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2016-01-13

Report: One Direction Calling It Quits?

Sounds like that extended hiatus could be a lot longer than everyone expected.  One Direction is reportedly calling it quits. Us Weekly is reporting the quartet made their decision last October, despite insisting they were only taking a break to focus on their personal lives. Zayn Malik left the boy band in March of 2015, through remaining members Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson immediately assured fans they would soldier on.  As early as August, though, there were reports of a permanent split. In response, Niall tweeted, "Ok so Lots of rumours going round.  We are not…

posted 2016/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DNCE Reveals the Likely Ingredients in a "Cake by the Ocean" Cocktail

Joe Jonas spent the latter part of 2015 introducing the world to his new group, DNCE.  Now, they're spending the first part of 2016 watching their first single, "Cake by the Ocean," ascend the charts.  The song's title was inspired by the band's Swedish producers, who mangled the name of the popular cocktail Sex on the Beach. "They were telling a story and I remember...…[with] their broken English, they said something along the lines of like, 'Yes, then we had cake by the beach. Ha Ha Ha.' And I was like, 'What?,' and interrupted them," Joe tells ABC Radio. "And…

posted 2016/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

James Corden Says It Was "Wonderful" Singing with Adele

You've seen the preview, but tonight, you'll get to see Adele's full Carpool Karaoke performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.  But according to Corden, we'll only see about a quarter of the goodness that is Adele. "Put it this way, -- we shoot it and then we say to our editor, 'Make a rough cut of just all of the good bits,'" Corden told reporters earlier this week. "And the first cut of the Adele one was 57 minutes!"  Unfortunately, we'll only get to see about 13-and-a-half minutes of Adele singing two of her songs, plus a…

posted 2016/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Marvin Gaye's Family Is Requesting $3.4 Million from Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I.

The battle over "Blurred Lines" still isn't over. The family of Marvin Gaye has requested that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. pay their attorneys' fees and other allowable expenses -- about $3.4 million, according to a document obtained by ABC News. In paperwork filed by their lawyers, Gaye's children, Nona and Frankie, have asked the singers to pay about $2.67 million in attorney fees and $776,932.71 in non-taxable costs. "The Copyright Act provides that in an action for copyright infringement, the Court may award 'a reasonable attorneys' fee to the prevailing party as part of the costs," they wrote.…

posted 2016/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-01-12

A Great Big World's North American Tour Kicks Off in March

A Great Big World might be coming to a city near you. Duo Ian Axel and Chad King will be hitting the road in March for their Kaleidoscope North American tour. The headlining trek, in support of their second album, When the Morning Comes, begins March 1 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They’ll hit the stage in various cities including Philadelphia, Nashville, Atlanta, and San Diego. The tour wraps April 6 in Pittsburgh. Tickets go on sales Friday, January 15 at AGreatBigWorld.com. Here’s a list of the tour dates: 3/1 -- Toronto, ON, The Mod Club3/2 -- Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield…

posted 2016/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Major Lazer to Play Free Show in Havana, Cuba

Major Lazer is heading to Cuba. The "Lean On" hitmakers -- made up of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire -- will play a free show in front of the U.S. Embassy in Havana on March 6. The group will become one of the first major American acts to play Cuba since diplomatic ties between the country and the U.S. were restored. In addition to performing, Major Lazer will meet with Cuban music students and young local DJs. “I was lucky enough to visit Cuba a few years back with my friends [Puerto Rican band] Calle 13 and during my four…

posted 2016/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Beats Madonna's Chart Record in the UK

After seven weeks at #1, Adele's album 25 is very likely to lose its top spot on the album chart both in the U.S. and in her home country to the late David Bowie's new album Blackstar. But in the U.K., she can feel relieved that she'll be leaving having broken a major chart record. Britain's Official Charts Company reports that Adele now holds the record for the most weeks at #1 by a female artist on the album tally.  All of her albums together have spent 31 weeks on top, compared to Madonna's 30 weeks spent at #1.  What's…

posted 2016/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nathan Sykes Teams Up with Ariana Grande on New Song

Exes Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes are together again -- musically speaking, that is. The two former lovebirds have teamed up for an alternate version of Nathan’s solo track, “Over and Over Again.” The duet is the follow-up single to Nathan’s “Kiss Me Quick” and will be available Friday, January 15. Both Ariana and Nathan shared snippets of the romantic ballad on Twitter Monday. "I can't wait for everyone to hear the new version of 'Over And Over Again,'” Nathan says in a statement. “It's such a special song to me and I'm delighted that I'm able to share this…

posted 2016/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry’s Golden Globes Hairdo Spikes Interest in Bumpits

Is Katy Perry the next new Bumpit spokesperson? The singer sported the “As Seen on TV” hair-volumizing accessory at the Golden Globes on Sunday and wasn’t ashamed to admit it. She revealed the secret to her bouffant during E! News’ pre-show coverage of the Globes. “I have a Bumpit in here,” she tells Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet. According to TMZ, Bumpit inventor Kelly Fitzpatrick Bennett says Katy’s ‘do generated so much buzz that the company is now attempting to get the product back in stores for the first time in three years. Bennett tells TMZ she wants to…

posted 2016/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kevin Hart Says He Saved Lady Gaga from a Nasty Fall at the Golden Globes

Did comedian Kevin Hart save Lady Gaga’s life at the Golden Globes on Sunday? He seems to think so. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, Kevin explains how Gaga almost took a spill after getting her award for Best Actress in a Limited Series. "She got an award. And what people don’t know, after she got the award, she was walking off and she fell,” Kevin says. “I, like, had to catch her. And when I caught her I said, 'I just want you to realize how big my arms are. They’re just … it could have…

posted 2016/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert Hitting the Road in February for The Original High Tour

After being ranked by Forbes as the highest earning American Idol alum of 2015, Adam Lambert is ready to take on 2016. The singer has announced dates for his The Original High tour. The North American trek, in support of his third studio album, The Original High, will kick off February 23 in Huntington, New York. It'll hit cities including Boston, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago and Las Vegas, before wrapping up on April 2 in Los Angeles. You can purchase tickets for the tour starting Friday, January 15 at 10 a.m. local time. A Citi card member pre-sale begins Wednesday, January…

posted 2016/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Says an Oscar Nom Would Be "Tremendous," but "the Win Is in the Work"

Grammy-winner Lady Gaga took home her first Golden Globe award Sunday, and she may have a shot at an Oscar next. The singer’s emotional ballad from the campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground is on the short list for an Oscar nomination when they're announced this Thursday. While Gaga says a nod from the Academy would be “tremendous,” she’s not concerned about racking up awards. For her, she says, “the win is in the work.” “Oh, shall we just take it a day at a time dear?” Gaga said, when asked backstage at the Golden Globes if an Oscar is…

posted 2016/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR