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2014-11-18

Ed Sheeran to Debut New Single on "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" & Release It on Vinyl for Record Store Day

Ed Sheeran will be joining his pal Taylor Swift on this year's Victoria Secret Fashion Show special, airing December 9 on CBS.  Now, he's announced that he'll be debuting his new single during that program. Ed's new single is the one he released a video for several weeks ago: "Thinking Out Loud."  It's the third official single from his album X (Multiply).  The video, which shows Ed ballroom dancing, has already racked up 40 million views.  Ed's also announced that he plans to release a vinyl single version of the song for Record Store Day, taking place Black Friday, November…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Addresses So-Called "Feud" with Diplo: "He's a Big Brother to Me"

If you think that Lorde and producer Diplo must be at each other's throats thanks to the insults they've traded on Twitter in the past week or so, think again.  Lorde says she and Diplo, born Wes Pentz, have nothing but love for one another. It all started when Diplo joked online about a Kickstarter fund to "buy Taylor Swift a booty."  Lorde responded by saying that while he was at it, he should start one to enlarge his tiny, uh, manhood.  He responded by accusing Lorde of acting like a teenager -- which she is -- and body-shaming him. …

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj to Perform at 2014 American Music Awards

Looks like Lil Wayne isn't the only Young Money member confirmed for the 2014 American Music Awards. Nicki Minaj has just been added to the line-up as well.The rapper is expected to perform her new single, “Bed of Lies” with Skylar Gray, for the first time on live television. In addition, Nicki will hit the stage with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for their chart-topping collaboration “Bang, Bang.”As previously reported, Wayne will showcase new song called “Start a Fire” featuring his label mate and rumored girlfriend Christina Millan. Other performers includes Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, Sam Smith and the evening's…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

New "Do They Know It's Christmas" Charity Track Is UK's Fastest-Selling Single of 2014

Most of the people downloading it probably weren't born when the original came out in 1984, but the new version of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas," recorded to raise money to fight Ebola, is off to an impressive start. Britain's Official Charts Company says the song, featuring acts like Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Bono, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Rita Ora, Bastille and more, is now the fasting-selling single of 2014 in the U.K., moving 206,000 copies since it was officially released for download Monday.  The original 1984 version sold 200,000 copies in two days -- and keep…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Coldplay's Chris Martin Says Katy Perry Partly Inspired "A Sky Full of Stars"

Most people might not think the music of Katy Perry and that of Coldplay have anything in common, other than the fact both are very popular.  But now, Coldplay's Chris Martin has said that Katy's music actually had a hand in inspiring the band's latest hit, "A Sky Full of Stars." In a roughly five-minute video created for Beats by Dr. Dre, Chris says, "I'll tell you the truth -- I was listening to a lot of Katy Perry.  A lot of her songs have the same chord sequence the whole time. Your body feels comfortable with them, and then…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande, MAGIC! to Perform on American Music Awards; More Presenters Announced

Ariana Grande, MAGIC!, Lil Wayne and Wyclef Jean are the latest artists announced as performers on the American Music Awards, airing this Sunday night on ABC. Ariana will perform a medley of her hits on the show, including "Problem," "Love Me Harder" and "Break Free," and will also join Jessie J to perform "Bang Bang."  Lil Wayne will team with Christina Milian for his new single "Start a Fire," while Wyclef Jean will collaborate with MAGIC! on both their hit "Rude" and his single, "Divine Sorrow." In addition, a huge list of presenters has been confirmed for the show, including…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

1D's Zayn Malik "Angry & Upset" at Matt Lauer's Questions About His "Today" Show Absence

When One Direction performed on NBC's Today show Monday without Zayn Malik, rumors started popping up online that there was something seriously wrong with him.  After the group told Today's Matt Lauer that the reason Zayn missed the show was because he was ill and couldn't travel, Lauer asked them to comment on those rumors...and now Zayn is hopping mad because of it. Zayn told the British tabloid The Sun, "I’m really angry and upset by what was said on the Today show. I was really ill at the weekend, that’s why I couldn’t fly to America. As soon as…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars to Perform at Vegas Nightclub on New Year's Eve

Bruno Mars' New Year's Eve plans are set. He's scheduled to perform at a celebration at the Tryst Nightclub in Las Vegas on December 31. Jermaine Dupri is also on the bill. Tickets can be purchased on tryst.wantickets.com. It was previously announced that Zedd will headline a New Year's Eve party at another Wynn-owned establishment in Vegas, XS Nightclub. 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 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Echosmith's Sydney Says Playing "Cool Kids" Live Reduced Her to Tears

After opening for American Authors on the Honda Civic Tour, Echosmith is now wrapping up their own tour dates for the year, and they have a huge headlining tour on tap for February of 2015.  The family band has become such road warriors over the past year that it's hard to believe that they used to avoid playing their now-platinum hit "Cool Kids" -- because they didn't feel they could pull it off live. Lead singer Sydney Sierota, who also plays keyboards in the group, says for a long time, the keyboard part of "Cool Kids" eluded her.  She found…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Top 12 Take the Stage

The top 12 artists on The Voice returned to the stage Monday night for the second week of the live playoffs. Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams were on hand to critique all of the singers. Sugar Joans of Team Pharrell opened the two-hour broadcast with her take on Al Green's "Take Me to the River." Adam said Sugar is always in 12th gear. Blake commented that he always looks forward to hearing Sugar sing. Pharrell said Sugar covered new terrain with this performance. Team Gwen's Ryan Sill was up next with Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World.”…

posted 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande Set for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Taylor Swift is returning to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Taylor will perform at the 2014 edition of the event, which will be staged in London and will air December 9 on CBS. She'll be joined on the bill by her buddy Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Hozier. Taylor headlined the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which also featured Fall Out Boy. 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 2014/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-17

"Troublemaker" Singer Olly Murs Returns with New Single Featuring Travie McCoy

Olly Murs, the British singer who hit the charts last year with his song "Troublemaker," is back with a brand new-single from his sophomore album. The song, "Wrapped Up," features Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes and is available both for download and online. "Wrapped Up" is the first single from Olly's new album, Never Been Better, which will be out this spring.  It features guest appearances from Demi Lovato and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, among others.  Olly says in a statement, "I love to work with other people, to get the ideas bouncing around...I think this album is my ‘I…

posted 2014/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR