Kiesza‘s debut LP Sound Of A Woman arrived stateside in October, but it finally gets a UK release next week (on December 1). Ahead of that, the flame-haired Canadian songbird is promoting her third European single, “No Enemiesz,” which she performed live on BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge today. As is tradition on the show, artists also belt out a cover of another artist’s song, and this time around Kiesza chose Naughty Boy and Sam Smith‘s 2013 hit “La La La.”
Will “No Enemiesz” wind up becoming Kiesza’s third Top 10 single in the UK? We won’t know until Sunday. Ahead of that, catch her cover of “La La La” above. More »
Real talk: Who among us hasn’t covered Drake‘s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”?
We’ve heard reinterpretations ranging from wholly original to wildly unique from the likes of Conor Maynard, Foxes, Holy Ghost!, Dev Hynes and many, many more…so really, what’s another to add into the mix?
During a concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London last night, I Never Learn Swedish songstress Lykke Li decided to whip up her very own version of the track. Stripping out the chill, feel-good vibes of the original, Lykke’s take on Drake’s track was suitably dark and haunting, matching the beautifully teary-eyed sound of her latest LP.
Watch Lykke perform her “Hold On, We’re Going Home” cover live up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
[via Consequence Of Sound]
Tonight’s the night! The 2014 MTV European Music Awards just wrapped up overseas in Glasgow, and they’ll be heading our way during a stream later tonight on MTV in the US, featuring performances by Fifth Harmony and Nick Jonas. The night included performances by Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, U2 (who filled in last minute after Calvin Harris pulled out), and, of course, the night’s host, Nicki Minaj.
We’ll be updating with the performances throughout the night. Watch them all after the jump! More »
Ed Sheeran expressed his affection for Sam Smith‘s hit ballad “Stay With Me” in early June, when he covered the song during a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance. “It is my favorite song of the last year,” Sheeran told host Annie Mac, while explaining why he chose to cover Smith’s ballad. “I think it’s an instant classic. It’s gonna be around for a long time. [Sam Smith] is gonna be around for a long time, as well.”
Indeed, Smith is still hanging in there, and last night Sheeran joined him on stage at Manchester’s Albert Hall for a joint performance of “Stay With Me” that sent Sam’s audience into a frenzy. More »
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini might be best known for her high-energy live performances and tightly choreographed routines, but hey, she sings too — and she wants you to know it!
Just ahead of the release of the Girls Aloud icon’s forthcoming studio album, the “I Don’t Care” beauty has been serving up acoustic renditions of some album tracks…and covers of TLC and Beyoncé, just ’cause. And for her latest performance, she’s tackling the album’s title track, “Only Human.” Check out the performance up top. More »
Super fans (well, Lovatics and Azaleans), the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here: The footage from VEVO’s first-ever Certified SuperFanFest has arrived!
As announced last month, Demi Lovato and Iggy Azalea hit the stage during the digital streaming service’s first-ever celebration of fans on October 8 at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. And judging from the footage, the ladies pulled out all the stops for their performances in front of some of their biggest fans. More »
From Ed Sheeran to FKA Twigs, Sam Smith‘s runaway smash “Stay With Me” has continuously gotten the superstar treatment in 2014. And now, it’s time to add another name to the growing list.
The Sweet Talker herself, Jessie J, supplied her powerful pipes for a stirring rendition of Smith’s “Stay With Me” on Capital FM, in conjunction with Global’s Make Some Noise, an organization for aiding disadvantaged people across the UK. More »
Austin City Limits, one of the final music bashes of the summer festival season, kicked off its first weekend with star-studded performances. Sam Smith, Chvrches and Outkast were some of the must-see acts on Friday, October 3. Saturday (October 4) saw artists like Iggy Azalea, Lana Del Rey and Eminem grace the stage. On Sunday, Chromeo brought the funk and Calvin Harris had the audience jumping with his energetic performance.
Some highlights include Smith’s acoustic version of his danceable hit with Disclosure, “Latch,” and Del Rey’s smoky take on her current single, “Ultraviolence.” Weekend two of Texas’ three-day festival will take place from October 10-12. Head down below to view selected performances from ACL’s first weekend. More »
Start shaking and crying Camp Rock enthusiasts, because this is real and happening: Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas reunited on stage last night!
Six whole years after the duo first co-starred together on their smash Disney Channel original movie, the superstars came together once again to perform their Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit, “This Is Me,” during Demi’s World Tour stop in Los Angeles last night.
After Demi launched into the tune, Joe Jonas casually wandered out (to the frenzied shrieks of the Lovatics in the audience!) to support his longtime friend with a vocal assist, as the two happily smiled at each other and belted out the tune. “Thanks @joejonas for the awesome surprise!! #staplescenter #4yrssincewesangtogether #demiworldtour” Demi later tweeted along with a photo of the two of them on stage that night. More »