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2017-10-09

"Call Me" a billion times: Carly Rae Jepsen hits YouTube milestone

We first met her more than five years ago, so this is crazy: the video for Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" has finally racked up one billion views on YouTube. The video for the smash hit, which topped the charts for nine weeks in 2012, passed the one billion mark on Sunday.  The clip is still averaging over 250,000 views per day, but at its peak, it was grabbing just under two million views per day. While "Call Me Maybe" is Carly Rae's best known video, it's not the only YouTube success she's had.  Her 2016 clip for "I…

posted 2017/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Y not? Adam Levine is the new ambassador for men's fragrance

Not content to simply look good, Adam Levine will now smell good, too: he's the new "U.S. fragrance ambassador" for Y, a new men's scent by Yves Saint Laurent. A statement from the brand says that the fragrance, "is rooted in that same sense of freedom that Adam personifies" and adds that Levine brings, "a new dimension to YSL beauty." And Adam says in his own statement, "I'm psyched to be collaborating with YSL Beauty, a brand which has always appealed to me for its standout style and groundbreaking imagery." He adds, "As a musician, I relate to the raw passion and…

posted 2017/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi and Miley both score top 10 album debuts

Two former Disney stars-turned-pop superstars land in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart this week. Demi Lovato's new album Tell Me You Love Me debuts at #3 with first-week sales of 74,000 units. This is her sixth top 10 album -- all five of her previous discs reached the top 10 as well, with her 2009 album, Here We Go Again,  hit #1.  The success of the new album is being led by her hit single "Sorry Not Sorry." Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus' new album Younger Now debuts at #5 with sales of 45,000 units. It's her 11th top…

posted 2017/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas" features Pentatonix, Justin Bieber, and more

Pretty soon, we’ll be hearing Christmas music on the radio, but if you want to get a jump start on those holiday tunes, NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas is out now. The compilation album features an updated mix of 20 holiday classics, old and new. There’s “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber and “Mary, Did You Know?” by Pentatonix, as well as Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and the Jackson 5’s “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Other artists on the album include Ariana Grande, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys and Wham! Here is the complete track list: Justin Bieber --…

posted 2017/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Camila Cabello's debut album may not be released until 2018: "I am still fine-tuning"

Camila Cabello released her first post-Fifth Harmony solo single, "Crying in the Club," back in May, and her current single, "Havana," came out in August.   But the singer says we may not get to hear her debut collection until 2018 -- because she's trying to make what she calls "the dream album." Asked by Newsweek when we can expect the album, Camilla says, "Definitely by the top of next year. I am still fine-tuning. It’s really important to me...you only have one chance to make a debut album. I have songs right now that I’m so proud of and I…

posted 2017/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-08

Update: Nelly says he's "beyond shocked" at rape allegation, tweets "I am completely innocent"

After being arrested for alleged sexually assaulting an unidentified woman Friday night in Washington state, Nelly was released from custody on Saturday.  He then took to Twitter to proclaim his innocence -- something his attorney had already done. "Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation," the rapper tweeted. He then added, "In other words y'all know damm well I ain't do…

posted 2017/10/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-07

Nelly arrested for sexual assault; attorney calls allegations "completely fabricated"

Rapper Nelly has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an unidentified woman Friday night following a concert in Washington state.  A statement Saturday morning from police in Auburn, WA, just south of Seattle, confirms the arrest. “At 3:48 AM a female called 911 to report that she was sexually assaulted by a male, who is known as the rapper ‘Nelly’,” the statement declares, noting the alleged assault occurred on a tour bus parked at the White River Amphitheater near Auburn, where Nelly had just finished performing as part of his ongoing tour with country act Florida Georgia Line.  Nelly’s featured…

posted 2017/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-06

Ariana Grande: Canceling tour after Manchester attack was “not an option”

Ariana Grande says calling off her tour in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack in May was simply “not an option.” At an event for her new partnership with Reebok, around the time her Dangerous Woman tour was ending, the singer told The Coveteur that what happened in Manchester was the most traumatic thing she has ever been through.  However, she explained that she felt the need to keep the tour going for the fans. “Calling it off and going home was not an option,” she said. “The message of the show was too important. For the crew and…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Justin Bieber dating actress Paola Paulin

Justin Bieber may have found himself a nice, church-going girl. According to Us Weekly, the singer is dating Ballers actress Paola Paulin and she’s been accompanying him to church services since last week. “They’re totally smitten with each other,” a source tells the magazine. The two were first spotted together attending Justin’s church in Beverly Hills on September 27. "They met earlier in the day and he insisted she go to church with him," a source previously told Us, adding that they later had an "intimate, private date." The couple returned to church this past Wednesday. "They were cute together…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande: Cancelling tour after Manchester attack was “not an option”

Ariana Grande says calling off her tour in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack in May was simply “not an option.” At an event for her new partnership with Reebok, around the time her Dangerous Woman tour was ending, the singer told The Coveteur that what happened in Manchester was the most traumatic thing she has ever been through.  However, she explained that she felt the need to keep the tour going for the fans. “Calling it off and going home was not an option,” she said. “The message of the show was too important. For the crew and…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran & Meghan Trainor write songs for superstar country couple Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

You'd think Ed Sheeran would have his hands full these days with his skyrocketing career, world tour and side job writing songs for musical pals like Justin Bieber.  But that's evidently not enough for the "Shape of You" singer -- he apparently wants to dominate country music too. Ed has co-written the title track of the long-awaited duet album from superstar country couple Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, who've been married for 21 years and have had at least that many massive country hits between them. The album, The Rest of Our Life, is out November 17. Ed co-wrote the…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” is a “roll call” for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rican towns

Lin-Manuel Miranda released "Almost Like Praying" Friday, his star-studded track for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. He explains the song as being a “roll call” for all 78 municipalities of the island, to let them know they haven’t been forgotten. “The song got written in that terrible silence where no one was hearing anything and anyone with family on the island or friends on the island can relate to this,” Miranda tells ABC Radio. He says his social media accounts became a place where people attempted to contact loved ones: “’Has anyone heard from Isabela? Has anyone seen anything from Vega…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR