Sunday, September 28, 2014

Strictly R&B: In The News 9/28/14

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo Call It Quits

‘R&B Divas : LA’ Renewed for Season 3 … with Chrisette Michele! (Watch)

R&B Star Chris Brown: It's Time For Me To Grow Up

August Alsina Is Home From The Hospital

Someone Actually Told Lenny Kravitz To 'Get Rid Of The Guitar'

R&B Divas Star KeKe Wyatt Is Expecting a Baby! (PHOTOS)

Amor Kismet Talk Being True Musicians, Growing Up as Sisters and Upcoming EP

MPrynt Talk Upcoming EP, Touring With Marsha Ambrosius & Signing With Motown

Eric Bellinger - "Wednesday"

New album Choose Up Season arrives this Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Lumidee Explains Why She Was So Chubby, Her 1st Paycheck and Not Being A 1-Hit Wonder

Mila J speaks on Her "Main" and Trey Songz & Jhene Aiko

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Adrian Marcel On the Bay Area, Touring W/ Keyshia Cole & Why He Won't Reveal His Race

Dave Hollister on K-Ci & JoJo; What R&B Today is Missing

Teyana Taylor - "Dreams Of F**kin A R&B B*tch"

Response to a Tory Lanez released track titled “Teyana" where the singer professed his love for Ms. Taylor and with a title inspired by the Notorious B.I.G., she responds back in kind.

Josh Xantus - "Kings And Queens"

Inspired by Stevie Wonder, new song from Josh Xantus that's literally for the people.

Ryan Leslie - "New New"

From his MZRT album out now.

Skyy Level Media Interviews Luke James

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lumidee Talks Going Indie, Tedsmooth and Nina Sky

Shaliek - "So Tired"

Shaliek - "So Tired"

4th single off his Blood Sweat Tears album in stores now.

Estelle - "Something Good"

Feelgood 90's-style house track will be on her forthcoming album True Romance scheduled to hit shelves on Nov. 4.

Behind The Scenes @ Chrisette Michele's "Super Chris" Video Shoot

If you want to hear the full song to go Chrisette Michele's website HERE.

Mary J. Blige Performs On ‘Later… with Jools Holland’

Mary J. Blige - Right Now (Later..... by BhamUrbanNewsUK

The Queen of Hip-Hop/R&B is currently overseas working finishing up The London Sessions LP -- due December 2.

Jennifer Hudson Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Justine Skye Talks Recording A Duet With ILoveMakonnen & Working With DJ Mustard

Lil Mo Talks R&B Divas, Chante Moore and Reality TV

Bossip Interviews Mila J

K. Michelle Speaks On Her Sophomore Album, New Reality Show and Her Musical with Idris Elba

Cover & Tracklisting of Keyshia Cole's New Album "Point Of No Return"

Check out the tracklisting below and pre-order the album on iTunes.

Point of No Return (Deluxe Tracklisting)
1. “Intro (Last Tango)”
2. “Heat of Passion”
3. “N. L. U” (feat. 2 Chainz)
4. “Next Time” (Won’t Give My Heart Away)
5. “Rick James” (feat. Juicy J)
6. “Do That For (B.A.B.)”
7. “New Nu”
8. “She”
9. “Believer”
10. “On Demand” (feat. Wale & August Alsina)
11. “Love Letter” (feat. Future)
12 “Party Ain’t a Party” (feat. Gavyn Rhone)
13. “Remember (Part 2)”

Guordan Banks 'A Song For Everyone' (EP)

World premiere of Bank On It Entertainment & Dream Chasers Recording Artist Guordan Banks highly anticipated EP.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

D. Woods & Shanell Speak on Being Sisters; Projects

Mary J. Blige - "Therapy"

Single co-written by Sam Smith and inspired by Amy Winehouse, for her first since 2011’s My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act I), to be released December 2 on Capitol Records.

Beyonce/Jay-Z Teaser from Upcoming 'On The Run' Tour HBO Documentary

Ne-Yo Responds To Claims That He Forced Monyetta Shaw To Get Her Tubes Tied

RELATED: Ne-Yo Teases 'Big' Rihanna Plans, Talks Beyoncé Baby Rumour

Elle Varner Details Her "Trap Jazz" Sound & New Music

Justin Garner - "Legend"

Justin Garner - "Legend"

MTV's “Copycat” winner's single from from the upcoming album We Only Have Forever.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Strictly R&B: In The News 9/21/14

SWV: ‘Don’t Call Us Divas’

Kandi Burruss Cancels ‘A Mother’s Love’ Musical Tour

Victim Of Keyshia Cole’s Attack Reportedly A Cash Money Employee

Jhene Aiko Shines at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

August Alsina Wakes Up From Coma [UPDATE]

Lifetime Announces Nov. 15 Premiere Date for Aaliyah Biopic

Chante Moore Exclusive: 'R&B Divas' Star Talks Tough Season, Life's Purpose

Kandace Springs Talks Upcoming EP, Performing With Prince and Making Music With Substance

Prince - "FUNKNROLL"

Prince - "FUNKNROLL"

New single from solo album ART OFFICIAL AGE dropping Sept. 30.

Elijah Blake Talks "Free" Series, Upcoming EP & Growth As A Writer

Brave Williams Talks New EP, Life After RichGirl & Memories With Sevyn & Lyndriette

Jennifer Lopez feat. Iggy Azalea – "Booty"

3rd single from eighth studio album A.K.A.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Jasmine V Talks Dating Justin Bieber and Verse from Kendrick Lamar

Tiny Shares T.I.'s Reaction to Her Controversial Song

Goapele feat. Snoop Dogg - "Hey Boy (remix)"

New Goapele album, Strong As Glass, is set to be released October 21.

Traci Braxton Opens Up About Creating Her First Album + the Stresses of Reality TV

Keyshia Cole Arrested on Suspicion of Battery
Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning (Sept. 19) in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police officer Nuria Vanegas says Cole was arrested around 5 a.m. after someone initiated a private person's arrest. The 32-year-old was booked on suspicion of battery and released from custody Friday afternoon.

Police did not release any further details about the incident.

An email message sent to Cole's publicist was not immediately returned.

Cole's second album, 2007's Just Like You, produced the songs "Let It Go," ''I Remember" and "Heaven Sent."

Omarion & Apryl Jones Discuss "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood", Miss Leslie & Motherhood

Friday, September 19, 2014

Kojey Radical - "The Garden Party"

UK native, this single is off his latest project, Dear Daisy : Opium.

Michael Jackson and Queen - "There Must Be More To Life Than This"

This was recorded some time around 1982/3 and wasn't released, now remastered by William Orbit as 1st single off November's Queen Forever.

Lumidee Talks "Mars" Single; Touring; Not Being Able To Escape "Never Leave You"

Chris Brown Opens Up About His Time in Jail and How Therapy Helped Him

K. Michelle Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Hot97 Interviews August Alsina

RELATED: August Alsina remains hospitalized for ‘multiple seizures’ after collapsing onstage during concert

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stream Chris Brown's "X" Album

After much delay, which was largely due to his ongoing legal situations, Chris Brown's new album, X, is finally available for purchase in stores and on iTunes. The album features appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Brandy, and many more. To help promote the album, which you can stream in full below via Spotify, Breezy will be heading out on tour this fall with Trey Songz. Dates and venues for the tour have not yet been announced, but more information is available here

Stream the album HERE.

Coroner Calls BS On Lindsay Lohan's Claims That She Touched Whitney Houston's Body Bag
Lindsay Lohan is lying when she says she had to roll Whitney Houston's body bag at the L.A. County Morgue ... because Whitney was never in a body bag.

An official from the Coroner's Office tells TMZ ... Whitney was NEVER in a body bag and no one in the probation program came in contact with Whitney's body.

Lindsay -- who was ordered by a judge to spend time at the morgue to teach her a lesson about drinking and driving -- claimed in an interview she was singled out to roll Whitney's body bag.

Whitney died on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012. The autopsy was performed the next day and her body was gone by morning. No one from any court-ordered probation program came in contact with the body ... according to the Coroner's official.

The official says Whitney was wrapped in plastic with a sheet cover the entire time she was at the morgue. In fact, she was taken out in plastic -- not a body bag -- from the hotel where she died.

Robin Thicke Says He Was Too Wasted To Write "Blurred Lines"
Robin Thicke was wasted on Vicodin and booze when he helped create "Blurred Lines" ... and that's his defense to allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye.

Thicke sat for a deposition in the case where Gaye's family sued him for allegedly lifting Marvin's song, "Got to Give it Up."

The lawyer for Gaye's family asked Thicke if he was present when Pharrell created "Blurred Lines." Thicke responded, "I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio." He goes on to say he was so out of it he really wasn't involved in the creative process.

Thicke then kind of throws Pharrell under the bus in the depo, saying, "The reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song."

Thicke has a problem ... he gave a GQ interview where he said, "Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give it Up.'  I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.'"

Thicke had a great answer for his GQ interview, telling the lawyer, "With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year."

In fact, Thicke said, "Every day, I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews."

August Alsina feat. Nicki Minaj - "No Love (Remix)" (Explicit)

Tina Campbell of Mary Mary Opens Up About Her Husband's Infidelity

Tinashe - "Feels Like Vegas"

Tinashe - "Feels Like Vegas"

3rd single from upcoming debut album "Aquarius" due in stores October 7.