PERFORMANCES

D’Angelo Makes Television Performance Return on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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D’Angelo made fans dreams come true on this weekend as he returned to television for his first live performance since the release of his surprise album Black Messiah on “Saturday Night Live.”

Accompanied by his band The Vanguard, the reclusive singer thrilled the crowd with two tracks off the critically-acclaimed set, “Really Love” and “The Charade.”

Black Messiah, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 in December, marks D’Angelo’s first album in nearly 15 years.

He will play a show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Feb. 7 before launching his “Second Coming Tour” throughout Europe this spring.

Watch the Black Messiah bless the stage with his soulful set below!

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Watch: Ciara Performs “I Bet” Acoustic

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Ciara surprised everyone with her personal new single “I Bet” earlier this month. Now, the Pop/R&B singer surprises again with a stripped down acoustic performance of the emotional ballad.

In the black-and-white video, the singer was accompanied by three background singers, a pianist, and a guitarist as she belted out the song, which is about her ex-fiancé Future.

“As a songwriter, I always pull from my life experiences as well as the experiences shared by others,” Ciara told PEOPLE. “It is important to me that my music feels real.”

The Harmony Samuels-produced song is the first single off her sixth album Jackie, which was named after her mother.

“As soon as I had my son, everything changed,” said the new mom, who gave birth to son Future Zahir Wilburn in May. “I am now experiencing what [my mother] must have when I was young. [Becoming a mom] has inspired my creative process…and given me clarity both with songwriting as well as musicality for the album.”

Watch CiCi go acoustic below:

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Mary J. Blige Performs “Therapy” and “Right Now” on Walmart Soundcheck

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Mary J. Blige crossed into new musical territory with a brand new album, The London Sessions. Now, as she continues to promote the LP the R&B Queen teamed up with Walmart to perform for their special ‘Soundcheck’ series at a Los Angeles studio.

Check out clips of MJB performing the singles “Therapy” and “Right Now” below, and watch the full session here.

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Mali Music Performs “I Believe” on ‘Late Night with Seth Myers’

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Last night, singer-songwriter Mali Music gave an incredibly soulful and moving performance of his Grammy-nominated single, “I Believe,” off his album Mali Is…, on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Seated at the keys Mali belted out the spiritually inspired lyrics: “In a world that’s always changing, everything’s rearranging / But no matter what’s going on / I’ma be standing, I’ma be holding on.”

Watch his stirring performance below!

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Watch: Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Bring “Uptown Funk” to ‘Ellen’

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What do you do when you have the #1 song in the country? Easy…hit up the Ellen show and get the whole audience to be your back-up dancers!

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars paid a visit to the daytime talk show on Tuesday and brought the party with an incredible performance of their hit single “Uptown Funk.”

The Grammy-winning producer worked the turntables, while the pop superstar burned up the stage with his Hooligans, and even Ellen busted out some moves of her own. The performance was so hot that they had to call actual firemen to extinguish the flames.

Mark Ronson’s anticipated new album Uptown Special in stores today. Watch their fiery funky performance below!

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Ariana Grande & The Weeknd Perform “Love Me Harder” Acoustic

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They have performed together on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the American Music Awards, now Ariana Grande and The Weeknd gives fans a new take on their massive single “Love Me Harder.”

Set up in a recording studio between large speakers, and with a single guitar player seated between them, the duo deliver a stripped down acoustic version of the catchy song, off Grande’s sophomore album My Everything.

Check out their new acoustic version in the black-and-white visual below:

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Adrian Marcel Sings National Anthem at Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game

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On Friday night rising R&B artist Adrian Marcel sang the National Anthem at the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game.

The Oakland native is about to release a “Reloaded” version of his recent mixtape ‘Weak After Next,’ and is gearing up for the release of his debut album ‘Got Me F’d Up‘ in 2015.

Check out his a cappella performance, which aired on ESPN, below:

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Jazmine Sullivan Performs “Stupid Girl” on ‘V Sessions’

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Following her very impressive cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” on VIBE’s ‘V Sessions,’ Jazmine Sullivan continues to showcase her powerhouse vocals performing “Stupid Girl.”

Backed by a full band, the Philadelphia songstress delivers a rhythmic rendition of the new song off her upcoming album Reality Show, set to hit stores on January 13.

Another excellent performance from the singer, check it out below!

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