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2017-09-08

The Chainsmokers teams up with Xbox to create custom gaming console

Wanna play video games with The Chainsmokers? Well now you have the chance –- sort of. The duo has teamed up with Xbox to create a custom, one-of-a-kind Xbox One S console. Their console combines lights and sounds to mimic their dynamic live shows. To make this design a reality, the Xbox team used a tiny microprocessor to convert sound into colorful lights in real time. The multi-layered light display creates a 3D effect on the console. “We were really pumped to work with Xbox on this project and help bring our music to life in a new way, by…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith says new single is about "getting really good at being dumped"; plans intimate performances

You'd think Sam Smith would be quite a catch as a boyfriend, but he reveals that his brand-new single "Too Good at Goodbyes" was inspired by being dumped three times...by the same person. In a commentary Sam recorded for the song for Amazon's Side-by-Side series, which you can hear on Alexa, he explains, "On the third time that everything ended, I had got so good at walking out the door that I kind of knew what to do, and I had a tick box in front of me of all the things I would do to get over this person.”…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Demi Lovato releases soulful kiss-off, “You Don’t Do It for Me Anymore”

Demi Lovato has released another new song off her upcoming album, Tell Me You Love Me. The song, called “You Don’t Do It for Me Anymore,” is a soulful kiss-off to lackluster lover. Demi’s vocals are front and center on this one, as she gets brutally honest with a significant other. “I won’t fall for your games/So don’t hate me when I say/That you don’t do it for me anymore,” she sings on the soaring chorus. The tune, as well as first single, “Sorry Not Sorry,” and the album’s title track, are available as instant downloads when you pre-order the…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson claims she didn't want to win "American Idol"; hopes reboot is "super-successful"

Kelly Clarkson is a star today because she won the first season of American Idol, but now she says that if it had been up to her, she would have preferred not to win. In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, Kelly claims that before the finale, she and Justin Guarini, who ended up coming in second, had a conversation in which she told him, "I don't want to win." Why? "Because we found out we had to do a movie," she explains. "He really wanted to do a movie," she adds. "And I really didn’t want to do a…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna debuts Fenty Beauty line; says her family in Barbados is "safe," post-Hurricane Irma

Rihanna's highly-anticipated cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty, is now available.   The singer and fashion mogul's first-ever makeup brand launched in 1,600 stores in 17 countries today.   In a promotional video for the global brand on Sephora's website, RiRi says that Fenty Beauty was created for "women of all ages, all size, all skin tones, all religions, all cultures."   "I wanted women to feel included," she continues. In the visual, Rih also reveals that her "lifelong obsession with makeup" started in childhood after watching her mom put makeup on.   Now, Rih says that she's "making makeup that I've dreamed of teenagers to wear," adding, "This…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna tells "Elle" that she'd like to go back in time to "ten minutes before I lost my virginity"

For Rihanna's sixth Elle cover, several famous friends and fans, such as magician David Copperfield, Eminem and Pharrell Williams, were invited to ask the superstar some hard-hitting questions, like Copperfield's, "I can make you disappear and reappear anywhere in the world. Where do you want to go, and why?" "Ten minutes before I lost my virginity," she bluntly replies, adding, "and I'm holding you to that offer."  RiRi was also thrown some questions about beauty, such as "When did you first wear lipstick?" to which she answers, "Lipstick always got me in trouble. Not lipstick is like my 'il secret weapon!" and "What is the craziest thing you've ever done/tried…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jordin Sparks says "American Idol" experience will help her judge Sunday's Miss America competition

She was crowed American Idol champion in 2007, and this weekend, Jordin Sparks will help crown another champion: Miss America.  Jordin is a celebrity judge at this year's Miss America Competition, and says her experience on Idol will come in handy. "Having done American Idol and been in front of that and [under] pressure like that and had people judging me, and giving me critiques -- I think I can bring a lot to the judge's table, actually," she tells ABC Radio. While Jordin's happy judging, being a pageant contestant isn't her thing. "I did compete in one when I…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Janet Jackson to meet with victims, donate Saturday night's Houston concert proceeds to Hurricane Harvey relief

Janet Jackson just promised something special for Hurricane Harvey victims when she arrived in Houston Friday for a weekend concert. Now, she's keeping her word. Janet, her brother Randy Jackson, her band, and her dancers will be at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston today at 2 p.m. to meet with victims who've been evacuated from their homes and taken refuge there. She'll also meet with evacuees who are being housed at the city's NRG stadium. Janet's first concert in the area will take place Saturday night at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston, and she plans to donate…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is there an Oscar in Taylor Swift's future?

Taylor Swift seems to have won every award imaginable, but she hasn't won an Oscar...yet.  "Yet" is the operative word, since it appears that her name is going to be put forward for consideration for the 2018 Academy Awards. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures, which released the movie Fifty Shades Darker, plans to launch a campaign to nab a Best Original Song nomination for "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," the hit duet from the movie that Taylor recorded with Zayn Malik. The song was written by Taylor, Zayn, Taylor's pal Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew, and if the…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson jokes that anyone who doesn't like her new album "obviously" has "no good taste at all"

Kelly Clarkson is thrilled about her new album, The Meaning of Life, which is due in October.  In fact, she thinks she did such a good job that if you're not into it, you must have horrible taste. In a video interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kelly says of the album, "It's so good that like even if someone doesn't like it, I'm like, 'Well, obviously, you suck, and have no good taste at all.'" She laughs, "Usually I'm like, 'Oh, OK, cool, it's not your thing,' but this is really good. Like, I'm really excited. I've never been more proud."…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith is "way too good at goodbyes" on new single

Sam Smith is back.  Sam's new single, "Too Good at Goodbyes," hit all the major digital music platforms at midnight Thursday. The song is a  signature, soulful heartbreak ballad.  "I'm never gonna let you close to me, even though you mean the most to me, 'cause every time I open up it hurts," Sam sings, "I'm way too good at goodbyes." Stripped down verses give way to a chorus with choral backing and '70s-style soul strings. "Too Good at Goodbyes" is the lead track from Sam's much-anticipated sophomore album, the follow-up to his 2014 Grammy-winning disc In the Lonely Hour.…

posted 2017/09/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-09-07

Tove Lo releases sexy new song with NSFW title

Tove Lo has released a new single and it might make you blush. The sexy song, provocatively-titled “Disco T**s”, is the first track off of Tove’s upcoming album BLUE LIPS [lady wood phase II]. And much like the title, the song's lyrics are also NSFW. "’Disco T**s’ is about losing yourself with your new found love,” Tove says in a statement. “Naive, excited, no consequences. The happiness in the haze I'm feelin’ right now." On September 13, Tove will kick off her 2017 North American tour dates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In between her headlining shows, she’ll also be opening…

posted 2017/09/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR