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Logic releases moving video for “1-800-273-8255” dealing with LGBT issues, suicide

Logic has released an emotional video for his song “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. The clip plays out like a short film, and includes appearances by Don Cheadle, Matthew Modine and Luis Guzman. The story centers around a gay black teen trying to come to terms with his sexuality. Throughout the course of the video, he deals with his family’s reaction to his sexual orientation, bullying at school and suicidal feelings. Ultimately, he dials a suicide hotline for help and gets a second chance at life. The song’s title, “1-800-273-8255,” is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number. Copyright ©…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber releases new single, “Friends”

After teasing the song earlier in the week, Justin Bieber has released his new single “Friends.” The tune, set to an ‘80s-inspired beat, has Justin reflecting on the end of a relationship and not quite accepting that it’s over. He wants to stay in his ex’s life despite the breakup. “Though we didn’t end this so good/But you know we had something so good/So I’m wondering/Can we still be friends?/Can we still be friends?/Doesn’t have to end/And if it ends, can we be friends?” Justin sings on the chorus. The song is a collaboration with producer BloodPop, who worked with…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes to help re-launch "MTV Unplugged"; welcomes Ed Sheeran to the stage

First, MTV announced it was re-launching its iconic series TRL.  Now, Variety reports the network's bringing back another one of its signature shows: MTV Unplugged. According to Variety, the show will return September 8. Shawn Mendes will kick things off with a performance recorded at LA's Theater at Ace Hotel. Shawn tells Variety that he's loved the concept of the show -- which first aired in 1989 -- ever since he saw a clip from 1992 of Pearl Jam performing on the show. "It wasn’t so much about the commercial, showman side of it; it was really about the music,” Shawn…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Don't like Demi sweaty? She's got some advice for you

People who work out -- really work out -- rarely look their best at the gym.  You're all hot and sweaty, your hair's a mess and your have no makeup on.  But according to Demi Lovato, you shouldn't let that stand in the way of meeting a new bae while you're there. Speaking to Self magazine, Demi says, "I'm pretty confident in my own skin. I've run into guys that I've liked at the gym and it doesn't matter if I'm sweaty or not.  They'll like me for who I am...or if not, then they can suck it!" But the…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Worth the wait": Katy Perry's Witness: The Tour kickoff pushed back due to "production delays"

Fans will have to wait just a bit longer to witness Katy Perry's Witness: The Tour. The series of concerts, which was to kick off September 7 in Columbus, OH, will now start September 19 in Montreal, said the singer, who blamed issues with the set design.   The Columbus date will be bumped to September 24. "Due to unavoidable production delays, major elements of my tour stage design could not be available for me to rehearse on until this week," Katy said in a statement. "I’ll be spending the next few weeks taking the time to properly prepare the show…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Luis Fonsi says "Despacito" success is "insane"; teases "really special" follow up

It's been fourteen weeks and counting at #1 for "Despacito," by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, and Luis says the success of the song has been "just insane." The song -- the biggest mostly Spanish-language hit on the Billboard Hot 100 since "Macarena" -- is just two weeks shy of tying the record for the all-time longest running #1 hit: "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men.  "I can’t even believe it. It’s been 14 weeks...we actually just tied 'Macarena,'" he told ABC Radio before his appearance on Good Morning America Wednesday. "I’m so…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga to be deposed in legal case between Kesha and Dr. Luke

Lady Gaga will be deposed next month in the legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke, E! Online reports. E! cites court documents as saying that Gaga will appear for a deposition sometime in September. Last month, attorneys for Dr. Luke subpoenaed Gaga to force her to be deposed in the proceedings arguing that she has relevant information about alleged false statements about Dr. Luke made by Kesha to Gaga. Gaga also will comply with the subpoena's request for full, unedited copies of documents that previously had been provided in edited form. At the time of the subpoena in late…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift to make donation to Mariska Hargitay's foundation addressing sexual assault

Taylor Swift has begun to make good on her promise to donate money to organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves, after a jury ruled for her in her claim of assault against former deejay David Mueller. Taylor will be making a donation to actress Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation, among other organizations, Joyful Heart's CEO told The Huffington Post on Wednesday. “Taylor is aware of the Joyful Heart Foundation and follows our work,” Zambuto told the website. “Her team got in touch with me and we talked a lot about her commitment, all along throughout this ordeal, to…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Ricky Martin offers fans the chance to win trip to his Vegas show

Ricky Martin wants you to go “All In” for charity. The singer is teaming up with Prizeo, offering fans the chance to win tickets to his All In Las Vegas show if they donate to his Ricky Martin Foundation. To enter, fans are invited to make a $10 donation on Prizeo.com/RickyMartin. The grand-prize winner and a guest will get to meet Ricky at his Las Vegas show on September 19. The prize includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two. The Ricky Martin Foundation raises awareness for and fights against human trafficking. He founded the organization after a 2002 trip…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Professor Malik? Zayn says he might have been a teacher in an "alternate reality"

Zayn Malik is a global pop star today because he decided to audition for the singing competition show X Factor.  But what if he hadn't?  What would he be doing today?  Probably standing in front of a classroom, believe it or not. Speaking to VMAN magazine, Zayn says he thinks "quite a lot" about what he'd be doing if he'd never showed up to that X Factor audition.  "I think about alternative realities. I think I’d be at university and I would have done my English degree," he tells the magazine. "I think I’d be looking for some employment to…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift sends flowers to staff of company who supported her with Post-It notes

While Taylor Swift was in Denver for her recent trial, a company near the courthouse showed its support for her by sticking messages -- made out of out of colorful Post-It notes -- to its windows.  Now, Taylor has thanked them for the love. According to Page Six, the singer sent the company, Craftsy, multiple bouquets of flowers, along with notes thanking the staff for "brightening my day for every day I was in Denver.”   The company posted a photo of the staff posing with Taylor's gifts, along with the message, "Thank you @taylorswift13! We're so happy our messages brightened…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris to perform at Rihanna's charity ball next month

Some of Calvin Harris' biggest hits have been collaborations with Rihanna, so it's no surprise he'll be a special guest at her annual Diamond Ball, which raises money for her charity foundation. The black tie event, scheduled for Septmber 14 in New York City, will be hosted by Dave Chappelle, with Kendrick Lamar performing. "I’m ecstatic to add my longtime collaborator and friend Calvin Harris to the stellar line-up at this year’s Diamond Ball," Rihanna says in a statement.  "Calvin’s music will bring the perfect mix of energy and excitement to the evening as we celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation.” Calvin's hits…

posted 2017/08/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR