Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, jazzy sweethearts, are keeping the Cheek To Cheek promo coming. Not only are they about to perform at the 2015 Grammy Awards, but they just released their critically hailed Cheek To Cheek: LIVE! to DVD/Blu-Ray on January 20.
The 90-minute special, filmed last year at the Rose Theater of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, features the two talented crooners performing selections from their #1 duets record. And today, the twosome just premiered footage of one of their performances from the special taping: “Goody Goody.” Seated in a giant rocking chair with an oversized hat, Gaga coquettishly pleads for Mr. Tony Bennett to take her back after going for another guy. “I’m not a rascal! I’m just a baddie baddie!” she begs. Oh, these two!
Check out Gaga and Tony’s performance up top, then let us know what you think in the comments below.
From the release of her latest studio LP Big Fat Lie to her recent run as Grizabella in the West End staging of Cats, solo starlet Nicole Scherzinger‘s showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
As an unexpected bonus for fans still thirsty for more, the former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman recently saw down to perform a stirring, stripped down rendition of Sam Smith‘s latest single, “I’m Not The Only One.” Backed by a small band, the “Your Love” songbird delivered an emotional take on the soulful track, showcasing her impressive ability to belt. And by the end, she’s really feeling the feels: “I’ll show you crazy!” she yelps.
Did Scherzy do justice to Sam Smith’s song? Watch above and let us know in the comments below. More »
Kiesza has truly had a remarkable 2014, popping up on the scene early this year with “Hideaway” and quickly dancing her way up the charts as a smash hit sensation, leading all the way to the release of her debut album, Sound Of A Woman.
In what feels like a victory lap for a truly banner year, the Calgary-bred dance-pop songstress was invited to perform for FADER and Reebok Classic’s Coast To Coast event in New York City. She also gave the publication a behind-the-scenes look at her dance rehearsals, spoke a bit about her upbringing and eclectic musical influences growing up — and her brief history in both sailing (!) and pageantry (!). Later on in the clip, Kiesza gets back into the pop star groove she’s in today and supplies a high energy and choreography-filled live performance of “Giant In My Heart” for the NYC crowd.
Check out the performance up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
‘Tis the season to be jolly, Harmonizers! And since you’re already all bundled up and cozy sitting next to the fire watching Fifth Harmony‘s delightfully holiday-friendly “All I Want For Christmas Is You” video, here’s yet another festive treat for you.
Ahead of the release of their debut album Reflection, the girls gathered together at Shazam for a very special, entirely acapella rendition of Christmas classic “Silent Night.” Backed by nothing but their own harmonies (!), the girls soulfully belt out the track in unison, demonstrating their natural talent in an entirely stripped down session, which you can watch up top. And that’s not all! More »
It’s kind of unsurprising to hear this considering her utterly insane promotional schedule, but Taylor Swift has laryngitis. Lucky for us (and her loyal Swifties over the in the UK), Billboard‘s Woman Of The Year knows a thing or two about shaking off the undesirable things, which is why she pulled it together to headline the Capital Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 Arena in London over the weekend.
The 1989 singer-songstress performed 5 tracks in total for the screaming crowd, including her Max Martin-crafted smash “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Blank Space,” a synth-y revamp of “Love Story,” “I Knew You Were Trouble” and, of course, her newly GRAMMY nominated jam, “Shake It Off.” And, despite being sick, the peppy diva looked like she was in high spirits on stage, shimmying her way around and crooning atop a rising platform as confetti streamed from the ceilings. A lil’ sickness isn’t going to stop Taylor from doing her thing!
Check out Taylor performing “Shake It Off” up top, and sound off in the comments below. More »
“Bang Bang” is undoubtedly one of the biggest songs of 2014, all thanks to the combined powerhouse chops (and killer rap skills!) of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Girl power all around — but what happens when you throw a different talented diva into the mix? As it turns out…pure magic!
Last night, during the 99.7 Triple Ho Show in San Jose, Jessie was effortlessly crooning the hit tune when none other than “Neon Lights” starlet Demi Lovato came strutting out on stage to supply the vocals during Ariana’s verse. And, even though you might not be able to hear it over all the intense shrieking from the crowd, she utterly nailed it. Those incredible pipes! The two had an absolute blast on stage, dancing together during Nicki’s verse, and then bringing it all home with powerful riffs and ad-libs. Clearly, these two talented pop princesses need to hit the recording studio together ASAP.
Watch the powerhouse “Bang Bang” duet up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
One Direction have been on a winning streak since, well, their debut, and they’re showing no signs of slowing anytime soon. After releasing their latest studio album Four last week (due to deliver the year’s second highest-selling opening week sales), the lads only just took home the trophy for Artist Of The Year at the 2014 American Music Awards. (They also performed “Night Changes” during the show.) But why stop at dominating in only one territory?
Yesterday, the troupe headed down to the 2014 ARIA Awards in Australia, where they took the trophy for Best International Artist (for the third year in a row) before hitting the stage to perform their latest smash single, “Steal My Girl.” As per usual, the boys delivered a solid, if not somewhat reserved rendition of their hit — no doubt a tiny bit exhausted from having just toured the world. Still, their voices were on point and the crowd was, of course, loving every second.
Watch 1D perform “Steal My Girl” up top, and let us know what you thought in the comments below. More »
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.
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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 »