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2014-09-22

Rixton to Release Debut Album "Let the Road" on January 6

Rixton's been on the charts for a while now with "Me and My Broken Heart," so it's easy to forget that they haven't even released their debut album.  But that's all about to change: The British band has announced a January 6 release date for the project. The album is called Let the Road, and it features songs co-written by the band and their producer Benny Blanco, as well as a track written by their pal Ed Sheeran.   “Let the Road is something we're incredibly proud of,” singer Jake Roche says in a statement.  "Songs have survived six years…

posted 2014/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming "Early Next Year," May Have "Special Guest"

Kelly Clarkson got fans excited Friday when she tweeted lyrics to one of the songs on her upcoming album.  Now she's revealed a bit more about the album, as part of a Twitter conversation with a fan. The fan tweeted, "Hi Kelly. Are you going to have any crazy surprises for us on your new album?"  The Grammy-winner replied, "Yes. I'm so proud of my next album! Might have a special guest on the album ....maybe :) Doesn't come out until early next year." As previously reported, this will be Kelly's first new album of non-holiday original material since 2011's…

posted 2014/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Pushes Release of New Album, "Sucker," Back to Dec. 16th

Sorry, suckers.  The release of Charli XCX's new album, Suckers, has been pushed back to December...but according to her, that's a good thing. "Ok so it wouldn't be a charli xcx album without a date change," she tweeted on Monday. "it's all COOL nothing's WRONG the albums DONE but it's just no one really knew boom clap would do as well as it's doing." She goes on to explain that the success of "Boom Clap," her single from The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack, is what's caused the delay in Sucker's release.  It was originally scheduled to arrive October 21:…

posted 2014/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Returns; New Coach Gwen Says Blake & Adam's "R-Rated" Antics Give Her a "Face Headache"

On Monday night, The Voice returns for a seventh season, and this time around, there'll be two new faces in the big red chairs: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.  The chart-topping artists, who are also longtime friends, join Voice lifers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches, and Gwen says dealing with those two goofballs on the set literally left her sore. "Seriously, after day one...I haven't laughed that hard in so long," she says. "I had a face headache where everywhere was, like sore, from smiling and laughing. They were making me and Pharrell laugh so hard!"  She adds,…

posted 2014/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Reportedly a Victim of Celebrity Photo Hackers

Rihanna is the latest victim of celebrity hackers. Nude photos, purportedly of the singer, leaked onto 4chan/Reddit on Sunday, according to TMZ. One of the pictures reportedly shows a censored version of the 26-year-old Grammy-winner’s breasts. Hours later, another, more graphic, version of the picture was released. The photos appear to have been taken while Rihanna was being fitted for an outfit. The photos are the latest in a second wave of leaks over the weekend. Nude pictures of what appear to be Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth, Hope Solo, Meagan Good, Gabrielle Union, and Suits' Abigail Spencer reportedly…

posted 2014/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Hits the Road for Solo Tour, Hopes JoBros Fans Come Along for the Ride

After years with the Jonas Brothers, and with his side project, The Administration, Nick Jonas is now stepping out solo with his new single "Jealous" and upcoming album.  He kicks off a solo tour Monday night in Seattle, and says he hopes fans of his previous work will be there in the audience, cheering him on. "Yeah, this tour's gonna be fun," he tells ABC News Radio. "It's about kinda getting my legs back under me, and really trying to sorta get used to touring again: it's been awhile.  [I] gotta get out there, have fun, be in front of…

posted 2014/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pregnant Alicia Keys Poses Nude to Draw Attention to New "We Are Here" Movement: “I Want to Gather an Army"

A female celebrity posing nude while pregnant is sure to garner a lot of attention, and Alicia Keys knows it.  The singer, who's expecting her second child in December, says that baring her baby bump will help her raise an "army" of fans to make a positive change in the world. By being photographed naked with a peace sign drawn on her belly, Alicia is launching her new We Are Here Movement, which will, she hopes, inspire her fans to fight for social justice of every kind -- from stricter gun laws, to gay rights, to girls' education worldwide. She…

posted 2014/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-21

Sia to Perform "Chandelier" on "Dancing with the Stars" Results Show with Dancer from Song's Video

The video for Sia's hit song "Chandelier" was so memorable because it featured an astonishing dance performance from 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler, the star of the Lifetime show Dance Moms.  On Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars results show, you'll get to see Maddie dance to the song live. Sia is one of the musical guests on Tuesday's show, and she'll perform "Chandelier" as Maddie dances, alongside pro Allison Holker.  It's not clear how much we'll see of Sia, though, because the Aussie singer and songwriter has refused to pose for photos or show her face on TV to promote her…

posted 2014/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-20

Phillip Phillips May Eat Birthday Cake and More Onstage at Saturday's "Food Network in Concert" Fest

Phillip Phillips celebrates his 24th birthday on Saturday, and he'll be spending it engaging in his two favorite activities: playing music and eating. Phillip is one of the headliners at the first-ever Food Network-branded music festival, taking place September 20 outside of Chicago, Illinois.  Not only will Phillip be playing, as well as his former tourmate John Mayer, but the charity event will feature cooking demonstrations and food tastings from some of the Food Network's biggest stars, as well as top chefs from around the country.  "I'm so excited," Phillip tells ABC News Radio.  "I'm going to eat a lot…

posted 2014/09/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Beyoncé and Jay Z's HBO Tour Special Premieres Tonight

Last week saw Beyoncé and Jay Z concluding their joint outing at the Stade de France in Paris, and now fans can check out their HBO special, On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z, tonight, September 20.  To get fans even more excited, the singer teased another preview of their special via her Facebook page.  "It's almost here!" she wrote in the caption. In the black-and-white clip, Bey and Jay are getting prepared backstage while a stage director can be heard giving instructions to the crew over a walkie-talkie.  Just before the teaser ends, Beyoncé flashes a big smile as she enters…

posted 2014/09/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-19

Kelly Clarkson Shares Lyrics of Song from Upcoming Album

Kelly Clarkson may be enjoying her time as a new mom to daughter River Rose, but she hasn't forgotten about her music career.  She's working on a new album and shared some of its lyrics Friday on Twitter. Kelly tweeted, "The high road can be a lonely place but I'd rather talk to my shadow than a mirage."  When fans immediately began speculating about what she was talking about -- or wondering if everything was all right with her -- she followed it up by writing, "Okay haha my last tweet was referring 2 a song that's going on my…

posted 2014/09/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Says "Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" Soundtrack Will Include "Legendary, Epic Musicians"

Lorde is putting together the soundtrack for the upcoming Hunger Games sequel, Mockingjay -- Part 1, and while it's a given that she'll be including cutting-edge performers on the album, she says iconic stars will be involved, too. Speaking to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Lorde says, "I have gotten a mix of really young, fresh, unknown artists and just legendary, epic musicians," adding, "The music is so f***ing cool." Who, exactly, Lorde considers to be "legendary" and "epic" remains to be seen.  We know, for example, that she's a big fan of rock icon David Bowie, who would fit both those…

posted 2014/09/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR