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2017-09-18

"AGT" winner Grace VanderWaal announces debut album, "Just the Beginning"

After releasing her debut EP last year, America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal has announced details about her first full-length album. The 12-track album, titled Just the Beginning, will arrive on November 3. The 13-year-old star co-wrote all of the songs on the album, including its first single, “Moonlight,” and new song "So Much More Than This." She also worked with multiple award-winning producers. "So many people have worked so hard on this, and I'm beyond excited for everyone to hear it,” Grace says in a statement. “I'm so grateful for all my supportive fans. They motivated me so much…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato: My sexuality is "irrelevant to what my music is all about"

Demi Lovato's bi-curious hit "Cool for the Summer" made some fans curious about Demi's own sexuality.  But the singer refuses to be pinned down on the topic, deeming it "irrelevant" to her music. During an interview with the gay website PrideSource, Demi was invited to directly address her sexuality, but she replied, "Thank you for the opportunity, but I think I'm gonna pass." "I just feel like everyone's always looking for a headline and they always want their magazine or TV show or whatever to be the one to break what my sexuality is," she explained. "I feel like it's…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Debbie Gibson will dance to her own song when new season of "DWTS" debuts tonight

When pop stars join the cast of Dancing with the Stars, they usually wait a few weeks before dancing to one of their own hits, but not Debbie Gibson. When the show returns for its 25th season tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, she'll hit the ballroom to her 1988 #1 hit "Lost in Your Eyes." But just because she's dancing to a familiar song doesn't mean the former teen idol will be any less nervous.  "Seriously, I am somebody who, once I'm on stage, I'm happy, I'm relaxed...but the hours leading up to a performance, even 30 years…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-09-15

Watch now: Carly Rae Jepsen takes us behind-the-scenes for “Cut to the Feeling” video

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new music video for “Cut to the Feeling” is more like a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a music video. The clip features Carly and her crew goofing around on a Los Angeles studio lot. The singer is seen getting hair and makeup done, making coffee for the crew and preparing to shoot a scene. The video ends with Carly and her band performing on the sound stage. “Cut to the Feeling” is featured on the soundtrack of the animated movie “Leap!” Carly will also play a gig with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on November 21.…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith scores sixth #1 UK hit; equals Britney, Bieber & Queen

Sam Smith has only been in the spotlight for about three years, but he's already racked up an impressive chart history.  His new single "Too Good at Goodbyes" has become his sixth number one in his home country of Great Britain. As the Official Chart Company notes, Sam now has as many #1 U.K. hits as Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Queen and Rod Stewart, all of whom have been around much longer than he has.  There are only six male artists who've had more #1 hits, including Elton John, Calvin Harris, and the late George Michael. Sam posted a shot…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia releases “Rainbow” off "My Little Pony: The Movie" soundtrack

Sia has released an uplifting new song, “Rainbow,” from the My Little Pony: The Movie soundtrack. The track, sung by her character, Songbird Serenade, in the film, is about comforting someone through their pain. The hopeful lyrics talk about weathering the storm until the sun comes out. "I can see a rainbow/In your tears as they fall on down/I can see your soul grow/Through the pain as they hit the ground/I can see a rainbow/In your tears as the sun comes out," Sia sings. “Rainbow” is available as an instant download if you pre-order the soundtrack now. The album, out…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Another taste of her honey: Mariah Carey to celebrate 20th anniversary of "Butterfly" with vinyl edition

Mariah Carey's sixth studio album, Butterfly, celebrates it's 20th anniversary Saturday.   To honor the occasion, a collector's edition 12-inch vinyl picture disc will be released on October 20.   The original cover photo and a special note from Mariah to her fans are also included in the package.  Butterfly featured hits including "Honey" -- which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of its release in 1997 and became Mimi's 12th number one-song -- as well as "Breakdown," "The Roof," and "Butterfly."   It also showcased Mimi's transition to using more hip-hop and R&B elements in her music.   In…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch now: Jessie J looks back on a toxic relationship in new single, “Think About That"

Jessie J isn't holding back on her latest single, “Think About That.” On the blistering new track, the singer unleashes a brutally honest take-down of a person who held her back and tried to cash in on her fame. "I screamed 'Yes,' you told me 'nah'/You fed me fear, I spoke to God/I was living my dreams through your eyes/Building my life on your lies, yeah/You just laughed when I cried," she sings, before repeating, “Think about that.” Later in the song, Jessie gets even more personal, singing, “Think about the time when I got sick and you made me…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Niall Horan announces album release date, new single and new tour dates

Niall Horan decided to cap off his birthday week with some big news. The singer, who turned 24 Wednesday, has announced an official release date for his album, a new single and new tour dates. His solo album, Flicker, will arrive on October 20. The singer also revealed the album’s cover art, which features a simple close-up portrait of his face. Niall’s latest single, called “Too Much to Ask,” is out today. The lyrics tell the story of missing a lost love. Niall, who’s currently in the middle of is Flicker Sessions tour, has announced even more tour dates for…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson thrilled to be mentioned in Hillary Clinton's new book

Sure, a lot of singers can top the chart and sell millions of albums. But how many can be quoted in a book by the first female candidate to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party? Kelly Clarkson found out that the first page of Hillary Clinton's new book What Happened contains the following quote: "What which does not kill us makes us stronger."  It's attributed to the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, but then in parentheses, it says "(and Kelly Clarkson)." "#WhatHappened is that my name is mentioned in @HillaryClinton new book! Yaaaasssss!" Kelly tweeted, adding the hashtags "#Nietzsche,"…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia’s longtime collaborator dishes on her Christmas album

Sia’s longtime producing/songwriting partner Greg Kurstin says the singer’s upcoming Christmas album will tackle the holiday genre in a whole new way. “What really blows my mind is just that she wrote these new Christmas stories, in a way,” Kurstin tells Entertainment Weekly, “and it’s kind of amazing that she did that.” He says the album, which they recorded in just a couple of weeks back in May, will explore many different styles. “[It] took me back to when we used to get into jazz chord changes,” he says, adding, “There’s some really fun uptempo Christmas jams, and then there’s…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyoncé steals the show at Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball

Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball, which took place Thursday night in New York City, is all about raising money for her Clara Lionel Foundation, but all anyone can talk about this morning, is Beyoncé. Dressed in a sexy, emerald-green gown, Queen Bey made her first official, post-twins red carpet appearance at last night’s affair, along with hubby JAY-Z.  That alone was enough to drive social media crazy, but what sent it into overdrive was a subsequent photo someone snapped of Beyoncé with Rihanna herself, both of them looking their gorgeous, glamorous best. Beyoncé gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir last…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR