HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC, POP

WATCH: Conor Maynard Tames Nicki Minaj with Acoustic “Starships” Cover

British pop crooner Conor Maynard added his earthy, dulcet tones to the wacky world of Nicki Minaj with this cover of Minaj’s “Starships.” It was an intimate, acoustic moment at the SiriusXM studios and Hits 1 was there to record … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

WATCH: One Republic Finds a Lotta “Love” with Acoustic Rihanna Cover

Colorado’s One Republic pulled a fast one on us when they incorporated Rihanna’s hit anthem “We Found Love” into an acoustic version of their breakout single “Apologize” live in the Hits 1 studios. Anything can happen here at SiriusXM – … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

WATCH: We Want More of The Wanted. Acoustic Performance of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls

Megapop Brit band The Wanted brought the hits of the ’90s back to Hits 1 when they performed this richly layered, acoustic cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” for lucky listeners in the SiriusXM studios. Sometimes it’s just as … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

WATCH: Gaslight Anthem’s Pearl Jam Moment Covering “State of Love and Trust”

Brian Fallon from Gaslight Anthem conjures his best Eddie Vedder in this hot performance of Pearl Jam’s “State of Love and Trust” at the SiriusXM Alt Nation studios. Proof that great rock and passion unite us all – from the … Continued

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC, POP

WATCH: Nelly Furtado “Feels So Close” to You in Acoustic Calvin Harris Cover

Nelly Furtado brought her sultry tones into the SiriusXM studios to perform an acoustic rendition of Calvin Harris’s “Feels So Close” on SiriusXM Hits 1. Hear Nelly’s intimate live delivery – it’s like she’s singing right in your ear!

COUNTRY, MUSIC, ROCK

WATCH: Bonnie Raitt’s Classy Take on Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line”

A cardboard statue of Elvis gazes on as Bonnie Raitt performs this incredible cover of Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line” for an exclusive studio audience in New York. We’d like to join the King in saying to Bonnie, “Thank … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

WATCH: Karmin Kill It with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” Live Acoustic Performance

The best covers happen when artists bring their own essence into a song. This is what happened at the SiriusXM Hits 1 studios in New York when duo Karmin performed their acoustic version of the Gotye hit “Somebody That I … Continued

MUSIC, POP

WATCH: fun. Bring the Pop to Country with Cover of Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned the Night”

Indie pop meets country pop in the SiriusXM studios as fun. cover the Lady Antebellum song “We Owned the Night.” Check out their emotional, acoustic version from this visit to SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and Hits 1 in New York.

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Sings with Herself in Cover of R.E.M.’s “Nightswimming”

How’d she do that? Ingrid Michaelson was her own band for a recent performance in the SiriusXM studios. Using a sampler, Michaelson built a full choir right before our eyes for this inventive interpretation of a favorite R.E.M. song.

COUNTRY, MUSIC, ROCK

WATCH: Youth Lagoon and John Denver? Check Out Cover of “Goodbye Again”

Who says John Denver wasn’t an indie rocker? Youth Lagoon, otherwise known as Trevor Powers, visited the SiriusXM U studios to bring his indie sound from Boise to the Rocky Mountains through this rendition of a Denver classic.