Nov
19
Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Pharrell, & Mary J. Blige Celebrate ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

Big Sean and Ariana Grande

Christmas came early during the taping of “A Very Grammy Christmas” at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Tuesday. Hosted by LL Cool J, the one-hour special featured today’s biggest stars performing holiday songs and their current hits as well as sharing their favorite holiday memories.

Pharrell Williams, decked out in a Christmas sweater, covered the classic “Please Come Home for Christmas” and performed his G I R L cut “Lost Queen” with his Baes.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean showed some PDA while performing their duet “Best Mistake.” The cute couple, coordinated in a red dress and black tuxedo, walked off stage hand-in-hand after their romantic set. Ariana also cozied up in front of the fireplace for a festive performance of her new holiday single “Santa Tell Me,” which debuts November 24.

The Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, spread some cheer of her own with selections from her upcoming album The London Sessions.

In addition to the performances, the nominations for Album of the Year for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs December 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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Nov
19
Video: Jeezy – ‘Black Eskimo’

Jeezy

Let it snow. Jeezy makes it a white Christmas in the slick visuals for “Black Eskimo” off his album Seen It All. Draped in a black mink and gold jewelry, the Snowman counts his paper on top of a stove and smokes while seated in a throne surrounded by wolves.

He is currently on his “Seen It All” tour, which runs until December 5.

Head to the trap with Snow.

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Nov
19
New Music: David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj & Afrojack – ‘Hey Mama’

David Guetta and Nicki Minaj

After scoring a pair of hits with 2011′s “Turn Me On” and “Where Them Girls At,” Nicki Minaj reunites with David Guetta on “Hey Mama” for the French DJ’s album Listen. Her Minajesty spices up the Guetta, Afrojack, and Ester Dean-produced banger with her colorful wordplay, while singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha delivers the hook.

“Yes I do the cookin’, yes I do the cleanin’, yes I keep the nana real sweet for your eatin’,” raps the bossy Barb.

In addition to Nicki, Listen (due Nov. 24) features John Legend, Emeli Sandé, Sia, Nico & Vinz, MAGIC!, Skylar Grey, and more.

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Nov
19
New Music: Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Necklace’

A Better Tomorrow

Chain reaction. As they gear up for A Better Tomorrow, Wu-Tang Clan unleashes another song from their first album in seven years. Cappadonna, Raekwon, Ghostface, and Inspectah Deck come through with killer verses over the cinematic sample: “Brother, I think that necklace is causing you too much trouble.”

A Better Tomorrow drop December 2 featuring the previously released tracks “Ruckus in B Minor” and “Ron O’Neal.”

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Nov
19
New Music: Tink f/ Rick Ross & Jay Z – ‘Movin’ Bass’

Tink

During his visit to “The Breakfast Club” this morning, Timbaland played the original version of “Movin’ Bass,” which appears on Rick Ross’ album Hood Billionaire. The “OG version” features his 19-year-old protégée Tink and additional bars from Jay Z.

Timbo was introduced to the Chicago rapper-singer by Da Internz. “She was music and she saved my life,” he said. “You can’t believe somebody 19 got it. We don’t see that no more. The last person we saw [like her] was Drake.”

He gave her “Movin’ Bass” to write to and she blew his mind. “I just fell to the floor ’cause I had never heard nobody do this—in life.”

Tink is preparing her debut on Mosley Music Group/Epic Records. “I will put my whole entire money in my account on her. She is a superstar,” said Tim.

Listen to “Movin’ Bass” and see if you agree.

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Nov
19
New Music: Beyoncé – ‘7/11’ [Snippet]

Beyoncé

Five days before her Platinum Edition Box Set hits stores, a 30-second snippet of a new Beyoncé song called “7/11″ has hit the net—and it’s a slapper. On the ratchet R&B banger, Queen Bey puts her foot down and her hands up.

“Smack that, clap that … like you don’t care,” she commands over the rattling bassline.

Due Monday, the 2 CD/2 DVD Platinum Edition also features another new song called “Ring Off,” plus remixes with Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Jay Z.

Listen to Bey flex below.

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Nov
19
Chris Brown Announces Tour Dates with August Alsina

Chris Brown and August Alsina

Before he hits the road with Trey Songz next year, Chris Brown will head out on his “X Live Tour!” with special guest August Alsina.

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