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The Grammys are all about witnessing artists pairing up to deliver iconic duets. The Weeknd gave a stellar vocal performance at last week’s ceremony, but that’s not exactly how producers originally planned it.

The somewhat reclusive Lauryn Hill was reportedly supposed to join the Canadian singer for a duet on his hit, “In The Night.” Due to last-minute complications, that epic collaboration never came to be. That is, until Friday night.

Hill surprised The Tonight Show audience during The Weeknd’s set. Not surprisingly, it was fantastic despite a couple pitchy moments from Ms. Hill. Doesn’t matter, I adore both these musicians. Check out the duet below.

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Lauryn Hill Slays ‘Feeling Good’ Live Performance

In: Donovan, Music

She may be puzzling at times, but there’s no denying Lauryn Hill has a sick set of pipes. The 40-year-old Grammy winner absolutely slayed her live appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

In a rare television appearance, Hill looked absolutely stunning in an all-black ensemble. Even more impressive was her cover of the Nina Simone classic “Feeling Good.” Like the many covers she’s delivered over the years, this one is as brilliant.

Hill’s cover is featured on the compilation album Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone. Originally, she was only slated to contribute two tracks, but Lauryn became so passionate about the project, she ended up recording six. Check out her performance below.

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Lauryn Hill Delivers Sensational Nina Simone Cover

In: Donovan, Music

Some of the brightest moments of her career occurred when she covered classics such “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Turn Your Lights Down Low” and the smash hit “Killing Me Softly.” The 40-year-old Grammy winner re-emerges to deliver another sensational song cover, or covers I should say.

To accompany Netflix’s upcoming Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, a number of musicians headed to the studio to honor the jazz icon. Lauryn Hill was originally set to only record two tracks but became so involved, she ended up tackling six songs.

“Because I fed on this music, both hers and lovers like her, like my basic food, I believed I always had a right to have a voice. Her example is clearly a form of sustenance to a generation needing to find theirs. What a gift.” – Lauryn Hill

Joining Hill on the album, Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, are Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Common and Lalah Hathaway to name a few. What Happened, Miss Simone? will premiere on Netflix on June 26. Check out Lauryn’s cover below.

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Three R&B Songs I Forgot I Loved

In: Music, Nic

So I just got a new phone and have yet to put my own music onto it and have been Songza’ing the shit out of life right now, finding a few gem playlists I can’t live without. In the search for everything on the songzasphere I discovered “90’s R&B Wake-Up Call“, and it’s made my everything, everything. After beating it into the ground, I present to you, 3 delicious goodies that I forgot I loved.

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Hot off her interview with Rihanna on Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey is looking to book the next big ‘get’. Given that OWN’s two highest rated shows focused on musicians, it’s a savvy move to look at someone in the music industry. Oprah’s sit-down with RiRi garnered 2.5 million viewers, netting the network’s second highest ratings. Only Winfrey’s exclusive chat with Bobbi Kristina after Whitney Houston’s death generated higher ratings with 3.5 million. Producers are trying to book a certain embattled singer, but unfortunately she’s denied their request, as revealed by O on her Twitter. Have any guesses on who?

Before I reveal who it is, I quickly wanted to congratulate Oprah and her team for turning the beleaguered network around. It’s definitely not a huge success yet, but it’s certainly on the uptick. OWN just notched its 31st consecutive week of total day growth across all key demos versus year ago numbers. It’s up double digits in both primetime and total day for the year as well.

The momentum is definitely helping launch successful new shows. Lovetown which premiered after the Rihanna interview, bowed as the second highest premiere on the network ever. The show is conducting a unique social experiment on love focusing on residents of a Georgian town. Critics and naysayers ready to write off the network, forgot the O factor. With her devoting all her efforts on the network now, there is no way she’s going down without a fight.

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Sister Act 2 Parody: Back In The Habit

In: Patrick, Totally GAY!, Videos

OMG I just laughed my ass off to this video. It seems as though Craigery Morgan has started a trend among the gays in lip syncing to actual voices/diaglogue from film & TV and acting it out. Well, Morgan lip synced it, Ryan Steele and Jeff have actually acted out a scene.

This following video is a parody of a scene from Sister Act 2 – random, but hilarious nonetheless. It’s the scene where Lauryn Hill gets in trouble from her mom because she’s practicing singing in her room.

Goodbye Lady Gaga and Katy Perry gay music video remakes, hello gay lip syncing – well, the other type of lip syncing…I don’t mean drag queen performances (I do like those too though).

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Is Lauryn Hill Making A Comeback?

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Patrick

Yesterday, a new (leaked?) song started making it’s rounds on the net called “Repurcussions.” I think a comeback would be welcome from Lauryn Hill, considering the last time she put an album out back in 1998, she won five Grammy’s. That was the record for “Most Grammies in a night by a Female Aritist,” until 2010 when Beyonce snatched the top spot with an astonishing six Grammies in one night.

It hasn’t been confirmed as to whether or not it is Miseducation and the song is just an old song that just “came up” now, or if it is in fact a leaked song from an upcoming album for the 35 year old diva. She is scheduled to perform in a few shows as part of the lineup of the Rock the Bells tour, so the timing makes you think. She told NPR, “I’m starting to get excited again. Believe it or not, I think what people are attracted to about me, if anything, is my passion. People got exposed to my passion through music and song first.” So it sounds like she could be coming back right? Well, it’s not the first time this has happened. She tends to come out from hiding, do a few shows and then goes back into hiding.

What do you think? Is she making a comeback?

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