Posts tagged "Barack Obama"

President Obama Talks His Relationship With Kanye West On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

It is also been confirmed that Yeezy will perform at SXSW!

Bianca Gracie / March 13, 2015

Katy Perry Performs “Roar” At White House Reception: Watch

Katy Perry took a brief detour from her ongoing tour to perform at the White House. On July 31, she performed an intimate rendition of her Prism hit “Roar” during a Special Olympics reception, to high-profile guests including Maria Shriver (whose mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the organization) – and after a warm introduction from…

Christina Lee / August 2, 2014

Jennifer Hudson Gives Her Assistant A House, Assistant Freaks Out: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Jennifer Hudson posted a video to Instagram where she slowly walks away after she hands her assistant a Christmas gift: a deed for a new home. Immediately, her assistant drops the deed and tackles Hudson on the couch, shrieking in delight. [Billboard]

:: Brad Paisley will perform…

Christina Lee / January 6, 2014

President Obama “Sings” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”: Watch The Video

Daft Punk’s comeback single “Get Lucky” has quickly become one of the songs of the summer — and now, it seems, the Random Access Memories hit is such an ear worm that even President Barack Obama can’t resist breaking out into song. Well, sort of.

Baracksdubs, the YouTube channel that brought us Obama’s cover of “Call Me Maybe”

Adam Pyarali / June 25, 2013

President Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner: He Talks Jay-Z, References Taylor Swift

President Obama’s relationship to pop culture is simple: He uses it to to disarm the public and reach beyond the politicians and otherwise Very Important People sitting before him. Every nod to rap still feels as revelatory as his 2008 Democratic primary speech and reference to Jay-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulders“; it says that he…

Christina Lee / April 28, 2013

Watch Justin Timberlake Perform At The White House As The Obamas Sing Along

Justin Timberlake performed at the White House last night (April 9) as part of the accurately titled In Performance at the White House concert celebrating Memphis soul music. Timberlake gave a smooth, magnetic rendition of Otis Redding’s classic “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay.” But don’t take our word for it: just watch President Obama and First Lady…

Carl Williott / April 10, 2013

Michelle Obama’s Grammy Picks: Frank Ocean & Kelly Clarkson

It’s quite possible that President Obama and his wife Michelle have the best taste in music in the history of the First Couple. We know Obama’s fandom spans from Jay-Z to Al Green to Bruce Springsteen, but in Michelle Obama’s new interview with People, we learn that the FLOTUS is no slouch in the music…

Carl Williott / February 7, 2013

Whatcha Say: Beyonce’s Inauguration Lip-Sync Scandal Rocked Our Readers

President Barack Obama’s second inauguration went down this week, as did Beyonce’s credibility after it emerged that she may have lip-synced while singing the National Anthem. (One person who shined: Kelly Clarkson, who knocked “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” out of the, er, Capital.) Our readers had a field day weighing in on Bey’s latest…

Robbie Daw / January 25, 2013

Beyonce Lip-Synced At The Presidential Inauguration & We’re All Devastated [UPDATE: Maybe She Sang After All]

UPDATE: The Marine Corps Band released a second statement clarifying that “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether [Beyonce’s vocal performance] was live or pre-recorded.”  So…there’s still hope! Here’s the whole statement:
The Presidential Inaugural Committee requested that the Marine Band accompany Beyonce Knowles-Carter in the performance of

Sam Lansky / January 22, 2013

Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Fun. Perform At President Obama’s Inaugural Ball: Watch

And what a Presidential Inauguration it was! Yesterday (January 21) saw a pretty intense string of inaugural ceremonies, parties and sundry star-studded stuff, including (of course) a couple of powerhouse performances from people like Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson.

But last night kept the party going even harder, as Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and fun. all performed at the Inaugural…

Sam Lansky / January 22, 2013

Kelly Clarkson Sings “My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee” At President Obama’s Inauguration: Review Revue

With all the fevered anticipation, there’s no denying that Beyonce’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at today’s Presidential Inauguration was the main event, but Kelly Clarkson more than delivered with a showstopping delivery of “My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee” — so much so, in fact, that when she finished, a dumbfounded Senator Chuck Schumer walked up to the…

Sam Lansky / January 21, 2013

Beyonce Slays The National Anthem At President Obama’s Inauguration: Review Revue

As much as we’d like to pretend that we were tuning into President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony for the pageantry and the historical significance…well, we’re gonna be honest. We probably would’ve slept in and missed the whole thing if it weren’t for the fact that Beyonce was scheduled to sing the National Anthem.

Carl Williott / January 21, 2013

Kelly Clarkson Sings At President Barack Obama’s Inauguration: Watch

From American Idol to the National Mall — not too shabby! Kelly Clarkson today (January 21) performed “My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee” in front of 800,000 people and President Barack Obama following the president’s second inaugural address. Clarkson has been on some big stages, but she was visibly (and adorably) nervous for the historic event.

Carl Williott / January 21, 2013

President Obama’s Inauguration: Katy Perry & John Mayer Attend Together

Katy Perry had boyfriend John Mayer by her side as the two took in the sights and sounds of President Barack Obama’s Inauguration ceremony for his second term on Monday (January 21). (We guess things between them are getting pretty serious if JM is Katy’s plus one to an event of this patriotic magnitude.) The…

Erika Brooks Adickman / January 21, 2013

Beyonce Sings At President Barack Obama’s Inauguration: Watch

Only for Beyonce could a performance of the Star-Spangled Banner at Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration Ceremony be seen as a WARM-UP for her next gig, which just happens to be the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Today (January 21), in front of roughly 800,000 people and accompanied by the US Marine Band, Bey captivated the natio…

Carl Williott / January 21, 2013

President Obama’s Inauguration: PS22 Chorus Performs Phillip Phillips’ “Home”

Early on during the morning of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, Staten Island’s PS22 Chorus stood outside at the National Mall in Washington D.C. and performed a spirited cover of Phillip Phillips’ hit “Home.” ABC News captured the moment, and though you can hear Diane Sawyer and George Sephanopoulos chatting over top the kids a bit,…

Robbie Daw / January 21, 2013

Beyonce Rehearses For President Obama’s Inaugural Concert: Listen To The Leaked Audio

Hey! Here’s a totally normal thing: Beyonce is performing at Barack Obama’s second inauguration today. Yep, just a super-casual, no-stress, low-key rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner in front of the entire world. No pressure! Meanwhile, Kelly Rowland just released a song about cunnilingus and nobody has any idea where Michelle Williams is, so that’s that.

Right now, most Americans are breathlessly awaiting…

Sam Lansky / January 21, 2013

Lupe Fiasco Thrown Out Of StartUp RockOn Inauguration Gig For President Obama: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Lupe Fiasco has marvelous timing! The Chicago MC decided to perform a 30-minute anti-war song on Sunday (January 20), during which he announced that he did not vote for President Barack Obama. (Watch above.) The event? StartUp RockOn, and inaugural concert celebrating Obama’s second term in office. The gig’…

Robbie Daw / January 21, 2013

Is Lady Gaga Headlining An Inaugural Ball For Obama’s Campaign Staff?

Lady Gaga will headline a private inaugural ball for President Obama’s campaign staff, an unnamed source tells the Associated Press. If true, she’ll be amongst other acts celebrating Barack Obama’s 2012 second term like Beyonce, Usher, Kelly Clarkson and Stevie Wonder.

Still, even if the info is accurate, the Fame Monster is likely…

Christina Lee / January 20, 2013

Katy Perry Is A “Firework” And More At Kids’ Inaugural Concert: Watch

Less than two weeks ago, Katy Perry was named a Peoples’ Choice Award winner. And on Saturday night (January 19) at the Kids’ Inaugural Concert in Washington, D.C., she reestablished herself as an American favorite.

After Usher, Far East Movement and Mindless Behavior took the Washington Convention Center stage, Perry performed some of…

Christina Lee / January 20, 2013
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