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2016-09-26

Justin Timberlake Pays Tribute to Late Golf Legend Arnold Palmer

Justin Timberlake is one of music's best and most avid golfers, so after news broke Sunday night that golf legend Arnold Palmer died at 87, Justin took the opportunity to salute the man who popularized the game. Justin posted to Instagram a black-and-white picture of himself with Palmer, and in the caption remembered meeting the man.  "First tournament I ever played in...He looked the young man in the eye and introduced himself.  You could feel the GREATNESS surrounding him." Justin also recalled a later time when he ran into Palmer at a golf course and the man with 95 career…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chainsmokers Set to Preview New Single

The Chainsmokers remain at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week with their Halsey collaboration, "Closer" -- it's the record's sixth straight week at number one. But the duo is ready to unveil their next single. On Monday afternoon the pair announced on Twitter that they would be previewing their new single on Snapchat on Monday.It will be hard to top the success of "Closer."  Not only is it sitting on top of the Hot 100, but "Closer," this week, also is atop Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart for a seventh week in a row and atop…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Justin Bieber Getting Ready to Launch His Own Label?

Back in 2012, Justin Bieber and manager Scooter Braun jump-started Carly Rae Jepsen's career, signing her to Scooter's record label to help make "Call Me Maybe" a global phenomenon.  Now a published report says Justin's getting ready to do more of the same for other artists. According to U.K. tabloid The Sun, Justin and Scooter are working with Universal to set up a label for Justin so he can sign his own artists. “He doesn’t feel as though he is truly the captain of the ship under the terms of his current contract with Universal, so he wants to gain…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rob Thomas Announces Annual Charity Concerts

Rob Thomas is heading back to to Atlantic City, New Jersey, for another set of solo shows to benefit is charitable organization, the Sidewalk Angels Foundation. The 6th Annual Sidewalk Angels Foundation benefit shows will take place January 13, 14 and 15 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.Members of Rob's fan club can get tickets now by logging on to their online accounts. VIP packages go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, with all purpose general ticket sales starting Friday.  More information about tickets and VIP packages is available on Rob's website. The Sidewalk Angels Foundation, which…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles Teases New Haircuts, Interview with a Beatle

So what do the members of a first generation boy band think of One Direction?  Looks like we're about to find out when AnOther Man magazine publishes a new interview with Harry conducted by none other than The Beatles' Paul McCartney.Harry took to Instagram Monday to share images of three covers of the British fashion magazine -- one featuring Harry sporting a long-haired hard rock look, another in black-and-white with Harry adopting a shaggy haired early-'60s look a la Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, and a third featuring him with hair neatly swept-back.The cover teases the interview, conducted by Sir…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rachel Platten & Meghan Trainor Nominated for Boston Music Awards

Rachel Platten and Meghan Trainor have been nominated for -- and won -- their share of awards, including an Emmy and a Grammy.  Now they're competing against each other for another honor: a Boston Music Award. Rachel grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, while Meghan is from Nantucket Island, also part of Massachusetts.  They're both nominated in the category of Pop Artist of the Year.  Fans can vote for the awards online and the winners will be revealed December 8 at the House of Blues in Boston.  A number of the nominated artists will perform at the event -- the lineup…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Backstreet Boys Promise Vegas Residency Will Be "Unlike Any Other Show"

The Backstreet Boys are following their fellow '90s teen pop sensation Britney Spears to Las Vegas, announcing a residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood that's starting in March of 2017.   The group's concerts have always been spectacles, but for this show, the Boys say they're going to step things up even more. "We're gonna put together a show unlike any other show that anyone has ever seen," promises Nick Carter. "So we're excited to bring our experience from being a touring act with all of our hits to Vegas, so that it becomes something that you'll never forget." Describing…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

So What Do Diddy & Naomi Think of "Cake By the Ocean"?

DNCE's smash single "Cake by the Ocean" features the line, "I'll be Diddy and you be Naomi, whoah-oh" -- a reference to rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and supermodel Naomi Campbell. So, what does Diddy think of that shout-out?  Turns out he digs it. "Actually, really quickly after releasing 'Cake by the Ocean,' we met Diddy," DNCE frontman Joe Jonas tells ABC Radio. "And we’re like, 'Hey man, our song actually mentions your name.' He’s like, 'Oh I know, I know, I know. I love it! Get a picture!' And I was like, “Oh my God. This guy knows what…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Shares First Photo of His Newborn Daughter

Adam Levine's new daughter has made her Instagram debut. The Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, have both shared the first public photo of their child, named Dusty Rose Levine. In the pic, their baby is resting comfortably on Adam's tattooed chest. "Words can't describe [heart emoji] Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16," Prinsloo captioned the photo on Instagram. Levine posted the same picture and simply wrote, "Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16." This is the first child for the couple. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Drake's "Views" Back on Top of the "Billboard" 200 Albums Chart

Drake is back on top on the Billboard 200 albums chart. He's returned to #1 with his latest album, Views, which earned 53 thousand equivalent album units for the week ending Thursday. It has now been #1 for 13 nonconsecutive weeks -- it had been seven weeks since it was last in that spot. Views replaces They Don't Know by Jason Aldean -- which fell to #6 -- in the top spot. Views was #2 last week. Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine debuted at #2 on the latest chart, with 48 thousand units. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2016/09/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-09-23

Pharrell and Wife Are Expecting Another Child

Pharrell Williams and his wife, Helen Lasichanh, are expecting! People reports that Lasichanh is pregnant with the couple's second child. The happy pair confirmed the news to the magazine on Thursday while en route to dine and mingle at a Chanel-hosted dinner.  Pharrell and Helen, who married in 2013, are parents to a 7-and-a-half year-old son, Rocket Ayer.     Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers Release "Closer" Remixes

Are you tired of The Chainsmokers' #1 hit "Closer"?  Well, why not change things up and listen to a remix of it? The EDM duo has just released a remix package of their collaboration with Halsey.  The four-track collection, available as a download only, includes reworkings of the song from R3hab, Shaun Frank, Wuki and Robotaki. "Closer" has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks, and the lyric video is approaching 300 million views. In other Chainsmokers news, the duo will be performing at the winter X Games, which will be held in Aspen, Colorado, January 26-29.  The Chainsmokers…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR