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Halsey announces new album arriving in June

With the amount of airplay Halsey's Chainsmokers collaboration "Closer" got this past year, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that it's been almost two years since she released a new album of her own.  But that's about to change. "[I']m pleased to announce my upcoming album, this june, is titled: hopeless fountain kingdom," Halsey tweeted Tuesday evening, including a rather risque photo of herself naked to below-the-waist.  The eye-popping photo, however, is NOT the album cover, she clarified in response to a question from one Twitter user. "When I'm ready for you to have the album cover, I'm gonna make you…

posted 2017/03/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


New Kids on the Block releasing "Thankful" EP to coincide with Total Package tour

New Kids on the Block have a lot to be thankful for. They’re hitting the road with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men for the Total Package tour this spring, and now they’ve announced their aptly titled Thankful EP.The five-song collection, which includes their new single “One More Night,” will be released May 12. Their tour kicks off later that night in Columbus, Ohio, and runs through July 16 in Hollywood, Florida. Thankful marks the group’s first new music release since 2013’s TEN. If you pre-order now, you’ll get an instant download of “One More Night.”Here is the EP’s track…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

A mansion like this: Kelly Clarkson selling her Tennessee home for $8.75 million

Kelly Clarkson is ready to “breakaway” from her Tennessee mansion. The singer has put the house on the market for $8.75 million, according to the listing on Parks Realty.Kelly has lived in the Hendersonville home with her husband Brandon Blackstock, their two children and Brandon's two kids from a previous relationship since 2013. The property rests on six acres and includes seven bedrooms, eight bathroom, a saltwater pool, two spas, a sand volleyball court and private dock.The house also features a basement with custom horse saddle bar stools, a theater and four built-in bunk beds.So why would she ever leave,…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet Boys book Academy of Country Music Awards spot, tour dates with Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line, the superstar country duo who brought you the hit "Cruise," are taking their newfound friendship with the Backstreet Boys to the next level. First, the Backstreet Boys will join Florida Georgia Line at this year's Academy Country Music Awards on April 2 to perform their joint duet, "God, Your Mama and Me."  That show airs live from Las Vegas on CBS, which is convenient, since the Boys are already in Vegas performing their new residency show at Planet Hollywood. Then, this summer, the Boys will join Florida Georgia Line for their first-ever stadium shows: July 7 at…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran's plans: A movie, a boy band, babies, a tour with Taylor & more

Dominating the album and single charts apparently isn't enough for Ed Sheeran: he has plans to conquer the movie world, become a boy band svengali, have kids, and tour with his pal Taylor Swift. Ed lays out all these plans in his new Rolling Stone cover story.  He reveals that he's currently auditioning members for a new boy band and that he's already written lots of material for them.  He says, "I'm gonna put three or four boys together and do all the songs, take them on the stadium tour with me."  According to Ed, he'll be playing those stadiums…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd to launch new limited-edition "Starboy" fashion collection in European pop-up shops

It seems The Weeknd won't rest until his domination of the fashion industry is complete.   The artist is officially launching a new limited-edition Starboy fashion collection, complete with items such as t-shirts, hoodies, bombers and even "dad hats."   Clothing from the line will only be available on a first come, first serve basis in pop-up shops within six European cities from March 10 - 12.   Those cities include Paris, Copenhagen, London, Glasgow, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Rotterdam.  The Weeknd is currently touring Europe as part of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 world tour.   Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.    ??MARCH…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

He must break you: Dan Reynolds battles Dolph Lundgren in Imagine Dragons' "Believer" video

Ivan Drago is back in the ring thanks to Imagine Dragons' new video for their single "Believer." The clip stars Rocky IV actor Dolph Lundgren boxing with frontman Dan Reynolds in a colorful, Tron-like environment. The "Believer" video is streaming now on YouTube. "'Believer' is about finding a place of peace and self-confidence," says Reynolds in a statement. "The video depicts a man facing his inner self, the toughest critic of all, while paying homage to some of the classic movies we grew up with." "Believer" is the first single from Imagine Dragons' forthcoming third album, the follow-up to their…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 to headline Pendleton Whisky Music Fest

Maroon 5 has added another festival appearance to their concert schedule. The band will headline the second annual Pendleton Whisky Music Fest, also known as Party in Pendleton. It takes place July 15 at the Pendleton Round-Up Stadium in Pendleton, Oregon.  Tickets go on sale this Friday. The band already has several festival dates planned.  April 29, they'll play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and on May 26, it's the BottleRock Napa Valley festival in Napa, California.  September 3, they'll play JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience in Snowmass, Colorado, and on September 16, they'll travel to Brazil for the…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lea Michele planning intimate North American tour in May

Lea Michele is taking her new music on the road. The singer and Scream Queens star has announced that she’ll be kicking off a series of Intimate Evening shows in North America this spring. The shows will begin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 1, and hit cities including Boston, Toronto and Seattle, before wrapping in San Francisco on May 10. She’ll be performing songs from her upcoming album Places, which is set for release later this year. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. local time. Every pair of tickets purchased online…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

George Michael died of natural causes, says coroner

George Michael died of natural causes, according to a British coroner. The singer, who was found dead Christmas Day of last year at age 53, "died of natural causes -- dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver," according to Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, England. Cardiomyopathy is essentially weakened heart muscle, with dilated being its most common form, according to WebMD.  Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. When Michael was initially discovered, officials said they didn't know the precise cause of death, but that it wasn't suspicious.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Clean Bandit can thank Sean Paul for "transforming" their hit "Rockabye"

Sean Paul is having a moment.  Following the success of his Sia collaboration "Cheap Thrills," he's now climbing the charts as a featured artist on "Rockabye," the latest hit by British group Clean Bandit.  According to the "Rather Be" hitmakers, the reggae star completely "transformed" the song when he added his verse. "We met him about five years ago," Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto tells ABC Radio says of Sean Paul. "We went backstage at his show and played him our CD and we've been kinda waiting ever since [to work with him]." "After 'Rather Be' came out, he came over…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Alicia Keys lands David and Shaun Cassidy’s nephew

Week one of the new season of The Voice continued Monday night, with more hopefuls participating in the blind auditions. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani were back in their rotating chairs, looking to add new members to their respective teams, and Alicia landed an artist whose uncles are former teen heartthrobs David and Shaun Cassidy. Here are the highlights from Thursday night's episode: Troy Ramey was influenced by his dad, a local musician who lost a battle with cancer. Troy picked up his dad’s guitars and played in a band for five years. His version of…

posted 2017/03/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR