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2016-11-02

Bruno Mars: Making 24K Magic Was "Super-Daunting" After "Uptown Funk"

Bruno Mars may be a superstar, but that doesn't mean he isn't insecure. In a new Rolling Stone cover story, he says the incredible success of "Uptown Funk" left him doubting he could follow it up."Coming off the biggest song of my career, it was super-daunting," he tells Rolling Stoneabout making his new album, titled 24K Magic. "I don't know if people are going to love this...I don't know if radio is going to play it." 24K Magic, due this month, was inspired by the early '90s R&B, and designed as the soundtrack for a movie in Bruno's head. "We're…

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

Taylor Swift Tops "Forbes’" List of Highest Paid Women in Music

Taylor Swift beat out Adele and Madonna to be crowned Forbes’ highest paid woman in music of 2016. The singer raked in around $170 million from June 2015 to June 2016, mostly thanks to her mega-successful 1989 tour and product endorsements.Adele trails at number two, with $80.5 million, the highest annual earnings total of her career. Madonna rounds out the top three with $75.6 million.Katy Perry, who topped the list last year with estimated earnings of $135 million, this year comes in at number six with $41 million. Other female musicians included in the top ten are Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer…

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

Elle King Wins First CMA Award

Elle King went zero-for-two at the Grammy Awards earlier this year, but at least she's got some kind of music award for her trophy shelf: she's just won her first ever Country Music Association Award. Elle topped the country charts by duetting with country star Dierks [derks] Bentley on the song "Different for Girls," from Dierks' album Black.  And on Wednesday morning, just hours before the CMA Awards actually take place in Nashville, it was announced that Elle and Dierks had won the Musical Event of the Year category. On Instagram, Elle posted a photo of herself and Dierks, with…

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

Beyonce Performing on Tonight's CMA Awards?

Tonight's Country Music Association Awards will pay tribute to 50 years of country music history -- with some help from a global pop star. People magazine reports that Beyonce is currently in Nashville, and plans to appear on tonight's 50th Annual CMA Awards, which air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.  Having superstar pop artists sing on the CMAs isn't unusual: last year, Justin Timberlake stopped the show by duetting with the night's big winner, Chris Stapleton. As for what the Grammy-winning star would perform, she could duet with a country star on, or do a solo performance of, a…

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

Justin Timberlake Says His New Music Will "Punch You Between the Eyes"

Everyone loves "Can't Stop the Feeling!" but Justin Timberlake fans are eager for an entire album of new music from the Trolls star.  Well, he's working on it with his pal Pharrell Williams, and he says it'll definitely be different than his last album, The 20/20 Experience. Speaking to Variety, JT says, "I wouldn’t say [my new material] is the antithesis of 20/20, but it does sound more singular. If 20/20 sounded like it literally surrounds your entire head, this stuff feels more like it just punches you between the eyes.” Pharrell tells Variety that so far, he and Justin…

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

Will Rihanna's New Fenty x Puma Faux Fur Backpack Sell Out?

Rihanna's latest Fenty x Puma collection just dropped and one of the line's newest, most coveted pieces is likely to be a sell-out, reports Elle.  Rih Rih's '90s inspired faux fur backpack, retailing at the price of $450, is available exclusively in Bloomingdale's stores and the official Puma website.  Other pieces, such as Rih's Puma by Rihanna Women's creeper sneakers, a side-lacing catsuit and a jersey-lacing corset, have already sold out.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.   

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

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