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2016-10-31

Charli XCX Parties with Pink Zombies in “After the Afterparty” Video

Just in time for Halloween, Charli XCX has released her zombie-themed video for “After the Afterparty” featuring Lil Yachty. In the clip, Charli’s pink-clad party zombies chomp on gooey bubblegum flesh, play with fake body parts and dance around in a daze. “’Cause after the afterparty/We’re gonna keep it going/We’re gonna rip it up/The neighbors might complain,” Charli sings. The song is the first single from her upcoming third album, the follow-up to 2015’s Sucker. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers' "Closer" Now the Longest-Running #1 Hit of 2016

Sorry, Drake. The Chainsmokers just passed you to claim the title of the longest-running #1 of 2016. Previously, Drake's "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, and The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, were tied for that title -- both had topped the chart for 10 weeks.  But now "Closer" has passed "One Dance" to hang on for an 11th week.  Only 21 songs -- out of more than a thousand -- in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 have lasted 11 weeks or longer at #1, the magazine reports.  Elswhere on the chart, The Weeknd's "Starboy" is #2 for a…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Here" Is the Track List for Alicia Keys' New Album

Alicia Keys has revealed the track list for her forthcoming album, Here, on Instagram.  "Hi Fam!! I wanted you to be the first to know the track list for my new album HERE! And I want YOU to be the one's to share it with the using #AliciaIsHere! I can't wait for you to hear the full album! 6 days until it's out! AHHHH!," the artist wrote.   The sixteen-track studio project will feature Keys' previously released singles "Blended Family (What You Do for Love)" and "Holy War."    Here arrives in stores and on digital streaming platforms on November 4. Here is the track…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Idris Elba Denies Madonna Hookup

Idris Elba is firing back at the rumor that he and Madonna are hooking up. The Luther star took to Twitter to address the report from U.K. tabloid The Sun, which cited an unnamed source as saying that Elba and Madonna were locking lips during a party at a London restaurant after Elba's first professional boxing match. "Am I sleeping with Madonna? No m************r... ," the actor tweeted and added, "Don't Believe the Hype," which is also the title of a Public Enemy song. According to the Sun's source, Elba and Madonna, "arrived together at around 3 a.m. and were…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele Talks Post-Partum Depression, "Mom Guilt" & Fame

If you're an Adele fan, you know how much being a mother to her son Angelo means to her.  But she reveals in the new issue of Vanity Fair that after his birth, she struggled with something common to many women: post-partum depression. “I had [it] really bad...and it frightened me," she tells the magazine. "I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life." So how did she conquer it? "One day I said to a friend, ‘I f**in’ hate this,’ and she just burst into tears and said, ‘I f**in’ hate this, too.’…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ellen DeGeneres and Heidi Klum Perform Sia’s “Chandelier” for Halloween

Looks like Sia and her mini-me Maddie Ziegler have some competition. Ellen DeGeneres dressed up as the singer for today's Halloween episode of her show, while Heidi Klum joined her, dressed as Maddie. The two performed their own rendition of “Chandelier,” with Ellen lip-syncing behind a face-covering wig and Heidi writhing around in a flesh-colored leotard. Before the performance, Ellen joked to the audience, “As you can tell, I'm Sia, and the problem is, I can't really see ya." In another segment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen sent Ariana Grande and one of her producers into an American Horror…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mark Ronson Slams The Chainsmokers Following Their Lady Gaga Diss

After a member of The Chainsmokers told Rolling Stone that Lady Gaga's single "Perfect Illusion" "sucked," she gently tweaked them by suggesting on Twitter that they might like her new single, "A-YO," better.  They laughed and responded, "Respect."  But Gaga's collaborator Mark Ronson isn't willing to let the duo off so easily. In response to a tweet from the Chainsmokers announcing, "And we're back," along with a middle-finger emoji, Ronson responded, "Back to being the charisma-bypassed champions of 2 bar Ableton loops? Well, smash it while it lasts, fellas!!"  "Ableton" is a brand of digital audio production software that allows…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera Loves Kylie Jenner’s “Dirrty” Halloween Costume, Releases New Video

"Dirrty" girls, unite! After Kylie Jenner dressed up as Christina Aguilera circa 2002’s “Dirrty” video, Christina took to social media to give the Halloween costume her stamp of approval. "’YAASSSSS’.....Killin it @kyliejenner yes to dirrty 2016!! Get it girrrl!!!” the singer wrote on Instagram, along with a pic of Kylie in costume. Kylie donned a white and red striped bikini top, along with black and red chaps nearly identical to the ones Christina wore in the music video. She also added black streaks to her platinum blonde hair, wore blue contacts and sported fake piercings to complete the Xtina look.…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Sued over “Uptown Funk”

It’s starting to feel like old-school groups suing modern acts for  alleged copyright infringement is turning into a cottage industry.  The latest: the early 80s funk band Collage is reportedly suing Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, claiming their monster hit “Uptown Funk” is a rip-off of the 1983 Collage electro-funk song “Young Girls.” First reported by TMZ, Pitchfork quotes part of the complaint itself, which declares, in part, “many of the main instrumental attributes and themes of ‘Uptown Funk’ are deliberately and clearly copied from ‘Young Girls,’ including, but not limited to, the distinct funky specifically noted and timed consistent…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd Announces "Legend of the Fall" 2017 Tour

Tell your friends -- The Weeknd is going on tour.  The singer-songwriter has released "phase one" dates for his upcoming 2017 Legend of the Fall worldtour on his social media accounts.   The tour, which will follow the November 25 release of his newest album, Starboy, is set to start in Stockholm, Sweden, with the singer making his way to various major cities, including Paris, London, Sao Paolo, Los Angeles, Chicago and Brooklyn.  "Surprise special guests" have yet to be announced. To gain early, exclusive pre-sale access, you can purchase select items from the artist's website via www.theweeknd.com.  Here are the tour dates:   2/17 -- Stockholm,…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Melissa Etheridge Ready to Rock the Boat on First Fan Cruise

Melissa Etheridge is about to rock the boat...literally.  Today, she sets sail on her cruise, Melissa Etheridge and Friends Rock the Boat.  It's the first time the Grammy-winning singer has done a fan cruise, and she's pretty stoked. These cruises have been popular for a while, but Melissa’s been waiting for the perfect situation.  "I wanted it to be special," she tells ABC Radio. "I didn’t want to just kinda fit myself and my fans into someone else’s sort of mold." She adds, "Once I felt like I could get the kind of food I wanted, the kind of subjects…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Loves Halloween Because She Can "Just Be a Normal Person"

Happy Halloween!  Unsurprisingly, Lady Gaga, who usually dresses like every day is Halloween, says she's a big fan of the holiday.  Not just because of the freaky costumes, but because it makes everyone so happy.  In fact, she's disappointed that every day can't be like Halloween. "It upsets me 'cause I'm like, 'This is so wonderful!'" she laughs. "You ever notice on Halloween everyone's always smiling, everyone's always having so much fun?  Everyone should dress up like that have have fun and themed things more often. It's wonderful to do." And for Gaga, Halloween makes it easy for her to…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR