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2014-10-01

Meghan Trainor Leads Female Artists to Chart Milestone; Tove Lo & Clean Bandit Hit the Top 10

Here's ironclad proof that pop music in 2014 is all about the women: there's now been an all-female top five on the Billboard Hot 100 for an entire month. Billboard reports that this four-week all-femme top five streak is the longest such streak in 15 years, and only the second in the entire 56-year history of the Hot 100.  Leading the way is Meghan Trainor and her hit "All About That Bass," which is #1 for a fourth week, while Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off" is #2.  Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" is #3; Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's "Black Widow" is…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jordin Sparks Tells Wendy Williams She's "Good" Following Split from Jason Derulo

In an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, Jordin Sparks again addressed the end of her three-year relationship with Jason Derulo. Jordin insisted that she's "good" following their breakup, and that Jason is a "good guy." However, for what it's worth, she declined to comment when asked if he'd been unfaithful during their time together. Host Wendy Williams mentioned the external pressure the couple may have felt to get married, and brought up the release of Jason's song "Marry Me."  Jordin, who appeared in the "Marry Me" video, replied, "Hey, listen, we set ourselves up for that....We set…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nico & Vinz's Debut Album Streaming Online Now, Duo Records New Song for Reese Witherspoon Movie

You've heard Nico & Vinz's worldwide smash "Am I Wrong," and now you can hear their entire debut album, Black Star Elephant, two weeks before it arrives in stores October 14. The album, which is currently available for pre-order, is now streaming on the New York Times' website.  The 14-track disc is sort of a concept album, telling the coming-of-age story of a fictional character whose story mirrors the duo's own journey from unknowns in Oslo, Norway to worldwide domination.  In addition to "Am I Wrong," the disc features the brand new single "In Your Arms." Meanwhile, the duo has…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Leads Female Artists to Chart Record; Tove Lo & Clean Bandit Hit the Top 10

Here's ironclad proof that pop music in 2014 is all about the women: there's now been an all-female top five on the Billboard Hot 100 for an entire month. Billboard reports that this four-week all-femme top five streak is the longest such streak in 15 years, and only the second in the entire 56-year history of the Hot 100.  Leading the way is Meghan Trainor and her hit "All About That Bass," which is #1 for a fourth week, while Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off" is #2.  Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" is #3; Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's "Black Widow" is…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift: Guys Don't Realize What's Involved with Dating Me

Taylor Swift is probably many a man's dream girlfriend, but the singer says that that's because they're not fully aware of what it's like to be her boyfriend. Speaking to British Vogue, Taylor says, "I don't think any guy really… They think that they would want to get to know me, and maybe date me, but I don't think they want what comes with it."  And what comes with it?  Basically, pandemonium. "I don't know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can't protect his girlfriend because…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna to Present Designer Tom Ford with Award at amfAR Gala

Rihanna has worn the creations of the world's top designers, and now she's going to present one of them with a special award. E! Online reports that the singer will honor Tom Ford at the The Foundation for AIDS Research's Inspiration Gala, scheduled to take place on October 29 in L.A.  She'll present Ford with amfAR's Award of Inspiration in recognition of the work he's done to combat the AIDS crisis.  E! quotes Rihanna as saying, "Tom has inspired so many aspects of my art over the years, not to mention his clothes give me a real bad attitude. His…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Partners with Bottled Water Brand WAT-AAH!

Ariana Grande has inked her first big endorsement deal: it's with WAT-AAH!, a bottled water brand aimed at young people.  But she's not just helping to sell the product: she's their business partner as well. “Living a healthy lifestyle is so important to me, and this is one of the reasons I chose to partner with WAT-AAH!,” Ariana says in a statement. “My fans are my everything and, because of this, I could only endorse something I believe in. Also, I love drinking water and I want to inspire my fans to do the same. Now as a partner in…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Are "Cheek to Cheek" Atop the Chart

If you're one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, recording an album of jazz standards with an 88-year-old is probably one of the biggest artistic risks you can take.  But in this case, that risk has paid off in spades for Lady Gaga. Cheek to Cheek, Gaga's duets album with singing great Tony Bennett, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart.  It's her second #1 in less than a year; her most recent solo release, ARTPOP, also topped the chart last November.  As for Bennett, he's now the oldest living act to earn a #1 album,…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Caillat Books TV Appearances in Support of "Gypsy Heart"

Colbie Caillat's new album Gypsy Heart is in stores now, and soon she'll be all over your TV -- and in a theater near you. Colbie will perform on ABC's Good Morning America on Friday, and on Monday, she'll be on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.  On October 10, she'll appear on The Meredith Vieira Show. Colbie's also got a new song called "In Love Again" that will be featured in a key scene of The Best of Me, the upcoming movie based on the book by Nicholas Sparks.  That film is in theaters October 17th; the soundtrack is out…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

With New Movie & Music on the Way, Jordin Sparks Is "Doing Great," Will "Come Out of This Stronger"

It's an exciting time for Jordin Sparks: her latest movie, Left Behind, arrives in theaters on Friday, and she's preparing to release her first new music in five years.  Having to deal with the fallout from her breakup with Jason Derulo at the same time has been challenging, but as the star tells ABC News Radio, she's getting through, thanks to support from what she calls the three "Fs""  Her family, her faith and her fans. "I'm actually doing great considering all the craziness," says Jordin. "So it's been good...all I can do is smile, you know?  It's life.  Things…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Four Coaches Pursue Cracker Barrel Fan

It was the fourth night of the blind auditions on The Voice Tuesday night. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams each added new artists to his or her team, including one contestant on a mission to visit every Cracker Barrel restaurant in America. Here are the highlights of the two-hour episode: Katriz Trinidad, 15, opened the show with a rendition of the Etta James classic "At Last." Blake, Gwen and Pharrell pressed their buttons at virtually the same moment. Pharrell then stood up for the rest of the performance. He practically begged Katriz to join his team,…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears Is No. 7 on McAfee’s "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity" List

If you search the name Britney Spears online, there’s a 18.19 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That's according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee.Britney is ranked seventh on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014.ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name.The DJ Armin van Buuren is number two on the list.  Ciara is third.Voice coach Blake Shelton is ranked sixth and Jon…

posted 2014/10/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR