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Lorde & Her Producer Make a Great "Team"

Most articles about Lorde marvel at the fact that she's only 17, yet seems so talented and wise beyond her years.  People find it difficult to believe she could've created the music on her hit debut album, Pure Heroine, at such a young age.  The fact is, she didn't do it alone -- there was someone there with her, helping her shape her raw talent into Grammy-winning tunes. Lorde has a close musical partnership with New Zealand songwriter and producer named Joel Little.  He co-wrote every song on her album with her, and also engineered, mixed, played on and produced…

posted 2014/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chris Brown Released from Jail

Chris Brown was released from jail in Los Angeles last night, less than a month after he was sentenced to 131 days for violating his probation.  The 25-year-old rapper was released at two minutes after midnight Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Brown was actually sentenced to a year in jail on May 9, after he admitted to an L.A. court that he’d violated his probation by getting into an altercation last October with a man outside of a Washington, D.C. hotel.  However, the judge reduced the sentenced by giving Brown credit for the 116 days he…

posted 2014/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Announces New Fragrance

Earlier this year, Katy Perry released a limited-edition version of her third fragrance, Killer Queen. Now, she’s preparing for the debut of what she calls Killer Queen’s “sapphire sister.” Katy took to Instagram to post a photo of the new fragrance she has in the works. She wrote, “#KILLERQUEEN has a sassy sapphire sister & her name is #ROYALREVOLUTION COMING SOON.” The bottle for Royal Revolution is similar in shape to that of Killer Queen, but is sky blue. The original Killer Queen fragrance was released in a red bottle, while its spinoff, Killer Queen Oh So Sheer, was made…

posted 2014/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Added to Much Music Video Awards Lineup; Stars in New Beats by Dre Ad

Ed Sheeran has been added to the lineup of performers for Canada’s Much Music Video Awards, scheduled for June 15 in Toronto. He'll be making his third appearance at the show in as many years. In addition, Ariana Grande will perform at the Much Music Video Awards for the first time. Neither artist is nominated for an award. Lorde and Imagine Dragons were previously announced as performers for the Much Music Video Awards, which will be hosted by Kendall and Kylie Jenner, a.k.a. Kim Kardashian’s half-sisters. Elsewhere on the Ed Sheeran front, he stars in a new Beats by Dre…

posted 2014/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift: My Next Album Is "Already My Favorite Thing That I've Ever Created"

Taylor Swift has raised the expectations for her next album quite a bit. She recently met with reporters in Shanghai, China, during her ongoing Asian leg of her RED tour, and addressed the project. Taylor noted that with her RED tour soon coming to an end, she can focus more on the album. She added, “I’ve already been working very hard on it and it’s already my favorite thing that I’ve ever created.” Chances are strong that she’ll continue to write songs that draw from her personal experiences -- something she said she’s done since she was a pre-teen. She…

posted 2014/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Apologizes After British Tabloid Publishes Video Clip of Racist Joke

There's more trouble for Justin Bieber.  When the singer was just 15 years old, he told a racist joke to a group of friends.  Now it's come back to haunt him.  The British tabloid The Sun first published the video, which is five years old. TMZ has since posted it, too, claiming that Justin was aware that there was a camera rolling at the promotional event where it was shot.  Bieber asks, "Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?" then answers, "Run n****rn****rn****r," in a manner that imitates a chainsaw starting. In a statement obtained by ABC News, the pop…

posted 2014/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Victim of Another Break-In at Her North Hollywood Home

Miley Cyrus was the victim of another break-in at her North Hollywood home over the weekend. The Los Angeles Police Department reports that on Friday, cops responded to a burglary call at Miley's house in the North Hollywood area. According to the report, "a male and female scaled a fence to gain access to the property." Police say the suspects were able to gain access to the residence and garage.  They removed property including jewelry and a 2014 white, four-door Maserati Quattroporte. No one was home at the time of the burglary. This is the second report of a break-in…

posted 2014/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

PSY's "Gangnam Style" Hits Two Billion Views on YouTube

PSY has hit another YouTube milestone. Over the weekend, his "Gangnam Style" music video became the first clip to earn more than two billion views on the video-sharing site. Last year, PSY's follow-up hit, "Gentleman," set a record for the most views in a single day, with more than 38 million views. That video has garnered more than 690 million total views to date. PSY will appear with Snoop Dogg on a special edition of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Sunday at 7 p.m. Eastern time. They collaborated on a music video, "Hangover," which will debut after the show. Follow…

posted 2014/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Writing Poetry While Recovering from Bronchitis

What has Lady Gaga been up to since postponing her concerts in Seattle and Vancouver due to a bout with bronchitis? Writing a little poetry and playing with her little dog. Gaga has been fairly active on Instagram since the postponements were announced in the middle of last week. On Friday, she posted a selfie and wrote, “Miss you monsters. Been writing a lot of poetry. It's so hard to write sometimes, I'm afraid of what I'll read.” She also uploaded a few pictures of her black dog, Asia. By the way, those postponed concert dates have been rescheduled. Gaga…

posted 2014/06/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Get a Sneak Preview of Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves' CMT "Crossroads" Performance

Katy Perry performs with country star Kacey Musgraves on an episode of CMT Crossroads that doesn't premiere until June 13, but a sneak peek of their duet on Katy's song "Roar" is now posted at People.com. In addition to that pop hit, Katy and Kacey trade vocals on Kacey's breakthrough single "Merry Go Round" and later hit "Follow Your Arrow." Covers of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" and Dolly Parton's "Here You Come Again" round out the Crossroads set list. This installment of CMT Crossroads marks the show's 50th episode. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News…

posted 2014/06/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Mariah Carey Takes the Subway After NYC Gala

Mariah Carey may be a diva, but she’s not above riding the subway. After attending a gala for the Fresh Air Fund in New York City on Thursday night, she decided to take what she calls a “joyride” on a subway train. Mariah posted photos on Twitter and Instagram, as well as videos on Vine, of her journey on the 1 train. She was undoubtedly one of the more glamorous passengers: she was wearing a sparkling blue dress with a plunging neckline, along with sunglasses. In one of the Vine clips, taken before her ride, she jokes, "I figured since…

posted 2014/05/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink Expresses Pride over Husband's Induction into Sports Hall of Fame

Pink is swelling with pride after her husband, Carey Hart, was inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, in honor of his career as a freestyle motocross athlete. Prior to the ceremony, Pink jumped on Twitter to gush about her hubby, who’s a native of Las Vegas. She wrote, “I'm so damn proud of my husband. He is being inducted into the Sports Hall Of Fame [Friday] - and I can't think of anyone who deserves it more.” She continued, “These guys give their bodies-their bones, their sweat, their tears, their blood. Every time they go…

posted 2014/05/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR