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2016-04-29

British Gardeners Dig “Uptown Funk”

British gardeners are really digging “Uptown Funk.” According to U.K.’s The Mirror, research by the discount chain Poundland found that the Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson tune is the number one song Brits listen to while gardening. Green thumbs are also pressing play for Adele’s “Hello,” which comes in at number four on the list. Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” ranks number six and Ellie’s Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” rounds out the top 10. The ranking was compiled to mark the launch of a new line of gardening supplies from Charlie Dimmock, a gardening expert and English TV personality. Copyright…

posted 2016/04/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen to Calvin Harris & Rihanna's New Single Now: "This Is What You Came For"

Such is the scruinty of Taylor Swift's personal life that her boyfriend's new single will no doubt be picked apart by fans wondering if it's about her. Taylor's sweetie, Calvin Harris, and Rihanna have teamed up for their first collaboration in five years: "This Is What You Came For." It's now available to download and stream.  The two previously worked together on the 2011 worldwide smash "We Found Love." “Baby, this is what you came for/Lightning strikes every time she moves/And everybody’s watching her/But she’s looking at you,” Rihanna sings on the pop/EDM track. Calvin and Rihanna performed "We Found…

posted 2016/04/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

On "True Colors," Kesha Returns with Zedd's Help: "I've Escaped My Capture & I Have No Master"

Kesha joined Zedd on stage at Coachella earlier this month for a surprise performance of his song "True Colors."  Now the song is finally available to download.  Listening to the lyrics, it's easy to see why Kesha likes the song. "I've escaped my capture/And I have no master," she sings. "And somehow, it's like I've waited all my life/One page at a time/I'll show you my true colors/And no, I won't apologize for the fire in my eyes/Let you show you my true colors/It's ain't your rainbow." As previously reported, Kesha has been embroiled in a legal battle in which…

posted 2016/04/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tori Kelly's Favorite Part of Touring? When She's Unconscious

Tori Kelly is currently out on a headlining tour of the U.S. -- tonight she plays the second of two evenings at New York City's Beacon Theater.  While visiting great cities like New York is definitely one exciting thing about being on tour, Tori says her favorite part of being on the road is the part where she's unconscious. "I actually really like sleeping on the bus!" she laughs. "I’ve talked to different artists. Some people just hate it, they can’t fall asleep. But I absolutely love it. I think some of the best sleep I’ve ever gotten was in…

posted 2016/04/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Search Warrant Issued for Prince's Paisley Park Estate

Authorities have obtained a search warrant for Prince’s Paisley Park estate, but the court has authorized sealing it, ABC News confirmed Thursday. Disclosing the details of what the sheriff’s deputies are searching for, court documents say, could compromise the investigation. The paperwork was filed one day after law enforcement sources told ABC News that prescription drugs were found in Prince’s possession and at his home. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has contacted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration about the possibility of assisting in the investigation if the pharmaceuticals are found to be related to the singer's death. The sheriff’s office…

posted 2016/04/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Take a Crack at "Carpool Karaoke"

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are gearing up for their Future Now Tour kicking off in June, and they tuned up for the trek by joining Late Late Show host James Corden for an upcoming installment of "Carpool Karaoke." "What are you up to? We were just filming a new #CarpoolKaraokewith a couple friends," Corden announced on The Late Late Show's Instagram page on Thursday, along with a photo of the trio following their trip around Los Angeles. An airdate for the segment has yet to be announced, but Corden also filmed a "Carpool Karaoke" with Selena Gomez a few…

posted 2016/04/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Reveals His Pregnant Wife Eats "So Much Watermelon"

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who also serves as a coach on The Voice, dropped by The Tonight Show on Thursday and discussed a number of things with host Jimmy Fallon, including his pregnant wife's strange cravings. Levine tells Fallon that model Behati Prinsloo, 26, who is pregnant with the couple's first child -- a daughter -- has one food in particular that she just can't live without lately. "She's eating a lot of watermelon -- a lot of watermelon," says the 37-year-old singer. "You know, 'cause you get random cravings for stuff and there's just like so much watermelon."…

posted 2016/04/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Helps Seth Meyers explain Teen Slang on "Late Night"

Iggy Azalea dropped by Late Night on Thursday to plug her upcoming second studio album, Digital Distortion, and also helped host Seth Meyers out with one of his recurring sketches in which he explains the newest teen slang. The sketch features Meyers explaining the "hot new slang the kids are using." For Thursday's bit, he gave the definitions for supposedly new slang words and phrases and brought the 25-year-old Australian rapper to give examples of how they're used in conversation. The new slang terms included: "Whilefi" -- the socially sensible amount of time you need to be at someone's party…

posted 2016/04/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-04-28

Say "Hello" to Sweet Dreams: "Lullaby Renditions of Adele" Is Now Streaming

Ready to soothe your baby with the sounds of Adele? Lullaby Renditions of Adele, the latest entry in the Rockabye Baby! children's music series, is now available to stream on Entertainment Weekly ahead of its release tomorrow. As previously announced, the album features baby-friendly instrumental versions of Adele’s biggest hits including "Rolling in the Deep," "Hello" and "Someone Like You." “When we started Rockabye Baby ten years ago, we produced only lullaby renditions of our favorite rock bands,” Lisa Roth, the founder of the album series, tells EW. “…But every genre has its rock stars, and I think it’s fair…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons Share New Acoustic Weeper, "Not Today"

Imagine Dragons has premiered their new song "Not Today," which appears on the soundtrack for the upcoming film Me Before You. You can listen to the acoustic-based, string-laden track now on Vevo. With lyrics like "It's gotta get easier and easier somehow, but not today," the song seems to reflect the plot of Me Before You, which stars as Games of Thrones' Emilia Clarke as a young woman who begins taking care of a quadriplegic, played by Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games series. The soundtrack for Me Before You, which also includes songs by Ed Sheeran and X Ambassadors,…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris Teases New Rihanna Track, “This Is What You Came For”

Calvin Harris is hoping lightning strikes twice with Rihanna. The DJ-producer released a snippet of his new tune with the singer, “This Is What You Came For,” today on Twitter.   “Baby, this is what you came for/Lightning strikes every time she moves/And everybody’s watching her/But she’s looking at you,” Rihanna sings on the track, which officially drops tomorrow. It’s not the first time the two artists have teamed up. They scored a hit in 2011 with “We Found Love.” Calvin announced their new collab on Wednesday, but his girlfriend Taylor Swift was dropping hints about it at Coachella a…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kevin Macdonald To Direct Whitney Houston Documentary

Oscar winning director, Kevin Macdonald is set to direct a theatrical feature documentary about the life of Whitney Houston. The feature, which is the first documentary to be officially authorized by her estate, is said to be a complete story of Whitney's life from the point of view of those who knew her best. The film, which will be produced by Oscar winner Simon Chinn, will include an interview with Clive Davis, founder and president of Arista Records, who is credited for bringing Houston to super stardom. In an interview with Variety, Macdonald explains how the documentary will highlight the…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR