Finneas’s Fallon Performance Is As Sharp As His Damn Suit

Finneas was the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (February 3) and dimmed the lights for a charming performance of “Let’s Fall In Love For The Night.” Joined on stage by a live band, Billie Eilish‘s older brother – and frequent co-writer for songs like “bad guy” — serenaded the audience as if he were propositioning them for a date afterward. There’s no way that they wouldn’t have accepted if so.

The show kicked off in the dark with Finneas’s body obscured by darkness as he sang and played his guitar. Once the beat splashed, the stage was illuminated in purple lights, showing Finneas and his band of similarly sharp dressers. As Finneas performed the warm and inviting number, he hit a couple of surprise dance moves that made the crowd jolt in collective excitement. Instead of leaving the wired group ready to jump onto the stage with him, he calmed them down with a stirring finish, plucking the guitar on the way out.

“Let’s Fall In Love For The Night” appears on Finneas’s debut EP, Blood Harmony that dropped last October. The project featured lead singles “I Lost A Friend,” “Shelter,” and “I Don’t Miss You At All.”

Check out Finneas’s suave Fallon performance up above.

Kaytranada And Kali Uchis Are The Center Of A Retro Party In ‘10%’

All hail Kaytranada, Master of Vibes! The indescribable producer has created a night of festive debauchery with Kali Uchis in his new video for “10%.” Do you have any outfits that look like they’re straight out of an episode of Sanford And Son? Grab one and get down to the club. It’s groove night.

Kaytranada has money and all, but he probably drives an old station wagon and refuses to pick up a cell phone. How else could you describe his ability to yank you out of 2020 and trap you in a time when disco balls were on every ceiling? “10%” is another immensely immersive period piece, with synths swinging and bopping across the dance floor. Its video seals the deal with its night of nostalgic good time.

“10%” follows Kali Uchis, who’s decked out in some luxurious threads, having the time of her life at a night club where she collects money from people lucky enough to be in her presence. While she minds her business and lets the coolness radiate off of her, Kaytranada stands nearby, equally as resolute in his badassery. Together, the two are the center of the night as the camera pans off to show everyone’s ridiculous dance moves. This isn’t a “Futsal Shuffle” or “Mop” kind of party. Everyone’s just loosening their limbs, laughing and smiling until the sun comes up.

If you’re looking to party with Kaytranada soon, you’re in luck. He’s also announced a tour that kicks off on April 22 in San Francisco, CA and wraps up on June 6 in Minneapolis, MN. Check out the full tour dates below.

“10%” appears on Kaytranada’s most recent album, Bubba, that dropped in December. The LP features Pharrell Williams, Tinashe, Goldlink, and more.

Check out Kaytranada and Kali Uchis’s groovy party in “10%” up above. Then, check out the producer’s forthcoming tour dates.

Lil Wayne Gave A Literally Robotic Performance On The Masked Singer

Over the years, Lil Wayne has called himself just about everything other than human. He’s been a martian, a monster, a paper chaser, and the list goes on. He can now add being a robot to this list.

On the new season premiere for The Masked Singer after the Super Bowl on Sunday night (February 2), he pulled out the stops as an adorable dancing cyborg who was honestly not that hard to figure out, just from his voice alone. But he gave one hell of a performance of Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way.”

Chalk it up to over two decades of putting out some of the best rap music in the game — Lil Wayne’s voice is instantly identifiable. No one sounds like him, and it’s hard to describe why. Just close your eyes and listen to Lil Wayne’s Kravitz cover and you’ll hear it instantly. When you open them, you’ll see the life-sized automaton dancing on stage while guitarists flank him on both sides.

It was an epic moment for everyone on stage, even more so for the judges who tried their best to guess who was under the costume when he was sadly eliminated. Floyd Mayweather Jr., Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Shaun White, and Flavor Flav were each of the judges’ picks.

Everything changed once the helmet came off. Lil Wayne’s blond dreads came flinging out, followed by his million-dollar smile, and the judges’ jaws dropped. After host Nick Cannon told him how much cooler he made the contest, Lil Wayne revealed that he chose the costume because his kids love to watch the show. He’s probably going to be an early favorite for Dad of the Year.

Lil Wayne just released a new album, Funeral. It features appearances from Big Sean, Lil Baby, XXXTentacion, and more.

Check out some of Lil Wayne’s automated The Masked Singer performance up above.

Lil Wayne Gave A Literally Robotic Performance On The Masked Singer

Over the years, Lil Wayne has called himself just about everything other than human. He’s been a martian, a monster, a paper chaser, and the list goes on. He can now add being a robot to this list.

On the new season premiere for The Masked Singer after the Super Bowl on Sunday night (February 2), he pulled out the stops as an adorable dancing cyborg who was honestly not that hard to figure out, just from his voice alone. But he gave one hell of a performance of Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way.”

Chalk it up to over two decades of putting out some of the best rap music in the game — Lil Wayne’s voice is instantly identifiable. No one sounds like him, and it’s hard to describe why. Just close your eyes and listen to Lil Wayne’s Kravitz cover and you’ll hear it instantly. When you open them, you’ll see the life-sized automaton dancing on stage while guitarists flank him on both sides.

It was an epic moment for everyone on stage, even more so for the judges who tried their best to guess who was under the costume when he was sadly eliminated. Floyd Mayweather Jr., Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Shaun White, and Flavor Flav were each of the judges’ picks.

Everything changed once the helmet came off. Lil Wayne’s blond dreads came flinging out, followed by his million-dollar smile, and the judges’ jaws dropped. After host Nick Cannon told him how much cooler he made the contest, Lil Wayne revealed that he chose the costume because his kids love to watch the show. He’s probably going to be an early favorite for Dad of the Year.

Lil Wayne just released a new album, Funeral. It features appearances from Big Sean, Lil Baby, XXXTentacion, and more.

Check out some of Lil Wayne’s automated The Masked Singer performance up above.

Phone Your Dentist Before Listening To This Sweet-Toothed ‘Yummy’ Remix

I can imagine the brainstorming session conducted by Justin Bieber‘s camp for artists who matched the vibe of “Yummy” to be considered for the remix. To whoever selected Summer Walker, I tip my hat to you. After teasing that he would release his highly-anticipated remix to his comeback single, Bieber opened the candy shop to the world by releasing “Yummy (Summer Walker Remix)” with a short, sweet, and sexy guest verse from Walker, who sounds so good that on it that it has to be her song in another reality.

“Yummy (Summer Walker Remix)” might as well be called the “Justin Bieber Remix” because, though he’s all over the song with his original verse and chorus, Walker’s the star of this show. Remember how Bieber has a sweet tooth for his girlfriend’s, uh, stash of candy [*looks directly at the camera like Jim from The Office*]? Walker plays the role of this master candy chef, confident and haughtily sneering that her treats put the competition to shame. Just listen to her sing, warmly, as she tells Bieber exactly what he’s been sweating over the entire song. “You already know, I got it / Can’t keep flexing on you when you can’t stop this / You already know, you want this,” she carols hypnotically.

Just a few lines later, after dictating how her original jellybeans and chocolate-covered marshmallows taste (“Sugar, honey, so sweet”), she finishes up her lip-biting verse with a bakery store tagline so simple: “I got that yum-yum, I got that yum-yum.”

Bieber just released a new collaboration with Kehlani, “Get Me,” at the end of January, which covers how important that chemistry is in a relationship. “Yummy,” its remix, and “Get Me” are set to appear on Bieber’s forthcoming studio album Changes, set to drop on Valentine’s Day (February 14).

In other Biebs news, the singer has a new YouTube docu-series, Justin Bieber: Seasons, that kicked off in January.

After consulting a dentist, check out Bieber and Walker’s “Yummy (Summer Walker Remix)” up above.

Jennifer Lopez And Shakira Soared Higher Than Anyone At Super Bowl Halftime Show

After Demi Lovato kicked things off with a thunderous national anthem, followed by Yolanda Adams and the Children’s Voice Chorus chilling the spines of everyone watching with “America the Beautiful,” the tone was set for Super Bowl LIV’s halftime show. It had to be bigger, better, and more emotional than not only what came before it tonight, but also last year, when Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi brought a multi-genre explosion to the enormous field. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira had their work cut out for them.

But also, did they? Because their holy union on a platform in the middle of the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, felt very much like they actually invented the Super Bowl halftime show. In the moment, everything else that came before it felt quite irrelevant. The two legends quickly proved how they were the perfect pair for this job and how the fact that no one had given them this platform previously feels quite frankly outrageous.

J.Lo and Shakira had never collaborated before today (February 2), so they made sure to create a showstopper. Shak kicked things off glimmering in a sparkly red dress amid a fleet of likewise-clad dancers and ripped right into “She Wolf.” A dozen string players segued Shakira into a gentle moment that gave way to her clutching an even sparklier red guitar (and quick tease of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”) before the big moment: Shakira’s belly dancing interlude.

As she contorted, she utilized a rope, tying herself up and swinging it around in equal measure, and for a moment my livestream cut out, which I have no choice but to assume meant the program was simply too fire to be allowed to continue. And yet it did! Her dancers returned for big, bold, red fireworks to boom their way into “Whenever, Wherever” and eventually, the first of two surprise cameos: none other than Bad Bunny, dressed in his own sparkles, a wonderful futuristic overcoat that shouted SPACE.

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And this was still all before J.Lo even took the stage. When she finally did — after a magnificent, horn-filled “Hips Don’t Lie” that found Shak crowd surfing in a sea of red — it was with an essential question. “Miami, are you ready?” she announced from atop a spire, like King Kong surveying his land. First up was “Jenny From the Block” with a cavalcade of her own dancers bedecked in leather jackets, hats, and colorful skirts.

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“Ain’t It Funny” and “Get Right” followed, but the focus wasn’t on the music. It was all eyes on J.Lo herself, star of Hustlers, doing a full rock star knee slide, twirling a jeweled cane, and eventually climbing a great pole, spinning and having her moment, owning everything. The risers did it all; she was quite literally higher than everyone for most of the performance, with the exception of second surprise guest J Balvin.

After “Mi Gente” mingled with “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” creating a decade-fusing celebration, the focus moved just offstage to a field of glowing orbs. A chorus of singing girls, led by J.Lo’s daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz, stole the moment (thanks to some drumming from Shakira) and joined her mom onstage as she sported a massive American flag-adorned robe.

The time was right to get loud, so the stars brought things home with “Let’s Get Loud,” finding themselves on a riser high above the field shaking their booties side by side as fireworks rained down above them. Two quick signoffs — Shakira’s “Muchas gracias!” and J.Lo’s “Thank you very much!” — and they were out.

If you missed any of this epic display, as well as the others of the night, you’re in luck. The NFL has released a visual album, updated throughout the night with all of the performances so far. Head on over to your favorite streaming service and download it so you’ll forever have these memories.

Relive J.Lo and Shakira’s endlessly thrilling Super Bowl LIV halftime show up above.

Demi Lovato Returns In Full Force Singing The National Anthem At Super Bowl LIV

Just one week ago, Demi Lovato surged back into the spotlight at the Grammys in her first public performance since 2018. And today (February 2), she’s back at it again, singing the national anthem to officially kick off Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens.

In Lovato’s second performance back, her voice seemed to fill the entire stadium, and she owned the field as she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” with patriotic accompaniment.

In July 2018, Lovato overdosed and spent the next year and a half away from public life as she recovered. Her appearance on the Grammys stage was made even more poignant by her choice of song: a piano-led new cut called “Anyone” written just four days before her overdose. Onstage, she had to begin the song again after choking up during the first lines, and she spent a portion of the song with tears rolling down her face.

“I listen back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help,” she told Zane Lowe ahead of her appearance. But though the “Anyone” lyrics might suggest a woman in the midst of a crisis, Lovato releasing it now as part of her return is a testament to her strength and resolve — which you could see on display on the field at Hard Rock Stadium.

Lovato promised this is just the start of new era. If her first two performances are any indication, it’ll be a good one. Check out her national anthem rendition above.

Louis Tomlinson Leaned Into Vulnerability And Broke Down The Walls

Louis Tomlinson‘s re-arrival as a solo star came with a killer chorus. And then another one.

The harmony-laden, Britpop refrain of “Kill My Mind” set a template later singles followed, with Louis leading pub sing-alongs, yeah-yeah chants, and booming drums that resound to the rafters. It should surprise no one that Walls, his electric debut solo album out today (January 31) after years of introspection and recalibration, is positively brimming with lofty hooks in the same tradition.

“I always want a big, melodic, catchy pop chorus,” Tomlinson told MTV News. “But it’s about what you put around that, musically and melodically, in the verses and stuff, to keep things interesting. The kind of music that I love listening to is music that’s got big guitars in it, but also a big chorus that you can sing along to.”

He went all in on both for title track, which Tomlinson calls both his favorite song on the album and its best. It’s a ballad, adorned with sweeping violinists and cellists amid “25, 30 people in the room, all there just to put strings on the track for me, for my songs,” he marveled. They lend the chorus an air of triumph; meanwhile, the symbolic obstruction in the title recall Tomlinson’s growing pains after his former band One Direction went on hiatus in 2016. He’s been candid about his struggle to launch a solo career that made sense to him and felt representative of himself, not of contemporary pop trends.

But “Walls” finds him breaking through, howling, “Now I stand taller than them all” on a towering chorus reminiscent of Oasis (“Acquiesce” and “Stop Crying Your Heart Out,” in particular). In fact, the Gallagher brothers grandeur is so pronounced that Noel even gets a writing credit on the track. Tomlinson’s not sure the famously cantankerous rock icon has actually heard it, though he’s excited to have forged the connection. “It’s just amazing to have a credit with him on it and him be OK with that,” he said. “I’m sure he’ll chat shit at some point, but he’s there, so it’s cool.”

Fans who have long rooted for Tomlinson — the last 1D member to release a full album in the wake of the band’s hiatus — have already found plenty to celebrate. They’ve incorporated the album title into their Twitter display names. They’ve mobilized in the comments on their hero’s recent appearance on The Tonight Show, labeling him “the king of the graphic sweater.” Above all, they’ve expressed their pride.

They remember “Always You,” a more electronic and pop-leaning cut, from way back when Tomlinson teased it in 2017, and they had to hear the full version. Despite being grounded in a glossy sound Tomlinson has since taken a few steps away from — produced and written with the same team behind “Just Like You” — and despite some initial reservations from Tomlinson himself, it eventually found its way onto the final Walls tracklist, albeit with updated production. “Every single time I go online, I see the demand surge for this song, so I was like, for [the fans], I’ve got to put it on,” he said. “It’s a good song. It’s for the fans.”

Plus, its roaring chorus evokes the arena-lifting swell of his former band. So does that of “Don’t Let It Break Your Heart,” “Defenceless,” and a few others, proving Walls finds Tomlinson following his instincts. He’s even worked 1D fan favorite “Little Black Dress,” which he co-wrote, into his current live show. The album also finds him singing the most personal and heartfelt lyrics of his career — ones he penned himself, often examining loss. He addresses his mother’s death on “Two of Us.” He admits to not being over someone on “Habit.” He laments vanishing youth, when he and friends were “strong enough to get it wrong in front of all these people,” on “Fearless.” The man was feeling reflective.

“It’s kind of all I’ve ever known as a writer, to be honest,” he said. “I realized early on that to be a male solo artist and speak with honesty, people like that, and with vulnerability as well. So it’s kind of all I’ve known, really, just to be autobiographical.”

That includes musing on how childhood pals have grown too old seemingly before their time. “Cashed in your weekend treasures for a suit and tie, a second wife,” Tomlinson sings late in the album, making an observation that echoes his former collaborator Ed Sheeran’s hometown catch-up “Castle on the Hill.” “It’s like you’re seeing your best mate at school, and he was a proper good laugh, and then you see him 15 years later, and he’s got really serious and really uptight and he’s forgot how to have fun,” he said.

Tomlinson remembers. At the pub, he orders a Stella or a vodka Red Bull, depending on the vibe. He’s still growing, too: He’s noodling on an Eric Clapton signature Martin acoustic (“plays fucking beautiful”), and he plans to master it on tour. “I pick up the guitar every day, but I’m slow,” he said. “When you can only play six, seven, eight chords, there’s only so far you can go with it.”

As that tour rolls across the globe from March to July, Tomlinson will have plenty of time to crumble the walls barricading him from his guitar-hero potential. His initial appearances fronting a live band, like at Jingle Ball L.A., have found him gripping the microphone stand before fully branching out.

“I noticed the space. All of a sudden, I’ve got to cover loads of the fucking stage, so that took me a sec,” he said, but he’s quick to shout out the musicians with him. They support him, and not just musically, even if a killer chorus does take a village. “It just makes the process easier — the group of us, as opposed to just me on my own.”

Ally Brooke Kicks Her Heel Into A Toxic Guy’s Chest In ‘No Good’ Video

Ally Brooke‘s season of Dancing With The Stars is over, but you’d never know it after seeing her latest video.

In “No Good,” which arrived on Friday (January 31), Ally throws on her dancing shoes for another spin around the ballroom. This time, though, the only judge critiquing her is her conscience. “In the madness, what a feeling / I’m hung up, should be hanging it up,” Ally laments, unsure if she should go against her better judgement and give into someone who’s, well, “no good” for her. In the video, that drama plays out in a sensual choreographed routine that involves spins, lifts, dips, and Ally fiercely kicking her heeled boot into her partner’s chest. The intensity is real.

The former Fifth Harmony singer wrote in the vid’s YouTube description, “I really pushed and challenged myself in this one more than ever, but I had the most incredible time making it. It’s just me and the music.” She added that she only had five hours to learn the entire routine, which makes it all the more impressive. Get lost in her moves below.

Following the video’s release, Ally alluded to some of the hate she received during her time on Dancing With The Stars, on which she came in third place. “I DIDN’T LET THOSE H8ERS STOP ME FROM DANCING,” she tweeted. “You made fun of me and hurt me but didn’t STOP ME. Well look at me now!!!!”

“No Good” arrived back in November as the latest in a string of solo bops from Ally — she had previously released “Low Key,” “Lips Don’t Lie,” and “Higher.” She’s expected to release her debut solo album this year, and will take her moves on the road when her Time To Shine tour kicks off in March. In the meantime, can we get a recount on those Dancing With The Stars votes?!

Nicki Minaj Is A Certified ‘Boss Bitch’ In Meghan Trainor’s New Video

Meghan Trainor‘s third album, Treat Myself, is here, and it’s certainly a treat for fans of sugary bops and unexpected collaborations. Along with features from AJ Mitchell, Lennon Stella, and the newly reunited Pussycat Dolls, M-Train also links up with the one and only Nicki Minaj, who contributes a characteristically confident verse on “Nice To Meet Ya” (no it’s not a Niall Horan cover).

Even better? Trainor has shared the official video for the feel-good single, which pays homage to one of her favorite movies: the 1988 cult classic Working Girl. Directed by Matthew Cullen, the video zeroes in on Trainor and her fabulously dressed female co-workers livening up a testosterone-filled office. “I don’t know you, but I’m just what I wanna be,” Trainor sings, before breaking into a cooly whispered refrain.

Upping the “boss bitch” factor is pink-haired Minaj, who literally has the business card to prove it. She shows up in a gilded elevator, firing off instant quotables like, “I pop off ’cause I am the reigning champ” and “One minute I’m nice, the next, a monster.” Check out the vid below for more self-love talk, bright pantsuits, ’80s hairstyles, and twerking on desks.

Treat Myself arrived on Friday (January 31) and features the previously released tracks “No Excuses,” “Wave,” and “Blink,” along with those aforementioned collabs. Next up, Trainor will be touring with Maroon 5 this summer. As for Minaj, the rap queen broke a three-month social media hiatus yesterday to post some glam pics with her husband and to announce that she’ll appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race as a guest judge next month. What retirement?!