Posts tagged "Prince"

Muse Cover Prince’s “Sign ‘O’ The Times”: Hear The Rock Reinterpretation

British space-rockers Muse covered Prince’s 1987 head-bobber “Sign ‘O’ The Times” for BBC Radio, and the result was very Muse-like. With their recent foray into dubstep, we were expecting the Brits to zero in on the funkier aspects of the original, but instead they homed in on the track’s minimalism. The result is a straightforward…

By: Carl Williott / September 28, 2012

Jennifer Hudson Joins Prince In Chicago: Watch The Powerful Duet

During one of Prince’s “Welcome 2 Chicago” shows at the United Center, the Purple One brought out Chi-town native Jennifer Hudson for a duet on “Nothing Compares 2 U” (you know, that little song Sinead O’Connor made famous with her spare cover). The funky, soulful rendition found both performers in their respective wheelhouses: Prince playing…

By: Carl Williott / September 26, 2012

Prince Joins Mary J. Blige On Stage At iHeartRadio Music Festival

Day One of the iHeartRadio Music Festival gave us a delightful, unexpected duet between Pink and No Doubt, and another appealing duo took the stage for Day Two — Prince and Mary J. Blige! The Purple One joined Mary midway through her set when she introduced a “real good friend,” then the two launched into…

By: X. Alexander / September 23, 2012

Prince Announces Janelle Monae As Opener For “Welcome 2 Chicago” Show

After dropping his smooth new song “RNR Affair” (and his new mini-fro) on Tuesday (September 18), Prince announced that he has enlisted Janelle Monae for one of his upcoming Chicago shows — a perfect fit considering they are both R&B chameleons. Monae will open for the Purple One on September 26 for his third show…

By: Carl Williott / September 19, 2012

Prince Premieres “RNR Affair”: Hear The New Song

Prince unveiled a new song Monday (September 17) on iHeart Radio in Chicago, in advance of his upcoming residency in the city. “RNR Affair” isn’t exactly a rock n’ roll affair, but on the glossy track he does lay in some acoustic guitar and hushed electric work along with the blasts of horns and synths.

By: Carl Williott / September 18, 2012

Prince Announces “Welcome 2 Chicago” Residency

His name is Prince, and he’s going to make Chicago sexy — for charity! The legendary pop icon will be starting a residency at the Windy City’s United Center on September 24, though, so far, only that one date has been announced. (Tickets go on sale via Live Nation on September 6 at 10 a.m.)…

By: Robbie Daw / August 31, 2012

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 Kids” (which…

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 LP’s offerings, ironically “grungier”…

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 at #1 —…

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 – The Greatest Hits (112,000) from…

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 Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t

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 and Jay-Z’…

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 a…

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 at Way…

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…

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. Separately, word came that the Purple…

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’s Gwen Stefani appearance with…

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 the radiant

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 of dawn to watch the pom…

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 before both men gushed…

By: Becky Bain / April 14, 2011
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