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Watch Icona Pop Play “All Night” And An “I Don’t Care/I Love It” Game On Ellen

With the irrepressible “I Love It,” raucous Swedish pop duo Icona Pop turned last year’s underground hit into this year’s mainstream smash. Today they wrapped up their highly successful 2013 with a visit to Ellen. The ladies performed one of This Is… Icona Pop’s other great songs, “All Night,” but “I Love It” did make… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 17, 2013 - 6:16 pm

Watch Phoenix Play Ellen

It’s been a big 24 hours for European Glassnote Records artists and American TV shows. Hot on the heels of Chvrches’ Letterman performance last night comes Phoenix’s visit to Ellen, during which the Frenchmen performed Bankrupt! banger “S.O.S. In Bel Air.” Not sure if there was something wrong with the monitor situation, but the typically… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Kanye West – “Bound 2″ Video

Kanye West was a guest on Ellen this morning, and he took the opportunity to debut the video for his disarmingly personable Yeezus closer “Bound 2,” just as he’d done with the “Love Lockdown” video in 2008. “Bound 2″ is the one song on the album that drops the industrial chest-rattle sound and returns him… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013 - 9:17 am

Watch The Killers Play Ellen

The Killers are making the rounds to promote their new best-of compilation Direct Hits, and the latest soundstage to host them belongs to The Ellen Show. As with their Kimmel performance, they brought along a light show, a choir, the whole shebang. Watch them perform the M83-produced “Shot At The Night” in the daytime below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013 - 4:01 pm

Watch Lorde Play Ellen

Those lyrics “We’re bigger than we ever dreamed/ And I’m in love with being queen” are starting to take on a different meaning for Lorde, the young pop singer from New Zealand whose monogenre single “Lorde” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the iTunes singles chart last week as well as broke… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 9, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Watch Justin Timberlake On Ellen

Justin Timberlake’s new album The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2 sort of sucks, but that doesn’t take away from the indisputable reality that Timberlake is a showbiz professional. So even if you don’t much like his new single “TKO” — and I don’t — it’s still impressive to watch him perform it while admittedly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Drake Plays Ellen, Reschedules Tour

Drake appeared on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday afternoon for an interview and to perform “Hold On, We’re Going Home” from his upcoming LP Nothing Was The Same. If you’ve already taken a listen to the album, you know Ellen gets shout-out on the opening track “Tuscan Leather.” In the interview, Drake talks about… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 20, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Watch Grizzly Bear Play Ellen

I’m not sure if this necessarily qualifies as a career milestone for Grizzly Bear, since they’ve already been on a million TV shows. But maybe it’s an indicator of how nebulous and meaningless the entire idea of indie rock has become: Grizzly Bear playing their fractured, floating “Yet Again” on Ellen, as Ellen DeGeneres, who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 24, 2013 - 11:29 am

Watch Tegan And Sara Play Ellen

Tegan & Sara continue the massive blitz of promotion surrounding the recent release of their album Heartthrob with a stop off at Ellen. The Quin sisters played “Closer,” which we heard a remix of by Yeasayer earlier today. Watch the performance below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 13, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Watch Bon Iver On Ellen

This morning, Bon Iver took another big step toward becoming some kind of mainstream cultural institution, as a rumpled and freshly-shorn Justin Vernon, who should really consider growing the beard back, took to the stage at Ellen, performing “Towers” on TV and “Michicant” as a web-only bonus. Colin Stetson’s gargantuan saxophone is not a thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012 - 12:18 pm

She & Him Do “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on Ellen

The She & Him network TV circuit continues with a performance of “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on Ellen. Thought it’s a totally tepid rendition that’s almost impossible to comment on because it’s so neutral, I appreciate how devoid of subliminal messaging it is (This morning, I woke up in my bed after a long… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 1, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Ellen Interviews Black Keys Video Dancer

The Black Keys haven’t made a proper video for their fired-up new jam “Lonely Boy” yet, but they did debut the song with a viral video in which some guy absolutely goes to town, dancing and lip-syncing to the track. Ellen DeGeneres is obviously a connoisseur of televised dancing, so she recently interviewed that dancer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2011 - 9:37 am

Coldplay Cover Rihanna’s “We Found Love”

In their infinite wisdom, the still-ridiculously-popular Coldplay recorded a version of “We Found Love,” the monster new dancepop single from their “Princess Of China” collaborator Rihanna, for the BBC. With their downbeat, piano-led version, Coldplay have effectively transformed “We Found Love” into a Coldplay song, though they’ve managed to do it without squashing the chorus’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2011 - 11:29 am

Robyn Takes “Call Your Girlfriend” To Ellen

Swedish pop sensation Robyn stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform an ebullient rendition of “Call Your Girlfriend.” Check out the video below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 21, 2011 - 11:02 am

Strokes Play Ellen

The Strokes played Ellen for today’s broadcast. The episode will be on TV this afternoon — 4 p.m. in most areas — but Ellen put the band’s performance of Angles’ “Gratisfaction” on the show’s website early. There’s no intro and no Ellen dancing, though the description says The Strokes is one of her favorites. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / June 1, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Kanye’s Diamond Teeth? Ask A Dentist

In case you missed it, Kanye unveiled his new gold and diamond teeth on Ellen. When asked if he places a gold and diamond bridge on top of his normal teeth he told her, “No, it’s, like, replaced my bottom row of teeth.” Of course. This led EW to ask the big one: “Did Kanye… More »

By: brandon / October 21, 2010 - 6:03 pm

Vampire Weekend Play Ellen

Since you watch Ellen every morning you already know that Vampire Weekend visited the show today and played “Holiday,” and the did “Cousins” for the studio audience. It was their first Daytime TV appearance. Unfortunately the online clips don’t show Ellen DeGeneres talking to, or dancing with, the band. I’m guessing it happened though. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 28, 2010 - 11:55 am

Scarlett & Ellen Have A “Shoop”-Off

Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johannson visited Ellen today to chat and perform “Relator.” Ellen loves their new album almost as much as she loves Salt-N-Pepa. So this happened. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 12, 2009 - 4:05 pm

Q-Tip Sings The Hook On “We Fight/We Love” For Ellen Degeneres

I remember a bunch of years ago while I was still on my world (educational) tour, before I moved back to New York, I’d be nonstop asking my artisty friends for stories of their NYC encounters with the people on my iPod. (Yes I was one of those.) There was this friend, who had a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 5, 2009 - 11:54 am

Kanye Performs “Love Lockdown” For His Good Friend Ellen DeGeneres

Kanye and Ellen DeGeneres are like really tight? Sure why not. Instead of MTV or BET or even his own blog, the “Love Lockdown” premiere went to Ellen TV earlier this week, where she let us know he was her “good friend” and that the video was “brilliant.” Later we found out the video wa… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 8, 2008 - 8:39 pm