Posts tagged "Prince"

Frank Ocean Performs “Pyramids”, Covers Prince’s “When You Were Mine” At The Wiltern In L.A.

Last night, on the same day as the physical release of Channel Orange, artist of the moment Frank Ocean offered up an hour-long show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. On the stage behind him was a full wall of TV screens, and the set was peppered with cuts like "Pyramids", "Super Rich…
By: Robbie Daw / July 18, 2012

Maroon 5 Covers Prince’s “Kiss” On ‘Overexposed’ Bonus Track: Listen

Maroon 5 may lament the perils of being Overexposed on their new album, but one of the album's bonus tracks, they're inspired by a man who never had any trouble exposing himself — Prince. As the folks over at Popdust note, the cover is a departure from the rest of the…
By: X. Alexander / June 26, 2012

Adele’s ’21’ Reaches 24 Weeks At #1, Ties With ‘Saturday Night Fever’ And ‘Purple Rain’ Soundtracks

Thanks to her primetime NBC special and the plain fact that she's Adele, the Brit singer's album sales for 21 raised 30% in the last week, with 75,000 units sold. That not only puts her back on the top of this week's album charts, but that earns Adele her 24th non-consecutive week…
By: Becky Bain / June 13, 2012

WZRD Conjure #3 Debut Behind Adele, Whitney Houston On Album Chart

WZRD (aka Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius) land a high debut at #3 with their self-titled album on Billboard's Top 200 this week, but the 66,000 copies sold out of the gate isn't enough to unseat either Adele's 21 (247,000) from the top spot or Whitney Houston's Whitney…
By: Robbie Daw / March 7, 2012

Adele’s ’21’ Now Aiming To Match ‘Purple Rain’ Reign At #1

Expect Prince to let out a high-pitched scream that would make James Brown proud. Just one week after its one-year anniversary, Adele's Grammy-winning 21 has sold another 297,000 copies and holds onto the #1 position on Billboard's Top 200 for a 22nd non-consecutive frame, thus passing the 21-week stretch of MC…
By: Robbie Daw / February 29, 2012

Justin Timberlake’s “Bon Iver” Plays For Blue Ivy In ‘SNL’ Sketch

Very, very frequent Saturday Night Live host/surprise guest Justin Timberlake popped by this weekend's Maya Rudolph-hosted episode to send up awkward Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver in a hilarious skit that featured cast portrayals of some of the biggest names in pop as they celebrated the birth of Beyonce…
By: Idolator Staff / February 19, 2012

The 10 Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Performances Of All Time

On February 5, Indianapolis will host Super Bowl XLVI — the 46th iteration of America's biggest game. Millions of fans will gather 'round the television set with seven-layer dip and cold drinks to watch an epic match-up of teams, the year’s funniest and most expensive commercials and most importantly — as far as we're concerned…
By: Idolator Staff / January 19, 2012

Kanye West And Prince Hit Way Out West In Sweden With “If I Was Your Girlfriend”

If the collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye West is called The Throne, what do we call it when 'Ye teams up with Prince? The whole freakin' castle? We are as of now unaware of any planned LP in the works, but the Maybach speed demon did join the royal Purple One on stage…
By: Idolator Staff / August 14, 2011

The Morning Mix: Evidence That Lauren Alaina And Scotty McCreery Are Dating

Did You Hear? :: Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery denied it a few weeks back, but that kiss — and their post-Idol-finale interviews speak awfully loudly. You want it to be true, don't you? [PopCrush] :: How does an American Idol finalist improve their chances of building a real music career? Talent whiz…
By: Idolator Staff / May 27, 2011

Prince Reigns At Hollywood’s Troubadour, Announces 5 Tour Dates

Prince, on the verge of his 53rd birthday, remains a master of surprises. (Surf rock? A Minnesota Vikings fight song? The View?) But Prince caught Hollywood completely off-guard yesterday with the sudden announcement that he would play two sets Wednesday night at the venerable (but only 500-capacity) Troubadour club.
By: Idolator Staff / May 12, 2011

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'…
By: Idolator Staff / May 7, 2011

Gwen Stefani Joins Prince On Stage

As is usual for a Prince show during his 21-Night Stand, his Majesty's April 30 concert at The Forum featured a variety of special guests. No offense to Kirstie Alley and her Dancing With The Stars partner, but the most well-received cameo of the night was from none other than Gwen Stefani. Watch…
By: Becky Bain / May 2, 2011

Idolator’s Royal Wedding Playlist

The biggest wedding of the century is nearly upon us — that is unless Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez end up tying the knot someday. And while you're out buying tea and scones for your at-home wedding celebration, downloading Ellie Goulding's Lights, and setting your alarms for the pre-crack…
By: Erika Brooks Adickman / April 28, 2011

Prince Performs Three Songs On ‘Lopez Tonight’

Prince and George Lopez showed some brotherly love for one another on last night's Lopez Tonight. The Purple One came on to promote his 21-Night Stand residency in Los Angeles (which he announced via phone call to the talk show host earlier this week), and performed three songs - but not…
By: Becky Bain / April 14, 2011

Prince Announces $25 Tickets And First Batch Of L.A. Tour Dates

Prince has revealed his first set of concert dates for his Los Angeles residency-style Welcome 2 America tour, which he's calling his "21-Night Stand". The Purple One and his pals (not yet announced) will perform at The Forum on April 14, April 21 and April 22, with the first batch of tickets go…
By: Becky Bain / April 11, 2011

Prince To Sexify Los Angeles With 21-Date Welcome 2 America Tour

Los Angeles weather forecast calls for some Purple Rain for the next three weeks — during a phone call made in to Lopez Tonight, Prince announced that he will bring his residency-style Welcome 2 America tour to the City of Angels for 21 funky days, beginning next Thursday, April 14 at The Forum.
By: Becky Bain / April 8, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow Covers Prince, Joan Jett And Stevie Nicks On ‘Glee’

We'd be a little more excited for Gwyneth Paltrow's character Holly Holiday to make her return to Glee if only we didn't feel bombarded with appearances by Ms. GOOP the past couple of weeks — from performing at both the Grammys and the Oscars to hosting Saturday…
By: Becky Bain / March 1, 2011

The Morning Mix: Prince To Make Oakland A Whole Lot Funkier

Did You Hear? :: Prince will perform two shows of his Welcome 2 America tour in Oakland next week, February 21 and 23. Tix go on sale tomorrow! Good luck, folks. [Spinner] :: Kanye West and Rihanna will perform "All Of The Lights" at the NBA All Star game. Uh, we…
By: Becky Bain / February 17, 2011

Prince Goes Crazy For Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester was treated to an up close and on stage performance of "I Love You But I Don't Trust You Anymore" by none other than Prince last night at Madison Square Garden. Was this a publicity stunt for Country Strong perhaps or is the "Summer Girl" singer on a lucky streak…
By: Erika Brooks Adickman / January 19, 2011

Corinne Bailey Rae Covers Prince On Her ‘The Love’ EP

Corinne Bailey Rae's The Love EP, a digital-only album of love song covers, drops this Valentine's Day (aww). And though it's mostly about love, there's room for some straight-up funky lust, too. "It’s just really fun!" Corinne told us about her version of Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover" during our interview last…
By: Becky Bain / January 11, 2011
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