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Echosmith's Sydney Says Playing "Cool Kids" Live Reduced Her to Tears

After opening for American Authors on the Honda Civic Tour, Echosmith is now wrapping up their own tour dates for the year, and they have a huge headlining tour on tap for February of 2015.  The family band has become such road warriors over the past year that it's hard to believe that they used to avoid playing their now-platinum hit "Cool Kids" -- because they didn't feel they could pull it off live. Lead singer Sydney Sierota, who also plays keyboards in the group, says for a long time, the keyboard part of "Cool Kids" eluded her.  She found…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Top 12 Take the Stage

The top 12 artists on The Voice returned to the stage Monday night for the second week of the live playoffs. Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams were on hand to critique all of the singers. Sugar Joans of Team Pharrell opened the two-hour broadcast with her take on Al Green's "Take Me to the River." Adam said Sugar is always in 12th gear. Blake commented that he always looks forward to hearing Sugar sing. Pharrell said Sugar covered new terrain with this performance. Team Gwen's Ryan Sill was up next with Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World.”…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande Set for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Taylor Swift is returning to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Taylor will perform at the 2014 edition of the event, which will be staged in London and will air December 9 on CBS. She'll be joined on the bill by her buddy Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Hozier. Taylor headlined the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which also featured Fall Out Boy. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


"Troublemaker" Singer Olly Murs Returns with New Single Featuring Travie McCoy

Olly Murs, the British singer who hit the charts last year with his song "Troublemaker," is back with a brand new-single from his sophomore album. The song, "Wrapped Up," features Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes and is available both for download and online. "Wrapped Up" is the first single from Olly's new album, Never Been Better, which will be out this spring.  It features guest appearances from Demi Lovato and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, among others.  Olly says in a statement, "I love to work with other people, to get the ideas bouncing around...I think this album is my ‘I…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Says She and J-Law Were "Double Fangirling" on "Mockingjay" Set

Because Lorde was tapped to curate the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1, she got to visit the movie's set, and she says while there, she had a great time hanging out with star Jennifer Lawrence.  In fact, they have a mutual admiration society going. During a Twitter Q&A about the soundtrack, a fan asked what it was like interacting with the Oscar-winning actress on set. Lorde wrote, "haha she was so cute, very excited that i was there! she kept running over between takes to chat/we double fangirled. i luv jen." Lorde also admitted that she's…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran to Make History with Wembley Stadium Show

Wembley Stadium is one of the U.K.'s most prestigious venues, and now Ed Sheeran has announced that he'll be doing a headline show there next year...and making history in the process. On July 10, Ed will become the first male solo artist to play Wembley Stadium on his own -- with no band at all.  He'll be playing for some 80,000 people, and tickets go on sale to the general public on November 28.  The gig will mark the end of his tour in support of his album X [multiply]. "Should be pretty fun," he tweeted. The British paper The…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga to Live Stream Final Show of Her Tour

If you didn't get a chance to check out Lady Gaga during her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour, you'll be able to enjoy it next week for free.  The singer has announced that she'll be live-streaming the final night of the tour in Paris, France on November 24, via Yahoo Live. Gaga added, "So PARIS MONSTERS grab your seashells, Koons gazing balls, APPLAUSE makeup, bowie magic hat selves + get ready cuz the world is watching!"  The stream will start at 10:45 a.m. PT. In other Gaga news, she got a good laugh out of the Saturday Night Live parody…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX to Collaborate with 74-Year-Old Disco Legend

First, Lady Gaga teamed up with 80-something music legend Tony Bennett for a #1 album, Cheek to Cheek.  Now, Britney Spears, Sia and Charli XCX will be collaborating on an album with a 74-year-old producer who's considered the father of disco and electronic music: Giorgio Moroder. This coming spring, Moroder will release a new album, and Britney, Sia and Charli XCX are among the artists who'll be singing on the record, along with Foxes, Mikky Ekko and Matthew Koma.  A video for the first single, "74 Is the New 24," is out now. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning Moroder, who appeared…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Talks Being Cool, Being a Punk and Building an Empire in New "Seventeen" Mag

Charli XCX covers the December/January issue of Seventeen magazine, and inside, she discusses her career, her love life, and why she's given up on trying to be cool. “When you’re growing up I think there’s this idea that the coolest people are the ones who are really rude...But I’ve come to realize that isn’t cool," she tells the magazine. "I think the best people are the ones who are just as nice and fun.  This is really cheesy, but you only have one life -- why spend most of it pretending to be cool?” The "Boom Clap" singer adds, "I…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Talks "Mockingjay -- Part 1" Soundtrack: "Hopefully There's Something In It for Everyone"

Monday sees the release of the soundtrack to the new movie The Hunger Games -- Mockingjay: Part 1, and the disc's eclectic mix of artists is the work of Lorde, who was tapped by the studio to personally curate the project.  Lorde says the lineup -- who range from Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Kanye West and Tove Lo, to '80s icons like Duran Duran's Simon LeBon and model/actress Grace Jones -- represents her attempt to please the masses. "You really have to think about everyone else rather than yourself, so much, 'cause you're involved with so many other artists and there…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars Struts, Sings & Gets His Hair Done in "Uptown Funk" Video

If you've missed seeing Bruno Mars in action, you'll be happy to hear he's got a new video out.  It's for "Uptown Funk," the song he's done with super-producer Mark Ronson, from Ronson's upcoming album, Uptown Special. In the video for the upbeat, funky tune, which recalls the works of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, Bruno and his band strut, dance and sing on the street, with Ronson himself popping in here and there.  That's intercut with scenes of Bruno getting a shoe shine, and Bruno and Ronson in a beauty parlor, sitting under old-fashioned hair dryers, with their…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Misses One Direction TV Performance Due to "Tummy Bug"

One Direction launched their new album FOUR today with an appearance on NBC's Today show, live from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, but the five-man group had to perform as a quartet. Zayn Malik didn't make it to the U.S. with the rest of his bandmates because he's ill, according to 1D's Liam Payne. "He’s got a tummy bug so he’s not very well," Liam said on Today.  "We only found out this morning so we’re really sad -- he is as well -- that he can’t be here for our album release."  Zayne's absence led to "#GetWellSoonZayn" trending worldwide…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR