PERFORMANCES

Jennifer Hudson Performs “Go All Night” On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale

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Jennifer Hudson set the house on fire last night Strutting her stuff for the season finale of “Dancing With The Stars,” the powerhouse vocalist shut it down with some help from UK electro duo, Gorgon City.

Performing the single, “Go All Night,” J.Hud hit the stage in a shimmering off-white dress with peeped toe heels to match. Channeling her inner Toni Braxton, the talented singer effortlessly glided across the ballroom stage and she belted out for the audience to enjoy.

Known to always take the crowd back to memories of those Sunday’s listening to their granny’s in the church choir, J.Hud certainly didn’t disappoint (as if she ever does).

Take a look at the performance below!

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Pharrell Performs “What a Wonderful World” with his Team on ‘The Voice’

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Pharrell Williams helped open the Tuesday night elimination show of ‘The Voice‘ with a joyous performance of the classic song “What a Wonderful World.”

Seated with his remaining team members DaNica Shirey and Luke Wade (who both made it through to the next round), the trio delivered a sweet rendition of the Louis Armstrong standard, which had the studio audience cheering.

If you’re not quite ready for the holidays, this performance will surely get you in the mood! Watch it below:

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Watch: Mary J. Blige Performs “Therapy” on ‘1 Mic 1 Take’ Series

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Mary J. Blige‘s anticipated new album The London Sessions will be her first release on Capitol Records.  As she preps for the LP to hit stores in the U.S. next week, the R&B icon has recorded a special in-studio performance for Capitol’s “1 Mic, 1 Take” series.

In the black-and-white clip, Blige belts out the stirringly soulful single “Therapy,” which was written by Sam Smith.

Although the song centers on the benefits of therapy, MJB admitted she’s never gone to doctors to get through her own personal struggles. “I’ve never sat down with a doctor like that,” she told Billboard. “But I meditate and pray and try to really take responsibility. That’s therapy too, when you take responsibility for all the foolishness you’re doing and all the things you did wrong. It hurts. You got to feel it, deal, then heal.”

Watch the special performance clip below, and you can currently stream Mary’s new album on iTunes Radio now!

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Mary J. Blige Performs “Therapy” at AMAs

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Mary J. Blige might have her new album The London Sessions hitting stores in the U.S. next week, but the R&B Queen brought viewers of the 2014 American Music Awards a different type of session on Sunday night.

Dressed in all black, MJB brought down the house performing her soulful new single “Therapy,” as her friend and the song’s co-writer, Sam Smith, cheered her on from the front row.

“Such an honor to witness this legend sing one of my songs tonight,” wrote the British crooner. “Thank you for guiding me and being such an amazing friend.”

Sit back and watch Mary take you to “Therapy” below:

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Ariana Grande and The Weeknd Perform “Love Me Harder” at AMAs

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Mini diva Ariana Grande brought some voice to the American Music Awards on Sunday. Looking gorgeous in a floor-length black dress, the pint sized pop princess performed a stripped down, jazzy medley of her hit singles “Problem” and “Break Free,” before kicking it up a notch as she was joined by The Weeknd for their top 10 duet “Love Me Harder.”

The duo lit up the stage with their chemistry as the audience danced along to the buzzing hit single.

Watch their stripped-down set below:

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Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky Perform “I’m Not the Only One” at AMAs

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Sam Smith‘s incredible year was fully acknowledged at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Fresh off his win for Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, the British crooner hit the stage to sing his latest hit single “I’m Not the Only One.” As a welcomed surprise Smith was joined by the fashion killa himself, A$AP Rocky, who rocked an oversized scarf over his bespoke suit.

“Genuinely from my heart, I didn’t think I would be winning this,” said a humble Smith, who beat out Pharrell and John Legend. “Last year, I wrote an album about being lonely and tonight, I couldn’t feel further from lonely, so thank you so much.”

Watch their stirring set, which earned a standing ovation below:

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Watch: Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Funk Up ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Surprise with Special Guest Mystikal

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The funk was hot and dirttyyy on Saturday night as Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars brought the live performance debut of their new hit single “Uptown Funk” to ‘SNL.’

The duo, who previously worked together on three tracks from Mars’ last album including the mega hit “Locked Out of Heaven,” were backed by a powerful horn section, a quartet of backup singers and a city skyline of neon lights, as they turned the ‘SNL’ stage into a smoky, funky dance club.

Their highly stylized performance was reminiscent of the single’s recently released music video, and the Morris Day and the Time sequences in ‘Purple Rain.’

Last week, there were reports that Mars and Ronson would be joined by a “very special guest” during their appearance on the show, and the rumor held true during their second song of the night. Debuting the James Brown-inspired “Feel Right,” the duo surprised viewers with “Shake Ya Ass” rapper Mystikal, who took over lead duties, pushing Mars to backup. The groovy track finds Mystikal delivering his best impression of the Godfather of Soul, as he rapped each line like a sermon, and displayed some fancy footwork.

As they say: “Saturday night and we in the spot, don’t believe me, just watch.”

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Usher Brings Out Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, & Kid Ink at Los Angeles Show

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The stars all aligned when Usher’s “UR Experience” pulled into the Los Angeles Staples Center on Friday night. After bringing out Trey Songz in Chicago, the R&B superstar had some big surprises for the L.A. audience, as he brought out his R&B brothers Chris Brown, Jeremih, and August Alsina.

Kid Ink was up first, hitting the stage for their collaboration “Body Language” before Jeremih turned up on the remix to DJ Khaled’s “Hold You Down” and his own top 10 hit “Don’t Tell ‘Em.”

After opening for Usher earlier in the evening, August returned for “I Luv This Shit” with a surprise appearance from Chris Brown, who was greeted with roaring applause. Breezy then delved into “Loyal” while August captured the moment on his iPhone.

“Breezy, I don’t think they’re ready to turn all the way up,” said Usher before the two launched into their X hit “New Flame.” They wowed with their slick moves, and Usher showed off his abs, before hugging it out.

Watch the moment of R&B brotherhood below!

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