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2017-07-06

Lorde reflects on how she's changed: "I'm still a giant loser"

Lorde has grown up a whole lot since "Royals" thrust her into the spotlight, but, as she tells Australian talk show The Project, the "Green Light" singer says she hasn't changed that much. "I think that I maybe am five per cent prettier," she jokes. "But apart from that I think I'm still like a giant loser. So it's all good, really." Lorde will actually turn 21 in November, and she plans on celebrating with a proper New Zealand tradition. "I think I'm gonna have to commit to drinking a yardie," she says, referring to a one yard-long glass of…

posted 2017/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Blessed be the "Passionfruit": Drake’s next acting role may be in "The Handmaid’s Tale"

Praise be! Drake may be returning to his acting roots if one of Canada’s most successful writers gets her wish. Margaret Atwood, whose 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale inspired the current hit Hulu TV series of the same name, wants Drizzy to make appear in the show. "Wouldn’t it be fun for him to have a cameo in season two of The Handmaid’s Tale?, she tells The Boston Review. “I’ll drop that notion into the ear of Bruce Miller, the showrunner, and see what he can do with that, because of course the show is filmed in Toronto. Maybe Drake could help smuggle…

posted 2017/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zedd & Liam Payne "Get Low" on new single

Zedd is following up his smash Alessia Cara collabo "Stay" with another big-name collaboration. He and One Direction's Liam Payne have just released a new single: an upbeat, danceable tune called "Get Low." Zedd and Liam first met last year, and Zedd, who'd been working on the track for a while, thought Liam's voice would fit it perfectly.  In a statement, he says, "Liam's voice gave the song a lot of soul and really influenced the song a lot." Zedd will perform on ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series on July 21, where he'll be joined by Alessia and…

posted 2017/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande honors Manchester bombing's youngest victim on what would have been her birthday

Ariana Grande honored the Manchester bombing’s youngest victim on what would have been the little girl’s ninth birthday. The singer posted an Instagram message for Saffie Rose Roussos yesterday. "Saffie, we're [thinking] of you baby," Ariana wrote following her concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She posted a birthday cake emoji along with the caption. Saffie, along with 21 others, was killed in the May 22 terror attack, which took place outside the U.K.’s Manchester Arena right after Ariana’s concert. According to the Manchester Evening News, hundreds of people gathered in Saffie’s hometown of Leyland, Lancashire on the eve of her…

posted 2017/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha returns with new single & video; New album "Rainbow" due August 11

She's back.  Kesha has released a new song and video, "Praying," from her first album in five years.  Called Rainbow, the disc is due August 11th and features guest appearances from country legend Dolly Parton to rock band Eagles of Death Metal. In an essay for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter, Kesha says "Praying" is "about coming to feel empathy for someone else even if they hurt you or scare you...learning to be proud of the person you are even during low moments when you feel alone...about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal." The lyrics of the song…

posted 2017/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

See Adam Levine as a hot bartender in "Fun Mom Dinner" trailer

Want your first glimpse of Adam Levine as a hot bartender? Check out the trailer for his new film, Fun Mom Dinner. In it, Adam serves up drinks to a group of fed-up moms who decide to have a night out without their kids. He encourages them to come up onstage for karaoke and then seemingly sparks a connection with one of the moms, played by Kate Aselton. The comedy -- which also stars Toni Collette, Molly Shannon and Bridget Everett -- hits select theaters and video on demand on August 4. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier…

posted 2017/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth vows: "No more love ballads....I want to make some people dance"

If you loved Charlie Puth's hit "One Call Away," well, sorry, but you won't find songs like that on his upcoming album Voice Notes.  Charlie is now dismissing that track -- and the rest of his debut album -- by saying, "Those songs weren't me." Speaking to The Seattle Times, Charlie says, "No more love ballads. That was people nudging me in a direction that I didn’t want to go in....like, not that they don’t mean that much to me, it’s that they weren’t me. Those songs weren’t me.”  He also says they were "hypothetical" -- meaning they weren't based…

posted 2017/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-07-05

After third canceled concert, Adele fan begs singer to have a cup of tea with her

When Adele canceled the final two shows of her world tour due to damaged vocal cords, thousands of fans were disappointed, but perhaps none more than one woman from Newfoundland, Canada. It was the third time she'd missed seeing Adele in concert...and she's asking the singer to make it up to her with a special favor. On Facebook, the woman, Lori Shortall, posted a Photoshopped picture of herself standing next to Adele and a message reading, "This is the THIRD concert you have canceled on me!!! Houston (2011), Phoenix (2016) and London (2017) I am a school music teacher from…

posted 2017/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" is top song of 2017 so far

We're halfway through the year, and the numbers are in: so far, 2017 is all about Ed, Drake and "Despacito." According to Nielsen's U.S. Music Mid-Year Report, the top streaming on-demand song of the year is Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," followed by "Bad and Boujee" by Migos, and "Despacito," by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber. The biggest song of the year period, in terms of sales and streaming, is also "Shape of You," which has racked up just over 4.5 million units total. On the album side, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. is the leading album with more…

posted 2017/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha announces new song "Praying," thanks fans for support

If you've been following the saga of Kesha over the last few years, you know she's been involved in a protracted legal battle with her former producer, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, which has kept her from releasing music.  Well, that all changes starting on Thursday.In a video posted online, Kesha tells her fans -- her "animals" -- as she calls them, that she's releasing a new song called "Praying" tomorrow.  She also thanks them, saying, "Your support and love and kindness has gotten me through hands down the hardest time of my entire life...I couldn't have done this without you."…

posted 2017/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Celine Dion goes nude for "Vogue", Katy Perry stalks her in Paris

Celine Dion is 49 and fabulous -- so fabulous that she's just posed nude for Vogue magazine. On the magazine's Instagram feed, Celine is seen sitting naked on a chair, with her arms covering up her naughty bits, clutching some white fabric to her torso. According to the caption, the photo was taken while Celine was changing outfits between attending various fashion shows in Paris. The caption also explains how Celine's Las Vegas couture outfits are designed for quick changes during her shows there. "In Vegas, Velcro panels are added to allow for her rib cage to expand or for…

posted 2017/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga supports Ed Sheeran's decision to quit Twitter: He "deserves all our love and respect"

Ed Sheeran recently told the British paper The Sun that he's quit Twitter because he just can't take the hateful comments anymore.  One example he gave was when Lady Gaga's fans flamed him for a comment they interpreted as being about her.  Now Gaga is coming to his defense. Ed told The Sun, "I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it. I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter’s a platform for that. One comment ruins your day...the head-f**k for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."…

posted 2017/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR