Live Performances

Oct
30
Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran Perform ‘Stay With Me’ in Manchester

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith

Ed Sheeran joined fellow Brit Sam Smith to perform “Stay With Me” at Manchester Albert Hall last night. The crowd went wild when the red-haired crooner hit the stage for a duet on the soulful ballad off Smith’s debut album In the Lonely Hour.

“So amazing to have this KING @teddysphotos on stage with me tonight,” tweeted Smith. “Such a wise and true friend to have. Love ya brother x.”

Smith will perform at the American Music Awards on November 23 and launch his North American tour in January.

Watch the crooners come together.

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Oct
25
Willow Smith Whips Her Hair in Brooklyn

Jaden and Willow Smith

Willow Smith wowed at the Fader Fort during the CMJ Festival in Brooklyn on Friday night. The singer, who turns 14 next week, performed to a packed crowd at Rubber Tracks and debuted three songs off her upcoming EP 3, which hits iTunes on November 10.

She brought out her older brother Jaden for “5″ and dueted with TDE’s SZA, who proclaimed her “the future.”

With Kendall Jenner looking on, Willow capped off her vibey set with last year’s “Summer Fling” and a rare performance of her 2010 breakout hit “Whip My Hair.”

“Thank you all for coming. I love you so much!” said Willow.

Watch highlights from her showcase below.

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Oct
25
Iggy Azalea, J.Lo, Pharrell, & Ariana Grande Perform at ‘We Can Survive’ Concert

J.Lo and Iggy Azalea

Pop’s biggest stars came together for CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday. Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, and more all rocked the stage.

On the eve of her “SNL” performance, Iggy served up her hits “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” and brought out surprise guest J.Lo for their rump shaker “Booty.”

“So many of these people, almost all of these people, I grew up being massive fans of, particularly Pharrell and Gwen and J.Lo,” Iggy told CBS2/KCAL9.

Sporting her signature cat ears, Ariana brought down the house with her powerful pipes and hits including “Problem” and “Bang Bang,” on which she rapped some of Nicki Minaj’s verse.

A pregnant Alicia Keys, who is a couple months away from giving birth, delivered her empowering anthem “We Are Here.”

Pharrell closed out the star-studded evening with an upbeat set of past and present hits, from “Frontin’” to “Happy.” He was also joined by fellow “Voice” coach Gwen Stefani for “Hollaback Girl,” and teased their new collaboration “Spark the Fire.”

The benefit concert capped off with a dazzling fireworks display. A portion of the proceeds will support Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition.

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Oct
24
PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake Perform ‘Recognize’ at S.O.B.’s

PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake

On the eve of his 28th birthday, Drake turned up with PARTYNEXTDOOR during his first NYC show at S.O.B.’s on Thursday night. After joining him onstage during the tour kickoff in Montreal earlier this month, Drizzy and his OVO Sound signee performed “Recognize” for the packed crowd, while PND pleased with other material off his album PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO.

Drake told his fellow Canadian to soak it all in. “It’s moments like tonight that you’ll never forget, my man,” he said, adding, “Even though it’s my birthday at midnight, I just want to let you know that I’m proud to be here with this guy, ’cause it’s your night tonight, boy.”

PND’s “PARTYNEXTDOOR Live” tour continues through November 22 with stops in Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, and L.A.

Watch OVO put it down at S.O.B.’s.

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Oct
23
Jennifer Lopez Performs Dance Medley at We Day Vancouver

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez celebrated the power of youth with a dazzling performance at We Day Vancouver, the annual event honoring young people who create positive change around the world.

Following an introduction from host Selena Gomez, the pop superstar/philanthropist closed out the show with a dance medley of hits including “Let’s Get Loud,” “On the Floor,” “Get Right,” and her latest hit “Booty.”

“Ya’ll think it’s over ’cause it ain’t over,” said J.Lo before showing out with her dance moves.

She applauded the students for their hard work. “You make the world a better place,” she said. “I am very proud of you all.”

J.Lo is reportedly close to inking a $26 million deal for her own Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood.

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Oct
22
Sam Smith Wins Big at MOBO Awards; Jeremih, Jessie J, & Kid Ink Perform

Sam Smith

Sam Smith continued his breakthrough year at the 2014 MOBO Awards. The British sensation picked up four awards including Best R&B/Soul Act, Best Male Act, and Best Song for “Stay With Me” at the 19th annual ceremony at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on Wednesday.

Eve presented the Best Album to Smith for his critically-acclaimed debut In the Lonely Hour. “I just want to thank ever single person who wrote on my record with me and was my personal therapist for a good year,” said Smith, who dedicated the award to his parents.

Nicole Scherzinger served up her single “On the Rocks” off her album Big Fat Lie, which was released in the U.K. earlier in the week. Jessie J was joined by special guest Kid Ink on “Burnin’ Up,” and Jeremih had the crowd moving along to his top 10 hit “Don’t Tell ‘Em.”

K. Michelle turned heads on the red carpet in a bootylicious black dress, Eve arrived with her husband Maximillion Cooper, and Kid Ink brought his own hot date.

Other MOBO winners included Beyoncé for Best International Act and Jessie J for Best Female Act.

Check out more photos and performances below.

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Oct
22
DeJ Loaf Performs ‘Try Me (Remix)’ with Remy Ma, Jadakiss, & Styles P

DeJ Loaf and Remy Ma

It’s been a crazy couple weeks for DeJ Loaf. The much-buzzed-about newcomer signed to Columbia Records, released her mixtape Sell Sole, and last night, she headlined her first show at Santos Party House in New York.

Dressed in a gold jacket, the 23-year-old Detroit rapper performed tracks off the 13-track tape and brought out Remy Ma, Jadakiss, and Styles P for the remix to her underground hit “Try Me.”

Watch DeJ make her Big Apple debut below.

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