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15 Must See Music Videos of 2014

July 28th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
15 Must See Music Videos of 2014
Once upon a time, music videos were played frequently on television. It’s hard to believe in 2014, but once there was a spot for those visual pieces accompanying the audio. While they're still played on TV (less frequently), music videos get the majority of views via the Internet through outlets like YouTube and Vevo. With so much attention placed on albums and songs, sometimes it’s easy to forget sensational music videos themselves. Here are 15 must see music videos of 2014.

1) Maroon 5, “Maps”

The music video for Maroon 5’s latest single “Maps” depicts a narrative characterized...
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Maroon 5's 'Maps' Shows That There Is No Hope Left For The Band

June 21st, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Maroon 5
A long time ago, a band emerged from sunny Los Angeles, California with one of the best pop debut records in recent memory. That record was called "Songs About Jane" and it featured a plethora of radio hits that were both instanly memorable and also instantly replayable.

That band's name is Maroon 5, and "Songs About Jane" skyrocketed them and their charismatic leader Adam Levine to instant stardom. Their music, however, seemed to travel in the exact opposite direction of their fame, and every attempt to follow "Songs About Jane" has ended with less than superb results.

Then came "Overexp...
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Adam Levine Honored With BMI President's Award

May 15th, 2013 12:18pm EDT
Adam Levine
Tuesday was a big night for Adam Levine, as the Maroon 5 front man not only appeared on The Voice but then was honored with the BMI President's Award at the 2013 BMI Pop Awards.

The President's Award "is presented on unique occasions when an individual songwriter has distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry," according to BMI. Past recipients include Willie Nelson, Gloria Estefan, and Juanes.

"I usually have some smart-ass remark for everything, but tonight I’m speechless. I was looking forward to this night…No one appreciates it [this recognition] more than I do," ...
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Adam Levine Announces Maroon 5's 2013 North American Tour

October 22nd, 2012 12:04pm EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine took to On Air with Ryan Seacrest this morning to officially announce the band's 2013 North American Tour.

The tour will begin on February 13 and take the Grammy-winning band to 31 different arenas before concluding on April 6. Stops include the band's native Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta.

It's a long awaited tour for North American fans of the band, who have had to wait to see them live due to Adam's commitment to filming NBC's The Voice. Though their most recent album, Overexposed, dropped this summer and they've toured in South Am...
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Maroon 5 Keeps Psy From Hitting Number One On The Pop Charts

October 18th, 2012 9:59am EDT
Psy
South Korean pop sensation Psy still can't beat Maroon 5 to number one on the pop charts. Psy has been stuck in the number two spot for four weeks.

The "Gangnam Style" star promished he'll perform his hit song topless "in a place where everyone can watch" if it hits the top of the charts, but it appears he'll be keeping his shirt on for good because Maroon 5 notched up a fifth week at number one on Wednesday with "One More Night."

Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" debuts at three, two spots ahead of the country superstar's former number one "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,...
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Maroon 5 Staging Charity Auction For Sick Child

August 6th, 2012 1:56pm EDT
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 have offered up a string of prizes for a charity auction to raise money for a sick toddler.

The Moves Like Jagger hit-makers were moved by the plight of Zoe Feldman, who was recently diagnosed with sarcoma botryoides - malignant tumors of the muscles - and must undergo two forms of chemotherapy.

The band is now staging a sale on auction website CharityBuzz.com to help pay Feldman's medical bills, with lots including the chance to meet Maroon 5 at a concert next year and a signed guitar.

Hopefuls can also bid for the chance to come face-to-face with frontman Adam Levine at a t...
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Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Sticks At Top Of Charts For Seventh Week

July 26th, 2012 10:45am EDT
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen's summer anthem "Call Me Maybe" has scored a seventh week on top of the U.S. pop charts.

Maroon 5's "Payphone" stays put at number two on the Hot 100 for a sixth successive week.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake," Ellie Goulding's "Lights" and former number one "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye round out the new top five.

No Doubt land the countdown's highest debut at 34 with their comeback single "Settle Down."

Canadian police are currently investigating after a hacker illegally accessed Jepsen's computer and stole "electronic property" believed to be personal pictures.
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Adam Levine Opens Up About His Mind-Bending Mushroom Experience

July 3rd, 2012 8:57am EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 rocker Adam Levine is certain his experiments with hallucinogenic drugs were "valuable and beneficial," because they made him understand himself better.

The singer admits he got high using magic mushrooms in the past, and reveals the experience helped him rediscover a childlike view of the world around him.

He tells Q magazine, "I definitely, firmly believe that the experience I had on mushrooms made me understand certain things about myself that I probably wouldn't have otherwise."

"What I took away from that experience was valuable and beneficial to me. It really forced me ...
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Album Review: Maroon 5, 'Overexposed'

June 26th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Maroon 5
One has to admire the sharp wit that's evident in Maroon 5 naming their new album Overexposed. Even better, though, is that their fourth studio album reminds us of what makes them so good: reinventing themselves over and over again without a decline in quality.

If you must, categorize them as a pop-rock band, but the Los Angeles rockers have employed so many different sounds over the course of four studio albums - and successfully so - that to classify them feels like a disservice. Overexposed is another diverse outing, with the reggae-infused lead track "One More Night" sounding differe...
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Adam Levine Dating Victoria's Secret Model Behati Prinsloo

June 1st, 2012 10:41am EDT
Adam Levine
Rocker Adam Levine has gone public with his new girlfriend after they were spotted smooching in Hawaii this week, two months after he split from Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna.

The Maroon 5 star was snapped affectionately cuddling and kissing Namibian catwalk star Behati Prinsloo in the tropical island, and was later photographed again holding hands with the brunette beauty at Los Angeles' Mustard Seed Cafe on Thursday.

He split from Vyalitsyna, his girlfriend of two years, in April, but it appears the singing Lothario has already moved on.

His new romance could prompt an awkward encou...
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Adam Levine Will Never 'Go Solo'

May 19th, 2012 7:25pm EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has vowed never to quit and go solo - because he can't imagine his idol Bono releasing an album without U2.

The Moves Like Jagger singer accepts his band may split one day - but he'd rather form another group than go solo.

He says, "I'll never be a solo artist... Being in a band is much more fun."

And he tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Look at a band like U2 that has been around forever - I'm not sure how people would react to a record called Bono. I don't want to ever be that person.

"It's much cooler to be in a band with my bros."
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Maroon 5 Break Records With Digital Download Sales

April 26th, 2012 9:37am EDT
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 have made pop chart history by becoming the first band to top 490,000 digital download sales in a week.

The group's "Payphone" has come crashing into the Billboard Hot 100 at number three, challenging Aussie singer Gotye, whose "Somebody That I Used To Know" scores a second week at the top of the countdown.

The 493,000 sales logged by singer Adam Levine, his bandmates and guest Wiz Khalifa is almost 30,000 more than the Black Eyed Peas, who set the digital downloads record for groups in 2009 with Boom Boom Pow.

Flo Rida still holds the ultimate sales marker with 636,000 from the...
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Adam Levine Looks Nerdy & Beat Up On The Set Of New Music Video

April 20th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Adam Levine payphone video
We spotted singer Adam Levine splattered in fake blood while filming action scenes for Maroon 5's new music video "Payphone" in Downtown Los Angeles yesterday.

At one point "The Voice" judge drove a classic Shelby Cobra sports car before getting into a police chase on a bridge overlooking a scenic cityscape.

The singer seemed to be having a great time on set. At one point he gave the middle finger to photographers before breaking into laughter.

Next week Cee Lo Green and Adam have difficult decisions to make. Each must each pick off two contestants from their teams.

See more photos of A...
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Big Time Rush's James Maslow Talks Big Summer Plans

April 18th, 2012 5:56am EDT
James Maslow
I'll admit it: when I hear the phrase "boy band," I'm one of those people who cringes. But I recently chatted with Big Time Rush member James Maslow, and he changed my mind a little bit.

BTR (consisting of Maslow, Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Pena, Jr. and Logan Henderson) is a boy band that was born out of the Nickelodeon TV series of the same name. In concept, their origin is reminiscent of The Monkees. Since 2009, the foursome have been acting in the half-hour musical/comedy series as well as releasing two albums. They'll be touring across the country this summer.

The group's origins migh...
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'The Voice' Performance Show: Who Was Instantly Eliminated?

April 17th, 2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
The producers of NBC's The Voice aren't making it easy: on Monday's performance show, an "instant elimination" forced two coaches to chop two artists before America's vote.

Neither the singers nor the coaches were fans of the surprise axe. Blake Shelton remarked that if he knew who was responsible for the idea, he'd kick them - and Team Blake's Erin Willett was quick to concur.

"I'm still unhappy with it. I think that's the worst thing we've done," said Team Christina's Chris Mann after the show.

Perhaps the only one to see any merit in the idea was Adam Levine, who remarked that it at...
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'The Voice' Results Show: Which Four Artists Went Home?

April 11th, 2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
It was decision time again on NBC's The Voice, this time for Team Adam and Team Cee Lo. Who did America save and who sung their last song Tuesday night?

For Team Adam, the bottom three were a trio of lovely ladies: Kim Yarbrough, Katrina Parker and Karla Davis. It was Katrina's heartbreaking rendition of No Doubt's "Don't Speak" that won her Adam's one reprieve.

On Team Cee Lo, facing elimination were Tony Vincent, Cheesa, and Erin Martin. Cheesa delivered a powerful version of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" that earned her a second chance, despite Cee Lo first saying that his head was l...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Team Adam vs. Team Cee Lo!

April 10th, 2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: Team Adam went head-to-head with Team Cee Lo, and I have my thoughts plus the artists share theirs post-show!

It was another entertaining night on The Voice on Monday, but perhaps even moreso because again, putting Team Cee Lo against...well, any of the other three teams really shows how distinct Cee Lo's ideas are. While Team Adam stuck with fairly simple setups (perhaps the most production came with the giant airplane wing that Karla Davis got to sing on), Team Red Zone had guitar players on stilts for Jamar Rogers and a whole Egyptian s...
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Jennifer Love Hewitt Sorry For Admitting Celebrity Crush On Adam Levine

April 7th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt has apologized to rocker Adam Levine for going public about her feelings for him, but feels the singer should have at least acknowledged her compliments.

The TV star offered herself up as the Maroon 5 frontman's new girl after hearing he had split from supermodel Anne Vyalitsnya earlier this week.

During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" she hinted that she'd like to hook up with newly-single Levine, telling the comedienne and host, "I'm just saying. Look, we would be cute."

But now Love Hewitt is backtracking after her remarks were met by a fury of press a...
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'The Voice' Results Show: Who Went Home and The Reaction!

April 4th, 2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
Last night America spoke on NBC's The Voice, sending two members of Team Christina and Team Blake home, leaving twenty artists to sing on.

Christina's team bid farewell to Sera Hill and Moses Stone, as Christina chose to save Ashley de la Rosa. Meanwhile, Blake kept Jordis Unga and lost Charlotte Sometimes and Naia Kete.

The results came after a new part of the show this season: a "sudden sing" where the bottom three got a chance to perform for their coach's save (as opposed to last season, where a coach selected one based on their previous live performance).

Some of America's votes we...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Live Show Recap & Interviews!

April 3rd, 2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: my blog goes live with a recap of and interviews from the first live show of season two!

For the next six weeks, it's all about the live shows. Last night, Team Christina Aguilera and Team (Recent CMA Award Winner) Blake Shelton took the new and improved stage at Warner Bros. to sing for their survival, and by the time you read this you'll have just hours to vote before three artists from each team will be sent packing. (Voting closes at 10 AM EST; vote now!)

On to the recap...

The first live show had everything: some truly great perform...
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Adam Levine Splits From Swimsuit Model Anne Vyalitsyna

April 2nd, 2012 12:20pm EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 rocker Adam Levine has split from his model girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna.

The pop star began dating the Russian beauty in early 2010 after they met at a Sports Illustrated launch party, but they have now decided to go their separate ways.

Vyalitsyna tells People.com, "Adam and I have decided to separate in an amicable and supportive manner. We still love and respect each other as friends."

"I wish him all the best."
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Interviews From The Final Battles!

March 27th, 2012 11:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: I talk with Moses Stone, Naia Kete, Orlando Napier, Justin Hopkins and Tony Vincent so you can get to know them beyond their battles!

Last night's final round of battles featured some of the most interesting yet. Before they aired, I had a chance to sit down with several of the performing artists. Here's what they had to say.

Moses Stone

Team Christina / Twitter: @IAmMosesStone

I wouldn't know hip-hop if it came up and smacked me in the back of the head. But you don't have to know the game to respect the player. Moses Stone is making hi...
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Justin Bieber & Ryan Seacrest To Host Wango Tang Festival

March 27th, 2012 9:08am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber will co-host the upcoming Wango Tango 2012 pop festival in Carson, California.

The singer will join DJ Ryan Seacrest to front the event at the Home Depot Center on May 12.

Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, B.o.B, J. Cole, Gym Class Heroes, Foster The People, Big Sean and The Wanted are among the big names lined up for the show.

Carly Rae Jepsen, the new signing to Bieber's record label, will also perform at Wango Tango.
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'The Voice' Recap: The Final Battles Have Surprising Results

March 27th, 2012 1:07am EDT
The Voice
We're down to the last battle rounds on The Voice. The last chance for hopeful artists to grab a spot in the live shows. (Can you believe we're headed into the last phase of the competition already? How time flies when you're singing your heart out!)

The night kicks off with Team Cee Lo: Wade vs. James Massone, with Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." On first instinct, this might be a mismatch. But it wouldn't be the first time The Voice turns something that doesn't blatantly match into something special. James has his nerves get the better of him, and hesitates in first rehearsal, then ...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: On Tour With...Dia Frampton!

March 20th, 2012 11:05am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: Dia Frampton rocks Los Angeles, plus meet Team Adam's Nathan Parrett and Katrina Parker!

A reminder: if you missed any of last night's battle round action, you can read my recap, and don't miss my interview with Jewel on mentoring Team Christina.

Dia Frampton may not have won The Voice, but she's found plenty of success after the show. She released her album Red last year and joined her coach, Blake Shelton, on his "Well Lit and Amplified" Tour this spring.

But just because she hit the national stage on the show doesn't mean she's become...
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'The Voice' Recap: Week 3's Battle Rounds Give '102 Percent'

March 20th, 2012 1:00am EDT
The Voice
We're now halfway through battle rounds on The Voice. There have been some fantastic battles so far - so who's next?

Well, that'd be Team Adam (yay!). My coach gets right down to business, matching Pip vs. Nathan Parrett, and sending them off with Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good." Nathan is a little intimidated by the fact that Pip got all four coaches to turn for him, which is understandable, but kind of hilarious because in practice, Pip thinks Adam might be favoring Andrew, so it all evens out. Pip gets to work with Alanis, while Nathan gets Robin Thicke. The latter result...
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Happy Birthday, Adam Levine!

March 18th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 front man and The Voice coach Adam Levine turns 33 today. Naturally, I couldn't let that happen without saying something.

There's no doubt that Levine is a professional success. With Maroon 5, he's got a huge following around the world, three Grammy Awards, and an American Music Award, plus countless nominations. He made history last year as the first artist to crack the Billboard charts both as a group (with "Moves Like Jagger") and as a solo artist (guesting on the Gym Class Heroes hit "Stereo Hearts"). He's a coach on the show that broke American Idol's ratings dominance and,...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Interviews With Monday Night's Artists!

March 13th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Juliet Simms
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: hear what Juliet Simms, Kim Yarbrough and Lee Koch had to say before their battle round performances!

If you missed any of last night's battles, you can read my recap here.

Juliet Simms

Team Cee Lo / Twitter: @JulietSimmsALL

Don't let appearances fool you: Team Red Zone's rocker Juliet Simms is surprisingly sweet and outgoing. She is more likely to make you laugh with how funny and approachable she is.

"This is all I've ever done my entire life. This is my huge passion," she told me. That passion came through in her blind audition vers...
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'The Voice' Recap: A Second Stunning Round of Battles

March 13th, 2012 1:00am EDT
The Voice
Last week's first round of The Voice battles was fantastic, so my expectations for week two were pretty high. Those expectations were definitely met.

Team Christina starts it off, with Geoff McBride vs. Sera Hill, armed with Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools." It's an interesting match of artists with a "big song," as Christina herself puts it. Sharp choice, Ms. Aguilera. Geoff draws Lionel Richie as his advisor, and has to take a moment before they start rehearsing. Lionel is floored by the volume of Geoff's vocals, but wants him to make sure he conveys personality and character. ...
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Adam Levine To Launch First Fragrance

March 8th, 2012 9:35am EST
Adam Levine
Singer Adam Levine is set to become the latest pop star to launch his own fragrance.

The Maroon 5 frontman's first scent, 222 by Adam Levine, is scheduled to hit department stores in May next year.

A spokesman for ID Perfumes, who have partnered with Levine for the project, says, "Adam is a performer with tremendous charisma, both on stage and on TV. Endeavoring to capture that in a bottle has thus far been very exciting and we're certain the final products will be even more so."

Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Black Eyed Peas star Fergie and Justin Bieber are among the chart stars who ...
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