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2016-06-24

Daya to Make Acting Debut in Episode of "School of Rock"

Daya is set to make her acting debut. According to Billboard, the singer will appear on the Nickelodeon series School of Rock -- a reboot of the 2003 Jack Black film of the same name."It was so much fun to work with the cast on School of Rock," she says in a statement provided to Billboard. “I was a little nervous because it was my first acting gig, but it was such a great experience. We had so much fun on set and I can't wait for people to see the final episode!"She’ll be playing herself in the episode, entitled…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Eyes Increased Security Following Christina Grimmie's Murder

Ever since singer Christina Grimmie was shot by an obsessed fan while signing autographs, Meghan Trainor admits that she's been afraid of the same thing happening to her. Speaking to the New York Post, Meghan revealed, "The two days following [Grimmie’s murder] I was like, ‘I’m not going out to see fans, I’m too afraid now.'"  She also says she's planning to step up her security -- unlike some singers, she doesn't travel with a bodyguard constantly by her side. "I’m not that artist yet, I don’t have security with me all the time, I don’t have ‘my guy,’" she…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony Headlining VH1’s Save the Music Concert

Aside from their world tour, Fifth Harmony has another headlining gig lined up for this summer. The girl group will be performing at VH1's third annual Save the Music benefit concert, Billboard reports. The event aims to raise funds for VH1 Save the Music, which brings music education to many schools across America. It’ll take place at a private residence in the Hamptons, Long Island, on Saturday, August 27. Fifth Harmony kicks off the North American leg of their tour on July 27. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes Responds to YouTube Commenters: “I’m Not Gay”

Shawn Mendes wants you to know that he’s not gay -- not that there’s anything wrong with that. After commenters on YouTube began speculating about his sexuality, the 17-year-old singer took to Snapchat to set the record straight."So I don't usually do this and bring up problems, but I was on YouTube just watching some of my interviews, and I was going down the comments and noticed a lot of people were saying that I gave them a 'gay vibe,'” he says. “First of all, I'm not gay,"He adds, "Second of all, it shouldn't make a difference if I was…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mike Posner Inspires Young Dancer to "Be As You Are" in New Video

Mike Posner heads back to his hometown of Detroit in the video for the remix of his inspiring new song, “Be As You Are.” In the clip, shot like a mini-film, Mike plays the mentor of a young boy training to be a boxer. But he finds out what the boy really wants is to be a dancer. In the end, the kid -- played by Will Simmons -- shows off some of his dance moves inside the ring.Mike tells Billboard the song is “among the most honest songs I have written,” adding, “I was just trying to tell the…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gust of Wind Blows Sia’s Cover

Try as she might, it seems Sia can’t always keep her face hidden. An unexpected gust of wind exposed the singer’s elusive features during a performance in Colorado this week.The breeze blew aside Sia’s signature face-covering wig at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, allowing just enough time for cameras to snap some photos. She’s previously explained why she chooses to hide her appearance. "I don't want to be famous or recognizable," she told ABC News' Chris Connelly in 2014. "I don't want to be critiqued about the way that I look on the Internet. I've been writing pop songs for pop stars…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Tom Hiddleston Meet Taylor Swift’s Parents Already?

Things appear to be getting serious between Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston. According to E! News, the British actor met Taylor’s parents this week. Taylor and her parents were spotted out to lunch at a Nashville restaurant called Epice Thursday. When they returned home, Taylor reportedly introduced Tom to mom and dad. She’s also been introducing her new beau to more of her friends. They went on a double date last night at another Nashville restaurant called Adele’s. The couple has had a whirlwind romantic week in the city. They were first seen dancing at Selena Gomez’s concert Tuesday night…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson’s Big News: Singer Signs with Atlantic to Release Soulful Album; Launches New Website

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here: Kelly Clarkson big announcement! After a week of build-up on Facebook Live, the singer revealed the news she’s been teasing. If you haven't guessed it already, she’s officially joined Atlantic Records. All of the artists she covered this week -- including Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding -- were Atlantic artists. Kelly’s American Idol record contract with RCA ended after the release of 2015’s Piece by Piece, and this marks the first time in her career that she was able to choose her own record label.In addition, Kelly announced that her first…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift's Ex, Calvin Harris, Accuses Her of "Controlling the Media"

Taylor Swift's ex Calvin Harris, has broken his silence about their breakup, claiming Taylor "controlled the media" and now he's "free." Harris was responding to comments on his Instagram page. They've since been deleted, but not before fans were able to capture them on screengrabs, according to E! Online. After one fan wrote that people wouldn't have hated Calvin if he'd his side of the story, Harris replied, "[Taylor] controlled the media and this situation, I had no idea what was going on. So that kind of makes it a lot worse from my perspective." Another fan argued Harris was "jealous…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Harry Styles Signs Solo Record Deal

Looks like One Direction's Harry Styles is going solo. Billboard reports that Harry has signed a solo deal with 1D's label, Columbia Records. No terms of the deal, or timeline for the album, have been announced. Last year, One Direction announced that the group would be taking a hiatus, but plans to stick together. Harry also has been pursing acting opportunities.  He's currently working on director Christopher Nolan's World War II movie Dunkirk, which is scheduled for release next year. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Future Is Now: Nick & Demi Kick off Joint Tour Tonight

It's been in the works for months, but Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato's Future Now tour, sponsored by Honda Civic, finally kicks off tonight in Sunrise, Florida.  Demi says that the joint trek is a way to "show everyone the true sides of our artistry." The fact that Nick and Demi are touring together shouldn't surprise anyone, considering the fact that they're longtime friends, have the same management and are in business together, too.  "If I had a twin brother, it would be Nick, because we're so in tune with one another artistically, and...we work really well together," Demi tells…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-23

Alessia Cara Gets “WILD” with Troye Sivan

After releasing her own song called “Wild Things,” Alessia Cara can’t seem to let go of that “wild” feeling. The singer joins Troye Sivan on a new version of his song “WILD.” The song initially appeared as a solo tune on Troye’s debut album Blue Neighbourhood, but now it gets the duet treatment with a new verse written by Alessia. Ahead of the song’s release, Troye tweeted his excitement in all caps: “GUYS I CANT WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR WILD ALESSIA WROTE THE BEST VERSE AND SOUNDS SO GOOD N WE LIKE SPED IT UP SLIGHTLY MY HANDS ARE…

posted 2016/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR