Archive for the ‘Live’ Category

Watch Ed Sheeran Join Sam Smith On Stage For “Stay With Me”

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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 Sings Acoustic Version Of “Only Human”: Watch

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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 »

Demi Lovato And Iggy Azalea Perform At VEVO Certified SuperFanFest: Watch

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Demi Dominates VEVO

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 »

Jessie J Covers Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”: Watch

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Slay With Me

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 »

Sam Smith, Lana Del Rey & Iggy Azalea Perform At Austin City Limits 2014: Watch

Austin City Limits, one of the final music bashes of the summer festival season, kicked off its first weekend with star-studded performances. Sam SmithChvrches 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 »

Joe Jonas Surprised Demi Lovato For A ‘Camp Rock’ Reunion Live On Stage Last Night: Watch

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 »

Clean Bandit Perform “Rather Be” On ‘Good Morning America’: Watch

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When we interviewed Clean Bandit this past spring, we obviously had quite a crush on the UK band’s addictive pop-meets-house-meets-classical sound, but we had no idea how big their crossover hit “Rather Be” would become in America. Fast forward to September, a time when the quartet’s Jess Glynne-featuring single has been hovering just outside of the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks and they’ve been trekking across the States doing live shows in support of their debut LP New Eyes.

Neil, Grace and brothers Jack and Luke played at New York City’s Webster Hall on Tuesday evening, then followed that up with a performance of “Rather Be” (sans Jess Glynne, but with vocalist Elisabeth Troy in tow) on Good Morning America. More »

Iggy Azalea And Rita Ora Got Extremely Intimate On ‘The Ellen Show’: Watch “Black Widow” Live

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Closer Than Ever
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora belted out rising hit “Black Widow” on today’s (September 9) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and shared an extremely intimate moment. The duo has performed the trap-pop anthem live several times with similar staging (really hot ballerinas and copious clapping) but the faux-lesbian choreography is new. And welcomed.

After spitting her first verse alone in a figure-hugging white bodysuit, the Australian rap diva walks into the audience to meet her similarly-clad collaborator. Things get a little crazy when they return to the stage and Rita stares longingly at Iggy’s famous backside before they gently caress each other. I love stunt queen antics, so I’m fine with this. Watch the ladies in action up top. More »

Duke Dumont Performs “Won’t Look Back” Live With Moko For BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge: Watch

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By hitting up BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge for a performance of “Won’t Look Back,” Duke Dumont revealed that the mystery singer on his latest club anthem is Moko — or at least that’s who he brought along to belt out the track on the popular radio program. (The single art and video don’t credit the vocalist on the studio version.)

Moko featured on Chase & Status‘ 2013 UK hit “Count On Me” (it’s definitely one to check out if it slipped by you unnoticed last fall), and here with this live rendition of “Won’t Look Back,” she proves she can hold her own when paired up with Grammy-nominated producer Dumont. More »

Electric Youth Perform ‘Drive’ Soundtrack Hit “A Real Hero” Live On Camera For The First Time: Watch

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Ryan Gosling noir thriller Drive is the type of movie that doesn’t leave your head for days (weeks, years…) once you see it, and a large part of the film’s draw is its addictive electro-pop soundtrack — in particular, College and Electric Youth‘s dreamy tune “A Real Hero.” Cut to three years later, and Electric Youth, a Canadian duo consisting of real-life couple Bronwyn Griffin and Austin Garrick, are releasing their debut LP Innerworld on September 30.

Ahead of that, the pair and their touring band recently shot a live video in a Toronto studio where they performed “A Real Hero” on camera for the very first time. NPR premiered the mesmerizing visual today, and you can watch it above. More »