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2014-10-22

Taylor Swift Debuts New Song, "Style," in Latest Target Ad

You may have seen paparazzi photos of Taylor Swift a few months ago, walking around in New York City holding a bunch of balloons.  Well, turns out she wasn't on her way to a birthday party: she was filming her new commercial for Target.  The spot, which just debuted, also features about thirty seconds of a brand-new Taylor song, called "Style." In the spot, Taylor is seen in various New York City locales, and speaks about what she finds inspirational about living in the Big Apple.  "Everything from what people are wearing on the street to the way they're interacting…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Caillat Trying to Live the Message of Her Hit "Try," Wishes Others Would Too

Colbie Caillat's latest hit "Try" is a call for women to stop trying to mold themselves into a certain image or adopt certain behaviors so they'll fit in, be liked or be considered attractive.  While Colbie says she wrote the song as a message of empowerment to herself, she says she's happy to see that everyone can relate to it.  Take her appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars a couple weeks ago, for example. During the show, Colbie performed her hit "Try" while YouTube star Bethany Mota and her partner Derek Hough danced a routine inspired by the bullying…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Cancels Plans for Birthday Bash in Egypt

Katy Perry was planning to spend her 30th birthday on Saturday like the Queen of the Nile, but now she's suffering a "denial" of celebration opportunities. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katy was set to take her crew to Egypt to celebrate her milestone, and while there, had booked a schedule of parties and sightseeing, including a cruise down the Nile River.  However, news of her visit leaked out, and a source tells the publication that the singer scrapped the plans due to "safety concerns." The idea for Katy to travel to Egypt may have been sparked by the Ancient…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Win at Britain's "Q" Awards

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were both winners in London Wednesday at the Q Awards, presented annually by the U.K. music magazine Q. Ed, who won Breakthrough Artist at the same ceremony in 2011, took Best Solo Artist this time around.  Backstage, he joked that his previous Q Award had "rusted" and is "falling apart," but praised this year's trophy as "legit." "They put more money into it this time," he said. Sam was named Best New Act. Backstage, he reminisced, "I can't believe it! I was here last year and no one knew who I was...it was one of…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J & Pink Score Top-10 Debuts

Both Pink and Jessie J have notched top-10 debuts with new albums on this week's Billboard Top 200 album chart. Coming in at at #4 is rose ave, the debut album from the musical duo You + Me.  The duo features Pink and Canadian singer/songwriter Dallas Green.  On her own, Pink has scored seven top-40 albums, while Green has scored two under his usual musical moniker, The City and Colour. In a statement, Pink, who for this project is using her birth name of Alecia Moore, said, “We really had no intention for this to become what it is. We…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Reveals Full Tracklisting for "1989"

After teasing fans with song lyrics from her new album 1989, Taylor Swift has finally revealed the full tracklisting for the highly anticipated disc, posting it to Instagram. The songs are: "Welcome to New York""Blank Space""Style""Out of the Woods""All You Had to Do Was Stay""Shake It Off""I Wish You Would""Bad Blood""Wildest Dreams""How You Get the Girl""This Love""I Know Places""Clean" The deluxe edition of Taylor's album being sold at Target will come with three extra songs and three voice memos. 1989 arrives October 27. Interestingly, many of the song titles on Taylor's new album have already been used for previous songs. …

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Matches Iggy Azalea's Streak on Top of the "Billboard" Hot 100

It's Lucky 7 for Meghan Trainor: her hit "All About That Bass" is #1 for a seventh week on the Billboard Hot 100.  That means she's now matched Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" for longest-running #1 hit of 2014 by a woman.  Only Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has spent more time on top this year: 10 weeks. Meghan's debut album, Title, is due in January; her follow-up song, "Lips Are Movin'" seem to be off to a good start. Elsewhere on the chart, Ed Sheeran can now boast that he has his first-ever U.S. top ten hit, as "Don't" jumps from #13 to…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young Front Forever 21's Holiday Ads

Iggy Azalea has landed her first national ad campaign. Alongside her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young, the rapper has been tapped to front the holiday campaign for clothing retailer Forever 21. In an interview with People, Iggy revealed what it was like posing for the ads with her significant other. "As the hours rolled by I think Nick started to realize photo shoots are hard work too," Azalea says. "It was funny watching him have that revelation!" Young chimed in: "It was real cool. We had great chemistry," he says. The pair credit their playlist for making the time…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-10-21

Adele Is in "Spectacular" Voice, Not Rushing New Album, Says Collaborator

Now that we know that Adele's new album won't see the light of day until 2015, we've got plenty of time to speculate on what it might sound like -- and it seems that even the people who collaborated with the star on the disc have no idea how the project is shaping up. Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, who's written numerous hits for the likes of Celine Dion, Cher, Toni Braxton and Aerosmith, tells the British the paper The Sun, "I flew to London to work on new stuff with Adele last year. We did some great songs but I…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

J-Lo Considering a Las Vegas Residency?

Jennifer Lopez was partying in Las Vegas last week, but does she want to do it onstage, on a nightly basis?The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that on Friday, J-Lo and her manager Benny Medina were seen at Shania Twain's concert at Caesars Palace, and the Las Vegas Sun says that on Saturday the two were spotted hanging out with Bruno Mars at Bruno's after-party at the Marquee at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. The Review Journal says that Jennifer's presence may indicate she's being wooed to set up her own residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, since Celine Dion canceled…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani Premieres Colorful Video for "Baby Don't Lie"

Gwen Stefani fans are getting gift after gift from their girl this week: first, a new single, "Baby Don't Lie," at midnight on Sunday; then, a sneak peek at the song's video on The Voice on Monday; now, the full clip has arrived. The video starts out with Gwen in close-up in black and white. She's then surrounded by a blizzard of words, which pull her into a highly-stylized animated world with a strong '80s aesthetic: there are black-and-white stripes, polka dots, a yellow street and a magenta sky.  She performs the song in this colorful world, at times joined…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Don't Hate Taylor Swift Because She Has Security Guards

Taylor Swift never goes anywhere without her security guards these days, but it's not because she's got an inflated opinion of how important she is. Unfortunately, it's become a necessity, because some people act a little crazy around her. "I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven't done that in six years," Taylor tells Esquire magazine.  But she has to take precautions, she tells the magazine, "because [of] just the sheer number of men we have…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR