Adam Levine Named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

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People has spoken and its named Adam Levine the “sexiest man alive” of 2013, the magazine announced Tuesday.

The 34-year-old is the lead singer of the group Maroon 5 and a judge on NBC’s “The Voice.”

He’s also not romantically available. Levine got engaged to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo earlier this year.

In a 2012 interview with The Associated Press, the musician described himself as “nerdy” in high school but admitted he “did OK” with girls.

Levine takes the “sexiest” crown from actor Channing Tatum. He joins the ranks of Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt and George Clooney, who all have received the honor.

The annual “sexiest man alive” issue of People magazine hits newsstands on Friday. (AP)

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MTV, VH1, CMY Play All Music on July 4

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Do you remember when the “M” in “MTV” stood for “music”? MTV is going back to that for one day.

MTV, along with VH1 and CMT, will focus solely on music for Independence Day. MTV will devote certain hours to different music genres and highlight musicians like Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

VH1 will show videos and concerts by Alicia Keys, Pink and Maroon 5. VH1 will also do a live broadcast of the Philadelphia Independence Day concert with John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato and The Roots.

CMT will focus on artists like Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and The Avett Brothers. (AP)

Billboard Names Adele ‘Top Artist’ for 2012

For the second year in a row, Adele has dominated the music charts.
Billboard has named her its top artist of 2012. What’s more, her album “21” is the year’s top album.
The album was released in February, 2011, and its continued popularity may not all be about Adele.
This year saw few artists drop albums that reached the popularity that Adele’s did last year; most of 2012’s biggest hits were singles that did little to boost album sales of the acts that released them.
Billboard says the year’s three top songs are Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and fun.’s “We Are Young.”
In other year-end categories, Billboard lists Adele as top female artist with Drake taking top male honors. One Direction is the top new artist and Maroon 5 is the year’s top group. (AP)

Aguilera, Bieber to Play American Music Awards

Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 are set to perform at the American Music Awards next month.

Producer Larry Klein unveiled the latest group of AMA entertainers on Monday. They join previously announced performers Katy Perry and Pitbull.

Fans can vote online for the winners of the AMAs, which will be presented Nov. 20 at the Nokia Theatre inLos Angeles.

Klein says the host-free show will feature unusual pairings such as Aguilera performing “Moves Like Jagger” with Maroon 5.

The AMAs will air live on ABC.

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Online:

http://abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards/vote

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