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2017-04-07

Iggy Azalea says she lost 15 pounds from twerking

Did Iggy Azalea discover the latest workout craze? The rapper tells New Zealand radio station Nova 96.9 that she lost 15 pounds from twerking. Iggy explains that before her twerk-tastic music video shoot for “Mo Bounce,” she rehearsed the dance moves like crazy.“It's a lot -- I went on a meal plan before the video because I knew I would have to be dancing fairly skimpily dressed," she says. "I did a lot of rehearsals actually, and man! I lost 15 pounds in a week dancing to that song!" She also admits that she had a twerking trainer who helped…

posted 2017/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Harry Styles releases "Sign of the Times"

Happy Friday -- and to kick off your weekend, we've got "Sign of the Times," the first solo single from Harry Styles. The song is most definitely a ballad -- in fact, it doesn't sound all that far from a 1970s classic rock power ballad, with a little Elton John and a few other classic bands thrown in. Harry promised on March 31 to release "Sign of the Times" today.  He's now the fourth member of One Direction to release solo material, following Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson.  The fifth member of the original group, Liam Payne, just…

posted 2017/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato wants people to "feel empowered" by her character in "Smurfs: The Lost Village"

She doesn't have any songs on the soundtrack, but Demi Lovato is a huge part of the new animated movie Smurfs: The Lost Village, in theaters today.  She voices the role of Smurfette, the only female Smurf...or so we've been led to believe. "You’ve always known Smurfette as the only girl Smurf and it’s time that that changes," Demi told ABC Radio about her character. "Y'know, she wanted to know more about her identity, and so she sets out on this adventure and she learns who she is.  And you get to find out why she’s the only girl Smurf...and…

posted 2017/04/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-04-06

Harry Styles news: His Prince connection and his dating status

When Harry Styles announced that the title of his debut solo single would be "Sign of the Times," he did it on the same day as the 30th anniversary of the release of Prince's legendary album, Sign O' The Times. While that album's title track and Harry's song aren't the same, some have questioned Harry's use of the title. But one of Prince's duet partners says the late icon wouldn't mind at all. Scottish pop star Sheena Easton sang with Prince on the #2 pop hit "U Got the Look," the biggest hit from the Sign O' the Times album. …

posted 2017/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor says boyfriend Daryl Sabara is “obsessed” with her body

It seems Meghan Trainor’s ultimate confidence booster is a good boyfriend. The singer tells Cosmopolitan magazine, in an interview done via text, that her current beau, Daryl Sabara, has dramatically improved her self-esteem.“I never really felt sexy with guys before,” she admits. “No one expressed how they liked my body out loud in the bedroom until I met Daryl. He is obsessed with it -- every inch. And that has improved my confidence more than even [‘All About That Bass’] did. He’s a champion, so we’re in heaven.”She says the two went bowling and did karaoke on their first date,…

posted 2017/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine nominated for 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Two hit-making pop stars have received nominations for this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards, which have been re-branded to include TV programming. Hailee Steinfeld is up for Best Actor in a Movie for her acclaimed role in the film The Edge of Seventeen.  Her competition includes Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast, Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out, Hugh Jackman in Logan, Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures, and James McAvoy in Split. Maroon 5's Adam Levine, meanwhile, is co-nominated with his partner in bromance, fellow The Voice coach  Blake Shelton, in the category of Best Duo.  Among their…

posted 2017/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez hosting WE Day California

Later this month at the Forum in Inglewood, C.A., Selena Gomez will host WE Day California.  It's an event that's part of a global movement spotlightings young people who are taking on challenging social issues and making a difference in their communities.The singer has been participating in WE Day for the past three years. She previously hosted the first-ever U.S. broadcast of WE day in 2015."The electricity of an arena full of thousands of young people who are making real change in the world is like nothing I've ever experienced,” Selena says in a statement. “I am grateful to be…

posted 2017/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch now: John Mayer's turning Japanese in new video for "Still Feel Like Your Man"

John Mayer's turning Japanese -- and channeling Kung Fu Panda, too -- in the new video for his song "Still Feel Like Your Man." In the moody-looking clip, John enters a room filled with geishas of various races waving fans, while other people dance around.  A furious-looking Asian man sits in a chair in the center of it all, and behind him, on what looks like a shelf covered by a see-through screen, is a seated woman wearing a veil decorated with butterflies. Images of the woman continue to flash as John sings about missing an ex, whom he recently…

posted 2017/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles says his upcoming album is "my favorite album to listen to"

Harry Styles' forthcoming solo debut album has at least one fan already -- Harry Styles. "In the least weird way possible, it's my favorite album to listen to at the moment," Harry told the BBC's Radio 1 Breakfast Show of the forthcoming record, reports the Belfast Telegraph. "I was with the guys who I was writing it with and we just wanted to make what we wanted to listen to," he said, "and that has been the most fun part for me about making the whole album." Harry said many of the album's songs were written in Jamaica after his…

posted 2017/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato joins James Corden for Divas Then/Divas Now Riff-Off

Demi Lovato was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden Wednesday night. After his monologue, cherubic, music-loving host James Corden started talking about how much he enjoys old school pop and R&B divas. Corden then took a jab at current singers saying, “They don't make them like that anymore. Do they? Divas back then were just better than divas are today.” Suddenly, Lovato appeared from the side of the stage and she and Corden went back and forth about divas today and the divas of yesterday. Finally, the multi-platinum artist said, “Well, OK, if you think divas…

posted 2017/04/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-04-05

Watch now: Sia writes new song, “Toy Box,” for "The Get Down -- Part II" soundtrack

Sia has contributed a sexy new song to The Get Down -- Part II soundtrack. In a new clip from the Netflix series, released Wednesday, the disco-tinged track -- called “Toy Box” -- is performed by the character Mylene Cruz, played by Herizen Guardiola. She’s looking to make her mark as a solo artist and takes a gig at a New York nightclub.Mylene delivers a steamy performance of “Toy Box,” but at the end of the clip she realizes -- to her horror -- that her father, played by Giancarlo Esposito, is in the audience. This is the second track…

posted 2017/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" come true: her home's officially designated a landmark

Taylor Swift's home is now officially a historical landmark...and not because she lives in it. On Tuesday, the Beverly Hills City Council approved the singer's request to designate her mansion, which she purchased in 2015, as a historical city landmark. The 11,000 square foot home is known as the Samuel Goldwyn Estate, because it was owed by famed Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn, the co-founder of the studio which eventually became MGM.  Travel + Leisure reports that Taylor paid $25 million for the home, which was built in 1934. Back in the day, stars like Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin and Clark…

posted 2017/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR