Posts tagged "Chaka Khan"

Watch Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, T.I. & (Yup) Vanilla Ice Perform At 2013 Soul Train Awards

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The 2013 Soul Train Music Awards took place Sunday (December 1), and the ceremony was heavy on nostalgia — Keith Sweat and Dionne Warwick both received honors for their iconic careers, Warren G performed his classic “Regulate,” Vanilla Ice got stage time for some reason — but the new school had plenty of time in the spotlight. Kendrick Lamar took home Album of the Year, “Blurred Lines” won song of the year, Janelle Monae snagged Video of the Year and Miguel was named Best R&B/Soul Male Artist. The mix of old and new went into the performances as well: up top, watch Jennifer Hudson do a medley with Chaka Khan, T.I. and Evelyn “Champagne” King.

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‘VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul’: Watch Kelly Clarkson & All The Performances

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul aired last night, and each of the soulful ladies who took part brought their best game. “Today is probably one of the best days of my life,” Jessie J said during the telecast. “I feel like crying. I’m probably going to cry when it’s over, happy tears.” Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Kelly Clarkson kicked the night off with a medley of the Supreme’s Motown classic “You Keep Me Hanging On” and their own respective staples “Spotlight”, “Real Love” and “Since U Been Gone”. Another highlight of the evening: a musical tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. Watch the divas pay homage the cities of soul from around world below.
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Watch “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul Red Carpet” Streaming Live

You want divas? VH1′s got ‘em — tonight, streaming live. We know that many of our favorite artists — from Kelly Clarkson to Florence + The Machine to Jennifer Hudson — positively burst with soulfulness. And tonight, they’re looking to show it off. We are streaming the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul red carpet live starting at 5 PM Eastern Standard Time, which means you can oggle the above mentioned stars and plenty more (plus, a few famous guys, too) as they head in to the ceremony benefitting VH1′s Save The Music Foundation. Watch below.

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Whitney Houston And Chaka Khan Sing Us Something Good At Prince’s Concert

Who does Prince have to bring to the stage to make sure fans leave his concerts happy? Absolutely no one, besides himself of course. But that didn’t stop the regal singer from plucking two more heavy-hitters from his (no doubt) diva-filled Rolodex at Thursday night’s Forum show — one-upping last week’s Gwen Stefani appearance with the one-two-punch of Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan. The legendary ladies crooned “Tell Me Something Good” together, prompting us to wonder what other music royalty the Purple One might conjure up for his 21 Night Stand. At this point, even the reanimated corpse of Mozart would hardly surprise us. Check out the vid below.

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Amber Riley Is Every Woman In Her Chaka Khan-Inspired ‘Essence’ Shoot

Glee‘s Amber Riley, who plays the big-voiced, fabulous Mercedes, may often be overshadowed by her castmates on both the show and in racy magazine spreads, but she’s got the attention of Essence in their latest issue. The mag dolled Riley up like the Queen of Funk in order to kick off their Facebook campaign to get a Chaka Khan-themed episode. We doubt that will happen, but we appreciate the effort, especially if it allows Amber to let her star shine in some seriously stunning pics. One more photo, plus a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot, awaits you below.

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