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2016-06-16

James Bay Compares the US and UK Music Scenes: "We Inspire Each Other"

The last few years have seen a big influx of British artists on the charts, from Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Charlie XCX, to Adele, Ellie Goulding, and One Direction, just to name a few.  James Bay is part of that group, but he says he doesn't think the American charts are more welcoming to British artists these days -- he says it's just the latest chapter in the "great friendship" between the music scenes in the U.S. and U.K. "You know, U.K. and America have had that relationship for decades," the "Let It Go" singer tells ABC Radio. "It’s…

posted 2016/06/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-15

Justin Bieber Trying to Shut Down Gossip Website for Being “Untruthful and Hurtful”

Justin Bieber has had enough of online gossip. In fact, he’s trying to get one tabloid site in particular shut down for good: HollywoodLife.com.Early Wednesday morning, the singer Instagrammed this message: “The website Hollywoodlife is untruthful and hurtful let’s spam them and petition to shut them down! GO!!”   No word yet on if Beliebers are heeding his words. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Her Lips Are Movin': Meghan Trainor Teams Up with Lip Smacker for New Tour

If Meghan Trainor’s lips are looking particularly shiny on tour, we know why. The classic lip balm brand Lip Smacker has been named the official sponsor of the singer’s 2016 Untouchable tour."I'm so excited to have Lip Smacker join me on the Untouchable Tour," Meghan says in a statement. "Not only am I a fan of all the different delicious scents and flavors, but I also love their commitment to empowering young women and girls!"The Untouchable tour kicks off July 14 in Vancouver, Canada and ends September 24 in Boston. Hailee Steinfeld will be Meghan's opening act. Copyright © 2016,…

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are Taylor Swift and Actor Tom Hiddleston Dating?

U.K. tabloid The Sun has published pictures of Taylor Swift and Avengers actor Tom Hiddleston apparently kissing and snuggling on the beach near Taylor's Rhode Island mansion. Taylor and the British actor were seen dancing last month at the Met Gala in New York City. According to The Sun the pictures were snapped Tuesday afternoon.  In the photos the pair are seen kissing, walking hand in hand and snapping selfies. “They were all over each other -- hugging and kissing -- even though there were 20 people coming and going on the beach," the tabloid quotes an unnamed source as…

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hozier Teases New Song to Be Featured on "Legend of Tarzan" Soundtrack

Hozier is back with a brand new tune. The singer announced on Twitter Wednesday that his new song “Better Love” will be featured on the Legend of Tarzan soundtrack.He also posted a 12-second clip of the track, which features his signature bluesy vocals over pounding drums. Hozier promised more details about the song would be coming soon.Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie, swings into theaters July 1. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Very happy to announce my new song Better Love will be released as part of the @legendoftarzan film. More soon! pic.twitter.com/sfiMhD16MW— Hozier…

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed O'Neill's Daughter Called Him a "Moron" Over Britney Spears Pic

It's already known that Modern Family star Ed O’Neill took a now-viral picture with a female fan he didn't realize was Britney Spears.  He's now publicly owning up to his clueless-ness  -- he did it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the other day, and now he's done it on ABC's Live with Kelly. On Live with Kelly, the actor -- whose voice can be heard in the upcoming movie Finding Dory -- explains how the picture came to be, and what his friends and family thought of it. "I was in the airport, I was going to Hawaii...This lovely lady came up to…

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas: Into Spanking, Not Into Being Tied Up

If you're going to spend some sexytime with Nick Jonas, it's helpful to know what he does and doesn't like in bed, right?  Fortunately, last night on Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen got Nick to spill on his turn-ons, and turn-offs. Andy asked Nick about a variety of sexual fetishes and whether or not he's ever been into them -- or, if not, would he be into trying them.  Nick said he's all for spanking because he's got a "firm" butt, but he's not into being tied up: he says he was, once, and it wasn't a good experience. …

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Find Out Which Hairstyle Nick Jonas Won’t Be Trying

Last year may have been complicated for Nick Jonas, but these days he likes to keep it simple. That goes for everything from his tour bus snacks to his current hairstyle. Nick, who kicks off his joint tour with Demi Lovato June 24, tells People magazine, “I need lots of water on the bus because I get dehydrated really quickly. A good bowl of cereal is key at the end of the night too. I like a Honey Nut Cheerios situation. I keep it simple with the classics. That’s kind of my M.O.” He also says he won’t be going…

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Desiigner Stars in New Vogue “Panda” Fashion Video

With a name that speaks fashion, it is no surprise that Desiigner is now featured in a video produced by Vogue. The Kanye West protégé stars with model Andreea Diaconu in the clip which premiered Tuesday. She wears what Vogue calls “summer 2016’s best swimwear” to the music and lyrics of “Panda” as he appears with her in a variety of scenes through New York City. In describing his fashion style, Desiigner tells Vogue, “You can catch me in whatever’s funky, whatever’s got that swag. If it’s got that swag, I’m putting it on.” As the 19 year old rapper…

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye Adds More Dates to Saint Pablo Tour

Just one day after Kanye West announced he's hitting the road his Saint Pablo tour, demand has already got him adding more dates. The tour's added second days in Toronto, Miami and Oakland, and a third date in Los Angeles.  In addition, there's a brand-new stop in Grand Rapids, MI. Kanye's first North American tour in three years will launch August 25 in Indianapolis, IN and will visit close to 40 cities. It'll mark the first time Kanye will perform the songs from his #1 album The Life of Pablo live on stage.  American Express Cardmembers can buy tickets for…

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Cailliat's Stripping Down for Fall Tour in Support of New Album

This fall, Colbie Caillat will release a new album, The Malibu Sessions, which she'll support with her first-ever acoustic trek.  "I've never been more excited for a tour than I am for this one," she says. The Malibu Sessions is a follow-up to Colbie's 2014 album Gypsy Heart, which featured her platinum single "Try."  Among the musical influences on the new album, says Colbie, are classic rock artists like Paul Simon, Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac.  That last one is no surprise, considering that Colbie's dad, Ken Caillat, worked on Fleetwood Mac's legendary album Rumors, as well as several other…

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor: "Extra Sassy," but "Still Single"

Meghan Trainor's debut hit "All About That Bass" was empowering because it told women that they're beautiful, no matter what.  Meghan's latest hits from her new album Thank You are also empowering...and she says she's still happy to be able to fulfill that role for her fans. "I still see a lot of support. I thought, after 'All About That Bass' happened and I got the wave of love and support from everyone, I thought I’d be over," she tells ABC Radio.  "But seeing, obviously, the Photoshop moment" -- when her video was Photoshopped without her knowledge to make her…

posted 2016/06/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR