Performances


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It’s been a minute since Maxwell has been in the scene, but coming back with “Lake By The Ocean” has been refreshing. The track is from his upcoming BlackSUMMERS’night album dropping July 1 and for the first time on TV, he visited Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform it. As you’d expect, it was an amazing live rendition from the singer.

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Skepta is taking his talents from Tottenham to Tokyo today (or should I say tonight) for a special Boiler Room set in the Japanese capital to celebrate the long-awaited release of his new album Konnichiwa, which drops May 6. The Grime kingpin will be joined by local acts including Kohh, Dutch Montana, Loota and DJ Riki, as well as surprise guests. Chances are we’ll get to hear Skepta’s new album in full for the first time, so don’t miss out. The livestream begins at 10am EST (3pm GMT).

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Rihanna’s “ANTI World Tour” took over the City of Angels this week, pulling into The Forum in Inglewood, California for two sold-out nights. During the second show on Wednesday night (May 4), RiRi was joined by Drake for the third time during her North American leg to perform their chart-topping hit “Work.” Like the Toronto stop earlier this month, Drizzy then broke into a quick solo set of his VIEWS single “One Dance,” and “Jumpman.”

Rihanna’s tour continues in California this weekend with stops in San Jose, Oakland, and San Diego, while Drake will host and perform on Saturday Night Live on May 14.

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The stars were out in full force at the 2016 Hunger Games Met Gala in New York City last night as Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and many more proved that money and fame doesn’t always translate to good fashion sense on the red carpet. While the annual ball is traditionally a no-cameras-allowed event, Apple was the main underwriter at this year’s party, which means us regular folk can get a glimpse of what went on inside those very expensive walls. Courtesy of Apple Music, here’s HD footage of The Weeknd performing a surprise rendition of “Tell Your Friends” with Nas.

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Last night, Drake celebrated the release of his latest album Views (but, unfortunately, not a Raptors win) with a free halftime performance at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Square, aka Jurassic Park, a popular spot for the city’s basketball fans outside the Air Canada Centre. Although Drizzy couldn’t be at the game, which was being played in Indiana, to cheer on his team (and clap furiously at Rodney Stuckey’s head), he did surprise the gathering Raptors fans with a quick performance of his IYRTITL hit, “Energy.”

“I love everybody in this city. I love this city. I’ll die for this city. This the greatest place in the world with the greatest people in the world,” he addressed the crowd, who responded in kind by chanting “Drake, Drake, Drake.” Now, let’s see if the stars align for Drake and the Raptors in a crucial game seven in Toronto on Sunday night.

Check out photos and video of Drake’s surprise performance below…

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Iggy Azalea’s new single “Team” continues to make an impact on the radio as her Digital Distortion sophomore LP is due later this year. After her recent appearance on Ellen, the Australian rapper served as musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Backed by a squad of dancers and singers, Iggy delivered a flawless performance of “Team.” The 25-year-old also helped Seth Meyers and the studio audience, getting them hip to the latest slang taking over social media.

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Rae Sremmurd turned The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon inside out during their appearance on Thursday (Apr. 29). After tearing down Coachella 2016 last week, Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy took to the studio stage to perform their latest single “Look Alive.” Their new banger is set to appear on the album SremmLife 2, due June 24.

Available for pre-order now, the album features guest appearances by Juicy J, Lil’ Jon, and Kodak Black, as Mike WiLL Made-It serves as executive producer.

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Desiigner made headlines earlier this week, when his smash-hit “Panda” landed No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts, dethroning Rihanna’s “Work.” Riding off that high, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper hailing from Brooklyn made an appearance on Tim Westwood’s Capital XTRA show. Acapella and off the top, watch as Desiigner’s drops a freestyle for the U.K. airwaves below.

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Dr. Dre made two surprise appearances during the second and final weekend of Coachella 2016 earlier this month: first with Ice Cube and the rest of N.W.A, then he joined his Aftermath protégé Anderson .Paak on stage the following day. In this new mini documentary dubbed All In a Day’s Work — the same name as Dre and .Paak’s Compton collaboration — Beats by Dre takes us behind-the-scenes of the pair’s memorable performance.

The five-minute film follows .Paak as he meets with Dre and successfully persuades him to perform with him. From there, the pair knuckle down to a few high-energy rehearsals while reflecting on their relationship. “The artists I like to work with are people who you know their voice from the first syllable,” says Dre. “Soon as [Anderson] opens his mouth you gonna know it’s him…And he’s coming with his voice, his delivery, his energy, he seems like an old soul.”

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Prince performing “Purple Rain” with Beyoncé at the 2004 Grammys

Just days after releasing her new album LEMONADE, Beyoncé kicked off her Formation world tour at Miami’s Marlins Park last night. As well as performing songs off her latest LP for the first time, Mrs. Carter couldn’t let the show pass without paying tribute to the late, great Prince, who tragically passed away last week. Bey, who performed with Prince at the 2004 Grammys, lead a “Purple Rain” sing-along with the crowd in front of a huge purple screen. She also performed her cover of “Nasty Girl” by Vanity 6, the female group assembled by Prince in the early ’80s.

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