Being a coach on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ comes with many perks, but possibly the biggest of all for the artists is getting the national stage to promote their latest music and singles. Waiting until the first week of the live playoff shows, first year coach Pharrell Williams finally hit the stage on Tuesday night.
The platinum hitmaker got the audience on their feet as he performed the funky jam “Hunter” off his acclaimed new album G I R L. Looking more like the Skateboard P of the mid 2000s, Pharrell rocked a green headband, Thrasher t-shirt, and lots of jewelry. He paid homage to his album cover by filling a section of the audience with woman in white robes and dark shades.
Watch P show ’em how it’s done with his performance below!
Last month, Boyz II Men released their new contemporary album Collide, which has spawned the feel-good, romantic single “Better Half.” While the R&B icons continue to promote the LP, they are continuing their successful residency in Las Vegas, and have now released an official live performance video of the single.
Shawn, Nathan and Wanya serenade the audience at the Mirage Hotel & Casino with the touching lyrics, and also show in-studio clips of them working on the song.
Check out the performance video below:
Ne-Yo truly believes in the process of artist development, and as has been the case with up and coming singer Sonna Rele, who he signed to his company Compound Entertainment. The British native has been continuously building her fan base with weekly YouTube covers, while honing her craft and working on her debut album.
While she shares something new each Monday, today the singer has released video footage of her getting the chance to sing on stage with Ne-Yo at the famed Royal Albert Hall in London. Using the opportunity to introduce her to the hometown crowd, Ne-Yo and Sonna gave the audience a first listen to their upcoming duet entitled “Just Kiss Me,” which is intended for her album.
A well done duet and stage performance from the duo, leaving plenty of potential for Sonna.
Check out their performance below:
“Is there any room left in your heart for meeeee?”
K. Michelle‘s sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart is right around the corner and she’s wasting no time prepping fans for its arrival.
While it’s only been a week since the premiere of her VH1 reality show and revealing of the “Love ‘Em All” music video, the singer is already revving up for the release of the visual for her soon-to-be hit single, “Maybe I Should Call.” Teasing fans with an official lyric video, an emotional K. Michelle belts out her feelings while the lyrics to the touching track surround her glowing face.
If the lyric video is anything to go by, we’re sure we’ll be reaching for the tissue box once the official video makes its way to our screens.
Take a look after the jump:
Karina Pasian has returned with the emotional, heartfelt single “Solitaire.” The songstress appeared on ‘106 & Park’ this past Thursday to premiere the music video for the piano laden ballad, which features actor Tyler James, and now she has shared it online. Inspired and dedicated to the person who signed Karina to Def Jam in 2008, VP of A&R Shakir Stewart, the singer/songwriter pours her heart out about a person who’s succumbed to suicide after a long bout with depression.
“It must’ve been hard to deal with the pain, inside you / Never could find a way to escape, I wish I knew, why you couldn’t see the beautiful things / And why the world was so unfair, you were playing solitaire,” she softly sings over lush keys.
It has been six years since Stewart took his own life and in remembrance Karina wrote: “6 years ago today… RIP Shakir Stewart. I thank God I got to experience your amazing energy. You were truly a blessing to this world and your spirit lives on through each and every life you touched.”
Watch the cinematic video below:
Zae shoots a visual for Lil Reese‘s track ‘So Fast’ produced by Dree The Drummer.
His new mixtape Don’t Like 2 is coming soon. Watch below:
RiFF RAFF releases the official visual for his track ‘Tip Toe Wing In My Jawwdinz.’
Watch below, and go pick up his debut album Neon Icon in stores now.
The 2014 MTV EMA’s went down on Sunday and the show brought some big superstars to the stage. Included in the line-up of performers at the O2 Academy in Glasgow, Scotland were Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande.
Ariana kicked off the evening on a high note by performing a medley of her smash hits “Problem” and “Break Free.” The pop diva also took home the awards for ‘Best Female’ and ‘Best Song’ (“Problem”), which was presented to her by Alicia Keys and Emeli Sandé.
Ariana’s boyfriend Big Sean was cheering her on. “Shine bright my baby!!! U look amazing!” he told her, to which she responded, “You’re my favorite.”
Following an introduction from Redfoo, a pregnant Alicia Keys—beaming in white—belted out her empowering anthem “We Are Here.”
Other winners included Beyoncé for ‘Best Song with a Message’ (“Pretty Hurts”), Justin Bieber for ‘Best Male,’ and Katy Perry and Juicy J for ‘Best Video’ (“Dark Horse”).
Catch the ladies performances below: