Ellen Degeneres invited two R&B powerhouses to her show this week. On Tuesday (Apr. 25), Mary J. Blige hit the daytime talk show stage for a commanding performance of her single “Thick Of It,” in promotion of her upcoming album Strength of a Woman.
Wearing a black bodysuit and accompanied by a live band and background singers, Blige belted out the emotional record inspired by her divorce from Kendu Issacs.
On Wednesday (Apr. 26), Ellen welcomes Grammy & Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson back to the show for her first time in 5 years. Also wearing all black, the songstress delivered her first American TV performance of her comeback single “Remember Me.”
If anyone had forgotten, J-Hud showed off her incredible grace, power, and control with an outstanding display of her vocals.
Check out both Mary and Jenn’s performances below!
John Legend was a special guest on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Tuesday night (Apr. 25). As a friend and frequent guest on Colbert’s previous show, The Colbert Report, the two have had a long relationship.
The R&B crooner was on the show to perform his latest single “Sure Fire,” but he also sat down for an interview with Stephen where they discussed fatherhood, his cover and feature in ‘Time’ magazine’s latest “100 Most Influential People” issue, and his latest album Darkness and Light.
Before hitting the stage for his performance of “Sure Fire,” he joined the house band for a special segment called, ‘John Legend Makes Mundane Things Sound Sexy,’ where he sang about shopping at Costco and doing laundry.
Check out his interview and performance below.
It takes two.
Atlantic Records teen sensation Jovanie debuts the neon colored visuals for his infectious, dancehall based single “Two Seater” featuring Lil Yachty.
The Brooklyn native is growing up quick, showing off his choreographed moves in a warehouse as he bumps and grinds with an older leading lady in the Eif Rivera-directed video.
“I only got room for you / Like a two-seater / I’m only gon’ ride with you / Like a two-seater / Ooh baby you know this ain’t a test drive / Fly you out from the east to the west side,” he sings on the chorus.
Yachty backs him up throughout the visual, and comes in for the third verse with raps about cruising in his Mercedes with a girl that “blow him like a cup of soup.”
Check out the video below.
Khalid continues to expand his “Location” to the mainstream. On Tuesday (Apr. 25), the 19-year-old singer-songwriter brought his talents to “Good Morning America” for another stellar performance of his breakout hit.
Wearing a blue letterman jacket with a “K” on it, the soulful crooner belted out the acoustic smash for the studio audience. Backed by his bandmates, Khalid vibed out to the tunes hypnotic chords.
“Location” is currently sitting at No. 25 on the Hot 100, while his acclaimed debut album American Teen is presently at No. 16 on the Billboard 200.
Khalid previously performed “Location” on “Ellen” and “The Tonight Show.” Last month, he released the all-star remix featuring Lil Wayne and Kehlani.
Check out his performance below.
Beyoncé will soon have two more children to take care of, but before she gives birth to twins, the global superstar is giving back to young women.
In honor of the one-year anniversary of her album Lemonade, Bey has announced “Formation Scholars,” a new scholarship program for young women going into the 2017-2018 school year.
“We’re going to find a solution. We’re going to fight this. We’re going to figure it out,” Usher said at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund’s Imagine Gala.
Usher, Sugar Ray Leonard, Brec Bassinger, Hailee Steinfeld and James “Jimmy Jam” Harris were among the stars who stepped out on the red carpet Saturday (Apr. 22) for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund’s Imagine Gala.
The event, which took place at the Beverly Hilton, raised over $1 million in support of the research JDRF funds to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Usher spoke at the event about how Harris had reached out to him to perform at the gala. The singer-songwriter added, though, that he felt much more compelled to do more and speak to the audience since his son was diagnosed at the age of 5 with T1D.
Jeremih brings the feeling of throwback New York City to life in the brand new video for his funky single “I Think of You” featuring Chris Brown and Big Sean.
The Daniel Cz-directed visual is reminiscent of NYC summers, friends lounging on Brooklyn stoops, and colorful streets full of people. Throughout the video, Jeremih, Chris Brown, and Big Sean are all vying for the attention of the same beautiful woman, leaving her to decide who, if any, of her potential suitors she is most interested in.
“I Think of You” is Jeremih’s first single off of his upcoming album, Later That Night, set to be released this summer via Def Jam.
Watch the summery video below.
The angelic voice of Goapele graces our ears today with her brand new song, “Power.”
The Bay Area songstress has returned with her first release since her 2014 album Strong As Glass.
Singing about feeling as high as the sun and being completely fulfilled by her partner, Goapele is overcome with the power of unconditional love.
“Greatest gift I ever won is you in my world / Straight through my heart like a gun / I was numb / Full of wonder overcome / You’re who lead me here / Now forever we are one,” she sings over the infectious blend of tribal percussions, silky bass and light synths.
Celebrate an empowering love with Goapele below.