Live Performances

Apr
16
Jhené Aiko Debuts New Song ‘Spotless Mind’ at Coachella

In addition to bringing out Drake and Childish Gambino at Coachella on Sunday, Jhené Aiko debuted a brand new song called “Spotless Mind” during her late-night set at the Gobi Tent. With the palm trees swaying in the background, the L.A. songstress performed the breezy tune with her band and a string quartet.

“Started as a love song, 26 years in the making / Moving from place to place and I never really settled down,” she sings before repeating the chorus, “I’m a wanderer, baby.”

The song is set to appear on her upcoming full-length debut Souled Out, due this summer.

Watch Jhené debut her new jam in the desert.

Apr
14
Jhené Aiko Brings Out Drake at Coachella

Jhené Aiko lived out one of her dreams, performing for the first time at Coachella on Sunday. The L.A. songstress was joined by some famous friends as she capped off the first weekend of the festival in the desert.

Backed by her suit-clad band and a string quartet, she opened her late-night set with “Bed Peace,” on which she was joined by Childish Gambino. She continued with more cuts off her Sail Out EP including “The Worst” and “Stay Ready,” plus covers of Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” and Erykah Badu’s “On & On.”

The crowd went wild when Jhené’s “musical soulmate” Drake hit the stage for a surprise performance of “From Time,” their duet off his latest album Nothing Was the Same. The tourmates shared a warm embrace and some words.

“This is my first time at Coachella, by the way,” Drake told festivalgoers. “So I want to let you know that it’s a motherfuckin’ honor to be here with you tonight, and you better make some noise for Jhené one more time.”

Catch Childish Gambino’s cameo below.

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Apr
13
Nas Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Illmatic’ at Coachella with Jay Z and Puff Daddy

Nas and Jay Z

Hip-hop history was made in the desert. In celebration of Illmatic‘s 20th anniversary, Nas marked the occasion with a late-night set at Coachella on Saturday. Shortly after midnight, the Queens rapper took a trip down memory lane, performing his 1994 album in its entirety and bringing out some fellow icons.

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Apr
13
Pharrell Heats Up Coachella with Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, & Nelly

Pharrell Williams

He’s performed at the Academy Awards, rocked “SNL,” and sat down with Oprah Winfrey, and on Saturday, Pharrell Williams brought some sunshine and superstar friends to the desert for Coachella.

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Apr
12
Beyoncé and Solange Dance Onstage at Coachella

Beyoncé and Solange

Just moments ago, Beyoncé made a surprise appearance during Solange’s set at Coachella. While her sister was performing “Losing You,” Bey popped out from the side of the stage and danced alongside her lil’ sis, busting out some fierce choreographed moves.

Watch the adorable moment below.

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Apr
4
M.I.A. and Janelle Monáe Team Up for Hologram Duet

Janelle Monáe and M.I.A.

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg brought out a hologram of Tupac at Coachella in 2012, and M.I.A. and Janelle Monáe debuted their own holograms on Thursday as part of Audi’s A3 launch.

The British rapper and Wondaland singer performed solo concerts in different cities, teaming up at the end of their shows as life-sized 3D projections in what’s being called “the first hologram performance with integrated video mapping.”

Janelle rocked the stage at Quixote Studios in West Hollywood, while M.I.A. played to a packed crowd at New York’s SIR Stage 37.

During “Bad Girls,” a hologram Janelle spit a new verse alongside M.I.A., while Janelle performed “Q.U.E.E.N.” with a life-size hologram of M.I.A.

“The idea is that we teleport into each other’s show,” said M.I.A. “There’s a show and then it goes beyond the space where you’re performing and the city where you’re performing, so that’s what’s kind of interesting about it.”

Watch their hologram duet below.

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Apr
1
Jazmine Sullivan Returns to the Stage After Hiatus

Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan is back. Following a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Grammy-nominated songstress made a roaring return to the stage in London over the weekend.

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