Live Performances

Oct
12
Tamar Braxton, Jazmine Sullivan, & Keyshia Cole Perform at ‘For Sisters Only’

Tamar Braxton

The ladies showed out at V-103′s “For Sisters Only” concert in Atlanta on Saturday. Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan, and Tamar Braxron were among the R&B divas who headlined this year’s show at Georgia World Congress Center.

Jazmine brought down the house with her hits including “Bust Your Windows” and “Need U Bad,” as well as her new single “Forever Don’t Last” off her upcoming album Reality Show.

Fresh off the release of her new album Point of No Return, a casually-dressed Keyshia—rocking a hoodie and jeans—delivered a soulful set including her heartfelt ballad “Remember (Part 2).”

In between her hosting gig on “The Real,” Tamar Braxton touched down in ATL to perform her Future-assisted single “Let Me Know” for the first time live.

“#atlTamartians it’s always. Good time! Y’all gave ME life,” said Tamar, who is working on the follow-up to last year’s album Love and War.

Watch the R&B powerhouses rip the stage.

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Oct
6
Video: Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Perform ‘Flawless (Remix)’ Live

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj

Curvalicious. Beyoncé brought out Nicki Minaj to perform the “Flawless (Remix)” for the first time during the final two shows of the “On the Run Tour” at Paris’ Stade de France last month. Fan-filmed footage quickly made its way online, but now VEVO has premiered official video from the performance, which aired during Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On the Run” HBO special.

Bey introduced Nicki by her real name, Onika, to the 80,000 fans in attendance. Sporting matching Versus Versace outfits, Nicki spit her bossy verse while Bey danced alongside her.

After it was over, Nicki gushed about the experience. “It was just very emotional for me to be there because I know it was a big show,” she told Skyrock FM. “It was the last bit of shows for Beyoncé and Jay Z, so I was very honored to be a part of it.”

Watch the queen of rap slay the stage with Queen Bey.

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Oct
5
Tinashe Performs National Anthem at Dodgers Game

Tinashe

Tinashe returned to Dodger Stadium for the second time in five months to perform the national anthem. Prior to Game 2 of the NLDS between the L.A. Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, the L.A. singer—clad in her Dodgers jersey—took the field to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Not only did she deliver a winning performance, but the Dodgers won 3-2.

“Great win @Dodgers!!! Thanks for having me sing tonight!” tweeted Tinashe, whose mother cheered her on from the sidelines.

In just two days, her debut album Aquarius will hit stores featuring the hit single “2 On” and “Pretend” with A$AP Rocky.

She recently shot a video for Kid Ink’s new single “Body Language” with Usher, and is featured on Calvin Harris’ upcoming album Motion.

Watch Tinashe knock it out of the park.

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Oct
4
Mariah Carey Kicks Off ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Tour in Tokyo

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey touched down at Tokyo’s Makuhair Messe Arena on Friday for the first date on her world tour, “The Elusive Chanteuse Show.” The pop diva kicked off the evening with the O.D.B.-assisted remix to “Fantasy” and delighted the packed crowd with over 20 songs including her No. 1 singles, fan favorites, and new material off her latest album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.

Of course, the show wasn’t complete without four wardrobe changes, wind machines, and photos of Dem Babies. Mimi also debuted her jazzy cover of Billie Holiday’s “Don’t Explain,” one of her personal favorites.

The tour continues throughout Asia this month before making its way to Australia and New Zealand in November.

Check out footage from opening night below.

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Oct
3
Kendrick Lamar Performs ‘i’ at We Day

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar took a break from recording and touched down in Toronto on Thursday for a surprise performance at We Day, the inspirational and educational youth empowerment event. TDE’s MVP had the crowd of 20,000 youth and educators clapping along while performing his new single “i” for the first time at the Air Canada Centre.

“This is a celebration right now. We Day, ya’ll did it,” said K-Dot.

In addition to Kendrick, Big Sean, Nelly Furtado, Joe Jonas, and Selena Gomez also took part in the star-studded event.

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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
28
Lil’ Kim Joins Fabolous at New York Show

Lil' Kim

Motherhood hasn’t slowed down Lil’ Kim. In the four months since giving birth to her daughter Royal Reign, the Queen Bee has released a mixtape, performed at Barclays Center, and even come at Nicki Minaj.

On Saturday night, Kimmy Blanco joined Fabolous during his “Soul Tape 3″ concert at B.B. King’s in New York. The Brooklyn rapper treated the hometown crowd to hits including “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “Big Momma Thang.”

Fab performed his 2013 mixtape in its entirety and also brought out fellow Brooklynites Bobby Shmurda and Red Café.

Watch them rep the BK below.

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