cool ass covers

Solange performed a cover of Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Gifted, & Black" at Cali's FYF Fest over the weekend.

The Weeknd is gearing up for a big week, and he kicked it off at Billboard’s inaugural Hot 100 Festival at Jones Beach on Long Island. After Beauty Behind The Madness leaked on Friday, The Weeknd released his own 18-minute preview of his sophomore LP. To further promote the new album, the Toronto crooner performed album cuts […]

Canadian singer/songwriter Alessia Cara covers Drake's new smash "Hotline Bling."

While we’re patiently waiting for Frank Ocean’s long overdue sophomore album, Major Lazer teamed up with Danish pop star MØ to drop a dance/EDM version of the New Orleans crooner’s “Lost.” Today comes as the perfect day to drop the cover, because earlier this morning, some faux artwork for Frank Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry album was floating […]

It’s safe to say that Kelly Clarkson is part of Rihanna’s #Navy. Following her BBC Radio 1 cover of “Bitch Better Have My Money,” Kelly Clarkson covered Rihanna’s Unapologetic ballad “Stay” during the Pittsburgh stop on her “Piece By Piece” tour. Shoeless and dressed in a shimmering red and black dress, the original American Idol winner added […]

RCA recording artist Jordan Bratton delivers a cool ass cover of The Weeknd’s new single “Can’t Feel My Face.” Following the release of his self-produced Youth EP, Jordan made a video of himself singing an acoustic version of The Weeknd’s love and drug-inspired song. Jordan’s cover comes hours after The Weeknd announced the title and […]

Def Jam songstress Alessia Cara is making waves with her breakout single “Here.” And to help promote her music, Alessia headed across the pond to BBC’s Radio 1. During her time at the studio, Alessia chose to cover Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood (Remix)” with Kendrick Lamar for Radio 1’s “Piano Sessions.” The Canadian songstress not only killed […]

Jhene Aiko is slowly making her way to the top of R&B lovers’ soul singers list, and she’s taken her display of skills to the next level. In a new video posted to her Youtube page, the Sailing Souls singer did a sultry cover of Bill Withers‘ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” followed by his other legendary track […]

Love her or hate her, there’s no denying that D∆WN (formerly known as Dawn Richard) is one talented singer-songwriter. The 31-year-old New Orleans native hit up BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “Targé Menagé Live” with a cool ass cover of The Weeknd‘s “Earned It.” Also performing her Blackheart track “Titans,” D∆WN reminds the world that she’s got […]

With the impending release of Netflix’s Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, Lauryn Hill, along with many other artists have recorded covers of the late great jazz musician’s work. Before her death, Nina Simone visited Lauryn Hill while she was on tour in 1999, and since then their connection has transcended beyond mortality. In […]

If Tupac was still here with us, today would’ve been his 44th birthday. To pay tribute to Tupac’s life and legacy, Cali singer Jhene Aiko decided to recreate classic photos of the late great rapper with some help from MTV. In an interview with Rob Markman, Jhene described the motivation behind paying homage to Tupac Shakur. […]

We’re completely obsessed with Lion Babe right now. Following their cover of Drake’s “Furthest Thing” and Janis Joplin’s “Piece Of My Heart,” duo Jillian and Lucas stopped by BBC Radio 1xtra Live Lounge to perform their self-titled EP cut “Wonder Woman” and cover yet another great song – Amy Winehouse‘s “Love Is A Losing Game.” The soulful […]