TV Appearances

Dec
10
Ariana Grande Rips the Runway at ‘Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande hit the runway at Earls Court in London during the “2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” which aired on CBS on Tuesday night. The petite diva, who was just nominated for two Grammys, strut alongside models as she performed a medley of her My Everything hits including “Love Me Harder,” “Bang Bang,” “Break Free,” and “Problem.”

One of the VS angels, Elsa Hosk, smacked her in the head with her fluffy pink angel wings, but Ariana took it in stride.

“A Victoria’s Secret angel accidentally smacked me in the face with her wings and it was awesome #goals #bangbangintomyface,” she tweeted.

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran also performed during the annual special.

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Dec
10
Tamar Braxton Performs ‘Silent Night’ on ‘The Real’

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton spread some holiday cheer on Wednesday’s episode of “The Real.” Following an introduction from her co-hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, and Loni Love, the R&B diva slayed the stage with an acoustic performance of “Silent Night” off her 2013 Christmas album Winter Loversland. Seated under chandeliers, Tamar showed off her powerful pipes as she belted out the holiday tune.

In 2015, Tamar will release a new album featuring the Future-assisted single “Let Me Know.”

Tamartians, get your life below.

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Dec
10
ILoveMakonnen Performs ‘Tuesday’ on ‘Fallon’

ILoveMakonnen

Fresh off his Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, ILoveMakonnen stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday. Accompanied by The Roots, the OVO Sound signee—clad in a Santa hat and TOPSZN shirt—performed his Grammy-nominated single “Tuesday” for the first time on television.

“Shouts out The Roots! Amazing Band! Such an honor to Play with them tonight on Fallon,” tweeted the Atlanta rapper.

Watch Holiday Makonnen make his TV debut on a Tuesday.

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Dec
9
Bobby Shmurda Performs ‘Hot Boy’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Bobby Shmurda

It’s Bobby, bitch. After making his network television debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in October, Bobby Shmurda brought his talents to Hollywood on Monday.

With some help from his GS9 affiliate Rowdy Rebel, the Brooklyn boy performed the clean version of his ubiquitous anthem “Hot Ni**a” on the indoor stage, and busted out the Shmoney Dance.

The Jahlil Beats-produced song can be found on his five-track EP Shmurda She Wrote, which is available now.

Watch him Shmurda the stage.

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Dec
6
Nicki Minaj Performs on ‘SNL’

Nicki Minaj

From magazine covers to hosting MTV EMA, Nicki Minaj is working overtime as she gears up for The Pinkprint on December 15. This weekend, she returned to “SNL” as musical guest for the second time since 2011.

Following an introduction from host James Franco, Her Minajesty blessed the stage with a red-hot performance of her new single “Bed of Lies” with help from Skylar Grey.

For her second performance, a thong-wearing Nicki delivered a medley of “Only” and the autobiographical “All Things Go.”

She also starred as Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian in a couple hilarious sketches.

Watch both performances below.

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Dec
2
Rae Sremmurd Performs ‘No Flex Zone’ and ‘No Type’ on ‘Fallon’

Rae Sremmurd

After booking Bobby Shmurda and DeJ Loaf, Jimmy Fallon welcomed Rae Sremmurd to “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday. With some help from The Roots, brothers Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee—dressed in an orange fur cloak—performed a mash-up of their Mike WiLL Made-It-produced hits “No Flex Zone” and “No Type.”

The Tupelo, Mississippi duo will release its debut album SremmLife on January 6 featuring the new single “Throw Sum Mo” featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug.

Watch them make their network TV debut below.

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Dec
2
Mary J. Blige Performs ‘Therapy’ on ‘Fallon’

Mary J. Blige

With her new album The London Sessions in stores, Mary J. Blige brought some “Therapy” to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday. Dressed in all black, the R&B queen took it to church with a stirring performance of her Sam Smith-penned single.

The album, which also features contributions from Disclosure, Rodney Jerkins, and Emeli Sandé, has been embraced by critics including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and TIME, who wrote, “The London Sessions is proof positive that she’s still a creative force with great instincts.”

Watch her soulful set below.

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