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Taylor Swift to Premiere "Wildest Dreams" Video This Sunday

Taylor Swift debuted her star-studded video for "Bad Blood" the night of the Billboard Music Awards, and now her new video, "Wildest Dreams" will premiere Sunday, the night of the MTV VMAs.  Specifically, you'll be able to catch it during the VMA pre-show, which starts at 8 p.m. ET. The star posted a brief preview of the clip on Twitter, writing, "Wildest Dreams music video preview. Full video debuts VMA night. Get ready." The clip is a quick montage of shots of an eye, horses running, zebras running across the plains, a bird flying, Taylor and a guy locked in…

posted 2015/08/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

5 Seconds of Summer: "She's Kinda Hot" Is About Making Fans "Feel OK in Their Own Skin"

5 Seconds of Summer will release their second album, Sounds Good Feels Good, this October, and the first single, "She's Kinda Hot," is out now.  Despite the song's goofy title, the band says the lyrics are really designed to help their fans feel better about themselves. The song's chorus features the lyrics, "We are the kings and the queens of the new broken scene," which is all about fostering a sense of community among their fans. Drummer Ashton Irwin, who co-wrote the song, tells ABC Radio, "You know, we want our fans to unite in a sense that they’re not…

posted 2015/08/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is One Direction Taking a Break Next Year?

If you're a One Direction fan, you're probably freaking out over the news the band's taking a break next year.  But is it true? The talk started following a weekend report in a British tabloid that made it seem as if the foursome was breaking up.  The story in fact claims after 1D finishes their current tour and then promoting their upcoming fifth album, they'll take a break starting in March for about a year, so they can work on solo projects.  That means they won't be touring behind album number five. A spokesperson confirms to ABC News that there…

posted 2015/08/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Billboard Hot 100 Festival Does Well, Will Likely Return Next Year

If you didn't make it to this year's first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Festival, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Jones Beach in Long Island, New York, it's likely you'll get a chance to attend next year.  Organizers pronounced the event -- whose unusual lineup featured everyone from Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, American Authors, Lil Wayne and Skrillex, to Little Mix, Jason Derulo, The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Tori Kelly and X Ambassadors -- a success. New York's Newsday reported that the first day of the festival broke the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater's single-day attendance record, drawing over 17,000 fans. …

posted 2015/08/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rachel Platten on Her Live Show: "I'm Am So in Love with Doing What I Do"

Rachel Platten will be wrapping up her summer tour with Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri at the end of this week.  She's had the chance to make a lot of new fans on the high-profile tour, thanks to her smash hit "Fight Song" and her live show.  "There's a joy I think people feel from...my performance," she tells ABC Radio. Explaining why she thinks fans connect with her as a live performer, Rachel tells ABC Radio, "I think what people respond to and what they’re responding to so strongly is I’m very myself on stage. What you see in person…

posted 2015/08/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye West Introduces Surprise Guest Rihanna at L.A.'s FYF Fest

Kanye West's last-minute appearance at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles delivered one of the show's most memorable moments when he introduced surprise guest Rihanna, according to E! Online. West was announced as a last-minute replacement for headliner Frank Ocean, who backed out of the two-day event, which took place at L.A's Sports Arena and Exposition Park over the weekend. During the performance, Yeezy passed the microphone to Rihanna, who was sitting in the front row. She hopped on stage to join him for a performance of "FourFiveSeconds," their collaboration with Paul McCartney from her upcoming eighth studio album, which…

posted 2015/08/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift's Staples Center Concerts Bring Out the Stars

Taylor Swift's 1989 tour concerts have featured appearances by some of the biggest stars in music and entertainment, and the first two dates of her record-breaking five sold-out concerts at Los Angeles' Staples Center over the weekend were no exception. Saturday, pop music's reigning queen invited Mary J. Blige to perform the R&B singer's songs "Doubt" and "Family Affair." Blige shared a photo on Instagram of the two hugging each other onstage, along with the caption, "Wow!! I had an amazing time with this beautiful young lady. She is so talented and she is the truth. Thank you Taylor I…

posted 2015/08/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

5 Seconds of Summer to Release New CD "Sounds Good Feels Good" October 23

5 Seconds of Summer will release their sophomore album, Sounds Good Feels Good, October 23. The disc is the follow-up to the Aussie band's debut, which has sold three million copies worldwide.  The pre-order launches on Friday, and if you participate, you'll get an instant download of the first single, "She's Kinda Hot," as well as another song, "Fly Away." The band will perform "She's Kinda Hot" on the Teen Choice Awards, airing live on Fox this Sunday, August 16 -- they're up for seven awards.  August 21, 5SOS will rock ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.  Their U.S.…

posted 2015/08/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Adam Levine Is in Better Shape than His Own Trainer

Adam Levine often strips down for photo shoots and music videos, so we’ve seen the results of his crazy workouts. But did you know he’s in even better shape than his own trainer? His fitness guru Harley Pasternak freely admits this fact to Entertainment Tonight. “He is absolutely chiseled and has no pain threshold,” Harley says of Adam. He also adds that the Maroon 5 frontman and Voice coach is “really competitive” and “trains like an Olympic athlete.” Harley says he and Adam often compete on their Fitbits and text each other trash-talking messages like, “I own you.” Adam also…

posted 2015/08/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


"USA Today" Proclaims Taylor Swift "Has to Be the Choice" for Super Bowl 50

Who'll perform during halftime at this February's Super Bowl, which will be the milestone 50th installment of the game?  According to USA Today, it shouldn't be anyone but Taylor Swift. "She has to be the choice.  She needs to be the choice," proclaims the paper. Why is T-Swizzle the only choice?  Because according to USA Today's writer, "1) She has at least three songs that are recognizable to every American 2) She can give the Super Bowl street cred by bringing out Kendrick Lamar for his guest spot on the 'Bad Blood' remix  3) She can start off slowly with…

posted 2015/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj & More Perform at Inaugural Billboard Hot 100 Festival This Weekend

An unusual mix of artists from different genres will be taking the stage this weekend at the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Festival, which will be held at Nikon Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, New York. On Saturday, The Weeknd, Jason Derulo, Little Mix, Natalie LaRose and Lil Wayne are among the headliners; on Sunday, it's Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Skrillex, American Authors, Tori Kelly and Fetty Wap. Other artists who'll be performing at the festival's three stages over two days include X Ambassadors, ILoveMakonnen, Kiesza, Axwell^Ingrosso, MKTO, The Chainsmokers and more.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Copyright © 2015,…

posted 2015/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Charli XCX Pulls Out of Charli and Jack Do America Tour, Saying "I Need to Be Creative"; Remaining Dates Cancelled

In a Facebook post, Charli XCX has announced to fans that she's dropping out of the fall leg of her Charli and Jack Do America tour, which teams her with Bleachers, the side project of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. The tour's remaining dates have been cancelled. "For personal reasons I will not be able to continue this tour. These personal reasons include the fact that I need to be creative," she explains. "Artists tour for a really really long time and I have been on the road for a while now, probably not as long as some, but for me…

posted 2015/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR