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2016-06-29

What's the Number-One Most Popular Song Played at Weddings?

No wedding reception is complete without a spin of Kool & the Gang's classic "Celebration," but in a new survey of wedding DJs conducted by Billboard magazine, that song ranks right at the bottom of the most popular tunes played at weddings across the country. Billboard asked wedding DJs in 13 different cities, including Las Vegas, New York, L.A. and Washington, D.C., for their lists of their most frequently played songs.  The publication then compiled a list of the 100 most popular tunes, and surprisingly, "Celebration" is #100.  So what's #1?  "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The…

posted 2016/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Wanna "Work From Home?" Keep It Simple, Say Fifth Harmony

"Work from Home" has become Fifth Harmony's biggest hit to date, reaching the top 10.  The popularity of the single helped their sophomore album, 7/27, debut in the top five on the chart.  Why is the song such a big hit?  Simple, say the girls. "I think just the change of music that’s happened throughout the years, simplicity is becoming the most favorable thing and most effective thing," Dinah Jane tells ABC Radio. "So I think that’s what resonates best with people. They love songs they can sing back with, you know? So I feel like that’s what’s so fun…

posted 2016/06/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-28

Katy Perry Stars in New PSA Supporting Teachers and Students Across the US

Katy Perry is teaming up with Staples again to help schools across the country afford the supplies they need.Staples donated one-million-dollars to DonorsChoose.org in order to help public school teachers get the resources they need. In a new PSA, Katy encourages viewers to make donations of their own by visiting a local Staples or StaplesForStudents.org.“I believe in education as a foundation for a great life, so I want to make sure that students across the country are inspired by their teachers and afforded every opportunity to realize their dreams,” Katy says in a statement.The singer previously worked with Staples in…

posted 2016/06/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Says Her New Music Is "Sexier"

Demi Lovato's album Confident came out less than a year ago, but she's already working on new music -- specifically, the first single from her next album. Demi tells USA Today that she may debut the new single during her #FutureNow tour with Nick Jonas.   So what does her new music sound like?  "This new sound is definitely sexier," Demi reveals. "It's more adult and there's also some songs...that have more of a country influence. We'll see where it goes -- you never really know until it's finished."  Demi teamed up with country superstar Brad Paisley for the duet "Without…

posted 2016/06/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Roman Holiday: Taylor and Tom Tour Italy

After a whirlwind week of meeting each other’s parents, Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are enjoying some alone time in Rome, Italy. According to People, the two visited the historic Colosseum on Monday and were spotted holding hands while getting a private tour of the grounds. After that, they were seen together at a nearby restaurant.The Roman holiday comes days after Taylor met Tom’s mom, Diana, in Suffolk, England. Before that, they were in Nashville meeting Taylor’s parents.According to TMZ, Taylor’s ex Calvin Harris finds it “f****** laughable” that Taylor has already met Tom’s mom. Sources say Taylor never met…

posted 2016/06/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Picks Her Favorite Breakup Songs -- Not Counting Her Own

Adele hasn’t been heartbroken in a while. She’s been happily partnered with Simon Konecki since 2011. But that doesn’t mean she’s stopped singing or listening to sad breakup songs.The singer reveals her favorite breakup songs -- not counting her own -- to People magazine. They include Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “After the Storm” by Mumford & Sons, “Cosmic Love” by Florence and the Machine, and “Not Like the Movies” by Katy Perry.These songs might bring a tear to her eye, but here’s something Adele's definitely not crying about: The boost to her record sales following her…

posted 2016/06/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

From Singer to Hot Dog Slinger: Joey Fatone to Open New Food Business

Former ‘NSYNC member Joey Fatone is embarking on a new career venture. The singer is launching his own hot dog cart business in The Florida Mall in Orlando. The cart will be called Fat One’s Hot Dogs and Italian Ice, and is set to open in August. According to the Orlando Business Journal, the food stand will serve 100-percent Angus beef hot dogs in different styles like The Boybander, which features five mini hot dogs to represent the five members of ‘NSYNC. "After years of working on television food shows, I'm excited to open this new venture which is a…

posted 2016/06/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lukas Graham Spent More than "7 Years" Showering in a "Nudist, Unisex Bathhouse"

Danish band Lukas Graham are one of the hottest new acts of the year thanks to their hit "7 Years."  Many of the song's lyrics were inspired by the childhood of singer Lukas Graham Forchhammer, who grew up in Christiania, a part of Copenhagen that's essentially a hippie commune.  In fact, for years, he says his house didn't even have indoor plumbing -- and he liked it that way. The residents of Christiania, established in 1971, have their own rules, apart from the Danish government, and many live in ramshackle homes with no heat or bathrooms.  "I remember getting a…

posted 2016/06/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Even MAGIC! Got Sick of Their Song, “Rude”

At the peak of its popularity, you pretty much couldn’t go anywhere without hearing MAGIC!’s debut single, “Rude.” Well imagine being the band and having to perform the song every single day. Frontman Nasri Atweh admits to Rolling Stone that pretty much “instantly” after the catchy tune became a hit, he grew tired of singing it. "I started to feel like a dancing monkey," he says. "I'm definitely a good sport. I had fun singing 'Rude' every time. But when you do it so many times in a row every day you start to feel that way. Especially as creative…

posted 2016/06/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is a Backstreet Boys/Florida Georgia Line Record in the Works?

It seems the Backstreet Boys may be getting ready to partner with country duo Florida Georgia Line. That's apparently the message that Backstreet's Brian Littrell was trying to get across on Instagram Monday afternoon. Brian posted a photo of a mixing board and computer audio workstation with the caption, "In the Lab......Doing something we've never done before.... BSB feature with FGL..... Great record.... Comes out late August." Florida Georgia Line are no strangers to cross-genre collaborations.  The pair famously featured Nelly on the 2013 remix of their smash hit, "Cruise."  The duo's third album also just happens to drop in…

posted 2016/06/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kevin Jonas and Wife Announce They're Having a Girl

Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle are having a girl. Kevin took to Instagram Monday to announce the gender of baby number two by posting a photo montage of baby number one -- two-year old Alena Rose -- holding a giant, heart-shaped "Baby Girl" balloon. "We're having a GIRL," Kevin captioned the photo just to make sure there was no doubt. Danielle also Instagramed a video of what apparently was a backyard family gathering, where the baby's gender was announced. Kevin is the oldest of the Jonas Brothers.  In 2012, he and Danielle starred in the E! reality series Married…

posted 2016/06/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-06-27

Demi Lovato Says She Didn’t Think She’d Be Alive at 21

Demi Lovato has been brutally honest about her addictions and eating disorder before, but in a new interview with American Way magazine she admits she didn’t think she’d live to see her 21st birthday. “I lived fast and I was going to die young,” the 23-year-old says, adding, “I didn’t think I would make it to 21.” Demi says her body image issues began at a young age. Both her mother and her grandmother suffered from bulimia. “Even though I was 2 or 3 years old,” she says, “being around somebody who was 80 pounds and had an active eating…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR