TV Appearances

Tinashe Performs ‘2 On’ on ‘Wendy Williams’


With her single “2 On” burning up the airwaves, Tinashe paid a visit to “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday. Wearing an oversized Hood by Air jersey and Jordans, the L.A. singer served up a hot performance of her DJ Mustard-produced hit, which is No. 1 on Rhythmic Radio.

“Wow, this is a dream come true!!!” tweeted Tinashe.

Her debut album Aquarius is due in September featuring Future and A$AP Rocky.

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Willow Smith and SZA Duet in Brooklyn

SZA and Willow Smith

SZA graced the stage at the Red Bull Sound Select concert at Rough Trade NYC on Tuesday night. In addition to performing tracks off her EP Z, the TDE songstress surprised the crowd by bringing out Willow Smith to duet on a previously unreleased song called “Domino.”

She bestowed praise upon the 13-year-old daughter of Will and Jada, and hinted at more music to come.

“Thank you to my baby girl my sunflower my genius my sister willow smith for coming out to perform our special song tonight !!!” wrote SZA. “baby your such a force to be dealt with and tonight you gave them a GLIMPSE..glow on I love you…if you wasn’t there to hear it you wasn’t there.. You’ll have to wait.”

Watch the soul sisters share the stage.

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Marsha Ambrosius Performs ‘Run’ on ‘Conan’

Marsha Ambrosius

In celebration of her album release, Marsha Ambrosius paid a visit to “Conan” on Tuesday. The Grammy-nominated songstress poured her heart out while belting her emotional ballad “Run” off her sophomore album Friends & Lovers.

The album, which features appearances from Dr. Dre and Charlie Wilson, is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Starting July 22, she will join John Legend on his “All of Me” tour in Cedar Park, Tex.

Watch Marsha leave it all on the stage.

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Laurieann Gibson Introduces Harlee on ‘GMA’


Laurieann Gibson has worked behind the scenes for superstars including Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, but she was in the spotlight on Monday’s “Good Morning America.” The singer-choreographer was joined by her mentor Akon as she introduced her stage persona Harlee to the public.

“She’s a real superstar, so ultimately she always had that within her,” said Akon.

Harlee put her moves on display in the Times Square studio, performing “Dream Warriors,” the first single off her upcoming album.

“The album is just shaping up to be brilliant,” she said. “It’s a musical dance journey and it’s about fighting for those who feel like they’re too weak to fight for themselves.”

Watch Harlee make her television debut.

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Ariana Grande Performs at ‘Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular’

Ariana Grande

Just days after taking over Times Square for “Total Ariana Live” and debuting her new single “Break Free,” Ariana Grande invaded Brooklyn Bridge Park for the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” on Friday.

Before the New York skyline lit up with fireworks, the 21-year-old diva blazed the stage in celebration of Independence Day. Rocking a red, white, and blue skirt, she thrilled with her hits “The Way” and “Problem.”

Ariana was also scheduled to perform at the Philly 4th of July Jam, but had to cancel due to a family emergency.

Check out her patriotic performance below.

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Ed Sheeran Rocks ‘Today’ Concert Series

Ed Sheeran

Before the fireworks and barbecues, Ed Sheeran got the 4th of July party started with an early morning visit to the “Today” Summer Concert Series.

The British crooner, who has the No. 1 album in America, took over Rockefeller Plaza in New York City while performing hits off x including the Pharrell-produced “Sing” and “Don’t.” He also serenaded the crowd with his heartfelt ballad “Thinking Out Loud” as requested by his fans.

Later tonight, he will join Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Hudson at The Roots’ 4th of July Jam in Philly, which will air live on VH1 and Palladia at 8 p.m. EST.

Kick off the holiday weekend with Ed.

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Ariana Grande Sings Broadway Version of A$AP Rocky’s ‘F**kin’ Problems’

Ariana Grande

In honor of Ariana Grande, MTV brought back its iconic music show “TRL – Total Request Live” for one day only. The pint-sized diva took over Times Square during the 30-minute special, entitled “Total Ariana Live.” Fans waited outside in the rain to catch a glimpse of their idol, who couldn’t hide her nerves.

“I’m very, very excited, but I’m very nervous,” she said. “I’ve sung on live TV a million times, but I’ve never done anything like this.”

Backed by a pianist, she performed a stripped-down version of her hit “Problem” and put a Broadway spin on A$AP Rocky’s “Fuckin’ Problems.” She had the MTV censors working overtime as she belted out the expletive lyrics.

Plus, she debuted her Zedd-assisted single “Break Free” with some help from her dancers.

Ariana will perform the song off her upcoming album My Everything at the VMAs in L.A. on August 24.

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