Performances


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With their new album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made due Feb. 26, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared as guests on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night. Backed by singers, a pianist, and spoken word artist, the Seattle duo and vocalist Jamila Woods performed their thought provoking and much talked about single “White Privilege II.”

Ed Sheeran, Leon Bridges, Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz all make guest appearances on the album, a follow up to their Grammy Award-winning LP The Heist.

Watch the moving performance below.

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The long-awaited Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show delivered on Sunday night (Feb. 7). All eyes were on the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, as Coldplay took to the stage performing international hits such as “Viva La Vida,” “Paradise” and “Adventure Of A Lifetime.” Decked out in a black leather jumpsuit, Bruno Mars and special guest Mark Ronson joined the British group to perform his No. 1 smash-hit song “Uptown Funk.”

Backed by a team of dancers, it was Beyoncé’s turn next, slowly moving across the field in an eye-catching black and gold outfit as she belted her new single “Formation.” After a playful choreographed back-and-forth dance segment between Queen Bey and Bruno to “Uptown Funk,” the two would join Coldplay for a beautiful finale of “Clocks,” Prince’s “Purple Rain,” U2’s “Beautiful Day,” and “Up & Up.”

Moments after the performance, a new commercial starring Beyoncé aired, announcing her upcoming “Formation World Tour.”

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Before Super Bowl 50 kicked off between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on Sunday (Feb. 7), Lady Gaga performed the U.S. National Anthem. The pop star took to the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, wearing an eye-catching shimmering red suit, singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Backed by a piano, Gaga sang beautifully as Blue Angels flew across the sky over the stadium. “It’s such an honor and a dream come true,” she said in a pre-game interview with the NFL Network. “I’ve always wanted to sing the National Anthem at a major sporting event since I was a little girl, and for it to be the Super Bowl, it is the ultimate.”

Lady Gaga will hit the stage at the 58th annual Grammy Awards next Monday (Feb. 15), where she will perform a tribute to the late David Bowie.

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Wiz Khalifa continued promo run this week with a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night. Wearing a bright-colored cardigan, the Taylor Gang rapper performed his new single “Bake Sale,” backed by The Roots. The song, which features Travi$ Scott, is off Wiz’s newly released LP KHALIFA.

Out now on iTunes, the album features guest appearances by Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, Rico Love, and more. Stream the project in full by clicking here, and watch the performance below.

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Aftermath‘s newest representative Anderson .Paak made his television debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, and proved exactly why Dr. Dre signed him. Joined by his band The Free Nationals, the Oxnard, CA native performed “Silicon Valley” before hopping on the drums and finishing off in emphatic style with “Carry Me.” Both cuts are off Anderson’s new album Malibu, which is out now on iTunes.

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Tory Lanez served as musical guest on Thursday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Riding off the success of last year’s “Say It,” the Toronto artist performed the song with special guests Brownstone. The song, which reached No. 1 of Urban radio, samples the R&B group’s 1994-hit “If You Love Me.” Tory would later return to debut his new single “LA Confidential,” available right now on iTunes.

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Ty Dolla $ign delivered one of last year’s best projects with his debut album, Free TC. The L.A. singer/songwriter/producer took over the studio stage on Conan, bringing his live band and special guest E-40 to perform “Saved.” Get the DJ Mustard-produced single when you purchase the album on iTunes.

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G-Eazy invaded the Big Apple this week, as his “When It’s Dark Tour” hit NYC for three sold-out shows at Terminal 5. On Monday night, the Bay Area rapper served as musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing his single “Me, Myself & I” with Bebe Rexha.

Later that night, G-Eazy hit the stage at Terminal 5, where surprise guest DMX joined him for a performance of “Ruff Ryders Anthem.” “Brought out the dog last night, salute the legend @dmx for coming thru, showing love and giving me so much game after the show, I’ll forever appreciate that conversation. Salute!,” said a thankful G-Eazy in an Instagram photo with the legendary Yonkers MC.

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The Snapchat King, DJ Khaled, served as musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night. After getting the party started with “All I Do Is Win,” DJ Khaled was joined by special guest Future to perform a medley of songs including “I Don’t Play About My Paper,” “You Mine,” and What A Time To Be Alive‘s “Jumpman.”

The appearance was to promote DJ Khaled’s latest album I Changed A Lot, available now at your nearest digital retailer. Watch the performance, plus an inspirational message Kimmel and DJ Khaled put together for Jeb Bush below.

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James Corden’s entertaining “Carpool Karaoke” returned to The Late Late Show on Wednesday night with another big star. Adele joined the late-night television host during the Christmas holidays over in London last month. Riding through the gloomy weather, Adele and Corden cover songs off the record-setting 25 LP including “Hello,” “Someone Like You,” and “Rolling in the Deep.” At the 10:10 mark, the U.K. singer decided to show off her rapping skills, going in with Nicki Minaj’s verse on Kanye West’s “Monster.”

Pull thru, QUEEN!!!!! #Adele #Monster the attitude & fingers to match,” Nicki Minaj posted on Instagram after catching the moment. “I cried when she waved bye to the careers #Hello #BuhBye.”

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