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Rolling in the Dough: Adele is richest UK musician under 30

Forget about "Rolling in the Deep" -- Adele is rolling in the dough. She's the richest British musician under the age of 30, according to annual The Sunday Times Rich List. The list, which reveals just how wealthy the 1,000 richest people in the U.K. are, says that Adele is worth 125 million pounds -- about $161 million bucks.  She's increased her fortune by 40 million pounds in the last year alone, thanks to her world tour and her best-selling album, 25. In a statement, Robert Watts, who compiled the list, said, "If Adele’s career lasts as long as many…

posted 2017/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor to receive prestigious Vanguard award later this month

Bet you didn't know Meghan Trainor has helped to shape the future of American music.  How do we know?  She's getting an award for doing just that later this month. ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will give Meghan its Vanguard Award at the 34th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards May 18 in L.A.  The award "recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music."  Previous winners include Sara Bareilles, Walk the Moon and fun. In a statement, an ASCAP official said, "Meghan has made incomparable strides in her career...it has always…

posted 2017/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith, Adam Lambert among UK gay mag's "Bachelors of the Year"

They're rich, talented, handsome...and single.  Adam Lambert and Sam Smith are among the available men named as Bachelors of the Year by Attitude, the U.K.'s best-selling gay magazine. Adam and Sam are among a small number of singers included in this year's list of 100 eligible hotties: British singer Calum Scott and Australian pop star Troye Sivan are also featured, as is singer/producer MNEK. Though both Sam and Adam have had various relationships over the years, both are currently unattached -- or at least, unmarried. Other well-known names on Attitude's list: Empire star Jussie Smollett, Sir Ian McKellan, deaf model…

posted 2017/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Niall Horan gets sexy & funky with "Slow Hands"

Niall Horan's first solo single, "This Town," was a strummy singer/songwriter-type tune.  His new single, "Slow Hands," offers a different sound from the One Direction member. "I'm so happy to be releasing 'Slow Hands,'" he says in a statement. "I've been listening to a lot of early 80's stuff lately and been inspired by that heavy bass and the funky guitar sound. It's another flavor to my album that I'm excited to share." In an interview with The Sun, Niall explained the idea behind the song. "We just made up a concept around a sexy night out, meeting up with…

posted 2017/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Niall Horan on One Direction's future: "When that call does come...we're back again"

With so many members of One Direction releasing solo music and plotting tours these days, it seems unlikely on paper that the super-successful boy band will ever reunite.  But according to Niall Horan, 1D will return -- he just doesn't know when. Speaking to the British paper The Sun, Niall says of the group's hiatus, "It’s been a year and a bit already. We don’t want to put a time on it. But when that phone call does come, no matter whoever it comes from, we’re back again." Noting that he, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne are all…

posted 2017/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Train is back on the Christmas track

Train's album Christmas in Tahoe, released in 2015, produced two big holiday hits -- "Merry Christmas Everybody" and "This Christmas" -- so it's no wonder the band is planning to give fans more holiday music. Details are scarce now, but the band is recording more Christmas tracks, possibly for release later this year.  It's not known if the songs are originals or cover versions. Christmas in Tahoe featured several original Christmas songs, as well as classics like "O Holy Night," and Train's takes on some lesser-known holiday tunes.  Those included "Christmas Must Be Tonight" by The Band, "2,000 Miles" by…

posted 2017/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus readies new single, "Malibu," and "compassionate" new album

By this time next week, we'll have a new Miley Cyrus single, from a forthcoming Billboard reports that Miley's new single, "Malibu," will arrive next Thursday, May 11, a love song about Liam Hemsworth that the magazine describes as "gimmick-free pop-rock unlike anything she has recorded before." Of writing a sentimental breezy love song about Liam, Miley tells Billboard, "They’re going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam. So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel?' The song is from a forthcoming album that Miley…

posted 2017/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


The Shape of You: Large Ed Sheeran painting now hangs in UK's National Portrait Gallery

Sure, any artist can top the charts, but how many can say they've got a painting of themselves hanging in Britain's National Portrait Gallery?  Ed Sheeran, for one. A four-foot-square painting of Ed by artist Colin Davidson is now on display at the prestigious gallery, which also boasts portraits of music legends like Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, and the late David Bowie.  Davidson painted Ed after meeting Ed's dad, an art historian, who asked if he would paint his son.  Ed then sat for Davidson for three hours in August of 2015.  During that time, Davidson, who has…

posted 2017/05/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth to debut new single on "The Voice" next week

Charlie Puth was an adviser for Alicia Keys on season 11 of The Voice, and he'll return to the NBC competition show next week as a performer. Next Tuesday night, Charlie will bring fans the TV debut of his new single "Attention," the first release from his upcoming sophomore album.  That same night, country star Maren Morris will sing her latest hit, "I Could Use a Love Song." Starting July 6 in Portland, Oregon, Charlie will hit the road as the opening act for Shawn Mendes.  The tour is set to wrap up in late August. Copyright © 2017, ABC…

posted 2017/05/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez featured in new "Carpool Karaoke" primetime special

James Corden is bringing his signature Carpool Karaoke bit back to primetime, and Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez will be along for the ride. The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special airs Monday, May 22. Katy will be featured riding shotgun with James as they sing along to her hits. Jennifer, meanwhile, will take part in another Corden bit, Toddlerography, which will involve her and Corden attempting to mimic the dance moves of cute little kids.  Katy retweeted the show's posting about her appearance, adding, "READY FOR THIS RIDE!" Last year's Carpool Karaoke primetime special won an Emmy for Outstanding…

posted 2017/05/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber's India tour rider: Jacuzzi, helicopters ping-pong table, tanning salons and more?

If Justin Bieber's trying to live down his reputation as "difficult," a leaked list of his alleged backstage demands for his upcoming tour of India won't help things. A leaked list of demands, known as a "rider," was posted by journalist Arjun S. Ravi. It's not known whether Ravi has his hands on the actual rider, but if true, the demands are pretty spectacular, even by pop superstar standards.  For example, Justin's allegedly demanding a Jacuzzi be installed at the concert venue so he can use it before he goes onstage.  He also wants a helicopter and a private jet…

posted 2017/05/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez says “singing is not how I define myself”

Amidst the glitz and glamour of the Met Gala, Selena Gomez revealed she’d be totally fine if her fame suddenly disappeared.Selena, who walked the red carpet at Monday’s event with boyfriend The Weeknd, was photographed later that night by Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton. He got the singer to open up about what keeps her grounded.“I feel like I’m just starting, but I think I’d be fine if it all went away,” she said. “I get that from my mother. From the moment I started singing, she always reminded me that all of this was a privilege, and…

posted 2017/05/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR