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A few days ago at their concert in the Shoreline Amphitheater, Coldplay did a live performance of “Billie Jean,” paying tribute to , getting the crowd into it as well. The video is shot from the crowd, and starts just a bit into the performance.

Gallery: Video: Coldplay Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson with Billie Jean Performance


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Although Mariah Carey’s original performance of “I’ll Be There” was unplugged, yesterday’s shaky attempt had some searching for plugs. And don’t think she didn’t know it.

Hours after Michael Jackson’s memorial service, the singer turned to Twitter to apologize to her fans.

“Trying to sing today was basically impossible for me. I could barely keep myself from crying. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to pull it together and really do it right, but I was literally choked up when I saw him there in front of me. One thing I know is, we will never really have to say goodbye to MJ. His legacy lives on through his music and the millions of people he inspired with his timeless music. He will be forever in our hearts.”

Alright. We forgive you.

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Gallery: Mariah Carey Apologizes for Jackson Memorial Performance



Chris Daughtry appeared on a live radio show in Germany recently, and did a cover performance of ‘s Poker Face. Chris definitely puts a different spin on the popular track, and we’ve embedded video above for your enjoyment. Give it a listen and let us know what you think.

Gallery: Chris Daughtry Covers Lady Gaga’s Poker Face



A couple that sings together is a couple that stays together…for now.

Last night in Arlington, TX, Miley Cyrus helped the kick off their World Tour 2009 in a big way. To the delight of concertgoers, the tween queen made an appearance on stage with boyfriend Nick Jonas.

Check out clips of the reunited lovebirds performing their duet “Before the Storm” before and after the jump.

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Gallery: VIDEO: Nick Jonas and Miley Cyrus’ Duet Performance


Lauryn HillAn undisclosed health issue has forced the cancellation of Lauryn Hill’s entire European tour.

The Fugees’ former lead singer had been scheduled to headline the Stockholm Jazz Festival on July 15. Performances in Sweden, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Italy, France and Austria were to follow.

Hill’s agent gave no further details while contacting festival organizers earlier this week.

Those shows would have come nearly 10 years after the debut of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. That album went on to see five Grammys after its release in 1998.

Since that time, the R&B singer has spent most of her time out of the limelight. Lauryn and her boyfriend, Rohan Marley, currently have five children together.

Read More | Associated Press

Gallery: Lauryn Hill Cancels European Tour



UPDATE: The clip has now been proven to be a hoax.

Some things aren’t meant to be heard.

According to the Howard Stern program, the recording above was from ‘s performance on the Today show. Fans at that November outdoor concert were treated to a much different version—the prerecorded track she supposedly sang over.

After listening to the audio above, check out the “live” version after the jump.

Click to continue reading Off-Key Beyonce Heard in Today Show Performance

Read More | TMZ

Gallery: Off-Key Beyonce Heard in Today Show Performance



Since I’m admittedly not a huge country music fan, I really didn’t know that much about Sugarland other than the song they did for Good Morning America. Then I heard Jennifer Nettles’ performance of “Stay” at this year’s Grammys and was absolutely wowed. Her voice and delivery gave me chills.

So when I heard the duo recently covered ‘s “Sex on Fire,” I just had to watch. It was not a disappointment.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

Gallery: Sugarland Gives Twist to ‘Sex on Fire’


Eminem

So Eminem’s already released a new single, debuted a tabloid-worthy video and appeared in public at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. What could possibly be next for the Oscar-winning rapper? The performance.

On May 31, Eminem will mark his musical return to the stage at the 2009 MTV Movie Music Awards. The 8 Mile star was the first person - outside of host - announced for the 18th annual event.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed which song he will be performing, it wouldn’t be unlike the network to park Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears in the front row for an awkward “We Made You” number.

The awards ceremony will come almost two weeks after the debut of Eminem’s new album, .

Read More | Rolling Stone

Gallery: Eminem Scheduled for MTV Movie Awards


Dave MatthewsWho doesn’t like a little free stuff these days?

Although we’re now less than 2 months away until the release of the group’s next album, the Dave Matthews Band is offering fans a sample to tide them over.

Starting today, “Funny The Way It Is,” the first single off of Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King, is being made available via DMB’s website. The track will only be free for a short time only. Those who miss out can purchase it digitally starting next week.

Big Whiskey, the group’s first studio album in four years, will hit stores on on June 2. The release will be then followed up by a show concert performance three days later.

Read More | Rolling Stone

Gallery: Dave Matthews Band Offering Free Download


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