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2016-07-14

Instagram Queen Selena Gomez: "It Wasn't My Goal to Be the Most Followed Person"

Wanna be successful on Instagram?  Don't ask Selena Gomez for tips.  Even though she's both the most-followed person on the social networking app, and the subject of the most-liked photo ever, she says, "I'm not sure there's a method to my madness." Along with Kevin Hart and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, Selena covers the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, which focuses on the digital space.  "It wasn't my goal to be the most followed person," she tells the magazine, simply noting, "It's my favorite social platform."  OK, but what's her secret?  Well, other than the fact that she doesn't…

posted 2016/07/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande & Jimmy Fallon Share a Snapchat Duet on "The Tonight Show"

Ariana Grande and Jimmy Fallon combined their snaps into a Snapchat duet of her hit song "Into You" following his monologue on Wednesday's Tonight Show. The two-minute clip features the 23-year-old pop star and the Tonight Show host lip-syncing Grande’s current single “Into You” while using various Snapchat filters. Back in April, Ariana joined Fallon for a lip-sync conversation in her dressing room, using famous lyrics from Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and more to discuss their #tbt's and beach day plans. In September of 2015, she showcased her talent for imitating other famous singers, including Christina Aguilera, in the recurring segment…

posted 2016/07/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye Tweets Sentimental Message for Late Mother's Birthday

Kanye West got emotional Tuesday night. To honor the birthday of his late mother, the rapper posted a sentimental tweet about his daughter and her grandmother. “Nori asked if the airplane could take her to heaven to see you for your birthday, I love you Mom,” he wrote. The sweet message was paired with a photo of West and his mother. NORI ASKED IF THE AIRPLANE COULD TAKE HER TO HEAVEN TO SEE YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY, I LOVE YOU MOM pic.twitter.com/4W9htygzXg— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 13, 2016 Donda West passed away in 2007 from complications after a cosmetic surgery…

posted 2016/07/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-07-13

Sia’s “Unstoppable” Featured in Powerful Rio Olympics Video

Turns out Sia, the Rio Olympics and men's razor brand Gillette are a pretty “unstoppable” combination. The singer lent a new mix of her song “Unstoppable” to a powerful Gillette-sponsored video featuring Olympic athletes.The clip, called “Pretty Isn’t Perfect,” focuses on the hardships that each athlete has faced on their way to greatness. The new version of “Unstoppable” that plays in the video features a rap verse by Pusha T. The original song was included on Sia’s album, This Is Acting. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/07/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King Busts Some Ghosts in “Good Girls” Video

Elle King ain’t afraid of no ghosts in the video for her new song “Good Girls,” off the Ghostbusters soundtrack. The clip features a blue-haired Elle taking on the role of honorary ghostbuster. The video starts in a haunted laundromat and later finds Elle rockin’ out in a dive bar. There, she deals with paranormal activity in between playing guitar and knocking back shots.The video also weaves in clips from the movie itself, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Ghostbusters hits theaters Friday. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/07/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Was This Katy Perry's Response to Calvin Harris' Online Takedown of Taylor Swift?

It's been awhile since fans began assuming that Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" was about Katy Perry, though neither singer has ever confirmed that.  However, now that Taylor's ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris has brought up their supposed feud on Twitter, Katy seems to be acknowledging the situation. On Wednesday, after Taylor's rep confirmed a TMZ report that she'd written Calvin's current hit "This Is What You Came For," Calvin tweeted that publicizing the news was "hurtful" to him and that it made him "look bad."   He added, "I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead…

posted 2016/07/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

You Want a Pizza Me? Adele Hits Back at Pizza Diva Rumors

It seems rumors of Adele being a pizza diva have been grossly exaggerated. The singer set the record straight at her Chicago concert this week, after a story surfaced claiming she made a staffer drive 140 miles to get her pizza.“First of all, I wouldn’t make anyone do that. That’s ridiculous,” she said in a fan-captured video.She then addressed the second part of the bogus story, which stated that by the time the staffer returned, she had fallen asleep and didn’t even eat the pizza. “I would never order pizza and then eat it cold,” she said. “I wouldn’t do…

posted 2016/07/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is the Dalai Lama Officiating Lady Gaga’s Wedding?

Lady Gaga and the Dalai Lama recently participated in a panel on kindness together. Now, rumor has it Gaga wants the Tibetan monk to officiate her wedding to Taylor Kinney.According to Life & Style, the singer asked the Dalai Lama to preside over her nuptials and he agreed. “Gaga has now fast-tracked her wedding to be this fall because of the Dalai Lama’s schedule,” a source says. The insider adds that the couple is now thinking about having their wedding in India or Thailand. “It’ll be a colorful, spiritual and very un-Hollywood-style wedding,” the source says. We say, take this…

posted 2016/07/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna’s Family Trip to Africa Continues with Malawi Visit

Madonna continued her family's Africa trip this week with a visit to her adopted children’s birth country, Malawi. The singer brought David and Mercy back for a visit to the orphanages where they had lived before being adopted. Her other children, Lourdes and Rocco, were there too. Madonna documented the trip on her Instagram account with a series of photos of her family bonding with the children at Home of Hope and Kondanani Children's Village. While in Malawi, David received his tribal name in a special ceremony in his ancestral village. The family also visited a pediatric surgery and intensive…

posted 2016/07/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris Burns Taylor Swift in Series of Tweets

Right after news broke that Taylor Swift wrote the lyrics to Calvin Harris’ hit “This Is What You Came For” -- which Taylor's rep has confirmed to ABC News -- Calvin went off on his ex on Twitter. First, he played nice, writing, “And she sings on a little bit of it too Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual." He explains, “I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though. And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym.” But then, Calvin's tweets got very pointed. “Hurtful to me at this…

posted 2016/07/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Wrote Calvin Harris' Latest Hit, but Did It Cause Their Split?

The end of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' relationship, and her subsequent romance with Tom Hiddleston, has launched any number of theories, so here's another one: Taylor and Calvin broke up because he didn't give her credit for writing his latest hit. Her rep confirms to ABC Radio that Taylor did indeed write Calvin's latest smash collabo with Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For," under the pseudonym Nils Sjoberg. The confirmation comes after so-called "sources connected with Taylor" leaked the news to TMZ. The sources told TMZ she demoed the song into her phone and sent it to Calvin, who…

posted 2016/07/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Best New Artist Grammy Contenders: Alessia, Rachel, Charlie, Lukas or None of the Above?

The cutoff for Grammy eligibility isn't until September, but it's never too early to start handicapping the major races.  Hits magazine is predicting which of the hottest new hitmakers of the past year have a shot at a nod in the prestigious Best New Artist category. According to Hits, Alessia Cara and Lukas Graham are "likely," thanks to their massive respective hits "Here" and "7 Years." The magazine also thinks the critically acclaimed Chance the Rapper is a shoo-in, as well as R&B star Bryson Tiller. In addition, breakout country star Maren Morris is on the publication's list. As for…

posted 2016/07/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR