Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
With BET's New Edition biopic scheduled to drop next month, this week's Throwback Thursday is dedicated to the group's co-lead singer Ralph Tresvant. The 1990 single "Sensitivity", produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, was the first single from the self-titled debut album of the New Edition frontman. The hit song spent one week at number one on the US R&B chart and became his biggest hit, peaking at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number eighteen in the UK Singles Chart.
German indie singer/songwriter and rapper Sexton presents brand new single and music video “Do For It,” featuring veteran rapper Too $hort.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
UK singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka takes us to Kentish Town in London in new visuals for 'My Community'.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
Karian Pasian attempts to get into the Xmas spirit in new video for 'This Christmas Time'.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
H.E.R. Reigns As One of the Year's Lowkey R&B MVPs
The rise, fall and rise of R&B singer Sara Stokes
Brian McKnight on state of R&B music today
R&B legend sells $2.61M downtown apartment
Why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs R&B Legends Like Janet Jackson
10 Best Christmas Soul and R&B Albums: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Jackson 5 and More
R. Kelly Plans To Release 35 More Chapters Of ‘Trapped In The Closet’
After A Moment Of Clarity, Lloyd Redesigns Himself And His Story
Stevie Wonder Honored With Street Name In Detroit
Sevyn Streeter Says Writing ‘Girl Disrupted’ Helped Fixed Her ‘Naive’ Ways
Prince’s Ex-Wife Manuela Testolini’s Request To Keep Divorce Docs Sealed Overturned By Judge
Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland and Meagan Good Star in Upcoming Lifetime Film, ‘Love By The 10th Date’
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Longtime singer/songwriter Gordon Chambers releases the video for his latest single "Circle of Love", from new album Surrender.
Check out Jon Batiste (a.k.a. Stephen Colbert's Late Night Show bandleader) video for 'Endless Love' a holiday duet with Aloe Blacc.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Here's the video for the Malachiae Warren remix to Drake’s “Fake Love”.
Just in time for Christmas, Jeremih and Chance The Rapper team up for a new mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil Mama.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Watching Martin Lawrence's A Thin Line Between Love and Hate flick the other day for the umpteenth time inspired this week's Throwback Thursday. A New York City-based group that originally started with members Douglas "Smokey" Scott, Willie Holland, James Barnes, and Charles Stodghill, The Persuaders scored their biggest hit with the Robert and Richard Poindexter and Jackie Members co-written and produced "Thin Line Between Love and Hate". The classic 1971 song spent two weeks atop the Billboard R&B chart, reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was a certified Gold Record by the RIAA.
Check out the new video for 'Faith' with R&B legend Stevie Wonder featuring pop star Ariana Grande, for the soundtrack to "Sing".
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
This Monday, YouTube’s digital subscription service YouTube Red rolled out a bunch of holiday specials for The Keys of Christmas, including Ciara's 'What Christmas Means To Me'.
Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Timothy Bloom gets into the holiday spirit with new track, ‘Sweet Angel,’ featuring urban jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Independent artist Morgan Taylor Jones shares the video for her recently released single 'Shine".
Eric Bellinger drops an R&B remix of Rae Sremmurd's 'Black Beatles'.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
5 Essential R&B Albums You Slept On In 2016
R&B is in a golden age – and 2016 was its most potent year yet
From Soundcloud to the big stage: Sam Rui unplugged is pure soul
10 Best R&B Albums of 2016: Critic's Picks
Erykah Badu, The Internet, And DMX Round Out A Stacked R&B Lineup For Soulquarius 2017
Robin Thicke Says His Father Alan Thicke Was ‘The Greatest Man I’ve Ever Met’
Drake and Bryson Tiller to Collaborate on ‘More Life’ Project
Puma Badu Proves The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree With A Sweet Rendition Of “Stay”
Solange, John Legend, Diana Ross & More Slated For 2017 ESSENCE Fest
The Weeknd Continues To Make Music History
Shocking Video: CeeLo Green’s Cellphone Explodes on His Face (Updated)
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Sonically gifted, Memphis native Bernard Flowers releases the official video for "Forever FlyBoy", which pays homage to all of those we have lost, but not forgotten.
Snoop Dogg's break-out R&B artist October London treats fans to the free holiday album "Christmas in October".
Friday, December 16, 2016
Rising superstar BJ the Chicago Kid delivers a soundtrack for cuffing season with the release of the 9-track, The Lost Files: Cuffing Season mixtape.
Omarion gets his Mannequin Challenge on in the video for “Okay ok” featuring C'Zar.
Three Grammy nominee BJ the Chicago Kid releases video for “Uncle Marvin” featuring a sample of Narvin Gaye's “Cleo’s Apartment".
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Written by the band's bassist Charles McCormick and produced by longtime UK music exec/producer Mike Vernon, 70s-80s R&B/funk group Bloodstone's 1972 single "Natural High," charted at number four on the Soul Singles chart and number ten on the Pop chart. The song was later used by Quentin Tarantino on the soundtrack for his movie Jackie Brown.
From his new Late Nights: Europe mixtape is Jeremih's video for 'London' featuring U.K.’s rising female rapper Stefflon-Don and duo Krept & Konan.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Los Angeles-based songstress Arima Ederra releases the video for her newest single 'In My Garden', from her recent EP, Temporary Fixes.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Musiq Soulchild aka The Husel releases the sophomore project/mixtape under the persona, entitled The Side Hustle.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
10 Best R&B Songs of 2016: Critic's Picks
Aaradhna Is The R&B Singer Putting The New Zealand Scene On Notice
Detroit's Music Legacy Beyond Hitsville: The Push for an R&B Hall of Fame and Museum
Avant breathes life into R&B at City Winery
Shirley Caesar Denies Launching $5M Lawsuit Over #UNameItChallenge
Missy Elliott Marks 20-Year Anniversary Of Aaliyah’s “One In A Million”: “You Will Never Be Forgotten”
10 Best R&B Albums of 2016: Critic's Picks
Dates Revealed For Kehlani’s 2017 ‘SWEETSEXYSAVAGE’ World Tour
Lalah Hathaway Nominated for Two Grammy Awards
Ne-Yo Would Perform at Trump’s Inauguration: “I Would Go, Get The Check”
Chris Brown’s Documentary “Welcome To My Life” Will Air Sooner Than We Think
Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Kenny Lattimore will get you on an early start to Xmas with the release of the video for 'Real Love This Christmas'.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Toronto singer Jahkoy taps rapper Vince Staples for his 'California Heaven (Remix).' The original version had ScHoolboy Q.
John Legend gets in-depth and breaks down his new album Darkness and Light with producer/musician Blake Mills.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Peep the official video for "Be Great Remix" by singer/songwriter Kevin Ross featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, from Kevin’s 4-song EP, Long Song Away.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
An early entry in the burgeoning neo-soul movement of the 90s and backed by a pristine sample of the Mary Jane Girls's "All Night Long", the NYC-based Groove Theory's 1995 debut single "Tell Me" was a huge hit for the duo of singer/songwriter Amel Larrieux and producer Bryce Wilson. From their self-titled debut album Groove Theory, "Tell Me" reached its peak of #5 on the Hot 100, and was the 65th and 58th most successful song on the American pop charts in 1995 and 1996 respectively.
Watch the official music video for "Heaven On My Mind" by Josh X featuring Cardi B.