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2017-03-09

Zedd says all-star ACLU benefit concert is about "standing for something good"

Zedd has organized an all-star concert called WELCOME!, scheduled for April 3 at the Staples Center in L.A.. The show, a fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union, will feature Daya, Halsey, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha, Imagine Dragons and more. The ACLU has been supporting those affected by the Trump administration’s immigration ban, and Zedd says as an immigrant himself, he wanted to throw his support behind the organization. "I heard about the ACLU first, I think, through Sia or some other artist who tweeted about it," he tells ABC Radio. "And [we] found out that they're not just working…

posted 2017/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-03-08

Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On” video features teleporting romance

Get ready to travel the world in just one night with Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson. The DJ and the One Direction star have released a globe-trotting visual for their hit single, “Just Hold On.”The song starts with the line “wish that you could build a time machine,” and the video explores what would happen if you did have some magic portal to make a night last forever. After a chance encounter at a bus stop in London, a young couple starts a whirlwind romance that includes teleporting to different locations across the globe.They time hop to Las Vegas where…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Julia Michael struggles with her "Issues" in new music video

Julia Michaels is out with the video for her debut single "Issues."  In the clip, Julia wakes up in bed, and sees her guy under the covers. She puts on a robe and wanders outside in her backyard.   She looks back inside the house and observes herself and the guy having what looks like an upsetting conversation, which ultimately ends in a kiss.  Then, we're inside the house, and there's a party going on.  Julia's guy is whooping it up, while she's giving him the side-eye from the sidelines.  Then, everyone else falls asleep, and she dances in the middle…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn teases new music, stars in new Versus Versace campaign shot by Gigi Hadid

Following his 50 Shades of Grey hit with Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik seems to be prepping some new solo music. The former One Direction member posted a brief clip of a song on Twitter, along with a graphic of a poodle dancing under a hand holding a bone that reads "excited." The music is instrumental and sounds Indian in style. "Lil taster...more to come," he tweeted. When a fan replied, "Taster? B***H NEW MUSIC?" Zayne responded, "Really no need for derogatory terminology like that ...I'm excited too though." Zayn released his debut solo album Mind of Mine just under a…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia and Pink team up on new track, “Waterfall”

Sia and Pink are joining their powerhouse vocals on a brand new track. The song, called “Waterfall,” is the debut single by Norwegian songwriting and producing duo Stargate and it’ll be available everywhere on March 10.Sia co-wrote the dancehall-inspired track with Stargate, Diplo and producer Jr. Blender, and later brought Pink on board to complete the song. Sia first worked with Stargate on Rihanna’s hit “Diamonds.” Stargate, comprised of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen, have also written and produced hits for Beyonce, Coldplay, Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony and more. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joe Jonas says he'd be down for an "adult" "Camp Rock" sequel

Last month, Joe Jonas posted a photo of himself and his ex-girlfriend Demi Lovato with the caption "CR3?"  It was a reference to the 2008 Disney channel movie Camp Rock, in which they both starred.  The movie had a 2010 sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, and Joe says he'd be down to do a third...if it was a more "adult" movie. Speaking to Marie Claire, Joe says he, Demi and his brother Nick Jonas, who also starred in the original, would be interested in returning to Camp Rock, "if it made sense, sure."  "It would be funny to…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran's North American tour kicks off June 29

After announcing Europe and Latin American dates in support of his new album ÷ (Divide), Ed Sheeran has finally unveiled his concert plans for North America. That leg of the tour will get underway June 29 in Kansas City, MO, and is currently scheduled to wrap October 6 in Nashville, TN.  Pre-sales for the North American dates will start this Monday, March 13 at 10 a.m. local time.  All the remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 17 starting at 10 a.m. local time, except for the July 19 show in Montreal, which goes on…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shape of YouTube: Ed Sheeran grabs more than 1 billion views with new album

Ed Sheeran's new album ÷ (Divide) isn't just being played everywhere, it's also being watched everywhere.  As of this past Sunday, Ed has racked up over a billion views of the songs and videos from the new album on YouTube. Ed's YouTube domination started in the beginning of the year with the release of the lyric videos, and then the official videos, for his two current hits, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill."   This past Friday, videos featuring the music for 14 tracks from the album were uploaded, and since then, those videos have hit a billion views…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Finally, Michelle Branch is back with new music: "I was the boy who cried wolf for so long"

Michelle Branch is back.  The Grammy-winning singer hasn't released a solo album since 2003, but next month, her new project, Hopeless Romantic, finally arrives.  Michelle admits it's been so long since she released any new material, her fans almost stopped believing that she ever would. "Everyone was holding their breath because I was the boy who cried wolf for so long,"  she tells ABC Radio. "I kept saying there was going to be new music out.  And everyone was like 'Okay, we're excited!' And then two albums got shelved, and I kept trying to get music out.  So I think…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Halsey announces new album arriving in June

With the amount of airplay Halsey's Chainsmokers collaboration "Closer" got this past year, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that it's been almost two years since she released a new album of her own.  But that's about to change. "[I']m pleased to announce my upcoming album, this june, is titled: hopeless fountain kingdom," Halsey tweeted Tuesday evening, including a rather risque photo of herself naked to below-the-waist.  The eye-popping photo, however, is NOT the album cover, she clarified in response to a question from one Twitter user. "When I'm ready for you to have the album cover, I'm gonna make you…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-03-07

New Kids on the Block releasing "Thankful" EP to coincide with Total Package tour

New Kids on the Block have a lot to be thankful for. They’re hitting the road with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men for the Total Package tour this spring, and now they’ve announced their aptly titled Thankful EP.The five-song collection, which includes their new single “One More Night,” will be released May 12. Their tour kicks off later that night in Columbus, Ohio, and runs through July 16 in Hollywood, Florida. Thankful marks the group’s first new music release since 2013’s TEN. If you pre-order now, you’ll get an instant download of “One More Night.”Here is the EP’s track…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

A mansion like this: Kelly Clarkson selling her Tennessee home for $8.75 million

Kelly Clarkson is ready to “breakaway” from her Tennessee mansion. The singer has put the house on the market for $8.75 million, according to the listing on Parks Realty.Kelly has lived in the Hendersonville home with her husband Brandon Blackstock, their two children and Brandon's two kids from a previous relationship since 2013. The property rests on six acres and includes seven bedrooms, eight bathroom, a saltwater pool, two spas, a sand volleyball court and private dock.The house also features a basement with custom horse saddle bar stools, a theater and four built-in bunk beds.So why would she ever leave,…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR