Adam Levine says Maroon 5 got their big break from John Mayer.
According to Adam, everything changed for the band after they opened for John one night. The 34-year-old musician will never forget what he owes the singer.
“Every artist, every band, when they”re in the process of becoming hopefully very successful, there”s always that moment,” he said in a video obtained by Entertainment Weekly. “We opened for John Mayer once and it was a huge break for us so I”ll always be grateful to
him for that. I remember we played in front of our first arena crowd which was like 10,000 people and I remember being up there and being totally lit up by the whole thing, and I was just like this is it, I want more.”
Adam also recalls how nervous he was when starting out in music, and how he hoped audiences wouldn’t throw bottles and rocks at the band. Luckily for Adam, audiences always seemed to appreciate Maroon 5’s music and he soon realised there was nothing to be
‘I was afraid because I didn’t know what they were going to do,’ Adam says of playing in front of people for the first time. ‘We get out there and we play our first song. and the first song ended and it was so scary because it was silence for what felt like an eternity ‘ it was two seconds. Then a few guys clapped, you know, a few like bikers in the front row, then a few more clapped. and I thought
thank God. We had them.’
‘Pure Heroine’ by Lorde is the most streamed debut album ever for Spotify.
Lorde’s album was streamed nearly 6 million times in the debut week making it the biggest ever first week for an artist’s debut in the USA.
Globally, there were over 10 million Lorde ‘Pure Heroine’ streams detected.
The song ‘Royals’ was added the Spotify on March 19 and made it to the Hipster playlist with over 900,000 followers on April 2. On April 8, ‘Royals’ debuted in the Spotify Viral Chart and by May was the number one song on the chart.
‘Royals’ has now become the 3rd most shared song in the USA behind Daft Punk ‘Get Lucky’ and Robin Thicke ‘Blurred Lines’.
Based on streams and shares, Lorde ‘Royals’ is now the most viral artist in the USA.
Adele has been praised for not taking her immense gift “too seriously”.
One Republic star Ryan Tedder is good friends with the British musician and has worked with her many times, including on her hit Rumour Has It.
He models himself on the star’s take on fame as he so admires how little it has changed her lifestyle.
“She remains unaffected by selling almost 30 million albums. She is completely unaffected in terms of her personality. She is an honest, considerate person with a great sense of humour and a crazy laugh,” Ryan gushed to British newspaper Metro.
“Adele has a gift. She realises that but doesn’t take it too seriously.
It’s very effortless. I’d like to go back to work with her.”
Ryan and Adele first met at the 2009 Grammy Awards. He arrived four hours early to their first studio date because he wanted to be completely prepared.
The star has previously admitted he was astounded when he laid down Rumour Has It with the singer, as she recorded the vocals in ten minutes.
He is now keen to follow in Adele’s footsteps and not let fame go to his head. Ryan and his band are currently enjoying success with their track Counting Stars and much as he enjoys being recognised by fans, he doesn’t let it go to his head.
“You are not going to see me w**ring myself out to every fashion show and red carpet just so I can get my face plastered over the papers,” he insisted.
“There is not a day that goes by when I’m not completely paranoid that the roof could fall down and I could disappear tomorrow.”
Robin Thicke believes some people just ‘don’t get’ Blurred Lines.
The singer is behind the hit single, which features Pharrell Williams and T.I. and went to number one around the world.
It features sexually suggestive lyrics and Robin released an accompanying video, which showed topless girls dancing provocatively around the male singers.
An advert featuring the song and models from the promo was recently banned from daytime TV in the UK and Robin thinks he knows why.
“I don’t think people got it out here [in the UK] in those positions of power,” he told Newsbeat.
“I think the kids get it… I just have to deal with that.”
Robin also hit headlines when he took to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards and let Miley Cyrus perform ‘twerking’ dance moves on him.
He’s happily married to actress Paula Patton and insists lyrics such as ‘she’s a good girl’ and ‘I know you want it’ in Blurred Lines refer to his partner.
“I wrote it [Blurred Lines] about my wife,’ he insisted.
“She’s my good girl. And I know she wants it because we’ve been together for 20 years.”
It’s been claimed the lyrics reference ‘non-consensual sex’ and that the accompanying video is derogatory to women.
However, Blurred Lines is the biggest-selling single of the year so far, taking the place of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky.
Things keep looking up for Robin, who will be performing at the Grammy nominations concert in December.
‘Excited to share that I’ll be performing on the #GRAMMYnoms Concert, on 12/6. It’s going to be a night to remember! @CBSTweet @TheGRAMMYs (sic),’ he wrote on Twitter.
Nelly thinks Nicki Minaj is “awesome”.
The rapper has teamed up with the singer and fellow musician Pharrell Williams for his latest single Get Like Me.
While recording the track and music video, Nelly, real name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., was in awe of Nicki’s talent and thinks she has the whole package when it comes to being a performer.
“If you gotta do a video, why not do it with Nicki? We tried to refresh memories and bring back some good old fashioned vibe videos.
She’s awesome man, you know she’s a 360, she brings everything to a situation – to a song,” he told BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.
“She brings charisma. She brings star power as well as her vocals and lyrics and stuff like that. She’s the full thing. She’s great man, she loves hip hop and she’s great at what she do. She appreciates the position that she’s in. She kills it.”
Nelly, who performed in Liverpool as part of the radio station’s 1Extra Live event last night, also has great praise for Pharrell. The pair have worked together regularly since creating Nelly’s second record in 2002. He credits the singer and producer with helping him
break boundaries and was inspired to move into a new direction with his music because of Pharrell’s influence.
“Pharrell has been a part of Nelly’s career since the second album.
Ever since Nellyville, we did Hot in Herre and then you know the next album we did Flap Your Wings and we continuously make good music,” Nelly explained. “The thing about him is that, you know Pharrell is a limit pusher. You know he wants to push you to your
limits but he wants to bring out the best in you. He’s one of those few producers that you trust in the sense of letting him guide you into new territory.”
Paul McCartney delivered a surprise performance at a New York School on Wednesday.
Former The Beatles frontman, Paul, took his solo act to the Big Apple to sing at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens.
He sang impromptu tunes after doing a question and answer session for iHeartRadio with 400 students.
The session was hosted by Clear Channel Classic Rock WAXQ (Q104.3) radio presenter Jim Kerr, reports New York Daily News.
‘This beats going to class,’ the 71-year-old told those in the audience. He performed 13 songs including tracks from his old band such as Back in the U.S.S.R.
Paul told the teenagers that fame has provided liberation for him as through his music he can give the audience ‘something they didn’t know they wanted from you.’
It was to promote his new album, New, which is out from October 15 and the gig will air on the Clear Channel’s Oldies, Classic Rock, Classic Hits, and AC stations at 9pm EST October 14.
It can also be heard on iHeartRadio.com as well as Yahoo! and is not the first time Paul allowed fans to view his live act for free.
He shut down Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California late last month when he did a Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance on top of the El Capitan threater.
Paul cracked joked with the 10,000 person-strong crowd that turned out saying to those at the back: ‘You alright back there . in Santa Monica?’
She posted the rant last night and has since deleted them. She recently released a movie – Keeping My Man which is currently showing in cinemas. Somebody must have said something to tick her off.
Two weeks after Kanye West blasted Jimmy Kimmel on twitter for poking fun at his BBC Radio One interview on his show the two have buried the hatched. Kanye appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show last night and the two men resolved their issues…
Rihanna went (literally) native during a recent trip to New Zealand, getting a tattoo of the country’s Maori tribe on her hand. Instead of a needle, the tattoo is done with a chisel.
In a video shot by New Zealand singer Tiki Tanne , Rihanna is seen silently rocking back and forth throughout the painful process.
The pop star’s hand is left bloodied and bruised in the end.
Lady Gaga released a lyric video for her new single “Aura” on Wednesday.
The clip was directed by Robert Rodriguez and doubles as a trailer
of sorts for Machete Kills by featuring scenes and dialogue from the movie.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Gaga has a supporting role in the upcoming flick, and “Aura” soundtracked the most recent preview for the star-studded movie.
The film opens October 11