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2014-07-23

Ryan Tedder: Idea for "Love Runs Out" Fell Out of the Clouds and Into His Car

How do we know that OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder is a songwriting genius?  Because unlike most writers, he doesn't have to slave away in the studio to come up with a song: for him, ideas for hits simply "fall from the clouds."  Exhibit A: the band's current single, "Love Runs Out." "Love Runs Out" is a song that didn't originally appear on OneRepublic's album Native -- they put it out after the fact, after Ryan finally finished writing it, and realized he had something great on his hands.  As Ryan explains, he had started the tune quite some time ago, but…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna's Daughter Lourdes Leon Reflects on High School and Prom

Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon will be off to college soon, but for now, the 17-year-old writes on her Material World blog that she's excited to be graduating from high school and attending her prom. Lourdes writes, "HEY to all the readers. I don't know if u heard (sarcasm) but I GRADUATED. GRAAAAAD. UATED. From High School.  It's very difficult to wrap my head around because I feel like it’s something I've been talking about FOR EVER and it finally happened. There also isn't the ominous presence of another year of high school and test taking up ahead like there usually…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's Bel Air Home Up for Sale

Could this be another sign of their ongoing marries woes?  Robin Thicke and his estranged wife Paula Patton's Bel Air, California, home was reportedly put up for sale this past Monday. According to TMZ, the 3,158-square-foot, two-story house is listed for $2,985,000. The property was purchased by Robin's father, Alan Thicke, back in 1990 for $910,000, but sources tell the gossip website Robin's name is currently on the deed. The sources also reveal that while neither Thicke, 37, nor Patton, 38, have officially moved out of the house, the couple haven't lived together there since separating back in February. Patton and…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-22

Mariah Carey Hints at Upcoming Tour in New Voice Message

Mariah Carey has hinted that she will soon hit a city near you with a brand-new tour. The singer announced the news in a newly-recorded voice message welcoming her Lambs to her redesigned website, MariahCarey.com, "Hi Lambs, welcome to the brand new MariahCarey.com. Stay tuned as we continue adding more sections and pow moments to the site. We're also gonna be coming up with some festive contests for the lambily!" she says in the recording. She then adds, "Lastly, I just wanted to thank everyone for always supporting me. You know Me. I Am Mariah… It's only the beginning! The…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Soundtrack for "The Giver" to Feature OneRepublic, Aloe Blacc, Rixton, Capital Cities

Taylor Swift is one of the stars of the upcoming movie The Giver, based on the popular young adult novel, but she's not on the soundtrack. The artists who are on the soundtrack are still pretty good, though. As previously reported, OneRepublic has contributed a brand new track to the project.  The song, called "Ordinary Human," which was written specifically for the movie.  The soundtrack also includes the OneRepublic song "I Lived," which appears on their current album Native.  In a statement, singer Ryan Tedder says, "The Giver is a favorite book of ours and we’re all incredibly thrilled to…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Saluted by BFF Taylor Swift on 22nd Bday, Will She Collaborate with Chart-Topping Songwriter?

No matter what you might hear about Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez not being friends anymore, it simply isn't true.  Want proof?  Just check out Taylor's Instagram. Tuesday is Selena's 22nd birthday, and Taylor has marked the occasion by posting a photo of herself holding up a gold chain with a big "S" pendant.  She writes, "Usually this S represents 'Swift' but today I'm wearing it because SELENA IS 22!!!!" As for Selena herself, she's spending her birthday in the ritzy town of St. Tropez, in the South of France.  E! Online reports that she was spotted going parasailing with…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

5 Seconds of Summer to Do First-Ever Headlining Arena Show in November

5 Seconds of Summer will be opening for One Direction on the band's Where We Are tour. which starts its U.S. leg August 4.  After they finish those dates, however, they'll be playing their first-ever area headlining concert. The show will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on November 15.  Ticket pre-sales start this Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. local time in old-school fashion: you'll have to line up at the Forum box office. The parking lot at the Forum will open at 3 a.m., and fans will be issued wristbands on a first-come, first-served basis starting…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Helps Homeless Veterans, Pays Tribute to Malaysia Airlines Victims

Katy Perry is doing her part to help homeless veterans.  She's teaming up with the charity Veterans Matter to auction off VIP tickets to some of her upcoming concert performances in the Midwest, as well as a chance to meet her backstage.  You can access the auction, dubbed Shine a Light with Katy Perry, on the eBay Giving Works charity site.  Proceeds will go help veterans secure housing assistance: many aren't able to, due to a lack of a rental deposit.  Veterans Matter provides that deposit directly to the landlord.  So far, the organization has housed 350 veterans in six…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Enjoys Good Laugh Over Being Asked, "So, What Are You Doing Now?"

It's been more than a decade since Kelly Clarkson won American Idol. Since then, she's topped the charts several times, toured the world, sold millions of albums, appeared on nearly every TV show you can name, graced the cover of most major magazines, won several Grammys, and made headlines when she got married and then had a baby.  So it's no wonder that she's surprised to meet someone who has no clue what she's been up to since 2002. Kelly tweeted, "Lady says to me 'Oh I recognize your name. You were on that show American Idol. What are you doing…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Sang at His Own Wedding

Why pay musicians to perform at your wedding if you're a member of one of the world's most popular groups?  People magazine reports that at his wedding over the weekend to model Behati Prinsloo, Adam Levine himself took the stage. According to People, Adam and guest wedding singer Stevie Nicks performed a duet with other members of Maroon 5 backing them up.  Behati also sang, dedicating the song "First Day of My Life" by indie rock band Bright Eyes to her new husband.  The reception, held at Flora Farms in Mexico on July 19, also included a performance by the…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

MKTO Says "Classic" Is a Bonding Opportunity for Parents & Kids

When actor Malcolm Kelley was starring in the groundbreaking ABC series Lost, a lot of the action took place in Australia.  Maybe that's why the song "Classic," by his group MKTO, was a huge hit there before it ever got big in the U.S.  Now, however, the home country of both Malcolm and his musical partner in crime, Tony Oller, has finally caught up, and "Classic's" an American smash too -- fitting for a group whose current outing is called the American Dream tour. "You know, Australia kind of had the jump on things...we're kind of four singles deep over…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Says Her Next Album Is "Skeletal," but Will Be About "Feeling Displaced"

Lorde's non-stop tour schedule has meant that she really hasn't had a lot of time to work on the follow-up to her best-selling, award-winning debut, Pure Heroine.  But while she says the new disc's "hardly even started," she knows what its theme will be. Speaking to the British paper The Guardian, Lorde describes her next album as "skeletal," in the sense that right now, there isn't much too it because she hasn't had the time to devote to it.  But lyrically, she says she's being inspired by the fact that she's spent most of the last year traveling around the…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR