PERFORMANCES

PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake Perform “Recognize” at SOB’s

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SOB’s in New York City was the place to be on Thursday night as OVO Sound singee PARTYNEXTDOOR stormed the stage for his first NYC show.  On the eve of his birthday, Drake surprised the packed crowd when he joined him on stage to perform their fan favorite collaboration “Recognize,”  while PND pleased with other material off his new mixtape PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO.

Drake told his fellow Canadian to soak it all in. “It’s moments like tonight that you’ll never forget, my man,” he said, adding, “Even though it’s my birthday at midnight, I just want to let you know that I’m proud to be here with this guy, ’cause it’s your night tonight, boy.”

PND’s “PARTYNEXTDOOR Live” tour continues through November 22 with stops in Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, and L.A.

Check out the special moment below:

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Recap & Photos: ASCAP & Next2Shine Present: ‘Champagne Social’ CMJ Showcase

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On Tuesday evening, we teamed up with ASCAP and Next2Shine as an official media partner for their CMJ week kickoff showcase ‘Champagne Social,’ held at music venue DROM in the East Village of NYC.

With the RSVP list in the thousands, the room was filled with industry influencers from household names such as Forbes, LiveNation, Shazam, Warner Bros. Records and many more. Mixed among the influencers were plenty of music aficionados ranging from artist managers, producers, upcoming artist and regular fans.

The secret performance lineup proved to be a beautiful surprise as each act delivered beyond expectations and some truly shocked with their impressive stage shows.

Check out the full performance recap and photos below!

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Daley Performs Live Acoustic Cover of Sia’s “Chandelier”

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British soulman Daley has been touring the world since the release of his excellent debut album Days & Nights. With more U.S. dates coming up this November, the singer/songwriter brings us a new acoustic performance, as he covers Sia “Chandelier” for a live session at ‘The Joint’ in London.

Known for his impeccable tone, Daley flexes his falsetto over a single grand piano, delivering a riveting rendition of the pop hit.

Peep the performance video below, and check out his upcoming tour dates here.

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Jennifer Hudson Performs Live on Sirius XM’s ‘Heart & Soul’

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Jennifer Hudson recently paid a visit to the Sirius XM offices for a special live performance in promotion of her brand new album JHUD.

For the special “Up Close & Personal” event on their “Heart & Soul” channel, the vocal powerhouse performed the jazzy album cut “Bring Back The Music.” Backed by her band, and the Hudsonettes, Jen did what she does best and showed off her amazing range belting out the soulful record.

For her second record she kicked up the tempo and sang the R. Kelly-assisted single “It’s Your World,” which had the in-studio audience rocking along to the funky, disco track.

Check out the performances below:

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Sam Smith Performs on ‘Today’ Show Concert Series

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British crooner Sam Smith has taken the world by storm with his elegant voice and commanding ballads, specifically his massive single “Stay With Me.” On Wednesday morning, Smith made his second performance appearance on NBC’s ‘TODAY’ Show and wowed viewers with the aforementioned hit, as well as his personal favorite “I’m Not The Only One.”

Sam admitted that he is still getting used to performing on television, as he confessed to Matt Lauer that he does get some stage fright when he stands in front of a camera.

“Because there’s millions and millions of people watching you,” he explained, waving “hello” to those millions. “I’m better today; I’ve done it a few times now so it’s getting normal, and you [Lauer] make me feel at ease.”

Sam Smith’s debut album In The Lonely Hour is in stores now. Check out his performance below:

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Tinashe Plays ‘Eff, Marry, Kill,’ Performs “All Hands On Deck” Live on Power 106

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With her debut album Aquarius in stores, Tinashe returned to her hometown radio station, Power 106, for an extended interview on the ‘Liftoff’ show.

One of the stations favorite games to play is the notorious ‘Eff, Marry, Kill,’ and they got the buzzing singer/songwriter to join in, asking her to choose between Matt Kemp, Nick Young or Chris Brown. A fan of the game, T admitted she never gets good choices, and apparently she wasn’t too happy with these, admitting to not knowing who Nick Young aka Swaggy P is.

In addition, Tinashe treated listeners to a playful, live performance as she sand along to potential single “All Hands on Deck,” off her debut LP.

Check out both clips below:

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Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, & Yo-Yo Reunite for “I Wanna Be Down (Remix)”

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Brandy had everyone reminiscing as she celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut single with a surprise performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014, which aired Tuesday night.

Against an all-white set, the R&B diva reunited with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo to perform the hip-hop remix of “I Wanna Be Down.”

Brandy looked more beautiful than ever as she kicked things off followed by Lyte, Yo-Yo, and Latifah, who received an extra large applause.

Watch the ladies shut it down below:

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Jhené Aiko Performs Acoustic Version of ‘The Pressure’ on ‘Wendy’

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It’s been an absolutely amazing year for songbird Jhené Aiko and her number of nominations for the 2014 Soul Train Awards is one way to prove it.

Taking the stage at the Wendy Williams Show on Monday, the eclectic singer performed an acoustic version of her single, “The Pressure“. Backed by a single guitar, Jhené was seen sitting pretty as she belted out the lyrics to the fan favorite.

Fresh off of The Weeknd’s “King of the Fall” tour, Jhené also helped Wendy reveal this year’s Soul Train Award nominations on the show. Wendy – who will be hosting the famed award show this year – announced that Jhené is in the running for the “Best New Artist” category against August Alsina and more. In addition, Jhené is up for “Video of the Year” for “The Worst,” totaling her nominations at four.

Take a look at her appearance after the jump.

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