Entertainment Electro-Fusion Star WurlD Helps Fans ‘Feel Right’ with Soulful Billboard Live At-Home Performance
Justine Skye Performs Deconstructed Version of ‘Maybe’ & Talks ‘Bare With Me’ LP on Billboard Live At-Home
Justine Skye hosted a Billboard Live At-Home performance Thursday (April 23) to raise money for Housing Works Inc. , a New York City-based non-profit dedicated to fighting AIDS and homelessness. Last year, the 24-year-old artist released a six-song EP titled Bare With Me, but she revealed that three new songs will extend the project to a full-length LP she’ll release later. “Can’t wait to just close out that chapter of Bare With Me and for you to hear kind of the new vibe I’ve been going for,” Skye said.
Rising self-described “electro-fusion” artist WurlD kicked off the final day of performances on Saturday (May 23) for Billboard’s Platoon Africa Artist Showcase with a fun and funky Billboard Live At-Home performance.
Sitting in his living room, dressed in a sparkling black sweater and accompanied by his bassist and guitarist (both wearing masks), WurlD offered up a special showcase, combining (in one case, literally) the music of his past projects, including I Love Gurls With Trobul, Love is Contagious, and his latest, AfroSoul.
“Hope you guys are staying safe,” he told his fans watching the stream. “We are in this together, and together I believe we will survive.”
Feid Performs Sultry Acoustic Versions of ‘Porfa’ & ‘Borraxxa’ on Billboard Live At-Home
Feid is the latest artist to join Billboard’s Live At-Home series, connecting with his fans for a good cause. Watch his sultry acoustic performance.On Friday (April 24), the Colombian singer, who just dropped his new studio album FERXXO (VOL 1: M.O.R), took over Billboard’s Facebook Live to give fans a 20-minute acoustic performance and also raise funds for the American Red Cross, the humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States.
WurlD started things out with his track “Ghost Town,” serenading those listening before remarking how eerie the song feels to sing during the global pandemic we’re living in. “We are currently in a ghost town in different parts of the world,” he said. “We are currently in a ghost town in different parts of the world,” he remarked. “It’s a beautiful time to reset, self-love, inspire each other at the same time, and be there for each other. I’m looking forward to the new world — no pun intended”
After giving fans another soulful taste with his song “Feel Right,” WurlD tried something new. “Today, we created something special for you guys where we merged two songs.” Mashing up his songs “Trobul” and “Mad,” the rising star got into a brand new groove, giving fans to get up and dance to. “Dealing with my stress, dealing with your stress,” he sang. “Bembelembe is you ok?”
Watch WurlD’s whole Billboard Live At-Home performance above, and tune intoon Saturday with rising star Nissa.
Amaarae Covers WizKid’s ‘Joro’ For Billboard Live At-Home Performance .
Amaarae joins Billboard’s Platoon Africa Artist Showcase Friday (May 22) with a swoon-worthy Billboard Live At-Home performance from her Accra, Ghana hometown. The mini-set paired well with a cup of tea, which the singer-songwriter-producer came prepared with as part of the full fine china setup next to her on the couch. Fellow Ghanaian artist Øbed accompanied her on the keyboard, wearing a face mask and sitting at least six feet apart from her to practice social distancing during their snazzy set.