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2017-07-11

Niall Horan promises his upcoming tour is "just the beginning"

If Niall Horan’s Flicker Sessions tour isn’t hitting a city near you, don’t worry. In a handwritten message posted to Twitter, the singer promises there will be more tour dates to come. "It's been incredible to see such an amazing reaction to the Flicker Sessions," Niall says in the note. "Thank you so much as per usual for your love and support.” He adds, “For those of you wondering why I'm not stopping nearer you this time please bear with me a little longer while I plan 2018. This is just the beginning and an opportunity for me to re-learn…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull teams up with Jeb Bush and others in bid to buy Miami Marlins

It seems like Pitbull has baseball on the brain. Last night, he performed at MLB’s Home Run Derby in Miami. Today, his spokesman confirms to The Miami Herald that the rapper is joining an investment group that plans to buy the Miami Marlins. The group also includes former Florida governor Jeb Bush, CNBC's Marcus Lemonis, and Tagg Romney, the son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. They’re competing with two other ownership groups -- including a partnership between Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan -- to purchase the franchise. On his Facebook page, Pitbull writes, "As a homegrown 305 Miami-Dade County…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga postpones first date of Dive Bar tour

The first of Lady Gaga's 2017 Dive Bar tour dates was originally scheduled to take place this Thursday, but now it's apparently been postponed. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Dive Bar show was going to take place in downtown Las Vegas, but then sources told the paper that the show was being moved to a later date.  There's no word on the rescheduled date. Two more Dive Bar tour dates, featuring two new artists, are scheduled for July 26 in Los Angeles and August 30 in New Orleans.  According to the Review-Journal, Gaga was going to introduce those…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

JAY-Z admits marriage to Beyonce "wasn't built on the 100 percent truth"

In an 11-minute video titled "Footnotes for 4:44," posted exclusively on TIDAL, JAY-Z opens up about his marriage to Beyonce, which he admits "wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth." The video is a complement to his new album 4:44 , which features lyrics about his marriage, and his hopes of becoming a better dad and husband.  In it, JAY speaks about how difficult is to be the man he wanted to be for those he loves the most. "I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship, you know what I…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato says "Sorry Not Sorry" is the "first of many songs" she's been working on

Demi Lovato's revenge anthem "Sorry Not Sorry" is out now, and the singer promises fans there's more where that came from. In a lengthy note posted on Twitter, she writes, "'Sorry Not Sorry' is the first of many songs that I've been working on and I can't wait for you guys to hear all of them. I hope this song makes you get off your seat and dance like you never have before." She also thanks fans for "allowing me to take the time I needed at the end of last year to step away from all the craziness."  Demi explains,…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Despacito" is #1 everywhere

"Despacito," by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, is #1 for a ninth week on the Billboard Hot 100, but it's also #1 on a half-dozen other Billboard charts, too. "Despacito" is #1 on the Digital Song Sales chart for a 10th week, with an additional 129,000 downloads sold. Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music, the remix of the song featuring Justin accounts for 78 percent of the song's sales.  "Despacito" also is #1 on the Streaming Songs chart for a ninth week, the Songs of the Summer chart for a sixth week and the Hot Latin Songs…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"See You Again" breaks record for most-viewed YouTube video of all time

Sorry, "Gangnam Style" -- you've been horse-danced out of the top spot.  "See You Again" by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa has just broken that song's record for the most-viewed video of all time on YouTube. At 5:30 ET on Monday, "See You Again," from the movie Furious 7, hit 2,894,026,649 views, surpassing PSY's "Gangnam Style"'s previous record of 2,894,022,885 views to set the new milestone. "See You Again" has been averaging in over 3 million views per day, and that's just in 2017 alone.   "Gangnam Style" has held the most-viewed record on YouTube for five years, since it first…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran's 2018 tour breaks sales records in Ireland

Ed Sheeran just started his 2017 tour in North America, but his 2018 stadium tour of the U.K. and Ireland is already breaking sales records. The U.K. publication Music Week reports that all 315,000 tickets for Ed's stadium tour of Ireland were sold in a single day: That's the biggest-ever number of tickets sold there by an artist in 24 hours.  The Irish tour doesn't even begin until May 4 of 2018, and encompasses seven stadium shows, all of which are now sold out. Music Week reports that in a statement, Ticketmaster said that it experienced its "busiest day ever"…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Hunt says "Body Like a Back Road" has "really done a lot more...than I could have anticipated"

Country star Sam Hunt flirted with pop success in 2015 when his #1 country hit "Take Your Time" hit the pop charts, but his latest hit, "Body Like a Back Road," is now a bona fide pop hit, currently sitting in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.  Sam thinks the reason this song has been such a big hit is because fans were dying for some new music, so he gave it to them...a bit prematurely. Sam released "Body Like a Back Road" in February as a standalone single -- it was his first new music since his…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani sued by concertgoer claiming injury

A concertgoer has sued Gwen Stefani, seeking more than $75,000 in compensatory damages, plus unspecified punitive damages, for allegedly causing a stampede a Charlotte, North Carolina, concert last summer that she claims caused her serious injury. In paperwork filed last Friday, Lisa Keri Stricklin alleged that last July, Gwen encouraged fans in lawn seating at PNC Pavilion to "just fill in" the reserved area up front. Stricklin, who'd purchased a ticket in the reserved seating area, claimed that the announcement "created a stampede rush" that involved people "knocking over and breaching security barricades and other security matter." "'Who cares about…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry" celebrates sweet revenge

Don't get on Demi Lovato's bad side. As promised Demi dropped her new single, "Sorry Not Sorry," at midnight and it's a take down of anyone who ever spurned her or doubted her. Over a heavy 808-kick drum dance beat, Demi takes aim at lovers who have spurned her: "Now I'm out here looking like revenge/feeling like a 10/the best I've ever been./And yeah I know how bad it must hurt to see me like this, but it gets worse...." and anyone who rejected her, "If you talk that talk, baby, better walk that walk baby."  And the theme continues…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-07-10

"Dunkirk" director Christopher Nolan “wasn’t really familiar” with Harry Styles before casting him

No stunt casting here: Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan tells Entertainment Tonight that he cast Harry Styles in the World War II film because of his talent, not his One Direction fame. In fact, he says he barely knew anything about Harry at the time.   “I was new to Harry,” he says. “I mean, I've heard his name from my kids, but I wasn't really familiar with him…What I was seeing [when he auditioned] was a very charismatic guy who clearly had a truthfulness and a subtlety in his ability to perform as a film actor." It’s the first major film…

posted 2017/07/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR