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Tuned In: Erykah Badu, Mark Ronson, Zigaboo Modeliste And The Dap Kings Give “A La Modeliste” A Turn On Letterman

Erykah Badu is compelling on her own, charismatic and natural, with a voice that soaks into your skin and leaves you wanting more. Put Mark Ronson, The Dap Kings and Zigaboo Modeliste behind her, and you’ll be swooning for days. Performing their collaborative track, “A La Modeliste,” last night on The Late Show With David Letterman, Letterman himself summed it up to perfection at the end of the show, saying, “That’s it, that’s all you want, right there. That’s all we’re looking for!” And it really is. Start your day listening to the soul-filled song, from the joyful brass section, to Badu’s arresting voice and Ronson’s modest guitar and genius production skills. It’s all you need.

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Almost Greatest: 14 Near Misses From The List Of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women In Music

All next week, VH1 will be counting down a list of the 100 Greatest Women In Music. Each weeknight at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning on Monday, February 13, a new hour-long episode of The Greatest will air on VH1, each show focusing in on the merits of the best female artists of the last 20 years and change.

As a precursor to the next week’s reveal, we thought that we’d kick off the discussion by revealing this list of 14 women who ALMOST made the list. They’re all terrific artists in their own right, which just goes to show how amazing the full list is going to be next week. This list of the Almost Greatest goes, as follows (in alphabetical order, natch):

Christina Perri, Ciara, The Corrs, The Cranberries, Danity Kane, Duffy, Enya, Jessica Simpson, Lily Allen, Michelle Branch, Selena, Sinead O’Connor, Sugarland, and Vanessa Carlton.

To find out who DID make the list, be sure to watch VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music special (brought to you by Summer’s Eve) all next week on VH1! And be sure to make your voice heard by tweeting your support for your favorite female musician by voting in our new poll, Who Is The Greatest Female Artist of ALL TIME?

by (@kat_george)

Tuned In: Posted Artist The Fray Performs A Pulsing “Heartbeat” On Letterman

VH1’s Posted artist, The Fray, played their pulsing track “Heartbeat” on Letterman last night. With a pounding beat and emotionally resonant lyrics, The Fray bought their brand of soaring rock-pop to the stage for a stirring performance. Frontman Isaac Slade’s high notes were impeccable, and he even took a moment to get amongst the audience in a spine tingling display of camaraderie that fit with the themes of the song and powerful music.

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