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2015-07-17

Leona Lewis Releases New Single, "Thunder"

Leona Lewis has debuted her latest single -- the uplifting jam, “Thunder.” The song has a similar empowerment theme to Leona’s previously released track, “Fire Under My Feet,” and it’s a theme she has said will flow throughout her next album, I Am. “And I won't wait any longer/When you left me down, I got stronger/If you want to wait for lightning/I'm on the horizon/Well, I'm coming back with the thunder,” she sings in the chorus. Leona tweeted last week that she was filming the song’s music video. She posted a photo of herself perched on what appeared to be…

posted 2015/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear New 5 Seconds of Summer Song, "She's Kinda Hot"

We've got new music from 5 Seconds of Summer to kick off the weekend.  The Australian band just dropped "She's Kinda Hot" the first single from their upcoming second album. The band's also released a lyric video for the song, which has frontman Luke Hemmings complaining about how his girlfriend's always complaining about him and won't let him do what he wants -- then he remembers, "She's kinda hot, though." As for when we'll see the follow-up to 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled #1 debut, all we know is it'll be later this year, according to the label. In the…

posted 2015/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chris Daughtry Says "Marvel's Doing It Right" with "Ant-Man"

Daughtry fans know that singer Chris Daughtry is a huge Batman fan, but when it comes to superheroes, he's an equal opportunity fanboy.  While Chris is psyched to see Ben Affleck play the Caped Crusader in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, he's jazzed about the Marvel comic book movies too -- like Ant-Man, which is in theaters today. "I'm a big comic book fan. I'm a big Paul Rudd fan," Chris told ABC Radio at the Ant-Man premiere.  "And I love that he's playing a character that I knew very little about."  For the uninitiated, Ant-Man stars Rudd as…

posted 2015/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Andy Grammer Says He's "Open" to Doing "Dancing with the Stars"

Andy Grammer appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars twice this past season, singing his hit "Honey, I'm Good" during a memorable Derek Hough dance routine.  Now the singer says he's "open" to being a contestant on the show. "I'm not really a dancer, but...I'm very competitive and..it seems like it would be a fun challenge," Andy tells ABC Radio when asked if he'd like to actually be a cast member on the long-running dance competition.  "I've definitely thought about it, I'm open to it and we'll see what happens." Asked if he's actually been asked to compete, Andy teases,…

posted 2015/07/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-07-16

Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” Entered British Singles Chart 10 Years Ago

This week marks 10 years since Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” entered the U.K.’s Official Singles chart. Kelly tells the Official Charts Company that during that time span, her feelings about the song have evolved. “I definitely have a different relationship with 'Since U Been Gone' these days,” she says. “Recording that song was a very -- how can I say it -- trying experience, just because people around me had very set ideas of how they wanted it to sound.” The song was originally written by Max Martin with Pink in mind, but she passed and the song…

posted 2015/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Starring in H&M's Festive Holiday Campaign

It’s only July, but Katy Perry is already thinking of the holidays. The singer just announced that she’ll be starring in H&M’s “Happy and Merry” holiday campaign. In a sneak peek Instagram photo from the campaign, Katy wears a snowflake-print turtleneck sweater and a sleek top-knot wrapped in a cute red bow. “Ladies, Gentlemen & unlabeled-let's take a petite pause on the beauteous summer we are experiencing & open our calendars tooooo...THE HOLIDAYS,” the singer, who's also the face of designer label Moschino, writes on Instagram. “I am excited to announce that I will be starring in @hm's #HappyandMerry Holiday…

posted 2015/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett React to Emmy Nomination

Lady Gaga is super excited to be an Emmy nominee. The singer reacted on Twitter after it was announced that she and Tony Bennett snagged a nomination for their PBS Cheek to Cheek LIVE! special. “Such a crazy day @itstonybennett and I are nominated for an @TheEmmys for our PBS Cheek To Cheek LIVE special!” she writes, followed by a series of celebratory emojis. Tony also responded to the news, tweeting, “I'm thrilled that Lady and I are nominated for an Emmy!” The concert special, which aired last October, was included in the Outstanding Variety Show category. Earlier this year,…

posted 2015/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Would Say "Yes" If Wilmer Valderrama Proposed Tomorrow

Demi Lovato will be serving as a bridesmaid at her pal Iggy Azalea’s upcoming wedding, but is all that wedding planning making her think of marriage? In a recent interview with a New Zealand radio show, Demi reveals that if her longtime boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, proposed, she’d definitely accept. "I am very, very in love with him,” she tells ZM's Fletch, Vaughn & Megan show. “I think -- we will probably wait a little bit longer, but -- if he asked tomorrow I would say yes.” She also admits she dealt with criticism for their 12-year age gap. Demi’s turning…

posted 2015/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Is New Face of Balenciaga’s Fall Menswear Collection

Sam Smith has announced his latest collaboration -- and it’s not musical. The singer has partnered with Balenciaga for the fashion label’s new menswear campaign. Sam tweets that he’s “honored and ecstatic” to be working with the label on their fall 2015 collection. He later posted a series of moody, black-and-white photos from the campaign. In the pics, he sports a selection of tailored coats, turtlenecks and slim-fit pants. He may be trying his hand at high fashion, but Sam still has singing to do. He kicks off his American tour tomorrow at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. It’ll…

posted 2015/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Won't Release Any More Singles Off Last Album; Teases New Collaboration

For Ed Sheeran, five singles from one album is quite enough. During a recent interview with the U.K.’s Capital FM, the singer reveals he won’t be releasing any more songs from 2014’s X [Multiply]. But before you get too sad, that doesn’t mean we won’t hear something new from him soon. Ed hints a new song collaboration will hit the airwaves this summer. “I’m not releasing another single from this album, but there will be another song that comes out over the summer with someone else,” he says. He wouldn’t reveal who the mystery collaborator is, but he did say…

posted 2015/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hozier's Post-Tour Plans? "Sleep for a Week"

“Take Me to Church” became a worldwide hit last year and Hozier hasn’t slowed down since. The Irish singer-songwriter is still on tour and likely won’t get a break until November at the earliest. So what will he do when he finally get home to Ireland?  Sleeping and spending quality time with his dog are high on his list...and unpacking is definitely not. Asked to reveal the first thing he'll do when he finally gets off tour, Hozier tells ABC Radio, "Oh God, I don't even know...use a wardrobe again, I think. Like, just put clothes in a wardrobe."  Then,…

posted 2015/07/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-07-15

Nate Ruess Goes Dancing in the Street in "Great Big Storm" Video

Nate Ruess is known for writing big, cathartic choruses, and the chorus on "Great Big Storm" is no exception. In the newly released video for the single, the fun. frontman embraces the catharsis by dancing in the rain and leading a marching band down the streets of Montreal. You can watch the "Great Big Storm" video now on YouTube. "I've made a bunch of music videos, but this was one of my favorites," Nate says of the "Great Big Storm" clip. "We went to Montreal for the weekend and blocked off a really cool street. It was a beautiful day,…

posted 2015/07/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR