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Nicki Minaj Addresses Her Beef with Miley Cyrus

While a lot of people might have thought the Miley Cyrus/Nicki Minaj confrontation at the VMAs was staged, it turns out Nicki’s beef with Miley is actually very real. In a new interview with The New York Times Magazine, Nicki addresses her issue with the twerking pop star. "The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls,” Nicki says of Miley. “You’re in videos with black men, and you’re bringing out black women on your stages, but you don’t want to know how black women…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Tweets Playlist of Her Current Favorite Songs

How cool would it be if Taylor Swift made a playlist just for you? Well, she has -- kind of. The singer's revealed her own personal song recommendations on Twitter. She titled the handwritten, handpicked list “New Songs That Will Make Your Life More Awesome (I Promise).” It features 11 tunes from some up-and-coming acts, including Alessia Cara’s “I’m Yours” and “How I Want Ya” by Hudson Thames, featuring Taylor’s bestie Hailee Steinfeld. Other songs that received Taylor’s stamp of approval include Erik Hassle’s “No Words,” Phoebe Ryan’s “Mine,” El Vy’s “Return to the Moon,” and M.I.A.’s “Swords.” If you…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia, 5SOS and Vance Joy Score Nominations for Australian ARIA Awards

Sia, Five Seconds of Summer and Vance Joy have all scored multiple nominations for this year’s ARIA Awards, Australia’s equivalent of the Grammys. Vance landed seven nominations, including Best Male Artist, Best Pop Release, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Georgia.” Sia will be competing with Vance in the Best Pop Release and Song of the Year categories, where she's being recognized for her song "Elastic Heart." She’s also up for Best Female Artist. Five Seconds of Summer nabbed two nominations, for Best Group and Best Australian Live Act. Iggy Azalea also received a nod in…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Inks the Word "Purpose" on His Abs

If this is definitely Justin Bieber’s new album title, he found a pretty permanent way of confirming it. The singer posted a mirror image Instagram photo yesterday showing off a new tattoo of the word “Purpose” on his stomach. The tat is scrawled just above his belly button and joins another ab tattoo that says “Forgive.” On Friday, the Biebs hinted at the album title by tweeting the word “Purpose” and hashtagging #6weeks #nov13. November 13 is the album’s release date. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. #purpose A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Oct 6,…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fall Out Boy to Perform on Country Music Association Awards

Fall Out Boy will make an unexpected appearance at this year's Country Music Association Awards. The band will take the stage with country star Thomas Rhett for a one-off collaboration on the show, which honors the best in country music.  The show has featured various pop and rock stars over the years -- last year, Ariana Grande performed with the country group Little Big Town, for example.  More special collabos will be announced each Wednesday in the weeks leading up to the show. Carrie Underwood and country star Brad Paisley will host the 49th Annual CMA Awards, which air Wednesday,…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Drops Major Hints on New Album

Iggy Azalea just revealed a ton of info about her new album. In a recent Twitter Q&A session with fans, the Aussie rapper revealed that her sophomore release will be titled Digital Distortion and that its lead single will be released later this month. While she didn’t confirm what the lead single would be, she did say she’ll be releasing a new buzz track called “Zillion,” too. She says so far the album doesn’t have any collaborations, but she’s planning to ask people soon. She also adds that it will differ from her first album in the sense that there…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera Re-Joins "The Voice" for Season 10

The rotating musical big red chairs continue on The Voice.  Christina Aguilera will re-join the show for season 10, NBC announced Wednesday. The lineup for the next season, which starts February, will feature original coach Christina joining her old pals Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the chairs, while Pharrell Williams will be sticking around for a third season. The current season features Adam, Blake, Pharrell and Gwen Stefani. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hailee Steinfeld to Star in New Coming-of-Age Drama

Hailee Steinfeld may be taking the pop music world by storm, but she’s not giving up acting entirely just quite yet. The starlet has landed a new movie role in an untitled coming-of-age drama, according to Deadline. Hailee will play Nadine Byrd, an emotionally-isolated teen whose father died tragically when she was a child. When her best friend begins dating her brother, she has a breakdown. Glee’s Blake Jenner has been cast as the brother, and the film also will star Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick. Hailee, who starred in Pitch Perfect 2 earlier this year, was nominated for an…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez to Host and Perform at American Music Awards

This year's American Music Awards will be hosted by an all-around entertainer: Jennifer Lopez. The singer, dancer, actress, American Idol judge and businesswoman will be behind the podium for this year's show, which will air November 22 on ABC.  She'll also perform in support of her upcoming Las Vegas residency, All I Have, which will premiere January 2016 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. As previously announced, Charlie Puth and Joe Jonas will reveal nominees in six categories October 13 on ABC's Good Morning America.  Five additional categories will be released on Snapchat (TheAMAs) after the broadcast. Copyright © 2015,…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King Says Her Suggestive "Ex's and Oh's" Video "Made Me Feel Like I Was Gonna Get in Trouble"

It's been a slow yet steady road to success for Elle King's breakout hit "Ex's and Oh's":  the song has just been certified gold for sales of half a million downloads.  Meanwhile, the song's outrageous video has racked up more than 6.5 million views on YouTube.  Elle says she was initially concerned -- yet thrilled -- that the clip's concept would get her "in trouble." The humorous and extremely sexually-suggestive clip features Elle cavorting with a group of half-naked hunks, and she says she had a LOT of say over which said hunks got to be in the video with…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga "Goes There" During Sex Scenes, Says "AHS: Hotel" Co-Star

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to watch Lady Gaga have sex, you'll find out Wednesday night, when American Horror Story: Hotel premieres on FX.  Gaga's character on the show, The Countess, is bisexual and bloodthirsty -- literally -- and according to her co-star, she doesn't hold back at all. "[Gaga] doesn't flinch. She goes there. Like right off the bat," Hotel star Cheyenne Jackson tells E!. "She said, 'It has to be real or I can't do it.'" And Gaga herself tells E!, "In a strange way, I actually almost prefer to watch myself in a…

posted 2015/10/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Ariana Grande Teases New Song, "Focus"

Ariana Grande is focused on new music, and she’s almost ready to share it. The singer released a teaser clip of her new song, “Focus,” on Instagram today. The quick snippet of the upbeat tune features Ariana belting the lyrics “focus on me,” and then speaking the line “1-2-3, c’mon girls.” In another Instagram post on Monday, Ariana seemingly revealed some of the song’s lyrics. “Ain’t no need to hold it back, go ahead and talk ya sh***/ I know you’re hoping that I’ll react/ I know you’re hoping I’m looking back/ But if my real ain’t real enough/ Then…

posted 2015/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR