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2017-08-02

Miley Cyrus says she wrote a song in a dream

Miley Cyrus can write songs in her sleep. No, seriously. The singer tells Cosmopolitan magazine that she actually wrote a new song for her album in a dream. “I dreamt my sis Noah and I were in my car on the way to the movie, a song came on the radio and it was Noah’s FAVORITE song!” Miley recalls. “She said everyone was loving it…it’s a ‘smash,’ then I said “I wish I wrote it.’ I woke up… and DID!”  No word on what that song is. Miley’s known for getting inspiration in unusual places. She previously said she wrote…

posted 2017/08/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey jokingly advises Lionel Richie on possible "Idol" gig: “Don’t do it”

Mariah Carey hasn’t exactly kept it a secret that she did not enjoy her time as a judge on American Idol. So how does she feel that her tour mate, Lionel Richie, is reportedly being courted for ABC’s Idol reboot? The singer was asked by Entertainment Tonight whether she had any advice for Lionel. "I would say, don't do it," she said. "No, I'm only kidding. If he wants to do it, that'll be great. I think he would be really good at it." She continued, "Yeah, they just were trying to foil me when I went on there. So,…

posted 2017/08/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello and Miley Cyrus among the stars in New 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' trailer

In advance of Carpool Karaoke: The Series' debut next Tuesday, Apple Music has released a new teaser trailer offering fans a little taste of what they can expect from the star-studded series. The clip shows quick glimpses of film and TV, musicians, athletes and film and TV stars -- including LeBron James, Ariana Grande, Metallica, Camila Cabello, Miley Cyrus and more hitting the road and belting out their favorite songs, while James Brown's "Get Up Offa That Thing" plays underneath. The premiere episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series arrives August 8 on Apple Music will feature Will Smith and James Corden. Two…

posted 2017/08/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars’ "24K Magic" reaches multi-platinum status

Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic isn’t just golden -- it’s now multi-platinum. Billboard reports the album has been certified two-times platinum by the RIAA. Two of the album’s hit singles, the title track “24K Magic” and “That’s What I Like,” have also earned four-times platinum certifications. Bruno is no stranger to multi-platinum territory. 24K Magic marks his third straight multi-platinum album, following his five-times platinum debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans and his four-times platinum sophomore LP Unorthodox Jukebox. 24K Magic has been on the Billboard 200 chart for 35 weeks. The title track has been on the Billboard Hot 100 chart…

posted 2017/08/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde says she'd be fine to just make music and "pop it in a vault"

Lorde doesn’t need to release music to feel validated. In a new cover story with Canada’s FASHION Magazine, the singer reveals that she’d be find to just “make it and pop it in a vault.” “I make work to challenge myself,” she explains. “The process is very much about me having a conversation with myself. It’s a very private process, and so I feel like I’ve run a marathon by the time it comes out.” However, she adds, “I do love that people hear the work; I think I would be sad if people didn’t.” Lorde says she worked on…

posted 2017/08/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-08-01

Pentatonix puts melancholy spin on Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own”

Pentatonix is putting their own spin on the 2010 Robyn track “Dancing on My Own.” The a cappella group has released their cover of the song, as well as a video to go along with it. Instead of using only their voices, this time around they add a cello into the mix. The result is a more melancholy version of the upbeat tune. The video features Kevin Olusola playing the cello and beatboxing at the same time, while Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kirstin Maldonado trade verses and harmonize. “We just wanted to take a minute to thank you all…

posted 2017/08/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DNCE wants to hear your cover of “Toothbrush” for YouTube show "Best.Cover.Ever"

DNCE will be guest-starring on a new YouTube competition series premiering this fall. The band has been added to the lineup of Best.Cover.Ever, a show that gives aspiring musicians the chance to perform a cover of a famous artist’s original song. Contestants will compete for the opportunity to perform a duet with that artist that will then premiere on YouTube. Submissions are currently open for DNCE’s challenge. Fans are asked to upload a YouTube video of themselves performing a cover of the band’s song “Toothbrush.” Finalists will be chosen to appear on the show and one lucky winner will get…

posted 2017/08/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Honey, He’s a Dad: Andy Grammer welcomes a daughter named Louisiana

Andy Grammer is a dad. The singer has welcomed his first child, a baby girl, with wife Aijia. People confirms the newborn, named Louisiana K Grammer, was born in the early morning hours on Friday, July 28. “We’re so in love. We can’t believe we get to keep her,” Andy tells the mag. He says they will call their daughter “Louie” for short. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/08/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Joy to the World: Sia prepping Christmas album for later this year

It’s still summer, but Sia already has Christmas on the brain. According to Variety, the singer/songwriter will be releasing a holiday album later this year, featuring a collection of original songs written by Sia and longtime songwriting partner, Greg Kurstin. Sia has also made the jump from RCA Records to Atlantic Records. The Christmas album will mark her first release on that label. “Sia is a once-in-a-generation artist. Her extraordinary gifts as a singer and songwriter, her revolutionary approach to the art of performing, her groundbreaking videos -- everything she does comes from a deep wellspring of inspiration and imagination,”…

posted 2017/08/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha announces dates for first solo tour in four years

Kesha is taking her “Rainbow” on the road. Following the release of her new album on August 11, the singer will be kicking off her first solo tour since 2013. The Rainbow Tour 2017 will begin September 26 in Birmingham, Alabama and conclude in Hollywood, California on November 1. Tickets are available for pre-sale now and officially go on sale August 5 on KeshaOfficial.com Kesha has released three tracks from her new album so far, including “Praying,” “Woman,” and “Learn to Let Go.” Here are the dates: 9/26 -- Birmingham, AL, Iron City9/27 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium9/29 -- Atlanta,…

posted 2017/08/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Macklemore OK after head-on collision with alleged drunk driver

Macklemore reportedly walked away unharmed after being involved in a head-on collision Friday night. According to TMZ, the rapper’s Mercedes was hit by an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck in Langley, Washington. Police reportedly said the pickup driver was rounding a bend when he drifted into oncoming traffic. Macklemore and his two passengers were able to walk away from the accident, but one of the passengers was treated for a minor cut to the head. The driver of pickup truck was reportedly knocked unconscious in the crash. TMZ says he later admitted to having a drink “a while…

posted 2017/08/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake and Ricky Martin headlining Dominican Republic music fest

Justin Timberlake and Ricky Martin are heading to the Dominican Republic.Billboard reports the two are among the headliners for this year’s Festival Presidente, which takes place from November 3 to November 5 at Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo.The festival, which started back in 1997, has always been known to feature big Latin acts, but in 2014, it began incorporating more high-profile international acts as well, such as Bruno Mars. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/08/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR