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2016-10-21

Janet Jackson's "Nasty" Surges in Streams After Donald Trump's "Nasty Woman" Comment

Gimme a stream!  According to The Hollywood Reporter,  Janet Jackson's 1986 hit single "Nasty" surged a surprising 250% in online streams, thanks to Wednesday's final televised presidential debate, during which Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman." "Nasty" was Jackson's second single from her third studio album, Control, and is one of the superstar's most popular songs.   The song was also used in a recent video mashup via UPROXX, combining footage of Trump calling Clinton nasty during Wednesday's debate with Janet's iconic music video for the track.   Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams to Co-Chair 2017 Met Gala

Taylor Swift did it this year, and next year it will be Katy Perry’s turn. Vogue confirms Katy has been chosen to co-chair the 2017 Met Gala, along with Pharrell Williams and Vogue’s Anna Wintour. The theme for next year’s gala -- and corresponding museum exhibit -- focuses on one specific designer. It will be a celebration of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. Kawakubo is known for using bold shapes and styles to create avant-garde looks. The previous theme was Manus x Machina and Katy wore a Tamagotchi-adorned gown. The 2017 Met Gala is set to take place on…

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna's Rebel Heart Film Will Beat on Showtime in December

Madonna's been teasing her Rebel Heart concert film for a while now, but now we know where and when we can watch it. Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour will air December 9 on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT, as well as on demand and online.  The film captures Madonna's most recent tour in support of her Rebel Heart album, and features live and behind-the-scenes footage from all over the world. In a statement, a Showtime exec said, "When it comes to putting on a show, there is only one Madonna, an iconic performer that we're thrilled to have on our air...our…

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake’s "Trolls" Soundtrack Is Coming to Vinyl

Chances are, the target audience for the animated movie Trolls doesn’t even know what a record player is -- but the soundtrack is coming to vinyl anyway. The Justin Timberlake-produced album is being released on vinyl Friday, complete with an exclusive Trolls activity sheet/poster. In addition to Justin’s smash hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” the soundtrack includes new music from Ariana Grande and Gwen Stefani. You can also get different colored vinyl, depending on where you purchase it. Amazon is selling a “Branch Blue” version, Bed Bath & Beyond will carry a “Poppy Pink” version and FYE will be selling…

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Unreleased Prince Music Coming Soon

Ever since Prince's death in April, fans have speculated about the future of the iconic singer's fabled vault of unreleased music.  Well, it's coming soon...some of it, anyway. Two albums, one due next month and one due next year, will mark the first recordings released since the singer's April 21 death.  November 22 will bring Prince 4Ever, featuring 40, count 'em, 40 of the Purple One's most beloved songs, from "When Doves Cry" and "Kiss," to "1999" and "Little Red Corvette," to "Sign o' the Times" and "Batdance."  Also included: "Moonbeam Levels," a previously-unreleased track originally recorded in 1982 during…

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Campaigning Up in Vegas: Katy Perry Appearing at Hillary Clinton Event This Weekend

Katy Perry, a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, will be campaigning on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee this weekend. She will appear at UNLV -- the site of Wednesday's third and final presidential debate -- on Saturday to campaign for Clinton and urge Nevadans to vote early. Saturday marks the first day of early voting in the state. Katy showed her support for Clinton on Twitter during the debate, at one point writing, "CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSITY AND LIFT PEOPLE UP @HillaryClinton." Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

What Lady Gaga's Aunt Joanne's Death Taught Her: "I'm Tough and I Can Do Anything"

Lady Gaga's long-awaited new pop album Joanne arrives today.  The album's named after her father's sister, who died of lupus at 19, years before Gaga was even born.  Though they never met, Gaga says with this album, "Joanne is making a comeback through me." Her aunt inspired the album, says Gaga, because Joanne's story reminded the singer that her family's weathered terrible loss, yet managed to persevere.  "Through making this album, I remembered that story of my dad losing his sister, and it made me stronger," she explains. "Because I remembered that my father survived that, and so did my…

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bon Jovi Rocks Broadway During Listening Event for "This House Is Not for Sale"

The Barrymore Theater in New York City is a venue best-known for its showcasing of classic Broadway productions like A Raisin In the Sun and The Glass Menagerie over the years. But last night, the 88-year-old venue played host to theater of another kind…and it starred a bunch of guys from New Jersey who didn’t disappoint. The Great White Way made room for Bon Jovi -- the band out on tour in support of their 14th studio album, This House Is Not for Sale. They’ve been doing these “listening events” at smaller venues in the U.K., Canada and here in…

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-10-20

Katy Perry Will Help Kick Off China’s Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

Forget Black Friday. Katy Perry is all about Singles’ Day this year. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s China’s biggest online shopping day of the year and it typically pulls in sales bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. According to China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, Katy will be performing at a gala event in Shenzhen, China on November 10 to help kick off Singles’ Day. She’s also been named “global ambassador” to Alibaba, which launched the shopping holiday seven years ago. The pairing makes sense, as Katy is quite popular in China. Fun fact: her…

posted 2016/10/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Marks Three-Year Wedding Anniversary, Will Speak at NYC Women's Summit

Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock wed three years ago Thursday, and they've had a busy three years: not only has Kelly carried on her super-successful music career, but they've had two children: daughter River and son Remington.  But despite their crazy lives, the couple did remember their special day in a unique matter. Kelly posted a photo on Twitter of a tree, carved with the message "B + K = Love."  A heart with an arrow through it was carved above the inscription.  The caption reads, "We got that young love....Happy anniversary @BBlackstock We remembered this year." In…

posted 2016/10/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Knocking on Doors for Hillary Clinton This Weekend

Knock, knock -- it's Miley Cyrus at the door.The singer will be campaigning for Hillary Clinton this weekend in Northern Virginia by knocking on young voters’ doors. She’ll also visit students at George Mason University Saturday to speak to them about Hillary’s vision for the country and the importance of voting next month.Miley will be urging students to visit IWillVote.com, so they’ll be prepared for Election Day November 8. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/10/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bai, Bai, Bai! Justin Timberlake Named Chief Flavor Officer for Bai Beverages

Justin Timberlake is saying “hi” to Bai. The singer is teaming up with the beverage company Bai Brands as an investor and the brand’s first Chief Flavor Officer.So what exactly does that mean? Justin will be working closely with the Bai executive team on developing new flavors, marketing campaigns and digital content, among other things."As a father and someone who is cautious about what my family and I consume, I love what Bai stands for,” Justin says in a statement. “This partnership was created from a shared desire to help people put better ingredients in their bodies without sacrificing taste."The…

posted 2016/10/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR