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2015-05-27

Taylor Swift Tells Fan Not to Call Her "Mom"; Spotted with Calvin Harris in NYC

Note to young fans: Taylor Swift is not your mom. While catching up with her fans on Tumblr this week, Taylor addressed one girl in particular who keeps calling her “mom.” She responded to a video from the girl’s actual mom, in which the woman asks her daughter to stop using the maternal term to refer to Taylor. In case you’re not aware, teens use “mom” as a compliment to describe a super cool female whom they wish would be their second mom. "Maddie," Taylor writes to the girl. "This is a passionate plea and I see her reasoning. Your…

posted 2015/05/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is This the Real Reason Taylor Swift Has So Many Great Friends?

Model Karlie Kloss is a key member of Taylor Swift's squad, and is featured prominently in her epic new video for "Bad Blood."  But why is Karlie so tight with Taylor...and for that matter, how does Taylor manage to attract all these supremely talented, attractive and famous women into her inner circle?  According to Karlie, it's all about the food. In an interview with Glamour Paris, Karlie is asked the question, "What is the best thing about being friends with Taylor Swift?"  Her answer?  "Taylor is an incredible friend.  She's fiercely loyal, and she's an incredible chef as well. So,…

posted 2015/05/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Matchbox Twenty Planning "Something Big" for 20th Anniversary of Debut

Right now, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas is all about his upcoming solo album, The Great Unknown, his summer tour and his brand-new single, "Trust You."  But he hasn't forgot about the band: in fact, he says they're planning to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album in a major way. "We never really stop. We obviously want to do something big for the 20th anniversary of our first record," Rob tells Entertainment Weekly.  That 1996 disc, titled Yourself or Someone Like You, spun off the hits "3am," "Push," "Real World," and "Back 2 Good," and has sold over…

posted 2015/05/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Script's Newly Launched Tour Is All About "Getting Back to the Music"

Last night in Boston, The Script kicked off the North American leg of their world tour in support of their latest album No Sound Without Silence.  The tour will feature the band doing a more scaled-down version of the massive shows they've been doing in Europe, which the band thinks will be "really, really special." "We’re actually going back to more when we first started," lead singer Danny O'Donoghue tells ABC Radio. "So we’ve stripped down a lot of the production. We’re really going, not...back to basics, but we’ve had the kind of massive, massive light show of Europe, and…

posted 2015/05/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey to Perform At the Opening of World Trade Center Observatory in NYC

Mariah Carey will be in New York City on Thursday to perform at the opening of One World Observatory, according to the New York Post. Sources tell the newspaper that the 45-year-old diva will sing her latest single "Infinity" at a gala to mark the opening of the 1 World Trade Center Observatory, located 1,300 feet above street level. The observatory will open to the public Friday. Carey finished the first leg of her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace last Sunday. The second leg will kick off in July.  Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2015/05/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-05-26

Katy Perry and John Mayer Spotted Together at Disneyland

For those of you still keeping track, it appears Katy Perry and John Mayer are still “on.” According to E! News, the two visited Disneyland over Memorial Day Weekend and were spotted enjoying some of the theme park’s most popular rides together. John was photographed seated behind Katy on one of the rides, and in another photo, the two both wore hoodies as they walked through the park side by side. A source also spied them grabbing a bite to eat at the exclusive eatery Club 33. Apparently the two brought along some of their close friends for the weekend…

posted 2015/05/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of "In the Lonely Hour"'s European Release

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.K. and European release of Sam Smith’s Grammy-winning album, In the Lonely Hour. In celebration of the milestone, Sam decided to give his fans a little something extra. He invited fans to stream the album using the player on his special #HappyBirthdayITLH page. As people across the world listen, a map on the site will light up, bit by bit. Once the map is illuminated, it will reveal an exclusive In the Lonely Hour competition, giving fans the chance to win some signed items.    Sam also shared some of his favorite In…

posted 2015/05/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Malik Cooking a Lot Since Leaving 1D; Former Band Mates Say New Album Will Be "Diverse"

What has Zayn Malik been up to since leaving One Direction? Working on his cooking skills, apparently. His fiancée, Perrie Edwards, tells U.K.’s The Sun that her man has been whipping up meals in his newly acquired free time. “It’s nice to see more of him now,” she says. “We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, he’s a great chef.” And it seems Perrie, who’s in a girl group called Little Mix, is making her fellow group members jealous. Her band mate Jesy says, “They never stop cooking, that’s all I ever hear. Every time she comes in…

posted 2015/05/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katharine McPhee Debuts New Single, Announces Album Release Date

Katharine McPhee is getting back to her musical roots. The former American Idol runner-up has announced her new album, Hysteria, will be released on Friday, July 24. The first single off the album, “Lick My Lips,” debuted today on Billboard.com, along with its pinup girl-inspired video. The tune, written by Florence + the Machine member Isabella Summers, has a dance-inducing ‘80s beat and a catchy chorus. With Hysteria, Katharine was involved in the writing of every single track on the album. She worked with Isabella on five songs, and Ryan Tedder co-wrote another. Katharine’s last album, Unbroken, was released in…

posted 2015/05/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson's Tour to Feature "Open Mic Night" for Undiscovered Artists, Kelly Duets with 10-Year-Old

Kelly Clarkson was an unknown singer from Texas before American Idol gave her a shot at the big time. Now, she wants to give fellow unknown musicians a chance to be heard during her upcoming summer tour. Over the holiday weekend, Kelly wrote on Twitter, "So I was inspired by an undiscovered artist who stopped me in the mall today. Everyone needs a shot. A moment on stage. So I'm starting....'Open Mic Night' on tour! One person from every city will get a spot in my set to shine! Please submit videos over Facebook or Twitter!" No word on the…

posted 2015/05/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Form New Record Label

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have partnered again. The former Camp Rock co-stars, along with talent manager and music executive Phil McIntyre, have formed their own record label. Safehouse Records, a joint venture with Island Records, was conceived by the trio as a safe environment where artists can explore their creativity. In addition to signing new artists, both Demi and Nick -- who's currently signed to Island Records -- will release future music on Safehouse. Demi is signed to Hollywood Records but will be able to release music on Safehouse thanks to a creative partnership between the labels. "I've worked…

posted 2015/05/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Named One of "Forbes"' Most Powerful Women; Says Touring Is "Not That Hard"

Forbes has announced their list of the World’s Most Powerful Women of 2015, and Taylor Swift was named one of the most powerful women in entertainment. She ranks number 65 on the overall tally of 100 and joins 10 other women in the entertainment industry who made the list, including celebs like Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Ellen DeGeneres. Forbes notes that her album 1989 had the biggest first-week sales in 12 years and made Taylor the only artist ever to have three consecutive albums sell a million copies their first week. The publication also commends her for trademarking her…

posted 2015/05/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR