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2014-10-22

Jessie J & Pink Score Top-10 Debuts

Both Pink and Jessie J have notched top-10 debuts with new albums on this week's Billboard Top 200 album chart. Coming in at at #4 is rose ave, the debut album from the musical duo You + Me.  The duo features Pink and Canadian singer/songwriter Dallas Green.  On her own, Pink has scored seven top-40 albums, while Green has scored two under his usual musical moniker, The City and Colour. In a statement, Pink, who for this project is using her birth name of Alecia Moore, said, “We really had no intention for this to become what it is. We…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Reveals Full Tracklisting for "1989"

After teasing fans with song lyrics from her new album 1989, Taylor Swift has finally revealed the full tracklisting for the highly anticipated disc, posting it to Instagram. The songs are: "Welcome to New York""Blank Space""Style""Out of the Woods""All You Had to Do Was Stay""Shake It Off""I Wish You Would""Bad Blood""Wildest Dreams""How You Get the Girl""This Love""I Know Places""Clean" The deluxe edition of Taylor's album being sold at Target will come with three extra songs and three voice memos. 1989 arrives October 27. Interestingly, many of the song titles on Taylor's new album have already been used for previous songs. …

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Matches Iggy Azalea's Streak on Top of the "Billboard" Hot 100

It's Lucky 7 for Meghan Trainor: her hit "All About That Bass" is #1 for a seventh week on the Billboard Hot 100.  That means she's now matched Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" for longest-running #1 hit of 2014 by a woman.  Only Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has spent more time on top this year: 10 weeks. Meghan's debut album, Title, is due in January; her follow-up song, "Lips Are Movin'" seem to be off to a good start. Elsewhere on the chart, Ed Sheeran can now boast that he has his first-ever U.S. top ten hit, as "Don't" jumps from #13 to…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young Front Forever 21's Holiday Ads

Iggy Azalea has landed her first national ad campaign. Alongside her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young, the rapper has been tapped to front the holiday campaign for clothing retailer Forever 21. In an interview with People, Iggy revealed what it was like posing for the ads with her significant other. "As the hours rolled by I think Nick started to realize photo shoots are hard work too," Azalea says. "It was funny watching him have that revelation!" Young chimed in: "It was real cool. We had great chemistry," he says. The pair credit their playlist for making the time…

posted 2014/10/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-10-21

Adele Is in "Spectacular" Voice, Not Rushing New Album, Says Collaborator

Now that we know that Adele's new album won't see the light of day until 2015, we've got plenty of time to speculate on what it might sound like -- and it seems that even the people who collaborated with the star on the disc have no idea how the project is shaping up. Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, who's written numerous hits for the likes of Celine Dion, Cher, Toni Braxton and Aerosmith, tells the British the paper The Sun, "I flew to London to work on new stuff with Adele last year. We did some great songs but I…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

J-Lo Considering a Las Vegas Residency?

Jennifer Lopez was partying in Las Vegas last week, but does she want to do it onstage, on a nightly basis?The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that on Friday, J-Lo and her manager Benny Medina were seen at Shania Twain's concert at Caesars Palace, and the Las Vegas Sun says that on Saturday the two were spotted hanging out with Bruno Mars at Bruno's after-party at the Marquee at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. The Review Journal says that Jennifer's presence may indicate she's being wooed to set up her own residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, since Celine Dion canceled…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gwen Stefani Premieres Colorful Video for "Baby Don't Lie"

Gwen Stefani fans are getting gift after gift from their girl this week: first, a new single, "Baby Don't Lie," at midnight on Sunday; then, a sneak peek at the song's video on The Voice on Monday; now, the full clip has arrived. The video starts out with Gwen in close-up in black and white. She's then surrounded by a blizzard of words, which pull her into a highly-stylized animated world with a strong '80s aesthetic: there are black-and-white stripes, polka dots, a yellow street and a magenta sky.  She performs the song in this colorful world, at times joined…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Don't Hate Taylor Swift Because She Has Security Guards

Taylor Swift never goes anywhere without her security guards these days, but it's not because she's got an inflated opinion of how important she is. Unfortunately, it's become a necessity, because some people act a little crazy around her. "I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven't done that in six years," Taylor tells Esquire magazine.  But she has to take precautions, she tells the magazine, "because [of] just the sheer number of men we have…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande's Brother Heading to Broadway

Ariana Grande's half-brother Frankie Grande, now famous thanks to his appearance on Big Brother, is heading to Broadway this November. Frankie is joining the cast of the long-running musical Rock of Ages, playing Franz, the son of the developer who's threatening to tear down L.A.'s famed Sunset Strip. He'll be part of the show through January 18.  In a statement, Frankie says, "Ever since my first role on Broadway, I have dreamed of playing Franz. I couldn't be more excited to finally get this opportunity, especially alongside this incredible cast."  Previously, Frankie appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, and has…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX & Duran Duran's Simon LeBon Team for "Mockingjay" Track; Kanye West Remix Also Featured

Details of the Lorde-curated soundtrack for the new Hunger Games movie Mockingjay -- Part 1 are coming fast and furious.  Following the premiere of the song "This Is Not a Game" on Tuesday, it's now been revealed that Charli XCX has also done a song for the project, teaming with an '80s music icon. "Angels! I’ve recorded a song with @SimonJCLeBON 4 the @TheHungerGames #MockingjaySoundtrack called ‘Kingdom,’" Charli tweeted.  She's referring to Simon LeBon, the lead singer of 80's megastars Duran Duran.  This squares with a previous report that stated Lorde had reached out to LeBon to contribute to the…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gotye Not Sure He'll Ever Release Music Under that Name Again

Gotye -- the stage name of Australian artist Wally De Backer -- hasn't released any new music under that name since he won three Grammys for his hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" and his album Making Mirrors.  And now, he says he never will again...possibly. In an oddly-worded online posting, Gotye writes, "NEW GOTYE MUSIC. There will be no new Gotye music.  Wait, maybe there will be. I’m not entirely sure right now. There are many contingencies." He then muses about the fact that the world getting noisier and people are getting deafer, then asks rhetorically, if he…

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Phillip Phillips Among Performers Slated to Perform National Anthem at 2014 World Series

Phillip Phillips announced in a tweet Monday that he'll be performing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" Wednesday night before Game Two of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants in Kansas City.Country singer Trisha Yearwood will perform the national anthem before Game One Tuesday and the country group Little Big Town will sing the song when the series shifts to San Francisco Friday for Game Three, a Fox spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.   Carlos Santana will perform an instrumental version of the song before Game Four on Saturday.  The World Series will be broadcast on Fox. Follow --ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

posted 2014/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR