2008 Fashion Rocks: Performances

Published: Wednesday 10th Sep 2008 by Sam
The 2008 Fashion Rocks aired last night in the US. Check out the performances from the big show below (many thanks to our awesome affiliate site The Celebrity Network). That Grape Juice is on location at the 2008 MOBO Awards Nominations Launch in Central London (exciting stuff), so expect a review of the performances a bit later in the day. Keep it locked on TGJ as you would normally, as updates will still be posted. Thanks πŸ™‚

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  1. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Beyonce nailed it!! she is back yall
    this show has really shown the level rihanna is compared to beyonce,,rihanna better hide for this era and take notes!

  2. Zubi September 10, 2008

    BEYONCE'S PERFORMANCE OF AT LAST WUZ FIYAH!
    SHE & JUSTIN ALSO TORE IT UP! JUST WISHED THEY COULD HAVE DATED ONCE!
    RIHANNA'S PERFORMANCE WUZ SO-SO… JUST THERE
    SOLANGE(DONT H8 ME) ALSO BROUGHT HER A-GAME! SURPRISED THAT ONLY A FEW PEOPLE GOT UP 2 WATCH HER
    CHRIS FABULOUS
    MARIAH (HOPE SHE DIDNT LIP-SYNCH) SOUNDED GR8
    THIS WAS THE BEST- I REPEAT- BEST LIVE PERFORMANCES THIS YEAR! AFTER THE GRAMMYS… ITS GR8. BET & THE VMAS WUZNT THIS HOT!

  3. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    rhianna shut it down haters fall back I think she needs ti lip sin more often that was hot!!!

  4. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    sing^

  5. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    You posted Rihanna twice. Beyonce was good, but Christina Aguilera version is so much better. The medley was nice and long. Rihanna really has stepped her stage presence up good performace for her.

  6. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    rihanna has alot to catch up if she wants to be on bee’s level,daymm ..she can start of by taking lessons from solange about stage presence

  7. rihanna sucks September 10, 2008

    LOL!!! Yes Bey!!! Beyonce's tribute to Etta was fantastic! Did you see how Etta was staring at her with PRIDE & letting her and ALL YOU BLOCK HEAD BRAWDZ know… yes she is the one! Rihonna lip-synced… but why? Was she dancing? Is that dancing? WTF did I miss? Vogueing isn't even hard to do & this b1tch managed to screw that up! That b1tch still moving like her legs locked in one position – OPEN. No bending at the knees no two step… just flailing of the arms LOLOL A HOT DAMN MESS!!! Fergie was a HOT DAMN MESS!! Cool they bought Blondie out… but um… the vocals? Solange voice is actually just like the record πŸ˜€ no lip-syncing needed. Bey & Justin was nice & I hate that boy! Kid Rock & Mary were nice. I think Kid Rock did his thang with that Motown classic! Mariah was fantastic even though I'm not too fond of that song. Chris was ok I guess. I suppose that's why at the end of Justin & Beyonce's performance he & Rihonna was lookin' a bit SALTY! πŸ˜€ LOL yes b1tches watch the teacher!

  8. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    GOTTA GIVE IT TO SOLANGE AND BEYONCE KNOWLES!!! SOLANGE GIRL IS FIYAH CANT HATE HER… SHE HAS PROVEN THAT HER SISTER MAY HAVE GOTTEN HER HERE BUT SHE IS HERE TO STAY IS TALENTED!!! IM PROUD OF MIMI BEST EVER SHE STILL CAN BLOW!!

  9. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    beyonce’s at last rendition is incredible
    I liked mary j blige as welll!!!
    rihanna as usuall let the dancers do all the work,no energy watsoever..although i’ve seen worse performance of her

  10. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Ri did a good job…Beyonce …typical performance

  11. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Solange was the bomb…now take that for the people that says she cant sing live

  12. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    BEY WAS GREAT AND ETTA DID LOOK PROUD OF HER.
    THATS GOOD, I DOUBT MADONNA FELT THE SAME WAY WITH ‘VOGUE’

    SOLANGE WAS GOOD TO AMD MARIAH CAREY DID GREAT AS WELL.
    BEY AND JUSTIN WAS FIYAH!!

    CANT WAIT FOR BEY NEW ALBUM!!!

  13. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    YES BEY DID A ‘TYPICAL’ PERFECT PERFORMANCE. SOUNDED AMAZING. LOVE HER!!
    MARY WAS HOT
    MARIAH CAREY GOOD TOO
    SOLANGE SURPRISINGLY GOOD!! I NEVER THOUGHT SHE COULD DO THIS. GOOD FOR HER!!

    RIHANNA: I DONT KNOW WHERE TO START…. BUT HER DANCERS WERE THE STARS IN HER PERFORMANCE.

  14. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    omg im so suprised at Rihanna she nailed it !!! what a great preformance for her … shes usally not that good but she killed it !!! …. she should redo that song and realese it as a single i bet it will go st8 to number 1 and be a sick video !!!

    Beyonce and Justin were AWSOME somg i love both of them they are my favs !!!

    Mary always wonderful

    Mariah what a boring preformance she stood in one spot the whole night and did hand motions she so boring when it comes to preformance that h** can even move on beat ugh !!! she did the worst to me !!

    But everyone did an awsome job what a wonderful show !!!

  15. ShawneeBear September 10, 2008

    Solange had a lot of fun and that made me enjoy her performance. I wish Rihanna had sung one of her songs. Beyonce was boring and typical. I haaaate Justin Timberlake, and Chris Brown enjoyed himself as well. Go BEP!, go Mary and Kid Rock….s*** go everyone. I even liked Buffy.

  16. shawneebear September 10, 2008

    Wait a minute, Mariah should not have been able to perform that single. It was sooooo awkard looking for her on stage. I was very disappointed in her. And it killed me how many times Beyonce changed between the two wigs, we get it okay! You’re playing Etta James oooookay.

  17. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    oh and im Sooooo proud of Solange she stomped around the stage and sungh that song !!! she has such great stage PRESENCE she rocked !!

  18. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Beyonce was great! I can’t wait to see the movie she has coming out.

  19. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    I agree that Beyonce was fantastic. Rihanna needs some serious work. Looks can do so much.

  20. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Its time for Beyonce to re-invite herself ..dont get me wrong she can sing but her music and performances are typical i must agree…i loved mary..I didnt know her a** was big..solange was better than expected.

  21. rihanna sucks September 10, 2008

    TYPICAL AS IN… THE B1TCH CAN SING ON KEY? LOL OH PLEASE! GO WATCH RIHONNA LIP-SYNC OR GOAT YODEL LIVE… NOW THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL TYPICAL.

  22. knox September 10, 2008

    Beyonce is a star yal since The Beyonce Experience,I am glad dat she is now showin yal hw vocally talented she is…I think we have another MJ.
    Rihanna was so not singin live HELL NAW.But it was a good idea coz the performance didnt look half as bad….like the mess dat was Disturbia…..!

  23. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    SOLANGE NAILED IT!!! She’s an awesome performer. People be sleepin on her! She brought her A game for realzzzzzzz!

    I agree w/ 5:10am Christina’s version of At Last was DEF better than Bey’s. BUT Bey’s callabo w/ Justin was pure FIYAH. Even though I hate Justin w/ a serious passion, they did their thing. Can’t hate.

    Rihanna suprised me. She was actually good.

    Can we just take a moment to acknowledge how fine LL is? Mmm mmm mm. Thank you. lol

    janfan_48

  24. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    how can people say beyonce performance is typical,how do u expect her to perform ‘at last’ then

  25. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Actually I thought Rhianna did a great job…..much better than some of these other so called artists (miley, etc.) DUFFY was the s***..so much soul, I will buy her music. Beyonce is blessed but I didn’t really feel either of her two performances; I am not a hater. Okay I am, but I know the Lord blessed her and she is talented (stage presence, nice vocals, nice body (don’t think she had her boobs touched, but her nose and her belly, yeah) even so, she can dance etc. but she is really marketed well and is overhyped despite being very, very talented. Solange did a GREAT job; I got the feather ostrich/peacock dress it was a fashion statement. She moved well and sounded great. Mariah, what happened, Fergie, I don’t know.

  26. Larry September 10, 2008

    BEYONCE “AT LAST” WAS GOOD! I THINK IT WAS BETTER THAN XTINA, CAUSE SHE STRAIN’S TO MUCH TO GET THAT SONG OUT. BEYONCE’S JUST FLOWED RIGHT THROUGH!!! BEYONCE TOTALLY SHINED THE WHOLE NIGHT!!!!

    RIHANNA ACTUALLY HAD A NICE PERFORMANCE, SHE SHOULD LIP MORE OFTEN…LOL.

  27. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Beyonce’s At Last was ok. I never feel like she has real soul when she sings and she’s so one note.
    Rihanna’s performance was nice dance-wise
    Duffy killed it
    Fergie was good
    That Timberland gather was great. I wish he would release a WIDU remix with that beat, it was fire

  28. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    beyonce was too sik!! shes in gd shape too…blates sittin at home gearing up for her 3rd album..she KNOWS shes gonna trample all over rihanna!! she can’t wait.!

  29. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    whats up with the Beyonce rihanaa comparisons lol …People jealous of Ri cause she all over the place lol…now u know u a hater when ur blog names is Rihanna sucks….Beyonce is a better singer of course but she has nothing Ri’s style

  30. tia September 10, 2008

    this s*** was 30 times better then the vma’s!!! even the freakin host was funny…..i mean it was just great music all around,the host said it best “there are performances from artist that can actually sing”

    mary j did great, beyonce nailed that s***!!!,justin did great,even black eyed peas was something to look at and the timberland ansemble was good as well…..i’m so happy i got to see something good this week because man the vma’s was ridiculous and had they put the people from fashion rocks on there they would of done better by the way i tvo’d fashion rocks so i skipped past rihannas lol

  31. LOL September 10, 2008

    Everyone was Great! Now that was an entertaining show. Did not fall asleep nor did I get bored.

  32. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    @8:07 – No,I THINK U RIHJECT STANS ARE SERIOUSLY JEALOUSY OF BEY. LOL @ ‘RHI STYLE’, U MEAN FEFE, KELIS, AND VICTORIA BECKHAM STYLE? NOTHING SHE DOES IS ORIGINAL. RIHJECT NEEDS STYLE BEY DOESNT SHE ALREADY GOT HER TALENT AND BEAUTY.
    I DONT LIKE ANSWERING TO THESE STUPID COMMENTS, BUT U RIHJECT STANS ARE THE MOST DELUSIONAL PEOPLE I EVER COME ACROSS!! WHEN READING Y’ALL COMMENTS U WOULD THINK LITTLE MISS NO TALENT IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPEN TO MUSIC. DELUDED TO THE MAX!!

  33. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    I believe that beyonce’s performance of aat last was excellent! Actually its hard to believe, but all of the performances we fabulous.
    I loved the way justin and Beyonce sang with each other.
    Mary J and Kid Rock was also good.
    Even Rihanna was okay.
    But I truly believe that Beyonce’s voice stole the show. It was controlled, yet forceful, and soulful. I love this girl. She is the best!

  34. tia September 10, 2008

    oh and dont get me started on solange…..she rock’d dat s***!!!…she learned from the best took it and made it her own thats fa damn sure…so everybody can shut the hell up about her now!.. her outfit wasnt made of feathers it was some confetti type ish but it was cute on her,bey looked so proud of her lil sis….but why oh why did they give chris a standing ovation,he was cool but…..nevamind lol.

  35. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    This show was so much better than the shitty VMA’s. The performers appeared to have practiced a great deal. This is how a show is supposed to look. The majority of the singers were TALENTED with the exception of Rihanna. Very exciting Everyone, including Rihanna (who Lip synch ed) did a wonderful job. I am so impressed.

  36. It’s Lewis, B****. September 10, 2008

    Even though Rihanna lip-synched, I really enjoyed her performance and her pre-recorded version of Vogue, she should release it as a B-side to Breaking Dishes – I bet she even does lol lol.

  37. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Everyone was great. Beyonce has the most monotone, expressionless, boring voice I have ever heard. She can sing, but sounds the same.

  38. MrsJones3 September 10, 2008

    what do ya’ll mean typical beyonce performance?? if that’s means she blew it out the water, then yes that is typical…but anyways’

    so glad rihanna lip sung that song, that was a smart move

    i’m very disappointed in mariah. why on earth would this girl lip sing, when she doesn’t even dance. i hate how every performance, no matter the tempo of the song is exactly the same with mariah. i’m so glad she’s a great singer because she is actually more stiff than rihanna

  39. MrsJones3 September 10, 2008

    oh yeah, i’m not really a solange fan, but i’ll give it to her, her performance was pretty interesting. at least she know the stage is there for a reason, put some use to it!

  40. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Beyonce – I was wondering why the stans of B and Rhi were going at it with each other. Comparing the two when clearly B is more talented. Now I see why. Her rendition of AT LAST was BORING. No soul…nada.

    Black Eyed Peas – I like the funky vibe to this song. I’m glad they are back together.

    Chris Brown – His tribute was cute. Danced his a** off so he deserved the standing ovation even tho he lipped. But that’s ok when you are DANCING HARD. Not the little hand gestures from certain POP stars (and think that is dancing when really it ain’t sh!t) but complicated footwork. Then and only then it is ok to lip.

    Duffy – For some reason I found her voice to be very annoying during that performance of MERCY.

    Fergie – I like that there was variety to the show with a little rock n roll. Good performance.

    Motown Medely – I enjoyed all the performances even tho I skipped over Justin sissy girly voice phase just a little in the beginning. Mary and Kid Rock killed it!

    Mariah – I felt like she was singing over pre-recorded tracks or something. It was ok. TYPICAL.

    Solange – I give credit where it is due. She did that. I enjoyed it. *Shocking*

    P**** Cat Dolls – Just ok. Time for a new single ladies.

  41. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    ^ I forgot about Rhianna. My back (goes to show how much I care) lol

    Rhianna – She did good. Her outfit was tight.

  42. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    SHUT UP HATERS! I think Rihanna did great and NO ONE Lip synched

    Everyone was good but Beyonce’s performance was boring, she was better with Justin, Never heard of the woman she was doing a tribute to, neither those my mum know, that says it all

  43. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Does I mean, lol

  44. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    beyonce was great … rihanna was good give her some credit … s*** she was dancing … chris was good doin all that dancin and still sounding good singing i lyk solange and timabalands melody and im convinced JT is black this was 1000 times better than the vma’s

  45. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Chris didnt lip you could hear his voice tiring out towards the end

  46. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Rihanna did lip-synch, so obvious. That’s why her performace was good.

  47. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Rihanna kicked that show off great!!!!! Hate all yall want. And as far as the Beyonce experience, that show was just OK, no critics raved about it, it wasnt top 10 in sales that year, it wasn’t even close to a sell out. Yall hype her up be she has a long way to go, they way yall lick her up and down you’d think she would be breaking records left and right as a solo artist!!!! Im waiting to see what it is you all see in her Solo wise…where are the facts? stats?

  48. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    IF YOU DONT KNOW WHO ETTA JAMES IS THEN U KNOW NOTHING ABOUT GOOD MUSIC, THATS Y U LIKE RIHOALIEN SO MUCH!!!!

  49. ND September 10, 2008

    Pussycat Dolls were sick!!!!!!!
    Beyonce did what I expected.. stole the show..
    Solange entertained me.
    Justin was refreshing
    Rihanna stay on point vocally, well done. WAIT HOLD IS SHE MIMING??
    Mary J did wat she does best!
    Who else was there again???????

  50. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Beyonce = performed great.

    Rihanna = Her best performance in 2008 but it was just OK.

    Chris Brown = good

    Mariah = I hated her performance. She lip synched to the album version of the song most of her performance and only sang a few notes live. She was also extremely stiff and could not move. Even when everyone came together at the end to sing her mouth was moving but no audio was coming out.

    Solange = Great performance

    P**** Cat Dolls = Great performance

    Tyra = She needs to tone it down. She looks like a drag queen every time I see her at an awards show but not in a good way.

  51. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    WHEN I GROW UP !!!!!

  52. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    rihanna was sick im sorry but she nailed it even if it wasnt live, however B never went anywhere she needs to stop cus she is getting on my nerves how dare she be in a movie again she cant act and she boring like always she was better wid dc but by herself she over does everything Jesus!!!! love chris, pcd love den even doh DK is better

  53. MzJGaines September 10, 2008

    Okay . . . the comments are funny as hell today LMAO . . . okay NOONE can deny that Beyonce can sing . . . her range is amazing, and I am definintely a fan, but it would be nice to see something different from her for a change, miss it up a little. Yes Solange did the damn thing, her stage presence and personality will keep her in the game and she can hold a note. Mariah is so not the same . . . Mary, loves her!!! Rihanna did not do Madonna any justice at all. VOGUE, she should have nailed that, its simply. How are you not going to do right by a legend such as Madonna, damn shame!!!

  54. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Need I say more, SOLANGE RULES! I love her cd from beginning to end; simply refreshing!

  55. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    i didn’t watch the show..

  56. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    I’m convinced that 95% of Rihanna’s fans are simply fans of underdogs, perhaps underdogs themselves?????. Thus that automatically make Beyonce the object of their hate, and Rihanna some type of vocally challenged icon.

  57. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Now what they beyonce haters dont know about beyonce is that etta gave her voice lessons for the movie. and etta even said that she was soo happy that beyonce played the part of her in the movie. HATERS GET OFF BEYONCE C***. THE B**** IS AWSOME. now rihanna we not gonna go tere and i like just and timberlake song to. but this was wayyy better than the fake ass VMA’s.

  58. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    LMAO @ comments of the rihanna stans on beyonce,yall funny…
    just to keep it simple,,rihanna has got no talent at all,she cant sing,cant dance,,she is not a performer,,but basically is a succesfull product of def jam.

    Bee is a product of herself,,that climbed her way up carring DC as a leadsinger!!

    pleasee stop comparing these two artist,there is no comparison!

  59. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    i think the black eyed peas rocked

  60. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    some of yall need to grow up yall are hating on people who at the end of the day are making money setting trends and living their life. Some of you are really pathetic calling each other b****** and watnot just to defend an artist who doesn’t even know you and probably never will.

  61. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    This was waaaayyyy better than the vma’s!

  62. Isaiah September 10, 2008

    deff better than the vmas lol i agree

    everyone was beyond great, im mad chris brown did like a 5 second tribute and then went to his song, although i dont like that song [forever] you gotta give it up to him for his energy and dancing

    the knowles’ damn near shut it down, rihannas performace was really good, it kinda made me forget about that mess that was her performance at the vmas. All Mariah Carey’s performance need was her to act like she did back when she first was out how she was all into the music dancing around and what not, that would have made me actually feel the song..maybe….i really am not feelin that song though lol

    im soooo upset that i missed it but i knew you would be the first blogs up here with the performances and thats all i really wanted to see in the first place lol

  63. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    you dumb broads need to get off the computer and get a life lol arguing over dumb s***

  64. rihanna sucks September 10, 2008

    whats up with the Beyonce rihanaa comparisons lol …People jealous of Ri cause she all over the place lol…now u know u a hater when ur blog names is Rihanna sucks….Beyonce is a better singer of course but she has nothing Ri's style

    ^^^ B1tch please! YOU simple b1tches made us do it! Always comparing that block headed vocally challenged stiff dancing like she got two dikks up her a** w**** to Beyonce. Stop doing it.. then we'll stop! Until then… face the facts mutt.. RIHANNA SUCKS & WE'VE PROVED IT πŸ˜€ AND SO DID SHE! LOL @ YOU

  65. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    Well all i know is Mariah Carey looked like she had to take a s*** the whole way through her god dam boring shitty song… she had a bunch of dancers prancing around to hide the fact that her dress was too god damm tight!!!
    We all know her voice is one of the best but i really just cant stand the way she carries herself…….

    Beyonce always delivers boring or not, shes the TOP GYAL in the game…lets see what shes come up with this time around, i mean she knows shes gotta come correct and i got faith in the b****!

    Re-Re, well to me shes has upped her game big time from pon da replay, she must know she cant sing hence why she makes up 4 it in her videos and SOME live shows. Shes still growing but she wont last more than 2 more albums (3 years)… TRUSSSSSS MEEEEE!

    The VMA’s was f****** shitttttttttt! The Props and all the stage set up was wicked! If u took all that away… apart from Pink u may as well say it woulda been a good kareoke night!!!

  66. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    OMG Solange! WOW… I’m in love! Watch out world.

  67. Anonymous September 10, 2008

    could we get mp3s of some of these?
    specifically rihanna and beyonce’s please!

  68. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    solange rocked the s*** out of the stage… these performances were absolutlly great… this is what the vma’s should have looked like. really great and fun to watch…

  69. Anonymous September 16, 2008

    Beyone is not a jazz singer-jazz singers flow,
    not yell!
    Solonge–try something else-did you count the ones that stood up? sasha-mattie-and ?

    Rihanna-a true star performance(hollywood)!

    Mariah–WONDERFUL(black girl in a black body)!

  70. Anonymous September 16, 2008

    Rihanna is a rising talented star,(thanks Jay Z), she represents the Barbados Islands well!

    Mariah-A voice and a boby like that! Hands UP

    Beyonce* Blues is not your sound*Wear clothes that FIT-Talk to your designer(Tacky Tina)!

    Solonge—You are getting left out and left overs, Search more for your light–thats not it. That was sheer DISAPPOINTMENT !

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