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2014-07-24

Iggy Azalea Is New Host of MTV's "House of Style"

MTV's fashion show House of Style is coming back with a "Fancy" new host: Iggy Azalea. The channel is officially reviving the show, which first started back in 1989 with original host Cindy Crawford.  The new series debuts on August 4, and according to MTV, Iggy says it'll be "wild, crazy, fun and fascinating, all at the same time."  The eight-episode run will, as usual, focus on the intersection between fashion and music, with behind-the-scenes looks at designers, visits to video sets and shopping excursions. Iggy will also host a House of Style VMA fashion special on August 26 at…

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Previews Her Verse on Ariana/Jessie J Collabo "Bang Bang"

Ariana Grande is currently mourning the passing of her beloved grandfather, but the idea of her new single may be the one thing that's cheering her up. Next week, "Bang Bang," her collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, arrives, and Nicki is getting fans hyped by releasing a snippet of her verse on Instagram. In the rapid-fire verse, Nicki spits, "Get a ride in the engine that could, Go!/Batman Robin it/ Bang bang cockin’ it/ Queen Nicki dominant/Prominent/ It’s me, Jessie, and Ari/ If they test me they sorry." As previously reported, "Bang Bang" will be a track on…

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Nico & Vinz, Usher to Perform on "Fashion Rocks" TV special

Fashion Rocks, a star-studded concert event, will return for the first time in about five years on September 9.  This year's show will air on CBS, live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and feature performances from Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Nico & Vinz and Usher, among others. Ryan Seacrest will host the show, which also will feature sets by Afrojack, Duran Duran, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers KISS, Rita Ora and country stars Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry.  More artists, as well as celebrity presenters, will be announced soon. The show's executive producer said in a statement, "Fashion Rocks is…

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Unveils PSA for "Make Roar Happen" Charity Campaign, Debuts New Lyric Video

During the North American leg of her PRISMATIC U.S. tour, Katy Perry has teamed with Staples to help make teachers' lives easier.  Now, she's debuted a PSA explaining the initiative, which is called "Make Roar Happen." Staples, which is sponsoring Katy's tour, has pledged to donate $1 million do DonorsChoose.org, a charity that helps fund classroom projects for teachers.  Many teachers don't have the funding they need to purchase supplies and materials for their classrooms, so they end up using their own money instead.  DonorsChoose.org provides teachers with the cash so they don't have to do that. In the PSA,…

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

American Authors Reveal Details of Honda Civic Tour This Fall

American Authors will take part in the Honda Civic Tour this fall.  Now we know the dates. The just-revealed leg begins October 1 in Reno, Nevada, and takes them through a November 11 appearance in New Haven, Connecticut. Supporting them on the tour will be The Mowglis, plus either Echosmith or Oh Honey on select dates. Tickets for the new shows will go on sale August 1. You can browse ticket info and the complete list of dates at HondaCivicTour.com. The initial leg of the Honda Civic Tour, featuring Grouplove, launches August 10 in Seattle. American Authors is currently touring…

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's Beverly Hills Parties Draw Attention of Police

Justin Bieber is grabbing the attention of police yet again. Beverly Hills Police responded to six calls last weekend from Bieber's neighbors complaining of loud parties and disruptive fans, police told ABC News. Four of the calls were related to parties at the singer's Beverly Hills condo, as well as the rooftop of his complex on July 19 and 20, while two more calls were in regard to his fans on the sidewalk, police said. Police would like the controversial star, 20, to calm down if he's going to live in their city. “We enforce the laws of Beverly Hills…

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nico & Vinz Join Bruno Mars Tour, Promise Energetic, Fun-Filled Show

Thursday night, Bruno Mars welcomes a special guest to his tour: "Am I Wrong" hitmakers Nico & Vinz.  They'll be opening for Bruno for the rest of this month and into August, replacing Pharrell Williams, who bowed out of the tour due to scheduling conflicts.  The Norwegian duo says if fans get there early enough to check out their set, be prepared to get on your feet. "We'll try to make you dance at some point," Vinz tells ABC News Radio, describing the duo's live show. "I guess our goal is just to have fun on stage and hope that…

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Teases New Songs on Instagram

Justin Bieber sent a strong signal to his fans on Wednesday night that he has new songs in the pipeline. He took to Instagram to upload brief video clips in which 11 new songs can be heard. Each post only shows footage of a soundboard in a studio. Justin didn't provide any details on the music, though he did tweet early Wednesday, "Great night in the studio." In late 2013, Justin released a series of digital songs that eventually was gathered in one collection titled Journals. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran: Getting Wasted Is "Educational"

Ed Sheeran likes a drink now and then, and he admits that from time to time, he's definitely overindulged, both in alcohol and drugs. But he says there's nothing wrong with that: it's all just one big learning experience. Speaking to the U.K. paper the Daily Mail, Ed says, "There have been a couple of times over the past few years [when I've gotten wasted], but it’s not a regular thing. It happens when I’m under an immense amount of stress and pressure, and things just build up. But it’s not as dark as people make out. It’s educational." How…

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-23

Rixton Release New Single "Wait on Me"

Following the success of their debut U.S. hit, "Me and My Broken Heart," the British band Rixton has just released a new single, "Wait on Me."  The group will perform the song, which they co-wrote, on Late Night with Seth Meyers on August 4. Rixton hits the road July 30 for a summer headlining tour sponsored by Chex Mix.  They're working with the brand to a create video content series called "Sound Chex," which will capture behind-the-scenes moments while on the road. As previously reported, Rixton also will perform on the Teen Choice Awards, airing August 10 on Fox. They're…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Album Chart Is a "Happy" Place This Week

Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" may not be #1 anymore, but that doesn't mean it's any less popular.  Here's the proof: according to Yahoo! Chart Watch, it's featured on not one but three albums in this week's top 10. "Tacky," the parody of "Happy" that appears on "Weird Al" Yankovic's new album Mandatory Fun, leads the pack at #1.  In at #4 is Kidz Bop 26, which features the Kidz Bop Kidz performing the song.  Finally, Pharrell's original version is included on the compilation Now! 50 which is sitting at #8. As for Pharrell's own album, G I R L, which…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber: Calvin Klein Model?

If you've been wondering why Justin Bieber has posted so many photos online of himself sporting Calvin Klein undies, well, it just might be a business decision.  There's serious buzz that the singer has signed on to shoot a campaign for the famed underwear brand. A source tells E! Online that the Bieb did, in fact, do a shoot for the brand.  However, a Calvin Klein rep wouldn't comment on the rumors, while a rep for Bieber tells ABC News Radio that they have no comment on the reports. As E! notes, Calvin Klein announced last week that its fall…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR