Event Recap: Miguel Performs ‘Wildheart’ Show for NPR Music First Listen Live

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Miguel is not a R&B artist, he is a full-fledged Rock Star… If this wasn’t abundantly clear before, the opening whales of his bands guitars made it evident upon his first step on stage Tuesday night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. In conjunction with the release of his well-anticipated third studio album Wildheart, the Grammy Award winning artist teamed up with NPR Music for a special performance as part of their “First Listen Live” series.

Before heading out on tour this summer, the Los Angeles native gave NYC fans an early preview of his upcoming summer tour, performing songs from Wildheart, and hits from his acclaimed catalog.

“If you got a drink right now I suggest you down that muthafucka,” Miguel instructed the packed room of fans, label reps and press. His stadium ready light show only set the tone of soulful rock god even more as he delve in the opening song “The Thrill” blending it perfectly with his unexpected fan favorite single “Simple Things,” from the soundtrack to HBO’s Girls.

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Miguel Models Young, Wild & Clean Looks for GQ, Talks Sex Tips


With the release of his third album WILDHEART right around the corner, R&B maverick Miguel gives us a glimpse at his rockstar lifestyle.

With rave reviews coming from the stream of his June 29 arrival, the acclaimed artist is sure to gain more attention after you feast your eyes on his new spread for GQ.

Sporting some incredibly stylish threads in each of the shots, the “Coffee” crooner continues to prove that his style is one of the most applauded out. From suits and loafers to ripped jeans and sneakers, you can’t deny that Miguel looks good in almost anything he wears.

In addition to his sexy photoshoot, the singer shared some provocative tips for better, hotter, longer, kinkier lovemaking in a video interview from Casa degli Atellani in Milan.

Take a look below:

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The Weeknd Performs Sold-Out Concert at One-Year Anniversary of Drai’s Las Vegas


This past Saturday, the sprawling Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub atop The Cromwell in Las Vegas celebrated a milestone as celebrities and Vegas partiers showed their support for the hotspot’s one-year anniversary.

The Weeknd, Quincy Jones, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, and more celebrated throughout the weekend, including an epic, sold-out concert on Saturday as The Weeknd performed another Drai’s LIVE concert. An exclusive Las Vegas residency, Drai’s has been working with The Weeknd since the Drai’s LIVE concert series began – so it was only fitting that one of the year’s most in-demand chart-toppers would return to his favorite Las Vegas club for an unbelievable concert overlooking one of the most famous intersections in the world.

The Weeknd has performed at Drai’s more than a handful of times now, but Saturdays show was the most explosive one yet. Crowds flooding the inside and outside of Drai’s bounced along to every song, including his brand new, so-to-be hit single “Can’t Feel My Face,” which was the first time fans have been able to hear the song live, outside of Apple’s WWDC 2015 premiere.

Take a look at his epic night below:

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Kelly Rowland Channels Iconic Women In ‘Mane Addicts’ Hair Shoot


While there may be some fresh new rumors surfacing about a new baby in the oven for Kelly Rowland and her little family, the stunning singer is busy reminding us that she can pretty much own any hairstyle given to her.

After rocking a short cut for the majority of her younger years, the 34-year-old R&B star has been able to dominate any and every style sat upon her crown in the following years. Continuing to prove that statement, Kelly channeled hairstyles of four iconic women in a hair shoot for Mane Addicts.

Pulling off Diana Ross’s luscious curls to Sade’s extra long ponytail, Kelly looks ravishing in every shot. Also channeling her inner Bianca Jagger and Farida Khelfa Goude, the former Child of Destiny rocked each look with an effortless ease.

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Give Good Love in DuJour Magazine

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are giving us nothing but real good love as they grace the cover of DuJour magazine’s Summer 2015 issue.

Inside the pages of the magazine, the couple, who tied the knot in 2013, stun in a gorgeous photo shoot shot by legendary photographer Bruce Weber; and talk about everything from willingness to share their relationship in public, to future family plans.

Teigen, who stripped down and posed nude in one photo, opened up about the couple’s hopes and plans for building a family.

“We want a lot of kids. I would love to have three or four of my own, and then adopt a few. So basically I’ll be pregnant the rest of my life,” she said, adding that her future pregnancies are, to some extent, what inspired her to go nude for the magazine. “You look at Kim [Kardashian] and see how women’s bodies just become so beautiful,” she said. “[The thought] of getting boobs thrills me. And John looooves pregnant women, so …”

In regards to their open relationship and not being afraid to seem normal John explained: “We don’t discuss everything in public but I feel like it’s okay to show people that we love each other.”

Take a look at their beautiful photo shoot below:

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Ciara Stuns in Roberto Cavalli’s Fall/Winter Campaign


Ciara continues to use her best assets to promote her music, and now the singer has been named the new face of fashion brand Roberto Cavalli.  The “I Bet” singer stars in the designer’s Fall/Winter 2015-16 ad campaign. CiCi, who “embodies beauty with a hint of wildness,” poses against mounds of golden sand in an aqua green room in the surreal photos, shot by Francesco Carrozzini.

“The story of a world encapsulated in one room. A surreal kingdom where the walls look like a magical sky and surfaces enchant with desert volumes and earthy hues,” said the company. “[Ciara’s] youthful, proud elegance dominates the colours of the scene, entrusted to the lens of photographer Francesco Carrozzini.”

Ciara rocks Cavalli’s signature prints, tailored suits, and flowy gowns in a variety of bold colors. She poses against the doorway in a white fringe dress, stuns in a mustard-colored jumpsuit, and looks chic in a pair of white eyeglasses.

See more from the gorgeous shoot below:

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Rihanna Stuns For Dior Campaign, Covers Vogue Met Gala Special Edition Issue



Hey, Rihanna!

While we might still be waiting to hear news of a release date for her R8 album, that hasn’t stopped Bad Gal RiRi from getting these coins and looking damn good while doing it.

Revealing the first few shots of Dior’s “Secret Garden IV – Versailles” campaign, the “BBHMM” singer made the world pause yet again as she looked stunning in each of her shots. Holding the title as the first black woman to be a spokesperson for the brand, Rihanna surely made an impression with the effortlessly beautiful snaps she’s created with photographer Steven Klein.

Take a look below:

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ThisisRnB Nights: Melanie Fiona Performs Private Show in Los Angeles


The extremely talented, and often underrated, Melanie Fiona partnered with Verizon for a special private show on Friday night at The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles.

The soulful songstress has been away from the spotlight for quite a while (at least in today’s standards), so it was great to see Mel back on stage, and exciting to hear some of the new music she has been working on for her anticipated third album.

Following an unfortunate technical difficulty with the theaters stage curtain, the Canadian singer-songwriter hit the stage with her band and put on a great show. Treating the audience to many fan favorites such as “4 AM,” “Give It to Me Right,” “Wrong Side of a Love Song” and “Fool For You,” Melanie also debuted the brand new song “Bite The Bullet.”

She also embraced the city by paying homage to Kendrick Lamar with a cover of “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

Check out more of our exclusive photos below:

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