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The first episode was kinda meh, but ABC’s Greatest Hits has quickly become my summer guilty pleasure. I love walking down memory lane, revisiting some of the defining hits of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.

While it’s fun to watch artists relive their glory days, my favorite part of the show is when current artists cover the oldies. This week had a couple pairings that I absolutely loved.

Nate Ruess of FUN. fame teamed up with Foreigner for their iconic ballad, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Meanwhile, Aloe Blacc joined the stage with Chicago for “You’re My Inspiration.” Miguel and Grace Potter also appeared on the episode to cover Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” and Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name” respectively. Check out the performances below.

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After his breakthrough hit “Adorn,” Miguel was poised to be the recording industry’s next superstar. Though his appearance on Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful” and his sultry Girls soundtrack contribution “simplethings” continued his upward trajectory, his third studio album hasn’t done as well as he’d hoped.

Though it peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200, Wildheart has failed to produce any radio hits. “Coffee” is the most successful so far, but that only topped out at No. 78 on the Hot 100. Here’s hoping he has better luck with his newest single “Waves.”

The 29-year-old R&B singer attends a trippy raucous party on the other side of a mysterious refrigerator door in the accompanying visual. Watch Miguel demonstrate some slithery dance moves below.

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There are plenty of male recording artists these days who have impeccable fashion sense. Billboard has singled out a quartet of stylish men to grace their own cover for the publication’s Music’s Men of Style issue. Adam Lambert, Miguel, Sam Hunt and Wiz Khalifa are the chosen ones.

Adam Lambert On Fashion Trends

“As a pop musician, [trends] are part of my job; to reflect what people like. Production and the way something sounds are very much like fashion, where for a particular season people are gravitating toward something.”

Though they didn’t get a cover, Nick Jonas, Mark Ronson, Brandon Flowers and Leon Bridges are also featured inside the issue. Check out the other covers below and weigh in on who you think has kick-ass fashion sense.

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It’s certainly been a busy day for Miguel and a great one for his fans. The 29-year-old singer debuted a sexy new clip, three new tracks and also announced a slew of Summer tour dates.

First came a cinematic visual treatment for his new single “Coffee.” It’s pretty much Miguel making out and getting in on with his lady love. Whether it’s on flowing white bedsheets or a steaming hot shower, the two generate some major heat.

With just a couple of weeks before Wildheart drops, Miguel released three new tracks- “Going To Hell,” “Flesh” and “Face The Sun.” The latter features the one and only Lenny Kravitz. The tracks range from slow R&B jams to ones showing some rock and roll edge.

If you want to see Miguel, up close and personal, you’re in luck. He announced a whackload of concert dates. Most appear to be smaller venues which allow for a more intimate experience. Check out the dates below, along with his new offerings.

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Miguel Returns With More Explicit ‘Coffee’

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First of all, can we just address the photo above? Holy hotness Batman!!! Miguel is serving some serious sex on a stick and papa wants a piece. WOOF!!!

Back in December, Miguel dropped an EP featuring three tracks. One of those tracks was “Coffee.” The 29-year-old singer updated the track with more explicit lyrics. Now, he wants ‘f**king’ instead of ‘coffee’ in the morning and other sexually-tinged verses. For the new version, Miguel also enlisted rapper Wale to add some hip-hop swagger.

Rumor has it, the track will be included on his forthcoming album, Wild Heart. If you enjoyed Miguel’s previous work, you’ll love “Coffee (F**king).” It features his signature sound, consisting of a rough sensual beat paired with his smooth vocals. Give it a spin below.

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On The Electric Lady, Janelle Monae boasts several high-profile collaborations including Prince (“Givin Em What They Love”), Esperanza Spalding (“Dorothy Dandridge Eyes”), Solange Knowles (“Electric Lady”) and Erykah Badu on “Q.U.E.E.N.” which was the lead cut.

Out of them all, my favorite is hands down “PrimeTime” featuring Miguel. Partially, because I love slow jams, but also because I have a slight crush on the R&B crooner. That man just oozes sex when he sings. Every time I hear “Adorn,” I just want to get busy. At long last, a visual has premiered for their epic single. Why this hasn’t charted, especially on the R&B charts, is beyond me? Fingers crossed the clip garners some radio airplay and chart activity.

In the clip, Monae plays a “cyber-server” named Cindi Mayweather who works at a night club called the Electric Sheep where show droids entertain rich patrons. In other words, a classy high-tech strip club. While working, she meets Joey Vice played by Miguel. After getting harassed by horny male customers, she quits and frolics with Miguel on the rooftop and at another party. Watch these two get their flirt on in the Alan Ferguson-directed video below.

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Cher Returns To The Voice To Mentor Contestants

In: Donovan, TV Shows

After almost a decade not performing live on television, the “Woman’s World” singer choose the NBC singing competition to debut her comeback single. Cher must’ve really enjoyed her time on the fourth season finale of The Voice. She returns to the show, but this time as one of the mentors during the battle rounds for Season 5. Find out who she’s paired up with below, along with the other three mentors.

“This group of wildly successful musicians will add their distinctive talents to their respective teams” Paul Telegdy, NBC’s late night and alternative programming president said in a statement. “I know Christina, Adam, CeeLo and Blake are very much looking forward to having them come aboard.”

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Miguel Covers P!nk Down Under

In: Donovan, Music

If you didn’t know by now, I have the hugest hard-on for Miguel. Hands down, he’s the best and sexiest male R&B singer in recent years. Single-handedly, he reignited my love for R&B slow jams with his extremely steamy track, “Adorn.” Naturally, I was going to share the 27-year-old singer’s acoustic cover of this classic. It doesn’t hurt that it’s one of our favorite tracks from P!nk.

While on a promotional tour in Australia, Miguel stopped by Fifi & Jules to deliver a wicked acoustic set including “Just Like A Pill.” He gives the track new dimension with his stripped-down and emotional rendition. If you’re a fan of P!nk’s classic track, you definitely have to watch it. As an extra added bonus, I embedded a cover by Miguel of another pop starlet. A couple of years ago, back when he was starting out, he took on “Hold It Against Me” for Billboard. Check out both performances below.

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