Sunday, July 31, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 7/31/16


Pastor Jamal Bryant Says He's Dating Tweet, Introduces Her As His 'Last Lady'

10 Times Fantasia's Style Slayed On and Off The Stage

Mary J. Blige Releases Statement About Divorce: ‘There Is A Divine Plan And Reason For Everything’

Jason Derulo to Guest Star on Fox's Lethal Weapon

R&B Singer Marques Houston Is Now an Evangelizing Jehovah's Witness

Beyonce’s “Formation” Tour Has Earned More Than $120 Million

Beenie Man Misses OVO Fest After Contracting The Zika Virus

Sean Paul Makes Surprise Appearance At OVO Fest

Monica Brown Clears the Air About Husband Shannon Brown Allegedly Fathering a Child Out of Wedlock

Prince Estate Battle: Court Orders Genetic Testing on 6 Potential Heirs

Rihanna – Goodnight Gotham [Official Music Video]



Rihanna gets up close and personal with the Navy in the video for the Anti bonus track "Goodnight Gotham".

J. Eliaye – “Come Here”





Check out rising singer J. Eliaye’s new track “Come Here”, produced by himself along with Cashmere Brown & Mike Green.

Usher feat. Young Thug - "No Limit" (Enchufe Remix)





Enjoy this Enchufe remix to Usher's "No Limit" guest-starring rapper Slim Thug.

Keke Wyatt Performs Acoustic Cover of Marvin Gaye's "Whats Going On"



Keke Wyatt along with brother Keever West deliver a beautiful acoustic rendition of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On".

Jason Derulo - "Kiss The Sky"



Jason Derulo's new Platinum Hits album features 11 multi-platinum hits and new single "Kiss The Sky".

Friday, July 29, 2016

Keith Sweat Talks New Album ‘Dressed To Impress'

Bibi Bourelly feat. Earl St. Clair - Perfect [Official Music Video]



Watch Bibi Bourelly’s new "Perfect" video featuring Earl St. Clair.

JoJo feat. Wiz Khalifa - F*ck Apologies [Official Music Video]



While she prepares a new album, JoJo drops "F*ck Apologies" video featuring Wiz Khalifa.

Tone Stith – "Lucky Run"





Putting the finishing touches on his debut project, California 70, the singer/songwriter/producer Tone Stith debuts the feel-good song, “Lucky Run".

Tory Lanez - "Flex"





Here's a new single from Tory Lanez called "Flex", as he looks to build the anticipation of upcoming debut album I Told You, due out on August 19.

D. Woods: What I Would Advice My Younger Self Entering This Industry (247HH Exclusive)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tito Jackson on Sons Dating Kourtney & Kim Kardashian, TJ Adopting MJ's Kids

Fantasia Discusses Recording "The Definition Of..."

Candice Boyd feat. French Montana - Damn Good Time [Official Music Video]



Ne-Yo protégé Candice Boyd teams up with French Montana in new video for "Damn Good Time".

Imani Williams - Don't Need No Money [Official Music Video]



London-based emerging singer-songwriter Imani Williams releases the visuals for new single “Don’t Need No Money“.

Bella Moon – "Teach Me"





21-year-old singer/songwriter Bella Moon debuts the release of her brand new single “Teach Me.”

Alessia Cara Performs 'Scars To Your Beautiful' (Live From Late Night With Seth Meyers)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jidenna - Little Bit More [Official Music Video]



Jidenna takes viewers on an island paradise in new "Little Bit More" video.

Hi-Five – "Kit Kat"





Longtime group Hi-Five drops a sexy, mid-tempo offering titled "Kit Kat".

Lavaud - Deep [Official Music Video]



UK newcomer Lavaud delivers the visual for her debut U.S. single “Deep.”

Mornin Afta - All Of Me [Official Music Video]



Baltimore native Mornin Afta releases the visual for “All Of Me", the first single from his new project The Pill.

Victoria Monet - "Do You Like It"





Hailing from the West coast here is singer/songwriter Victoria Monet's flirty new single "Do You Like It".

D. Woods Talks Lessons Learned From Diddy & Asking Him To Let Me Out Danity Kane Contract

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Silk - Baby Maker [Official Music Video]



Check out this new music video from veteran R&B group Silk, performing "Baby Maker" from their album Quiet Storm.

Kelby - You're Welcome EP





Rising NYC-based artist Kelby has just released his highly anticipated new EP You’re Welcome.

Mike Classic - "Woosah"





Queens, NY singer Mike Classic is out to help the ladies unwind on new single "Woosah".

Fantasia Debuts New Single 'I Made It' | LIVE Good Morning America

Verse Simmonds - "In My Feelings"





Verse Simmonds links with elite dancehall producer Supa Dups for his new summer single: "In My Feelings".

Yo Trane - "Role Play"





French singer/songwriter Yo Trane releases new single "Role Play".

Monday, July 25, 2016

Rayven Justice feat. Kool John - Grab a 8th [Official Music Video]



Bay area singer Rayven Justice is following up his steamy visual for hit single “Between Your Thighs” with the second official video for “Grab A 8th” featuring HBK’s Kool John.

Quincy - Blue Dot [Official Music Video]



P. Diddy's son Quincy delivers the visual to his new single "Blue Dot", directed by Mike Ho.

Rihanna feat. Starlito & Don Trip - "Stepbrothers - Needed Me" Remix





Here's a DJ Mustard produced remix of Rihanns's "Needed Me" with the Stepbrothers (Starlito & Don Trip) along for the ride.

Reese Renee - Guess Again [Official Music Video]



DMV singer/songwriter Reesa Renee releases video for recent single "Guess Again".

Mavado - "Money Girls & Fun" (Raw) [Toll Road Riddim]





Check out reggae artist Mavado's "Money Girls & Fun"(Raw)from the Toll Road Riddim.

Yemi Alade - "Want You"



"Want You" is the new single from African artist Yemi Alade, produced by Maleek Berry.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 7/24/16


Nielsen's Mid-Year 2016 Charts: Drake, Beyonce & Rihanna Rule R&B/Hip-Hop

R&B Legend Aaron Neville: 'We're in Turmoil Everywhere'

Reesa Renee is Staking Out the Center of DMV R&B

20 R&B Singers From The ’00s We Took For Granted

Bobby Brown and Wife Alicia Etheredge Welcome Baby Girl

The O’Jays Are Angry Their Hit ‘Love Train’ Was Used By Donald Trump & The RNC

Conrad Murray Writes Tell-All Book About Former Patient Michael Jackson, Calls It ‘This Is It’

Prince Bought The Minneapolis Home From ‘Purple Rain’ Just Months Before His Passing

Kelly Price Comes Under Fire For Unknowingly Singing R&B Hit at Gospel Show

Portrait Of A Tortured Soul: 10 Rarely Seen Photos Of Amy Winehouse

Rihanna Checks Into The ‘Bates Motel’ With New Acting Role

Ciara Claims Future’s Social Media Attacks Cost Her $500K

B. Trenton - Drunk Words & Sober Thoughts EP





Check out Atlanta artist B. Trenton's new 7-track EP Drunk Words & Sober Thoughts.

Tito Jackson Talks New Single 'Get It Baby"

Jaylien - Hotel Costes [Official Music Video]



St. Louis artist Jaylien gets his stalker on in new "Hotel Costes" video.

En Vogue and Kelly Rowland’s New Group June’s Diary Perform on ABC’s ‘Greatest Hits’

Bobby V & Lil Scrappy "Sucka 4 Luv" (WSHH Exclusive - Official Music Video)



Here's the visual for "Sucka 4 Luv"--Bobby V & Lil Scrappy Way 2 Famous EP coming soon.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Kehlani - "Distraction"





A week after debuting her new single “CRZY", Kehlani returns with “Distraction".

Tank on Drake Line: "Sex, Love, Pain Baby I Be On That Tank Sh*t"

Diana Ross Performs 'It's My House' LIVE @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 7-17-16 San Diego, CA

Torii Wolf feat. DJ Premier - Shadows Crawl [Official Music Video]



See and hear the latest from DJ Premier's new protege Torii Wolf, called “Shadows Crawl".

Kelly Rowland Turns up with Big Tigger + Junes Diary

Keith Sweat Talks TGT Mimicking LSG, Discovering Silk & Humping The Stage In A Classy Manner

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: Alexander O'Neal feat. Cherelle - "Never Knew Love Like This"



Featured on his 3× platinum album Hearsay, which was released in 1987, Alexander O'Neal's "Never Knew Love Like This" immediately became a top ten US R&B hit. The duet (with singer Cherelle) and 3rd single from the album was released in 1988. Produced and written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, "Never Knew Love Like This" peaked at #2 in the US R&B chart, #26 in the UK and #28 in the Billboard Hot 100.

Flex and Shanice Open Up About Bankruptcy, 16 Years of Marriage + Shanice's New Music

L. Young - "Better"





Kentucky singer L. Young offers a smooth ode to courtship on new single "Better".

Keith Sweat Explains What Vaughn Harper Meant To Him + Singing With Gerald Levert

THEY. - "Deep End"





Prolific songwriters, Dante and Drew, collectively known as They., dives into the "Deep End" on new single.

Leaf feat. Lil Yachty - "Nada"





Leaf enlists rapper Lil Yachty for new single "Nada".

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Jeremih - Late Nights: Europe [Mixtape]





Jeremih drops new mixtape Late Nights: Europe with Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa and The Game.

Maxwell Performs 'Lake By the Ocean' | LIVE Good Morning America

Basheba - "Come Back To Me"





UK vocalist Basheba drops new, future-leaning track "Come Back To Me".

JR Castro – "Love You Down" (Cover)





JR Castro covers Ready for the World’s 1986 hit single "Love You Down".

Tanika - In You [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter Tanika is back with another visual lifted from her Out Here EP, "In You".

Flex & Shanice Dish On Their Sweet Black Love & #BlackLivesMatter

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

KDA feat. Tinashe - "Just Say"





Fresh off the release of her new single “Superlove,” Tinashe teams with KDA for an uptempo banger meant to make fans dance.

Diana Ross Performs 'Do You Know/Ain't No Mountain High Enough' @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 7-17-16 San Diego, CA

Aria Lanelle - My Name Is EP





Boston singer Aria Lanelle drops her 6-track EP, entitled My Name.

Samm Henshaw - The Sound Experiment II EP





Rising UK crooner, Samm Henshaw released his second EP, The Sound Experiment II.

Nonchalant Savant - Mixed Signals [Official Music Video]



Miguel's brother Nonchalant Savant brings all the warm vibrations in his video for "Mixed Signals".

Leaf - "Money" (TroyBoi Remix)





Check out this TroyBoi remix to Leaf's hit single "Money".

Monday, July 18, 2016

PJ - Rare LP





Atlanta Records artist PJ drops off her new 11-track offering Rare, which includes guest appearances by G-Eazy, Jevon Doe, Ty Dolla Sign, and more.

MAAD – Black Ice [Official Music Video]



NYC artist MAAD*MOISELLE has shorted her named to simply MAAD and released the music video for her latest single “Black Ice".

Shawn Stockman - How Many More? [Official Music Video]



Add Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman to the list of artists voicing their support to the #BlackLivesMatter movement with new single "How Many More?"

India.Arie - "Breathe" [Official Music Video]



Inspired by the last words of recent victim of police brutality Eric Garner's last words, India.Arie returns with new single/video "Breathe".

Eli Way and Rachel Marie - "Just Wanna Love You"





Enjoy this sultry, slow jam from producer Eli Way and singer Rachel Marie, entitled "Just Wanna Love You".

Savoy - "Say Yes"





Cali-singer/songwriter Savoy drops a clubby, atmospheric new joint called "Say Yes".

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 7/17/16


Bobby Brown Responds to Critics, Calls Upcoming New Edition Film ‘Excellent’

Maxwell's 'blackSUMMERS'night' Crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

Chrisette Michele Believes Boycotts and Marches Are Not the Answer

What Divorce? Tamar and Vince Shut the Rumors Down

Tatyana Ali Sues Warner Bros; Claims They Stole Idea for ‘The Real’

The State Of New Jersey Hits Lauryn Hill With Six-Figure Tax Lien

Meet Abra, the Next Princess of Alt R&B Style

Marvin Gaye’s Family Gives New Documentary The Greenlight

Smokey Robinson Is The 2016 Recipient of The ‘Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize

Tiesto feat. John Legend - Summer Nights [Official Music Video]



DJ/producer Tiësto and John Legend head to the Dominican Republic in the vibrant new video for their seasonal party jam, "Summer Nights".

Noita - Over Here [Official Music Video]



Canadian singer Noita premiers a new single/video about infatuation, entitled "Over Here".

Naturi Naughton, Omari Hardwick & Lela Loren on "Power" Season 3! (Full Interview) | BigBoyTV

Cierra Ramirez feat. Casey Veggies, Honey C - Faded [Official Music Video]



Singer Cierra Ramirez teams up with Casey Veggies & Honey C for video for new single "Faded", from her EP Discreet, out now.

V Bozeman – “Dear Officer”





V Bozeman sings passionate pleas for peace on new single "Dear Officer".

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tiffany Evans feat. Fetty Wap - On Sight [Official Music Video]



Tiffany Evans shows off her dance moves in visual for "On Sight" with Fetty Wap. The video was directed by Evans herself.

Corinne Bailey Rae - Horse Print Dress [Official Visualizer]



Taken from Corinne's new album The Heart Speaks In Whispers out now.

Tinashe - "Superlove"



Tinashe has debuted a bouncy, uplifting new single called "Superlove" from her delayed album Joyride.

Kehlani - "CRZY"





Kehlani has released “CRZY,” the first single from her upcoming debut album.

Tito Jackson: Hearing Michael Jackson Sing 1st Time, Forming Jackson 5

Sheila E. On Her Emotional Prince Tribute & Teaming Up With Mayte

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: Bell Biv DeVoe - When Will I See You Smile Again?



With Bell Biv Devoe returning to the scene with a brand new single “Run” (their first release since last album “BBD” dropped in 2001) this week, it's only right that this week's Throwback Thursday Video to Ronnie, Ricky and Mike. From their debut album Poison, here is the 4th single released from the multi-platinum LP, "When Will I See You Smile Again?". Produced and written by Alton "Wokie" Stewart and Timmy Gatling, the single peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 and #3 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.

Jamila Woods - Heavn LP





Chicago songstress Jamila Woods searches for Heavn on debut album.

Tish Hyman feat. Ty Dolla $ign and Fabolous - "Dreams" [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter Tish Hyman premieres a new music video for “Dreams” featuring Ty Dolla $ & Fabolous, from her highly anticipated debut project Dedicated To, out now.

Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Maxwell, Rihanna & More Participate In Mic’s ’23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America’ PSA

Maxwell Backstage Interview | At The Back Door

BJ The Chicago Kid - 1 Mic 1 Take (Live At Capitol Studios)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Kool & the Gang - "Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours)"



Soul-funk legends Kool & the Gang release new single "Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours)" as they work on first new album in nearly a decade.

Adrian Marcel - “Don’t Wake Up"





Oakland, CA singer Adrian Marcel just dropped a summer banger in “Don’t Wake Up".

Alv3ster – Overdose [Official Music Video]



Rising singer/dancer Alv3ster has released a visual for his intoxicating new single “Overdose".

Keith Sweat feat. Takiya Mason – "Just the 2 of Us"



“Just The 2 of Us” with Takiya Mason, is the latest single from Keith Sweat’s upcoming album, Dress to Impress, set to release July 22.

Genra – "I Won’t Leave"





Rising dancehall artist Genra releases new single "I Won't Leave".

Ballad – "Give It All"





Boston native and rsiing singer Ballad introduces his new EP with the alternative cut “Give It All".

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alicia Keys x Kaskade - "In Common"





Alicia Keys and DJ/producer Kaskade team up for the remix to Keys' "In Common".

Bell Biv DeVoe – "Run"





Legendary R&B group New Edition's break-off trio Bell, Biv DeVoe return to the scene with new single "Run".

Frank McComb feat. Avery*Sunshine & Najee – "Feelin Some Kinda Way"





Singer Frank McComb releases “Feelin Some Kinda Way” featuring Avery Sunshine and Najee, the first single from his upcoming album Soulmate Another Love Story which will be released July 15.

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful [Official Music Video]



Canadian R&B singer Alessia Cara released the official music video for her third single “Scars To Your Beautiful", from her debut album Know-It-All.

Aaradhna - "Brown Girl"



New Zealand singer/songwriter Aaradhna aims to shatter stereotypes of what it means to be a "Brown Girl" on new single.

Samm Henshaw - "These Hands"





British singer, songwriter and record producer Samm Henshaw releases new single "These Hands".

Monday, July 11, 2016

Aaron Neville - Apache LP





Legendary New Orleans musician Aaron Neville releases his album, Apache, check it out here.

Makio – “Come Over”





Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter, Makio unveils his new self-produced single entitled “Come Over”.

Candace Wakefield - "Higher Ground"





Inspired by recent controversial events around the country, West-coast artist Candace Wakefield drops new single "Higher Ground".