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2017-09-28

MAX says his gold record award for "Lights Down Low" made him realize, "This is not why I'm doing this"

Singer and actor Max Schneider, otherwise known as MAX, has just scored his first-ever Gold single: "Lights Down Low," featuring gnash, has been certified forr sales and streams of half-a-million. While the singer's grateful for the milestone -- and his shiny gold plaque -- he says receiving it left him with an "empty feeling." "I’ve always dreamed of having a plaque. It’s exactly what I pictured, it was beautiful,"  MAX tells ABC Radio. "But when I actually got the plaque, it was like this very empty feeling, to be honest with you. And I think in a way, it was…

posted 2017/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-09-27

Demi Lovato and Lil Uzi Vert added to "TRL" debut week lineup

The lineup of first week guests for MTV's reboot of TRL continues to grow. Folllowing the news that Ed Sheeran and Migos will appear on the debut episode on Monday, October 2, and Noah Cyrus and PRETTYMUCH are booked for Tuesday, October 3, it's now been announced that Demi Lovato and Lil Uzi Vert will make up Wednesday's lineup. The new TRL airs live weekdays at 3:30 p.m. ET from MTV's Times Square Studios. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

expandDemi Lovato and Lil Uzi Vert added to "TRL" debut week lineup

The lineup of first week guests for MTV's reboot of TRL continues to grow. Folllowing the news that Ed Sheeran and Migos will appear on the debut episode on Monday, October 2, and Noah Cyrus and PRETTYMUCH are booked for Tuesday, October 3, it's now been announced that Demi Lovato and Lil Uzi Vert will make up Wednesday's lineup. The new TRL airs live weekdays at 3:30 p.m. ET from MTV's Times Square Studios. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry debuting new YouTube Red special, "Will You Be My Witness?"

Katy Perry is giving us a behind-the-scenes look at her Witness Worldwide live stream. She’ll be debuting a new special on YouTube Red, called Katy Perry: Will You Be My Witness?, that'll follow her live stream idea from inception to execution.  It will also show Katy’s reaction once the live stream is over. The special will feature guest appearances by Sia, Caitlyn Jenner, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera, and James Corden. It will premiere October 4. Katy’s four-day live stream aired on YouTube back in June to coincide with the release of her Witness album.  She filmed herself non-stop during those…

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, MAGIC! & more join Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's new relief initiative

In the wake of the hurricane that has devastated Puerto Rico, former spouses Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have banded together to create a star-studded humanitarian relief initiative dubbed "Somos Una Voz," Spanish for "We Are One Voice." Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, rock legend Paul Simon, Ricky Martin, "Despacito" stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, MAGIC!, Lin Manuel Miranda and actors Jada Pinkett Smith, Vin Diesel and Edward Norton are among the many celebrities participating in the initiative, which will work to rush food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to victims of the recent hurricanes, and the earthquake in…

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fergie says Justin Timberlake relationship “wasn’t all that serious”

Remember when Fergie briefly dated Justin Timberlake back in the '90s? Andy Cohen does. The host grilled Fergie on the old romance during Watch What Happens Live’s "Plead the Fifth" segment Tuesday night.  He asked the singer what was the best and the worst thing about dating Justin, but Fergie downplayed the whole relationship, saying, “It wasn’t all that serious.” Then she elected to plead the fifth. Fergie, who announced her split from husband Josh Duhamel earlier this month, also dished on her first kiss -- with Mario Lopez. "Oh, he had beautiful, soft lips," she said, giving him a…

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Look What You Made Me Bloom: Taylor Swift sends flowers to Cardi B, Victoria Arlen

Roses are red, violets are blue, look what you made Taylor Swift do. In a show of no hard feelings, Taylor sent flowers to Cardi B after the rapper knocked her out of the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Cardi B shared a boomerang of the gift on Instagram, writing, “Sooo beautiful and lovely. Thank you [Taylor Swift] for the flowers…and I freaking love your music.” Taylor’s “Look What You Made Me Do” fell to the third spot on the chart, while Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” made history by becoming the first solo song by a female…

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga receives gifts from Beyonce as she deals with bad “pain day”

Lady Gaga got some comfort from Beyonce this week as she deals severe physical pain. Gaga revealed in two Instagram posts that Queen Bey gifted her an Ivy Park sweatshirt and flowers. In the first post, she shows off the sweatshirt, writing, “Not having a good pain day. Thank you honey B for sending me this comfy sweatshirt. Keeps me warm outside in a hammock so I can be w the trees, and the sky, and the sun and take deep breaths. Feel so lucky to have so much love.” In the next post, Gaga thanks Beyonce for the bouquet…

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Justin Timberlake close to deal to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

Ever since we learned Taylor Swift won't be able to perform at next year's Pepsi-sponsored Super Bowl halftime show because of her deal with Coke, there's been speculation about who else might be big enough to take the stage.  US Weekly claims that person is none other than Justin Timberlake. The magazine reports that Justin is "finalizing" a deal to take the stage at the big game, February 4 in Minneapolis.  His appearance would come 13 years after his notorious performance with Janet Jackson, which gave us the terms "nipplegate" and "wardrobe malfunction." In fact, because of Justin and Janet's…

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato to be honored at INSTYLE Awards; bringing art therapy to refugees

Demi Lovato will be honored October 23 when INSTYLE magazine presents its third annual INSTYLE Awards, which honor actors and actresses who are red carpet trendsetters, as well as fashion industry pros. At the event, held at LA's Getty Center, Demi will be given the "Advocate" award.  Other honorees this year include Zendaya, who'll get the Style Star award; Cate Blanchett, who'll receive the Style Icon award, and Elle Fanning, who's been named Breakthrough Style Star. This follows Demi's appointment as the Mental Health Ambassador for Global Citizen.  In her role, she'll be working with refugees in Iraq. She tells…

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson to be honored at "Variety"'s Power of Women event

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and Kelly Clarkson is certainly a strong woman, as well as a powerful one.  That's why she's being honored at Variety's annual Power of Women luncheon, scheduled for October 13 in Beverly Hills. Kelly will be honored for her work with XQ Super School, a project that has been collecting ideas on how to redesign American high schools for 21st century learning.  She recently performed on EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live, a star-studded special that aired on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC earlier this month. Other honorees this year include Quantico star…

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson says “Love So Soft” video is the "coolest" one she's "ever been a part of"

Kelly Clarkson has made quite a few music videos in her day, but she says her latest clip for “Love So Soft” is the "coolest" one she’s ever done. In a new behind-the-scenes clip, the singer gives an inside look at the making of the fantastical visual. “The concept for ‘Love So Soft’ is basically all these different forms of love,” she explains. “Y'know, love can be explosive, love can be defiant, love can be bold, love can be sexy and sassy and all these different things. So we have all these different setups of how love can come across.”…

posted 2017/09/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR