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Usher's New Album, "Hard II Love," Has a Release Date

Usher dropped by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night to promote his new film, Hands of Stone, but while there he made a big announcement regarding his new album. The singer revealed that his latest effort, Hard II Love, is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Scheduled to be released September 16, it's comprised of 15 tracks. The complete track listing has not yet been revealed on iTunes. Hard II Love is the follow-up to Usher's 2012 disc, Looking 4 Myself. While you await the album's release, you can check out Usher in Hands of Stone, in which he plays boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard opposite Edgar Ramirez's Roberto Duran. Usher noted the…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Gives $50,000 to Baton Rouge Food Bank

Taylor Swift has already donated a million dollars to Louisiana flood relief.  Now she’s opened her checkbook once more to help out the residents of Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Food Bank posted a photo on their Instagram Thursday showing the staff holding a sign that reads “Thanks, Taylor!” “@taylorswift donated $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank!” the photo’s caption reads. “The #laflood destroyed our warehouse but we are going to shake it off!” The Salvation Army thanked Taylor as well, tweeting, “Thank you @taylorswift13 for helping us serve the #LouisianaFlood survivors by donating to our relief efforts!…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams Ask Court to Overturn "Blurred Lines" Verdict

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have made a filing in an appeal of the copyright infringement verdict in the "Blurred Lines" case. An opening brief filed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday calls for either the verdict to be overturned or a new trial. Lawyers contend that jurors were only supposed to consider whether or not Thicke and Williams improperly copied notes from the sheet music to Marvin Gaye hit "Got to Give It Up" for their song, "Blurred Lines." "What happened instead," according to court documents, "was a cascade of legal errors warranting this court's reversal or vacatur…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Helps Rumored Girlfriend Sofia Richie Celebrate Her 18th Birthday

Justin Bieber helped his rumored girlfriend Sofia Richie celebrate her 18th birthday in a West Hollywood club on Wednesday night. "Justin arrived with his guy friends around 10 p.m. Sofia joined him later and they stayed until after 1 a.m.," an clubgoer tells People magazine. "They sat separately and had big groups with them." The entertainment magazine reports that a day earlier, the model posted a Snapchat from a doctor's office and complained, "Of course I'm sick [the] day before my birthday.. Anything else want to go wrong?" That reportedly didn't stop her from dining with friends that night.  The 22-year-old…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Which MTV VMA Best New Artist Nominee Says His VMA Nod Is "Kind of Bizarre"?

The Best New Artist nominees for Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards include four actual newcomers, and a guy whose first VMA nomination came seven years ago: Joe Jonas. As a member of the Jonas Brothers, Joe got his first VMA nods in 2008, but since he's in a new band, DNCE, he's eligible again. "It’s kind of bizarre to be nominated for Best New Artist, ‘cause I feel like I’ve been around for a minute. But that’s I guess a good thing," he tells ABC Radio. "It’s showcasing that this is a new experience for me." The "Cake By…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears Appears in All Her Glory on "Carpool Karaoke"

Coinciding with the Friday release of her new album, Glory, Britney Spears appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden Thursday night for a brand-new edition of “Carpool Karaoke.” Dressed in a black lace top and sporting a black choker and black sunglasses, Britney played coy with Corden when he asked her what one of her most famous songs, "Oops!... I Did It Again," is about. “I think it’s just a song,” she replied, before the duo launched right into it. When the conversation turned to kids, Britney announced that she wants three more -- she already has two…

posted 2016/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR