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2017-12-04

Camila Cabello feels "very, very lucky" that fans have embraced her as a solo artist

When an artist leaves a successful group, it's not always a guarantee that the music they make as a solo artist will be accepted.  Thankfully, Camila Cabello hasn't had that problem: her post-Fifth Harmony songs have been embraced by fans -- especially "Havana," which has reached #2 in the U.S. and has been #1 for five weeks in the U.K.   Camila says she took a chance going solo...and it paid off. "Oh my God, it feels amazing!" she told ABC Radio about her solo success at the Billboard Women in Music 2017 gala. "I mean, for me, my goal is…

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

Taylor Swift's "Reputation" is No. 1 for third week in a row

Taylor Swift’s Reputation remains intact, with the album spending its third week at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Reputation is the first album since Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. to rack up three weeks at the top of the list. Only four albums have spent three or more weeks at number one this year: Reputation, DAMN., Drake’s More Life and The Weeknd’s Starboy. DAMN. and More Life each topped the list for three weeks while Starboy spent four weeks at number 1 in 2017. The last album by a female artist to notch at least three weeks at number was…

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

2017-12-01

The Script’s “Arms Open” video raises awareness for charity to help foster kids

The Script is using their latest music video to raise awareness of a good cause. The band has teamed up with A Sense of Home, a non-profit that helps provide homes for young people who have aged out of the foster care system. The video for “Arms Open” showcases the stories of some of the kids who've been helped by the organization. “For us, this is more than just a music video,” the band says in a statement.  “Like the song itself, we wanted to reach out to as many people as possible, people who have been less fortunate in…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Honey, I'm on TV: Andy Grammer books appearances to promote new album

Andy Grammer's new album, The Good Parts is out now, and he's set to promote the album with a series of TV appearances starting next week. Andy will appear on The Talk on Monday, and Netflix's Chelsea December 15.  New Year's Day, you'll see him in the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade. Andy's The Good Parts tour kicks off March 14 in San Francisco and is currently scheduled to wrap up April 15 in Philadelphia.  Tickets are on sale now. Here are the dates: 3/14 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore3/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Belasco Theater3/16 -- Santa…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift pop-up shop heading to L.A.

On December 12, the "End Game" for every Taylor Swift fan in the L.A. area will be to drop by her Reputation pop-up shop. A Facebook post about the event gushes, "NYC was OMG, but for LA we’re going even bigger, with new photo ops, unique displays, and more WOW!" The exact location and store hours are yet to be announced, but once there, fans will be able to purchase new Reputation merchandise and grab lots of photo ops. Who wouldn't want a selfie of themselves sitting in Tay's golden throne from the "Look What You Made Me Do" video?…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The most-Shazamed song of 2017 is exactly what you'd expect it to be

No surprises here: the most-Shazamed song of 2017 is the inescapable ditty that was #1 for 12 weeks: Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You."  Ed was also the year's most-Shazamed artist. The song recognition app has unveiled its annual list of the 15 most Shazamed tracks of the past year, and "Shape of You" is on top, followed by the song that was actually #1 for the most number of weeks in 2017: "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi. "Rockabye," by Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul is #3 on the list, and Charlie Puth's "Attention" is #4.  Since Clean Bandit uses…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna takes a trip to "Rihanna Drive" in Barbados childhood neighborhood

It's official: fans can now pay a visit to "Rihanna Drive" in the neighborhood in Barbados where Rihanna grew up. On Thursday, the "Diamonds" singer posted an Instagram picture of the street officially named after her, with the caption, "on any block."  She also posted another Instagram photo showing her walking in the middle of a street flanked by guards, who appear to be saluting her.   "WESTBURY is more than a community, we're family!!! Thank you for all that you've poured into my life and the woman I am! It takes a village, and I'm glad my village was you!!!! To God be the…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

98 Degrees to hold benefit concert for Cincinnati shooting victim

98 Degrees is holding a special concert in Cincinnati to benefit Ellie Richardson, an employee of Nick and Drew Lachey’s bar who was shot in the face on Thanksgiving morning. “Cincinnati— This city has a special place in our hearts, which is why we’ve added another show to support a member of our community,” the band tweeted Friday. “We hope you’ll join us on Dec 15th at Aronoff Center. Tix are on sale now & ALL proceeds go directly to Ellie’s recovery.” Nick and Drew also posted a video message, saying that while they can’t help Ellie with her physical…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Melissa Schuman says she “forgives” Nick Carter after accusing him of sexual assault

Melissa Schuman of the former girl group Dream appeared on Dr. Oz Friday to talk about her sexual assault claims against Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter. She tearfully explained that she decided to come forward now after hearing about the Harvey Weinstein allegations. She says her friend encouraged her to tell her story, advising her, “There’s been no other time in history that women have been able to stand up and speak out and be able to be supported." When asked by Dr. Oz what she would say to Nick now, Melissa said, "That I forgive you. That I don't want…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran on Grammy snub: "I'd rather have a lifetime of people coming up and saying to me, 'This song's my wedding song'"

It seems as though Ed Sheeran's fans are more upset than he is about his Grammy snubs. While experts believed Ed was a shoo-in for nominations in the Record, Song and Album of the Year categories, he was left out of all of them.  But appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres YouTube series Ellen's Show Me More Show on Friday, Ed said, essentially, them's the breaks. "My outlook on it is, it's just, some years you have your year and some years you don’t have your year," he told Ellen. "And maybe this year isn’t my year." When Ellen argued that she…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna to visit "Live with Kelly & Ryan" next week

Madonna will appear on Live with Kelly & Ryan on December 8, and she'll have a lot to discuss: it's been 10 years since she dropped by the Live studios. The last time Madonna appeared on the show was in January of 2007, when the show was co-hosted by Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin.  During this visit, Madonna won't perform, but she will discuss her new MDNA Skin care line, her charity work, and what's going on in her life and career. To say Madonna's life has changed since 2007 is an understatement.  Back then, she was living in London…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch now: James Arthur co-stars with Prince Harry's ex in "Naked" video

Now that Prince Harry's engaged to actress Meghan Markle, what's to become of his ex-girlfriends?  Well, one of them is starring in James Arthur's new video. The video for James' new single, "Naked," is set in the late '50s or early '60s, and features James as the host of a live TV show, and Cressida Bonas, Harry's ex-girlfriend, as his guest.  James and Cressida apparently have some history, because right before they go live, she says, "Not now, James!" At first, James pretends everything's O.K. and the show begins, and viewers seem to be enjoying the interview.  But when they…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR