Thursday, December 28, 2017
A self-taught jazz pianist and blues singer who became famous as a child prodigy, Detroit born Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson gained fame playing guest spots at the theater with Lionel Hampton as well as radio tunes with Harry "The Hipster" Gibson. Robinson also appeared as himself in the Hollywood film No Leave, No Love, starring Van Johnson and Keenan Wynn, After performing for the likes of President Truman in 1946 at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, in 1949 Robinson was given special permission to join the American Federation of Musicians and record his first releases on Capitol Records, "Numbers Boogie" and "Caldonia", both reaching the Billboard R&B chart. Surprisingly, Robinson would leave the music industry at 14 to pursue his education, but not before touring with Count Basie and appearing on television and in a short film ‘Sugar Chile’ Robinson, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and His Sextet’.
Day 26 is Ciara “2017 has proven to be the year of the woman and what better way to celebrate female empowerment than a month of unapologetically strong and sexy women.” Says Ciara on #LOVEADVENT. “Empowerment is about freedom of expression and it’s always amazing to see women being confident in their own skin.”
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Most Anticipated R&B Albums Of 2018
20 Best R&B Albums of 2017
Through ups and downs and forgotten girl groups, R&B singer Mila J is still standing tall
Jhene Aiko Decodes The Poignant Messages Inside Her New Poetry Book ‘2Fish’
Keri Hilson Is Single Again; Men Deliver the Thirst in Droves
Mariah Carey to Perform Again on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’
Lauryn Hill Hit With Lawsuit Over Unpaid Wages
Report: Beyonce, The Weeknd, and Eminem to Headline Coachella
Janet Jackson and Ex Jermaine Dupri's 'Cuddly' Meet Up After Her Atlanta Show
Alexandra Burke signs new record deal and announces new album The Truth Is
Jeremih and Chance The Rapper have delivered a gift to music fans this holiday season, a re-wrapped edition of their 2016 mixtape, Merry Christmas Lil' Mama.
NPR Music and opbmusic.org present Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires in this episode of the Pickathon Woods Series.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
South London songstress Joy Crookes show us why she’s one of the most exciting artists around with a mesmerising performance of “Mother May I Sleep With Danger?” which is taken from her Influence EP.
PJ Morton grabs Lecrae for the official remix and video to his Gumbo song “Religion”.
After a 7-year hiatus, Dru Hill are back with new video for 'Favorite Time Of Year'.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Ty Dolla $ign’s new album 'Beach House 3' dropped back in October featuring the Jeremih-assisted single “Dawsin’s Breek.” The song, which Ty co-produced alongside Pluss and Mike WiLL Made-It, takes its name from the classic ‘90s TV show Dawson’s Creek, which Ty explained he had to alter to avoid a lawsuit.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
From her second studio album, I Love the Way You Love, soul singer Betty Wright scored a Top Ten hit with the guitar-flexing "Clean Up Woman". Written and produced by Clarence Reid and Willie Clarke, "Clean Up Woman" was released in 1971 as a 7" single with "I'll Love You Forever" on the B-side, reaching number six on the U.S. Pop Singles chart—where it stayed for fourteen weeks—and number two on the U.S. Black Singles chart. The heavily sampled "Clean Up Woman" sold over a million copies with the RIAA gold disc awarded on December 30, 1971.
Fresh off her most recent visual for 'Cruise', Whitney McClain gets festive in new video for 'Santa Don't Cry This Christmas'.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Former The Voice contestant Felicia Temple balances real life in new video for 'Carpe Diem'.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Jones is back with colorful new video for 'Something Bout Our Love'.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Bajan quartet Cover Drive gets introspective in new 'Love Isn't Easy' video.
Timbaland drops the visual for his buzzing single "Grab The Wheel" featuring 6lack.
In New visual, L.A. soul/pop vocalist Gavin Turek displays confidence that she's 'Good Look For You'.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Jennifer Hudson Accuses Ex David Otunga of Leaking Negative Stories; He Counters
Why 2017 was R&B’s return to glory
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music Renew Longstanding Music Agreement
A Pop and R&B Legend, Janet Jackson Is Still Somehow Underrated
Tina Turner Writing Second Memoir — Story to Be More Candid
Diana Wang Talks Combining Chinese Opera With R&B on New Album: Interview
SZA Fronts Fenty Beauty's 'Mattemoiselle' Lipstick Campaign
LeToya Luckett Ties The Knot In Lavish Wedding
Mary J. Blige Lands Golden Globe Nominations For Supporting Role & Best Original Song
Beyoncé Will Not Reunite Destiny's Child At Coachella, Contrary To Rumors: Report
Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, and Christian Scott Announce Jazz Supergroup
Chris Brown Donates $50,000 to Georgia Middle School [VIDEO]
Michael Jackson's "Blood on the Dance Floor" gets new short film treatment.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Rapper T.I. joins Chris Brown for this DJ MLK remix to Breezy's "Sensei", which is set to appear on MLK's mixtape Dickriding Is Not a Form of Transportation, Vol. 2, which drops Friday.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Former The Voice contestant Jesse Campbell offers up a charming cover of Bill Withers' classic single "Aint No Sunshine (When She's Gone)".
Lion Babe get lit in new visual for their smash single 'Rockets'.
Chris Brown surprises fans with Heartbreak On A Full Moon deluxe edition, which features 12 new songs.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
An Adult contemporary duo out of Dallas, Texas, Yarbrough and Peoples hit number one on the 1981 Billboard US R&B chart with the disco-centric and funk-driven single "Don't Stop the Music". Written by Jonah Ellis, Alisa Peoples and Calvin Yarbrough and produced by Ellis and Lonnie Simmons, "Don't Stop the Music", from the Yarbrough and Peoples' 1980 debut album, The Two of Us, also reached #26 on the dance charts, #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 before going gold.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Off his latest album Beach House 3, Ty Dolla $ign drops video for 'Side Effects'.
Grammy and Oscar-winning artist Jennifer Hudson lets it all out in emotional video for 'Burden Down'.
Roy Woods shows appreciation for God, hard work and the gifts that come with it in new video for 'Monday To Monday'.