Live Performances

Feb
21
Miley Cyrus Covers OutKast’s ‘Hey Ya!’ at ‘Bangerz’ Tour

Miley Cyrus

While OutKast prepares for their big comeback tour, Miley Cyrus is paying homage to the Atlanta duo on her tour. The pop rebel put her country spin on André 3000′s 2003 hit “Hey Ya!” during her “Bangerz” trek, which kicked off on Valentine’s Day.

Dressed in a bedazzled hat and shirt with her own face on it, Miley stripped down the funky hit into an acoustic jam, and gave her Smilers a peek at her rhinestone underwear while shaking it like a Polaroid picture.

“I want to see ya’ll on your baddest behavior. Lend me some sugar, I am your neighbor!” said Miley.

Watch her rework the hip-hop classic.

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Feb
21
Beyoncé Debuts Revamped Tour in Glasgow

Beyoncé

After selling out arenas around the world, Beyoncé kicked off the 2014 European leg of her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday. Queen Bey took over SSE Hydro Arena to debut a revamped version of her blockbuster tour, complete with new outfits and new songs off her self-titled album.

She commanded the stage in a tartan Givenchy top for her ladies anthem “***Flawless,” recreated the Crazy Horse burlesque show for “Partition,” and donned a sparkly catsuit as she worked a chair for “Drunk in Love.”

In addition to her usual hits, she also performed “Heaven,” “Blow,” and “Yoncé” for the first time.

The tour continues through March with stops in England, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal.

Watch highlights and see the new set list below.

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Feb
17
Jennifer Hudson Performs Surprise Duet with Keith Sweat

David Otunga, Jennifer Hudson, and Keith Sweat

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jennifer Hudson surprised for husband David Otunga by taking him to Keith Sweat’s concert at Nokia Theatre in L.A. But she too was in for a big surprise when the R&B veteran pulled her onstage for an impromptu duet. While her hubby looked on, she serenaded him with Sweat’s ’90s classic “Nobody.”

Considering she didn’t know all the lyrics, she was still able to pull off an impressive performance.

“OMG @OGKeithSweat just surprised the hell out of us @davidotunga at his concert tonight . We Will never forget it!! Only my life wow!!!” tweeted J-Hud, who is readying her Timbaland-produced single “Walk It Off.”

Watch the sweet surprise below.

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Feb
11
Emeli Sandé and Taylor Swift Share the Stage at London Show

Taylor Swift and Emeli Sandé

From T.I. to Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift has shared the stage with a variety of superstar guests at her concerts. During her “Red” tour stop in London on Monday, the country sweetheart surprised her British fans by bringing out Scottish star Emeli Sandé. The singers had the O2 Arena singing along as they dueted on Sandé’s single “Next to Me.”

“Tonight @emelisande surprised our London crowd with ‘Next to Me’!! SHE IS SO HEAVENLY,” tweeted Taylor, to which Emeli responded, “Thank you for inviting me tonight!I’m inspired…what a rush!!”

Watch the ladies link up in London.

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Feb
6
2 Chainz Debuts ‘A-Rod,’ Brings Out Cam’ron, A$AP Rocky, & Trey Songz at NYC Show

2 Chainz

2 Chainz pulled out all the stops during the second show on his “2 G.O.O.D. to Be T.R.U. Tour” at New York’s Roseland Ballroom last night. Following opening sets from Cap 1, August Alsina, and Pusha T, the Atlanta rapper surprised the crowd by bringing out some special guests.

The A$AP Mob including A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg tore up the stage with “Fuckin’ Problems” and “Shabba.” Meanwhile, Harlem’s own Cam’ron came out in a black cape and Yankees cap to perform “I Really Mean It.”

August Alsina returned for the remix to “I Luv This Shit,” accompanied by Trey Songz, while Pusha T joined his tourmate for “Mercy.”

2 Chainz also debuted “A-Rod,” his collaboration with French Montana. The Young Chop production includes lyrics such as, “Smokin’ on that strong, that’s that steroid / They tryna kick me out like A-Rod / I used to run the base like A-Rod.”

See highlights from his surprise-filled set below.

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Feb
2
Drake Rules REVOLT Super Bowl Concert

Diddy and Drake

While Jay Z was entertaining at DirecTV’s “Super Saturday Night,” Drake took over Time Warner Cable Studios in New York City to headline REVOLT’s pre-Super Bowl concert on Saturday. Dressed in all white, the Canadian rapper got the crowd hype with his hits including his latest, “Trophies” and “We Made It.”

Draped in a black mink, network chairman Diddy brought his swagger to the stage while performing classics “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “Mo Money Mo Problems.” His Bad Boy signee French Montana turned up with his street anthems “Ocho Cinco” and “Ain’t Worried About Nothin” while Bun B and Wale stood onstage.

“This my brother since day one, since I came in the game,” French said of Drizzy.

Celebrity sightings included Mary J. Blige, Paul McCartney, Kevin Costner, and Katie Couric.

Watch highlights from the pre-Super Bowl gig below.

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Feb
2
Beyoncé and Jay Z: ‘Drunk in Love’ at Super Bowl Party

Jay Z and Beyoncé

On the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII, Jay Z touched down at DirecTV’s “Super Saturday Night” party. The hip-hop icon, who performed “Suit & Tie” with Justin Timberlake at last year’s event, headlined the private concert at Pier 40 in New York City.

In addition to performing his biggest hits, he surprised the VIP crowd (including Jamie Foxx and Ashanti) by bringing out his wife Beyoncé to perform “Drunk in Love.”

Mrs. Carter strut across the stage in a sheer black Roberto Cavalli gown while singing their sexy duet, which the couple performed live for the first time at last weekend’s Grammys.

After sharing a hug and a kiss, Jay bowed to his wife, proclaiming, “All hail to the queen!”

Watch the Carters reign over Super Bowl weekend.

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