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2017-10-10

Bruno Mars nominated for NAACP Entertainer of the Year

Bruno Mars has picked up yet another award nomination. He's up for NAACP Entertainer of the Year at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which will air January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on TV One. The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in TV, music, movies and literature, and also honors those who promote social justice through the arts.  Bruno's competition for the award includes JAY-Z, Chance the Rapper, director Ava DuVernay, actor Chadwick Boseman and Insecure star Issa Rae. If you want Bruno to win, you can vote online now through November 17 at…

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

Charlie Puth explains why he turned down "American Idol": "The schedule got too overwhelming"

Over the summer, Charlie Puth was one of the artists whose names were being thrown around as possible American Idol judges.  Ultimately, the show chose Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie to join Katy Perry at the judges' table, but Charlie now confirms that he was in talks for the job...and decided not to take it. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Charlie says, "I was going to [do American Idol], but the reason why I ended up passing is just because the schedule got too overwhelming.  It has nothing to do with...ABC, [they're] wonderful, and I told them I would love to…

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

2017-10-09

Pink announces 2018 tour dates in Australia and New Zealand

In Australia, Pink is kind of a big deal. Her 2013 The Truth About Love tour was the country’s biggest selling trek ever by a solo female artist.  Now, she’s heading Down Under for more. The singer has announced dates for an Australian/New Zealand arena tour in support of her forthcoming album, Beautiful Trauma.The 17-date tour will kick off July 3, 2018 in Perth, Australia. She’ll hit Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, before heading to New Zealand for dates in Dunedin and Auckland. The tour wraps September 5.More dates are expected to be added. Tickets go on sale beginning October…

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

Niall Horan beats the rest of 1D to the top of "Billboard"'s Adult Pop Songs chart

One Direction's hiatus has proven that each individual member, both past and present, has plenty of fans.  The latest proof? Niall Horan has just topped Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart, and he's the first member of the group to do it. Billboard reports that Niall's hit "Slow Hands" has reached #1 on the chart, which is based on radio airplay.  The closest any other 1D member had gotten was #2, when Zayn Malik teamed up with Taylor Swift for the duet "I Don't Wanna Live Forever."  Harry Styles made it to #12 on the chart with "Sign of the Times,"…

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

The Weeknd teams with Marvel for "Starboy" comic series

He's a singer, fashion designer and, now, comic book creator.  The Weeknd is teaming up with Marvel Comics for a brand new title called Starboy, after his third album and hit single of the same name. The recording artist announced the exciting news on Twitter before his appearance at New York Comic Con over the weekend, where he signed autographs for fans.    The new comic book is due next year. The Weeknd recently launched a new H&M capsule collection.  His second clothing range via the Swedish retail company is now available in stores and on HM.com.   Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  ???????????…

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

"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