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Lenny Kravitz, Mary J. Blige cap off morning show concert series

September 2, 2011 | 11:36 am

Lenny Kravitz on Today Show Mary J Blige on Good Mornina America Summer is drawing to a close, and the "Today" show and "Good Morning America" concluded their  respective annual summer concert series on Friday with Lenny Kravitz and Mary J. Blige.

In a summer jam-packed with performances from Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Journey and Florence & the Machine, both shows looked toward music veterans to close out the series. Rocker Kravitz hit the "Today" show, while R&B queen Blige hit the "Good Morning America" stage.

Both treated crowds to fan favorites from their expansive back catalogs and singles from their respective new releases -- Kravitz's "Black And White America" was released Tuesday, and Blige's "My Life II ... The Journey Continues (Act I)" is set for a fall release.

Check out their performances of their latest singles after the jump:

Lenny Kravitz "Stand"

Mary J. Blige "25/8"

ALSO:

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-- Gerrick D. Kennedy

twitter.com/gerrickkennedy

Left photo: Lenny Kravitz performs on the "Today" show in New York. Credit: Peter Kramer / NBC. Right photo: Mary J. Blige performs on "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in New York. Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

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