Saturday, December 31, 2016

HEYITSLUKA - Comfort Me [Official Music Video]



Maryland based artist, HEYITSLUKA releases the visual to new single, "Comfort Me."

Erva Carter – "WWD"





Houston, TX singer Eva Carter shows off her sultry voice on new single “WWD”.

Alain Bonus – "I’m Good"





West-coast singer/songwriter Alain Bonus shares the first release off of his upcoming project for 2017, titled "I'm Good".

Ginuwine Talks State Of R&B, Possible Retirement and Reflecting on "The Life"

Sinead Harnett - "Rather Be With You"





Listen to 'Rather Be With You' by British singer and songwriter Sinead Harnett.

Sonder - "Too Fast"





Alternative R&B artist Sonder releases new single "Too Fast".

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: Ralph Tresvant - "Sensitivity"



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.

Sexton feat. Too $hort - Do For It [Official Music Video]



German indie singer/songwriter and rapper Sexton presents brand new single and music video “Do For It,” featuring veteran rapper Too $hort.

Tiny FIles Divorce From T.I.

LaTavia Roberson Talks Leaving Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, Being Molested & Her New Memoir

Yuna - "Best Love"





UK singer Yuna shares sensuous, confident devotion on new single "Best Love".

THEY. - "Deep End" (Tarro remix)





Producer Tarro just dropped an infectious remix of THEY.'s single “Deep End”.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wûlf – "Keep It Inside"





Singer Wûlf releases new single entitled "Keep It Inside", produced by mLTi & Chuck Inglish.

Complex Magazine Interviews Justine Skye

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

R. Kelly Performs ‘Step in the Name of Love’ & ‘Home for Christmas’ Performance on ‘Fallon’

Diamond Cheri - Alone [Official Music Video]



Indie vocalist Diamond Cheri reminisces on an ex in new video for 'Alone'.

Karina Pasian - This Christmas Time [Official Music Video]



Karian Pasian attempts to get into the Xmas spirit in new video for 'This Christmas Time'.

Justine Skye - 8 Ounces [EP]





New Roc Nation signee Justine Skye drops new EP, 8 Ounces.

Cosima - Hymns For Him [Official Music Video]



Rising artist Cosima shares the visuals for her new track ‘Hymns 4 Him'.

R. Kelly Talks Christmas Album and Upcoming Movie 'Blue Suede'

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 12/25/16


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’

REVOLT Sessions | JoJo

Tory Lanez - The Screening Room: Breaking Down "LUV" ft. Drewski

Abra – “Bounty”





Singer/actress Abra releases new single “Bounty”.

Nesta - "Eye Candy"





New York-based artist, Nesta delivers new single entitled, “Eye Candy”.

Anthony Lewis – All Yours [Official Music Video]



Cali recording artist Anthony Lewis shares new video for 'All Yours'.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

H.E.R. – “Pigment”





Listen to new single "Pigment", possibly from H.E.R.'s upcoming Vol 2.

Juliane – "All Back to You"





Canadian R&B/pop singer/songwriter Juliane releases her first Christmas single, "All Back To You!"

Gordon Chambers - Circle Of Love [Official Music Video]



Longtime singer/songwriter Gordon Chambers releases the video for his latest single "Circle of Love", from new album Surrender.

KING - In The Meantime [Official Music Video]



Emerging group KING share their animated video for "In The Meantime," a track from the trio's Grammy-nominated debut album, We Are KING.

Candice Boyd – "Carol of the Bells"





Rising singer and protege of Ne-Yo, Candice Boyd gets into the holiday spirit with new song “Carol of the Bells”.

Jon Batiste feat. Aloe Blacc - Endless Love [Official Music Video]



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

Melisa Whiskey - Played [Official Music Video]



UK singer Melisa Whiskey drops the visuals for recent single 'Played', taken from her upcoming EP B*A*M Pt 1, due out early 2017.

Cover of the Week: Morgan Taylor Jones - 'Killing Me Softly' Live at NYC's SOBs

Miesa – Sway (I Miss You) [Official Music Video]



R&B/Pop artist Miesa has just released her new video for "Sway (I Miss You)".

Malachiae Warren - Fake Love [Drake Remix/Official Music Video]



Here's the video for the Malachiae Warren remix to Drake’s “Fake Love”.

Jeremih & Chance The Rapper - Merry Christmas Lil' Mama





Just in time for Christmas, Jeremih and Chance The Rapper team up for a new mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil Mama.

Elijah Blake - Forget You [Official Music Video]



Filmed in China, Elijah Blake shares a stunning video for “Forget You,” from his most recent EP Blueberry Vapors.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: The Persuaders - "Thin Line Between Love and Hate"



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.

KLY - Kylmax [EP]



South African Midrand-based artist KLY (Keep Love Young) shares his debut LP Klymax, which infuses trap, r&b, afro and electronic vibes.

Timothy Bloom Performs Acoustic Cover of "Turn Your Lights Down Low"

Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande - Faith [Official Music Video]



Check out the new video for 'Faith' with R&B legend Stevie Wonder featuring pop star Ariana Grande, for the soundtrack to "Sing".

Roy Woods - "Go Go Go"





Canadian rapper/singer Roy Woods drops new sing;e 'Go Go Go'.

Jerome Thomas - Conversations [EP]



UK singer Jerome Thomas drops his introspective, debut 5-track EP, entitled Conversations.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sammie - Impatient [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter Sammie drops another visual, this time for the song, 'Impatient'.

24HRS – All The Time [Official Music Video]



Atlanta artist 24hrs is dropping his debut album, Open Late in early 2017, here's the video for 'All The Time', off said album.

Ciara - What Christmas Means To Me (Keys Of Christmas) [YouTube Red]



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'.

REVOLT Sessions | Kehlani

Timothy Bloom feat. Frédéric Yonnet – "Sweet Angel"





Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Timothy Bloom gets into the holiday spirit with new track, ‘Sweet Angel,’ featuring urban jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet.

T-Pain feat. Zoey Dollaz - "I Feel Like I'm Haitian"





Listen to 'I Feel Like I'm Haitian', the new song from T-Pain featuring rapper Zoey Dollaz.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Weeknd Performs 'Party Monster' (Vevo Presents)

K-Major - After Dawn [Album]



Atlanta-based singer-songwriter/producer K-Major releases 9-track album, After Dawn.

Morgan Taylor Jones – Shine [Official Music Video]



Independent artist Morgan Taylor Jones shares the video for her recently released single 'Shine".

Mariah Carey On NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" | December 16th, 2016

Jacob Latimore - Connection [Album]





Actor and pop-R&B vocalist Jacob Latimore releases his debut album Connection.

Eric Bellinger - Black Beatles [Official Music Video]



Eric Bellinger drops an R&B remix of Rae Sremmurd's 'Black Beatles'.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Brooklyn - Cupid [Official Music Video]



British newcomer Brooklyn has releases the visuals for her haunting, trap-inspired banger "Cupid".

Charlie Wilson feat. T.I. – "Blessed"



Soul legend Charlie Wilson is back and enlists rapper T.I. for new single "Blessed", from his upcoming album and corresponding tour, In In To Win It.

Lex Aura feat. Mozzy & Addison - "Bulletproof"





Rising Cali singer Lex Aura shares gritty new single "Bulletproof", featuring Bay area artists Mozzy & Addison.

REVOLT Sessions | Sevyn Streeter

Raleigh Ritchie – Mind The Gap EP



Pop-soul singer/actor, Jacob Anderson aka 'Raleigh Ritchie', releases his new 5-track EP, Mind the Gap.

James Bambu - Soulo EP



Brooklyn via ATL singer/songwriter James Bambu debuts 5-track EP, Soulo.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 12/18/16


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)

Chris Brown feat. Usher & Gucci Mane - "Party"



Chris Brown’s new video for 'Party' has Usher, Gucci Mane and a ton of sick choreography.

Jemouri - "Another Number"





Check out the 808-heavy single 'Another Number' from new artist Jemouri.

Nissi - Pay Attention [Official Music Video]



UK singer Nissi releases her video for the thought-provoking tune 'Pay Attention'.

Darrein Safron - Call Logs EP



Promising, young St. Louis singer Darrein Safron drops off a very soulful, 17-track debut project called "Call Logs".

Pia Mia – “We Should Be Together”





L.A., California native Pia Mia drops new single “We Should Be Together” as she continues to work on debut album.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bernard Flowers - Forever FlyBoy [Official Music Video]



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.

Solange Performs "Rise"/"Weary" Medley @ The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Chris Brown feat. Usher and Gucci Mane - "Party"





Chris Brown enlists Usher and Gucci Mane for his new, dance-centric track, “Party.

Quincy - "Late Night Flex"





Quincy Brown (professionally known as Quincy), son of 80's R&B singer Al B. Sure, drops the new single "Late Night Flex", his upcoming debut EP This is for You.

Dreezy - Wasted [Official Music Video]



Chicago native Dreezy deals with relationship issues in new video for 'Wasted'.

October London – Christmas in October [Album Stream]





Snoop Dogg's break-out R&B artist October London treats fans to the free holiday album "Christmas in October".

Friday, December 16, 2016

BJ the Chicago Kid – The Lost Files: Cuffing Season [Mixtape]





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 feat. C'Zar – Okay ok [Official Music Video]



Omarion gets his Mannequin Challenge on in the video for “Okay ok” featuring C'Zar.

Trey Songz – Comin’ Home [Official Music Video]



Who knew Trey Songz was such a family man? Check out Trey introducing his loved ones to the world in new video for 'Comin’ Home'.

Bj The Chicago Kid feat. Marvin Gaye - Uncle Marvin [Official Music Video]



Three Grammy nominee BJ the Chicago Kid releases video for “Uncle Marvin” featuring a sample of Narvin Gaye's “Cleo’s Apartment".

Lorii Woods – "Savage"





Rising artist Lorii Woods drops new banger "Savage", produced by Ty Nitty.

Alexis Ayaana – "All My Love"





ATL singer Alexis Ayaana gets in touch with her Caribbean roots on new single "All My Love".

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Bloodstone - "Natural High"



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.

Jeremih feat. Stefflon-Don and Krept & Konan – London [Official Music Video]



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.

Alessia Cara 'Scars to Your Beautiful' Live Acoustic Performance | Billboard Women in Music 2016

Sisqo Reveals Why He Suddenly Fell from Fame | Where Are They Now | OWN

Ebhoni – "Killing Roses"





17-year-old Toronto native and newcomer Ebhoni drops a relationship-themed banger, entitled "Killing Roses".

K. Michelle: My Life | Season 3 Super Trailer | Premieres December 19 + 9:30/8:30C | VH1

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bruno Mars Carpool Karaoke @ The Late Late Show with James Corden

Arima Ederra – In My Garden [Official Music Video]



Los Angeles-based songstress Arima Ederra releases the video for her newest single 'In My Garden', from her recent EP, Temporary Fixes.

SHiiKANE - Xmas Love [Official Music Video]



Christmas With You.

PartyNextDoor Responds to Jeremih Blasting Him on Stage and Calls Jeremih a Fake Individual

Gloria Prince - "With You"





Texan songstress Gloria Prince offers an original Christmas song entitled “With You", written and produced by Dabenchwarma.

Dondria Nicole - "Options"





Known for her signature 90's R&B sound, Dondria Nicole is back with new single "Options".

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

FKA Twigs - Soundtrack 7



FKA Twigs releases her 'Soundtrack 7' short film as part of a website overhaul that archives her numerous projects from the past few years.

Mario – "Let Me Help You"





While he continues working on upcoming album Paradise Cove, Mario drops in and releases new single “Let Me Help You”.

Salaam Remi Interview: Do it for the Culture, Mack Wilds Success, Adapting Sound

Mariah Carey Performs "All I Want For Christmas Is You” | Divas Holiday

Alkaline - "Badness It Name"





From the recent Double Murda Riddim is a new track from dancehall deejay Alkaline, called "Badness It Name".

Popcaan - "Gangsta" (Alkaline DISS)





Dancehall star Popcaan takes time off from throwing darts at longtime rival Mavado, for a new diss track towards fellow dancehall artist Alkaline, entitled 'Gangsta'.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Pharrell Talks Politics, What's Wrong in the Music Business & His New Film 'Hidden Figures'

Watch Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Hairspray Live!’ Performance of ‘I Know Where I’ve Been’

Rita Ora Talks Taking Over As New Host Of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ | TODAY

Vanessa Williams Performs "Save The Best For Last” + "What Child Is This” | Divas Holiday

Musiq Soulchild aka 'The Husel' - The Side Husel” [Mixtape]





Musiq Soulchild aka The Husel releases the sophomore project/mixtape under the persona, entitled The Side Hustle.

DJ Young Chow feat. Ricky Blaze - "Waist Gal"





Listen to "Waist Gal" the new reggae song from DJ Young Chow featuring Ricky Blaze.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 12/11/16


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

Kenny Lattimore - Real Love This Christmas [Official Music Video]



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'.

John Legend Performs 'Love Me Now' (Live on the Honda Stage at iHeartRadio Theater LA)

The Dream - Love You To Death EP





The Dream is back with a new 5-track EP titled Love You to Death.

Patti LaBelle Performs "When You’ve Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven)" | Divas Holiday

Roshon - Hate Me or Love Me EP



Mvmnt Music artist Roshon drops a new 5-track EP entitled Hate Me or Love Me.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Lloyd - Tru EP





Following the release of his single, “Tru", Lloyd is back with the full length, 5-track EP.

Pharrell Williams and Kim Burrell Perform 'I See a Victory' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Tory Lanez Talks New Film, Grammy Nominations and New Beefs

Jahkoy - "California Heaven" (Vince Staples Remix)





Toronto singer Jahkoy taps rapper Vince Staples for his 'California Heaven (Remix).' The original version had ScHoolboy Q.

Wade Brown - Coffee EP



Huntsville, Alabama artist Wade Brown drops new 7-track EP, Coffee.

DARKNESS AND LIGHT: A Conversation with John Legend and Blake Mills



John Legend gets in-depth and breaks down his new album Darkness and Light with producer/musician Blake Mills.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Kevin Ross feat. BJ The Chicago Kid – Be Great Remix [Official Music Video]



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.

Pharrell Williams Talks "Hidden Figures" Movie and Who "Happy" Was Originally For

LeToya Luckett – "Back 2 Life"



Singer, actress and former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett is back with the haunting single 'Back 2 Life'.

Diana Gordon - Woman [Official Music Video]



Lemonade co-writer and singer Diana Gordon releases the visuals for the powerful, feminist anthem 'Woman'.

Teyana Taylor Performs "Santa Baby” | Divas Holiday

Lloyd - "Holding"





Check out Lloyd's new single "Holding", from his Tru EP set to be released today.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: Groove Theory - "Tell Me"



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.

Josh X feat. Cardi B - Heaven On My Mind [WSHH Exclusive - Official Music Video]



Watch the official music video for "Heaven On My Mind" by Josh X featuring Cardi B.

MAAD - 90s Love [Official Music Video]



NYC-based artist MAAD releases the visual to her single '90s Love', directed by Paulo Berberan for VHS Productions.

Vanessa Williams Shares "Essence" Cover with Daughter

JPride - December 1st [Mixtape]



Singer/songwriter and Mississippi native JPride presents 'December 1st', a collection of original tracks & covers of songs chosen by the eclectic artist.

Frank Vocals - "Pain"





Boston, MA singer/songwriter Frank Vocals shares new single, "Pain".

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Weeknd Performs 'Starboy' (Live From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 in Paris)

Bell Biv Devoe - "Happy Holiday's Live"





Bell Biv DeVoe debuts a cover of New Edition's “Happy Holidays to You,” featured on the group's 1985 Christmas album.

PartyNextDoor - "You Made It"





Check out "You Made It" by PartyNextDoor and produced by Nito Jamez.

Ashanti & Ja Rule Perform 'Helpless' At The Apollo (NYC)

Bruno Mars Performs 'Chunky' @ Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show

Justy feat. Jaded – "Can’t Explain It"





Indie singer/songwriter Justy, out of Staten Island, NYC, shares her new song “Can’t Explain It”.