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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

Kesha's "Rainbow" may debut at #1

If living well is the best revenge, then Kesha's on her way to some pretty awesome retribution. Her long-awaited new album, Rainbow, is headed for a #1 debut on the Billboard chart.  Insiders tell the publication that the disc could sell as many as 120,000 units in its first week.  We'll find out on Sunday if it's accomplished that feat. If it happens, it'll be Kesha's second #1, following her 2010 debut, Animal.  She's also had three additional top-30 releases: her 2010 EP, Cannibal; her 2011 remix album, I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You To Dance; and…

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

Liam Payne and Zedd treat London fans to surprise performances

Liam Payne and Zedd surprised their fans yesterday with some special performances on the streets of London. The two were filming a video for their single “Get Low,” and first, they treated fans to an appearance outside the Oxford Circus tube station. Liam was on vocals, while Zedd played the keyboard. The two also stopped at Trafalgar Square to perform another rendition of “Get Low.” As of Tuesday, Liam and Zedd were still out and about in the U.K. city. “Running around London again today with @zedd Video coming soon...,” Liam tweeted. He later posted a video of one of…

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

Despite jury's decision, deejay still insists he "never grabbed" Taylor Swift

The former Denver DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift by a jury said there is still “no question” in his mind that he did not grab Swift’s backside during a 2013 meet-and-greet photo op. “What I’m saying is I didn’t do what they said,” David Mueller told ABC News’ Clayton Sandell after Monday’s court ruling. “I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt and I can pass a polygraph.” Mueller says the placement of his hand in the photo -- in which he and his then-girlfriend posed with Taylor -- looked awkward because, he says,…

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

Pink to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2017 MTV VMAs

Pink's back with a new single, and now she's getting a new honor. The singer and mother of two will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, and will also perform on the telecast. Past recipients of the award include Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N' Roses, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Beyonce. According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV says that Pink is being honored for "her trailblazing impact on music, pop culture, fashion and philanthropy."  MTV will premiere the video for her new single "What About Us" on Wednesday at…

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

Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” tops "Billboard’s" Pop Songs chart

No holding back here: Shawn Mendes has risen to the top of Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart with his latest single, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” This marks his second number one on that chart list, following his debut single “Stitches” back in 2015. That makes Shawn, who just turned 19 on August 8, one of only five acts to have scored multiple number ones on the Pop Songs chart before they turned 20. Chris Brown and Avril Lavigne took the top spot three times before they were 20, while Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears did it twice. The…

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

Why is Jack Antonoff the go-to guy for Taylor, Rachel, Lorde & Pink?

As a member of the band fun., Jack Antonoff topped the charts and won Grammys.  But these days, he's better known as the go-to songwriting partner for female pop stars like Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, Rachel Platten, Lorde and more. So what makes him so good at writing hits for women?  He claims he has no idea. "That's for everyone else to decide. I don't know," Jack tells ABC Radio. "If I knew or had an opinion, I probably wouldn't be any good at my job." He is definitely good as his job.   Jack, who dates Lena Dunham, co-wrote Sara's…

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

Rachel Platten announces new single, "Broken Glass"

Rachel Platten promised new music this summer, and the "Fight Song" singer is about to make good on that promise. Rachel took to social media on Monday to announce that her new single, "Broken Glass," is coming this Friday, August 18. "I'm gonna make that ceiling crash... #BrokenGlass 8.18," she tweeted, along with an image of herself in a rainbow-hued shag jacket standing in the desert. Rachel's major label debut, Wildfire, came out in early 2016, and included "Fight Song" and "Stand by You."  Back in May she told ABC Radio her new album would be out in the late…

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

2017-08-14

Louis Tomlinson says next single will “sound the most like me lyrically”

Louis Tomlinson is enjoying the success of his single “Back to You” with Bebe Rexha. The two performed the tune at the Teen Choice Awards last night. But Louis tells Billboard he’s already plotting his next single. He says his next release will “sound the most like me lyrically.” “I suppose I'm constantly looking at the results of the [current] single, but for me I am really excited to release that one because it feels the more like me lyrically,” he says. “I think we do have the next single, it's just working out when the best time to release…

posted 2017/08/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

“Despacito” ties for second-longest-running number one on "Billboard" Hot 100

“Despacito” is holding tight to its number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hit, featuring Justin Bieber, is now tied for the second-longest reign in history: it's spent 14 weeks on top.In the Hot 100's more than 50-year history, the song is now one of only eight to have topped the chart for that length of time.  Those eight also include Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Got a Feeling.”"Despacito" has now matched “Macarena” as the longest-reigning mostly non-English number one hit on the chart. Los…

posted 2017/08/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift & team triumphant; jury sides with her against deejay

It's over, and Taylor Swift has come out the winner. A jury in Colorado has unanimously rejected former deejay David Mueller's claim that Taylor's mother Andrea Swift and her manager Frank Bell were responsible for him losing his job, after Taylor said he groped her backstage during a 2013 meet-and-greet. In addition, the jury has found for Taylor in her counter claim of sexual assault and battery against Mueller. They have agreed to award her $1 in nominal damages. After the verdict was announced, Taylor released a statement saying, "I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury…

posted 2017/08/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR