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Macklemore and Oscar the Grouch Team Up for "Thrift Shop" Parody

Usually, Macklemore collaborates with Ryan Lewis, but in his latest video he works with some others artists: Oscar and the other Grouches from Sesame Street. The children's show on Monday released a parody of Macklemore's huge hit "Thrift Shop." This time, the rapper is not looking for bargains at a thrift shop -- he's looking for trash. In fact, he's given the nickname "Mucklemore."   The Grouches hilariously rap in the chorus, "I'm gonna pop some trash/seven bags in my trash can/I, I, I'm shopping/looking for some rubbish/This is gross and awesome." In the past, the Sesame Street puppets have…

posted 2015/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Iggy Azalea Wins Injunction to Stop Ex from Distributing Unfinished Songs

Iggy Azalea got some good news Monday. A federal judge in Los Angeles granted a preliminary injunction to block her ex-boyfriend/producer from releasing songs she claims were unfinished and stolen from her laptop, TMZ reports. Iggy sued Hefe Wine last year after he packaged the tracks as a mixtape called Inizio and released it online. According to TMZ, Iggy argued in her lawsuit that the quality of the material was so “inferior,” it was clear she never intended the songs to be released to the public.  The gossip website reports the judge viewed Inizio music videos and compared them to…

posted 2015/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rumors Still Swirling that Usher's Engaged

The speculation is growing that Usher is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Grace Miguel. Us Weekly is reporting the couple is engaged, noting that Miguel was spotted wearing a diamond ring at a Golden Globes gala on Saturday. A source tells the magazine, “She's happy but they're trying to keep it quiet.” It's been rumored since late December that Usher has popped the question. He was previously married to Tameka Foster Raymond, with whom he has two kids. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2015/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Eminem Visits Terminally Ill Fan

Don't let Eminem's angry persona fool you. The rapper is actually an old softie, and he proved it on Sunday with a low-key visit to the home of a fan who has terminal cancer, according to TMZ. Sources tell the gossip website that the fan, 17-year-old Gage Garmo, has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and told he only has a week to live. When Gage's friends started the hashtag #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem, this past Friday, Eminem wasted no time answering the call. The gossip website says Eminem arranged to visit Garmo at his Michigan home, just 20…

posted 2015/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor's More than Just "That Bass" -- Debut Album, "Title," Arrives Today

Last year, you couldn't escape Meghan Trainor's #1 hit "All About That Bass," which has earned her two Grammy nominations.  While she's had an EP out for a while, her debut album, called Title, arrives today, and the singer from Nantucket says she feels that with it, she's created a "new genre" of music. "The rest of the album is so good!" Meghan says when asked to compare it to "Bass" and her follow-up hit "Lips Are Movin'."  "It’s dope, it’s cool."  Megan co-wrote most of the songs with Kevin Kadish, her "Bass" co-writer, and he also produced it.  "I…

posted 2015/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Who's the Most Talented American Idol? The Answer May Surprise You

Everyone knows that the most successful American Idol alumni are Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.  But who are the most talented American Idol contestants ever?  According to a new survey conducted by the consumer research service E-Score, it's neither of them: it's Chris Daughtry.  The survey, which was conducted among 1,100 people over the age of 13, finds 68 percent of respondents believe Chris to have more talent than any other alumnus.   Actually, Chris is tied with season 10 finalist Pia Toscano.  Coming in behind them is Jessica Sanchez, the runner-up on season 11. The highest-ranked Idol winners, in terms…

posted 2015/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Adele to Buy Beachfront Malibu Mansion?

Is Adele moving to the beach? Rumor has it the singer is in the process of buying a sunny seafront property in Malibu, California. “Adele is preparing her comeback,” British tabloid the Daily Star cites a source as saying. “She wants to spend time in studios in L.A. and have quiet time by the ocean to write away from the stresses of London.” The source added that Adele already has an apartment in Los Angeles, but “ideally she wants a private escape where she can relax and write music.” According to the report, the 26-year-old will keep her home in…

posted 2015/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tove Lo Debuts Racy New Video for "Talking Body"

Tove Lo debuted the video for her naughty new single “Talking Body” on Monday. The Swedish singer posted a clip of it on Instagram, with a link to the full video which is available on YouTube. In the video, Tove hooks up with a wanted fugitive and the two evade the law together through various steamy scenes. There are fireworks, a carnival and topless burlesque dancers, not to mention a bunch of make-out sessions between the two. “So proud of this sexy, tacky, dirty Dogville-inspired piece done together with my partners in crime Motellet Film and IAmProduction,” she wrote on…

posted 2015/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Carly Rae Jepsen Teaming Up with Indie Pop Producers for New Music

Carly Rae Jepsen seems like she’s adding a little indie cred to her next album. The “Call Me Maybe” singer posted an Instagram photo late Sunday night revealing that she’s been working with indie pop producers Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid. "Recorded one of my fav songs today with - @devhynes and @arielrechtshaid," she wrote. Dev and Ariel were the producing duo behind Sky Ferreira’s breakout hit "Everything Is Embarrassing." Ariel has worked closely with artists like Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX and HAIM, while Dev has produced songs for artists like Solange Knowles. Working with the two could be a…

posted 2015/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nico & Vinz to Bring Super Bowl Halftime Experience to Rochester, NY

Nico & Vinz will be treating Rochester, New York to a special Super Bowl-themed concert this coming Sunday. The city was crowned the winner of Pepsi’s “Hype Your Hometown” contest, entitling residents to an exclusive Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Experience headlined by the Norwegian singing/songwriting duo. “We are excited to bring the hype to Rochester, and to join Pepsi on the road to one of the biggest music events of the year,” the two said in a statement. Not bad for two guys who come from a place where “football” means soccer. Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery said they’re slowly…

posted 2015/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Hints at Grand Entrance, Multiple Costume Changes at Super Bowl Halftime Show

We already know Lenny Kravitz will be joining Katy Perry on stage for her Super Bowl halftime show this year, but now Katy is dropping even more hints about what’s in store. She told E! News that she'll perform a “medley” of some of her most popular songs. "I'm going to do all the songs that work," she said, adding, "I think that my entrance and my exit as of right now -- they are superb." The singer spilled that Jeremy Scott will be designing her costumes for the show. Yep, there will be multiple costumes. “I would feel very…

posted 2015/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde's Written "Amazing Stuff" for New Album; Parties with Taylor & Selena After the Golden Globes

Lorde may have lost out on a Golden Globe Sunday, but she’s not letting it get her down. According to MTV, the 18-year-old “Yellow Flicker Beat” singer is hard at work on a new material. “For me, I have to kind of write a project lyrically before I attack it musically,” she told MTV on the red carpet Sunday night. “So I’ve written a lot of amazing stuff and I’m just tentatively starting to make it music.” Lorde said she has “no timeline” for when her second album will be released, but she does know that it will be completely…

posted 2015/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR