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2017-08-11

It's One Direction vs. One Direction at this weekend's Teen Choice Awards

One Direction has won their fair share of Teen Choice Awards -- a record 28 to be exact -- but at this weekend's ceremony, many 1D members are nominated as solo artists. Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne each have received nods, and so has former member Zayn.  In fact, they're even up against each other in a few of the same categories...which Liam says is fine with him. "For me, some of the most real things that can happen is when the fans are the active persona that gets behind the voting system, and it's good, man, it's…

posted 2017/08/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-08-10

Zedd talks brief Selena Gomez romance: “I had no idea how much that would change my life”

Zedd’s a bona fide hitmaker and a multi-millionaire, but he’s used to operating behind the scenes. The DJ-producer says he got his first real taste of life under the media microscope during his short-lived relationship with Selena Gomez. In a new cover story with Billboard, Zedd discusses what it was like having his romance with Selena go public back in 2015. “Reporters were calling my parents,” he says. “People were hacking my friends’ phones. I was pissed. [Though] I kind of knew what I was getting myself into.” He adds os Selena, “She is one of the most talked-about people…

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

Niall Horan is "Seeing Blind" with country star Maren Morris

Sometimes all it takes to bring two different genres of music together is an email. According to Variety, Niall Horan revealed that he reached out to country star Maren Morris via email to see if she’d sing on a track called “Seeing Blind,” which will appear on his forthcoming debut solo album. Maren says she “happily accepted” Niall's invitation to sing on the track, which Variety describes as having an “acoustic base… along with an infectious chorus accentuated by Morris’ vocals.” Niall played the song at Capitol Congress, a Hollywood gathering this week that previewed what Capitol Records has coming…

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

Updated: A shaken Britney Spears escorted offstage after crasher disrupts show

Britney Spears' return to Las Vegas on Wednesday night didn't go very well: in the middle of the show, a random guy rushed onstage and was subdued by security guards and dancers. In video posted by E! Online, Britney has just finished "(You Drive Me) Crazy" when a guy runs onstage, followed by a security guard, who starts dragging him away.  All of Britney's dancers run towards the guy as more security guards approach Britney and stop the show. "Is something OK?" she asks. "What's going on?"  Then, her knees buckle and she clutches one of the guards, presumably shocked…

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

Kesha pens letter to 18-year-old self: "You're going to remind yourself to love yourself"

Ahead of the release of her most personal album yet, Kesha sat down to pen a note to her 18-year-old self. In the message, written as part of CBS This Morning’s “Note to Self” series, the singer warns her teenage self that in her quest for success, she'll go through some horrible experiences. She begins the note detailing how she dropped out of high school in order to move to L.A. and purse a career in music. “I’ve got good news — and I’ve got bad news — and I know you’re a tad impatient, so I’ll start with the…

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

Bruno Mars to receive Visionary Award at Sunday's TCAs

Bruno Mars will receive the 2017 Visionary Award at this year's Teen Choice Awards, airing live Sunday, August 13 on Fox. Bruno is being honored for his "innovation and contributions to contemporary music," contributions that include five #1 singles, including his most recent chart-topper, "What I Like." Two other special awards will be presented: Maroon 5 will receive the Decade Award, while Miley Cyrus will get the Ultimate Choice award. Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony and Anthony Anderson have been added as presenters to the show, and performers include Louis Tomlinson with Bebe Rexha, Clean Bandit with Zara Larsson, Rae Sremmurd and…

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

A shaken Britney Spears escorted offstage after crasher disrupts show

Britney Spears' return to Las Vegas on Wednesday night didn't go very well: in the middle of the show, a random guy rushed onstage and was subdued by security guards and dancers. In video posted by E! Online, Britney has just finished "(You Drive Me) Crazy" when a guy runs onstage, followed by a security guard, who starts dragging him away.  All of Britney's dancers run towards the guy as more security guards approach Britney and stop the show. "Is something OK?" she asks. "What's going on?"  Then, her knees buckle and she clutches one of the guards, presumably shocked…

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

Katy Perry says she’d love to direct a film or do a musical some day

Lady Gaga caught the acting bug, and Sia is currently directing her first film. Will Katy Perry be the next pop star to explore the film world? In a new cover story with W Magazine, the singer says she’s been approached for different movie projects but they’ve never been quite right. “I really love being the captain of my ship,” she says. “If I were to do a film, I’d probably have to direct it. I’d love to do a musical! But that will come in time.” In the meantime, Katy’s content to pour her emotions into the music she…

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

Nick Jonas lines up "chaotic" role in new film with "Star Wars," "Spider-Man" stars

If Nick Jonas is a sci-fi fantasy geek, he'll really have a great time on the set of his new movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nick will co-star in a new film called Chaos Walking, described as a "post-apocalyptic thriller."  His co-stars include Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the new Star Wars movies, and Tom Holland, Hollywood's current Spider-Man. The movie, based on a best-selling young adult novel, is set on a colony planet where everyone suffers from The Noise, a virus that gives you super-realistic visions of everything that's in your head.  The Noise drives people crazy…

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

Taylor Swift on the stand: "It was a very long grab...he stayed latched on to my bare [butt]"

It's day four in the case of Mueller vs. Swift, and Taylor Swift is now on the stand in Colorado, testifying about the night in 2013 that she claims deejay David Mueller groped her during a backstage meet-and-greet.  She's insistent that Mueller deliberately grabbed her. Mueller is suing Taylor, saying her claim that he groped her during a meet-and-greet in 2013 is false and caused him to be fired.  Taylor is counter-suing, claiming assault and battery for "offensive and harmful physical contact."  Taylor said Mueller and his then-girlfriend, both of whom posed for a photo with her, appeared to be…

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

Charlie Puth headlining Global Citizen concert series promoting social change

Charlie Puth will be headlining a concert supporting positive social change around the world. The concert, part of The Accelerator Series presented by Global Citizen and Cadillac, will take place August 29 at the Cadillac House in New York City. At the performance, the Global Citizen Accelerator Award will be presented to the founder of Sanergy, a company committed to improving sanitation in the slums of Kenya. “It’s inspiring to see the impact one person can have in their community and around the world. I’m excited to celebrate these Global Citizens and their amazing achievements," Charlie says in a statement…

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

Hear Pink's new single, "What About Us," out now; more new album details released

Wednesday night, Pink announced that her new album, Beautiful Trauma, would be out October 13.  Now, the first single from the disc, "What About Us," has arrived, along with more details about the project. "What About Us" was co-written by Pink and two of Ed Sheeran's main collaborators: Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol, and Steve Mac.  The song seems to be a criticism of someone or some group of people -- possibly politicians -- who promised the moon, but then failed to deliver.  It ends with a call to action. "What about us? What about all the times you said…

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