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2017-05-01

Halsey's new album features Lauren Jauregui, Cashmere Cat, Quavo

The track listing for Halsey's new album hopeless fountain kingdom includes some interesting collaborations. Halsey revealed the songs via Instagram, and we learned that she's got one song, "Strangers," featuring Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony, plus another called "Hopeless" that features Cashmere Cat. Yet another one, "Lie," features Quavo of Migos. Halsey also revealed via Instagram a special "newspaper" that she said "some fans across America" received "on their doorstep."  She said the paper "features some clues and hints" about the album, and fans immediately began scouring the paper for those clues.  So far, at least one is convinced that…

posted 2017/05/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez reveals biggest her highlight of 2017 so far

We're only a third of the way through the year, but Selena Gomez can already point to one big highlight...and no, it's not her romance with The Weeknd. "Honestly, the show," she tells Entertainment Tonight, referring to the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Selena's an executive producer of the series, which is based on a popular young adult novel. It's has been both praised and criticized for its unflinching look at teen suicide. "13 Reasons Why was a really big moment for me, just because we had the book for seven years and we worked so hard on it,"…

posted 2017/05/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

James Arthur says lyric about puking makes "Say You Won't Let Go" relatable

He's been a star in the U.K. since he won that country's version of X Factor in 2012, but James Arthur now has his first American hit with "Say You Won't Let Go."  But he says at first, he didn't want to release the song, because of all the tracks on his album Back from the Edge, it was "the easiest to write." "It wrote itself in a couple of hours, and I thought it might be filler..." James tells ABC Radio. "The whole album is about redemption, and it's about my personal journey back from a place where I…

posted 2017/05/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry: From cherry Chapstick to cherry pie

Katy Perry's new single, "Bon Appetit," uses food and eating as a metaphor for sex: one of the lyrics is "Hope you've got some room/for the world's best cherry pie."  Katy promoted the song by sending out an actual recipe for cherry pie, and even giving out pie from a food truck in New York City on Friday.  She told Tasty, Buzzfeed's food channel, why she chose that particular metaphor. "The cherry pie in pop culture has been so many different things," she explains. "It's been perverted, and it's been made into something sweet." "The cherry in general can go so…

posted 2017/05/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Alicia Keys Leaving "The Voice"?

If you take Alicia Keys at her word, her time on The Voice is coming to an end. "This is my last season," Alicia told TV Insider during a group interview with all The Voice coaches. The announcement seemed to catch her fellow coaches off guard. "You're not coming back?!" Blake Shelton responded. "Who knows what the future holds, but I know this one is my final season," Alicia responded. Adam Levine didn't seem to want to take no for an answer, responding. "I'll tell you what the future holds: You being on the f****** show!" But Alicia remained firm.…

posted 2017/05/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers "crash" high school prom in Illinois

Finding chain smokers at the prom is usually something chaperones are busy doing in the bathroom, but The Chainsmokers who were inside the ballroom at the Huntley High School prom in Rosemont, Illinois Saturday night. The duo made a surprise appearance at the prom, which was taking place in a hotel across the street from the Allstate Arena where they were performing that night. It turns out the "surprise" show wasn't entirely impromptu.  Chicago's Daily Herald reports that the duo's appearance at the prom was set in motion weeks before by a student who emailed the band.Huntley High School Principal…

posted 2017/05/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-04-28

The Chainsmokers launching pop-up shops in three different cities

The Chainsmokers are setting up shop -- pop-up shops, that is. The duo will be launching their own Memories Pop Up stores in San Francisco, Toronto and New York starting next week. The first of the shops will open in San Francisco Friday, May 5 and run through Sunday, May 7. It'll feature new Chainsmokers merchandise, including clothes and posters. There will also be raffles and in-store giveaways. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart even plan to make special visits to the store.The Toronto pop-up opens Tuesday, May 30 and the New York store will open Thursday, June 8 and run…

posted 2017/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Camilla Cabello to perform at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Camila Cabello, along with J. Balvin and Pitbull, will perform at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards next month. The three will team up to perform "Hey Ma" from the The Fate of the Furious soundtrack. It'll be the first televised performance of the track. At the event, the Fast & Furious franchise will receive the Generation Award, marking the first time that a movie series will be honored, rather than an individual actor.  Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster will accept the award on behalf of the franchise. The show will air Sunday, May 7…

posted 2017/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Camilla Cabello to perform at 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Camila Cabello, along with J. Balvin and Pitbull, will perform at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards next month. The three will team up to perform "Hey Ma" from the The Fate of the Furious soundtrack. It'll be the first televised performance of the track. At the event, the Fast & Furious franchise will receive the Generation Award, marking the first time that a movie series will be honored, rather than an individual actor.  Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster will accept the award on behalf of the franchise. The show will air Sunday, May 7…

posted 2017/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bon Appetit! Katy Perry is handing out cherry pie in Times Square right now

Katy Perry promoted her new single "Bon Appetit" by sharing a recipe for the "World's Best Cherry Pie" with fans.  Now, she's sharing actual pie with fans right this minute in New York's Times Square. Katy tweeted a photo of a food truck with "World's Best Cherry Pie" written on the side, and posted a similar photo on Instagram, writing, "I'm open 24."  That's 24/7, we assume.  Then, Snapchat video emerged of the singer in the flesh, in the window of the food truck, handing out slices of cherry pie to fans.  Of course, her new single was blaring in…

posted 2017/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hear the new OneRepublic song, which started out as -- a Selena Gomez song?

Welcome to the new paradigm: OneRepublic has just released the first in what will be a string of stand-alone singles, with no plans to release an album. As previously reported, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder explained the band's new release strategy in a lengthy Facebook post.  He also explained the genesis behind the new single, called "No Vacancy." "The session didn't start as a song for OneRepublic, we were trying to write a Gotye style song for Selena [Gomez], actually," Ryan explains. "But when I sang the chorus it just felt right. The lyric idea started with me thinking about my kids…

posted 2017/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Hailee Steinfeld wants to be like “Most Girls” in new single

Hailee Steinfeld has another anthem for your girl power playlist. On Friday, the singer/actress released her new single, “Most Girls.” The song praises women for their many awesome qualities and lets them know that it’s OK to feel insecure sometimes. “Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful/Most girls work hard, go far, we are unstoppable/Most girls our fight to make every day/No two are the same/I wanna be like, I wanna be like most girls,” Hailee sings on the chorus.“Most Girls” follows Hailee’s hit single, “Starving,” with Grey and Zedd. She’s also featured on the new Machine Gun Kelly…

posted 2017/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR