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2017-02-27

Is Lorde releasing new music this week?

Will new music from Lorde finally arrive this week? It appears so, if a commercial aired in the musician's native New Zealand is to be believed. The commercial in question, which was captured on YouTube, shows Lorde sitting in the back of a car while what seems like new music plays in the background. The screen then flashes two dates in two locations: March 2 in New York City and March 3 in New Zealand. It would make sense if Lorde's new single dropped this week: she's been working on her sophomore album, the follow-up to 2013's Pure Heroine, and…

posted 2017/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ruth B Doesn't Want Your "Superficial Love"

Ruth B, the Canadian singer/songwriter who was discovered on Vine and scored a hit last year with "Lost Boy," is back with a brand-new single called "Superficial Love." The song, which will appear on Ruth's in-progress debut album, has her telling the person she's dating that she wants something that goes deeper than just physical attraction.  "If you wanna keep me, then you better treat me/like a damn princess/make that an empress," she sings. "'Cause I'm so done/not being your number one/this superficial love." Ruth's debut album, which is due out later this year, was produced by Joel Little, the…

posted 2017/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine credits "The Voice" for "awesome" friendships with other stars

If you think famous singers spend lots of time hanging out with each another and binging on Netflix, you're wrong.  According to Adam Levine, musicians don't really pal around, but he's an exception...thanks to The Voice. "I don't think that a lot of musicians are friends. I think that we all have our own things going on...and it's really hard to know your peers in this world that we're in," he says. "But what's so cool about The Voice is, I've gotten to meet all of these amazing people and forge friendships with them. It's so awesome to feel there's…

posted 2017/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani's ready for an "exchange of love" -- but not with Blake

Gwen Stefani's got a pretty sweet gig: not only does she once again get to be a coach on The Voice -- which returns for a 12th season tonight -- but she gets to be on it with her boyfriend, Blake Shelton.  Gwen says she's looking forward to an "exchange of love" this season, but not with Blake: with the singers on her team. "I am no longer a newbie. I am here for the third time. I can't believe it.  I'm so unbelievably excited," says the No Doubt singer.  "I'm just ready. I'm so awake, I'm so inspired, I'm…

posted 2017/02/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-02-24

Call on Her: Starley books multiple TV appearances, tour with Clean Bandit

Australian singer/songwriter Starley is parlaying the success of her hit single "Call on Me" into some major TV appearances. First up, she'll perform on Good Morning America's post-Oscar show Monday, February 27.  Next comes NBC's Today show on March 10, and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 4.  In between those shows, she'll make her performance debut March 13 at the South by Southwest Music Conference. As if that wasn't enough, Starley will be opening for Clean Bandit on the U.K. trio's upcoming U.S. tour, which kicks off March 31 in Seattle. Starley, whose birth name is Starley Hope, currently…

posted 2017/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear Kelly Clarkson's soulful new duet with Aloe Blacc from "The Shack"

We're still waiting for details and a release date for Kelly Clarkson's new album, but right now you can now listen to a brand-new song from her. "Love Goes On," is a duet between Kelly and Aloe Blacc, and it's on the soundtrack of the movie The Shack, which will be in theaters March 3. The soundtrack is in stores and online, available for streaming and purchase, today. The soulful duet features the two singing about suffering a great loss, but then concluding, "There ain't nothing so broken love can't heal....nothing's really gone/we bring the past along/and love goes on."…

posted 2017/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

No more waves: John Mayer's next release will be his entire album

John Mayer so far has released eight tracks from his new album, The Search for Everything: four in January, and four today.  He billed the EPs as Wave 1 and Wave 2, but it turns out there won't be a Wave 3. On Friday, John tweeted, "The Search For Everything album will contain 14 songs. The next drop will be the entire album. Stay tuned…" In other John news, he's added dates to his Search for Everything world tour. Originally, his tour was to end in London in May, and then John was going to hit the road with his side…

posted 2017/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey's joint tour postponed due to Lionel's knee surgery

Lionel Richie's biggest album is called Can't Slow Down, but he's finally found something that has slowed him down: knee surgery. The singer had to have his knee operated on, and that's forcing him to postpone his planned tour with Mariah Carey. “When you have been performing as long as I have it takes a toll on your body," said Lionel in a statement. "Unfortunately my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100% ready to start the tour next month. I don’t want to disappoint my fans and I look forward to being back on stage so we…

posted 2017/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" coaches go chasing "Waterfalls" to mark new season

The new season of The Voice kicks off on Monday and to get fans excited, the four coaches -- Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys -- have posted a video in which they perform an acoustic version of TLC's classic "Waterfalls."  In the clip, the coaches are sitting around in a circle, along with a guitar player and a drummer.  Each one takes a line from the first verse on the song, starting with Gwen, then Alicia, then Adam and then Blake.  Then they all sing the chorus.  Then it's straight to the rap portion: Alicia starts…

posted 2017/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer loves "The Bachelor," but doesn't want to be "The Bachelor"

John Mayer is a big fan of ABC's The Bachelor, but he even though he's one of the most eligible bachelors in showbiz, he says he wouldn't consider being on the show himself. Appearing on Friday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, John discussed his love of the show, but complained that it takes too much time to watch.  "I'll pay 50 dollars if you just show me the entire season in 30 minutes," he cracked. "Get me the helicopters, girls crying, girls crying on helicopters...if you get tears in flight on The Bachelor, that's prime stuff!" When Ellen asked…

posted 2017/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo gets naughty with Nicki on new single "Swalla"

Earlier this week, Jason Derulo co-hosted ABC's Live with Kelly, and now he's dropped his new single "Swalla," featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.  The lyric video also is out, and it's pretty racy.  Not only do the lyrics contain profanity, but the images are very sexual in nature, with a bare-chested Jason being groped by various half-naked women, and salacious close-ups of women's glitter-coated lips.  "Swalla" is slang for "swallow," and in the song, Jason invites "all you girls in here/if you're feeling thirsty" to "c'mon, take a sip/cause you know what I'm servin'." The chorus then goes,…

posted 2017/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Camila Cabello sets first post-Fifth Harmony award show performance

In January, Fifth Harmony did their first award show performance as a quartet when they sang at the People's Choice Awards.  Now, ex-member Camila Cabello has booked her first solo award show performance...sorta. According to People, Camila and Machine Gun Kelly are taking their "Bad Things" duet to the 2017 Kids Choice Awards, which will air March 11 on Nickelodeon.  The song topped Billboard's Pop Songs chart earlier this month. Voting for the Kids Choice Awards is now open. Camila and Machine Gun will also perform April 3 on Zedd's upcoming concert to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. The…

posted 2017/02/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR