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2016-11-18

Train Debuts Dance-tastic Video for "Play that Song," Will Perform on "Dancing with the Stars" Finale

When you hear your favorite song, you can't help but dance -- and that's what happens in Train's video for their new single "Play that Song." In the clip, it's a picture-perfect day as Train frontman Pat Monahan exits a building wearing earbuds. The song he's listening to makes him so happy that he starts dancing down the street, shaking hands, skipping down stairs and stealing some guy's hat.  As a skywriter draws a musical staff in the sky, Monahan continues on his way, picking up and dancing with more people as he goes along.  At one point, he even…

posted 2016/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars Lived in Abandoned Hawaiian Zoo as a Child

Bruno Mars wasn’t always living the 24-karat life. In a new interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes airing Sunday, the singer takes us inside the one-bedroom house he used to live in as a child. Bruno, his father and his brother spent more than two years living in the concrete cabin, located inside an abandoned bird zoo called Paradise Park in Hawaii. Now, the structure is nothing more than overgrown ruins. “It didn’t have plants growing inside. I don’t know what happened to the roof. But the bed would be right there in the middle,” Bruno says. “We’d all sleep in…

posted 2016/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye Stops Concert to Say If He Voted, He Would Have Voted for Trump

Fans were puzzled and some angered after Kanye West interrupted a concert in San Jose to go on a rant about the state of politics in the U.S..  He praised President-elect Donald Trump and talked about his plans to run for the nation's highest office in 2020. West dropped the unexpected bombshell in front of thousands of fans at San Jose's SAP Pavilion. "If I would've voted," West told the audience. "I would have voted on Trump." The rapper's announcement was met with scattered cheers and boos. Some concert goers can be seen heading for the exits on videos posted…

posted 2016/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Katy Perry Delaying Her Album to Write About the Election?

In her most recent tweet, Katy Perry announces that she's going "back to work" -- but does that mean she's delaying the release of her next album? In the tweet, Katy writes, "Back to work because: ALL OF THE ABOVE."  She links to a photo of author Toni Morrison, and a quote that says, "This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. This is how civilizations heal." It would appear that Katy…

posted 2016/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DNCE Release Debut Album, Get Ready for American Music Awards Sunday

DNCE is up for two American Music Awards Sunday, but today, the group finally releases its long-awaited debut album.  Says frontman Joe Jonas, "It's a great feeling to be able to get it out there." The self-titled disc arrives more than a year after the group’s smash single "Cake by the Ocean," and Joe says they didn't feel the need to rush it out. "There was really no pressure," he tells ABC Radio. "I put pressure on myself…to make sure that it was fun and funky and feel-good and had tidbits of...inspirations," he adds. "[Like] if you're listening to it,…

posted 2016/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-17

Attention, Rihanna: Jennifer Lopez Has Some Shoes for You

Jennifer Lopez's new shoe collection, a collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti, won't be available until January, but Rihanna may get early access to the fancy footwear. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, J-Lo notes that when Rihanna did her shoe collabo with Manolo Blahnik, Rihanna sent her one of the first pairs of boots.  In fact, Jennifer wore the thigh-highs in her video for "Ain't Your Mama."  Now, Jennifer wants to return the favor. "Oh, my gosh, [Rihanna] is first on my list," she tells the magazine. "It's funny because I actually had that in my mind. I was like, 'She…

posted 2016/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Will Mariah Carey’s Ex-Fiancé Be Cut from Her Reality Show?

Now that Mariah Carey and her fiancé James Packer have split, will he be cut out of her upcoming E! reality show?   A source tells Entertainment Tonight that the Australian billionaire is demanding he be removed from Mariah’s World. “He wants E! to reopen all the footage they got of him and edit him out of the show,” the source says. If that’s true, it puts the entire show in jeopardy because a large portion of it features the couple planning their wedding. But a source close to James is denying the claims. "The show hasn't even finished shooting,"…

posted 2016/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer Unveils Romantic New Song, "Love on the Weekend"

John Mayer's back. The singer unveiled his brand-new single "Love on the Weekend" Thursday during a Facebook Live session.  The mid-tempo song is about a guy who's super-excited about picking up his girl and spending the weekend with her, because he never gets to see her during the week.  At the end, he sings about how sad he is to be leaving her again. "I'll be dreaming of the next time we can go/into another serotonin overflow," John sings. "Love on the weekend/Love on the weekend/I'm busted up but I'm lovin' every minute of it." During the Facebook Live session,…

posted 2016/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers Release Somber Video for “All We Know”

The Chainsmokers are getting serious tone in the music video for their new single, “All We Know,” featuring Phoebe Ryan. In the clip, a man gets some devastating news over the phone. His girlfriend tries to comfort him, but he storms out and goes on an all-night bender to forget his troubles. It ends on a more hopeful note, though, with the man making his way to the top of a mountain as the sun rises. His girl is there waiting for him, and they embrace. “All We Know” is included on The Chainsmokers’ top 10 EP Collage, which also…

posted 2016/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Is Heading to New Zealand and She "Can't Wait"

Just a few days after announcing her first-ever Australian tour, Adele has confirmed she’ll be showing New Zealand some love too. In a message on social media, the singer wrote, “New Zealand! I wouldn’t miss you for the world. I’ll see you in Auckland. I can’t wait.” She’ll be playing one show at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on March 23. Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 24. Adele wraps her U.S. tour on November 21 in Phoenix and she’ll start her Australian tour February 28 in Perth. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. For further details go…

posted 2016/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Says He Wanted to Do "Trolls" for His Goddaughters, Too

Justin Timberlake has said in a number of interviews that one reason he agreed to star in and do the music for Trolls is because of his two-year-old son, Silas.  But in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, JT says he also had two special little girls in mind when he said "yes." "I have a son who's almost 2. But my best friend has two daughters, so I have two goddaughters. And I think I was afraid to go into Trolls because I was like, 'Well, there's probably going to be more frivolity to it than substance,'" he…

posted 2016/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Joining Musical Lineup for ABC Holiday Specials

Mariah Carey sings one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, so it’s only fitting that she’s joined the lineup for ABC’s holiday musical programming. She’ll be singing that famous holiday tune, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” for The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration.  That special airs on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, on ABC. Mariah also will be performing the song on The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration, which airs on Christmas Day, December 25, on ABC. The specials also will feature performances by Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic, Boyz II Men and more. Copyright © 2016,…

posted 2016/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR