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2014-11-20

Meghan Trainor Wrote Her New Single in Eight Minutes

Some artists struggle for years to write a hit song, but things come a little easier for Meghan Trainor.  She says she dashed off her new single, "Lips Are Movin'," in under ten minutes. Meghan co-wrote "Lips Are Movin'" with Kevin Kadish, the same guy she worked with on her #1 hit "All About That Bass."  "[It] was the last song I got to write with him for the album.  And...it was the fastest song I've ever wrote in my life.  We wrote it in eight minutes," Meghan says. "I kind of freaked out 'cause I looked at the clock,…

posted 2014/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-19

Taylor Swift Is First Woman in History to Replace Herself at #1 on "Billboard" Hot 100

In the 56-year history of the Billboard chart, no female artist has ever replaced themselves at number one...until now.  Does it surprise you to learn that Taylor Swift's the one who's done it? The singer's new single, "Blank Space" jumps from #13 to #1, replacing her previous hit "Shake it Off" at the top of the chart.  "Blank Space" is now Taylor's third #1 hit on the chart overall.  Her new album 1989 has now produced two number one hits.  It's the first album by a woman to do so since Adele's 21. In addition, Taylor's only the 10th artist…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paramore Unveil Expanded Digital Version of "Paramore"

Paramore has announced Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe -- a 29-track expanded digital version of the band's self-titled fourth album. Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe will include a collection of unreleased material, including a new version of "Hate To See Your Heart Break," featuring duet vocals from former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams, plus a 2012 demo, "Tell Me It’s Okay." The release will also include eight live tracks from Paramore's show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado. Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe will be released on November 24. The original Paramore album was the band's first record to hit the number one spot on…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Eminem's "Shady XV" Album Snippets Leaks Online

Next week will see the release of Eminem's compilation album Shady XV, but fans now can hear snippets of the project before its release.The preview was posted on YouTube and features explicit material from Em, like “Guts over Fear” featuring Sia and “Twisted” featuring Skylar Grey, as well as songs from Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil and Yelawolf.The two-CD compilation arrives November 24, which coincides with the 15th anniversary of Eminem’s major label debut.Here's the Shady XV  track list:DISC 1Eminem -- “ShadyXV”Slaughterhouse -- “Psychopath Killer” (feat. Eminem and Yelawolf)Eminem -- “Die Alone” (feat. Kobe)Bad Meets Evil -- “Vegas”Slaughterhouse -- “Ya’ll Ready…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Heading for #1 Debut with "FOUR"

Poetic justice? Taylor Swift is likely going to be replaced at #1 by the guy she used to date...and who may or may not have inspired some songs on her new album. Billboard reports that One Direction's new album FOUR is on course to debut at #1 on next week's Billboard chart, which would give the group its fourth #1 album in less than three years.  If it does so, it'll knock Taylor's 1989 album out of the top slot, where it's spending a third week. Taylor's ex, Harry Styles, is, of course, a member of 1D, and Harry was…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor's New "Lips Are Movin'" Video Bends the Rules

Meghan Trainor is out with the video for her new single "Lips Are Movin'," and she's teamed with technology company HP to promote the song and video throughout the holidays. Meghan and "Lips Are Movin'" will be featured in the global holiday campaign for a new HP Pavilion computer; it's part of the company's #BendTheRules campaign.  She and HP also worked together on the video, which is being billed as the first-ever music video created by social "influencers" -- that is, the most influential people on Vine, YouTube and Instagram from around the world.  These so-called "influencers" worked as the…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Says Her New Album Is Coming "Very Soon"

Rihanna fans will be excited to know that their favorite singer's next album will arrive "very soon," according to Ri Ri. "That's my hope," she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "I'm really excited about the music that we've been working on, so I can't wait for people to hear it."While she didn't go into further detail about the highly anticipated project, the singer spoke about supporting in the fight against AIDS at the premiere of Andrew Jenks' new documentary It's Not Over."This documentary, It's Not Over, is really gonna be educational for the youth [with] what's going on…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift to Perform on "The Voice" Nov. 25

Taylor Swift will debut her new single "Blank Space" on this Sunday night's American Music Awards, live on ABC.  But if you want to see her sing it a second time, tune into The Voice Tuesday night. Taylor, who served as a mentor on the show during the Knockout Rounds, will return to sing "Blank Space" on the NBC reality show.  It's the latest release from her smash album 1989. 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 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Now Part Owner of Audio Technology Company

In addition to being a global pop superstar and sometime actor, Justin Timberlake has a financial interest in several interesting enterprises, such as the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, MySpace, a clothing line, a tequila brand and, now, an audio technology company. Justin has joined the company AfterMaster Audio Labs as an owner, and according to the company, he'll play an "integral role" as the company prepares its big launch into the marketplace.  So what does the company do?  It "provides revolutionary technology and sound to the digital audio processing world" via a "revolutionary sound innovation."  Apparently, if your device has…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"People's" Sexiest Man Alive Issue Features Levine, Timberlake, Derulo, Legend, 1D's Harry & Niall & More

As of today, Adam Levine is no longer People's Sexiest Man Alive: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Thor in the Marvel series of superhero films, including The Avengers, has claimed the honor for 2014.  So how is Adam taking the news that he no longer holds that title? "Very well," laughs People staff editor Antoinette Coulton. "Y'know, it's a year officially, but people talk about this even after the year is up.  So I'm sure he wishes Chris well. He's in the issue as well, as our outgoing guy, and he's having fun with it." Adam doesn't…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Says New Tattoo Didn't Hurt as Much as Achieving Stardom Did

Lady Gaga has gotten yet another tattoo -- by some counts, her 17th -- and documented the process step-by-step on Instagram. The tattoo, in Gaga's left armpit, reads "Mother Monster," and she had it done at 3 a.m. in the morning in Manchester, England.  On Twitter, she explains that the ink was inspired by the anniversary of the release of her album The Fame Monster.  She tweeted to her fans, "feel more complete w/ my new tat, a declaration that I'm always with u, thanks for a killer summer. And for everything." She added, "Someone asked me if my mother…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J to Perform, Charli XCX, Nick Jonas & Meghan Trainor to Appear on NewNowNext Awards

Jessie J will be burning up the stage at this year's NewNowNext Awards, which will air December 7 on Logo TV. The singer will perform her current hit, "Burnin' Up" on the awards show, which honors the best new musicians, actors, movies, TV shows and more.  Joe Jonas will serve as the celebrity DJ, and his brother Nick Jonas will also appear, as will Meghan Trainor, Charli XCX, Jennifer Hudson, A Great Big World, Lance Bass and others. The NewNowNext Awards, originating from Miami, airs December 7 at 8 p.m. ET on Logo TV. 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 2014 ABC…

posted 2014/11/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR