PERFORMANCES

Eric Bellinger Sings and Breaks Down “Reward”

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“No matter what, she was there, and she’s going to get her reward.”

Eric Bellinger is loyal to those that are loyal to him. If you heard his album The Rebirth and the closing song “Reward,” than you already know this, but if not, now you watch the R&B hitmaker singing the song live and explaining the meaning behind it, as an exclusive for LA’s Power 106.

Currently touring overseas, as well as performing at numerous spot dates in the States, Eric is prepping for the release of his anticipated new album Cuffing Season, which is due out soon.

Check out his break down of “Reward” below:

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Jamie Foxx Channels Prince, Babyface, Ray Charles & More for V-103 Performance

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Jamie Foxx is making the radio rounds in promotion for his new album Hollywood, which is due out May 18.   Early Friday morning he teamed up with V-103 in Atlanta for a private live interview and impromptu acoustic performance at The W Hotel.

When morning show host Ryan Cameron brought out the piano the multi-talented star couldn’t resist touching the keys and running through some of his favorite singer impersonations including Prince, Babyface, Ray Charles and more, plus he sang some songs of his own including an acoustic version of “Blame It.”  Jamie also performed an extended preview of his new song “I’m Supposed To Be In Love.”

Watch his performance and interview below:

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Natalie La Rose & Jeremih Perform Hit Single “Somebody” on ‘Ellen’

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Natalie La Rose‘s breakout hit “Somebody” featuring Jeremih has hit the Top 3 at Top 40 radio this week. The news arrives hot on the heels of the singer becoming the first female in 2015 to hit #1 on the Rhythmic airplay chart with a debut single. The single is only continuing to gain even more steam as today (April 22) Natalie made her national television debut performing the shit on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The Dutch native showed off her slick dance skills as she stormed the stage like a pro, while Jeremih backed her up with the catchy, Whitney Houston inspired chorus.

Check out their energetic performance below:

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Brandy Takes ‘Chicago’ To ‘Today Show’ With Live Performance of “Roxie”

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Brandy is ready for ‘Chicago‘ and she’s here to give you a little preview!

Taking to the ‘TODAY’ show on Wednesday morning, the singer/actress gave onlookers a quick look at what they can expect if they’re heading to see her on stage later this month.

Nabbing the part as Roxie Hart in the stage adaptation of the famed musical ‘Chicago,’ Brandy is ready to rock and roll! Performing the song “Roxie” with her cast members, the singer pulled out the vocal stops and kept fans rocking right along with her impression of the foxy Ms. Roxie.

Can’t catch the musical during its run? Don’t worry, you can catch B-Rocka on BET in the new scripted television show ‘Zoë Moon,’ set to hit your screens soon.

Until then, watch Brandy perform “Roxie” below!

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Jessie Ware & Jesse Boykins III Perform NPR ‘Tiny Desk’ Concert

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We all love spontaneity in live performances, and that’s exactly what happened when buzzing songstress Jessie Ware visited the NPR offices to perform for their ‘Tiny Desk’ concert series.

The English singer-songwriter is hot on the heels of her acclaimed sophomore album, Tough Love, and currently touring in the States. To let NPR’s Bob Boilen tell it…

Young, soulful English singer Jessie Ware has a powerful voice, but it’s used with grace. Her singing brings warmth to electronic music and swoon to her own pop, so it’s no surprise that her visit to the Tiny Desk was filled with casual poise and spontaneity.

Ware’s dramatic nightclub shows are fleshed out with a full band, but here she’s able to convey all that emotion with just a guitarist (Joe Newman) and that voice. To add to the casual flair of the day, Jesse Boykins III — the opening act on her tour, came to watch the Tiny Desk, and Ware asked him to sing with her, unrehearsed. That confident ambition seeps right through the screen in this performance.

Watch the stunning set below:

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Watch: Usher Performs with Broken Foot at 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day Concert

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Two weeks after undergoing surgery for fracturing his foot, Usher had a message for Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. “I might be a little injured, but I’m gonna make sure that I’m there for you,” he promised. Alluding to his plans he then said, “Listen, I wanna come in style if that’s OK with you.”

Sporting a gold crutch, the R&B superstar impressively hopped and hobbled his way through a two-part 45-minute set at the 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day concert at Washington DC’s National Mall on Saturday (April 18).

At several points, the “I Don’t Mind” singer even bunny-hopped on one foot to properly turn up for a trap remix of “Yeah!” and dance hits like “Without You,” and current collaboration “Don’t Look Down” featuring Martin Garrix, who flew in to appear during Usher’s set.

Continuing with the surprises, Usher covered John Legend’s Oscar-winning song “Glory,” during which Common joined him on stage. He then switched roles helping out the rapper with some hits of his own, “Go” and “The Light,” where Usher took on hook duties in lieu of Erykah Badu.

With the crowd at new levels of hype Usher kept the covers going as he flipped to rock mode, performing The Beatles’ classic “Come Together.”  Later, he announced that he would donate his gold crutch to the first person who downloaded the Earth Day app and completed the five actions necessary to help stop climate change. “I’ma give you the crutch off my arm, and I’ma give you the shirt off my back.” But before the ladies got too loud, Usher laughed. “I wanted to just test to see if y’all were ready for me to take my shirt off.”  Though he didn’t accommodate that wish, he did provide another unexpected cover, as the crowd of over 250,000 joined him for U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

It was a very memorable performance from Usher, but he wasn’t the only R&B star who performed at the concert.  The legendary Mary J. Blige helped warm up the DC crowd earlier in the day, with past and present favorites, including “The One” and “Just Fine.”

Check out Usher and Mary’s performances below!

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The Weeknd Brings Out Kanye West at Coachella

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The Weeknd closed out Saturday night at Coachella with a big surprise!

While he went solo during the first weekend, the Canadian singer brought none other than Kanye West as his special guest during Weekend 2.

Yeezus, who was rumored to be Drake’s special guest on Sunday, joined Abel on stage to perform part of “Heartless” before continuing with “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Black Skinhead,” “Don’t Like (Remix),” and “All Day.”

Watch XO and G.O.O.D. Music meet up in the desert below:

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Ciara and R3hab Debut New Song at Coachella

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Ciara made a not-so-surprise appearance at Coachella in Indio, Calif. on Friday. After dropping hints on Twitter and Instagram earlier in the day, she popped up during R3hab’s set at the Sahara tent. Draped in a colorful Dries Van Noten cape, she performed the R3hab remix to “I Bet,” which appears on the deluxe edition of her album Jackie, due May 4.

She and R3hab also debuted a brand new dance-heavy collaboration, reportedly titled “Get Up,” which is set to appear on the Dutch DJ’s upcoming album.

“The Crowd Was AMAZING!! Thanks For All The Love!” tweeted CiCi after coming off stage.

Watch her heat up the desert below:

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