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Gwen Stefani’s animated Harajuku series coming to DVD

If you missed Gwen Stefani’s Nickelodeon animated series when it first aired, it'll soon be coming to DVD. Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!, featuring 14 episodes from season one of the shows, is being released on DVD June 13. The series follows the stylish girl band HJ5 -- Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G -- through their cute adventures in music and fashion.Initial shipments of the DVD will contain a code to download the Kuu Kuu Harajuku theme song. The DVDs are now available for pre-order at Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com.Gwen is the co-creator and executive producer of the show. It…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lea Michele debuts inspiring new song, “Anything’s Possible”

Ahead of her new album release next month, Lea Michele has debuted a brand-new song: the uplifting anthem “Anything’s Possible.”The song is about conquering your fears and following your dreams, and follows the release of Lea's previous single, “Love Is Alive.” Both tracks will be featured on her 11-song sophomore album, Places, which is available for pre-order today. “When it came time to name my album, I settled on Places because this album for me represents a return to form, a return to the stage, and a return to the place I belong,” the former Glee star says in a…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Camila Cabello says her “dream life” includes falling in love with a Spanish boy

Camila Cabello may seem like she’s living the dream right now, but the singer tellsLatina magazine about her other dream life...the one that involves finding a Latin lover.The former Fifth Harmony member says she not only wants to continue making music, but she wants to spend time with friends, travel and meet a nice Spanish boy.“Here’s my dream life: I want to make songs and have incredible experiences with people,” Camila says. “I don’t want to be locked up in a hotel room and just do press and red carpets. That’s not the kind of life I want to live.”She…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

How Ed Sheeran stays grounded: "I've kept my roots"

You'd think having the number one album and the number one single in the U.S. and breaking sales records all over the world would give a guy a swelled head, but Ed Sheeran says he keeps his screwed on straight because he hasn't forgotten where he came from. Speaking to US Weekly, Ed says taking a year off to travel the world and then record his new album ÷ (Divide) really got him back in touch with what he calls his "life balance."  "I hadn't really adjusted completely to my new lifestyle, so having a year off to balance it…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna to star with Adam Driver in musical drama

Rihanna has been upping her screen cred of late -- with forthcoming performances in high-profile movies like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Ocean's Eight, and a turn in A&E's Bates Motel. Now comes word that that Rihanna will star with Star Wars actor Adam Driver in a new music drama. Variety reports that Rihanna has replaced actress Rooney Mara in the film Annette. According to the industry trade mag the move is "music-filled" with a script and songs written by brother Ron and Russel Mael, co-founders of the '70s rock band Sparks. Amazon Studios just acquired North American distribution rights, according to the magazine. The movie will be the English-language debut of director Leos Carax.…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Pitbull to receive first-ever Global Ambassador Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

Pitbull's not only Mr. Worldwide -- he's also also Mr. Songwriter, and now he'll be receiving a special honor for that particular talent. The rapper will receive the first-ever Global Ambassador Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame induction gala, scheduled for June 15 in New York City.  According to the Hall of Fame, the award was created to celebrate an artist who's also a songwriter, and whose "music has true worldwide appeal, crossing genre, cultural and national boundaries."  This award isn't going to be given out every year, either -- only when merited. In a statement, Songwriters Hall…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Michelle Branch goes monochrome in new behind-the-scenes video "Best You Ever"

Michelle Branch is living in a black-and-white world in a new video from her long-awaited new album, Hopeless Romantic. The black-and-white clip is for the upbeat song "Best You Ever," and features Michelle recording the song in what looks like a home studio.  She plays a number of different guitars, lays down vocals behind a mic and works at a recording console.  Her producer and current love interest, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, can briefly be seen playing drums. The song itself is a kiss-off to a former lover, with Michelle singing, "I want you to remember me/every time…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

expand Have "Mercy"! Shawn Mendes to make live action movie debut in big-screen musical

Shawn Mendes will make his live-action movie debut in a new musical called Summer of Love, directed by Ivan Reitman. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Reitman, whose resume includes Ghostbusters, Stripes, Twins and Kindergarten Cop, has never directed a musical before.  He specifically chose Shawn as his star, perhaps because they're both Canadians, eh? Plot details are unclear, but the Hollywood Reporter says the movie's title is thought to be a reference to 1967, the so-called Summer of Love, which saw thousands of hippies descend on San Francisco for anti-war protests.  That was also the same year that the Monterey…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Aspiring clothing mogul Ed Sheeran already has best-selling album of 2017

How successful is Ed Sheeran's new album, Divide?  It's only been out a week and, as Billboard reports, it's already the biggest-selling disc of the year. Released March 3, the album has so far sold 322,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music.  That beats the previous record holder, Bruno Mars, whose album 24K Magic has so far shifted 230,000 in 2017.  To be fair, though, Bruno's album has sold a total of 709,000 copies since its release last year -- in this case, we're only talking about copies sold this year. Ed also has both the #1 album and the #1…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn & Gigi are the cutest in Versace Versus video

Zayn Malik stars in the latest campaign for Versace Versus, photographed by none other than his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid. In a Twitter video posted by the company, the loved-up couple gushes over each other, their pets and their family. “When you’re alone, who do you want next to you?” Gigi asks Zayn. "You," he replies, to which she responds, "Thanks, baby."  Then, she adds, "And our dogs."  "And our dogs," Zayn agrees.  "And sometimes, my mum." "Yeah, I miss your mom, too," Gigi agrees. "And my mom." "Yeah, and family members in general," Zayn adds. "And everyone," says Gigi. "Love…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele tells dirty joke during power outage at concert

Every good performer knows how to vamp when something goes wrong, and Adele is no exception.  During a power outage at her concert in Australia on Monday night, she killed time by telling a dirty joke. According to NME, Adele was performing in Adelaide, Australia when the lights and music stopped suddenly.  "So we’re having a technical difficulty,” she told the crowd. "I’m not quite sure what it is. Shall I try and tell some jokes? Our power has gone out under the stage, so who knows how long we’re going to be doing this for. Shall I tell you…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers' "Closer" ties record for most weeks in the top 10

The Chainsmokers have now tied a record set by LeAnn Rimes back in 1998. The duo's hit "Closer" has now logged 32 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.  In fact, it hasn't been out of the top 10 since it first got there in August of 2016.  The only other song that's hung around in the top 10 that long is LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live," which lasted 32 weeks in the top 10 from 1997 to 1998. On top of that, the duo has now spent 45 straight weeks in the top 10, if…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR