PERFORMANCES

Miguel Surprises Fan with “Coffee” Serenade, Performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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With his brand new album Wildheart out now, Miguel brought some fun to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday night.

In addition to performing his single “Coffee” on the indoor stage, they asked Miguel to go to a cafe just down the street from the theater and surprise an unsuspecting customer with an impromptu performance of the sexy song!

Watch his performance and the special unexpected moment below:

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Watch: K. Michelle & Tamar Braxton Perform Together at BET Awards

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In the past they have battled on Twitter, but on Sunday night K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton surprised everyone by putting their previous disagreements to rest and battling with ballads.

K was up first, singing “Hard to Do” off her latest album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? She was followed by Tamar, who strut on stage in a golden fur for her brand new single “If I Don’t Have You.”

“Life is all about forgiveness, love, and unity, so tonight, I’m sorry K. Michelle, and I also forgive you,” said Tamar, who met K for the first time during rehearsals.

The ladies launched into a duet of Patti LaBelle’s “If Only You Knew” before being joined by Ms. Patti herself!

They shared an embrace before exiting the stage. Catch the classic moment below!

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Watch: Ciara, Jason Derulo, & Tinashe Perform Janet Jackson Dance Tribute at BET Awards

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Janet Jackson kicked off her big comeback at Sunday’s BET Awards. The global megastar was honored with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual award and received a dance tribute from some of today’s top artists. Her longtime producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, opened by recalling their first meeting with Janet in Minneapolis.

As a mini movie of Janet’s biggest moments flashed on screen, the star power was felt. Breaking from the traditional tribute norm, Ciara, Jason Derulo, and Tinashe showed how much she has influenced them as they danced to Janet’s classics.

Tinashe came first to recreate the “Pleasure Principle” dance sequence (complete with chair), followed by Jason Derulo with 2001’s “All for You.” Ciara’s long-awaited moment sealed the deal as she recreated the classic “If” dance routine followed by “Rhythm Nation.”

As Janet’s new single “No Sleeep” played before a group of dancers, the icon herself emerged to a standing ovation, looking stunning in all white.

She acknowledged her husband and parents, who were both in the audience, and thanked her fans for their loyalty.

“My heart is so full. Thank you God for making everything, anything possible,” said Janet. “I’m so grateful for the support you’ve always given me.”

Janet will kick off her “Unbreakable World Tour” on Aug. 31 and release her first album in seven years this fall.

Catch the stunning tribute below:

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Watch: Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, and Tori Kelly Tribute Smokey Robinson at BET Awards

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The legendary Smokey Robinson was honored at the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Following a heartfelt video with testimonials from Berry Gordy, Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monáe, and John Legend, it was time for some musical tributes.

Hitting the stage for her first performance at the BET Awards, buzzing singer Tori Kelly showcased her powerful pipes with “Who’s Loving You,” which Smokey penned and was most famously covered by Jackson 5. Following Tori, Robin Thicke made a return to the stage with a rousing rendition of “Ooo Baby Baby” by Smokey and The Miracles. Turning up the energy a bit Ne-Yo slid onto the stage with the always feel-good “The Tears of a Clown,” also by Smokey and The Miracles.

Following the tribute, Smokey took the stage himself giving a moving speech and delivered a performance of his own as the audience clapped and sang along to “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Cruisin,” and “My Girl,” which brought Ne-Yo, Robin and Tori back to join him.

Watch all the memorable performances below:

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Watch: The Weeknd and Alicia Keys Perform on BET Awards

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The Weeknd had a big surprise in store for his first ever performance at the BET Awards.

After opening with his heavy-hitting new single “The Hills,” the lights alternated from red to indigo and the XO star transitioned into his 50 Shades of Grey hit “Earned It.” After singing a few notes, Abel was joined on stage by Alicia Keys who surprised by debuting a new duet of the seductive slow burner.

The R&B songstress belted the sexy lyrics, while The Weeknd returned with ad libs before it became a full-blown duet—with Alicia on the keys and Abel center stage.

Check it out below:

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Watch: Chris Brown Performs with Tyga & Omarion on BET Awards

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Chris Brown got hits, and with six nominations at this years BET Awards he was ready to show out on Sunday night. Hitting the stage the R&B superstar performed a medley of his latest singles, kicking off with the first performance of his brand new single “Liquor.”

While both of his exes, Rihanna and Karrueche, watched from the audience, Breezy brought out Tyga for their Fan of a Fan hit collabo “Ayo.” Omarion was next to join Chris on stage for their joint smash “Post to Be,” even though Jhene Aiko was a no show, Breezy flew above the pyramid stage on a zip line.

Chris will embark on his “One Hell of a Nite” tour in August with supporting acts Omarion, Kid Ink, Fetty Wap, and Teyana Taylor.

Catch the energetic performance below:

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Watch: Janelle Monáe & Jidenna Perform “Yoga” and “Classic Man” on BET Awards

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Janelle Monáe and her new artist Jidenna helped kick off the party early at the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday. Flexing in a white bodysuit with black accents, Monáe was surrounded by masked dancers as she delivered her sexy single “Yoga.”

Soon after her Wondaland protégé Jidenna joined her — looking dapper in a zoot suit and cane — for his single “Classic Man,” along with a street team equipped with signs that read, “I’m a classic man.”

Both songs can be found on Wondaland’s upcoming compilation, The Eephus, due out August 14. The six-track EP also features Wondaland artists Roman GianArthur, St. Beauty, and Deep Cotton.

Catch their performance below:

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Teedra Moses Covers Unknown Mortal Orchestra “So Good At Being In Trouble” (Live Acoustic)

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It’s been 11 years since Teedra Moses released her classic debut album Complex Simplicity, and fans can’t wait for her official sophomore album Cognac & Conversation, which is finally going to be released on August 7.

As she continues to promote the forthcoming LP, the soulful songstress gives her supporters something to feast their eyes and ears on with an exclusive acoustic cover of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s 2013 cut “So Good At Being In Trouble.”

Filmed at Studio 504 in Miami for the UK’s Amaru Don TV, the singer delights with her velvety vocal and sultry cadences.

In addition, Teedra recently recorded a special interview video with Essence in anticipation of her performance at this year’s ESSENCE Music Festival. Being from New Orleans herself she spoke about her upbringing, shared some personal memories, and talked everything that is so special about being from New Orleans.

Watch Teedra’s special performance and interview below:

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