Videos

Oct
1
Nicole Scherzinger Performs ‘Run’ on ‘Access Hollywood Live’

Nicole Scherzinger

After launching her new single “Run” in the U.S., Nicole Scherzinger hit the ground running. The former Pussycat Doll kicked off her promo with a visit to “Access Hollywood Live,” where she performed the raw and vulnerable ballad for the first time.

Nicole will release her album Big Fat Lie in the U.K. on October 20 and is planning an early 2015 U.S. release. She worked mainly with Tricky Stewart and The-Dream on the “R&B-pop” record.

“It’s very soulful and it’s very personal to me,” said Nicole of the follow-up to her 2011 debut Killer Love. “I’ve learned so much and grown so much the past several years. I finally am confident enough in my skin to talk about things that us women don’t talk about.”

The former Pussycat Doll will also star in the West End production of Cats this December.

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Oct
1
Prince Brings Out Kendrick Lamar at Album Release Show

Kendrick Lamar and Prince

Prince celebrated the release of his two new albums, Art Official Age and 3RDEYEGIRL’s PLECTRUMELECTRUM, at his Paisley Park studio in Minneapolis on Tuesday. The two-hour event, which was streamed live on Yahoo!, included a behind-the-scenes tour of the 65,000-square-foot facility and a 20-minute live set from the Purple One.

Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance near the end of Prince’s first song of the night. The Compton rapper emerged to perform a new verse while rocking alongside 3RDEYEGIRL and Prince.

“Look in my eyes / Tell me you want me / Tell me you see me / I know you haunt me / I know you love me,” rapped K-Dot.

During the festivities, Prince also previewed a snippet of his grungy collaboration with Rita Ora, which can be heard below.

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Sep
30
Video: Elijah Blake – ‘Strange Fruit’

Elijah Blake

With his EP Drift now available, singer-songwriter Elijah Blake takes a bite of “Strange Fruit” in his sinful and seductive new video. In the Adam and Eve-inspired visuals, directed by Sean Alexander, Elijah explores his own Garden of Eden, complete with snakes and an apple-bearing Eve.

Executive produced by No I.D., Drift features eight tracks including the J. Cole-assisted “Vendetta.”

On Monday night, Elijah held an intimate listening session in L.A. to celebrate the EP’s release. No I.D., Keyshia Cole, and Laurieann Gibson were among those in attendance.

Will Elijah be able to fight temptation? Watch “Strange Fruit” below.

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Sep
30
Video: Pharrell Williams – ‘It Girl’

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams explores the world of Japanese anime in his eye-popping video for “It Girl,” the latest release from his album G I R L.

The colorful clip—produced by Takashi Murakami, directed by Mr., co-directed by fantasista utamaro, and animated by NAZ—stars “The Voice” coach (and his famous hat) as 8-bit characters straight out of a video game. He hits the beach with some bikini-clad Baes and wanders the streets of Tokyo in his digital world.

Feast your eyes on his visual masterpiece.

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Sep
30
Video: Mila J f/ Ty Dolla $ign – ‘My Main’

M.I.L.A.

Mila J bands together with her besties in the video for her DJ Mustard-produced single “My Main” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

The L.A. singer and her girls play sexy bartenders who work at Club Main in the dance-heavy clip, inspired by the 2000 film Coyote Ugly. They put on a show for the male patrons on top of the bar, busting out some fierce moves, and serving up drinks.

Mila’s 6-track visual EP M.I.L.A. (cover art above) arrives October 14 featuring the single “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,” and appearances from B.o.B and Problem. Other tracks include “Champion,” “Times Like These, “Pain in My Heart,” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”

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Sep
29
Video: Tinashe f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’

A$AP Rocky and Tinashe

With a top 25 hit already under her belt, Tinashe keeps the momentum going with her Detail-produced single “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky.

In the dark and mysterious video, the L.A. songstress discovers that her lover is cheating on her and exacts revenge with some help from Pretty Flacko. The cinematic clip, which was shot in L.A., includes breathtaking shots of Tinashe and nature.

Aquarius arrives October 7 featuring the ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On,” with contributions from Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made-It, and Future.

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Sep
29
Alicia Keys Performs ‘We Are Here’ on ‘The View’

Alicia Keys on The View

A glowing Alicia Keys stopped by “The View” on Monday to promote her new single “We Are Here” and We Are Here Movement. During her chat with Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace, the singer revealed that her second baby is due December 31.

“Being a mother has definitely given me more of a fierceness and understanding,” said Alicia.

Over the weekend, she brought out Israeli and Palestinian musicians to perform “We Are Here” at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. “My generation, we want peace and we want to be able to move forward and [forgive],” she said.

Her peaceful anthem was inspired by recent events including Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and the Middle East conflict. “It’s a movement of the people so that we can gather our voices in one place and then take all of our voices to our leaders and demand the change that we want to see.”

Alicia recently posed naked with a peace sign on her belly to promote her message, and encourages others to sign up at WeAreHereMovement.com.

She capped off the show with a powerful performance of “We Are Here.”

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