Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar And Maxwell To Headline 2016 ESSENCE Festival

The organizers behind this year’s festival aren’t playing around.

Christina Lee | March 1, 2016 - 1:45 pm

OutKast To Headline BET Experience 2014

OutKast has added yet another date to its 40-plus date festival tour: June 28, at this year’s three-day BET Experience in Los Angeles. The Atlanta hip hop duo will headline and perform alongside current chart heavyweights Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky and K. Michelle.

BET Experience, the network’s answer to radio festivals like Hot…

Christina Lee | April 21, 2014 - 11:02 am

Alicia Keys Sizzles In Central Park: Watch Her Soulful GMA Performances

It’s been a minute since Alicia Keys appeared on our TV screens, so it was a nice treat to be serenaded by the R&B great on GMA this morning. The 32-year-old songstress looked fresh in bright pink pants and a sheer black top (let’s not mention that unfortunate hairstyle) and was in typically fine voice.

Mike Wass | August 30, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Alicia Keys & Maxwell’s “Fire We Make” Video: The Singers Are Burning Up

Yesterday (April 23) we saw the teaser for Alicia Keys’ steamy music video with Maxwell, “Fire We Make.” For a 30-second clip, it featured a whole lot of sweating and wriggling. Keys has since premiered the full video, and it turns out it’s even more of a tease. For starters, now we know why it’s…

Carl Williott | April 24, 2013 - 8:48 am

Alicia Keys & Maxwell’s “Fire We Make” Video: Watch A Steamy Preview

After finishing off 2012 with a surge of momentum that carried over into early 2013, things have been relatively quiet for Alicia Keys. In fact, as far as we know, the Girl on Fire is still finishing up the National Anthem at the Superdome. But she’s back now with a preview of the music video for “Fire

Carl Williott | April 23, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’: Album Review

The title of Alicia Keys’ fifth album, Girl On Fire (out today, November 27), could really have gone to her 2001 debut (Songs in A Minor). In fact, Keys’ latest brings to mind her first-ever television appearance — on The Oprah Winfrey Show, no less — and how Keys prefaced her performance of…

Christina Lee | November 27, 2012 - 5:45 am

Alicia Keys & Maxwell Heat It Up On “Fire We Make”: Listen

Alicia Keys teams up with Maxwell for “Fire We Make,” a steamy little R&B jam from Keys’ forthcoming album Girl On Fire (out November 27) that takes the hot/fire/inferno theme to a new level. The two crooners turn in a pair of simmering verses, with Maxwell’s falsetto absolutely melting everything within range of your speakers,…

Carl Williott | November 20, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Mariah Carey And More Celebrate “Christmas In Washington” (PHOTOS)

Mariah Carey’s already celebrated Christmas in Rockefeller Plaza and tonight she’ll be saying “Merry Christmas To You” on ABC with help from her mom Patricia, but that’s not enough for the “Oh Santa” diva. The mother-to-be also helped deck the halls of our nation’s capitol for the television special “Christmas In Washington“. The Merry Christmas II

Erika Brooks Adickman | December 13, 2010 - 9:50 am

Maxwell Makes Us Get All Misty Over TV’s Early Days In “Fistful Of Tears” Video

We knew from the first time we laid eyes on the exclusive stills from Maxwell’s “Fistful Of Tears” video that he’d gotten it exactly right. Shot in rich 35mm black-and-white, the Phil Andelman-directed video captures Maxwell raw performance skills, as seen during a “live” rendition on an old-school TV stage. As Simon Vozick-Levinson just pointed…

Idolator Staff | April 14, 2010 - 9:29 am

PHOTOS: FIRST LOOK — Maxwell’s “Fistful Of Tears” Video

Maxwell’s “Fistful Of Tears”, a standout track from his Grammy-winning BLACKsummers’night album, touches on a complex question: how to move on with a romance that has hit the skids. But for the song’s luscious new video, Maxwell and director Phil Andelman focus on something simple — the power of Maxwell’s live performance. The video captures…

Idolator Staff | April 12, 2010 - 7:53 am

Maxwell: The Idolator Interview

Maxwell took an eight-year break after releasing 2001’s Now, spending most of the last decade perfecting his ambitious R&B trilogy, beginning with 2009’s BLACKsummers’ night. “These records are the records I’ve always wanted to make in my career and my life,” the 36-year old singer/songwriter told us recently. “It’s interesting that I’m getting to do…

Becky Bain | March 15, 2010 - 1:30 pm

‘Billboard’ Crowns Adam Lambert And Britney Spears As Music’s Sexiest Stars

Billboard decided to get steamy and ask its readers to vote in polls for the Sexiest Women and Sexiest Men In Music. Now the results are in, and it seems lust knows no musical boundaries—Disney stars, revered rockers, country crooners, pop divas and American Idol contestants were all in voters’ dirty minds.

Robbie Daw | February 12, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Live Blog: The 2010 Grammy Awards

It’s Grammy night, and we’re live blogging the awards’ 52nd ceremony below the jump! If you need a refresh on the nominees, we’ve got them right here.  Getting up to speed, Beyonce snagged four awards during the pre-show telecast (Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song),…

Robbie Daw | January 31, 2010 - 7:41 pm

Grammy Awards 2010: Who Will Win Song Of The Year?

After placing our bets for Best New Artist and all the pop categories, we’re setting our sights on the most prestigious three categories of the Grammys, starting with Song of the Year. Is this a three-way race between Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, or do the fellas have a shot of stealing the ladies’

Becky Bain | January 27, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Rihanna Sings For Haiti Relief On ‘Oprah’

As we mentioned earlier, Oprah devoted her whole show today to the tragedy in Haiti, highlighting the continuing need for relief with help from Rihanna, Maxwell and Wyclef Jean. Rihanna, who had been tipped as the show’s featured performer, sang Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” with the Barbadian pop star adding her own twist to the…

Becky Bain | January 20, 2010 - 4:29 pm

Linkin Park, Jay-Z, U2 And Rihanna Line Up For Haiti Relief Efforts

Artists continue to pledge their support for relief aid following last week’s devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti. The latest to step up is Linkin Park, whose Music For Relief nonprofit organization has collected ten unreleased tracks from different artists for the Download To Donate album. (Hear the tracks after the jump.)

Robbie Daw | January 20, 2010 - 8:16 am

First Round Of Grammy Awards Performers Announced

What’s the best way to ensure an artist will belt out their tunes live at an awards gig? Be sure they have the most nominations. The first wave of performers was announced this morning for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, and, not surprisingly, the list is comprised of the artists with the most nods. …

Robbie Daw | December 22, 2009 - 7:59 am

A Brief Note About Monday Night’s Maxwell Show

Guys out there who are looking for pointers on how to make your lady feel good: R & B singer Maxwell showed the other night at Madison Square Garden that the one-two punch of saying that you don’t mind getting down with her lady during her time of the month, and subsequently covering Kate Bush…

Maura | September 30, 2009 - 10:00 am

Jay-Z’s First-Week Sales: Not Quite Eminem-Level, But Not Bad By Any Stretch

Unsurprisingly, Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 debuted atop today’s Billboard 200, thanks to sales of 476,000 copies in the time that elapsed between its release last Tuesday and Sunday night. But how did Jay’s first-week numbers fare in the more rarefied arena of No. 1 debuts? I crunched a few numbers to figure out just how all…

Maura | September 16, 2009 - 5:45 pm

Maxwell may not be collaborating with R. Kelly, but he has announced the next leg of his tour. Dates stretch from late September to mid-October, and he’ll be bringing along Common and Chrisette Michele. So far there are only 14 dates on this jaunt, but given that tickets sold pretty well for his summer theater…

Maura | August 11, 2009 - 2:00 pm
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