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2016-09-22

Help Britney Raise $1 Million for Nevada Charity; Watch Video of Her Boys Pranking Her

Britney Spears wants you...to help her raise $1 million for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.  She's only around 150,000 bucks short of her goal, and you can kick in, with a chance to win tickets to her Las Vegas show. She started the charity drive about a year ago, and as the Las Vegas Review Journal reports, so far she's raised $500,000 herself, plus $352,000 in sponsors for an upcoming 10K bike-run challenge that's taking place in Vegas on October 27.  If you want to help her hit the goal, visit Prizeo.com/Britney to find out how to donate.  The more you…

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Drake to Release Three Hit Albums on Vinyl

What a time to be alive indeed -- Drake is releasing three of his albums -- What a Time to Be Alive, Views and If You're Reading This It's Too Late -- on vinyl for the first time ever this October.  You will be able to pre-order all three albums for $74.98, double-LPs of Views and If You're Reading This It's Too Late separately for $34.98 and What a Time to Be Alive for $19.98 on the Drake Official Store website.   The vinyl editions of all three albums are set to arrive in stores on Friday, October 28.   Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Adam Levine & Wife Welcome First Child

Adam Levine's band may have to change its name to Maroon 6 -- he and his wife Behati Prinsloo have just welcomed a baby girl, E! reports. Behati was due September 20, so Baby Levine arrived pretty much on time.  The baby's name and measurements aren't available yet, according to E!  People magazine also says it's confirmed the baby's arrival, adding that she made her debut on Wednesday. Behati has been documenting her pregnancy via Instagram, and the Namibian model also shared a photo of an African jungle-themed mural she commissioned for the nursery.  A recent post showed the Victoria's…

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

How to Get Into Ed Sheeran's Pants -- and Shirts, Jackets, T-Shirts, Too

Ed Sheeran doesn't have to worry about bulging closets in his house, because he periodically donates his clothing to charity.  His latest donation -- 13 bags' worth -- will be sold on eBay so fans worldwide can get their hands on his used duds.  Among the items: the shirt he wore in the new movie Bridget Jones's Baby. The British paper The Mirror reports that the checked shirt, which he wore in the scene where he first meets Bridget, is part of a huge collection of clothes Ed gave to St. Elizabeth's Hospice shop in his hometown of Framlingham, England. …

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear the Title Track of The Weeknd's New "Starboy" Album Now

It wasn't enough that The Weeknd revealed the title track and artwork of his new album Wednesday.  Last night, he also released the disc's title track. The song, "Starboy," is a collaboration with Daft Punk, and it definitely has an electronic feel, though with the Weeknd's trademark falsetto vocals.  It's now available on iTunes, which lists a release date of November 25 for the album, also titled Starboy.  iTues shows 18 tracks on the disc, but only one of them, "False Alarm," is named. Billboard has embedded the track online if you want to hear it outside of iTunes. Starboy…

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia Writing Original Songs for New Movie "Vox Lux"

Fresh from writing the ballad "Sledgehammer" for the latest Star Trek film, Sia has now signed a deal to compose a whole movie's worth of original songs. Variety reports that the "Cheap Thrills" singer will pen original songs for Vox Lux, starring Rooney Mara.  The film follows a woman named Celeste who becomes a pop superstar after being caught up in a "major national tragedy."  The film spans her career from 1999 to the present day.  Filming starts in February of 2017. In addition to her own songs, and hits for the likes of Rihanna and Beyonce, Sia has written…

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Daya Talks "Empowering" Hit, Explains Why The Chainsmokers Are Blowing Up

Daya may be only 17 years old, but she's already scored three hits: "Hide Away," "Don't Let Me Down" and her latest, "Sit Still Look Pretty."   Daya says the message of the song is simple: "It's about empowerment." "I think that really resonates with me, especially because I grew up in a household of five girls," Daya says of what attracted her to the song. "I have four sisters and a mom and a dad who always encouraged me to go after my dreams and ambitions and kinda told me that girls can do anything that guys can." "So that’s…

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-09-21

Jason Mraz Surprises "AGT" Winner Grace VanderWaal over the Phone

Dreams are coming true all over the place for America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal. After taking home the grand prize on the talent competition, the 12-year-old singer-songwriter got a Twitter shout-out from Katy Perry, a bouquet of flowers from Taylor Swift and a record deal with Columbia Records. And most recently -- thanks to Billboard -- she got a phone call from her idol: Jason Mraz. Billboard got Grace on the line for an interview, where she gushed about Jason -- who had tweeted her last week. “I love him sooo much, he really inspires my writing sound,” she…

posted 2016/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did Lady Gaga Buy Frank Zappa's House?

The home of one of rock music's greatest nonconformists has apparently been purchased by one of pop music's greatest nonconformists. Variety reports that Lady Gaga has purchased the Hollywood Hills home of the late, great Frank Zappa for $5.25 million.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer lived in the home from the mid-seventies until his death in 1993, and his widow, Gail Zappa, remained there until her death. The Zappa children -- Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva -- then put the home up for sale. Zappa, best known for the '80s hit "Valley Girl," was an innovative and…

posted 2016/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes Escapes Drowning in Anxiety-Inducing “Mercy” Video

Shawn Mendes narrowly escapes drowning in the video for his new single, “Mercy.” The intense visuals show the singer belting out the heartbreaking tune while sitting inside a sinking car. The more the car fills with the water, the more frantic Shawn becomes as he sings, “Would you please have mercy, mercy/On my heart.” Those anxiety-inducing scenes are interspersed with shots of Shawn playing various instruments -- piano, guitar and drums -- and then smashing them. He eventually smashes his way out of the sinking car, too, and makes it to shore. “Mercy” is the second single off Shawn's sophomore…

posted 2016/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer Branches Out Into Jewelry Design

He's already launched his own high-end detergent, so maybe it's not unusual John Mayer is branching out into yet another non-musical product line: jewelry. John's new collection, which according to People magazine was launched in partnership with designer George Frost, includes a number of handmade items like multi-colored beaded necklaces, and bracelets that spell out names of John's songs, such as "Born and Raised," "Neon," "Wildfire" and "Love Is a Verb."  Hand-woven bracelets feature medallions with "JM" on them, and there's even a revolving silver pendant necklace that reveals the phrase "Love Is a Verb" when you spin it.  The…

posted 2016/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mark Wahlberg Doesn't Care If You Think He's a "Wimp" Because He Loves Adele

Mark Wahlberg may be famous for playing real-life tough guys, like Navy SEAL Marcus Lutrell in Lone Survivor, and Mike Williams, who was a hero in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy in the new movie about the disaster. But the actor told ABC's Good Morning America that his taste in music shows a softer side: he loves Adele. The former hip-hop star admitted Wednesday, "The only music I really listen to right now is Adele...I have a few albums -- I have a Jay-Z/Kayne album on my phone, I have a Tupac greatest hits album on my phone, and then I…

posted 2016/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR