American Idol 2012 runner-up Jessica Sanchez just celebrated the release of her debut album, Me, You & the Music and in promotion of the LP, she performed six songs live @ YouTube Space LA. Sanchez explained her goal with the album stating, “People don’t know me as the Jessica that I want to show. They know me as balladeer Jessica, which is shy, sweet, just like standing-there Jessica and now I have to really make a mark and show people that I have fun and I’m 17 and I’m ready to be out there and just, you know, be young. Music, it just runs in my blood and I love music. So I’m trying to bring the tone of my voice and trying to mix it with the genre, the generation of music now. So that you get the feel of the real voice, the real grittiness that you got back in the day, and bring it to the pop-club mix.” Watch the full set below…
Pop/Rock band OneRepublic just gave an amazing live performance for AOL Sessions in promotion of their third LP, Native that impacted stores last week! The set included Feel Again, If I Lose Myself, Lullaby and the band’s most recognizable & classic song, Apologize. Watch frontman Ryan Tedder and the band sing their hearts out here…
The other BK that I’m in love with Bridget Kelly recently gave a special performance for Rap-Up TV where she performed three tracks: Special Delivery, In the Morning and one of my fav songs in the whole world that grabbed a lot of attention for Bridget, Kings of Leon track “Use Somebody.” Watch her amazing set here… Continue reading
Solange kicked off Grammy weekend on a high note with a sold-out show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Thursday night. As her sister Beyoncé and brother-in-law Jay-Z watched from the balcony, the 26-year-old singer and her band including Devonté “Dev” Hynes performed new material off her EP True.
She had everyone including her big sis dancing along to her funky single “Losing You” and took it back to 2002 with The Neptunes-produced “Crush.”
“I seriously have the best f*cking job in the world to be here with you guys,” said Solange, who will wrap her U.S. tour on February 23 in Chicago.
She also debuted the extended version of “Looks Good With Trouble,” an interlude on True, and closed with “Sandcastle Disco” off 2008’s Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.
In addition to Bey and Jay, the star-studded crowd included Pharrell, Timbaland, Melanie Fiona, Bridget Kelly, and Roc Nation’s newest signee Kylie Minogue. Jhené Aiko warmed up the crowd with her smooth sounds.
Video quality is not the best, but as soon as it’s available, we will update! Watch clips from Solo’s soulful set below. Continue reading
Ryan Seacrest recently presented former American Idol contestant, Tori Kelly with her live set from The Roxy on his website. I’m really hoping she’s signed soon because she sounds amazing and her talent needs to be mainstream! During the set, Tori performed a number of songs including her original track “Worth It” and a Frank Ocean cover of Thinkin’ Bout You, as well as, a Michael Jackson cover of P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Watch below…
Producer/Singer Ne-Yo just gave a brilliant performance for AOL Sessions where he ran through hit after hit. His new album R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream) is in stores & available for digital download now! Pick up the album today, it really is a great mixture of genres from dance-floor heavy tracks to bedroom ballads to hip-hop and even country. Watch Ne-Yo’s entire set below!
Irish rock band The Script recently held an in-studio concert session for Billboard’s Tastemakers series. The guys performed their latest single, “Hall of Fame,” off of the newly released third album entitled, #3, as well as, two more songs, “Six Degrees of Separation” and “Good Old Days”. Watch below…
Good Old Days
Superstar Alicia Keys performed a stunning 15-song set last night in London at the iTunes Festival. The 31-year-old pianist/singer began the concert with the upbeat “New Day” produced by her husband Swizz Beatz and jumped into classics such as “If I Ain’t Got You,” “Fallin’” and “You Don’t Know My Name.” She also performed her latest single “Girl on Fire” and introduced “Brand New Me,” a personal record she co-wrote with Scottish singer Emeli Sandé. “That was my declaration and this one’s my autobiography,” said Alicia as she sat at the piano (46:47 mark). “I love this song. This song is so, so, so important to me and I’m very excited to sing it for ya’ll.” The piano-driven ballad will be featured on her upcoming album Girl on Fire, slated for release on November 27th. Watch the entire concert below. Continue reading
Soul singer Joss Stone has been in promotion mode since dropping her new LP & sixth studio album, The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2. The album was recorded over two live recording sessions in New York and Nashville and consists of 11 cover versions. Most recently, Stone stopped by Imus in the Morning and performed a live set of four songs from the new LP. She did an amazing job! Watch below…
The High Road
Now that the full concert is up & staying up, METY is glad to finally post it! R&B superstar Usher recently held a live concert in London for Amex Unstaged where he took fans through years of his career and performed hit after hit including: O.M.G., You Remind Me, You Make Me Wanna, Nice & Slow, Love in the Club, There Goes My Baby, Burn, Confessions, Lovers and Friends, Climax, Scream and more! Watch the entire set below… Continue reading
Singer/Pianist Regina Spektor recently performed a live set of five songs off of her latest LP, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats in an exclusive recording session at Electric Lady Studios in New York. LOVE her! Watch below…
All The Rowboats
One of my favorite former American Idol contestants from Season 10, Haley Reinhart recently performed a live set at TouchTunes in Las Vegas. She sang three songs: Free, Wasted Tears and Hit the Ground Runnin’ from her retrosoul debut album, Listen Up! Watch below…
Hit the Ground Runnin’