The Voice Recap: Gwen Stefani loses an artist; Adam Levine delivers emotional tribute to slain former contestant

On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the 12 artists who performed Monday learned that Troy Ramey, from Gwen Stefani’s team, was sent home. Ramey was eliminated on a one-hour results show. He lost an “Instant Save” vote to Team Adam Levine’s Mark Isaiah. There are now 11 artists remaining in the competition, including those of Teams Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys. At the top of the show, Carson Daly announced the creation of the Christina […]

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Which song has the “greatest chorus of the 21st century?” You “Maybe” surprised

A song’s chorus is the part that you’re most likely to sing along to, and it’s usually the catchiest.  Billboard magazine has just ranked the “100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century” and coming in at #1 is…well, it “Maybe” possible for you to guess. Topping Billboard‘s ranking is Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” which the publication feels has the best chorus of any song released since the year 2000.  The track spent nine […]

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The Voice Recap: Shania Twain advises the top 12 Artists

On Monday’s edition of The Voice, the top 12 artists competed for America’s vote. In addition to their coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys, country superstar Shania Twain was on hand to advise the contestants and – in a Voice first — joined the other coaches on stage to watch the performances. Here are the highlights of Monday night’s show: Team Adam’s Jesse Larson kicked things off with Adele’s version of the […]

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Sheryl Crow’s new album takes on Twitter, politics and more: “There was just so much to write about”

Sheryl Crow‘s new album Be Here marks a reunion with Jeff Trott, the same collaborator she worked with on many of her early albums.  What this new album has in common with those, she says, is, “You can tell when you listen to it exactly what was going on in my life.” As such, Be Here not only reflects our current political climate, but also the fact that Sheryl’s a single mother of two young […]

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Kelly Clarkson freaks out after being surprised with birthday “girls trip”

Today 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 […]

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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 […]

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Time magazine salutes Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Demi Lovato as “Most Influential”

Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Demi Lovato have a lot of influence. How do we know?  Because Time magazine put them on its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. The magazine has tapped a different celebrity to pen essays about each person on the list.  For Ed, Time naturally asked his BFF Taylor Swift to pen a few words.  “He is protected by an impenetrable and ever-present armor […]

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People mag editor-in-chief: “Captivating” Adele “Looks Beautiful, Talks Like a Sailor”

She didn’t make the cover, but Adele is highlighted in People magazine’s new Most Beautiful issue as one of the Fabulous Faces of 2017.  But People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle says she was chosen as much as for her voice as for her looks. “I think Adele is one of those people who’s, first of all, beautiful looking, but it’s truly her talent that makes her so captivating,” he tells ABC Radio.  He says when the […]

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Adele, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez featured in People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issue

People magazine’s annual Most Beautiful issue hits newsstands on Friday, and some of this year’s beauties are also some of the world’s biggest music stars. Adele, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys and country superstar Carrie Underwood are among the singers who are featured in this year’s main list of Fabulous Faces of 2017. Regarding her refusal to bow to pressure regarding her own appearance, the magazine quotes Adele as saying, “In Hollywood, you are either too […]

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Paramore returns with new album, After Laughter; hear new single now, “Hard Times”

More Paramore is on the way…finally. The group will release their fifth album, After Laughter, on May 12.  It’s their first disc in four years, and it marks the return of original member Zac Farro to the band, also comprised of frontwoman Hayley Williams, and Taylor York. The album, recorded in the band’s hometown of Nashville, is available for pre-order today and comes with an instant download of a new single, “Hard Times.”  The colorful […]

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