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2016-11-28

Charli XCX Wishes She Could Have Kept “Same Old Love” for Herself

Charli XCX wrote Selena Gomez’s hit single “Same Old Love,” but it seems she had a bit of seller’s remorse after passing the tune along. “Actually ‘Same Old Love’ was one of those songs that once I’d heard Selena sing it -- and she sounded so great -- I was like, ‘Oh my God, I want this song for myself,” she tells Grazia magazine. Charli admits the song was a much better fit for Selena at the time. "Partly because she had such a high profile relationship which was all over the press, it felt very real coming from her…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Debuts New Track, "I Know Better"

John Legend's new single, "I Know Better," features the singer looking towards his future with hope, as he ponders the mistakes from his past.  "Some things I've done before I can't justify/There are kings in my past/Things no one can be proud of/But I stand in the light I've cast/Turn away from any lack of love," John croons.   The award-winning vocalist's latest track comes from his forthcoming album, Darkness and Light, which arrives everywhere on December 2.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Adds Second Sydney Show to Australian Tour After “Phenomenal Demand”

Australians love Adele. The singer has added a second Sydney show to her first-ever Australian tour due to “phenomenal demand.” The new show is scheduled for March 11, with tickets going on sale December 1. The first Sydney show at ANZ Stadium is set to take place on March 10. According to Billboard, that show sold more than 90,000 tickets on Monday and is on track to break the venue’s attendance record for a concert. It could also break the record for the single biggest event held at the venue since 2002. She’ll also be playing shows in Brisbane, Perth,…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Little Mix Claims U.K. Album Chart “Glory” for First Time Ever

Little Mix seems to be experiencing their Glory Days right now. The girl group’s latest album, Glory Days, just gave them their first number one on the U.K. album chart. “Four albums down the line & you've only gone & got us our FIRST EVER Number 1 album. Your reaction to #GloryDays has been bloody amazing!” the group tweeted. According to U.K.’s Official Charts Company, the album sold more than 96,000 combined sales. It’s the highest first-week sales for a British girl group number-one album since Spice Girls’ Spiceworld debuted with 192,000 in 1997. It’s also the fastest-selling number-one album…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Discusses Fame, Taylor Kinney Breakup on "CBS Sunday Morning"

Lady Gaga's come the closest she has yet to explaining her breakup with actor Taylor Kinney, telling CBS Sunday Morning it's all about love a dignity. "I think women love very hard," Gaga said.  "We love men. We just love with everything we have. And sometimes I don't know that that love is met with the type of dignity that we wish it would be met with." Gaga also said she loves her fans but misses her privacy: "As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It's legal to follow me. It’s…

posted 2016/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-26

Fifth Harmony's Cuban Members React to Fidel Castro's Death

Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, has died at the age of 90.  His death brought strong responses from around the world, including from the two Cuban members of Fifth Harmony: Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui. Camila posted a photo of a street in Cuba on Instagram and wrote, "I want nothing more than to see the families that were divided to come together again and for all the years of pain to come to an end."  She added in Spanish, "My heart is full of hope for Cuba." Lauren's posting was a bit more extreme: she wrote, referring to…

posted 2016/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift and Her Squad Bring the Mannequin Challenge to the Beach

It was only a matter of time before Taylor Swift filmed her own squad version of the Mannequin Challenge. The singer and some of her pals took on the challenge at her Rhode Island beach house on Thanksgiving. Taylor posted the video -- set to Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” -- on Instagram. It features Taylor, her brother Austin, Broadway’s Kinky Boots star Todrick Hall and models Martha Hunt, Lily Donaldson and Leah McCarthy. They all freeze in position until the song kicks in, at which point they bust out the dance moves. Taylor also posted a series of other photos…

posted 2016/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-25

Selena Gomez Returns to Instagram with Thanksgiving Message to Fans

After stepping back into the public eye at the American Music Awards last Sunday, Selena Gomez is now back on Instagram. She shared a post on Thanksgiving Thursday, featuring a photo of her fans and a message of gratitude. “I have a lot to be thankful for this year,” she wrote. “My year has been the hardest yet most rewarding one yet. I've finally fought the fight of not 'being enough.' I have only wanted to reflect the love you guys have given me for years and show how important it is to take care of YOU.” She concluded, “By…

posted 2016/11/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-24

Ben Rector, Daya, Fitz & The Tantrums, Sarah McLachlan to Perform on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

As usual, Thursday's 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be chock-full of musical performances.Daya, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sarah McLachlan, Ben Rector, Aloe Blacc, Lunchmoney Lewis, hip-hop legends De La Soul, America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal, Tony Bennett, Timeflies, country star Keslea Ballerini and many more will perform during the annual event, hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker.U.S. Olympic gold medalists Michelle Carter, Laurie Hernandez and Claressa Shields will ride a float in the parade, as will the cast and the Muppets of Sesame Street.All the fun gets underway when the parade steps off at 9…

posted 2016/11/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-11-23

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Sitting Out Black Friday, Would Rather "Process All the Food" He Ate

OneRepublic is one of the many performers on Thursday night's The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, airing on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.  But lead singer Ryan Tedder says he has no interest in what comes after Thanksgiving -- the shopping orgy known as Black Friday. "The Black Friday thing, I get it. I understand it’s important. People gotta get their shop on," says Ryan. "But, especially with the Internet now, it’s like, why would you intentionally drive to a mall that’s just beyond crowded where you can’t find parking?" "Watching television and processing all the food you…

posted 2016/11/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd Debuts New Short Film "MANIA"

Kick off your Thanksgiving holiday with a new short film from The Weeknd, titled MANIA. The nearly twelve-minute visual, which features song clips from the artist's new album, Starboy, opens with the image of a black panther sitting on an elevated white platform.   Several varying scenes follow in which The Weeknd goes from cruising in a red car,o dancing in a blue-lit nightclub and then is splattered with blood. The video ends with Weeknd and a model standing next to each other -- both covered in splotches of blood -- while the artist sings his newly released track "I Feel it Coming." Starboy arrives everywhere…

posted 2016/11/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Defends Kanye West, Praises Him for "Taking Care of YOU"

Lady Gaga has a request: stop making jokes about Kanye West. Following several days of erratic behavior and a canceled tour, the rapper was taken to a hospital Monday, reportedly for exhaustion.  You may recall that back in 2009, Lady Gaga was scheduled to tour with Kanye on a joint trek called Fame Kills, but that was canceled after the Taylor Swift MTV VMA incident.  But Gaga obviously cares about Kanye, and said so on Twitter. "It's not funny to joke about anyone's possible or not possible mental illness, this is a sensitive time for many. Let's be kind &…

posted 2016/11/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR