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2017-11-10

Taylor Swift's "Reputation" is doubling as birthday gift for her favorite TV star

Taylor Swift has already paid tribute to actress Ellen Pompeo by naming one of her cats Meredith, after Ellen’s character on Grey’s Anatomy. She even featured Ellen in her “Bad Blood” video, solidifying the actress' status as honorary squad member.  Now, Taylor's giving Ellen a special birthday gift: her new album, Reputation. Reputation comes out today, which just happens to be Ellen's birthday. “I love that she's releasing her album on my birthday,” Ellen tells ABC Radio. “That's kinda cool. I love Taylor, she's such a good girl.” Grey’s Anatomy and Taylor go way back. Her song “White Horse” was…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-11-09

Taylor Swift debuts "New Year's Day" in intimate performance from home

Taylor Swift debuted a new song, "New Year's Day," during a special performance shot at her Rhode Island home, that aired during Thursday night's episode of Scandal. Seated at a piano in a candle-lit living room and surrounded by fans, Taylor played the song -- about clinging to love after the first excitement, when things get hard and messy -- with the assembled fans singing along quietly. "There's glitter on the floor after the party/Girls carrying their shoes down in the lobby/Candle wax and Polaroids on the hardwood floor/You and me forevermore," Taylor sings in one verse, then adds in…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Niall Horan on tying The Beatles' record: It's "unbelievable"

When Niall Horan's debut solo album Flicker debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, One Direction joined The Beatles as the only groups ever to have three of their members hit #1 as solo artists.  As you might imagine, Niall doesn't quite know what to make of that particular feat. Speaking to Billboard, Niall says, "It's a pretty cool stat to be able to read. The Beatles are The Beatles. We just happen to be another band who had three members or whatever, but to read something like that, it's unbelievable. It's hard to really put into words how…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Soundtrack for Will Smith's new Netflix film Bright features Camila Cabello, Portugal. The Man, Bebe Rexha & more

Will Smith's new Netflix movie Bright has a star-studded soundtrack, courtesy of the folks who brought you the smash soundtrack for Suicide Squad. The album features songs by everyone from Camila Cabello and Bebe Rexha to Sam Hunt, Machine Gun Kelly and Logic, to Portugal. The Man, X Ambassadors, Ty Dolla $ign and Bastille. Two songs from the album -- "World Gone Mad" by Bastille and "Darkside" by Ty Dolla $ign and Future featuring Kiiara -- are now available to download.  November 16 will see the release of the song "Home" by Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors and Bebe Rexha. …

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna taps "RuPaul's Drag Race" star for MDNA Skin campaign

Madonna has enlisted a RuPaul’s Drag Race star for a new promo for her MDNA skincare line. The black-and-white video features a figure who looks like Madonna getting their picture taken in various iconic Madonna outfits and hairstyles. The singer’s voice narrates, “Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to embody many personas -- to express myself but remain myself.” She encourages viewers to “take a deeper look” and declares that she wants to start a “revolution of being who you are.” At the end of the video, it’s revealed that the Madonna lookalike is actually drag queen and RuPaul’s…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pentatonix member Kirstin Maldonado joining Broadway musical "Kinky Boots"

Pentatonix will go without their only female member this coming spring, as Kirstin Maldonado joins the cast of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Entertainment Weekly reports that Kirstin will play Lauren, the love interest of the show's main character, Charlie Price.  Her stint in the show will begin February 2 and end April 8.  In a statement, she says, "Being on Broadway has been my ultimate bucket list goal since I was 8 years old, so I’m so excited to join such an incredible cast to share this special story." Kinky Boots, whose songs were written by Cyndi Lauper,…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch now: NF lets himself drown and burn in new video for "Let You Down"

Rapper and singer NF, born Nathan Feuerstein, topped the Billboard album chart in October with his album Perception, and now he's released a video for his hit single, "Let You Down." The clips shows an older man standing on a dock looking at a lake, while a fully-clothed NF drowns right in front of him.  As he flails and tries to keep from going under, the man just looks at him, and doesn't help.  Then, we see the same man, staring at NF who's trapped in a burning car.  As it's engulfed in flames, the man again makes no move…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas releasing Christmas duet with longtime crush Shania Twain

It seems Nick Jonas already got his Christmas gift: The chance to record a song with his longtime crush, Shania Twain. The two have announced that they’ve collaborated on a new Christmas love song, “Say All You Want for Christmas,” set to drop tomorrow. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…isn’t it Shania Twain,” Nick tweeted, along with a snippet of the duet. “Sure is,” Shania responded, with a kissy face emoji. Nick has previously credited Shania as one of the artists who inspired him to get into music. Back in May, he joined her on stage for her…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Sia releases heart-warming holiday ballad, "Snowman"

As the holiday season quickly approaches, Sia has released the second track from her brand-new holiday album, Everyday Is Christmas. The song is a romantic ballad called “Snowman.” It follows the more joyous and upbeat “Santa’s Coming for Us.” “Let’s go below zero and hide from the sun/I love you forever, we’ll have some fun/Let’s hit the North Pole and live happily/Please don’t cry no tears now, it’s Christmas baby/My snowman and me,” Sia sings. Everyday Is Christmas, a collection of all-original holiday tunes, comes out November 17. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch now: Ed Sheeran finds love on the slopes in snowy “Perfect” video

Ed Sheeran gets romantic on a ski trip in his video for “Perfect.” The snowy clip was shot in Austria last month and based on a script written by Ed and director Jason Koening. It tells the story of Ed falling in love with a girl he grew up with, played by Zoey Deutch. “Came up with the idea for the video because I like Christmas,” Ed says. “There’s not enough Christmas music videos out nowadays. So yeah, I wanted snow and romance. The song’s cheesy anyway and I thought we might as well go like full-blown Swiss cheese on…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony announces 2018 international dates for PSA Tour

Fifth Harmony is heading overseas next year. The group has announced international tour dates in Japan, the Philippines, Australia and Abu Dhabi. This leg of their PSA Tour will kick off in Osaka, Japan on February 26, 2018. They’ll hit cities including Tokyo, Manila and Melbourne, before wrapping things up in Abu Dhabi on March 16. Here’s a list of the dates: 2/26 -- Osaka, Japan, Zepp Osaka Bayside2/28 -- Tokyo, Japan, Toyosu Pit3/1 -- Tokyo, Japan, Toyosu Pit3/2 -- Nagoya, Japan, Zepp Nagoya3/6 -- Manila, Philippines, Kia Theater3/8 -- Melbourne, Australia, Margaret Court Arena3/9 -- Sydney, Australia, Hordern Pavilion3/10…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink will give a "fearless" performance on the American Music Awards

Pink's live performances on award shows are always memorable, and what she has planned for this year's American Music Awards will continue that tradition. Pink will perform the title track of her #1 album, Beautiful Trauma, on the AMAs, and we've been promised a "mind-blowing performance unlike anything that's been seen before," that's also "fearless" and "one-of-a-kind."  While Pink's aerial acrobatics are legendary, there's no word on what, exactly, this performance will consist of. This is Pink's first AMA performance since 2012, when she performed "Try."  She just performed her song "Barbies" last night on the Country Music Association Awards.…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR