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2017-08-17

Lady Gaga to be deposed in legal case between Kesha and Dr. Luke

Lady Gaga will be deposed next month in the legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke, E! Online reports. E! cites court documents as saying that Gaga will appear for a deposition sometime in September. Last month, attorneys for Dr. Luke subpoenaed Gaga to force her to be deposed in the proceedings arguing that she has relevant information about alleged false statements about Dr. Luke made by Kesha to Gaga. Gaga also will comply with the subpoena's request for full, unedited copies of documents that previously had been provided in edited form. At the time of the subpoena in late…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift to make donation to Mariska Hargitay's foundation addressing sexual assault

Taylor Swift has begun to make good on her promise to donate money to organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves, after a jury ruled for her in her claim of assault against former deejay David Mueller. Taylor will be making a donation to actress Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation, among other organizations, Joyful Heart's CEO told The Huffington Post on Wednesday. “Taylor is aware of the Joyful Heart Foundation and follows our work,” Zambuto told the website. “Her team got in touch with me and we talked a lot about her commitment, all along throughout this ordeal, to…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-08-16

Ricky Martin offers fans the chance to win trip to his Vegas show

Ricky Martin wants you to go “All In” for charity. The singer is teaming up with Prizeo, offering fans the chance to win tickets to his All In Las Vegas show if they donate to his Ricky Martin Foundation. To enter, fans are invited to make a $10 donation on Prizeo.com/RickyMartin. The grand-prize winner and a guest will get to meet Ricky at his Las Vegas show on September 19. The prize includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two. The Ricky Martin Foundation raises awareness for and fights against human trafficking. He founded the organization after a 2002 trip…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Professor Malik? Zayn says he might have been a teacher in an "alternate reality"

Zayn Malik is a global pop star today because he decided to audition for the singing competition show X Factor.  But what if he hadn't?  What would he be doing today?  Probably standing in front of a classroom, believe it or not. Speaking to VMAN magazine, Zayn says he thinks "quite a lot" about what he'd be doing if he'd never showed up to that X Factor audition.  "I think about alternative realities. I think I’d be at university and I would have done my English degree," he tells the magazine. "I think I’d be looking for some employment to…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift sends flowers to staff of company who supported her with Post-It notes

While Taylor Swift was in Denver for her recent trial, a company near the courthouse showed its support for her by sticking messages -- made out of out of colorful Post-It notes -- to its windows.  Now, Taylor has thanked them for the love. According to Page Six, the singer sent the company, Craftsy, multiple bouquets of flowers, along with notes thanking the staff for "brightening my day for every day I was in Denver.”   The company posted a photo of the staff posing with Taylor's gifts, along with the message, "Thank you @taylorswift13! We're so happy our messages brightened…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris to perform at Rihanna's charity ball next month

Some of Calvin Harris' biggest hits have been collaborations with Rihanna, so it's no surprise he'll be a special guest at her annual Diamond Ball, which raises money for her charity foundation. The black tie event, scheduled for Septmber 14 in New York City, will be hosted by Dave Chappelle, with Kendrick Lamar performing. "I’m ecstatic to add my longtime collaborator and friend Calvin Harris to the stellar line-up at this year’s Diamond Ball," Rihanna says in a statement.  "Calvin’s music will bring the perfect mix of energy and excitement to the evening as we celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation.” Calvin's hits…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink asks “What About Us?” in politically-charged new video

Pink gets political in the video for her new single, “What About Us.” The clip begins with overlapping sounds including political speeches, protestors chanting and a man saying, “We are going to reject hate! We are going to reject racism!” The video then shows imagery of distraught citizens, police lights flashing, helicopter spotlights and an apocalyptic-looking city landscape. As Pink sings, dancers perform an interpretive, emotional routine, which seems to represent oppression in our society. It ends with Pink uniting with the dancers for a number in the middle of the desert. Even before the video was released, it seemed…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer commands Bieber & Mendes to make music together

Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes are both young, chart-topping Canadian singer/songwriters who admire each other. Shawn Mendes idolizes John Mayer, while John's a fan of both Shawn and Bieber.  So who's to say that Justin and Shawn won't listen if John tell them to work with each other? On Tuesday, Justin posted a photo of Shawn on Instagram, and captioned it, "What a LEGEND."  The photo has attracted nearly two million likes and tens of thousands of comments.   As Refinery 29 points out, one of the commenters was John, who simply wrote, "COLLAB." Justin's actually releasing a new song on…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Cheat Codes say Demi Lovato collab "No Promises" is a warning not to "over-think things"

DJ collective Cheat Codes teamed with Demi Lovato to score their first big mainstream hit, "No Promises." The trio says they thought that Demi would be the perfect person to sing on the track, but they never imagined she'd actually do it. "We had the song for a little while and and we were going back and forth like, 'Who should sing this? Who would really kill it?'" says Cheat Codes member Trevor Dahl. "And in our minds, we were like, 'Demi would...kill this more than anybody else." "The fact that our label sent it over to her team, and…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fund to pay more than $300K to families of victims of bombing at Ariana Grande Manchester show

The families of the 22 people killed in the bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert in the English city of Manchester each will receive around $320,000 from the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. Manchester City Council Deputy Leader Sue Murphy, chair of the We Love Manchester fund, told ABC News, that the fund has received donations or pledges so far totally more than $23 million and has paid out about half of the money it's received. The fund also has made payments to the injured, including people who were in the hospital for more than seven days.Murphy told ABC News…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-08-15

"Tell your friends": The Weeknd teases second phase of tour with video trailer

The Weeknd has released a dreamy video trailer on Twitter to remind us that tickets for the second leg of his Legend of the Fall tour are on sale now.  In true Weeknd fashion, the clip is mysteriously seductive, showing the "Secrets" star posing on the beach as his "Six Feet Under" song plays in the background. Following the release of the visual on both Instagram and Twitter, the Grammy winner shared his enthusiasm to hit the road again soon, tweeting, "feeling very fortunate. excited to see the fans again! XO."  The first leg of Weeknd's Legend of the Fall tour ran from this February to June…

posted 2017/08/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Spin me baby one more time: Britney Spears’ debut album coming to vinyl

Is your vinyl collection missing some Britney Spears? Urban Outfitters is here to help. The store will be exclusively releasing Britney’s 1999 debut album, …Baby One More Time, on pink vinyl. It’s available for pre-order now, with deliveries planned for November. Only 2,500 copies have been made, so snatch yours up while you can. …Baby One More Time features the hit title track, “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” plus “Sometimes” and “From the Bottom of My Broken Heart.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/08/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR