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2016-09-15

Meghan Trainor Gets Dramatic with Beau Bridges in “Better” Video

Meghan Trainor’s latest music video might be her darkest and most cinematic one yet. In the visual for her new single “Better,” Meghan plays a hairdresser caring for her alcoholic grandfather, played by Beau Bridges. The scenes play out like a short film, as Meghan’s character has to come to her grandfather’s rescue time and again. One minute, she’s bailing him out of jail and the next she’s picking him up off the floor of a seedy bar. “Better,” featuring Yo Gotti, is all about someone who takes more than they give. “I deserve better, better than you,” Meghan sings.…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ben Rector Fanboys over John Cusack on Twitter

Ben Rector's smash hit "Brand New" contains the line "I feel like a young John Cusack/Like making big mistakes."  On Twitter yesterday, Ben attempted to get the actor's attention but came off as, well, a little overexcited. A fan tweeted at Cusack, asking, "'I feel like a young john cusack.' What does that mean? Help me out, John."  Cusack, the star of movies like High Fidelity, Say Anything, Better Off Dead, Grosse Pointe Blank and Being John Malkovich, replied, "Don't ask me." When Ben saw that exchange, he retweeted it, and wrote, "HEY JOHN I THINK YOU ARE AWESOME AND I…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga's New Album "Joanne" Coming Oct. 21

The wait is over, Little Monsters: Lady Gaga has revealed the release date for her fifth album. During an interview Thursday with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Gaga announced that the album, called Joanne, will arrive October 21.  She told Lowe that the disc will be finished "in the next 48 hours." Gaga also told Lowe that one of her collaborators on the disc is Hillary Lindsey, a noted Nashville songwriter who penned "Girl Crush" for Little Big Town, as well as Carrie Underwood's smash "Jesus Take the Wheel."  As previously reported, Gaga's other collaborators include producer Mark Ronson, Kevin…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth Says the Late Paul Walker Had a Hand in "We Don't Talk Anymore" Success

Charlie Puth's biggest hit was "See You Again," from the movie Furious 7.  Charlie believes that that movie's late star, Paul Walker, had a hand in the success of his most recent hit. Charlie's duet with Selena Gomez, "We Don't Talk Anymore," just became his second top-10 hit, and he tells Billboard, "It’s truly incredible. It entered the top 10 on Paul Walker's birthday.  I do believe that's a bit of his work from above." He adds, "These achievements are so motivating to me, however I do not really know how to celebrate them. I don't go out much, so…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake on His Slow Album Progress: "I'm a Tortoise"

When it comes to making new music, Justin Timberlake thinks that slow and steady wins the race.  Everyone keeps asking him when his next album is coming out, but he doesn't have an answer, admitting, "I'm a tortoise when it comes to this process." Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, JT says that he's really excited about the soundtrack of the animated movie Trolls, which he executive produced and wrote four original songs for.  But when it comes to the big question of when we can expect the follow-up to The 20/20 Experience, he tells EW, "I’m not sure. I’ve been in…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tori Kelly to Perform at Emmy Awards

Tori Kelly will make an appearance at the Emmy Awards this Sunday night. She will perform during the In Memoriam segment, the Television Academy announced Wednesday. The segment will be introduced by Henry Winkler, who will offer a remembrance of Garry Marshall, the creator of his hit sitcom Happy Days. ABC will air the Emmys live from coast to coast Sunday night, beginning with a red carpet special at 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT. Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DNCE Glad They Had a Year to "Evolve as a Band" Before Making Debut Album

Sometimes when a band has a hit single, they're rushed into the studio to record an album to strike while the iron's hot.  The opposite happened with DNCE: their song "Cake by the Ocean" has been out for a year, yet their debut album isn't arriving until November 18.  Frontman Joe Jonas says he's glad it worked out that way. "A lot of times when you make a record, you have maybe a few weeks, a month, a few months,” he tells ABC Radio.  And for us, we had a full year to kind of evolve as a band and…

posted 2016/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-09-14

Calvin Harris Is “Happy” He’s Not with Taylor Swift, Source Says

Since Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift broke up, the Scottish DJ has been spotted with a few different women. But a source tells E! News he’s not committing to anyone right now. "Adam is single,” the source says, using Calvin’s birth name, Adam Wiles. “He is dating a few different women. Nothing has stuck. He is not looking for a relationship at all, just fun times with friends.” One thing’s for certain: he isn’t wallowing. "Adam is in a much better place after the breakup with Taylor," the source adds. According to the insider, Calvin was “not surprised” that Taylor’s…

posted 2016/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Selena Gomez Changes Phone Number to Avoid Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez apparently doesn’t want any calls or texts from her ex Justin Bieber. A source tells Us Weekly the singer “changed her phone number” and “told everyone not to give it to him.” Apparently, her decision to cut Justin off was spurred by their Instagram argument last month. Selena commented on Justin’s photo with rumored-girlfriend Sofia Richie and said if he couldn’t “handle the hate” from fans he shouldn’t be so public about his relationship. The two then went back and forth with accusations of cheating. Selena finally posted a message on Snapchat saying she regretted her comments. “Selena…

posted 2016/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Shows Glitz, Glamour and Fun in New Promotional Video for "Mariah's World"

A new promotional video from E! for Mariah Carey's eight-part docu-series, Mariah's World, shows the iconic singer greeting fans, jet-setting around the world and showing friends how to pop a bottle of champagne. "Is this a normal outfit for people to wear? I don't know, but I'm at home and this is what I wear," says Mimi as she lounges on a couch wearing a luxurious black corset, heels and diamond jewelry.   The promo shares a glimpse into the world of the celebrated songstress -- from parties to performances and sharing precious time with her two children, Monroe and Moroccan. Mimi promises that while her life…

posted 2016/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are Gwen and Blake Getting Hitched This Year?

Ever since Gwen Stefani starting dating Blake Shelton -- the relationship was confirmed in November of 2015 -- there has been speculation that the two singing stars would tie the knot.  Now, US Weekly reports that the big day may be coming sooner rather than later. A Blake Shelton source tells US Weekly, "They want to get married before the end of the year," but notes that they haven't told their friends and families the date yet. Another Blake insider tells the magazine, "They are both very, very happy. Blake is having the time of his life with Gwen and…

posted 2016/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake Is “Absolutely” Interested in Collaborating with Britney Spears

Are Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears reuniting? The former pop power couple of the early 2000s both seem on board with the idea of recording a song together. Britney recently revealed in a fan Q&A that she’d like to collaborate with Justin someday. Justin, as it turns out, is ready and willing. When told by E! News that his ex-flame said she was interested in working together, he replied, "She did? Sure! Absolutely, absolutely. I have a 17-month-old so I don’t get the headline news.” He added, “I apologize for not being in the know…I'm accessible, give us a call!"…

posted 2016/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR