PERFORMANCES

Watch: Jhené Aiko Rehearses for Acoustic Performance

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Jhené Aiko is finally getting ready to deliver her much anticipated debut album Souled Out to fans this September. Following her breakout hit single “The Worst” off her Sail Out EP, the L.A. songstress has recently shared two new songs, the Cocaine 80s assisted “To Love & Die,” and last week’s “The Pressure.”

While she is known for her chill demeanor and laid back performance style, Jhené is giving her diehard followers a closer look into how she preps for the stage. Sharing an acoustic rehearsal clip, the petite songstress and her guitarist Jeff run through a set including the new single “To Love & Die,” “Stay Ready” and “The Worst.”

Jhené will join The Weeknd on his four-city “King of the Fall” tour, which kicks off September 19 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Check our her rehearsal below:

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Watch: Tinashe Performs “2 On” on ‘Wendy Williams’

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Tinashe has made it to national television. The burgeoning young songstress has one of the hottest records of the year with her debut single “2 On,” and she took her talents to daytime TV on Monday.

Making her debut appearance on ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ the L.A. native wearing an oversized Hood by Air jersey and Jordans, served up a dancy-heavy performance of her DJ Mustard-produced hit, which is now No. 1 on Rhythmic Radio.

“Wow, this is a dream come true!!!” tweeted Tinashe.

Her debut album Aquarius is due out this September. Check out her performance below!

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Watch: Drake & Brian McKnight Perform Hilarious “Side Pieces” Song at ESPY Awards

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Drake had the sports world laughing and cheering as he hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night.  The Young Money superstar had many surprises in store for the audience with various comical skits, but one that has everyone talking was his performance of a song called “Side Pieces,” in which he was joined on stage by R&B legend Brian McKnight.

Looking like he just stepped off a boat in the tropics, wearing a cream colored linen outfit, and performing in front a breezy island sunset scene, the rapper/singer sang about the world of side chicks in professional sports.

“This goes out to all my side pieces, you know you’ll never be the main one / City to city I’ll see you when we’re in the same one,” he sang before introducing Brian McKnight, who asked all the side pieces in training to wave their hands in the air.

If you missed it live, check out the hilarious skit below!

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Watch: Lyrica Anderson Performs In-Studio Acoustic Version of “La La”

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R&B singer/songwriter Lyrica Anderson continues her acoustic visual series this week with the release of the video for her acoustic performance of “La La.”

Every Wednesday for the next 2 months the accomplished songstress will release acoustic performance videos with VEVO of songs found on her recently released EP, King Me 2.

Watch the “La La” acoustic video below, and you can pick up King Me 2 on iTunes now.

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Marsha Ambrosius Performs “Run” on ‘Conan’

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With her must-have sophomore album Friends & Lovers in stores now, Marsha Ambrosius landed a late night TV performance as she graced the stage of ‘Conan’ on Tuesday night.

The multi-talented singer/songwriter showed off her powerful pipes and emotional delivery while performing the albums lead single “Run.”

Another stunning performance from the British native, who received strong praise from Conan afterward.

Check out the video clip below!

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Watch: Olamide Faison Performs “My Love” Live in Texas

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Olamide Faison took his first trip down to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas this past spring.  The singer, songwriter, musician performed a special set with some of his musical family including Luke James, Ro James, CharlieRED and Jade de LaFleur at the BKLYN 1834 House.

Today, the New York native has shared some official footage from his performance.

Check out the clip below of Olamide performing his original song “My Love.”

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Exclusive: Marsha Ambrosius Performs “Run” & “So Good” Acoustic on ThisisRnB Sessions

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Marsha Ambrosius has finally answered her martians prayers with the release of her much-anticipated sophomore album Friends & Lovers, which is in stores today!

While doing promo for the release in NYC, Marsha blessed us as the latest artist to perform for ThisisRnB Sessions. Seated at the grand piano in StadiumRed Studios, the British songstress performed an incredible three-song set. Following her soul-stirring acoustic rendition of “Stronger Than Pride,” Marsha so swiftly transitioned into the LP’s lead single “Run,” as she had us hanging on every word with her beautiful acoustic rendition. Lastly she closed with “So Good,” which is the first full song on the new album, and if any of you have already heard it, than you already know this is a must-see performance.

Each song she delivered effortlessly in one take, and those notes…whewww…she’s got notes for days!

Watch Marsha’s acoustic performance of “Run” and “So Good” now below:

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Mali Music Performs “No Fun Alone” Acoustic In The Park

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Mali Music continues his reign of impressive acoustic performances, following his amazing set for ThisisRnB Sessions, the Georgia native performs “No Fun Alone” for ‘Sessions In The Park’ with Vevo.

Resting against the arch in Washington Square Park with his guitar resting on his leg, Mali delivers a soul-stirring rendition of the conscious song off his major label debut album Mali Is…, about how fame can be very lonely.

“It gets cold at the top, make sure somebody loves ya / You can feel alone in the spotlight, make sure somebody cares for ya / Always be there for ya / It’s no fun alone.”

Check out his latest performance below:

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