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2014-11-20

Taylor Swift Items Going on Display at Grammy Museum

Taylor Swift has plenty of Grammys on display at her house, and now the Grammy Museum is putting some of her personal items on display in its house. The Taylor Swift Experience will open at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on December 13, which just happens to be Taylor's 25th birthday.  The exhibit, on view through May of 2015, will feature interactive experiences, home videos, handwritten lyrics and personal photos, offering an "in-depth look at the multi-platinum selling artist as a singer, musician, songwriter, entrepreneur and style icon." Among items that will be on view in the exhibit: -Early…

posted 2014/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Will.i.am, David Guetta & More Team for Charity Version of John Lennon's "Imagine"

Are you tired of all-star charity videos yet?  Here comes another one.  In support of the 25th anniversary of UNICEF's Convention on the Rights of the Child, a bunch of musicians and celebrities from all over the world have come together to help create the world's largest charity sing-along with a version of John Lennon's classic song, "Imagine." In addition to watching the video for the song, which features stars like Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Will.i.am, David Guetta, Nicole Scherzinger, Danny O'Donaghue from The Script, Lance Bass,  MAGIC! frontman Nasri and Lennon himself, you can get in on the act. …

posted 2014/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Returns to 'Saturday Night Live' Next Month

Nicki Minaj has become the latest hip-hop star to take over Saturday Night Live this season. The rapper is scheduled to appear on the sketch comedy show next month. The rapper is confirmed to perform on the December 6 episode alongside host James Franco.  It'll be her second time on the show. She previously appeared on SNL back in 2011. Viewers can expect Nicki to showcase material from her upcoming album The Pinkprint, slated for a December 15 release. In the meantime, fans will get to see Nicki in all of her glory during the 2014 American Music Awards, where she will debut…

posted 2014/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez to Team with Iggy Azalea for "Booty" Duet at AMAs

This weekend at the AMAs will be all about that bass, and not just because Meghan Trainor's a nominee and a presenter.  Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea are teaming for a special performance of their duet "Booty" on the show, which airs Sunday night on ABC.  It'll be the first time they've performed the track together on TV. TMZ reports that ABC censors are concerned that J-Lo and Iggy will take things a bit too far, so they've laid out some ground rules: the women aren't allowed to rub their butts together, and they can't wear clothing that shows off…

posted 2014/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Says Nicki Minaj Was Supposed to Contribute to "Mockingjay" Soundtrack

Lorde enlisted the services of several major artists for the Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 soundtrack: Charli XCX, Tove Lo and Miguel, to name three. But she suffered a few rejections while working on the album as its curator. In an interview with TheFader.com, Lorde says she was turned down by "so many people." She continues, "When I first approached the project, I thought I would choose 15 artists and they'd be the 15 artists I was with three months later, but obviously it evolved like crazy." The New Zealand teen then notes that Nicki Minaj initially was supposed…

posted 2014/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Wrote Her New Single in Eight Minutes

Some artists struggle for years to write a hit song, but things come a little easier for Meghan Trainor.  She says she dashed off her new single, "Lips Are Movin'," in under ten minutes. Meghan co-wrote "Lips Are Movin'" with Kevin Kadish, the same guy she worked with on her #1 hit "All About That Bass."  "[It] was the last song I got to write with him for the album.  And...it was the fastest song I've ever wrote in my life.  We wrote it in eight minutes," Meghan says. "I kind of freaked out 'cause I looked at the clock,…

posted 2014/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-19

Taylor Swift Is First Woman in History to Replace Herself at #1 on "Billboard" Hot 100

In the 56-year history of the Billboard chart, no female artist has ever replaced themselves at number one...until now.  Does it surprise you to learn that Taylor Swift's the one who's done it? The singer's new single, "Blank Space" jumps from #13 to #1, replacing her previous hit "Shake it Off" at the top of the chart.  "Blank Space" is now Taylor's third #1 hit on the chart overall.  Her new album 1989 has now produced two number one hits.  It's the first album by a woman to do so since Adele's 21. In addition, Taylor's only the 10th artist…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paramore Unveil Expanded Digital Version of "Paramore"

Paramore has announced Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe -- a 29-track expanded digital version of the band's self-titled fourth album. Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe will include a collection of unreleased material, including a new version of "Hate To See Your Heart Break," featuring duet vocals from former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams, plus a 2012 demo, "Tell Me It’s Okay." The release will also include eight live tracks from Paramore's show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado. Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe will be released on November 24. The original Paramore album was the band's first record to hit the number one spot on…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Eminem's "Shady XV" Album Snippets Leaks Online

Next week will see the release of Eminem's compilation album Shady XV, but fans now can hear snippets of the project before its release.The preview was posted on YouTube and features explicit material from Em, like “Guts over Fear” featuring Sia and “Twisted” featuring Skylar Grey, as well as songs from Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil and Yelawolf.The two-CD compilation arrives November 24, which coincides with the 15th anniversary of Eminem’s major label debut.Here's the Shady XV  track list:DISC 1Eminem -- “ShadyXV”Slaughterhouse -- “Psychopath Killer” (feat. Eminem and Yelawolf)Eminem -- “Die Alone” (feat. Kobe)Bad Meets Evil -- “Vegas”Slaughterhouse -- “Ya’ll Ready…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Heading for #1 Debut with "FOUR"

Poetic justice? Taylor Swift is likely going to be replaced at #1 by the guy she used to date...and who may or may not have inspired some songs on her new album. Billboard reports that One Direction's new album FOUR is on course to debut at #1 on next week's Billboard chart, which would give the group its fourth #1 album in less than three years.  If it does so, it'll knock Taylor's 1989 album out of the top slot, where it's spending a third week. Taylor's ex, Harry Styles, is, of course, a member of 1D, and Harry was…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor's New "Lips Are Movin'" Video Bends the Rules

Meghan Trainor is out with the video for her new single "Lips Are Movin'," and she's teamed with technology company HP to promote the song and video throughout the holidays. Meghan and "Lips Are Movin'" will be featured in the global holiday campaign for a new HP Pavilion computer; it's part of the company's #BendTheRules campaign.  She and HP also worked together on the video, which is being billed as the first-ever music video created by social "influencers" -- that is, the most influential people on Vine, YouTube and Instagram from around the world.  These so-called "influencers" worked as the…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Says Her New Album Is Coming "Very Soon"

Rihanna fans will be excited to know that their favorite singer's next album will arrive "very soon," according to Ri Ri. "That's my hope," she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "I'm really excited about the music that we've been working on, so I can't wait for people to hear it."While she didn't go into further detail about the highly anticipated project, the singer spoke about supporting in the fight against AIDS at the premiere of Andrew Jenks' new documentary It's Not Over."This documentary, It's Not Over, is really gonna be educational for the youth [with] what's going on…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR