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2016-06-02

Ryan Tedder on Producing Adele: "Everything She Sings Sounds Like a Hit"

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder has been working with Adele for a while now -- he won a Grammy for his work on her album 21, and he co-wrote and produced "Remedy" on her new album, 25.  Ryan says it's tough being in the studio with Adele, though, because she's so good that she makes everything he writes sound like a massive smash. Speaking to Newsweek, Ryan says, "It’s difficult to produce Adele because everything she sings sounds like a hit, so it’s a lot harder on the songwriting process. She could sing ["Happy Birthday"] in Spanish and somehow you go, 'That…

posted 2016/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Which Legendary Star's Former House Helped Inspire Flo Rida's Hit "My House"?

Flo Rida's latest hit "My House" is the first single from his forthcoming album. But even though the video shows him hosting a decadent party at an opulent mansion, he says he's not really rapping about, y'know, his actual house or anything. "Wherever I’m at, it’s my house. I’m taking advantage of it, you know, [as] opposed to just it being literally my house," he tells ABC Radio. "I feel like everywhere I go, you know...I’m the life of the party." In fact, Flo says it was another famous musician's actual house that helped inspire the hit. "We actually recorded…

posted 2016/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-01

Taylor Swift Is Youngest on Forbes’ List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women

Taylor Swift is the youngest person on Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women this year. The 26-year-old makes her debut on the tally at number 60 with a net worth of $250 million. Taylor is no stranger to Forbes lists. She also made the publication’s 30 Under 30 list and Celebrity 100 issue, thanks to her massive success. She’s joined on the self-made ranking by Madonna at number 25 with $560 million, Celine Dion at number 37 with $380 million, Barbra Streisand at number 38 with $370 million and Beyonce at number 56 with $265 million. Topping the list…

posted 2016/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato, BSB and More Reveal Favorite Albums for #MusiCaresChallenge

Demi Lovato, The Backstreet Boys and Troye Sivan are among the music stars participating in the #MusiCaresChallenge. As part of the social media campaign, artists and fans are invited to post a photo or video with their favorite album, using the hashtag #MusiCaresChallenge. They’re encouraged to make a donation to MusiCares and tag five friends to do the same. Demi tweeted a photo of herself today holding Beyonce’s Lemonade album. And in a MusiCares video, The Backstreet Boys cite Boyz II Men’s second album, II, as their collective favorite, while Troye is seen holding Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black. MusiCares…

posted 2016/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

It's Splitsville for Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

Half the tabloids had them ready to march down the aisle, but in fact, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are no longer a couple. ABC News has confirmed that after 15 months of dating, the Grammy-winning singer and the world-famous deejay have split.  They celebrated their one-year anniversary in March with a cake, a locket for Taylor, and a tropical getaway which they documented on social media.  Calvin's latest song, "This Is What You Came For," featuring Rihanna, is widely assumed to be about Taylor. They split comes shortly after Calvin, whose birth name is Adam Wiles, was hospitalized last…

posted 2016/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Will Justin Timberlake Do a Las Vegas Residency?

Will Justin Timberlake soon be following in the footsteps of his ex, Britney Spears? Rumor has it JT is in talks to do a Las Vegas residency. According to the Las Vegas Sun, the rumor comes from a solid source close to the involved parties but has not yet been confirmed. If the gossip is to be believed, Justin might soon be performing at the new Monte Carlo theater, which is nearing the final stages of construction. Britney’s Piece of Me show is currently running at the nearby Axis at Planet Hollywood. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Visits Vietnam as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Katy Perry recently took a trip to Vietnam as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, where she met with families living in poverty. She tells People she met with a grandmother left to care for her four grandchildren after her daughter passed away. One of the grandchildren, a five-year-old girl named Linh, was severely malnourished. “If a UNICEF-trained outreach worker had not come to the village, and made sure Linh got the care she needed, she might not be alive today," Katy says. "Linh is one of millions of children who face such challenges every day. That's something we should all be…

posted 2016/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo and More Will Be Singing "Greatest Hits" for ABC

The musical lineup for ABC’s new show, Greatest Hits, has been announced. Among the performers for the decade-spanning song tribute series are Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo and Pitbull. The Backstreet Boys, John Legend, CeeLo and Wiz Khalifa will also be taking the stage. Each week features different music stars performing iconic tunes from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Greatest Hits begins its six-episode stint Thursday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Clean Bandit Sheds Some "Tears" with New Single

The song may be called “Tears,” but if you’re a Clean Bandit fan, it’s sure to put a smile on your face. The U.K. group has released “Tears” as their new single. The electronic ballad, about getting over an ex, features vocals by X Factor U.K.’s 2015 winner Louisa Johnson. “Louisa Johnson delivered the vocal with incredible power and devastating tenderness,” Clean Bandit’s Jack Patterson says. “Her adlibs are insane! She is so lovely and an absolute joy to work with.” Clean Bandit is currently working on their second album. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chainsmokers Say They "Weren't Really Ready" for Stardom a Few Years Ago

A few years ago, the EDM deejay duo Chainsmokers scored a minor hit with the song "Selfie," which did OK, but it wasn't a smash.  But fast forward a couple years, and now, Chainsmokers' career is smokin', with two big singles: "Roses" and "Don't Let Me Down."  The duo says they're glad they got their big breakthrough now, instead of then. "I don’t think we were really ready to be known when 'Selfie' came out," the duo's Drew Taggart tells ABC Radio. "We were still developing as artists, and I think 'Roses' is the first chapter of our new phase,…

posted 2016/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Declares "I'm a Woman" on the Premiere of "Maya & Marty"

Miley Cyrus was among the star-studded list of guests for the premiere of Maya & Marty, the new variety show starring Saturday Night Live vets Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, and Miley showed off her singing and comedy chops. The 23-year-old "Wrecking Ball" singer, who'll be a coach on the upcoming season of The Voice, served as the show's musical guest, trying her hand at cabaret. Cyrus -- dressed in a tuxedo and top hat -- delivered a sultry rendition of Leonard Cohen's "I'm Your Man," before stripping off her pants and hat and belting out Peggy Lee's "I'm a Woman"…

posted 2016/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-05-31

Nick Jonas Says He "Technically" Had Gay Sex on "Kingdom"

Nick Jonas’ TV show Kingdom officially returns tomorrow. On it, he plays a gay MMA fighter who’s still coming to terms with his sexuality. But in real life, Nick knows what he wants. “On Kingdom I have a sex scene with a guy,” he tells U.K.’s The Sun. “It is always this thing have I, has Nick? No.” Though he concedes, “But it’s my lips, it’s my hands, it’s my body, even if I’m playing a character. So technically I have done that, so I wouldn’t say I haven’t, because that would be lying.” Nick, who has a big gay…

posted 2016/05/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR