Shaun's Music Minute 2-8-17

Madonna Granted Permission To Adopt Again              

A few weeks ago, Madonna insisted that she was not adopting two more children from Malawi, but it looks like she is indeed adding to her family. Mlenga Mvula, a spokesman for Malawi's High Court, has confirmed that Madonna's been granted permission to adopt a set of twins, reportedly named Esther and Stella, and can now bring them to the U.S.

"Today the High Court made a ruling that she should go ahead and adopt the two children," Mvula told Reuters. "Within a year, she should provide us with a home survey report, which the court has ordered her to provide." Mvula added that Madge, "smiled while she was making her way out of the courtroom, and then she drove away” with her new daughters.

According to "People," the two girls were oprhaned in 2012, when their mother died a week after she delivered. They wound up in an orphanage after the grandmother who was looking after them could no longer fully provide for them. 

So far there’s been no comment from either Madonna’s rep or the singer herself. The new children will add to Madonna’s already large brood, which includes 19-year-old Lourdes, 15-year-old Rocco, and 11-year-olds David and Mercy, who she also adopted from Malawi.

GRAMMYs To Feature Lady Gaga/Metallica Collaboration And More              

Sunday’s GRAMMY lineup continues to grow, and the show will now feature a collaboration that’s bound to get people talking. Fresh off her stint at the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga has been added to the broadcast, and according to a new GRAMMY commercial, she’ll be performing with Metallica.

But that’s not all, other new additions include Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Tori Kelly, who’ll join Little Big Town for a tribute to the Bee Gees and a celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever.” Lukas Graham has also been added to the telecast, along with Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, who’ll join John Legend for a performance.

They join already announced performers Adele, Kelsea Ballerini, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, Anderson.Paak, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd.

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards air Sunday at 8pm on CBS.

Ed Sheeran Reveals Why He’d Get A Tattoo Of Elton John On His Butt              

Ed Sheeran considers Elton John a friend, so much so that he’d even be willing to get a tattoo of the singer on his butt. Well, not really, but Ed did joke about just that.

When BeBox Music asked Ed if he’d prefer to have a rear tattoo of Taylor Swift or Elton he chose Elton, and the reason why is pretty funny. “I reckon Elton’s face because he’s always asking me to sit on it,” Ed cracked. “He f**ing does; I’m not even joking.”

As for his friendship with Elton, Ed is still getting used to it. “There are lots of pinch-me moments in my career, and I think the way you don’t turn yourself insane is to just roll with them and don’t think about them too much,” he says. “But, obviously, it’s weird being able to call Elton a friend.”

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