Buzz Bites (3/13/12): Jay-Z Performs First Solo Show At SXSW

Jay-Z performed first SXSW solo show last night in Austin, Texas.

+ Y’all tune in to the slammin’ Jay-Z live performance last night from South By Southwest Festival? He killed it at SXSW in Austin, Texas. ”SXSW, you’re welcome!” he shouted from the stage. Actually Hova, thank YOU! (MTV News)

+ England’s Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer just got 1,000 times more awesome with Paramore opening for The Cure. “That’s right England. READING AND LEEDS!! Oh and we’re opening for The Cure. Not like they’re one of my fav bands of all time or anything!” tweeted Hayley Williams. (@yelyahwilliams)

+ Katy Perry has been confirmed to perform during Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Awards.” She has also been nominated for three awards. (MTV News)

+ One Direction, who release their Up All Night album Stateside today, bring their boy band goodness to “Saturday Night Live” on April 7. (Billboard)

+ Looks like Drake‘s “Take Care” video featuring Rihanna will feature some steamy scenes. Yesterday they released some pretty intimate stills from the set. (MTV News)

+ Regina Spektor announced her What We Saw From The Cheap Seats album will drop on May 29. Peep the album cover. (Rolling Stone)

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