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2016-11-02

Swedish Star Zara Larsson Reveals Her Favorite Thing About America

She's hugely famous in her home country of Sweden, but Zara Larsson's spent 2016 making inroads in the U.S., thanks to her first hit "Never Forget You" and her latest, "Ain't My Fault."  As a result, she's been spending lots of time in America, but her favorite thing about the U.S. of A isn't a thing -- it's a concept. "What I love about America, which is kind of a big paradox since I absolutely love how we're doing it in Sweden, is...y'know, the American Dream? That everybody can make it? I kinda like that idea," she tells ABC Radio.…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-01

Daya, Ben Rector, Aloe Blacc & More to Perform in This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be chock-full of musical performances. Daya, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sarah McLachlan, Ben Rector, Aloe Blacc, hip-hop legends De La Soul, America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal, Timeflies, country star Keslea Ballerini and many more will perform during the annual event, which steps off at 9 a.m. on November 24, Thanksgiving Day, on NBC.  Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker will host the broadcast. U.S. Olympic gold medalists Michelle Carter, Laurie Hernandez and Claressa Shields will ride a float in the parade, as will the cast and the Muppets of Sesame Street.…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Says Anxiety Issues Are “Nothing to Be Ashamed Of”

In his newly released autobiography Z, Zayn opens up about his struggles with anxiety. The singer explains why he went public with his battle back in June, after crippling anxiety forced him to pull out of a British festival. According to an excerpt from the book published by TIME magazine, Zayn says his team initially wanted to say he’d been “taken ill,” but he wanted to be honest. “Anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of; it affects millions of people every day,” he says. “I know I have fans out there who have been through this kind of thing, too,…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani Is One of "Glamour’s" 2016 Women of the Year

Gwen Stefani has gone from “Just a Girl” to Woman of the Year. The singer is being honored by Glamour magazine as one of its 2016 Women of the Year. She’s also the mag’s December cover star, and inside, she opens up about an eventful year that saw the release of a new album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, and a blossoming romance with country star and fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton. “Sometimes to be woken up again in life, you need to go through some really bad, hard times,” she says. “I feel like I got woken…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd to Perform at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The secret’s out! The lineup of performers has been announced for this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd will be taking the stage alongside the usual collection of lingerie-clad models. This year, the show will take place in Paris for the first time ever. Models walking in the show include Taylor Swift squad staples Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt. The Weeknd’s girlfriend, Bella Hadid, will also be strutting the runway with her older sis, Gigi. The Weeknd performed at last year’s show, too, along with Selena Gomez and Rihanna. The Victoria’s Secret…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart Nearly Breaks Ankle During Halloween Show

A member of The Chainsmokers came "Closer" than we assume he ever has to breaking his ankle on Monday night during a show in Charlotte, North Carolina. On Tuesday, Drew Taggart tweeted a photo of his leg with the ankle heavily bandaged, along with the caption, "At least tonight was really fun lol thank you Charlotte!!!!" He followed that up with a selfie from his hospital bed, captioned "Hi from da hospital." Luckily, he followed that up with the message, "Yes! My ankle is not broken! On another note, holy s*** tonight was fun! Thank u Charlotte!" The band hasn't…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno, Bieber or Taylor? The Race to Two Billion Videos Is On

To date, only two videos have reached two billion views on YouTube: Psy's "Gangnam Style" and "See You Again" by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa. But according to Forbes, there are three videos that are very close to joining those two in video history. The next video to cross the threshold may be Justin Bieber's clip for his #1 smash "Sorry."  According to Forbes, it's currently at 1.942 billion views and continues to rack up around 20 million views per week.  At that rate, it could reach two billion by the end of 2016. Next up is "Uptown Funk," from…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Twenty One Pilots' "Blurryface Live" Special Coming to Vinyl

The holidays can be a stressful time, and this Thanksgiving is will be especially "Stressed Out." Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface Live concert special will be released as a three-LP vinyl collection this Black Friday, November 25. You can pre-order it now via TwentyOnePilots.com. Blurryface Live originally premiered this past New Year's Day on Palladia. The special was recorded at the Fox Theater in Oakland during Twenty One Pilots' fall 2015 tour. Twenty One Pilots are currently touring through Europe. They'll return to the U.S. to continue their Emotional Roadshow tour in January. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Borrowed Ryan Reynolds' "Deadpool" Costume for Halloween

Here's why Taylor Swift isn't "just like us." If you're regular person, you go to the Halloween store and buy a cheap Deadpool costume made of polyester.  If you're Taylor Swift, you ask the star of Deadpool if you can borrow the actual costume he wore IN THE ACTUAL MOVIE. Taylor is a good friend of Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively, so of course she asked Ryan for the hookup when she needed a costume on Monday.  She posted a picture of herself posing with the Deadpool mask, and captioned it, "Thanks @vancityreynolds for this costume,…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Sealed Photo Shows Her Being Groped, Alleges Court Filing

Not long ago, a U.S. district court judge agreed to seal a photo in Taylor Swift's civil action against deejay David Mueller -- he sued her for slander, and she claims he assaulted her.  A description of that photo has now been revealed in court documents, and the photo is said to show Mueller groping the star's behind and smiling. As the Denver Post reports, Judge William J. Martinez sealed the photo on the basis that “widespread media dissemination of this image might significantly complicate jury selection," but he denied a motion to seal a description of the picture in…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Alicia Keys Steals an Artist from Miley Cyrus

The knockout rounds concluded on Monday’s edition of The Voice, a night that saw coach Alicia Keys steal the last artist from Miley Cyrus. Artists from Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s teams also duked it out to see which ones would make it to the live rounds. Back to give the coaches some help were country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Leading off for Team Blake was country veteran Austin Allsup with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Breakdown,” taking on 15-year-old Gabe Broussard, singing Bruno Mars’ “It Will Rain.” Hill and McGraw advised Allsup to loosen up…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-10-31

Charli XCX Parties with Pink Zombies in “After the Afterparty” Video

Just in time for Halloween, Charli XCX has released her zombie-themed video for “After the Afterparty” featuring Lil Yachty. In the clip, Charli’s pink-clad party zombies chomp on gooey bubblegum flesh, play with fake body parts and dance around in a daze. “’Cause after the afterparty/We’re gonna keep it going/We’re gonna rip it up/The neighbors might complain,” Charli sings. The song is the first single from her upcoming third album, the follow-up to 2015’s Sucker. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR