TV Appearances

Sep
15
Elle Varner Performs ‘Don’t Wanna Dance’ on ‘Queen Latifah’

Elle Varner

Queen Latifah kicked off the second season of her talk show with a captivating performance from Elle Varner. The R&B songstress hit the “Big Sexy Stage” to perform her A$AP Ferg-assisted single “Don’t Wanna Dance” off her upcoming album 4 Letter Word.

“I cannot thank you enough for having me on @qlshow as your musical guest!! It was an honor….peace, love, and respect!” Elle told the Queen, who responded, “Thanks for blessing us! You rock!”

Watch Elle grace the stage with her soulful set.

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Sep
15
Alicia Keys Performs ‘We Are Here’ on ‘Today’

Alicia Keys

A week after debuting “We Are Here” on “The Tonight Show,” Alicia Keys brought her new anthem to “Today.” While perched at a piano that read “Love,” the pregnant singer belted out the inspiring anthem and sat down to discuss her career and motherhood.

“This song gives us the opportunity to have that dialogue and start talking about what are we here to do for each other,” said Alicia.

It’s been 13 years since the 15-time Grammy winner released her debut Songs in A Minor, but she still has a lot more to do. “It’s incredible because every day is a new chance and an opportunity,” she said. “I feel like I haven’t even really gotten started.”

Her second child is due in December, and motherhood has played a pivotal role in her music. “I’ve always been an empathetic person, I’ve always related to what we’ve gone through as a humanity, but when you start seeing your kids in the mix and what they’re gonna grow up in and what they’re gonna be a part of, or how they can help change it, you get fiercer about it.”

Plus, find out what she had to say about planning Swizz Beatz’ Coming to America-inspired birthday bash.

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Sep
11
Chris Brown Performs on ‘The Tonight Show’

Chris Brown

Breezy’s back. Chris Brown lit up late night with an electrifying performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday. Backed by The Roots and dressed in all red, the R&B superstar performed the Diplo-produced title track off his upcoming album X and his hit single “Loyal,” wowing with his smooth vocals and fancy footwork.

Due September 16, X features an all-star roster including Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, R. Kelly, Usher, Rick Ross, Jhené Aiko, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, and more.

He will celebrate the album release with an appearance on “106 & Park” on Tuesday.

See Breezy get back to business.

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Sep
10
Nicki Minaj Talks Wardrobe Malfunction, Reacts to Ellen’s ‘Anaconda’ Parody

Nicki Minaj and Ellen

It was all about Nicki Minaj and her booty when the rap queen stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday. Unlike her previous appearance, this time she covered up and even surprised Ellen with her demure wardrobe.

She admitted that she was taken aback by the success of “Anaconda,” which has over 145 million views. “I was really shocked. I was like, ‘What just happened?’” she said.

Ellen debuted her own hilarious version of the video, which prompted laughs from Nicki. “You are hilarious!” she told her.

She also addressed her wardrobe malfunction at the VMAs. Her team wasn’t able to zip up her outfit in time, so she walked on stage nearly naked. “I didn’t have any underwear on, no underwear, no bra,” said Nicki. “I was butt ass naked.”

As a joke, Ellen presented her with a large safety pin to prevent it from happening in the future.

Plus, she played a word game called “Butt Wait There’s More,” inspired by her ass.

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Sep
10
Wiz Khalifa Performs ‘Stayin Out All Night’ on ‘Conan’

Wiz Khalifa

After celebrating his 27th birthday earlier in the week, Wiz Khalifa stopped by “Conan” on Tuesday night. Sporting a T-shirt with the words “Not Guilty” next to OJ’s face, the Taylor Gang chief gave a rock star performance of “Stayin Out All Night” as part of the show’s Summer Music Series.

His album Blacc Hollywood drops 6-10 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 20,000 copies.

Watch Wiz crash the stage.

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Sep
10
Jhené Aiko Brings ‘Souled Out’ to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko celebrated the release of her debut album Souled Out with a performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” After her previous appearances alongside Big Sean and Common, the 26-year-old songstress took over the outdoor stage in Hollywood on Tuesday to give her fans a mini concert.

Wearing cat ears and a long white skirt, she sang her single “The Pressure” during the televised broadcast.

Souled Out is battling against Lecrae’s Anomaly for No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200.

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Sep
10
Usher Performs ‘She Came to Give It to You’ at Fashion Rocks

Usher

Usher kicked off Fashion Rocks 2014 with a bang. The R&B superstar gave viewers a taste of the “UR Experience” as he performed his Pharrell-produced single “She Came to Give It to You” at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Tuesday. In addition to jamming with his all-female band, he got flirty with British model Jourdan Dunn.

His upcoming eighth album UR does not have a release date, but he has collaborated with Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri, Ed Sheeran, and Skrillex.

“The album isn’t scheduled anymore. I’ve basically taken it back. I’m taking my time with it,” he told Billboard. “At the end of the day, all of this is just about having fun. You get in the studio [and] go with how you feel.”

You can see more of Usher’s slick moves when he kicks off his 27-city “UR Experience” tour in Montreal on November 1.

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