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2016-11-28

Taylor Swift Gets Her Own Streaming Channel on DirecTV's Platforms

Cord-cutters, rejoice! Taylor Swift is giving you some exclusive content...if you're a DirecTV customer, or you sign up for DirecTV's new streaming service. Taylor's getting her own channel, Taylor Swift NOW, on the new service, as well as on regular DirecTV and U-verse.   Described as a "video experience," the channel will feature videos, concert performances, behind-the-scenes footage and other content from Taylor's archives.  It also will feature "themed chapters" spanning her entire career, with original content with Taylor's own commentary. Taylor will be performing at DirecTV's annual Super Saturday Night concert early next year, and songs from her performance will…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paisley Park Celebration to Mark First Anniversary of Prince's Death

The life of Prince will be celebrated with a special four-day event marking the first anniversary of his death. Celebration 2017 will be held April 20-23, 2017, at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. "Bringing together musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best, these four days will feature live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker," event producers said in a statement. Artists participating in Celebration 2017 include Prince's former backup band The Revolution, Morris Day and The Time…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Niall Horan on One Direction's Break: “We Will Be Back”

Despite kicking off his solo career a couple of months ago, Niall Horan has assured his fans that One Direction “will be back.” According to U.K.’s the Sunday People, Niall said that while the band is “enjoying” their time off, they are planning to reunite eventually. “We will be back. We would be silly not to… ridiculous,” he said. Niall added, “I don’t think anyone needs to worry about us. We are fine.”One Direction has been on hiatus since last year. Niall surprised fans by releasing his first solo single, “This Town,” in September.  Former group member Zayn Malik topped…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" In at #2, Can't Outsell Metallica

While many fans were clamoring for Bruno Mars' new album, there weren't quite enough of them to hand him a #1 debut. Bruno's new disc 24K Magic debuts on the Billboard album chart at #2, right behind Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, the latest disc by metal legends Metallica.  Still, 24K Magic sold 231,000 album equivalent units, which marks Bruno's best sales week ever.  His two previous albums, 2012's Unorthodox Jukebox and 2010's Doo-Wops & Hooligans, both debuted in the top two; Jukebox went on to reach #1. More good news for Bruno: the album's lead single, the title track, has reached #5…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Has "Little Mermaid" Sing-Along with Todrick Hall

In addition to filming a Mannequin Challenge with her pals over the Thanksgiving weekend, Taylor Swift made time to have a Disney sing-along. Broadway’s Kinky Boots star Todrick Hall posted a video to his Instagram page Sunday of him singing “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid while Taylor accompanied him on the piano. “Disney fun with @taylorswift on the piano,” he captioned it. “Throwback to two nights ago.” Taylor hosted a bunch of her squad members -- including models Martha Hunt and Lily Donaldson -- at her Rhode Island beach house for Thanksgiving. Her family was also there.…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

A Royal Pain: Was Ed Sheeran Accidentally Injured by British Royalty?

A royal party reportedly turned into a royal pain for Ed Sheeran recently. According to U.K.’s The Sun, the singer needed stitches after Britain's Princess Beatrice accidentally cut his cheek with a sword. How does something like that happen, you ask? Well apparently, Ed and his girlfriend Cherry were at a party at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, England, the home of Beatrice's father, Prince Andrew.  "You're Beautiful" singer James Blunt was there, too, and he joked to the princess that he would love to be knighted. She reportedly picked up a ceremonial sword that happened to be lying around…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Wishes She Could Have Kept “Same Old Love” for Herself

Charli XCX wrote Selena Gomez’s hit single “Same Old Love,” but it seems she had a bit of seller’s remorse after passing the tune along. “Actually ‘Same Old Love’ was one of those songs that once I’d heard Selena sing it -- and she sounded so great -- I was like, ‘Oh my God, I want this song for myself,” she tells Grazia magazine. Charli admits the song was a much better fit for Selena at the time. "Partly because she had such a high profile relationship which was all over the press, it felt very real coming from her…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Debuts New Track, "I Know Better"

John Legend's new single, "I Know Better," features the singer looking towards his future with hope, as he ponders the mistakes from his past.  "Some things I've done before I can't justify/There are kings in my past/Things no one can be proud of/But I stand in the light I've cast/Turn away from any lack of love," John croons.   The award-winning vocalist's latest track comes from his forthcoming album, Darkness and Light, which arrives everywhere on December 2.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Adds Second Sydney Show to Australian Tour After “Phenomenal Demand”

Australians love Adele. The singer has added a second Sydney show to her first-ever Australian tour due to “phenomenal demand.” The new show is scheduled for March 11, with tickets going on sale December 1. The first Sydney show at ANZ Stadium is set to take place on March 10. According to Billboard, that show sold more than 90,000 tickets on Monday and is on track to break the venue’s attendance record for a concert. It could also break the record for the single biggest event held at the venue since 2002. She’ll also be playing shows in Brisbane, Perth,…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Little Mix Claims U.K. Album Chart “Glory” for First Time Ever

Little Mix seems to be experiencing their Glory Days right now. The girl group’s latest album, Glory Days, just gave them their first number one on the U.K. album chart. “Four albums down the line & you've only gone & got us our FIRST EVER Number 1 album. Your reaction to #GloryDays has been bloody amazing!” the group tweeted. According to U.K.’s Official Charts Company, the album sold more than 96,000 combined sales. It’s the highest first-week sales for a British girl group number-one album since Spice Girls’ Spiceworld debuted with 192,000 in 1997. It’s also the fastest-selling number-one album…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Discusses Fame, Taylor Kinney Breakup on "CBS Sunday Morning"

Lady Gaga's come the closest she has yet to explaining her breakup with actor Taylor Kinney, telling CBS Sunday Morning it's all about love a dignity. "I think women love very hard," Gaga said.  "We love men. We just love with everything we have. And sometimes I don't know that that love is met with the type of dignity that we wish it would be met with." Gaga also said she loves her fans but misses her privacy: "As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It's legal to follow me. It’s…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-26

Fifth Harmony's Cuban Members React to Fidel Castro's Death

Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, has died at the age of 90.  His death brought strong responses from around the world, including from the two Cuban members of Fifth Harmony: Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui. Camila posted a photo of a street in Cuba on Instagram and wrote, "I want nothing more than to see the families that were divided to come together again and for all the years of pain to come to an end."  She added in Spanish, "My heart is full of hope for Cuba." Lauren's posting was a bit more extreme: she wrote, referring to…

posted 2016/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR