The Weeknd’s saga continues in the sequel to his “Heartless” music video in the crooner’s follow-up single, “Blinding Lights.” Following the aftermath of his Las Vegas escapades in a the “Heartless” video, the new Anton Tammi-directed visual for “Blinding Lights,” finds The Weeknd taking a joyride through the city before meeting his maker.
“Heartless” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts while “Blinding Lights” peaked at No. 11, with nearly double the streams from its predecessor on Spotify.
The Canadian R&B heymaker’s new project suggests vastly contrasting images of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde proportions. Another peek into the upcoming LP was offered by the reuniting Neptunes, noting in a recent interview with with Clash that the duo had linked with The Weeknd in the studio. The Weeknd also took his new visual for “Blinding Lights” to Jimmy Kimmel Live!—see the new music video and live performance below.
DJ Shadow and De La Soul recently performed their first collaboration, “Rocket Fuel,” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! They were joined on stage by Babu from Dilated Peoples and DJ Melo D from Beat Junkies alongside a five-piece horn section.
The track is featured on DJ Shadow’s new 23-track album, Our Pathetic Age, that features the classic A and B side for a two-part long play. The first 11 tracks are instrumentals, while the B side runs with heavy-hitting features such as Nas, Run the Jewels, Pusha T, Ghostface Killah and more. “Rocket Fuel” featuring De La Soul, “Kings & Queens” featuring Run The Jewels, and “Rosie” were released as singles before the album drop.
Last year, the live performer released a live album and documentary of his tour supporting 2016’s The Mountain Has Fallen.
Kanye West released the highly anticipated Jesus Is King project on Oct. 25 and performed the track “Closed on Sunday” as a pre-recorded performance at the Oculus in Manhattan for Jimmy Kimmel Live! This was Ye’s second appearance in the late-night talk show, promoting the album on Oct. 24 as well, before the actual release.
West was accompanied by his Sunday Service choir, adding a live instrument spin encompassed by a beautiful open space to the produced track. The community feel and build take on a new era of Kanye, as the Chicago rapper continues his life journey through fatherhood and gospel-focused music.
The full-length project features collaborations from the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Clipse, Kenny G, Timbaland, Pi’erre Bourne, CyHi the Prynce, Mike Dean, and many other talented songwriters and producers.
IAustralian dance trio RÜFÜS DU SOL have consistently been lauded for their live act, having played numerous prominent festivals from Electric Forest to their most recent Coachella 2019 set, and touring an expansive North American itinerary. Now, they bring their performance chops to the late-night screen, marking their first-ever appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The electronic group consisting of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George, and James Hunt, took to the stage to perform “Treat You Better” over Kimmel’s airwaves, the fourth single from their 2018 studio album Solace.
With Lindqvist providing impeccable live vocals, George on the keyboard, and Hunt providing the percussion, the trio deliver nothing short of the live brilliance we’ve come to expect, conveying an inspiring performance that exuded magnetic stage energy. The success of Solace has catalyzed RÜFÜS DU SOL’s artistry and career moves, resulting in the trio debuting a 360-degree short film Underwater, securing a Wynn Vegas residency, and taking slots in both weekends of Coachella 2019.
English pop songstress, Dua Lipa, has been firing on all fronts this year, making her 2018 (albeit controversial) Ultra debut, partnering with kingly Calvin Harris on radio sensation “One Kiss,” and most recently, securing a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC’s crown-jewel late-night affair.
Lipa commanded the Kimmel stage earlier this week to perform her retro dance single “Electricity,” produced by none other than Diplo and Mark Ronson under their brand new Silk City masthead. Diplo and Ronson spawned the partnership at the turn of the year to pay homage to the dance realm’s old-school disco digs.
The new valuation of the streetwear brand corroborates Kim Kardashian‘s comment that Kanye was on the brink of billions during an earlier appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in July 2018. “I would say my husband is one, so that makes me one, right?” Kardashian posited when asked whether the contents of her bank account put her over the millionaire threshold into billionaire status. “Close. Close, by proximity,” the reality TV personality added.
Kanye might not have a billion in his bank account, but the equity in his brand nonetheless puts the rapper right in line to obtain the financial status.
I am currently the single highest paid person in footwear. That means I make more money on shoes than Michael Jordan.
Since Donald Glover released his torrentially trending and controversial music video for “This Is America,” under his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino, the internet has been ablaze with fervent reaction, meticulously dissecting the messages laden throughout the symbolic work.
However, on May 10, Glover took to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he told Kimmel that he has altogether avoided the internet and the video’s reception therein since he debuted the song on Saturday Night Live last weekend.
“It’s bad for me,” said Glover of the volatility of the internet. “I’m really sensitive. So, I was like ‘I’ll just let it be.’”
The video, which tackles a myriad of today’s most fiercely debated issues including, police brutality, gun violence, and the frivolity and fickleness of the media, has eclipsed 75 million views on YouTube in under a week. It has incited dozens of analytical essays, video responses, and over 250,000 Youtube comments, many of which attempt to unravel the intricately woven portrayal of Glover’s labyrinthine “America.”