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Lorde’s “Royals” Covered By Black Simon & Garfunkel On ‘Fallon’: Watch

Mar 17th, 2014 // Comment
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"Timber" Cover
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Late Night fake musical duo Black Simon & Garfunkel (The Roots‘ Questlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas) made their Tonight Show debut last week with a cover of Lorde‘s “Royals.” As is tradition, they stripped down the song to its sparest parts, accompanied by just an acoustic guitar and those sweet, sweet harmonies.

It’s kind of odd that they got around to doing “Timber” before doing this song — in fact, at a couple points it seems Quest had already forgotten the lyrics to the once-ubiquitous hit. Watch the quick bit up top. More »

‘Glee’ Recap: New Directions Head To Nationals, Remember Finn In “City Of Angels”

Mar 12th, 2014 // Comment
Glee's 100th Episode
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Not since last fall’s “The Quarterback” has Glee delivered such a bittersweet storyline acknowledging the passing of Cory Monteith. In “City Of Angels,” an episode meant to prepare viewers for the series’ oncoming permanent move to New York, the kids take a trip to Los Angeles for nationals, remember Finn and by the end, the fate of McKinley High’s glee club has officially been sealed. More »

‘The Voice’ Recap: Shakira, Usher & Adam Levine Save Spins For Final Night Of Blind Auditions

Mar 12th, 2014 // Comment
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It’s a rough road for the final group of Blind Auditions contestants on The Voice. Not only are the contestants trying out for coaches who are pickier (and therefore less button-happy) than in week one, but also, the last few have a limited number of coaches available to spin for them. As Usher, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Shakira’s teams close out, their buttons become as helpful as Justin Bieber in a deposition.

But a lucky four were able to overcome the Bieber-buttons last night (March 11) to round out the coaches’ teams of twelve. Here’s who they are, and how they did it. More »

Little Mix Make David Letterman “Move”: Watch

Mar 11th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Little Mix's "Word"
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UK girl grouplet Little Mix brought their dance moves and golden pipes to American television for a performance on the Late Show With David Letterman last night, in support of the recent US release of sophomore LP Salute. Flanked by a troupe of male backup dancers, the ladies tore through their number “Move,” looking amazing and sounding flawless all the while. Even Dave, who, let’s face it, has seen it all at this point, seemed thoroughly amused by Perry, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade’s antics. More »

‘The Voice’ Recap: Rihanna’s Former Opener & Modern Mary Poppins Audition

Mar 11th, 2014 // Comment

The end is near! The end of the Blind Auditions, anyway, which wrap up this week on The Voice. Shakira, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Usher’s teams have all gone from just a glimmer in the coaches’ pre-season eyes to almost-full collections of superstar hopefuls… most of whom will be quickly eliminated.

And those who survive a bit longer probably will be forgotten shortly after the season finale. Oh who are we kidding, it’s just a group of 47 future also-rans and one shining star.

But, for now, yay! They made it! Life on the top of the world awaits them! So let’s see which other contestants will be joining the contestants whose dreams are all on the road to coming true. More »

Drake Joins The Party In YG’s “Who Do You Love” Video: Watch

Mar 8th, 2014 // Comment
That Krazy Life
"Take Care," Again
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Los Angeles rapper YG meets Drake at an after-hours pool party in his “Who Do You Love” video, directed by Benny Boom. They laugh, drink and mingle among a throng of women for the majority of the time, as to be expected from a mainstream rap video. But there’s a twist – YG’s there to blow off some steam, after he finds out that his girl’s been cheating on him. The song itself, produced by the in-demand (and longtime collaborator) DJ Mustard, harkens to what’s at stake with its spare piano and queasy synths.

“Who Do You Love” appears on YG’s debut album My Krazy Life, out March 18 on Def Jam. Both arrive after YG gained traction on hip-hop radio in 2013, thanks largerly to “My Hitta” featuring Young Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan. Because he was born in Compton, he’s also being compared to Kendrick Lamar, if only to show how both acts will add to the city’s hip-hop legacy. More »

Rick Ross, Kanye West & Big Sean Perform “Sanctified” On ‘Arsenio’: Watch

Mar 7th, 2014 // Comment
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Mastermind Review
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After hitting up The Tonight Show and Late Night, Rick Ross‘ TV takeover continued Thursday (March 6) with a performance on Arsenio. But this time, he was joined by fellow hip-hop titan Kanye West and Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music bud Big Sean for the first live performance of Mastermind highlight “Sanctified.”

After the warm intro took everyone to church, Big Sean delivered his gleeful refrain, then Kanye stormed onto the stage for his take and the crowd went nuts. Rozay didn’t emerge until his verse later in the song, and all three dudes were clearly having a good time up there (West in particular had a wide grin), making for the Bawse’s best performance of this whole promo cycle.

Check it out up top. More »

Rick Ross & French Montana Bring “Nobody” To ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’: Watch

Mar 6th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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"Nobody" Buddies
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After performing with The Roots on the Tonight Show last week, Rick Ross swung by Late Night With Seth Meyers Wednesday (March 5) to mark Mastermind‘s release. He brought along French Montana, and unfortunately they performed one of the album’s weakest tracks, the Notorious B.I.G. rip “Nobody.”

It’s worth watching simply to hear Seth Meyers call him Ricky Rozay, and it’s also unintentionally hilarious watching Ross and French mill around the stage with nothing to do as those recordings of a yelling Diddy play. Good job, everyone. Not that any of this matters, since Mastermind is already forecasted to debut at the top spot on the charts next week.

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Watch Katy Perry Play Meteorologist & Butcher Australian City Names On An Oz News Broadcast

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment
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Katy Perry‘s traveling Down Under and for her latest trick, she stopped by Sydney’s 7 Sunrise today (March 5) to take a stab at being a meteorologist. Brandishing a ”nifty wand that all weather reporters use,” the superstar stepped in front of the LCD screen showing a map of Australia and delivered the day’s forecasts, mispronouncing several major city names along the way.

By the end, she gave up, calling Hobart “Hogwart’s” and channeling Kristen Wiig for the big finish at Perth. It was stupidly amusing, but I feel bad for the people who actually needed a weather report. Although, as Perry pointed out, “If you don’t understand all this, I’m sure you have an app on your phone.”

Check it out up top. More »

Watch Phantogram Perform “The Day You Died” On ‘Letterman’

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment
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Synth Blues

It’s been a couple weeks since Phantogram dropped their sophomore album Voices, which has quietly climbed its way to the No. 11 spot on the Billboard 200. The week of its release, they brought “Black Out Days” and “Fall In Love” to Jimmy Kimmel Live, which probably gave them a sales boost, and on their Letterman stint last night (March 4), they performed deep cut “The Day You Died.”

The plaintive song brings to mind a more expansive version of The xx, and it makes Sarah Barthel’s vocals the centerpiece, which seemed to be a theme on the album. Check it out up top.  More »