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2017-07-12

Harry Styles enjoyed cutting hair for Dunkirk role: "It was a little breezy behind the ears"

When Harry Styles was first cast in the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, all anyone could talk about was the fact that he had to cut off his famous long locks to play a World War II-era soldier.  But Harry says he didn't "really think" about his hair, because he was so pumped to land the role in the first place. Speaking to E!, Harry says he was "very excited to be getting to set and being involved and working on [the film]," so it "kind of went without saying" that he'd have to get a trim. "It was a…

posted 2017/07/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Quincy Jones seeking $30 million from Michael Jackson estate in lawsuit

Super producer Quincy Jones is seeking $30 million in royalties he claims he is owed by the estate of the late Michael Jackson in a lawsuit that a Los Angeles jury began hearing on Tuesday. Variety reports that Jones and his attorneys claim that after Michael's death in 2009, when the estate took control of the late King of Pop's finances, royalties on the sale of MJ material surged but Jones did not benefit."He hasn't been adjusted as Michael was adjusted," Jones' attorney told the jury in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to Variety. Jones claims not only that he…

posted 2017/07/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-07-11

This is Thriller, Thriller Night: Michael Jackson to be animated for new fall Halloween TV special

A new animated Halloween special featuring the music of Michael Jackson will premiere on CBS this fall…and it sounds like quite a "Thriller." Michael Jackson's Halloween is an hour-long musical adventure featuring characters voiced by such stars as Jim Parsons, Christine Baranski, Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu, Alan Cumming and CSI actor George Eads.The show tells the story of two millennials, Vincent and Victoria -- voiced, respectively, by Lucas Till and Kiersey Clemons -- who meet on Halloween night.  Accompanied by a dog named Ichabod, they wind up at a mysterious hotel that's located at 777 Jackson Street. Inside the hotel,…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

DNCE designing clothing line with K Swiss; headlining Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise

DNCE is serving up some new looks. The band has been named the global brand ambassadors for American tennis brand K Swiss. Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle, JinJoo Lee and Jack Lawless are starring in the brand’s new ad campaign, modelling some sporty, retro styles. They’ll also help design their own signature line, which will be out next year. "We thought K-Swiss' retro-like style matched our personal aesthetic perfectly," Joe tells Billboard. "We can't wait to show our fans what we have in store for this campaign and our upcoming collection." Meanwhile, the band has also lined up a concert aboard…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Oops...Britney wants to play the Super Bowl again

Remember back in 2001, when Britney Spears, 'N SYNC, Aerosmith, Nelly and Mary J. Blige all teamed up to perform "Walk this Way" at the Super Bowl?  Well, Britney apparently wants to do it again...solo. A source tells the New York Daily News reports that Britney's team has had "secret discussions" with TV and advertising execs about plans for Super Bowl LII (52), which takes place February 4 in Minneapolis. An insider tells the paper, "Britney has made it clear to her team that it is a dream to perform at a Super Bowl. She has the hits package and…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

After 61 weeks, The Chainsmokers fall out of the "Billboard" top 10

So "Closer," yet so far.  The Chainsmokers have had at least one song in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for more than a year, but unfortunately, the duo's streak has now been broken.  The 61-week streak began May 21, 2016 when "Don't Let Me Down" made it into the top 10.  That was followed by "Closer," "Paris" and their current single, "Something Just Like This."  But now, according to Billboard, "Something Just Like This," featuring Coldplay, has just fallen out of the top 10, snapping the streak. That means Katy Perry is still the champ when it…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Niall Horan promises his upcoming tour is "just the beginning"

If Niall Horan’s Flicker Sessions tour isn’t hitting a city near you, don’t worry. In a handwritten message posted to Twitter, the singer promises there will be more tour dates to come. "It's been incredible to see such an amazing reaction to the Flicker Sessions," Niall says in the note. "Thank you so much as per usual for your love and support.” He adds, “For those of you wondering why I'm not stopping nearer you this time please bear with me a little longer while I plan 2018. This is just the beginning and an opportunity for me to re-learn…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull teams up with Jeb Bush and others in bid to buy Miami Marlins

It seems like Pitbull has baseball on the brain. Last night, he performed at MLB’s Home Run Derby in Miami. Today, his spokesman confirms to The Miami Herald that the rapper is joining an investment group that plans to buy the Miami Marlins. The group also includes former Florida governor Jeb Bush, CNBC's Marcus Lemonis, and Tagg Romney, the son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. They’re competing with two other ownership groups -- including a partnership between Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan -- to purchase the franchise. On his Facebook page, Pitbull writes, "As a homegrown 305 Miami-Dade County…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga postpones first date of Dive Bar tour

The first of Lady Gaga's 2017 Dive Bar tour dates was originally scheduled to take place this Thursday, but now it's apparently been postponed. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Dive Bar show was going to take place in downtown Las Vegas, but then sources told the paper that the show was being moved to a later date.  There's no word on the rescheduled date. Two more Dive Bar tour dates, featuring two new artists, are scheduled for July 26 in Los Angeles and August 30 in New Orleans.  According to the Review-Journal, Gaga was going to introduce those…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

JAY-Z admits marriage to Beyonce "wasn't built on the 100 percent truth"

In an 11-minute video titled "Footnotes for 4:44," posted exclusively on TIDAL, JAY-Z opens up about his marriage to Beyonce, which he admits "wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth." The video is a complement to his new album 4:44 , which features lyrics about his marriage, and his hopes of becoming a better dad and husband.  In it, JAY speaks about how difficult is to be the man he wanted to be for those he loves the most. "I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship, you know what I…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato says "Sorry Not Sorry" is the "first of many songs" she's been working on

Demi Lovato's revenge anthem "Sorry Not Sorry" is out now, and the singer promises fans there's more where that came from. In a lengthy note posted on Twitter, she writes, "'Sorry Not Sorry' is the first of many songs that I've been working on and I can't wait for you guys to hear all of them. I hope this song makes you get off your seat and dance like you never have before." She also thanks fans for "allowing me to take the time I needed at the end of last year to step away from all the craziness."  Demi explains,…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Despacito" is #1 everywhere

"Despacito," by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, is #1 for a ninth week on the Billboard Hot 100, but it's also #1 on a half-dozen other Billboard charts, too. "Despacito" is #1 on the Digital Song Sales chart for a 10th week, with an additional 129,000 downloads sold. Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music, the remix of the song featuring Justin accounts for 78 percent of the song's sales.  "Despacito" also is #1 on the Streaming Songs chart for a ninth week, the Songs of the Summer chart for a sixth week and the Hot Latin Songs…

posted 2017/07/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR