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2014-09-10

Rihanna Graces Cover of German Magazine TUSH

Rihanna has undergone a dramatic transformation for her appearance on the front cover of German fashion magazine TUSH. The fashion icon dons a gray wig and frosted eyebrows in the cover photo, which was shot by Gomillion & Leupold and styled by Nadia Rath. The singer shared various images from the shoot via Twitter, including one where she poses in the Nevada desert with white wings. "My first ever #TUSHmagazine cover!!" she tweeted to her 37 million followers. The issue hits newsstands internationally starting September 18. 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 Radio

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pharrell Williams' "Happy" Now the UK's Most Downloaded Song Ever

Pharrell Williams has made a lot of British people "Happy."  His #1 hit of that name has become the U.K.'s most downloaded track of all time. Britain's Official Charts Company reports that "Happy" has sold 1.62 million digital copies in the U.K. since it was released in June last year.  It overtakes Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" -- a song Pharrrell co-wrote and on which he's featured -- which previously held the record. Pharrell told the Official Charts Company in a statement, "I would just like to say thank you, first and foremost, to the people, because the charts are determined…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Says "ELLE" Cover Proves Her Life Is "One Big Never-Ending Dream"

When it comes to fashion, Lorde usually does her own thing, but that doesn't mean she doesn't get excited -- very excited -- about landing on the cover of a major fashion magazine.  The Grammy-winning star graces the cover of ELLE's October issue, and she tweeted, "i am @ELLEmagazine's october cover girl! so basically my life is one big never-ending dream."  She added, "got to shoot with the coolest team in london. i'm PUMPED to share it all with you."  For the shoot, which ELLE calls her "first major fashion magazine cover," the 17-year-old abandoned her usual dramatic makeup and…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea and Demi Lovato Co-Headlining Vevo Concert

In the end, it wasn't even a contest.  "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea and Iggy Azalea and Demi Lovato have been tapped to co-headline a concert presented by Vevo next month in Santa Monica, California. Vevo says it is staging its first-ever CERTIFIED SuperFanFest as a show of appreciation to fans who've helped Iggy, Demi and other artists become "certified" by the music video platform. A video is certified by Vevo when it accumulates more than 100 million views. Iggy and Demi will be presented with Vevo CERTIFIED Awards by lucky fans on stage during the concert, which will be held…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Is "All About That" "Billboard" #1 Hit

Meghan Trainor has turned her ode to curvy women into a #1 hit.  Her retro hit "All About That Bass" has ascended to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. "All About that Bass" has unseated Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," which reigned for two weeks after debuting at #1.  Helping boost the song: Meghan's appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 4, where she sang the tune with Jimmy and the Roots, accompanied by school instruments.  Meghan's debut EP, Title, came out on Tuesday. "All About That Bass" is the second debut #1 hit by…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Teases Apparent Alicia Keys Duet on Her New Album

Madonna has used her Instagram account to keep her fans updated on the status of her in-progress new album.  Now she's used it to reveal what appears to be a special guest on the project: Alicia Keys. Madonna posted a photo of herself holding up a sign that says "I Am Here For," with the word "For" crossed out and the words "to f**k s**t up" scrawled in.  She captioned that photo, "#wearehere. Alicia Killin it on my record....#livingforlove."  So how do we know that the "Alicia" to whom Madonna refers is Alicia Keys?  Because the sign she's holding up…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5's #1 with "V"

Maroon 5's new album V, the band's fifth album, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart. This is the band's second #1 album, following 2007's It Won't Be Soon Before Long.  V sold 164,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen Soundscan, but that's quite a bit under the first-week sales total of their last album.  2012's Overexposed opened with 222,000 copies sold, but failed to reach #1.  All five of the band's albums have reached the top 10, though. Veteran '90s rockers Counting Crows debut at #6 with their new album, Somewhere Under Wonderland. …

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry: "Get Out of My Ovaries, OK?"

Katy Perry's on top of the pop world right now, and she says she doesn't understand why people won't let her focus on that, instead of speculating when she's going put it all on hold to become a mother. In a cover story for the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, Katy says, "When I do these interviews, a lot of these clips people pull out are like, ‘Katy Perry doesn’t want a man to have babies. I’m like, ‘I didn’t say that. I just said, I’m good.’ Why am I a baby machine? Why can’t I be a mogul?" "I…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Cheers Up Fan with Inspirational Messages

Not long ago, Taylor Swift's inspiring online personal message to a fan who was having a hard time went public. Now, Ariana Grande has posted a series of direct messages she sent to one of her fans who was facing a similar situation. In the screen shot, which Ariana put on Instagram, the fan writes, "ari, i know that you may not see this but how do you learn to accept yourself? I struggle with this so much." The singer replied in a series of messages, "It is very hard baby love.  Everyone struggles with this. don't compare yourself to…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Explains MTV VMAs Wardrobe Malfunction

One of the most talked-about moments of this year's MTV VMAs was when Nicki Minaj suffered a wardrobe malfunction during her performance of "Anaconda" and "Bang Bang" with Ariana Grande and Jessie J.  The rapper had to use one hand to hold the dress together throughout the performance.  On Wednesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Nicki explained how it all happened, beginning with the mere 50 seconds she had to change from a sparkly green outfit into the slinky black dress. "We didn’t have a real quick change right there so it was literally my whole team just standing there, holding…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears Opens Up About Breakup, Challenges of Las Vegas Show, New Lingerie Line

Britney Spears is a busy woman. Along with being in the midst of a two-year residency in Las Vegas, she's also launching a lingerie and sleepwear line, all while dealing with her recent break-up with boyfriend David Lucado, following reports he cheated on her. Britney's doing her best to soldier on, though she told Michael Strahan on Wednesday's Good Morning America that being single was "mind blowing." "My mom's like, 'You need to date three or four different guys at one time. And just have a lot of fun.' And I'm like, 'Mom, we're not that old-school anymore,'" Spears added,…

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Announces First Headlining Trek, The Honeymoon Tour

Ariana Grande has finally revealed all the details of her first-ever North American headlining tour.  The Honeymoon Tour -- possibly named after the song "Honeymoon Avenue," from her first album -- will kick off February 25 in Kansas City, Mo.  Tickets go on sale September 20 via Live Nation. Pre-sale tickets go on sale to members of Ariana's fan club, Fahlo, starting September 15, while Citi cardmembers can grab them starting Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. local time. Here are the tour dates: 2/25 -- Kansas City, MO, Independence Event Center2/28 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center3/1 -- …

posted 2014/09/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR