Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Janelle Monae & Jidenna - "Yoga"


Janelle Monae & Jidenna - "Yoga"

Janelle Monáe shares "Yoga" featuring her artist Jidenna from a new compilation from Monáe's Wondaland Records.

Case Talks "Heavens Door" Album, Putting Love Back in Music and History in the Industry

Eric Bellinger Premieres New Song 'Text Threads' With The Cruz Show

Shoffy - "Breathe"


Shoffy - "Breathe"

Los Angeles-based, Indie Pop-signed singer/songwriter/producer Shoffy has a hit on his hands with "Breathe". Produced by Canadian multi-platinum selling beatmaker Matthew Burnett.

Kehlani feat. BJ The Chicago Kid – "Down For You"





Kehlani recruits BJ The Chicago Kid for this new single off her upcoming mixtape You Should Be Here due out at the end of April.

Destiny's Child Reunites and Performs "Say Yes" @ Stellar Awards

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News - 3/29/15


22 Reasons Why Usher is The Best Commercial Male R&B artist of Our Time

R&B Legend Makes Humble Comeback

Destiny’s Child Reunites At The 2015 Stellar Gospel Awards [VIDEO]

The Tables Have Turned! Icon Prince Sued For Allegedly Stealing Artist's Service

Bobbi Kristina Moved to Hospice Facility, Condition Not Improving

Ray J is Returning for Second Season of 'LHHH' After Emergency Meeting with Producers

Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day & Shannon Bex Become…Dumb Blonde

JMSN - "Price"



New single/video from JMSN's latest project JMSN (Blue Album).

Charlie Wilson Performs "Infectious" with Snoop Dogg @ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Tinashe – "Sweet Satisfaction" (Unreleased Full Version)


Tinashe – "Sweet Satisfaction" (Unreleased Full Version)

Formerly just a snippet featured at the end of track three, “Yours,” off her ‘Reverie‘ mixtape, here's a surprise full version of Tinashe's "Sweet Satisfaction".

Joi Tiffany - "Next Time"


Joi Tiffany - "Next Time"

When you last heard from Joi Tiffany she sounded pretty "Numb", but on her latest single "Next Time" she's a little more encouraging and pumped up.

George Tandy Jr.: I'm Not Interested in Doing Ratchet R&B

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Deborah Cox Talks Music Comeback, New Album, Honoring Whitney Houston, Reality Shows and More

Jhene Aiko/The Weeknd/Frank Ocean – "All I Want (Runaway Pt. II) [A JAYBeatz Mashup]"





Brand new original mash-up by producer JayBeatz as he mixes Jhene Aiko’s “Living Room Flow” with The Weeknd’s “Where You Belong” and Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter" for a very soulful listening pleasure.

Jodeci feat. Mila J - "Body Parts"



Second single, this one guest-starring Mila J., on the way to the reunion album The Past, The Present, The Future scheduled to arrive on March 31

Charles Wright - "I'll Give You Time"



Peep this new video for "I'll Give You Time" from veteran soul singer Charles Wright, featuring The Womack Sisters on background vocals along with former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin in the clip.

T-Pain on Performing 42 Song-Set at SXSW: I Wanted to Do 70!

Claudette Ortiz: This Time My New Music Release Is "For Real"

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Karyn White - "Superwoman"



Written and produced by the trio of L.A. Reid, Babyface and Daryl Simmons, Karyn White's 1989 hit "Superwoman"--an ode to trifling men who take their women for granted--would become the second U.S. top ten hit and second U.S. R&B number-one hit for the singer. The second single from her self-titled debut album, Karyn White (1988), the popular track would later be covered by everyone from Gladys Knight to Malaysian Idol season 1 winner Jaclyn Victor in 2006.

Tyrese Talks New Album and "Furious 7" in Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Michel'le on Plan to Detail Dr. Dre & Suge Relationships in Book

Janelle Monae and Jidenna Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Tamar Braxton Talks About Being Bullied by K. Michelle on "The Real"

Jasmine V Speaks On Justin Bieber, New Music & Learns The Meaning Of 'Milk Me'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rihanna – "B*tch Better Have My Money"


Rihanna - "B*tch Better Have My Money"

Produced by Roc Nation labelmate Deputy, this record is a follow-up to Rihanns’s “FourFiveSeconds,” which peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts.

Rayven Justice Talks Chris Brown Inspiration + Education in Hip Hop

Christina Milian - "We Ain't Worried" (Official Music Video)



Only a few days after releasing a promo vid for her new single "We Ain't Worried". Christina Milian brings along some friends and continues to push the bouncy track with an official video.

Kehlani On Her Stalker, Secrets on YSBH and Live Performance

Rico Love - "Strip Club Pt. 2"


Rico Love - "Strip Club Pt. 2"

Another ode to one of man's favorite hangout spots courtesy of Rico Love.

Janelle Monae Introduces Jidenna to "Ebro in the Morning"

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patti LaBelle Dances Salsa To 50 Cent's "In Da Club" on Dancing With The Stars Week 2

J. Holiday Talks "Guilty Conscience", Struggles As Indie Artist & Staying True To R&B

Julian Keyz - "Girls"



21-year-old newcomer Julian "Keyz" Thomas introduces himself to the world with the visual for his debut single “Girls".

FKA Twigs -­ "Glass & Patron"



British singer FKA Twigs is pregnant and births a scarf in this bizarre new video.

Goapele - "Strong As Glass"



Written by Estelle, "Strong As Glass" is a testament to the strength of women who've dealt with domestic violence.

Keyshia Cole on Desire to Regain Working Relationship With Kanye West

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ne-Yo feat. Sonna Rele - "Every Day With Love"


Ne-Yo feat. Sonna Rele - "Every Day With Love"

Motown Records artist Sonna Rele comes along for the ride on yet another positive love vibe from Ne-Yo.

BJ The Chicago Kid Discuss Forthcoming EP: The Résumé, Success On Billboard, & More

Jason Derulo - "Want To Want Me"



First taste of Derulo’s followup to last year’s Talk Dirty.

Skye Townsend Talks "Rocking Chairs" EP, Acting Career, Origins in Music

Whitney Wright feat. Mishon -- “Problems”


Whitney Wright feat. Mishon - “Problems”

Indie singer from Houston teams up with Mishon for a duet that lovelorn couples especially will appreciate.

Tyrese Talks Fast & Furious Success, Filming After Paul Walker

Monday, March 23, 2015

Estelle Talks "True Romance" Album, Experience on "Empire" & Building Own Label

Brian Angel Teases Debut Album: "Daybreak", Discuss New Singles & More

Christina Milian - "We Ain't Worried" (Promo Video)



Christina Milian continues teasing her return to music with this newly released promo video for "We Ain't Worried".

Usher feat. Chris Brown - "All Falls Down"


Usher feat. Chris Brown - "All Falls Down"

New banger/collabo between two of R&B's superstars just leaked this past weekend.

Ester Dean - Miss Ester Dean EP





Interscope Records signee and noted songwriter ("Rude Boy") Ester Dean looks to make it as a solo artists with this brand new self-titled EP,

Sevyn Streeter Taps August Alsina, Ty Dolla $ign for Debut Album "On the Verge."

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Strictly R&B: In the News - 3/22/15


Pharrell on 'Blurred Lines' Verdict: 'There Was No Copyright Infringement'

Bobbi Kristina Brown Being Moved to Rehab Center, Still in a Coma

Beyonce Teams Up With Giuseppe Zanotti for New Shoe Collaboration: Find Out the Details

If White Boy R&B Must Exist, Let Nick Jonas Be the Template

Chris Brown Officially Off Probation, Rihanna Assault Case Closed

Baby Number Five: Lil’ Mo And Husband Karl Dargan Are Expecting

Tamar Braxton “Doing Fine” After Being Rushed To Hospital + Do Tamar And Vince Owe IRS $1.6Million?

David Morin – "Life Goes On"





Vancouver, Canada singer-songwriter releases this goodie on getting through adversity.

Ro James – "5th Gear"


Video By Singersroom.com

First single since he dropped his Coke, Jack & Cadillacs EP in 2013.

Ne-Yo & Juicy J Perform "She Knows" On The Ellen Show

Jully Black - "Fever"


Jully Black - "Fever"

Check out this hot new single from Canadian soulstress Jully Black.

T-Pain – "Did It Anyway"



T-Pain – "Did It Anyway"

First single from upcoming mixtape with Dj Drama entitled The Iron Way.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Troop - “All I Do Is Think of You"



A cover of the Jackson 5 hit of the same name, in 1989, the California-based, new jack swing/contemporary R&B group Troop (an acronym for "Total Respect Of Other People") would record their version of “All I Do Is Think of You" for their Attitude album. Produced by Chuckii Booker, this cover went to number one on the R&B singles chart for a week in the summer of 1990.

SisQo Talks New Album & Dru Hill Reunion

Jason Derulo Speaks In-Studio On Process Of Recording New Single “Want to Want Me”

Verse Simmonds - "Situationships"


Verse Simmonds - "Situationships"

Everybody deals with situationships, including apparently Verse Simmonds based on this Needlz and Donut produced track.

Lion Babe - "Wonder Woman"



Lion Babe - "Wonder Woman

New single from the NYC-based duo, produced by Pharrell.

Keyshia Cole: Reality TV Has Improved My Family's Relationship

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tank Talks State Of R&B, "If You Were Mine" EP, New Music & More

Rico Love: There Are Too Many "Safe," Trendy Tracks Out Today

Malachiae Warren - “Thank Yo Momma”



Malachiae Warren - “Thank Yo Momma”

After generating buzz with his soulful rendition of T.I.’s “24s” earlier this year, the ATL youngster is back with a new single titled “Thank Yo Mommma”.

Adrian Marcel - "Be Mine"



This newest single will be featured on Adrian’s mixtape Weak After Next: Reloaded, dropping next week.

Ledisi Performs "Rock With You" @ Good Morning America

Rihanna Still Playing Coy About New Album

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News: 3/15/15


The Tragic Downfall of '90s R&B Divas

5 Reasons Why Ty Dolla $ign Is The Future of R&B

Indie Music: ‘i.M Possible’ Reaching For Their Dreams

Jermaine Dupri Slams Ciara: “‘I Bet’ Is a Complete Rip Off of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad!'”

The Dream's Felony Domestic Violence Charges Were Dropped — Report

Prince's Upcoming Tour Is Latest To Limit Ticket Quantity On Secondary Market

Bobbi Kristina Brown Update: Condition Remains Same After 6 Weeks In Medically Induced Coma

Olivia Talks New Book and Explains Departure from "Love and Hip Hop New York"

Melanie Fiona - "Fight Through It"


Melanie Fiona - "Fight Through It"

From HBO's Game Of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2 released for free on iTunes this past Thursday.

Jasmine V feat. Jeremih & Problem – "One Night"


Jasmine V feat. Jeremih & Problem – "One Night"

From her debut EP ‘That’s Me Right There which is out now.

HBO Releases the First Trailer for ‘Bessie’ Starring Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique [Video]



IndieWire.com:
I smell Emmy Awards consideration for this one, later this year...

Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama "Bessie," which is directed by Dee Rees, from a screenplay penned by Rees, Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. 

With a story by Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into "The Empress of the Blues," one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s.

The premium cabler has announced will debut this spring, Saturday, May 16 at 8PM. .

"Bessie" is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck, Shelby Stone and Randi Michel. Ron Schmidt produces.

Bridget Kelly Talks Upcoming Album, Departure From Roc Nation and Indie Freedom

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rihanna on Good Morning America, Promotes New Movie "Home"

LeToya Luckett feat. T.I.- "Don't Make Me Wait" (remix)





Official remix to last year's single of the same name.

Gabi Wilson - "Jungle (remix)"





Young R&B siren from the movie ‘School Gyrls' takes on Drake's "Jungle" and makes it her own.


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Mary J. Blige - "Doubt"



Off the new album ‘The London Sessions’ available now.

Bobby Brackins feat. Zendaya and Jeremih - "My Jam"



Bobby Brackins, along with Zendaya and Jeremih, brings the party to Puerto Rico in the hearty video for his club banger “My Jam".

Jamie Foxx Talks Mentoring Chris Brown+ Getting Denied by Prince

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: B.T. Express - "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)"



Conceived during an era where funk music was at an all-time high, B.T. Express (Brooklyn Transit Express)'  "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" single, with its soul clap ethos and infectious rhythms, would become the first of several hits for the native New Yorkers. Written by group member Billy Nichols and released on the debut album of the same name, the song had two versions, one 3 minutes long and the other 5, It would peak at #1 on the R&B singles chart for a week during the fall of 1974 and was rated #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. 

Marvin Gaye's Son -- Robin Thicke and Pharrell Disrespected Our Family

Chelsea - "Kissin"



Georgia soulstress Chelsea drops her debut single/video "Kissin'".

Jamie Foxx feat. Chris Brown - "You Changed Me"


Jamie Foxx feat. Chris Brown - "You Changed Me"

Produced by Vinylz and Boi-1da, here's a sweet slowburner by Jamie Foxx.

Jordin Sparks - ASK:REPLY

Jennifer Hudson On Her 'Empire' Experience

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TeeFLii on Past as Dancer: I'd Beat Chris Brown in a Krump-Off

Immature Talks Reunion, New EP & Upcoming Tour

Jamie Foxx – "Pretty Young Thing"





Produced by DJ Mustard, the multi-talented Jamie Foxx has another club banger for you.

Mary J. Blige feat. Terrence Howard – "Shake Down"


Mary J. Blige feat. Terrence Howard – "Shake Down"

Look out for Mary on a new episode of "Empire" tonight.

Jordin Sparks feat. 2 Chainz - "Double Tap"



New single from the Season 6 American Idol winner who's now signed to producer Salaam Remi’s Louder Than Life Sony imprint. New album, Right Here, Right Now, is set to drop soon.

Kat Graham - "1991"


Kat Graham - "1991"

Vampire Diaries actress/model Kat Graham takes us back to '1991' in preparation for her forthcoming spring album.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Robin Thicke & Pharrell $7.3 Million Lawsuit -- 'Blurred Lines' Ruled a Rip-Off

Luke James Performs "Make Love To Me / Sexual Healing" @ Highline Ballroom

Ciara - "I Bet"



Lead single off of Ciara’s sixth studio album, Jackie, dropping later this year.

Michel'le (Dre/Suge's Babymom): Dre Wouldn't Meet Suge in Compton

Jason Derulo – "Want To Want Me"


Jason Derulo - "Want To Want Me"

First single from his upcoming album. You can also see Jason as a judge on the new season of “So You Think You Can Dance".

Althea Heart - "Ride Em Like A Harley"


Althea Heart - "Ride Em Like A Harley"

Debut single from "Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta" star.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 3/8/15

Drama: Raz B Blasts Omarion & Chris Stokes

Bobby Brown's Sister Claims There's ''Strong Evidence of Foul Play'' in Bobbi Kristina Brown Investigation

Naturi Naughton Talks ‘Power,’ Influences and Stepping Outside Her Comfort Zone 

Big Sean, Chris Brown & Tyga Arrive on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Made How Much From 'Blurred Lines'?

Deborah Cox to Play Josephine Baker in Broadway Musical

Patti LaBelle Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Selma March with Performance in Montgomery

Chris Brown Breaks His Silence on Baby Rumors, Posts Irate Message

Tiara Thomas - "How It Is"



Soft acoustic linings provide the perfect symphony for the queries posed by Tiara Thomas in this "How It Is" video/single off her upcoming Up In Smoke EP. Produced by Qreamybeats

India Shawn feat. James Fauntleroy - "Floating Away"



From their joint EP out now Outer Limits.

Paloma Ford - "Jada"


Paloma Ford - "Jada"

Los Angeles native Paloma Ford is currently prepping for the release of her debut EP ‘Nearly Civilized.

Charlie Wilson - "Hey Lover"


Charlie Wilson - "Hey Lover"

From Wilson's new album, Forever Charlie, available everywhere.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Demetria Mckinney - "Trade It All"



"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Demetria McKinney releases this single/video from her upcoming EP Officially Yours.

Natalie Stewart Details Floetry Reunion and Touring After 8 Years

Skye Townsend On Beyonce & Joseline Impersonations, Celeb Kids and Music

Estelle Talks Her Grand 'Empire' Fashion on Style Files

Leigh Bush – "Series 3187" (EP)


Leigh Bush – "Series 3187" (EP)

Brand new four-track project from Leigh Bush (aka Sammie).

Adrian Marcel - "5 Minutes"



Very persuasive visuals provided by Adrian Marcel in this "5 Minutes" clip as he preps for his upcoming and final mixtape project, Weak After Next: Reloaded (The Last Damn Week, out this summer.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 3/1/15


Ronnie DeVoe, New Edition Singer, Expanding Real Estate Business

Charmayne Maxwell, Member Of ’90s Group Brownstone, Died In Mysterious Fall

Busted! Keyshia Cole Puts Estranged Husband On Blast On Instagram

Alicia Keys Shares First Photo Of Baby Son Genesis

Empire’s Jussie Smollett Snags Record Deal With Columbia Records

How Zendaya Coleman Un-locked Sterotypes

Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Floetry, More Confirmed For 2015 Essence Music Festival

Deborah Cox Talks New Album "Work of Art", Singing as Whitney Houston and Acting on Broadway

Jeff Bradshaw feat. Robert Glasper, Eric Roberson & Tweet - "All Time Love"



From the forthcoming album Home out March 31, 2015.

Jimmy Cozier feat. Shaggy - "Choose Me"



Brooklyn native Jimmy Cozier is back and has dived deep into the ocean of his caribbean heritage with a new reggae/pop single titled “Choose Me” featuring reggae icon Shaggy.

Christina Milian Talks YMCMB Troubles

Erykah Badu Interview @ Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport



"Badu school is open tho"...lol

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