PERFORMANCES

Angie Fisher Performs Acoustic Rendition of “I.R.S.”

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Emerging songstress Angie Fisher had us picking our jaws off the floor from her stunning vocal on her debut single “I.R.S.

Now, the exceptional singer shows off her pipes on camera with a special unplugged performance, recorded at the YouTube Space in L.A., of the soulful song featuring Gino Matteo on guitar.

Until recently, Fisher was an acclaimed and in-demand session and background singer. She has worked with the best of the best including Michael Jackson, Christina Aquilera, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige and many more. She is currently working on her debut album.

Watch her performance below:

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Jhené Aiko Performs “The Pressure” on ‘Today’ Show

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Jhené Aiko rose bright and early on a chilly Friday morning in NYC to share her angelic voice with a live performance on the ‘TODAY’ show.

In a long, white lace dress, the L.A. songstress stripped down her single “The Pressure” with some help from her guitarist Jeff.

Her debut album Souled Out entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3 this week, selling 70,000 copies in its first week.

Jhené will kick off the “King of the Fall” tour with The Weeknd and ScHoolboy Q tonight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Watch her latest performance below:

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Exclusive: Ne-Yo Performs “She Knows” at ‘Fostering a Legacy Benefit’ in NYC

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Last Friday, Ne-Yo‘s Compound Foundation hosted their 3rd annual ‘Fostering A Legacy Benefit’ in New York City. The glamorous event, held at Gotham Hall, was sponsored by Porsche and hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah and Ne-Yo himself.

In addition to honoring individuals and companies who have excelled with leadership in foster care, adoption and community work, and raising funds for The Compound Foundation, the special evening featured performances from Trey Songz and Ne-Yo.

During his closing set, Ne-Yo treated the diverse audience to his first live performance of his brand new single “She Knows” featuring Juicy J.

The club banger is the second release off the R&B stars forthcoming album Non-Fiction which is now due out early 2015.

Check out our footage of his performance below and pick up the single on iTunes now.

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Jennifer Hudson Performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale

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Jennifer Hudson helped close out season 9 of “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday night.

The multi award winning diva brought down the house with a dazzling performance of her R. Kelly-assisted single “It’s Your World” off her new album JHUD, due out September 23. She then joined contestant Quintavious Johnson for a duet of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” which brought the crowd to its feet.

While he didn’t win the competition, JHUD still praised the 12-year-old. “Quintavious is amazing ! That child can sing!!! That’s right baby, bring back the music! So proud of u!” she tweeted.

Watch her soaring performance below:

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Elle Varner Performs “Don’t Wanna Dance” on ‘Queen Latifah Show’

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The new season of ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ is under way, and gracing the stage on Monday as the musical guest was none other than Elle Varner. The soulful vocalist delivered her first televised performance of current single “Don’t Wanna Dance,” sans A$AP Ferg.

Rocking a white and black Varsity style jacket and ripped black jeans, Elle showed her confident, sexy new persona performing the homebody anthem for the live audience.

The singer is currently prepping for the release of her anticipated sophomore album 4 Letter Word, which is coming this fall.

Watch her hit the ‘Big Sexy’ (as Queen Latifah calls it) stage below:

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Alicia Keys Performs “We Are Here” on ‘Today’ Show

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Alicia Keys is kicking off our week on a positive note. Following last week’s debut of her new single “We Are Here,” the consummate performer brought the uplifting anthem to the “Today” show.

Seated at a piano that read “Love,” the pregnant R&B superstar belted out the inspiring song and sat down to discuss her career and motherhood.

“This song gives us the opportunity to have that dialogue and start talking about what are we here to do for each other,” said Alicia.

It’s been 13 years since the 15-time Grammy winner released her debut Songs In A Minor, but she still has a lot more to do. “It’s incredible because every day is a new chance and an opportunity,” she said. “I feel like I haven’t even really gotten started.”

Her second child is due in December, and motherhood has played a pivotal role in her music. “I’ve always been an empathetic person, I’ve always related to what we’ve gone through as a humanity, but when you start seeing your kids in the mix and what they’re gonna grow up in and what they’re gonna be a part of, or how they can help change it, you get fiercer about it.”

Plus, she talked about planning Swizz Beatz’ amazing Coming to America-inspired birthday bash.

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Watch: Monica Sings the National Anthem at Mayweather vs. Maidana Fight

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The stars packed the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this past Satuday to watch Floyd “Money” Mayweather take on Marcos “El Chino” Maidana for the WBC/WBA welterweight title.

Prior to the exciting match, R&B songstress Monica wowed viewers with a soaring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

50 Cent praised her performance, tweeting, “Monica sounded so good tonight it didn’t make no sense.”

The singer is currently working on her anticipated 8th studio album with the likes of Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Miguel and more.

If you missed the big show, catch the footage of Monica’s performance below:

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Miguel Performs at 2014 AT&T Nation’s Classic Football Rally

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The 2014 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic went down this past weekend in Washington, D.C. The annual weekend spectacular was created to celebrate the passion and tradition of the college football experience; recognize the history of service to others by the students, faculty and alumni of historically black colleges and universities; highlight the unity of African-American culture; and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions.

Prior to the big game on Saturday, featuring Morehouse College vs. Howard University, the official Kickoff Rally was held on Friday night at D.C.’s famed 9:30 Club. Included amongst the featured performers was R&B leader Miguel, who treated the live audience to a set of his favorite hits including “All I Want Is You,” “Sure Thing” and “Adorn.”

During Saturday’s activities, some of R&B’s newest stars, including Adrian Marcel, Eric Bellinger and Jeremih, performed for event goers.

Check out footage of Miguel’s performance below!

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