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NEO-SOUL duo Floetry surprised fans with a surprise performance in London's Clapham Grand last night (Dec 16).
The Grammy-nominated group, comprised of singer Marsha Ambrosius and spoken word artist, Natalie Stewart, disbanded in 2007 and have been pursuing solo ventures since, but on the London-leg of her Friends and Lovers tour, Ambrosius brought her former bandmate on stage to rapturous applause.
Together, the pair, both born in south London, performed a number of hits from their back catalogue, including Say Yes and Floetic.
Ambrosius, who now resides in America, had been teasing fans on social media for some time, hinting that "special guests" would be joining her on stage.
"LONDON TOWN!!! Only a few days away!!! Clapham Grand December 16th Full band + special guests!!! You don't want to miss it!!! #FriendsAndLovers," she wrote on Instagram last week.
A number of fans took to Twitter when the surprise, in the form of Stewart, was revealed. Posting a video on Instagram, @misslalareport wrote: "#thenthishappened #Floetry B***H WHAT JUST HAPPENED??!! #theytogetheragain"
In an interview with The Voice last month, Stewart said the band's split was anything but acrimonious.
“In 2010, I had lots of songs inside of me, but I never wanted to be, and I was never attempting to be a solo artist.
“I become a solo artist because of Marsha going solo. It was nothing I was trying to do,” she said.
She added: "I never left Floetry. I didn’t go solo. I didn’t break from the group. Marsha went solo, she left the group.
“I’m still in the floetic realm. I never left it.”
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Rihanna just got a huge gig with Puma -- and aside from maybe Puma stockholders ... no one is more excited about this than the fastest man in the world.
First, RiRi's gig -- she's been named creative director of Puma ... and a company rep says she'll not only work on designs, but also serve as a brand ambassador. She celebrated her new job by posting pics in some Puma kicks.
Now, the good stuff -- Puma's other big spokesman is, of course, Usain Bolt ... and we know the Olympic sprinter's been jonesin' to hookup with Rihanna because he told TMZ Sports about his crush last year.
We're guessing Usain's on the phone to Puma brass right now with all kinds of new promo ideas.
The fine, fresh, fierce 45-year-old appears on the cover of Self Magazine‘s newest issue and showcases her toned and honed physique.Currently gearing up for televised return to American Idol next month, the issue arrives on the heels of news that the diva is cooking up her eleventh studio album with hitmaker Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins.
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Trevor Jackson feat. Sage The Gemini - "Know Your Name"
Teen sensation Trevor Jackson returns with this latest goodie for you to enjoy during the holiday season.
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New album The London Sessions in stores now.
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Ex-‘R&B Diva’ Nicci Gilbert’s New Docu-Series, ‘From the Bottom Up’
Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic 'The Princess of R&B' a Hit (Sort Of)
R&B Star Jeremih Says He's Holding His Own Career Back
R&B Singer-Songwriter Kem Holds To Tradition With Love, Faith And A Little Risk
Fantasia Logs Studio Time with R. Kelly: "This Man Is Teaching Me So Much"
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Written by legendary songwriter Don Covay, the 1967-released "Chain of Fools" would reach the top of both the R&B and pop charts and win Franklin a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., the late singer's children, confirmed Wednesday that Ruffin had died. There were no details about the cause of death.
Ruffin was the older brother of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin, who died in 1991 at age 50.
"Jimmy Ruffin was a rare type of man who left his mark on the music industry. My family in its entirety is extremely upset over his death. He will truly be missed," a statement from Philicia Ruffin and the Ruffin family said. "We will treasure the many fond and wonderful memories we all have of him."
Singer Rod Stewart learned of Ruffin's death in Las Vegas, where he was doing a show, his spokesperson said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press. "RIP, Jimmy. Heaven has never sounded so sweet," Stewart said.
Jimmy Lee Ruffin was born on May 7, 1936, in Collinsville, Mississippi. He was signed to Berry Gordy's Motown Records, and had a string of hits in the 1960s, including "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," which became a Top 10 pop hit.
He had continued success with songs such as "I've Passed This Way Before" and "Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got," but Ruffin marked a comeback in 1980 with his second Top 10 hit, "Hold on to My Love." The song was produced by Robin Gibb, the Bee Gees member who died in 2012.
Ruffin worked with his brother David in the 1970s on the album I Am My Brother's Keeper. Ruffin also lived in England for many years.
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Ciara and Future’s Son Zahir Set to Appear in Mommy’s Music Video
Mariah Carey Brings Dem Babies On Stage: 10 Adorable Instagram Moments
Alicia Keys Offers Advice On Successfully Blending Families
Teairra Mari Shocked At Ray J’s Take On Their Relationship
Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Proves The Haters Right
'Don't Tell 'Em,' But Lorde Covered Chicago R&B Singer Jeremih's Latest Hit
9 Facts Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie Actually Got Right
Saturday, November 15, 2014
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2015 will mark Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins' 20th year in the industry, and the legendary producer and songwriter plans to ring it in with a special bundle of new material and re-imaginations of classics from his catalog. In a sit down with HITS Daily Double, Jerkins divulged that he's tapped Ariana Grande and Jessie J to recreate Brandy and Monica's 1998 duet "The Boy Is Mine," as well as Sam Smith for Whitney Houston's "It's Not Right But It's Okay." This is not Smith's first swing at Whitney– earlier this year the former FADER cover star performed a downtempo, mournful cover of "How Will I Know" for SiriusXM. But Jerkins assured that this will be special. "Sam told me ["It's Not Right But It's Okay"] made him want to sing. When I asked him if he'd be a part of this project he was like, 'No one else can do that song but me!'" he said. "Sam's the truth. He has a great heart and he's genuine. His music speaks for who he is."
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Dedicated to our vets on Veteran's Day and taken from Cody ChesnuTT's recent release 'Landing On A Hundred: B-Sides And Rarities'.
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Willow - "3"
Willow celebrates her 14th birthday with the release of this new EP.
Turns out Rihanna and Christian Grey would be a match made in heaven.RELATED: Rihanna Makes Triumphant Return to Instagram After Six-Month Hiatus
In Rihanna’s cover story in the December issue of Elle magazine, on newsstands Nov. 18, the pop star is asked, “What’s the sexiest thing a man has ever said to you?”
Her response won’t exactly make her the cover girl for the feminist movement.
“Any man that tells me what to do is sexy!,” the 26-year-old singer said.
As the millions of “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans would agree, there is something hot about a domineering guy in the bedroom.
But considering the shadow of the 2009 attack she endured at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown, it’s surprising to hear Rihanna talk so enthusiastically about being dominated by a guy.
Then again, Rihanna told Elle she’s an old-fashioned girl at heart. When asked what she would be if she wasn’t a singer, Rihanna replied, “A wife.”
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Janet Jackson Makes First Public Appearance In Over a Year
Tinashe Just Might Be the Next. Big. Thing.
Mariah Carey Shares Behind The Scenes Pics From ‘The Elusive Chanteuse Show’
Rihanna Is Back On Instagram!T-Pain Performing Without Auto-Tune Is “Weird as Hell” and Amazin
Michael Jackson Prosecutor Tom Sneddon Dead
Shanice, Flex Alexander Thank Family for Keeping Them Grounded
Raised in New Orleans, Luke James always felt music was in his bones. Now he's one of the best emerging R&B performers in the industry. The rising singer-songwriter leads us through his new hometown of L.A., where he finds constant inspiration. His next goal? Becoming an icon
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TLC's ex-manager is a conniving, dishonest businesswoman who hoodwinked 3 innocent girls -- that's how it looked in a TV movie about the group ... and the ex-manager is now gunning for justice.
Perri "Pebbles" Reid claims in a new lawsuit ... the TV flick, "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" assassinated her character by portraying her as a liar and a cheat, when actually she invested her time and money as TLC's manager and created one of the best-selling female groups of all time.
Pebbles says the film falsely depicts her as pressuring Chilli to get an abortion ... pushing T-Boz to put the group ahead of her health ... and doling out a measly $25/wk for the girls.
Reid says the film -- which first aired a year ago and several times since -- destroyed her reputation, and she's suing for $40 million.