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Kiiara whips up new track, “Whippin”

This is shaping up to be a busy month for Kiiara. The singer -- who hit it big with her song “Gold” -- is joining The Chainsmokers on tour, making her debut at Coachella and releasing a new single called “Whippin.”“Whippin” is the latest track off Kiiara's upcoming debut album. The song, produced by Felix Snow, features Kiiara’s signature electronic vocal glitches and a bumping hip-hop beat.Tonight, Kiiara kicks off the first date of her tour with The Chainsmokers in Miami, Florida. She’ll play arenas across North America, with stops to play Coachella on April 16 and April 23. Kiiara…

posted 2017/04/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J says new music is “very honest and very grown”

After taking a break from recording following her 2014 album Sweet Talker, Jessie J has new music in the works, and she claims it’s different from anything she’s done in the past."Where I’m at with the new music, everything written thus far I’ve written by myself,” she tells Billboard. “I’m really proud of it. It doesn’t reflect anything I’ve ever done before, which is exciting.”She says it’s an album she’s wanted to make for a long time, and it'll have a more mature point of view. “Everyone who’s heard the album so far says it’s very honest and very grown,”…

posted 2017/04/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles' self-titled solo debut coming May 12

On the heels of his first solo single, "Sign of the Times," we now have all the details of Harry Styles' hotly anticipated solo album. The self-titled disc will be out May 12, and available for pre-order starting tomorrow.  The album cover is a shot of Harry's bare back, as he crouches and splashes water on his face.   You can see some of the tattoos on his left arm, and a silver necklace that's turned around and hanging down his back. The album is available in a number of different formats for your purchasing pleasure: a gatefold vinyl LP, a…

posted 2017/04/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is new Justin Bieber music on the way?

Looks like Justin Bieber is working on new music. On Wednesday, Justin posted a series of black-and-white photos to his Instagram account showing him in the studio playing electric piano and standing at a mic, headphones on with what appears to be a lyric sheet on a music stand in front of him. Justin included no captions or other info with the pics, leaving fans to speculation -- new album?  new single?  special one-off?  Justin's manager, Scooter Braun, provided no more clarity when he also posted one of the pictures with the caption, "The world has no idea!!" Justin's last…

posted 2017/04/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Hillary Clinton gives Katy Perry's shoe sales a big boost

Earlier this week, Katy Perry promoted her new shoe line by posting a photo of one of her friends wearing a pair.  That friend happened to be Hillary Clinton, and shoppers responded accordingly. Katy posted the photo of Clinton on Twitter and Instagram wearing a pump which Katy has named "The Hillary."  It's a $139 suede pump with a Lucite heel with moons and stars embedded within.  Katy invited fans to her online store to buy the shoe, and others, at a 25% discount. According to the New York Times, by Wednesday morning, the Instagram post had more than 300,000…

posted 2017/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran shoots video in same place he played on the street at age 13

When he was 13 years old, Ed Sheeran played music for money on the street.  One day, he did it Galway, Ireland.  Wednesday morning, he returned to that same location -- this time to shoot a new video. According to the Irish Mirror, Ed's currently in Ireland for two concerts in Dublin, but at 2:00 a.m., he showed up on Shop Street in Galway to film the clip.  He took selfies with fans outside a store, and then started the video shoot, which included a lookalike street musician. Later on, Ed posted a photo on Instagram showing all the fans who…

posted 2017/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde reveals "Melodrama"'s concept and her "reverence" for "holy" pop music

It turns out that Lorde's new album, Melodrama, due in June, is a concept album...kind of. Speaking to the New York Times, Lorde says she decided that the songs on Melodrama should tell the story of a house party, so she could string together different moods and emotions and have them all fit together somehow.  "With a party, there’s that moment where a great song comes on and you’re ecstatic,” she tells the Times. “And then there’s that moment later on where you’re alone in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, you don’t think you look good, and you start…

posted 2017/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers reveal what inspired "Paris" -- and no, it wasn't Paris

The Chainsmokers' top-10 hit "Paris" wasn't written in Paris, and the French city didn't inspire it, either.  As the duo explains in a track-by-track description of their new album posted on Facebook, it was actually inspired by a friend of theirs whose life was out of control. The duo writes, "Paris was written in Stockholm (although we had just visited Paris days before) late one night after a show. It started with the lyrics, 'we were staying in Paris' and unfolded from there. The lyrics may seem vague at first, but their inspiration comes from a real place." Specifically, the…

posted 2017/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Orlando Bloom on breakup with Katy Perry: "We're friends"

Apparently there are no hard feeling between Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom following the couple's breakup last month. "We're friends," the British actor tells ELLE UK. "It's good. We're all grown-up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don't think anybody cares what I'm up to. Nor should they. It's between us. It's better to set an example for kids and show that [break-ups] don't have to be about hate." Orlando's first public comments on the breakup reflect something Katy wrote on Twitter in March. "How bout a new way of thinking for 2017!?" Katy wrote.…

posted 2017/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Daya concert special coming to Audience Network

Daya will be one of the artists featured in upcoming concert specials on AT&T’s AUDIENCE Network.  While the exact airdates have yet to be announced, the shows will air Fridays at 9 p.m. ET. The shows were filmed in front of a live audience at Hollywood's Red Studios, and are shot in ultra high-definition/4K and air on DirecTV and AT&T's U-verse systems.Daya just wrapped up her first headlining tour, March 30. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction’s "Take Me Home" phone booth going on display...and under the hammer

Calling all One Direction fans: you'll soon be able to step inside the same phone booth featured on the band’s Take Me Home album over...and maybe even own it. Starting Thursday, April 14, the classic red British telephone booth will be on display at Hard Rock London. The exhibit is free and open to the public.  It'll be viewable until Saturday, May 20, and will then be put up for sale during Julien’s Auctions Music Icons auction at the Hard Rock New York Times Square.   The starting bid for the booth is estimated to be anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000,…

posted 2017/04/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


John Legend's crowing about his new virtual reality animated series

John Legend is going from La La Land to the land of virtual reality. The Los Angeles Times reports John will executive-produce and star -- vocally -- in a new animated virtual reality series called Rainbow Crow.  It's based on Native American folklore and features John as the crow of the title.  When the animal kingdom is plunged into darkness, he has to go on a journey to save everyone, and learn humility in the process. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, John said when the studio approached him about doing the project, "I thought it felt like a cool…

posted 2017/04/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR