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Nico & Vinz Perform “Am I Wrong” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch Their US TV Debut

Jun 13th, 2014 // Comment
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Nico & Vinz are currently flying high with their hit “Am I Wrong,” which easily became one of the seven contenders we singled out for this year’s Song Of The Summer. (Voting on all seven opens on Monday, so check back here then!) And last night the Norwegian duo hit up Jimmy Kimmel Live in Los Angeles to give their first American TV performance of their global smash.

Watch above as Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery belt out the song live. With the way the exuberant, warmly-receptive audience was dancing about, it’s no wonder why the pair had big smiles plastered on their faces throughout their performance…and why this song is so damn huge. More »

Janelle Monae Covers David Bowie’s “Heroes” Live For The First Time On ‘Letterman’: Watch

Jun 12th, 2014 // Comment
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Janelle Monae visited Late Show with David Letterman to perform her space-funk take on David Bowie‘s 1977 classic, “Heroes”, for the first time. While her cover appears on Pepsi’s visual album celebrating soccer during the World Cup, Beats of the Beautiful Game, Monae’s Late Night performance made for a convincing argument that “Heroes” should be added to her live repertoire from here on out. As she raised her fists, spun in circles and flexed for the crowd, Monae was beaming.

“I just thought it would be really really cool for me of course to re-record — or re-imagine — one of my favorite David Bowie songs, ‘Heroes,’ Monae said to Idolator, in an exclusive interview about her cover. “ I was like, ‘Of course! I love it!’ Someone [like David Bowie] who has been an individual, but at the same time inspirational to just people and young people in general, empowers people to reach beyond our circumstances.”  More »

Kanye West’s ‘New Testament’ Documentary Surfaces: Watch

Jun 11th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Kanye West does not appear in New Testament, a 34-minute documentary that surfaced online today (June 11). Instead, to orchestral suites by Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood, New Testament paces through found footage unfolds to sound bites from interviews over the years with Zane Lowe, Jimmy Kimmel, Power 105′s The Breakfast Club and more.

Occasionally, a celebrity pops up: Britney Spears, as she appeared for Pepsi; Lil Wayne, as he did for Mountain Dew; Taylor Swift sitting down, before an Asian girl appears and pulls a blond wig over her head. (Oof.) But the point of New Testament isn’t to align himself with them. Instead, as the sound bites verify, West stresses that he is the next Andy Warhol, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs, but as they are right now, corporations will not allow him to be as great. To take in New Testament, particularly first thing in the morning, is to feel both empowered, intimidated and even a little panicked all at once. More »

Sia Taps Lena Dunham To Perform “Chandelier” On ‘Late Night’: Watch

Jun 10th, 2014 // Comment
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Sia laid face down on a bunk bed as Girls creator Lena Dunham lip-synced to her vocals, spun in circles and pulling at toilet paper as if decorating with streamers. This was the set-up for her May 10 Late Night with Seth Meyers performance of “Chandelier” – that, and additional proof that Sia doesn’t have to face the camera to give a compelling performance.

Last month Sia performed “Chandelier,” the lead single off 1000 Forms of Fear, on Ellen with her back to the camera. For the media-shy pop extraordinaire, that was one step closer to the spotlight than she typically prefers. For the song’s official video, now viewed over 25 million times, Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler danced while wearing a straw-colored bob resembling Sia’s own, just as Dunham did for Late Night. More »

Tony Awards 2014: Watch Hugh Jackman, T.I. And LL Cool J’s “Rock Island” Rap From ‘The Music Man’

Jun 9th, 2014 // Comment
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Flashy Broadway fare like Hedwig And The Angry Inch, A Raisin In The Sun and All The Way proved to be big winners at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday evening (June 8), but it was host Hugh Jackman‘s pair-up with LL Cool J and T.I. for a rap version of “Rock Island,” the opening number from 1957 classic The Music Man, that has everyone either still talking over the watercooler or just scratching their head altogether. And, according to CNN, you can thank Questlove for producing that drum beat..

Let’s just blame Ellen DeGeneres and her damn star-studded selfie seen ’round the world from the Oscars for this stunt, as well as the fact that every award show host from here on out has their surprise-factor work cut out for them.

Watch Hugh, LL and Tip cut it up at the Tonys above. More »

OneRepublic Perform “Love Runs Out” And “Counting Stars” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

Jun 6th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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If there’s one thing OneRepublic have proven in the grand scheme of all things pop, it’s that they are the masters of the slow-burning single. Often their hits — think “Good Life” and “Counting Stars” — take several months, or even a year, to simmer before blowing up big on the charts. But the Ryan Tedder-led band seem to be bucking their own trend with current single “Love Runs Out.”

The upbeat, piano-driven number has been gaining momentum since its release in April, and last night Tedder & Co. hit up Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform the track on the outdoor stage. Watch OneRepublic do that one above, then head below to catch them serving up “Counting Stars.” More »

Demi Lovato And Cher Lloyd Team Up For “Really Don’t Care” On ‘Good Morning America’: Watch

Jun 6th, 2014 // Comment
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With tickets for Demi Lovato‘s World Tour about to go on sale, it’s time for her to get the word out there that this is one multi-tasking diva who’s one hell of an entertainer you shouldn’t be missing out on live. To get her fans pumped, the songbird hit up the Good Morning America stage in New York’s Central Park this morning for performances of “Neon Lights,” “Heart Attack” and “Really Don’t Care.” And, surprise — Cher Lloyd, whose album Sorry I’m Late just arrived last week, was on hand to join Demi for the latter.

Watch the pair belt out their defiant collaboration “Really Don’t Care” above, then head below to see Demi do “Neon Lights” and “Heart Attack” on GMA. More »

Demi Lovato Performs “Really Don’t Care,” Talks Mermaids And Aliens On ‘Late Night’: Watch

Jun 5th, 2014 // Comment
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Last night, singer-songwriter Demi Lovato appeared as a musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers for what turned out to be a pretty entertaining interview to say the least. While the pop star was there to promote her latest single “Really Don’t Care,” she also spoke about her upcoming world tour, her new apartment amongst the elderly and, here’s the kicker folks, her fervent belief that aliens and mermaids are real(?!).

Yeah, we were pretty intrigued too. Confessing her love for conspiracy theories, Lovato believes that mermaids are real because of an apparently convincing documentary she saw on The Discovery Channel. More »

Future Walks From Dusk Till Dawn In “Blood, Sweat, Tears” Video: Watch

Jun 5th, 2014 // Comment
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Future walks alone in his new video for “Blood, Sweat, Tears,” the triumphant conclusion of his sophomore album Honest. He starts following a deserted road while it’s pitch black outside, then keeps walking until the sun rises. The video’s premise is simple, yes, though it also should remind fans of the Atlanta rapper’s biggest influence, going into his new music: Coldplay.

“I just like the melodies. They’re very melodic,” Future said to The Huffington Post, adding, “I don’t really listen to anybody in hip-hop.”

But it’s hard to ignore the aesthetic similarities between “Blood, Sweat, Tears” and Coldplay’s “Yellow” video, too. For the latter, frontman Chris Martin sang the song while walking on a beach, alone, in one continuous shot from dusk till dawn. More importantly, Future appears just as earnest in “Blood, Sweat, Tears” as Martin does for “Yellow” – and that sort of behavior is now rare in hip-hop videos, as Future likely knows too.

Watch Future sing of “Blood, Sweat, Tears” in his new video up top, then re-visit Coldplay’s “Yellow’ after the jump. More »

Jennifer Lopez Brings Out Ja Rule & Pays Tribute To Selena At Bronx Concert: Watch

Jun 5th, 2014 // Comment

Jennifer Lopez brought out Ja Rule and paid tribute to Selena Quintanilla-Perez during her June 4 homecoming concert (“The Bronx!”) at Pelham Bay Park’s Orchard Beach. She may be prepping for next week’s release of A.K.A., but during that concert, she was more than aware that fans rode the 6 to see her live – the same subway line referenced in her 1999 debut, On the 6.

Lopez actually brought out several guests during the show: Fat Joe performed the Terror Squad‘s “Lean Back,” while French Montana assisted with A.K.A.‘s “I Luh Ya Papi.” But it was Ja Rule who inspired the loudest cheers, as he strolled on stage to perform his verses from Murder Inc‘s “Ain’t It Funny” and “I’m Real” remixes. The crowd chimed in whenever they could, seen when Lopez sang Selena’s “No Me Queda Más,” off her 1994 and fifth album Amor Prohibido.

Watch highlights from Lopez’s homecoming concert after the jump. More »