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Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei twists her ankle days before "Dancing with the Stars" finale

Dancing with the Stars finalist Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony has twisted her ankle, but is still doing her best preparing for next week's finale. In video obtained by ABC News, Val Chmerkovskiy lifts his partner Kordei up for a move and she comes down funny on her ankle. “She twisted her ankle per the clip in yesterday's rehearsals. She is still rehearsing and getting ready for the finale," a spokesperson for the show told ABC News. Kordei has been at the top of the leader board all season, and she is set to face off against Rashad Jennings and…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Liam Payne on Harry Styles' single: "It's not my sort of music"

One Direction is on hiatus as all four members of the group focus on launching their solo careers.  For the most part, the guys have been complimentary of each other's songs...until now. Speaking to Music Choice, Liam Payne has nice things to say about Niall Horan's single "Slow Hands," but the new father admits that he's not the biggest fan of his band mate Harry Styles' single "Sign of the Times." "I'll be honest with you, it's not my sort of music, so it's not something I'd listen to, but I think he did a great job of doing what…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Why Selena Gomez's new single is probably about The Weeknd

Every time Selena Gomez releases a song, it seems that people wonder if it's about Justin Bieber.  Well, when she released her latest single, "Bad Liar," the guy who co-wrote the song shut down that kind of speculation right away. When the music lyrics site Genius unveiled the song's lyrics with a tweet saying, "Selena Gomez is all of us tryna get over an ex on her new track 'bad liar,'" Justin Tranter, one of the co-writers, responded with some criticism. "You got some of the lyrics wrong, and it's actually about trying to hide magic feelings for someone new, but…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

James Corden says during Carpool Karaoke, he helped Katy Perry make up her mind about "American Idol"

Tonight on The Late Late Show with James Corden, we'll see the first Carpool Karaoke of 2017: it'll be with Harry Styles, who's been Corden's guest all week. But Monday, we'll see Katy Perry belting out her hits in the car with James -- and he says he helped her make an important decision while they were filming it. Corden tells Entertainment Tonight that while they shot the segment, he and Katy discussed whether she should accept the offer to become a judge on ABC's American Idol reboot. "On the day that we shot the Carpool [segment], she had to…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Kids on the Block brings Carrie Underwood on stage during Nashville show

New Kids on the Block brought out a very special fan during their Total Package Tour stop in Nashville last night. Season four American Idol winner Carrie Underwood came out on stage and serenaded NKOTB members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood with “Happy Birthday.” Carrie said the experience was like being “instantly back in 6th grade.” She continued to tweet and Instagram throughout the show, sharing a clip of the classic boy band singing their 1990 hit, “Step by Step.” “Still got it!” she proclaimed. A mini-American Idol reunion also took place, as Carrie came face-to-face with one of the…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj set to bring all the "super bass" as opening act of 2017 "Billboard" Music Awards

"Pound the alarm!" The one and only Nicki Minaj will open the highly-anticipated 2017 Billboard Music Awards.  The global icon, who broke the record for female artists with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits, will be joined by fellow Young Money artist Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo and DJ-record producer David Guetta for a nine-minute performance.  Nicki is nominated this year in the category of Chart Achievement Award. The "Fly" rapper won a Billboard Music trophy in 2012 for Top Streaming Song (Video) and three other Billboard awards in 2013 for Top Rap Artist, Top Streaming Artist and Top Rap Album, for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.  You can still vote either online or via Twitter for Nicki…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga's giving fans a "Million Reasons" to shop at Urban Outfitters Friday

Don't you hate waiting on long lines at the merch stand when you're at a concert?  Well, Lady Gaga is handling that for you. This Friday -- long before her Joanne world tour kicks off in August -- she's making her tour apparel available at Urban Outfitters. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 10-piece collection includes both men's and women's clothing and accessories.  Included are long and short-sleeve tees, a muscle tank, a hoodie, a baseball cap, a tote and a bomber jacket.  All the pieces, priced from $16 to $279, feature Joanne-related artwork or tour artwork. The collection, called…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift, Madonna, Celine Dion among "America's Richest Self-Made Women," says "Forbes"

What do Taylor Swift, Madonna and Celine Dion have in common, besides all being global music superstars?  According to Forbes, they're also among America's Richest Self-Made Women. And yes, we know Celine is actually Canadian, but according to Forbes, she's made the bulk of her fortune in the U.S., performing in Las Vegas. Forbes says she's worth $400 million, and since her first Vegas residency began in 2003, she's made $350 million of that from performing in Sin City, and most of the money she's earned from record sales and tours have also been in the U.S. Celine is #43…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Clean Bandit say "Rockabye" was inspired by "real experience" of the song's co-writer

Three years after they scored a global hit with "Rather Be," Clean Bandit has another hit on their hands with "Rockabye."  Like "Rather Be," Anne-Marie, the female vocalist on "Rockabye" isn't actually in Clean Bandit, and neither is the woman who wrote the lyrics, for that matter. Together, though, they've helped the track, about a struggling single mom, pack an emotional punch. Clean Bandit member Jack Patterson co-wrote the song with Norwegian singer/songwriter Ina Wroldsen, and Jack explains why she was able to make the lyrics ring so true. "When we wrote it, she put herself, I think in the…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles continues his residency on "The Late Late Show with James Corden"

On Wednesday night, Harry Styles continued his week-long residency on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Host James Corden joked in his monologue that with Harry as a guest all week, staff members mothers, wives, sisters and daughters were also at the studio all week. Harry appeared at the top of the show during the guest introductions and showed his dressing room had been converted to feature a king size bed. Harry said that sleeping on the floor wouldn’t do. He also appeared in a short video which James introduced by saying that he and Harry have known each…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez debuts new single, "Bad Liar"

It's no lie -- Selena Gomez debuted her new single "Bad Liar" midnight on Thursday. After teasing the release on her official website since the beginning of May, followed by a series of cryptic Twitter and Instagram posts featuring the words "Bad Liar" written on various things and the hashtag, #5.18, Selena finally revealed the song -- her first new music since 2015, with the exception of her collaboration with Kygo, on “It Ain’t Me” last February. "Bad Liar" features Selena mostly speaking in a breathy voice over a bass line taken off of Talking Heads' 1977 song, "Psycho Killer."  Selena has been focusing…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Justin Bieber launching new merch line for upcoming Purpose stadium tour

After releasing high-end tour merchandise at Barneys and a more affordable line at Forever21, Justin Bieber is back with another tour merch collection. This collection, dubbed “Purpose the Stadium Tour” by Justin Bieber, will be available on the European and North American legs of Justin’s stadium trek starting June 2 in The Netherlands. A lookbook for the clothing line -- which appears to be geared toward men -- shows a variety of sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts and long-sleeved tees emblazoned with the words “Stadium Tour” and “Team Bieber.” Other shirts feature an image of Justin riding a motorcycle.  The items will…

posted 2017/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR