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Feb
16
Rick Ross, Miguel, & Keyshia Cole Join LeBron James at GQ All-Star Party

Rick Ross and LeBron James

LeBron James and GQ took over New Orleans while hosting one of the biggest parties of NBA All-Star Weekend. On the eve of the All-Star Game, the magazine celebrated All-Star style and unveiled its March cover starring the Miami Heat player at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

The Legendary Roots Crew performed a live jam session with special guests Miguel, Bun B, and Nola’s own Juvenile, while Rick Ross shared the stage with King James as he performed “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.”

Music’s MVPs including Keyshia Cole and Janelle Monáe mingled with all-star athletes Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and Skylar Diggins.

Check out more pics from the stylish soirée below.

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Feb
3
New Music: Miguel – ‘Simplethings’

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Miguel doesn’t ask for much. The R&B crooner wants a woman he can smoke with, lay with, and laugh with on his new song “Simplethings” off the soundtrack to HBO’s “Girls,” due February 11.

“I just want the simple things / I just want you,” he sings.

The guitar-driven record, which was commissioned by “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham, appears on Girls, Vol. 2: All Adventurous Women Do…, along with contributions from Vampire Weekend, Beck, and Lily Allen.

Stream Miguel’s “Simplethings” below.

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Jan
31
Video: Big Sean f/ Miguel – ‘Ashley’

Big Sean

Before there was Naya Rivera, there was Ashley. Big Sean raps about his ex-girlfriend in the cinematic video for his third Hall of Fame single featuring Miguel. The G.O.O.D. Music MC wrote the emotional song about his high school sweetheart before they split up in early 2013.

In the graphic clip, Sean’s ex plots to kidnap and kill him. After being violently attacked in his garage, he is tied up and taken to a motel as his topless ex and her new man make out in front of him.

Eventually he escapes his captor by beating her with a baseball bat, but he is caught again and taken to the desert, where he is forced to dig a ditch. We see him fight back and hear a gun shot before it goes black.

Witness the tragic end to his twisted love story.

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Jan
31
Miguel Plays ‘F, Marry, Kill’ with Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, & Jhené Aiko

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Miguel was in the hot seat during his visit to Power 106. While being interviewed by J Cruz and Justin Credible, the “Adorn” singer spoke about collaborating with Beyoncé on “Rocket” and what he thinks of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy snub.

“He definitely should have won Best Rap Album,” said Miguel, who worked with Kendrick on “How Many Drinks?” “But I thought it was really cool that Macklemore sent him that text message. … That was very gracious of him.”

He also played a game of “F**k, Marry, Kill” with the sexy trio of Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, and Jhené Aiko. Without hesitation, he made his selections and provided explanations.

“Just because I feel like she’s probably crazy in bed, it might be a little bit of fun, I’ma F Nicki. She got that thang,” he said of the Young Money rapper.

Plus, find out who he thinks would make a “house a home” and which singer would get the axe.

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Jan
25
Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Miguel, & Ciara Honor Carole King at MusiCares Gala

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Some of today’s biggest stars helped celebrate a music icon at the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala at the L.A. Convention Center on Friday night. Legendary singer-songwriter Carole King was honored with musical tributes from Alicia Keys, P!nk, Lady Gaga, will.i.am, and more during the pre-Grammy event.

Dressed in white, Lady Gaga earned a standing ovation with her rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend.” The pop star also auctioned off her vintage Rolls-Royce to benefit the foundation.

Seated at the piano, Alicia Keys belted out a cover of King’s ladies anthem “Natural Woman.”

“Just performed Natural Woman n tribute 2 1 of my music heroes & friends Carole King! What a way 2 bring n my bday!!” tweeted Alicia, who turns 34 today.

Miguel dueted with country singer Kacey Musgraves on “Crying in the Rain” and will.i.am shared the stage with Irish singer-songwriter Leah McFall for “Loves Makes the World.”

While Ciara didn’t perform, the pregnant diva did wow on the red carpet in a Lanvin menswear pinstripe suit.

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Jan
21
Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Miguel, & Ariana Grande to Present at Grammys

Alicia Keys and Miguel

With just days to go, the Grammys are adding more big names to Sunday’s lineup. Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Miguel, and Ariana Grande are among the presenters for Music’s Biggest Night.

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Dec
7
Robin Thicke, T.I., Miguel, Lorde, & Macklemore Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

T.I., Robin Thicke, and Verdine White

The race for Grammy gold kicked off on Friday night at “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Nominations in major categories were announced live on air during the one-hour CBS special, which featured performances from multiple nominees including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Robin Thicke.

Seven-time nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis opened the show with “Thrift Shop,” which was nominated for Best Rap Song.

“Hopefully what we have been able to do this past year, it’s a model for other people to follow, that you do not need a record label, that you do not need a big company behind you,” said Macklemore, whose album The Heist was released independently.

Lorde delivered her Record of the Year-nominated hit “Royals,” and two-time nominee Miguel teamed with Keith Urban on a cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

With some help from T.I. and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, Thicke had the crowd in its feet with his Grammy-nominated hit “Blurred Lines.” His wife Paula Patton and father Alan Thicke congratulated him backstage on his three nominations.

Kelly Rowland, who was nominated for Best R&B Song for Fantasia’s “Without You,” presented Best Country Album and caught up with Lorde and LL Cool J.

Check out some backstage pics and watch the performances below.

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