The countdown to the 2011 VMAs continued Saturday night (August 27) as MTVu presented the VMA Concert to Benefit Lifebeat – Music Fights HIV. The concert, which included performances by Melinda Ortner, Cobra Starship, Miguel, and Joe Jonas took place in the VMA city of choice this year at the Los Angeles House Of Blues.
While the purpose of Lifebeat’s benefit concert is to increase HIV awareness and prevention to bring STD rates down, all-around sex appeal was at a high as Miguel and Joe Jonas took to the stage.
R&B singer Miguel opened his set with an energetic performance of “Pay Me”, a track off the singer’s debut album, All I Want Is You. He literally had the Hollywood crowd jumping before performing top hit, “All I Want Is You” and the sexy, seductive, and straight-to-the-point new single, “Quickie”, giving every bit of sensuality across the stage as the song suggests. But before the R&B newcomer concluded his set, he turned up the intimacy factor, demanding the stage and house lights be turned off: “Now it’s just you and me,” he told the crowd before laying into a powerful performance of his delectably enticing hit, “Sure Thing.” One thing you can bet and never have to sweat is the fact that whether it’s a long or short set, Miguel’s putting on an unforgettable show not to be missed.
Sexy was later brought back to the stage as newly solo artist, Joe Jonas, headed front and center to perform tracks off his October 11th solo debut, FastLife. But even before the JoBro hit the stage, excitement amongst screaming fans was at a high as support for the R&B-determined Jonas came in the form of younger brother Nick, who stopped by to play spectator in the crowd. Jonas’ working boy dancers hit the stage, buttoned down in dress attire as the solo Jonas came out in a blazer, white jeans, and sequined vest, performing the “not an ode to Taylor Swift” dance track, “Love Slayer.” Impressing the crowd with his choreographed new moves, Joe came ready to shut the place down, and while he may not have done quite what he intended with his set, he definitely served up an E for effort. Previewing album tracks, including, “Just In Love With You”, “Fast Life”, and dance song “Kleptomaniac”, Jonas definitely served up sexy with the new and mature sound fans can expect to hear, but that’s not all they heard. The Jonas Brothers fans in the house were treated to covers of a few of Joe’s favorite JoBro tracks before he closed the set with his premiere solo single, “See No More.”
You can check out the full Life Beat Concert performances from Miguel and Joe Jonas, as well as Cobra Starship on-demand at vma.mtv.com.