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2017-10-06

Hear Adam Levine duet with Julia Michaels on new Maroon 5 track "Help Me Out"

Over the years, Maroon 5 has recorded a number of duets with female artists, including Gwen Stefani, Hillary Scott of superstar country group Lady Antebellum, Christina Aguilera and, on their current single "What Lovers Do," R&B singer SZA.  Now they've released their latest collaboration, this time with Julia Michaels. The track, called "Help Me Out," is the latest to be released from Maroon 5's upcoming album Red Pill Blues. On the track, the "Issues" singer and Adam Levine trade verses about asking someone to help them forget something...possibly a recently-ended relationship. "I need some temporary saving/I need some, some uncomplicated/Help…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Here’s how to put yourself on the cover of Maroon 5’s "Red Pill Blues"

Maroon 5 revealed the cover to their new album, Red Pill Blues, yesterday. On it, the band members are all sporting different Snapchat filters, including the classic "flower crown" and "puppy dog." They debuted the album cover, appropriately, on their Snapchat Story, and now, the band is giving fans the chance to put themselves on the cover of Red Pill Blues. Go to M5Honorary8th.Vivoom.co to add yourself as an honorary "8th member" of the band. You can then share the photo on social media for an opportunity to win tickets to a Maroon 5 concert of your choosing, plus signed…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan & more team for "Almost Like Praying" Puerto Rico relief single

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has gathered some of the biggest names in Latin music for "Almost Like Praying," a charity single to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Among the big names on the record: Marc Anthony, Luis Fonsi, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Ruben Blades, Fat Joe, Rita Moreno, and Camila Cabello.   The hook and title of the song are based on the song "Maria," from the classic musical West Side Story -- Maria of course is also the name of the hurricane that devastated the island.  Miranda, who wrote the song, called legendary composer and lyricist Stephen…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Waves" breaks: Pre-order Rachel Platten's new album now

A day after giving fans a sneak peek of one of its tracks, "Perfect for You," on Thursday, Rachel Platten's new album Waves is ready for pre-order.  The announcement came via the "Fight Song" singer-songwriter's Twitter account, which showed the album's cover image: Rachel surfacing from the water of a pool, about to wick the water from her hair with her hands. "My album #WAVES is available for pre-order...NOW!" she posted Thursday evening. "I can't sleep bc I’m so excited. I have zero chill."  The album is due October 27. In a statement, Rachel explained, "I loved making this album,…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith's 'The Thrill of It All' out November 3; announces North American tour dates

Finally, the writing's on the wall: Oscar- and Grammy-winner Sam Smith’s long-awaited sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, will be released November 3rd. It'll be available in two options: a standard, 10-track version, and a U.S. deluxe edition featuring four additional songs.  Interestingly, the latter version is the only one that features the title track. Pre-orders for The Thrill of It All are already underway.  If you buy it now, you'll immediately score the track "Pray," and the album's first single, "Too Good At Goodbyes." There's even more news: Sam's also announced North American dates for his The Thrill of…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink takes on Trump, Dr. Luke & sexism in "New York Times" interview

In a New York Times interview, Pink admits even she's not quite sure why her career's lasted this long.  After all, as she tells the paper, "I’ve never won the popularity contest." “I was never as big as Britney or Christina," notes Pink, who's been scoring hits for 17 years. "If you look at any paragraph about pop music, I don’t get mentioned -- my name doesn’t come up. And yet, here I go again, right under the wave, duck-diving.” Pink's new album, Beautiful Trauma, comes out next week, and she confirms that the first single, "What About Us," is…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Why Don't We describe being on lockdown in Las Vegas during the shooting

Many celebrities took to social media to express horror at the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, but the guys in Why Don't We lived through it.  That night, they were at the Blue Man Group show at the Luxor Hotel, right across the street from the country music festival the shooter fired on. "They turned on the lights and they're like, 'OK, we're on lockdown right now, everybody stay calm,'" recalls Zach Herron. "Then one of our managers actually sent us a text and said, 'Yo guys, watch out, there's a shooter on the loose.'" "The craziest part…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus discuss things that are “No Big Deal” on "The Tonight Show"

"Miley Week" continued on Thursday's Tonight Show, with a peek at Miley Cyrus and host Jimmy Fallon’s favorite Bravo TV show "NBD." The fictional show, which stands for “No Big Deal,” features host Casey -- who bears a striking resemblance to Fallon -- and his guest Cassie, try to impress each other with their day-today routines that are supposedly no big deal. Here's a sample: Cassie: "I saw Pink at the Apple Store today and we made eye contact. No big deal." Casey: "I actually sat in front of her at Hamilton last week. I had front row tickets, so…

posted 2017/10/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-05

Julia Michaels lands on "People"'s Ones to Watch List for 2017

After penning a string of hits for artists like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels is now a star herself, thanks to her hit "Issues" and the other tracks on her debut EP, Nervous System.   The latest recognition that she's no longer a behind-the-scenes figure? She's just landed on People magazine's Ones to Watch list. Since 2012, People has put together its Ones to Watch list of promising newcomers, some of which go on to become massively famous.  Julia's one of this year's group -- she tells the magazine, "I get to have a voice now. I’ve never felt…

posted 2017/10/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Halsey “releases her renegade” in new Jeep ad

Halsey is showing her renegade spirit in a new commercial for Jeep. It’s the first ad in a series of “Release Your Renegade” videos, which celebrates women in music who break the mold. Set to the backdrop of her latest single, “Bad at Love,” Halsey explains what makes her a renegade. “I’ve chosen to be loud, to be unique, to be authentic, and unapologetically me,” she says in the clip. In addition to the ad, Jeep has also launched another video featuring Halsey, where she shares her memories of her first vehicle: a Jeep Grand Cherokee. She says she used…

posted 2017/10/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth owns up to his cheating ways in new single, “How Long”

Charlie Puth 'fesses up to being a bad boyfriend in his latest single, “How Long.” In the song, Charlie sings about being confronted by a girlfriend about his cheating. He owns up to it and expresses his regret, pleading with her to take him back. He sings the chorus from the girl’s perspective: "How long has this been going on/You’ve been creepin’ ‘round on me/While you’re callin’ me baby/How long has this been going on/You’ve been actin’ so shady/I’ve been feelin’ it lately.” The song, out today, is the second release off his upcoming album, VoiceNotes. It follows the hit single,…

posted 2017/10/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Rachel Platten is done trying to be “Perfect for You” in new song

Rachel Platten’s latest empowerment tune, “Perfect for You,” was a last-minute addition to her upcoming new album. Entertainment Weekly has a first listen of the song, a funk-infused declaration that she’s tired of trying to please other people. Rachel says she was inspired to write the track after releasing her single, “Broken Glass,” in August and feeling the anxiety of having it judged by the world. “I wrote it a week before the record was due and it was a humongous scream of, ‘Screw it!’ I am done worrying about what everyone thinks of me,” she tells EW. “I care…

posted 2017/10/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR