In support of their duet jazz album Cheek To Cheek, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will perform a handful of tracks off the LP on the PBS special Great Performances — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! We already got a brief teaser, with Mother Monster putting her own spin on Cher‘s “Bang Bang.” But more previews have surfaced, where the duo sing album cuts like “I Won’t Dance,” “Nature Boy” and “Cheek To Cheek.”
Cheek To Cheek Live will air on PBS tonight (October 24) at 9 p.m. EST. Check out a few more preview videos from the PBS special after the jump. Cheek To Cheek was released on September 19 via Interscope and Columbia Records. More »
This year has been very good to Nicki Minaj: her inescapable “Anaconda” single is certified Platinum, she was blessed to share the stage with Beyonce for their “***Flawless” remix and she was spotted hanging out with the Queen of Pop herself — Madonna. Now the rapper is gearing up to host and perform at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards.
A new promo clip for the ceremony has arrived, and it’s a glimpse into the future. Set one day after the EMAs, the video shows Minaj’s global domination. There are E-Minajs (emojis inspired by the rapper), her own late-night show, hamburgers shaped like her infamous bum and even money with her face on it!
Along with Minaj, Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Ed Sheeran and Kiesza are all set to perform. The show will set to air on November 9, live from the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland. View the entire nominations list for the 2014 MTV EMAs here. More »
Taylor Swift is utterly inescapable at the moment, and her album 1989 isn’t even out yet. (Oh, it’s coming, Swifties — just hang tight.) Her latest spectacle for TV viewers came courtesy of last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
As Swift is on the level of Those Who Can Shut Down Hollywood Blvd. For A Live Performance, she figured, oh, why the hell not. Decked out in a slinky black ensemble on a giant stage outside the El Capitan Theatre, Taylor belted out her recent chart-topper “Shake It Off,” as well as moody synth track “Out Of The Woods,” all with a little help from her band and a group of backup vocalists.
1989 is released on Monday (October 27). Anyone think it’ll be a hit? Probably not. Catch “Shake It Off” above, and “Out Of The Woods” below. More »
So here’s the thing with Fergie‘s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today: the “L.A. Love (La La)” chirpstress talked with Ellen about her kid and being part-owner of the Miami Dolphins, and Fergie did some funny accents and Ellen made quips about the singer’s barely-there outfit…but there was no music performance. Like, Fergie didn’t perform the song she was there to promote.
Sure, maybe there’s some big, secret marketing strategy, and the first televised performance of Fergie’s comeback single is being saved for another, more prestigious outlet. But it seems like a wasted opportunity, no? It’s not like the song is anywhere near the Top 10. More »
Taylor Swift stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show today (October 23) to discuss some interesting, non-music related topics — like her bizarre fear of sea urchins. The “Welcome To New York” songstress revealed to the talk show host that she’s scared of the ocean creatures: “They’re like a grenade. They’re sitting there waiting to completely injure you.” She then goes into hilariously extensive detail as to why everyone should be afraid of them, to the audience’s amusement.
Swift was recently appointed as music advisor for The Voice, where she gets to spend a lot of time with the show’s judges. Watch the singer talk about Adam Levine‘s weakness after the jump! More »
Kiesza and her team are not playing any games when it comes to promoting her debut LP, Sound of a Woman! The flame-haired songstress stopped by Good Morning America today (October 23) to perform her breakout single, “Hideaway.”
Despite the early morning call time and cold NYC weather, the singer and her backup dancers gave the audience an energetic performance that was filled with throwback choreography. Sound of a Woman was released on October 21, and features songs like “Giant In My Heart,” “Losin’ My Mind” and “No Enemiesz.” More »
Back in early September, there were rumors swirling around Taylor Swift possibly joining The Voice as an advisor. Well guys, the news has now been confirmed! The “Welcome To New York” singer will be saying welcome to Hollywood when she appears on the singing competition show next week.
In a new promotional clip, Swift is shown interacting with the contestants and the judges — and she even pokes fun at herself! She calls her craziness “assumed and understood,” and shows off a few dance moves. Beginning on Monday, October 27 (the release date of her 1989 album, by the way) she will be in three episodes for the show’s “Knockout” rounds. More »
That Taylor Swift promo just won’t let up! The “Out Of The Woods” singer has previewed yet another track off her upcoming LP 1989. Instead of revealing the lyrics via Pinterest-friendly Instagram posts, she’s now using Target as her marketing tool.
In a new extended commercial for the popular department store, Swift discusses her love for New York City (she recently moved here, FYI). The clip is set to “Style,” a breezy cut off her new album. 1989 officially comes out on October 27, and if you buy the album at Target then you will get three bonus songs and three songwriting voice memos on the deluxe version. Oh joy! More »
As part of the promotional rounds for her debut album, Sound of a Woman, Kiesza stopped by Live With Kelly & Michael yesterday (October 21) to perform her smash hit “Hideaway.” Per usual, she brought her strong vocals and lively dance moves to the talk show’s stage. After the performance, Kiesza taught Kelly and Michael how to do the popular “Jerk” dance.
There are a handful of gems on Sound of A Woman, but “Hideaway” is the song that captured us all. So it’s natural that the flame-haired songstress will continue to promote it worldwide. The album was officially released on October 21 via Island Records. More »
As The Voice transitions from the Battles to the Knockouts, it’s time for celebration: get ready for a wardrobe change! Here’s hoping the coaches step it up in the ridiculous department, though, because this season’s fashion choices have been a little too safe. Sure, Adam Levine donned a bowling shirt, but his hair has stayed the same normal color, and there have been no Hawaiian shirts to speak of. Pharrell’s hat sizes have been beyond reasonable, and Gwen Stefani’s pilgrim socks from the Blind Auditions were nowhere near as ridiculous as the silk pajamas — or really anything — that Cee Lo wore on the show.
Come on, team; you can do better than this. A saucer fascinator topping Blake Shelton’s jeans-and-blazer uniform would do the trick, or even a wacky novelty tie with Carson Daly’s suit. Don’t make the audience wait until Christina Aguilera returns next season to bring out the outlandish.
On to the talent: Tuesday (October 21) night, The Voice wrapped up the Battle Round. Only Gwen entered the night with a steal remaining, but struggled with how to use it. The few televised Battles, after all, were surprisingly mellow — and that just ain’t her style. More »