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2015-05-20

"Pitch Perfect 2" Soundtrack Debuts at #1 on "Billboard" 200 Albums Chart

The Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack made a pitch perfect debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart, coming in at #1 on the list. According to Nielsen Music, the album, which was released May 12, moved 107,000 album equivalent units -- which includes album sales, track sales and streams -- in its first week. The soundtrack features the Jessie J song "Flashlight," co-written by Sia and Sam Smith, as well as a variety of pop hits performed by the movie’s stars, who include Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. It bumps last week’s #1 album, Mumford & Sons’ Wilder Mind, to the…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Adds February Dates to Las Vegas Residency

Mariah Carey has added nine more shows to her Las Vegas residency. Her Mariah #1 to Infinity show now will have dates in February -- including a Valentine’s Day show. You can buy tickets for these new 2016 dates on Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at TheColosseum.com or AXS.com. Mariah began her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this month. She’ll perform tonight, Saturday and Sunday, and then take a short hiatus before returning for nine more dates…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New "Scream Queens" Trailer Features Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande

Let the screaming begin. The new full-length trailer for Fox’s Scream Queens has been released, and it features appearances by Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande. The horror-comedy from Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee and American Horror Story, is about a college sorority that gets shaken up by a series of murders. Ariana plays one of the Kappa sorority girls, while Nick plays a member of a preppy golf fraternity. Both pop stars have guest starring roles. The show stars Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Lea Michele and Jamie Lee Curtis. It premieres this fall. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

What Are the Dumbest Songs Lyrically of the Last Ten Years?

By now, you've probably figured out that the lyrics to most pop songs aren't exactly great works of literature.  But you may not be aware of just how dumb they truly are. A new study by Seat Smart ranks 225 multi-week #1 songs of various genres over the past ten years according to their "Readability Score," which gives you the average U.S. reading level, by school grade, of any text.  The upshot?  Most songs are written on a third-grade level or lower, and the grade level averages have declined over the past 10 years -- in pop, country, rock, R&B,…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Moves Into Newly Built Long Island Mansion

Madonna’s mansion in Bridgehampton, New York is finally complete and the pop icon is settling in for the summer, the New York Post reports. The sprawling estate in the Long Island hamlet is right next to the horse farm the singer bought from Calvin Klein’s ex, Kelly Klein, in 2010. The mansion comes complete with a pool and spa. Madonna reportedly will be spending a lot of her time on the property over the next few months, at least until she kicks off her Rebel Heart Tour on August 29 in Miami, Florida. “Madonna has already been out here on weekends,…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend Says He “Gains 5 Pounds Guaranteed” When Wife Chrissy Teigen Cooks

What’s it like being married to supermodel Chrissy Teigen? Well for one thing, John Legend never goes hungry. The singer says that his foodie wife, who’s working on her first cookbook, likes to test out recipes on him. “When she’s working on it and I’m home I gain 5 pounds guaranteed,” he tells People. “So, I’m like, sometimes I need to travel so I can lose weight!” John says that out of all the meals he’s tried so far, Chrissy’s buffalo chicken dip is his favorite. “It’s kind of like when people do those artichoke dips but it’s got buffalo chicken…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kanye Says "Billboard" Music Awards Performance Was "Grossly Over-Censored"

Kanye West was heavily censored during his show-closing performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night -- and his camp is not too happy about it. His publicist on Tuesday released a statement, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, arguing that Kanye was "grossly over-censored" at the Las Vegas ceremony, where the rapper performed "All Day" and "Black Skinhead." The statement continued, "Non-profane lyrics such as 'with my leather black jeans on' were muted for over 30 second intervals. As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented." "It is ridiculous that in 2015, unwarranted censorship is something that…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Winner Is....

Pharrell Williams triumphed in the eighth-season finale of The Voice on Tuesday night. An artist from his team, 16-year-old contemporary folk musician Sawyer Fredericks, was declared the winner during a two-hour results show. The teen from upstate New York receives a recording contract. Sawyer closed the broadcast by reprising the original song he debuted the previous night, "Please," written by Ray LaMontagne. This is Pharrell's first win as a coach on the NBC competition. Meghan Linsey of Team Blake Shelton was the runner-up. Team Adam Levine's Joshua Davis finished third. Team Pharrell's Koryn Hawthorne ended up in fourth. The finale…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga & Paul McCartney's "Secret Project" Revealed

Back in February, Lady Gaga posted a photo of herself in the studio with Paul McCartney, and revealed that they were "working on one of his many secret projects!"  Well, now we know what that project is: a new song from an upcoming movie. The new issue of the British magazine Q reveals that Gaga and Paul collaborated on a song in Los Angeles for an upcoming animated film called High in the Clouds. It's based on a 2005 children's adventure novel co-written by Paul, about a squirrel whose woodland home is destroyed by an evil developer.  He bands together…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift's "1989" Tour Kicks Off Tonight: "I Just Can't Wait for People to See What's Happening"

After getting things started in Japan earlier this month, and performing a preview at Rock in Rio USA this past weekend, Taylor Swift brings her full, much-anticipated 1989 World Tour to North America starting tonight in Bossier City, Louisiana.  So what can fans expect?  The unexpected, says Taylor, who describes the new tour as "the opposite of what we did the last time around." "That's what makes the 1989 World Tour so exciting," says Taylor, referring to how she's flipping the script with her new production. "I just wanted to branch out and explore different ways of putting on a…

posted 2015/05/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-05-19

Jordin Sparks to Sing National Anthem at Indy 500

Jordin Sparks will be singing the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, USA Today reports. The former American Idol winner will rev things up with her rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the annual car racing event, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. "The opportunity to sing at the world's largest one-day sporting event is the thrill of a lifetime," Jordin said in a statement. "I can't wait to be part of it." Country singer LeAnn Rimes performed at the event last year. Other past singers include Kelly Clarkson, Jewel, Jessica Simpson, and Aerosmith’s Steven…

posted 2015/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

David Guetta & Nicki Minaj Party in the Desert for "Hey Mama" Video

David Guetta performed his new track “Hey Mama” with Nicki Minaj at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Now, he’s released a desert-themed video for the song. The visual has a Mad Max-meets-Burning Man vibe, complete with tribal dancers, dune buggies and stunt bikers. A pink-haired Nicki appears as a holographic mirage. “Hey Mama,” which is the fourth single from David’s album Listen, also features Afrojack. The video initially premiered on Vessel, an app that offers early access to short form videos, web series and TV. It’s now streaming world-wide on YouTube. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR