Watch: Samm Henshaw Performs “Autonomy (Slave)” Live In-Studio


The vintage soul movement continues on both sides of the pond. With the release of his debut EP ‘The Sound Experiment‘ hitting stores late last month, buzzing British singer Samm Henshaw brings us a live in-studio performance of the powerful track “Autonomy (Slave).”

Over the commanding guitar-heavy instrumental provided by his band, Henshaw belts out a painful plea on freedom and its many forms.

He kicked off his month long U.K. tour on Monday in Brighton, and will travel around the country through November.

Check out the rousing performance below:

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Childish Gambino Covers Tamia’s “So Into You”



If you were under the impression that rapper and actor Childish Gambino a.k.a Donald Glover only stuck to laying down bars, think again. Delivering an incredible cover of the ’90s classic “So Into You” by the incomparable Tamia, he took us to a place in our past that anyone can appreciate.

Stopping by Australian radio station Triple J, the talented artist gave studio goers a very special treat as his falsetto proved to bring the song back to life almost 20 years later. “There were a couple girls I used to date who would always say ‘I love this song,’ and I was like, ‘me too!'” he said of why the song meant so much to him.

Take a look below to see him tackle the love anthem!

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Watch: The Weeknd Performs “The Hills” in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

The Weeknd BBC

With his second studio album being a huge hit around the world, The Weeknd has traveled across the pond to the UK, in promotion of his stunning new work, Beauty Behind The Madness.

Stopping by BBC Radio 1’s ‘Live Lounge,’ the Canadian star performed a beautifully stripped down version of his Hot 100 No. 1 single “The Hills.”  Additionally, he performed his Max Martin cross-over hit “Can’t Feel My Face.”

Check it out below:

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Watch: The Internet Perform ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ at NPR


The Internet has transcended past its usual neo-soul classification. The seminal band from Los Angeles has deftly curated music that represents multiple genres, including electronic, jazz, hip hop, and R&B. They recently ‘downloaded’ a few of their magnificent melodies, during a performance for NPR Music’s ‘Tiny Desk’ concert series. Audience members were treated to pure and intoxicating talent, as lead singer, Syd the Kid’s alluring vocals meshed seamlessly with her band’s lush instrumentation.

Starting with the sedate, yet bold, “Get Away,” Syd sang about staying grounded while enjoying guilty pleasures. Flexing her versatility, Syd’s voice morphed back and forth, from a feisty MC to a delicate songbird. Up next, Syd let it be known that she has things “Under Control,” as she performed a humble yet, confident ode to her band. Choosing to conserve their palpable energy, The Internet brought the set to a close with the stimulating groove, “Dontcha.”

Currently, on tour, The Internet’s third album, Ego Death is available now. Check out their performance below:

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Watch: Rihanna Headlines “Rock In Rio 2015”

Rihanna Rock In Rio 2015

Although we’re still here waiting patiently for the fan titled ‘R8‘ album from Roc Nation princess Rihanna, she’s been serving up some pretty decent holdovers.

Headlining the 2015 Rock in Rio concert – which she first did in 2011 – Rihanna gave a packed house of 87,000 fans a treat of her lengthy catalog of music. Also building the anticipation of her upcoming album with a performance of “FourFiveSeconds” and “B*tch Better Have My Money,” Rihanna took fans on a roller coaster ride of emotions with some of her most memorable tunes.

From “Talk That Talk,” “Umbrella,” and “Cake” to “Take a Bow,” and “Unfaithful,” RiRi served up a heavy helping of nostalgia that spanned a decade back.

Take a look at the full performance below:

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Watch: Beyoncé Performs at 2015 Global Citizen Festival, Brings Out Ed Sheeran


Another day, another incredible musical festival.

Coming together to implement a call-to-action to help end extreme poverty, musical stars from all over the world brought their talents to the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday.

Shutting down the Great Lawn in Central Park, Beyoncé (amongst many others), delivered a forceful set of hits including “Crazy In Love,” “Who Run The World,” ” Flawless,” and “Single Ladies.” Calling on talented guitarist and singer Ed Sheeran for an acoustic version of “Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé told the crowd, “I want to bring out someone I respect so much.”

In addition to the aforementioned, she joined Pearl Jam for a duet of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ classic hit, “Redemption Song,” and introduced the FLOTUS on stage for her speech to the crowd.

Take a look at some of Mrs. Carter’s moments from the live show below:

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Watch: Jill Scott Performs “Run Run Run” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’


Jill Scott brought some soul to late night TV on Thursday with her appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ In promotion of her new album WOMAN, R&B songstress hit the outdoor stage with her full band to perform the song “Run Run Run.”

Belting out the commanding lyrics: “Baby, gotta put food on the table / Momma’s workin ya know I was able / I’ll be right back when I’m done / Gotta run run run,” Jill had the large crowd rocking to the funky/bluesy track.

Get down with her performance below:

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Watch: Monica Pays Homage To Whitney Houston at Howard University


This weekend, Monica attended and performed at the AT&T Nations Classic Kickoff Rally at Howard University. The R&B veteran blessed fans with a free concert in promotion of her forthcoming album ‘Code Red.’

Mo couldn’t complete her set without paying homage to her idol, Whitney Houston. The “Just Right For Me” singer paused the music to deliver an a cappella cover of Houston’s classic song, “You Give Good Love,” which caused the audience to join in with loud cheers and backing vocals.

Check out the footage below:

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