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2014-12-15

Charli XCX Finally Releases Long-Awaited Debut, "Sucker"

Charli XCX has been dominating the charts for months, but it's only now that she's finally releasing her new album, Sucker.  The album, originally due October 21, arrives on Monday, and Charli says she delayed it so she could release additional singles.  The idea, she says, was to make people realize there's more to her than just her hit "Boom Clap." "I just didn't want people to buy that record based on 'Boom Clap,' because that's only one side of the album," she tells ABC News Radio. "You know, there's a lot more harder, like, more wild songs on the…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Signs with Interscope

Selena Gomez is officially an Interscope artist. In a photo posted to her Instagram page Saturday, the singer announced that she has signed with Interscope Records. The picture features her face next to what appears to be a contract. “Guess who's officially an Interscope artist #thisiswhatdreamsaremadeof,” she wrote in the caption. Guess who's officially an Interscope artist ?? #thisiswhatdreamsaremadeof A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:47pm PST Gomez, 22, was previously signed to Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records. The last album she released on her old label was the best-of album For You, which…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Shares Graphic Photos of Surgery to Remove Cyst

Miley Cyrus underwent surgery this past Friday to remove a cyst on her wrist, and she even shared explicit pictures of the procedure with her fans. It's unclear what kind of cyst Cyrus had removed, but the operation was an outpatient procedure, according to a source who tells E! Online the "Wrecking Ball" singer "is doing fine." Cyrus, 22, doesn't seem too concerned with the whole thing. She posted a photo of herself to her Instagram, wearing a hospital gown. The pop star, no stranger to posting shocking pictures on social media, also shared several graphic photos of what appears…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde, Sia Among Possible Best Original Song Oscar Nominees

The Academy has revealed the songs that are in the running for a best original song nomination at the Oscars. Among the 79 eligible songs is Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” which was featured prominently on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 soundtrack curated by the 18-year-old singer. Another top contender is Sia and producer Greg Kurstin’s “Opportunity,” from the upcoming musical remake Annie. Other stars that could score nominations include John Legend and Common’s “Glory,” from Selma; Lana Del Rey’s performance of the title song to Tim Burton’s Big Eyes; and Adam Levine and Keira Knightley’s versions of “Lost…

posted 2014/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-12-14

Taylor Swift Tells Barbara Walters Why She's Not Rushing Into an Acting Career

Taylor Swift is the only musician featured on Sunday night's ABC special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014, and one of the topics she discusses in her interview with Walters is why she isn't necessarily rushing to give up music and go into acting. While Taylor has appeared in small roles in the movies Valentine's Day and The Giver, and lent her voice to the animated film The Lorax, she has yet to take on a major starring role in any project.  She says what's holding her back is the fact that she's wary of going…

posted 2014/12/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-12-13

New Season of "American Idol" Will Combine Performance & Results in a Single Night, Says Seacrest

For years, American Idol viewers have complained that the results shows are just a lot of filler that they have to sit through in order to learn who's going home that week.  Well, there's good news: when the show starts up again in January, you won't have to sit through them any more -- for at least part of the season.  Just as ABC's Dancing with the Stars did, the long-running Fox show is downsizing from two nights to just one. "One of the things I'm actually looking forward to this year which is totally different: We're going to do…

posted 2014/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Turns 25 with Epic Party, Her BFF Lorde Says, "She's Magic"

What happens when one of the world's biggest pop stars turns 25?  She hosts one of the most epic, star-studded parties on record, and attracts birthday tributes from seemingly the entire world. Taylor Swift kicked off her birthday celebration Friday night onstage in New York City's Madison Square Garden, and then -- as the calendar turned to December 13, her actual birthday -- proceeded to party with the likes of Sam Smith, Beyonce, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Lena Dunham and her boyfriend, fun.'s Jack Antonoff, Nick Jonas, Karlie Kloss, Selena Gomez, Charli XCX and -- according to E! Online -- …

posted 2014/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Legend and Shakira Record PSAs for Obama Education Campaign

John Legend and Shakira are among the well-known names helping President Barack Obama launch a new national education campaign. The campaign, called Invest in U.S., promotes better programs for early childhood development and learning. Shakira and Legend have lent their voices to a series of public service announcements that highlight the programs goals and accomplishments. Legend's PSA focuses on the programs in Chicago and how nurturing children early on can pave the way for greatness later in life. Shakira's PSA, which she also recorded in Spanish, centers on an early development educator in Utah named Max. The campaign was launched…

posted 2014/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-12-12

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Hozier and Jennifer Hudson to Perform on "The Voice" Finale

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Hozier and Jennifer Hudson are among the artists performing on the jam-packed season seven finale of NBC's The Voice on Tuesday. Bruno will perform his chart-climbing hit "Uptown Funk" with Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson. The single was released on November 10 and is in the top 5 of Billboard's Hot 100. The song will appear on Mark's upcoming album, Uptown Special. Grammy nominee Ed is set to perform his latest single, "Thinking Out Loud," from his sophomore album X [Multiply].  Irish singer-songwriter Hozier will take the stage to belt out his gospel-tinged hit "Take Me to…

posted 2014/12/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Confirms There Will Be a Fifth Album

Given the success of their latest album, Four, it's no real surprise the guys of One Direction have confirmed there will indeed be a fifth album. In an interview with SugarScape at the BBC Music Awards Thursday, the band was asked about the possibly of a new, full-length record. The question, which was captured in an Instagram video, got a resounding "yes" from band members. 1D also discussed plans for their next single. Specifically, they were asked if "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" will be released after their current U.S./U.K. single "Night Changes," since the boys are scheduled to perform…

posted 2014/12/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J Debuts Video for "Masterpiece"

Jessie J has debuted the video for her latest single, "Masterpiece." In the video, the 26-year-old singer takes us through a day in her hectic life, from photo shoots to meeting with fans. "Masterpiece" is the third single off Jessie J's latest album, Sweet Talker. 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 2014/12/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Mourns Death of Dog

Justin Bieber is mourning the death of his dog. The 20-year-old singer revealed the sad loss in an Instagram post Thursday. He posted a photo of his younger self holding the brown-and-white pooch named Sammy. "[Rest in peace] Sammy you were the best puppy ever," he captioned it. The dog was his childhood pet and had been living with his grandparents, according to In Touch Weekly. 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   R.i.p Sammy ???????????? you were the best puppy ever Una foto publicada por Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) el Dic 12, 2014 at 4:56 PST  

posted 2014/12/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR