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2016-08-18

Lady Gaga's Producer RedOne: Only She Knows What Her Album Sounds Like

Lady Gaga surprised fans by announcing the release of a new single in September called "Perfect Illusion."  But her new album, which fans have nicknamed LG5, doesn't have a release date, and even people who worked on it apparently don't have a clue about how it's going to sound. Producer and songwriter RedOne has been involved with all of Gaga's albums, including hits like "Let's Dance," "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance."  He's also contributed material to LG5, but when asked by ABC Radio if he knows anything about its overall sound, he pleaded ignorance.  "I don't, I don't. I think…

posted 2016/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera to Perform on Two-Part Premiere of Her Music Game Show, "Tracks"

Christina Aguilera will launch her new music-based Spike TV game show, Tracks, in style with back-to-back episodes and special performances from the pop superstar featured in both. Rapper, actor and former host of BET's 106 & Park, Shad Moss -- better known as Bow Wow -- will host the show, which will feature teams of two attempting to identify a song just by listening to its individual parts -- for instance, the guitar track or the bass track. The series, executive produced by Aguilera, will also feature surprise celebrity musical guest performances, including one episode in which Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee provides the…

posted 2016/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-08-17

Adele, Suffering from a Bad Cold, Cancels Phoenix Concert

Adele has been forced to cancel tonight's concert in Phoenix, Arizona, due to illness. The "Hello" singer released a video on Twitter explaining the decision to pull the plug on the show at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. It's clear from the sound of her voice in the clip that she's suffering from a bad cold. "I've had a cold for a couple of days, and I've been pushing through it, and I did my show last night, and I loved it, but I pushed too hard, and my cold has gotten the better of me," she says in the…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New Ellie Goulding Song to Be Featured on "Bridget Jones’s Baby" Soundtrack

Just call Ellie Goulding the Queen of Soundtracks. The singer, who scored a mega-hit with “Love Me Like You Do” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, is contributing a song to another major movie release. According to U.K.’s Official Charts Company, new track called “Still Falling for You” will be featured on the Bridget Jones’s Baby soundtrack. The single reportedly comes out this Friday. Ellie teased the song with a 10-second instrumental clip on her social media platforms. Bridget Jones's Baby hits theaters September 16 and features a cameo by Ellie’s rumored ex-fling, Ed Sheeran. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio.…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Says She Wasn’t Always Fashion Designers’ Top Choice

We’re used to seeing Selena Gomez decked out in designer duds, but the singer tells Vogue she wasn’t always a fashion muse. “Let’s just say I wasn’t always the [designers’] top choice,” Selena says. There were times when she was the one courting them -- like in the case of Louis Vuitton. The singer emailed the fashion label’s creative director and introduced herself. “Actually, he loved my song ‘Good for You,’” she says. “That was the real icebreaker.” She ended up wearing a Louis Vuitton dress at the Met Gala this past May and now serves as the brand’s latest…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tove Lo Is “Proud, Excited and Terrified” to Announce New Album, "Lady Wood"

Tove Lo’s got a new album on the way. The singer announced her second album, Lady Wood, will be arriving October 28. “Babes my second album is coming and I'm so proud, excited & terrified,” she tweeted. Tove also posted a picture of the album artwork: a provocative photo of her midriff, with one of her hands tugging on the waistband of her shorts. She released the first single off the album, “Cool Girl,” last week. The video for the song comes out Friday. Meanwhile, Tove’s “Close” duet partner, Nick Jonas, has some news of his own. Nick will be…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are Marriage & Parenthood in the Works for Katy and Orlando?

Anytime Katy Perry dates anyone, the rumors start flying that she's going to marry them. Her latest relationship is no exception -- but this time, kids are apparently also part of the equation. A source tells People magazine that Katy's beau Orlando Bloom wants to put a ring on it, big time.  They're "not engaged yet, but seem to be heading that way," dishes the source. And once they're married, the British actor reportedly is looking to expand his family. Orlando, who's the father of five-year-old Flynn with his ex, Miranda Kerr, "always gushes about Katy and thinks she is…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Reveals New Single, “Perfect Illusion,” Coming Next Month

The big Lady Gaga news just keeps on coming!  After confirming her first starring movie role -- in a reboot of the movie classic A Star Is Born -- the singer has now revealed the name of her new single. She shared a series of Instagram posts that created a mosaic spelling out the song's title, “Perfect Illusion,” and revealing it’ll be released in September. The song will be the first single off her upcoming fifth studio album. No word yet on when the new album -- which Gaga has been referencing using the hashtag #LG5 -- will arrive. Copyright…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Rocky Horror" TV Special Soundtrack, Featuring Adam Lambert, Coming October 21

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again soundtrack, featuring Adam Lambert, has a release date. The album will arrive October 21, a day after the musical revival airs on Fox. Adam, who appears as Eddie in the show, sings on the tracks “Hot Patootie” and "Science Fiction/Double Feature (Reprise).” The soundtrack also contains songs by Laverne Cox as Frank-N-Furter, Ryan McCartan and Victoria Justice as Brad and Janet, and Reeve Carney as Riff-Raff. If you pre-order now, you’ll get an instant download of the iconic song “Time Warp.” Here is the track list: "Science Fiction/Double Feature"…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Thank Sia, Drake, MAGIC! & More for Reggae's Comeback, Says Shaggy

Reggae never seems to go away, and there's been a resurgence recently, thanks to hits like "Rude," "Cheerleader," "One Dance" and "Ride," plus Sia's "Cheap Thrills" and MAGIC!'s "Lay You Down Easy," both of which feature reggae star Sean Paul.   According to reggae/pop crossover king Shaggy, hits like these help younger fans discover the genre. "If it’s on a mainstream [hit] like Drake or Rihanna, then they’re introduced to it," Shaggy tells ABC Radio. "They at least say, 'Oh wow, I like this sound.'" Shaggy, who's topped pop charts worldwide with hits like "It Wasn't Me," "Angel" and "Boombastic," adds,…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Donates One Million Dollars to Louisiana Flood Relief

Taylor Swift is offering more than prayers to Louisiana, which is suffering from massive flooding that has killed at least 11 people.  She's donating a million dollars to help the victims. In a statement to ABC Radio via her rep, Swift noted that Louisiana residents "made us feel completely at home" when she and her touring crew launched the U.S. leg of her 1989 World Tour in the state last year. Swift adds that it is "heartbreaking" to watch people be forced out of their homes, and encourages people to "help out and send your love and prayers" to flood…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Started Writing "Rise" Years Before the Olympics

Katy Perry's latest hit "Rise" seems tailor-made for the Olympics, so it's surprising to hear that she actually wrote a big chunk of it before the Olympics ever came calling. Speaking to Mashable, Katy says, "'Rise' is a song that I have had swirling around in me. It's a little bit like the story of the phoenix, about overcoming...Rising up again or finding that inner strength again and again, that's a lifelong theme for me.  Years ago I had tried to write it, but it didn't work, it didn't come out right." She continues, "And when the Olympics approached us…

posted 2016/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR