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2017-04-20

"People" mag editor-in-chief: "Captivating" Adele "Looks Beautiful, Talks Like a Sailor"

She didn't make the cover, but Adele is highlighted in People magazine's new Most Beautiful issue as one of the Fabulous Faces of 2017.  But People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle says she was chosen as much as for her voice as for her looks. "I think Adele is one of those people who's, first of all, beautiful looking, but it's truly her talent that makes her so captivating," he tells ABC Radio.  He says when the magazine chooses its beauties, it's based on all their accomplishments, and not just the fact that they hit the genetic lottery. "Adele is the perfect…

posted 2017/04/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-04-19

Coldplay & Adele up for UK's prestigious Ivor Novello Awards

Coldplay will compete against themselves, and Adele, at this year's prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, which honor excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. Adele's hit "When We Were Young" is nominated in the Most Performed Work category, as are the Coldplay tracks "Adventure of a Lifetime" and "Hymn for the Weekend." Adele already has three "Ivors," as they're called, on her trophy shelf: one is for "Rolling in the Deep," and two are for Songwriter of the Year. The Ivor Novello Awards, named after a popular Welsh composer, singer and actor who was famous in the first part of…

posted 2017/04/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zedd launches own brand of headphones, Double Zero

Zedd has become the latest musician to get into the headphones business. The DJ/producer has launched Double Zero, a new line of high-definition headphones. "We've been working on these headphones for over a year and have been tweaking everything from the shape, to the cable, to the carrying bag until we all were in love with it," he says in a statement. Zedd created the headphones with the help of the design team SF Inc. and Japanese sound system manufacturer Onkyo. He says, "Every detail really does matter to me. I wanted the headphones to sound real and exciting and…

posted 2017/04/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Take a bow": Rihanna shows up at Puma x Fenty pop-up shop in Los Angeles

Rihanna graced fans with her presence Tuesday: she made a personal appearance on second day of her Puma x Fenty pop-up shop event in Los Angeles.   There, attendees had the chance to snag their own pair of red-hot FENTYxPUMA Bow Creeper sandals.  Earlier that day, both the "Diamonds" singer and the sneaker brand revealed the address for the special occasion on social media.   According to Billboard, the singer gave fans a first-person account of her arrival to the affair -- via livestream video on Instagram -- which included RiRi and pals jamming to Kendrick Lamar's new hit album DAMN.  Rih made the special event one to…

posted 2017/04/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez featured in "People" magazine's "Most Beautiful" issue

People magazine's annual Most Beautiful issue hits newsstands on Friday, and some of this year's beauties are also some of the world's biggest music stars. Adele, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys and country superstar Carrie Underwood are among the singers who are featured in this year's main list of Fabulous Faces of 2017.  Regarding her refusal to bow to pressure regarding her own appearance, the magazine quotes Adele as saying, "In Hollywood, you are either too fat or you're too skinny.  It's just absurd. You are never going to please everyone anyway, so what's the point?" Alicia, who's lately stopped wearing…

posted 2017/04/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and more sign guitar being raffled off for Planned Parenthood

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and John Legend are among over 100 artists teaming up for a good cause:  they’ve all put their signatures on an acoustic guitar being raffled off for Planned Parenthood.The Gibson guitar, donated by L.A.’s Old Style Guitar Shop, also features the autographs of Sia, Mark Ronson, Charlie Puth, Sam Smith and dozens more.  It took five months for the shop's owner to collect all the artists' autographs. When you donate $10 to Planned Parenthood, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win the the instrument. You can enter at PlannedParenthoodPromo.com. The sweepstakes is in partnership…

posted 2017/04/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Julia Michaels has "Issues" with platinum certification

Julia Michaels' debut single, "Issues," has gone platinum in just three months, with one million in sales and equivalent streams.  According to her record company, it's also the best-selling song by a new artist released in 2017, and the highest on-demand audio streaming song by a new artist released this year.  While Julia is considered a new artist, and "Issues" is her first hit under her own name, she's co-written eight other top-40 hits for the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Julia will be performing at the Radio Disney Awards on April 29.  She's up for Best New…

posted 2017/04/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paramore returns with new album, "After Laughter"; hear new single "Hard Times" now

More Paramore is on the way...finally. The group will release their fifth album, After Laughter, on May 12.  It's their first disc in four years, and it marks the return of original member Zac Farro to the band, also comprised of frontwoman Hayley Williams, and Taylor York. The album, recorded in the band's hometown of Nashville, is available for pre-order today and comes with an instant download of a new single, "Hard Times."  The colorful video for the song is now on YouTube and shows off the band's poppier sound, as well as the fact that Hayley's famously red hair…

posted 2017/04/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber sings in Spanish, sets YouTube record

Seems like Justin Bieber is just as popular when he's singing in Spanish. Justin is featured on a remix of the hit "Depacito" by Puerto Rican singer Lusi Fonsi with original featured guest, reggeaton star Daddy Yankee, and the remix is a smash on YouTube, with 20 million views in the first 24 hours since its release on Sunday.  It's up past 33 million now. That made it the biggest debut for a music video on YouTube so far this year. Looks like the remix was what Justin was working on when he recently posted Instagram photos of a recording…

posted 2017/04/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear Justin Bieber sing in Spanish on hit Latin remix

Seems like Justin Bieber is just as popular when he's singing in Spanish. Justin is featured on a remix of the hit "Depacito" by Puerto Rican singer Lusi Fonsi with original featured guest, reggeaton star Daddy Yankee, and the remix is a smash on YouTube, with 20 million views in the first 24 hours since its release on Sunday.  It's up past 33 million now. That made it the biggest debut for a music video on YouTube so far this year. Looks like the remix was what Justin was working on when he recently posted Instagram photos of a recording…

posted 2017/04/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-04-18

Zedd and Alessia Cara turn back time in “Stay” music video

Zedd and Alessia Cara hit the rewind button for their new “Stay” music video. The clip features the two artists playing out a Groundhog Day-like scenario. It starts with Zedd just missing getting into an elevator with Alessia and the two spending the day separately. Then, the scene keeps rewinding until Zedd finally catches the elevator. The two start chatting and spend a fun day enjoying time together at a diner and driving to the beach. But as they’re heading back for the day, things end in tragedy -- until everything rewinds again.Alessia explained the concept on Twitter, writing that…

posted 2017/04/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes to release "new and fresh" single on Thursday

Shawn Mendes is giving his fans a gift before he hits the road on his Illuminate World tour. The singer has decided to release a brand-new single -- one that doesn't appear on his current album -- at midnight Thursday. It's called "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," and, according to Billboard, it was co-written by Shawn and some of the same guys with whom he co-wrote his hits "Stitches" and "Treat You Better." Shawn says in a statement to Billboard, "The minute I wrote this song I knew I wanted to get it out before my tour started, to give…

posted 2017/04/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR