D’Angelo performed “Sometimes It Snows in April” on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, in which he was joined by Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince cover band, Princess.
D’Angelo, who has been a Prince fan since he was five years old, became emotional during the performance.
As lead singer of the funk group the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson enjoyed a string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s before losing his musical momentum to drugs and alcohol. After a stint in rehab, Wilson got his career back on track with six solo albums and nine Grammy nominations.
In 2008, Jazmine Sullivan stepped onto the music scene with her debut single Need U Bad, produced by Missy Elliott, which became No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. After a three-year hiatus, she is back with her third studio album, Reality Show, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
The recipient of Billboard’s Rising Star Award, Sullivan recently discussed her break from the music industry, writing a hit song for singer Monica and meeting Stevie Wonder.
After a 14-year hiatus, D’Angelo recently released his third studio album, “Black Messiah.” The soulful singer performed two of his newest hits, “Really Love” and “The Charade.”
Check out the performances under the cut.
Crooner Robin Thicke has dropped his new video,”Get Her Back” a song dedicated to his estranged wife, actress Paula Patton.
A bloody Thicke appears in the video that shows text messages seemingly between him and his wife. The couple have been married for eight years and have a have a three-year-old son named Julian Fuego.
Thicke’s album, “Paula,” is set to drop July 1.
Check out the video inside.
R&B group En Vogue, soul crooner Joe and gospel singer Erica Campbell rocked the crowd at the 28th annual 100 Black Men of America conference this past weekend in Hollywood,Florida.
Joe got the couples dancing Saturday when he crooned some of his hits including, “All the Things (Your Man Won’t Do),” “More & More,” and “Good Girls.” He recently released a duet “Love and Sex (Part 2),” featuring Kelly Rowland, from his upcoming CD, “Bridges,” that will hit stores on June 23.
Erica Campbell belted out her singles, “Help,” and “Little More Jesus,” from her solo album also entitled “Help.”
En Vogue proved they still got the pipes when they sung their hits, which included “Hold On,” “Don’t Let Go” and “Free Your Mind.” Original members Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones are no longer with the group. Rhona Bennett, who starred in “The Jamie Foxx Show,” joined the remaining members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron.
Former “90210” & “The Wire” star Tristan “Mack” Wilds performed his hit single “Own It” in Times Square Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America.”
The Grammy-nominated singer is currently touring in support of his debut album, “New York: A Love Story.”
Below are his tour dates:
3/20 — Las Vegas, NV, Haze Nightclub
3/27 — Willington, DE, World Café Live at The Queen
3/29 — Baltimore, MD, Oxygen
3/30 — Washington, D.C., Howard Theater
4/1— Boston, MA, Middle East
4/2 — New York, NY, Highline Ballroom
4/26 — Alfred, NY, Alfred University
5/31 — Richmond, VA, WCDX Stone Soul Picnic
6/12 — Hollywood, FL, 100 Black Men Youth Party
Pharrell Williams performed a medley of his hits with Nelly, Snoop Lion, Diddy and Busta Rhymes at the NBA All-Star Game Sunday at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Pharrell closed his performance with his hit “Happy” while wearing a red version of the infamous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore at last month’s Grammys.
The hat has garnered its own Twitter account, “Pharrell’s Hat,” which has more than 19,000 followers.
Toni Braxton and Babyface released the first single from their upcoming duets album.
The Babyface-produced single, “Hurt You” is the first from their duets album, “Love, Marriage & Divorce” due out Dec. 3 on Motown/Island Def Jam.
Eddie Murphy just released a reggae song with Snoop Lion, the first single from his forthcoming album.
Murphy, who recently joined Twitter, tweeted about the single, “Red Light” as well as upcoming solo album, “9”.