Lauryn Hill Effortlessly Slays Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” On "Jimmy Fallon" + Jordin Sparks' New Single “They Don’t Give” + Alicia Keys’ “28 Thousand Days”

July 31st, 2015 | by staff
Lauryn Hill Effortlessly Slays Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” On "Jimmy Fallon" + Jordin Sparks' New Single “They Don’t Give” + Alicia Keys’ “28 Thousand Days”
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In today’s musical round up, we have Lauryn Hill giving us our life with a fabulous cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good,” Jordin Sparks drops a new single “They Don’t Give” and Alicia Keys comes with a feel good track “28 Thousands Days.” Take a listen inside….

Baby! If one thing is for sure, Lauryn Hill’s vocals will have goosebumps crawling all over your body. And her performance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” last night did just that!

The Grammy Award winning songstress tore the stage with a flawless cover of the legendary Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good,” paying homage to the iconic blues songstress.

You’ll recall, L Boogie recorded the cover for the newly released compilation Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, as a part of Netflix’s documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? The compliation album also features vocals from Mary J. Blige, Usher, Jazmine Sullivan, Common and Nina Simone’s daughter Lisa Simone.

Take a listen to her sultry rendition below:


In new music….

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jordin Sparks is gearing up for the release of her third studio album Right Here Right Now.

Today, she dropped the third single from her upcoming LP “They Don’t Give.” The new single is giving us a 90’s throwback R&B feel. And with good reason. Babyface and Salaam Remi helped produce the track.

On top of her new single dropping today, she also announced the date her new album is expected to drop. We can expect Jordin’s new album (which is available for pre-order on iTunes now) to be released on August 21st, featuring artists such as B.o.B, 2 Chainz, Shaggy and more. As we await Jordin’s new musical offering, take a listen to her new single “They Don’t Give” above.

And on another newly released track….

Alicia Keys is ready to make a comeback on the music scene with this newly released track “28 Thousand Days.” The fab mother drops another feel good track encouraging everyone to live his or her life to the fullest.

Why 28 Thousands Days? Well, we have about 28,000 days in the average life span of a human (which is about 76 years or age), so Alicia is reminding us to make every day count in the inspiring single. And what brings on this new music? Alicia is back in the studio working with her hubby Swizz Beatz and superproducer Pharrell on her follow up album to her successful 2012 LP, Girl On Fire. Get ready for more tunes from Ms. Beatz. Take a listen to the new track (which is also the background music for her new Levi’s commercial) above.

Speaking of Swizz…..

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Alicia and Swizz are celebrating 5 years of martial bliss today! Alicia hit up her Instagram to send a special shoutout to her hubby Swizz posting the picture above and writing,

My dearest, love of my life-

The day we saw sunflowers drawn with chalk on the NYC park concrete we knew something special was happening. Something about that day, spoke to forever…
If life is a movie you’re the only one I want to share the scene with,
If love is a dream, you’re the only one I want to dream with,
If life is a game, you’re the one I want to be on the team with!! There’s no part of my #28000days, I want to live with out you…Happy 5th anniversary my King!!!! Photo by: @brendanforbes”

Aww…how sweet. Happy Anniversary to the Deans!


Photo: Alicia’s IG

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