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2017-08-23

Demi Lovato's new album due September 29

C'mon...Taylor Swift can't hog all the limelight today with new album release information, right? Demi Lovato jumped on Twitter Wednesday afternoon to announce that her new album will be called Tell Me You Love Me, and that it'll be available September 29.  It's available for pre-order starting at midnight. Her post also includes a brief clip of the album's title track, an impassioned mid-tempo ballad with booming drums. Demi will perform the album's first single, "Sorry Not Sorry," at this Sunday night's MTV VMAs.  She told ABC Radio last Friday that the album's sound will be more of R&B/pop, rather…

posted 2017/08/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars meets his wrestling champ namesake

Bruno Mars came face-to-face with his wrestling champ namesake, Bruno Sammartino, Tuesday night. The singer, who was born Peter Hernandez, was given the nickname “Bruno” as a child by his dad because of his alleged resemblance to the retired pro wrestling heavyweight champ. The two Brunos finally got the chance to meet backstage at the 24K Magic World Tour stop in Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena. Mars posted a photo with Sammartino on Instagram, writing, “I was nicknamed after this professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. Tonight in Pittsburgh I had the honor of meeting him!” In the pic, Mars is smiling proudly…

posted 2017/08/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande cancels Vietnam tour stop due to “health problems”

Ariana Grande has been forced to cancel her Vietnam tour stop due to health problems. The singer made the announcement on her Instagram Stories and issued a heartfelt apology to fans. She had been scheduled to perform in Ho Chi Minh City tonight. “My babes in Vietnam, I apologize from the bottom of my heart but I'm really dealing with some health problems at the moment," Ariana writes. "I came here to Vietnam, so excited to perform, my doctor won't allow me to do the show for you tonight.” She adds, “I'm so, so sorry. There is nothing I hate…

posted 2017/08/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

FINALLY: Taylor Swift announces new album, "Reputation," out Nov. 10

Now, the snake makes sense. Tayor Swift's new album is called Reputation, and it'll be out November 10.  The first single will be out Thursday night.  Swift unveiled the information on her social media feeds Wednesday morning.  Taylor's team tells ABC News that "tomorrow night" means means 12:01 a.m. ET, Friday August 25. As for the snake videos she's been posting: Taylor's "reputation" was certainly damaged last year, due to her feud with Kanye West and some comments her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris made about her.  Haters called her a "snake" and flooded her Instagram feed with snake emojis. Reputation is…

posted 2017/08/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Get these m-f'in snakes off my mf'in feed! Swift's scary snake head appears on socials

Taylor Swift's snake is complete. If you look at her Instagram feed, there are now three videos in a row, and together, they all make one complete snake.  Today, Taylor posted the head of the snake, and it's pretty darn scary: not only is it really evil-looking, but it opens its mouth to show deadly fangs and appears to "strike" the camera. What's all this leading up to?  Fans hope it's a new single, but whether or not the single has anything to do with snakes is another story.  It may be a way for Taylor to say she's "striking…

posted 2017/08/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony says new album is "the first time we’re...believing what we sing"

Fifth Harmony's self-titled third album is out on Friday, and it's the first project where the girls were allowed to have creative control.  As a result, they say, their new music marks the first time that they're not just "going through the motions." On the new album, which features the single "Down," the girls co-wrote over half the material, and were involved in choosing the rest. Speaking to USA Today, Normani Kordei explains, "Now, we’re not getting on stage every night and...singing the songs because we were told to sing them. This is the first time we’re excited, and believing…

posted 2017/08/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Macklemore says he was in "a good place" when he made his "Glorious" new solo album

Gemini, Macklemore's first official solo album in 12 years, will be released next month.  The rapper, who in the past has struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism, says finally, he was "in a good place" making the new set. "I was happy and at home with my baby girl and my lady," the rapper tells ABC Radio, referring to his daughter Sloane and wife Tricia. "And [I was recording] downstairs in the basement and everything was just good. So I think there’s definitely a certain spirit to the album that defines where I’m at in my life at this point."…

posted 2017/08/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-08-22

New Macklemore album, "Gemini," features song with Kesha

Macklemore is almost ready to unveil his first solo album in 12 years. The rapper has announced the album, titled Gemini, will be out September 22. He also revealed the track list, which includes his current single “Glorious,” featuring Skylar Grey, and a track called “Good Old Days” featuring Kesha. Shortly after the album drops, Macklemore will hit the road for his Gemini Tour. He’ll kick things off in Portland, Oregon on October 6. The trek wraps November 14 in Boston. Here is the track list for Gemini: "Ain't Gonna Die Tonight" feat. Eric Nally"Glorious" feat. Skylar Grey"Marmalade" feat. Lil…

posted 2017/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pentatonix to spread holiday cheer with Christmas tour, new TV special

Pentatonix is already getting ready to ring in the holiday season. The a cappella group has announced a Christmas tour set to kick off in Chicago on December 3. They’ll play three nights at The Chicago Theatre before hitting dates across the East Coast. The tour will conclude with three shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 25. It’ll mark Pentatonix's first tour featuring songs from their three highly popular holiday albums, including last year's A Pentatonix Christmas. They’ll be releasing a deluxe version of that album on October 20. That’s not all the gifts…

posted 2017/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj is "back with MAC" for new lipstick campaign to tease 2018 collaboration

Nicki Minaj and MAC aren't through with your lips just yet. The rapper and cosmetics manufacturer are once more joining forces to release two new lipsticks, called Nicki Nudes.     "I'll release these #NickiNudes in September, in preparation for my big surprise announcement with MAC @maccosmetics #MACxNickiMinaj," Minaj writes on Instagram.   Nicki's working on a "first of its kind partnership" with the popular cosmetics brand, and further reveals her Nicki Nudes are "a little tease" before the debut of her secret collaboration with MAC.   "Can't wait to reveal this exciting news I'm working on for 2018!!" she adds.    In 2010, MAC released…

posted 2017/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Regular human being" Mariah Carey says she has "low self-esteem"

She may be a diva, but if you think Mariah Carey is some kind of egomaniac, guess again. Speaking to Page Six, Mariah insists that despite being rich, talented, world-famous and beautiful, she has the same insecurities as everyone else. "I just feel like I am a regular human being and I deserve the same respect as anybody else," she tells Page Six. "I have always had low self-esteem, and people do not recognize that.” While part of Mariah's current tour features her sitting on a throne, she says she doesn't really feel like a queen on the inside. "Growing…

posted 2017/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Despacito," "Wild Thoughts," "Shape of You" among nominees for MTV VMA's "Song of the Summer"

The MTV VMAs are this Sunday, and starting Thursday, you can vote in the just-announced "Song of the Summer" category, which features the songs you've no doubt been jamming to for months.  And yes, "Despacito" is most definitely one of the nominees. Voting opens August 24 at 1 p.m. ET and will run exclusively in a Snapchat Our Story for 36 hours.  The winner will be revealed during the telecast, which airs live from the Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday night, starting at 8 p.m. ET. Last year's winner was Fifth Harmony's "All in My Head (Flex)" featuring Fetty…

posted 2017/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR