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2014-08-08

Hear Aloe Blacc, John Mayer, Miguel and JC Chasez Duet with Smokey Robinson

Another taste of Smokey Robinson's forthcoming duets album, Smokey & Friends, has been made available online. JustJared.com has posted the audio of Smokey's collaboration on the hit, "My Girl," with Aloe Blacc, Miguel and NSYNC‘s JC Chasez. The result is a '90s-style slow jam. As an added bonus, John Mayer adds his guitar to the track.  Robinson wrote the 1964 smash for The Temptations. As previously reported, the list of guest artists dueting with the Motown legend on the upcoming set includes Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Cee Lo Green, James Taylor and Sheryl Crow.The album hits stores on August 19. Follow…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Crashes Karaoke Session in New York

Miley Cyrus  surprised a group of fans in a New York karaoke bar last night by jumping onstage to perform one of her hits. Cyrus was at Sing Sing Karaoke Bar with tour mates Lily Allen, Sky Ferreira and her mom, Tish, and took over the stage to perform a few tunes. When the singer heard a group in the next room breaking into a version of her own song, "Wrecking Ball," Miley couldn't help herself and stormed into the room to grab a mic and bring down the house, according to the New York Post. The elated fans got…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera Drums Up Support for World Hunger Campaign

Christina Aguilera is encouraging fans to join her in the fight against hunger in her World Hunger Campaign. The singer, currently on a hiatus from her position as a coach for The Voice, is asking fans to "Pass the Red Cup" by donating $5, which will feed up to 20 children in need. Christina has volunteered her time as a spokesperson for Yum! Brand's World Hunger Relief effort to raise awareness and funds for the United Nations World Food Programme. In an impassioned blog on the Huffington Post, the 33-year old entertainer, who is expecting her second child this summer…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Has Video Chat with Malala Yousafzai

Could it be that Malala Yousafzai is a Belieber? Justin Bieber on Wednesday posted to Instagram a snapshot of a Facetime chat he had with the 17-year-old from Pakistan, who garnered worldwide attention when she was shot in the face by the Taliban in 2012 over her advocacy for women's education. Justin wrote, "Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai. She has such an incredible story. I can't wait to meet her in person and talk about how I can support her and the @malalafund. #love." The Malala Fund was co-founded by the teen to support education for girls. Follow…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Case Against Trio Accused of Throwing Beer Bottles at Taylor Swift's Mansion Dismissed

Three adults in their 20s, charged with disorderly conduct in June after police said they threw beer bottles and shouted expletives at security officers outside Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion, have had the cases against them dismissed. TMZ reports that the trio -- Tristan Kading, Michael Horrigan and Emily Kading -- paid 100 dollars each to a crime victim's fund. As a result, they're in the clear. After the incident, Tristan Kading told TMZ that the three had been drinking at the time of the incident and had no beef with Taylor. 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 Radio 

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Admits "Break Free" Lyrics Are Nonsensical

In an upcoming interview with Time magazine, Ariana Grande admits that she was annoyed that the lyrics to her single, "Break Free," were grammatically baffling. The singer fully blames producer Max Martin for the lines "Now that I've become who I really are" and the head-scratching line, "I only wanna die alive. "I fought him on it the whole time," Ariana admits. "I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me God!" Max talked her into it, telling her that the whole point was to be humorous. "I know it's funny and silly, but grammatically incorrect things…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea's Boyfriend Was "Shocked" by Her Debut Album, "The New Classic"

Iggy Azalea's music continues to win over fans, including her NBA boyfriend Nick Young. The Los Angeles Lakers player revealed that he was "shocked" by her musical talents while revealing his favorite song off her latest album, The New Classic. "I like 'Don’t Need Y’all.'  She can spit. I was shocked when I first heard her album. She aight," he says during an interview with XXL magazine. Nick also revealed that the couple playfully freestyle together while driving in a car. "I go to YouTube and get an instrumental and start playing around," he says.So who usually wins? "I can…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow" Was a Gift from Katy Perry

Now that Iggy Azalea's shown everyone her "Fancy" side, she's showing a darker side with her latest single, "Black Widow."  If the song sounds a little bit like Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse," it's no surprise, since Katy co-wrote both songs. Iggy explains that she became friendly with Katy the same way she got close to Ariana Grande, her "Problem" duet partner: she kept running into her at industry events, and that's what led to their musical collaboration. "They are kinda just two girls that I always end up seeing at MTV Movie Awards, and I see them around a…

posted 2014/08/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-08-07

Early Recording of Lorde's Old Band Unearthed

Early recordings of Lorde's former band have surfaced online. Lorde fan site Lorde Web tweeted a link to a recording of the teen's band And They Were Masked.  The Auckland, New Zealand-based band -- the recording project of two friends, Morgan Allen and Toby Arrow --  released the material in 2012.Two songs on the band's album, Characters, feature a pre-stage-name Ella Yelich O’Connor taking lead vocals on the track, "Piece of Mind."The group cites The Mars Volta, Fugazi and art-rock outfit Battles as influences on its Facebook page. 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 Radio

posted 2014/08/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris Defends Himself Against Rumors He Has a "Ghost Producer"

Calvin Harris took to Twitter to defend himself against accusations that he is not responsible for crafting his own music. "Honest to God nothing more annoying than people telling me i have a ghost producer smh," wrote the 30-year old Scottish producer of the Internet rumors. Calvin's hist includes "We Found Love" for Rihanna and "I Need Your Love" for Elle Goulding, as well as his own "Feels So Close" and "Summer." "Working on this 16 years to be told some old guy in a secret studio must be making my records for me," he continued. "Producing is something that…

posted 2014/08/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Austin Mahone Encourages Teens to Get There Safe When Driving

Austin Mahone is encouraging new drivers like himself to take extra special safety precautions on the road. Austin has partnered with the Allstate Foundation for the company's #GetThereSafe Challenge. Austin is encouraging fans to upload photos of themselves after they reach their destinations with the hastags #slowdown, #seatbelt and #nodistractions via the free #GetThereSafe app. Of course, drivers should do this after getting out of the car, and not while operating a vehicle. "I’m fairly new on the road and I wanted to tell teens that it’s cool to not be on your phone when you’re driving because it is…

posted 2014/08/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Bangerz Special Probed by the FCC

Her much-discussed performance at last year's MTV VMAs apparently wasn't enough to do the trick, but Miley Cyrus' July 4 weekend special on NBC has reportedly drawn the attention of the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is determining if the network violated its rules on broadcast indecency or profanity during the special, Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour. Although the special only drew two million viewers, three written complaints filed with the FCC may be enough to cause the agency to take action, according to the The Hollywood Reporter. The July 6 special featured Miley performing a sexy dance with a man…

posted 2014/08/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR