Performances


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One year after a disastrous moment that made headlines, Mariah Carey returned to NYC’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve for redemption. The iconic singer appeared on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Sunday night (Dec. 31), braving the freezing temperatures to perform her ’90s hits “Vision of Love” and “Hero.” The performance went without a hitch as Carey sung both songs live to usher in 2018.

Last year’s appearance turned into a disaster as Carey had technical difficulties while performing “Emotions.” The songstress would abruptly stop singing, pacing around the stage, telling the audience to finish her lyrics. Soon after it turned into a back-and-forth between Carey’s team and Dick Clark Productions after Mariah claimed the company sabotaged her performance. DCP would release a statement soon after calling Carey’s claim “absurd.” “I’m feeling a lot better than last year,” said Carey, when asked by Ryan Seacrest how her return went.

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Lil’ Uzi Vert’s “A Very Uzi Christmas” tour wrapped up on Friday night (Dec. 22), at The Liacouras Center in Uzi’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Streamed live on TIDAL, the near two-hour show featured surprise appearances by Nav, A$AP Ferg and Playboi Carti. The loudest screams were saved for Nicki Minaj, and she walked on stage to perform “The Way Life Goes” remix with Uzi for the first-time and Pharrell Williams, who did the Luv Is Rage 2 standout “Neon Guts.”

During an encore, a touching moment occurred as Lil’ Uzi Vert introduced Meek Mill’s son Papi to the sold-out crowd. The kid was given a mic, and he paid tribute to his incarcerated father by performing his “Dreams & Nightmares (Intro).” Watch the full concert here and below via TIDAL.

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DRAM, aka Big Baby DRAM and formerly known as D.R.A.M., appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (Dec. 22). Serving as the late-night show’s final broadcast of 2017,
the Virginia made the show a special one. With Christmas a few days away, DRAM decided to spread some festive cheer, performing the song “Silver Bells” alongside his mother Big Baby Mom. The collaboration between DRAM and Ma Dukes appears on his #1EpicHoliday EP, released in late November.

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Top Dawg Entertainment’s 4th annual Christmas toy drive took place on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 21), at Nickerson Gardens projects in Watts, CA. Along with appearances from artists on TDE’s roster, the event featured special guests Rihanna and E-40. Along with performing a medley of “Lemon” (her N.E.R.D collaboration), “Wild Thoughts” and “Bitch Better Have My Money,” RiRi joined Kendrick Lamar to do their DAMN. smash-hit “LOYALTY.” for the first-time ever.

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Cardi B wasn’t the only wonder woman on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night; Erykah Badu graced the stage as the musical guest. With a little help from The Roots, Ms. Badu performed “On & On,” from her debut album Baduizm (which celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this year), before sliding into a cover of Fela Kuti’s “Sorrow Tears and Blood.”

Erykah was tapped to curate the fourth installment in a series of Fela Kuti box sets, which contains seven of Fela’s albums, plus seven “personal essays” written by Badu and previously unseen photos of of the Afrobeat pioneer. Fela Kuti Box Set #4 drops December 15 in a limited run of 3,000 copies — grab yours here.

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After previously appearing as a musical guest with G-Eazy, Cardi B sat down for an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (Dec. 20). Dressed in all-green for the holidays, the Bronx-native opened up on how she got her unique stage name, spending Christmas at home, and why she’s not getting gifts for any adults this year. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper discussed her surprise engagement to Offset from Migos, being nominated for the 2018 GRAMMYs, the historic success of her No. 1 smash-hit, and her new single “Bartier Cardi” dropping on Friday (Dec. 22).

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N.E.R.D celebrated the release of their brand new album, No_One Ever Really Dies, by performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. However, this wasn’t your usual Kimmel performance. Pharrell, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley turned the Hollywood parking lot into their own party as they ran through “Lemon” and “1000.” Unfortunately, Rihanna and Future didn’t make an appearance to perform their parts, it was a crazy set nonetheless thanks to UV-lighted vehicles and an audience’s worth of dancers.

Stream N.E.R.D’s new album here and watch Pharrell’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel here, where he talks about fatherhood, Carl Sagan and N.E.R.D’s reunion.

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Jeezy’s new album Pressure is only hours away, set to arrive everywhere at midnight. Leading up to its release, the Atlanta rapper appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (Dec 13). The Snowman decided to give the studio audience a world premiere, debuting the album cut “Like Them” with special guest Tory Lanez. Rick Ross also appears on the song, while Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, YG, Kodak Black, Trey Songz, WizKid and more make guest appearances on SnowGo’s upcoming project.

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John Legend did things a little different on Wednesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Serving as musical guest, the multiple Grammy Award-winner took to Hollywood’s historic Roosevelt Hotel rooftop to perform his current single “Penthouse Floor.” Backed by a live band and background singers, the R&B vocalist took advantage of the moment by also delivering a medley of songs including “Overload,” “All of Me,” “Darkness & Light,” and “Love Me Now.”

Featuring Chance the Rapper, “Penthouse Floor” is off last year’s Darkness and Light LP.

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From SNL to Brooklyn Steel and Irving Plaza, SZA has been gracing stages all across NYC over the last week. Her latest stop was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she delivered an expectedly gorgeous rendition of her Ctrl intro “Supermodel,” backed by a string orchestra. What’s more, SZA’s parents were in the audience to witness her stunning solo debut on The Tonight Show (she performed on the show as Maroon 5’s guest last month).

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