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2015-06-22

Tove Lo Releases “Timebomb” Video; Announces New Tour Dates

Tove Lo just released the beachy music video for her ode to temporary love, “Timebomb.” The Swedish singer sings on the sand about a relationship not built to last, as scenes flash of various couples alternately fighting and making up. “We’re not forever/You’re not the one/You and I, we’re a timebomb,” Tove belts. For this video, Tove decided to create a unique viewing experience. If you go to the website WeAreATimebomb.com, you’ll have the chance to watch the video with a complete stranger. Tove will be checking in on the site sporadically, so you might even get the chance to…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Janet Jackson Releases New Single, "No Sleeep"

Janet Jackson has cemented her comeback with a brand-new single "No Sleeep" -- that's "sleep" spelled with three 'e's -- her first offering in nearly seven years. The singer looks to enjoy every minute with her lover over the smooth beat, produced by longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Janet tweeted the song is dedicated to "my love," presumably her husband, Wissam Al Mana."Day and night, I dream of us doing whatever/But I guess I’ll have to wait until that day comes," she coos on the track, which is posted now on YouTube. "No Sleeep" is the lead offering…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris Confirms Relationship with Taylor Swift by Boasting About Her Apple Letter

Many musicians are proud of Taylor Swift today after she persuaded Apple to pay artists for streaming their music during the three-month free trial period it's offering for its new Apple Music service.  One musician who's especially proud of her is her boyfriend, Calvin Harris.  And yes, we're saying "boyfriend" because he just confirmed it in his tweet. "I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just changed the entire music industry," the Scottish D.J. and producer tweeted.  "what a day." We're not too clear about the giant owl part, but we assume it has something…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Andy Grammer Giving Fans the Chance to Join His Tour Crew

Want to be part of Any Grammer’s tour crew? All you have to do is apply for your chance. The singer is offering fans the opportunity to join his crew as official promoters for his upcoming tour with American Authors. Up to three fans will be selected for each tour date. They’ll receive a free concert ticket and will be tasked with promoting the show on social media, as well as assisting with the mailing list and merchandise table at the concert venue. Those who successfully complete all of their promotional tasks will get to meet Andy during a private…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

WALK THE MOON Signs Pepsi Deal, Says Success Is "Totally Out of Control"

Now that WALK THE MOON's hit "Shut Up and Dance" is everywhere, they've inked a deal with Pepsi to promote their follow-up single, "Different Colors." Billboard reports the band is teaming with the soft drink for Pop Open Music, its summer music program.  The promotion's TV spots feature "Different Colors," and will offer free concert experiences to music fans throughout the summer.  WALK THE MOON frontman Nick Petricca tells Billboard that it's all a part of helping "Different Colors" become as popular as "Shut Up and Dance" --"It is definitely on our minds to see if we can do it…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna to Play Australia for the First Time in 23 Years

Australian Madonna fans have been waiting patiently for more than two decades to see the Queen of Pop live in concert, and she's finally making their dreams come true.  In 2016, the superstar will perform live Down Under for the first time in 23 years,  For good measure, she'll be performing her first-ever shows in New Zealand as well. Madonna's tour will kick off March 5 and 6 in Auckland, New Zealand, and then travel to Australia, where she'll perform March 12 and 13 in Melbourne, March 19 and 20 in Sydney, and March 26 and 27 in Brisbane.  Tickets…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear Selena Gomez's New Single, "Good for You"; See Teaser Video, Too

How about some new Selena Gomez music to start your week?  Her new single “Good for You,” featuring A$AP Rocky, was released Monday morning. The steamy song features a chorus that has Selena telling her lover, “I just wanna look good for you/Let me show you how glad I am to be yours/Leave this dress a mess on the floor/And still look good for you.” You can listen to “Good for You” now on VEVO, and also see a teaser for the video, which will be out Friday, June 26. “Good for You” is the lead single off of Selena’s…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson's Stepson Can't Tell the Difference Between Her and Pink

Kelly Clarkson is famous for her powerful voice, but she says it's not particularly distinctive.  That means she can sing many types of music, but it also means that sometimes people can't tell that it's her...like her eight-year-old stepson, for example. Kelly tells Britain's Official Charts Company that she's not a stylist with a super-distinctive voice, like Sia or Annie Lennox or Bono of U2.  "I wish I was [a stylist] because they’re my favorite singers, but I’m like a chameleon; I can sound like different things," she explains. "I can go country, R&B or very pop. I don’t think…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert on New Album: "I Still Holler...It's Just a Little Bit More Variety"

Adam Lambert's new album The Original High is on track to bow in the top 10 on this week's Billboard album chart.  It'll be the singer's third top 10 disc, following his 2009 #3 debut, For Your Entertainment, and his 2012 #1 disc Trespassing.  The Original High is more dance-oriented than Adam's previous work, and when it comes to his vocals, he's interested in doing more than showing off just how high he can sing. "I definitely wanted it to be about vocals. It was just about a different color vocal," he tells ABC Radio about the new album. "It…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Slams Apple's Streaming Music Service; Apple Says They'll Pay Up

Don't look for Taylor Swift's latest album, 1989, when Apple launches its new streaming service, Apple Music, on June 30 -- at least not yet. In a message on her Tumblr page titled "To Apple, Love Taylor," Swift criticized Apple for its decision not to pay royalties to musicians during a three-month trial period in which subscribers can try the service for free. The 25-year-old star writes, "I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company." "These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child," notes Taylor. "These are the echoed sentiments…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Shares Father's Day Picture with His Son

Justin Timberlake celebrated his first Father's Day as a parent with his 11-week-old son Silas Randall on Sunday and took to Instagram to document it. The 34-year-old "Suit and Tie" singer posted a photo holding the baby, who's wearing a blue coverall with the words "I Love Dad" embroidered on the back. The picture's captioned, “FLEXIN’ on Fathers Day...#HappyFathersDay to ALL of the Dads out there from the newest member of the Daddy Fraternity." Justin and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, 33, welcomed Silas back in April. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd Winners at Much Music Video Awards

Ed Sheeran had a good night as host of Canada's Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday night. Ed won a few awards, including Best International Artist. Adding to his busy night: he performed two songs off his album x [multiply]: "Photograph" and "Thinking Out Loud." R&B star The Weeknd, who was the leading nominee with six nods, received the top prize, video of the year, for "Often." Visit MMVA.MuchMusic.com for the full list of winners. Here are some categories of note: Video of the YearThe Weeknd -- “Often”Best International Artist Ed SheeranMost Buzzworthy CanadianThe Weeknd Most Buzzworthy International…

posted 2015/06/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR