Top Stories

Glee: 'Empire State of Mind' Cover Released!

Glee: 'Empire State of Mind' Cover Released!

The first song from the second season of Glee has been released!

“Empire State of Mind,” originally sung by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, premiered on Tuesday morning (September 14) on Sirius XM radio.

Earlier this month, a promo for the season premiere featuring the full cast singing the song in NYC shirts was released. Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron and their cast members filmed the scene back in August!

The second season of Glee premieres next Tuesday (September 21) at 8/7c on FOX!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Glee cast singing “Empire State of Mind”?

Glee Cast – “Empire State of Mind”
Like Just Jared on Facebook

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Ryan Adams performed a ballad after his split from Mandy Moore- US Weekly
  • Richard Simmons got a visit from cops, who say he is fine- TMZ
  • Watch Blake Shelton perform “Boys ’Round Here” on SNL- Gossip Cop
  • See cute videos of R5 at Sundance Film Festival- Just Jared Jr
  • Gia Giudice made a tribute video for her mom Teresa- Radar
  • What should you know about Sundance Film Festival?- Huffington Post
  • Read a review of The Boy Next Door- Lainey Gossip
  • Who just got cast in Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight?- The Hollywood Reporter

26 Responses to “Glee: 'Empire State of Mind' Cover Released!”

Pages: [1] 2 » Show All

  1. 1
    lu Says:

    so is it really true that they’re writing Matt out of the show? that sucks.

  2. 2
    justin Says:


  3. 3
    Sisi Says:

    What can i say: it is amazing.

  4. 4
    Andrew Says:

    i don’t like it, but i don’t hate it.

  5. 5
    President Wolfcastle Says:

    Are they going to do a cover of every song ever? Are they ever going to write an original song? I don’t like the hysteria about this pretentious, overrated series and I hope that they cancel it soon so that egomaniacal horse’s ass Ryan Murphy can stop acting like he is a beacon of higher consciousness and moral right. The lovely Dianna Agron is the best thing about it.

  6. 6
    Cory Says:

    Amber Riley is incredible! Amber SLAYS Lea vocally.

  7. 7
    Michael Says:

    @President Wolfcastle, you’re an idiot.

    I love Glee’s version. I hope the success of that show continues. As someone who was a HUGE fan of the deceased show Popular, I’m glad people are appreciating Ryan Murphy.

    I just wish he would work in Merry Cherry into Glee somehow.

  8. 8
    Aylin Says:

    I don’t particularly like this song but I can’t wait for the next season of the show.

  9. 9
    Leanna Says:

    I hate it. When will Glee stop the rapping? NOBODY in that cast can rap to save their lives. Lea Michele has a great technical voice but it is awful on hiphop. Her background vocals here along with her additions are like nails scratcing on a board. Amber is not any better either. They should stick to show tunes and some pop.

  10. 10
    Bobby Says:

    For goodness sake! Let the Cheerios do lotsa songs together.

    Those 3 girls are the only reason any sane person watches this show. If I wanted to hear them sing I would buy the Cds on Itunes. I want to watch. That means the cheerios.

    Dianna Agron, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfers acting. Take those 4 away and the sexiness of the cheerios and you got a damp squib with occassional belting by that Broadway girl and the American Idol reject.

  11. 11
    Anne Says:

    There’s no video..

  12. 12
    Juliana Says:

    @lu: Whaaaaaaat?

  13. 13
    Donna Says:

    I do not understand the appeal of this show.
    I do not get it at all.
    What is so great about this?
    They did a song that is great, okay…….
    Can someone please explain to me why this show is so wonderful?
    I am not feeling it at all.

  14. 14
    NativeNYker Says:

    There is no end is there…

    Rants, Thoughts & Merde

  15. 15
    I n F a m o u s l y C o o l Says:

    …um, why do they sound reetards rapping?!? …ahahahahahaha

  16. 16
    Jon Says:

    I love GLEE!, but this song cover is just terrible.

  17. 17
    William Castillo Says:

    Show me some originality and i’ll give glee some support.

  18. 18
    Voyeur Says:


  19. 19
    electric scissors Says:

    This is the worst thing I have ever seen.

  20. 20
    Dee Says:

    @Bobby: PFFFF! Sweetie what are YOU talking about?! You couldn’t be more wrong! So many people watch because of Lea Michele I do I’ve been a fan of hers since I saw her in Spring Awakening not to say she’s the ONLY reason I watch the entire core cast is awesome and I’m talking about the 8 main Gleeks plus Brittany cause she’s freaking hilarious and totally random. The attention WILL eventually spread out to everyone else it IS an ensemble cast. So relax and don’t diss the talent!

  21. 21
    Daniela Says:

    AMAZING! I like the 2 versions

  22. 22
    vermihendrix Says:

    they messed up the rap parts… it sounds like the guys are reading a text book or something!!

  23. 23
    vermihendrix Says:

    btw, did puck actually use the N word??


  24. 24
    Mika Says:

    AMAZING? Puh-leez! This is HORRIBLE. Truly Godawful. I agree with some of the other comments: PLEASE stop rapping on Glee. The singing is fine but seriously? How can you listen to Jigga do this and then listen to this sad, watered down version of his raps?

  25. 25
    Tam Says:

    I actually prefer this to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys version. I do not care if folks disagree, they can kiss my ass.

    I would have preferred a video but what the hey, this will do.
    This bunch can sing. Not only that, they are damned good at it too. If those decrying this song could do any better I would like to hear them try.

Pages: [1] 2 » Show All

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here