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2017-08-18

Pink chooses Taylor over Katy: "You can't win no matter what"

Are you Team Katy or Team Taylor?  That's the question Pink was asked to answer during an appearance on the British radio station KISS FM.  Amazingly, she actually answered the question. During a series of questions that required her to make choices between two different things, the deejay asked Pink, "Taylor or Katy?"  Pink responded, "Ooo...Taylor. Is that O.K.?" When the deejay said he was fine with that answer, Pink noted, "You can't win no matter what you say!  Everyone wakes up offended." Pink also chose "Netflix and chill" over "Big night out," Instagram over SnapChat, singing in the shower…

posted 2017/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

On the anniversary of "Shake It Off's" release, Taylor Swift's social media goes black; was she hacked?

The new era of Taylor Swift may be upon us.  Or could it be something more nefarious? The singer has apparently deleted the profile picture on her Twitter page, and all her tweets post 2015.  She's done the same thing on her Facebook page, and deleted all the photos on her Instagram account.  Even her official website has been completely blacked out. When an artist does this, it generally means they're gearing up for a new release, which usually comes with new photos.  Then again, it's possible Taylor isn't the one doing the deleting, and her social media accounts have…

posted 2017/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Blank Space: On the anniversary of "Shake It Off's" release, Taylor Swift's social media goes black

The new era of Taylor Swift may be upon us. The singer has deleted the profile picture on her Twitter page, and all her tweets post 2015.  She's done the same thing on her Facebook page, and deleted all the photos on her Instagram account.  Even her official website has been completely blacked out. When an artist does this, it generally means they're gearing up for a new release, which usually comes with new photos.  Perhaps not coincidentally, today marks the three-year anniversary of the release of "Shake It Off," and the announcement of Taylor's last album, 1989.  That was…

posted 2017/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes & the Chainsmokers "Dare to Live" in new MTV series

Being a chart-topping pop star seems like it would be quite a wild ride in itself, but some of pop's biggest names are teaming up with MTV to push the boundaries even further. The Chainsmokers and Shawn Mendes are two of the acts featured on Dare to Live, a new MTV docu-series that follows Rory Kramer, a videographer, as he travels around with musicians and films them performing at festivals and concerts.  He'll also be taking each act on an "outrageous, thrill-seeking adventure," to encourage them to "get out of their comfort zone." In a preview of the show, Kramer…

posted 2017/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Why Sam Hunt initially had "concerns" about "Body Like a Back Road"

Before Sam Hunt’s "Body Like a Back Road" became a top-10 pop hit, it had already set records on the country charts.  The song is so successful that it's hard to believe that when Sam was writing it, he was afraid it might be too shallow, or too sexist. “I wanted to write it because I thought it was a fun song, but I didn’t know for sure if I wanted to put it out,” he explains. “I didn’t want it to come across as objectifying women or to lack depth…I had some concerns, but I tried to make it…

posted 2017/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

With his first US hit, James Arthur says he's reached the "pinnacle"

Ever since British singer James Arthur won the U.K.'s biggest singing competition show, he's been a big star back home.  But the "Say You Can't Let Go" singer says he never could have imagined that he could actually have a hit song in the U.S.. "Five years ago I won The X Factor, and I've been on a hell of a journey," he tells ABC Radio. "I had everything, I lost it all, and I had to scrape my way back to this point. I believed I could get back to...where I was enjoying my career again, but never did…

posted 2017/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus releases new single and video, “Younger Now”

On Friday at midnight, Miley Cyrus released the title track of her forthcoming album, due September 29. The song, “Younger Now,” was accompanied by an elaborate video. The new song was written by Miley with music written and produced by Miley and Oren Yoel. The video for the pulsing track was directed by Miley and Diane Martel with choreography by Michael Rooney. It features the Miley paying homage to Elvis Presley, with hair and outfits, perfectly timed with the 40-year anniversary of his death this week. Cyrus has long spoke of her love and admiration for Elvis, whom she considers…

posted 2017/08/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-08-17

Demi Lovato plans to tour behind her new, "more soulful" album next year

Lovatics, rejoice: your girl is hitting the road next year. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Demi Lovato says she's "sure" she'll be touring next year behind her new album, which she says will be "more R&B" and "more soulful."  She also says that she'll have a few collaborations on the disc,  but she hasn't put any together yet.  So far, all we've heard is the first single, "Sorry Not Sorry." So far there's no title or release date for the project, but Demi tells ET, "Fingers crossed that it's [coming] sooner than you think." Demi will also be releasing a documentary…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Logic releases moving video for “1-800-273-8255” dealing with LGBT issues, suicide

Logic has released an emotional video for his song “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. The clip plays out like a short film, and includes appearances by Don Cheadle, Matthew Modine and Luis Guzman. The story centers around a gay black teen trying to come to terms with his sexuality. Throughout the course of the video, he deals with his family’s reaction to his sexual orientation, bullying at school and suicidal feelings. Ultimately, he dials a suicide hotline for help and gets a second chance at life. The song’s title, “1-800-273-8255,” is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number. Copyright ©…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber releases new single, “Friends”

After teasing the song earlier in the week, Justin Bieber has released his new single “Friends.” The tune, set to an ‘80s-inspired beat, has Justin reflecting on the end of a relationship and not quite accepting that it’s over. He wants to stay in his ex’s life despite the breakup. “Though we didn’t end this so good/But you know we had something so good/So I’m wondering/Can we still be friends?/Can we still be friends?/Doesn’t have to end/And if it ends, can we be friends?” Justin sings on the chorus. The song is a collaboration with producer BloodPop, who worked with…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes to help re-launch "MTV Unplugged"; welcomes Ed Sheeran to the stage

First, MTV announced it was re-launching its iconic series TRL.  Now, Variety reports the network's bringing back another one of its signature shows: MTV Unplugged. According to Variety, the show will return September 8. Shawn Mendes will kick things off with a performance recorded at LA's Theater at Ace Hotel. Shawn tells Variety that he's loved the concept of the show -- which first aired in 1989 -- ever since he saw a clip from 1992 of Pearl Jam performing on the show. "It wasn’t so much about the commercial, showman side of it; it was really about the music,” Shawn…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Don't like Demi sweaty? She's got some advice for you

People who work out -- really work out -- rarely look their best at the gym.  You're all hot and sweaty, your hair's a mess and your have no makeup on.  But according to Demi Lovato, you shouldn't let that stand in the way of meeting a new bae while you're there. Speaking to Self magazine, Demi says, "I'm pretty confident in my own skin. I've run into guys that I've liked at the gym and it doesn't matter if I'm sweaty or not.  They'll like me for who I am...or if not, then they can suck it!" But the…

posted 2017/08/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR