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2017-06-30

Charlie Puth reveals and explains new album title, "VoiceNotes"

Now that Charlie Puth has our “Attention,” he’s revealing the name of his sophomore album. The singer appeared on NBC's Today show Friday and announced that his album will be called VoiceNotes. Charlie explained the meaning of the title, saying, “The reason why is because every song -- I produced the whole album – every song came about from the VoiceNotes app on my iPhone.” Whenever he’d have an idea for a song, he’d record it on the app instead of writing down the notes. Then he’d flesh it out in the studio. Charlie revealed that at the end of…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry announces 2018 Australian tour dates

Katy Perry is showing some love to her Australian fans. While in Sydney today, the singer announced Australia dates for her Witness: The Tour. The Australian leg of the trek won’t kick off until next summer though. Billboard reports the first date will be in Perth on July 24, 2018. She’ll play shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, before wrapping things up with two dates in Sydney on August 13 and 14. Katy made the announcement during an event at Myer, the country’s biggest department store, which is also a sponsor of the tour. She signed autographs for fans and…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rolling in the (Bleep): Adele drops record-setting 44 F-bombs in one show

Adele has broken another record...but this one has nothing to do with album sales. In a personal best for the potty-mouthed singer, The Sun reports she dropped 56 swear words in one show. The record swearing took place on the first date of her Wembley stadium shows in London Wednesday, in front of an audience of 98,000. She let 44 f-bombs fly, used the word s*** seven times and used various other colorful language -- including "bastard" and "arse" -- five more times. Adele reportedly greeted the crowd by saying, “F*** me, I’ve never been so f****** scared in all…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris says relationship with Taylor Swift "clearly wasn't right"

Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift dated for over a year, but broke up last summer.  A few weeks after that, Calvin was upset when the news came out that Taylor had co-written his hit "This Is What You Came For" under a pseudonym, so he went after her on Twitter.  Looking back now, he says he should have kept his online mouth shut. Speaking to British GQ, the world's highest paid deejay says, "It was completely the wrong instinct. I was protecting what I see as my one talent in the world being belittled. It felt like things were piling…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic speak “Truth to Power” in new song from climate change doc "An Inconvenient Sequel"

OneRepublic tackles climate change in their latest song, “Truth to Power.” The message-driven tune will be featured in the documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which hits theaters July 28. In a lyric video for the soulful song, images of people who have been affected by environmental disasters flash across the screen. That segues to clips of protests and the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.  However, the video ends with images of hope. "Ten years later we are still talking about climate change,” frontman Ryan Tedder says in a statement, referencing the original documentary which came out in…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert doesn’t give “Two Fux” on provocative new single

Adam Lambert has released his provocatively titled new single, “Two Fux” -- that’s spelled “F-U-X.” As you can probably guess from the title, he’s giving a big middle finger to all of his haters. The lyrics tell the story of being different, and not caring what anyone else thinks. “If you think that what I do and how I live’s too much/I don’t really, really give two fux/If you think that what I say and what I give ain’t love/I don’t really, really give two fux,” the openly gay star sings on the chorus. He also talks about repping those…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull announces second annual Pitbull After Dark Party cruise

Want to party with Pitbull? Mr. Worldwide is launching his second annual Pitbull After Dark Party, a Caribbean cruise which promises to be a “nonstop Latin-infused dance jam.” The cruise will take place from March 2 to 5 and will sail from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas. It’ll feature performances by Pitbull, as well as Flo Rida and more. The pre-sale for the cruise is now open at PitbullCruise.com. Any guest who books during the pre-sale will be entered to win exclusive experiences with Pitbull while on board the ship, including a photo with the rapper and the chance to…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"A Star Is Born This Way": Lady Gaga says new movie is one of the "most creative experiences of my life"

You know all those songs Lady Gaga wrote, the concerts she's staged, the wacky costumes she's designed and the iconic videos she's made?  Well, according to her, they don't hold a candle to her first movie role...creatively speaking, that is. As previously reported, Gaga, billed under her birth name, Stefani Germanotta, is starring opposite Bradley Cooper in a remake of the classic 1937 film A Star Is Born.  She tells E!, "Making this film [was] one of -- if not the most -- creative experiences of my life." One reason, Gaga explains, is because making her feature film debut is…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

ZAYN wants to sing about sex...but in a classy way

ZAYN's debut album Mind of Mine had its share of sexy songs, including the #1 hit "Pillowtalk."  But the singer says that while making his second album, he decided to leave off some songs he wrote because they were "a bit too…risqué." In a cover story for the U.K.'s Clash magazine, Zayn is asked if his sophomore album, like his first, will include a lot of baby-making music.  He laughs and says, "Maybe! Who knows! I hope people like to listen to it and do whatever they do -- they can listen to it and do normal activities too; they…

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Dating Jennifer Lopez a "humbling experience" for Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have been dating for months, something the former New York Yankees slugger calls a “humbling” experience. During an appearance on Thursday’s The Tonight Show, the Fox Sports commentator and Good Morning America contributor told host Jimmy Fallon, “This has been one of the most humbling experiences of my life.” “When I was on the Yankees and won a world championship and you know, you wear the pinstripes, it’s pretty cool,” he continues, but says when he’s out with J-Lo, people “confuse me with the security guard all the time.” Adds A-Rod, “We were at the Met…

posted 2017/06/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-06-29

Rihanna's acting is "incredible" in upcoming movie "Valerian," says co-star

To date, Rihanna's movie career has consisted of quick cameo appearances, a voiceover role where we couldn't actually see her, and a decent-sized part in a movie that nobody saw -- Battleship, anyone?  But we'll see plenty of her in the upcoming sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and her co-star says she's "incredible." Model and actress Cara Delevingne is the star of Valerian, directed by Luc Besson, who brought us The Fifth Element and Lucy. Speaking to Glamour magazine, she says of Rihanna, "I’ve seen her work in the studio, in concert, in meetings. But…

posted 2017/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran talks avoiding drama...and playing the song his fans "really, really hate"

It's a known fact that if you're a celebrity who is friends with Taylor Swift, you're going to be asked about her in interviews.  But Ed Sheeran says that, while he wants to support Taylor, he won't be speaking out publicly about her so-called feud with Katy Perry. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Ed says, "I’ve learned one thing from this industry and it’s to stay away from drama. I can be supportive to my friends privately, but I want to stay away from it publicly." He adds, "I don’t know enough about it to get into it, but I’m always…

posted 2017/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR