WATCH: Janelle Monae Covers Jackson 5 at White House

During the annual White House Easter Egg Roll this past weekend, Janelle Monáe stepped away from her own material to throw back to a classic, performing her rendition of The Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back.” The Monáe version keeps true to the original, with bubbly, romantic vocals nearly identical to the original.

Janelle Monae is no doubt one of the most talented--and coolest--musicians to step forward in recent memory. Very good call from the White House!

Did your invite get lost in the mail? Watch the replay (via Pigeons and Planes).


WATCH: Lights and deadmau5 Perform at Juno Awards

Lights recently took a break from her tour to attend the Juno Awards in her home country of Canada. The electronic musician, who was also nominated for an award, performed with deadmau5 on Sunday.

The singer-songwriter is featured in the April issue of Variance, in which she speaks about a variety of things including her life on tour and her views on the rise of dubstep in the electronic genre--and in mainstream music.

Watch the pair perform his song, "Raise Your Weapon" below.


WATCH: Karmin Debut Video for "Brokenhearted"

Karmin debuted its video yesterday for "Brokenhearted," the pop duo's first Billboard Hot 100 hit. The song jumps 84-60 in its second week on the chart.

Take a look (and listen) here.


WATCH: Eminem Makes Surprise Appearance at SXSW

Nine years ago, 50 Cent burst into mainstream hip-hop -- with the help of co-executive producer Eminem -- on his proper debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

Fast forward to Friday night (March 16), when 50 Cent revisited the successful album with an anniversary concert, 'Shady 2.0,' at SXSW. At 11 p.m. 50 Cent walked onto the stage of Austin Music Hall wearing a camouflage bulletproof vest, reminiscent of 50's persona circa '03.

About mid-show, Eminem--rumored to make an appearance from the moment the concert was announced-- indeed joined 50 on stage. Both rhymed to "Patiently Waiting" alongside each other, and later closed the show together with 50's freestyle, "Till I Collapse," "Don't Push Me" -- sans Lloyd Banks -- and Eminem's own "Crack a Bottle."

"We out of here," Eminem shouted after thanking those in attendance.

Watch the video below.


WATCH: Kevin Hammond Covers fun.'s "We are Young"

Amidst all the current buzz for fun. following the release of their new album, Some Nights, a video surfaced this weekend of Wisconsin-native Kevin Hammond covering their popular song, "We Are Young (featuring Janelle Monae)."

Hammond is signed to A&M/Octone (home of Maroon 5, Paper Tongues). Some Nights released on Tuesday and landed at No. 1 on iTunes. Billboard has also predicted the album will debut in the top five on this week's overall charts. The hit track, "We Are Young," has been No. 1 on iTunes for several days.

Watch Kevin Hammond's acoustic cover below.


WATCH: Music Video from Josh Ritter's New EP

Josh Ritter’s new EP, Bringing in the Darlings, is out today. So is the video for the single, “Love is Making Its Way Back Home”, which comes in the form of a stop-motion animation. Twenty artists, editors, directors and product assistants, turned 12,000 pieces of construction paper into a four-minute nighttime drive. Naturally, the end result premiered on Etsy.

Watch the video below.


WATCH: Taylor Swift, Civil Wars Premiere "Safe & Sound" Video

The music video for "Safe and Sound" by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars premiered tonight on MTV. The track is featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming and highly-anticipated film The Hunger Games.

Watch the video below.

WATCH: Feist's New Music Video for "The Bad in Each Other"

A post on Feist's website offers some insight into her "The Bad in Each Other" video, which was partly shot in Mexico by Martin De Thurah and is the second video from her recent album, Metals.

"This video captures glimpses of something human, we get a peek inside something real between people -- could be loss, longing and love. A lot of things which is about being a human being ... It is told in a way where it opens up more aspects than it concludes.

"You could think about the video like a song or a poem, and different people will connect to different things -- and those connections might be different from time to time when they watch it."

Watch the video for "The Bad in Each Other" below.

VIDEO: Florence + The Machine covers Drake's "Take Care"

If you take a look at the Billboard 200, you will find that Drake’s sophomore album, “Take Care,” debuted at #1, selling roughly 700,000 copies in its first week.

While Drake’s starpower is undeniable, we can’t help but love this Florence + The Machine cover of the title track, “Take Care,” live on BBC.

The question is, whose version do you prefer?

Watch below.