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Sam Smith Teases Video for Bond Theme Song, "Writing's on the Wall"

How do you accompany Sam Smith’s sweeping James Bond theme song? With dramatic imagery and a well-tailored suit, of course. The singer teased the video Tuesday for his Spectre song, “Writing’s on the Wall.” The 15-second clip features Sam walking into frame wearing a suit worthy of 007. He stands in front of a line-up of coffins draped in the British flag as the music swells. No word yet on when the full-length video will be released. Spectre, starring Daniel Craig, hits theaters November 6. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Makes His Gruesome Debut on FX Drama; Will Host MTV EMAs with Ruby Rose

Ed Sheeran warned us his new TV role would be gruesome, and he wasn’t lying. The singer made his debut on FX’s The Bastard Executioner last night as Sir Cormac, the protégé of a powerful church elder. In his first scene, Sir Cormac orders a man’s eye to be gouged out. If you're thinking of watching, the scene isn't for the faint of heart. “I find that I have reputation of being a smiley approachable guy, so I wanted the opposite,” Ed previously told Entertainment Weekly of the role. Ed also sings the theme song -- “No Name” -- for…

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Carly Rae Jepsen Joins Cast of "Grease: Live" as Frenchy

After starring in Broadway’s Cinderella last year, Carly Rae Jepsen will soon tackle another famous musical. The singer has joined Fox TV’s Grease: Live in the iconic role of Pink Lady Frenchy. Carly joins a star-studded cast that includes Julianne Hough as Sandy, Les Miserables actor Aaron Tveit as Danny, and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. Frenchy, the pink-haired beauty school dropout who befriends Sandy, was played by Didi Conn in the 1978 film. Jessie J will be kicking off the live broadcast with a performance of a new version of “Grease (Is the Word),” which was first heard in the…

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Fan Says She Wasn’t “Rolling” When She Groped the Singer at Rock in Rio

You know the seemingly wasted fangirl who groped and kissed Katy Perry on stage at Rock in Rio over the weekend? Turns out she was completely sober. Or so she says. The Brazilian fan, whom Katy surmised was “rolling,” tells TMZ she wasn’t high or drunk during their videotaped encounter. She was just tired. The girl, identified as Rayane, says she had been up since 4:30 a.m. and waited 12 hours in line for Katy’s concert. The mixture of excitement and exhaustion made her seem intoxicated, she claims. As for why she was so, um, affectionate with the singer, Rayane…

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Reveals Sophomore Album Is Produced by D.R.U.G.S.

Iggy Azalea's sophomore album will be spearheaded by the Ty Dolla $ign and DJ Dahi-led production collective D.R.U.G.S, an acronym for Dirty Rotten Underground Sound. The hitmakers previously helmmed her 2011 debut mixtape Ignorant Art, which is one of the reasons she enlisted their help. The rapper revealed the news while the paparazzi caught her walking through Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday. "I've just been doing my whole album with the guys I did my first mixtape with actually, and we’re almost finished," she said to the U.K.'s Daily Mail.  Iggy adds that "it’s been super cool working with…

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Performs "Hot in Herre" with Nelly at St. Louis Show

Taylor Swift brought out an old pal for her show in St. Louis, Missouri last night: Nelly. The rapper and St. Louis native has joined Taylor on stage before, on her last two tours.  This time around, he performed his 2002 hit “Hot in Herre” and his new single, “The Fix,” with Taylor and the Haim sisters. Taylor posted an Instagram video of the “Hot in Herre” performance, complete with choreographed dance number. “Yes we made up a dance yesterday in the dressing room,” Taylor writes. Nelly also posted a video of him and Taylor performing “The Fix,” with Taylor…

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 56" Set for October Release

You can always be sure that another volume of NOW That’s What I Call Music! is never very far away. The 56th edition of the long-running compilation series will arrive next month, featuring a collection of 16 current hits from artists like The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Five Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran and more. This installment also includes the number one hit “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer,” Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” and Silento’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” Additionally, the album will include five “NOW What’s Next” New Music Preview tracks,…

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Shawn Mendes to Receive Award for Young Canadian Music Artists

Shawn Mendes is being honored by his native Canada. According to ET Canada, the teen singer is this year’s recipient of the Allan Slaight Honour, which recognizes the achievements of young Canadians who have made a positive impact in the music industry. "In a short time, Shawn captured the hearts of millions of fans with his musical talents and youthful message," Gary Slaight, president and CEO of Slaight Communications, says. "My father, Allan, always championed Canadian artists and believed they deserved to be on the world stage.  Shawn is continuing the tradition set by many great Canadian artists before him…

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth and Joe Jonas to Announce American Music Awards Nominations Oct. 13

Charlie Puth and Joe Jonas will be on hand October 13 on ABC's Good Morning America to announce the nominees in six categories for this year's American Music Awards.  After the show, five more categories will be announced via Snapchat in real time. This year's AMAs will air live from L.A. on November 22 at 8 p.m. on ABC.  As always, the show will feature top performers and fan-voted awards in categories including pop, rock, country, rap, R&B, adult contemporary, electronic dance music and more. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Twin Sisters Dazzle the Coaches

The Voice was back with more blind auditions Tuesday night. Among the artists that coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams heard during the two-hour episode: twin sisters who delivered a stirring version of a Dido hit. Here are the highlights: Darius Scott, a 23-year-old stylist, opened the broadcast by convincing all of the coaches save Blake to turn around with his rendition of Usher's "You Make Me Wanna." Gwen said that Darius' voice got better and better during the performance. Pharrell loved the way Darius ended the song. Adam added that Darius can hit any note…

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

With "Locked Away," R. City's Finally Made a Song Their Mom Likes

R. City's hit "Locked Away" has reached a new milestone: it's now topped Billboard's Pop Songs chart, which measures radio airplay.  It's their first #1 on that chart, and the tenth for Adam Levine, who joins them on the song.  While chart success is nice, Theron and Timothy Thomas, the two brothers who make up R. City, say they're just glad they've finally recorded a song that their mom likes. "Locked Away" was partially inspired by the fact that their mom stood by their dad while he was incarcerated for five years.  Theron says that their mom doesn't always love…

posted 2015/09/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Britney Spears & Katy Perry Among 2015’s Most Dangerous Celebrity Web Searches

Before you Google Britney Spears or Katy Perry, beware. The two pop stars are among the most dangerous online celebrity searches. Intel Security announced its ninth annual list today of the famous names that are most likely to lead users to websites that carry viruses or malware. Britney comes in at number four on the list, Katy is number six and Lorde also makes the top ten at number nine. Other musicians featured on the list include Justin Bieber at number 11, Rihanna at number 12, Jennifer Lopez and country singer Kenny Chesney tied at number  13, Selena Gomez at…

posted 2015/09/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR