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"Cheerleader's" Back on Top, But OMI Has His Own Pick for "Song of the Summer"

After ceding the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 to The Weeknd last week, OMI has now recaptured the top spot with his super-catchy reggae hit "Cheerleader."  While many feel "Cheerleader" is a strong contender for Song of the Summer, the Jamaican singer says another popular song out there is his personal pick for that title. "Jason Derulo, 'Want to Want Me,' I really love that song," OMI tells ABC Radio. "Because it has an up-tempo beat and it’s also very happy. I think everybody -- when they hear a very happy, up-tempo, sunshine-y feeling kind of song --…

posted 2015/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Sam Smith Says It’s “Tough to Stay Healthy” While on Tour

Sam Smith may have significantly slimmed down earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean staying healthy always comes easy. In an Instagram post, the singer opens up about how tough it is to eat healthy while on the road -- particularly in the U.S. “I have been touring America for the last two months and been visiting the most amazing cities and towns,” he writes. “Two things I've realised, America is f****** HUGE but also.... There is a huge problem with getting access to healthy foods. It has been SO tough to stay healthy and a few times, actually impossible…

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn Malik Has Profane Twitter Beef with Calvin Harris

Zayn Malik just can’t seem to stay out of Twitter feuds these days. The former One Direction member’s latest Twitter beef is with Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, DJ Calvin Harris. It all started when Zayn retweeted a post -- which has since been removed -- that compared Taylor comments on Spotify’s treatment of artist royalties to a comment from Miley Cyrus in which she says she doesn’t care about album sales. “I’ve made my money. If no one buys my album, cool,” Miley is quoted as saying. The original post, from an account called @FemaleTexts, captioned the comparison: “The difference is…

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Officially Mentoring Gwen Stefani’s Team on "The Voice"

It’s official. People confirms that Selena Gomez will appear on The Voice next season as an adviser for Gwen Stefani’s team. It’ll be Selena’s first appearance on the NBC singing competition show, which premieres its ninth season on September 21, at 8 p.m. ET. Selena and the other mentors will join the show during the battle rounds, right after blind auditions. Selena’s new album, Revival, is set for release on October 9. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Delights San Diego Fans with Cover of The Fugees' "Killing Me Softly"

Kelly Clarkson continued her string of fan-requested cover songs Sunday night by singing a rendition of The Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly” at the San Diego stop on her Piece by Piece tour. Kelly told the crowd while she also loves the original 1973 Roberta Flack version of the song, The Fugees’ 1996 soulful remake is her favorite, so she chose to cover that one. Following the performance, Kelly joked with the audience: “I love that song, you know, ‘one time, one time.’ I know, I’m not cool enough. I did it once and I was like ‘OK, never again.’ I…

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Hosting 41st Season Premiere of "Saturday Night Live"

Third time’s the charm. Miley Cyrus is returning to host Saturday Night Live for the NBC show’s 41st season premiere October 3. The singer, who’s also hosting the MTV Video Music Awards August 30, has emceed SNL twice before. It’s not yet clear if Miley will perform, too. Musical guests have yet to be announced. Trainwreck comedian Amy Schumer will host on October 10, and former cast member Tracy Morgan will host on October 17, marking his first gig since surviving a car crash last June. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears “Kind of Torn Right Now” About Renewing Las Vegas Residency

Britney Spears could be leaving Las Vegas. The pop star admitted to E! News she’s “kind of torn right now” over the prospect of extending her Las Vegas Piece of Me residency. "I'm not really sure," she said at the Teen Choice Awards Sunday night. "I haven't made up my mind. I really love doing the show. It's a lot, a lot of fun but I'm kind of torn right now. I don't really know what I want to do." If she doesn’t sign a new deal, Britney's final scheduled Sin City performances will take place over New Year’s weekend.…

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Marks 57th Birthday with Hollywood Bash, New Puppy

Madonna took time out from the grueling rehearsal schedule for her upcoming tour to celebrate her 57th birthday Sunday. At the bash, held at M Bar in Hollywood, Madonna celebrated with her children Lourdes, Mercy and David; it's not clear if her oldest son Rocco, who just turned 15, was present.  Madonna posted a photo of herself at the party with flowers in her hair, and the caption "Gypsy Queen."  Another photo shows her hugging daughter Lourdes, with the caption, "Birthday fun with Princess #1."  A photo of Mercy being kissed on the cheek by an unknown man was captioned,…

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna's New Perfume "RiRi by Rihanna" Arrives Online

Rihanna's latest perfume is now available. Called RiRi by Rihanna, the new scent is described as "a flirty floral that is a melody of feminine, mischievous, and playfully sensual notes."  It features notes of passion fruit, orange blossom, Madagascar vanilla, Indonesian sandalwood, jasmine and Italian mandarin, among others. In a statement, the singer says, "Each fragrance we create brings something new and different. This is a flirty, more feminine scent. I love that we can use interesting combinations that reflect a new overall feel." The scent comes packaged in a clear bottle showing its pink color, with a black and…

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

A Great Big World Says New Single "Hold Each Other" Felt "As Emotional" as "Say Something"

After scoring a Grammy earlier this year for their smash hit "Say Something," A Great Big World has returned with a touching new single, "Hold Each Other."  The song is attracting attention because the lyrics acknowledge both hetero and homosexual relationships, but A Great Big World's Ian Axel says that's not the only reason they chose it for the first release from their new album. "I feel like most people know us for 'Say Something' and that’s a song that I’m singing that Chad’s not singing on," Ian tells ABC Radio, referring to his musical partner, Chad King.  "And A…

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran Among Winners at 2015 Teen Choice Awards

One Direction, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are among the multiple award winners from Sunday night's 2015 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. One Direction landed eight awards, bringing their "lifetime" total to 23. Among them were Choice Song for "Steal My Girl" and Choice Love Song for "Night Changes." "No Control" also won for Choice Party Song. They also nabbed Choice Summer Music Star: Group and Choice Summer Tour. The British boy band, currently on tour, could not be at the ceremony and accepted the awards in a taped video. Referring to the awards, which are shaped like surfboards, the…

posted 2015/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Taylor Swift Welcomes Julia Roberts & Music Legend Joan Baez Onstage

Taylor Swift's 1989 tour has featured an endless parade of guests, from sports stars to models and actresses to musicians. But Taylor really upped the ante on Saturday night by welcoming three guests: an Oscar-winning actress, a bona fide music legend and a currently-hot girl group. At Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California Saturday night, Taylor performed her hit "Style" while Julia Roberts and iconic singer/songwriter and social activist Joan Baez danced onstage.   Both women wore jeans and Taylor Swift tour t-shirts. "These two women are my heroes. What an honor," Taylor tweeted. That same night, Taylor welcomed British girl…

posted 2015/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR