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Mike Posner on His Hits for Other Artists: "I Just Write What I Think Is Awesome"

Mike Posner's enjoying his first hit in six years with "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," but during his time out of the spotlight, he stayed busy co-writing songs that became hits for other artists like Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" and Maroon 5's "Sugar."  But as Mike explains it, he wasn't actually trying to write hits for those artists -- it just happened. Mike says unlike many songwriters today, he doesn't custom-write tunes on demand. "I have a very difficult time, like, sitting down [and being told], 'You write a song for Rihanna today,'” he tells ABC Radio. "I can’t do…

posted 2016/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


WALK THE MOON to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award

WALK THE MOON will be honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the performing-rights organization's 33rd annual Pop Music Awards, taking place April 27 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The award "recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music." "It's an honor and an awesome feeling to be recognized by ASCAP and the music-making community," says frontman Nicholas Petricca in a statement. "Our fellow artists and those who surround and support us somehow create more and more stylish, original work each year, and we are very proud to receive this award…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Katy Perry Spending Time Getting to Know Orlando Bloom’s Son, Flynn

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom haven’t just been spending one-on-one time together. Reportedly, they also have been hanging with Orlando’s five-year-old son, Flynn. Sources tell People it’s a sign their relationship is more than just a casual fling. "Orlando is very protective of his son," a source says. "To introduce Flynn to Katy, she must mean [a lot] to him." People reports Katy first met Flynn back in February and joined him and his dad at Robert Downey Jr.’s son’s birthday party. Katy also has apparently met Orlando’s mother during a recent trip to his native England. "Katy is happy…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joe Jonas and Jordan Smith Added to We Day California

We Day California just added even more stars to its lineup. Joe Jonas and The Voice season nine winner Jordan Smith are now set to appear at the event, which celebrates young people who are taking action on various local and global issues. Joe and Jordan join previously announced participants Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Big Sean. Other celebrities added to the list include New Girl co-stars Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris and Max Greenfield; former Glee star Darren Criss;and married couple Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder. We Day California will take place on April 7 at the Forum…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Nick Carter Gets Community Service After Bar Brawl

Following Nick Carter's bar brawl arrest earlier this year, TMZ reports prosecutors have agreed to drop the battery charge against the singer if he completes community service. The Backstreet Boy reportedly must complete 25 hours of community service in the next six months in order to get the charge wiped from his record. He was arrested outside a bar in the Florida Keys for fighting with a bouncer back in January. Even though Nick appeared to be drunk at the time of his arrest, TMZ says prosecutors won’t be banning him from drinking booze during that six month period. They…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Snaps Selfie with Lookalike Fan; Gets First BAFTA Nomination

Resembling Adele has its perks. An Adele lookalike got to snap a selfie with the singer during her concert in Birmingham, England last night. The doppelganger, Emily Bamforth, and her fiancé, Tom Winkler, managed to get Adele’s attention from their seats. Adele invited Emily on stage and grabbed her phone to take the selfie. "Overwhelmed to have met Adele tonight and got a selfie!" Emily posted on Instagram, along with the photo. Emily’s been a huge Adele fan for years and according to her fiancé, she’s even been mistaken for the singer while out shopping. Back in 2012, Emily posted…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga to Join Vice President Biden at Vegas Event to Raise Awareness of Campus Assault

Lady Gaga will join Vice President Joe Biden at an event in Las Vegas next week to bring attention to the problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, a spokeswoman for the VP confirms. The two will speak at the University of Nevada Las Vegas on April 7 as part of the administration’s “It’s On Us” initiative, aiming to bring awareness to and end campus sexual assaults. “Lady Gaga is brave and sincere. She’s a survivor who has the courage to speak out, and I know how difficult that can be. We’ve talked at length and I admire her courage…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are Adam Levine and Pregnant Wife Behati Prinsloo House-Hunting?

Are Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo looking for a new home to accommodate their growing family? According to E! News, the expectant couple was spotted checking out some houses around the Pacific Palisades area in Southern California over the weekend. This has sparked speculation that the two are thinking about moving into a new family-friendly home before they welcome their first child together. Behati is reportedly three to four months along, and was recently pictured showing off her tiny baby bump in a printed maxi dress. Adam and Behati tied the knot in 2014, after dating for two years. Adam…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

A Great Big World’s “Kaleidoscope” Lyric Video Spells it Out with Sidewalk Chalk

A Great Big World has released a colorful lyric video for their upbeat love song "Kaleidoscope." The video begins with a yellow ball escaping from a karaoke TV screen and bouncing along streets and sidewalks where the song’s lyrics are written in chalk. “Violets and purples/Diamonds and circles/You’re my kaleidoscope/I love every minute/You’ve got me in it/You’re my kaleidoscope,” the duo sings. According to the band’s Twitter, this visual is one of a few new lyric videos they have in the works. A Great Big World is currently touring North America. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Puff Daddy & the Bad Boy Family Will Reunite for Biggie's Birthday in Brooklyn

Start making your travel plans now: on May 20, Brooklyn's Barclays Center will play host to a "one night only" Bad Boy Family Reunion with a lineup that includes Jay Z, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, Lil' Kim and, of course, Puff Daddy. The concert -- which will also feature Mase, French Montana, Total, 112 and Mario Winans -- will celebrate what would have been the 44th birthday of the late Notorious B.I.G.  The set list will feature material from Bad Boy Entertainment's 20-year history.  If you watched the BET Awards last year, you saw a little preview of what…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Who's "Over and Over Again" About? Nathan Sykes Won't Tell

You know what's great about being a songwriter?  If you're too shy to tells someone you love them, you can write a song that says it for you.  Of course, it would be helpful if you then told the object of your affection that the song is about them...wouldn't it?  Nathan Sykes doesn't think so. "Over and Over Again," the romantic ballad Nathan sings with his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande, was written specifically for someone who he won't name. "It’s basically me telling someone how I feel about them,  ‘cause I’m really bad at expressing my emotions in person," he tells…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez Joins James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke"; "Texts" Leonardo DiCaprio

Jennifer Lopez joined James Corden for a brand-new edition of his popular segment "Carpool Karaoke," as he celebrated his one-year anniversary as host of CBS' Late Late Show on Tuesday night with The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special. Between harmonizing on popular J-Lo tunes like "Love Don't Cost a Thing," "Booty," "Jenny from the Block," and "On the Floor," the two chatted about a number of topics, including the American Idol judge's mobile phone contacts, which reads like a who's-who of the entertainment world. One of them was Leonardo DiCaprio.  When Corden came across the Wolf of Wall…

posted 2016/03/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR