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2017-03-22

Wyclef Jean speaks out on being handcuffed: "I feel like it's abuse of power"

Wyclef Jean is speaking out about the incident early Tuesday morning in which he was handcuffed by L.A. sheriff's deputies who mistook him for a robbery suspect.  Clef is upset about the incident, but not because he has a problem with the police. "As a person who has law enforcement in their family -- I mean I ran for president of a country -- I understand law and order," he tells ABC Radio. Part of the incident was captured on video, but he says the really scary part was not. "When I got out the car, the part that y'all did…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez's bucket list item: "I want to jump out of something"

Selena Gomez is still young, but she's managed to pack a lot into those years: touring the world, starring in movies, producing TV shows, dating famous musicians, starting a clothing line, doing charity work and more.  But she says there's still one thing she hasn't done yet that she'd like to experience...and it's pretty dangerous. As part of her recent Vogue cover story, Selena answered 73 random questions about herself for a video on the Vogue website.  When asked what's still on her bucket list, she replied, "I want to jump out of something."  Whether she means a plane or…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-03-21

Lorde tweets excitement about "Big Little Lies," promises "cool stuff coming"

Lorde clued fans in on her musical plans -- and her current TV obsession -- in a series of Tuesday morning tweets. The Kiwi pop star first expressed her delight with Big Little Lies, the HBO drama about a group of private school parents in Monterey, California, starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern. Lorde tweeted, “please inject more big little lies DIRECTLY into my veins @HBO!!!!!” Lorde previously announced a June 16 release date for her sophomore album, Melodrama. When a fan responded to her HBO tweet by requesting more musical “melodrama” directly into their veins, Lorde responded, “lethal…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shine bright like a diamond at Rihanna's third annual Diamond Ball this September

Rihanna is bringing her annual Diamond Ball to New York City for the first time ever this September at Cipriani Wall Street.  The Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year recipient's black-tie affair will raise money to support her Clara Lionel Foundation.  "New York always offers the perfect backdrop for an amazing event, which is why I am thrilled to have the Diamond Ball there," RiRi said in an official statement.   She added, "It's a great way to celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation's accomplishments, as well as bring awareness to our mission globally. I know it'll be a night to remember!"  Rihanna created the Clara…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran's new album moves a million in 16 days

Some albums by major artists came out several years ago and have yet to go gold.  Ed Sheeran's new album went platinum in just over two weeks. According to Britain's Official Charts Company, Divide has just passed the million mark, selling 1.07 million units in physical, digital and streaming equivalent sales.  It took Ed just 16 days to accomplish that feat. In the U.K., Ed currently has a lock on the entire top three on the charts: "Shape of You" is #1, followed by another track from Divide, "Galway Girl," at #2, and "Castle on the Hill" at #3. Divide…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran to receive prestigious Hal David Starlight Award from Songwriters Hall of Fame

Ed Sheeran's amazing chart success over the past few years is bringing him a prestigious songwriting award. At this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame induction gala, Ed will receive the Hal David Starlight Award.  Since 2004, it's been presented to a young songwriter who's made "a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs."  Past recipients include John Legend, Taylor Swift, Rob Thomas, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Alicia Keys and more. In a statement, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, legendary producers and co-chairmen of the Hall, said, "Ed Sheeran has accomplished so much in pop music that it…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

LeAnn Rimes congratulates The Chainsmokers for tying her chart record with "Closer"

LeAnn Rimes is a generous soul: she's publicly congratulated The Chainsmokers for tying a chart record she's held for 20 years. LeAnn's smash "How Do I Live" spent 32 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1997-1998.  But last week, The Chainsmokers matched that feat when "Closer" notched its 32nd week in the top 10.   LeAnn tweeted her good wishes to the duo, writing, "So happy for @TheChainsmokers tying my @billboard record with #Closer. I've held the title for 20 years, now we can share! Congrats guys." She also posted an acoustic video of herself performing…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn teaming with rapper PartyNextDoor for new single

Zayn Malik's been teasing fans with the promise of new music, and now it seems he's got something coming momentarily. On Instagram, Zayn posted the single cover art of a song called "Still Got Time," a collaboration with Canadian rapper PartyNextDoor.  He's signed to Drake's record label, and co-wrote his collabo with Rihanna, "Work." Asked on Twitter "But when does it drop?" Zayn replied, "Soon and I mean it."  When another fan wrote, "NAH BRO I DONT TRUST YOUR SOON," he responded, "Don't be like that ... I promise you." It's possible that the song might arrive as soon as…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is now an animated film

It's been a hit single, a ringtone and a children's book, and now Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a movie. Production has started on the film, an animated tale based on Mariah's 2015 children's book, which was inspired by the song. It's a straight-to-DVD production that'll also be available on Digital HD and On Demand this holiday season.  Mariah narrates the movie -- in a statement, she says, "I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families." The movie features the voices of Henry Winkler, Lacey…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Find out who's singing what on April TV special "Stayin' Alive: Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees"

Right around the time of the Grammy Awards, many of the artists who were in town for the ceremony got together to tape a new CBS special, Stayin' Alive: Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees.  Now that special has an airdate -- April 16 -- and we know all the details of who's singing what. Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, DNCE, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Tori Kelly, Pentatonix, Celine Dion, John Legend, Katharine McPhee and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb himself are among the stars who took part in the tribute to the legendary trio, in honor of the…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Design show starring Miley Cyrus' mom and sister debuts May 25 on Bravo

While Miley Cyrus, her dad Billy Ray Cyrus and her sister Noah Cyrus are holding down the music end of things in their family, Miley's mom and other sister are getting ready to take over TV. May 25 will see the debut on Bravo of Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design and Conquer, starring Miley's mom Tish and her sister Brandi.  The episode pits the women against each other in a designer showdown: They'll each compete to pitch their design ideas to homeowners.  Once the homeowners pick one plan, the two women will then have to work together to get it done.…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

'The Voice' Recap: Battles begin with Alicia Keys winning a three-way battle to steal one of Blake’s artists

It was the first night of the battle rounds on The Voice Monday night, as teammates went head-to-head for the right to advance to the next stage in the competition. The evening culminated in Alicia Keys winning a three-way battle to steal one of Blake Shelton’s artists. Gwen and Blake also stole artists. Each coach enlisted the help of a guest adviser during rehearsals: John Legend, for Adam Levine's team; Luke Bryan, for Shelton's team; Céline Dion, for Gwen Stefani’s team; and DJ Khaled, for Keys' team. Here are some of Monday's highlights: Teen Brennley Brown and Lauren Duski, representing…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR