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Chart News: Frank Ocean’s ‘channel Orange’ headed for top 10 debut


Frank Ocean has been practically inescapable since revealing a past same-sex relationship last week. Although opinions on the matter vary, the predicted first-week numbers for his debut album, channel Orange, tell ONE story — SUCCESS.

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Frank Ocean performs ‘Bad Religion’ on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ [VIDEO]


Backed by The Roots and a string section, Frank Ocean made his national television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The singer-songwriter, who’s penned tracks for Beyoncè, The Throne and Brandy, performed “Bad Religion,” a track from his Def Jam debut Channel Orange, which hit iTunes at midnight a week ahead of schedule. Get lost in the music below.

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Watch President Obama ‘Slow Jam The News’ on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’


President Obama tackled the hot topic of student loans during his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Backed by The Roots, POTUS and the Jimmy slowed jammed the news.

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J. Cole Rocks with The Roots on ‘Jimmy Fallon’


J. Cole continued his promo grind with an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night.  The Roc Nation rapper, who is nominated for Best New Artist at next weekend’s Grammys, performed “Can’t Get Enough” from his gold-certified debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. With The Roots providing the backing music, J. Cole delivers another great live performance. Watch below.

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Common & The Roots ‘Celebrate’ on ‘Late Night’


Common took break from his Drake bashing schedule to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. With The Roots providing the instrumentation, Common ripped the stage with the feel-good tune “Celebrate,” the fourth single from his latest disc The Dreamer/The Believer.

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Beyoncé Performs “Countdown” on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’


In the first-televised performance of “Countdown,” Beyoncé commanded the stage with a little help from The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. If you’re searching for the mythical baby bump, you’re out of luck. The performance was recorded in July before she announced her pregnancy. Watch below.

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‘Live!’ Builds to Regis’ Final Day; Kelly Ripa Signs New Five-Year Deal


As Regis Philbin prepares to exit his long-running running talk show on November 18, 2011, the staff of ‘Live!‘ is putting together a star-studded send-off for the iconic personality.

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The Roots Unveil ‘Undun’ Tracklist, Single “Make My” Feat. Big K.R.I.T.


The Roots rock with Big K.R.I.T. on “Make My,” the lead single from their concept album undun, due December 6. Following the internal dialogue of character Redford Stephens, the introspective cut is the legendary hip-hop group at its best. The track, co-produced by Khari Mateen and The Roots, is slated for release on November 1.

Listen to “Make My” featuring Big K.R.I.T. and check out the official track list for undun below.

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