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2016-06-03

Nick Fradiani’s "Hurricane" Will Make Landfall in August

Nick Fradiani’s debut album has a release date. The American Idol season 14 winner is set to unveil Hurricane August 5. “I worked so hard on this record and couldn’t be happier to finally get it to the fans,” Nick says in statement. “From writing, to radio tours and recording sessions, the past year has flown by and am so excited for everyone to hear what I have been working on.” Starting today and continuing every Friday until the album’s release, Nick will be releasing snippets of select tracks on Facebook. Today, he previews a song called “Nothing to Lose.”His…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King Does What the "Good Girls" Don't on New "Ghostbusters" Track

Elle King is infusing the all-female Ghostbusters reboot with even more fierce girl power. The singer has released her new track off the movie’s soundtrack, “Good Girls.” “I do what the good girls don’t,” Elle sings in her signature rasp. She wrote the song along with Dave Bassett, with whom she also wrote her hit “Ex’s & Oh’s.”The soundtrack -- which also features songs by WALK THE MOON, Pentatonix and more -- comes out July 15, the same day the movie is released. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Here's How to Become a Nick Jonas Fan Ambassador

Nick Jonas is kicking off his search for fan ambassadors today. The singer posted instructions on Twitter, telling fans how they can get chosen. First, he asks them to record a 15- to 30-second video explaining or showing why they would make a great ambassador. Next, he wants them to post the video to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #NJAmbassador, along with their city and country. As step 3, he tells them to follow his management company @PhilyMack on Twitter and Instagram. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  Search starts TODAY for my team of fan ambassadors!…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rachel Platten to Appear at Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Rachel Platten will be on hand to help honor songwriters at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner. The singer will be among the performers and presenters at the ceremony, which will be held June 9 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, Empire’s Jussie Smollett and Jennifer Hudson will also be appearing at the event. As previously reported, Nick Jonas is being honored with the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award at the gala. Tickets start at $1,250 -- you can buy yours via Buckley Hall Events by calling…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King, Pentatonix & More Receive the Call for "Ghostbusters" Soundtrack

If there's somethin' strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Elle King, obviously. A new song by the singer will appear on the soundtrack for the new Ghostbusters movie, along with contributions from Pentatonix, WALK THE MOON, 5 Seconds of Summer and Fall Out Boy. Elle’s “Good Girls” will be released digitally tomorrow. The full track listing will be revealed soon. Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and and Chris Hemsworth, will hit theaters July 15. The soundtrack will be released the same day. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Through?

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have called it quits after seven months of dating, a sources tell E! Online.   The insider reveals they've had some rough patches in their relationship. "During her birthday they were fighting," notes the source, adding that they weren't doing well then, and have "broken up and got back together a few times." However, another source insists there may be a reconciliation in the near future, telling the entertainment website, "Zayn and Gigi did break up, but they can likely get back together tomorrow. It's all very unclear what's going on between them now. They been…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna's "Vogue" Off the Hook for Copyright Infringement

Madonna did not violate copyright law when her producer allegedly lifted snippets of music from another recording for her 1990 hit “Vogue,” a federal appeals court decided on Thursday. In a two-to-one vote, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the horn segment in "Vogue" lasted less than a second and would not have been recognizable to a general audience, according to court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times. “The horn hit occurs only a few times in ‘Vogue,’” wrote Judge Susan P. Graber for the majority.  “Without careful attention, the horn hits are easy to miss.” However,…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Doesn't Think She'll Get Married in Las Vegas

Mariah Carey appeared on a special primetime edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Game Night Thursday night, wearing a strapless silver dress. The interview quickly moved from the desk to a bathtub filled with bubbles -- but not water. Host Jimmy Kimmel joked that he had not been in a tub with a guest since Mitt Romney.  Once in the tub, Kimmel asked her about her engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer. As Carey is currently appearing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as part of a long-term residency, Kimmel asked if she might get married in Las Vegas, which Carey dismissed,…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris Breaks Silence on His Split from Taylor Swift

Calvin Harris is putting an end to rumors surrounding his split from Taylor Swift. The DJ took to Twitter Thursday to explain that the breakup was amicable. "The only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect," he wrote. The only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) June 2, 2016 People magazine reported earlier in the day that the two broke up because Calvin was "intimidated" by Taylor's success.…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes Releases New Single "Showcasing the Next Wave" of His Music

Shawn Mendes fans: your moment has arrived.  The Canadian teen has released a brand-new single, "Treat You Better," which he says shows off his "more mature" style. Shawn says that the new single is "just really kind of showcasing the next wave of my music," telling ABC Radio, "It’s kind of the bridge between my old album and the new style, so I’m really excited for it." Shawn's debut album, Handwritten, entered the chart at #1, and his song "Stitches" was a massive hit.  But he says he's not taking the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach.  With…

posted 2016/06/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-02

Adele Has the Hottest Summer Tour, Says StubHub

This won't come as a surprise to anyone, but based on demand on ticket marketplace StubHub, Adele has this summer's hottest tour. Adele takes over the top spot from Taylor Swift, who topped StubHub's hottest tours list in 2015.  Other top tickets, according to StubHub, include Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, alt-pop band Twenty One Pilots, reunited '80s rockers Guns 'n Roses, and rock legends Paul McCartney and Billy Joel.  The list is based on sales for concert events from Memorial Day through Labor Day. When it comes to the highest tickets sales per show, as opposed to an entire tour,…

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

Elle King to Perform on 2016 CMT Music Awards

Elle King's music has a lot of country influence, so maybe it's not surprising she'll be performing at next week's 2016 CMT Music Awards, live from Nashville. Elle will be teaming up with country star Dierks [derks] Bentley for a duet on the song "Different for Girls." It's Dierks' latest single, and appears on his current album, Black.  The song addresses the different ways in which men and women deal with romantic breakups -- according to the song, women take them much more seriously, and can't just get drunk or hook up with someone to make themselves feel better, like…

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