Beyoncé gives the Beyhive an inside look behind the scenes of her Mrs. Carter World Tour in eight short clips and explains the reason why she had to cancel her first show in Antwerp, Belgium. There was so much speculation after E! News reported that multiple sources confirmed the international star was with child once more, but from her own mouth, the force behind the cancellation was tonsillitis and exhaustion and although, Beyoncé’s doctors recommended that she hold off from performing the second night in Antwerp, she mustered up the will to get on stage & give a great show! The footage also shows her band, dancers, lead choreographer Frank Gatson and the first performance of “Grown Woman.” Watch the short clips below:
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R&B veteran in the game Brandy recently revealed three clips of behind the scenes footage into her Japanese tour video diary for her amazing album, Two Eleven. The clips display a closer look into Brandy’s backstage world, as well as, her interactions with the band, dancers and Brandy just being silly having fun. Brandy celebrated 18 years in the music industry not so long ago, so these clips were rally nostalgic for me to watch with footage of B singing: “Sittin Up In My Room,” “The Boy Is Mine,” “Sitting On Top of The World,” “What About Us?” “Wildest Dreams” and where it all began “I Wanna Be Down.”
Brandy was also surprised by Roc Nation artist Rita Ora backstage following her performance. Watch the footage here… Continue reading
Can’t get enough of Beyoncé’s Pepsi “Mirrors” commercial? Well, you’re in luck. Pepsi serves up some behind-the-scenes footage from the global campaign. Witness all the details that went into making the 60-second spot—from the wardrobe to the choreography. Plus, you can hear more of B’s new song “Grown Woman.”
“It was an exciting artistic collaboration building this Pepsi campaign around my new song, ‘Grown Woman,’” said B. “It felt so emotional when I was trying on all the costumes from my past. I was surrounded by so much of my history, especially on the 10th anniversary of ‘Crazy in Love.’”
Her stylist Ty Hunter reminisced on some of her iconic looks, from the “Crazy in Love” jean shorts and red pumps to the gold dress from the “Run the World (Girls)” video.
Choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. set out to revolutionize the dance world with the new routine. “The movement that we tried to create was a little bit of fun, a little bit of country, a little bit of inner city urban,” he explained.
B summed up the commercial’s concept. “It’s being proud of who you were, but living in the now and living in the moment,” she said. “I’m very proud of how far I’ve gone and who I am now and who I’m surrounded by. This is really a beautiful concept and it makes me proud.” Watch here: Continue reading
The FADER teamed up with Sonos to announce a 3-part series, documenting intimate footage of Janelle Monáe, Roman Gianarthur, and Deep Cotton of the Wondaland Artists Society.
This announcement also marks the first unreleased single from Roman Gianarthur, featured in the series, and available now on TheFADER. The single is executive produced by Janelle Monáe, and part of the Wondaland West project. A film crew went behind the scenes to document the trio’s trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles, to produce a video series titled “Wondaland Comes West”.
This footage goes beyond live performances and takes the audience through a 3-part journey, released throughout the week, with a rare look inside the Wondaland House & Studio, including rehearsal footage and interviews with the group. Today’s video features a performance from Roman Gianarthur at The Sonos Studio in LA - after Janelle Monáe transformed the venue into a replica of Wondaland West, bringing the crowd to their knees. Watch now! Continue reading
UK breakout star Jessie Waree gave her first US performance not so long ago and from her show live at The Box in New York City, she posted behind the scenes footage of the show and her live performance of “If You’re Never Gonna Move” from her debut, Devotion. Watch the short clip here… Continue reading
I live for stuff like this! Soul artist Bilal makes preparations for his upcoming LP, A Love Surreal, which will be available February 26th. In behind the scenes footage entitled, “Welcome to A Love Surreal”, Bilal discusses the creative process of crafting, as well as, the inspiration behind various tracks and the clip displays Bilal interacting with his band of the last eight years. Watch now! Continue reading
Grammy nominated artist Bilal Oliver brings forth the second installment of “Being Bilal,” which displays behind the scenes footage of Bilal and his band preparing for a concert in Washington, DC at the historic Howard Theatre. I love how Bilal speaks of not rehearsing too much because he would rather the band live in the moment & flow spontaneously. Contrary to popular belief, that’s what makes for a great artist! Directed by Brian Luvar and Executive Produced by Bilal Oliver and Hans Elder…watch here!
Here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of Eric Benét’s official video for “Harriett Jones” featuring Karina Smirnoff of Dancing With The Stars. Directed by Evan Winter and Choreographed by Karina Smirnoff. The full video is reportedly coming very soon, but in the meantime watch this exclusive below… Continue reading
Pop icon Madonna just delivered a new video which takes us behind-the-scenes from her latest tour, MDNA. “Inside The DNA Of MDNA,” gives an intimate view alongside her co-directors, choreographers Tone and Rich, hair stylist Minista Jazz, second dresser Lisa Nishimura and her kids! There is also brief, rare footage of Madge playing guitar. The clip displays the usual behind every tour as well, set list sequencing, costume changes, etc. Wish it was longer! Watch the Material Girl below… Continue reading
Singer LeToya Luckett recently posted her fourth episode to the web series “Life, Love & Music,” which shares an inside look as she creates her third album and expands in her acting career. Watch now!
The Absence is the third record from Grammy-nominated Melody Gardot. Produced by Heitor Pereira, renowned for his work as a film composer (Despicable Me, It’s Complicated, From Prada to Nada) and world-class session guitarist (Sting, Simply Red, Caetano Veloso), the Brazilian-born, US-based artist shared Melody’s enthusiasm for driving off the beaten path of Western pop, jazz, blues and soul. And he was as adventurous as Miss Melody when it came to inventive sonic ideas. From the deserts of Morocco to the streets of Lisboa, from the tango bars of Buenos Aires to the stunning beaches of Brazil, “The Absence” captures the essence of each of these exotic locales, while also still remaining quintessentially Melody Gardot. The album is now available!!! I love her and the behind the scenes footage made me feel great being that my family has a background in Brasil. Watch here…
The Queen B held her first concert last night in over a year at Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and here is part 2 of the behind the scenes footage…”I gotta say,” Beyoncé told the crowd of 5500 fans at Revel, “it feels so good to be back home on stage.” I’m hoping there will be a dvd! Watch here…