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Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we're all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015

Beck Will Perform With Chris Martin At The Grammys

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, and we already know that host LL Cool Jay (cue a collective groan) will not be the show's main attraction, nor will it be the winning results. Most of us watch the Grammys for the insanely over-produced performances and incredulous conversation fodder. We already know… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 4, 2015

Mary J. Blige – “Whole Damn Year” Video

Today, Mary J. Blige released a video for The London Sessions single "Whole Damn Year" directed by Mike Ho and Alex Moors. Blige is well-known for confronting issues of social injustice and violence in her work, and this video is no exception. Although they're beautifully shot and edited, the story lines found in the video… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 2, 2014

Mary J. Blige & Disclosure – “Follow”

Disclosure recruited Mary J. Blige to sing on a great remix of their Settle single "F For You," and since then the duo has taken to producing songs for Blige's upcoming album The London Sessions, including "Right Now." Another new Blige/Disclosure jam called "Follow" debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC radio show today, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2014

Mary J. Blige – “When You’re Gone”

The biggest draw to Mary J. Blige's new album is probably all of the collaborations with people like Disclosure, Sam Smith, and Emile Sandé -- most of which we've heard already -- but The London Sessions is a whole album, and there are some more low-key songs on there as well. "Whe… More »

By: James Rettig / November 4, 2014

Mary J. Blige – “Right Now” (Feat. Disclosure) Video

R&B queen Mary J. Blige recruited the fast-rising dance duo Disclosure to producer "Right Now," the first single from her new album The London Sessions, and it was always fun to imagine MJB in the studio with these pasty British kids. At this point, though, we don't have to imagine it; we see exactly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2014

Watch Disclosure & Mary J. Blige Team Up And Kick Ass On Kimmel

The alliance between Disclosure and Mary J. Blige isn't anything anyone could've predicted, but it's been yielding awesome things for the better part of a year now. Blige showed up on a new version of "F For You," a highlight from Disclosure's Settle album, at the beginning of the year. They, in turn,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014

Mary J. Blige – “Nobody But You” (Co-Written By Sam Smith)

Mary J. Blige will release her London Sessions album at the end of the November. One of her collaborators on the record was Sam Smith, who co-wrote at least two songs. The first was lead single "Therapy," which we heard last week. Now here's another, "Nobody But You," which sounds a lot like what… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014

Mary J. Blige – “Therapy” (Co-Written By Sam Smith) & “Whole Damn Year”

We've already heard Mary J. Blige's Disclosure collaboration from her new album, The London Sessions, and now two new songs have surfaced. "Therapy" is a slow-rolling but classic soul track, co-written by fellow Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith, a star in his own right, and "Whole Damn Year" is an emotional ballad, built around interlocking… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014

Mary J. Blige – “Right Now” (Prod. Disclosure)

Lately, soul great Mary J. Blige has been working with younger British types like Disclosure and Sam Smith, adding righteous firepower to versions of Disclosure's "F For You" and Smith's "Stay With Me." And now we learn that Blige has been working on a new album called The London Sessions with those guys,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2014

Watch Mary J. Blige Join Sam Smith At The Apollo

Harlem's Apollo Theater is maybe the most famously intimidating venue on the face of the earth, and even if a visiting foreign next-big-thing doesn't have to worry about the Sandman's hook coming to get him, it sure helps if he's got some New York royalty on his side. Last night, Sam Smith played the Apollo. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2014

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” (Feat. Mary J. Blige) Video

Mary J. Blige already lent her formidable soul swagger to an alternate version of Disclosure's "F For You." Now she's teamed up with Disclosure's pal Sam Smith for a second run through his gospel-inflected In The Lonely Hour single "Stay With Me." The video for Blige and Smith's duet premiered on Good MorningMore »

By: Chris DeVille / June 2, 2014

Coachella 2014: The 7 Best Things From Sunday

More like guestival amirite? Cameos dominated Coachella all weekend, but Sunday was especially saturated with them. Arcade Fire had Debbie Harry. Motorhead had Slash. Jhene Aiko had Drake and Childish Gambino. Disclosure had Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, and Aluna Francis. Even Justin Bieber was there to jump on stage with Chance The Rapper, a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 14, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Heading into Grammy weekend, it's kind of fitting that this week's 5 Best Songs includes a couple artists with a dozen total Grammy awards under their collective belts, and another act that's up for their first this year, and yet another whose song here takes a (playful) shot at an artist who's up for… More »

By: Stereogum / January 24, 2014

Disclosure – “F For You” (Feat. Mary J. Blige) Video

Earlier this week, Mary J. Blige and Disclosure teased the official video for their rework of the Lawrence brothers' "F For You," a surprising and brilliant team-up debuted in NYC over the weekend. The clip is now live and you can watch below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 22, 2014

Watch Disclosure Perform With Mary J. Blige In NYC

With their debut LP Settle, the British dance duo Disclosure released one of last year's best albums, and since then, they've continued to come up in the world. Case in point: Last night, the Lawrence brothers wrapped up a three-night stand at New York's Terminal 5. Their single "F For You" is one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014

Mary J. Blige – “Why?” Video (Feat. Rick Ross)

"Why?" is the sort of strained-relationship midtempo wailer that Mary J. Blige seems to own the patent on, and it's weirdly heartening to see that she's still great at it despite what appears to be a happy married life. The Colin Tilley-directed video, too, is pure vintage MJB. But the real reason to pay… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2012

The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances Since We Were Born

Once upon a time that thing that's pictured up there happened. It was not really one of the The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances. But it does mark a turning point after which Super Bowl Performances would be scrubbed within an inch of their life of anything resembling hormonal charge. (Unless we're talking about More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2011

Bumbershoot 2010 Lineup

Outside Lands's line-up announcement yesterday didn't inspire discussion, but maybe Bumbershoot, the other late-in-the-season (Pacific North)West Coast festival, will? The September festival announced the full line up today. Headliners are Bob Dylan, Neko Case, the Decemberists, Weezer, Hole, Rise Against, Mary J Blige, J. Cole, and one more "very special guest" they haven't announced… More »

By: jessica / June 2, 2010

Beasties, Talib Kweli In 30 Rock‘s Kidney Song

Steve Earle, Moby, Norah Jones, Michael McDonald, and Tina Fey's fave Elvis Costello also lent their voices to help Milton Green get a kidney. Watch the "We Are The World" parody here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 15, 2009
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