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2017-04-21

Christina Grimmie’s posthumous EP, "Side B," out now

Christina Grimmie’s music continues to live on. Her posthumous EP, called Side B, was released today.The EP contains three new songs from the singer, plus a new recording of Christina’s cover of Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up,” which she first performed as a contestant on The Voice.The new tracks include the lead single “Invisible,” the R&B-tinged ballad “I Only Miss You When I Breathe,” and a song about complicated love called “The Game.” Those three songs will also be included on a 10-song album called All Is Vanity, which is being released on June 2 in conjunction with National…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch Harry Styles deny insane tabloid stories on The Graham Norton Show

As a member of one of the world's biggest bands, who for a time dated one of the world's most famous women, Harry Styles has been the subject of his fair share of crazy tabloid stories.  He was able to confirm -- and deny -- some of them while taping a new episode of British chat show, The Graham Norton Show. In a clip from the upcoming episode, Norton reads off a list of insane stories, which Harry then responds to with facial expressions...and sometimes verbal confirmation or denial.  Among the stories he denies: he and Liam Payne got an…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson freaks out after being surprised with birthday "girls trip"

Monday is Kelly Clarkson's birthday, but she got her present early...and she was so excited about it, she almost cried. On Twitter Friday afternoon, Kelly posted a video of herself, with no makeup, hair up in a ponytail, in sweats, working out a puzzle with Scrabble letters.  "Woke up this morning to a birthday scavenger hunt that ended with an anagram!! Best surprise ever!" she captioned the video. In the video, she spells out, "Pack your bags" and "A girls trip."  Then she looks confused and says, "Wait...what?" The woman filming the video says, "We're going on a girls trip!…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Twenty One Pilots' "Blurryface" notches 100th consecutive week on "Billboard" 200

My name's Blurryface and I'm still on the Billboard 200. Twenty One Pilots' breakthrough album has now spent 100 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200. The title reached the milestone this week, charting at number 27 on the tally During its run, which began when it debuted at number one in June of 2015, Blurryface has never fallen out of the top 40 on the Billboard 200. The lowest it's ever gotten was number 36. The album, which spawned the hit singles "Stressed Out" and "Ride," has since been certified three times platinum. Last month, Twenty One Pilots wrapped their…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry spits out Starbucks' Unicorn Frappucino

Add Katy Perry to the list of people who aren't fans of Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappucino. According to People, Katy posted an Instagram story that showed her taking a sip of the latest beverage trend while sporting a long blond wig.  But then she makes a face and spits it out. Adding a unicorn emoji, she wrote on the photo, "I couldn’t handle drinking my own blood.” The drink is a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup, a "sour blue drizzle" and "a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.”  A barista went viral with an online rant against…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

MGK and Hailee Steinfeld go through the worst in new "At My Best" video

Machine Gun Kelly and Hailee Steinfeld are tortured loners who finally find each other in the new video for their collabo "At My Best." The video shows MGK running and walking through the streets of a city at night, and locked in a bathroom, raging at the mirror and generally looking miserable.  Hailee is equally miserable as she leans against a wall in an alleyway, wearing a sexy outfit she doesn't look comfortable in. She spends the rest of the video wandering through a nightclub alone, getting bumped by random people as she sings the chorus, "If you can't take…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Charlie Puth: Don't pay so much "Attention" to social media

Charlie Puth's new single "Attention" is about a girl who wants just that...but when it comes to real life, Charlie says too much of our attention is taken up these days by our phones and social media. Speaking to People magazine, Charlie says getting a "like" on Facebook or Instagram sends a rush of dopamine to your brain, and it can be addictive.  He cautions, "Social media is important, but we should venture out a little bit and not rely on it for self approval.” "There is nothing wrong with Instagram,” he adds. “It’s a huge reason for my social presence,…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zayn invites us to sexy, smoky house party in “Still Got Time” video

What’s it like to be invited to a party at Zayn’s house? The video for his song with PARTYNEXTDOOR, “Still Got Time,” gives you some idea.The clip was filmed home movie-style at the singer’s real-life London home. He invited a bunch of guests for a smoky, seductive bash and had cameras capture the whole thing. The video’s director, Calmatic, says of the unconventional shoot, “When I got there we met at [Zayn’s] crib and he said he wanted to throw the wildest house party imaginable. So we invited everyone we knew and let the cameras roll. The rest is history."We…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sales Go Crazy: Prince sold more albums in 2016 than any other artist

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of Prince's tragic death, and Billboard reports that amazingly, the late icon sold more albums than any other artist over the past year...including Adele. Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music, Prince's catalog, counting both albums and songs, sold 7.7 million copies in the U.S. since April 21, 2016.  As you might expect, most of those sales took place in the month after his death from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. Of those 7.7 million copies, 2.3 million were traditional album sales.  In 2016, Adele sold 2.23 million albums, so Prince actually outsold her,…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Prince's ex-wife plans to keep the anniversary of his passing "celebratory" and "joyful"

Mayte [MY-tay] Garcia is not planning on shedding any tears today, the first anniversary of the death of her ex-husband Prince.   Instead, Garcia is looking forward to celebrating the music icon's life and legacy by  "playing his music" and remembering "him with love." "I definitely am going to try to keep it joyful and celebratory," Garcia tells ABC Radio. "Because I remember when I was with him and certain people that we knew had passed away. And it was never a mourning/deep sadness kind of thing." Garcia, who chronicles intimate details about her marriage and life with Prince in her newly released memoir, The…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Emily Warren is The Chainsmokers' secret weapon

Even if you don't know her name, you know Emily Warren's voice: you've heard it on a number of The Chainsmokers' singles, including "Paris."  She sang with them on SNL, and she's a special guest on their tour.  Their partnership, Emily says, is "perfect." Emily, who's written songs for Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes, first met The Chainsmokers when they remixed a song she'd written.  Their first co-write was the Grammy-winning hit "Don't Let Me Down." She co-wrote four songs on the duo's #1 album and is featured on two.  So why isn't she credited on "Paris," which she also…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

A year after Prince's death, Prince expert calls him "the greatest performer of his generation"

Let's go crazy remembering Prince, who died one year ago today from a drug overdose.  Unfortunately, the legal turmoil surrounding the rights to Prince's music, as well as the ongoing investigation into his death from the painkiller fentanyl, may impact his legacy as one of the greatest artists of all time. In public, Prince was vehemently anti-drug, but it's now emerged that he was apparently struggling with an opioid addiction.  Still, rock critic Alan Light, author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain, says there's more to that story. "I don't think that, at this point,…

posted 2017/04/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR