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“I remember when I saw him at the meeting at NBC, I was instantly very taken by him ’cause he was definitely not your typical country artist,” Levine told People recently on set of NBC’s hit singing competition show. “He was not a cookie-cutter guy, and the second we met, we were friends. All of the bulls— that we do comes from a place of love.”
Alicia Keys — who’s back as a coach for her second season — was also pleasantly surprised by Shelton. »
- Melody Chiu
Chance the Rapper is living out his dreams. The independent hip-hop artist from Chicago released his third mix tape, Coloring Book, in 2016 to critical acclaim. The album, which features a blend of gospel and hip-hop, was streamed 57.3 million times on Apple Music in its first week. At the 2017 Grammys ceremony, Chance took home three awards for best new artist, best rap album and best rap performance. At just 23 years old, Chance has already garnered a legion of fans and performed at sold-out shows across the country. Keep reading to discover 14 fun facts that might kick-start your own obsession with the rapper. Related:Chance the Rapper's Performance at the 2017 Grammys Will Send Chills Down Your Spine Chance is a shortened version of his first name, Chancelor. Chance refuses to sign with a record label. He earns most of his money from touring, streaming, and other business ventures. In September 2015, Chance welcomed his first child, »
- Terry Carter
Et has the latest on what some of your favorite celebs have been up to recently that you might have missed.
Dad-to-be George Clooney was spotted in his home state of Kentucky on Super Bowl Sunday. The Oscar winner watched the Patriots take home the Lombardi Trophy at the Augusta Irish Pub in Augusta, Kentucky. The Kentucky native was seen holding a bottle of his own brand of Casamigos tequila, which he owns with Rande Gerber, his friend and Cindy Crawford’s husband.
On Wednesday, Shaquille O'Neal threw down a hands-free Oreo cookie dunk to launch the Oreo Dunk Challenge in New York City. Later that same day, Tinashe was also in the Big Apple, serving up John Frieda Hair Care's newest campaign #HairTalks.
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Former pint-sized pop sensation Justin Bieber has had his fair share of ups and downs during his time in the spotlight, many of which have played out on awards show stages.
Some outlets are reporting that the star, who’s up for four awards, won’t be making an appearance at Sunday’s 59th Annual Grammy Awards. To help shed some light on his attitude toward the night of music industry honors, we’re taking a look back at some of his most significant ceremony moments.
Exploding onto the awards show scene.
The pop star attended his first ever MTV »
- Lydia Price
The article originally appeared on EW.com.
When the 59th Annual Grammy Awards go down Sunday at 8 p.m. E.T. on CBS, you can expect usual suspects like Beyoncé and Adele to be hoarding the hardware. But music’s biggest night has also provided its share of surprises. As we brace ourselves for a shocker or two on Sunday, let’s rank the 10 biggest Grammy upsets of all time.
10. Bon Iver wins Best New Artist in 2012
- Chuck Arnold
A slew of stars flocked to the White House Friday night to honor President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at their farewell party. Attendees included George Clooney and Amal Clooney, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Robert De Niro, George Lucas, Jerry Seinfeld, Al Sharpton, Solange, Kelly Rowland and her husband Tim Witherspoon, rapper Wale, La La Anthony, SNL alum Jay Pharoah—who parodied the president on the NBC show, Usher, Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Magic Johnson, Lorne Michaels, Nick Jonas, Chris »
Michelle Obama delivered her final speech as first lady on Friday, tearing up as she urged young Americans to always “lead by example with hope, never fear.”
Diversity “makes us who we are,” Obama said at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year event in the East Room of the White House, where she hosted 50 school counselors and a slew of stars. “Don’t ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story. You do.”
“So, that’s my final message to young people as First Lady, »
- Tierney McAfee
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