TV Appearances

Wiz Khalifa Blazes the Stage on ’106 & Park’

Wiz Khalifa

In addition to premiering his video for “Promises,” Wiz Khalifa hit the stage during his visit to “106 & Park” on Tuesday. The Taylor Gang chief performed his new party anthem “You and Your Friends” and his hit “We Dem Boyz” off his upcoming album Blacc Hollywood, due August 19.

“The concept is really about the youth and ideas and things that matter right now,” explained Wiz. “I just want everybody to embrace their creative mind and personal goals.”

He is currently on his “Under the Influence of Music” tour with Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Mack Wilds, Sage the Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan.

“I think the funniest thing is seeing Rich Homie Quan skateboard,” he said. “‘Cause he’s got on all this expensive jewelry and Jordans, but he’s skating.”

Watch Wiz light up the stage.

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Mariah Carey Performs ‘Meteorite’ at World Music Awards

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey kicked off the World Music Awards with a bang. The best-selling female artist of all time opened the 2014 show, which was taped in May in Monte Carlo, with a dazzling performance of “Meteorite” off her latest album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.

While standing under disco balls, a glamorous Mimi belted out the Q-Tip-produced disco groove, while her dancers glided across the stage on roller skates.

She was also presented with the Pop Icon Award for selling over 200 million records and having more No. 1 singles in the U.S. than any other solo artist.

Watch MC light up the stage.

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Trey Songz Takes Over ‘REVOLT Live’

Trey Songz

Trey Songz turned up the heat in Hollywood while performing an outdoor concert for “REVOLT Live” at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Monday. One thousand fans were treated to a special performance from Trigga, who served up his hits including “Na Na” off his chart-topping album. One lucky girl even got to take off his shirt and give him a hug.

He also sat down with hosts Sib Vicious and Lawrence Jackson to speak about the difference between Trigga and Tremaine, which is the title of his next album.

“Trigga is basically a persona that lived mostly on mixtapes throughout my career,” he said. “A real Tremaine song is ‘Can’t Be Friends.’ Records like ‘Say Aah,’ ‘Bottoms Up,’ that’s that Trigga feel.”

Watch Trigga’s takeover below.

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T.I. Performs with Fall Out Boy on VH1’s ‘SoundClash’

Fall Out Boy, T.I., and London Grammar

The King held court with some unlikely collaborators on VH1’s new series “SoundClash.” Hosted by Diplo and executive produced by Questlove, the show brings diverse acts together on one stage to perform their current hits, covers, and collaborations.

During last night’s premiere, T.I. brought down the house with his hits including “Bring ‘Em Out,” “What You Know,” and his latest single “No Mediocre.”

For the finale, he joined Fall Out Boy and British trip-hop group London Grammar for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of “Live Your Life.”

Catch the inaugural episode below.

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Common and Jhené Aiko Perform ‘Blak Majik’ on ‘Kimmel’

Jhené Aiko, Jimmy Kimmel, Common, and Vince Staples

In celebration of his album release, Common took over the outdoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday and brought along some special guests. The Chicago veteran got the crowd hype with “Blak Majik” featuring Jhené Aiko and was joined by Vince Staples for “Kingdom.”

His 10th album Nobody’s Smiling, which also features Big Sean and Cocaine 80s, is expected to sell 18-21,000 copies in its first week.

Watch Common perform with his friends.

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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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