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2015-07-22

Kelly Clarkson Covers 'NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye"

Kelly Clarkson is known for singing fan-requested cover songs while on tour, but her latest cover got everyone nostalgic for the golden age of boy bands. Kelly thrilled the crowd in Buffalo, New York on Tuesday night when she put her own spin on ‘NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye.” "This is a throwback to our junior high days, and a lot of people in our crew are very excited about this," she says in a video of the performance. She dedicates the song to a fan named Alicia before launching into a soulful rendition of the 2000 pop hit. Just last…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd Debuts New Song in London

The Weeknd has teased a brand new song for his rabid following. During a private performance in London on Tuesday night, the Canadian singer debuted an untitled song in front of an intimate crowd video of which was posted to YouTube. "I’m a prisoner to my addiction / I’m addicted to a life that’s so empty and so cold / I’m a prisoner to my decision," he sings in falsetto with neon green lights radiating the stage.The Weeknd's sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness, arrives August 28 featuring the hit singles "Can’t Feel My Face" and "The Hills." Copyright ©…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Weighs In on Nicki Minaj/Taylor Swift Twitter Exchange

Katy Perry has weighed in on the much-discussed Nick Minaj/Taylor Swift Twitter exchange. In a tweet posted Wednesday, the singer seemingly takes a dig at her rumored rival, Taylor. “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman,” she wrote. It seems like the last part of her comment could be referencing Taylor’s hit song “Bad Blood,” which is rumored to be about a feud with Katy. The drama started after the MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced Tuesday, and Nicki tweeted her frustrations…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Clears Up Selena Gomez Dating Rumors

Shortly after his break-up with girlfriend Olivia Culpo, Nick Jonas was spotted out with his ex, Selena Gomez. It got everyone wondering if they might be rekindling their romance, but in an interview with British radio station Capital FM, Nick clears up those rumors.   According to Nick, his recent outing with Selena wasn’t a date -- it was a group dinner. "We kind of ran into each other a couple of weeks ago, like walking in Venice,” he tells host Max Akhtar. “We were both with separate groups of friends and we ran into each other. I put a…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hayley Williams Stars in New Found Glory's "Vicious Love" Video

Hayley Williams seems to be starring in music videos left and right these days. After joining Taylor Swift for her epic “Bad Blood” visual, the Paramore frontwoman is now appearing in New Found Glory’s video for “Vicious Love.” Her collaboration with the rock band isn’t all that surprising, given that she’s engaged to guitarist Chad Gilbert. In the video, the band members play tattoo artists who are terrible at their job. Hayley sings a verse on the song and, at the end of the clip, shows off a presumably fake tattoo on her stomach that reads “Chad.” “Vicious Love” was…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Vanessa Carlton Explains How Late Grandfather Inspired New Music

Music imitates art on Vanessa Carlton’s upcoming EP, Blue Pool. The singer tells Entertainment Weekly her new songs sought to capture the feeling of a painting made by her late grandfather. “There’s this painting -- my grandfather was a painter -- that my grandmother gave me of his when he passed,” Vanessa explains. “It has all these amazing bright pastels colors and it occurred to me that every time I wrote for the upcoming record, I was looking at this painting. That’s where those lush feelings of melodies wrapping around you come from; that’s what that painting feels like to…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars Starts Fake Twitter War with Ed Sheeran

After all the hubbub surrounding a supposed Twitter feud between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, it seems Bruno Mars felt a little left out. The singer decided to start his own fake Twitter war with fellow MTV Video Music Award nominee Ed Sheeran. "Yo I want in on this twitter Beef!! VMAs is the new WWF!! @edsheeran F*** You!" Bruno jokingly tweeted. Ed was game to participate. He responded, "@BrunoMars any way we do dis you gon' come up short." Then Bruno took it a step further with some awful puns. "That Cut deep..U always know how to sheer me…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" Video

Meghan Trainor released her emotional video for the John Legend duet “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” earlier this month, and now she’s giving you a glimpse behind the scenes. In a new making-of clip, Meghan says this video is very different from her others. "I haven't done anything like this, actually," she says. "I'm used to the bubblegum 'pop star,' and now I'm feeling it, and I'm getting emotional, and I'm thinking about my family and a lot of deep thoughts. So this is very new for me." Meghan says she wrote the song in Nashville. She reveals it almost…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert Talks Making Emotional Dance Music

Adam Lambert's first two albums were more in the pop-rock vein, but his latest, The Original High, is strongly influenced by dance music.  But that doesn't mean the songs are all about hitting the club and partying: many are about love and loss, such as the first single, "Ghost Town."  Adam went through a major breakup between this album and his previous one, and he says making The Original High was cathartic for him. "I definitely think that now having recorded everything and putting it out into the world, I feel like a weight is lifted a little bit," he…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Taken Aback by Nicki Minaj's Tweets over VMA Nominations

Though Taylor Swift received a leading nine nominations Tuesday for the MTV Video Music Awards, she's apparently feeling a little slighted. She reached out to Nicki Minaj on Twitter after Nicki complained that her hit "Anaconda" was excluded from the Video of the Year category, and that her collaboration with Beyoncé, "Feeling Myself," was snubbed entirely. "Anaconda" is a contender for Best Female Video and Best Hip Hop Video. Nicki tweeted, "If I was a different 'kind' of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well."  She also tweeted, "If your video celebrates…

posted 2015/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-07-21

Taylor Swift Launching Clothing Line in China

Taylor Swift is taking her “Style” to the next level. The singer is getting her own clothing line in China. She’s teamed up with the country’s largest online direct retailer, JD.com, to sell a fashion collection designed exclusively for Chinese shoppers. The deal makes the website the only official online source of authentic Taylor merchandise in China. Taylor created the clothing styles in partnership with Heritage66, a company that represents American artists seeking to expand their reach in China. The line will include high-quality dresses, sweatshirts and tops. It will be available next month on JD.com’s new U.S. Mall platform,…

posted 2015/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Releases Teaser Clip for "Cool for the Summer" Video

Demi Lovato’s video for her new single “Cool for the Summer” doesn't come out until Thursday, but the singer gave fans a little taste of what they can expect. She released a steamy teaser clip on social media, featuring shots of her riding in a convertible and strutting into the club with an entourage of gal pals. In the 15-second snippet, Demi sings the sultry lyrics, “Got my mind on your body and your body on my mind/Got a taste for the cherry/I just need to take a bite.” “Cool for the Summer” is the first single from Demi’s forthcoming,…

posted 2015/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR