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2017-08-14

Fifth Harmony members describe their new album in one emoji

Fifth Harmony's self-titled third album will be out August 25, and to say the girls are excited is an understatement.  "We’re all in an environment where we can creatively open up to each other and not be afraid," Dinah Jane tells the U.K.'s Official Charts Company. "There are no boundaries, and that comes through in the music. We’ve taken risks." Ally Brooke Hernandez adds, "It’s definitely our most personal album. It comes through in our voices and how connected we sound to the lyrics. We also share our stories about what we’ve been through and what every girl - and…

posted 2017/08/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars donates $1 million to help Flint water crisis victims

Lucky for the people of Flint, Michigan, helping people is what Bruno Mars likes. Bruno is donating $1 million from the ticket sales of his Saturday night show in Auburn Hills, MI to help the victims of the Flint water crisis.  He stopped the show to make the announcement, and then said in a statement, "It's important that we don't forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again." The money is being donated to The Community…

posted 2017/08/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony wins big at Teen Choice Awards; Bruno Mars unveils new video

It was a big night Sunday for Fifth Harmony at the 2017 Teen Choice awards.  The group took home surfboards in the categories of Choice Music Group and Choice Summer Group.  Their latest single, "Down" with Gucci Mane, was awarded Choice Song: Group; and their fans, the Harmonizers, were honored as choice fandom. Speaking to the crowd at the University of Southern California's Galen Center, group member Lauren Jauregui evoked the violent clashes with white supremacists in Charlottesville, North Carolina that left three dead over the weekend. "In light of recent events we just wanted to say to all of the young ones at home…

posted 2017/08/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-08-11

Judge throws out civil trial claims against Taylor Swift

The judge in the Denver, CO, civil trial of Taylor Swift has thrown out all claims by former radio disc jockey David Mueller against the singer.  Both sides rested their cases earlier today.  Swift's legal team rested without calling a single witness, relying instead on defense testimony to make their case. The judge has allowed Mueller's case against Swift's mother, Andrea Swift, and Swift's manager, Frank Bell, to proceed.  Each side has been allotted an hour for closing arguments. Mueller's attorney had already questioned Taylor, her mom and her bodyguard, among others, all of whom backed the singer's claim that…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

98 Degrees will be warming up your winter with a new Christmas album and tour

After recently celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, 98 Degrees is ready to make some new memories. The reunited quartet -- Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre -- will be releasing a new Christmas album this year, called Let it Snow. It’s the second holiday album from the group, following 1999’s This Christmas. "It's a special year for us -- it's the 20th anniversary of our first release on Motown Records," Nick says in a statement. "So, it just seemed like the perfect moment to revisit This Christmas and do a Volume Two." Let it…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris now has as many U.K. #1s as the Rolling Stones

Calvin Harris' new song "Feels," featuring Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean, has just topped the charts in his native U.K., giving him a new chart milestone in the process. Calvin has now scored eight #1 hits in the U.K., which is as many as The Rolling Stones have notched in their entire 50-year career. British rockers Oasis and Eminem also have eight #1s on the British chart.  However, the Scottish DJ and producer now has more #1s than any British male solo artist except U.K. entertainment legend Cliff Richard, who's been around since the 1950s. He's got 14.…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bebe Rexha's "Gilt" complex: New line of bomber jackets now available

Bebe Rexha has two big releases out today: her second collection of songs -- All Your Fault: Pt. 2 -- and her brand-new line of bomber jackets, which she created in partnership with the members-only shopping site Gilt. The collection includes 11 different oversize jackets, accessorized with studs, fringes, crystal, flowers, fur and airbrush work.  Some of them sport her song titles on the back, like "The Way I Are."  The jackets are priced from $169 to $4800. Bebe tells People magazine that she was "very hands-on" in creating the collection, and says Miley Cyrus is the celebrity she'd most like…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake's "Wonder Wheel" co-star loves him 'cause he's not "Justin Timberlake"

Justin Timberlake will hit the big screen this December in Woody Allen's new movie Wonder Wheel.  JT's Oscar-winning co-star in the film says she was pleasantly surprised at how easy the singer was to work with.  For some reason, she was afraid he'd be stuck-up and difficult. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Kate Winslet says of Justin, "He’s such a wonderful person. I would turn to him and say, ‘Do you know what, Justin Timberlake? The best thing about you being in this film is that you’re really not Justin Timberlake. If you had really been Justin Timberlake, it could have…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jury is likely to get Taylor Swift groping case on Monday

The Mueller vs. Swift trial is headed towards its end. Attorneys for former Denver radio personality David Mueller rested their case on Friday, and then Taylor Swift's team decided not to call any witnesses. Mueller's attorney has already questioned Taylor, her mom and her bodyguard, among others, and they all back up the singer's claim that Mueller put his hand up her skirt and grabbed her bare butt during a backstage photo op in 2013. Mueller is suing Taylor, saying her claim that he groped her is false, and caused him to be fired.  Taylor is counter-suing, claiming assault and…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha says she wrote “Rainbow” as a letter to herself while in rehab for eating disorder

Kesha’s long-waited album Rainbow is finally out today. In a new essay for Refinery29, the singer explains the emotional origins of the title track. She says the song first came to life when she was alone and scared in rehab for an eating disorder. She wasn’t allowed a phone or computer, but they allowed her to have a keyboard for an hour a day. During those brief moments, she conceived the song, the whole album idea and a tour. “’Rainbow’ was the beginning,” Kesha writes. “That song and the lyrics were a letter to myself promising that I was going…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony releases video for bold new track, “Angel”

Fifth Harmony has dropped a brand-new video for their song, “Angel.” Through strobing, dreamlike images and neon backdrops, the ladies take turns singing the verses and chorus on the edgy track. "Who said I was an angel?/When you look at me, what do you see?/Open your eyes/I’m more brilliant than you'll ever be," they sing. The booming, bass-heavy song -- produced by Skrillex and Poo Bear -- is the second single to be released on the group’s first album as a quartet. The first single was “Down,” featuring Gucci Mane. Their self-titled album comes out August 25. Copyright © 2017,…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Finally free Phillip Phillips returns with new song, "Miles"

Phillip Phillips has returned with his first new music in three years. It's a single called "Miles," which is now available for download. Phillip had been unable to release music for a while because he was tied up in litigation with 19 Entertainment, the folks behind American Idol.  In a statement, he says, "I am so excited to have the connection with my fans again by releasing new music." He adds that the song "is about going through change but not being alone while it's happening. Just knowing that there is always light after dark." "This has been a really…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR