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Watch: Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran & Gary Clark, Jr. Pay Tribute To Stevie Wonder During The CBS Special ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’

A Wonder-ful Medley
Songs in the Key of Life

Last night, CBS aired a television special titled Songs in the Key of Life in honor of the music of Stevie Wonder which included tribute performances of Wonder‘s work by Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox, Pharrell Williams, Ryan Tedder, Ariana Grande, Babyface, Ne-Yo, Jill Scott, India Arie, Janelle Monaé, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, The Band Perry, Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli and Stevie Wonder himself. Additionally, a powerhouse trio made up of Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark, Jr. performed a medley of Stevie Wonder songs including Fingertips, Master Blaster (Jammin’) and Higher Ground, which you can watch in full above. This live concert tribute was filmed shortly after the Grammy Awards took place here in LA earlier this month so these performances are super fresh. Did you watch the tribute special last night? What did you think?

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Lesley Gore Has Passed Away At 68

I'll cry if I want to :(

Very sad news to pass along today. The ’60s pop singer Lesley Gore has passed away today at the far too young age of 68. Altho details about Gore‘s death are scant at this early stage, it has been revealed that Lesley died of cancer. Lesley Gore was one of the biggest pop stars of her day with hits like It’s My Party and You Don’t Own Me and she even appeared as one of Catwoman‘s minions on the 1960′s TV series Batman. It was that role that actually introduced me to Lesley Gore when I watched the reruns as a child but as I got older, I became more acquainted with her brilliant pop songs. Click below to learn the known deets regarding Lesley Gore‘s sad death and hear 3 of her biggest most memorable pop hits. More »

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Watch: It’s The End Of The World As We Know It In Ariana Grande’s New Music Video ‘One Last Time’

Til The World Ends
The End Is Nigh

Earlier today we got to see video of Ariana Grande slaying the 2015 NBA All-Star Game with her stellar halftime performance yesterday and right now, we get to see more Ariana goodness. Grande just released the music video for her new single One Last Time and as you can see in the embed above, all Hell is literally breaking loose as the world comes to a fiery and explosive end. Despite the depiction of the utter and complete destruction of planet earth, the clip does have a sweet romantic bent to it … as you will see in the final frames of the video. The song is OK but the video is something you have to watch.

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Taylor Swift Tweeted About ‘Starbucks Lovers’ And Starbucks Tweeted Her Back

"Sending my love ..."

Taylor Swift posted a brilliant tweet on her official Twitter profile on Valentine’s Day that she devoted to all the “lonely Starbucks lovers” in the world who mistakenly think that she is singing about them in her new song Blank Space. In the song, Taylor sings “Got a long list of ex-lovers / They’ll tell you I’m insane” but the way she sings it, it sounds like she is singing “Got a long list of Starbucks lovers …” (I mean, that is what I hear and what I sing when I listen to the song). On VDay night, Taylor tweeted about the misheard lyric … and then the official Twitter profile for Starbucks tweeted back. Hahaha. See their exchange below. More »

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Watch: Here Are ALL Of The Highlights From The ‘Saturday Night Live’ 40th Anniversary Special

The skits, the live performances, the hits and the misses
SNL40

Last night NBC aired a 3-hour long anniversary special in celebration of 40 years of Saturday Night Live and, as you might imagine, the show was full of funny moments, not-so-funny moments, weird moments and absolutely epic moments. There were jokes, skits, tributes, musical performances, gags, memorials, celebrity in-person appearances … you name it, they did it last night LIVE from New York. The embed above features Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake doing the cold open segment to get the party started and below, you can watch (or re-watch) all of the highlights from the SNL40 special. Please enjoy. More »

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Watch: Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Slayed The Hell Out Of The NBA All-Star Game Yesterday

What basketball game
Xtina <3 NY

Late last month we learned that Christina Aguilera would be opening the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in NYC, NY with a live performance in tribute to NYC and that Ariana Grande would be providing the halftime performance with a special guest. Last night, during said NBA All-Star Game, Xtina was joined by the famed Rockettes for a killer live tribute performance to New York City, which you can watch in full above. The halftime show, tho, was pretty damn good, too. Ariana Grande performed a string of her hit songs and was joined by Nicki Minaj for a live performance that probably made everyone forget that they were watching a basketball game. Watch Xtina‘s performance above and Ari & Nicki‘s performance below and see all you really need to see from the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. More »

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Listen: Madonna’s Isolated Vocal Track From The Grammy Awards Is Stunningly Good

Sing, Maddy, SING!
Living for these Vocals

Last weekend, Madonna performed her new single Living For Love at the Grammy Awards on live television and today we get to HEAR just how live her performance really was. Now, it may come as a surprise to some of you but Madonna did sing live last week (particularly since the Grammy Awards prides itself on featuring performers who sing live on stage) but as you can hear in the video embedded above, she sang live … and she sang very well. It was noted that Madonna‘s dance moves looked a bit stiff during this performance but as this isolated vocal track proves, her singing was anything but stiff. She sounds fantastic. I mean, right? Isn’t this the best Madonna has sounded in years?

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Here Is The Cover Of Selena Gomez & Zedd’s New Single ‘I Want You To Know’

Coming February 23

First we learned that Selena Gomez and Zedd will be releasing a new song together by the end of this month, then we learned that Zedlena had filmed a music video for the track. Today we not only get our first look at the cover art for Selena and Zedd‘s new single, I Want You To Know, but we also learn from the man himself that the song will be released on February 23! I’m not sure if that means that we will get to hear the song and see the music video but in either case, we will finally get to hear what Selena and Zedd have been getting up to lately ;) Click below to see the single cover art for Zedd‘s I Want You To Know (Featuring Selena Gomez). More »

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Listen: Someone Mashed Up Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’ With Beck’s ‘Loser’ In A Bid For World Peace

Behold: Bekcyoncé

Last week, after the Grammy Awards, Kanye West famously kicked up a silly presumed “feud” between Beyoncé and Beck when he publicly voiced his personal displeasure that Beck won the Album of the Year Grammy award over Beyoncé who, in Kanye‘s estimation, was more deserving of the award. In an effort to put a FINAL end to this stupid Kanye-created controversy, an industrious fan created a mash-up song that melds Bey‘s song Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) with Beck‘s song Loser to create a new track titled Single Loser (Put a Beck on It) by Bekyoncé. Have a listen below. More »

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Watch/Listen: Kanye West Debuted A New Song Titled ‘Wolves’ During The adidas Originals x Kanye West YEEZY Season 1 Fashion Show

Watch Kanye's entire adidas Fashion Show in full
adidas Originals x Kanye West | YEEZY SEASON 1

Yesterday we saw an adorably brilliant photo of North West screaming her head off in horror as she sat front row at her father Kanye West‘s debut fashion show for adidas. Today we get to see Kanye‘s adidas fashion show in full, which included the worldwide debut of a new song titled Wolves — described as Track 1 of his new album and which features guest vocals by Vic Mensa and Sia. Click the embed above to watch the adidas Originals x Kanye West fashion show for Yeezy Season 1 to experience what attendees of the New York Fashion Week show witnessed in person. If you just want to hear the new Kanye song Wolves, you can skip to the 8:15 minute mark of the video. After you check out the adidas fashion show above, click below to watch the just-released promo video for Kanye‘s signature adidas show Yeezy Boost. More »

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