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2017-05-09

ABC's "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series to feature rock, pop & country superstars

Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series, airing on ABC starting later this month, will be an eclectic mix of rock, pop and country acts.  Among this year's headliners, three of them -- Linkin Park, Eric Church and Bleachers -- will be making their live morning show TV performance debuts. Here's the current lineup for the concerts, which will take place at Summerstage in New York's Central Park.  The shows are free, but some may require tickets.  Visit ABCNews.com for full details.   5/19 -- Green Day5/26 -- Florida Georgia Line & Nelly6/2 -- Fifth Harmony6/9 -- The Chainsmokers6/16 -- The…

posted 2017/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

It's official: 'American Idol' is returning, on ABC

What's been rumored for weeks is now official: American Idol is returning to TV -- on ABC. The network confirmed the news Tuesday morning, saying it would return for the 2017-2018 season, and that the host and judges panel had yet to be decided.  Original host Ryan Seacrest is the new co-host of ABC's syndicated show Live with Kelly, and has relocated to New York City for that job.  American Idol, however, has always originated from LA. American Idol's return was rumored as far back as February, with reports NBC was in talks to acquire the show to join its…

posted 2017/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei owns the night on "Dancing with the Stars"

On Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, the pressure continued to build for Week 8 after last week’s double elimination. With only five stars left, it quickly became clear after her first dance that the night belonged to Fifth Harmony stunner Normani Kordei. The 20-year-old singer continued to shine, bringing in her second perfect score with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy in a contemporary dance to “Freedom” by Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton. The judges were resoundingly positive in their critique, with Len Goodman noting that during her performance, “Throughout that dance you could have heard a pin drop from this whole…

posted 2017/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-05-08

James Arthur sings in the subway in new video for "Can I Be Him"

In his new video, James Arthur tortures himself over a girl he's longing for...until he encounters another woman to steal his heart. In the clip for his song "Can I Be Him," James is on a subway and spots an attractive girl in a nearby seat.  When she gets up to exit the subway car, he goes after her, but sees her on the platform hugging and kissing a guy who's obviously her boyfriend. Next, there's a montage of the girl and the guy sharing all kinds of romantic moments together -- we don't know if it's real, or it's…

posted 2017/05/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato designs activewear collection for charity

Demi Lovato is combining her love of working out with her love of raising money for causes close to her heart. The singer has teamed up with Fabletics, the activewear brand co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, to launch a limited-edition capsule collection called Demi Lovato for Fabletics.  Described as a "true collaboration" between Kate, Demi and the brand, it features designs inspired by Demi's "music and mission." A portion of sales from the collection will benefit Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign that empowers girls to enact change for other girls worldwide. Demi writes on Instagram that her…

posted 2017/05/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sign of the Times? Harry Styles reportedly drops $8.7 million on NYC pad

Harry Styles, solo artist, is now Harry Styles, New Yorker, if the celebrity real estate website The Real Deal is to be believed. The website reports that last year, a trust that appears to be linked to Harry closed on an apartment in a ritzy building in New York's Tribeca neighborhood. The trustee on the deed is a woman named Emma Spring -- which is the name of Harry's personal assistant. The apartment is nearly 3,000 square feet and features three bedrooms.  Other stars who own homes in the building include Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds and Jennifer Lawrence.  The building…

posted 2017/05/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber hits more milestones as "I'm the One" debuts at #1

Justin Bieber's topping the chart and reaching new milestones once again, thanks to an all-star collaboration with some of hip hop's biggest names. DJ Khaled's new single "I'm the One," featuring Biebs, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne and Quavo from rap trio Migos, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It's the first rap song to debut at #1 since Eminem's "Not Afraid" seven years ago.  It's also just the 28th song to enter at #1 since the chart started in 1958. Thanks to this song, Justin is now only the third artist ever to have debuted at…

posted 2017/05/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Will Katy Perry's new album have a response to "Bad Blood?"

Katy Perry's eagerly-awaited fourth album is due later this year -- release date and title are still to be revealed -- but there's one burning question fans have about it.  Will Katy respond musically to Taylor Swift's hit "Bad Blood," which was reportedly about her? "Well that’s not my question to answer -- if it’s about me," Katy tells Entertainment Weekly. "I think [my new album is] a very empowered record. There is no one thing that’s calling out any one person." Katy adds, "Honestly, when women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be…

posted 2017/05/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran reveals that after his initial success, "I did lose myself for a bit"

Ed Sheeran was a guest Sunday on Desert Island Discs, a long-running BBC Radio show where artists talk about which records they'd bring with them to a desert island.  Ed also revealed that initially, he found it very difficult to handle his success. Ed told host Kirsty Young that because he's a solo artist who doesn't have a backing band, the isolation he experienced on the road made him a little crazy. "Playing in front of, like, 87,000 people and walking off and sitting in a dressing room afterwards with nothing but an air conditioning sound...you don't really know how to…

posted 2017/05/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Imagine Dragons announces new album, "Evolve"

Just like a Pikachu with a Thunder Stone, Imagine Dragons is ready to evolve. The Las Vegas rockers have announced that their third studio album will be called Evolve, and you'll be able to pre-order it tonight at midnight ET. If you pre-order Evolve, you'll received an instant download of a new track called "Whatever It Takes." It will be the third new song from Imagine Dragons so far this year, following the previously released "Believer" and "Thunder." Evolve is the follow-up to Imagine Dragons' 2015 sophomore effort, Smoke + Mirrors. Imagine Dragons will be performing on this year's Billboard…

posted 2017/05/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus defends "Billboard" interview comments about rap music

In her recent cover story for Billboard magazine, Miley Cyrus said her disappointment over raunchy rap lyrics "pushed me out of the hip hop scene a little."  After being dragged on Twitter for her comments, she's now explaining herself via a lengthy Instagram post. In the past, Miley has been accused of appropriating black culture for her own purposes, and Twitter's negative reaction to her comments stemmed from her claim that she was ever part of the "hip hop scene" to begin with.  On Instagram, Miley wrote that her comments were unfairly highlighted because "publications like to focus on the…

posted 2017/05/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey to perform at Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in June

Not many artists can pronounce Azerbaijan, much less say they've headlined a concert in that country, but Mariah Carey will soon be able to. The singer will be performing at the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix next month.Mariah will play some of her biggest hits on Sunday, June 25, during the final day of the auto race in the country’s capital of Baku. The Black Eyed Peas and Nicole Scherzinger will be performing back-to-back concerts the day before.In case you need to brush up on your geography, Azerbaijan is a country bordered by Russia, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and the Caspian…

posted 2017/05/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR