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2016-07-06

MAGIC! Releases Video Tribute in Honor of Orlando Victims

MAGIC! recently visited Orlando, Florida, after the Pulse nightclub shootings, and were so moved that they've decided to release a video in tribute to the victims. In a statement, the band says they "felt the devastating pain" of the Orlando LGBTQ community, adding, "We made this video in hopes of reminding people to come together, to love, and to live your life with no regrets."  The video, set to one of MAGIC!'s new songs, "No Regrets," features a montage of photos and film clips of the vigils, news reports and messages of love, hope and support that emerged in the…

posted 2016/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Shawn Mendes Album "Illuminate" to Light Up the Charts September 23

Does this make Shawn Mendes a member of the "Illuminati?"  His sophomore album, due September 23, is titled Illuminate. September 10, the Canadian teen will preview the new disc in an "intimate" setting: New York City's Madison Square Garden.  He'll perform a concert and treat fans to what's described as an "immersive, one-time-only Illuminate experience."  The first 1,000 fans to show up at Shawn's concert on NBC's Today show Friday will get presale access to the MSG show.  Presales begin July 9 and 10, with the general public on-sale starting July 16. Illuminate is now available for pre-order at ShawnMendesOfficial.com. …

posted 2016/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Admits Her Baby Daddy Hasn't Proposed to Her...Yet

Much as you might think Adele's a catch -- she's beautiful, funny, super-talented and filthy rich -- it seems her boyfriend's dragging his heels when it comes to putting a ring on it. According to Entertainment Weekly, during Adele's tour kickoff in St. Paul, Minnesota, Tuesday night, she told the crowd that a recent report that she'd had a secret wedding wasn't true.  "I haven't," she insisted. "I'd tell you -- I wouldn't be able to contain myself!"  As for why she and her partner Simon Konecki, the father of her son Angelo, haven't tied the knot yet, Adele said,…

posted 2016/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Music All-Stars Join Hands & Voices for "Hands" Orlando Shooting Charity Single

Some of music’s biggest stars have joined hands -- and voices -- for “Hands,” a new charity single from Interscope Records to benefit victims of the shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL nearly one month ago. The roster of voices represents the best in pop, R&B, country and rock, with participating artists including Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Lopez, Empire star Jussie Smollet, Pink, Jason Derulo, Glee star Alex Newell, Selena Gomez, rockers Imagine Dragons, country stars Kacey Musgraves and Ty Herndon, Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn and others. All proceeds from “Hands,”…

posted 2016/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

What's the Most-Downloaded Song of 2016? The Answer May Surprise You

Drake's single "One Dance" has been a fixture on top of the Billboard chart for eight weeks in all, and it's technically the biggest hit of the year, but surprisingly, it's not the most downloaded song of 2016.  So what is?  The answer may surprise you. According to music data service BuzzAngle Music, "One Dance" is the most-consumed song of 2016 so far, when you count both streams and sales. But when it comes to actual sales -- in other words, track downloads -- the winner is Flo Rida's "My House," which actually came out in 2015.  According to BuzzAngle,…

posted 2016/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

On Tour with Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson, Things Are "Clicking" for A Great Big World

Being the opening act for a co-headlining tour featuring two artists with rabid fanbases isn't always easy. But A Great Big World, who are warming up for Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson on their joint tour this summer, say things have been pretty awesome so far. "The crowd has been really responsive. We got two standing ovations the other day," the duo's Chad King tells ABC Radio.  "I think as a first of three [acts on a bill], we just haven’t experienced that kind of reaction," adds his musical partner, Ian Axel. "Matt is just so funny and Phil is…

posted 2016/07/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-07-05

Adele’s "25" Already One of Britain’s All-Time Best-Selling Albums

Adele’s 25 is already one of the U.K.’s biggest-selling albums of all time, just seven months after its release. The project places 27th on the Official Charts Company list of the top 60 albums, while her 2011 album 21 comes in fourth. Ed Sheeran makes his first appearance on the list this year, with his second studio release, X [Multiply], ranking 49th on the chart. Topping the all-time best sellers list is Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits, followed by ABBA’s Gold -- Greatest Hits and The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Other artists appearing on the list include Lady…

posted 2016/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Find Out When You Can See Nick Jonas "Run Wild" with Bear Grylls

In May, we found out that Nick Jonas had filmed an episode of NBC's Running Wild with Bear Grylls, which features the famed survivalist taking celebrities on various adventures across the U.S. or around the world.  Now we know when you can watch it. Nick's episode will debut Tuesday, August 2 at 10 p.m. ET. It's the second episode of the show's third season, which will also feature Courteney Cox, Shaquille O'Neal, Vanessa Hudgens, Marshawn Lynch and more. We don't know what sort of wilderness Nick will have to deal with on his episode, but this season promises to take…

posted 2016/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Teaming with Ed Sheeran & Diplo for New Single

Justin Bieber scored his comeback hit, ""Where Are Ü Now," by collaborating with Diplo.  He scored another smash by collaborating with Ed Sheeran and producer Benny Blanco on the song "Love Yourself."   Now, all four of those guys -- and one girl -- are teaming up for a new song. Justin tweeted a few days ago, "#coldwater coming this month. Me, @MAJORLAZER @ItsBennyBlanco @edsheeran."  Major Lazer is, of course, Diplo's side project, and according to Billboard, Diplo confirmed a few months ago he was working on a track with Justin and MØ, the female artist who sang lead on Major…

posted 2016/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Hosts Own 4th of July Bash; Skips Taylor’s Squad Party

Selena Gomez ditched BFF Taylor Swift’s annual Fourth of July bash this year in favor of hosting her own. The singer posted an Instagram video of herself walking through the crowded soiree in blue short-shorts and a matching sports bra. The clip ends with her falling backwards into the pool. “Hostess vibes,” she captioned it. “Happy 4th everyone!” Selena also posted a series of Snapchat videos documenting the revelry, including one clip of her pals dancing and singing along to Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Taylor, meanwhile, was partying with her squad -- plus new beau Tom Hiddleston -- in Rhode Island…

posted 2016/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Visits Kenya on Charity Mission to Promote Female Education

Madonna wasn't in America for Independence Day this year. Instead, she was in Kenya on a charity mission. The singer visited the country in support of Shining Hope for Communities, a charity that provides free education to girls living in Kenyan slums, as well as essential services to the community. On Monday, Madonna met with Kenyan First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and posted a picture of their meeting on Instagram, writing, "Learning about her Beyond Zero Campaign which targets eliminating maternal and child mortality in Kenya and hoping to join forces to promote Female Empowerment! Around the World! Happy 4th!" Madonna…

posted 2016/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony Defends Security Team in Statement to Fans

Fifth Harmony is defending their security team after some Brazilian fans accused their guards of being abusive. “We feel like sometimes you guys forget that there are only five of us versus hundreds of you,” reads the group’s statement, which was posted on Twitter. “Our security team is set up and in place to protect us and our privacy when people go beyond normal boundaries.” They add, “We’ve seen all over Twitter outrage over one of our security guards attacking and trying to inappropriately touch one of our fans and we wanted to put out a statement calling out this…

posted 2016/07/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR