Musiq Soulchild: Allow Me To Be Your Musical Therapist

Musiq Soulchild does a live set for Walmart Soundcheck

Musiq Soulchild did a live set for Walmart Soundcheck in support of his sixth studio album ‘MusiqInTheMagiq’. The 33-year-old R&B singer performed ‘Ridiculous’, ‘Teach Me’, ‘So Beautiful’, ‘Do We Have To’, ‘Yes’ and ‘Medicine’.

During an interview, Musiq talked about the story behind the ‘MusiqInTheMagiq’ album title, its first single ‘Anything’ and the contribution he got from Swizz Beatz, teaming with August Rigo, Element and Jesse “Corparal” Wilson on the project, how the songs “speak to a reality I’ve experienced”, his hopes that the album can be like therapy for the listener, trying to pattern himself after Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, and more.

“Whatever is going on in your life or whatever you’re going through, you’ve had a hard day or just broke up with somebody, whatever the case may be, I want you to be able to turn on that song, ‘Medicine’, or just my music in general,” Musiq explained. “Allow me to be someone who helps to ease whatever the stress or whatever the pain or whatever unpleasant thing that may be going on it your life. It would just help you to get into a better place.”

The concert and interview video can be viewed at Check out additional pictures from the visit after the cut. (more…)

Ledisi Performance & Interview

Ledisi wearing a Run-DMC t-shirt on Walmart Soundcheck

In celebration of her new album ‘Pieces of Me’, Ledisi performed an exclusive concert for her fans with Walmart Soundcheck. The New Orleans, Louisiana R&B artist’s live set included ‘Bravo’, ‘Higher Than This’, ‘Knockin’, ‘Hate Me’, ‘Pieces of Me’ and ‘Alright’.

During an interview for the appearance, Ledisi talked about how her parents noticed she liked to perform at 8, her mother being her musical mentor, having a goal of showing different sides of herself on ‘Pieces of Me’, varying her writing process, hoping listeners will see themselves reflected her music, and being herself. “The main thing I’ve kept throughout the entire journey is to be myself,” she explained. “I’ve always changed because I’ve wanted to, and that was the fight. Can I still be myself whether I’m major or independent, I have to feel creative freedom and I have to be myself. What makes you special is that you are you. Don’t try to fit in a box. Don’t try to be like some other artist or somebody else. Just be yourself, and that what makes you special.”

The concert and interview video can be viewed at A clip where she talks about going on her first headlining tour can be viewed below, with additional pictures from the appearance after the cut.


Keke Palmer Guest Stars As Herself On ‘Degrassi’

Keke Palmer 'Degrassi'

TeenNick’s ground-breaking hit series Degrassi returns for its 11th season and seven straight weeks of daily telenovela-style premieres this summer beginning Monday (July 18) at 9 p.m. (ET). TeenNick will unveil an additional premiere week and kick off the season with an hour-long special guest starring Keke Palmer as herself.

In the special hour-long season premiere, the students at Degrassi are abuzz about the spring break event – The Keke Palmer Concert. Palmer performs ‘Walls Come Down’ and ‘The Greatest’ on the show. Later this summer, Keke will put out a brand new single that will be on her upcoming sophomore studio album, set to be released in 2012.

Usher On Mentoring Justin Bieber


Usher is featured in News of the World’s Fabulous magazine, where the R&B star talked about being the man behind Justin Bieber’s global success. “Justin had a God-given talent long before I got involved. My involvement was to guide his talent…as long as he has a mentor like me, he’ll always be a student,” Usher remarked.

The 32-year-old also revealed to the British publication that the children of another star also benefited from his tutelage. “David [Beckham] called me a few months ago asking if I knew anyone who could teach their sons to breakdance…they came backstage and showed me some moves,” Usher shared.

Chris Brown & Justin Bieber Shoot ‘Next 2 You’ Video

Chris Brown and Justin Bieber

Chris Brown checked in with his Twitter followers (@chrisbrown) earlier tonight, posting photos from the set of his new music video ‘Next 2 You’, which features Justin Bieber. The apocalyptic scenes from the pictures were ironic given Harold Camping’s campaign to warn Christians that the rapture is coming in mere hours from now. Breezy also talked about the Canadian pop star getting behind the wheel of his Lamborghini. Brown writes:

Bieber just drove my lambo!!! I was in it praying! Lol!

The moment!!

Judgement day!! Lol

Chris Brown and Justin Bieber

John Legend Puts His Cassette Deck To Work

John Legend with a cassette

John Legend checked in with his Twitter followers (@johnlegend) on Tuesday (April 19) after getting a cassette tape, prompting some chuckles about the retro media. The R&B singer writes:

Just got a present from my label rep! This cassette deck is about to put in work.

Mind you, this is not a relic. This actually has relatively new stuff on it. Cassettes are still made in the 21st century, my friends

It’s like a Korean version of those NOW compilations. I’m on it. Plus Britney, Alicia, Justin (the older one), JLo & more.

Keri Hilson Attends The 53rd Grammy Awards

Keri Hilson at the 53rd Grammy Awards

Keri Hilson was on hand for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The R&B songstress wore an electric blue dress from designer Basil Soda paired with Jimmy Choo heels, Judith Leiber clutch and jewelry by Emsaru, Le Vian, and Carrera Y Carrera.

The day before the big show, Keri joined Grammy-winner Bruno Mars on stage for a performance at a pre-Grammy party. Keri also performed at the Official Grammy After-Party alongside The Roots and posed for a picture with the one and only Stevie Wonder backstage.

Check out additional pictures from Hilton’s Grammy weekend below the cut. (more…)

Lloyd Performs At MSG

Lloyd performs in New York City

Lloyd and Trey Songz kicked off the 4-city Love Faces Tour on Friday in New York City playing to a sold-out audience at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Lloyd started off his set dressed in a velvet blazer, white dress shirt, and bow-tie before eventually stripping it off for a performance of his new song, ‘Angel’. The tour also hit Washington DC, Detroit, and Chicago.

Fans can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Valentine’s Song Card from Lloyd on his Facebook. Lloyd also posted his top 10 songs for V-day and romantic gift ideas for your guy. Lloyd’s album ‘King of Hearts’, featuring the new single ‘Cupid’, will drop this Spring. Check out additional pictures from Lloyd’s NYC show below the cut. (more…)

Fantasia ‘I’m Doin Me’ Video

Fantasia on the set of her 'I'm Doin' Me' music video

Fantasia Barrino is out with the music video to her new single ‘I’m Doin Me’, off the ‘American Idol’ season three winner’s third studio album ‘Back to Me’, out now on J Records. Fantasia catches her boyfriend with another girl in the video, but rather than making a scene she starts a dance party with her girls and the whole restaurant joins in. Watch it via Vevo below and check out additional pictures from the music video shoot after the cut.


Kelly Rowland Walmart Soundcheck Performance

Kelly Rowland performs on Walmart Soundcheck

Kelly Rowland did a live set for Walmart Soundcheck, including performances of ‘Commander’, ‘When Love Takes Over’, ‘Dilemma’, a medley of Destiny’s Child hits, ‘Bad Habit’ and ‘Rose Colored Glasses’. During an interview, Rowland talked about connecting to the audience when performing live, the story behind ‘Rose Colored Glasses’, shooting music videos in 3D, getting inspiration from the fans, branching out into dance music, staying close to home with urban music, and how everything rests on her shoulders as a solo artist. Watch a preview below. The entire show video can be viewed at Check out more photos below the cut.