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2016-08-19

Pitbull's New Album, "Climate Change," Coming in October

Pitbull has announced that his new album, Climate Change, is coming this fall. The Miami superstar’s 10th studio effort will be released on October 7. As you might expect, the album will feature a slew of guest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Derulo, Robin Thicke and Leona Lewis. Pitbull also debuted the new video for his current single “Greenlight,” featuring Flo Rida and LunchMoney Lewis. The visual features fast cars and hot women, all set against a Miami backdrop. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/08/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ellie Goulding Releases “Still Falling for You,” from "Bridget Jones’s Baby" Soundtrack

We found out this week that Ellie Goulding would be contributing a song to the Bridget Jones’s Baby soundtrack, and thankfully, we didn't have to wait long to hear it. The singer released the song today. Titled “Still Falling for You,” Ellie penned the track specifically for the film and it features her angelic voice floating above an electronic beat. “No one can lift me, catch me the way that you do/Still falling for you,” she sings.Bridget Jones’s Baby Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released September 16, the same day the movie comes out. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio.…

posted 2016/08/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tove Lo’s “Cool Girl” Video Teases Singer's First Short Film

Tove Lo has released her music video for “Cool Girl,” but if it doesn’t quite make sense when you watch it, there’s a good reason: it’s just one chapter of a short film.“After five sweaty, emotional, exciting and exhausting days of shooting all over and around LA, we could proudly call ‘It's a wrap!’ on my first short film,” Tove says in a statement. “Fairy Dust, the first chapter of Lady Wood, will be released later this year.”“Until then, here's me expressing myself in ‘Cool Girl,’” she adds. “Thank you to every single person on this amazing team who made…

posted 2016/08/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is a Prince Museum Coming to Paisley Park?

Is a museum in honor of Prince is reportedly opening at the late music legend's Paisley Park estate? Hip Hollywood states that the entertainment company behind the Graceland estate of the late Elvis Presley, CORE Media Group, is reportedly developing the the Paisley Park Museum with administrators of Prince's estate.   However, Prince's family wasn't consulted when the four-year deal was struck, nor supports it, adds Hip Hollywood.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/08/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Is the Newest American Family Insurance Brand Ambassador

American Family Insurance has signed Grammy award winner John Legend as the company's newest brand ambassador.  Legend's music will be featured in ad campaigns for the private mutual insurance organization, and he also will be partnering with the brand via public appearances and performances.  "American Family's message about the power of pursuing a dream is something I could relate to in my own life," says Legend. "I look forward to our partnership and sharing my music, my story and highlighting the inspiring stories of others."   Legend joins an group of celebrity brand ambassadors for American Family Insurance including Derek…

posted 2016/08/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Coldplay Bikes Through Mexico City in "A Head Full of Dreams" Video

Coldplay has premiered the video for their song "A Head Full of Dreams." The clip, which begins with Charlie Chaplin's famous speech from The Great Dictator, finds Chris Martin and company biking through Mexico City before performing at the Mexican capital's Foro Sol venue. You can watch the "A Head Full of Dreams" video now on YouTube. "A Head Full of Dreams" is the title track from Coldplay's latest album, which also features the singles "Adventure of a Lifetime" and "Up&Up." Coldplay is currently touring the U.S. in support of A Head Full of Dreams. The trek continues this weekend…

posted 2016/08/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Kids on the Block to Appear on "Fuller House"

New Kids on the Block will be moving into Tanner territory during the second season of the Netflix series Fuller House. On Thursday, the show's official Twitter account posted a photo of series stars Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber sporting NKOTB T-shirts, along with a message declaring they have "The Right Stuff to welcome some special guest stars!" -- a reference to the band's 1988 hit, "You Got It (The Right Stuff)."  .@candacecbure @JodieSweetin @andreabarber got The Right Stuff to welcome some special guest stars! @NKOTB #NKOTBFH pic.twitter.com/aKJNa20MdN— Fuller House (@fullerhouse) August 18, 2016 The band's official…

posted 2016/08/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DNCE Won't Try and Compete with Bieber or Sia at U.K. Festival This Weekend

After spending most of the summer opening for Selena Gomez, this weekend DNCE heads overseas to perform at the U.K.'s massive V Festival, as part of a bill that includes everyone from Justin Bieber to Sia to Mike Posner to Troye Sivan.  But frontman Joe Jonas says the experience won't turn into a "Battle of the Bands," if he can help it. "I think some bands will try to compete...for us, we've always been that band that just tries to have a good time," Joe tells ABC Radio. "And we know those situations can always be difficult. People want to…

posted 2016/08/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-08-18

Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas Back for This Year’s WE Day Broadcast

Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are all returning for WE Day’s second annual national broadcast event, set to air on ABC later this month. All three participated in last year's inaugural broadcast, with Selena serving as the event's host. This time, they’ll be joined by Nick’s brother, Joe Jonas, as well as Jennifer Hudson, Orlando Bloom, Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet and more. The event spotlights young people who are taking on challenging social issues and making a difference in their communities. “I’m proud to be a part of the WE Movement -- part of a community made up…

posted 2016/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

For "Brand New" Video, Ben Rector Took Fans on a Roller Coaster Ride of Fun

Rather than spend a lot of money doing a huge production, Ben instead tweeted his fans and told them he was heading to a Six Flags amusement park, and that they could join him by tweeting him videos hashtagged #SixFlagsWithBen.  From those videos, Ben selected six fans, and two days later, he flew them to Arlington, Texas, which took up most of his video budget.  It was there he informed them that they'd be starring in his "Brand New" video. After sharing dinner that night, Ben and his winners headed to Six Flags Over Texas, where they played games, gorged…

posted 2016/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Say What? Rihanna's "Work" Almost Went to Alicia Keys

Can you imagine Rihanna's "Work" sung by any other artist? Well, according to one of the song's co-writers, R&B singer PARTYNEXTDOOR, the hit single was almost passed on to Alicia Keys.  "Her label didn't care for Caribbean music at the time," he tells The New York Times. A decision between either keeping the track with Drake, or giving it to Keys was up for debate, but eventually Rihanna's team surrendered "when it was all that she could sing around the house," he added.  "She fought for it," said PARTYNEXTDOOR. "She said, 'This is my family's favorite song.'"   Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2016/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick and Demi's #FutureNow Tour Inspired by...Bruce Springsteen & Billy Joel?

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are two hot pop solo stars, so their joint summer tour features twice the pop star power.  But when it came to putting together their #FutureNow tour, the two friends took inspiration from two classic rock stars: Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Nick reveals that after seeing Bruce Springsteen in L.A, and Billy Joel in New York City, he decided that he wanted to present his music in a different way. "I left that Springsteen show and was like, ‘We’ve got to think like this,’” he says. "Just to…

posted 2016/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR