PERFORMANCES

Jamie Foxx Announces New Album ‘Hollywood,’ Performs “You Changed Me” with Chris Brown on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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It’s been five years since Jamie Foxx‘s last album, but the multi-talented star is finally ready to give fans some new music.   After performing the song for the first time at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last month, Foxx and Chris Brown hit the outdoor stage at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ to perform the tune on Thursday night.

In addition to his performance, Jamie sat down with Jimmy for a chat about the upcoming album, which doesn’t have a release date yet, but he assured fans that it is coming soon.  He also sang another one of the new songs a cappella for the audience, and as a comedic sketch to help open the show Jamie turned Tinder profiles into songs.

Check out his performance, album cover, and sketch below!

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Michelle Williams Takes “Say Yes” To The White House For ‘The Gospel Tradition’ Celebration

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Hallelujah! Michelle Williams is making Godly moves with her famed gospel single, “Say Yes.”

Fresh off of the heels of the surprise accompaniment of Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé at the 2015 Stellar Awards to perform the same single, the talented songstress has now amassed the applaud from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Dressed in a black and white pencil dress, the singer began her set by stating, “I’m simply here to encourage everybody – everyone in America – that’s watching, that when Jesus says yes, nobody can say no. That when God is for us, who can be agains us?”

Amping up the crowd of notable figures, Michelle looked to be having more than a good time.

Catch her performance below:

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Watch: The Weeknd Performs at Coachella

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Three years after making his Coachella debut, The Weeknd returned to the desert to close out the second day of the massive festival this weekend. Hot on the heels of his current hit single “Earned It,” off the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, and Ariana Grande duet “Love Me Harder,” anticipation was running high for the Canadian crooner’s late-night set.

He hit the red-lit stage slightly after 11:45 PM and opened with a rock-tinged rendition of “High for This.”

“Can I get sexy for you, Coachella? Can I get on top of you, Coachella?” he sang, as the stage lighting changed from red to white.

He performed numerous favorites from his breakout release House of Balloons and 2013 album Kiss Land. The crowd chanted word for word through collaborative songs like “Crew Love,” “Or Nah (Remix),” “Love Me Harder,” and his provocative remix to Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.”

Abel closed out his 55-minute set with the biggest hit of his career thus far, “Earned It,” which is currently No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“This is the greatest night of my whole life,” The Weeknd told the crowd. “Nothing is better than this moment right here.”

Watch his full performance below!

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Ariana Grande Covers Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” On ‘Honeymoon Tour’

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If you were a little standoffish on being a fan of Ariana Grande, we’re sure this performance will change your mind. While the singer has always been compared to elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey, it was in her recent cover of Whitney Houston’s 1993 single, “I Have Nothing,” that will make you nod your head in worthy approval.

Turning heads and watering eyes, the talented songstress perched herself upon a white piano in a white and lilac flowered cover dress and glittery shoes as she belted out lyrics to the classic single. Calling upon “one of the most incredible songwriters of all time” David Foster – who wrote and produced the single for Ms. Houston herself – the duo gave an outstanding rendition of the already timeless single.

Ready to be wowed? Take a look at the performance below:

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Tinashe Performs “All Hands On Deck” on ‘Conan’

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Tinashe released the music video for her latest single “All Hands on Deck” yesterday and the sizzling singer is wasting no time making sure it reaches the masses.

Hitting the stage on the ‘Conan‘ show last night, the 22-year-old star gave the crowd something worth watching. Backed by her black and white dressed army of dancers, live band, and backup singers, Tinashe made sure every hip sling, foot kick, and body roll was done just right.

Check out her performance below:


Ciara, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Fantasia & More Perform at ‘Black Girls Rock’

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BET celebrated all of our beautiful, powerful, inspirational and talented women during its annual “Black Girls Rock!” special, which aired on Sunday night. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded evening featured musical tributes from many of R&B’s leading ladies including Ciara, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Fantasia, Faith Evans, Estelle and more.

The legendary Sheila E. kicked off the empowering show with a high-energy performance of her classic “Glamorous Life,” playing percussion and singing in unison.

Jill Scott tore the rough off the building early belting out her soulful new single “You Don’t Know,” giving everyone chills. While, Erykah Badu got a little funky with a medley of “Soldier” and “Master Teacher.”

Ciara showed off her fully grown and confident self with a classy performance of her heartfelt new break-up ballad “I Bet.”

If you missed the show last night, catch all the soulful performances below as well as Faith Evans, Fantasia, Lalah Hathaway, Estelle, and an old-school medley below!

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Watch: Destiny’s Child Perform “Say Yes” at Stellar Awards

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You heard about it, now it’s time to watch the surprise reunion of Destiny’s Child!

The 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards aired on Easter Sunday and as previously reported the ladies of Destiny performed together for the first time since Beyoncé’s Super Bowl XLVII halftime show in February 2013.

Michelle Williams kicked things off with the gospel number “Always Remember Jesus” before being joined by Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland for their upbeat gospel collaboration “Say Yes,” off Michelle’s album Journey to Freedom.

“If you love the Lord, we want you to put your hands together!” said Bey, who caught the holy spirit, whipping her hair and stomping her feet.  Kelly showed off her powerful pipes and post-baby body, and Michelle was brought to tears as the audience roared with applause during the grand finale.

Michelle also picked up her first Stellar Award for ‘Video of the Year’ for “Say Yes.”

Watch their surprise performance below!

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ThisisRnB Nights: Eric Benét & Friends Live at The Conga Room L.A. (Starring CeeLo, Goapele, V. Bozeman, Angie Fisher & Lalah Hathaway)

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Los Angeles R&B fans enjoyed a night to remember on Friday at The Conga Room.  Kicking off the brand new showcase series ‘Neo-Soul Concerts Presents: Eric Benét & Friends,’ the Grammy nominated singer gave the packed house their monies worth and then some!

Set up as a special monthly concert for Eric and his fellow artist fiends to celebrate “real R&B music” with a live band, last night’s show brought out CeeLo Green, Goapele, Angie Fisher, V. Bozeman from the hit television show “Empire,” and special surprise guests David Foster and Lalah Hathaway.

“I’m really excited to kick off this monthly showcase in the city where I live! I can’t remember a time when LA had a consistent home to showcase talent and performances of this caliber and we need to bring it back,” said Benét.

The evening kicked off with host Chris Spencer (comedian and executive producer of BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood”) getting the crowd warmed up for a great night of music and entertainment. Eric wasted no time hitting the stage performing some of his fan favorites before bringing out the first guest of the night, Angie Fisher (Hear her amazing song “IRS” here). Next up was rising vocalist V. Bozeman who delighted the crowd with her talents. The vocals ran heavy last night as Goapele followed V and soothed everyone with her sultry tone, performing solo material as well as her duet “My Love” with Eric Benét.

The main headliner was the incomparable CeeLo Green who rocked the crowd with his many hits, but Eric had some surprises in store for the audience when he invited legendary singer/songwriter/composer David Foster on stage. Eric performed samples of David’s many classic hits while he laid the background on piano. As if that wasn’t enough Eric also brought out vocalist Lalah Hathaway for a brief performance, and rapper YoYo hit the stage as well.

What a great night it was! Check out our exclusive photos below:

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