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Lorde says when she's home, "I never feel like the coolest person in the room"

Becoming a global, Grammy-winning superstar while you're still in your teens is enough to give anyone a huge ego, but Lorde says all she needs to do to stay grounded is to go back to her home country of New Zealand. "That's why I am so passionate about going home," she tells ELLE magazine for its June Women in Music cover story, now on newsstands. "Most of my friends are people I knew before I was famous." "I'm very thankful that I never feel like the smartest person in the room, or the coolest person in the room, or the…

posted 2017/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Taylor Swift dating another British actor?

Since Taylor Swift's been out of the spotlight lately working on her new album, the tabloids have been going into overdrive coming up with stuff to write about her personal life.  The latest claim: for months, she's been secretly dating a British actor, and has been so desperate to keep the romance under wraps that she's been wearing disguises. According to The Sun -- the British tabloid that first revealed her short-lived romance with Tom Hiddleston -- Taylor's involved with Joe Alwyn, a 27-year-old actor who appeared in the movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.  "Taylor and Joe are the real…

posted 2017/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles delivers the monologue, performs "Carolina" on "The Late Late Show"

All this week on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Harry Styles is in residency as the featured musical guest. Each night he’ll be performing a song from his new album and, as host James Corden teased, participating in various sketches and Carpool Karaoke on Thursday. On Monday night, Harry sat for an interview with James, and later performed “Sign of the Times.” But on Tuesday, he took over the show from the start, coming out from the behind the curtain instead of Corden to deliver the monologue. Dressed in a black suit with no tie, the 23-year-old worked…

posted 2017/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fall Out Boy Performs "Young and Menace" on Tuesday's "Tonight Show"

Fall Out Boy was the musical guest on Tuesday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and they performed "Young and Menace," the first single from their upcoming album, MANIA. MANIA is the seventh album from the band. It's the followup to their 2015 relese, American Beauty/American Psycho. Fall Out Boy will set out on a 20-city North American arena tour kicking off with a show in Cleveland October 20 and winding up in Phoenix Novemeber 18.  $1 from each ticket sold from the tour will benefit a number of Chicago-area charities via the newly-launched Fall Out Boy Fund. MANIA is due…

posted 2017/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Demi Lovato joins Cheat Codes in a dystopian future for “No Promises” video

Demi Lovato and the electronic trio Cheat Codes have released the music video for their hit collaboration, “No Promises.”The video is set against the backdrop of a desolate city, but also includes futuristic elements like portals and glowing prisms. It was directed by Hannah Lux Davis, who also helmed Demi’s “Cool for the Summer” video. “Just be careful/Love ain’t simple/Promise me no promises,” Demi and Cheat Codes’ Trevor Dahl sing on the track.On Monday, Demi will join Cheat Codes as they make their U.S. late night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Cheat Codes will hit the…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet's Nick Carter & Spice Girls' Baby Spice to guide contestants on ABC's new reality show "Boy Band"

It's a '90s nostalgia-fest on ABC's new reality music competition show Boy Band, which will debut June 22.  Among the talent participating: Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton from The Spice Girls. Those two pop group veterans will serve, not as judges or coaches, but as "architects" -- experts who'll guide the contestants through the competition, as they battle to become a member of the next great boy band.  Singer and actress Rita Ora will host. Here's how the show works: thousands of singers will audition for 18 available spots in three groups, who will then need…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch: Lifetime releases first trailer for "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland"

After giving fans a sneak peek earlier this month, Lifetime is sharing the full trailer for its upcoming Michael Jackson biopic, Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland. The movie, which will be told through the eyes of MJ's bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, is based on the two men's 2014 best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days. In the trailer, the two guards are asked if Dr. Conrad Murray killed Jackson. After they explain that they were not present during the night he died, the promo flashes back to images of the singer in his final years. In the biopic, the late King of Pop is played by Navi,…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

It's official: Katy Perry will judge "American Idol" on ABC

Tuesday morning, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey told reporters that there was nothing to announce just yet regarding American Idol talent.  Just a few hours later, the network announced during its presentation to advertisers that Katy Perry is indeed joining ABC's reboot of the reality competition. In a statement, Katy said, "I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories.” She added, "I’m always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough -- from mentoring young artists on…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry talks short hair, new album and going to the bathroom in that Met Gala gown

If you've ever worn an elaborate gown, you know answering the call of nature while wearing it is difficult.  That's the issue Katy Perry ran into at this year's Met Gala but, as she explained to Ellen DeGeneres, she had a workaround. Appearing on Ellen's show on Tuesday, Katy explained how she used the ladies room while swathed in layers and layers of bright-red tulle and chiffon.  "There was a lot of self-control, practice and GoGirls," she told Ellen. "Do you know those little contraptions where you then get to urinate standing up?" "Nope," replied Ellen. Katy then attempted to…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

ABC Entertainment president on American Idol: No talent announcements yet, but it's the "perfect" time to bring it back

ABC is rebooting American Idol, but we still don't know who is going to host it or judge it. On a call with reporters today, Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, said she couldn't confirm any names yet, despite rampant speculation that Ryan Seacrest will return as host, and rumors that everyone from Katy Perry and Adam Lambert to Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry would be joining the judges' panel. "We are in a number of different conversations, but we don't have anything to announce on that at this time," Dungey told reporters. Dungey did defend ABC's decision to…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry seemingly confirms she'll judge ABC's "American Idol"

Later today, ABC presents its new slate of programming to advertisers, which is when we'll likely find out details of the network's reboot of American Idol.  But on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday morning, Katy Perry all but confirmed that she'll be part of the judges' panel. "Supposedly...you're gonna be a judge on the new American Idol," Ellen asked Katy. "Judge not, lest ye be judged!" Katy replied. She then added, "But they didn't say anything about constructive criticism, and I'm good at that!" "So you're gonna be the judge on American Idol," Ellen stated, as though it was a…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers, Hailee Steinfeld among BBMA nominees for Top Covered Artist

Which artist do you love imitating the most? The 2017 Billboard Music Awards has teamed up with the instant music video app musical.ly to launch a new fan-voted category: Top Covered Artist.The nominees include The Chainsmokers, Noah Cyrus, DJ Khaled, Julia Michaels, and Hailee Steinfeld. You can cast your votes by posting a video on musical.ly covering either The Chainsmokers’ “Paris,” Noah’s “Make Me (Cry),” DJ Khaled’s “Shining” featuring Beyonce and Jay Z, Julia’s “Issues,” or Hailee’s “Most Girls.”Voting ends Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. PT. The votes will be tallied and the winner will be the artist that…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR