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2014-08-25

Ed Sheeran Releases "Don't" EP Following VMA Win

Following his first-ever MTV VMA win, Ed Sheeran is hoping fans will pick up his latest release:: the Don't EP.  The four-track CD, now available at all digital service providers, features the Rick Ross remix of "Don't," as well as two new songs: "Friends" and "Everything You Are."  A live version of "Be My Husband," recorded during Ed's performance at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, is also included. Ed won the Best Male Video VMA for his clip for "Sing," which he described as "my first American award."  Though he's been a regular on the award show circuit for a couple…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charli XCX Debuts New Video Starring Rose McGowan

Following her MTV pre-show performance of "Boom Clap" on Sunday,  Charli XCX has now debuted the new video for "Break the Rules," her current single.  Like "Fancy," her hit video with Iggy Azalea, "Break the Rules" is also set in a high school.  It features actress Rose McGowan, best known for her roles in movies like Jawbreaker, Grindhouse: Planet Terror and in the TV show Charmed. In the clip, Charli and a pack of tough-looking girls stride confidently all over the school grounds, and goof around on a school bus.  "I don't wanna go to school/I just wanna break the…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Says She's "Fine" Following MTV VMA Wardrobe Malfunction

Nicki Minaj has addressed her wardrobe malfunction at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, which occurred during her performance of “Bang Bang” alongside Ariana Grande and Jessie J. The rapper, who held her black YSL dress together by hand throughout the showcase, revealed that the situation could have been worse.   "God is good. As long as a nipple didn’t come out to play, I’m fine," Nicki wrote in the caption on Instagram Monday. She also praised her style team, calling them "winners" and declaring there were "no weak links." "There’s no greater feeling than having ppl who inspire u and who work passionately…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears Approves of Katy Perry's Denim Impression of Her

When Katy Perry showed up with Riff Raff at the MTV VMAs on Sunday in head-to-toe denim, she said that she was paying homage to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's matching denim outfits at the 2001 VMAs.  But it turns out she was really just accepting a challenge that Britney had laid down...and Brit approved. It all started when Britney posted a goofy video of herself imitating Woody Woodpecker on Instagram.  When Katy complimented Britney on her  impersonation of the cartoon bird, Britney responded by tweeting, "@katyperry You're up next. #Noexcuses. You have 24 hours to do your best impression." …

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer Takes Ice Bucket Challenge On Behalf of Musician with ALS

John Mayer posted a touching response to being nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sunday. The singer was nominated by a musician named Jason Becker, who, as Mayer explained, is suffering from ALS and can no longer play the guitar because of the disease. In his YouTube video, Mayer strummed along to one of Becker’s guitar recordings before going under the bucket. He included a link to Becker’s website in his post. Mayer re-nominated Becker’s two other nominations: Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen and former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth. Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande and Big Sean Hold Hands Backstage at VMAs

Do we have an exciting new couple alert? Big Sean’s ex, Naya Rivera, just tied the knot unexpectedly, and it looks like the rapper has moved on as well. Sean, 26, was spotted backstage at the 2014 MTV VMAs holding hands with none other than Ariana Grande, 21. It had been reported the two were spending time together, but this kind of seals the deal. Sean was wearing a denim button-down over a white T-shirt, while Grande was wearing a silver dress. They looked very comfortable. Ariana also just had a breakup of her own this year: she split with…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Think You Know the Story Behind Iggy Azalea's Name? Think Again

If you're an Iggy Azalea fan, you probably know that her birth name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly, and she got her stage name from her dog, Iggy, and Azalea from the street her mom lived on.  But it turns out the story is a bit more complicated than that. Iggy's the first artist to be featured on the new VEVO series A.K.A, where stars explain how they got their wacky stage names.  In the segment, Iggy explains that the evolution of her stage name is actually a "two-part saga."  First, the "Iggy" part.  Yes, it came from her Australian cattle…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Eminem and Rihanna Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge On Stage

Eminem and Rihanna took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level this weekend. The tour buddies completed the challenge on stage in Detroit Saturday night. At the end of the show – the duo’s final stop on their The Monster Tour – Eminem accepted Dr. Dre’s nomination and had Rihanna dump a bucket of ice water on him while he sat in a chair on stage. Immediately afterward, he nominated his hype man Denaun "Mr." Porter and Rihanna. "Detroit, what you think? Should I do it?” Rihanna asked the crowd of 45,000. Eminem did the honors and doused…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chris Martin Accepts Gwyneth Paltrow’s Ice Bucket Nomination

They may be “consciously uncoupled,” but Chris Martin gladly accepted ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow’s nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Coldplay frontman and fashion designer pal Stella McCartney – who was also nominated by Paltrow – took the plunge together. “I’m a fashion designer, I don’t get wet,” McCartney says before someone drenches them from above. They both nominated Angelina Jolie, who worked with McCartney on a Maleficent kids clothing line; U2’s Bono; and Stella’s dad, Paul McCartney. Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Says Lena Dunham Helped Her Embrace Feminism

Lena Dunham apparently taught Taylor Swift a thing or two about being a feminist. In a new interview with The Guardian, the “Shake It Off” singer credited the Girls star with educating her on what feminism really means. "As a teenager, I didn't understand that saying you're a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities," the 24-year-old said. "What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men." But she added that by becoming friends with Dunham and seeing “why she believes…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Takes a Spill Off the Stage

Iggy Azalea fell off the stage, but at least she had a good sense of humor about it. The Australian rapper took a tumble while performing her hit song “Fancy” at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards concert at the Avalon in Los Angeles on Friday. Thankfully, she wasn’t hurt and kept right on performing after security guards hoisted her back up. Iggy later called out the embarrassing misstep on Instagram by posting a video of the fall. She wrote, “Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed. #StillFinishedtheSongTho #KeptOnRapping #TheShowMustGoOn.”…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jesse Kinch Is the First "Rising Star" Winner

ABC's interactive singing competition, Rising Star, concluded Sunday night with the four remaining contestants learning that Jesse Kinch was crowned the season-one champ, beating Austin French in the final round. Dana Williams and Audrey Kate Geiger were eliminated earlier in the night. The top four acts were seeded based on their combined East and West Coast scores throughout the season. The contestants were then paired off in two separate head-to-head duels; the first artist sang with the wall up, the second with the wall down. The winners of the two battles competed against each other to determine the winner. The…

posted 2014/08/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR