsequent photo someone snapped of Beyoncé with Rihanna herself, both of them looking their gorgeous, glamorous best. Beyoncé gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir last…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Andy Grammer headed to Kaaboo Del Mar, says playing festivals feels "100% right"

Sunday, Andy Grammer will be one of the performers at Kaaboo Del Mar, a festival near San Diego, California that features everyone from Pink, Smash Mouth and Jason Derulo, to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kesha and X Ambassadors. While you may not think of Andy as "festival act," he says he and his band certainly see themselves that way. "Me and the band, we just feel very comfortable at festivals, it just feels correct when we're at those things," Andy tells ABC Radio. "I don't know if the rest of the world sees us like that quite yet, but…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-09-14

Niall Horan compares recording in hotel rooms with 1D to making his solo album

Niall Horan’s first solo album is due out next month, and he says the recording process was very different from working with One Direction. “Before, we recorded albums in hotel rooms with mattresses against the wall as we were touring,” Niall tells Entertainment Weekly. “It was really fun, and it was great laughs, but it was sometimes challenging.” This time, he got to record in studios with a live band and work at a slower pace. He did have to adjust to singing without his band mates, though. “I had never really sung on a song for three and a…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hurry: There's still some dark shades from Rihanna'a Fenty Beauty line available to buy

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line is such a massive hit that fans went into a panic after hearing rumors that the darker foundation shades were sold out.   However, that's been confirmed as false...for now. According to Billboard, about 300 to 400 of the shades are still available to buy.   But for any of RiRi's makeup products that are no longer in stock at the moment, fans will just have to wait for Sephora stores, Sephora.com and the Fenty Beauty website to restock.   Those are the only three places where Fenty Beauty is now sold.   Fenty Beauty, which launched in 1,6000 stores across 17…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fergie and Josh Duhamel announce separation

The London Bridge that is Fergie and Josh Duhamel's marriage has apparently fallen down. According to People, the singer and the actor have announced they're separating after eight years of marriage.  In fact, they've apparently been apart for a while. "With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year," the couple says in a joint statement. "To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga taken to hospital for “severe physical pain”; cancels Rock in Rio appearance

Lady Gaga has cancelled her Friday performance at Rock in Rio due to “severe physical pain.” A statement on her Twitter page reads, "Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform. As a result, she must sadly withdraw from this Friday’s Rock in Rio performance.” The statement adds, “Lady Gaga is under the care of expert medical professionals. She sends her love to all her fans in Rio and thanks them for their support and understanding.” Gaga also tweeted, “I was taken to the hospital its not simply hip pain or wear &…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Nick Jonas searches for an elusive lover in new single, "Find You"

No need to look for new Nick Jonas music. It’ll “Find You.” The singer has released his new song, “Find You,” after teasing it on social media this week. The softer dance tune is a departure from Nick’s previously R&B/hip-hop leanings. In it, he pines for an elusive lover. “I look for you in the center of the sun/I took a pill but it didn’t help me numb/I see your face even when my eyes are shut/But I never really know just where to find you,” he sings. “Find You” is Nick’s first single following the success of his last…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith says he almost quit writing new album after painful breakup

Wondering why it took so long for Sam Smith to release new music? Turns out he almost quit the industry entirely. In a new interview with Sir Elton John in Attitude’s October issue, the singer reveals he went through a romantic breakup that was so devastating, it nearly made him throw in the towel. “There was a period, when making the record, that I was in a really bad place,” he says. “I got dumped, which wasn’t very nice.” Sam continues, “Writing music about that kind of thing is normally like therapy for me, but when I got dumped this…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Walk the Moon album "was not necessarily a smooth ride," says frontman

We don't have a lot of details about Walk the Moon's new album, other than the fact that it's due in October and the first single is called "One Foot."  But frontman Nick Petricca says it's the most "raw" and "vulnerable" music they've made, partly due to the changes in the group's personal lives. Last year, the "Shut Up and Dance" hitmakers cut their tour short so Nick could go back home and take care of his ailing dad, who eventually passed away.  While he was struggling with that loss, Nick says, he was also struggling with his own personal…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez reveals she's recovering from kidney transplant

Selena Gomez dropped a bombshell on her Instagram Thursday morning, revealing she's been recovering from a kidney transplant. Selena, 25, posted a picture taken in a hospital room, in which a smiling Gomez is laying in a bed, tenderly holding the hand of another young woman lying in a bed to her right.  The caption reads, in part, "I'm very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Witness all things Katy Perry with new Xfinity on-demand service

If you’re not able to witness Katy Perry’s Witness: The Tour in person, there’s a new way you can experience her live shows. Comcast’s Xfinity, Katy’s tour sponsor, is launching a new on-demand service where Xfinity X1 customers can access behind-the-scenes content from the tour, as well as music videos and never-before-seen interviews. The digital service will feature footage from every North American show on the Witness tour. "It means a lot to me for all of my fans, no matter what their situation, to feel like they can come along for the ride and join the fun,” Katy tells…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR