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2016-10-31

Mark Ronson Slams The Chainsmokers Following Their Lady Gaga Diss

After a member of The Chainsmokers told Rolling Stone that Lady Gaga's single "Perfect Illusion" "sucked," she gently tweaked them by suggesting on Twitter that they might like her new single, "A-YO," better.  They laughed and responded, "Respect."  But Gaga's collaborator Mark Ronson isn't willing to let the duo off so easily. In response to a tweet from the Chainsmokers announcing, "And we're back," along with a middle-finger emoji, Ronson responded, "Back to being the charisma-bypassed champions of 2 bar Ableton loops? Well, smash it while it lasts, fellas!!"  "Ableton" is a brand of digital audio production software that allows…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera Loves Kylie Jenner’s “Dirrty” Halloween Costume, Releases New Video

"Dirrty" girls, unite! After Kylie Jenner dressed up as Christina Aguilera circa 2002’s “Dirrty” video, Christina took to social media to give the Halloween costume her stamp of approval. "’YAASSSSS’.....Killin it @kyliejenner yes to dirrty 2016!! Get it girrrl!!!” the singer wrote on Instagram, along with a pic of Kylie in costume. Kylie donned a white and red striped bikini top, along with black and red chaps nearly identical to the ones Christina wore in the music video. She also added black streaks to her platinum blonde hair, wore blue contacts and sported fake piercings to complete the Xtina look.…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Sued over “Uptown Funk”

It’s starting to feel like old-school groups suing modern acts for  alleged copyright infringement is turning into a cottage industry.  The latest: the early 80s funk band Collage is reportedly suing Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, claiming their monster hit “Uptown Funk” is a rip-off of the 1983 Collage electro-funk song “Young Girls.” First reported by TMZ, Pitchfork quotes part of the complaint itself, which declares, in part, “many of the main instrumental attributes and themes of ‘Uptown Funk’ are deliberately and clearly copied from ‘Young Girls,’ including, but not limited to, the distinct funky specifically noted and timed consistent…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd Announces "Legend of the Fall" 2017 Tour

Tell your friends -- The Weeknd is going on tour.  The singer-songwriter has released "phase one" dates for his upcoming 2017 Legend of the Fall worldtour on his social media accounts.   The tour, which will follow the November 25 release of his newest album, Starboy, is set to start in Stockholm, Sweden, with the singer making his way to various major cities, including Paris, London, Sao Paolo, Los Angeles, Chicago and Brooklyn.  "Surprise special guests" have yet to be announced. To gain early, exclusive pre-sale access, you can purchase select items from the artist's website via www.theweeknd.com.  Here are the tour dates:   2/17 -- Stockholm,…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Melissa Etheridge Ready to Rock the Boat on First Fan Cruise

Melissa Etheridge is about to rock the boat...literally.  Today, she sets sail on her cruise, Melissa Etheridge and Friends Rock the Boat.  It's the first time the Grammy-winning singer has done a fan cruise, and she's pretty stoked. These cruises have been popular for a while, but Melissa’s been waiting for the perfect situation.  "I wanted it to be special," she tells ABC Radio. "I didn’t want to just kinda fit myself and my fans into someone else’s sort of mold." She adds, "Once I felt like I could get the kind of food I wanted, the kind of subjects…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Loves Halloween Because She Can "Just Be a Normal Person"

Happy Halloween!  Unsurprisingly, Lady Gaga, who usually dresses like every day is Halloween, says she's a big fan of the holiday.  Not just because of the freaky costumes, but because it makes everyone so happy.  In fact, she's disappointed that every day can't be like Halloween. "It upsets me 'cause I'm like, 'This is so wonderful!'" she laughs. "You ever notice on Halloween everyone's always smiling, everyone's always having so much fun?  Everyone should dress up like that have have fun and themed things more often. It's wonderful to do." And for Gaga, Halloween makes it easy for her to…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Explains Leaving Stage During Manchester, England Concert

Remember when Justin Bieber walked off stage during the Manchester, England stop on his Purpose World Tour a week ago?  He's now explained why -- but you might have missed it.  In a now-deleted Twitter post caught by Variety, Justin reportedly wrote, "People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is … people try to twist things, some people don’t want to listen. But I simply feel like, if I didn’t use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know I…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga’s "Joanne" Debuts at #1

No big surprise, really -- Lady Gaga’s latest album, Joanne, will debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. The October 21 release marks Gaga’s fourth Billboard #1 album, following her 2014 Grammy-winning Tony Bennett duets project Cheek to Cheek, Artpop the year before that, and 2011’s Born This Way. Joanne sold 201,000 units, which is more than expected.  Some 170,000 of those were traditional sales which, Billboard notes, is the seventh-biggest debut of the year, and the second-biggest by a female artist.  Gaga’s also the first woman to score four Billboard 200 chart-toppers in the 2010s -- Beyoncé and…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-10-28

Alicia Keys Releases Powerful New Track, "Holy War"

Alicia Keys' latest single, "Holy War," from her forthcoming album Here is a dynamic song about remembering to love, instead of hate, our fellow man. "So we can hate each other and fear each other, we can build these walls between each other, Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick, keep yourself locked in, yourself locked in," the multiple Grammy award-winner sings.   The song, along with Alicia's previously released single, "Blended Family," are available instantly when you pre-order Here, which arrives in stores and digitally on November 4.   Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Sings About "Partying Through Eternity" on New Single

What happens after the afterparty?  According to Charli XCX's new single, it's eternity. The British singer has released her brand new single, "After the Afterparty," featuring Lil Yachty. She says the track is about "partying through eternity, into the afterlife and forever after!"  She adds that "Everyone’s invited – Lil Yachty, all the angels; everybody in the entire world (just bring some champagne, though).”  The single is the first from the singer's upcoming third album, which she's now finishing up.  It's the follow-up to her 2015 album Sucker, which featured the singles "Boom Clap" and "Break the Rules."  Since then,…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lukas Graham Frontman "Sad" that His New Baby Can't Meet Her Grandad

Lukas Graham's debut album is filled with songs inspired by the death of frontman Lukas Graham Forchhammer's dad, Eugene, who died in 2012, before the band hit the big time.  Now, Lukas feels the loss even more keenly, because he's just become a father himself.  He and his longtime girlfriend Marie-Louise Petersen welcomed a daughter in September. "I’m sad that he can’t meet her and get to know her with me," he tells People. "Luckily I have a massive family -- an amazing mom, two wonderful sisters and both of my grandmothers are still alive -- so it’s not like…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear Alessia Cara's Song for Disney's "Moana," Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Now that Alessia Cara is "Here," she's ready to show you "How Far I'll Go."  You can now hear Alessia's version of the song, written for the Disney animated film Moana by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, streaming online. The song sums up the ambition of the movie's main character, a young Polynesian princess named Moana who leaves her island in the South Pacific to save her people.  "See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me /And no one knows, how far it goes," sings Alessia on the anthemic tune. "If the wind in my sail on…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR