Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Toni Braxton And Babyface Perform “Hurt You” (Brilliantly) On ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’: Watch

Mar 11th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Never Meant To Break Your Little Heart

Toni Braxton and Babyface have been promoting excellent new album Love, Marriage & Divorce with breathtaking performances on talk shows across America, but the classy couple saved their best for last — delivering a killer rendition of “Hurt You” On The Ellen Degeneres Show today (March 11), ahead of a two week stint in Broadway musical After Midnight.

The best thing about watching these titans of R&B in action is their simple yet sophisticated approach. There are no gimmicks. Just two artists with incredible voices pouring their heart and soul into songs dealing with love, hate and everything in-between. “Hurt You” allows Toni to (literally) kick up her heels and she threw some epic diva poses on Ellen. Watch the duo up top. More »

Sevyn Streeter Conquers ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ With A Solo Version Of “It Won’t Stop”: Watch

Mar 11th, 2014 // 2 Comments
Sevyn Slays
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Sevyn Streeter got in some belated “It Won’t Stop” promo on The Arsenio Hall Show last night (March 10) when she performed the Chris Brown collaboration — albeit without Breezy. The 27-year-old proved that her solo version of the song is just as alluring by literally bringing the crowd to their feet.

There’s so much to love about Sevyn’s performance. She looked great, sounded better and sure knows how to work a crowd. The hitmaker left the stage mid-way through the song and serenaded a lucky fella in the audience, who received all his life from the Florida native. (You know he bought a copy of Call Me Crazy, But… after the show!) Watch the R&B win over Arsenio’s guests up top. More »

Watch Chvrches Cover Lorde’s “Team” For BBC’s Live Lounge

Mar 11th, 2014 // Comment
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Chvrches stopped by BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge and performed a cover of Lorde‘s “Team.” Considering the trio’s prolific cover output, and the minimalist electronics of both acts, we’re surprised they haven’t taken on the New Zealand teen sooner. But it was worth the wait, as Lauren Mayberry and co. reworked the stomping anthem into a peppy little dose of synth-pop.

Thanks to Mayberry’s cheery delivery and some plinking “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” percussion, there’s less of a sense of melancholy, and, as with most of their stuff, it sounds like it comes straight from 1987. Check it out up top (the performance begins at 3:45). More »

Angel Haze Keeps It Simple In “A Tribe Called Red” Video: Watch

Mar 10th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Join Her Tribe
Angel's "Battle Cry"
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The curious case of Angel Haze continues, this time with her video for “A Tribe Called Red,” her fire-breathing EDM banger from Dirty Gold. There was a decent amount of extraneous bullshit surrounding that album’s release, so perhaps as a reaction to all that, she’s kept the visual for this track pretty minimalist, allowing the music to be the focus again.

The black-and-white clip finds Angel rapping on a soundstage, with a few cool lights littered across the floor. It was directed by Rollo Jackson, and shows that the MC is at her best when the music is poppy but not neutered and the rapid-fire rhymes are inspirational without being cloying.

Check it out up top. More »

Florrie’s “Seashells” Video: Watch The Colorful Clip

Mar 10th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Fab Florrie
Florrie's Sirens
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The singer has a spring EP planned. Read More »

As springtime draws nearer, so does the release of Florrie‘s short, but hopefully sweet, fourth EP Sirens. The British singer previewed the three-track set last month, and now the first video from the project has arrived. (Each cut will have an accompanying visual.) Title track “Sirens” initially stuck out as a highlight from the EP, but for now we’ll all just have to settle for the colorful clip for minimal (lyrics-wise), banghra-esque dance tune “Seashells,” which was directed by Major Lazer collaborator Ferry Gouw.

Give it a watch above. More »

Justin Bieber’s Deposition Video: Watch Four+ Hours Of Hell Condensed Into Six Minutes Of Torture

Mar 10th, 2014 // 8 Comments
Bieber's Mugshot
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The singer is arrested for DUI and drag racing. Read More »

To be honest, it’s probably getting just as confusing for Justin Bieber to keep track of all the legal troubles he currently has as it is for us. And so when TMZ leaked video clips of Bieber’s May 6th deposition in Miami, we kind of had to ask, “Deposition for what, exactly?” The neighbor-egging incident? The limo driver thing? The DUI drag racing drama? Oh, right — that trash where JB’s bodyguard beat down some paparazzi.

During the four-and-a-half hours Justin was deposed in Florida, he was asked by photographer Jeffrey Binion‘s lawyer, as you’ll see in the above, condensed video, about dating Selena Gomez (Bieber’s response: “Don’t ask me about her.”), whether he knows Usher (“Usher…that sounds familiar.”) and if he remembers ever being in Australia (“I don’t know if I’ve been to Australia. Have I been to Australia?”). More »

Rick Ross And Jeezy Lock & Load In “War Ready” Video: Watch

Mar 10th, 2014 // Comment
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Ready For Battle
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Rick Ross has premiered the video for Mastermind standout “War Ready,” his collab with former nemesis Jeezy and ominous production from Mike WiLL Made It. It’s a pretty straightforward visual, with Rozay and Jeezy mean-mugging into the camera spliced with scenes of masked goons looking like 300 villains pillaging a warehouse. (And Tracy T pretty much steals the show after not even being listed as a feature on the official tracklist.)

There’s lots of machine gun fire, but amidst all the spent rounds, of course Ross is rocking a plush fur coat, which is not at all a war ready look. Check it out up top. More »

Kodaline Performed Heart-Wrenching Ballad “All I Want” On ‘American Idol’: Watch

Mar 7th, 2014 // Comment
Get Your Lighter Ready!

Irish rockers Kodaline won a huge international following with debut LP In A Perfect World, so it was almost inevitable that the US would also fell under their spell. The four-piece band dropped by American Idol last night (March 6) to perform new single “All I Want” and were typically spectacular.

These guys are so tight. Steve Garrigan‘s vocal is a thing of beauty and their musicianship is beyond repute. It looks like American Idol viewers were just as impress. After Kodaline’s epic performance their album shot to number 16 on iTunes and “All I Want” — a tale of heartbreak and loss — rocketed into the top 100. Watch up top. More »

Ariana Grande Performs Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” At The White House: Watch

Mar 7th, 2014 // 8 Comments
Ariana Sings For The President
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Ariana Grande shared the stage with vocal heavyweights Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae and Melissa Etheridge as well as The Voice winner Tessanne Chin at last night’s (March 6) Women Of Soul: In Performance At The White House concert, which was hosted by President Obama and the First Lady.

The 20-year-old looked understandably nervous but delivered a competent if unspectacular version of Whitney Houston‘s classic ballad “I Have Nothing”. She sounded much more at home performing Yours Truly bop “Tattooed Heart” and later joined the other ladies for an entertaining rendition of Tina Turner‘s iconic jam “Proud Mary”. Watch all of Ari’s performances up top. More »

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Her ‘Organic’ New Album In Radio Interview: Watch

Mar 7th, 2014 // Comment
So Much Realness
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Jennifer Lopez dropped by Big Boy‘s radio show on Power 106 this morning (March 7) to chat about her new album. The ageless diva spoke to the DJ revealed that music became her main priority again after completing her first world tour in 2013. The 44-year-old stunner has been cooking up fresh tunes ever since.

J.Lo admitted that it’s been a long process but she wanted to take her time. It turns out the “I Luh Ya Papi” diva is a taking an ‘organic’ approach to this LP — hence the initially somewhat confusing buzz singles “Girls” and “Same Girl”. As for the latter, Jenny opened up about filming the video with some friends and her strong connection to the Bronx. Watch up top. More »