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2014-08-25

Cobra Starship Returns with New "Praise You"-Sampling Single Featuring Icona Pop

After a few years away from the charts, Cobra Starship has returned with a brand-new single, "Never Been in Love," featuring Swedish duo Icona Pop. Cobra Starship's been away for a while -- their last album was 2011 Night Shades -- and in between, frontman Gabe Saporta got married and started thinking about experimenting with new sounds.  The single is influenced by early '90s British artists such as Jesus Jones, EMF and even George Michael's solo work.  "It was a time when bands first started incorporating break beats and electronic elements into their music. I had been trying to find…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Tops MTV VMA Tweets

What was the most tweeted-about moment of Sunday night's MTV VMAs?  If you guessed Beyonce, you'd be wrong. USA Today reports that according to NielsenSocial's figures, Miley Cyrus' win for Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball" generated the most tweets per minute: a total of 138,792.  Beyonce's epic 15-minute performance came in second, with 97,153 tweets per minute.  Lorde came in third place: her win for Best Rock Video generated 89,029 tweets per minute. Overall, the show generated 12.6 million tweets, according to NielsenSocial. As for which artists got the most mentions on Twitter during the telecast, 5 Seconds…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Whose Body Does Kelly Clarkson Wish She Had?

Like every new mom, Kelly Clarkson wants her pre-baby body back.  Except, it appears as though she'd like someone else's body a lot more than her own. After watching and live-tweeting the MTV VMAs on Sunday night, Kelly tweeted, "It's official. I want a body like Nicki Minaj. That should take like 2 lifetimes for me to achieve haha! She has an amazing body! Goodness!" Nicki's body was very much on display Sunday night, since she performed in what amounted to a green bra and panties. Kelly also had nice things to say about American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, tweeting…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Eminem Announces Double-Disc Compilation Album, "Shady XV"

Eminem has a new project on the way. The rapper has announced that he will release his ninth album, Shady XV, this fall. The two-CD compilation will feature an album of Shady Records' greatest hits and a disc of new material from Em, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12 and Yelawolf, and is due November 28. "Yes it's official… #SHADYXV Black Friday," Em tweeted. The rapper later released his first new offering, “Guts over Fear” featuring Sia, which can be heard in trailers for Sony Pictures’ The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington. The explicit track was also posted on Em's official YouTube channel. Shady XV coincides with the 15th…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

How You Can Help Miley Cyrus Help the Homeless

Miley Cyrus made headlines Sunday night when she sent a homeless youth named Jesse onstage at the MTV VMAs to accept her Video of the Year trophy.  He asked her fans to join her in helping the cause.  Here's how you can do it. Miley's launched an online fundraising campaign on Prizeo that will raise money for My Friend's Place, a shelter in Hollywood that helps kids build self-sufficient lives.  Last week, Miley met with the kids and the staff of the establishment, and later tweeted, "Met some of the coolest young people I've ever met today." If you make…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Releases "Don't" EP Following VMA Win

Following his first-ever MTV VMA win, Ed Sheeran is hoping fans will pick up his latest release:: the Don't EP.  The four-track CD, now available at all digital service providers, features the Rick Ross remix of "Don't," as well as two new songs: "Friends" and "Everything You Are."  A live version of "Be My Husband," recorded during Ed's performance at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, is also included. Ed won the Best Male Video VMA for his clip for "Sing," which he described as "my first American award."  Though he's been a regular on the award show circuit for a couple…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Debuts New Video Starring Rose McGowan

Following her MTV pre-show performance of "Boom Clap" on Sunday,  Charli XCX has now debuted the new video for "Break the Rules," her current single.  Like "Fancy," her hit video with Iggy Azalea, "Break the Rules" is also set in a high school.  It features actress Rose McGowan, best known for her roles in movies like Jawbreaker, Grindhouse: Planet Terror and in the TV show Charmed. In the clip, Charli and a pack of tough-looking girls stride confidently all over the school grounds, and goof around on a school bus.  "I don't wanna go to school/I just wanna break the…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Says She's "Fine" Following MTV VMA Wardrobe Malfunction

Nicki Minaj has addressed her wardrobe malfunction at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, which occurred during her performance of “Bang Bang” alongside Ariana Grande and Jessie J. The rapper, who held her black YSL dress together by hand throughout the showcase, revealed that the situation could have been worse.   "God is good. As long as a nipple didn’t come out to play, I’m fine," Nicki wrote in the caption on Instagram Monday. She also praised her style team, calling them "winners" and declaring there were "no weak links." "There’s no greater feeling than having ppl who inspire u and who work passionately…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears Approves of Katy Perry's Denim Impression of Her

When Katy Perry showed up with Riff Raff at the MTV VMAs on Sunday in head-to-toe denim, she said that she was paying homage to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's matching denim outfits at the 2001 VMAs.  But it turns out she was really just accepting a challenge that Britney had laid down...and Brit approved. It all started when Britney posted a goofy video of herself imitating Woody Woodpecker on Instagram.  When Katy complimented Britney on her  impersonation of the cartoon bird, Britney responded by tweeting, "@katyperry You're up next. #Noexcuses. You have 24 hours to do your best impression." …

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer Takes Ice Bucket Challenge On Behalf of Musician with ALS

John Mayer posted a touching response to being nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sunday. The singer was nominated by a musician named Jason Becker, who, as Mayer explained, is suffering from ALS and can no longer play the guitar because of the disease. In his YouTube video, Mayer strummed along to one of Becker’s guitar recordings before going under the bucket. He included a link to Becker’s website in his post. Mayer re-nominated Becker’s two other nominations: Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen and former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth. Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande and Big Sean Hold Hands Backstage at VMAs

Do we have an exciting new couple alert? Big Sean’s ex, Naya Rivera, just tied the knot unexpectedly, and it looks like the rapper has moved on as well. Sean, 26, was spotted backstage at the 2014 MTV VMAs holding hands with none other than Ariana Grande, 21. It had been reported the two were spending time together, but this kind of seals the deal. Sean was wearing a denim button-down over a white T-shirt, while Grande was wearing a silver dress. They looked very comfortable. Ariana also just had a breakup of her own this year: she split with…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Think You Know the Story Behind Iggy Azalea's Name? Think Again

If you're an Iggy Azalea fan, you probably know that her birth name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly, and she got her stage name from her dog, Iggy, and Azalea from the street her mom lived on.  But it turns out the story is a bit more complicated than that. Iggy's the first artist to be featured on the new VEVO series A.K.A, where stars explain how they got their wacky stage names.  In the segment, Iggy explains that the evolution of her stage name is actually a "two-part saga."  First, the "Iggy" part.  Yes, it came from her Australian cattle…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR