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Watch The Weeknd & Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe Play The BET Awards

Last night, BET held its big annual awards show, and we’ve already posted the video of Kendrick Lamar opening the show by performing “Alright.” But that wasn’t the only notable performance of the night. The Weeknd, looking like a newly-minted star, sang “The Hills” and then brought out Alicia Keys for a slick duet versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2015 - 9:14 am

Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal

About three hours after the conclusion of yesterday’s titanic Tidal announcement, Billboard posted a story called “8 Things We Found on Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service.” Those eight things were:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 31, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro’s streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn’t stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay’s newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive content from many of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

The Week In Pop: So, What Else Does “All About That Bass” Singer Meghan Trainor Have To Offer?

“All About That Bass” is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the same thing as great. Meghan Trainor’s breakout single, which celebrates the sex appeal of larger women, is also not quite as smart or important as Trainor thinks it is –… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 11, 2014 - 4:19 pm

The Week In Pop: Robin Thicke’s Paula Is Pitiful, But Don’t Pity Him

“Blurred Lines” did a lot of good for Robin Thicke. It made him a household name (and hashtag!), gave him his first #1 single, and basically secured his place in the fabric of pop culture for the rest of his life. But the song, its salacious video, and all the attendant success and controversy –… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 26, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Crew (Kendrick Lamar, Johnny Marr, AraabMuzik, Hans Zimmer, Alicia Keys) Play The Tonight Show

The whole team it took to come up with The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s lackluster pop single “It’s On Again” performed on Fallon last night. Kendrick opened with his intro verse before turning it over to Alicia Keys’ attempt at disco-infused inspiration. The rest of the stage was taken up by Johnny Marr, AraabMusik, and composer… More »

By: James Rettig / April 26, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Alicia Keys – “It’s On Again” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

Pharrell produced “It’s On Again,” the new Alicia Keys inspirational-disco number from the soundtrack to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Kendrick Lamar starts it out with a shouty verse, which means the song might have a stronger cast of talent than the movie itself. In the new video for the track, those three, along with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Alicia Keys – “It’s On Again” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Prod. Pharrell)

The soundtracks of the last four blockbuster Spider-Man movies have a spotty history, and Alicia Keys doesn’t exactly have a great record of making good songs for big movies. And yet everything comes together nicely for “It’s On Again,” the new song that Keys contributed to the forthcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. It’s a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 12:21 pm

The Week In Pop: It’s Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Is Great

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney — whatever they’re calling themselves (Abomination is taken) — performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. It should go without saying that my criticism/cynicism here is strictly musical and cultural: Whatever fresh hell occurred last night was very much in the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Jay-Z @ Carnegie Hall In Photos, Videos

Last night, Jay-Z played a benefit for United Way of New York City and The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation at NYC’s Carnegie Hall — he plays again tonight — and though most of the public was priced out by ticket prices in the hundreds and thousands, there were still enough Elliott Wilsons and Jon CaramanicasMore »

By: Corban Goble / February 7, 2012 - 10:35 am

Bon Iver Declines Grammy Performance, Collaborates With Alicia Keys

After last year’s Grammys, when Arcade Fire performed dodging Mat Hoffman bike-tricks and then immediately won the Album Of The Year award, the award show has a high standard to live up to when it comes to ridiculous and implausible but kind of awesome indie-rock performances. But even though Bon Iver got nominated for aMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2012 - 2:14 pm

The 13 Best Jack White Collaborations

On the heels of Jack White’s new album announcement as well as the unveiling of Blunderbuss’s first single “Love Interruption,” we thought it was time to revisit the hits — not the literal ones, unfortunately — of White’s wide-reaching, strange and prolific career so far. So, here’s 13 of Jack White’s most memorable collaborations. Sorry… More »

By: Stereogum / February 2, 2012 - 2:45 pm

The 10 Best Coldplay Covers

Did you know Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto came out this week? The band played Letterman and Colbert and Today and Jools and Ellen and we threw a party in their honor. The launch celebration continues tonight in a Anton Corbijn-directed Vevo webcast from Madrid’s Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas beginning at 4PM EST. Since the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 26, 2011 - 11:08 am

Kanye Dark Twisted Fantasy Leaking, Pre-Order Up

When not beefing with Bush or showing us his bushy beef, Kanye West makes music. The Bon Iver-guesting “Monster” has been floating around for awhile. You’ve also maybe watched the 35-minute “Runaway” video. You’ll find “All Of The Lights” on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, too. This one won’t take as long to process a… More »

By: brandon / November 4, 2010 - 3:11 pm

Robyn – “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” (Alicia Keys Cover)

“Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” — with its themes of heartbreak, distance, betrayal and its thumping beat — is ideally suited to Robyn. It was a late 2009 single from Alicia Keys’s The Element Of Freedom, and really, the best song on the album. Robyn covered the song for the BBC’s Radio 1. Her… More »

By: jessica / June 17, 2010 - 10:12 am

Stephen Colbert Raps With Alicia Keys

The two performed a very special rendition of “Empire State Of Mind (Part II)” on last night’s Report. As Videogum pointed out, being white is hard, sure, but it can be so beautiful, too! Watch at ColbertNation.com starting 1m40 in. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2009 - 4:28 pm

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Played The World Series

With “Empire State Of Mind” Jay-Z’s cast himself as the Jeter generation’s Billy Joel. His NYC’s all about pills (“MDMA got you feeling like a champion, the city never sleeps, better slip you an Ambien”) and his song might pack a cringey Alicia Keys hook, unless “bright lights will inspire you” will inspire you, but… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 30, 2009 - 9:55 am

New Jack White & Alicia Keys Video – “Another Way To Die”

The Bond between Jack and Alicia is strong. And by that I mean it has massive pecs and its name is Daniel Craig, because if we are talking musical bonds then no it is not strong. The musical bond sounds about as strong as White giving Alicia the keys to his 007 studio an hour… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 30, 2008 - 10:06 am

New Jack White & Alicia Keys – “Another Way To Die”

With the Jack & Coke commercial and requisite sell-out/contract interpretation issues behind us, today we finally get to Jack and Alicia bond, James Bond. Billboard told us the White Keys track featured JW as songwriter, producer, and drummer, but they forgot to mention he trades vocals with Alicia, too. Actually there’s very little trading going… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 18, 2008 - 9:19 am
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