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2017-10-13

Halsey's advice for female fans: "Never let anyone make you be one thing"

It's been a big week for Halsey: She performed on ABC's Good Morning America, was nominated for two American Music Awards and Saturday, she plays her home state of New Jersey on her tour in support of her #1 album hopeless fountain kingdom.  Halsey says the trek's been "outrageous, and kind of unbelievable," but challenging, too. "The most important thing for me has been maintaining the intimacy of it, which is...difficult when you're in an arena," Halsey says. "I have people that are hundreds of feet away from me. How do I make them feel like I'm engaging with them…

posted 2017/10/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink's 10-month-old son Jameson is not a fan of her music

Pink stopped by The Tonight Show, on Thursday to talk about her seventh album, Beautiful Trauma, her upcoming tour and her appearance on this weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live. She also revealed that her 10-month old son Jameson is not a fan of her music. The 38-year-old singer -- who also has a six-year-old daughter named Willow -- told host Jimmy Fallon that her son will only allow her sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" -- on one condition: "Well, it's repetitive, so I have to keep [singing the song in a higher pitch each time] and get as high as I possibly can," she says. "And then…

posted 2017/10/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-10-12

Harry Styles talks growing up in the spotlight: “I’m just kind of figuring it out”

Harry Styles has five albums with One Direction and a solo album under his belt, but he says he still has a lot to learn. During an upcoming appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, Harry admits he doesn’t have all the answers, even after years in the business. “…I’m 23 and I very much feel like I’m still learning so much,” he says. “I’m just kind of figuring it out.” Harry joined 1D when he was just 17 years old. His self-titled solo album, which came out in May, has been part of his journey into maturity. “I wanted it to…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry is a "Witness" to a lesbian proposal onstage during National Coming Out Day

Katy Perry sure knows how to pick a moment.  On Wednesday, which just happened to be National Coming Out Day, she staged a proposal for a gay couple during her concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. As People reports, Katy brought the couple, Katie and Becky, onstage and asked them what they would wish for.  In a moment captured by many fans, Katie said, "I don’t know if all of y’all have seen Becky, but she’s pretty even without any makeup on. And she’s perfect every time I look at her." She then got down on one knee, pulled…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Despacito" hits four billion views on YouTube

"Despacito" may no longer be on top of the Billboard Hot 100, but people are still watching the video like crazy.  The clip for the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee song has become the first video in YouTube history to reach four billion views. The "Despacito" clip was also the first YouTube video ever to reach three billion views, which it did in just 203 days.  The four billion mark was achieved in 270 days. By comparison, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" just hit ONE billion views, and it took her more than five years to achieve that number.…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Daya's back with something "New"

Following her Grammy win earlier this year for "Don't Let Me Down," Daya has returned with new music -- literally.  The singer, now 18, has released a new single called "New," as well as an accompanying video.  It's the first track from Daya since she signed her first major-label record deal this summer with Interscope, home to superstar acts like Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar and OneRepublic. In a statement, the singer says of the track, "‘New’ really is the start of something new. It’s a sharper, more direct perspective coming from me. No more talking in circles around…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry wishes John Mayer’s dad a happy 90th birthday

Katy Perry isn’t dating John Mayer anymore, but she still has love for his dad. She wished his pops a happy 90th birthday on Instagram Wednesday. John posted a photo of himself celebrating with his dad, Richard Mayer, and Katy commented, "Looking fantastic as ever! Happy birthday friend." John had captioned the photo, “Happy 90th Birthday, Dad! Leave doting comments about my dad below. He'll scroll through it. Also please stop this train. Thank you." “Stop this train” is a reference to John's 2006 song of the same name, in which he sings about having “a talk with my old…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

25 years later, "I Will [Still] Always Love You": New Whitney Houston "The Bodyguard" recordings coming

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Whitney Houston's smash movie The Bodyguard and its blockbuster soundtrack.  In honor of the milestone, a new collection of Whitney recordings is on its way. Whitney Houston -- I Wish You Love: More from The Bodyguard arrives November 17, 25 years to the day after the release of the original movie soundtrack, which has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide.  The new package is a collection of live and studio recordings, many of which are previously unreleased or unavailable.  Among the gems on the collection: live recordings from Whitney's The Bodyguard Tour…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift drops by UK fan's house with gifts

Taylor Swift's gearing up to release a new album, which means it's time for her to start blowing her fans' minds by orchestrating surprise personal interactions with them.  For her album 1989, she invited fans to her house and baked them cookies. This time, it appears as though she's bringing the party to them. A week ago, a young British Swiftie named Lara noticed that Taylor was watching her Instagram live feed. On Wednesday, Taylor herself dropped by Lara's house.  In an emotional Instagram video, Lara revealed that she'd been contacted by a Taylor fan site and told that the…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Watch Pink sing "Patience" with Guns 'n Roses at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Pink may be a pop superstar, but she's a rocker chick at heart.  That's why she knocked it out of the park Wednesday night when she joined Guns N' Roses for a duet onstage at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers were performing their 1989 classic, "Patience," when Pink strolled onstage wearing a red leather jacket and joined lead singer Axl Rose. She then sang the song's third verse as the crowd went wild.  You can watch fan-recorded video of the performance now on YouTube. Afterwards, Guns N' Roses thanked Pink via Twitter, to which…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd lead 2017 American Music Awards nominees

Bruno Mars has a lot to like this morning.  The "That's What I Like" singer's earned a leading eight American Music Awards nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Pop/Rock and Soul R&B Artist and more.  It's all on the strength of his 24K Magic album, which also earned nods for favorite Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B album. Ed Sheeran, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers are tied with the next-most nominations, at five each. Nominees in six of the top categories were first announced by R&B singer Ciara on ABC's Good Morning America Thursday, including the Artist of…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"A little bit like Simon Cowell": Kelly Clarkson describes her "Voice" coaching style

Kelly Clarkson rejected an offer from ABC’s American Idol, the show that gave the singer her big break, in favor of being a coach on NBC’s The Voice. But she says she plans to take her coaching style from Idol’s most notorious judge: Simon Cowell. Speaking to Variety, Kelly says, “I hope I’m a little bit like Simon Cowell. For the most part, I love his honesty. This is not a nice industry. People think I am going to be super nice all the time. I am nice. But I also want to keep it real.” As for why she…

posted 2017/10/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR