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Katy Perry Will Perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Football season is just getting started, but we already have our set performer for Super Bowl 2015! The NFL has chosen Katy Perry to perform at the halftime show of the championship game!

According to Billboard, the singer was picked after being a potential frontrunner along with Coldplay and Rihanna (though Rihanna probably wasn’t going to do it anyway after CBS cut “Run This Town” from the Thursday Night Football opening).

However, a few months ago the NFL asked the candidates if they would be willing “to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig.” Katy herself said on ESPN’s College Game Day recently, “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.” Guess she either changed her mind, or the NFL cut that idea!

I like Katy, and I think she is a great choice for a halftime performance. I use to think that artists with more longevity in the industry should only perform, but I think we’re running out of legendary folks who can put on good shows to draw in ratings. Katy definitely has brought the hits over her career so far, so I think she will be able to put on an amazing show. Congrats to her for this honor!

Image via Kevin Mazur/WireImage

CELEB SPOTTING: Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Perform Together in L.A.

Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas were spotted performing together at Demi’s concert at L.A.’s Staples Center on Saturday!

The friendly exes performed a duet of “This Is Me,” a song that they first sang together in the 2008 Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock, where they first met. The fans LOVED it, screaming overtop Joe’s vocals.

As they finished the song, Demi and Joe held hands and hugged it out. Later, after the show, Demi posted a photo of them together on Instagram, saying : “Thanks @joejonas for the awesome surprise!! #staplescenter #4yrssincewesangtogether #demiworldtour.”

Always good to see exes still having a good relationship…though I would love to see these two back together! Check out their performance below!

Image via Us Weekly

Whitney Houston’s Greatest Performances Album is On the Way

An album with some of the best live performances from the late, great Whitney Houston is coming!  The commemorative album, entitled ‘Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances’  hit stores on November 10th.

I knew this was coming, since record labels still try to make money off of their artists even after they’re gone. However, I’m still excited for this. Whitney always was and always will be incredible, and I definitely want to snag this for my collection.

Check out the tracklist for the CD and DVD below!

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances CD:

  1. Home (The Merv Griffin Show, 1983)
  2. You Give Good Love (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1985)
  3. How Will I Know (The Brit Awards, 1987)
  4. One Moment In Time (The 31st Annual Grammy® Awards, 1989)
  5. Greatest Love Of All (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  7. The Star Spangled Banner (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)
  8. All The Man That I Need (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  9. I’m Your Baby Tonight(Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  10. A Song For You (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  11. Medley: I Loves You, Porgy/And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going/I Have Nothing (The 21st Annual American Music Awards, 1994)
  12. I’m Every Woman (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  13. I Will Always Love You (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  14. My Love Is Your Love (Late Show With David Letterman, 1998)
  15. I Believe In You And Me (The 16th Annual World Music Awards, 2004)
  16. I Didn’t Know My Own Strength (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2009)

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances DVD:

  1. Home (The Merv Griffin Show,1 983)
  2. You Give Good Love (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1985)
  3. How Will I Know (The Brit Awards, 1987)
  4. One Moment In Time (The 31st Annual Grammy® Awards, 1989)
  5. Greatest Love Of All (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  7. The Star Spangled Banner (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)
  8. All The Man That I Need (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  9. I’m Your Baby Tonight(Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  10. A Song For You (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  11. Medley: I Loves You, Porgy/And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going/I Have Nothing (The 21st Annual American Music Awards, 1994)
  12. I’m Every Woman (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  13. I Will Always Love You (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  14. My Love Is Your Love (Music Video – BONUS DVD-ONLY MUSIC VIDEO)
  15. My Love Is Your Love (Late Show With David Letterman, 1998)
  16. When You Believe (with Mariah Carey) (The 71st Annual Academy Awards, 1999 – BONUS DVD-ONLY DUET PERFORMANCE))
  17. I Believe In You And Me (The 16th Annual World Music Awards, 2004)
  18. I Didn’t Know My Own Strength (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2009)

Image via That Grape Juice

CELEB SPOTTING: Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff Perform in Vegas

Summertime reunion! Will Smith hit the stage with DJ Jazzy Jeff for a performance at the Palms Casino Resort pool party over the weekend!

The actor shared a photo of him and his friend on his Facebook page saying, “In Vegas at a pool party with Jazzy. This dude is RIDICULOUS on the tables!!!!! STILL.” Will was at the party to support his oldest son Trey, who is also a DJ known as DJ AcE. “It’s a great moment for me. DJ AcE is my son,” he told the crowd. He also gave a shoutout to Jeff. “It’s been a minute since I’ve seen Jeff,” the rapper said. “When was the last time I saw you? We haven’t been onstage for forever.”

Of course, the duo once known as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, performed their smash hit “Summertime” for the crowd! The two released five albums together between 1987 and 1983, and also starred on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air together.

Always good to see old friends and group mates reunite, especially Jazz and Will!

Image via Will Smith/Facebook

WATCH: Beyoncé and Jay Z Kick Off On The Run Tour in Miami!

Power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z kicked off their On The Run Tour just last night at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium, and the Internet is going crazy! The Carters performed a 40-song set list (YES FORTY!)of some of their greatest hits, including collaborations with each other, like “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” “Upgrade You,” and the latest, “Part II (On The Run).”

The couple also got personal, sharing private home videos for their fans of their secret wedding back in April 2008 as well as time spent with daughter Blue Ivy during a performance of “Forever Young” and “Halo.” Fans saw Bey’s beautiful white wedding gown and veil, as well as Jay looking rather nice in a tuxedo. The Carters also showed them getting their famous “IV” tattoos on their wedding ring fingers before the ceremony (the number four is a very significant number to them, representing Beyonce’s birthday on September 4, Jay Z’s birthday on December 4, and their wedding date, April 4), as well as the moment when Jay officially put a ring on it!

Blue Ivy was, of course, also featured, as their parents performed. “There were videos of Blue in the pool with her mom, walking holding hands with her parents, Jay Z kissing Blue,” an audience member said to Us Weekly. “It was a sweet moment — Jay Z and Beyoncé were both facing the screen watching the Blue videos while they sang ‘Halo.’ It was like they were singing the song to their baby girl. The two of them were beaming, smiling watching their little girl on the screen.” Check out some of Blue below!

The 16-date tour continues on June 28, hitting Cincinnati, OH next, and will continue on throughout July and the first week of August, before culminating in Paris on September 12 and 13.

This is going to be an AMAZING tour!

Image via Kevin Mazur/WireImage

HBO Announces “Beyoncé: X10” Concert Series

Good news BeyHive! After airing her documentary, Life Is But A Dream, in February 2013, Beyoncé is heading back to HBO, this time showing off some of her most recent performances!

The network announced that it will air a 10-episode miniseries of four-minute Beyoncé concert performances starting June 29 (Think live music videos of some of Queen Bey’s most recent songs!). Titled “Beyoncé: X10,” the performances will air every Sunday night at 8:55 p.m. ET, right before True Blood, which airs its seventh and final season on June 22.

All of the clips will be from Bey’s most recent tour, the Mrs. Carter Show Would Tour. Taped performances include “Blow/Cherry,” “Drunk in Love,” “Ghost/Haunted,” “Flawless/Yonce,” “Get Me Bodied/Baby Boy/Diva,” “Girls,” “Heaven,” “Partition,” “Why Don’t You Love Me?” and “XO.”

It’s awesome, because it will be high quality instead of the YouTube videos we fans tend to record on our iPhones and low quality cameras! And, personally, since I didn’t see any of the performances from Bey’s new album live (I went to MCWT before the album was released), I’m definitely excited! Plus, it’s just a good way to keep your name out there, and keep good connections with the network. You never know what else she might do with HBO in the future!

Image via The Hollywood Reporter

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Announce On The Run Tour

It’s been speculated for weeks that music’s prime couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, would be going on a tour TOGETHER! Many of us called it the Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour, but now the couple has officially announced that they will be heading out on the road this summer for the On The Run Tour! 

The tour, named after their “Part II (On the Run)” single, will start June 25 in Miami, going to major cities such as Philadelphia, Dallas, Toronto and Chicago, and wrapping up on Aug. 5 in San Francisco. The weird thing is though, is that there’s no New York dates…yet! I think that more stops will be announced later on, and I’m hoping for a D.C. stop!

Tour dates are as follows:

6/25 – Miami, FL @ Sun Life Stadium
6/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ball Park
7/1 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
7/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
7/7 – Baltimore, MD @ M and T Bank Stadium
7/9 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
7/11 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
7/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
7/18 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
7/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
7/22 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
7/24 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
7/27 – Winnipeg, MB @ Investors Group Field
7/30 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
8/2 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
8/5 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park

Exclusive tickets for the tour  go on sale Tuesday morning to members of the Beyhive, with a general sale to the public supposed to be happening Friday.

All I can say is this is going to be a MAJOR tour! I love seeing Jay and Bey’s chemistry on stage, so I can only imagine a tour with them together! I’m also hearing that tickets prices range from $45 to $250, so that’s definitely affordable to see this power couple! Hopefully they add on more later dates, though, because I’ll be out of the country on the Baltimore date (*tears*).

Image via Beyoncé/Facebook

Miley Cyrus Postpones Remainder of U.S. Leg of the Bangerz Tour

Sorry Smilers! Some of you may have to wait a little while to see your fave in concert. Miley Cyrus has officially postponed the remaining U.S. dates for her Bangerz tour, after being hospitalized for an allergic reaction to antibiotics.

Seven shows have been rescheduled, and the tour will resume on August 1st with a stop in Uniondale, New York. She acknowledged the dates that have been been rescheduled on Twitter.

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Two additional dates will take place in Pittsburgh and Chicago.

Miley was hospitalized on April 15th and placed on medical rest, which, unfortunately, led to the cancellation of her shows in Kansas City and St. Louis. She had also canceled her Charlotte, North Carolina show the week before.

“Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour,” said an official statement that Miley posted to Twitter for her fans. “She was prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin which she’s now suffered an allergic reaction to. This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases. She will remain hospitalized and is under a doctor’s care until we see some improvement in her condition and is asking for your compassion and privacy at this time. Miley is devastated about missing shows and possibly disappointing her fans.”

Miley is still scheduled to hit Europe on May 2nd, starting off her leg overseas in Amsterdam.

I’m hoping that she gets well soon! Maybe after this tour, the girl will take a little bit of a break, and relax for a while.

Image via Chris McKay/WireImage

CELEB SPOTTING: Nas Celebrates ‘Illmatic’ 20th Anniversary at the Kennedy Center

Talk about a way to celebrate! Nas took the mic at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for a two-night concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of his classic Illmatic album!

The concerts were a part of the Kennedy Center’s One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide festival that’s being hosted in the nation’s capital from March 25-April 13. After performing some of his classic hits with the National Symphony Orchestra, the rapper was spotted at the Hennessy V.S after party at the KC Cafe, with the media and members of the audiences, as well as the Symphony conductor, Christoph Eschenbach. He hopped on the mic and told the conductor he thought he would be “stuffy”, but the NSO were on point, even after only one day of practice!

Check out some of the photos for the event, and check out Nas performing his hit song “I Can” below!

Images via Yassine El Mansouri

Beyoncé Gets Emotional During Final Night of The Mrs Carter Show

Mrs. Carter’s run has come to an end for now. Beyoncé and her team said goodbye to the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 27. The tour is the highest selling tour of Bey’s career, with her grossing over $200 million dollars!

The singer got a little choked up at the show in front of her fans, expressing her feelings about her accomplishments over the past year:

If y’all didn’t know, tonight makes 132 shows. Tonight is the last show of the Mrs. Carter Show. We started a year ago. I wanna say this has been such a journey. In the past year, we’ve been through so much together, the Super Bowl, shooting the videos, all of these shows.

When I first started the tour, my baby was not even walking. I just want you to know that I am so lucky. I’m giving ya’ll the ugly cry. Thank you for allowing me to have a career, and when I fall, you lift me up. And when I’m hungry, you feed me. And I just want to give you my light.

Check out Bey tearing up as she closes out the show with “XO” below!

Now, I have to admit, I LOVE Bey, but I’m a little salty at her that she’s not coming back to the U.S. to perform the songs off the new album. I saw her first U.S. leg of the show last summer before the album dropped. It was for the first time, so I was excited regardless. However, it would’ve been great to see the new songs too. Now, granted, a lot of us have already seen the performances on YouTube by zealous fans filming on their cameras with shaky hands. That’s no where near the same as season this woman live! So I’m a little upset as a stan, but I understand that after 132 shows, she needs time to relax. I’ll catch her again the next go round. UNLESS she decides to randomly pop up with another tour announcement later on this year like she did with the album (Maybe a Mr. and Mrs. Carter Show…!). It might sound like wishful thinking, but, hey, I honestly thought after a long time of hope that the album wasn’t coming until later this year, and look! Keep hope alive people!

Image via Necole Bitchie

Olivia Newton-John Headlining Her Own Show In Vegas

Olivia Newton-John is the newest celeb to hit the strip! The singer and actress announced that she will headline a new show in Las Vegas!

The show is set to be called Summer Nights. Olivia will  perform 45 shows at the Donny and Marie Showroom at The Flamingo. Dates are scheduled through the summer, with the first show starting April 8. 

Organizers say the show will feature Grease classics including “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want,” as well as Olivia’s own pop songs.

Olivia isn’t the only star making money in Vegas. Artists like Boyz II Men, Shania Twain, and Donny and Marie Osmond are still performing there. Even Britney Spears has a show now at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. With the huge crowds that come into these casinos and ballrooms, seems like Vegas is the place to be!

Tickets for the show are set to go on sale Friday starting at $69.

Image via David Silpa/Landov

 

Madonna Will Perform with Miley Cyrus On MTV Unplugged

The reports are true! Madonna will be seen in a special performance with Miley Cyrus on MTV Unplugged!

The pop legend herself will join Miley on the special that airs tonight, January 29 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV, as they sing a mashup of Madonna’s “Don’t Tell Me,” and Miley’s own hit “We Can’t Stop.” The entire special has a country-western theme, as Miley gets back to her Tennessee roots. And yes, Madonna laces up her cowgirl boots too!

The performance was recorded just last night, and according to E!, there was a lot of bumpin’ and grindin’ between the two stars! Miley even got a playful butt slap in! “That was pretty f–king cool, you guys,” Miley said of the performance. “It sounds super-lame, but as a pop star it’s pretty cool performing with Madonna…Today was one of those days that it was really easy to get out of bed.”

Well, I have to give it to Miley. She has certainly managed to keep people talking over the past year! And now, to have Madonna doing a performance with you?! This is one hoedown I might have to check out. I’m just curious to see how this is really going to come together!

Image via MTV

Beyoncé Officially Announces Dates for “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour”

Live Nation recently slipped and leaked the news that Beyoncé was going to embark on “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” later on this year. Well, after an absolutely INCREDIBLE performance at this year’s Superbowl Halftime Show, Beyoncé has officially announced that she will be going on tour this year in cities worldwide!

This multi-city tour is her first in almost three years!The international leg of the tour kicks off in Europe on April 15, with stops in 20 European cities, including Dublin, Ireland; Berlin, Germany; Paris, France, and a four-night stint at The 02 in London, U.K. The tour will then hit North America starting on June 28, traveling to over 20 cities throughout the summer. Beyoncé will go to Los Angeles on June 28 as part of the BET Experience At L.A. Live at the Staples Center. She is set to headline the first of the three-night STAPLES Concert series. She will also be headlining the world’s largest music festival, Rock in Rio, on September 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

2013 is starting out fantastic for Beyoncé! She’s performed at the Inauguration and the Superbowl. Her documentary “Life Is But A Dream” hits HBO February 16, and now she has this tour and a new album on the way! I speak for the rest of the BeyHive when I say this is going to be an amazing year for the Queen Bey! Check out all of the tour dates here, and be sure to get your tickets on February 11th!

Image via Beyonce.com

REPORT: Beyoncé Performing at Super Bowl 2013!

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the Associated Press, Beyoncé will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February 2013! The official announcement about the show is supposed to come Wednesday.

Superbowl XLVII will take place on  Feb. 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the first in that city since 2002, and the first since Hurricane Katrina’s major destruction of the city in 2005.

Bey is no newbie to the Super Bowl, having sung the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 in her hometown Houston when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.

Am I excited to see a full half-time show of Miss Beyoncé Knowles?! You damn skippy! She is electrifying on stage, and I know that she is going to kill it in New Orleans! Maybe just maybe she’ll bring out hubby Jay-Z, or even old Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams! Too excited!

Image via Jemal Countess/Getty Images

PHOTOS: Beyoncé Performs At Revel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyoncé headed to the opening of Revel Resorts and Casino in Atlantic City this Memorial Day Weekend for her first performance since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January. The singer performed all weekend long at the resort, and the reviews on the show were apparently great, with First Lady Michelle Obama even showing up with daughters Malia and Sasha to see Bey on Saturday night!

Bey shared some of the photos from her shows on her Tumblr. Check out some of the pictures from Beyoncé’s Revel performances below!

Even though Bey admitted she was nervous for the shows, it looks like she killed it as always! Some of the outfits had a burlesque type of theme, which really shined on stage and went well with the location of the resort too. I’m living the concert through these pictures. For those of you who don’t know, I have been a HUGE Beyoncé fan since I was eight, but I haven’t been to any of her shows. Le sigh. One day, though! 

Images via Tumblr