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Kanye West Rapped His Entire Album for Seth Rogen for Two Hours

Although he's among hip-hop's elite, Kanye West apparently still craves feedback for his music. Actor Seth Rogen, who re-enacted West's "Bound 2" video alongside James Franco, recalled an interesting run-in with Kanye in Chicago, which led to a private listening session. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Rogen reveals that West invited him and his wife into the rapper's limousine to share his music. “Me and my wife had gotten some dessert and were in the lobby getting plates to bring back to our room … And Kanye was like, ‘What are you guys doing? Want to hear my new…

posted 2014/12/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Sings R. Kelly at "Voice" Coaches Concert

Each week on The Voice, Adam Levine coaches his team through hits by different artists.  He had to do the same with himself Monday night in Hollywood, though, when he told the stage for an annual concert featuring all of the show's current coaches. As Billboard reports, Adam took the stage solo, with just a guitar, at Hyde, a venue in West Hollywood, and performed a tune he described as one of his "favorite songs:" "Ignition (Remix)" by R. Kelly, a #2 hit in 2003.  Adam actually did a pretty good job. As Billboard notes, Adam also performed a solo…

posted 2014/12/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine's Wife Reveals Most Romantic Thing He's Ever Done

Last week, Adam Levine's supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo gushed on Instagram that Adam was the "best husband" because he'd sent her a huge bouquet of roses since he couldn't be with her at a job.  But now she says that's not, actually, the most romantic thing the Maroon 5 singer's ever done for her.  That, she says, was the fact that he actually asked him to marry her. Asked by Access Hollywood to recall the most romantic moment of their relationship, Behati said, "I think proposing. It was very simple, there was nothing crazy. It was the way that I…

posted 2014/12/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Reveals He "Begged" His Team Not to Book Him on "Saturday Night Live"

Most artists would give their left arm to be able to perform on Saturday Night Live.  But Sam Smith, who made a huge splash earlier this year when he sang on the show, reveals that at first, he "begged" his team not to book him on the long-running show. "Saturday Night Live was one of the scariest nights of my entire life. I tried to beg my managers and my team to not do SNL because I thought it was way too early," the singer tells Entertainment Weekly of his March 29 appearance on the show.  "But I was so,…

posted 2014/12/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Afraid of Looking Like a "Very Very Awkard Englishman" on Tonight's "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Special"

Tonight on the CBS Victoria's Secret Fashion Show special, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande will take the stage wearing sexy outfits to belt out their hits while supermodels in skimpy lingerie strut their stuff.  It's no wonder that Ed Sheeran, who's also on the bill, was concerned that he'd be completely out of his element in this situation. "My response when I got asked to do the show was...I mean, 'Yes.'  I wasn't really sure what it entailed though," he explains. "I knew Taylor had  done it, but I'd never, like, properly seen it. So I kind of looked it…

posted 2014/12/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Top Five Take the Stage

The top five artists on NBC's The Voice were back in the spotlight Monday night, again performing for viewers' votes. Host Carson Daly revealed that each contestant would sing two songs. The first ones were picked by their coaches. The second tunes were songs the contestants chose as special hometown dedications. Adam Levine has three artists still in the running while Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton each have one.  The last members of Pharrell Williams' team were eliminated last week. The two-hour broadcast began with Shelton being joined by country singer Ashley Monroe for their new duet, “Lonely Tonight.” The…

posted 2014/12/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

William and Kate Meet Bey and Jay at Nets Game

This is what happens when British royalty and music royalty collide.  Prince William and Kate's royal visit to the U.S. brought an NBA Finals-like buzz to the Brooklyn Nets-Cleveland Cavaliers game Monday night.And there was even a moment that captivated the entire Barclays Center when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met and exchanged pleasantries with music's royal couple -- Jay Z and Beyoncé -- on the court before the start of the fourth quarter. William and Kate had dinner on a suite level in a board room that included NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The royal couple'sarrival to their courtside…

posted 2014/12/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift Compete for BBC Music Awards; One Direction, Coldplay to Perform

Another day, another music awards show.  The latest is the BBC Music Awards, which will air on the cable channel Palladia December 11 at 3 p.m. ET.  If you miss it then, it'll repeat several times. The show will feature performances by One Direction, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Calvin Harris and Ella Henderson, among others.  So far the nominees include Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, rock legend David Bowie and others competing for British Artist of the Year, while in the International Artist of the Year category, Taylor Swift will take on her BFF Lorde, Pharrell, Prince, country music legend…

posted 2014/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Maroon 5 Crashes Real Life Wedding to Film New Video

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine got hitched over the summer, but apparently, he enjoys hanging around weddings.  A rep for the band confirms to ABC News Radio that Adam and the rest of the group crashed a couple's nuptials in Los Angeles over the weekend to film scenes for their new music video.  The lucky couple, E! Online reports, were "shocked," and danced along as the band performed several songs, including "She Will Be Loved."  They also posed for photos with Adam, which you can see on the wedding photographer's Instagram account. A spokesperson for the photographer told E!, "It…

posted 2014/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Grammy-Winning Lorde Still Enjoys Dumpster Diving

Lorde may be pretty well-off financially, but that doesn't mean she doesn't like a bargain, or getting free stuff.  She reveals that one of her favorite things to do is what she calls "trawling the inorganics," what we know as, essentially, dumpster diving. In the interview with Britain's Telegraph, Lorde says, "I’m boring because my favourite thing to do is trawl the inorganics. It stays on the street for a few days and then it’s collected and put into a landfill somewhere. But people drive around and go through other people’s household rubbish. And, honestly, I’ve gotten amazing furniture, shoes,…

posted 2014/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

T.I. on Iggy Azalea's Next Album: "She’s Really Focused"

T.I. couldn't be more impressed with Iggy Azalea, who recently earned four nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.  "It’s awesome," he tells Rap-Up TV. of the Australian rapper's Grammy nods. "We’re just incredibly proud of her and happy that she’s enjoying her moment. She’s worked hard." Most recently Azalea has issued a revamped version of her debut, Reclassified, but Tip spills that Iggy has already begun recording her follow-up. "She’s really just focused on her next project though," he added. "She’s definitely working diligently trying to make sure that she maintains this level of intensity." He even hinted that…

posted 2014/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony & More to Perform on Pitbull's New Year's Special

Pitbull will be hosting his own New Year's Special, Pitbull's New Year's Revolution, on Fox this year, and he's got a bunch of friends him joining him for the celebration. The show, which airs December 31 on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET, will feature performances from Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, The Band Perry and Becky G, and, of course, Mr. Worldwide himself, performing his biggest hits from his hometown of Miami, Florida.  More artists will be announced later. 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 2014/12/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR