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2017-09-29

Experience Matchbox Twenty's concert in virtual reality next week

If you can’t be at a Matchbox Twenty concert in person, the band is bringing you the next best thing. Rob Thomas and the guys have teamed up with SwivelVR to create what's being billed as the first "fan-controlled virtual reality experience ever."  The unique event will take place on October 4 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Fans will be able to virtually "attend" the Denver Matchbox Twenty concert by using the SwivelVR app. Unlike other VR experiences, this app allows you to change your point of view with a hands-free menu. You can take snapshots during the…

posted 2017/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Glorious! Macklemore and wife expecting second child

Macklemore and his wife Tricia have some "glorious" news: they're going to be parents for a second time. The couple revealed the news in an Instagram post designed to appear like one of those trendy "gender reveal" videos. Instead, it was a cleverly disguised concert announcement. "Tricia is pregnant, and today we are going to find out the gender of our child,” says the rapper in the video.  He, Tricia, the couple's two-year-old daughter Sloane and family members then gather around a cake that's half pink, half blue, with "Girl" written on one side and "Boy" on the other. Macklemore cuts the…

posted 2017/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

elly Clarkson releases "Meaning of Life" track list; watch new "Move You" video now

Kelly Clarkson has been saying for months that her new album, Meaning of Life, is more R&B and soul-influenced than her past work.  Now it's been revealed that she's landed a legendary R&B/soul group as a guest on the disc. Members of Earth, Wind & Fire join Kelly on the song "Whole Lotta Woman."  They're the only guests on the disc, which features production work and songwriting from Grammy-winning producer Greg Kurstin, among others. If you pre-order Meaning of Life, you'll get instant downloads of the current single "Love So Soft" and "Move You." Speaking of "Move You," Kelly's released…

posted 2017/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes tops "Billboard''s 21 Under 21 list

Shawn Mendes isn't even old enough to drink legally, but he's on top of the world when it comes to his career.  His success is reflected by the fact that he's #1 on Billboard's annual list of the 21 biggest stars under the age of 21.  Shawn says when it comes to navigating his fame, he looks to his elders for advice...even though they're not that much older than he is. Speaking to Billboard, Shawn says, "I think the best advice I've gotten is...from Ed Sheeran who, early on, told me to just keep working and not to stop." He…

posted 2017/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato: New album "Tell Me You Love Me" is "a musical scrapbook of my life today"

Demi Lovato's last album, Confident, earned her a Grammy nomination.  Her new album, Tell Me You Love Me, is in stores today, and she says it represents the next step in her evolution as an artist. "You’ll hear it in my voice and in my lyrics," she tells ABC Radio. "I’m more honest and it’s the most authentic I’ve ever been to myself and to my sound." Demi's sound this time around is more R&B than pop,  a genre of music she says feels more natural to her.  As for what inspired her new material, it's basically everything she's been…

posted 2017/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-09-28

Oh Lorde: Watch her cover Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight"

Lorde covered the Phil Collins classic "In the Air Tonight" during her set at the BBC Radio 1 Lounge on Thursday. You can catch clips of the performance now via Twitter. For her take on the 1981 hit, Lorde stays pretty close to the original. And you'd better believe there's some classic Lorde dancing during the track's iconic drum solo. Also during her Live Lounge appearance, Lorde performed her song "Green Light," the lead single from the her sophomore album, Melodrama. In other Lorde news, "Green Light" won the 2017 APRA Silver Scroll Award, which honors the best songwriting of…

posted 2017/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna wants you to use her new face mask on your butt

Madonna's new line of skin care products, MDNA, is now available in the U.S., and according to the Queen of Pop, the products are even more versatile than you might imagine. Speaking to People magazine, Madonna says she uses her Chrome Clay face mask -- which costs $120, by the way -- on places other than her face.   "I have used the clay mask on my butt,” she tells People. "Don’t you want soft skin on your butt? I mean, don’t a lot of people look at your butt? Your butt has an audience. At least one!” As for why…

posted 2017/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

expand Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift among "Variety"'s "500 Most Influential"

Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are global pop stars, but they're also business leaders.  That's according to Variety, which included them on the Variety500, a list of the most influential business leaders in the entertainment industry. In addition to those four women, the list also includes Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and, of course, Beyonce.  All made the cut not just because of their success selling music and concert tickets, but also for their power and influence --whether it be via social media, their own production companies, or their brand extensions. For example, Katy wields enormous influence…

posted 2017/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Mraz joins the cast of "Waitress"

Jason Mraz is making his Broadway debut. The singer has joined the cast of Waitress in the role of Dr. Pomatter, the town physician who begins an affair with local waitress and pie-maker, Jenna. His 10-week run begins Friday, November 3. Jason is already familiar with the music of Waitress: he recorded the songs “Bad Idea” and “You Matter” with Sara Bareilles on her album What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress. Sara, who composed the music for the show, has been hinting at Jason’s involvement all week. She dropped clues to the announcement on Twitter, including a stethoscope, a guitar, an…

posted 2017/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Pink releases upcoming album’s title track, “Beautiful Trauma”

We've got new music from Pink.  She's just released “Beautiful Trauma,” the title track off her upcoming album. The song, co-written by Jack Antonoff, is an ode to a destructive love. Pink teased its release Wednesday, explaining why the song is so meaningful to her. “Tomorrow I'm releasing the title track to BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA,” she wrote on Twitter. “I wrote the song with a very awesome person @jackantonoff and named the album after it b/c life is f****** traumatic. But it's also incredibly beautiful, too. There's a lot of beauty still and beautiful souls. Enjoy.” Pink’s album is due out…

posted 2017/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch now: Maroon 5 releases wacky visual for “What Lovers Do,” featuring SZA

The wacky new video is out for Maroon 5’s single, “What Lovers Do,” featuring R&B singer SZA [sizzuh]. The clip debuted on NBC’s Today show Thursday morning and features a series of trippy, special effects-heavy scenes. It begins with two children chasing each other in a field, then the two children turn into adults played by Adam Levine and SZA. Adam pursues SZA over a frozen lake, on a running track, on Jet Skis, and on a surfboard. There’s also an underwater scene where he swims after the singer, who's turned into a mermaid. After a Las Vegas scene where…

posted 2017/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Hicks returns with first new song in seven years, says "American Idol" on ABC is a "perfect fit"

On Friday, American Idol season-five champ Taylor Hicks releases his first new music in seven years: a song called "Six Strings & Diamond Rings." He admits some fans have "jumped ship" during his layoff, but hopes they'll return when they hear the song. "I've seen some of them come back," he tells ABC Radio. "And now that the single is here, I'm excited 'cause I know the music's good." The song is about the toll the music biz takes on your love life. "Every time...they ask me, 'Well, what's the title?' I say 'Six Strings Are Hard on Diamond Rings,'…

posted 2017/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR