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2015-03-26

Fall Out Boy to Perform at Wrigley Field for MLB Opening Night

Fall Out Boy has added another sporting event to their schedule. On April 5, the Chicago band will perform at Wrigley Field for MLB's opening night game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, according to E!. "When our band all lived in an apartment together in Roscoe Village, we used to pass out fliers for shows at the Metro after games," says Pete Wentz. "It has been a lifetime dream to get the chance to play at Wrigley Field. We are grateful to MLB for the opportunity and so excited to perform for our hometown crowd." Fall Out…

posted 2015/03/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Releases Tough New Single, "B***h Better Have My Money"

Rihanna surprised fans Thursday by teasing snippets of her new single "B***h Better Have My Money" in an unusual way: through the Dubsmash video-messaging app, where users can upload videos of themselves lip-syncing. Fans were required to download the app before they could check out the song, but not long afterward, Rihanna's record label released the song in full. The profanity-laced track has a trap vibe, and features Rihanna adopting a tough-girl stance, and almost shouting the lyrics, "B***ch better have my money/Y'all should know me well enough/B***ch better have my money/Please don't call me on my bluff/Pay me what…

posted 2015/03/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chris Daughtry Lands Recurring Role in Fox Pilot "Studio City"

He guest-starred on an episode of CSI: New York in 2008, but now Chris Daughtry's about to branch out into acting for real: the former American Idol star has landed a part in a TV pilot for Fox, the network that airs American Idol. TVLine.com reports that Chris was been cast in a recurring role in Studio City, a drama about a young singer's rise to stardom.  The singer's father, played by Eric McCormack, is a songwriter and drug dealer to the stars, and Chris will portray Keith Rhodes, a drug-addicted musician.  Chris will also write original music for the…

posted 2015/03/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Plain White T’s Release New Video Featuring the "Breaking Bad" RV

Plain White T’s released the music video for their new single, “Pause,” on Billboard Tuesday. The video features the band getting stranded on a desert road after their mode of transportation -- the actual RV from Breaking Bad -- breaks down. They decide to make the best of the situation by playing an impromptu concert and pretty soon they attract passing drivers for a carefree roadside party.   “Our new album, American Nights, really focuses on being present and concentrating on what’s happening now instead of what might happen tomorrow," lead singer Tom Higgenson tells Billboard. "This song, 'Pause,' is…

posted 2015/03/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Recap: Two Hopefuls Go Home, Boy George Coaches, David Hasselhoff Sings

The top nine finalists were revealed on Wednesday’s two-hour edition of American Idol, an installment that featured a double elimination, singing advice from Boy George and a musical performance by David Hasselhoff. The nine contestants who advanced as a result of America’s votes are: Daniel Seavey, Quentin Alexander, Joey Cook, Tyanna Jones, Jax, Nick Fradiani, Clark Beckham, Qaasim Middleton and Rayvon Owen. Adanna Duru and Maddie Walker were sent home. Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. were back behind the judges' table and Idol mentor Scott Borchetta enlisted Boy George to help guide the contestants. In keeping with…

posted 2015/03/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Did 1D's Harry Styles Cry Over Zayn Malik's Departure? Meanwhile, Fans Go In-Zayn Over News

It wasn't just millions of teens worldwide who burst into tears Wednesday at the news that Zayn Malik had left One Direction: his bandmate Harry Styles was choked up too. Us Weekly magazine reports Harry was caught on stage during the band's concert Wednesday in Jakarta, Indonesia wiping away tears.  It's not clear if Zayn's departure was the reason for his sadness, though.  A source tells the magazine that the band "knew it was coming" after Zayn left the tour and flew home to the U.K., citing "exhaustion."  Said an insider, "He just wasn’t happy. He felt he had gotten…

posted 2015/03/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Vance Joy Chose His Stage Name to "Conjure Up a Cool Little World" for Himself

Thanks to his hit "Riptide" and his upcoming opening slot on Taylor Swift's 1989 world tour, a lot more fans are familiar with Vance Joy.  But you may not be aware that Vance Joy isn't actually the Australian singer/songwriter's given name: he was born James Keogh, and took his stage name from a character in a book.  So why did he change it?  "I wanted to create a little world," he explains. Vance, who originally set out to be a lawyer and then switched to music, said he was inspired to change his name when he saw that one of…

posted 2015/03/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-03-25

"Uptown Funk" Tops Chart for a 12th Week; Flo Rida Scores 10th Top 10 Hit

The way things are going, we won't be able to get ourselves out of this "Funk" for a long, long time.  "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson is spending a staggering 12th week atop the Billboard Hot 100. In the 55-year history of the Hot 100, there have only been 15 songs that have spent at least 12 weeks at #1, and "Funk" is one of them.  In addition, the song now ties "Blurred Lines" for the song with the longest run at #1 of the 2010s.  One more week and it'll pass "Blurred Lines" to take the…

posted 2015/03/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia Wins Third Consecutive Songwriter of the Year Prize at APRA Music Awards

Sia just made history. Billboard reports that for the third consecutive time, the Aussie singer-songwriter won Songwriter of the Year at the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) Music Awards Tuesday night. “This is an unprecedented, and very likely, a never-to-be-repeated achievement by one of our most talented songwriters,” APRA CEO Brett Cottle said. The APRA Music Awards, which honor songwriters and music publishers, is one of the Australian music industry's most prestigious events. Sia also took home the peer-voted APRA Song of the Year honor for “Chandelier,” giving her a career total of six APRA Awards. She shared the Song of…

posted 2015/03/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is New Music Coming Tomorrow from Rihanna?

Rihanna teased fans late Wednesday with a cryptic Instagram post promising something on Thursday. The post -- which looks like some kind of single or album artwork -- features a black-and-white image of the shirtless singer wearing an open motorcycle jacket and something which appears to be written in braille aside the image.  In the accompanying caption Rihanna included the hashtags #R8, #BBHMM and #March26. Fans on Rihanna's website, where the image and hashtags were also posted, speculated that #BBHMM might stand for "B**ch Better Have My Money," and that it may refer to the name of a new single…

posted 2015/03/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears: "I'm the Happiest I've Ever Been"

Britney Spears says she's she currently “the happiest I’ve ever been.” In a new People magazine cover story, the 33-year-old pop star opens up about her family life, saying her career will always take a back seat to her sons, 9-year-old Sean Preston and 8-year-old Jayden James. “My kids come first in my life, bottom line,” says Britney, who co-parents with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. Despite her hectic performance schedule for her hit Las Vegas residency, Britney’s a hands-on mom, taking her kids to play dates, soccer games, and gymnastics lessons. She even helps them with their homework. “Homework is…

posted 2015/03/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Princeton Review" Appeases Taylor Swift with Ticket Offer for Fans

Earlier this week, a Taylor Swift fan pointed out that the Princeton Review had misquoted one of the singer's lyrics in an attempt to point out that pop songs are notorious for their bad grammar.  Now the publication is making it up to Taylor by treating her fans to some free concert tickets. Initially, the Princeton Review quoted Taylor's song "Fifteen" as saying, "Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe 'em."  In reality, the lyric is "Somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them."  The publication has now tweeted a photo of the offending page…

posted 2015/03/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR