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2014-11-19

Rihanna Says Her New Album Is Coming "Very Soon"

Rihanna fans will be excited to know that their favorite singer's next album will arrive "very soon," according to Ri Ri. "That's my hope," she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "I'm really excited about the music that we've been working on, so I can't wait for people to hear it."While she didn't go into further detail about the highly anticipated project, the singer spoke about supporting in the fight against AIDS at the premiere of Andrew Jenks' new documentary It's Not Over."This documentary, It's Not Over, is really gonna be educational for the youth [with] what's going on…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift to Perform on "The Voice" Nov. 25

Taylor Swift will debut her new single "Blank Space" on this Sunday night's American Music Awards, live on ABC.  But if you want to see her sing it a second time, tune into The Voice Tuesday night. Taylor, who served as a mentor on the show during the Knockout Rounds, will return to sing "Blank Space" on the NBC reality show.  It's the latest release from her smash album 1989. 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 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Now Part Owner of Audio Technology Company

In addition to being a global pop superstar and sometime actor, Justin Timberlake has a financial interest in several interesting enterprises, such as the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, MySpace, a clothing line, a tequila brand and, now, an audio technology company. Justin has joined the company AfterMaster Audio Labs as an owner, and according to the company, he'll play an "integral role" as the company prepares its big launch into the marketplace.  So what does the company do?  It "provides revolutionary technology and sound to the digital audio processing world" via a "revolutionary sound innovation."  Apparently, if your device has…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"People's" Sexiest Man Alive Issue Features Levine, Timberlake, Derulo, Legend, 1D's Harry & Niall & More

As of today, Adam Levine is no longer People's Sexiest Man Alive: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Thor in the Marvel series of superhero films, including The Avengers, has claimed the honor for 2014.  So how is Adam taking the news that he no longer holds that title? "Very well," laughs People staff editor Antoinette Coulton. "Y'know, it's a year officially, but people talk about this even after the year is up.  So I'm sure he wishes Chris well. He's in the issue as well, as our outgoing guy, and he's having fun with it." Adam doesn't…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Says New Tattoo Didn't Hurt as Much as Achieving Stardom Did

Lady Gaga has gotten yet another tattoo -- by some counts, her 17th -- and documented the process step-by-step on Instagram. The tattoo, in Gaga's left armpit, reads "Mother Monster," and she had it done at 3 a.m. in the morning in Manchester, England.  On Twitter, she explains that the ink was inspired by the anniversary of the release of her album The Fame Monster.  She tweeted to her fans, "feel more complete w/ my new tat, a declaration that I'm always with u, thanks for a killer summer. And for everything." She added, "Someone asked me if my mother…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J to Perform, Charli XCX, Nick Jonas & Meghan Trainor to Appear on NewNowNext Awards

Jessie J will be burning up the stage at this year's NewNowNext Awards, which will air December 7 on Logo TV. The singer will perform her current hit, "Burnin' Up" on the awards show, which honors the best new musicians, actors, movies, TV shows and more.  Joe Jonas will serve as the celebrity DJ, and his brother Nick Jonas will also appear, as will Meghan Trainor, Charli XCX, Jennifer Hudson, A Great Big World, Lance Bass and others. The NewNowNext Awards, originating from Miami, airs December 7 at 8 p.m. ET on Logo TV. 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…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Clean Bandit Re-Releases Album, Announces New Tour & Explains Their Strange Name

The British group Clean Bandit has scored one of the most unexpected hits of 2014 with "Rather Be," and thanks to its success, they've just announced a new U.S. headlining tour.  But despite the song's popularity, few people know much about the group itself, including where they got their very odd name.  Well, the story behind that is just as odd: it involves some twisted Russian-to-English translation. Before they hit the big time, two members of Clean Bandit spent time in Moscow; cellist Grace Chatto was studying in the Moscow Conservatory at the time.  That's when they stumbled upon the…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Artists from Pharrell and Blake's Teams Are Eliminated

The Voice said goodbye to two of its 12 artists Tuesday night.  Team Pharrell‘s Sugar Joans and Team Blake’s Jessie Pitts were eliminated. Joans and Pitts, along with Team Gwen's Ryan Sill, found themselves ranked as the bottom three, based on viewer votes. Ryan was saved by the fans in the final moments of the show.  Following performances by the three artists, the fans were asked to support their favorite by tweeting the hashtag #VoiceSave, along with the singer's first name. Jessie sang Sara Bareilles' "Gravity"; Sugar belted out Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody"; and Ryan took on…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Malik Reunites with One Direction After Brief Absence

One Direction fans are breathing a collective sigh of relief. UsWeekly reports Zayn Malik reunited with the group for a performance in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday night, one day after he skipped a Today show appearance due to an alleged stomach bug. Immediately after he joined bandmates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne on stage, the hashtag #ZaynIsBack was spreading throughout Twitter. On Monday, fans lashed out at Matt Lauer after the Today show host implied Malik's absence may have been due to substance abuse problems. "Is it something more serious than just a minor illness?" Lauer asked Malik's…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's Grandparents Selling the House Where He Spent Time as a Kid

Justin Bieber's grandparents are selling their Stratford, Ontario, residence, a home where the pop star spent a lot of time when he was younger. Realtor Maria Walsh tells the Toronto Sun the house is attracting a lot of interested buyers. Walsh says she's not advertising it as the home Bieber spent part of his childhood in and "doesn't know how the word got out." Nevertheless, she says her phone is “ringing off the wall.” Bieber's grandparents, Diane and Bruce Dale, moved out of the house years ago after he bought another place for them with more privacy.  They have been…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-18

Nicki Minaj Covers Complex, Reveals Baby Plans

Nicki Minaj has landed another magazine cover and this time she's gracing the front page of Complex. In the accompanying article, the rapper candidly discusses plans to start a family after her fifth album, The Pinkprint. "I have to put out all six of my albums, contractually," she tells the publication."After the fifth, I’ll probably have my baby. I wonder if I’m going to be one of those women who balances my child with a career. I always said, ‘When I have my baby, it’s going to be all about my baby.’ I don’t want the child feeling like they…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran to Debut New Single on "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" & Release It on Vinyl for Record Store Day

Ed Sheeran will be joining his pal Taylor Swift on this year's Victoria Secret Fashion Show special, airing December 9 on CBS.  Now, he's announced that he'll be debuting his new single during that program. Ed's new single is the one he released a video for several weeks ago: "Thinking Out Loud."  It's the third official single from his album X (Multiply).  The video, which shows Ed ballroom dancing, has already racked up 40 million views.  Ed's also announced that he plans to release a vinyl single version of the song for Record Store Day, taking place Black Friday, November…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR