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2017-12-04

Let the games begin: Taylor Swift covers January "Vogue UK"

In the run-up to the release of her new album, Reputation, Taylor Swift had a bit of a media blackout going on: she gave no interviews, and only appeared on TV to sing.  "There will be no further explanation...there will only be Reputation," is how she put it.  Well, that blackout ends now. Taylor covers the January issue of Vogue UK.  She unveiled the cover on her Instagram account on Monday.  In the caption, she thanked the editor of the magazine as well as Mert & Marcus, the photographers she's been using for her Reputation-era photos, who also shot the…

posted 2017/12/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga helps rebuild Hurricane Harvey-damaged Houston home

Lady Gaga took some time out from her Joanne World Tour to give back to a Houston family whose home was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. She and her Born This Way Foundation teamed up with military veterans from Team Rubicon to help out a woman named Pamela and her family Sunday. "Before the #JoanneWorldtourHouston tonight me and @btwfoundation teamed up with @teamrubicon to do some demolition due to water damage and mold remediation in Pamela's house from Hurricane Harvey," Gaga tweeted, along with a photo of her wearing a coverall and safety glasses and holding a crowbar. She added, "We…

posted 2017/12/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink reveals she and Christina Aguilera recorded a duet two years ago

Want more proof that Pink and Christina Aguilera's feud is totally over?  Pink's revealed that the two actually recorded a duet a while ago. Speaking to the British paper The Sun, Pink says, "We did a duet for her album and I don’t know when it’s coming out but it’s amazing. We did it two years ago so I don’t remember the title, but she’s incredible.” You may recall that during Christina's Whitney Houston tribute performance at the American Music Awards, haters accused Pink of giving her the side eye while watching from the audience.  Pink insisted on Twitter that…

posted 2017/12/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran reveals how he got Beyonce to duet with him on “Perfect”

As you might imagine, Beyonce isn’t the easiest person to get a hold of. But Ed Sheeran managed to get her to agree to duet with him on the remix for her song, “Perfect.” He tells Entertainment Tonight it was tricky because Beyonce’s email address “actually changes every week.” "I have an email address I email [to get in touch with Beyonce]," he says. "So I emailed that and we got on the phone, and it's been in the works since May." Ed reveals they finished the song in September and he had been holding onto it since then. He…

posted 2017/12/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jordin Sparks on #TheFutureofGood, and her baby's future

While she's expecting her first child, Jordin Sparks is also helping other people's children.  The American Idol champ has teamed with U.S. Cellular to promote its #FutureofGood program, which encourages kids to make their communities a better place.  Jordin plans to pass those values onto the baby boy she's expecting in 2018. "I have a heart for kids and like encouraging them to do things," she tells ABC Radio about her partnership with U.S. Cellular.  She explains that the Future of Good program is "all about shining a spotlight on the youth making a difference."  From now through December 31,…

posted 2017/12/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Camila Cabello feels "very, very lucky" that fans have embraced her as a solo artist

When an artist leaves a successful group, it's not always a guarantee that the music they make as a solo artist will be accepted.  Thankfully, Camila Cabello hasn't had that problem: her post-Fifth Harmony songs have been embraced by fans -- especially "Havana," which has reached #2 in the U.S. and has been #1 for five weeks in the U.K.   Camila says she took a chance going solo...and it paid off. "Oh my God, it feels amazing!" she told ABC Radio about her solo success at the Billboard Women in Music 2017 gala. "I mean, for me, my goal is…

posted 2017/12/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift's "Reputation" is No. 1 for third week in a row

Taylor Swift’s Reputation remains intact, with the album spending its third week at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Reputation is the first album since Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. to rack up three weeks at the top of the list. Only four albums have spent three or more weeks at number one this year: Reputation, DAMN., Drake’s More Life and The Weeknd’s Starboy. DAMN. and More Life each topped the list for three weeks while Starboy spent four weeks at number 1 in 2017. The last album by a female artist to notch at least three weeks at number was…

posted 2017/12/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-12-01

The Script’s “Arms Open” video raises awareness for charity to help foster kids

The Script is using their latest music video to raise awareness of a good cause. The band has teamed up with A Sense of Home, a non-profit that helps provide homes for young people who have aged out of the foster care system. The video for “Arms Open” showcases the stories of some of the kids who've been helped by the organization. “For us, this is more than just a music video,” the band says in a statement.  “Like the song itself, we wanted to reach out to as many people as possible, people who have been less fortunate in…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Honey, I'm on TV: Andy Grammer books appearances to promote new album

Andy Grammer's new album, The Good Parts is out now, and he's set to promote the album with a series of TV appearances starting next week. Andy will appear on The Talk on Monday, and Netflix's Chelsea December 15.  New Year's Day, you'll see him in the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade. Andy's The Good Parts tour kicks off March 14 in San Francisco and is currently scheduled to wrap up April 15 in Philadelphia.  Tickets are on sale now. Here are the dates: 3/14 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore3/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Belasco Theater3/16 -- Santa…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift pop-up shop heading to L.A.

On December 12, the "End Game" for every Taylor Swift fan in the L.A. area will be to drop by her Reputation pop-up shop. A Facebook post about the event gushes, "NYC was OMG, but for LA we’re going even bigger, with new photo ops, unique displays, and more WOW!" The exact location and store hours are yet to be announced, but once there, fans will be able to purchase new Reputation merchandise and grab lots of photo ops. Who wouldn't want a selfie of themselves sitting in Tay's golden throne from the "Look What You Made Me Do" video?…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The most-Shazamed song of 2017 is exactly what you'd expect it to be

No surprises here: the most-Shazamed song of 2017 is the inescapable ditty that was #1 for 12 weeks: Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You."  Ed was also the year's most-Shazamed artist. The song recognition app has unveiled its annual list of the 15 most Shazamed tracks of the past year, and "Shape of You" is on top, followed by the song that was actually #1 for the most number of weeks in 2017: "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi. "Rockabye," by Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul is #3 on the list, and Charlie Puth's "Attention" is #4.  Since Clean Bandit uses…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna takes a trip to "Rihanna Drive" in Barbados childhood neighborhood

It's official: fans can now pay a visit to "Rihanna Drive" in the neighborhood in Barbados where Rihanna grew up. On Thursday, the "Diamonds" singer posted an Instagram picture of the street officially named after her, with the caption, "on any block."  She also posted another Instagram photo showing her walking in the middle of a street flanked by guards, who appear to be saluting her.   "WESTBURY is more than a community, we're family!!! Thank you for all that you've poured into my life and the woman I am! It takes a village, and I'm glad my village was you!!!! To God be the…

posted 2017/12/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR