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2017-10-16

The Weeknd recognized by RIAA for multi-platinum success

The Weeknd is being recognized by the Recording Industry Association of American for his multi-platinum achievements. The singer has received two huge plaques commemorating his success. One recognizes The Weeknd for being the only artist to earn a 2X multi-platinum album in the last year that also includes four platinum or higher songs. The album, of course, is Starboy.  The title track went platinum five times, “I Feel It Coming” went double platinum, and “Party Monster” and “Reminder” both went platinum. The Weeknd also received a plaque for scoring 11 platinum or multi-platinum certified songs during the past five years.…

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia announces holiday album, "Everyday Is Christmas," coming next month

Tired of the same old Christmas tunes? Sia is ready to jazz up your Christmas playlist with a collection of 10 original holiday songs. Her first-ever holiday album, Everyday Is Christmas, will be released November 17. The album’s cover features Sia’s frequent music video collaborator, Maddie Ziegler, making a silly face while sporting a curly red and green wig topped with a big Christmas bow. The lead track is titled “Santa’s Coming for Us.” The album also includes the festive tunes “Candy Cane Lane,” “Ho Ho Ho,” and “Puppies Are Forever,” and ballads like “Underneath the Christmas Lights,” “Snowman,” and…

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna to be honored with her very own street in Barbados

Rihanna is getting a street named after her, right in her childhood neighborhood of Bridgetown, Barbados.  Local Barbadian newspaper Nation News reports the singer and Fenty Beauty cosmetics mogul will be honored on Barbados' Independence Day, Thursday, November 30, when Westbury New Road will be changed to Rihanna Drive.  RiRi grew up on Westbury New Road in the St. Michael parish of Bridgetown.   The new street name will be revealed by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Rihanna at a two-hour event.  Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink's "Beautiful Trauma": "There's joy to be had, and I have to hold on to that"

Appearing Monday on ABC's Good Morning America, Pink said that her latest hit, "What About Us," is about "how government has failed us" -- but that doesn't mean she's given up hope. Pink's new album is called Beautiful Trauma.  "Honestly, life is really traumatic no matter who you are -- for some more than others," she explained.  "But I try to hold onto the idea that there's a lot of beautiful people in the world that want great things for others." "There's joy to be had, still, and I have to hold on to that," she added. According to Pink,…

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Taylor Swift's new video a document of her and her boyfriend's fave hangouts?

Taylor Swift was seen in London over the weekend filming a new music video, and according to one British paper, the entire thing is a travelogue of her relationship with her boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn. The Telegraph reports that Taylor filmed scenes for the clip in a North London kebab shop, in a black taxi, on an iconic red London bus driving around Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, and in Joe's local pub.  Taylor also rod a bicycle across the British capital's Millennium Bridge. "The video shows Taylor on a night out. All of the locations are places she…

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus returning to "SNL" November 4

Miley Cyrus is heading back to Saturday Night Live. The singer will be the musical guest on November 4, while Larry David will host. It will mark her fourth appearance on the show. Miley first hosted SNL in 2011, then pulled double-duty as both host and musical guest in 2013 and 2015. So far, this season of SNL has included performances by Jay-Z, Sam Smith and Pink. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. performing on @nbcsnl November 4th!! pic.twitter.com/mg63ZdjaBM— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 15, 2017

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joe Jonas advises Team Adam on tonight’s episode of "The Voice"

On tonight’s episode of The Voice, Adam Levine enlists Joe Jonas -- who got engaged over the weekend to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner -- as his team’s adviser. He says working with the DNCE frontman was “a blast.” “He’s awesome, man, and I love his new band,” Adam says of Joe. “He’s just a cool dude. I’ve just kind of known him kind of an acquaintance, but I’ve always known I have a lot in common with him.” Joe says his admiration of Adam made him want to be an adviser on The Voice. “I have a lot…

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran injured in bike accident, says upcoming shows may be impacted

Looks like Ed Sheeran is on the DL. He posted a photo of himself on Instagram with one arm in a cast and the other in a sling. He wrote, "I've had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x." Ed was due to resume his world tour in Taipei next week and has 14 more dates scheduled for this year, including shows in Japan, South Korea and Thailand. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink gets candid about marriage: “You’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year”

Beautiful Trauma is the name of Pink’s new album, but it could also easily be used to describe some marriages. In a new interview with U.K.’s The Guardian, the singer gets candid about the ups and downs of her 11-year marriage to Carey Hart. “There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock,” she says. “He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some.” She adds, “And then I’ll look at him and go: I’ve never…

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 guitarist says they "rode Kendrick Lamar's" coattails to an AMA nomination

Maroon 5 has won three American Music Awards in their career, and they've just picked up another nomination.  Their hit "Don't Wanna Know," which they recorded with Kendrick Lamar, has earned them a nod for Collaboration of the Year.  Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine says that he thinks Kendrick, and not them, is the reason why they got the nod. "It's awesome, it's always an honor to be nominated," James tells ABC Radio. "It's one of those cliches that absolutely true. And it's really cool that this song, and this collaboration with Kendrick got nominated." He laughs, "I mean, he's…

posted 2017/10/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-15

Time to order the wedding cake (by the ocean): Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are engaged

Joe Jonas has been linked to quite a number of female stars over the years, but he's now ready to settle down with the First Lady of House Stark.  He and Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner -- who plays Sansa Stark -- are engaged. Turner revealed the news on her Instagram over the weekend, posting a photo of her hand on top of Joe's -- she's wearing a diamond engagement ring.  The caption reads, "I said yes." Joe posted the same photo, with the caption, "She said yes." Joe's brother Nick Jonas tweeted the same photo, along with his…

posted 2017/10/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-14

Nelly's accuser won't testify, believes "the system is going to fail her"; his attorney wants a public apology

The woman who accused Nelly of rape last weekend is refusing to testify against the rapper, according to a letter posted on her lawyer's website. In the letter, the woman's lawyer, Karen Koehler, says that the woman, who she describes as a 21-year-old college student, has told the Auburn, WA Police Department and the King County Prosecutor's office to "put a halt to the criminal investigation of Cornell Haynes, Jr. (aka Nelly)" and that "she will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him." According to Koehler, the woman feels that there's no way anyone will believe her word…

posted 2017/10/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR