Hundreds of screaming fans packed the outdoor concert stage to get a glimpse of Trey Songz on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (July 25). The R&B crooner, whose fifth album, Chapter V, arrives August 21, closed out the show with a performance of “Heart Attack,” the Rico Love-penned lead single. Backed by a live band, Tremaine delivered a so-so showing on the late-night show; vocal rest and lemon should always be part of his ministry before performing live. Just sayin’.
‘Stand Up To Cancer,’ the multi-network simulcast fundraiser, will return for its third edition in September. CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime airtime (8-9 PM ET/PT) for the special. Cable networks HBO, HBO Latino, Bio, Lifetime Movie Network, Logo, MLB Network, mun2, Palladia and VH1 also have committed airtime to the telecast, with more expected to join in.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen’s Tenth Planet Prods are executive producing the show, which like past years will feature performances and celebrities answering calls in the phone bank.
The fundraising special returns September 7.
Fresh off the premiere of ABC’s singing competition Duets, Robin Thicke unleashes a new free song for the summer, “Top of the World.”
“Now you feelin’ like a pimp, you got everything you want, no wonder/ ‘Cause you never gave up, now you singing that song all summer,” sings Thicke on the feel-good tune.
“A little thank u to my fans please enjoy this free track for summer,” he wrote on Twitter.
His latest album, Love After War, is available now.
Listen to “Top of the World” below.
The best new show on network television will return for a second season.
Ashanti continued the push for her single, “The Woman You Love,” with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday. Flanked by a band and two background dancers, the Grammy winner’s energy was on ten as she whipped her hair and popped her hips for the live audience.
Easily her most energetic performance, I found myself more impressed with her hair flips than the live rendition of the song. Lifted as the lead single from her upcoming fifth album Braveheart, arriving June 19, “The Woman You Love” has yet to make a dent on radio or the charts. Hopefully, we’ll hear a stronger single before the album drops.
Soul legend Gladys Knight, “The View” panelist Sherri Shepherd, and “Family Matters” icon Jaleel White are among the 12 celebrities joining season 14 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.