PERFORMANCES

T-Pain Honors Military Troops With New Single “Coming Home”

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Rappa turnt R&B singer-songwriter T-Pain is bringing his reign back in a big way. If you recall, back in the mid-2000’s, everytime you turned on the radio or television it seemed like there wasn’t a song without him. From his own material to him blessing a certain rap artist with his vocals on a hook, the Florida native was the go-to man for hit records.

Now, after taking some time off, the well-known talent is back and in a massive way. Recently releasing his greatest hits album and resurrecting the anticipation of his album Stoicville, Pain is wasting no time capitalizing off his trek back into the spotlight.

Taking to CNN’s HLN on Friday morning, T-Pain premiered a brand new single titled “Coming Home,” which finds him saluting the brave men and women of the military. Dressed in a army fatigue blazer and backed by a live band, T-Pain sings about the troops who spend countless days and months away from their families, while serving the country. Originally penned to reflect his personal life away from his family and children, the new single will be a favorite for many returning to their loved ones.

Take a look at the live performance after the jump and get the single for free (for a limited time) here!

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Jazmine Sullivan Debuts New Song “Mascara” Live in NYC

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After teasing fans with a snippet of her new song “Mascara,” via Instagram last month, Jazmine Sullivan gave NYC fans the full thing during her show at Gramercy Theatre on Tuesday night.

Backed by her band, the R&B vocalist mesmerized the audience as she delivered the personal lyrics with her commanding tone.

“So I never leave the house without make-up on / Keep mascara in my pocket when I’m running to the market, ‘cuz you never know who’s watching you,” she sings on the new tune.

Jazmine is currently prepping for the release of her anticipated third studio album Reality Show, which is coming soon.

Watch her performance of the new song below:

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Watch: Usher Brings Out Trey Songz and August Alsina in Chicago

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Usher‘s “The UR Experience” got even better during Monday night’s show in Chicago, as the R&B superstar surprised the audience at the United Center with some special guests. After opening for Usher earlier in the evening, August Alsina returned to the stage with surprise guest Trey Songz to perform the remix to “I Luv This Shit,” and the ladies went wild.

“I went on tour with Usher a couple years ago. It changed my life,” Trigga told the crowd. “Make some noise for one of the greatest in the game—greatest there ever is, greatest there ever will be. I love you, boy.”

Usher also welcomed Rico Love, who penned several of his hits including “There Goes My Baby,” to perform his single “They Don’t Know.”

Watch the memorable moment below:

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Mary J. Blige & Tinashe Perform at BBC “1Xtra Live” Concert

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The UK’s BBC Radio held their annual “1Xtra Live” concert in Birmingham this weekend. The line-up included some of the hottest acts from the UK and US, including R&B icon Mary J. Blige and rising star Tinashe.

The later performed a hype set showing off her dance talents and songwriting skills with hits from her debut album Aquarius and fan favorite mixtape Black Water.

The Queen of R&B tore the stage down as always, delivering classics such as “Just Fine,” “Real Love,” “You Remind Me” and more. She also shared with the live audience her acclaimed new single “Right Now.”

Check out some clips of their performances below:

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Anthony Hamilton Performs “Home For The Holidays” on ‘Steve Harvey Morning Show’

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Anthony Hamilton is getting us in the holiday spirit a little early this year with the release of his brand new album Home For The Holidays.  While the LP is already in stores, the soulful crooner and his band got the promo going with a visit to the infamous ‘Steve Harvey Morning Show’ for a live performance.

In the first clip from his performance Anthony delivers a moving rendition of the title track.

Check it out below:

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Mary J. Blige Performs “Right Now” on ‘Ellen’

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The Queen of R&B met the Queen of daytime TV on Thursday as Mary J. Blige brought The London Sessions stateside.  For her first televised performance in promotion of the new album, Mary graced the stage of the “Ellen” show with a hair-raising performance of “Right Now,” written and produced by Disclosure, Sam Smith, and Jimmy Napes. She also sat down to discuss the project, which Ellen called her favorite Mary album.

In anticipation of the December 2 release, Mary will perform at the American Music Awards on Nov. 23, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Dec. 1, and “A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” which airs Dec. 5.

Watch Mary’s riveting live performance below!

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Watch: Trey Songz Performs “What’s Best For You” on ‘Queen Latifah’

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On the heels of announcing the highly anticipated “Between The Sheets Tour” with Chris Brown, R&B heartthrob Trey Songz paid a visit to ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ for a special performance and interview.

Trey, who released his sixth album Trigga this past summer, performed his single “What’s Best For You” for the live audience. Decked out in a dark suit the singer serenaded the crowd as he gave them what was best for them, with the smooth love song.

During his chat with Queen he spoke about his special 30/30 Acts of Kindness campaign leading up to his 30th birthday, where he is doing at least one act of kindness per day and is encouraging all his fans to do the same. He also talked about teaming up with Chris Brown for their joint tour.

Check out Trey’s performance and interview below!

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Watch: Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson and Jessie J Give Stellar Performances at ‘The Concert For Valor’

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Last night marked a tremendous night for stars and veterans alike! Heading to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual “Concert For Valor” spectacle, fans, military professionals, stars, and everyone in between received a few performances of a lifetime. Aired on HBO, the concert was put together to bring awareness of veterans’ support groups, raise funds for charities geared towards veterans, and provide recognition and salute to the troops who have risked their lives for the country.

While the event was filled with stars like Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Jamie Foxx, and Will Smith, it was the performances by Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, and Jessie J that gave us chills on the cold night. Opening up with a jaw-dropping performance of the “Star Spangled Banner,” Jennifer Hudson was then joined by powerhouse vocalist Jessie J to deliver their rendition of David Guetta’s 2011 hit, “Titanium”.

Although the two above gave an expected top performance, one of the biggest surprises of the night came from Rihanna – who possibly delivered one of the best performances of her almost decade long career. Taking to the stage to perform her chart-topping singles “Diamonds” and “Stay,” the beautiful songstress held nothing back as she belted out the hits on stage. Sounding amazing compared to previous efforts, we’re hoping that this appearance was another indication that #R8 is surely on its way.

Without further adieu, check out the ladies in action below!

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