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2014-07-24

Justin Bieber Teases New Songs on Instagram

Justin Bieber sent a strong signal to his fans on Wednesday night that he has new songs in the pipeline. He took to Instagram to upload brief video clips in which 11 new songs can be heard. Each post only shows footage of a soundboard in a studio. Justin didn't provide any details on the music, though he did tweet early Wednesday, "Great night in the studio." In late 2013, Justin released a series of digital songs that eventually was gathered in one collection titled Journals. 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 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran: Getting Wasted Is "Educational"

Ed Sheeran likes a drink now and then, and he admits that from time to time, he's definitely overindulged, both in alcohol and drugs. But he says there's nothing wrong with that: it's all just one big learning experience. Speaking to the U.K. paper the Daily Mail, Ed says, "There have been a couple of times over the past few years [when I've gotten wasted], but it’s not a regular thing. It happens when I’m under an immense amount of stress and pressure, and things just build up. But it’s not as dark as people make out. It’s educational." How…

posted 2014/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-23

Rixton Release New Single "Wait on Me"

Following the success of their debut U.S. hit, "Me and My Broken Heart," the British band Rixton has just released a new single, "Wait on Me."  The group will perform the song, which they co-wrote, on Late Night with Seth Meyers on August 4. Rixton hits the road July 30 for a summer headlining tour sponsored by Chex Mix.  They're working with the brand to a create video content series called "Sound Chex," which will capture behind-the-scenes moments while on the road. As previously reported, Rixton also will perform on the Teen Choice Awards, airing August 10 on Fox. They're…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Album Chart Is a "Happy" Place This Week

Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" may not be #1 anymore, but that doesn't mean it's any less popular.  Here's the proof: according to Yahoo! Chart Watch, it's featured on not one but three albums in this week's top 10. "Tacky," the parody of "Happy" that appears on "Weird Al" Yankovic's new album Mandatory Fun, leads the pack at #1.  In at #4 is Kidz Bop 26, which features the Kidz Bop Kidz performing the song.  Finally, Pharrell's original version is included on the compilation Now! 50 which is sitting at #8. As for Pharrell's own album, G I R L, which…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber: Calvin Klein Model?

If you've been wondering why Justin Bieber has posted so many photos online of himself sporting Calvin Klein undies, well, it just might be a business decision.  There's serious buzz that the singer has signed on to shoot a campaign for the famed underwear brand. A source tells E! Online that the Bieb did, in fact, do a shoot for the brand.  However, a Calvin Klein rep wouldn't comment on the rumors, while a rep for Bieber tells ABC News Radio that they have no comment on the reports. As E! notes, Calvin Klein announced last week that its fall…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Mourns Passing of Her "Favorite Person to Ever Exist"

Condolences go out to Ariana Grande: the singer has lost her beloved grandfather. "Thank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks... we did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa :(," Ariana tweeted on Wednesday. Despite her loss, Ariana appeared live on Good Morning America on Wednesday, and explained on Twitter, "only reason I made this twelve hour trip is grandps told me he wanted me to always be professional & fulfill my business commitments :(."  She added, "if only y'all knew how amazing he was.. my [heart] hurts so much. It's…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Gushes over Boyfriend's Romantic Gesture

Lady Gaga and her boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, are generally private about their relationship, but she took to her social networking site LittleMonsters.com recently to gush about something romantic he did for her. Posting a photo of her dog Asia posed with an enormous bouquet of flowers, Gaga wrote, "3 yrs and he still sends me flowers out of nowhere."  She posted the same message on Instagram. Gaga and Kinney, who first met when he starred in her video for "You and I," have been dating since July of 2011.  In May, the actor, who appears on the NBC show…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Weird Al" Yankovic Scores First-Ever #1 Album; Jason Mraz in at #2

It just goes to show: comedy is not dead.  The King of Pop Music Parody, "Weird Al" Yankovic, has just scored the first #1 album of his career. Thanks to a clever viral video campaign that saw him release one video per day for eight days straight, Weird Al -- whose first album hit the charts more than 30 years ago -- sees his new album, Mandatory Fun, debut at #1.  It's also the first comedy disc to hit #1 on the Billboard album ranking since 1963, when comedian Allan Sherman spent eight weeks on top with his album My…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Mark Four-Year Anniversary: "Crazy How Things Have Turned Out"

Back in July of 2010, five young men competing on the British version of The X Factor failed to make the cut in the "Boys" category, but were subsequently put together into a single act so they could qualify for the "Groups" category.  One of their members came up with the name One Direction, and the rest is pop music history.  Harry, Niall, Louis, Liam and Zayn celebrated their official four-year anniversary on Wednesday with a series of excited tweets. "Wow ! Can't believe it! 4 years ago today we were out together! Crazy how time flies but it also…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pharrell Releases Video for "Come Get It Bae"

Pharrell begins his newly released video for "Come Get It Bae" with an important message: "Beauty has no expiration date." In the Luis Cerveró-directed clip, the singer is surrounded by models of all races who are auditioning by dancing and posing to his song. At one point, Miley Cyrus makes a cameo to perform her part on the song's hook. "Thank you to my lil sis @MileyCyrus. All we know how to do is be silly and have fun. #ComeGetItBae," Pharrell tweeted. The song is the the second U.S. single from Pharrell's latest album G I R L. Follow @ABCNewsRadio…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adele's Son Wins Five-Figure Sum in Paparazzi Case

Adele's son is only two years old, but he's already well on his way to being rich like his mom. The BBC reports that lawyers for the boy, referred to as Angelo Adkins, despite Adele never publicly revealing his name, have accepted a five-figure sum in damages to settle a case over paparazzi photos.  Adele, who was born Adele Adkins, and her partner Simon Konecki, Angelo's father, sued a photo agency for taking photos of Angelo's "milestone moments" between June and November of 2013, and then selling them to the British press. A lawyer for Adele told a High Court…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Shares Love Advice with Fan: "Unrequited Love Is Just as Valid as Any Other Kind"

If she ever steps away from her music career, Taylor Swift definitely has a future as an advice columnist. A fan named Hannah reached out to Taylor on Instagram asking the superstar for advice on how to deal with her unrequited feelings for a guy she's known for years. Hannah, whose name on Instagram is SherbetSwift, describes her love interest as "a guy who's sweet and charming and makes me laugh. A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast…A guy who was my first best friend." It turns out…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR