Ed Sheeran isn’t typically the kind of guy I find hot but I have this huge crush on the 24-year-old singer-songwriter. He’s just so God dang adorable. This latest performance only ups the ante.
The UK crooner dropped by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to take on the Christina Aguilera classic, “Dirrty.” Sheeran transforms the gritty pop track into a laidback acoustic gem. Dude does double duty and also drops Redman’s sick rhymes. Is there anything this ging can’t do?
Watch Ed channel his inner naughty side below. An Aguilera and Sheeran duet needs to happen for real. 100 percent.
THIS.IS.EVERYTHING!!! No exaggeration. Waking up to this made getting out of bed much easier this morning.
Christina Aguilera dropped by The Tonight Show to promote her return to The Voice. During her appearance, she played a rousing game of ‘Wheel of Musical Impressions‘ with Jimmy Fallon.
As luck would have it (producer manipulation *wink*), the wheel landed on Britney Spears on the 34-year-old singer’s turn. She delivered a spot-on impersonation of Spears singing “This Little Piggy” to the tune of “(Hit Me) Baby One More Time.” It’s so good it blew Fallon’s mind.
X-Tina also delivered amazing impressions of her Burlesque co-star Cher and her fellow Voice judge Shakira singing the Folgers Coffee jingle and the Golden Girls theme song respectively. Definitely check out the clip below. It’ll make your day.
The thing I look most forward to as each season of The Voice begins is the group performance from the coaches. It’s always a highlight of every cycle.
Last year, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine joined Gwen Stefani on her No Doubt hit “Hella Good.” In previous years, “I Love Rock And Roll” by Joan Jett, “Come Together” by The Beatles and the Rolling Stones classic, “Start Me Up,” to name a few have been covered. For Season 8, it’s all about Lenny Kravitz’s catalog.
Levine, Shelton, Williams and returning coach Christina Aguilera take on the rock anthem “Are You Gonna Go My Way.” Perhaps it’s the old adage of ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder‘ that’s responsible for this, but X-tina slays it. As much as I love a ballad or dance track from the 34-year-old diva, I’m partial to when she gets dirty and rocks it out.
Check out the performance below. The Voice returns on Monday, February 23.
It’s not exactly the Super Bowl half-time show, but the NBA did a solid job booking entertainment for its 2015 All-Star Game. Christina Aguilera and Ariana Grande received calls to entertain the crowd while the players regrouped for the second half.
Sadly though, Aguilera and Grande never shared the stage together. How epic would that have been? Instead, both divas enlisted guest rappers to assist them. X-tina brought NAS while Ariana conjured up Nicki Minaj.
For Christina, it was all about the Big Apple. The 34-year-old diva covered “New York, New York,” “New York State Of Mind,” and “Empire State Of Mind,” paying homage to the host city. The Radio City Rockettes joined her on stage to add even more NYC flair.
During her set, Grande performed a medley of her hits that included, “Problem“, “Love Me Harder”, “The Way”, “One Last Time“, “Bang Bang” and “Break Free.” If you’re going to her Honeymoon Concert Tour, this is pretty much a preview. Speaking of “Bang Bang,” how weird is it that I’ve seen Ariana and Nicki promote this more than Jessie J? Isn’t it technically the Brit’s single?
Hoping that Christina Aguilera records a country album? Sadly, you’re out of luck. Instead, the 34-year-old singer will show off her acting chops on Nashville. She just booked a multi-episode arc on the ABC drama.
People reports that X-tina will play Jade St. John. She’s described as ” a pop superstar who’s been going pretty much nonstop since she broke out a decade ago. She arrives to Nashville for a two-night stand at the Bridgestone, but her real dream is to record a country album – if only her label, who wants her to stay on brand as a pop star, would let her break out of her golden cage.”
Here’s hoping Aguilera does a duet with Hayden Panettiere. Better yet, a physical catfight between the two blondes. That would be ideal for May sweeps, right?
In addition to this new gig, Christina heads back to The Voice for Season 8, producing a TV series set in Las Vegas for ABC Family and prepping a new album. Excited for the “Dirrty” singer to pop on Nashville? Weigh in below.
The 41th annual American Music Awards took place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre Live on Sunday night with Mr. Worldwide aka Pitbull hosting. Random choice, right?
Heading into the evening, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had the most nominations with six. Even though they nabbed two AMAs, Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night. The 23-year-old singer won four awards – Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Favorite Country Album for Red. It was her third time winning the year’s top prize!
The top male dog was Justin Timberlake who walked away with three statues. Other multiple winners were One Direction and Rihanna. The AMAs bestowed the latter with their first ever Icon Award which was presented to her by her mom. Adorable.
With regards to performances, Lady Gaga in my opinion stole the show alongside R. Kelly with their sexually-charged tribute to JFK and Marilyn Monroe. Other memorable highlights include Katy Perry’s Japanese-themed “Conditionally” number, DWTS’ Maks Chmerkovskiy tossing around J. Lo during her Celia Cruz homage, Miley Cyrus being accompanied by a giant kitty and Christina Aguilera’s beautiful duet with A Great Big World.
On the flip side, I was underwhelmed with both Ariana Grande and TLC. The former was fantastic vocally but a tad boring, while the latter served practically zero energy during their “Waterfalls” performance with Lil Mama subbing in for the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. Check out all the performances and winners below.
A Great Big World must be super thankful that Christina Aguilera is a fan of So You Think You Can Dance. The “Beautiful” singer fell in love with the track when she saw a beautiful number choreographed by Stacey Tookey on the FOX show. Her team then contacted Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino to re-record the ballad as a duet.
With X-tina on board, “Say Something” has grown tremendously. The track is currently No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold nearly 200,000 copies in its first week. No doubt in part to their lauded live performance on The Voice. With a brand new visual, the track will surely climb higher on the chart. Much like the beautiful single, the video is simple yet powerful.
Once again, Aguilera shows that less is more when it comes to her image. She looks sensational in a basic black slip dress and minimal hair and makeup. Check out the emotional clip below. A Great Big World’s debut album Is There Anybody Out There? is due out January 14.
I first heard “Say Something” when it was featured on this season’s So You Think You Can Dance in a beautiful dance choreographed by Stacey Tookey. Clearly I wasn’t the only one who fell in love with the track. Christina Aguilera also did.
Her team contacted A Great Big World’s manager to propose the idea of re-recording the track but as a duet with her. Given her star power, obviously they agreed. The result is absolutely sublime. Gotta give props to Xtina for not overpowering them with her bombastic vocals. Instead, she complements their vocal stylings and elevates the track.
“[This song] is sort of coming to me at a time when I’m feeling very inspired…it’s so simple and it’s so quiet and still and steady and in a way pleading to hear something, to hear some kind of answer or get an answer in the most humble, unassuming, non-demanding way” – Christina Aguilera
“Say Something” is off A Great Big World’s upcoming album Is There Anybody Out There? On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, they’ll perform the duet with Aguilera on the show. Definitely give the gorgeous ballad a listen below.