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John Legend & Stella Artois: “Under the Stars” (Live Performance) [VIDEO]

John Legend’s brand new music video for his exclusive holiday collaboration with Stella Artois titled, “Under the Stars” is here.

Last week, the Grammy-award winning artist performed the track live for the first time at an interactive and immersive light installation in New York City called, “Stars” by Stella Artois.

The song includes the first-ever duet between a music star on earth and actual stars in the sky.

“Under the Stars” was written and performed by Legend and pays homage to the brand’s name, “Stella,” which directly translates to “star” in Latin. The song was released as a part of the brand’s “Give Beautifully” holiday campaign.

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The ‘Empire’ Cast, Chris Brown, Patti Labelle, Tank, John Legend, Mary J. Blige Perform for ‘Taraji & Terrence’s White Hot Holidays’ Special [Video]

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The Lyons (Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett & Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) brought a superb presentation to the main stage, only this time out of their actual Empire characters, but as themselves, performing with the likes of: John Legend, Chris Brown, Tank, Patti Labelle, Mary J. Blige and more.

Chris grace the stage paying homage to the “Lucious Lyon” character, donned in all brown paired with a white tee under his blazer, and a brown fedora.

Performing the classic “This Christmas” with singer Tank and his current single “Back To Sleep”, you could notice a slight vocal tension in Chris’ voice, which affected the singer’s overall performance, showing that he was clearly under the weather.

Of course, Social Media had a lot to say [in the negative zone] and “Cookie” aka Taraji jumped in to save the day.

Sick or not, Chris stayed committed to his performance and that’s all that counts. He carried out the task as a true performer should.

Congrats to everyone that took part. It was indeed a great show! We hope Patti brought some of her famous pies for everyone backstage! 🙂

Take a look at all the live performances below:

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SFPL Music: John Legend – “Under The Stars”

Courtesy of Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Stella Artois
Courtesy of Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Stella Artois

As part of Stella Artois’ “Give Beautifully” holiday campaign, singer-songwriter-musician John Legend works his magic on a beautiful new tune entitled “Under The Stars.”

Bringing his subtle yet boisterous voice to the forefront, John brings everyone together musically, hand-in-hand, to celebrate life.

Enjoy the cheerful track below:

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SFPL Music: Rick Ross feat. Nas – “One Of Us”

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Packed with horns and a bass-heavy tempo, DJ Funkmaster Flex gives us a ear-glimpse of Rick Ross‘ new track “One Of Us” featuring Nas.

Rick new album Black Market will be available on Dec. 4th, which features appearances from the likes of: Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, John Legend, Ceelo Green, DJ Premier, Mary J. Blige, Future and The Dream.

Check out Rick and Nas’ collab track below:

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Last Night In NYC: DJ Khaled Held An Exclusive Listening Session for ‘I Changed Alot’

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Last Night In NYC….The We The Best honcho DJ Khaled took over Premier Studios right in the heart of NYC for his exclusive listening session of the upcoming October 23rd release of I Changed A Lot.

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The room was filled with major press, media and industry affiliates as the heat-maker played a few tunes from the new project. Music genius Wyclef Jean eventually walked through the door, as he surprised everyone in attendance with his presence. No one had no idea that he would be there — as the room stood still. It was almost like God walked-in.

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First Lady of the We The Best Records and Khaled’s female protege, Miami native Steph Lecor was also in the building in support of her boss. Her newest single “Saturday” is gaining quite the radio presence as we speak.

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DJ Khaled was very focused as he presented some pretty heavy hits. To be quite honest, he never disappoints when it comes to consistent #1 songs. The album will feature the likes of: Chris Brown, Fetty Wap, August Alsina, Future, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, John Legend, French Montana and more. Stand out tracks: “Gold Slugs”, “I Ride”, “Most High”, “I Don’t Play About My Paper”, “Everytime We Come Around”, “I Lied” and the list goes on.

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Congrats Khaled!

Be sure to head over to iTunes now to pre-order your copy today: HERE.

Photos by Calligrafist

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On The Gram: Were Pregnant! John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Announce There’s a Baby On The Way

Last night on the gram, John Legend excitedly announced that both him and his beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen are expecting! Hit the jump to get more details on the exciting baby news! 

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Nile Rodgers Honored as Icon At BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards + DJ Mustard, B.o.B, Sevyn Streeter, Snoop Dogg, Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, Evan Ross, Tyrese + more

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Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI Icon Award to GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on August 28th. The star-studded event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.

Rodgers was honored for his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers and his ability to connect people through song and defy musical expectations. As the 2015 BMI Icon Award recipient, Rodgers joins an elite list of previous honorees that includes The Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard and Al Green, to name a few.

The evening featured a slew of performances: B.o.B opened with a medley of hits, followed by IloveMakonnen who kept the energy going with “Tuesday.” Backed by music director Rickey Minor, as well as band and Donald Lawrence’s vocals, the high-powered Icon tribute was kicked off by R&B chanteuses Kelly Price covering “Upside Down,” Deborah Cox’s delivery of “I’m Coming Out,” Kathy Sledge and the Company offering a rousing rendition of “We Are Family,” and Empire’s V. Bozeman’s vibrant version of “I Want Your Love.” The celebration continued with CeeLo Green’s dynamic performance of “Let’s Dance.” The night concluded with the top honoree taking the stage to perform fan favorites “Good Times” and “Rappers Delight,” with hip-hop legend Chuck D joining Rodgers.

Additional top honors presented at the awards ceremony: John Legend “All of Me” earned the Song of the Year prize; DJ Mustard was crowned the Songwriter of the Year for penning hits “2 On,” “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” “I Don’t F**ck With You,” “Main Chick,” “My Hitta,” “Na Na,” “No Mediocre,” “Paranoid,” “Show Me,” and “Who Do You Love?” DJ Mustard also won the coveted Producer of the Year award for the second year in a row, while Universal Music Publishing Group accepted the prestigious Publisher of the Year crystal for having 18 of the most-performed songs from the previous year. BMI also recognized top producers Kanye West, J Cole, Jim Jonsin, Michael “Finatik” Mulé and Isaac De Boni.

SoMo won the BMI Social Star Award. Selected by fans voting via Twitter and Instagram, the award salutes the BMI R&B/hip-hop songwriter who has best demonstrated the power of social media to showcase their songwriting talents.

BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton shared the evening’s hosting duties with R&B artist and actor Ray J.

Guests celebrated and mingled while enjoying Red Bull cocktails during the evening’s festivities. BMI partnered with HD Radio, TW Steel, Provider Inc. and KIND Snacks to present the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

Photos by Lester Cohen & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI

Photos Provided to SFPL by BMI, Inc. 

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New Music: Scarface feat. John Legend – “God”

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Scarface comes back in the grasp of music with a new powerful tune entitled “God” featuring the gosp-soul sounds of John Legend. The Houston rapper/legend gives us a glimpse of what would happen if the Lord himself just got up and left us right in our misery and downfall.

Let the two take you to the streets and back to church below:

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Deeply Rooted rises on Sept. 4th.

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Singer/Songwriter Stacy Barthe Releases New Short Film “BEcoming” [Video]

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Today, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Stacy Barthe released a short film from her debut album on Motown Records, BEcoming.

The Brooklyn native weaves together very personal scenes within the short film opening up with the celebration of her 25th birthday. Barthe opens up about her struggle with depression, suicide, and her weight loss journey.

She is also known for penning pop hits for superstars such as, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus and in the film she discusses how those collaborations came about.

Along with her critically acclaimed album, ‘BEcoming’, Stacy also recently released the video for her new single “Here I Am” on LATimes.com. The black-and-white, Ryan J. Francis-directed video features Barthe singing in an acoustic setting with shots of her being tempted by her alcoholism. The short film gives fans a glimpse into the rather-mysterious singer’s personal and professional life. ‘BEcoming’ is available for purchase on iTunes now.

Watch the Short Film, BEcoming HERE:

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New Video: Stacy Barthe – “Extraordinary Love”

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Just off the heels of her new album BEcoming, comes a new visual by the soulful Stacy Barthe; Brooklyn’s finest in music, one-third of John Legend‘s Homeschool Records.

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In black & white, the talented artist delivers “Extraordinary Love,” imaginative to the eye and understanding by the heart. Featuring model Shaun Ross, Stacy compels us to see the true nature of love, regardless of the slight differences, visually. In essence, we’re all the same.

Check out the video below:

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Stacy’s album ‘BEcoming’ features production by DJ Camper, John Legend, Malay, Hit-Boy and more, paired with appearances by Common and John himself. Buy now on iTunes.

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