Stars Come Out for ‘SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti’ Benefit

Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston, and Monica

Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston, and Monica were just some of the stars who pitched in for BET’s “SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti” concert and telethon at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Friday (Feb. 5).

Other artists performing and answering phones to raise money for Haitian relief efforts included Mary J. Blige, Keri Hilson, Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Nas, LL Cool J, Akon, Diddy, and Common.

Audio of the performances will be available to download on Sunday at Amazon MP3. 100% of proceeds will go to the relief effort in Haiti.

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Timbaland Kicks Off ‘Shock Value II’ Tour


Timbaland launched his Shock Value II tour last night at The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia, with special guests Clipse, Petey Pablo, Sebastian, and D.O.E. The super-producer performed with his collaborators, including Keri Hilson, Justin Timberlake, and Drake, via moving digital imagery on projection screens. Click here for tour dates.

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Timbaland, Brandy, JoJo, Shakira, & Flo Rida Jingle All the Way

Timbaland and Brandy

It was far from a silent night at Y100′s Jingle Ball 2009 as Timbaland and Brandy electrified the stage with their Shock Value II collaboration “Meet in tha Middle” at Fort Lauderdale’s Bank Atlantic Center on Saturday (Dec. 12). The holiday concert also featured performances from JoJo, Shakira, Flo Rida, Jordin Sparks, Iyaz, and more.

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Justin Bieber Duets with Usher & Jordin Sparks at Z100 Jingle Ball

Justin Bieber and Usher

Usher was all smiles as he introduced his 15-year-old protégé Justin Bieber at Z100′s Jingle Ball 2009 on Friday (Dec. 11). The two dueted on Usher’s hit “U Got It Bad,” and Bieber also performed “No Air” with Jordin Sparks. Jay Sean, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Adam Lambert, and more rocked the (jingle) bells at the sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Keri Hilson, Fabolous, & Nick Cannon at KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2009

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson celebrated her 27th birthday by performing at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2009 at the NOKIA Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday (Dec. 5). She received an Easy-Bake Oven from radio jock JoJo and was presented with a cake onstage. Fabolous, Jay Sean, Jason Derulo, and Nick Cannon also made appearances.

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50 Cent Detonates at MySpace Show

50 Cent

On a chilly Monday night in downtown New York City, a rowdy crowd gathered at the Highline Ballroom for the 50th concert event of MySpace Music’s “The Release.” Who better to get the audience revved up for the celebration than 50 Cent, who was also reveling in his own release, his fourth album Before I Self Destruct. The event, hosted by Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg, K.Foxx, and DJ Cipha Sounds, got off to an energetic start with Cipha spinning everything from classic Mobb Deep to Jigga.

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Snoop Dogg’s Wild Wild West Extravaganza

Snoop Dogg

The West Coast got even wilder when Snoop Dogg brought his “How the West Was Won” tour to Club Nokia in Los Angeles last Thursday (Nov. 19). The Long Beach native hit the stage in blue Chucks, a matching blue bandana jumpsuit, and shades. The clouds of smoke were a clear indication that the Doggfather himself was in the building. Guest appearances from The Lady of Rage, Too $hort, Xzibit, and Tha Dogg Pound staples Kurupt and Daz filled the night.

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