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2017-06-14

Hang with Demi Lovato at this year's "Billboard" Hot 100 Festival

Demi Lovato has just joined the lineup of this year's Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, set for August 19 and 20 in Long Island, New York...and she wants you to come hang with her at the event. A new contest is offering one winner and a guest first class round-trip travel to and from New York City, as well as hotel accommodations and transportation to and from the festival venue.  In addition, the winner will get a meet-and-greet with Demi, access to pre-performance moments and backstage access to both days of the festival.  Meanwhile, three runners-up will receive airfare, meet-and-greets…

posted 2017/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran reveals dream collaborator; admits he puts his "signature" on songs for other artists

If you've heard the songs that Ed Sheeran co-wrote with Liam Payne, Justin Bieber and Rita Ora -- that'd be "Strip That Down," "Love Yourself" and "Your Song," respectively -- you may have noticed that they all kinda sound like Ed Sheeran songs.  According to Ed, that's deliberate. Speaking to Billboard, Ed says, "As many times as I can, if there’s a song I have a writing credit on, I try to have some sort of element of me on it, just as a kind of signature. Even if it’s me doing the backing vocal or me playing the guitar,…

posted 2017/06/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-06-13

In response to Katy Perry's ranking, Diplo jokes, "I don't even remember having sex"

As part of her World Wide Witness YouTube extravaganza, Katy Perry and Late Late Show host James Corden ranked the bedroom skills of three of Katy's past lovers.  Now, one of them has reacted to his poor showing. When Corden asked Katy to rank John Mayer, Orlando Bloom and Diplo, she protested that they were "all amazing lovers, and I would have sex with all of them when I get out of this place!"  Finally, though, she agreed with Corden's ranking of Mayer as #1, Bloom as #2 and Diplo as #3.  When one website tweeted out the ranking, Diplo…

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Whitney Houston documentary to premiere on Showtime this August

Nick Broomfield's Whitney Houston documentary, titled WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME," will air on Showtime this August.   The film premiered at the at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this April and, as previously reported, arrives in theaters across the U.K. this Friday. The trailer for the movie also debuted last month.   The doc promises to shed light on the late icon's extraordinary career, as well as her struggles with fame, addiction and image as a pop star in the public eye.   Fans can tune in to WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME Saturday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET.   Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd, Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen are up for prestigious Canadian music prize

The Weekend, Drake and Carly Rae Jepsen don't have that much in common musically, but they do all have one thing in common personally: they're all Canadian. That's why all three are up for a prestigious Canadian award known as the Polaris Music Prize. According to Billboard, all three artists' latest releases -- that's Starboy, More Life and E.MO.TION Side B, respectively -- are among the 40 albums that make up the "long list" of contenders for the prize, which goes to Canada's album of the year.  The prize is decided by a jury of selected music media outlets, and it's…

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez teases “Bad Liar” film coming soon

Selena Gomez isn’t just releasing a music video for “Bad Liar” -- she’s releasing a film. At least, that’s what she’s teasing on Instagram.The singer shared a series of retro-style movie posters for a “Bad Liar” film, featuring a pixelated image of her face in different tones. She hinted the production would be coming out Wednesday. Bad Liar is written and directed by Jesse Peretz, who’s previously directed and produced episodes of Girls, Divorce, Orange Is the New Black, and Nurse Jackie. He’s also helmed music videos for Foo Fighters and The Roots.Selena, of course, is billed as the film’s…

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber almost hit by flying object after he refuses to sing “Despacito”

It might be time for Justin Bieber to learn the Spanish lyrics to “Despacito.” At a recent festival performance in Sweden, the crowd got a little angry when Justin refused to sing the hit song.“I can’t do ‘Despacito.’ I don’t know it,” he told the audience at Summerburst Music Festival in Stockholm.Right after that, a fan threw what appeared to be some kind of bottle at Justin. He dodged it and calmly told the crowd, “Don’t throw things at me, please.”Justin’s been caught fumbling through the lyrics on stage a few times now. At a concert in May, he improvised,…

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry changes song lyrics to reflect new attitude toward Taylor Swift

After releasing the diss track "Swish Swish," written partly in response to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" diss of her, Katy Perry has now decided to adopt a more conciliatory tone. At a live-streamed fan concert Monday which was part of her World Wide Witness YouTube extravaganza, Katy changed one of the lines of "Swish Swish," turning it from an attack to an olive branch.  In the original song, Katy sings, "Don't need opinions/From a shellfish or a sheep/Don't you come for me/No, not today."  During the concert, she changed "Don't you come for me/No, not today" to "God bless you…

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran invites Britons to a "Great Get Together" this weekend

What unites all British people?  According to Ed Sheeran, it's one of the country's iconic culinary specialties. Ed appears in a video promoting a series of U.K.-wide events this weekend called The Great Get Together. Some 100,000 different gatherings will take place between June 16 and June 18 to encourage the U.K. to celebrate unity. Asked to answer the question, "So, what does unite us as a country?" Ed at first responds, "Fish and chips." Later, he gets serious, noting, "The things that unite us as a country are the things that are meant to tear us apart, but they…

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd to embark on phase two of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall world tour

The first phase of The Weeknd's highly successful Starboy: Legend of the Fall world tour is now complete.   But thankfully, everyone's favorite "Starboy" has announced he'll hit the road again for a second leg of the outing.   Phase two of the tour will kick off September 6 in University Park, PA , with special guests Gucci Mane and Nav joining the "Secrets" artist on all dates in the United States.   In addition, French Montana is scheduled to join Nav in Australia, New Zealand and The Weeknd's home country of Canada.    General public tickets for Weeknd's North American dates go on sale this Friday,…

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DJ Khaled says 8-month-old son Asahd taught him all about "real love, joy and happiness"

DJ Khaled appears to have it all: a smoking hot career, devoted fiancée and stars such as Rihanna, Drake and Nicki Minaj on speed dial.  But the record producer says it's his eight-month-old son who's taught him "what real love and joy and happiness is." Eight-month-old Asahd has an executive producer credit on Khaled's upcoming album Grateful, and on Monday, the baby gave his first ever TV interview  -- on ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan.  After Asahd's big debut, Khaled told ABC Radio that he's taught the budding star what it means "to be great." "He's born great. He's…

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Justin Timberlake movie "wheels" into theaters December 1

Justin Timberlake will return to the silver screen this December, as one of the stars of Woody Allen's latest film. Variety reports that Wonder Wheel, Allen's new movie, will arrive in theaters December 1, just in time to be eligible for Academy Award consideration.  The movie, which will start off in limited release, is set in Coney Island, New York during the 1950s, and Justin plays Mickey Rubin, a lifeguard.  The movie gets its name from the real-life Ferris wheel at Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park in Coney Island.  The Wonder Wheel, which has been around since 1920, was designated…

posted 2017/06/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR