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Rita Ora Performs “I Will Never Let You Down” On The ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’: Watch

Apr 23rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Ora talks her new Calvin Harris-produced music. Read More »

For her first American performance of new single “I Will Never Let You Down,” UK songstress Rita Ora was decked out in a white frilly dress, which she strutted and stomped around in on the Tonight Show stage last night. Ora was flanked by two backup dancers and a full band that proceeded to transform Calvin Harris‘ production into a more organic sound for Jimmy Fallon‘s audience. But just to add a bit of, um, color to the whole spectacle, Ora pristine white dress ended up splattered with paint before all was said and done.

“I Will Never Let You Down” was released on US iTunes this week. Watch Rita’s performance above, and see if it has you rushing to download. More »

Wiz Khalifa Talks About His Weed Sponsorship On ‘Chelsea Lately’: Watch

Apr 23rd, 2014 // Comment
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Wiz Khalifa has scored himself a nice little hit with his trappy Auto-Tuned party anthem “We Dem Boyz.” And just as he knows how to make a hit out of the simplest of hooks (“Black and Yellow,” anyone?), he also knows how to charm a TV audience with some simple “stoner zonked out on the couch” behavior. Earlier this month, he cooked up some weed snacks on Arsenio, and Monday (April 22) Wiz appeared on Chelsea Lately to get that Blacc Hollywood promo with guest host T.J. Miller.

The main takeaway from the appearance is that Wiz has a strain of weed named after him (Khalifa Kush), which he gets for free from the marijuana company that sponsors him. Watch him talk about the incredible business deal up top. More »

‘Glee’: ‘Funny Girl’ Opens, Sue Sylvester Falls In Love

Apr 23rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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We review Lea Michele's heartfelt debut album. Read More »

Glee’s fifth season has all been leading up to this: Rachel Berry’s (Lea Michele) opening night on Broadway. In fact, she’s been dreaming of this night since we first met her on the show so five years ago. With the pressure mounting for her to perform, the big question of the episode will be whether or not she’ll be able to pull it off, or if she’s going to choke on the stage for all the world to see. More »

‘The Voice’ Recap: Shakira Performs “Empire” On Live Eliminations

Apr 23rd, 2014 // Comment
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Watch Shakira's "Empire" video. Read More »

Oh The Voice, how did you manage to make this season’s live eliminations even more contestant-crushing than in previous years? Now, in addition to standing on stage as the results are slowly rolled out throughout the episode, and in addition to the live save component, the bottom three contestants are subjected to 90-second last-ditch performances meant to convince the voting audience to save them.

Yes: right as their confidence is shattered by the news that they are in the bottom three, the contestants have to “sing for their lives,” as Carson Daly so dramatically states it, for the 33% chance of making it to the next round. Evil? Deliciously so. Love it? Definitely.

Before that whole sudden death situation, coaches Adam Levine, Shakira and Blake Shelton perform live! No Usher this week? Nah: there needs to be some things left to the imagination/end of the season. More »

Watch Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX Perform “Fancy” On ‘Good Morning America’

Apr 22nd, 2014 // 3 Comments
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The New Classic
Iggy Azalea The New Classic
Did Iggy's debut album live up to the name? Check out our review. Read More »

After the debut live performance of “Fancy” last month at the mtvU Woodies, Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX brought the hyphy hair-flipper to Late Night, and today (April 22) they marked the release of The New Classic by performing it for the early risers watching Good Morning America. While the pop stars stuck with the Clueless visual aesthetic, this time the setting was the high school hallway, and everyone was decked out in black-and-white instead of Cher’s iconic yellow plaid.

Charli was sassy as ever, and Iggy seemed to be enjoying herself on the big day. Watch “Fancy” up top, and head below for Iggy’s interview about the new album. More »

‘The Voice’ Recap: Live Playoffs Begin With Killer Covers Of Adele & Katy Perry

Apr 22nd, 2014 // Comment

“Tonight the stakes are at an all time high,” Carson Daly said with no further explanation as he introduced the premiere of The Voice Live Playoffs. Twelve finalists finally got their chance to compete for a voting public, with the voting duties of Usher, Shakira, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton officially relieved.

With the launch of the live show brought some of the typical NBC Voice-isms. Part of the TODAY cast made an appearance (no Al Roker = no one cares). The awkwardness of the social media box was back in full force. Carson tried desperately to keep the verbose coaches on a timetable. Equipment went down. The best part of the show has returned in all of its glory, and the audience is no longer just along for the ride, but calling the shots.

Here are the 12 singers who competed for the 10 remaining spots. More »

Coachella 2014: Kid Cudi & Nas Perform Star-Studded Sets, Arcade Fire Brings Out Fake Daft Punk

Apr 21st, 2014 // Comment
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Debbie Harry joins Arcade Fire to perform "Heart of Glass." Read More »

A week ago, Arcade Fire brought out Blondie‘s Debbie Harry to perform “Heart of Glass” for the band’s first headlining set at Coachella, adding to the number of high-profile guests at this year’s festival. During the second weekend, though, a duo dressed as Daft Punk crashed the Montreal band’s set for a slo-mo version of their comeback single “Get Lucky.” Frontman Win Butler stormed the stage. “What the fuck is happening? What is this? What is this guys, seriously?” he said.

Of course, Beck would actually join Arcade Fire later to cover Prince‘s 1981 single “Controversy.”

Before Arcade Fire teased the crowd, and as Butler likely figured, Coachella saw a slew of surprise guests. A giddy Kid Cudi invited Haim and favorite band MGMT to help perform songs like “Pursuit of Happyness.” Later, Nas continued to celebrate his legacy (his iconic debut Illmatic just turned 20) with help from Lauryn Hill. Hill’s return to music may have been drawn-out and frustrating at times, but she seemed to stop time with her fiery performance in “Ready or Not” alone, proving that she’s still in fighting shape.

Surprise guests may be now totally expected at Coachella, but they’re always welcome. See clips from Arcade Fire, Nas and Kid Cudi’s performances after the jump. More »

Coachella 2014: Pharrell Brings Out Jay Z, Usher, T.I. & Pusha T: Watch

Apr 21st, 2014 // Comment
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Watch Pharrell bring dancing (and his hat) to the show. Read More »

Pharrell set the bar high for himself during the first weekend of Coachella, as he invited hip-hop and pop stars like Nelly, Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani to perform Neptunes-featured and -produced hits. For his second weekend set, though, the Virginia Beach hit-maker managed to top himself. Jay Z joined his pal and busted out a hits medley while Usher, T.I. and Pusha T performed song to shrieks from the crowd.

Pharrell himself sang the hooks for Jay Z songs “Excuse Me Miss,” “La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)” and “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)”), while he also crooned Robin Thicke‘s lyrics in “Blurred Lines” before T.I. unleashed his GIF-worthy shuffle. The “Happy” singer also played hype man to Pusha T’s breakout verses from Clipse‘s “Grindin’.” For said international hit “Happy,” Pharrell pulled Earl Sweatshirt, Fonzworth Bentley (!) and Haim up on stage to dance alongside him.

Plus, after hinting of Stefani’s solo return last week, Pharrell hyped the crowd up for Usher’s follow-up to 2012′s excellent Looking 4 Myself. “Please get ready for this man’s next album,” he said. “It’s so amazing.” It was yet another reminder of how crucial he’s become to the music industry…as if the crowd needed one.

See clips of the star-studded set after the jump. More »

Bastille Perform “Bad Blood” And “Flaws” On ‘Conan’: Watch

Apr 17th, 2014 // Comment
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Way before “Pompeii” was a Top 10 hit on either side of the pond, UK pop-rockers Bastille released the title track from their Bad Blood album as a single. It didn’t really do much in the way of blowing the band up, as it’s got a far darker aesthetic than the more accessible and cheery ’80s throwback “Pompeii.”

But now it’s time for Dan Smith & Co. to strike out with a follow-up in America, and, really, “Bad Blood” truly deserves a second shot. (Actually, in my book, the guys’ Snap!/Corona mashup “Of The Night” should have been a #1 smash, but I digress.) Above you’ll find Bastille fresh off the first weekend of Coachella, performing “Bad Blood” on Conan. And below is a web extra of the group doing “Flaws” on the show. More »

‘The Voice’: Top 12 Advance As Josh Kaufman’s Bruno Mars Cover Brings The House Down

Apr 16th, 2014 // Comment

On Tuesday night (April 15), Usher‘s team was the only group left to compete in The Voice Playoffs (at least the ones where coaches Shakira, Usher, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine were in charge of the votes). There were plenty of ambitious attempts by the contestants, and although not all were hits, Team Usher proved to be a force this season!

T.J. Wilkins, Melissa Jimenez, Stevie Jo, Bria Kelly and Josh Kaufman all performed for Ursh’s affections, leaving him with a tough choice at the end of the evening. Here’s how they did, and how The Voice Live Rounds Top 12 shaped up. More »

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