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Rihanna Releases First-Ever Men's Fragrance, Rogue Man by Rihanna

Rihanna's first men's fragrance, Rogue Man, has arrived. The scent, which joins the singer's four women's fragrances, features notes of "fresh citrus, herbs, and spicy black pepper." It also contains velvet floral blends of vanilla orchid and jasmine mixed with "strong undertones of cedar wood." "Building upon the marked success of her women's fragrance line, we are thrilled to join Rihanna on her venture into the men's fragrance category," said Donald Loftus, president of Parlux, Ltd, the company behind Rihanna's fragrances. "ROGUE MAN by Rihanna offers a new constituency of male consumers entrance into the bold world of Rihanna's growing…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha Sues Producer Dr. Luke, Accuses Him of Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse

Kesha has already gone on record blaming Dr. Luke, the super-producer behind many of her biggest hits, for bullying her into an eating disorder.  Now, she's filed suit against Dr. Luke, accusing him of far more than that. The lawsuit accuses the producer, born Lukasz Gottwald, of "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally" abusing Kesha until "she nearly lost her life." Kesha's attorney says in a statement, "This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Snoop Dogg Claims "New Rap Beef" with Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea failed to find humor in Snoop Dogg's joke about her appearance, but the rap veteran doesn't seem to care. Iggy questioned why Snoop would post a meme that mocks a recent photo of her without makeup.  The photo, which isn't of Azalea, is captioned, "Iggy Azalea No Make Up." She later tweeted and deleted that Snoop was always "nice as hell" and that she was "disappointed" that he was being an "a** for no reason." Snoop not only kept the image on his page, but he also posted a photo, taken from TMZ, on his Instagram account, with the caption…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Season Eight: Welcome Back, Christina; Bye Bye, Gwen

The Voice season seven has just gotten underway, but we already know who the coaches will be for season eight.  NBC has announced that the next season of the show will feature regulars Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, but will also welcome back Christina Aguilera, who hasn't appeared on the show since season five.  Current coach Gwen Stefani will depart, but fellow newbie Pharrell Williams is going to stick around. In a statement, NBC Entertainment exec Paul Telegdy said, "We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can't wait to see how she mixes things up…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink Says Her Fans Won't Be Alienated by New Folk-Influenced Album

Pink has teamed up with singer/songwriter Dallas Green to form the duo You + Me, and their debut album, rose ave. is out on Tuesday.  Even though the music she's made with Green is more folk-influenced and acoustic, she's confident that fans used to hearing her chart-topping pop anthems will support her new musical direction. "My fans are people that would follow me wherever I go," she tells Billboard. "If I told them I was doing a f***-ng jewelry line or a perfume, they’d go, 'Come on!' But this feels like something I’d do anyway. Whether it’s Germany or Australia…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J Says New Album "Sweet Talker" Shows She's "Learned to Love Herself Again"

While she had an album out in the U.K. last year, Jessie J's been somewhat absent from the U.S. music scene since her 2011 album Who You Are and her hits "Price Tag" and "Domino."  But the British singer's made a huge comeback thanks to her hit collaboration "Bang Bang," and Tuesday sees the arrival of her long-awaited album Sweet Talker.  Jessie says she knows her U.S. fans have been waiting patiently for this moment, and she's happy to give it to them. "Social media really allows to you really have an insight into how dedicated your fans are," she…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Ponders a Future in...Politics?

Taylor Swift has conquered the music industry and is just getting started on an acting career.  But in the future, she says she might just move into a completely new career: politics. In the new issue of InStyle magazine, cover girl Taylor says she has considered the possibility of actively supporting causes that she believes in. "I’ve thought about if I were to be passionate about something political, stepping forward and speaking about it," she tells the magazine. "At this point I have my hands full, but as with everything in my life, when I come upon something I’m passionate…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nico & Vinz Say Debut Album "Black Star Elephant" Is About "Identity" and "Human Nature"

You've heard "Am I Wrong," the global smash hit by Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz.  Now get ready to hear their debut album, Black Star Elephant, which arrives in stores Tuesday.  Nico says the album's unusual title is a nod to the duo's unique cultural heritage: a mixture of Scandinavia and Africa. "Vinz has parents from Ghana, and in Ghana, they call themselves the Black Stars," Nico tells ABC News Radio. "I have a mom who's Norwegian and a father from the Ivory Coast, and [in the] Ivory Coast, we call ourselves the Elephants.  So we created a 'Black Star…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Battle Rounds Begin

After weeks of the Blind Auditions, The Voice entered the Battle Round phase on Monday night. In the Battle Rounds, two teammates at a time perform a song together. Their coach then decides which artist won the battle. The winner advances to the Knockout Round, while the loser is eliminated...unless he is stolen by a rival coach. The four coaches -- Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams -- each have two steals to use.   Monday's two-hour episode also marked the introduction of this season's mentors. Team Pharrell received help from Alicia Keys during rehearsals; Adam and…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Thinks Her "South Park" Parody Is "Surprisingly Cute"

Lorde takes her music seriously, but that doesn’t mean she can’t take a joke. A recent South Park episode portrayed the 17-year-old New Zealand native as Randy Marsh, the 45-year-old mustached father of one of the show’s four central characters, Stan Marsh.Despite the unflattering caricature, Lorde expressed her love for the episode in an Instagram post last Thursday that read, "This is actually surprisingly cute -- and from what I can tell also has a message of transgender acceptance. (I'm still very new with this type of humor so I'm not sure if was actually genuine but it seemed so…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Goes After Snoop Dogg on Twitter Following Mean Meme

(NOTE LANGUAGE) Iggy Azalea is not too happy with Snoop Dogg after he poked fun at her on Instagram. Snoop took to the photo-sharing site to share a meme that mocks a recent photo of Iggy at Los Angeles International Airport without makeup. The photo includes the message, "Iggy Azalea No Make Up." Iggy went after Snoop on Twitter in a series of posts that have since been deleted. However, E! Online has published screenshots of the messages, which read, "@snoopdogg why would you post such a mean pic on insta when you send your body guards to ask me…

posted 2014/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Lorde, Austin Mahone, Becky G Among "Time" Magazine's "25 Most Influential Teens"

After topping Billboard magazine's list of Music's Hottest Young Stars Under 21, Lorde has now popped up on a similar list compiled by Time magazine. Lorde is one of Time's "25 Most Influential Teens of 2014" -- a list that includes young people from every walk of life, not just music.  That means she's on the same list as Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, Little League star Mo’ne Davis, President Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia, actress Chloe Grace Moretz, actors Jaden Smith and Rico Rodriguez, reality stars Kylie and Kendall Jenner and YouTube sensation Bethany Mota. Other musicians on…

posted 2014/10/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR