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2017-03-27

The Chainsmokers' new song is "The One" for you

The Chainsmokers have shared a new track from their upcoming debut album Memories...Do Not Open.  The song, "The One," is a ballad about a relationship that's about to end, but neither party wants to be the one to actually call it quits.  The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart sings lead on the track. The album, due April 7, features collaborations with Coldplay, country duo Florida Georgia Line,  Jhene Aiko and Emily Warren.  If you pre-order the album, you'll get instant downloads of "The One," as well as the Coldplay collabo "Something Just Like This" and the hit "Paris." The Chainsmokers will perform…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde wanted album cover to make her look like "a teenager...after a long night"

Lorde has spoken a lot about how her upcoming album Melodrama is a document of her life as a new "adult," but for her album cover, she specifically wanted to look like a teen. According to the New Yorker, Lorde hired New York artist Sam McKinnis to paint the cover of Melodrama after meeting him through mutual friends and attending his exhibition "Egyptian Violet." That exhibit featured McKinnis' paintings based on photographs of pop culture people and things, including Prince, Laura Dern, Lil Kim, and Snoop Dogg. McKinnis says he set up a photo shoot in a friend's New York…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Marian Hill's identity crisis improves thanks to "Down's" success

Ever since Marian Hill's single "Down" debuted in a Super Bowl ad last month, it's topped the U.S. Shazam chart: everyone wants to know, "Who does that song?"  Only problem is, when they find out it's by Marian Hill, they assume that's the name of the woman who's singing it...and it's not. Marian Hill is a duo made up of two people who've been friends since middle school: Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd.  They got their name by combining the names of the two main characters -- Marian Paroo and Harold Hill --  in the musical they both appeared in…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer's Finally OK with "Your Body Is a Wonderland"

It's safe to say that when people want to mock John Mayer, they often focus on his romantic hit "Your Body Is a Wonderland."  John admits that for that reason, he went through a phase where he didn't even want to perform it...but now, he's finally come to terms with it. Speaking to The New York Times, John says, "'Your Body Is a Wonderland' lives so much in its own atmosphere that it's like it's been handed to me by some other person." He continues, "There was a time where I didn't want to play it, where I took it very…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles solo single coming April 7

Harry Styles is the latest One Direction member with new solo music on the way. Harry will release his debut single on April 7.  On Saturday, Harry appeared in an enigmatic TV commercial on British television which features him walking across a dark room and opening a door to the light while piano music plays before the date "April 7th" appears on screen. The ad was posted to Harry's YouTube channel with a note a acknowledging that the spot is for Harry's debut single. Last month Columbia Records CEO Rob Stringer told Billboard that Harry's first solo album was nearly…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-03-26

Liam Payne and girlfriend welcome baby boy

One Direction's Liam Payne is a new daddy. He and his girlfriend, British singer and entertainer Cheryl Cole, welcomed a baby boy this past Wednesday, March 22.  On Instagram, Liam posted a photo of himself holding the newborn,  and wrote, "My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless... wow!" He added, "I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favorite memory I have so far. I'm completely in awe of his incredible mother…

posted 2017/03/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-03-24

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” soothes a crying baby

First there was the baby that looked like Ed Sheeran, now there’s the baby that might just be Ed Sheeran's littlest fan. The infant girl, named Gracie, stops crying when Ed’s “Shape of You” is playing. Her dad, Gareth Nye, posted a video on Twitter showing the song’s baby-soothing powers. Gracie is seen crying in her bouncer until the song starts, at which point she immediately calms down and starts moving to the rhythm. “Our baby loves Ed Sheeran!” the dad wrote. “Perfect for calming her down! Shame she can’t come to see him on #dividetour.” Ed kicks off his…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer wants marriage and kids: "I'm running late for my life"

This October, John Mayer will be 40, and the reformed womanizer says all he wants now is to settle down, get married and be a dad. "That's the final frontier, man," the currently single star tells the New York Times. "I wish there was somebody to throw me the 40th. I want the baby with the protective earphones," he says.  He's referring to to the fact that many pop star moms and dads bring their young children to their concerts, but make them wear ear protection. The Times notes that John has also been living in a hotel, "for fear of…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea releases twerk-tastic video for “Mo Bounce”

New music, same signature move. Iggy Azalea takes her twerking skills to a whole new level in the new video for “Mo Bounce.” The Australian rapper jiggles her assets to the bumping electronic beat all throughout the sexy visual, which is set in Hong Kong.  Iggy and her dancers eventually end up in a glow-in-the-dark twerk-fest, as she raps, “Mo bounce in the motherf****** house.” “Mo Bounce” is Iggy’s new single from her forthcoming album Digital Distortion, set to be released sometime this summer. The album’s release was pushed back from last year. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend dismisses robbery reports, but driver is charged with grand larceny

Despite reports, John Legend claims he was not the victim of a robbery on Thursday at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The New York Daily News had reported that John's bag was stolen by a livery cab driver hustling for a ride. The "In America" singer dismissed the robbery claims in several tweets, explaining what really happened with his luggage.  "We use a trusted car service and they did not rob me. Our Delta greeter made a mistake and left a bag on the cart," he wrote. "The bag was taken because it was left unattended. The airport police caught the person who took…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran says his girlfriend taught him you can be happy...*and* successful

Ed Sheeran's career has never been hotter, and he's also super-happy with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.  He says he's now realizes that it's possible for someone to have both a successful career and a successful personal life. In the new issue of Clash magazine, Ed says, "I always thought to have a really good career, you always had to be incredibly unhappy, and I always thought to be really happy, you had to have a bad career, because I didn’t see the balance of the two." "And I’ve realized that that’s obviously bulls***, and just what you tell yourself to…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga judges "RuPaul's Drag Race" season premiere: "You're not ready for this!"

RuPaul's Drag Race kicks off its ninth season Friday night with a very special guest judge: Lady Gaga.  RuPaul says of her appearance, "You're not ready for this!" "Lady Gaga has always been a fan of the show and she started in New York and clubs the same way I did," Ru tells ABC Radio, explaining how the guest appearance came about. "She attributes a lot of her [joie de vivre] to her life with [drag] queens in clubs," he explains. "So she tweeted me maybe three years ago and said, 'Ru, why can’t I be on the show?' And…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR