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Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Score Some Vintage Decor for NYC Apartment

Adam Levine and model wife Behati Prinsloo are decorating their new Manhattan apartment, and it seems they have eclectic taste. According to the New York Daily News, the two were recently spotted at the secondhand store What Goes Around Comes Around picking up some interesting home décor. A shopper witnessed the couple purchasing some decanters and vintage Playboy magazines to add some kitsch to their new Soho pad. Behati also snagged a Pink Floyd tour jacket, and Adam got a leather jacket for himself. The two made another stop at Village Music World on Bleecker Street and bought some records…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Donates Grammy Wardrobe to Charity

Ed Sheeran is so generous, he gives away his own clothes. According the U.K. tabloid the Mirror, the singer has donated his Grammy wardrobe to charity. Ed gave away eight items of clothing to the St. Elizabeth Hospice charity shop in his hometown of Framlingham, England. The clothes were brought from the U.S. by Ed’s mother, Imogen, after he performed at the Grammys in Los Angeles last month. "We're so lucky to have Ed's support, and we're sure that these latest donations will be quickly snapped up by eager fans,” the shop’s manager, Rachail Pollard, tells the Mirror. "If you'd…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Talks About Coming Out at Age 11; Wants to Help End Bullying

Sam Smith may be a hugely successful four-time Grammy winner now, but as the only openly gay kid at his middle school, life wasn’t always easy. In a new interview with The Sun, Sam opens up about the vicious bullying he endured pre-fame. The 22-year-old singer says he was verbally abused by classmates before he came out as gay at 11 years old. “It was actually the denying of being gay that was getting me bullied,” he recalls. “Guys were asking me all the time, ‘Are you gay?’ I would say no and that would rile them up even more.”…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna on Dating "Open-Minded, Adventurous" Men, Ageism & the "Black Madonna"

In recent years, Madonna's dated men who are much younger than she, but for all the attention paid to her "boy toys," the Queen of Pop says she doesn't insist on younger men: it just ends up making the most sense for her to date them. “It’s just what happens,” she tells the New York Daily News. “Most men my age are married with children. They’re not datable."  She adds, "I’m a very adventurous person and I also have a crazy life. I’m a single mother. I have four children. I mean, you have to be pretty open-minded and adventurous…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo Returns with New Single, "Want to Want Me"

Jason Derulo's first music release following his breakup with Jordin Sparks is anything but a heartfelt plea for a reunion.  Jason's new song is called "Want to Want Me," and it's all about him getting hot and bothered over some girl and rushing over to her house, where she opens the door wearing "nothing but a smile."  It's the first track from his upcoming album, and is available to purchase now via iTunes. "Want to Want Me" and the new album is the follow-up to Jason's album Talk Dirty, which spun off a string of hits, including "The Other Side,"…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer on Taylor Swift Drama: "We’re Rich People Who Get to Live Out Our Dreams. Let’s Just Stop It."

It sounds like John Mayer wants to finally put the Taylor Swift drama to rest. More than five years after the two had an alleged short-lived romance, John spoke about the “Shake It Off” singer with Ronan Farrow for an MSNBC interview. “We have to be able to talk about Taylor Swift professionally,” he said, when Ronan attempted to broach the subject. He said he thinks Taylor’s recent push against Spotify is “really cool” and he’s accepted the fact that she has more star power than he does. “Nothing bothers me anymore,” he said. “There are going to be times…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Battle Rounds Begin with Mentors Meghan Trainor, Lionel Richie, Nick Jonas & Ellie Goulding

The next phase of The Voice starts Monday night: now that the Blind Auditions are over, it's time for the Battle Rounds...and that means it's time for this season's mentors to join the coaches' teams and start working with the contestants.  This year, Ellie Goulding advises Team Adam, Nick Jonas works with Team Christina, Lionel Richie -- who worked with Team Christina in season two -- mentors Team Pharrell, and Meghan Trainor's with Team Blake.  Amazingly, it wasn't that long ago that Meghan was contemplating trying out for The Voice herself. "My publisher wanted me to do The Voice," Meghan…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith & John Legend Record "Lay Me Down" Duet for Charity

Sam Smith and John Legend have teamed up to record a duet of Sam’s song, “Lay Me Down,” for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day charity.  Smith and Legend recorded the single, from Sam’s debut album In the Lonely Hour, earlier this year in Los Angeles for use as the official Red Nose Day song.  The session was itself was recorded and incorporated into the song’s official video, which is streaming now on VEVO.  Sam and John will also perform “Lay Me Down” live this Friday, March 13, during the Comic Relief -- Face the Funny live BBC One telethon from…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Why Is Tom Hanks in Carly Rae Jepsen's Video? It Was His Idea

Carly Rae Jepsen's video for her comeback single "I Really Like You" appeared late Friday night, and as promised, it stars Tom Hanks, who's shown lip-syncing the song while traveling to the video set and then dancing in the streets of New York City with Carly Rae.  While you might wonder just how hard the "Call Me Maybe" singer had to beg the Oscar-winner to appear in her video, the answer is "not at all"...because it was Hanks' idea. It turns out that Hanks is friendly with Carly Rae's manager, Scooter Braun, and one night over dinner, Scooter shared with…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Does Kelly Clarkson Have Inside Information About Adele’s New Album?

Nobody knows anything for sure about what Adele's new album is going to sound like...except, perhaps, Kelly Clarkson. In a new interview, she reveals what appears to be some inside information about the British star's eagerly anticipated project. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Kelly talks about how many artists seem to be hopping from genre to genre these days, and says she plans to record a country album in the future.  In the middle of the conversation, she says, "…Even Adele I heard is doing something more country-influenced with this next record." Kelly doesn't go into detail about where…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Aunt Claims Nick Gordon Is Under Investigation for Attempted Murder

Bobby Brown's sister claims in a Facebook post that Nick Gordon is under investigation for attempted murder, after her niece and his partner, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home in late January. Leolah Brown addressed her post to Dr. Phil McGraw, who staged a supposed intervention with Gordon for an episode of his TV show airing Wednesday. Brown writes, "Nick Gordon is under investigation for the attempted murder of my niece Bobby Kristina Brown. We have strong evidence of foul play. Until this investigation is completed by law enforcement, I would ask that…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Joined Onstage by Big Sean at Detroit Concert

Ariana Grande's concert in Detroit Saturday doubled as a date night for the singer and boyfriend, Big Sean. He joined the "Love Me Harder" singer for a couple of songs, according to Billboard. Big Sean, 26, took the stage and rapped as Ariana, 21, appeared above him on a cloud-shaped platform singing "Best Mistake," from her 2014 album, My Everything. The Detroit-based rapper returned three songs later and shared the stage and a kiss with Ariana as they performed "Right There," from her 2013 album, Yours Truly, according to Billboard. "I love y'all," Big Sean told the hometown crowd at…

posted 2015/03/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR