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2015-05-16

Taylor Swift Explains "Killer" Concept for "Bad Blood" Video Tonight in ABC Special

Taylor Swift is the leading nominee for this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, with 14 nods in 13 categories.  She won't be performing this year, but she'll still make a huge impression on the telecast: it'll start with the premiere of her star-studded video for "Bad Blood." The sure-to-be-epic clip features the likes of Lena Dunham, Jessica Alba, rapper Kendrick Lamar, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay, Cara DeLevigne, Hailee Steinfeld, Karlie Kloss, Paramore's Hayley Williams, Ellie Goulding and more, all playing tough characters with names like "Luna," "Justice," "Knockout," "Destructa X," "Slay-Z," and "Dilemma." Taylor herself is portraying someone named "Catastrophe,"…

posted 2015/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-05-15

Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Echosmith Featured in "Elle" Mag's Women in Music Issue

Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Echosmith are among the musical acts included in Elle’s Women in Music issue. Charli, Ella and Echosmith’s leading lady, Sydney Sierota, give insights on their lives and careers.Charli gets interviewed alongside her idol, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, and talks frankly about sexism in the industry.  “From the moment I stepped into this industry, I’ve always had to fight for my ideas and for my voice to be heard,” Charli says. “When I got signed, I had just turned 16. I felt like I had to continuously have these confrontations with older men who were doubting my…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Andy Grammer Teaming with American Authors for August Tour, New Authors Single Out Monday

Andy Grammer is teaming up with American Authors for a brief August tour, and tickets are on sale now. The two-week trek gets underway August 2 in Birmingham, Alabama, and wraps up August 14 in Moorhead, Minnesota.  The first part of the tour will feature indie pop band AJR as the opening act; the back half will feature Matt McAndrew, the runner up of season seven of The Voice. American Authors, who hit it big last year with "Best Day of My Life," will release a brand-new song, "Go Big or Go Home," on Monday. Ahead of that tour, Andy…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Rob Thomas Single, "Trust You," Coming in Two Weeks

Rob Thomas has been working on his new solo record The Great Unknown for quite some time now, but we'll finally get to hear the results in a couple of weeks. Rob revealed on Twitter that the first single from the project is called "Trust You," and he co-wrote it with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder.  "Trust You hits in two weeks!" he added. So far, The Great Unknown doesn't have a release date -- "late summer" is all we've heard. However, the Matchbox Twenty frontman will kick off a solo summer tour June 11 in Ontario. The Great Unknown is Rob's…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Reportedly Agrees to Settlement in Lawsuit by Former Staffer

Mariah Carey has agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit by a former employee who claimed she was overworked and underpaid by the singer, according to the New York Daily News. In the suit, which was filed late last year, former employee Ylser Oliver claimed she was at Mariah’s disposal for 10 to 16 hour days six or seven days a week, without meal breaks or overtime pay. According to the suit, Ylser’s duties included “maintaining household supplies, answering telephone calls, tending to Ms. Carey’s guests, attending to Ms. Carey’s personal needs and requests as well as of those of…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Model Gigi Hadid Says Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" Video Is "Epic"

Taylor Swift has been teasing her “Bad Blood” video all week, but in case you wanted even more hints, model Gigi Hadid is happy to provide them. Gigi, one of the video’s many stars, tells Us Weekly the video is “going to be epic.” "[It was] just like the craziest thing you’ve ever seen," she says. "I can’t say that much but it’s going to be epic. It’s just amazing how Taylor has the self-confidence and the confidence in her friends, her generation and this generation of women, that she loves to empower other people and I feel like that’s…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

All Four "Voice" Coaches Appear at the End of "Pitch Perfect 2"

If you go see Pitch Perfect 2 this weekend, you'll want to stick around after the credits roll.  That's because there's a surprise ending featuring an appearance by all four Voice coaches: Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell and Blake Shelton. The scene involves Bumper, played by Adam Devine.  He's shown auditioning for The Voice and, while the coaches initially turn their chairs for him, his arrogant attitude makes them regret their decision.  When he hugs Christina and won't let her go, all bets are off. Pitch Perfect 2, starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld, is the sequel to…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Stars in Funny Promo for "Saturday Night Live"

Rihanna stuns in the promos for Saturday Night Live's season finale, airing May 16. In one clip, host Louis C.K. tells SNL cast member Leslie Jones that apparently Rihanna is his girlfriend and they're planning a summer getaway to Hawaii. However, it seems Rih must have missed the memo. "Uh, no," she quickly responds. Rihanna's upcoming performance will mark her fifth time on the show, which airs Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha’s Life After Rehab: “I’m Trying to Embrace the Skin I’m In”

After checking into rehab for an eating disorder last year, Kesha is now living a healthier life. The singer opens up to Vogue about how she was able to overcome her issues. “I realized being healthy is the most important thing I can do for myself,” she says. “Now, I'm trying to embrace the skin I'm in. It's difficult sometimes. Every day I have to look in the mirror and make the choice to be kind to myself. This is who I am -- I have to love that." She says that negative comments, from hackers, bloggers and even a…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Trainor Added to Lineup for "The Voice" Season Finale

Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Trainor have joined the lineup of performers for Tuesday’s season finale of The Voice. Kelly will be performing her new single, “Invincible,” while Meghan will perform “Dear Future Husband.” Meghan sang on The Voice season finale last year, too -- she performed her song “Lips Are Movin’.” She also appeared on the show this season as a mentor to Blake Shelton’s team.  Kelly, a good friend of Blake's, was a mentor for his team a few years ago. As previously reported, Ed Sheeran will also be taking the stage during the finale to sing his new…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson Release Lyric Videos for New Singles

Now you can sing along to Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5's new singles. Both have released lyric videos for their latest songs. Kelly’s lyric video for “Invincible” starts with black-and-white computer-generated letters spelling out key words in the song. When the second verse of the inspirational tune kicks in, the words are covered in rainbow-colored paint. Maroon 5, meanwhile, issued their latest single today: the explicitly-titled “This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like a Motherf****r.” The lyric video for the song features a series of cringe-inducing videos of people hurting themselves. They fall, crash, bang and belly-flop as the words to the…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

ABC's "GMA" Summer Concert Series to Feature Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert, Hozier, WALK THE MOON & More

ABC's Good Morning America has announced its annual Summer Concert Series lineup, and the list is packed with stars from most every musical genre. Things get underway May 22 with Jessie J, followed by fellow Brit Ed Sheeran on May 29.  Yet another British act, Florence + the Machine, will take the stage June 5. All the concerts take place on Fridays at Rumsey Playfield in New York City's Central Park.  All the shows are free and will take place live during Good Morning America, which airs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.  For details on how to attend,…

posted 2015/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR